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After lifting the Champions League and European Championship trophies in 2016, the Portuguese global is in pole position to pick up his fourth Ballon d'Or in January. It is hard to imagine that he will be hiding away from the cameras if he does, once again, receive the most sought after individual honour in football.
  • MI vs. Ohio State: MLive's 2-Minute Drill previewing 'The Game'

    MI vs. Ohio State: MLive's 2-Minute Drill previewing 'The Game'

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    It was particularly true in this game. The attempt failed and Ohio State held on for the win. We instead bemoan his 13 losses against the University of MI. Sure, he contributes in every phase of the game, but what does he do with those opportunities? Since his explosive game against Rutgers on October 8, Peppers hasn't run for more 24 yards and only has two carries over 10.
  • Manchester United boss Mourinho defends Rooney and takes aim at Wenger

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    Rooney has since apologised for the pictures, but it has been a hot topic for the last week. It hasn't been a good week for England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, as more details of his drunken night on Friday emerged. Rooney appeared to harness the anger as Manchester United on Saturday, producing a decent display as a second-half substitute in the ultimately disappointing 1-1 draw with Arsenal.
  • Walcott: I can take blame for Manchester United's goal

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    Despite shaking hands during Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the weekend, Mourinho has now stuck the knife into Wenger once again. The pattern continued after the interval and, in the 69th minute, Juan Mata hit a powerful shot into the bottom left corner to break the deadlock, after latching on to Ander Herrera's neat cut-back.
  • Spinners wrap up India win over England in 2nd test

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    With the hosts India 1-0 up in the five-match Test series, Cook said England need to win the next two games to stay in the hunt. England suffered a heavy 246 run defeat at the hands of India in Vizag as their attempt to save the game crumbled on the final day of the second Test .
  • Green Bay Packers Claim RB Christine Michael Off Waivers

    Green Bay Packers Claim RB Christine Michael Off Waivers

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    The Packers claimed Michael off waivers on Wednesday, one day after he was released by Seattle. After the Cowboys cut him later that season, he was re-signed by the Seahawks. "Everything starts with running the football", he added. In four games without Matthews this season, the Packers have allowed an average of 34.5 points.
  • Giroud rescues Arsenal again - and shows why he should have started

    Giroud rescues Arsenal again - and shows why he should have started

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    After a week of intense speculation surrounding his Manchester United captain, Jose Mourinho has revealed that Wayne Rooney's absence from his starting XI against Arsenal on Saturday was tactically based rather than a response to tabloid stories about his off-field activities.
  • Rose heroics power NY Knicks

    Rose heroics power NY Knicks

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    Since Kristaps Porzingis is a nightmare matchup for most National Basketball Association teams, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts is going to have to figure out how to make his defensive game plan work out on Tuesday. Portland's defense has slipped this season. Create enough floor space for shooters. On the day Kristaps Porzingis was drafted, he was booed and hated by the NY crowd.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Jose Mourinho decisive in Manchester United move'

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    Th 28-year-old's goal at the weekend was his third in the Premier League this season and stats following the draw with Arsenal show Mata to be the best midfielder in the league since he moved to English football. The moral of the story seems to be that it will take more than an underwhelming few months to knock Ibrahimovic out of his stride. "I had a couple of games when I didn't score but I'm not anxious about the goals - I have more than 450 goals in my career".
  • Lesar: NCAA piles on Notre Dame for academic violations

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    The vacated games include Notre Dame's 12-0 record in 2012, its best regular season since 1988, when it won its last national championship. Notre Dame says it will appeal. And, [the punishment] was clearly excessive. In past academic misconduct cases, the Committee on Infractions has imposed this penalty only when it has found serious institutional misconduct, such as actions with the direct involvement or knowledge of a coach or academic personnel, a failure to monitor or a lack of ...
  • Notre Dame forfeits 21 football wins

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    The Fighting Irish went undefeated in the 2012 season and played Alabama for the BCS national championship. Kelly said at his weekly press availability today that he knew vacated wins were a possibility ever since he and the other Notre Dame officials met with the NCAA several months ago.