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Coach Kenny Atkinson said they were healthy but would not play, with a schedule of 10 games in 17 days a large factor. "They were out there playing like they were the Houston Rockets tonight". "We've got to be better, and we've got to be better in a day". "I think we're definitely going to break through soon". The Pelicans hope to breeze past one more opponent before the degree of difficulty increases dramatically when they host the reeling Brooklyn Nets on Friday.
  • UFC champion Bisping to have knee surgery

    UFC champion Bisping to have knee surgery

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    I actually found out just recently I've got to have a knee surgery. "Nothing major, just a clean up", Bisping told Fight Network in a recent interview. The Cuban undoubtedly deserves a title shot, and there's a strong chance he'd win the belt. Indeed, it seems certain to happen sooner or later with Romero perhaps the strongest contender for Bisping's belt in the division.
  • NFL Teams With the Most Conference Championship Appearances Since 1990

    NFL Teams With the Most Conference Championship Appearances Since 1990

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    If your team is not among the final four on Sunday, you're most likely rooting for Green Bay and New England, which would produce a Tom Brady against Aaron Rodgers marquee Super Bowl matchup in Houston. Man, that's a lot of points. One thing worth mentioning before we kick off the list: There are three teams that haven't made a conference title game in the current playoff system.
  • Injured Oregon Ducks football players released from hospital

    Injured Oregon Ducks football players released from hospital

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    According to The Oregonian , tight end Cam McCormick and offensive lineman Sam Poutasi were released as of this morning, while offensive lineman Doug Brenner was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The newspaper reported that the mother of one of the players said her son has been diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis , a condition that occurs when muscle tissue breaks down and leaks into the bloodstream.
  • 'Conor McGregor Has Never Defended a Title, Ever' - Khabib Nurmagomedov

    'Conor McGregor Has Never Defended a Title, Ever' - Khabib Nurmagomedov

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    Mayweather fight becomes reality. Featuring a highly anticipated welterweight title rematch, the card also showcases the top lightweight contenders. But Nurmagomedov has noticed a trend from the Irishman that leads him to believe that McGregor will never defend his crown because, well, he never has.
  • Patriots Injury Report: Seven Players End Week As Questionable

    Patriots Injury Report: Seven Players End Week As Questionable

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    You've got to earn it, and you've got to earn it on the field. With that said , and assuming there's no "extra stuff", I'm going with the Steelers , 27-23. As to whether these social media incidents will end, Brown wasn't exactly clear. Roethlisberger: "Now it's water under the bridge". "I think just watching them win that game last weekend, exemplifies that he is a great player, but they are a great team", Tomlin said.
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    Lorenzo: "La nuova Ducati ha una potenza scioccante"

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    Tutti quanti quindi dovranno adattarsi a questo, anche se ho visto che ha avuto più difficoltà chi ha fatto delle comparative nei test rispetto a chi ha lavorato direttamente senza ali. Quando ho messo quinta e sesta l'accelerazione è stata spettacolare. A rendermi fiducioso, più che la vittoria in Malesia, che comunque è stata strepitosa, è stata la velocità che abbiamo dimostrato nelle tre gare extraeuropee.
  • Saints interview Jim Tomsula for defensive line opening

    Saints interview Jim Tomsula for defensive line opening

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    The Saints are looking for someone to replace Bill Johnson, who was sacked as part of a staff shakeup there. He spent previous year out of football. The Saints also have shown interest in special teams coach Derius Swinton, who was San Francisco's special teams coordinator this past season, a source told The Advocate.
  • Steelers locker room is battling serious case of the flu

    Steelers locker room is battling serious case of the flu

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    Goodell did attend the 2015 AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Colts, receiving criticism that weekend for attending a party at Robert Kraft's house the night before the game. With several casinos making up many unique props for this game, the wager amount is surely going to rise a lot before kickoff. It may be good timing for Pittsburgh.
  • NFC Championship Game odds: Red-hot Packers road underdogs against Falcons

    NFC Championship Game odds: Red-hot Packers road underdogs against Falcons

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    Indeed, Atlanta might not require a demolition team for the Georgia Dome; the scorching play of Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan could set it up in flames. It all looked so different for the Packers in November though. Team chemistry is something that isn't taken seriously enough in sports. With demand high for tickets to the swan song of the Georgia Dome, con artists and thieves could fly the coop with your cash.
  • Steelers vs Patriots AFC Championship Gets a Star Wars Makeover

    Steelers vs Patriots AFC Championship Gets a Star Wars Makeover

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    But Roethlisberger hasn't performed like Big Ben this year - his Pro Football Focus rating fell from 93.5 to 80.5 year-over-year - and with another trip to the Super Bowl on the line and Tom Brady standing in the way, he will need to rectify that problem Sunday against the Patriots.
  • Green Bay Packers' Health Improving For NFC Title Game

    Green Bay Packers' Health Improving For NFC Title Game

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    That's why quarterback Aaron Rodgers was so angry at himself for his interception against the Cowboys when he had a chance to put the game out of reach. Ryan will have WRs Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Justin Hardy along with RB Devonta Freeman. The Falcons also will look to highlight their running backs out of the backfield.