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Kyle Shanahan brings familiar face to 49ers, signing receiver Pierre Garcon

Kyle Shanahan brings familiar face to 49ers, signing receiver Pierre Garcon

It's also not surprising that the franchise is going so hard after Garcon, who had his best season as a pro playing under then-Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in 2013. He was concerned about becoming more of a "possession" receiver and thought he had more to offer. Terms: Not yet known but Garcon is expected to receive $16 million in the first year. Read More

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USA investigates flight carrying MI team that slid off runway

USA investigates flight carrying MI team that slid off runway

Here's the official statement by the MI basketball program. Coach John Beilien told MLive.com that "no one was seriously injured....but a few people are banged up". The team is making alternative travel plans. According to a tweet from U-M, the charter flight was set to take off shortly after 2 p.m. ET. Hundreds of thousands in MI are without power due to winds, which neared 60 miles per hour. Read More

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Omission of Southee a 'tough call'

Omission of Southee a 'tough call'

Southee has been an integral part of the Black Caps' success in recent years and has been man-of-the-match in two of his last three tests - against Pakistan in Hamilton, and Bangladesh in Christchurch. New Zealand looked to benefit from turn shown on the block in two November Plunket Shield matches. Courtesy of the gritty left-hander's all-day vigil in the first Test against New Zealand for 128 not out on Wednesday, the tourists recovered from a decidedly wobbly start - 22 for three and ... Read More

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Pakistan plans to host worldwide XI for 4 T20s

Pakistan plans to host worldwide XI for 4 T20s

Finally, the Pakistan Super League (PSL)'s season second finished successfully in Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium with the race won by the Peshawar Zalmis. Najam Sethi, confirmed that the World XI would be playing matches between September 22 and 29 in Lahore . "I had my doubts and fears before coming to Lahore and when I spoke to my mother she said "Go, boy, and play and I will be on my knees praying for you", and my wife said the same thing", he said. Read More

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San Francisco 49ers signing Brian Hoyer

San Francisco 49ers signing Brian Hoyer

Now, he's off to the Bay Area as the 49ers' new quarterback. It is no secret that the Jets need to bring in a new signal caller; they only have Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on the roster. The days of the San Francisco 49ers not having a quarterback on the roster are coming to an end. He chose to reunited with Kyle Shanahan, who was the offensive coordinator in Cleveland when Hoyer played there. Read More

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United Kingdom government hikes growth forecast for 2017 but expects slowdown later

The Pound rose by 0.3% against the Dollar and the Euro during the budget as investors took confidence from the Chancellor's upbeat tone and bullish revisions to growth forecasts for the current year. Self-employed folk are to be slapped with additional National Insurance contributions, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced today. The government said it was protecting the self-employed who earn lower profits. Read More

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Nowitzki hits 30000 points, leads Mavs past Lakers

Nowitzki hits 30000 points, leads Mavs past Lakers

Nowitzki is on pace to finish this season with 30,340 points, putting him within range of Chamberlain if he plays next season, which would be his 20th. The club's 30,000 points in the National Basketball Association. "It's been an awesome ride, and hopefully a couple of more baskets are coming and then it's time to ride off into the sunset", he added. Read More

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Do Newcastle United fans miss the derby?

Do Newcastle United fans miss the derby?

Dutchman Stam made four changes for the visit of leaders Newcastle United on Tuesday and hinted more rotation would be on the way in their final 10 games. On the game, Stam added: "We played very well against a good side like Newcastle ". "We maybe lost two points, but we are happy with one point when you consider the crossbar at the end". Read More

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Play the March Madness bracket challenge with the News Leader

Play the March Madness bracket challenge with the News Leader

Starting this Sunday, fans can create a bracket on Twitter. We at Burnt Orange Nation will be doing just that and you can join in on the fun with us. The NCAA Tournament is always exciting, and big upsets always happen, which is what makes these bracket challenges so exciting to do. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't fill out a bracket along with the rest of America. Read More

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Cowboys plan to release QB Tony Romo, per reports

Cowboys plan to release QB Tony Romo, per reports

The inevitable is coming to pass for Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. This is going to get interesting. His cap hit was just $5 million last season, which is about the same amount as the Cowboys will save by releasing Romo. Romo also made it clear that he still felt like he could play the game, saying the competitive fire inside of him "hasn't left me.in fact, it may burn more now than ever". Read More

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Bills tender Gillislee, Groy, release Schmidt, IK

With the original tender, if Mike Gillislee were to accept an offer sheet from another team, the Buffalo Bills would receive a 5th round draft pick at a cost of $1.8 million. His release came after he broke the jaw of quarterback Geno Smith with a punch over a dispute. He was in Buffalo three seasons and averaged 43.9 yards gross on 243 punts, with 73 downed inside the 20. Read More

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Joe Mixon runs 40-yard dash at Oklahoma pro day

Joe Mixon runs 40-yard dash at Oklahoma pro day

Mixon was, of course, the subject of video surveillance released at the end of previous year showing the running back punching a female Oklahoma student in the face in 2014. He initially received a misdemeanor assault charge but accepted a plea deal with one year of probation, counseling and 100 hours of community service. Read More

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National Football League free agency negotiation period underway

National Football League free agency negotiation period underway

A new club may not execute an NFL Player Contract with a prospective UFA until 4:00 p.m., NY time, on March 9, when the player's 2016 contract expires. Without limitation, such documents would include any and all email and telephone communications (voice and text) between any employees of the club, the player, the player's certified agent, or any involved third-party. Read More

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Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1

Wenger said reports of a training ground row between Sanchez and his team-mates are also " completely false ". Sanchez, 28, has grown increasingly dissatisfied with life in north London this season, and it has been reported that the Chile worldwide has had "blazing rows" with manager Arsene Wenger. Read More

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Kirk Cousins to 49ers still not out of the question

Kirk Cousins to 49ers still not out of the question

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport , the San Fransisco 49ers are interested in signing him; his deal with the Redskins is up and he'll be a free agent unless they sign him to a new contract. They'd risk not having him for the offseason program, training camp, and the preseason, but if the tender is yanked that late they would get him for no compensation to Washington. Read More

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Alexis Sanchez the 'true warrior' reconciles with Wenger

Speaking after the final whistle, Wenger defiantly stood by his decision to remove the only semblance of tenacious fighting spirit from his team for such a big match. Instead, they over-ran Arsenal in the first half. "That for me is a much more rational explanation than all the rest". If I ask you if everyone in your company is behind you, I will promise you I will find someone who is not happy. Read More

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NFL Combine: Winners and losers from the 'Underwear Olympics'

The sprint caught the attention of just about everyone, including Ravens speedsters Breshad Perriman and Mike Wallace. John Ross won the 40-yard dash. "I tell them my natural position is definitely in the defensive backfield", Peppers said. Some say he looked slow, I didn't see that at all. The possibility of landing in Baltimore suits Charlton just fine. Read More

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Bale On Why English Clubs Flop In Europe

Bale On Why English Clubs Flop In Europe

It's well known that the majority of the leagues in mainland Europe enjoy a winter break halfway through the season, with the benefits often seen ruing European club competition as well as global tournaments over the summer. In England you'll play four or five games and we don't play any. "But I feel the top six or seven in Spain are really strong and in European competition, you've obviously got Madrid and Barcelona, Atletico Madrid have been to two finals and Sevilla have won three Europa ... Read More

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Smith crossed the line on DRS: Kohli

Smith crossed the line on DRS: Kohli

Virat Kohli", the BCCI release said . Kohli immediately rushed to Llong who packed Smith off. He explained, "I saw that two times happening when I was batting out there". "Some people need to keep that in mind", said Kohli. "We've changed the way we want to play, we've obviously changed the side and we're a younger side so I'm pretty pleased with the way we do things now. Read More

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If they can score four, we can get six..

Speaking ahead of his side's Champions League second leg against Barcelona , which PSG now hold a 4-0 lead, the Italian has also highlighted his desire to lift the most prestigious club trophy in world football. "If there is a team that can score four goals, I think it is Barcelona , with our philosophy of how to play and controlling the game". "It will be hard, but I have indestructible faith that we can play great and get right back into contention". Read More

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Arsenal v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

Arsenal v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

Wenger's future has been the subject of intense speculation, with the Frenchman insisting he will not make a decision whether to end his tenure at the club until later in the season. "Overall it's hard to understand what's happened", Wenger told BT Sport . We knew what was going to happen - they were going to push. That's the disappointing thing because we know as players we don't give up. Read More

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SEC Tournament 2017: Bracket, schedule, and scores

SEC Tournament 2017: Bracket, schedule, and scores

LSU is 2-16 in SEC play, and faces Mississippi State in the first round of the SEC tournament on Wednesday. No. 13 LSU, 7 p.m., SEC Network/WatchESPN Game 2: No. The team dismissed forward Craig Victor during the season and never got the production it needed out of guard Branden Jenkins, who dealt with the lingering effects of a knee injury throughout the time he joined the team in late December. Read More

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Lewis Hamilton Pegs Ferrari As F1 Favorite In 2017

Lewis Hamilton Pegs Ferrari As F1 Favorite In 2017

Despite Mercedes still posting the fastest time of Test One, Hamilton was quoted as saying on Tuesday that Ferrari were "possibly the favourites" heading towards the season opener. I think it's going to be close at the first race, that's for sure". "I hope, particularly Williams, they come back". There's still bits coming in and we're improving all the time, but I'm confident by Melbourne we'll have the best vehicle we can. Read More

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Colts re-sign tight end Jack Doyle

Colts re-sign tight end Jack Doyle

He was a go-to player for community events and was the team's nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award last season. "He possesses a tremendous amount of talent and you can witness how much he loves playing the game when you watch him compete". Read More

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Iowa beats Penn State in regular season finale

Iowa beats Penn State in regular season finale

It the Hoosiers, who'll also be playing for their tournament life Thursday, road games with Maryland and Wisconsin (both ranked teams) before a season finale against Penn State. "We have to get rid of this defeatist attitude, " he said. The awards just keep on coming. "I couldn't be more proud of that type of leadership and maturity". Read More

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Team is not going to look back now: Kohli

Team is not going to look back now: Kohli

The moment we got 187, we knew we needed in-out fields, we needed to finish it today. We changed the way we wanted to play with a change of side, a younger side. Nigel Llong who rushed in to dissuade Mr. The Indian board is particularly is unhappy with the umpires' call in the whole system. The ICC had also clarified the illegality of the practice to global teams in briefings several years ago. Read More

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Gilberto Silva calls for Arsene Wenger to step down

Gilberto Silva calls for Arsene Wenger to step down

After so many annual disappointments - this is the seventh consecutive season in which Arsenal have been knocked out at the last-16 stage - the fans have had enough. There may be suspicions over whether that was the correct decision but the way in which Arsenal imploded will prompt those repetitive questions over how a team can fall apart so easily when changes like that occur in the game. Read More

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We showed ourselves we can win from any situation, says Kohli

We showed ourselves we can win from any situation, says Kohli

The Indian captain was sent back to the pavilion, after he unsuccessfully challenged the verdict through the DRS. Batting in the second innings yesterday, Smith was trapped leg before wicket by Umesh Yadav. In those circumstances, the skipper was undecided whether to ask for a review and appeared to look towards the Australian dressing room for guidance. Read More

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Man Utd and Arsenal stars shunned in Lampard's Team of Year

However, Conte has finally handed Moses his chance in the first team after he was sent out on season-long loans to Liverpool, Stoke and the Hammers over the past three seasons. "We know what we have to do and we are ready to see this over the line". "Our game is massive on Monday", he said. His is certainly not a name you'd expect to see in such a team, but given his numbers it would appear that he's there on merit and not entirely out of place given his pedigree. Read More

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