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Liverpool’s Club World Cup final progress justifies Carabao Cup exit, fans’ globetrotting

[ad_1] DOHA, Qatar -- For the 20 Liverpool supporters who had made the 3,400-mile dash from Aston Villa to Doha in less than 24 hours, it was worth it in the end as, right at the very end of 90 minutes, Roberto Firmino scored to seal a 2-1 victory against Monterrey and secure a place in Saturday's FIFA Club World Cup final.On Tuesday, the small band of Liverpool fans, those
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Cowboys’ Dak Prescott limited in practice with injured shoulder

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- Quarterback Dak Prescott, who suffered a right shoulder injury Sunday, was limited in practice as the Dallas Cowboys began their preparation for a crucial NFC East game against the Philadelphia Eagles.On Wednesday, running back Ezekiel Elliott said Prescott had a sprained AC joint, and coach Jason Garrett said Prescott underwent an MRI after a victory over the Los Angeles Rams and "everything seems to be OK.""He
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The best and worst free-agent signing of the decade for all 30 MLB teams

[ad_1] So here we are. Gerrit Cole is in pinstripes. Madison Bumgarner will be in ... hey, what will the Diamondbacks be wearing in 2020? Anthony Rendon is in Los Angeles, but not with the Dodgers. Stephen Strasburg remained with the Nationals. How will these deals work out? Check back in many years.What we can do is check back on the 2010s to see how free agency worked -- or
Hockey

Avs get back on track with 4-1 win over Blackhawks

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Cole and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Wednesday night. Nathan MacKinnon and Andre Burakovksy also scored for Colorado, which is 9-1-1 in its past 11 games. The Avalanche lost 5-2 at St. Louis on Monday. Colorado is 3-0 against the Blackhawks this season and has outscored its Central Division rival 16-5. Ryan
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49ers’ Richard Sherman to return after 1 game out for hamstring injury

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Less than two weeks after suffering a Grade 2 right hamstring strain, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is set to return to the lineup after missing one game.Sherman was a full participant in practice for the second day in a row Wednesday as the Niners prepare for Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Rams. While Tuesday was a walk-through, Sherman went through an
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College sports continue to fall short when it comes to hiring diversely

[ad_1] It has been an unprecedented year for college sports and the NCAA. Several legal battles are erupting at powerhouse athletic universities, including one at Kansas over alleged recruiting violations. High-profile professional athletes such as LeBron James are calling for support on the debate that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.Strong leadership will be required to face these issues, support
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Jaguars fire Tom Coughlin just days after NFLPA’s warning to players

[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin on Wednesday, two days after the NFL Players Association warned players of potentially signing with the franchise because of excessive fines and player grievances.Khan said he initially decided to make the move once the season ended, but the letter the NFLPA sent to its players clearly accelerated his timetable."I determined earlier this
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Chris Paul outfits Oklahoma City Thunder teammates with custom suits

[ad_1] OKLAHOMA CITY -- Initially, the last time Steven Adams could remember wearing proper pants -- non-sweatpant division -- he was about to be drafted into the NBA.That was in 2013. But though Adams later remembered putting on a suit in 2016 for Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma Hall of Fame event -- "That was probably the last time I wore like shoes and stuff," he said -- he shocked the world
Hockey

Hischier, Palmieri help Devils win 1st game post-Hall

[ad_1] NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmeiri scored second-period goals in their first game since linemate Taylor Hall was traded and the New Jersey beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Sami Vatanen also scored and Mackenzie Blackwood made 26 saves as the Devils gave interim coach Alain Nasreddine his second straight win. It marked only the fourth time this season New Jersey has won consecutive