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Neither Kelly nor the 49ers reached out to Kaepernick during the coach search, sources close to Kaepernick confirmed. York announced the move on Twitter and so did the team on its Twitter account. Fair or not, he must shake that perception. Kelly did not endear himself to some of his players because of controversial personnel moves - Jackson, McCoy and Mathis in particular - as well as what many term a distant or introverted personality.
  • Rafa Nadal is OUT of the Australian Open already

    Rafa Nadal is OUT of the Australian Open already

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    Nadal won the first two sets of that match, before Fognini starting hitting Nadal off the court, just like Verdasco did on Tuesday. In fact, Verdasco's game was significantly more error-strewn than Nadal's, with the former hitting 90 unforced errors to Nadal's 38.
  • Rob Gronkowski on Broncos: 'Whole team is good at giving low blows'

    Rob Gronkowski on Broncos: 'Whole team is good at giving low blows'

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    So Gronkowski reacted. And it's entirely up to you what you take away from what he said. "That's the best chance you got of hitting him". The Broncos and Patriots will square off on Sunday in what should be an exciting AFC Championship Game, and Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall has wasted no time kicking off the trash talk.
  • Warriors rout Cavaliers in Finals rematch

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    The latest comment was point guard Stephen Curry's about hoping the visitors locker room still smelling of champagne from their celebration in June. "They asked me about what it would be like to come back to Cleveland for the first time since we won the championship, and obviously you're going to have feelings walking into the locker room for the first time because that was the last time we celebrated".
  • Chris Davis, Orioles agree to 7-year, $161M deal

    Chris Davis, Orioles agree to 7-year, $161M deal

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    There have been plenty of twists and turns in efforts by the Baltimore Orioles to retain first baseman Chris Davis had its twists and turns. Until yesterday, it looked like the Orioles were not trying to pay Davis the amount of money that he wanted.
  • Hiddink delivers latest Chelsea injury update after Everton draw

    Hiddink delivers latest Chelsea injury update after Everton draw

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    Costa has scored five goals in five games since Hiddink was appointed as  Jose Mourinho ’s successor on an interim basis last month. And Hiddink revealed after the game that  Chelsea  were waiting to discover the results of a scan after Costa was sent to hospital after the dramatic draw in west London.
  • Malik Jackson calls Tom Brady a 'whiner'

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    The win earns the No. 2-seeded Patriots a trip to Denver for Sunday's AFC title game against Broncos. Tom Brady hit Rob Gronkowski with two touchdown passes and reached over the goal line for another score to lead New England past Kansas City, 27-20 on Saturday, and into the AFC championship game .
  • NASCAR expands Chase format to other 2 national series

    NASCAR expands Chase format to other 2 national series

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    NASCAR is taking its Chase postseason format to the Xfinity and Truck series. As has been speculated throughout the off-season, Chase systems will be used to determine the champion in both divisions this year - similar to the Sprint Cup format but with minor tweaks.
  • Serena Williams advances at Australian Open

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    Djokovic said he wasn't approached directly. Chung, who was named the ATP's Most Improved Player for 2015, is making his Australian Open debut and the teenager could not have been dealt a tougher hand. 26 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and No. 27 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. Had some great practice sessions together there, this year and last year. "But I think physically I was really good on the court".
  • Ohio Officer Found Shot to Death Minutes After Call Warning of Threat

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    His ex-girlfriend had reported to police earlier in the night that Mr. Jones was armed and "looking to kill an officer". A county chief prosecutor says he expects a murder charge to be brought against the man suspected of killing a village police officer in OH, but it's not clear how soon that could happen.
  • Rams fans sue team, alleging false statements prior to move

    Rams fans sue team, alleging false statements prior to move

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    At a rate of 2-1, respondents in a pair of polls commissioned by the Chargers said they would vote against a measure calling for $400 million in public funding for a new stadium. Chargers vetting it now and barring anything unforeseen, plan on going to LA". St. Louis officials have been quick to note that the city is searching for new tenants for year-round use and would review how much the loss will affect the area's finances.
  • Spurs Beating Teams By More Than Warriors

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    Tony Parker had 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs used a furious start to the fourth quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-95 on Thursday night, remaining undefeated at home this season and avenging their previous loss in their own building.
  • Relieved Serena Williams reaches Australian Open second round

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    The American's troublesome knee forced her to pull out of the Hopman Cup last week and she was pictured taking treatment during a practice session in Melbourne on Saturday. Kei Nishikori has become the first of the seeded men's players to advance to the second round of the Australian Open. "She's really good, a talented player".
  • Denver Broncos 23, Pittsburgh Steelers 16 — In Focus

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    They're tied up at 2-2 in playoff games. Hard-to-believe but true: Brady hasn't beaten Manning in a playoff game since the 2004 season. The Broncos signal-caller played down the significance of what will be his 17th meeting with Brady next week, when a place in Super Bowl 50 will be the prize for the victor.
  • Oil prices up as OPEC forecast offsets Iranian restart

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    The unseasonably mild winter saw global oil demand growth fall to a one-year low of 1 million barrels a day in the fourth quarter of last year , down from a near five-year high of 2.1 million barrels in the third quarter. "This will not change the picture dramatically", the ministry said. "The drop was due to the Western sanctions on Iran being lifted", said Phillip Futures analyst Daniel Ang.
  • Spurs clip Cavaliers, remain flawless at home

    Spurs clip Cavaliers, remain flawless at home

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    This maker of VR headset has made a decision to give out Oculus Rift VR's Kickstarter Edition for free to initial backers. In its Rift presale announcement, Oculus has not disclosed any details with regard to the expected cost and availability of the VR headset.
  • Don't be fooled: Panthers are still NFL's best team

    Don't be fooled: Panthers are still NFL's best team

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    But the superstar running back - known as "Beast Mode" to football fans - might have played his final game with the Seahawks. "We struggled so much early in the year to get going, it took us a long time and, when we finally did, we caught fire and got rolling".
  • Djokovic, Serena advance at Aussie Open easily

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    However, Chris Kermode, president of the ATP which governs the men's professional tour, said the sport's authorities "absolutely reject" the suggestion that evidence of match-fixing has been suppressed.
  • Andy Murray brands Australian Open 'a little bit hypocritical' for William

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    At Melbourne Park, he's not had as much luck - he's zero for 4 in the final. Murray , however, has reiterated his intention to quit the tournament, regardless of the stage, if his wife Kim goes into labour earlier than expected. "I think he's more than capable of causing an upset", Kyrgios said. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • Roger Federer storms into Australian Open second round

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    And Federer, the victor of 17 Major titles, said: "It's like who, what?" QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I would love to hear names" - Federer's reaction to a report that 16 players, including Grand Slam champions, may have been involved in match-fixing.
  • New Titans' GM welcomes calls about No. 1 pick

    New Titans' GM welcomes calls about No. 1 pick

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    Titans introduced Jon Robinson as their new general manager on Monday afternoon and Robinson answered questions and talked a bit in an introductory press conference. released his first mock draft last Thursday. You've got a shot to get a player of the caliber of Jared Goff and be the heir apparent to Tony Romo? Because you're not going to have that much of a chance - you're not going to go from the 20s to the top spot to get a quarterback [in future drafts].
  • Panthers vs Cardinals, Broncos vs Patriots

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    You've got to forget about it and move on. 9 Hidden plays Part 3: All it ultimately became was an incomplete pass. But Kuechly's closing speed was awesome late in the fourth quarter when Wilson threw a pass to the deep left for Doug Baldwin.
  • What Went Wrong for Seattle Seahawks in Divisional Playoffs?

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    And they all believe their story is far from over. Even if they weren't on Sunday. In two games against Seattle this season, the Panthers went 6-for-6 inside the 20-yard line. Once guys got the right cleats on, they understood what the cleats needed to be". Backup Thomas Rawls, meanwhile, was more productive in a short stint and carries a cap hit of $550,000 next season.
  • Cavs trade former Chelan star Joe Harris to Magic

    Cavs trade former Chelan star Joe Harris to Magic

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    Because the Cavaliers are so deep into the luxury tax, simply leaving the 15th spot on their roster open would save them almost $3.4 million in tax payments. Harris, 24, was the 33 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The move is a cost-savings measure, with ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin estimating the Cavs will save $3 million with Harris' departure.
  • Bill Belichick: Preparation for Peyton Manning different from Brock Osweiler

    Bill Belichick: Preparation for Peyton Manning different from Brock Osweiler

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passes against the Denver Broncos during the first half in an NFL football divisional playoff game, Sunday, Jan. "And I'm never going to pick against Belichick, Brady, Gronkowski and all those guys". Manning credited Denver's NFL-best defense for thwarting a team that piled up 34 points on them last month and an offense that stayed patient.
  • Chen, Johnson agree to terms with Marlins

    Chen, Johnson agree to terms with Marlins

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    Beyond Fernandez, the Marlins' rotation has a lot of question marks. The 30-year-old southpaw gives the Mets' division rival a high-quality starter. He's made 340 career appearances, 262 of them starts, with the 88-107 record and 4.58 ERA. The rotation is also expected to include Jarred Cosart and Tom Koehler .
  • NFL Playoffs: The AFC Looks Like a Crapshoot

    NFL Playoffs: The AFC Looks Like a Crapshoot

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    Yes, authentication is required for most of the games, but certainly not for the one everyone wants to watch, Super Bowl 50 . Maybe, but I doubt it. The Chiefs and Steelers are dicey, and I can see the Seahawks going all out to make it to a third straight Super Bowl.