• Abe Vigoda, Godfather and Barney Miller actor, dies aged 94

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    The actor took out an ad in Variety , shortly after the false report of his demise, which showed him sitting up in a coffin holding the offending issue of People , the New York Times reported. The great success of the film and " The Godfather Part II " made Vigoda's face and voice, if not his name, recognizable to the general public and led to numerous roles, often as hoodlums.
  • Serena Williams powers past Maria Sharapova into Australian Open semis

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    Sharapova's work coming into the tournament had clearly been focused on her serve, which was much improved on the years when she was plagued by shoulder issues and which earned her 21 aces in her fourth round match on Sunday. Asia's number one raced to a 3-1 lead on the back of two breaks in the third set but Djokovic reined him in with two breaks of his own and grabbed a third before finishing the Japanese off with a crunching backhand victor after just over two hours.
  • Deal close: Arsenal defender set to join rival Premier League club

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    Debuchy left St James' Park for Arsenal in a £12million move in July 2014, but has made only seven appearances to date this season after missing much of the last campaign through injury. The French global is desperate to leave the Emirates this month after failling behind Hector Bellerin in the pecking order. He said: "Whatever happens, even if it is to return [to Arsenal] this summer and then start again, I have to go this winter".
  • Chargers Accept Plan To Share Los Angeles Stadium With Rams

    Chargers Accept Plan To Share Los Angeles Stadium With Rams

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    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, looks down as St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke talks to the media after team owners voted Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Houston to allow the Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Ang... Louis, which is a great city". Raiders owner Mark Davis was equally noncommittal about Oakland, which has a more troubling situation because the city isn't even close to a proposal for a new stadium.
  • Super Bowl 50 Drinking Game

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    If he does retire, the five-time MVP will do so as the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns. He's setting some records, Manning owns a bunch of records.
  • The Premier League form table makes horrendous reading for Manchester United

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    The pressure on van Gaal will only increase with United having won just three of their last 13 games, and he noted that criticism from fans was more vitriolic than ever. Time for Van Gaal to wave farewell to Man Utd? The win also made Southampton manager Ronald Koeman only the fourth manager ever to win in consecutive seasons at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
  • Australian Open: What to watch on Day 8

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    French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic meet for the fifth time when they play a fourth-round match Monday at the Australian Open . The other men's fourth-rounder has Gael Monfils playing Andrew Kuznetsov, with the victor facing the victor of the Wawrinka-Raonic match in the quarterfinals.
  • Murray beats Groth to reach third round in Australian Open

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    The fact that he has lost the other four is one of the things driving him on here and he toyed with Groth, who holds the record for the fastest serve at 263kmh (163mph), but who was torn apart. I'm a big believer in new match, new day'. "I really don't count the games", Azarenka said after the match. I think we did great work. Murray wrested back the momentum by breaking his opponent at the start of the third, however, and once he had gone 2-1 up a hard-fought victory always looked on the ...
  • Liverpool boss Klopp: It's insane what we're doing

    Liverpool boss Klopp: It's insane what we're doing

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    Asked about the joyous scenes, which greeted Liverpool's first Barclays Premier League win of 2016, Klopp said: "I don't know, I saw nothing". "I usually have a second pair of glasses, but I can't find them because it's hard to find glasses without glasses".
  • Carolina Panthers will wear black jerseys in Super Bowl 50

    Carolina Panthers will wear black jerseys in Super Bowl 50

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    In between weeks, the NFL will host its Pro Bowl from Hawaii, an exhibition matchup featuring every one of the league's best players for a high-scoring affair. "I'm sure all the other players who played feel like it's their fault". Peyton Manning isn't done just yet. Imagine if the AFC Championship Game was in New England and Denver's tablets had gone out.
  • Andy Murray's dominance against Australia continues after thrashing of Sam Groth

    Andy Murray's dominance against Australia continues after thrashing of Sam Groth

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    After his 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 second-round win over Sam Groth on Thursday extended his unbeaten streak against Australians to 17, Murray took time to pay tribute to Hewitt, who was scheduled to play the next match on Rod Laver Arena. In the latter instance, Murray's pal, Novak Djokovic , on Wednesday refuted claims he deliberately lost a match at the Paris Masters in 2007. I never really played with a guy who's such a consistent returner before.
  • NFL Patriots 'turning page' after falling short of Super Bowl

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    Age and experience are overrated, or so says the folks in Las Vegas, who immediately installed presumptive MVP Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers as 3.5-point Super Bowl 50 favorites over the Denver Broncos and their 39-year-old, five-time MVP Peyton Manning.
  • Carolina Panthers pulverise Arizona Cardinals, to meet Denver Broncos in Super Bowl

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    A week after Larry Fitzgerald torched the Packers with eight catches for 176 yards and a touchdown, the nine-time Pro Bowl receiver had just four catches for 30 yards. "We didn't play near well enough, especially our best players". Ginn raced halfway down the Arizona sideline, got hemmed in by Cardinals defenders, cut back across the field and raced untouched into the end zone.
  • Nike Scores With Alabama Crimson Tide's Championship Win

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    Nearly before the gold-tinted confetti stopped falling, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and quarterback Deshaun Watson were prepping for another run at the national title next year. Alabama tied the game at 24-24 with 10:34 remaining on a 33-yard field goal by Adam Griffith , then surprised everyone with an onside kick that brought a smile out of Saban, a high pooch that was perfectly executed and hauled out of the air by cornerback Marlon Humphrey with no orange jersey even near him.
  • Metro resumes limited rail and bus service in DC

    Metro resumes limited rail and bus service in DC

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    Late on Friday, Metro, the second-busiest U. S. subway system closed services due to the blizzard that buried Washington under snow of about eighteen inches. Metro said blue line trains would run between Largo Town Center and Huntington, and yellow line trains will run between Mt. Vernon Square and Huntington.
  • Hungry Austin eases back into EPL with a scoring debut

    Hungry Austin eases back into EPL with a scoring debut

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    Considering Fraser Forster's return between the sticks for Southampton , this could have goal-less draw written all over it. Manchester United host Southampton on Saturday afternoon. Southampton will be able to call upon new signing Charlie Austin after he completed his move from QPR last weekend, although the striker may only make the bench with Shane Long continuing up front.
  • Andy Murray was ready to quit Australian Open after father-in-law health scare

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    After collapsing, Sears received swift medical assistance and was soon carried away on a stretcher with his shirt off but conscious. 'I feel truly grateful to everyone involved for the manner in which this has been handled. Beating Murray tonight would give that ambition a serious kick along, although the Scot is yet to lose to any Australian player in 17 matches on the ATP Tour.
  • Seattle Seahawks Season Crushed by Mistakes, Again

    Seattle Seahawks Season Crushed by Mistakes, Again

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    We've been through it. We've really seen what that's all about, and we've learned from it and our players know. Wilson's played in two Super Bowls, winning Seattle's first one two seasons ago. "Yeah, we won the football game but there are some things we've got to go back and huddle up and be better with". They're built to sustain many massive hits.
  • Reggie Wayne throws shade at Peyton Manning over Tom Brady rivalry

    Reggie Wayne throws shade at Peyton Manning over Tom Brady rivalry

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    There's a lot of one-and-dones in there. Seventeenth time going up against Tom Brady . The meaning of Peyton Manning's famous " Omaha " call has finally been revealed - by his former teammate Reggie Wayne . "Peyton already talked to Reggie and said, 'Go on air, say this on air, because I've got all my guys doing exactly the opposite,'" the former Rams great joked.
  • Boston Herald picks for Patriots-Broncos AFC title game

    Boston Herald picks for Patriots-Broncos AFC title game

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    Together, they've represented the AFC in nine of the past 14 Super Bowls , earning Super Bowl MVP honors in four of those contests. Needing a two-point convert to force overtime, the Denver defense again dug in forcing Brady to make a hurried incomplete pass to clinch a spot in their record-equalling eighth Super Bowl .
  • Super Bowl 50 line, picks, predictions - 2016 game is Broncos vs. Panthers

    Super Bowl 50 line, picks, predictions - 2016 game is Broncos vs. Panthers

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    They would've covered the over/under of Super Bowl 50 themselves, with the Westgate putting the total at 44.5. "We have two weeks to play". "I know today was the highest handle for a Sunday leading into the Super Bowl I've ever seen in my life", said Vaccaro,  who  has run sports books in Las Vegas since the 1970s.
  • Broncos Super Bowl Bound After Win Over Patriots

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    Edelman (foot) missed the Nov. 29 game in Denver , and Gronkowski was knocked out of that game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. Brady owns an 11-5 record all-time against Peyton Manning , but a 2-2 record in the postseason against Manning will be a big motivating factor in this game considering it may be the last matchup between these two.
  • PGA Tour: Dufner tops Lingmerth in playoff

    PGA Tour: Dufner tops Lingmerth in playoff

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    Winless since the 2013 British Open, the 2002 and 2004 champion was four strokes behind leader Jason Dufner. Lahiri, who had a share of the four-way lead after the first round, is now three shots behind leader, former Major victor Jason Dufner (64-65), who is at 15-under 129.