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But these are the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots - two franchises built to overcome problems. "A couple of plays here and there, where they made better plays, really were the deciding factors of the game", Patriots safety Devin McCourty said.
  • Serena Williams reaches Australian Open final

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    It was the worst possible opening for Radwanska, with Williams, the oldest world number one in WTA history, breaking and then using her huge power advantage to easily hold serve and go 2-0 clear. Open in the semi-finals by Italy's Roberta Vinci, ending her hopes of emulating Steffi Graf's calendar grand slam in 1988. Konta was the first British woman since 1983 to reach a major semifinal.
  • Broncos running back shows love for Tom Brady on Instagram

    Broncos running back shows love for Tom Brady on Instagram

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    Eli Manning said his brother's legacy doesn't depend upon a victory, although Peyton would join Jim Kelly, John Elway and Fran Tarkenton as the only quarterbacks to lose three Super Bowls if Carolina beats Denver next week. " Tom Brady is great and he told me I belong in the NFL and also I've beaten him 60 percent of the time we've played and here's a picture of us".
  • NFL investigates report of HGH shipments to Manning

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    After completing a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski in the final seconds, Tom Brady was picked-off in his two point conversion attempt to seal the Denver victory and Manning's fourth Super Bowl appearance. Their games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots both came down to the wire. Denver went 12-4 in the regular season, but they were nowhere close to dominant.
  • Australian Open 2016: Serena Williams strolls into final

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    The Pole admitted she was left in awe after seeing her 13-match win streak emphatically halted by the Williams juggernaut. Heading into the tournament this year there were many doubts over whether Williams would be able to continue her form from 2015 due to her fitness and her heartbreaking loss to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semi-finals.
  • Zika virus case reported in IL

    Zika virus case reported in IL

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    Besides Zika, Aedes - which Brazil has been battling for years - is also the carrier of other ailments that caused epidemic in the South American nation. states, but the number of travelers coming back to the country with the disease is expected to increase from the current CDC confirmations of 12 cases.
  • Denver Broncos: Peyton Manning to Face his Biggest Foe

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    To play against those Peyton Manning-led teams , you know you've got to play 60 minutes, and you're going to be in for a tough game. They ran from one sideline to the other catching rapid-fire passes from their left and right, a staple of the NFL's scouting combine every February where prospective pass-catchers show off their good hands.
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    But Radwanska won a game to start off the second set and finally began to offer some form of resistance. At one point, they engaged in a sensational 15-point rally that ended with a perfectly executed and bold drop shot. In her 25 previous major finals, Williams has won 21. "It's not a stat that's set in stone", Williams said. Kerber is yet to play Konta, the British world No.
  • Warriors' Kevon Looney: Makes NBA debut

    Warriors' Kevon Looney: Makes NBA debut

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    The league's leading scorer Stephen Curry is the scoring machine that makes Golden State Warriors go, but it was his teammate shooting guard Klay Thompson who was most responsible for the record-tying victory. "I think winning should be accounted for when you make your All-Star selections", Kerr said. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
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    Jack Nicklaus or Wilt Chamberlain vs. Bill Russell. We love the narrative, but the narrative is just a story. One team went without the services of its Hall of Fame-bound quarterback for more than a third of the season, and when he was available, he was a shell of his former self.
  • Stephen Curry nets 35 points as Warriors blast Cavs

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    Although the Cavaliers have played better the past two games, James said the Warriors debacle hasn't been forgotten. They held a 30-point advantage in the first half and led by as many as 43. The Cavs didn't show up to play all night, but their frustration definitely showed. He also arrived at the arena less than an hour before tip-off.
  • Peyton Manning to Bill Belichick: This might be 'last rodeo'

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    Once Peyton Manning told Belichick where his mind was at, Belichick told Manning that he is a great competitor. But since Peyton Manning hasn't said anything about his plans, not even to his own brother (so Eli says), we're left to look for clues like Peyton telling Bill Belichick after the AFC championship game that it might be his "last rodeo".
  • Liverpool are reportedly close to a deal for Cameroon's Matip

    Liverpool are reportedly close to a deal for Cameroon's Matip

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    The Cameroon global is out-of-contract in June and Schalke were understood to be keen to cash-in to avoid losing him as a free agent. Liverpool have been linked with the player for some time, but there does appear to have been some confusion about how far they had previously taken things.
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    Unlike some Cleveland fans, James, who was voted to the All-Star team for the 12th time in 13 seasons, didn't overreact to the ugly loss against Golden State. With the win over the Nets (11-32), the Cavaliers (29-11) increased their lead over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference standings to three games and over the Chicago Bulls in the Central Division to 5.5 with a meeting between the teams coming on Saturday night.
  • Chicago Bears announce variable ticket pricing for 2016

    Chicago Bears announce variable ticket pricing for 2016

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    This week marks the 30th anniversary of those Super Bowl XX champions, not just an National Football League powerhouse but also a pop culture phenomenon peaking with the ubiquitous Super Bowl Shuffle - a hit song that captured their unmatched swagger.
  • Another Broncos player takes jab at Patriots: 'I hate everything about them'

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    After Danny Amendola couldn't haul in a third-down pass. On fourth down Brady didn't have many options and heaved up a pass to the end zone to Rob Gronkowski, but it was knocked away as three defenders converged on Gronkowski. "They've got a bunch of All-Pro and Pro-Bowlers, a nasty good group - football nasty", said Patriots receiver Julian Edelman. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • Carolina to wear black jerseys in Super Bowl

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    Harper visited the eye doctor Monday, but he's not expected to miss the Super Bowl. Newton faced quite a bit of criticism over the course of the Panthers 15-1 regular season. "We had 10 windows open and there was a flurry of activity at those betting windows", Kornegay said. I would bet that not a day goes by where Peyton does not think about that day.
  • Conor McGregor: UFC Featherweight Champion Reveals Picture of Random Drugs Test

    Conor McGregor: UFC Featherweight Champion Reveals Picture of Random Drugs Test

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    Conor McGregor stole the show at the UFC 197 press conference, and the person sitting beside him at the event, Miesha Tate, was pretty impressed with the performance. So, I wanted to make it clear to the UFC that I do not accept any fight that's not for belt, for everything I did in those 8 years, for everything that I have accepted and by the way that the fight is over.
  • Serena Williams Serves Well Again!

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    A lot of these players would have shared a number of tournament wins in any other era, but have had to watch as Serena continues to prove her greatness. 10 seed Carla Suarez Navarro on Tuesday and beat her in straight sets as well, 6-1, 6-3. In women's doubles, the top-seeded duo of Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza won their 34th consecutive match on Tuesday, holding off 12th seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld & Coco Vandeweghe 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 to reach the semifinals.
  • SB50: Cam Newton's unique challenge to Denver Broncos Defense

    SB50: Cam Newton's unique challenge to Denver Broncos Defense

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    Can the Broncos secondary cause the same pressure to Carolina or will Cam prove to be too elusive? TecmoBowl.org simulated Super Bowl 50 between the Panthers and the Denver Broncos as soon as the matchup was set. "Prices have held to where it is still around $3500 to simply 'get in, '" Ryan wrote in an email to Credit.com the day after the Broncos and Panthers secured their places in the Super Bowl .
  • Carolina Panthers represent Cincinnati in Super Bowl 50

    Carolina Panthers represent Cincinnati in Super Bowl 50

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    If this is going to be a game with some drama, the Broncos defense is going to have to figure out a way to stop Newton and company from scoring. Many believe that the Super Bowl 50 will be Manning's swan song. "Oh, wow, playing "The Sheriff", Newton said of the prospect. In order for that to happen, Manning is going to have to keep his old age from getting to him and be the player of old many in the league admire still.
  • Aguero sends Man City into League Cup final

    Aguero sends Man City into League Cup final

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    City trail 2-1 from the first leg at Goodison Park but stand only 90 minutes from a Wembley appearance, although the broader issue of course, with City active on four fronts, involves the demands being placed on the modern football fan to finance following a club.
  • Chip Kelly excited to work with 'football guys' in San Fran

    Chip Kelly excited to work with 'football guys' in San Fran

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    At the end of the day this was a fairly easy decision. Running backs coach Tom Rathman will be retained, per Kelly (h/t 49ers.com ). Chip Kelly was Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009-2012 before taking his high powered Offense to the National Football League and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.
  • Eli Manning hopes big brother 'can go out on top'

    Eli Manning hopes big brother 'can go out on top'

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    The Giants quarterback confirmed that Peyton Manning hasn't said anything regarding his rumored retirement following Super Bowl 50. "Hey, listen. This might be my last rodeo ", Manning said to Belichick in a video aired Monday night on NFL Total Access.
  • Wednesday NFL preview: Panthers, Broncos preparing game plans

    Wednesday NFL preview: Panthers, Broncos preparing game plans

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    It took a last-minute drive led by quarterback Tom Brady and a 41-yard field goal from kicker Adam Vinatieri with four seconds remaining for the Patriots to outlast Carolina 32-39. Although the Dallas Cowboys aren't going to the Super Bowl , fans in Lake Dallas have a reason to tune in. This year, we'll get one of two dream scenarios; neither of which are a bad way to go out.
  • New York Jets settle wage lawsuit with cheerleaders

    New York Jets settle wage lawsuit with cheerleaders

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    The funds break up such that cheerleaders will receive between $2,559 to $5,913 depending on if they worked one or both seasons and if they were part of the Jets' annual calendar photo shoot. The New York Jets cheerleader who first filed the suit was identified only as "Krystal C". "The state of NY has invested a lot of money in the Buffalo Bills ", she said.