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The driver said he will miss the rivalry though. Rosberg clinched the 2016 championship at Abu Dhabi last weekend by a mere five points after a tough, season-long fight with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. However, Mercedes cleared out that they are not rushing into matters. The German announced his desire to step away from racing ahead of FIA ceremony in Vienna , Austria.
  • Formula One champion Nico Rosberg to retire

    Formula One champion Nico Rosberg to retire

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    Lewis Hamilton has claimed he is not surprised by Nico Rosberg's bombshell decision to quit F1 - but says he will miss their fierce rivalry at Mercedes. "And of course that had an impact on the ones I love, too - it was a whole family effort of sacrifice, putting everything behind our target". "So it has been an incredible experience for me that I will remember forever".
  • Thursday Night Football is Here to Stay, NFL Says

    Thursday Night Football is Here to Stay, NFL Says

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    The National Football League on Monday dismissed speculation that it is considering reducing its commitment to Thursday Night Football in the wake of disappointing ratings this season. Industry observers are still working to determine all the factors that may have played into the NFL's ratings issues this season, including the election and changing TV habits.
  • Zaha pledges allegiance to Ivory Coast

    Zaha pledges allegiance to Ivory Coast

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    The 24-year-old winger was an England Under-21 team regular before stepping up to the senior side and earning caps against Sweden and Scotland. He made his debut against a Zlatan-inspired Sweden side in 2012 and looked set to make an impression on the global scene.
  • Beavers win their first Civil War since 2007, top Ducks 34-24

    Beavers win their first Civil War since 2007, top Ducks 34-24

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    Tight end Ricky Ortiz, who caught a 6-yard scoring pass in the second quarter, and the wide receivers also contributed some key blocks. OR scored on their second possession with a 3-yard run by Tony Brooks-James to tie the game at 7-7. McMaryion has rarely run with the ball this season, even on read option plays. "We knew we had the wind to our advantage in the fourth quarter". BEAVERS DENIED: In 2008 the Beavers were looking toward their first Rose Bowl in 44 years with a victory in the ...
  • Steve Bannon Cancels Harvard Visit

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    Harvard will host Steve Bannon, an alumnus of its business school, at a conference this week for its Kennedy School of Government, according to a reportin the Harvard Crimson . The debate over where to draw the line, if at all, on controversial campus visitors is not a new one by any means for universities seeking a balance between academic freedom and a safe campus environment.
  • Haseeb Hameed out of India tour due to finger injury

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    Ravichandran Ashwin (3-41) was introduced into the attack only after the hour mark had passed in the session. The youngster, who impressed in his first three Tests, injured his little finger after being hit by a Umesh Yadav delivery in the first innings of the Mohali Test.
  • Plane crash terminates Brazilian football team, shocks LatAm, soccer world

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    President Juan Manuel Santos has lamented the plane crash near Medellin in Colombia that killed 71 people. Given the conflicting reports emerging from different journalistic sources concerning the crash of the plane carrying the Chapecoense players, the Chapecoense football association through it vice-president, Ivan Tozzo, is refraining from comment and awaiting official announcements from the Colombian air authorities.
  • Redblacks, Burris pull off massive Grey Cup upset

    Redblacks, Burris pull off massive Grey Cup upset

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    On the other side, just disappointment for Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who threw three interceptions and couldnt equal Burris deciding 18-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Jackson in overtime. The Stampeders also lost leading receiver Marquay McDaniel to a shoulder injury late in the first quarter. Named an OUA second team all-star last season after completing a successful University career with the University of Windsor Lancers, Beardy was a 5th round draft pick of the Ottawa ...
  • Swiss to vote on faster nuclear phaseout

    Swiss to vote on faster nuclear phaseout

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    Switzerland's five nuclear plants now generate around a third of electricity in the country. Following the 2011 incident in Fukushima, Switzerland , like other countries, pledged to decommission the ageing reactors, which now generate 40 percent of Switzerland's electricity, as they reached the end of their safe operational lifespan but did not specify a date.
  • Cummins set for latest comeback for Australia vs New Zealand

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    Australia host New Zealand in three One Day Internationals, exclusively live on BT Sport. Australia in the past have used the ODI team to trial players who are pushing for Test selection. When they crossed paths at someone else's place, they would nod politely - as when the trophy was put up for grabs in their match at the 2011 World Cup in India - but neither would invite the other into their home.
  • Whittaker eyeing title after big UFC win

    Whittaker eyeing title after big UFC win

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    In the end it would lead to his demise. The dour contest largely played out on Holbrook's terms, with Matthews sucked into fighting at ground level and appearing to injure his foot. Everyone was saying, 'What about Brunson's left hand? With all the spotlight on him and the potential opportunities endless. The American has been vocal in his pursuit of a title shot for a while, however he has never gotten his close.
  • Green lasers distract players at festive game in Mexico City

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    Akeem Hunt ran up the middle and the Texans thought he got the first down, only to have it marked about an inch short . This is an offense in Oakland that they're going to make plays at times during the game. Houston covered Feliciano and Carr couldn't connect with Walford in the end zone so they settled for a Janikowski 19-yard field goal. Oakland Raiders free safety Reggie Nelson reacts after the Houston Texans failed to convert a third down during the second half of an NFL football ...
  • Bale to have ankle surgery, likely out for at least 2 months

    Bale to have ankle surgery, likely out for at least 2 months

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    Bale was forced off just before the hour mark of Real's 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday as the European champions secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League for a record 20th consecutive season. Indeed, during Saturday's 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo won a penalty in the second half and asked if Bale wanted to take it. "We were great both technically and tactically".
  • Goalkeeper scores spectacular 96th-minute overhead kick in South Africa

    Goalkeeper scores spectacular 96th-minute overhead kick in South Africa

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    The overhead kick moved Baroka up to tenth in the South African Premier Division while the Orlando Pirates missed out on their chance to move into the top four. It's hard to beat the excitement of a goalkeeper running into the opposition box to cause chaos in the final moments of a match, but Masuluke's goal may have set a new standard.
  • Big leg, athleticism of Rams' punter a concern for Patriots

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    He's a tremendous weapon in his ability to punt the ball, punt it inside the 20, directional kick it, involved in fakes, can throw, can run, very athletic". Very tough. The Jets had a lot of trouble with it. Carolina. Q: Is there anyone else you'd include in that group? Belichick: No, those guys are all in that discussion and they were all great players.
  • Nico Rosberg wins Formula One world title

    Nico Rosberg wins Formula One world title

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    Nico Rosberg is still the F1 champion and is still celebrating, despite the controversy instigated by his teammate. The Rosbergs are only the second family in which a father and son have won the F1 world title, after Graham and Damon Hill.
  • Southgate confirms Rooney as England captain

    Southgate confirms Rooney as England captain

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    We went through the psychological assessments together in terms of what was useful, or what we thought was important. "You've seen the passion he has brought to the team already and I think it's wonderful when you see your national manager turn and celebrate a goal like he did against Scotland".
  • United manager Mourinho charged again by FA

    United manager Mourinho charged again by FA

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    Jose Mourinho is facing more disciplinary trouble after being sent off the for second time this season as Manchester United were held by West Ham. "I don't know what to say", the Spain worldwide told Sky Sports . "We are looking to score maybe half of the chances we create and we will win 4-1 every game". The Portuguese himself was sent to the stands by Jonathan Moss after his actions on the touchline were deemed excessive by the referee.
  • KU cheerleader suspended following racist Snapchat post

    KU cheerleader suspended following racist Snapchat post

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    On Tuesday, KU Athletics said the three men's spirit squad members pictured in the photo were also suspended from performing pending a university investigation. The university's athletics department found out about the disgusting Snapchat from a Twitter user. Unacceptable. She is suspended from cheering pending formal investigation.
  • Fisher: Dickerson shouldn't expect favours after ripping Rams

    Fisher: Dickerson shouldn't expect favours after ripping Rams

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    I want to win.' I said, 'You think I've been sitting around waiting for the Rams to come back (from St. Louis, as they did in the offseason)? "I know he refocused, he recharged, he rebooted and he's ready to go". All Rams alumni, and especially @EricDickerson , are always welcome at our games and practices. I'll pay it. I don't want anything from the Rams. "Very disappointed in Kevin Demoff ", Dickerson said on ESPN's 'SportsCenter.' "I told Jeff Fisher this at the beginning, I said ...
  • Jurgen Klopp hopes to protect Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer

    Jurgen Klopp hopes to protect Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer

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    Speaking ahead of Liverpool's EFL Cup quarter-final with Leeds United on Tuesday, Klopp told BBC Radio 5 live: "Phil needs between five and a few weeks until we have him back". Woodburn, then 16, scored in an impressive display during a pre-season win over Wigan. Georginio Wijnaldum - 8/10: Wijnaldum had a very good game and made full use of the freedom given to him in his role for the Reds .
  • Thomas paces Celtics past Heat again

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    But things fell apart for the Heat during their 12-point second quarter as Boston took a 48-31 lead at halftime. That's now how this team is built to go play like that. Whiteside, who has been the most dominant rebounder in the league, made a decision to play at the last minute despite knee soreness. "So that's that.
  • 3 army officers killed in Cheetah chopper crash (Third Lead)

    3 army officers killed in Cheetah chopper crash (Third Lead)

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    Accompanied by other Army officers, Colonel Deb Kumar Sen visited the crash site. Army has ordered for inquiry. Three officers were injured fatally and one jawan has been critically wounded in the accident. The five-seater Cheetah is said to be a high performance helicopter designed for operation over a wide range of weight, centre of gravity and altitude conditions.
  • Eels star Semi Radradra under threat of arrest

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    I spoke to Semi's manager. "A pre-contract, let alone a final contract, hasn't even been issued to us". Toulon announced the signing on its website on Monday night, saying Radradra has signed a one-year contract with the option of a second year, making him the club's fifth rookie for next season.
  • Dolphins player arrested, facing drug charges in Collier

    Dolphins player arrested, facing drug charges in Collier

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    Orr was recently promoted from the Dolphins' practice squad, but didn't play in Sunday's 31-24 win over the 49ers. Orr told police he had been stopped for the illegal tint the previous week, and had the citation for the violation to show to police.
  • 'Catch the ball!' - Kohli expects improvement in the field

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    As an old fast bowler, I look for holes in a batsman's method. In the build-up to the game, not many gave England the chance to put up a spirited show against India on their own patch. Earlier, the opening match between the two sides ended in a dramatic draw after skipper Virat Kohli (unbeaten at 49) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (unbeaten at 32) defended stoutly and saved the blushes for their side.
  • Brewers sign Eric Thames, designate slugging 1B Chris Carter

    Brewers sign Eric Thames, designate slugging 1B Chris Carter

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    He has been outstanding in the KBO, however, hitting 124 home runs and 379 RBI in three seasons, winning an MVP award, a Golden Glove Award and a trip to the KBO All-Star Game. The Brewers were very right-handed with their regular lineup in 2016 and manager Craig Counsell said he thought it hurt not to have more balance. In a related move, the Brewers designated slugging first baseman Chris Carter for assignment and are reportedly trying to trade him.
  • Pogba: 'We're going to start to think we're cursed'

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    The Portuguese coach's dismissal was his third in just over a year and, although the manager may have been unsighted from his vantage point, the sanction may well be stronger than the one-game bans he received for the previous two incidents.