Barcelona Transfer News: Neymar Faces Trial over Santos Switch, Top Rumours

A ruling by National Court judge Jose de la Mata has put Neymar and his parents at risk of facing trial in Spain regarding his transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013. Dave Fraser of the Sun reported Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu and former President Sandro Rosell are set to stand trial with the Brazil icon after a complaint…

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Jon Jones Suspended 1 Year by USADA for Positive Drug Test

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) officially suspended Jon Jones for one year Monday after he tested positive for two banned substances prior to his UFC 200 clash with Daniel Cormier in July, according to MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi. The UFC ultimately pulled Jones from the fight and replaced him with Anderson Silva. The suspension is retroactive to Jones' positive test,…

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Liverpool Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Mamadou Sakho and Sead Kolasinac

Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli wants Mamadou Sakho to join him at Nice, while the Reds reportedly face competition from West Bromwich Albion in the race to sign Schalke star Sead Kolasinac.Sakho is yet to feature for the Reds in the 2016-17 season and doesn't appear to have any sort of future under manager Jurgen Klopp, who sent the France…

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Thomas Dimitroff, Falcons Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday the organization has signed general manager Thomas Dimitroff to a three-year contract extension through 2019. Dimitroff spoke about moving forward with the Falcons: I want to thank [Falcons owner Arthur Blank] for demonstrating the confidence in what we are building here. I have always believed it is about a head coach and general manager sharing…

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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds, Football Pick

Alabama owns eight straight victories in the rivalry with Mississippi State, but thanks to the large spreads it's faced, it's only covered two of the last five meetings. The Tide are favored by a huge number for Saturday afternoon's battle with the Bulldogs in Tuscaloosa. Point spread: The Crimson Tide opened as 28.5-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds…

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Michigan Wolverines vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Odds, College Football Pick

Iowa is 4-1 in its last five meetings with Michigan, but the Wolverines are 5-2 against the spread over the last seven encounters with the Hawkeyes. In a game with the largest spread for this series in recent memory, unbeaten Michigan takes on a struggling Iowa on Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium. Point spread: The Wolverines opened as 18.5-point favorites,…

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Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Clemson Tigers Betting Odds, College Football Pick

Clemson owns a 15-game Atlantic Coast Conference winning streak, going 8-6-1 against the spread in the process. The Tigers shoot to stay unbeaten on the season and on track for another berth in the College Football Playoff when they host Pittsburgh for an ACC bout Saturday afternoon. Point spread: The Tigers opened as 19-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by…

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Chelsea Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Steven N’Zonzi and Stefan de Vrij

Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi has admitted he is flattered by Chelsea's interest in him but has said he is not planning on leaving La Liga in the near future, after reports linked him with a move back to England. The former Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers player told French newspaper L'Equipe he will be one of many operators the Blues…

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Luke Del Rio Injury: Updates on Florida QB’s Shoulder and Return

Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will miss Saturday's game against South Carolina due to a shoulder injury. Continue for updates. Del Rio Out vs. South Carolina Monday, Nov. 7 Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reported the news. Gators coach Jim McElwain told reporters he "should have made a change at halftime" during Saturday's loss to Arkansas. Del Rio…

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Seth Jones Injury: Updates on Blue Jackets Star’s Foot and Return

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Seth Jones on injured reserve after the defenseman suffered a hairline fracture of his foot in Saturday's game against the St. Louis Blues, per BlueJackets.com. Jones is expected to be sidelined for three weeks with the injury. More to follow. You can follow Timothy Rapp on Twitter. ...read more Read more here:: Bleacher Report      

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Josh Huff to Sign with Buccaneers After Arrest and Release from Eagles

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are adding Josh Huff to their practice squad less than a week after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported the news. Huff, 25, was released last week after he was arrested for having marijuana and an unlicensed firearm in his vehicle.…

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Bleacher Report’s Midseason All-NFL1000 Team

We have half a season in the books with the expanded NFL1000 project, which means we have a ton of data compiled from our 17-man scouting team. And with that, at the halfway point, we can make some reasonable conclusions as to the best and most valuable players. Of course, best and most valuable are always subjective concepts, but many…

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Lance Stephenson Reportedly to Be Waived by Pelicans After Groin Injury

The New Orleans Pelicans reportedly will release guard Lance Stephenson after he suffered a groin injury that's expected to sideline him six to 10 weeks following surgery, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical and Marc Stein of ESPN. However, according to Stein, the Pelicans will "participate fully in Lance Stephenson's injury rehab and told him they're open to re-signing…

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Lingering Questions for NBA’s Biggest 2016-17 Contenders

What you've heard is true: Not even the NBA's top title contenders are perfect. No matter how good a team looks on paper or on the court, there is always at least one potential hurdle or flaw that can make its pursuit of the Larry O'Brien Trophy uncomfortably daunting. Put in layman's terms: We're about to nitpick. Since the Cleveland…

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Chris Jericho Denies Rumor He Was Knocked Out by Sin Cara in Backstage Fight

WWE superstar Chris Jericho denied rumors he was knocked out by Sin Cara during a backstage brawl that allegedly took place Sunday in England. "Hmmm haven't been KOd since 1994 in Hakata Star Lanes. Another example of shoddy, uninformed 'journalism' from the stupid idiots at @MLW," Jericho tweeted. MLW used the hashtag "Y2JKOd" to describe the alleged fight, which to…

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B/R Recruiting Notebook: 5-Star DT Talks LSU-Bama, Final Visit Set for 4-Star CB

Part of the game of college football and recruiting is accepting the good with the bad. Both Texas A&M and North Carolina State were able to smile from recruiting news on Sunday after frustrating setbacks on the field on Saturday. Texas A&M suffered a loss to Mississippi State that may have damaged its College Football Playoff hopes, but the Aggies…

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NFL Power Rankings Week 10: Predicting Post-Monday Night Football Standings

We have nearly reached the end of Week 9, which concludes with the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills on Monday night. It's been an interesting week of football so far, to say the least. The Baltimore Ravens took control of the AFC North by battering the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Detroit Lions upset the Minnesota Vikings in overtime and the Oakland…

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Chris Simms’ NFL Power Rankings Ahead of Week 10

“Quality control” is NFL talk for entry level. It's a way for young coaches to dip their foot in the professional ranks to see if they can handle the position. That was never a question for my second-year offensive quality control coach down in Tampa Bay. Sure, he ate game film for breakfast, lunch and dinner to help coach Jon…

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Arsenal Transfer News: Laurent Koscielny Comments on Future, Latest Rumours

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has opened the door for a possible move away from the club in the future, although he has insisted he is currently happy at the Emirates Stadium. The France international has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League in recent seasons and has been a linchpin of the Gunners side in…

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D.J. Fluker Injury: Updates on Chargers OG’s Eye and Recovery

San Diego Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was unable to see out of one eye after he was bit in the eye by a bug in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans. Although he didn't miss game time, his recovery process heading into Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins has yet to be detailed by the organization. Continue for updates.…

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Kansas City Chiefs Extend NFL-Best Home Winning Streak to 10 Games

Fact: The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-14 on Sunday afternoon, extending their winning steak at Arrowhead Stadium to 10 games. It is the longest active home winning streak in the NFL. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights ...read…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Apologises to Manchester United Fans for Arsenal Suspension

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic issued an apology to the club's supporters after picking up his fifth booking of the Premier League season and a subsequent suspension for the crunch clash with Arsenal. The veteran sharpshooter found the net twice on Sunday for the Red Devils in a much-needed 3-1 win, although it was a bittersweet day for the forward,…

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NCAA Football Rankings 2016: Week 11 Polls, Top 25 Standings and Analysis

The Associated Press, Amway Coaches and Bleacher Report polls have been released, opening up debates around the country and establishing the real question: Who will be in the Top Four when the College Football Playoff selection committee releases its rankings? Below, we'll take a look at this week's polls and try to answer that question. Polls Analysis Washington may be…

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WWE Superstar Power Rankings Ahead of Nov. 7 Raw

Survivor Series is set for Nov. 20, and WWE Superstars on Raw and SmackDown are preparing to don their Sunday best on the rare interpromotional pay-per-view. Rankings are just as important as ever, as WWE Superstars flex their muscles for not only brand supremacy but WWE supremacy as the best on both shows. Unimpressive main-event performances from both world champions…

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MLB MVP 2016: Examining Predictions for AL and NL Award Races

MLB's rightful MVPs don't always receive the hardware. The writers voting for the recipients are smarter than ever, though. Those tasked with choosing this year's most valuable performers appreciate analytics more than they did 10 years ago, when Justin Morneau and Ryan Howard won over the more deserving Grady Sizemore and Albert Pujols, respectively. Back then, batting average, home runs…

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Antrel Rolle Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction

After going unsigned through the first half of the 2016 NFL season, veteran safety Antrel Rolle is ready to call it a career. Rolle joined NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Monday to discuss his retirement, among other topics: "I'm at total peace. Like I said, go out and you're 33 years old and you're on injured reserve last year—that's…

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15-Year-Old Boxer Dies After Fight in Russia, Criminal Investigation Launched

A criminal investigation has been launched after a 15-year-old boxer died following a competitive bout in Russia on Saturday. As reported by the Associated Press, citing a state investigative agency, the unidentified fighter is said to have been knocked down twice during the contest before the referee stopped the action. It's noted that after the fight was over, the teenager…

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College Football Rankings 2016: Week 11 Standings, Schedule and Predictions

Mississippi State brought us the first major change to the College Football Playoff rankings Saturday. If there's going to be another one in Week 11, we're going to need a similarly sized upset. This week's slate of games features few marquee matchups, with nearly every Top 25 team going head-to-head against an unranked foe. Baylor's trip to Oklahoma represents the…

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NFL Week 10 Picks: Early Predictions for Every Game

The ninth week of the 2016 NFL season is set to wrap up on Monday night when the Seattle Seahawks host the Buffalo Bills. In just a few days, Week 10 will get underway with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. The season seems to be flying by at a rapid pace, which is why it's never…

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Sergio Aguero Only Behind Thierry Henry as Best EPL Striker, Says Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is the second-best striker to play in the Premier League after Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. After City—who were leading 1-0 thanks to Aguero—were pegged back by Middlesbrough on Saturday following the Argentinian's substitution, the Sky Sports pundit wrote in his column for the Daily Mail: The problem was Pep Guardiola had taken off…

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Josh Smith: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent SF’s Future

Free-agent forward Josh Smith may try to revive his career in China. Continue for updates. CBA Team Trying to Lure Smith Monday, Nov. 7 International basketball reporter David Pick reported the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association have contacted Smith in an attempt to bring him overseas. Smith, 30, last played for the Houston Rockets. He split the…

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Premier League Hangover: Class Act Conte Casts Mourinho in Unfavourable Light

While the American writer Mark Twain's view that "comparison is the death of joy" seems perfectly equitable, when the subjects of potential scrutiny are Chelsea and Manchester United, and by extension of them Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho, to ignore parallels so delicious would be like leaving a steak in front of a dog and hoping good manners would prevent…

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Where Does the Win over Swansea Leave Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United Project?

It is probably fair to say a decent majority of Manchester United fans were left underwhelmed when Jose Mourinho's XI was revealed ahead of the Swansea City game on Sunday. With no place in the side for Anthony Martial, no place on the bench for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney all…

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A Declining Cristiano Ronaldo Risks Losing the 2016 Ballon d’Or

To no one's great surprise, Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday committed himself to Real Madrid for the next five years. 👍⚽🇵🇹 #Cristiano2021Prepare for @Cristiano's contract renewal presentation by watching some of his best goals!👉 https://t.co/f5BduugFyY 📺 pic.twitter.com/HvGjkhwaen — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 7, 2016 The player was always too important, too iconic and still too good to be allowed to…

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NFL Power Rankings: Initial Post-Sunday Breakdown Ahead of Week 10

Fans got an extensive look at the rampant parity across the NFL during Sunday's Week 9 slate—unless they were watching the Cleveland Browns or San Francisco 49ers. While the Dallas Cowboys destroyed the Browns by 25 and the New Orleans Saints put up 41 points in an 18-point victory over the 49ers, the rest of Sunday's games were decided by…

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College Football Picks Week 11: Top 25 Rankings, Schedule, Odds and Predictions

It feels like just yesterday the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners and No. 5 LSU Tigers lost in the opening week, but the 2016 regular season is already beginning to wind down as teams head into Week 11. The upcoming slate doesn't feature a number of marquee clashes, but it will continue laying the groundwork for the College Football Playoff. Below are…

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