• Former world footballer of the year George Weah wins Liberia's presidential election
Former world footballer of the year George Weah wins Liberia's presidential election

It means Weah will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to become president next month, the country's first democratic transition since 1944. As news of Mr Weah's victory emerged on Thursday, his supporters began celebrating in the capital Monrovia.

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  • New mom Serena makes return to tennis courts
New mom Serena makes return to tennis courts

Samantha Stosur says it would be "absolutely remarkable" if Serena Williams fronted up to defend her Australian Open crown. A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall".

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  • Browns coach Jackson convinced he'll be back next season
Browns coach Jackson convinced he'll be back next season

The comments are a reference to a statement he made last year, when he vowed that the Browns would improve in the following year after their 1-15 campaign in 2016. "I'm sure it is hard for them, too, but hopefully, I have shown them through my work ethic, through our coaching staff's work ethic and how the players have been and how they respond tha...

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  • NFL cancels the final Sunday Night Football game of 2017
NFL cancels the final Sunday Night Football game of 2017

Since this Sunday is New Year's Eve, that means there wouldn't be as many viewers. The options this year are Jacksonville-Tennessee and Carolina-Atlanta, but both Atlanta and Tennessee could be locked into a Wild Card spot with losses by certain teams, which could cause those teams to rest their starters.

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  • Dana White Reacts To Conor McGregor vs. Georges St-Pierre Rumors
Dana White Reacts To Conor McGregor vs. Georges St-Pierre Rumors

In an appearance on ESPN's Undisputed , White only stirred up the rumor mill even more while showing optimism that a deal could come soon. " I actually have a meeting with those guys today ", White added, noting that he is meeting with Mayweather's crew.

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  • Lingard double saves Manchester United against Burnley
Lingard double saves Manchester United against Burnley

It is hard not to scoff when Jose Mourinho claims spending almost £300 million (US$403 million) on new signings is "not enough", but for Manchester United's owners that is the stark reality if they want to compete with Manchester City .

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  • [Teams] Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups From Selhurst Park
[Teams] Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups From Selhurst Park

The Gunners came back from 2-0 down against Liverpool last week to salvage a point with a 3-3 draw. Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury. Thursday sees Arsene Wenger's Arsenal make the short trip south to face Roy Hodgson's resurgent Eagles side in a London derby under the Selhurst Park...

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  • Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Mark Lawrenson delivers London derby prediction
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Mark Lawrenson delivers London derby prediction

Palace have proven hard to beat in the last few weeks and, coupled with Arsenal's average record on the road, that should help them pick up a point in front of their own supporters on Thursday night. Palace have Christian Benteke back following his suspension. The games coming up are the ones you look forward to play in this league. Arsenal...

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  • Cardinals, Bruce Arians To Part Ways In 'Amicable' Split
Cardinals, Bruce Arians To Part Ways In 'Amicable' Split

Arians' comments mesh with NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reporting on Sunday that the 65-year-old's future remains up in the air. It makes sense that there would still be a level of mutual respect between him and the Cardinals organization.

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  • Southern Miss vs. Florida State - Independence Bowl
Southern Miss vs. Florida State - Independence Bowl

The Seminoles won the final four games of 2017 to finish 7-6 on the season. Southern Miss is in a bowl for the third straight season. New Florida State coach Willie Taggart discusses his 2018 recruiting class, getting to know his new players, and hiring a new coaching staff while speaking to media on Thursday.

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  • West Ham icon Etherington launches scathing attack on referee Madley
West Ham icon Etherington launches scathing attack on referee Madley

Long's flag had been raised nearly immediately as Nathan Ake's header went into the net via Wilson's head then shoulder. With the scoreline at 2-1, Begovic slipped upon clearing the ball, which unfortunately ended in a Marko Arnautovic goal.

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  • Sam Darnold would be 'honored' to play for any National Football League team
Sam Darnold would be 'honored' to play for any National Football League team

Recent reports have stated that UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen did not want to be drafted by the Cleveland Browns , and his comment on Tuesday where he said he would rather be taken at a lower selection by the right team than a higher pick by the wrong one essentially confirmed that.

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  • Chiefs make QB switch for suddenly intriguing Week 17
Chiefs make QB switch for suddenly intriguing Week 17

Leading up to the game, Reid did not want to set the bar too high for what we might expect to see. Reid confirmed many younger players will get extended action in the finale, meaning Mahomes may not have the benefit of working with Pro Bowlers Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt and one of the league's better offensive lines.

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  • Bender's lob to Chandler with 0.6 seconds left lifts Suns over Grizzlies
Bender's lob to Chandler with 0.6 seconds left lifts Suns over Grizzlies

Devin Booker made his return after missing nine games due to injury, recording a team-high 32 points and six assists in the victory. Tied at 97 with 0.6 seconds remaining, the Suns inbounded the ball on their offensive end. The Suns led 57-53 at halftime and 70-65 late in the third quarter when the Grizzlies went on a 15-6 run and pushed ahead...

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"We Are Here To Change The Constitution", Says Union Minister, Hegde

The 49-year-old minister was speaking at a function in Kukanur of Koppal district of Karnataka when he urged people to "claim with pride that they are Muslim, Christian, Lingayat, Brahmin, or a Hindu". "But if you claim to be secular, there arises a doubt about who you are". Calling it an outright insult to the medical profession, Gogoi said ...

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  • Hamilton sorry for criticising dress-wearing nephew
Hamilton sorry for criticising dress-wearing nephew

Hamilton posted a Snapchat video making fun of his young relative for wearing a dress that he got a Christmas present. I meant no harm and did not mean to offend anyone at all. But the trolls ignored one key thing: THE KID HIMSELF WAS LAUGHING! . "Go stick your toxic masculinity up your a**e". - Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton ) December 2...

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  • Chess federation says Israel excluded from Saudi-hosted match
Chess federation says Israel excluded from Saudi-hosted match

But the championships are facing controversy from multiple angles. Mr. Aizenberg said that Saudi Arabia's failure to issue visas to his team was a violation of the rules of the World Chess Federation , also known by its French acronym, F.I.D.E., and that the seven Israeli players who had planned to attend were now seeking financial compensat...

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  • Foul calls missed on Durant, LeBron
Foul calls missed on Durant, LeBron

And speaking of blocks, Kevin Durant sent his share of shots back too, getting credited for 5 rejections, including this one against Tristan Thompson (though it's arguable that Green should've gotten the credit for it) in the second half which led to a Durant dunk at the other end.

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  • Collins calls Apple a
Collins calls Apple a "cancer"

That would be the only person I would change out of our secondary group. Besides, the other two guys, (Rodgers-Cromartie) and (Jenkins), I love those two guys. Apple's mother, Annie, underwent brain surgery in November. Collins was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Annie Apple and Eli's stepfather, Tim Apple, divorced.

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  • Patriots Sign Former Steelers Linebacker Harrison
Patriots Sign Former Steelers Linebacker Harrison

Harrison visited Gillette Stadium on Tuesday after being released by the Steelers on Friday. In a corresponding move, the Steelers activated offensive starting Marcus Gilbert , who missed the previous four games while serving a suspension for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

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