• Federation Internationale de Football Association to expand World Cup to 48 countries
Federation Internationale de Football Association to expand World Cup to 48 countries

With 80 matches instead of 64, Federation Internationale de Football Association forecasts the equivalent of $US1 billion ($A1.4 billion) extra income at current rates from broadcasting and sponsor deals, plus ticket sales, compared to $5.5 billion revenue forecast for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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  • Titles or not, Saban knows people remember last game
Titles or not, Saban knows people remember last game

Several months of college football has come down to one game. The Tigers can attack Alabama in a variety of ways. How often does a team change the offensive coordinator the week before a title game? "We were really disappointed in ourselves as a defense".

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  • NFL Wildcard Weekend Playoffs Dolphins vs. Steelers Predictions 1/8/17
NFL Wildcard Weekend Playoffs Dolphins vs. Steelers Predictions 1/8/17

Steelers 31-19 over the Dolphins. On his first 20 carries, Bell produced 12 rushes for 96 yards against 7 or few defenders in the box - and 7 rushes for 52 yards against 8-plus defenders. Brown finished with 124 receiving yards. Why watch: Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 4,027 yards this season. Sunday marked Bell's fourth game with at least ...

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  • It's out: Western Michigan confirms P.J. Fleck leaving for Minnesota
It's out: Western Michigan confirms P.J. Fleck leaving for Minnesota

Beauregard says she anticipates a number of Fleck's assistants will accompany him to Minnesota , but could not share names. "We believe we had an unbelievable offer out there", she said. Will Fleck be the coach finally to author a long-awaited breakthrough? Regardless of the answer, it's a safe bet that winning the Big Ten West just became a m...

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  • Rooney equals club record as Man Utd flogs Reading
Rooney equals club record as Man Utd flogs Reading

He created United's second goal in the 15th minute by playing a one-two with Anthony Martial , who stroked a cool effort into the bottom-right corner. And eight minutes later it was 2-0 as Martial was given far too much time and space to glide into the box and curl into the bottom corner. However, this is a player whose form has been poor all te...

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  • Paul Richardson makes incredible one-handed touchdown catch
Paul Richardson makes incredible one-handed touchdown catch

Moves: To at least give themselves a chance to advance field position and limit the work of Richard Sherman to cornerback, Seattle this week signed former all-pro Devin Hester, 34, to return kicks. Linebacker DeAndre Levy (knee), offensive tackle Riley Reiff (hip) and returner/wide receiver Andre Roberts (shoulder) Are listed as questionab...

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  • Defending champions Cleveland acquire sharp-shooter Korver
Defending champions Cleveland acquire sharp-shooter Korver

Mike Dunleavy Jr . likely will never play a possession for the Hawks , and the draft pick that they acquired will not be available to them for at least another two years. Make no mistake, the presence of LeBron James , Kyrie Irving , and Kevin Love is the primary reason that the Cavs are so potent on the offensive end.

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs Miami Dolphins
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Miami Dolphins

Miami beat the Steelers 30-15 in Week 6 of the regular season, behind a 204 yard rushing performance from Jay Ajayi . Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will get another crack at the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger. That means Pouncey and Steelers guards David DeCastro and Ramon Foster ( who in our eyes is the weak spot on their O-line) ...

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  • DeAndre Hopkins, Kareem Jackson predict Alabama-Clemson title game
DeAndre Hopkins, Kareem Jackson predict Alabama-Clemson title game

Host Adnan Virk, along with analysts Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell and reporter Marty Smith, will be live from Clemson, S.C. Molly McGrath will be joined by analysts David Pollack and Booger McFarland, as well as reporter Tom Rinaldi from Tuscaloosa, Ala .

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  • Conte hits back at Mourinho's Chelsea schedule complaints
Conte hits back at Mourinho's Chelsea schedule complaints

Spurs beat the visitors for just the fifth time in 50 Premier League meetings between the sides, with two Alli goals , both expertly-crated by Christian Eriksen, either side of half time. We must fight to stay at the top. "At the end of the first half and then in the second half after we miss the chances to score, but this can happen ".

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  • Coach Invites Ronda Rousey to Train With 'Cyborg' Justino
Coach Invites Ronda Rousey to Train With 'Cyborg' Justino

And then she got knocked out. You have to understand that when you try to bring somebody in from the outside, and let's mention a few of those names, just to give those people on Twitter some respect; that they've been comparing Ronda Rousey to some of the other legends WWE has brought in.

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  • NFL Odds: Seahawks, Steelers, Packers, Texans All Favored On Wild Card Weekend
NFL Odds: Seahawks, Steelers, Packers, Texans All Favored On Wild Card Weekend

The relationship between coach Bill O'Brien and GM Rick Smith has never been super cozy and the issues at quarterback have become acute. Cook replaced Matt McGloin , who started in Week 17, when the quarterback suffered a shoulder injury, completing 14 of 21 passes for 150 yards in his debut.

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  • Canada Falls To USA In World Junior Final
Canada Falls To USA In World Junior Final

The U.S. scored twice in the second. Canada outshot the Americans 31-28 in regulation time and 17-7 in the 20-minute overtime, when US goalie Tyler Parsons was spectacular and Canada's Carter Hart survived some hairy scrambles around his crease.

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  • James Rodriguez hopes new year brings improved prospects at Real Madrid
James Rodriguez hopes new year brings improved prospects at Real Madrid

Sevilla would have been forgiven for worrying about Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie against Real Madrid , given he has scored five hat-tricks against them. "I don't think that what's been said is true, but you'd have to ask him". A number of people tweeted images of Lahoz wearing a Real Madrid shirt, while television ...

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  • Lucas Perez strike was pure class - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Lucas Perez strike was pure class - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal had already reduced the deficit to 3-2 when it gained a man advantage in the 82nd minute with the dismissal of Simon Francis for a challenge on Aaron Ramsey. In what was an exciting evening of Premier League action, here is What's Hot and What's Not from Tuesday's top-flight games... Edie Howe's troops played some scintillating football ...

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  • Lions not anxious about backing into playoffs
Lions not anxious about backing into playoffs

They were up against the worst San Francisco defence in 70 years, having allowed more touchdowns, points and rushing yards this year than any season since 1946. I recommend playing the UNDER . The performance of this team has not lived up to my expectations or those of our fans, and that is truly disappointing.

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  • Pep Guardiola sets new season target
Pep Guardiola sets new season target

Earlier, the Spaniard had told NBC , in an interview entitled Inside the Mind of Pep Guardiola, that he is already approaching the end of his managerial career. Claudio Bravo did little to silence his doubters.... For a game that opened up in frantic fashion as the 90 minute-mark drew close, Vardy's nose for goals and artful finishing was sore...

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  • Pats knock off Dolphins, secure home-field advantage in playoffs
Pats knock off Dolphins, secure home-field advantage in playoffs

Even after Brady hooked up with Julian Edelman for a rally-killing 77-yard catch and run touchdown, Miami again came back. "It's just important to keep that foot on the gas pedal", Brady said. The idea that Gase could come into his stadium and out-coach him is nearly laughable. "It happens. A lot". It ended with a Tom Brady touchdown pass to...

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  • Report card: 49ers fight but fall in Kelly's last stand
Report card: 49ers fight but fall in Kelly's last stand

Reporters also inquired about the locker room sentiment regarding Jed York's decision to make changes at head coach and general manager. "I hate backing off any time ever", Carroll said. "So, here we go", Carroll said. "Chip's a great guy". Seattle's passing offense ranks 10 in the National Football League, and receiver Doug Baldwin (1,128 ...

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  • ICYMI in NFL Week 17: Rodgers, Pack soar; Cousins, Skins out
ICYMI in NFL Week 17: Rodgers, Pack soar; Cousins, Skins out

For their victory, the Packers get a home date with the Giants, their familiar playoff nemesis. Reiff was a Saturday addition to the Lions' injury report, and worked out before the game but was unable to go Sunday. "I'm going to go into this offseason with a hunger that has always been there", Cousins vowed after throwing two picks against NY, ...

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  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte 'not just a boss,' insists Diego Costa
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte 'not just a boss,' insists Diego Costa

Pep Guardiola says Anfield will play an important role in which way the game goes when Manchester City travel to Liverpool. "It's a derby and one we will both want to win", he said. Guardiola enjoyed a wonderful start to life in English football, with 10 consecutive wins in all competitions - six of those coming in the Premier League - but so...

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  • #360debate: Are Man City out of the title race?
#360debate: Are Man City out of the title race?

That is why his team tried to focus on defense and rely on counterattacks in the game against City, whose defense is not reliable as well. Will it put pressure on them? "I don't know what will happen tomorrow". Today, Chelsea are guaranteed to end the first half of the season at least three points clear of everybody else, six with a win, and pe...

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  • Packers will host Giants in NFC Wild Card playoffs
Packers will host Giants in NFC Wild Card playoffs

There are no restrictions on intra-division games. The loser of this game will still get into the playoffs if Washington loses its game to the New York Giants earlier in the day. He set career highs for rushing yards and total offense against Dallas, then smashed both of them in the first half against Green Bay. On a 3rd-and-15 in Green Bay's...

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  • Penn State aims to contain USC's Jackson in Rose Bowl
Penn State aims to contain USC's Jackson in Rose Bowl

Mascot prediction: A Trojan vs. a Nittany Lion is fun. USC played the first-ever football game in the Rose Bowl Stadium, a 12-0 loss to California in 1922. Turnover differential favors Penn State . USC defeated Penn State , 14-2. Were he to have a return of that length - were he to have a return at all against USC - it would be somewhat as...

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  • Fiesta Bowl: Barrett & Buckeyes vs. Watson and Tigers on KPUG
Fiesta Bowl: Barrett & Buckeyes vs. Watson and Tigers on KPUG

They've given up 16 points or less in 7 consecutive games. Clemson features two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson at quarterback, plus a stout defensive line. Elflein and Malik Hooker became the first pair of Ohio State teammates to be named consensus All-Americans in the same year since Orlando Pace and Eddie George in 1995.

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