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Manchester United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

Manchester United have signed Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the London club, the Premier League clubs said on Monday.

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Patriots, Eagles ready for Super Bowl showdown

The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have set up a second Super Bowl showdown after both teams won their respective conference championships with contrasting victories on Sunday.

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Golf: Rahm and Landry in playoff at La Quinta

Spain’s Jon Rahm and American Andrew Landry were headed for a playoff at the Career Builder Challenge after Landry made a birdie putt at the last hole on Sunday.

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Manchester United’s Carrick to retire at end of season, take coaching role

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick will retire from playing at the end of the season and take up a first-team coaching role at the Old Trafford club, manager Jose Mourinho said.

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Patriots’ Brady won’t discuss hand injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declined to discuss his injured hand on Friday or say if it would keep him from playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship game where a Super Bowl berth is on the line.

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Coleman runs 6.37 seconds to break 60m world record

American world 100m silver medalist Christian Coleman broke the 60 meters indoor world record on Friday, clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina.

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North Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympics in South

North Korea has canceled the planned visit of a delegation to South Korea to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month’s Winter Olympics, South Korean authorities said on Friday.

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Vandeweghe hit with $10k fine for obscene outburst

CoCo Vandeweghe was fined $10,000 for shouting an obscenity at her opponent in her first round match at the Australian Open on Monday.

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Ruthless Nadal storms past Dzumhur

Top seed Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a bludgeoning 6-1 6-3 6-1 defeat of Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur on Friday.

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Australian Open players fry as Melbourne heatwave continues

The Australian Open’s extreme heat policy came under increasing scrutiny on Friday as players struggled through a second consecutive day of 40 degree Celsius (104 F) heat at Melbourne Park.

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Man stabbed before Atletico Madrid game

A 22-year-old man was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed near Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium before a King’s Cup game between Atletico and Sevilla on Wednesday, emergency services said.

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Bournemouth dumped out of FA Cup by third tier Wigan

Premier League Bournemouth were dumped out of the FA Cup after an embarrassing 3-0 third-round replay defeat by third tier Wigan Athletic on Wednesday.

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Verizon renews NBA deal as it seeks to be go-to screen for sports

Verizon Communications has renewed its deal with the National Basketball Association for two years, allowing users to live-stream games on its Yahoo platform and mobile devices and access out-of market live games.

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British bobsledder Tasker to miss Games after suffering stroke

British bobsledder Bruce Tasker will miss next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics after suffering a minor stroke last week, Team GB said on Thursday.

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Corruption prosecutors investigate FIFA dealings with Austria

Austrian corruption prosecutors are investigating transactions between FIFA, the world soccer governing body, and its Austrian counterpart OFB, a spokeswoman for the prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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French cycling hero retires at 106

French cyclist Robert Marchand is retiring at the age of 106, a friend of the bike-mad centenarian has announced.

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Vice President Pence to lead U.S. delegation to Winter Olympics

Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.

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NBC plans to show player protests if they occur at Super Bowl

U.S. television network NBC, broadcaster of this year’s Super Bowl, will show any players who kneel during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial inequality, the game’s executive producer said on Tuesday.

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Twitter ties up with Fox to live-stream FIFA World Cup show

Twitter Inc is partnering with Twenty First Century Fox Inc’s Fox Sports to stream a live show on the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament set to be hosted in Russia later this year.

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Possible violation of NFL concussion protocol to be probed

A possible concussion to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during a playoff game on Sunday as put the National Football League’s injury protocol back in the spotlight.

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Journeyman golfer Fritsch banned for three months for doping violation

Canadian golfer Brad Fritsch has been banned for three months after he reported himself to PGA Tour officials for violating its anti-doping policy, the governing body said on Monday.

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Olympic steeplechase gold medalist Ashenfelter dies at 94

American Horace Ashenfelter III, who stunned the world when he won the gold medal in the 3,000-metre steeplechase at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, died on Sunday in New Jersey at age 94.

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Murray undergoes hip surgery, eyes Wimbledon return

Three-times grand slam champion Andy Murray underwent hip surgery on Monday and is determined to return to action in time for this year’s Wimbledon.

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Golf: Johnson cruises to victory in Hawaii

World number one Dustin Johnson eased to an eight-shot victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Sunday. Johnson entered the final round with a two-shot advantage and blew away the field with an eight-under-par 65 at the wide open Kapalua Plantation course on Maui.

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Olympics: Figure skating-Chen, Rippon and Zhou make U.S. team

Twice national champion Nathan Chen will lead America’s men’s figure skating team at next month’s Winter Olympics, U.S. Figure Skating announced on Sunday.