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Pellegrini believes Milner will sign new deal at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident England midfielder James Milner will sign a new contract in the near future. Pellegrini and Milner recently gave the impression a deal was close but reports this week claimed talks between the parties had stalled. Pellegrini admits discussions are still ongoing but expects a positive outcome. Asked if he expected Milner to stay...
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Rosenthal: Braves trade Justin Upton to Padres

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Jameis Winston Theme Song Is Outstanding

It's Friday, Christmas is near, and you're probably hung over after watching the worst nationally televised football game in the history of the NFL. So you probably need a nice pick me up early in the morning. Well, you're in luck. Because Jameis Winston has his own parody song now. "I will survive," meets "5 will survive." So good. Oregon fans should be playing this at their Rose...
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A's trade All-Star catcher Derek Norris to Padres

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot. San Diego's been busy, too. At about the same time they wrapped up...
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Kid Rock to perform pre-race concert at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February. Daytona International Speedway said Friday he will play several hits as well as new single ''First Kiss.'' Kid Rock's appearance coincides with the launch of his album ''First Kiss.'' The album will be released Feb. 24, two days after the showcase race. He joins a long list of past...
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'Colbert Report' final number includes Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Alexi Lalas & many other celebs

Stephen Colbert's brilliant decade-long run with "The Colbert Report" concluded with a bang Thursday night while everyone else was glued to the Jacksonville Jaguars-Tennessee Titans slugfest. (Not quite but it was actually an entertaining game.) An array of celebrities joined Colbert for the song "We'll Meet Again" including Bryan Cranston, George Lucas, Tim Meadows, Willie Nelson...
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6th man set to plead guilty in MLB steroid case

MIAMI (AP) A sixth man has pleaded guilty to playing a key role in illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players and other athletes. Juan Carlos Nunez pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to distribute testosterone, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence. Court documents say Nunez referred several players to the defunct Biogenesis of America...
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C.M. Punk interview gets testy; Danielle Knudson is Fox-y

Former WWE superstar CM Punk did a slew of media on Thursday to promote his new career in the UFC. One interview, however, did not go so well. Things were extremely awkward and testy between Punk and TSN host, Michael Landsberg. I suggest you take the time to watch the full 16-minutes interview above to see how it goes off the rails, but you can also get a taste of it in the one...
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Thunder-Lakers Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder certainly remember what a Kevin Durant injury meant for them earlier this season. The Thunder could be without the NBA's reigning MVP again Friday night when they try to continue their success against the Los Angeles Lakers. Durant broke his right foot in the preseason and missed the first 17 games, leaving Oklahoma City (12-14) without its biggest offensive...
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Clubs unite to hail retiring former Barcelona defender Abdidal

Eric Abidal's former clubs have paid tribute after the defender announced his retirement from football. The 35-year-old, who won four Spanish titles and two Champions Leagues with Barcelona and three successive French titles with Lyon, called time on his career on Friday after half a season with Greek side Olympiacos. Prior to that, he had returned to his first professional club...
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Raptors-Pistons Preview

The Toronto Raptors are still seeking improvement even though they own the Eastern Conference's best record. The Detroit Pistons are near the other end of the standings amid their worst single-season home losing streak in nearly half a century. The Raptors will be in search of a fifth straight victory Friday night when they try to extend the Pistons' home slide to 12 games. Toronto...
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AP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday because the agreement had not yet been announced. Peavy gets a $4 million signing bonus, $7 million next season and...
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Former top Los Angeles Angels pick shot to death after children argue oevr candy

A former high draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels was shot to death Wednesday in College Park, Ga., after a fight that started over candy, Myfoxatlanta.com reported. Ryan Bolden, a 23-year-old from Mississippi, was visiting someone at an apartment complex when 10- and 11-year-olds began arguing over candy. According to the report, adults became involved and Bolden, who was taken...
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Cavs try to regain rhythm with Brooklyn in town

The Cleveland Cavaliers had their home winning streak snapped with their worst defeat of the season, which drew the ire of coach David Blatt and caused Kyrie Irving to put in some extra work. As Irving looks to recover from one of his least productive efforts, Cleveland hopes to get back on track defensively while avoiding its fourth loss in five games Friday night against the visiting...
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CFB AM: 4 great reasons Harbaugh would take the Michigan job

It’s been wild watching the Jim Harbaugh-Michigan story unfold this week on the Internet and social media. There’s an insatiable appetite for any piece of information, whether it has even a kernel of truth or not, and the wild rumors are incredible. A number of you have reached out via email or Twitter to say essentially, “So what is actually true, and when are you media GOING...
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Mourinho confident Chelsea midfielder Hazard will sign new contract

Eden Hazard is set to sign a new deal with Chelsea, where Jose Mourinho believes he can become an all-time great. Now in his third season at Stamford Bridge, the 23-year-old winger is playing better than ever and has netted four goals in his last seven matches. The Belgium international is set to be rewarded with a lucrative, long-term deal in west London, with reports suggesting...
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Abidal cuts short playing career at Olympiakos

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announced his retirement from football on Friday, a day before his last match. Abidal said he will finish after playing for Olympiakos against Kalloni on Saturday, with 18 months left on his contract. He cited personal reasons for stopping, without elaborating. Abidal played at two World Cups for France, and won...
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Braves trade Justin Upton to Padres

Justin Upton, whose name has been involved in trade talks for some time, was traded by the Atlanta Braves on Friday to the San Digeo Padres, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported Friday. Upton, 27, is coming off the finest season of his career. He hit .270 with 29 home runs and 102 RBI. The Padres now have a completely remade outfield after they officially acquired Matt Kemp from...
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Top 31 Moments: No. 13 -- Jimmie Johnson's crazy season

Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 13.   As seasons go, few drivers had a stranger or more disappointing one than six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, who won four races but finished the year 11th in points, the worst finish of his 13-year career...
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Celtics coach McCarty to have larceny charge dismissed

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed. The MetroWest Daily News reports that under a deal reached in court Thursday, the 40-year-old McCarty has until Dec. 31 to pay the money. Prosecutors say McCarty...
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Larceny charge vs. Celtics coach to be dismissed

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed. The MetroWest Daily News (http://bit.ly/1wSGOEw ) reports that under a deal reached in court Thursday, the 40-year-old McCarty has until Dec. 31 to pay the...
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Fellaini claims he was made scapegoat for United's poor season

Marouane Fellaini claims that he was made the scapegoat for Manchester United's poor 2013/14 season because he was David Moyes' signing. The Belgian arrived from Everton for £27m last year as an underwhelming deadline-day arrival and then struggled as United finished seventh. "Last season we didn't play well as a team and it was easy for people outside the club to say it was me...
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F1: Ecclestone trying to revive South African GP

MOSCOW (AP) Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule. There has not been an F1 race in Africa since the last South African Grand Prix in 1993. ''We're in the middle of trying to do something in South Africa,'' Ecclestone told Russian agency R-Sport. ''We used to have a race there and it would be nice to get back there again, to that part...
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Manchester United boss Van Gaal will take time over Falcao decision

Louis van Gaal will not make a call on Radamel Falcao's future until the striker has an extended run in the Manchester United first team. Despite a difficult, injury-hit start to life at Old Trafford, Falcao this week spelled out his desire to stay at the club beyond the end of the season. The Colombian, who is on a season-long loan from Monaco, says he is settled in Manchester and...
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Barcelona forward Neymar fit to face Cordoba but Alves struggling

Neymar has been passed fit for Barcelona's Primera Division clash with Cordoba at the Nou Camp on Saturday. The Brazil forward has missed the last two games against Getafe in the league and Huesca in the Copa del Rey because of a sore ankle but took full part in training on Friday and is set to feature against the promoted side. His compatriot Dani Alves' involvement looks far less...
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