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Senior Bowl: Baker Mayfield brings swagger to North practice

Senior Bowl: Baker Mayfield brings swagger to North practice

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Unlike the rest of the players auditioning for hundreds of NFL scouts and coaches at the Senior Bowl, Baker Mayfield did not arrive over the weekend or participate in Tuesday's weigh-ins. Once the reigning Heisman Trophy winner did arrive, however, he quickly put to rest doubts about his ability to make the jump from the Big 12 to the NFL, delivering a sparkling debut similar to the one Carson Wentz enjoyed two years ago at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Taking snaps from under center as well as from the shotgun, and lining up opposite bigger, more prototypical quarterbacks like Wyoming's rocket-armed 6-foot-5, 237-pound Josh Allen and Washington State's Luke Falk, the Pac-12's all-time leading passer, Mayfield stole the spotlight, leaving no doubt that he was the top signal-caller ...
Manchester City see off brave Bristol City to reach Carabao Cup final

Manchester City see off brave Bristol City to reach Carabao Cup final

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Manchester City kept alive their hopes of an unprecedented quadruple by reaching the Carabao Cup final with a 3-2 win at Bristol City.Goals from Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne secured a 5-3 aggregate triumph and manager Pep Guardiola's first cup final in English football.Marlon Pack's 64th-minute header and a close-range strike from Aden Flint in stoppage looked like giving Bristol City a draw on the night, but De Bruyne scored with the final kick of the match.Bristol City, in their first semi-final of a major cup competition for nearly 30 years, had retained hope of causing an upset after losing the first leg at the Etihad Stadium 2-1.There was an electric atmosphere inside Ashton Gate at kick-off with over 22,000 flags handed out to home supporters.But this was a bridge to...
Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Reds suffer shock loss in Wales

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Reds suffer shock loss in Wales

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Swansea produced one of the shock results of the season as Virgil van Dijk's Premier League debut for Liverpool turned into a nightmare.Alfie Mawson struck the 40th-minute winner for bottom club Swansea, pouncing on a poor Van Dijk clearance from a corner that Liverpool's £75million record signing possibly should not have conceded.Liverpool came into this contest unbeaten in 18 games and on a high after ending the unbeaten record of league leaders Manchester City, so few saw this 1-0 defeat coming.It was a frustrating night for Liverpool but they almost rescued a point in stoppage time when Roberto Firmino's header, from a Van Dijk cross, came back off a post.Jurgen Klopp's side dominated possession and territory throughout, but their usual invention and spark were badly missing, with 24-g
Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie completes return to Feyenoord

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie completes return to Feyenoord

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Robin van Persie is swapping Fenerbahce for FeyenoordMonday, January 22, 2018Dutch striker Robin van Persie has completed his return to his first club Feyenoord on an 18-month deal after 14 years away.The Rotterdam side confirmed on their website on Monday morning that 34-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester United man had passed a medical and would train with coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst - his former Holland team-mate - and his new colleagues for the first time later in the day.It was announced on Friday that a deal had been reached for Van Persie, with Turkish club Fenerbahce agreeing to release him from his contract.Technical director Martin van Geel told the club's website: "We have always said that Robin is more than welcome at Feyenoord and we are very happy that he now joins the...
Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy auctioned for almost $400K for CTE research

Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy auctioned for almost $400K for CTE research

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The Heisman Trophy won by running back Rashaan Salaam in 1994 sold for a record $ 399,608 at an auction on Saturday night. The proceeds will go toward CTE-related medical research in Salaam's name. Salaam died in December 2016 at age 42, but he had sold the trophy two years earlier. His death was ruled a suicide. The online auction was conducted by SCP Auctions of California. The previous record sale for a Heisman award was $ 395,240 that was paid for Bruce P. Smith's 1941 trophy. Other Heisman trophies that have sold through the years include O.J. Simpson's 1968 trophy ($ 255,000 in 1999), Paul Hornung's 1956 award ($ 250,000 in 2000) and Charles White's 1979 trophy ($ 184,000 in 2000). Salaam was a standout running back at the University of Colorado who was drafted in the first round by ...