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Guillem Balague reveals new Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho after Spanish leaks

The Spanish giants are refusing to give up on signing Coutinho after their efforts were rebuffed in the summer. Coutinho then fuelled the speculation earlier this month by not unequivocally committing himself to Anfield beyond this season. This season, the Brazilian has shown little sign that he’s been affected by the speculation with 10 goals and seven assists in his last 13 starts. When asked for the latest on Coutinho, Balague predicted Liverpool will receive a bid from Barcelona but claimed the Spanish side are short on available funds. He…

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Vainglory’s World Championships shows mobile e-sports is a thing – CNET

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Panthers owner announces sale amid sexual harassment claims

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said Sunday that he would sell the National Football League franchise amid allegations that he used a racial slur against an African-American employee and sexually harassed female workers. The announcement came after the allegations first reported by Sports Illustrated — and on the same day the Panthers defeated the Green Bay Packers, making them 10-4 and ranked fifth in their conference. In a statement, Richardson said there had been “no greater mission or purpose in my life” than bringing an NFL team to Charlotte, North…

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Sports Personality of Year 2017: BBC reveal voting figures as Mo Farah triumphs

The four-time Olympic champion secured 83,524 votes to take the crown ahead of superbike rider Rea’s 80,567.  Para-athlete and Strictly Come Dancing star Jonnie Peacock came third with 73,429 votes.  “It is pretty amazing and hard to think about,” Farah said after his win. “I didn’t imagine I was ever going to win this but anything can happen. If you work hard you can achieve your dreams.” Take a look through the gallery above to see the voting results in full.

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Mo Farah wins SHOCK BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Farah ended his track career this year having won 10 global gold medals, winning the 10,000m in London but missing out yet another distance double when he finished second in the 5000m. Joshua had been a huge 1/10 favourite to win the award and become the first boxer since Joe Calzaghe to do so. But Farah, who was not in attendance on the night, was the surprise 33/1 winner ahead of three-time Superbike World Championship winner Jonathan Rea and para-athlete Jonnie Peacock. “Mate, I didn’t see that coming. I honestly…

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Chris Froome quizzed over failed drugs test at BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

Froome secured a rare double this year, winning the Spanish event just a few weeks after taking his fourth Tour de France. But he now faces questions about his integrity after it emerged this week that the Brit had provided a urine sample that contained double the legally permitted amount of Salbutamol, a controlled substance he uses to treat his asthma. Froome was nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year last month and appeared via video link from his training camp in Mallorca. “I completely get it. I understand…

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Sports Personality of the Year 2017 LIVE: Latest updates from BBC SPOTY

This year’s gala night, featuring performances from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Rag’n’Bone man, is set to take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The glitzy evening has previously been held in arenas up and down the country including Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. Anthony Joshua is a massive favourite to take top honours but four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is not expected to be far behind – a public vote will decided the overall winner of the biggest prize. But there are a number of awards…

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not impressed by Philippe Coutinho transfer question

Coutinho turned in a incredible performance at the Vitality Stadium after putting the Reds on course to a 4-0 victory with his 20th-minute strike. And his showing is sure to have turned heads at Barcelona, with the La Liga giants desperate to get the 25-year-old on-board. Liverpool stood firm in the midst of sustained interest from Ernesto Valverde in taking Coutinho to Spain over the summer. And speculation persists that the Barcelona gaffer will go back in for the playmaker when the transfer window opens next month. Klopp was asked…

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Technology 

Kodi CRACKDOWN – Users warned as major illegal streaming operation launched

KODI Kodi users are being warned about add-ons and illegal streaming devices Kodi users have been warned about using add-ons for illegal streaming or buying fully loaded boxes as a fresh piracy crackdown was launched. The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV for the online player. Research has suggested Kodi – which offers access to thousands of channels – is being used in more than five million UK homes. Kodi software is not illegal, but developers can produce third-party add-ons that…

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Vainglory debuts new 5v5 mode at its world championships – CNET

5v5 mode will see epic team fights happening in the arena.  Super Evil Megacorp Mobile multiplayer battle-arena game Vainglory has come a long way since its debut at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event. Though the game is currently played 3v3, come February, Vainglory is looking to shake things up with a new 5v5 mode it hopes will be as addictive as ever. Super Evil Megacorp, the company behind Vainglory, showed off the new mode at the Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship event in Singapore, with pro players taking to the…

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