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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Steelers RB Bell approaching signing deadline

The Pittsburgh Steelers-Le’Veon Bell drama is heading toward a conclusion. FILE PHOTO – Oct 18, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 25-13. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images According to multiple reports Sunday morning, representatives for the holdout Bell haven’t told the Steelers when, or if, the disgruntled running back will show up this season. But the Steelers don’t…

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NFL notebook: Still no sign of Steelers RB Bell

Le’Veon Bell did not report to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday, the day after the NFL trade deadline passed. He now has forfeited more than $7 million in salary during his holdout. FILE PHOTO: Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Bell has two weeks to report and still be eligible to play this season.…

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RB Leipzig 2-0 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers side lose in Europa League

Matheus Cunha opened the scoring for Leipzig Celtic’s Europa League hopes were dented after the concession of two sloppy goals in four first-half minutes against RB Leipzig in Germany. Both sides were well short of full strength, but the Bundesliga club’s superior depth of squad told. Celtic looked to have survived early Leipzig pressure until Matheus Cunha fired the opener on the half-hour mark. A deflected Bruma shot doubled the lead and a fine Craig Gordon save denied Jean-Kevin Augustin a third. Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick had said before kick-off…

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NFL notebook: With RB Fournette out, Jaguars acquire Hyde

With starting running back Leonard Fournette ruled out for his third straight game and limited to just 20 carries this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns for a fifth-round draft pick. FILE PHOTO: Sep 30, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) runs the ball against New York Jets linebacker Avery Williamson (54) during the first half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Fournette suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener against the New York…

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Nebraska releases RB Bell | Reuters

Nebraska running back Greg Bell, a highly touted junior college transfer, received his release from the team Friday. FILE PHOTO: Sep 22, 2018; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan defenders Rashan Gary, left, and Josh Metellus tackle Nebraska running back Greg Bell during the first half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press via USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Bell was not on the travel roster as Nebraska (0-4, 0-2 Big Ten) prepared to head to Madison, Wis., to meet the Badgers (3-1, 1-0) in a conference matchup on…

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Bills RB McCoy denies child abuse allegations

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy took to social media Tuesday afternoon to defend himself against new accusations of child abuse. FILE PHOTO: Sep 9, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) waits for a hand off before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo He fired back on Twitter, beginning his tweet: “I LOVE MY BOY!!!” He also posted a statement: “The allegations made against me today regarding my relationship with my son are provably…

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NFL notebook: Bills RB takes helmet-to-head hit

Buffalo running back Taiwan Jones left the Bills’ game against the Los Angeles Chargers in the third quarter Sunday after he took a brutal hit to his bare head in the end zone. Sep 16, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills trainers attend to running back Taiwan Jones (26) after being hurt on a kickoff during the second half against the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Murphy muffed a punt into the end zone. Jones scooped the ball, was…

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Raiders RB Lynch sits for national anthem

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch became the latest NFL player to take a stand by sitting during the playing of the national anthem before his team’s season opener against the visiting Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. Sep 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Lynch also sat for the anthem throughout last season, raising the ire of President Donald Trump. Trump…

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Raiders RB Lynch sits for national anthem

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch became the latest NFL player to take a stand by sitting during the playing of the national anthem before his team’s season opener against the visiting Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. Sep 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Lynch also sat for the anthem throughout last season, raising the ire of President Donald Trump. Trump…

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