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Rick Perry returns to Trump Tower for another Cabinet interview

Rick Perry returns to Trump Tower for another Cabinet interview

Rick Perry is apparently back in the mix to join the Trump cabinet. If Trump picks any of the four, he will break tradition by not putting scientists at the top of the Energy Department. The Department of Energy was one of three federal agencies Perry pledged to abolish if elected president, along with Department of Commerce and the Department of Education - but in an enormous debate gaffe, Perry could only remember Commerce and Education.



Toronto FC 'just getting started,' coach Vanney says

This isn't to say the Sounders don't deserve credit for their win. A crowd of 36,045 - a record for soccer at BMO Field - filled the stadium; eyes from across the city and country tuned in. Frei would also save from Michael Bradley in the penalty shootout before Justin Morrow saw his effort crash back against the crossbar, making the Seattle Sounders the 2016 MLS Cup winners.


Cristiano Ronaldo wins fourth Ballon d'Or crowning a memorable year

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fourth Ballon d'Or crowning a memorable year

It caps off a career year for the Real Madrid and Portugal forward after claiming the European Championship and Champions League titles in 2016. Following the end of its merged agreement with football's governing body FIFA, the 2016 Ballon d'Or award - now run exclusively by its founder France Football magazine - was decided by a vote of 173 journalists for the 30 nominated players.



Giants alerted NFL that Steelers used deflated balls

Additionally, a Giants official told ESPN that they did not file a complaint. He went on to report that the Giants tested two footballs on the sideline during the game and that both came back under league standards for PSI. The NFL acted quickly to deny it was facing another Deflategate crisis. The Patriots and their owner, Robert Kraft, have been highly critical of the Deflategate penalties and the procedures followed by the league in investigating the matter.


Pumped-up Payton coaches Saints to 49-21 rout of Rams

Pumped-up Payton coaches Saints to 49-21 rout of Rams

Goff led Los Angeles on an eight-play, 79-yard drive at the end of the second quarter that ended with the touchdown pass to Kendricks and cut New Orleans' lead to 28-21. "We got the right look and the timing was right, " Payton explained. The 49 points scored were the most by the Saints this year, and were the most given up by the Rams in the Jeff Fisher Era.



Penn State moves to No

Penn State's case: Champion of the best conference in college football; nine straight victories thanks to an offense that might even make Alabama sweat; a triumph over No. They should still wind up in a New Year's Day bowl game thanks to a schedule that included six games against top 10 teams and no losses to a team ranked lower than No.