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Saints miss out on compensatory draft picks in 2019 Draft

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The compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. They didn't get back a fourth-round pick, but they did acquire the very first compensatory pick in Round 3, and three later picks in Round 5, Round 6, and Round 7. Read More »

Taiwan's Hsieh stuns Kerber to reach Dubai quarters

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After her inexplicable meltdown on court, Osaka wasn't able to keep her emotions in check during her press conference and at one point was asked if she needed to leave the room to compose herself. I totally understand Naomi", WTA quoted Kvitova , as saying.The Czech veteran player reflected on her path on the tennis court and said that it took her nearly a year to adjust to the spotlight."It took me a while, for sure, then three years to win another Grand Slam. Read More »

Ronaldo reminds Atletico of Champions League haul

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He already riled up the home crowd during the game , making a gesture towards the fans at the Wanda Metropolitano , before showing the same hand signal in the mixed zone. "We started positively, a we knew their qualities, but should've been more focused on the set plays. He is confident with these kinds of matches", Allegri said. Read More »

Russell excited for testing as FW42 breaks cover in Barcelona

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Daniil Kvyat topped the speed charts on day three of preseason testing in Barcelona for Toro Rosso as Williams finally got its 2019 entry out on-track for the first time.Alfa Romeo's Kimi. At least a few reports in the media are pointing fingers at chief technical officer Paddy Lowe. I went around the factory and saw everybody in January, and I was amazed. Read More »

FIFA Bans Chelsea For Two Transfer Windows Over Under-Age Signings

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Chelsea are thought to be likely to appeal, but if there is evidence of wrongdoing, we have little chance of being successful. "The Disciplinary Committee sanctioned Chelsea with a ban on registering new players at both national and worldwide level for the next two (2) complete and consecutive registration periods". Read More »

India reacts to Imran Khan's statement, taunts 'Naya Pakistan'

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Coverage of Pakistan Super League has been suspended in India. The Pulwama terror attack which resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans has impacted India and Pakistan cricket relations in a big way. India on Tuesday hit back at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that his comments on the Pulwama terror attack are "not surprising". They also included those of the 2011 World Cup semi-final match played between India and Pakistan in Mohali. Read More »

Bayern earning draw amid Anfield atmosphere hardly a nightmare for Liverpool

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After the full-time whistle was blown, Klopp seemed to have an angry exchange with opposite number Kovac - though insists it was a misunderstanding. The coach set up the team perfectly and they were rewarded with this result. Together with current club president Uli Hoeness, Rummenigge played in another goalless draw in Liverpool in 1981 only to exit the competition with a 1-1 in Munich. Read More »

Chelsea FC draw up two-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri

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This is the team that Maurizio Sarri has chosen for this evening's game! "I think in the first 30 minutes we understood why Jorginho is very important for our team", Sarri insisted. The 60-year-old Italian's future as Blues boss is under scrutiny following humiliating losses at Bournemouth and Manchester City - the latter 6-0 defeat Chelsea's worst in 28 years - and faces a trying period. Read More »

Ferrari stays top with Leclerc quickest on day two of F1 testing

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The Monegasque produced a best time of one minute 18.247 seconds and did 157 laps, compared with Vettel's 1:18.161 and 169 laps on Monday, in dry but partially cloudy conditions and chilly temperatures at the Circuit de Catalunya. Alfa Romeo, the renamed former Sauber team, had 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen in new overalls after leaving Ferrari and completing 114 laps after an early trip into the gravel that brought out the first red flag of 2019. Read More »

Split not down to cash says Osaka

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I was kind of counting on that. Osaka hopes to add a coach before getting to her Indian Wells title defense. The user "ergo505" had written "I wish you get awful injury" over and over, while also calling her "scum" and hoping she became disabled. Read More »

Carolina Hurricanes Owner Gives AAF $250 Million Investment

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The money problems for the AAF is so bad that the league has struggled to pay its players. Some believe the National Football League may one day buy the AAF, but Dundon said that wasn't on his mind when he made the investment. Dundon said the AAF won't be seeking more investors at this time. "The way we set it up, I think, is well in excess of what I think we'll need for the league to be sustainable or profitable without me having to prop it up". Read More »

Wild Trade Charlie Coyle To Bruins For Ryan Donato

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The Bruins now sit second in the Atlantic Division with 80 points through 60 games this season. The NHL Trade Deadline is Monday and we expect the next few days to be very active. Hayes is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Rangers, who are not in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference, would be smart to deal him before the February 25 trade deadline and get an asset or two for their rebuild. Read More »

Down 23, No. 2 Duke rallies to stun No. 16 Louisville

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It was the Blue Devils largest halftime deficit of the season. Williamson has done a little of everything this year, posting averages of 21.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.2 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game. This result was mostly a credit to the comeback, and how risky Duke can be when it decides to flex its toughness on the defensive end of the court. Read More »

Azinger: WGC Course "Sets Up Perfectly For Tiger"

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The 30-year-old American birdied the last four holes to win his fifth PGA Tour title. Mickelson claimed his 44th PGA Tour title at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am last week and will be participating in his 600th event on the circuit at Club de Golf Chapultepec . Read More »

Djokovic bags top honour at Laureus Awards

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In the year 2018, he was swept aside by the South Korean, Hyeon Chung in the pre-quarters of the Australian Open and the Italian, Marco Cecchinato defeated Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros. Simone Biles wasn't there in person to make a speech like that after winning the Sportswoman of the Year award, which she had taken home in 2017 as well. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell To Become Unrestricted Free Agent As Steelers Decline Tag

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However, the Steelers did not want to increase Bell's salary to more than it already was, prompting the running back to essentially boycott all of last season. If the Steelers tried to execute a sign-and-trade off the transition tag - matching another team's offer sheet and then dealing him - the NFLPA would likely argue the team was breaking the spirit of the tag and the CBA, according to a source. Read More »

Allegri says Dybala will start against Atletico; Khedira out

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Can I go?" Allegri joked. The Juventus midfielder was linked with a move away from Turin in the summer, but preferred to stay to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo . "Alvaro Morata has grown a lot since he was with us", said Allegri. Ronaldo has faced Atletico on as many as 31 occasions, and the first of those appearances came in the colours of Real during the early months of 2010 as his side prevailed by a 3-2 scoreline without him providing a goal or assist. Read More »

Opelka claims maiden ATP title in NY

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On Saturday, he saved five set points in the first set of 7-6 (7) 4-6 6-3 victory over No. 6 seed Sam Querrey . Opelka, ranked 89th, finished two aces shy of Ivo Karlovic's ATP best-of-three-set record of 45 from Halle in 2015 for the second consecutive match, having also smashed 43 in beating U.S. Read More »

Alfa Romeo unveils 2019 auto in Barcelona pitlane

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Former Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen joins the team this season, after swapping seats with Academy graduate Charles Leclerc who impressed with Sauber in his debut campaign past year. And we can get better. "We had a very high evolution in the last races of last season, so we are hoping to start from there", he told Sky Italia. There's only a very limited amount of days that we can do testing so we need to put laps and learn from the auto. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Honoured at Laureus Awards and Even Praised by Mourinho

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Wenger, speaking after being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Laureus World Sports Awards, said: "I feel that the length of the contract has nothing to do normally with the selection of the team". However, manager Unai Emery faces a conundrum over who should partner top-scorer Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang up front following Lacazette's straight red card in last week's fixture, and may call upon Nketiah to make his first appearance for the club since the start of January. Read More »

Young New York Yankees fan delighted his team didn't land Manny Machado

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Machado lands with San Diego as a free agent after the Baltimore Orioles dealt him to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline previous year. Machado can opt out after five years and become a free agent again, the person said. Alex Rodriguez's 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees previously held the top spot . We as an organization want to completely change that. Read More »

Liverpool 0 Bayern Munich 0: Forwards fail to fire in Anfield stalemate

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Bayern-second in the Bundesliga-have won their last three games in a row but needed extra time to get the better of Hertha Berlin in the DFB-Pokal earlier this month. Few would have predicted a 0-0 with both side's defensive frailties and injury list but the visitors' backline was brilliant, especially Kimmich and Hummels. Read More »

Steelers, Brown meet; agree to move on

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A Brown trade isn't the only big decision the Steelers will have to make this off-season: a resolution to the Le'Veon Bell saga is also expected at some point. "What y'all think? What's left for me to do?" Gotta be the right team for that, right?. When this fuel turns to smoke, hope you're in shape, hope you're ready to go the distance. Read More »

Lyon vs Barcelona | 19 Feb 2019

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Lyon are dealing with some key injuries, too, and will be hurt most by the suspension of attacking-minded Nabil Fekir. "They have incredible players all over the pitch, you can not just deal with one or two because they are all capable of hurting you", added the youngstes. Read More »

Woods closes second round with clutch birdie

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The third round was scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, with Woods scheduled to begin his round at 6:40 p.m. ET. It did not look like a course that flummoxed him throughout last year's tournament. Tiger Woods finished his opening two rounds at Riviera just a shot inside the cut line and told reporters that his work on the greens in his first round was "as bad as a human can possibly putt", but the 80-time PGA Tour victor finally came to life Saturday afternoon in the third round. Read More »

Chelsea fans turn air blue attacking Sarri and 'Sarriball'

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Despite their dominance of possession, Chelsea mustered just two shots on target, both in the first half, while Sarri further infuriated Stamford Bridge by leaving Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud unused on the substitutes' bench while bringing on Davide Zappacosta for Cesar Azpilicueta eight minutes from time. Read More »

WTA Doha: Simona Halep edges Elina Svitolina after an epic fight

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From here Mertens began to turn the tie around, however, triumphing in the second set 6-4. During the win, Mertens impressed with her returning as she won close to 50% of the points played during her opponent's service games. I play some of my best tennis in Doha and that's why I do well here", she added. "In the first set I did a lot of mistakes", said Kerber. Halep tried to rally, but at 5-3 and appearing to be hampered by an injury, she lost her serve, handing Mertens a famous victory. Read More »

Fury's new deal puts Wilder rematch in doubt

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That rang deafeningly true as Fury, who had been the one urging Wilder not to duck out of their rematch in his belief that he was robbed in December of becoming a two-time heavyweight champion, took the £80 million fortune at what could be the risk of fame - although he did go on to say: 'I still want those big fights. Read More »

MLB Insider: Bryce Harper "Appears" To Have Found His Team

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If this feels like deja vu, you wouldn't be wrong. However, the Giants planned to offer Harper a short-term deal with big money as USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported, which was countered by Heyman reporting that Harper would not be taking a short-term deal under any circumstances. Read More »

Sanchez: I have to get it right soon

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Sanchez, who scored 30 goals in his final full season at Arsenal , said he was concerned about his form and also said he had not discussed his role on the pitch in detail with the Norwegian boss since he took charge in December. "The referee's assistant, when we had a counter-attack, came flying down the line, and I had my foot there and he crashed into me". Injuries have impacted his first full season at the club but his recent performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been ... Read More »

Embuldeniya bags five as Sri Lanka are set 304 for victory

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Perera and Vishwa Fernando put on an unbeaten 78 in a last-wicket partnership to secure only Sri Lanka's second win in 14 Test matches in South Africa . Du Plessis then put on 60 with Philander and those two stands involving the skipper, who was returning from a one-test ban for over-rate offenses, looked likely to be the difference between the teams. Read More »

Foden: Manchester City haven’t had Phil of Europe

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Neil Harris's side made it to the last eight for the second time in three years thanks to a fifth minute header from Murray Wallace, who scored their shock victor against Everton in the previous round. "The result will be shown at the end and now we have to recover and prepare for our trip to Germany". Newport return to the fourth tier having made over £1million from reaching the fifth round for the first time in 70 years. Read More »

Former Wahoo Joe Harris Wins NBA Three-Point Shootout

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Harris was drafted by the Cavs in 2014 and was with the team when they made it to the 2015 NBA Finals. Stephen Curry has made a career out of demoralizing opponents with one sensational 3-pointer after another, but he recently found himself on the wrong end of a bit of embarrassment. Read More »

Ferrari launch new SF90 looking to end F1 title drought

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But for now, I think huge compliments to everyone back in the factory. "I'm looking forward to this year". A year ago appeared to have been its best chance in recent memory to win again, but a series of mistakes from Vettel and from the strategy department cost the team dearly. Read More »

Robben picks Anfield as his 'worst stadium' ahead of Champions League return

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Liverpool have been dealt a major blow on the eve of their Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich after Roberto Firmino missed training with a virus. Augsburg were far from done and could have extended their lead towards the end of the first period when Sergio Cordova flicked the ball into the path of Jonathan Schmid, whose shooting chance was taken away by a timely interception from Alaba. Read More »

Herschelle Gibbs backs India, England as contenders for ODI World Cup

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Moeen Ali is confident England can win this summer's World Cup and secure the squad's legacy as the country's best one-day side. "Yes, I'm looking to draw the line after the World Cup". The veteran of 284 ODIs, in which he has amassed 9 727 runs at an average of 37.12 with 23 centuries - the most by a West Indian - said it was very possible the Windies, who had to play qualifiers to guarantee a World Cup berth, can triumph despite their lowly ranking. Read More »

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino's record vs. Bayern Munich

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Jurgen Klopp is preparing to lead Liverpool into Europe against an old rival, Bayern Munich , who he knows-better than anybody-pose a huge challenge. The second time round he played 170 times and won the Bundesliga three times, Gerard Houlier brought him to Liverpool in 2000 with Ziege. Bayern Munich haven't scored a single goal against Liverpool at Anfield (3 games). Read More »

Emiliano Sala funeral: Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock arrives with stars

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His body was recovered from the plane's wreckage last week, after a private search for the missing footballer and the plane's pilot, David Ibbotson , was commissioned by his family - financed by a crowdfunding campaign. Sala had signed for the English Premier League in a club record 15 million pound (19 million US dollars) deal from the French Ligue 1 side just a few days before the tragedy truncated his life. Read More »

Gael Monfils beats Stan Wawrinka in Rotterdam Open final

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We've been practising a lot, we been talking a lot, this winter. "In these matches, it's tricky to surprise the other". I had to break his momentum . Schwartzman, also 26, was just one more challenger to fall. "He's got a great backhand and plays very aggressive, it will be tough". He said: "I stuck to my game plan and I am satisfied how I executed". Read More »

Thunder’s Hamidou Diallo says he only practiced once for dunk contest

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With the Thunder represented in the All-Star Game by Westbrook and George, Diallo will be the first Thunder player to participate in the Dunk Contest since Serge Ibaka in 2011. Booker's score of 23 points ranked behind Golden State's Stephen Curry, Sacramento's Buddy Hield and Brooklyn's Joe Harris , denying Booker the chance to defend his title from one year ago. Read More »

Justin Thomas, Adam Scott scorch soggy Riviera

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But the soft and wet conditions did not present any problems for Spieth as he cruised to five under after 12 holes to earn a share of the lead with Sung Kang before play was again suspended due to fading light shorty after 5:30pm. The cut figures to be made this afternoon, leaving about two hours of play the rest of the day. Sagstrom had her second straight 67 while Hsu shot 69. Read More »

Blazers get spirited victory over Warriors

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr slammed his clipboard to the court in protest and was given a technical foul. After looking at the foul, the referees chose to give Green a Flagrant 1, designated for unnecessary contact. "We'll obviously get an explanation from the league, but I just thought it was a good, hard foul", Kerr said. The game first got testy midway through the quarter when Durant pushed Nurkic after the two appeared to exchange words, but the officials quickly diffused the situation. Read More »

Michael Jordan Reminds Everyone Why He’s The GOAT Of Basketball

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Jordan was asked which was harder, from a player'd standpoint, to achieve: James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games or Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple doubles . "Six championships probably", quipped Jordan, who won 6 NBA Finals titles with the Chicago Bulls between 1991 and 1998. Jordan disclosed that both players are on historic runs and it benefits the game of basketball. Read More »