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Lewis Hamilton sets fastest time of first test on final day

Vandoorne's time on the softest tyre, set following a flurry of activity as everybody switched to slicks, was good enough to hold on for second on the day, half a second down on Hamilton. "Mercedes are the favourites, but if we can be close , very close, and closer than previous year, that will be great". Vettel won his fourth world title back in 2013 with Red Bull , while his current team Ferrari haven't enjoyed a championship win since 2008. Read More »

Neymar set for Brazil surgery

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The 26-year-old forward injured his foot during Sunday's Ligue 1 win over rivals Marseille , but PSG coach Unai Emery was still confident that Neymar had "a small chance" of recovering in time for the second leg of the club's Champions League knockout tie with Real Madrid . Read More »

Jets release DE Muhammad Wilkerson

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The move to dismiss Wilkerson came ahead of March 16, when his $16.75 million salary for 2018 would have become fully guaranteed. In truth, the Jets had moved on, and if Wilkerson had gotten hurt the last two weeks of the season, his 2018 salary would have been guaranteed. Read More »

Buffon confirms Italy return against Argentina and England

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Forty-year-old living legend Gigi Buffon has not played his last game for Italy . Italy lost to Sweden in the World Cup qualifying playoffs , ending the goalkeeper's bid to become the first player to reach six World Cups. "As for the other players, without going into details I've spoken to a lot of them". Di Biagio is working with a squad of 24 fringe players on a three-day training camp in Coverciano. Read More »

The rise and fall of Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon Video

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Glennon signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Bears last offseason, though his payout will only be the $18.5 million that was guaranteed. Union spokesman Chris Dahl, speaking Tuesday at the union's training camp for free agents, said the grievance was filed Friday. We're going to get to the playoffs. Read More »

LeBron James pleased with supporting cast in close win vs. Nets

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The 76ers led by as many as 10 in the fourth and had a chance to win at the buzzer, but JJ Redick's wide-open 3-point try bounced off the rim. Amid the report that dozens of NCAA teams could be facing violations that include star players receiving thousands of dollars from agents, James was asked what the craziest offer he ever received from a college team was. Read More »

Mayock Sees Barkley As Top 5 Pick

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Both decorated running backs gave a glimpse of their physical prowess on Thursday at the combine on the bench press. -A notable running back who came in over 200 pounds: Miami's Mark Walton (202). If he's a great player, the scout said, the position doesn't matter, at least not in his evaluation, as it's his job to identify who'll be the best National Football League player through his rookie deal spanning a maximum of five seasons. Read More »

'OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession?' Special Set For Premiere On Fox

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Simpson book and Fox special she was overseeing, her Simpson interview has finally been given an airdate. The videotapes sat on the shelves for 12 years on the Fox studio lot. In August, Fox executive Dana Walden said the network felt it would be "fraudulent" to viewers to bring the show back so soon after its much-ballyhooed finale, admitting that the network had been knocked "a little bit back on our heels" at the prospect of it returning so soon. Read More »

TL; DR: South Africa nose ahead in cat-and-mouse game

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South Africa and Australia have been involved in topsy-turvy contests in the past decade. Du Plessis believes it will be important to absorb the ebb and flow of the pressure moments, particularly against a competitive Australian unit. The out-of-character pre-ball movement reflected a batsman seriously struggling for confidence. Smith, coming into the four-test series ranked as the best batsman in test cricket and on the back of a prolific scoring run in the Ashes, will resume on 24 not ... Read More »

Manchester City embarrass Arsenal again

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This was the first time Arsenal have conceded three first-half goals at home in Premier League history and Wenger suggested his side's "soft" defending was responsible for the City strikes. "I don't deny their quality, they are top quality, but we go through a hard patch at the moment". Arsenal's club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had the chance to pull one back from the penalty spot early in the second half but his telegraphed spot kick was comfortably saved by Ederson . Read More »

Thierry Henry Eyes 'Dream' Job as Arsenal Manager

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I've been following City since 1964 when my dad and Uncle took me to my first game. "Alot of people have had thier say on us and we have to accept cristism when we lose". "I want us to focus in a united way and to respond tomorrow and win the game", Wenger said during his pre-match conference ahead of the encounter. Wenger said that they need to play against City without fear. Read More »

National Basketball Association games Wednesday, scores, highlights: Rockets beat Clippers for 14th straight win

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Johnson tried to steal the ball away and with a smooth nudge by Harden he ended up on the floor. Houston star James Harden has responded to his "disrespectful" move on Clippers guard Wesley Johnson that set the internet alight. Harden crossed over Johnson then stood there, nearly posing, as the defender sat on the floor, twisted around, helpless, and shown up. When it comes to the NBA Finals, the Warriors won't find the Cleveland Cavaliers a threat until they get past teams like ... Read More »

Russian Federation reinstated as Olympic country

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Russian athletes were only permitted to compete at the recently completed PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games as "Olympic Athletes from Russia", with the country's flag and national anthem not in use during the event. The decision had been announced earlier in comments by ROC president Alexander Zhukov on state television."The Russian Olympic Committee has had its rights fully restored", he said."It's a decision of the utmost importance for us". Read More »

Pochettino feels sorry for referees amid VAR drama

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Fernando Llorente struck a flawless hat-trick in a 6-1 rout of the League One side at a snowy Wembley on Wednesday to book a quarter-final meeting with Swansea City . "I told the players to keep focused at half-time". Why are we hiding the decision? Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino later claimed the stop-start nature of VAR could "kill the emotion" of the game, while former Premier League referee Mark Halsey highlighted the mistakes he felt were made at Wembley after video scrutiny. Read More »

The Real Madrid teammate Sergio Ramos was 'fuming' with after Espanyol defeat

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Benzema did come on as Madrid pushed for a late victor, only to be caught on the counter when Sergio Garcia's cross allowed Moreno to score in the third minute of added time. The latest reports from Spain indicate Real are considering selling up to 10 players when the transfer window opens again. Following the game, Zidane spoke about his decision to send Ramos up front while saying his team didn't deserve to win or draw. Read More »

Rafael Nadal out of Acapulco, doubtful for the Sunshine Double

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However, the 36-year-old Swiss is not convinced that any of the young players will emulate him and fellow veterans Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in winning more than ten Grand Slams. He has begun his fight back to reclaim the world number one spot from Roger Federer with a very unusual appearance in Mexico with Spongebob SquarePants and his mate Patrick. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku demands Premier League All-Star game… but how would it work?

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The Premier League has reportedly agreed to introduce a two-week winter break from 2020 after bowing to pressure from clubs . The proposal includes scrapping second leg FA Cup matches from the third and fourth round. City took a first half lead through Sergio Aguero and then wrapped up victory with goals from captain Vincent Kompany and David Silva soon after the break. Read More »

Champions League Drop 7.45pm Kick-Offs

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UEFA officially announced the changes to the structures of both the Champions League and Europa League in 2016, which have now been explained on its official website . Matches will now take place at 5.55pm and 8pm - similar to the Europa League . An Europa League preliminary round will include 16 teams playing in two-legged ties with eight winners progressing. Read More »

Boston Red Sox Announce JD Martinez Signing

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If things don't go well for J.D. Martinez in Boston - or he just wants to test the market again, a scary thought considering baseball's penny-pinching offseason - he can opt out of his contract with the Red Sox after just two seasons. Martinez hit 23 home runs for Detroit in 2014 and then 38 home runs a year later. Ramirez has every season to be excited as Martinez hit.302 with 29 home runs and 65 RBIs after being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for the final 62 games of last season. Read More »

Valtteri Bottas quickest at midpoint of chilly Tuesday F1 test

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Vettel set the pace with a lap of 1 minute, 19.673 seconds in the German's first drive of the new Ferrari . Bottas was second overall, 0.303 slower than Vettel, with his best time also set on softs. "That can be a positive thing and makes both of us try even more to leave no stone unturned in terms of performance and keeps us pushing even more". Read More »

Tokyo 2020 mascot unveiled! It's the doe-eyed superhero

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Schools across the country then voted to select the mascots . "I hope these mascots will give energy to the athletes participating in the games", Yoshinari Jitsukawa, a sixth grader who goes to Hoyonomori Elementary school, told reporters after the announcement. Read More »

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) To Release Earnings

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In a joint statement released by both parties on Tuesday, the two former business partners announced that Papa John's will no longer be the official pizza of the NFL . Papa John's finished behind Pizza Hut in a Cheapism taste test in late 2015. As part of the new sponsorship deal, Pizza Hut will get access to all 32 National Football League teams official logos to use for marketing materials as well as the ability to offer game tickets and fan experiences during the full calendar ... Read More »

'Kaala' teaser pushed due to Kanchi Shankaracharya's death

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The film, directed by Pa Ranjith, stars megastar Rajinikanth . Kaala has been announced for worldwide release on April 27th all over. Rajinikanth plays a character called Karikaalan, and people call him Kaala . This has turned out to be a surprise for fans, who were waiting for an announcement from Rajinikanth regarding his political journey. With no elections between 1972, when he launched the AIADMK after his ouster from the DMK, and 1977, MGR focused on doing as many 16 films during ... Read More »

Panthers terminate safety Kurt Coleman and defensive end Charles Johnson

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Since their shortcomings in the playoffs, the Carolina Panthers have begun making several changes within the organization. Johnson had one year left on his contract. He had 11 interceptions in that span, tied for fourth-best in the NFL . Cutting the 32-year-old Demps will open up an additional $3.26 million in salary cap room for Chicago. Read More »

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku wants 'more respect'

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The Belgium worldwide produced a fine display against old club Chelsea on Sunday, cancelling out Willian's opener before setting up Jesse Lingard for the victor in Manchester United's 2-1 victory. The time has come for the team to prove itself, and the next couple of months will show just how much character there really is in this group of players. Read More »

Trump names Brad Parscale to manage 2020 re-election campaign

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Donald Trump will stand again for President in 2020 and has chosen his campaign manager. The campaign says Parscale , who has been advising the RNC, will help build out the campaign's infrastructure and be engaged in supporting the party's candidates in the midterm elections this fall. Read More »

Hulkenberg: Alonso has different priorities with dual F1, WEC campaign

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The McLaren-Renault team has confirmed that Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will train at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Monday and Wednesday. Fernando Alonso played down a wheel nut failure that limited McLaren's running on the first day of testing, saying there is "huge potential" for the team. Read More »

Russell Wilson Impressed Yankees' Teammates By Blasting 6 HRs in Batting Practice

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Wilson hit six homers in 39 swings as part of a batting practice group that included Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton , the top sluggers in the major leagues last season, plus Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird . "It's been a blessing for me, " he said. "It's been a part of who I am and where I've come from and what I've done". "If you really know me, baseball's been part of my blood", Wilson said. Read More »

Pointers Head To NCAA D-3 Hoops Tournament

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The lone senior on the NWU men's basketball team is glad he's not able to join them. The victor will face either Aurora or host Washington (Mo.) in the second round at 7 p.m. "We'll start watching them tonight and have a decent scouting report tomorrow for practice, continue o break them down through the week and have a game plan ready to implement by Thursday". Read More »

Bayern Coach Comments On Lewandowski's Future

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His current deal expires in 2021, but he recently hired a new agent Pini Zahavi , who could pave the way out of the Bundesliga. Chelsea and Manchester United have entered the race to sign prolific striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich . Read More »

American men win Olympic curling gold

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This was not the Olympics we wanted to have", lead Lisa Weagle said. "I think what I was able to accomplish and come this this week is definitely a story that we can have forever", Shuster said. This was Shuster's fourth consecutive Olympic appearance, and he has experienced all the joy and heartbreak that the games can offer. I'd also wonder where the hell you learn how to even play the sport in this country. Read More »

California Democrats Refuse to Endorse Dianne Feinstein for Re-Election

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A candidate had to capture 60 percent of the delegate votes to win the party's seal of approval - which was considered unlikely given the field of politicians in the race with deep ties to the state party. The state senator has won the backing of more left-leaning unions, such as the SEIU and the California Nurses Association, and attacked Feinstein for conservative votes she cast after arriving in the Senate in 1993. Read More »

Arizona Cardinals receive three compensatory draft picks

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Lang. Gain compensatory draft picks. With that pick, Green Bay selected tight end Richard Rodgers at No. 98 overall. The quarterback position is one of the voids as Palmer is now retired and the two backup quarterbacks, Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert, will hit free agency next month. Read More »

Penn State sweeps Minnesota, clinches home-ice advantage

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NU (22-9, 13-5) secured the No. 4 seed in this week's Big Ten tournament, gaining a double-bye into Friday's quarterfinals at 1:30 p.m. CST at Madison Square Garden in NY. Nebraska shot 44 percent in the half and outscored Penn State 26-8 in the painted area, while holding a 17-0 advantage in points off the bench. "My teammates kept saying I would be the one out of the seniors that would cry". Read More »

Hegazi features in 5th consecutive loss for West Brom

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West Bromwich Albion have now lost four league matches in a row and are seven points adrift of safety. Alan Pardew's side were camped in their opponents final third for the rest of the tie, but try as they might, West Brom were unable to force an equaliser. Read More »

Final WWE Elimination Chamber Betting Odds: Big Favorites In Top Matches

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After the situation appeared to be coming to an end, Triple H approached Rousey to attempt to calm her down, but that, much like the contract signing, did not go as planned. The big question answers itself if Royal Rumble victor Asuka stays on Raw , but what if she defects to SmackDown Live for a match with Charlotte Flair? There is speculation of a mixed tag match at WrestleMania and this would set the ball rolling nicely. Read More »

New Zealand beat England in first ODI

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Meanwhile, the Kiwis are now in equally good form after completing 3-0 and 5-0 whitewashes against the West Indies and Pakistan respectively in their most recent ODI home series'. He took guard against New Zealand's leg-spinner Ish Sodhi in a tricky situation: England , in their 22nd over, had reached 103, but three wickets were down, so it was not time to -attack. Read More »

'Black Panther' Scores Record $108M in Second Outing at Box Office

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With his sleek black suit, royal lineage, and stern demeanor, T'Challa the Black Panther was a sight to see. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o , Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis - but it's Wakanda that has captivated people most. Read More »

Paul Heyman Says Brock Lesnar Is Ready For A UFC Return

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The remainder of the ban can not be served until Lesnar reenlists in the USADA testing program. White shared a photo on Twitter in which he's standing alongside the former UFC heavyweight champion. "The time away actually makes him better because it gives his body gets a chance to heal", added Heyman . He went on to talk about how much damage an average UFC fighter does to their body with all of the rigorous training and weight cutting associated with the sport. Read More »

Maple Leafs add depth down the middle by acquiring Tomas Plekanec

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Not only did the Toronto Maple Leafs address their biggest need by prying serviceable centre Tomas Plekanec out of Montreal, they left themselves room to do more work ahead of the trade deadline. This includes four second-round picks. The Canadiens are expected to move on from Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec and with Shea Weber out for the season and the Habs struggling to generate any level of consistent play makes the end of their season very interesting and some changes in the ... Read More »

Olympics: Curling - Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run

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Members of the South Korean women's curling team wave to the crowd at Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, after winning silver medal behind Sweden in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on February 25, 2018 . LaZebnik didn't just predict a mere win. So when USA Curling started the "High Performance Program" in 2014 with the goal of improving the team's performance in global competitions, Shuster wasn't invited. Read More »

Kohli rested for SL tri-series

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Indian opener Rohit Sharma will lead the Men in Blue in the series which will kick off from March 6. As reported by TOI earlier, a few young faces will be a part of the ODI team. The likes of Baroda batsman Deepak Hooda and Hyderabad fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, who a year ago earned their maiden national call-ups during T20Is against Sri Lanka and New Zealand respectively, have booked a place in the squad . Read More »

How to watch online and on TV

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Who will win the third edition of the PSL? It will be an interesting contest to see both sides in the contest comprising former and current worldwide stars. The "new kid on the block" is the sixth franchise in PSL belonging to the city of Sufis, known as Multan Sultans . Shoaib Malik is their newly-appointed captain and he is expected to channel all his years of worldwide experience to taking the Multan side to what would really be a shock win in their debut season. Read More »

Three players who should definitely start for Newcastle against Bournemouth

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The visitors had been cruising towards successive league wins for the first time since September after Dwight Gayle ended his 14-game goal drought by scoring twice before the interval. Adam Smith took full advantage when he smashed home an 80th-minute drive and former Magpie Dan Gosling snatched a point at the death when he turned home Nathan Ake 's cross. Read More »

Hector Bellerin: 'Arsenal should win EFL Cup for Arsene Wenger'

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I am more nervous when we are in quarter-finals or semi-finals or something but normally I enjoy a final. "We are going to try and maintain our level, but finals are different, it is not what you have done in the past". Danilo or Oleksandr Zinchenko will start in the position. Manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed Claudio Bravo will retain his place in goal having featured in all domestic cup matches this season. Read More »