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Jurgen Klopp: Robert Firmino deserves Liverpool contract extension

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The loss of Coutinho has been somewhat softened by the continued excellent form of Liverpool's other forward players - Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. 'I didn't think about the long term. "I am not sure if I know plenty of the Scotland national team players, but Robbo would for sure be the future". Other teams can say "Hmmm, he's really good" but it is not sure they will play the same way and use him as a nine or a ten or they'll use him out on the wings. Read More »

PNG cricketers begin campaign for 2019 World Cup

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They had a preparatory camp in Pretoria and also had spinner Liam O'Connor as a consultant to aid in their preparations. The free-hitting 37-year-old, discovered by former England captain Graham Gooch, is widely regarded as the best cricketer from a non-test playing nation and last year led Essex to the county championship. Read More »

Saquon Barkley 40-Yard Dash Time: NFL Combine Results

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Are we about to see another Penn State star become the first running back in more than two decades to go first overall? He's been nursing a hamstring injury since the Senior Bowl in late January. Already viewed by many as a borderline 1st rounder, his performance today will likely cause him to slip to the 2nd or possibly later, as teams rightfully question his athleticism and commitment. Read More »

PSG's Neymar to leave hospital to begin rehab

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It is unlikely that Neymar will play for PSG again this season, but he should return ahead of the 2018 World Cup, which starts in Russian Federation in mid-June. The 26-year-old has scored 28 goals in 30 appearances for PSG since joining from Barcelona for £200m last summer. PSG doctor Gerard Saillant added the timing of Neymar's return could only be given at the six-week mark, with the French league leaders confirming his rehabilitation would be "under the control of the club's ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger is still the man for Arsenal

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Having already lost to Manchester City twice in the span of 5 days - once in the Carabao Cup Final, and later in the Premier League - Brighton's two goals inside 26 minutes were enough to give Arsenal yet another defeat. His side are closer to bottom side West Brom than they are to league leaders Manchester City and are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season via a top-four finish. Read More »

Boston Celtics ready for first test since All-Star break

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The Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics tip-off for an NBA Saturday showcase game at 8:30 p.m., and it's a game many have anticipated as one of the biggest of the second half of the season. "We still have to prove ourselves". The Celtics took Round 1 after overcoming a 26-point deficit thanks to a couple late miscues from James Harden , but the Rockets delivered some payback Saturday night at Toyota Center. Read More »

The Weinstein Company reaches sale agreement

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You might also be interested in. . The first bump in the road came when the New York Attorney General's office filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Weinstein Co . The board was in talks to sell the studio to an investor group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet for $275 million, plus the assumption of $225 million in debt, but those talks eventually fell through . Read More »

Stokes savours strong return after controversy

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Stokes is likely to return to the Test side later this month for the two Test series against New Zealand which gives England a decision to make but Root confirmed he has not yet discussed the position of vice-captain with head coach Trevor Bayliss. Read More »

Expected finalists for Kirk Cousins: Broncos, Cardinals, Jets and Vikings

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The Redskins' single-season passing yards leader has been linked to teams such as the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings . The Kirk Cousins sweepstakes is reportedly down to four teams, and the Denver Broncos are among them. The 49ers have been rumored to multiple cornerbacks in the NFL Draft , but that may change if they land Johnson this offseason. For now, this is all just fun talk while everyone waits for free agency to open in a couple of weeks. Read More »

Maurice Hurst Diagnosed With Heart Condition, Sent Home From Combine

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Michigan DT Maurice Hurst, projected as a potential first-round pick, was diagnosed today with a heart condition, league sources told ESPN . Hurst is a 6'2, 282 lb. Buffalo desperately needs to find an interior defensive lineman to take over for Kyle Williams and Hurst was often linked to the Bills in various mock drafts. Read More »

Power surge knocks out lights at National Hockey League outdoor game

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After a great defensive play by Dmitry Orlov, Evgeny Kuznetsov (with his third point of the night) threaded the puck to Vrana, alone on the Leafs' half of the ice with Freddie Andersen. Ovechkin became the sixth player in National Hockey League history with nine-plus 40-goal seasons, joining Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, Mario Lemieux, Mike Gartner and Mike Bossy. Read More »

Astori, Italian footballer, found dead in hotel room

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Speaking ahead of Chelsea's Premier League match with Manchester City, Conte said: 'It is a tragedy and this news has really hit at me and it's very hard in this moment to find the right words for the family. Fiorentina's game was immediately called off and all other matches in the division were postponed shortly after. Fiorentina captain Davide Astori has died, the club has announced Sunday. Read More »

Brendan Rodgers responds to speculation linking him with Arsenal job

Chelsea sits fifth in the table, two points adrift of Tottenham . They are 30 points ahead of Arsenal , who are 10 points off the top four. Chelsea will have their work cut out, though. However, the Frenchman will surely have one eye on Thursday's Europa League meeting with AC Milan, which has become all important for the Gunners. Read More »

Germany's SPD approves new coalition with Merkel

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The SPD's 464,000 members must vote on whether to endorse a decision by party leaders to continue the "grand coalition" with Merkel's conservative bloc that has ruled since 2013 despite the SPD's significant losses in the September national election. Read More »

Bill Self on if Oklahoma State is NCAA Tournament team: 'Emphatic yes'

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The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Jayhawks, who had already secured the top seed in next week's Big 12 Conference tournament. He tallied 16 points, including two from a rim-rattling slam dunk in the first half. Graham led KU in scoring for the 11 time this season and the fifth time in his last eight outings, scoring 15 points to go along with eight assists. Read More »

UCF's Griffin lifts 20 reps with prosthetic hand

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Saquon Barkley has been labeled a "superhero" for his impressive performance at this week's NFL Scouting Combine . The inspirational story of Shaquem Griffin has been so extensively chronicled, one might presume everyone on the football landscape realizes he's a beast on the bench press, one hand and all. Read More »

Predicted Spurs line up to face Huddersfield

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Spurs ran out 6-1 winners in their FA Cup fifth-round replay against Rochdale last night - in a game marred by VAR controversy. Kane's 24 league goals this season have been worth 14 points - the most of any player in the competition. Read More »

Toms River's Frankie Edgar ready for UFC challenge Saturday night

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The co-main event of UFC 222 in Las Vegas on Saturday saw the octagon return of Frankie Edgar , after having two prior scheduled fights with Max Holloway cancelled due to each fighter being forced to pull out due to injury. "I'm making history. I'm just humble". "If you didn't believe it in the Cub Swanson fight, you know it now". Edgar said Ortega was "the future of our sport in the 145-pound division". Read More »

Deontay Wilder survives scare to stop Luis Ortiz, talks up Joseph Parker

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The seventh saw Wilder nearly stopped on his feet after Ortiz landed a counter left after Wilder landed a right hand, resulting in Wilder coming off second best in the exchange. "This fight will do for Wilder what the Klitschko fight did for AJ". It was a series of wild punches that dropped Ortiz twice in the 10th. "My goal is to unify and I'm ready whenever those guys are. Read More »

First for athletics as entire field in 400m heat is disqualified

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In heat three of the event, all five participants managed to get themselves disqualified, including world leader Bralon Taplin and reigning silver medalist Abdalelah Haroun. Canada's Damian Warner competes in the men's long jump of the heptathlon at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain, Friday, March 2, 2018. Read More »

MENCS: Ryan Blaney Scores Pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Featured

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Las Vegas native Kurt Busch qualified right behind Harvick at 190.067 miles per hour in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, while Martin Truex Jr . drove his Furniture Row Racing Toyota into fourth. "If I have to run second to anyone, running second to him is pretty cool", Bell said of Larson, his good friend. The 24-year old driver, with one top 10 finish in 2018, scored his third career premier series pole. Read More »

Son's 2 in Spurs victory

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Tottenham moved a point above Liverpool into third. Huddersfield Town sees its two-match winning run end, and is three points clear of the drop zone. West Ham defender Winston Reid was given oxygen before being stretchered off after a nasty looking fall. As you can see below, the Englishman latched onto a misplaced pass and seemed to be going nowhere before delivering a ideal long-range cross from which Son headed home. Read More »

Winx wins again in 16th Group One success

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Champion racehorse Winx has etched her name into the history books with a 23rd consecutive victory and record 16th Group 1 win with victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes on Saturday. She knows her job, enjoys her job and is going home to just be another horse". Black Caviar retired unbeaten in 25 races. It is even possible Winx could do both - race in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and then go to Royal Ascot. Read More »

Arizona includes Rawle Alkins, Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier in senior day ceremonies

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But the Wildcats were hardly able to romp over the last-place Bears because they allowed Cal to shot 50 percent from the field and score 26 points in the paint. Arizona also had a hard time containing Justice Sueing throughout the game, who finished with 17 points and five rebounds. A week ago, Sean Miller missed his team's overtime loss at OR after ESPN's Mark Schlabach reported the Arizona head coach had been overheard on an Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretap discussing a $100,000 ... Read More »

Southampton and Stoke's relegation fears persist after insipid draw

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Only a couple of weeks ago Mauricio Pellegrino looked destined for the sack, but his Southampton side have found a little form from somewhere to save his position and give the club a little breathing space. The Saints have picked up seven points in their last six games to get out of the relegation zone. Indeed in total, the Saints have won just three of their last 20 home games drawing eight and losing nine. Read More »

Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and others provide Giants wide range of options

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I think the record's 66 or something. "I think I have less batted balls at the line of scrimmage than all the other guys here [at Combine]". Rosen: circumspect, confident with a dose of modesty, and a willingness to be patient. He committed a staggering 22 turnovers (13 interceptions, 9 lost fumbles) and completed 63 percent of his passes (down from 67 in his first season). Perhaps the most fair takeaway from such negativity is Rosen is misunderstood. Read More »

Arsene Wenger sends open message to Arsenal fans ahead of Brighton trip

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Wenger lost the Carabao Cup final to City on February 25 and then lost the Premier League rematch at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, renewing calls for a change. Arsene's in charge, he runs it from top to bottom. We have to line-up our team and prepare exactly for that. "They know that Wenger is the man who will take the blame, and that's a problem". Read More »

Chicago Bears have no desire to trade Jordan Howard

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Howard has emerged as a bright spot for the struggling Bears over the last two seasons. Meanwhile, Howard has put up almost 2,900 total yards and 16 scores in two seasons. The Miami Dolphins placed the franchise tag on impending free agent Jarvis Landry , and the wide receiver apparently won't waste much time before signing it. Read More »

Kell Brook Scores Stunning Win Over Sergey Rabchenko

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Brook has suffered back-to-back defeats in his last two outings, contests that saw each of his eye sockets shattered. Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (37-2, 26 KOs) made his junior middleweight debut with a second round knockout of Sergey Rabchenko (29-3, 22 KOs). Read More »

China criticizes US trade report but silent on tariff hikes

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But first, he is expected to remake it in his own image, legally formalising his nearly limitless mandate to bend the nation to his will. Over the last few years, many people unhappy with Xi's rule had pegged their hopes on Xi being disabled in a (fictitious) power struggle; while others had resigned themselves to wait until 2022 when he would hand over power. Read More »

Leicester City manager Puel wants Wilfred Ndidi to shoot more

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It was Mahrez's first goal since the transfer deadline-day saga that saw him denied a move to Manchester City and subsequently miss Leicester training sessions. It looked like a foul and referee Lee Probert looked long and hard but chose to allow play to continue. Jamie Vardy is a really good striker. Iheanacho came on for Adrien Silva to bolster the Leicester attack and Bournemouth found themselves under growing strain - Foxes captain Wes Morgan bursting forward from ... Read More »

Shubhankar Sharma upstages big names to take lead in WGC-Mexico Championship

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Sharma earned his place in this week's field courtesy of two early season victories on the European Tour which has him leading the Race to Dubai but his step up in form in this class of field has been a revelation. This is Sharmas WGC debut and he has not played at any Majors, though a spot at the Open is booked with his win in Joburg. "Obviously the final destination for me is the PGA TOUR, that's always been my dream", said Sharma. Read More »

Kroos and Modric remain sidelined in Madrid training

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Angel's form in front of goal has contributed to an impressive return to Spain's top flight for Azulones with the Spaniard scoring 11 times in 22 league appearances. We had a run of five wins in a row, so you can't always just focus on the bad results. "We will all travel one way or the other, then you will see the team on Tuesday". Read More »

Swansea continue revival with win over West Ham

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West Ham have lost their last two matches on the road, and have shipped seven goals in that time, so they are going to be after a distinct improvement on that. Jordan Ayew scored Swansea's fourth from the penalty spot as brother Andre was fouled by Cheikhou Kouyate . The visitors belatedly sparked into life as Marko Arnautovic received the ball on the edge of the box and executed a piece of skill that left two Swansea defenders on the floor, only to send a disappointing shot into the arms ... Read More »

Threepeat For Genzebe Dibaba At IAAF World Indoor Championships

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Dibaba held her form in covering that last circuit in 30.44 but even faster were her two pursuers. Thomas-Dodd created history on the day by becoming the first Jamaican woman to win a global medal in a throwing event. Great Britain's other representative in the race - Eilish McColgan - came 10th, stating: "I'm really disappointed". It was the Russian (or ANA - Authorised Neutral Athlete), Lysenko, who maintained his unbeaten start to 2018 by taking gold with success at 2.36m on his third ... Read More »

Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United in summer, says Mourinho

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Mourinho was also quipped about Marouane Fellaini's future and the Portuguese seemed uncertain about the topic, saying " is he going to stay or leave I don't know ." . The 36-year-old Ibrahimovic retired from worldwide soccer after the 2016 European Championship to focus on prolonging his club career. "And then the national team will be just a outcome of his work at the club, but I can't confirm at all that both national teams have contacted him because I don't know". Read More »

Everton fans turn on Sam Allardyce after loss to Burnley

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Guy Mowbray: "It was on the second weekend of December - 12 long, cold weeks ago - that Burnley last won and Everton last won away". We're not good enough away from home but we're good enough at home. "Some quality moments in it, especially the pass from [Matt] Lowton [for Barnes' goal]". Crowds are more powerful than ever, with social media streams, but I know Sam a little bit and he will stick to what is right and proper to get results for the team. Read More »

Liverpool v Newcastle: Potent Reds attack should secure three points

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Newcastle travel to Liverpool where Rafa Benitez will receive a warm welcome at the club he took to Champions League glory in 2005. This is a very good team. They remember maybe when we beat Barcelona and Real Madrid, but they don't remember the games. When asked to predict the final scoreline for tomorrow, the controversial pundit was quick to reference how Benitez is viewed by Liverpool supporters. Read More »

Aer Lingus cancel 50 flights out of Dublin tomorrow

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All flights in and out of Dublin airport have been suspended until Saturday morning and you can receive more information and help via the link in this tweet. Flybe has cancelled all flights serving Edinburgh, Glasgow , Jersey and Guernsey all day. A spokesperson for Ryanair said: "Due to continuing adverse weather conditions, Ryanair expects further flight delays and cancellations at airports today". Read More »

East Carolina quarterback Gardner Minshew commits to Alabama

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Chiozza also had four assists to take his season's mark to 184 and career tally to 547, which equals Erving Walker's in school record, set from 2008-12. Alabama was led by Collin Sexton , who scored 14 points but hit just 5 of 15 shots from the floor. Braxton Key scored 11 and was the only Tide player making shots for a while, though they were few and far between. Read More »

Premier League games in March that you must be looking forward to

Wenger hinted that he could freshen up his side for Sunday's game on the south coast following a draining week of defeats. Dunphy believes that Wenger is a victim of his own success as title wins in the first half of his career and Arsenal's near ever-presence in the Champions League have raised expectation without him ever receiving additional resources to live up to those expectations. Read More »

Video replays set to be used at football World Cup

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The trials have already highlighted the impact of the system on key decisions, which include goals, penalties, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity, although the time taken for referrals during matches and confusion for coaches and fans watching has led to significant criticism. Read More »

Green Bay Packers Making Progress In Contract Talks With Aaron Rodgers

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Later, Gutekunst added that he "wouldn't expect it to be real difficult" to get the deal done. Rodgers has two seasons remaining on his five-year, $110 million contract signed in 2013. Earlier this offseason, Rodgers expressed frustration over the departure of quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt, whose contract was not renewed. - In what will be his first stint as executive vice president and director of football operations for the Green Bay Packers , Russ Ball will have more than enough ... Read More »

Conte fears Man City will get stronger

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Having been asked to assess Thierry Henry's capabilities as a potential successor to Arsene Wenger on the back of City dishing out comprehensive 3-0 beatings to Arsenal in the EFL Cup final and the top flight this week, Guardiola gave his old colleague a glowing but qualified endorsement. Read More »

Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham live

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The win extended Spurs' unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions, their best run in 19 years. Tottenham have had a mixed fortnight since they last played a match in the Premier League . As for Spurs , Pochettino's men will turn their attentions to an FA Cup fifth-round replay with Rochdale at Wembley in the week. Son Heung-Min, who scored against Palace earlier this season, is available at 9/5 odds at Paddypower. Read More »