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SC rejects all pleas seeking to intervene in Ayodhya case

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The orders came on a day when the court directed the registry against allowing filing of applications for intervention, impleadment or filing of documents/extracts by third parties who are not original parties to the case. A three-judge Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC had given a unanimous decision that Lord Ram was born under the central dome of the makeshift temple and Hindus have a right to worship there. Read More »

Nobody Can Believe What Mourinho Said After 'Rashford Criticism'

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Redknapp believes Rashford is a shoo-in to start for the Three Lions in this summer's World Cup campaign, and that he should be using Mourinho's trust in him in order to kick on as a player. As Mourinho has conceded, United are yet to get the best from him. "Marcus is very young and needs games, but he is so talented and you want to see him playing every week". Read More »

Chung Hyeon Set for Rematch with Federer at Indian Wells

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The 36-year-old Federer is off to one of his strongest career starts and is now 15-0 this year after his 7-5, 6-4 win over Jeremy Chardy. Chung's fairytale run at the Australian Open in January came to a crashing halt when he retired with foot blisters while trailing Federer 6-1 5-2 in their semi-final. Read More »

Georgia hires former IN coach Crean

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After he fired Fox, who took the Bulldogs to only two NCAA Tournaments in nine years, athletic director Greg McGarity said, "In the end, I felt like we have not reached our full potential as a basketball program". "His teams have consistently been participants in postseason play, and his players have been extremely successful in the classroom", McGarity said. Read More »

San Diego State Basketball: 3 keys to an Aztecs' NCAA Tournament run

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The Cougars struggled much of the first half to deal with the Aztecs' length, especially McDaniels and Malik Pope , the 6-foot-11 forwards who effectively clogged up the paint. Gray answered back a 3-pointer of his own for a 65-62 lead. Who We Like: This game features a pair of teams that were very good at covering. The teams had combined to make just six three-pointers before Watson and Gray combined for three in the final 70 seconds. Read More »

Hokies arrive for NCAA tournament looking to bounce back

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He was 6 of 8 from 3-point range. On the season, Alabama is averaging 72.4 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. Here's how to watch the game and a bit of information on both teams. Coach Buzz Williams is hoping his team got their postseason stinker out of its system at the ACC tournament, when the Hokies led Notre Dame by 21 with just over 15 minutes to play and lost. Read More »

Yankees' Aaron Judge Tries To Recruit Manny Machado

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Adding Machado (and/or Bryce Harper ) to that lineup would likely create a historically great offense. Machado made the official move to shortstop this offseason after spending the bulk of his six-season career at third base. With what he brings on the offensive side of it, he's the complete package. Judge added: " He just kind of laughed it off ". As a onetime Yankees manager, and the only skipper Machado has played for during his seven-year major league career, Showalter is aware of ... Read More »

Messi Reflects On Reaching 100 Champions League Goals

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We showed until the last minute that we can play against any team". Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his side needed a flawless display to progress but they started disastrously at a packed Nou Camp when Luis Suarez teed up Messi , who squeezed a low strike through the legs of Courtois from a tight angle. Read More »

Arrieta Pens Letter To Cubs Fans

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Now that prized free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta is bound for the Phillies a natural question emerges. He was 14-10 with a 3.53 ERA previous year. The 2017 Twins improved from the worst record in baseball to a postseason spot behind talented 20-somethings. "I feel like we'll probably sit down and game-plan and decide how quickly I get into a game and how many pitches I'm able to throw right away and develop a program to get me ready for the opening week of the season because that's ... Read More »

Oakland signs RB Doug Martin — Raiders free agency

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Running back Doug Martin was born in Oakland and spent the last six seasons playing for the Buccaneers . Lynch was the workhorse for the team in 2017, but with a new head coach in town, the Raiders may want to go another route. My guess is, the Raiders would probably still like to have him back. The Stockton-born Oakland native has not scored more than six times (2015) in a season since 2012, getting to the end zone just three times in each of the past two seasons following a ... Read More »

PDP lawmakers absent as Buhari hosts national assembly leaders

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Buhari had explained that he declined assent to the amendment of the Electoral Act owing to the amendment to the sequence of the election in Section 25 of the Principal Act may infringe on the constitutionally guaranteed discretion of INEC to organise, undertake and supervise all elections provided in section 16 (a) of the Constitution. Read More »

Ireland make single change for Grand Slam showdown

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Victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday would set the class of 2018 alongside the Grand Slam winners of 1948 and 2009, and cement Kiwi boss Schmidt's status as Ireland's greatest-ever coach. In addition to that, the consecutive defeats to Scotland and France are the first time they have lost two in a row since Jones took over. The coach added that he didn't want to be described as "boring" but the squad were not concerned by comments such as those from Eddie Jones ... Read More »

Tom Benson Dead: New Orleans Saints Owner Dies after Flu

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Silver noted that Benson "hosted two highly-successful All-Star Games, rebranded the franchise and installed a first-class organization". Terms of the settlement, which had been in the works since the previous year, were not disclosed. The Pelicans have made only one playoff appearance (2015) during Benson's ownership tenure. The team posted their first winning record in 1987 and made the playoffs that year. Read More »

Hughes replaces Pellegrino at Southampton

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Hughes, who made 60 appearances for the club, said, " It's a challenge I'm excited by ". In a statement, Pellegrino said: 'From the beginning I tried to do my best every single day, I tried to give back to the club and tried to represent the club with pride. Read More »

Joe McKnight Shooter Gets 30 Years in Prison ... for Manslaughter

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He'll be behind bars likely until the day he dies, as he was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a jury of eight women and four men found Gasser guilty of manslaughter. Witnesses at the trial said McKnight had been weaving in and out of traffic at high speed before the shooting. Although Gasser admitted to shooting McKnight when police arrived at the scene, he was released after his initial questioning. Read More »

Detroit Lions release TE Eric Ebron

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As free agency begins to heat up in the National Football League, the Detroit Lions made a cost-saving decision on Wednesday to release their starting tight end Eric Ebron-a former UNC standout taken with the 10th overall pick of the 2014 draft . Read More »

Panthers DE Julius Peppers returning for 17th National Football League season

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Julius Peppers is staying put. Peppers, who has 154.5 career sacks, could pass former Panther and Hall-of-Famer Kevin Greene (160) for third on the National Football League sacks list with another productive season in 2018. The Panthers were judicious with Peppers' practice reps last season, and it's expected he will again be given the flexibility to essentially set his own schedule. Read More »

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 112-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets

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Most of it was created by Nuggets guard Jamal Murray whose trash-talking rubbed the Lakers team the wrong way in two straight losses but on Tuesday, things continued to escalate. On Friday, Walton had words for Murray after he displayed what the coach called "disrespectful" behavior. Los Angeles is only seven games away from a playoff spot, but they've struggled to put a decent winning streak together since the start of the month. Read More »

Tottenham can cope without in-form Kane, says Pochettino

The Spurs forward, 24, is set to miss at least a month after picking up the injury against Bournemouth in a heavy collision with Asmir Begovic. "I don't understand why there is still that feeling [of criticism]". "Yes, but this season", Pochettino said, with reference to Sané. Dele, no? The question [about whether he should do more] - I'm a little bit: 'Wow.' We expect more from him? "We need to assess every day". Read More »

West Ham Demand London Stadium Changes After Pitch Invasion

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Club bosses are thought to be unhappy with stewards for failing to prevent the chaos, which saw four pitch invasions and culminated in co-owner David Sullivan being hit by a coin. The statement continued: "With eight Premier League matches still to play, achieving the points we need has to be the focus". West Ham's remaining home games include glamour fixtures against the two Manchester clubs, but the potentially heated home ties against local rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have already ... Read More »

Browns trade Jason McCourty, reuniting him with brother in New England

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McCourty tweeted on Thursday , " Cleveland it's been real!" McCourty will earn a modest $3 million in 2018, which happens to be the a year ago of his contract. That's likely to change in 2018. Veteran CB Jason McCourty and a seventh-rounder are being shipped from the Cleveland Browns to Foxboro in exchange for the Patriots' sixth-rounder. Read More »

Malcolm Butler: Patriots Never Gave Reason For Benching

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Butler will play for former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel - who is in his first season as head coach of the Titans - and also joins former Patriots personnel man Jon Robinson. They made a run at pairing Malcolm Butler alongside Darius Slay . The cornerback intends to sign with the Tennessee Titans , and he'll leave Foxboro without a concrete answer. Read More »

Dolphins to release C Pouncey, add C Kilgore, OG Sitton

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Pouncey has three years remaining on his contract after signing a five-year extension in 2015. The 49ers signed center Weston Richburg in free agency this week and he likely will replace Kilgore at the position for the 49ers. Kilgore has exclusively played center in his seven seasons, and he became expendable upon Richburg's deal. The 31-year-old also played for the Green Bay Packers . Read More »

Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson named in Wales squad

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He's got a small procedure. Ramsey will have a "small procedure" during the worldwide break, Giggs has revealed. Billy Bodin was delighted to receive his first call up to the Wales senior squad this week, one of two PNE representatives in the latest Welsh squad. Read More »

Syracuse outlasts Arizona State 60-56 to advance in the NCAA Tournament

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Friday in a Midwest Regional first-round game at Detroit. "But I thought our defense has been good all year and that's where we hang our hats, on the defensive end". Buffalo led the country by scoring more than 80 points in 25 games this season and they have four guys averaging double figures per game. Ayton consistently makes mid-range jumpers, and has hit on 12 3-pointers. Read More »

Zach Norvell saved Gonzaga from being March Madness' first upset victim

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Norvell finished with 15 points, with Johnathan Williams leading the way for Gonzaga with 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Josh Perkins adding 16 points. However, Gonzaga's been good on both ends of the floor this season, so it can be argued that Thursday was more about dealing with game pressure. Gonzaga reached the Final Four last season and is keen on making another deep run in the tournament. Read More »

European champions in Champions League quarterfinals draw

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It was not just Trent, it was me and it was a few more players". He has also scored seven goals in 10 Champions League appearances, and Los Blancos are hoping to sign him to replace unsettled Gareth Bale next season. Of course we want to win the games. I think he's one of the best. It is now up to Manchester United and Chelsea to secure progression. The first legs will be played on Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4. Read More »

New York Jets finalizing deal with former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater

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The 25-year-old Bridgewater was a first-round draft pick in 2014 out of Louisville and was largely considered a rising star at his position before the injury. Note also that his completion percentage, yards, and interceptions all improved from his rookie year to year two, meaning that Bridgewater was on an upward trajectory in terms of his development prior to getting hurt. Read More »

The Miami Dolphins officially release Ndamukong Suh

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With no trade having been arranged, Miami will release Suh after three seasons. And there's no way we can possibly talk about a veteran big-name player at the end of his career without talking about the Patriots. Added NFL Network's Mike Garofolo: (The Patriots) for the most part tell agents and players that players will take less to play for us. "So that's going to be a decision that probably Suh has to make more so than the Patriots have to make". Read More »

Giants' new, veteran running back understands why he's here

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Stewart reunites with Dave Gettleman and Mike Shula from his time in Carolina where he played all 131 games of his professional career. Personnel executive Mark Koncz also made the move. Stewart can give a team 800 rushing yards in a good season, but the Giants will have to bolster their line. But Stewart likely isn't the answer. Read More »

Ravens to sign WR Brown

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This time a year ago, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was comfortably sitting atop the depth chart for the Kansas City Chiefs, a clear team leader and performer who was a voice of leadership in the locker room and on the field. Unfortunately Maclin's numbers last season took a serious hit compared to previous years with only 40 catches for 440 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns-giving him an average of 11 yards/catch. Read More »

Sky suspends former Liverpool player Carragher for spitting

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Carragher has apologised for the spitting incident, which happened after working on Sky's broadcast of Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday. Carragher, 40, apologised to the family and described his behaviour as a "moment of madness", although he said he had not seen the girl in the front of the auto. Read More »

Man Utd Favourites To Sign Brazil Star As Man City Drop Interest

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City had their eye on Fred in the January transfer window, but because his Ukrainian side was still in the UEFA Champions League at the time , no move was agreed. But, club CEO Sergei Palkin has now given Manchester United some hope in the race to sign the player. And Palkin, speaking to Corriere dello Sport , confirmed that the midfielder would indeed leave for Manchester at the end of the season. Read More »

Bills find their vet QB

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McCarron nearly became a member of the Browns last season, but the deal fell through at the last second due to a mistake by the Cleveland team. McCarron did start the final three games of the 2015 season and led the Bengals to the playoffs after Dalton broke his thumb. Read More »

Chung earns another shot at Federer

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Federer is chasing a record sixth title in the desert. It's the same old same old from what we've seen from Federer the last two years or so. "I don't know [Chung] enough to say I know him well personally", Federer said, the Express reported . Read More »

Minor League Baseball announces new rules for pace of play

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Finally, in Triple-A, teams will be limited to six mound visits per game. The Class A Florida State League experimented with a 15-second pitch clock in all situations the past two years, and its average time for a nine-inning game dropped from 2:41 in 2015 to 2:35 the following season before rising to 2:38 last year. Read More »

Tiger Woods looks to cap another comeback at Bay Hill

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His lowest point came in 2017 when the 14-time Major victor was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. "Just keep making incremental improvements and I think I've done that". "Just because I won here eight times doesn't mean I'm going to win this week automatically, " Woods said. "I'm sure he's excited to come back to Augusta, and it's a place where he's done well, so I would expect him to do fairly well". Read More »

Barack Obama released his March Madness bracket and Final Four picks

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He also picked the Huskies previous year, but the Bulldogs' upset of UConn in the Final Four prevented him from going a flawless 2-for-2. This year, he has Michigan State, the No. While those two championship game picks by Obama are pretty solid, people had a few issues with a couple of his other choices. In the women's bracket, Obama is predicting a rematch of last year's final: UConn vs. Read More »

Danny Kanell Has An Interesting Take On Kirk Cousins

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Cousins , 29, had been one of the league's more consistent quarterbacks. They spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement has not been announced. He was placed under a franchise tag the last two years. In New York, Jets fans are crouched in the closet, telling themselves Teddy Bridgewater is ready to blossom despite playing two series in two years because of a catastrophic left knee injury. Read More »

Saints surprisingly sign CB Patrick Robinson

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ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Robinson's deal with New Orleans is worth $20 million, half of which is guaranteed. If he were to sign with the Pats, then Eric Rowe would presumably be pegged as the No. His presence, along with fellow former Saint Malcolm Jenkins , was critical for an elite Eagles defense that dominated throughout their title-clinching campaign. Read More »

Safety Tyrann Mathieu released by Cardinals

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Despite his desire to remain with the team, a new agreement could not be reached. "I've never made a secret that Tyrann has always had a special place in my heart and always will", Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said in a statement announcing the release . Read More »

Giants lure OT Solder with four-year, $62M deal

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Butler started the Patriots' first two playoff games before he was mysteriously benched for the Super Bowl. The Giants paid a high price to land Solder, who was a Pro Bowl alternate for 2017 but didn't play because the Patriots were in the Super Bowl. Read More »

Besiktas 1 - Bayern Munich 3

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The qualification marks the seventh straight season the German giants have reached the last eight of the competition as Jupp Heynckes' side look for their sixth title overall and first since 2013. Bayern extended their lead moments after the start of the second half when Turkey global Gonul flicked the ball into his own net from a Rafinha cross. Read More »

Snow chances return for the work week

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For us, we will gradually start to see the heaviest rainfall track out of our area later this morning into the first part of the afternoon. Most areas will end up around 10 degrees cooler than Monday . Lowering snow levels mean that during the day on Wednesday most of Central Oregon will see some mixed precipitation. We are tracking a chance for rain this weekend. Read More »

Notre Dame blows out Hampton in first round of NIT

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They were the first school to win both the men's and women's tournament in the same year since. UConn did it in 2004 behind the play of Emeka Okafor on the men's side and Diana Taurasi on the women's side. Stanford potentially is headed to Lexington for the third straight year if it can advance. Marquette claimed a share of the BIG EAST regular season title for the first time in program history and reached the BIG EAST Tournament championship game for the second year in a row, where ... Read More »