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Jones drops Care and Ford in major England rugby shake-up

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Jones lost his unbeaten record as England coach at the Aviva Stadium previous year, when a 13-9 Ireland win on the final day of the season ended the visitors' Grand Slam hopes. Jones has made a total of seven changes to their starting XV for the showdown with Ireland , the most noteworthy being the axing of fly-half George Ford, which sees Owen Farrell move from inside centre to No10. Read More »

England and Quetta star Kevin Pietersen announces retirement

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The 37-year old represented England in 104 Tests and scored 8,181 runs with 23 centuries and 35 half-centuries, after making his debut against Australia at Lord's in 2005. Modest returns in the PSL came and now his work is done. Pietersen's attitude was criticised by some within the England camp and he never played again. Read More »

UMBC win means free pizza from Little Caesars

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Their victory wasn't just historic - but it earned you a free pizza lunch. To qualify, you must place your order no later than 1:00 p.m. The HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo includes four Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Give Little Caesars credit, though, they tweeted out immediately after the game that they will honor the promotion. Read More »

Mourinho tells struggling Manchester United stars to 'grow up'

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See where they play, how they play, if they play. Where they play, how they play, if they play. "We try, but the reality is that some clubs, they were ready to win", he said. "Do you think they didn't have any players who could play in my team?" I'm happy we were on exactly the same page. The former FC Porto and Real Madrid manager, who resonated his rhetoric of eliminating the Red Devils in Europe's elite competition admitted that Manchester United are not one of the top teams and ... Read More »

Stoke City's Mame Diouf in contention for Everton tie

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We have seven games and we want to win a lot of these. Sam Allardyce's Everton have been woeful away from home this season. Everton have won just once on the road this season in the league - at Newcastle in December. Their collective performance against an upbeat Brighton side last weekend belied their current form as they dominated the Seagulls for most the match. Read More »

Dali Mpofu to Represent Rabada At ICC Appeal

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Cricket South Africa will be represented by Advocate Dali Mpofu. Since Heron's ultimate decision will be delivered on Wednesday, there is still a chance that Rabada will feature in the third Test in Cape Town. With the trial looming, the 22-year-old quick has looked to take some responsibility for his actions without completely letting Smith off the hook either. Read More »

Instant analysis of Colts' trade with Jets in 2018 NFL Draft

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Six years later, the Jets made a deal with the Browns to land the fifth overall pick in the 2009 Draft in exchange for the 17th pick, the 52nd pick, and three players (Kenyon Coleman, Brett Ratliff and Abram Elam). The Giants, meanwhile, will be starting Eli Manning, and they also drafted Davis Webb in the third round a year ago. Those fears were compounded after NY lost out on prized free agent Kirk Cousins to Minnesota . Read More »

Halep, Venus out of Indian Wells in upsets

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I was just sort of more relieved that it was over". "I didn't feel the ball at all", said Halep. "I don't find excuses". Kasatkina, who won her first title at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston past year, therefore enters her first Premier Mandatory final in Indian Wells . Read More »

Honey Badger signs 1-year deal with Houston Texans

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Mathieu was never officially connected with the Green Bay Packers, but few teams have more glaring holes in the secondary and many believed Mathieu could give new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine a versatile, playmaking weapon both in the slot and at safety. Read More »

Conte on Morata, Leicester's strengths, his team selection and goalkeeper decision

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We start the season to try to fight until the end of every competition. It's a great competition - the oldest competition in the world. "To try to reach the semi-final in the FA Cup , it won't be easy". "We have to try to do both", he said. "We must also do our best in the league to find a place in the Champions League". "I hope all the big important games are to come, of course". Read More »

Chelsea star reveals what went wrong against Barcelona

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We started the season to try to fight until the end for every competition. "On Sunday I'll try to make the best decision, because we want to try to go to the next round". Kelechi Iheanacho will hope to play , while Aleksander Dragovic, Christian Fuchs, Matty James and Marc Albrighton could also come into contention for recalls. Read More »

Reid says anthem protests affecting his free agency

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Now, the former San Francisco 49ers safety may be proving himself right. Kaepernick spent a year ago out of football after no team offered him a contract and while it's still believed Reid will find a job at some point this off-season, he believes the owners are holding up his eventual signing, not the general managers. Read More »

Morata has good World Cup chance despite being dropped, Lopetegui confirms

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The 25-year-old's loss of form at club level has cost him a place in La Roja's group for the prestige friendlies against Germany and Argentina later this month. That comes after only being a substitute as Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona this week. The Chelsea boss refused to make too much of a comment on his recent displays but insisted he is not bothered if he or Cahill make the final World Cup squads . Read More »

Star Shuttler Sindhu Speeds Past Okuhara to Reach All England Semis

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Lin Dan beat his old rival and defending champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 21-16, 21-17 in the All England Open quarterfinals. It boiled down to finding the right balance of aggression and patience and Sindhu ensured that she had the last laugh as she outwitted Okuhara 20-22, 21-18, 21-18 in a battle that lasted an hour and 24 minutes here. Read More »

Nevada rallies past Texas in overtime

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Eric Musselman's Nevada squad was ousted early in the MWC tournament, but it might've been a blessing in disguise for the conference, which is now sending both the Wolf Pack and the auto-clincher, San Diego State, into the field. The Wolf Pack used only Josh Hall off the bench, and had five players finish with 14 points or more. Freshman Matt Coleman added 25 points for UT, while fellow frosh Mohamed Bamba scored 13 points to go with 14 rebounds. Read More »

WrestleMania 35 Will Be at MetLife Stadium

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Cena, has been WWE's top star and the face of the company since about 2005 onwards, and with his Hollywood career seeing him become even more of a global star, he is the flawless guy to promote the company's future events. Chris Christie helicoptering in, and a performance by Sean "Diddy" Combs. However, the weather will remain a wild card as the company begins planning for next year's big show. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association confirms VAR to be introduced at Russia World Cup

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The system allows the referee or the video assistant to review decisions where a "clear and obvious" error is spotted. But it has not been universally welcomed with even UEFA, the European governing body, still to be convinced. Infantino said the hosts for the 2026 World Cup , to be decided at the FIFA Congress in Moscow in June, would be chosen in an open vote by its member national associations and details of how they voted would be published. Read More »

Jones apologises for Ireland, Wales slurs

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I think we're playing them in the fourth round of the Six Nations past year, so we'll get them back. I really don't have anything else to say on the matter. "There have been some tough selection calls, but that is exactly what we want, we want to be in a position where there are selections and decisions to be made and we have had to make some tough ones this weekend", Wales coach Warren Gatland said. Read More »

Lions sign unrestricted free agent RB LeGarrette Blount

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Despite posting career highs in carries (299), yards (1,161) and touchdowns (18) with the Patriots in 2016, Blount remained on the market until the Eagles signed him to a one-year, $1.25 million deal last May. He's a short-yardage specialist, but averages a solid 4.4 yards per carry throughout his career. That's a hefty price for any running back, and even more so for Blount . Read More »

No. 16 UMBC Makes History in Epic Upset Over No. 1 Virginia

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With every basket, fans in Spectrum Center who weren't wearing Virginia colors cheered loudly for the Retrievers of the America East Conference , who pulled away from a 21-21 halftime tie with an wonderful second half against the team that entered the tournament ranked first nationally in scoring defense. Read More »

Diddy, Curry among group bidding for Panthers

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Rubin, owner of sports apparel retailer Fanatics , is one of three potential buyers who could take majority ownership of the team Forbes estimates is worth $2.3 billion. Combs and Curry had already expressed interest in being a part of a bidding ownership group before their reported attachment to Rubin. Curry and Combs would be high-profile members of what ESPN described as "a strong, diverse group" being assembled by Rubin, who has amassed an estimated fortune of $3 billion via various ... Read More »

Raphael Varane Makes Huge Manchester United Transfer Claim

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United have been interested in Varane since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, and have continued to keep tabs on the Frenchman despite multiple failed attempts to prise him away from Real Madrid . I feel more comfortable with fast players because I try to control the depth, ' he said. Well, that's exactly what Diario Gol are reporting he's done on Friday, telling Florentino Pérez: "I'm going to the Premier League". Read More »

Vontaze Burfict Facing Four-Game Suspension For PEDs

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The shoulder injury kept Burfict out for the rest of the season and occurred three days before his failed drug test on December 27. The suspension was reduced to three games at the beginning of the season. A few days ago there was a rumor that the Cincinnati Bengals were close to trading linebacker Vontaze Burfict to the Oakland Raiders but no such kind of transaction has materialized since. Read More »

Liverpool boss Klopp on Man City draw: Well, Txiki didn't look happy...!

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Klopp's tongue was clearly firmly in his cheek with this comment, as United's biggest rivals ready themselves for what should be a pulsating contest between two teams who would rather avoid each other at this stage. "The good thing is they are the team we know most about. But we will try everything". The Serie A side, beaten 4-1 in Cardiff last season by Real, will host the first leg in Turin following the draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. Read More »

Free agent DE Adrian Clayborn will visit Patriots

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Then, New England gained another running back by signing former Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill , who played in seven games last season after hitting injured reserve. But with the Bengals drafting Jeremy Mixon previous year, Hill's carries dropped significantly. Hill elected to end his 2017 season early due to an ankle injury and sent his goodbyes to the team on his social media account. Read More »

Bears quickly match Packers' offer sheet for CB Kyle Fuller

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This is something that really between now and the start of training camp that we'll be looking at. Fuller was excellent as a rookie after being selected with the 14th pick of the first round back in 2014, but he struggled during his second season and missed the entire 2016 campaign with a knee injury. Read More »

Isaac Haas out for remainder of NCAA Tournament with elbow fracture

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At one point in the year, they were 11-8, but they finished the season strong with a 9-3 spurt. It's the first of four games to be played at Little Caesars Arena on Friday. Three of their last five losses where decided by a single possession, a turn of events that may have led to a number one seed had those games gone the other way. Read More »

Marcus Smart has thumb surgery. May return for playoffs

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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , guard Marcus Smart is going to have surgery today to fix a torn ligament in his right thumb. According to a report from ESPN , Smart suffered a tendon injury in his right thumb while diving for a loose ball during Boston's game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Read More »

Dolphins to add WR Danny Amendola per report

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Amendola caught just two touchdown passes during the 2017 regular season, nothing dramatic, but then he caught two more in the fourth quarter of New England's comeback win over Jacksonville in the AFC title game. In Super Bowl LII, facing the eventual-champion Philadelphia Eagles, he compiled 152 yards on eight receptions. In exchange, the Dolphins agreed to swap picks in the seventh rounds and move down from the 223rd overall selection to the 227th. Read More »

Vikings add Sheldon Richardson to bolster defensive line

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When Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen hit the open market on Wednesday afternoon, only 58 snaps from previous year remained on the roster at the second defensive tackle spot. He started 15 games for Seattle, missing one with an injury, and was more impactful than his lone sack might suggest. But the Seahawks sent a 2nd-round pick in addition to WR Jermaine Kearse , despite Richardson heading toward unrestricted free agency in the spring. Read More »

Venus Williams into Indian Wells semis for first time since 2001

He clinched the victory on the second match point when he blasted his 12th and final ace of the contest. "For me and for my game, it's hard how she's playing". You know, it's good that I don't have to say that this is the best tennis I have ever played and I lost. Women: Daria Kasatkina bt Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-2; Venus Williams bt Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-2. Read More »

Wichita State vs. Marshall

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Wichita State can not allow Marshall hope for an upset, and that means limiting turnovers - the Shockers excel in ball control with a turnover percentage of 16.4 - as well as controlling the glass. There is no chance you'll miss the first buzzer-beater of the tournament while sitting in a press conference. "We know what we're capable of", Elmore said. Read More »

NCAA Tournament 2018, Alabama vs Virginia Tech

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It marks Alabama's first win in the NCAA Tournament since 2006. But the eighth-seeded Badgers beat the ninth-seeded Hokies 84-74 past year. Luckily Alabama did just that during the aforementioned 7-0 run. Alabama: Sexton might be the thinking man's version of Oklahoma star point guard Trae Young. Alabama has one of the more dynamic players in College Basketball in Collin Sexton and has been led by their defense this season which ranks 109th in scoring defense, 42nd in defensive FG%, ... Read More »

Michigan State will play at Little Caesars Arena — March Madness

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Bucknell , which is seeking its first NCAA Tournament win since 2006, started the season 0-4 but has won 21 of its last 23 games. The Bison almost knocked off the Mountaineers before falling 86-80. That said, the Spartans have been a bad cover play down the stretch, going just 4-11-2 ATS over their final 17 games - including two non-covers in the Big Ten Tournament. Read More »

Raiders to Release WR Michael Crabtree

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Nelson visited with the Raiders on Wednesday night before signing his contract on Thursday. The news comes amid buzz that the Raiders are looking to finalize a deal with receiver Jordy Nelson, who was cut by the Packers on Tuesday. 23, 2015, in Pittsburgh. ALSO: The Detroit Lions bolstered their linebacker group with Christian Jones and Devon Kennard, and their offensive line with Kenny Wiggins. Read More »

Arsenal to face CSK Moscow in Europa league

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Arsenal will find out their quarter-final opponents on Friday and Wenger wants to avoid Atletico Madrid , who demolished Lokomotiv Moscow 8-1 on aggregate to reach the last eight. Hakan Calhanoglu raised Milan's hopes of a comeback with a first-half strike but a Danny Welbeck brace and Granit Xhaka's effort secured victory for the Gunners. Read More »

Native River repels Might Bite to win Cheltenham Gold Cup

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Anibale Fly, a 33-1 outsider, finished third, four lengths behind Might Bite, in this country's most prestigious weight-for-age race for jumpers. "He's just a warrior". "He put his head down and fought the whole way", trainer Nicky Henderson said. "His legs were gone", he said. If you ask me again I think I'll start crying. Read More »

President Trump wants to create a military 'Space Force'

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In fact, a fully independent " Space Force " would be an even more aggressive reform than proposed on Capitol Hill . "And so, as the president stated openly, this is a war-fighting domain. Air Education and Training Command on February 1 ordered an indefinite operational pause for all T-6 aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base , Mississippi; Vance Air Force Base , Oklahoma; and Sheppard Air Force Base , Texas, over incidents officials said were not classical cases of hypoxia, which is ... Read More »

Kwiatkowski wins Tirreno-Adriatico, Dennis takes final stage

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A crash inside the final 10km removed Colombia's Fernando Gaviria from contention for the stage win, although Slovakia's Peter Sagan narrowly emerged unscathed. Overnight leader Michal Kwiatkowski ( Team Sky ) retained his top spot with one stage to go, though it was far from plain sailing for his team-mates. Read More »

Is Matt Damon Moving to Australia Because of Trump?

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Not only is New York Post's ridiculously wrong article based on a false premise, but it's also filled with additional made-up details. Earlier reports from New York Post newspaper's Page Six column suggested that Matt - who has daughters Isabella, 11, Gia, nine, and Stella , seven, as well as a stepdaughter with his wife Luciana Barroso - has apparently chose to buy a property in Byron Bay , New South Wales down the road from Chris. Read More »

Liverpool to meet City and three other mouthwatering Champions League quarters

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The Reds beat City 4-3 the last time the two teams met on January 14, in a match many consider to be the highlight of this season's Premier League competition. But before and after United, we have the [Champions League] quarter finals, and at the moment that is the most important thing to focus on. They remain one of only two teams yet to lose a Premier League game at home this season, and have a Champions League quarter-final to look forward to in April. Read More »

Mayweather to train MMA with Woodley 'soon'

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Asked how he would deal with the kicking aspect of the sport, Mayweather say it would be hard to adjust but that "it is what it is". "I'm gonna start training soon", he said. Considering Mayweather's age, lack of MMA experience and his history of "high reward, low risk" matchmaking once he became a PPV star, there are countless reasons to believe this is nothing more than talk. Read More »

Keane Blasts Pogba and Mourinho Following UCL Exit

José Mourinho said it himself in the manager's press conference , United aren't good enough to win the Champions League . In 2016, comes back in the Champions League and out in the group phase. France coach Didier Deschamps also found space for Paul Pogba and his Manchester United teammate Anthony Martial in his squad to face Colombia at the Stade de France on March 23, and Russian Federation in St Petersburg four days later. Read More »

Blazers Knock Off Cavaliers for 11th Straight Win

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With James on the floor, whether home or away, it always gives the Cavs some chance of winning. Collecting the ball at half-court, James went around a screen before attacking the paint and rise high for a monster dunk over 7ft Trail Blazers centre Jusuf Nurkic that pulled Cleveland in front 15-14. Read More »

Zona suffers embarrassing loss in NCAA's to 13-seed

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Non-conference schedule because the committee has shown that non-conference schedule matters a lot in leaving out Oklahoma State, a team with an exceptional resume but a weak non-conference. The Oklahoma State women's basketball team learned its NCAA Tournament destination on Monday night. The big man from the Bahamas has a great motor and is an elite scorer, which makes him a valuable commodity. Read More »

Man Utd legend wants Alexis Sanchez to be dropped

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The former Borussia Dortmund star ended a hard 18-month period at Manchester United by moving to north London as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford. He gives everything, he has done it for so many years now, we know exactly what he brings and he will have a great time here. He added on discussions with a former manager at Emirates Stadium: " Arsene Wenger was very fond of me". Read More »