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Proteas not resting on Rabada's fate

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However, Rabada later appealed against the guilty verdict handed to him by the ICC for breaching their code of conduct in a last-ditch bid to be able to play in the rest of the gripping series against Australia . "We're not really anxious about that at all, and we know regardless of if he plays or not they'll come really hard at us". The current series between the Proteas and Australia has become known for the drama off the field, instead of on. Read More »

Juan Martin del Potro stuns Roger Federer to claim Indian Wells title

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The new Indian Wells Masters champion Del Potro has climbed two places in the rankings with Dominic Thiem and David Goffin dropping down. What a final, it lived up to expectations more than we could have imagined. He saved three match points and blew one of his own as he snapped Federer's 17-match streak this year. His celebrations, however, were short lived. Read More »

North Carolina's frontcourt outmatched in season-ending loss to Texas A&M

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Robert Williams missed time with a concussion. "Let's just keep playing, Let's keep doing what we do, '" Pinson said. They went into halftime up 43-28. "So we've got to give him the credit". "I think we grew up some throughout the season throughout the adversity". The only women's game I've ever been to that rivals this one was in 2008 when the No. Read More »

Duke new favorite to win 2018 NCAA Tournament

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The rematch will mark the second NCAA Tournament matchup between Hall of Famers Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim, with Coach K's Blue Devils winning one in the Sweet 16 in 1998. More upsets to come? In fact three teams have gone from the 11th seed to the Final Four - with two of them doing so in the last 12 years. Read More »

Messi: Russia My Last Chance For WC Success

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Meanwhile, Argentina striker, Gonzalo Higuain, reckons the upcoming global friendlies against Spain and Italy will reveal La Albiceleste's true potentials ahead of the World Cup which kicks off in Russian Federation in June. "I dream of winning the trophy in Russian Federation". "It's the dream I have always had and every time a World Cup comes it gets even stronger". "Everyone says it is very hard and I have no doubt about that", he said during an appearance on America TV's La Cornisa . Read More »

Dallas Cowboys release 10-year vet Scandrick with young DBs in fold

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Scandrick was released by the Dallas Cowboys last week. According to Garafolo, it's a two-year contract. Injuries took their toll on Scandrick in recent years, with the most severe a knee injury that cost him the 2015 season. In '15, he missed the entire season with a torn ACL and MCL . Scandrick also likely would play inside versus slot receivers when needed. He's spent 10 years of his National Football League career in Dallas, racking up eight interceptions and 406 combined tackles in ... Read More »

Penny Hardaway set to become Memphis basketball coach, reports say

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Hardaway isn't your typical former NBA player, as he has coached AAU basketball in the summer and also won his third consecutive state title as the head coach of Memphis East High this past weekend. Hardaway is a four-time NBA All-Star and three-time All-NBA player who will be making his college coaching debut with the Tigers. That record improved to 21-13 in year two, but attendance and fan support - as well as corresponding revenue - declined. Read More »

Salah vs Suarez: 'You can not compare'

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The result took Liverpool back into third place in the table, while Watford dropped into 11th thanks to Bournemouth's victory over West Brom, leaving the Hornets only eight points clear of the relegation zone. The Egyptian had a hand in all five goals , scoring four and setting up the other for Roberto Firmino. "They are both incredible players, they were both unstoppable, yes". Read More »

Shamispeak: cricketer says Hasin hid her first marriage from him

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This issue started to get out of hand when an FIR was registered two weeks ago against Shami and four of his family members in Kolkata's Jadavpur police station under several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives. Read More »

Eagles, Vikings to kick off 2018 National Football League season

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NY struggled to one of the worst records in the National Football League a year ago, although they did make some big moves this offseason when it comes to free agents. Well now, Minnesota's last opponent in 2017 will also be the very first team they will face in 2018. In 2010, the Vikings lost 14-9 at New Orleans after having been defeated by the Saints 31-28 in overtime in the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Takes Another Huge Step Toward Fighting In The UFC

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Eventually, we're gonna apply for the license, and hopefully we can fight, ' Mayweather said . "Even if it takes 6 to 8 months - whatever it takes. "My wrestling game is not that bad". A few days ago, Floyd talked about the idea of making a career move to MMA fighting. My hand game, on a scale of one to 10, is 100. Read More »

Pelicans' Alvin Gentry Slams Officiating After Loss To Rockets

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Gentry's anger largely stemmed from a play that occurred late in the fourth quarter, when Rockets guard James Harden was fouled shooting a 3-pointer. "But when you can get away with playing like that and get screwed that badly by the officials, your defense is going to be pretty good". He never gets a call. Read More »

Jordan Henderson reveals message he wrote on Mohamed Salah's matchball

The Egypt global again produced another master display as Liverpool beat Watford 5-0 at Anfield in a Premier League game played on Saturday, March 17. "The Egypt forward deserves to be compared to the likes of Messi and Ronaldo this season and he betters them in some areas - he works far harder off the ball and, despite being the star man, still chases back and puts in tackles". Read More »

BBC pays John McEnroe ten times more than me, says Martina Navratilova

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Tennis star Martina Navratilova has claimed she gets paid a mere tenth of John McEnroe's salary for her work as a commentator at Wimbledon. It wasn't until the British broadcaster published the salaries of its highest-paid stars last July, in brackets of 50,000, that she realised fellow presenter McEnroe's pay packet was between 150,000 and 199,999. Read More »

Gerrard in awe of Salah: Liverpool fans witnessing greatness

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Mohamed Salah has been hailed as "indescribable" by Liverpool team-mate Joe Gomez after the Egypt winger maintained his incredible debut season with a four-goal spree against Watford . The Reds took the 3-0 into the locker room at halftime, before Salah buried his sensational third goal. "The boys love playing together with him, and he loves playing with them". Read More »

Liverpool 5-0 Watford: 5 Talking Points

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Liverpool have now scored 206 goals in 99 Premier League matches under Jurgen Klopp but Salah's hat-trick was the first of his reign in the league. In a gameweek that saw just 4 games being played out owing to clashing FA Cup fixtures, Liverpool hosted Watford . He runs all the time but then Mo didn't stop as well tonight - in the other direction. Read More »

Seminoles shock Xavier, 75-70, advance to Sweet 16

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But Xavier didn't score a field goal after Kanter's jumper with 3:56 left for a 68-66 lead. The game was tied at 68 with 2:22 remaining. Trent Forrest added 13 points and four steals. The Seminoles (21-12) did inch back - getting as close as 46-40 on Savoy's trey 30 seconds later - but every time Florida State looked primed for a surge, the Musketeers increased their pressure. Read More »

Martin Truex Jr. dominates for win at Auto Club Speedway

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We changed a few things and they had to hook both corners together. Truex led a race-high 125 of 200 laps as Busch was his closest pursuer throughout the race. Harvick's auto was repaired, and he managed to earn two standings points. "I would have liked to be one spot better, but I couldn't even see Martin", Larson said. Read More »

Nevada erases 22-point second-half deficit, stuns Cincinnati

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Caleb Martin then stepped up and hit a fade away 3-pointer to tie the game at 73-73 with 57 seconds left in the contest. The Boilermakers (30-6) led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but Butler (21-14) cut the deficit to two and had the ball in the final minute. Read More »

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 6th T20I: Last over controversy that shamed sportsmanship

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India , the third participating team in the tri-series , has already reached the finals of the Hero Nidahas Trophy . Chahal broke the partnership in the 11th over by dismissing the in-form Rahim (9). Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan admitted that he went overboard with his emotions on Friday after heated exchanges with the Sri Lankan players during the T20 tri-series in Colombo . Read More »

Ronaldo scores 50th career hattrick in Girona win

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He scores goals, and always will. For example, if there is a penalty, he takes it with maximum concentration. When Cristiano is fine, the team is fine. Among the goals were three in two matches against Paris Saint-Germain, ensuring Real booked their place in the last eight of the Champions League. Ronaldo has been the subject of a lot of attention this season, as he generally is. Read More »

Patterson dealt to Patriots

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He caught 31 passes for 309 yards in his first year with the Raiders while adding 13 carries for 121 yards and two scores on the ground. Patterson has one year left on his contract. Prior to the Patriots matchup with the Raiders a year ago, Bill Belichick said of Patterson, "He plays in the backfield, he plays in the receiver positions". Read More »

Vikings' Super Bowl hopes soar after landing Sheldon Richardson and Kirk Cousins

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer calls Sheldon Richardson "one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the NFL" even though sack numbers didn't show it. PFF ranked him the 13th pass rusher in the league past year among all defensive linemen. He also was suspended for the 2016 season opener for an arrest in his home state of Missouri for driving at high speeds and resisting arrest. Read More »

Purdue begins life without Haas vs. Butler

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Isaac Hayes (elbow) is doubtful to play for the Boilermakers while Paul Jorgensen (ankle) is questionable for the Bulldogs. The second-seeded Purdue Boilermakers are moving on to the Sweet 16, with a 76-73 win over the No. Still, Painter said he thinks Haas will dress and go to warmups for Sunday's game against 10th-seeded Butler. Referee DJ Carstensen told The Associated Press during warmups Sunday that Haas would not be allowed to play with the brace. Read More »

Paul Ince Says Man United Have Got Worse Since Signing Alexis Sanchez

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However, things weren't always so rosy for the Belgium worldwide, who went through a goal drought of his own during the winter months, and he has backed Sanchez to get out of his slump and become a major asset for Manchester United. Sanchez penned a four-and-a-half year contract with the Old Trafford club, and his basic wage is reported to be around £350,000-a-week - this is £60,000-a-week higher than United's previous highest wage, paid to Paul Pogba. Read More »

Halep offers no excuses for Osaka shock

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Naomi Osaka: 6-3, 6-0. The 20-year-old Kasatkina rallied to claim the biggest victory of her career and defeat seven-time Grand Slam victor Williams, extending a year-long assault on top players, Grand Slam winners and former world number ones. Read More »

Messi scores as Barcelona beat Bilbao to maintain unbeaten run

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Forward Javier Eraso side-footed home the second goal for the home side in the 69th minute and things got worse for Sevilla when midfielder Pablo Sarabia was sent off in the 84th for picking up two yellow cards inside 11 minutes. - Messi has scored 17 goals in his 19 games at the Camp Nou against Athletic in all competitions. Antoine Griezmann converted a first-half penalty after he was impeded by Jaume Costa, before Koke hit the post. Read More »

Mark Hughes encouraged by Southampton's resilience in first game

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The 24-year-old has gone from being one of the club's most influential players to a peripheral figure, but Pellegrino's dismissal and Hughes' appointment as Southampton's new manager represents a fresh start. "I just felt we made good decisions today, certainly in the second half". Latics host the Premier League strugglers knowing they are only 90 minutes away from a third Wembley semi-final in the space of six seasons. Read More »

Rory McIlroy enters the mix Saturday at Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Only he now has a lot more players chasing him than Bryson DeChambeau (72). Woods avoided falling behind early when he holed a 40-foot birdie putt on No. Birdies Tiger Woods had in the second round (two) compared to the first. "Today was a hard fight, it was a grind", he said. "You don't get always get a sky ship rocketed up to the top of the leaderboard like I have, and, unfortunately, that's the way it goes sometimes, but this week it's going the right way". Read More »

UFC Fight Night 127: Werdum vs. Volkov Preview & Prediction

In the co-main event, Jan Blachowicz faced Jimi Manuwa in the light heavyweight division. Fabricio Werdum has been on a quest to earn back the UFC heavyweight championship that he lost to current titleholder Stipe Miocic , and to this point he has seemed on track to earn a shot down the road somewhere with wins in his last two fights. Read More »

Chelsea eye move for Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey

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When it became clear the duo would not sign new deals with the club, Arsene Wenger was forced to move them on and it seems like there is another crop of Arsenal players with their contract expiry dates in sight. Martial is apparently a "concrete objective" of Juventus this summer, when the 22-year-old may be up for grabs for around £58million. 'You want absolutely to find problems. Read More »

Things We Learned Following Liverpool's 5-0 Demolition of Watford on Saturday

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Liverpool's next game comes on March 31, away to Crystal Palace , with Saturday's victory moving them back up to third in the Premier League table. Salah then completed the rout with five minutes left on the clock. The Egypt global moved to 28 league goals, four goals clear of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot. Read More »

Wales 14 - 13 France: Welsh hang on for second place

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But a combination of Welsh resilience and French profligacy meant the game ultimately went Wales' way, leaving France still without a win in Cardiff since 2010. Leading 14-10 at halftime thanks to Liam Williams' opportunistic try and three Leigh Halfpenny penalties, Wales produced a strong defensive effort in the second half to restrict the fast-finishing French to just three more points despite their dominance of possession. Read More »

Hodgson hopes Zaha avoided injury

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Palace rise to 16th, two points clear of the bottom three, a place and a point behind Huddersfield Town . A win for the hosts would stretch the point gap between Roy Hodgson's side, who now take of the final spot inside the drop zone, and themselves to seven points with seven fixtures left. Read More »

Photo from Houston-Michigan captures essence of March Madness

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What a heartbreaker for Houston , and what a thrill for MI. The Wolverines won despite 35.6 percent shooting from the floor, including just 8 of 30 from 3-point range. MI figures to be a slight favorite against Texas A&M but an underdog against North Carolina . MI next gets the victor of Texas A&M vs. Houston's Rob Gray, who hit the game-winning layup in the final seconds in a first-round victory against San Diego State, had 23 points and 10 rebounds. Read More »

Texas Tech ends Florida's season, advances to Sweet 16

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Austin in the opening round on Thursday to win its first Tournament game since 2004-05, road the energy from its "home" crowd en route to a 69-66 victory. After Florida cut the lead to three, Evans lost the ball when he got trapped near the Florida bench, giving the Gators' two late chances to tie. Then the Raiders applied the lid to the basket and points were hard earned at both ends of the floor the rest of the half. Read More »

Upstate NY teams knocked entire Pac-12 out of NCAA Tournament

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Among them: Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson, casting a dark shadow over the program before the season even began. "I'm not whining about it", Calipari said after learning of Oats" "whining" comment. Kentucky and Buffalo will be broadcast on the UK Sports Network. Defensively, the Bulls pressured Arizona's guards and collapsed around its big men in the lane, forcing the Wildcats (27-8) to the perimeter. Read More »

Man Utd vs Brighton confirmed XIs: Mourinho drops Pogba and Sanchez

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is happy to see his players back on the same page after such a painful loss at home against Sevilla in the Champions League . "As a coach the biggest frustration is not the result , because some time that can happen". They lost 2-1 in second leg at Old Trafford which meant that, after a goalless first leg, they crashed out of the competition. Read More »

Watch Duke vs. Rhode Island NCAA Tournament

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The Blue Devils are led by freshman Marvin Bagley III with 21.2 points per game. All that said, Duke plays a 2-3 zone, which Rhode Island's guard-heavy lineup could take advantage of. Once again, the Blue Devils will have a major size difference inside. By the time Duval's second 3-pointer of the half went down, the Blue Devils were up 45-28 at the break. Read More »

UFC London card is short one fight for weight issues

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Werdum rushed across the cage at the sound of the opening bell and quickly changed levels to put Volkov on his back. Should he prevail past Fabricio Werdum on Saturday night, then surely a title fight is on the cards for "Drago". OFFICAL RESULT: Alexander Volkov def. Fabrico Werdum by knockout, Round 4 1:38. Another jumping kick attempt to start the round from Werdum but it misses. Read More »

Mohamed Salah's four-goal haul in Liverpool's rout of Watford

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Liverpool moved up to third in the Premier League thanks to four goals from the incredible Mohamed Salah helped see off a sorry Watford side. Salah danced through Watford's defence to score early in the game before poking home Andy Robertson's cross late in the first half. Read More »

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis, the drug kingpin?

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Davis, for what it's worth, made $32,175,991 in salary during his eight-year National Basketball Association career. Davis averaged 16.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game with LSU, before beginning a lengthy National Basketball Association stint. Read More »

Palace improve survival hopes, West Brom facing relegation

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At the Vitality Stadium , Bournemouth compounded West Bromwich Albion's relegation woes as they came from behind to win 2-1. "That probably was the pivotal moment in the game; we had to take him off and unfortunately made a couple of errors and after that they equalised". Read More »

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 »