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Commonwealth Games 2018: Lifter Gururaja wins India's first medal

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Pearson confessed to doubts in the lead-up to the Gold Coast Games about whether she would compete, and as late as last week she revealed she felt "90 per cent there", as she was still coping with the pain from her tendon. The thing with tendons is they spike very quickly ... it's tough the timing comes now, but my health comes first", Pearson said. Pearson is still confident of recovering and heading to Tokyo 2020 to try and reclaim her Olympic title. Read More »

'Brilliant' Liverpool should have killed off City - Klopp

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Liverpool fans have thanked Arsenal following a stunning performance by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the Champions League quarter final against Manchester City on Wednesday. "We used that really well, scored three fantastic goals". But who am I to say something? They had to take a moment to let 90 minutes, and specifically 45, of unrelenting, breathtaking soccer sink in. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Playstation goal' is talk of the world

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Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane was full of praise over Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible display against Juventus last night but insists his spectacular goal doesn't eclipse his effort in 2002. Marseille v Real Madrid - Champions League group stage, December 8, 2009: It did not take long for Ronaldo to show Los Blancos just what he was capable of on the elite European stage. Read More »

NDA MPs to give up 23 days' salary for first time

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Union Minister Ananth Kumar announced the decision today in a hurriedly-convened press conference and blamed the Congress for the logjam in both the Houses of Parliament, PTI reported. "When we are ready to discuss the motion and issues such as banking fraud, why don't they let the house function", he said. Naturally, Kumar's comments did not go down well with Congress and the party in turn alleged BJP of maintaining a double standard. Read More »

Liverpool face anxious wait over Mohamed Salah injury

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made it 2-0 with a long-range screamer before Salah turned creator as his cross into the box allowed Sadio Mane to make it 3-0 with Jurgen Klopp's men now taking a commanding lead to the Etihad Stadium next week. "Not good news", Keane said, as per the Express . "He came to the sideline and said he sometimes feels something", Klopp said. "I hope not [that the injury is not serious]... Read More »

Jose Mourinho relying on one player in Premier League title hopes

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And Los Blancos are hoping to take advantage of their unsettled situation at the club to lure them away from the Premier League side. The duo have fallen down the pecking order with coach Jose Mourinho in recent times - having failed to make the Red Devils' starting lineup in their last couple of games. Read More »

Augusta National to host women's tournament ahead of Masters

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Remaining positions will then be filled by invitation of the Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship Committee. Former LPGA star Annika Sorenstam lauded the venue hosting the event. "We thought that's the best way to go, but over time we think it will also be of great benefit to the professional game as well". The 54-hole, stroke play tournament will feature an worldwide field of 72 players. Read More »

Augusta National To Play A Role In New Women's Amateur Tournament

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The tournament, which will come into being next year, will see the best 72 amateur players in the world compete at Augusta in the week before the Masters itself. Whan was at Augusta National and did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment. Invitees will be determined by awarding winners of other recognized championships and using the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking. Read More »

White: Only Person Stripped Of Title Is Conor

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Conor McGregor will return to and compete in the UFC in 2018, according to Dana White. But we haven't seen him since November 2016 when he would defeat Eddie Alvarez. Holloway, of Hawaii, accepted the bout on short notice when Nurmagomedov's original opponent, Tony Ferguson, withdrew due to injury. If you look at him, he hasn't lost a fight in five years . Read More »

Chelsea FC join Tottenham in race to sign top 18-year-old

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Tottenham responded in first-half stoppage time with midfielder Christian Eriksen , who had already tested home keeper Willy Caballero with one fizzing effort, dipping a right-foot shot over the bemused Argentine from 30 yards. " We've been close over the years, played really well there on occasions but it hasn't fallen for us and for one reason or another we haven't got a result ". Read More »

A look back at Winnie Mandela's legacy

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South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81. "Despite controversies surrounding her life and career, Winnie Mandela's unwavering commitment to ending apartheid and securing Nelson Mandela's freedom is recorded in history". Read More »

Dana White says WWE Universal Champ Brock Lesnar is returning to UFC

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Lesnar's current contract with WWE is coming to an end, and the belief recently has been that he will drop his championship on Sunday in New Orleans before heading back to the UFC . at least according to Dana White . After the bout, Brock failed a pair of drug tests and the decision was reversed to a no-contest. Following a fine and suspension by USADA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission for one year, Lesnar officially retired from MMA in February 2017. Read More »

Arsene Wenger expects Alexandre Lacazette to be back to his best

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Aubameyang was on a hat-trick when Arsenal on a penalty. The Frenchman converted the spot kick and this incredible gesture for his teammate has been hailed by Wenger. Lacazette made his return to action for the north London side on Sunday when he came off the bench to help the Gunners secure a 3-0 win over Stoke City at The Emirates. Read More »

Salah inspires Liverpool to 3-0 victory over Man City

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The German said: "The result is not what we expected but we needed to play more football in the second half". It is only half-time. "The first-half was brilliant and how football should look". They were handed even more severe punishment this time as the reds racked up the goals without giving them a sniff of opportunity. Manchester City made more incursions in the second half, particularly in the final ten minutes, but had more bookings than goals to show for it. Read More »

Greg Allen: Is Tiger really an Augusta contender?

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And afterward in their news conferences, they couldn't say enough positives about each other. And no target is more tantalizing than Woods once again playing at his best . And it caused quite a buzz, not only among the thousands who tagged along that made this a practice round unlike any other at the Masters, but the other players. Read More »

King James Breaks More Records As Cavaliers Beat The Raptors

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When Jose Calderon starts, there's a 72 percent chance the Cavaliers will win. (The three treys stood as the fewest threes made by the Celtics since they went 3-for-19 in a win over the Knicks back on February 2, 2016.) This was a staunch change from the 7-for-17 mark that the Celtics posted in last Saturday's win over the Raptors , and a sneak peek of what could and would make the Raptors a hard matchup for the Celtics in a potential third-round showdown. Read More »

Johnny Manziel gets taste of his own medicine at Spring League practice

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Coaches prefer players who know the playbook by heart and don't ask questions. Anyway, to get ready for his first game, Manziel has been practicing with his team this week and during one of those practices, Johnny Football got a taste of his own medicine after getting picked off by teammate Cleveland Wallace . Read More »

Tony Finau `optimistic´ after suffering injury while celebrating hole-in-one

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The extent of Finau's injury is unknown. And maybe save the celebrations until after the tournament. Finau provided easily the most freaky moment, when his revelry quickly turned into pain. Nicklaus - who stole the show. Just moments after he produced one of the shots of the year, the 28-year-old sprinted down the centre of the fairway. Read More »

Austin Powers' Mini Me, Verne Troyer, hospitalized

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Verne Troyer is most easily recognized for his role in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember , where he played "Mini-Me", the small, villainous clone of Dr. He added that he was receiving treatment, and thanked his fans for their support. Verne's been battling alcoholism - and it was nearly exactly a year ago when he was admitted to a hospital for it. Read More »

Five Masters Players to Watch

A win at the WGC Mexico Championship at the start of March, however, suddenly added even more intrigue. But here at the Masters , against a field loaded with young talent, they're among the favorites. The American was riding high heading into the US Masters a year ago. Toxicology reports revealed five different drugs in his system and he later pleaded guilty to reduced charges and received a year of probation and 50 hours of community service. Read More »

Dario Saric (elbow) scheduled to return for 76ers on Friday

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Their 47-30 record now has them in fourth place in the east and facing a first round matchup against the Pacers, a side they would no doubt be confident of beating. Reggie Jackson adds 14.7 points plus 5.1 assists per contest while Andre Drummond contributes 15 points, 16 rebounds, 1.48 steals and 1.65 blocks per night. Read More »

Heynckes: Bayern need to play better to win the CL

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The left-footed forward, who moments before had brought a diving parry out of Ulreich with a long-range effort, got ahead of Juan Bernat at the far post to control Escudero's cross before firing home. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng, who was lucky not to have a penalty awarded against him in the first half, said they would take nothing for granted. Read More »

Pogba wants to stay at Manchester United next season

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Speculation over Pogba's United future emerged after reports of a feud between him and his Portuguese boss. In January, Mourinho humiliatingly took Pogba off after 63 minutes in a loss away to Tottenham. Mourinho felt that United should have won by a greater margin such was the quality of their first-half display, with David de Gea having to be at his usually-brilliant best in the second half to twice deny Tammy Abraham after the hosts cooled the tempo after the break. Read More »

Cavs trade package for Kawhi Leonard this summer Video

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The Spurs are expected to do everything they can do to fix their relationship with Leonard before resorting to the idea of sending him to other teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly one of the National Basketball Association teams who plans to inquire about the availability of Kawhi Leonard via trade this summer, according to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops . Read More »

Masters 2018: Tony Finau suffers ankle injury celebrating during par-3 contest

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Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus turned back the years to entertain the galleries at the traditional pre-Masters Par 3 competition at Augusta National on Wednesday. Pretty special, wasn't it? Wow. As for Watson, who needed only eight putts on the nine holes, he joked, "That was the Watson of old". "I said, 'well I think you're going to make a hole-in-one". Read More »

Did Julian Edelman help prevent another school shooting?

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With the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, still fresh on his mind, the football player immediately alerted his assistant, Shannen Moen , who tracked down the comment and called 911. It's unclear whether or not the boy meant to follow up on his threat, but the Times reports that police found rifles belonging to the boy's mother at the house. Read More »

Conte will leave Chelsea, says Gary Neville

It was all about the midfield on Sunday, as the Englishman walked away with two goals after Christian Eriksen equalised, but we must not forget those providing the more creative players with defensive stability, and, under Mauricio Pochettino , that almost always means Eric Dier. Read More »

RG III gets 1-year deal to be Ravens backup

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The Ravens, he said then, "offered me a contract right before the first preseason game to start against the Redskins ". Even though this signing seems like it came out of left field, Griffin admitted past year that he turned down an offer from the Ravens , as well as the Arizona Cardinals, due to the timing not being quite right. Read More »

Klopp: Salah 100 per cent deserves PFA Player of the Year award

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However, first and foremost, they will lock horns with Liverpool this evening in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash at Anfield. Explaining his rivals credentials he said, 'Salah has a remarkable goalscoring run, that he plays very well like an inside forward type of role. De Gea is heavy favourite to beat out the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Ederson and Hugo Lloris come the end of the season and early glimpses at players' selections show that the Spanish stopper is ... Read More »

Danny Welbeck could be best wide option for Arsenal in Europa League

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With all realistic hopes of a top-four Premier League finish ended, the Gunners need to lift the Europa League this season to seal a return to the Champions League. Juventus showed they can be vulnerable at home against Tottenham and I think they'll play this like an away tie as they know how unsafe Real Madrid are on the break. Read More »

Former Chelsea Manager Dies

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The former England captain featured at the 1982 and 1986 editions of the FIFA World Cup ™, picking up 84 global caps in a ten-year spell for the Three Lions. Yet it was as an England worldwide that won him most plaudits. My thoughts are with his family. I'll be forever grateful. Sad and choked to hear of the passing of Ray Wilkins. Read More »

Martin hits go-ahead homer, Blue Jays win

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Tuesday, after two days of taking infield, Donaldson was back at the hot corner where the Jays need him to be. "I was informed he was not particularly thrilled about the whistle and he showed me that he was not". Starters Reynaldo Lopez of Chicago and Jaime Garcia of Toronto were in fine form over the first few innings. Ryan Braun hit a walk-off home run off of St. Read More »

Shohei Ohtani Hits First MLB Homer In First Angel Stadium At-Bat

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Then he disturbed it all by grabbing a teammate to hug. Two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani is going to be the main story in baseball this year, and while most evaluators are confident that his 99-mph fastball and wipeout breaking stuff are going to play at the major-league level, many people have been skeptical about his bat translating. Read More »

Boy Who Fell Into Griffith Park Sewer Pipe Found Alive

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Hernandez was found in a maintenance hatch at about 5:30 a.m. local time, almost half a day after falling down a drainage pipe in nearby Griffith Park . Rescuers in Southern California on Monday morning spotted and extricated a boy who was stuck in a maze of drainage pipes for about 12 hours, authorities said. Read More »

Calgary shortlisted to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

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The seven NOCs are Austria (Graz), Canada (Calgary), Italy (joint bid of Cortina d'Ampezzo/Milan/Turin), Sweden (Stockholm), Switzerland (Sion), Turkey (Erzurum) and Japan, which, with Sapporo, will aim to host its third Winter Games. "What it takes now is to make sure that the budgets that are being presented are extremely strong, down to the very last detail". Dubi downplayed any potential drawback of Sapporo's bid representing the third straight Winter Games in Asia. Read More »

Man City Star: I Deserve To Be Player Of The Year

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City manager Pep Guardiola , though, believes all that was lacking from Salah's game before this season was a clinical touch in front of goal which he has found under Jurgen Klopp . A hostile reception is expected at Anfield on Wednesday - but De Bruyne says it's all part of being a professional. For many , it's too close to call as to who has had the better season. Read More »

Brandon Carlo: Out 3-4 months with ankle fracture

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Boston Bruins defenceman Brandon Carlo has a fractured left ankle and will miss three to four months, general manager Don Sweeney announced Tuesday. Still, they might face a tougher run if Florida has something to play for, especially if the Cats improbably give themselves a chance to earn a playoff spot during that make-up game on Sunday. Read More »

ACA calls for reduction of 'disproportionate' sanctions for ball-tampering

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That set in motion a series of events leading to Smith and Warner being banned from worldwide cricket and the Indian Premier League. When Smith was recalled by Australia midway through the team's humiliating defeat by England in 2010-11, he shrugged it off, explaining that his role was merely about "having fun and making sure everyone else around is having fun, whether it be telling a joke or something like that". Read More »

Gambhir says United Nations is 'Under Nineteen' for Afridi

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Afridi also asked as to why United Nations had not made any efforts to stop the violence. However, Gambhir is facing the heat now after his brutal response to Afridi over his controversial tweet. The former Pakistan captain, on Tuesday, took to Twitter and expressed sympathy with 13 militants who were shot down by by the Indian forces in Kashmir few days back. Read More »

Klopp: Salah should be Player of the Year

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Arsene Wenger's side must win the UEFA second-tier competition to qualify for next season's Champions League , so playing Stoke was all about boosting morale ahead of a visit from CSKA Moscow for a quarter-final first leg this Thursday. "They punish you in your mistakes because they are so fast, so direct and that's a good challenge for us". He added: "You can not compare, it is impossible". Read More »

Canelo-GGG rematch officially off

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I have always been a clean fighter. The fight, which was scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena on Pay-Per-View, was marred the past few weeks with the revelation that Alvarez tested positive twice for the fat burning supplement, clenbuterol. Read More »

Villanova's DiVincenzo scores the cover of Sports Illustrated

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This time, they'll be celebrating with Villanova's third championship in their program's history. They are the fourth team to win all of its NCAA tournament games by double digits. Wagner , for instance, had nine points in the game's first five minutes but finished with just 16 as Villanova used its more mobile players, such as Mikal Bridges , to guard him. Read More »

Liverpool boss Klopp: 37-goal Salah now pure striker

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Linda Pizzuti, who is the wife of Liverpool FC owner John W Henry, regularly posts updates about the Merseyside club on social media. The hugely-anticipated Champions League quarter-final clash between the Premier League's two top-scoring sides kicks off on Wednesday at Anfield where the emphasis is likely to be on goals. Read More »

Paul Pogba breaks silence about Man United boss Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United's Scott McTominay has the all-round skills to succeed Michael Carrick in midfield for the club, according to team-mate Ander Herrera . And Jose Mourinho is well aware of that, along with what the former Arsenal star can do. The Andalusians are a selling club and all could probably be obtained at reasonable prices if, that is, the Portuguese coach really rates them as highly as he says he does. Read More »