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Sports NCAA Women's Final Four preview
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The Irish have moved on to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Huskies to the American Athletic Conference. What's two more games? Senior guard and All-American first teamer Victoria Vivians has also averaged 20.25 points for Mississippi State in the tournament, while fellow senior Morgan William, who hit the game-winning buzzer beater to beat UConn in last year's Final Four, has averaged 14 points in the tourney.

Sports Isner beats del Potro in Miami Open semifinal
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Sunday (ESPN2) against the Pablo Carreno Busta-Alexander Zverev victor. Every match I've played in this tournament I've gotten better", the 32-year-old Isner said in a courtside interview."I keep getting stronger and that's a very, very good sign going forward.

Sports Sridevi was axis around which my family ran, says Boney Kapoor
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Kapoor added: "To the world she was their Chandni . the actor par excellence. their Sridevi . but to me she was my love, my friend, mother to our girls.my partner". Please respect our need to grieve privately. Her husband Boney Kapoor , Mohit Marwah and Arjun Kapoor were spotted on the hearse traveling to the crematorium.

Sports West Ham vs. Southampton: Opposition threat
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Writing for the Evening Standard , England's director of football development expressed his desperation for Hammers fans to put their aggregations with the club to one side, and to pool all their energy into supporting the club in their fight to stay in the Premier League .

Sports Penn State Men's Basketball wins NIT
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Penn State basketball took steps forward this season and after Pat Chambers' team cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden Thursday night there was no denying it. 4 seed Mississippi State . Carr recorded a double-double with 15 points and 14 assists, while Reaves had 18 points and six boards. He led the team in rebounding at almost nine a game.

Sports Former Royal closer Greg Holland to sign with St. Louis
Author: 0 Former Royal closer Greg Holland to sign with St. Louis

Injury report: The Orioles placed designated hitter Mark Trumbo on the 10-day DL with a right quadriceps strain. Before the MLB All-Star break, he provided 28 saves out of 29 attempts and also achieved an impressive 1.62 ERA in those appearances.

Sports Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast is latest stop off for seasoned Middleton
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Middleton made his record 400th global appearance - more than 14 years after his debut - when England drew with Australia at the World League Finals in December. Indoor volleyball, where India is stronger, has never been included in the Commonwealth Games . Olympic and World 3,000m steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto, and World 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri are among the athletes whose departure has been pushed forward from Sunday to April 7.

Sports ICC to review penalty for ball-tampering offences
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ICC CEO David Richardson issued a strongly worded on the current climate of world cricket describing it as "one of the worst periods in recent memory". Richardson suggested player behaviour was already on the agenda at a series of ICC meetings in April, but the recent scandal resulted in "additional urgency".

Sports Houston Open: Ian Poulter shoots 64 in round two to climb leaderboard
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Fowler, the best of the "big names" with a 66, was satisfied with his start as he gears up for what he hopes will be a breakthrough major victory at the US Masters next week. But South Korean Ryu So-yeon, who beat Thompson past year, started poorly with a 75 that did not include a single birdie. That meant an 0720 start (local time) to play just one hole and complete a disappointing 73, but the former Ryder Cup star quickly turned things around when play resumed.

Sports Jason Mohammed to lead Windies in Pakistan T20s
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Opener Andre Fletcher , who played for Peshawar Zalmi in the finals of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) against Islamabad United, has also been named for the T20I series against Pakistan . Earlier, the Caribbean side's tour to Pakistan was due to take place in November previous year, but adverse weather conditions in Lahore and the West Indies' major players commitment to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) became the main reasons behind the postponement.

Sports Sterling future casts shadow over Man City trip to Everton
Author: 0 Sterling future casts shadow over Man City trip to Everton

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has suggested that Jordan Pickford should not be judged on the amount of goals that he concedes for the Toffees. I didn't think we played that badly but when the result happens, you have to accept it. With the first leg of City's Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool coming next Wednesday, Guardiola is likely to err on the side of caution this weekend.

Sports For One Night, 36-Year-Old Accountant Turned NHL Star
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National Hockey League teams keep emergency goalies around for situations just like this. But, "it takes a very rare set of circumstances to open that door". It all started when announced starter Anton Forsberg suffered an injury during warmups, forcing rookie Collin Delia into the net. Foster, a former college goalie, stopped all seven shots he faced over the final 14 minutes of the Blackhawks' 6-2 victory over the playoff-bound Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

Sports What Messi said to teammates after 6-1 defeat to Spain
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Barcelona director Robert Fernandez went to both of the Netherland's global friendlies, as well as Ajax's last Eredivisie match to watch 18-year-old centre back Matthijs De Ligt in action. "We are where we wanted to be", Valverde said. "Tomorrow is important but so is the next one and the one after that". Valverde confirmed injured midfielder Sergio Busquets will definitely miss out, but is expected to return in time to face Roma.

Sports NI paper review: Rugby rape trial juror investigated
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Jackson, 26, was found not guilty of sexual assault and rape. The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Ulster Rugby have opened a review to determine the futures of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. In a statement, he said: 'There is an ongoing police investigation and two people have been interviewed in relation to an offence under section five of the Sexual Offences Amendment Act 1992.

Sports Markram lays Proteas foundation before Australia hit back
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South Africa are seeking a first home series win over the Australians since 1970 and will be heavy favourites as they take their settled squad into the fixture against a touring side in chaos. The extraordinary elevation of wicketkeeper Tim Paine as the team's 46th test captain is a remarkable tale, even considering the circumstances, having a year ago considered quitting the game after finding himself out of the Tasmania side.

Sports Guardiola admits it's 'so important' City keep Sterling
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Sterling has been in superb form this season, scoring a career best 20 goals in all competitions, 10 behind top scorer Sergio Aguero, with City having all but wrapped up the Premier League title. "He is much better". "With the problems we have right now with Sergio, it's so important for Gabriel. I don't know how to win Zidane's confidence".

Sports Sister Jean Divides Basketball Twitter With Final Four Press Conference
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The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced that a limited-edition Sister Jean bobblehead has sold more than 10,000 pre-orders within five days. The all-inclusive package cost about $400 each for each student. Athletes and regular students alike flow in and out to vent during a stressful day, seek advice from the school's wisest employee, or simply hang out.

Sports Cardinals agree to deal with All-Star closer
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Louis Cardinals happen to be in New York playing the Mets on Opening Day - taking an opportunistic approach, evidently. The Cardinals opened spring training with the intention of using Luke Gregerson in the ninth inning, but the right-hander will begin the season on the 10-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.

Sports Ball-tampering row: Steven Smith, David Warner head home in disgrace
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Although Smith, Warner and Bancroft have been banished, Lehmann remains in charge because Cricket Australia said he was unaware of the plot to tamper with the ball . "I want to stress we are contemplating significant sanctions". While the players involved are facing heavy consequences - CA is under enormous pressure to strip Smith and Warner of their leadership roles permanently and impose a suspension as well - there are other ramifications gaining pace.

Sports My wish is to stay at Real Madrid, says Zidane
Author: 0 My wish is to stay at Real Madrid, says Zidane

Despite winning the Champions League in each of his two seasons in charge at Real, as well as the La Liga title a year ago, Zidane has come under pressure in recent months. But all has not gone so well for the midfielder this term, failing to impress under Zidane and after his prolific performance for Spain he made his feeling quite clear.

Sports Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL with stress fracture
Author: 0 Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL with stress fracture

Starc's injury is a big loss for the Knight Riders, who will be allowed to sign a replacement before the tournaments gets underway on April 7. Starc, will thus miss the lucrative professional Twenty20 League for the third time in a row. In the last few days, Australia was rocked by the ball-tampering scandal, with Steve Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft getting banned.

Sports Darren Lehmann to retire after Johannesburg Test
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Also, the Australian attitude and the culture of Australian sports is facing a very fundamental question. Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would step down after this week's test match against South Africa , partly because of abuse his family received over a ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the sport.

Sports Petersburg's Danielle Collins falls in Miami Open semifinal
Author: 0 Petersburg's Danielle Collins falls in Miami Open semifinal

An excitable crowd here were expecting seven-time grand slam victor Williams to respond immediately, but it was her seemingly pressure-free opponent who continued to attack and soon enough, Williams was broken once more. She became a mother late that year - her son's name, Leo, is scrawled on the sneakers she wears in matches - and returned to play Mallorca and Wimbledon last year.

Sports First place in Atlantic on the line as Bolts, Bruins meet
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For at least two nights, the B's will be in control of the top seed in the Eastern Conference after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night at TD Garden. J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal for Tampa Bay in the second and Victor Hedman added a goal in the third. The Lightning cut it to 3-2 when Hedman beat Rask through his legs with 6:06 remaining in the third, but Marchand's empty-netter sealed it and Boston took over the top spot in the division and conference.

Sports Official Anti-Doping Complaint Filed Against Canelo Alvarez
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The formal complaint heightens doubts that the much anticipated May 5 rematch between Alvarez and Golovkin will go ahead. The NSAC's Robert Bennett, however, was having none of it, saying in his complaint that "Alvarez's utilization, ingestion and/or consumption of Clenbuterol, whether intentional or not, constitutes an anti-doping violation".

Sports Harry Kane could face Chelsea FC, says Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino
Author: 0 Harry Kane could face Chelsea FC, says Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino

While there was no guarantee that the Chelsea league fixture will see Kane return, Pochettino revealed that it is an eventuality and may happen next week if not this one. "The most important muscle that he has is his brain". "While this is a London derby and the teams do not have far to travel, I always wanted to be at home after an global break".

Sports Kevin Durant ejected in first game back from injury
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Durant was heated when there was no foul called on Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo away from the ball, and then again when there was no whistle when Durant drove to the basket and wound up on the ground. Prior to this season, Durant had just two ejections in his entire career. With the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry (MCL sprain) and Klay Thompson (thumb), also missing significant time with injuries, the Warriors have lost seven of their last ten games.

Sports Jurgen Klopp: 'Joe Gomez will return this season'
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Premier League football returns after the global break as Liverpool take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon. The rest of Liverpool's worldwide contingent appear to have emerged unscathed - including Andy Robertson, who took a slight knock playing for Scotland against Hungary.

Sports Bizzare? Olympic Medalist Wrestler Sushil Kumar's Name Missing From Official CWG Website
Author: 0 Bizzare? Olympic Medalist Wrestler Sushil Kumar's Name Missing From Official CWG Website

Reflecting on the same, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told ANI in an interview that it is a fault of the organizing committee and that they are rectifying the slip-up. The development, read together with Sushil's withdrawal from last month's Asian Championships, has fuelled rumours of a late pullout by the two-time CWG gold medallist.

Sports LA Galaxy signing Ibrahimovic: Sweden always calling me
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Success in Europe's most prestigious competition is the one glaring void on Ibrahimovic's CV and Dr Freddie Fu Ho-keung told the South China Morning Post that the Swedish striker was keen to move on once hopes of European success were ended by United's defeat against Sevilla earlier this month.

Sports Louis Van Gaal criticises Ed Woodward for his Man United dismissal
Author: 0 Louis Van Gaal criticises Ed Woodward for his Man United dismissal

Ramsey is out of contract in north London next season and a number of clubs were said to be interested in signing the 27-year-old on a free transfer in 2019. However, he has better players for that. "I am not accusing him of any wrongdoing but, on the other hand, my team had just come fourth". Van Gaal has also rubbished any suggestion that he holds ill will towards his successor at United, maintaining that it is unsurprising that top managers want to sit in the Old Trafford dugout.

Sports Kemba Walker Sets Hornets Franchise Record
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If a fan were to focus just on the outcome, they'd gloss over the most poignant moment of the game, which came when Kemba Walker shook off a bad night for the first 45 minutes of action and went on a scoring barrage to claim the Hornets' franchise record for points scored .

Sports Sevens captain James Stannard has fractured skull after one-punch hit
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The 22-year-old British national accused of assaulting Stannard tried to flee the scene but was detained by teammates Lewis Holland and Ben O'Donnell with the help of Friend, Rugby Australia confirmed. Australia sevens captain James Stannard will miss the Commonwealth Games after fracturing in his skull in what was reported to be an unprovoked attack.

Sports Warriors compete at Metro Invitational in Sac
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Wesleigh Plantz competed in the 800 meter run where he finished 21st in a time of 3:17.24. Javan Lanier, sophomore of Aurora, Colorado, won the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.22 seconds and Isaac Grimes, freshman of Rancho Verde, California won the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 8 inches.

Sports MLB Hypes Opening Day
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The good news, though, is that baseball is back this week and there's even a Game of Thrones tie-in. Two-time American League Cy Young Award victor Corey Kluber starts on the mound for Cleveland. The A's have missed the playoffs for three straight years after a run of three straight playoff seasons. Oakland Athletics after surrendering 4 earned runs on 7 hits allowed, including 2 home runs.

Sports Miami Hurricanes alum Alex Cora loses Red Sox managerial debut
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Tampa Bay finished with just four hits - three in the eighth - but Kelly and Smith combined for four walks in the eighth. He allowed another run to score on an infield hit, making it 6-4 Tampa Bay. "But we're not going to jeopardize his health just because there's traffic in the eighth inning". He didn't want to do that. Not quite. Joe Kelly came on to start the eighth inning and struggled to find the strike zone.

Sports LeBron matches Jordan's record of 866 consecutive games with 10 points
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James, meanwhile, is playing for a Cavs team that's 10.5 games out of first place in the Eastern Conference as of Wednesday. The last time James failed to score at least 10 points in a game was January 5, 2007 , when he had eight points in 43 minutes on 3-for-13 shooting against the Milwaukee Bucks .

Sports Messi & Ter Stegen face Barcelona fitness tests, confirms Valverde
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The Barca star missed both of Argentina's worldwide friendlies due to a hamstring tweak meaning there's a bit of a question mark over his fitness now. I'm calm about Messi's injury. The player didn't feature at all in Argentina's recent global friendlies, and today's session was a chance to see is he was feeling any better.

Sports ESPN's Mel Kiper has Seahawks selecting a cornerback in mock draft 3.0
Author: 0 ESPN's Mel Kiper has Seahawks selecting a cornerback in mock draft 3.0

I think people that don't like that are going to never move past it. "I mean, Drew Lock out of Missouri and Clayton Thorson out of Northwestern-You don't know how that group's going to develop". Kiper projects Alexander to play as a slot cornerback for the Bills, which would fill a need for Buffalo. Kiper thinks Speaks could go in the second or third round, but the defensive end would be a steal after that.

Sports I take full responsibility, says tearful Smith
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Speaking about the toll the drama has taken on Smith , Bancroft and Warner , Lehmann said the "abuse. takes it's toll". "It hurts. I'm deeply sorry". Cricket is the greatest game in the world and it's been my life - I hope it can be again. "To see the hurt in him over the last three or four days, you just feel for him".

Sports Kevin Love in National Basketball Association concussion protocol, out Wednesday at Hornets
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LeBron James didn't just tie Michael Jordan's record for most consecutive games with 10-plus points Wednesday night; he did it in front of the legend himself. I was told that one of his teeth was kind of pushed in. "LeBron, he's doing things like he did back when he was 20-years-old", Drew said. Watching James catch and overtake Jordan has been thrilling to his teammates, who are continually awed by a player who shows little signs of wear.

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The Yankees also have failed to win any of their past seven series at Toronto . But for ex-Yankees superstar turned ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez, it's even bigger than that. This should be a battle that goes on for 162 games, and the victor may not be decided until the final series of the season, when the two ancient rivals meet for three games at Fenway Park.

Sports Pochettino: Kane Could Be Fit To Face Chelsea
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Pochettino was speaking in his press conference ahead of Spurs' clash with Chelsea: "We need to assess him [Kane]", said the boss, as quoted by the Mirror . "It will be a massive game for both teams". IBF, WBA and IBO champion Joshua faces Parker in Cardiff on Saturday, and Pochettino knows it is inevitable some players will choose to stay up later than normal and tune in.

Sports Ref off! No British referee chosen for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Ref off! No British referee chosen for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup

It will be the first time since 1938 there has been no British official at a World Cup finals tournament. The U.S. also had two assistant referees selected, Frank Anderson and Corey Rockwell. The Frenchman was also given a three-game touchline ban and fined £40,000 for his behaviour in referee Mike Dean's changing room after a 1-1 draw at West Brom in which the Baggies were awarded a controversial late penalty.

Sports 'Sharknado' franchise mercifully ending with sixth film
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In Sharknado 5: Global Swarming , the mission gets personal for Fin Shepard ( Ian Ziering ) and his bionic wife, April ( Tara Reid ) when their young son gets trapped in a traveling 'nado and transported all over the world. Moreover, armed with pop culture riffs and an array of B/C-list celebrity cameos, the series seemingly brandished a level of self-awareness that bordered on satire.

Sports Kidd, Nash, Hill among HOF inductees
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Kidd was the Pac-10 (before the conference expanded) Freshman of the Year in 1993, Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1994 and was a consensus All-American the same year. Nash made the All-NBA first team three times during his 18-year career with the Phoenix Suns , Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers , and helped kickstart the development of the sport in Canada with his freewheeling style.

Sports Real Madrid slap £88m price tag on Manchester United target Gareth Bale
Author: 0 Real Madrid slap £88m price tag on Manchester United target Gareth Bale

The 28-year-old forward has endured another testing campaign at club level , with the fitness issues which have plagued him in recent times once again restricting his outings for Real. Red Devils boss Mourinho apparently "started to convince" Bale to join United last summer, only for the Wales worldwide to stay and fight for his future in Madrid.