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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in vehicle crash

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. Major League Baseball has been hit by a double tragedy after two players were killed in separate vehicle crashes in their native Dominican Republic. He pitched in a pivotal Game 6 of the World Series that fall, tossing seven shutout inning against the Giants in a 10-0 win. Overall, Ventura was 38-31 with a 3.89 ERA as a big-leaguer.

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Federer revival faces Nishikori test

After six months out of the game to recover from a knee injury, Federer's fairytale return will continue against giant-killing German Mischa Zverev , who sensationally ousted top seed Andy Murray on the same centre court only hours before.

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Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

Both should make it into Cooperstown - only Jim Bunning received at least 70 percent of the vote before his final year on the ballot and was never elected by the writers. Raines was a fifth-round draft pick of the Montreal Expos in 1977 and played his first 12 major-league seasons with them before spending five seasons with the Chicago White Sox, three with the New York Yankees, and one with the Oakland A's.

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Diego Costa starts for Blues as Willian drops out

Regarding Costa's future at the club, Conte said: "I think the player wants to stay at Chelsea ". "Alonso is another player that is playing very well, but I think the reason that we are top of the table is that all our players are performing very well", he added.

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Roger Federer v Kei Nishikori, Australian Open 2017

In a match of brilliant shotmaking and pulsating drama, 17th-seeded Swiss outdueled Kei Nishikori , 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, bursting into his 13th Australian Open quarterfinal in the last 14 years. The 35-year-old Swiss raised his level dramatically from the first two rounds, during which he defeated Jurgen Melzer and Noah Rubin in solid but unspectacular fashion.

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Southampton thrash hapless Leicester City

Leicester have now conceded one more goal than they did in the entire of last season's title-winning campaign. James Ward-Prowse broke the deadlock after just 26 minutes before Jay Rodriguez doubled the Saints' lead six minutes before the half-time break.

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Eastie man charged with false alarm at Logan hotel

But to Pittsburgh fans, the sabotage of their team on the morning eve Sunday evening's AFC Championship Game against New England is the most serious affront. ESPN reports that although firefighters checked the hotel near Boston's Logan International Airport, the Steelers were not evacuated. Harrison was not a hotel guest and "had no legitimate reason to be on the hotel property", State Police said.

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Top seed Kerber beaten by Vandeweghe in fourth round

The 17-times grand slam victor will play Germany's Mischa Zverev for a place in the semi-finals. "But, you know, fake it 'til you make it...my game plan was to execute knowing that she was going to get a lot of balls back..." So this was not my game like I play normally'.

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Porte claims Tour Down Under

Orica-Scott's Ewan added: "I can't really believe it - you know coming into this tour I actually joked with my girlfriend that I'd win four stages and I can't really believe that I have with the calibre of sprinters here". The BMC team leader won both hilltop finishes to establish the second biggest winning margin in the event's 19-year history. Porte conceded his eyes were on the Tour de France later this year.

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Nishikori downs Lacko, reaches 4th round at Australian Open

U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka, who had his major breakthrough here in 2014, is a growing contender after beating Andreas Seppi 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4). After dropping his opening two service games Federer found the range that had seen him hammer Tomas Berdych in the previous round, giving Nishikori a torrid time .

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Duke finds success against Miami with new lineup

Saturday night, Allen, who has come under fire after a number of tripping incidents and faced suspension earlier in the season, injured his finger during the first half of his team's game against Miami . Coming off the bench and also chipping in an additional 13 points for the Blue Devils was senior sharp-shooter Matt Jones, who went 3-5 from the three-point line.

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Ageless Venus dares to dream of Serena final

Red-hot Spaniard Garbine Muguruza blasted into her first Australian Open quarter-final on Sunday with a resounding straight-sets thumping of Sorana Cirstea. "This is not the end goal". Williams, a seven-time major victor, raced out to a 3-0 lead but No 181-ranked Barthel fought back with the American having trouble with her ball toss in the sun.

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Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox ruled out with ankle injury

That's the same Fox who might be the quickest guard in all the land. · Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats play at Tennessee on Tuesday at 9 p.m. SINDARIUS THORNWELL - With PJ Dozier unable to assist in scoring, the senior put the team on his back midway through the first half and was a major influence in helping the Gamecocks come back from the 23-6 deficit.

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Pavlyuchenkova through to 4th round

Two-time grand slam champion Kuznetsova was favourite as she took on Russian compatriot Pavlyuchenkova, who upset 11th seed Elina Svitolina in the third round. "I just waited and tried to recover some breaks". "So I was trying to fight and stay in there". "I've been practising hard, working hard and enjoying it".

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Henrik Sedin scores 1000th point on Roberto Luongo

Henrik Sedin scored a goal for his milestone 1,000th career point on Friday. Henrik Sedin is the first Canuck in franchise history to crack 1000 points, and the 38th in National Hockey League history to do so with one team. Vancouver traded McCann, a first-round pick back in 2014, to Florida last spring in a deal for defenseman Erik Gudbranson, who is out long term after undergoing wrist surgery.

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No. 10 Florida State outlasts No. 12 Louisville at home

Isaac, who also had 10 rebounds, is the first FSU freshman to have three consecutive double-doubles since Corey Lewis in 1994-95. With numerous players and coaches from the school's basketball glory days watching courtside Saturday, the 10th-ranked Seminoles showed in a grinding 73-68 victory over No.

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Kentucky loses Fox in win over SC

Monk scored 27 points, Bam Adebayo added 18 and Kentucky overcame a sprained ankle to starting guard De'Aaron Fox to beat SC 85-69 on Saturday and take over first place in the SEC . Come on in and talk about the game with us. Between Willis and Gabriel, Kentucky got 23 points and 12 rebounds from the power forward position.

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What To Watch For In Steelers-Patriots AFC Championship Game

That people don't get the punishments they deserve and Satan walks the Earth with impunity, but this is a new year. Gunslinging Aaron Rodgers against likely-MVP Matt Ryan in the first game. "There was no way I wasn't going to stop here and be a part of this on Friday night before we get up there", he told the fired-up crowd. The posted total on this game (60, as of Thursday morning) is the highest in postseason history.

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Steelers vs. Patriots Betting Props: 2017 AFC Championship Game Odds

Below is a look at some of the prop bets for the upcoming Steelers vs Patriots 2017 AFC Championship game . But it won't be easy for the Steelers offense because this Patriots defense is good, maybe even very good, not having allowed a 100-yard rusher in its last 24 games .

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Watch Bellator 170 Post-Fight Press Conference Live

Ortiz (19-12-1) hadn't fought since September 2015, and he claims this fight will be his last. "As we do in wrestling, we retire our wrestling shoes". His results since signing with Bellator are mixed, as he's put forth bouts including a disappointing submission loss to Bellator champ Liam McCgeary, a submission win over an undersized Alexander Shlemenko, and a ho-hum split decision over fellow former UFC competitor Stephan Bonnar after a odd but ultimately selling build-up.

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There is no stopping Roger Federer as he advances to fourth round

Murray proved far too strong in a 6-4 6-2 6-4 victory over Querrey and went on to express satisfaction with his progress thus far. On Friday he had little trouble against Slovakian qualifier Lacko, breezing through in two hours, 11 minutes with a third straight Melbourne quarter-final now only a match away.

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Manchester City vs. Spurs

Kyle Walker later admitted that he had pushed Sterling in the back as the winger went through on goal. Alderweireld produced an impressive display at the Etihad Stadium but was substituted in the 64th minute after picking up a knock. But they have been just too weak when they play teams that have worked them out. But Guardiola said: "We lost because we missed a lot of chances".

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Venus Williams easily dispatches Duan Ying-Ying in straight sets

Willams, the No. 13 seed, plays the victor between Ashleigh Barty and Mona Barthel later on Rod Laver Arena, a match that could vault her into her ninth Australian Open quarterfinal. These two have played five times in the past and Venus has won three of those meetings. " Oh I think that's a very negative thing to say ", Williams said after the reporter's " scrappy " comment.

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Flames fall to Oilers in final battle of Alberta

Sam Bennett also returned to the ice after being scratched last game. At 1:17, Drake Caggiula won a faceoff back to Slepyshev, who quickly buried his third goal past Johnson. Oscar Klefbom responded with a power play marker just 58 seconds later, and the Oilers were up 6-1 after 40 minutes. Shots are 29-23 for the Flames. Monahan, with a goal in his fifth straight game on a shorthanded breakaway early in the third, and Lance Bouma on a tip in with 4:11 left, brought the Flames close in ...

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Australian Open 2017: Defending champion Sania Mirza bows out in women's doubles

They committed 14 double faults, majority coming on Mirza's serve. But Sania and Strycova were made to work hard by Stosur and Zhang as the Indo-Czech duo had to save five break points and needed four match points to win the final game that lasted over 13 minutes.

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West Ham in advanced talks to sign Southampton captain Jose Fonte

The defensive struggles this season we've seen compared to previous year have been agonising at times. OLIVIER GIROUD has produced one of the best goals ever seen in the Premier League. "Perhaps we will stay with the same squad". Q: Fonte will make his return to St Mary's on 4 February. "And one of the highlights of my career". West Ham are now in the 12 place in the points table, 8 points off a place in Europe but they have a great chance to reduce the deficit when they play Aitor ...

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Wayne Rooney breaks Man Utd's goal scoring record

It's a bitter blow for Manchester United who had been hoping to close the gap on arch-rivals Liverpool to two points after their lunchtime loss. Rooney, on as a substitute, curled the ball into the top corner to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton's tally and reach 250 goals for the Red Devils .

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Tottenham ride luck to draw at Manchester City

With City and Spurs facing each other, the other teams in the top six will look to gain some ground. "The gap was massive". Gabriel Jesus was unable to inspire Manchester City to victory against Tottenham on Saturday - but he did impress after coming off the bench.

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Hadwin eyes first PGA victory after historic round

Hudson Swafford tees off on the 18th hole during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge at the PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta, CA. "I was thinking about it, I knew exactly where I was, I knew exactly what I needed to do, it just didn't seem to matter". Hadwin opened with a par and then reeled off six straight birdies, adding one more for a front-nine 29.

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OR sets school winning streak record with victory over Stanford

Brooks, who had offseason surgery on his left foot, limped off the court as OR was building a 44-30 halftime lead. Marcus Allen had 13 points for the Cardinal (11-9, 3-5 Pac-12), who shot just 32.3 percent overall (20 of 62) and had two players foul out.

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Game breakdown from UK's win over SC

Sindarius Thornwell had the best scoring night of his career at SC, but it was not enough to get the No. 24 Gamecocks (15-4, 5-1) out of Rupp Arena with a win. "I've never seen him dunk like that", said Hawkins. Meanwhile, Sinjarious Thornwell was unstoppable, getting to the line and making shots to lead all scorers with 20 first half points.

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Canada's Hadwin latest with 59 on PGA Tour

No, he was told (although Jim Furyk has a 59 and a 58). Needing an eagle at the last to shoot 59, Thomas sank a 15-foot putt to get to 59. LA QUINTA - Saturday was moving day, the there was no bigger mover than Canadian Adam Hadwin. "The last thing I wanted to do was miss a three-footer for 59". With stats like that, when did Hadwin think 59 was within reach? "I feel good and I want to play", Mickelson said.

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Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons will kick things off in the NFC Championship Game in the final game ever at the Georgia Dome. Their six field goals were enough to go to Foxborough, but they will need more if they want to win there.

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Australia vs Pakistan 4th ODI Live Score Updates

Trailing 2-1 in the five-match series, Pakistan must win to keep the series alive heading into the final match at Adelaide on Thursday, the Australia Day national holiday. Pakistan have been previously whitewashed 3-0 in the Test series by the Aussies. Viewers in Pakistan and UAE can also watch the action on PTV Sports and Ten Sports.

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Dwyane Wade tweets apology to Bulls fans for 'AWFUL' performance in loss

Dennis Schröder and Paul Millsap sliced up the Bulls in a game that only nearly got interesting in the final moments. It seems rare for a pro athlete - especially one of Dwyane Wade's caliber - to actually apologize for a bad performance.


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