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Douvan flops sensationally as Special Tiara sparkles to win Champion Chase

Indeed he would have traded victory in all that had gone before for glory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the blue riband thrash over two miles that he has never won. Consul De Thaix is trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by JP McManus, for whom Walsh is a retained jockey. Henderson could also run Whisper , who has twice been successful at Cheltenham this season and won the 2014 Coral Cup at The Festival.

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Wisconsin awarded 8 seed, will face Virginia Tech in round of 64

The Wisconsin Badgers are -5.5 over Virginia Tech. Strictly hypothetical, but Jimmy Shapiro, the publicist for Bovada's online sportsbook, said via email that the odds of a Virginia Tech-Virginia East Regional semifinal are 25-1. It's also not unimaginable for Virginia to get bounced on Thursday if the shots aren't falling. The Baddgers have little scoring punch outside of the starters, as D'Mitrik Trice and Khalil Iverson are the leading scorers off the bench, averaging 5.9 points and ...

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Cal's Martin offered the Missouri job

The Berkeley school announced on Wednesday that Martin has resigned from his position "in order to pursue other opportunities". Wyking Jones will take over in the interim as the head coach while the search for a new coach continues. Three players from that team have played in the National Basketball Association. The Wildcats beat the Golden Bears 64-61. Last season, Cal went a flawless 18-0 at home and tied for third in the Pac-12 with a 23-11 overall record and 12-6 record in conference.

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RFU open to England-New Zealand showdown in 2017

A quirk of the worldwide fixture schedule means that New Zealand and England - the top two teams in the world rankings - are not now due to meet again until 2018. But a suspicious Jones, praised by Hansen for giving the England team a "want and desire that probably hasn't been there before", responded by saying: "It's a bit like Red Riding Hood and the wolf when the wolf comes dressed up as the grandmother".

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Indian River State College wins $100000 as excellence award finalist

With the prize comes $100,000. Washington think-tank The Aspen Institute honored Odessa College Tuesday with the Rising Star Award. The winners are selected from 1,000 public community colleges nationwide. Previous winners of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence include: Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida (2015); co-winners Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, California and Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington (2013); Valencia College in ...

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Charges against Darrelle Revis dismissed

Revis' lawyers issued a firm denial after charges were levied, and the judge appears to agree with them. Revis was initially charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor stemming from his alleged involvement in a physical altercation in Pittsburgh on February 12.

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Rickie Fowler wearing tribute shoes at Arnold Palmer Invitational

The game is indeed better because of him, and in so many ways, will never be the same". It will be the first staging of the tournament since Palmer's passing in September a year ago at the age of 87, with McIlroy and others hoping to fine-tune their game at Bay Hill ahead of the Masters at Augusta at the start of next month.

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Mario Gotze Ruled Out For Season With Illness

Gotze's father Jurgen is also hoping for a speedy recovery, although he admits that patience is the key to ensuring the World Cup victor returns to peak condition. And it would appear Zorc is correct as the first step on his road to recovery seems remarkably positive. Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Mario Gotze has responded positively to the initial treatment he has received for his metabolic disorder.

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LaVar Ball Hoping For $1 Billion Shoe Deal For Three Sons

I'm sure that'll end up happening. Should the No. 3 seed Bruins advance, they'll take on the victor of a game between Cincinnati and either Kansas State or Wake Forest. No, that wasn't a typo, LaVar really said it, and that's not all-he's looking for a major payday for his sons that's even bigger than Jordan's! This is before any of them have even made it to the National Basketball Association.

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Leicester v Sevilla: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

With Chelsea running away with the title and Manchester City and Tottenham favourites to finish in second and third respectfully, both Arsenal and Liverpool are now battling it out for that crucial fourth spot with Manchester United thought to have too much ground to make up following a season of indifferent results.

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Inter join Bayern, Chelsea at ICC S'pore

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who some fans turned on in the wake of their Champions League humiliation, said: "It will be very special for our Chinese fans to see a game of this stature". Missing out on the top four would be the first time in Wenger's 21-year reign that the club have failed to qualify for the Champions League and it could have big repercussions on the Frenchman's future.

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Wage demands no factor in Liverpool deal, midfielder Can says

By stumbling to a 2-1 victory on Sunday against Burnley, Liverpool have stretched their lead in fourth place to five points from Arsenal and six from Manchester United , though both sides hold two games in hand. "Especially at Man City where he's had a lot of success in the last few seasons". "The hype of not winning on the road comes from the outside but it will change", he said.

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Dont'a Hightower leaves Jets visit without a contract, report says

With a rebuild underway in Florham Park and Hightower fresh off the high of winning a Super Bowl, the Patriots always had the edge. Considering who they are up against, it is surprising that the Jets are reportedly a finalist to be linebacker Dont'a Hightower's next team.

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Lakers shut down healthy Timofey Mozgov for remainder of season

The decision to shut Mozgov and Deng down for the season looks like a mere formality, given how little each has played lately. Mozgov, 30, has played sparingly since the beginning of February, appearing in only four games since Feb. Los Angeles originally sent that pick to the Phoenix Suns as part of the Steve Nash trade in 2012, and Philadelphia acquired the rights as part of their ongoing "Process".

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Kansas, K-State and WSU all in the NCAA Tournament

The Wildcats now head to Sacramento for the opening round of the NCAA tournament where they face No. 6 seed Cincinnati at 6:27 p.m. on Friday on TruTV. How North Carolina Central got here: The Eagles transitioned from Division II to Division I, then joined the MEAC in 2012. Despite 19 wins and upset victories over nationally ranked Baylor and West Virginia there was no guarantee the 'Cats would be in NCAA tournament .

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What's next for Romelu Lukaku and Everton?

With a valuation of €80m however, Milan are said to face competition from Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and PSG for the 23-year-old. Carragher, a boyhood Evertonian, jokingly took credit for Lukaku reportedly wanting to leave the Toffees. After Everton's 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, he told French television that signing a new deal was not on his mind.

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Thunder Looks To End Road Woes In Brooklyn

But a snowstorm followed him here for the Thunder's game against the Nets on Tuesday, and that part of home makes him sick. Westbrook had 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds in his 33rd triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Nets 122-104 on Tuesday night.

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Cavs smash Pistons 128-96

There wasn't much drama to Tuesday's victory. The Cavs opened with a flurry, scoring 44 points on 17-of-20 from the field, including 7-of-7 from 3-point range in the first quarter. The Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to get a key part of their lineup back soon. He did, however, finish with 13 points off the bench, matching his highest in what has been a quiet month.

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Juventus beats Porto 1-0 to reach Champions League quarters

Both managers made changes for the second half as Porto replaced forward Andre Silva with defender Willy Boly to rejig the backline, while Juventus took off Cuadrado as Marko Pjaca came on. Porto must follow in Barcelona's footsteps and achieve a Champions League first today if they are to overcome Juventus and reach the quarter-finals.

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Japan pulls away late to defeat Cuba in World Baseball Classic

No matter what happens in Pool F, which consists of the defending champion Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the United States and Venezuela, a team full of major leaguers will be waiting for the Japanese in Los Angeles. The former big league reliever has not allowed a single run in six innings pitched over three appearances out of the bullpen, including chalking up two saves.

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Puerto Rico ends Dominican dominance, Japan eyes semis

For the first time in eight years, the Dominican Republic lost a game in the World Baseball Classic. In the first inning, the Dominican Republic loaded the bases with one out before Puerto Rico outfielder Eddie Rosario threw out the runner at home for an inning-ending double play.

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Jose Mourinho Gives Stinging Reply To Taunts From Chelsea Fans

Mourinho was also seen holding up three fingers on the touchline, presumably a nod to his three titles. "They have time for all of these things, so they are in a position of privilege - the same privilege that Liverpool had a couple of years ago and they nearly won the Premier League - but I don't want to say that they don't deserve credit for it".

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Pundit blasts Arsenal: Arsene Wenger's players are pathetic

For now though, Arsenal have put a dampener on that, and we still await clarity regarding the managerial situation for next season. He has qualified for the Champions League in every season since he was appointed as Arsenal manager. Missing out on the Champions League can cost a club millions. The north London side suffered a 5-1 defeat by Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

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How to watch the Champions League

So again, this probably turns into a game of the first person to blink. I am pretty sure of that. Pep Guardiola's side is in good position to advance with a two-goal lead entering the second leg, but Monaco's three away goals could prove critical.

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Larry Sanders' return is good for Cleveland - and good for the National Basketball Association

James picked up his 10th triple-double of the season and third in the last four games at the 3:45 mark of the third quarter and played only 28 minutes. Larry Sanders , signed by the Cavaliers on Monday, played the final 1:58 and missed his only shot attempt while recording two fouls. There's good news, with forward Kevin Love possibly expected back in the next 10 days from an injury, and Kyle Korver progressing in his comeback from a sore foot.

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Government rules out New Zealand hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games

South Africa was supposed to be the first African country to host the tournament. These financial considerations led Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula to note that it "doesn't look good" for Durban's chances to host the Games. The Commonwealth Games, first staged in 1930, are a multi-sport event held every four years featuring athletes from over 50 countries, mostly former British colonies.

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Misery for Mourinho as Chelsea beat United to reach Cup semis

Mourinho admits progress will be anything but routine for United. N'Golo Kante struck Chelsea's victor in the 51st minute although United, without suspended striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and injured duo Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, dug deep and forward Marcus Rashford went close to an equaliser.

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Vince Carter Says He Would Beat Michael Jordan in Dunk Contest

The Memphis Grizzlies used 40-year-old guard Vince Carter in their starting lineup for the first time this season and it helped end their five-game losing streak. Mike Conley had 20 points and 10 assists for Memphis . As a team, the Bulls shot 45 percent from the field and 14 of 40 from the three-point line but where the Bulls really had an advantage was in fast break points where the Bulls outscored the Hornets by 18-2.

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Vietnam gets tough draw for Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup

The South Americans, in particular, are considered among the favourites for the title as they look to add to their record six U-20 titles. France - who took the trophy in 2013 - will face New Zealand, Honduras and Vietnam in Group E. And while they finished without any medals, the result was still enough to earn South Africa their place in this year's U-20 World Cup finals. At FIFA's behest, both Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar flew into Suwon today to help publicise the draw for the ...

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Chelsea beat ManU in FA Cup quarters

The Europa League has become an important competition for United this season, as it could be their best route to qualifying for the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League. Chelsea dominated possession and could have scored more goals, though FA Cup holders United , who have already lifted the League Cup this season, had their moments and battled gamely despite being a man down for most of the contest.

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Lukaku stuns Everton by rejecting record contract

Asked at the weekend whether he would sign a new five-year deal at Everton , worth about £140,000 a week, Lukaku simply said: "No". According to the Daily Mirror , Chelsea think they have a chance of landing the 23-year-old this summer.

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Pakistan recall Shahzad, Kamran for Windies limited-overs squads

Umar Akmal and Azhar Ali were dropped from both the ODI and T20 teams. Akmal forced his way back into global cricket after top-scoring with 353 runs in the recent Pakistan Super League which was eventually won by his team Peshawar Zalmi. Pakistan will play four T20Is, three ODIs and three Test matches during the tour of West Indies starting later this month. The ODI squad included three more uncapped players in domestic veteran Asif Zakir, left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar and ...

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Lukaku says he will not sign new contract, in blow for Everton

But they might be forced to do a deal in the summer, when Lukaku has just two years remaining on his contract. After further reports suggested that Lukaku's deal was being held up over a disagreement over buyout clauses, it seems talk of a new contract has been scrapped entirely.

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Kawhi Leonard helps Spurs tie for best record

The Steph Curry from last season has only come in bits and pieces, leaving Kerr no choice but to rest him alongside Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson this past Saturday night against the Spurs. It just takes a while. "Our trainers did a good job of getting me prepared". The next possible game is Monday. "They can test you in a lot of ways - their spacing, their shooting, their driving".

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Times, channels set for NCAA Tournament openers

Folks, you are not alone. Wichita State is not only ranked No. 19 in both major polls, but ESPN's Eamonn Brennan also believes this squad is the 13th-best team in the field . After all, this team won two games during March Madness last year, and two the year before. The downfall of Wichita State. It's a shame that two rather notable mid-majors, mid-majors that have shown they are capable of madness in the Big Dance, have to play each other right off the bat.


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