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Puerto Rico captain demands apology from Adam Jones for WBC celebration comments

He was so dominant that he permitted just three balls out of the infield. Stroman had plenty of help behind 8 United States of America runs on 13 hits. Stroman certainly rewarded Leyland with a magnificent performance, leading US to the WBC championship. Lugo will lead Puerto Rico into battle as the team faces off against the victor of Tuesday night's United States-Japan semifinal showdown.

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Hamilton dominates Australian Grand Prix practice sessions

A sport where the term "standing still" means going backwards, Formula One has made a decision to turn the clock back to regain its fan base. Mercedes AMG Petronas is the team to beat. Renault has been involved off and on with F1 since the late 1970s, occasionally building a world beater of a auto. "That remains to be seen". Driving for them are 2015 Le Mans victor Nico "See Ya Later" Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer.

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Beal, Wall lead Wizards to 104-100 win over Hawks

Behind a 14-4 fourth quarter run, the Washington Wizards squeeze past the Atlanta Hawks 104-100 as the Hawks up their losing streak to five. Not coincidentally, Milwaukee's resurgence began when Khris Middleton returned to the starting lineup.

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India vs Australia: SC directs BCCI to release funds for Dharamsala Test

The court further said that BCCI would honour its contractual commitments in the conduct of IPL matches that would commence from 5 April and would be held at 10 venues. The BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary said he was "never confused" about the tenure clause mentioned by the Supreme Court in its order. On January 2, the apex court had directed they could continue provided they submitted an affidavit about implementing the reforms within four weeks at the state associations.

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Redskins sign Brian Quick, adding another big WR

Quick's 0.59 Reception Net Expected Points per target last season ranked just 54th out of the 68 receivers to see 75 or more targets. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Quick has agreed to terms with the Redskins, although the details of the deal are still unknown.

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Xavier upsets Arizona to advance to Elite Eight

These were still players who had expected to contend for a national title, still led by one of the best coaches in the country (one Arizona coach Sean Miller said "had his way with us" Thursday night), still playing at a program with a decade's worth of frequent Sweet 16 appearances.

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Show respect for terror victims, Dier tells England fans

The 23-year-old Tottenham star picked up his 16th cap in the defeat against Germany, impressing in a defensive-midfield role alongside Jake Livermore . However, Oliver Kay of The Times warns that Southgate may revert to a back four for the game on Sunday, but he declares himself a fan of the three-man central defence.

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'No Alexandre Lacazette Atletico Madrid deal'

They state that this is standard protocol for Atletico, who always first agree a deal in principle with the player before then going on to negotiate with the player's club. Madrid are on the lookout for new players ahead of next season and with Karim Benzema's future at the Bernabeu uncertain beyond this season, Lacazette has apparently made the list as one of their potential recruits this summer.

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March Madness 2017: North Carolina vs

So far Butler has the fourth-best three-point shooting (47.1%) in this year's March Madness of any team who has played at least two games. "To be the only team left, it's an honor". The scores were very similar (76-64 and 74-65) and close enough that the Bulldogs are battle tested, but clearly North Carolina is going to be the best team they have played in a while.

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Ben Gibson drafted into England squad

The Middlesbrough defender, who has made ten appearances for the Under-21s, has been drafted in following an injury to Chris Smalling. This is proving to be something of a costly global break for Manchester United in terms of Jose Mourinho's defensive options, with Phil Jones having sustained a toe issue earlier this week during an innocuous training ground tackle - rumoured to involve Smalling - at St George's Park.

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Kell Brook v Erroll Spence Jr, May 27 At Bramall Lane, Sheffield

Olympian, who many have pegged as having potential to be a future pound-for-pound king of the sport. This is one of the best and biggest fights I had. "I'm going to show the world that I'm the best welterweight on the planet and I'm going to do it right before my people's eyes". "He says he likes to go down to the refrigerator in the middle of the night - that's what he said, I'm using his words - so that's where the issues lie".

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Panthers sign RB Stewart to extension through 2018

No terms were announced, but the deal will likely result in a lower cap number than the $8.25 million that Stewart was set to count against the cap this year. Carolina selected the former Oregon Duck with the No. 13 overall pick in first round the 2008 NFL Draft. He has rushed for 6,638 yards and 45 touchdowns during his career, ranking second behind DeAngelo Williams on the team's all-time rushing list in yards and touchdowns.

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Illini Basketball Makes NIT Field as #2 Seed

The game will be at the State Farm Center, but the time and date of the game will be announced later. The last time IL missed the NCAA Tournament 4 straight years was from 1976-80. They've been through a lot. The 25-point defeat was Valparaiso's largest of the season and it marked the first three-game losing streak the program has had since the 2013-14 season when the current seniors suffered their first defeat at IL before losing at OH and Evansville.

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Xavier upsets No. 2 Arizona 73-71

Arizona guard Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, and the Wildcats took a 71-64 lead on Kadeem Allen's driving layup with 2:52 remaining. Mark Few's squad can officially take a breath. Arizona's offense had a total of four assists against St. Mary's, Lonzo Ball had 7 dimes in his win over Cincinatti.

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Arrival of Bottas will push Hamilton to a new level, claims Fittipaldi

Valtteri Bottas during winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya. It will undoubtedly take Monaco-based Bottas, who never won in his four years with Williams, at least a few races to find his feet at Mercedes, but he is looking to finish on the podium at Albert Park .

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LeBron Called Out His Team's Lack Of Toughness After Their Latest Loss

After the defending National Basketball Association champions lost 126-113, a sense of defeat reportedly dominated the locker room, where James had some choice words on the role of toughness in an athletic contest. We're relying on help too much instead of taking the one-on-one challenge first and then knowing that your teammate's going to cover for you. "Personally? I had opportunities where I could have been better.

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Nets Get First Winning Streak of Season After Torching Suns

The Suns' starting 5 was the youngest in National Basketball Association history tonight - younger than all but ONE of the Sweet 16 teams playing. Marquese Chriss led the team with 24 points on seven of nine shooting, LeAndro Barbosa added 13 points while Alex Len chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds but the Suns were fighting a losing battle after getting outscored by the Heat by 36-20 in the second quarter.

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Ozil, Sanchez waiting for Wenger to decide future before signing new contracts

Arsene Wenger's own future could also have a huge effect, as he's just months away from the expiration of his deal, and the Gunners need a huge improvement after the global break having suffered a woeful six defeats in the last nine matches across all competitions.

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Tottenham receive permission to play at Wembley

Tottenham will be looking to use all that time for their final decision as they could still play at White Hart Lane in the 2017/18 season and play at Wembley in the 2018/19 season if the new stadium is not ready by then. "While in my heart I would love to see Spurs play at Wembley, I can not do anything but implore you to take the alternative decision", Stopp said. Plus it would be very very amusing if Wembley produced similar league results for Spurs as it did for those European nights.

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New England Patriots: Why Is Darrelle Revis Considered An Option?

He can cover. He doesn't have that long speed anymore; he's not going to cover a No. 1 receiver deep. They signed Stephon Gilmore to be their top bread-winner at the position, and they have Eric Rowe, Cyrus Jones and Jonathan Jones rounding out the depth chart.

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Ricciardo realistic ahead of F1 season opener

With Ferrari quickest during pre-season testing, Lewis Hamilton named the Scuderia as clear favorites heading into the first race of the season in Australia this weekend. "Obviously to have a home victor would be an unbelievable result but I think if you look at the pecking order at the moment, that is a long shot". The Red Bulls were also unable to match the miles that Mercedes clocked up, as they only chalked up 684 laps - 412 fewer than their rivals.

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Stan Van Gundy: 'We're Just Bad All the Way Around'

Make no mistake, the Pistons are still in the driver's seat when it comes to re-signing Caldwell-Pope. Kenny Atkinson also had much praise for Caldwell-Pope after he got a chance to see him up close for just the second time since becoming head coach of the Nets.

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Nets reportedly interested in free agent-to-be Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

In a season marred by inconsistency-not to mention coming off of an bad streak-shattering fourth quarter collapse the day prior-it was extremely refreshing to witness the Bulls play one of their most attractive offensive contests of the season, wonderful considering Butler took a mere six shots.

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Barcelona offer Real Madrid star £17.2m to run down contract

A Barcelona chairman has already spoken with the player. He would have to play a whole season for Real Madrid having turned down a renewal offer, with people probably aware he was likely headed for Barcelona soon. "For many years he has been done things very well and he is in one of the best teams there is". Romano initially tweeted that Isco will be available to foreign clubs for €12 million (£10.3 million) before revising his tweet to say €15 million (£12.9 million).

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'Jose Mourinho on brink of landing Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann in

Jose Mourinho has reportedly made Griezmann his No.1 target as he looks to make Manchester United title contenders again and looks for a long-term replacement for Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Nevertheless, it adds that Liverpool have also expressed interest in the player who has a €45m (£38.9m, $48.5m) release clause in his contract. And I said, 'Yes, why would I not stay?' And they began to work with the representatives for everything that had to be signed.

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Arda Turan Says He's Happy At Barcelona, Despite CSL Interest

Positionally, Turan would be competing with Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey in Arsenal's current 4-2-3-1 setup. And it comes from The Times , who claim on their back page that Arsenal have identified Barcelona'a part-time Turkish attacking midfielder Arda Turan as a replacement for Mesut Ozil.

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Sidney Crosby almost severs Marc Methot's finger, escapes penalty

He got his left pad on a hard, low shot by Ottawa forward Alexandre Burrows at 4:27 of the first period and made a glove save from a sitting position on a hard shot by Ryan Dzingel from the slot at 7:30. "But I've got to have that short side, so that's probably on me", Murray said. The Penguins are likely to send Matt Murray to the crease here as he will square off against Mike Condon who has retaken the starting role from Craig Anderson who continues to work his way back into every day work.

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The Patriots will visit the White House next month

It's no secret that owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady each have a personal relationship with President Donald Trump. Defensive end Chris Long , who is now an unrestricted free agent, has echoed Bennett's remarks. Tight end Martellus Bennett , defensive end Chris Long , safety Devin McCourty and running back LeGarrette Blount cited political reasons.

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UFC Announces BJ Penn to Face Dennis Siver Next

UFC Fight Night 112 will be headlined by a featherweight bout featuring UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn taking on Dennis Siver . Neither Penn-Siver nor Hendricks-Boetsch will serve as the main event, but they will both be on the FS1-televised main card.

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'Ozil would be ten times the player if he emulated Alli'

Dejaegere appeared to foul Alli moments before the red card incident, that left the Belgian with a bloddied shin. Dejaegere revealed after the game the England worldwide had apologised to him, saying: "Dele Alli just said sorry to me and that's nice from him, he's a professional".

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Southgate happy with new England system

The FC crew discuss where the bar is set for England's expectations in the 2018 Russia World Cup. The Sunderland striker had been recalled by boss Gareth Southgate after four years in the worldwide wilderness. We've had success in every other sport in our country. "I played in a game in Portugal where Luis Figo had a similar thing, but you can't always predict when the end is coming for people".

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Laurent Koscielny: Arsenal players to blame for pressure on Wenger

The under-fire Gunners boss has seen calls for him to stand down at the end of the season intensify amid a testing run of results. The 31-year-old, who along with Kante is now on national duty, says that the midfielder's ability to win the ball back from opposition makes him irreplaceable.

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Cubs' Javier Baez leads Puerto Rico to World Baseball Classic finals

But when the MLB season starts in a few weeks, most will probably forget about the US winning the World Baseball Classic or even forget there was even a World Baseball Classic in the first place. This isn't the first meeting between the two teams this tournament. He finally broke his zero-for-11 skein with a seventh-inning single, breaking a streak of six consecutive strikeouts.

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Supergiants bring in Tahir as Marsh's replacement

As for Tahir, he picked up five wickets in four matches for the Daredevils at an average of 27.60. Above all, we will see Tahir sharing the ball with India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Tahir was part of the 9th edition of the cash-rich league and had played for the Delhi Daredevils. Tahir has played 20 IPL games, scalping 29 wickets at 21.48.

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Sebastian Vettel: Poor balance behind slow Ferrari pace

The three-time world champion was also fastest during the first practice session. Mercedes have dominated in recent seasons, Nico Rosberg winning the world title a year ago off the back of two Hamilton championships, the Mercedes duo the only realistic title contenders over the course of those seasons.


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