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Katie Taylor impresses with unanimous decision in Manchester

But Taylor was landing at will and although a courageous and durable Koleva was taking the punishment, a huge left 10 seconds into the seventh round visibly rocked her. "As you see here, the combination punching from her is outstanding". Still, there were times when it seemed that the Bray boxer might simply overwhelm Koleva with her almost unfathomable output.

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NCAA Tournament: How to watch Kentucky vs

They forced Cincinnati to shoot just 7-of-20 from beyond the arc, as well as forcing them to commit 10 turnovers. The Bruins upset the Wildcats 97-92 as 11-point road underdogs back on December 3, ending their opponent's 42-game winning streak and reign at No.

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Mesut Ozil on Arsenal contract talks: 'We will make a decision soon'

The Frenchman has reportedly agreed to the new deal verbally, but nothing has been signed yet. 'It is important for Arsenal to be challenging always for the title but it is not possible this year because Chelsea are playing very well. Wenger, who is now under more pressure than at any time during his Arsenal tenure, has been speaking about how close the club came to signing the striker.

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Kyrgios moves into final 32 at Miami Open

Federer was full of praise for his opponent and said he would have gained valuable experience from the contest. With the 2017 Miami Masters underway, Roger Federer fans will have an extra something to anticipate; with Federer already having swept the Indian Wells title, he will now look to win the prestigious Sunshine Double - as the combination of titles at the two ATPMasters events at Indian Wells and Miami are together known.

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Daniel Ricciardo hoping to reward compatriots

Engine failure on lap 29 forced Ricciardo out of a race he nearly didn't make. Ricciardo's auto suffered an electrical fault on a procession lap, which caused his vehicle to be stuck in sixth gear. Obviously I believe there's more people here supporting me than the others and I'm sure they would have loved me to get out there and race. "The vehicle just switched off, it was instant", a despondent Ricciardo said afterwards.

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Rooney's England career not over, insists Southgate

The Football Supporters' Federation was quick to condemn the behaviour of England's fans, described by the Independent's Chief Sports Writer Ian Herbert as "the behaviour of scum", while Southgate was critical of the chants after the match.

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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James playing against Washington Wizards despite eye injury

James returned to the game and later even landed on his back, but he still scored 32 points with 9 rebounds and 11 assists. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said it was a big improvement over the 126-113 loss at Denver on Wednesday. "You have to have more urgency and that comes from all of us". But at the Cleveland Cavaliers-Charlotte Hornets game on Friday, one man employed his as a way to deliver the harshest dose of tough love to his child.

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Bill Murray Cheers on Underdog Xavier University Team to March Madness Victory

He's clearly overwhelmed with excitement as he rubs his eye and tells a reporter, "Gosh, it was fun to see them win". "Did he have money on it?" Murray's son, Luke, is an assistant coach of the Xavier Musketeers men's team, and the "Ghostbusters" star was the consummate proud dad in the stands as the team won itself a place in the Elite 8.

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Quinnipiac women's basketball focused on Sweet 16 match up against SC

Quinnipiac: The Bobcats were just the fourth 12 seed to reach the Sweet 16 and the lowest seed in this year's tournament still playing. But it is March. Nobody for SC played more than 28 minutes, a valuable bonus for a thin team playing two games in three days. It scored 20 points off 17 Quinnipiac turnovers, and dominated inside.

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Dominant Defense Carries (7) South Carolina To 70-50 Win (3) Baylor

Thornwell's next chance to shine is tonight on one of basketball's flashiest stages, facing No. 3 seed Baylor at Madison Square Garden for a spot in the Elite Eight. Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that Baylor had such a hard time against SC because Martin plays a similar style of defense as one of his mentors, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins.

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Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes F1 boss

We're here to do what no-one else has done. A lot of change we have been through as a team the last 12 months, to the better I think. This year, Hamilton will be face renewed competition from Ferrari and Red Bull, who are expected to close the gap on dominant Mercedes, as well his new team-mate Valtteri Bottas of Finland.

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Australia win toss and bat as Virat Kohli ruled out

The hosts were without captain Virat Kohli because of a shoulder injury and he was replaced by Ajinkya Rahane. He subsequently missed the remainder of the opening day and the entire second day after being diagnosed with a shoulder strain. Kohli had been in strong form with the bat, scoring 1457 runs in his past 13 Tests leading up to this series. Australia win toss, opt to bat vs India .

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Joe Hart confirmed as England captain

I feel I have qualities a captain may have. The message to ESTC members, seen by Press Association Sport, said: "Further to this statement, the England Supporters Travel Club membership want to stress that any member identified as being involved in anti-social, xenophobic or disrespectful behaviour will be banned from the membership with immediate effect".

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More speed, but will Formula One be more of the same?

Triple champion Lewis Hamilton is also odds on favourite to add a fourth title to his name, with his reigning champion teammate Nico Rosberg having retired and replaced by former Williams driver Valtteri Bottas who is yet to win a race.

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Cristiano Ronaldo guides Portugal past Hungary with two goals

Hungary is third with seven points, five points behind Portugal. Just as coach Fernando Santos's decision to leave out Bernardo Silva appeared to be back-firing, Portugal went ahead. Four minutes later, Pepe's long ball out of defence was met by Silva with a first-time backheel to Ronaldo who squeezed a low, left-foot between Peter Gulasci and the near post from 25 metres with stunning precision.

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James questionable for Cavs game against Wizards

Washington resides in third place in the Eastern Conference, one game ahead of Toronto, and clinched a playoff berth with Friday's 129-108 home victory over Brooklyn. Players, broadcasters, and fans alike came away feeling that they had just witnessed one of the best regular season games in history, as it felt like a heavyweight fight with the Wizards and Cavs trading blows throughout.

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Danny Blind to consider his future as Netherlands coach after defeat

De Ligt was culpable for Bulgaria's fifth-minute opener, his failure to deal with a long ball capitalised on by Spas Delev for his first Bulgaria goal. "We want to go the World Cup so we have to win our next five matches, they are all finals", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos. Netherlands captain Arjen Robben stuck by his coach after the match, saying the players were also responsible.

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March Madness: Dorsey helps Ducks advance to Elite Eight

OR will beat Kansas in the Elite Eight on Saturday. He had been considered a likely one-and-done National Basketball Association prospect all year and called Friday's loss "my final game for UCLA". A win on Saturday puts OR in the Final Four for the first time since 1939. The championship game, played in Evanston, Illinois, was a stand-alone event.

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Southgate pondering best scenario for England captain

He said: "Joe is our most-capped worldwide and showed maturity since last summer's (European Championship) disappointment". He said: "They're both in very good moments". After assessment, he wouldn't be ready for tomorrow", he said. "Supporters represent the country when they go away and the majority do that". We have some who unfortunately were chanting things in Germany that were unacceptable but we would prefer to focus on those that support us well and get behind the team.

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OR upsets No. 1 Kansas for first Final Four appearance since 1939

He is hitting 80 percent from the free throw line this season and has Kansas on a run. That sentiment was likely echoed after Oregon's 69-68 win over MI on Friday night. But the Ducks remained poised down the stretch, answering just enough times to keep the crowd from giving Kansas any extra juice. Even for the Elite 8! They have earned a record of 125-17 (.880) in their careers, winning three Big Ten regular season and three Big Ten tournament titles.

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Mercedes chief Toto Wolff: We're relishing Australian Grand Prix challenge

Rosberg's seat is taken by Finnish driver Valterri Bottas, a somewhat surprising selection from Mercedes. The German retired within days of claiming last year's title, shocking not only his Mercedes team, but sport in general. The 2017 season represents a major change for F1 with new regulations allowing wider cars with more aerodynamic downforce as well as wider tyres. But Ricciardo isn't fazed by the changes.

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NBA Predictions: Can the Jazz upset Clippers as road underdogs? 3/25/17

In a possible prelude to the postseason, the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers square off Saturday at Staples Center. Rivers said they watched this game "very closely" because the Jazz may just be the Clippers' playoff opponent. Jamal Crawford scored 28 points off the bench to lead a dominant Clippers group of reserves, including three players who scored in double figures. "I thought (Redick) had a great look at it", said Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who had 15 points, six assists, ...

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Seamus Coleman set for surgery today on double leg fracture

Bale even indicated that he would appeal the booking that rules him out of Wales' next qualifier with Serbia in June. This image below shows just how bad a tackle it was. The draw in Dublin meant the Republic missed out on returning to the top of Group D, after Serbia beat Georgia earlier on Friday, with Wales four points behind in third.

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This Two-Hour Video Of Behind-The-Scenes Power Rangers Footage Is Incredible

Well now, I am so happy to say that I do not need to defend the Power Rangers anymore, they have returned and they are cooler than ever. It was all worth it for Montgomery, who felt that the onset chemistry, stunts and rough rides combined to give a more authentic performance.

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KU battles OR for spot in Final 4

Jones and Walker-Kimbrough played 142 games together in their four years at Maryland. The Ducks' 40-minute performance Monday at Cameron Indoor Stadium was not a laugher, but rather a bravura episode of "The Young and the Selfless". Maryland is 2-0 against Pac-12 teams this season with an 84-42 romp over then-No. OR did a masterful job in the first half of controlling tempo, holding the high-powered Maryland offense to just 27 points over the first 20 minutes, leading 36-27 at the break.

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SC blows out Baylor

SC is headed to their first-ever Elite Eight, and Gamecock fans couldn't help but break out an "SEC" chant after the victory. At some point in the three long-distance years, one would think that the NCAA would throw the Gamecocks a bone, but the committee quickly quashed any notion that USC would get a break.

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The World Prepares For Earth Hour 2017

The event starts at 8:30 p.m. local time and encourages people to turn off as much electricity as they can to bring awareness to renewable energy sources that don't contribute to climate change. Referring to the United Nations climate pact that countries signed past year in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, Macko adds, "Earth Hour is the opportunity to send a message that we remain steadfast in delivering on the goals of the Paris Agreement".

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Basketball coach Geno Auriemma's body language rant goes viral 12 months later

Auriemma guided UConn to the Final Four for the first time in 1991. They were so gracious to let us pick their brains. The news of Auriemma's thoughtful choice in attire quickly reached the Bobcats across the country in Northern California, where they play top-seeded SC on Saturday in the Stockton Regional.

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Séamus Coleman to undergo surgery today

The fullback was taken down by Neil Taylor, whose bad tackle caused the injury and earned the Welshman a red card. Gareth Bale will not be a great player until he leaves Cristiano Ronaldo and the Real Madrid forward's "gigantic ego", according to Republic of Ireland legend Johnny Giles.

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Friday's NCAA tournament roundup: SC upsets Baylor, UNC tops Butler

It was November 12, 2013, and the Badgers held the then-freshman Hill to 2-for-11 shooting in a 59-53 victory. Now the NCAA's winningest program will play another of basketball's titans Sunday in top-seeded North Carolina with a trip to yet another Final Four on the line.

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Brock Boeser scores in his National Hockey League debut

Boeser is fresh off two very successful years at the University of North Dakota....and, man, do we mean fresh! He was a first-round pick of the Canucks, 23rd overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The goal gave Vancouver a 4-2 win over the Wild at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul with plenty of family in attendance. Boucher scored a power-play goal 19 seconds into the second period, gathering a rebound in the slot and wrapping it around a crowd of players and past Kuemper.

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Rangers sign Rougned Odor to six-year extension

Unlike Odor though, there are no indications that a deal is close in this instance. Not sure if the Rangers blinked or if Odor was willing to come down on his ask, but it sounds like a deal could be announced shortly. In such agreements, the team gets a good deal on a 20-something star and the player gets immediate financial security. The lefty-swinging second baseman definitely has plenty of power (just ask Jose Bautista), though his plate skills - 135 strikeouts against only 19 walks a ...

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Last-second shot falls short, OR ends Michigan's run

I applauded the teams that make deep runs in the tournament and the upperclassmen back courts that get them there. Now, the Ducks will get another chance to play for a Final Four bid, fending off Michigan's March Madness to remember by coming up with some of their own magic to show that one unfortunate injury right before the tournament wasn't going to be enough to end what's been one of the best seasons in OR history.

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US whips Puerto Rico to win WBC

That's what Team USA didn't understand. In Japan, the opening-round games were the highest-rated programming in the entire country. The World Baseball Classic Championship Game was the largest ever US audience for a Spanish language telecast of a baseball game with 761,000 viewers on ESPN Deportes and a simulcast on ESPN2.

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Aussies target cracks as Dharamsala opens up

India's first ever left-arm wrist spinner in Test cricket, Kuldeep bamboozled Australian batsmen in a terrific post-lunch spell, accounting for David Warner (56), Peter Handscomb (8) and Glenn Maxwell (8). "I'm not really bothered if we are the favourites or underdogs to be honest with you", Smith said at the Himachal PradeshCricket Association Stadium, in India's Himalayan foothills, which hosts its first test match from Saturday.


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