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Ringgit opens higher against U.S. dollar

The FTSE 100 continued its poor run while sterling climbed to a seven-week high as investors went into risk-off mode in response to US President Donald Trump's failure to pass his healthcare reform bill in Congress. Some analysts did argue that investors could be taking the wrong cue from Trump's legislative defeat by linking it with his chances of successfully pursuing his economic agenda.

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Rockets poke fun at Westbrook's MVP candidacy

The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is on pace to become the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to average a triple-double for a full season. Houston notched its 51st win in 73 games, getting a much needed boost ahead of the showdown with the league-leading Golden State Warriors. With 10 games left, Westbrook's team is safe in making the postseason.

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Ricciardo suffers gearbox drama before Australian GP

When the race started, Ricciardo and his auto remained in the pits. It deteriorated further when he had mechanical failure on the warmup and his auto was transported back to the garages. "It looked a lot better in the race, I'm very happy about that". "I was really trying to keep the pressure on ... and got a bit lucky when Lewis came out (from his pit stop) in traffic".

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Former Black Hawk Boeser scores in debut

I'm embarrassed", head coach Bruce Boudreau said after the game. The team made his contract signing official earlier on Saturday morning, and he flew from Fargo, North Dakota to St. "It's really special and a special moment and I'm definitely gonna cherish this for a long time", Boeser said. The Wild lose to Vancouver 4-2 Saturday afternoon.

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How the SEC's success in the NCAA Tournament benefits the entire conference

Clemson made it to the Elite Eight in 1980. This is just the second time in history that the SEC has had three teams make it to the Elite 8. We're supposed to be a bad league. Duke's guards had become so frustrated they actually started bickering on the court. "And they're powerful kids, man, powerful kids". SC has been under the radar all season, though the Gamecocks have had a stranglehold on the No.

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Dustin Johnson wins World Golf Championship Match Play

On the 356-yard par four eighteenth hole, Rahm blasted a drive that went a whopping 382 yards, rolling straight through the middle of the green and coming to rest a few yards over it. Getting up and down from behind 18 wasn't something out of the question for a player who'd been successful 26 of 29 times scrambling on the week. He will play Noren, a 3-and-1 victor over No.

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Dell Match Play: Hideto Tanihara records ace in consolation match

Johnson was pushed to the final hole in Sunday's semifinal with Japan's Hideto Tanihara, the first time all week he was forced to play past the 15th hole. He won the Nicklaus (player of the year), Palmer (money list) and Nelson (scoring average) awards on the PGA Tour in 2016 in what he called his "dream season".

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South Carolina's improbable run heads into the Final Four

Arguably the Tigers' best team lost to CT on a buzzer beater in 1990 in the Sweet 16, and Clemson's 1997 squad made it to that same point before bowing out against Minnesota. "I usually listen to "My Way" the day of the game", Martin said. After 14 lead changes, the game was tied at 63 with just over two minutes to go, and the noise cascading down toward the floor from 20,047 sounded like the roar of a waterfall pounding rocks.

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NCAA Tournament: Best Season Ever for SC

SEC East rival Florida - which advanced to the Elite Eight courtesy of a dramatic buzzer beater. Baylor leads 4-2, including 3 straight wins. And, apart from a three-season spurt of success from 1970 to 1973, SC has been a perennial also-ran with just six NCAA tournament victories in its history.

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Gamecocks Roll To First Elite Eight

SC will be playing in its first-ever Elite Eight on Sunday. SC then made a long inbounds pass downcourt to senior guard Duane Notice, who appeared to shuffle his feet as he dribbled away from the basket. They said goodbye with a resounding thud after going 0-fer from 3-point range in the second half of Sunday's 77-70 loss to SC. There were 14 lead changes and 10 ties.

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East vs. West set in Final Four next weekend

And Oregon's Dana Altman focused on turning one deep NCAA Tournament run into something more. "And this was a culture win and a culture statement and (I) couldn't be prouder". "I've been there 28 years", Few said, counting his first nine seasons as an assistant. For the Tar Heels, it's a record 20th trip to the Final Four.

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Dustin Johnson wins WGC-Match Play final

Dominant? Sure, just don't call it easy. After halving the first two holes, Johnson did what he had done all week and raced to a big lead before the players hit the turn. An example is how he played the thirteenth hole in this finals match, when he was three down to Johnson. "I'm not going to win them all, but I'm certainly giving myself opportunities".

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Last-gasp Martin saves Scotland

Strachan, who described Stuart Armstrong's debut as the "best Scottish debut I have ever seen" and the first half as "probably" the best during his tenure, said: " Kenny Dalglish used to get booed, Alan Hansen used to get booed, Gary McAllister used to get booed.

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McIlroy eliminated by Kjeldsen at WGC Match Play

Now the 22-year-old from the Basque Country is a PGA Tour victor who has the capacity to push the game's very best on the big stage. Johnson will now extend his margin as the world's No. Johnson, the reigning US Open champion, won the WGC HSBC Champions in 2013, the WGC Cadillac Championship in 2015, the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in 2016 and the WGC Mexico Championship earlier this month.

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Celtics could tie for East lead with win over Heat

In many ways, Johnson's ability to be below-the-radar but present inside the Celtics locker room, isn't all that different than what he does between the lines every night for Boston . So the third quarter ended with Boston in front 83-73. A rare goaltending call on a free throw against Miami that stood up under review gave Boston a four-point lead with 20.6 seconds left.

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Dell Match Play 2017: Leaderboard Scores, Prize Money Payouts

United States 42nd seed Bill Haas held off a late charge by countryman Phil Mickelson to defeat the five-time major victor 2 and 1 and reach a Sunday semi-final against 22-year-old Spaniard Jon Rahm, the 21st seed who routed Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen 7 and 5.

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Ricciardo sorry at Australian grand prix

The issue couldn't be fixed in the required time for Ricciardo to start the race from the grid - when the green light went off, he remained in the pits. "Obviously right now it looks like we have equal machinery. I'm prepared, we have all done our work in the pre-season and we feel like we're coming in as well prepared as possible".

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Mercedes wary of rivals after rule changes, says Wolff

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Executive Director Toto Wolff pose during the launch Mercedes Formula One Car in Silverstone. And he his mistake will likely extend Australia's long wait for a local victor at a home grand prix - since Alan Jones in 1980.

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NHLPA releases statement in support of USA Women's National Team

In addition, three players from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a Division III school, told ESPNW that they declined an invitation from USA Hockey to fly to MI, the site of the World Championships, this week and participate in what they characterized as a tryout.

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Johnson holds off Tanihara to make Match Play final

Johnson was pushed to the final hole in Sunday's semifinal with Japan's Hideto Tanihara, the first time all week he was forced to play past the 15th hole. "The front nine was a very steep and deep low, I must say", Rahm explained. "What I saw this week, I just watched the same guy I've watched four years, or five years now", he said.

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'Beef' Johnston gets himself in mix at Puerto Rico Open

One shot back were fast finishing Retief Goosen and American pair Bryson Dechambeau and Bill Lunde . "Couple really terrible years, I pretty much hit rock bottom". Johnston hit the headlines in April a year ago by winning his first European Tour title in the Spanish Open and admitting he could not wait to get home afterwards to "get hammered" with friends and family.

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Rain delays start of third day in third NZ-S.Africa test

The injured De Kock and previously out-of-form Latham were the individual stars in the deciding Test with South Africa 1-0 up and New Zealand needing a win to draw the series. The next to go was Faf du Plessis in the 62nd over when Latham pulled off one of the most stunning catches seen in worldwide cricket. Du Plessis had premeditated a paddle sweep against Mitchell Santner, who held his length back a touch.

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Vettel downs Hamilton to win AGP

The German took advantage of an ailing Lewis Hamilton, who found himself battling tyre issues and was stuck behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen - following his first pit-stop. The Australian sat in disbelief in his auto on the run to Turn 13, his team frantically trying to come up with a solution from the garage to get his RB13 machine started.

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Michael O'Neill lauds 'fantastic performance' as Northern Ireland see off Norway

Michael O'Neill's team scored twice in the first-half through Jamie Ward and Conor Washington - the side now have 10 points at the half-way point of qualification. 2' GOAL! Brunt plays Dallas out wide down the left, they exchange passes, and then it drops to Jamie Ward in the box - he has his back to goal, but plenty of space, he turns and smacks that into the far corner! Subs - Nyland, Hansen, Reginiussen, Konradsen, Berge 7, Daehli 8, Svensson, Hedenstad, Berisha, Diomande 7, Semb Berge, ...

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When Indian captain Virat Kohli became waterboy

A contest between India and Australia is never complete without controversies and altercations as well as drama off the field. "Probably not quite as emotional", said Smith, who is yet to name an XI, but indicated Australia will remain unchanged with a dry wicket beneath some surface grass.

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Defoe marks comeback as England toil to World Cup qualifier win

England are five points clear of Slovenia at the top of Group F ahead of their nearest rivals' clash with Scotland in a late Sunday kick-off. England striker Jermain Defoe made a scoring return to the worldwide stage and substitute Jamie Vardy added a second goal as the hosts laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in World Cup qualifying Group F.

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Kerber plays into the night to seal second-round place in Miami

Kerber lost the first three games of the first set before settling in with her game, and that tough beginning ended with a smile for Kerber - even if it was a smile of relief. Kerber's consistency was also the key factor as she dominated the baseline rallies that ensued when Duan missed her first serve, winning 19 of the Chinese player's 24 second-serve points.

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Kyle Larson Back in Victory Lane at Auto Club

I know they'll work hard and try to get it tuned up for tomorrow". The Auto Club 400 got off to a jumbled start as the inside line led by Denny Hamlin stalled causing a chain reaction with Brad Keselowski to plow into the No. This time Larson jumped into the lead at the beginning of the final stage and never really gave it up. But that only lasted until he had to hit the pits and when he did, on lap 165, Larson was back in the lead.

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FINAL FOUR! USC Beats Florida in to Make History!

The third time really will be the charm for SEC rivals SC and Florida , who split their regular-season series and meet in a rubber match Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament East Region at Madison Square Garden with a spot in the Final Four on the line.

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A day of dominance, survival as weather affects Match Play

The championship match of the 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play will be a bombers' paradise, with the week's two hottest players-Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm-squaring off for the title at Austin Country Club. Johnson won the WGC-Dell Match Play; his third straight win in as many events. Haas then missed the fairway at the long 16th and was unable to find the green in two, although he was given a lifeline when Rahm found the front-right bunker with his second.

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Defoe emotional after goalscoring return for England

Sunderland striker Defoe ended a lengthy global exile with his 20th goal for the Three Lions - four years on from his 19th - by slotting home Raheem Sterling's cutback in the 21st minute of a routine World Cup qualifying victory. Defoe smacked a shot wide from 25 yards just before the half-hour mark, but a slack England display was nearly punished right on half-time as John Stones had to hack a Vykintas Slivka header away from close to the goal-line.

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USAC veteran Dave Steele killed in Florida sprint vehicle crash

Sprint vehicle veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Medics immediately rushed over to try and save him, but David was pronounced dead from the sudden impact on the Desoto Speedway track. Veteran racer Steele competed in numerous racing series during his career, but he's best known for winning back-to-back USAC Silver Crown championships in 2004-2005.

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Watch Jon Rahm crush a 426-yard drive

Rahm, who bagged his first career victory on the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January, welcomed the prospect of a final against Johnson, who he dubbed "the hottest player on Tour". The first few matches my putter let me down, but I was hitting the ball great. The top seed missed a good chance to regain the lead at 16, but he made light of his first visit to the 17th hole this week as he knocked his tee shot to six feet and rolled in the chance for a winning ...

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Bears' Deiondre' Hall tasered, arrested after alleged fight outside Iowa bar

Authorities said Hall was "yelling and spitting in the face of the officers", there was a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and he was slurring his speech. Police said the could smell alcohol on Hall's breath, his eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slurred, and he had trouble maintaining his balance.

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Rafael Nadal rallies to win third-round match at Miami Open

Everything was nearly ideal". "He's somebody that I get along with great, is a little bit closer to my age as well, and somebody that I can play with on court and put in hard hours with". "I've always been the kind of person that gets the confidence through the work rather than matches, constant matches", Raonic said. The Spaniard, playing his 1,000th ATP match, suffered just the 14th 0-6 set of his career, claiming just 33 percent of first serve points won and making a string of ...


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