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UND cuts women's hockey

The development also raised questions on the long-term prospects for the WCHA getting back to eight teams. The women's hockey team's season ended in March at the Western Collegiate Hockey Association tournament. This year they finished with a 16-16-6 record, with seven of those losses coming to either Wisconsin or Minnesota, and was ranked around the fringe of the top-10 nationally most of the year.

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Dutch suffer shock 0-2 loss to Bulgaria

Fred Grim, the Holland Under-21 coach, will take charge of the senior team for Tuesday's friendly with Italy in Amsterdam as the KNVB begins the search for a new permanent manager. "We have respect for what Danny meant for us and the team during his tenure", said KNVB director Jean Paul Decossaux. It's a chance for the Oranje to make amends after their recent 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria in a qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, a result which prompted Blind's ...

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Ball bounces out of UCLA to NBA; Alford stays on as coach

P.J. Dozier and Chris Silva added 12 points each as the Gamecocks advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Freshman Malik Monk has 14 of his 21 points in the second half, while fellow rookie De'Aaron Fox has 26 points while getting the better of his star-freshman matchup with UCLA's Lonzo Ball at the point.

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Georgia Tech carries hot offense into NIT championship

Dawkins has excelled since arriving at UCF, using a quick turnaround to rebuild the program in only one year. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the TCU Horned Frogs square off on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden for the 2017 NIT championship.

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Gonzaga, Xavier on the cusp of first Final Four

The friends and former colleagues went different directions, but with one big thing in common: Winning. The Musketeers earned this one and now they're headed to the Elite Eight for the first time in a decade. Kansas used two big runs, including an 11-0 charge highlighted by Lagerald Vicks' 360-degree drunk, to coast into a matchup with No. 3 seed OR on Saturday for a spot in the Final Four.

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Gonzaga's national title chance a breakthrough moment

Gonzaga is also the first team from the West Coast Conference to reach the Final Four since the University of San Francisco in 1957. It's the first time since 2006 that the Final Four will feature three first-time coaches there. "And we would say Rui is going to be a centerpiece for our future". After all, the 2015-16 Zags featured All-America candidate Kyle Wiltjer and National Basketball Association talent Domantas Sabonis plus Eric McClellan, yet the 11-seeded Sweet 16 squad came ...

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Derrick Walton Jr. ends MI career on sour, but optimistic note

Dorsey's recent surge has been timely, for sure. While he's been a double-figures machine all month, Irvin had his best game yet: 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, with some of his biggest points coming down the stretch. Ennis was 2 of 5 from the line and the Ducks 9 of 16. He missed, and Bell swooped in for the offensive rebound and put it in to make it a one-point game.

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Nadal, Nishikori into Miami quarters

Later on Tuesday, in-form Roger Federer, who has won the Australian Open and Indian Wells this year, is up against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut. Federer gets a day off and will meet 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych - who defeated Adrian Mannarino of France 6-3 7-5 - in the quarters.

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Christian Pulisic Not Fazed by USMNT Expectations

The question was still Dempsey's health. His 53, 54 and 55 worldwide strikes also pulled him within two goals of Landon Donovan's MNT scoring record, something he says he's contemplated breaking. But the doctors did a great job. "That's bigger than me trying to break the record". At just 18 Pulisic leads the next generation of USMNT talent, but now he needs to perform even earlier than expected.

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Federer defeats Wawrinka for historic Indian Wells title

It presented the other perennially eager-for-more attitude of the 18-time Grand Slam as he was unaffected by time and all that it brought along in his career. There are still two huge games this year and supporters can't wait to see how he does. Those questions have been replaced by the aforementioned, but for Federer to reach the No.1 ranking he'd have to continue his magical tennis unabated.

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Jones, Ream, Zusi start at Panama as Arena makes changes

But finishing in the top three and avoiding finishing fourth and enduring a playoff against the fifth-placed Asian nation looks eminently realistic on the evidence of the past two games , provided home form holds up. "You really have to have a passion about doing this". It is all about finding that balance. It's important. There were times where I didn't have it today, but the way I play, the style I play, it's pretty normal for me to get kicked around a few times .

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Matt Fitzpatrick in contention at halfway stage of Arnold Palmer Invitational

The win also lifted Leishman's world ranking and secured his invitation to Augusta. Hoffman doesn't have one, and he wouldn't plan to wear it even if he wins. Marc Leishman will not find it hard to keep his Arnold Palmer Invitational victory in perspective after the family trauma he suffered two years ago at the Masters.

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Maye sends UNC into the Final Four

Kentucky avenged an earlier-season loss to UCLA in the regional semifinals before falling to the top-seeded Tar Heels in one of the more memorable games in the NCAA Tournament this season. In that game, North Carolina tied the score 74-74 on an an off-balance Marcus Paige three-pointer, only to see the Wildcats (of Villanova) knock them out with a three as time expired.

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Virat Kohli Will Play Dharamsala Test 'Only if 100 Percent Fit'

Uncapped Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer flew in on Friday as cover for Kohli who has been rather subdued in the series, managing 46 runs in five innings. Pujara would tell you that when someone is playing more than 500 balls in a Test innings, it is important to switch on and switch off at the right time.

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Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play

American Woodland, now 37 in the world rankings and runner-up in 2015, pulled out of the event in Texas due to a "personal family matter". "Due to a personal family matter, Gary Woodland must withdraw from the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play", his agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement.

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Mathews' late 3 lifts Gonzaga over West Virginia

But it's a shame that we probably played our worst game of the year in terms of shooting the basketball. "We're 40 minutes away from a Final Four". The win sends Gonzaga (35-1) to the Elite Eight round for only the third time in school history.

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Messi brace as Barca beat Valencia

Munir El Haddadi tied things up a minute later, but Messi struck again in the second half. Barca needed a win after handing the initiative to their rivals in last week's surprise defeat at Deportivo La Coruna . Neymar's throw in set Suarez through, although the angle was still tight. And less than a minute later the Argentina superstar received an Iniesta pass and found space at the near post to beat the Valencia goalkeeper and restore Barcelona's lead.

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'I didn't ask for this!' - Proud Ronaldo speaks out at airport unveiling

The game was Ronaldo's first with the national team in his hometown of Funchal on the Madeira Islands, delighting the almost 10,000 fans - including his mother and son - who packed the tiny Estadio do Maritimo. That will likely be the message awaiting passengers in the Madeira Islands when the local airport is renamed after the local star. Ronaldo is not the first soccer player with his name on an airport.

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Free agent TJ McDonald suspended first 8 games of 2017

McDonald just got hit with an 8 game suspension from an arrest a year ago when the stud safety allegedly hit a parked vehicle. If you remember corrrectly, McDonald was arrested for driving under the influence of what were described as medications he was allegedly using (more on that here).

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona and Argentina forward slapped with four match ban

Argentina are now in fifth place in the race for Russian Federation 2018. Lionel Messi has been banned for four worldwide matches after insulting an assistant referee in Argentina's World Cup qualifying fixture against Chile last week.

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French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls

Valls said Hamon and Montebourg can't give lessons in loyalty because they both quit his government in 2014 and belonged to a group of Socialist lawmakers who proudly called themselves "les frondeurs", or rebels, and opposed many government laws.

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Bradley Lowery enjoys 'amazing' Wembley experience with his mate Jermain Defoe

Which is a amusing one because when I go to my mum's she has got every meat you can imagine out on the table. "I think with the players we have got it really suits us". How did England's XI look in Jermain Defoe's last cap? He has unquestionably been Sunderland's hope of Premier league survival, and still is. "There are a lot of things I do away from training and playing that help me to perform on match day".

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Arsene Wenger to announce decision on future after Manchester City match?

We probably need even less of a reminder of how many incredible victories and draws Liverpool has had this season (although that would be a nicer list to run through). I am a player that takes great care of myself". In an interview with Canal Plus Henry stated that he's keen to manage his beloved Arsenal , but has admitted that he's likely to have to wait a while for this opportunity to arise.

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Odd-Looking Ronaldo Bust Steals the Show at Airport Ceremony

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo helped unveil a new statue in his honour on Wednesday but many people online believe the bronze statue is far from a flawless resemblance. The 32-year-old held a speech to thank for this honor, but he also had a message for his haters. The 32-year-old attended a ceremony at the airport the day after scoring his 71st global goal in Portugal's 3-2 friendly defeat against Sweden.

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Bucks fend off late Celtics rally in 103-100 win

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists , Greg Monroe added 16 points while Malcolm Brogdon and Khris Middleton chipped in with 14 points each. They improved to 19-7 this season when shooting better than 50 percent from the field. Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have found a bit of form as they've won four of their last five games, including a 120-106 win over the Suns on Sunday.

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NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Move From Oakland To Las Vegas

With the Raiders' proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium - which will be shared with UNLV - not expected to open until 2020, Davis told ESPN he plans on staying in Oakland the next two seasons. As Davis told reporters, the Raiders have consecutive one-year options to play at the Oakland Coliseum, and they plan to play there in 2017. Miami might also see a new stadium in Las Vegas as competition for hosting another Super Bowl .

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Wild's Parise avoids serious eye injury, expected back next week

While the blow to the eye was initially frightening, the contact with Beagle and the ice was more responsible for his absence. "You pray that it's not a serious injury". After Eric Staal's goal for the Wild tied the game with 26.6 seconds left in regulation, Oshie took a pass in the left circle from Marcus Johansson and beat struggling Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk.

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Westbrook, Thunder top Mavs 92-91 with 14-0 finishing run

Oklahoma City arrives in Dallas on Monday needing to regain a measure of momentum with the playoffs less than three weeks away. The Golden State Warriors administered a 16-point whipping on March 20 in Oklahoma City to snap the Thunder's five-game winning streak.

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No deal yet for USA Hockey, boycotting women's team

More than a year ago, USA Hockey officials joyfully announced that the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship would be coming to the former Compuware Arena in Plymouth. The U.S. has won six of the past eight world championships , but this deal was not just about one tournament. We should mention a tentative deal between the sides last week was rejected by the U.S.

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Day wants to play Masters, depending on mother's prognosis

He's finished in the top 7 at each of the last two Masters Tournament's played and, entering Masters week this year, already has two victories and two runner-up finishes this season. With that being said, as the 80th Masters Tournament tees off, we chose to take a look at the best players in the tournament's rich history, basing our rankings on total Masters wins.

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Roger Federer Sets Up Rafael Nadal Blockbuster At Indian Wells

Nadal advanced with a 6-3, 7-5 win against 26th-seeded Fernando Verdasco for his 50th career victory at the desert tournament, where he's won three titles but none since 2013. Playing a best-of-three set match against Nadal, "getting in the lead was crucial, and then staying on the offence and pressing was the goal for me".

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National Football League owners approve Raiders move to Las Vegas

The organization plans on remaining in Oakland for at least the next season, and will potentially need to stay in the Bay Area for another year or two while Las Vegas erects its $1.9 billion stadium in time for the 2020 season. In a vote on relocation in January 2016, he and 29 other owners approved the Rams' move to Inglewood and also gave the Chargers the first option to join the Rams in a privately funded stadium.

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UNLV is excited about the Raiders moving to Las Vegas

Bank of America also is giving Davis a $650 million loan, further helping to persuade owners to allow the third team relocation in just over a year. Now the West Sacramento native is faced with the same choice every Oakland Raiders fan is faced with: should he stay or should he go. While Mayor Libby Schaaf on Tuesday said the city wasn't going to fight the team's move, Council President Larry Reid has made it clear he does not want the team to play in Oakland while it builds its ...

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Several women spurn USA Hockey invites

Women's National Team and USA Hockey on reaching an agreement that will allow the world championship tournament to be a best-on-best showcase", said Davidson. The deal also ensures each player will receive $2,000 a month during the life of the deal - the maximum players get in direct financial support from the U.S.

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Without multiple tax rates, GST will be regressive: Arun Jaitley

Senior BJP leader and Union Information Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the passage of GST bills was a success of "Team India". With the passing of the bill, GST is expected to boost GDP growth by about 2% as it removes inter-state barriers and turns India into single market, boosting efficiency and slashing costs.


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