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Indian Wells: Federer beats Nadal for third time in a row

Federer, who beat Nadal in a five-set thriller to lift his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open six weeks ago, faced American Steve Johnson later Tuesday for a chance to set up the rematch. "The third set was probably the best tennis that I played this year and I'm just glad I was able to pick up my game". "Anything else but a finals, it nearly doesn't matter which round it would be", he added of what will be the 36th meeting between the two - their first before the quarter-finals ...

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Southgate wants time to solve England captaincy puzzle

Joe Hart will have the honour of leading his country for the second time against opponents ranked 107th in the world, another sign of faith in a player whose season began with his ignominious departure from Manchester City. "I'd love to one day be able to do that". It's frightful. You never want to see things like that, especially where you live. There have only been five clean sheets but Hart insists he is enjoying the experience.

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EPL leader Chelsea beats Stoke 2-1 through late Cahill goal

He made no mistake from twelve-yards, firing home into the top corner emphatically. It must have felt like a defining triumph for Conte because, on a day when he was without his injured talisman Eden Hazard, Chelsea, while not at their scintillating best, dug in to prevail in a mental and physical battle at the home of feisty opponents.

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Roger Federer wins BNP Paribas Open for the fifth time

I played well all week and I couldn't be more happy. It's an absolute, huge start to the year for me. "The way he's playing is just so lovely", Wawrinka said of the 35-year-old Federer. "Anybody who loves to watch tennis loves to watch you so it's always good to see you back at that level, hopefully for many years", the world number three added.

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Panthers QB Newton undergoes surgery to repair rotator cuff

If all goes as planned, Newton will be back throwing with the team 16 weeks post-surgery, just in time for training camp. Head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion told the team site that, "Dr. If he hits those benchmarks in stride, he'll have achieved full health approximately one week before the start of training camp, which is now the desired projection, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports.

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Everton star Coleman to be released from hospital Wednesday

I think it cast a shadow over Friday's game, ... It's encouraging to see. " Great players have broken their legs and come back, and Seamus, obviously it's very early for him to start considering all those things, but he is positive ". Martin O'Neill will hand some of his Republic of Ireland hopefuls a chance to prove they belong at global level against Iceland . He's been here a long time now, he's one of the leaders, ' said Jagielka.

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Oregon, Gonzaga Make History By Going To Final Four

Williams went 8-2 in those days as the Jayhawks won the Big Eight three of the four years Altman was in the league. Two nights after knocking out Purdue 98-66 in the Midwest Regional semifinal, they looked like an unstoppable force. With Mason and Lucas graduating, Jackson a likely one-and-done player and Mykhailiuk and Graham candidates to test the National Basketball Association waters, KU faces the potential of losing all five starters this offseason.

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David de Gea in line for pay rise?

Griezmann, however, spent five years at Real Sociedad and that's why the Frenchman knows so well the Spanish goalkeeper who is being linked with a return to Spain with Real Madrid interested in signing him. Some of the names being mentioned are Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann―said to be 50-50 to join the club―and the Monaco trio of Bakayoko, Fabinho and Kylian Mbappe.

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Owners, not public, must pay for new stadiums, Dolphins' owner says

On Monday, it was announced that the Oakland Raiders would be taking their talents to Las Vegas. The Raiders' move became more certain earlier this month when Bank of America stepped up with a $650 million loan to Davis. Back in 1982, the team relocated to Los Angeles and they were back in Auckland in 1995. The Raiders will remain in Oakland for the next two seasons as they hold a pair of one-year options.

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Corey Coleman: Coleman would play slot if Gordon returns?

Gordon has missed 43 of the Browns' past 48 games due to multiple suspensions for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon recently applied for reinstatement to the league. The organization could refuse to budge from the stance it took in September, when it made it clear Gordon would never play for the Browns again. Like in the past, expect Gordon to go deep early and often in games upon eventual reinstatement.

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Kohli to miss start of IPL?

For a team that, like Smith's, had suffered enormous humiliation just a matter of months before - the 4-0 Ashes hiding of 1989 - this seemed a new dawn under Gooch, with a gaggle of young players eager to work hard after the fashion of their captain.

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Anthony Grant Replaces Archie Miller As UD Flyers New Head Coach

He has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder under head coach Billy Donavan. After Archie Miller departed from Dayton, Ohio to take the Indiana Hoosiers head coaching job, the Flyers were in search of their next program leader.

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Messi Banned From World Cup Qualifiers For Abusing Assistant Referee

Argentina just received what could be a big blow to their World Cup aspirations as football megastar Lionel Messi has been levied a four-match ban. Bolivia, as Argentine coach Edgardo Bauza predicted, deployed a high press throughout the first half in hopes of exhausting a visiting squad unused to the altitude of 3,600 meters (11,800 feet).

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Marquinhos' Brazil clinch World Cup qualification

Neymar was in fine form as Brazil virtually booked their spot at next year's World Cup with a 3-0 win at home to Paraguay . Goals from Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, FC Barcelona striker Neymar and Real Madrid's Marcelo secured the win for the South American giants.

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Kentucky exposes UCLA as pretender with Sweet 16 romp

He noted that there is a different culture in college basketball than in his playing days at Indiana. It was hard-edged defense by Kentucky, a team that had been slapped around by UCLA in December and had not only studied the tape but committed it to heart.

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Oakland stadium director: No desire to host Raiders in '19

Now, it's on to Nevada. But recently, Davis had appeared to be itching to leave the city once more, going in on a bid with the Chargers to move both teams to Los Angeles - a bid that voted down by National Football League owners early a year ago.

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Resurgent US face Panama test in CONCACAF qualifiers

Friday night's win was the largest margin of victory against Honduras ever. Shaking off two losses to start the Hexagonal round, the USMNT dominated Honduras in a 6-0 shutout. It was a huge win for the program, a confidence-builder for more than a few players, and the sort of match that could change the trajectory of the U.S.

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National Basketball Association roundup: Warriors down Rockets

Remember the hand-wringing about whether Durant would mess up a Warriors team that won 73 games previous year? The Spurs were up by 22 points in the first quarter, but the Warriors stormed back at the start of the third quarter to take the lead.

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Yadier Molina: Cardinals lock up Molina with 3-year pact

The extension will make him the highest paid catcher annually, topping the Giants' Buster Posey's $18.5 million per year, according to Rosenthal . Molina, 34, hit.307/.360/.427 last season with eight homers in 147 games. This reported extension would all but guarantee St. Louis would be the only team he suits up for over his outstanding career. The seven-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove victor has made a living as a defensive stalwart, and his career defensive WAR of 21.0 is the ...

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Hodge says sorry for Kohli comments

On Twitter , he wrote that his comments were "blown way out of proportion". "Only a couple of individuals". It also taught all of us in the media that Test cricket isn't so much about what happened in the past (Australia couldn't draw a Test in Sri Lanka and India didn't lose a single Test in over a year) but only about what happens on the day.

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Foul issues help end Kentucky's season shy of Final Four

OR and Gonzaga won in the Elite Eight on Saturday. Here is the biggest shot of Maye's career. Here's another Final Four fact: This year's Final Four will be the first to have two participating teams from the Pacific Time Zone. It was the longest 10 minutes I've ever had in a practice when he went off the court with our trainer. As much as not calling a timeout in that key situation helped the Tar Heels (31-7) pull the victory out, it was a timeout Williams actually did call five minutes ...

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New bar, terraced seating among Fenway Park improvements

The players' batting cage was improved with lighting and televisions as well. On a sunny Thursday morning, Boston's mayor Marty Walsh paid his annual visit to Fenway Park, where he was met by Red Sox president Sam Kennedy and a media scrum.

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Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By US Women's Hockey Team

One of the frustrations that built up to the boiling point that became this boycott was the perception among numerous women players that USA Hockey didn't do an effective job marketing and promoting their sport. The players said Tuesday that they now have a four-year agreement that pays players outside the six months before the Olympics. And the women don't get all the same benefits like being able to bring guests, fly in business class and get disability insurance.

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Speaker shares Trump criticism of Freedom Caucus

And with this dynamic in mind, the president has decided his best move is to publicly complain about Freedom Caucus members - repeatedly - and threaten them in advance of the 2018 midterms. Everyone from the Congressional Budget Office to the angry town-hall denizens knew that House Speaker Paul Ryan's healthcare bill was as disastrous for poor Americans as it was beneficial for high earners.

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Jack Del Rio doesn't want to spend time talking about Las Vegas

Leaving the Bay Area is not something new with the Raiders, who played in Los Angeles from 1982-94 before heading back to Oakland. "This hurts, it really does". "And I think maintaining those rivalries is very important for the Chiefs and obviously very important for our fans". Interestingly, one segment that will profit from the move: Raiders employees.

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Final Four guide: Teams, players and matchups to watch

Mar 25, 2017; San Jose, CA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams (3) celebrates with players on the bench after scoring a basket against the Xavier Musketeers during the second half in the finals of the West Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at SAP Center.

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Breaking down stats of Russell Westbrook's latest triple-double

Last Wednesday, Westbrook became the first player to record a triple-double while going ideal from the floor (6-for-6) and the free throw line (6-for-6), finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in a Thunder win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

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March Madness: Oregon knocks off Kansas to advance to Final Four

Yeah, we should have seen this coming. The Kansas Jayhawks had one of those nights a team hopes to avoid in losing to OR 74-60 in the Midwest Regional Championship Saturday night. But now they're opposite the nation's top team looking for a shot at advancing to the Final Four . Kolbie Orum was the Beavers' lone player to score in double figures with 12.

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Which teams will advance to the NCAA title game?

The Ducklings upset seventh-seeded Temple, No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Maryland to get to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. The real damage last season in a 32-4 first quarter - yes, you read that right - was done by Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck, the departed seniors who were the top three picks in the WNBA draft.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Controversial "Bathroom Bill"

The state's Senate passed the bill by a 32-16 vote earlier in the day, after a deal was struck late Wednesday by the state's new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who campaigned on fully repealing the HB2 bill, and North Carolina's leading Republican lawmakers, who have supported the measure.

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Second half of women's Final Four field to be decided

He was the head coach at Sam Houston State before he went to Arkansas, where he and Blair brought the Razorbacks to the Final Four in 1998. "We wanted to be ready and every single night we went in there and that kind of prepared us to get far, prepared us for playing each game like it is our last".

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Raleigh's Devonté Graham has a plan and Kansas wins big

To win this game , Purdue probably needed to dominate the backboards, take away the Jayhawks' assertiveness and hope they missed shots. "That's how they play". One of them got the better of the other, by a large margin, on Thursday. Jackson made step-back threes, dunked on a lob pass and drove for an and-one.

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Wijnaldum: No blame on Lallana for missing gilt-edged chance at City

I am so proud. Liverpool ended the half as stronger of the two teams as City goalkeeper Willy Caballero had to produce excellent saves to keep out a curling shot by Firmino and a powerful attempt from Adam Lallana. Klopp said: "We are still in a battle and our next game is not only a derby, it is a really important game". A penalty was always likely in this game - played on a slick surface after pre-match rain - because of the last-ditch defending on show from both teams.

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Is bribery going to be Theresa May's main Brexit negotiating tactic?

Mr Cameron said he had to keep his promise, having enshrined the commitment to hold a referendum in the Conservative manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election. Finance minister Philip Hammond said the letter would set out "how we want to take the negotiation forward and how we see this negotiation developing".

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Ferrari, Vettel opt for winning strategy at Australian Grand Prix

The team won all but two of last season's races and the last time both Mercedes cars finished a Grand Prix - and the team did not win - was at the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix, nearly two years ago. Despite having position on the track, Hamilton chose to pit early after quickly tearing through his tires and in a bid to trigger a pit stop from Ferrari for Vettel.


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