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Sweet 16 comes with plenty of great storylines

No. 3 seed Baylor plays No. 7 SC at 7:29 p.m. ET Friday in NY in the East Region . In contrast, the Blue Devils became the team that relied on the three-pointer, going 5-19 in the second half and shooting 36 field goals in total. Once it became clear that SC was in this thing, the fans wearing Garnet and Black were joined by those in Carolina Blue in rooting for the Blue Devils to bow out early.

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Joshua tips Crolla to win rematch against Linares

ET on Saturday. Matchroom's deal with American broadcaster Showtime meant audiences state-side watched on during Saturday's fight, and the Mancunian feels a fight across the Atlantic could be the remedy after his latest Linares setback. What a fight it would be do - with the timing for it now seemingly spot on. Crolla has 31 wins from 39 previous fights, 13 of them by knockout, and his career has already exceeded many people's expectations.

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Arsenal Form Makes Them Even More Dangerous Warns Pep Guardiola

Keswick also refused to answer when asked if he felt Wenger was the right man to lead the club forward - but he did give his opinion on the season as a whole. "Managers lose games. He's been there a long time because he's good". I personally believe that both of them want to stay and I hope that the club will find an agreement with them .

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Masters at a glance

But he is scheduled to give a pre-Masters press conference on Tuesday at 6pm (BST) before he attends the traditional champions dinner hosted by last year's victor Danny Willett. In his most recent Masters start in 2015 (and the way things are shaping up, possibly his last), Woods shared seventh place with Sergio Garcia. Woods does not have to commit to the tournament until just before his first-round tee time, and he has not given an update on the progress of his fitness and his game.

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India rattles Australia; Bowlers put hosts in command!

In fact, Rahul ran in towards the Australian dressing room before taking off his helmet and letting out a wild war cry - an indication of how intensely the series had been fought. Kohli, who was disparagingly compared to US President Donald Trump as he came under fire from Australian media, had a series to forget, scoring only 46 in the first three Tests.

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PGA Tournament Picks and Predictions: Shell Houston Open 3/29/17

British Open champions (last five years): Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson. Spieth went to Augusta National over the weekend for practice, including one round with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but still saw enough good in his game at Match Play to believe he's headed in the right direction.

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Brazil become first side to book their ticket to Russian Federation

Argentina officials revealed that they would appeal the Messi ban, which has him suspended from official games until their final World Cup qualifier against Ecuador on October 10. However, Tite's team are focused and determined enough to win as they push their limits farther into their goal of reaching the World Cup finals. They can hit me as much as they want.

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Dutch World Cup defeat 'nightmare', says Arjen Robben

After five matches, Blind guided the Netherlands to two wins while suffering defeats at the hands of group leaders France and Bulgaria. " Ronald Koeman is undoubtedly capable, but I know he is under contract with a club". Ajax great Blind was appointed as Guus Hiddink's successor midway through the Oranje's ill-fated qualification bid for Euro 2016. Prior to Blind's sacking, ex-Netherlands worldwide Ruud Gullit claimed Koeman would be a "perfect coach" for the Oranje .

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Cryotherapy and turning vegan behind renaissance of Defoe

The 34-year-old's performances at Sunderland have led to a surprising global turnaround, having last won an worldwide cap in November 2013. Defoe, 34, marked his first appearance for his country since November 2013 with the first goal as England laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania at Wembley Stadium.

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Nick Kyrgios beats Alexander Zverev to face Federer in semis

Among those joining Nadal in the round of eight is Kei Nishikori , who rallied in the final set to beat Argentina's Federico Delbonis . Federer looked set to cruise to another emphatic victory when he took the first set from Berdych but the Czech proved in no mood to go quietly.

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Penn State Issues Statement on Spanier Verdict

The counts stem from Spanier's response - or lack of response - to reports about Jerry Sandusky , the former assistant coach of the football team at Penn State who in 2011 was charged with dozens of counts of sexually abusing boys. Navazio said neither Curley nor Schultz struck her as credible on the stand. While in their Penn State positions, the two men were among those who in 2001 received a complaint by a university graduate assistant.

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Gareth Southgate: 'Relegation could harm Jermain Defoe's England chances'

The 34-year-old's performances at Sunderland have belied his advancing years and led to a surprising global turnaround, having won the last of his 55 worldwide appearances in November 2013. I want to try to play for as long as I can. "Like I say, he is a fantastic coach and it is a pleasure to play for him". At that time Lallana was preparing for a League One promotion push with Southampton but his memories of Defoe stretch back even further than that.

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Daniel Jacobs: Gennady Golovkin definitely wasn't the boogeyman

The idea of completely unifying all the middleweight crowns is enticing for the 34-year-old power puncher who, for the first time in 24 fights did not stop an opponent. "He definitely wasn't the boogeyman, knockout artist that everyone was saying about". Even when he knocked me down, it really didn't hurt me. The Kazakh hit 231 hits of 615 with a 38% success, with a Jacobs hit of 175 strokes of 541 pitched with a 32% success.

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Iwobi speaks on Wenger's future at Arsenal

Despite this, the Frenchman is determined to prove his doubters wrong and he's likely to stay at the Emirates for a least one more season and it's been reported in France that Wenger will be given full support to attract the best players to the club.

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Westbrook's triple-double, late hoop boost Thunder

He is just three shy of tying Oscar Robertson's single season record of 41 in the 1961-62 season. The 57-point tally was one short of his career-high score. Bismack Biyombo scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Aaron Gordon had 13 points. Westbrook meanwhile received offensive back-up from Enes Kanter with 17 and Victor Oladipo , who weighed in with 13 points.

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South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four

When the University of SC upset Duke on March 19, Lawson realized that only one of the 70 brackets was still in contention to be a flawless bracket. In its last two games against Baylor and Florida, South Carolina has defended the 3-point line particularly well, allowing just 10 makes on 39 attempts from beyond the arc.

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Roger Goodell - Vegas Raiders has no connection with gambling

But if Raiders fans don't care to show up in Oakland, why would anyone show up less than an hour down the road? "In Las Vegas, now we can start talking about a Super Bowl, the NCAA BCS Championship game , an expansion of the Las Vegas Bowl.

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Wenger snaps back at reporter as he is pressed over his future

Wenger, whose contract ends this summer, hinted on Thursday that he intends to stay on for another two years but has yet to make an announcement, with the club also silent on the issue. "My commitment will be exactly the same all the time". But then, as another man who seemed larger than life at his team - Sir Alex Ferguson - used to say "No-one is bigger than the club", and you can not help but think that, at the moment, Wenger is.

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Miami Open: Federer, Nadal reach semis, Wawrinka falls to Alexander Zverev

I completely went down physically and mentally, and also my tennis was completely out". "I enjoy winning breakers because those are the ones that are going to make you win a tournament or not sometimes", he said . In the third set, Federer jumped on unforced errors by Berdych to claim a 5-3 lead, but the Czech broke serve and overcame match point in the next game.

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Dempsey grabs hat-trick as United States hammer Honduras 6-0

It was utter annihilation by the end of the ninety minutes, a most propitious beginning to Arena's tenure as coach and cathartic experience for national team fans. Geoff Cameron played great in right back clearing nearly every ball that came his way. The pall of gloom enveloping the United States national team following defeats against Mexico and Costa Rica in November was blown away on Friday, with Pulisic and Dempsey helping to deliver a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras .

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Federer, Wawrinka to meet in all-Swiss Indian Wells final

In an all-Swiss final, Federer played against the third seeded Stan Wawrinka. After six months out of the game last year with an injury Federer started the year ranked 17th in the ATP world rankings. "I'm not as surprised as I was in Australia, but still this comes as a big, big surprise to me, nevertheless, to win here again and beating the players that I did and the way I did".

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Rahm goes down in final but 'proud' of comeback

Haas squandered a great chance to halve the match when Rahm missed the 14th green long, hit a flop shot about 20 feet by and made bogey. "I'm proud of how I played, the way I stayed in there", Johnson, enjoying the form of his life, told reporters.

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Manchester United dealt injury blow as Juan Mata undergoes groin surgery

The Manchester Evening News say Mata tried to play through the pain but finally succumbed to the injury earlier this week and was left with no option but to book in for immediate surgery. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were both been recently ruled out after sustaining "long-term" on duty with England. Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera are still serving serving domestic bans, while midfielder Paul Pogba will be absent with a hamstring injury.

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Brazil Close In on World Cup Berth After Paraguay Win

Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, FC Barcelona striker Neymar and Real Madrid's Marcelo scored Brazil's goals. Team Brazil with their coach Tite has made them yearning for more wins as they already earned eight straight wins, after a huge struggle to get into the finals.

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USA women agree to deal, end hockey boycott

Many players had complained during the 14-month dispute that they were paid only $1,000 (£800) a month during a six-month Olympic period and nothing for the remaining three-and-a half years. Talks hit a roadblock twice in the last week, including on Tuesday , when the women's team appeared close to ratifying a deal before pulling back due to contractual language they deemed unacceptable.

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Chuck Schumer is jumping on Trump's new openness to working with Democrats

House Speaker Paul Ryan arrives at a news conference after pulling a vote on the GOP's health care bill on March 24. But McConnell said: "I want to thank the president and the speaker, they went all-out to try to pass repeal and replacement, sorry that didn't work".

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Roger Federer Battles Past Tomas Berdych At Miami Open

Zverev, who turns 20 next month, downed Wawrinka 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, and showed no ill effects by playing just 24 hours after winning a three-setter over John Isner that went entirely to tiebreakers. Australian Open champion Federer, who also won at Indian Wells two weeks ago, has lost only once this year, to Russian Evgeny Donskoy in a third-set tiebreak in Dubai.

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NASCAR Monster Energy Series Odds - STP 500 3/30/17

In short time, he gained national attention by storming through the hyper-aggressive Sprint Car and Midget racing ranks. Kyle Busch is the defending victor of this race, while Jimmie Johnson won last fall's race there. "I wish NASCAR would implement [a dirt race] in the Xfinity and Cup series". Kyle Larson is hotter than Kate Upton right now. "I've been lucky to pair up with Rudy", Bell said.

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Pep: When Wenger starts winning, the fans will be happy again

Key Stat: Pressure on Wenger - Arsenal have lost four of their last five Premier League games. AST has not carried out any formal protests of their own but the fact 84 per cent backed Wenger when a similar poll was conducted 18 months ago shows how a large swathe of members have changed their opinion of the 67-year-old.

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Brexit: UK sets out plans to replace all European Union laws

May has promised to keep close trade relations with Europe as she builds "a strong, self-governing global Britain" with control over its own borders and laws. A second Whitehall source with knowledge of the UK's calculations said that any deal on money would "ultimately have to be tied to an FTA [Free Trade Agreement]".

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Arsene Wenger puts Arsenal future in doubt

It was Arsenal's fourth loss in five Premier League games. In a freakish spectacle, another light aircraft trailed a message of support for the 67-year-old but there were few other sources of encouragement as his side slipped to a fourth defeat in five Premier League outings.

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US demolishes Honduras to get Wold Cup Qualifying campaign back on track

He keeps to himself", Howard said. Michael Bradley doubled the lead in the 27th and Dempsey scored off Pulisic's perfectly weighted chip in the 32nd. Pulisic got on the scoresheet 12 seconds after halftime. New coach Bruce Arena's United States squad gets a fresh start in World Cup qualifying Friday against Honduras , and the pressure is on following its first 0-2 start in the North and Central American and Caribbean region's final round.

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Mesut Ozil feels 'singled out' at Arsenal, admits love for Real Madrid

Scholes proved to be something of a nemesis for Wenger during the early stages of his Arsenal reign as the midfielder helped Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United dominate the Premier League landscape. "But it also depends on what Arsene Wenger does and they have a good relationship and maybe that is why he is waiting a bit", he added, referring to Arsenal's French manager, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign and yet to reveal whether or not he will extend his deal.

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Draymond Green: Raiders type of franchise you don't just move

No loss wounds Oakland's spirit like the Raiders. "We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area", he said. "You just don't move certain franchises". "There would be an opportunity to coach there should I continue to perform", Del Rio said with a laugh. The only team to vote against the move was Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

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Kyrgios lauds `incredible` Federer ahead of Miami clash

Awaiting him in the quarter-finals is another talent in Nick Kyrgios after the Australian beat David Goffin 7-6 (7-5) 6-3. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will square off against unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini in the other semi-final. Great Britain's Johanna Konta is set to face Simona Halep of Romania in one quarter-final with the victor facing either world number one Angelique Kerber of Germany or the United States' Venus Williams.


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