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Unseeded Fognini reaches Miami Open semis

The 29-year-old has faced Nadal on 10 occasions and managed only three wins, which came during their last six outings. While Nadal played in the relative comfort of the late afternoon, Kei Nishikori also took three sets and almost three hours to advance under a high noon sun, outlasting Spain's Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-1.

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War escalates between Trump and House Freedom Caucus

Additionally, Rep. Mark Sanford of SC, a Freedom Caucus member, said Mr. Trump threatened to support a primary challenger to run against him in next year's elections, according to Reid. MONTANARO: Look. They know that they have to try to work with Trump, and they know how popular he is in their districts. He insisted that, although he advised President Trump during his campaign - and voted for him - he could conduct the probe objectively.

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Sunderland fans react as Jermain Defoe scores on England return

Rashford immediately put Lithuania on notice by dribbling past two men into the box and Leicester forward Vardy required just six minutes to put his name on the scoresheet. "But with the sports science, if you do things right and look after yourself, you can keep going". It hadn't happened for four years but the 34-year-old Defoe delivered 21 minutes into his 56th appearance.

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India win fourth Test to claim series against Australia

After two days of fluctuating fortunes at the end of a tight series which is level at 1-1, India moved ahead in the morning session when they fashioned a valuable 32-run lead before being dismissed for 332 on the stroke of lunch. "It was a magnificent series, probably one of the best I've been a part of", Australia skipper Smith said in the post-match ceremony. The series win also means India now hold Test-series titles against all other Test-playing teams, a feat previously matched only by ...

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Arnold Palmer at Augusta: A Masters timeline from 1955

Fowler is another guy who plays to win every event. Here are my power rankings for the week. The nerves Bennett said she'll probably feel are something she's worked hard on to overcome. Considered an entrée to Augusta's main course, the Houston Open dates back to 1946 but for the past decade or so has taken on a more prominent position in the PGA TOUR schedule as The Masters' support act.

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Australian Grand Prix 2017: Sebastian Vettel outpaces Lewis Hamilton

In what could be viewed as a subtle barb at Rosberg, who watched Albert Park's season opener from his lounge in Monte Carlo, Hamilton concurred. When asked if he faced a tougher challenge than 2016 against team-mate and eventual champion Nico Rosberg, Hamilton replied: "Definitely".

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Chris Coleman defends Neil Taylor after leg-breaking tackle

SHANE LONG has revealed he used tips from his wife's pregnancy to help Seamus Coleman after the Ireland captain's horrific leg break. "They are the games you want to be involved in and be a part of". Ireland remain four points clear of Wales in Group D, only behind leaders Serbia on goal difference, but are set to be without their captain for the rest of the campaign.

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Benson: What coal jobs actually do for us

The White House and the Department of Justice did not immediately respond to Associated Press emails seeking comment. Although Trump never uttered the words "climate change" during the signing ceremony, his order will have profound effects on programs and environmental protections meant to rein in global warming-primarily by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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South Carolina star Thornwell battling bug

The loss motivated North Carolina to come back for more , a rarity in this day and age. Gonzaga. Finally over the Final Four hump, the Zags are ready to take two more steps and add a title to their resume. According to kenpom.com, they rank No. 1 in the country in defensive efficiency. With the improved play of both Tyler Dorsey and Jordan Bell, things should open up quite nicely for a big game from their junior leader.

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Two dead, tens of thousands stranded by Australia floods

Authorities on Friday told nearly 20,000 people to evacuate to higher ground as driving rain in hinterland and coastal areas either side of the Queensland state capital, Brisbane, swelled rivers to record heights across the region. At least 16 locations recorded more than 100 mm of rain in 24 hours to 31 March (Amberley, Caloundra, Coolangatta, Fernvale, Harrisville, Highvale, Kenilworth, Maroon Dam, Miami, Southport, Woodford, Capalaba, Karalee, Fort Lytton, Manly and Regents Park).

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West Ham v Leicester

West Ham United are next in Premier League action on Saturday, April 1 when they travel to the KC Stadium to face Hull City (3pm). Slaven Bilic's team have struggled recently. "It doesn't look good with Winston [Reid] and now it looks like Michail [Antonio] won't be able to go with the England squad", the Croatian said. Carroll missed Mahrez's corner at the near post, a scramble ensued and the ball fell to Vardy, who finished emphatically from close range for his fourth goal in his ...

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England manager Gareth Southgate reflects on defeat to Germany

Southgate also got the chance to give Michael Keane his chance on the global stage, and the young defender did not disappoint. There were even debuts for James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond, who came on as late substitutes but will surely be firmly in Southgate's mind for the fitxures to come.

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The Netherlands sacked the coach as the team lost to Bulgaria

With injuries to regular defensive choices Virgil van Dijk, Jeffrey Bruma and Stefan de Vrij, Blind selected 17-year-old Ajax prospect Matthijs de Ligt for his debut at centre-back alongside Bruno Martins Indi. That list should include all kinds of names - a foreign coach is an option. We believe that now the game to get rich in events, to score a goal teams are quite capable.

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Players to Watch for OR in the Final Four

He averaged 18.2 points per game and can hit the 3 at 38% efficiency. Jordan Bell has quickly become a star player for the Oregon Ducks. He did average 10.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks while shooting a sizzling 63.4 percent from the field this season.

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Jeremy Conn: NCAA Final Four Thoughts

SC (26-10) plays top-seeded Gonzaga (36-1) on Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium. "The coaching staff does a really good job of figuring out, 'What do we want to make this opponent do, and what do we want to keep them from doing?" Dickau said Gonzaga's personnel this season, which features a regular rotation with four players over 6-foot-9 players and none under 6-3, has made the Bulldogs so stingy on D.

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Wally Szczerbiak talks Final Four and big-stadium shooting hype

Oregon's defensive rebounding vs. Sasha Anderson, a seventh-grade student, filled out a March Madness bracket for a classroom competition organized by her math teacher at Mountain Island Lake Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina . Williams-Goss leads the team in scoring averaging 16.7 points per game and assists with 4.5 per contest. They have an old-school coach in Roy Williams .

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By the Numbers: South Carolina's defense in the NCAA Tournament

The games will be played on an elevated court inside University of Phoenix Stadium, a football venue that seats 76,000 for basketball games and can lead to bad showings for even the best shooters. "Their bigs are huge", South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell said. He considers that game a toss up, as he considers these Zags the best Gonzaga team he's seen Mark Few put together.

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Worldwide break leaves Liverpool and Everton depleted

Klopp said: "I like him, he is a very good striker, he has our respect". "Of course (plans are) always affected, because in one week we lost three players who normally start". Alternatively, James Milner can be moved centrally with Alberto Moreno coming in at left-back. "I didn't need a second to realise how important this fixture is".

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Spurs bounce back with win over Thunder

The Thunder had hauled in a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Orlando Magic on the road on Thursday (NZT), and also came from well back at the Dallas Mavericks to snatch a 92-91 win a couple of days before that. With eight games left, he would pretty much have to fall off a cliff in order to fall short or Robertson's National Basketball Association record of 41 triple-doubles.

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Fasten Your Seatbelts: Cristiano Ronaldo Airport Is Here

This isn't the first time Ronaldo has gotten his own odd work of art: A full-size statue of Ronaldo, unveiled in 2014 in Madeira, raised eyebrows because of the extra-tight soccer shorts. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Prime Minister Antonio Costa and President of Madeira Autonomous Region Miguel Albuquerque attend an airport renaming ceremony in Funchal March 29, 2017 .

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England boss Gareth Southgate confirms Eric Dier is centre-back option

The forward is not alone in finding minutes restricted but the England manager says that will not necessarily rule players out of his thinking. "I've played in it, the new lads have seen it happen, but we're always going to have that dream, that belief that we're going to put all our good work to good use".

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West Brom add to Wenger's woes as Dawson double downs Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez's 18th Premier League goal of the season had cancelled out Dawson's opener but the Gunners remain five points adrift of the top four with their hopes of Champions League qualification in the balance. It was an eventful encounter, both on the pitch and above it as two planes pulling banners - one pro-Arsene Wenger and the other against the Arsenal boss - made circles around The Hawthorns.

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Amid hockey boycott threat, senators question women's treatment

Team USA are scheduled to play their first game of the tournament on Friday against rival Canada. The women's team has vowed to boycott next week's world championships if USA Hockey doesn't address the players' concerns over what they feel is inadequate compensation and support.

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Wenger to keep faith with Arsenal players

I hope he'll stay at the club. So if the club was wavering on keeping Arsene as manager, will this call from the Arsenal fans have them ready to act and call time on the Wenger era? "You defend on a corner no matter if your manager is has a one-month or 10-year contract", he said.

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Johnson confirms No.1 status with third-straight win

But Rahm won the ninth and 10th holes thanks to Johnson bogeys. Johnson has looked so unbeatable this week that he led all 71 holes he had played until he lost a 3-up lead at the turn and was all square in his quarterfinal match when Alex Noren of Sweden holed a 40-foot birdie putt on No.

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Federer, Wawrinka To Contest Indian Wells Final

He might want to think bigger now. Federer becomes the oldest victor in the tournament's history, overtaking American former world No.1 Jimmy Connors , who was 31 when he took the title in 1984. "Congrats again today on the win". "I couldn't be more happy". "I came here for the first time 17 years ago". "I was trying, when he looked at me, not to give him the sad face", Federer said .

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Gareth Southgate won't be complacent over World Cup qualification

With captain Wayne Rooney's worldwide days looking numbered after he failed to make the squad, and a lack of regular English scorers in the Premier League other than the now injured Harry Kane and Leicester City's Jamie Vardy, Defoe's renaissance is something of a bonus for Southgate.

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Dustin Johnson cruising at WGC-Match Play with two lights-out wins

The idea was to keep it interesting until the last day of group play, though there is nothing particularly interesting for four matches where the victor ends up losing - the others are McIlroy and Grillo, Byeong Hun An against Joost Luiten, Shane Lowry against Kevin Chappell.

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Jason Day undecided about Masters bid

On Wednesday, Day withdrew from the World Golf Championships Match Play competition in Austin, Texas, after six holes of his first match. Day lost his father to cancer when he was 12, but said that the doctors deemed his mother's surgery successful.

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Mata could miss rest of the season following groin surgery

We want to come back safe and play as few minutes as possible. The 28-year-old - who appears to have gained United manager Jose Mourinho s trust after failing to do so when they were both at Chelsea - will be out for an unspecified amount of time, the club said in a statement.

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Groin surgery could rule Mata out for the season

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to serve the final game of his domestic ban, Mourinho may call upon England worldwide Marcus Rashford to lead the line against the Baggies in the hope that he'll end his 18-game goal drought in the Premier League, dating back to their 4-1 win over Leicester in September.

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Can the Gamecocks win the national championship?

For Oregon to top North Carolina , he'll need to repeat that feat. "Of course I will", she said. Coach Roy Williams said Berry probably wouldn't have been able to play Tuesday if the Tar Heels had a game because of the two sprained ankles Berry has.

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Ashwin, Vijay to miss IPL, Kohli out for part of tournament

It was also learnt that Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is also recuperating from a knee injury and may miss a few games. "The Indian Captain (Virat Kohli) will undergo rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder".

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City focused for tough Arsenal and Chelsea tests: Garcia

There's quality in the side, with Alexis (Sanchez) going in flawless runs inside with (Theo) Walcott, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain". Liverpool have the kindest run-in of any team in the top six, but that may not necessarily be a good thing. We start at the top with Chelsea FC; who are practically off the boards. Pep Guardiola expects Arsenal to be even more unsafe against Manchester City due to their wretched run of form in the Premier League.

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Manchester United to visit Salt Lake City in summer preseason tour

These are coaches with whom any player would like to work with. Agnew, who took over the reins following Aitor Karanka's departure on Thursday, said: "It is a club I have a great affection for, I love the people in the area and the passionate crowd of north-east football".


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