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Final Four matchups that could make the difference

Those were all impressive victories. The Zags had an easier path to the Final Four. Wilson made a layup with 4:07 to go in the second quarter to break the Gamecocks' six-minute drought without a field goal . The resulting first quarter - with Wilson scoring a lone basket she had to power through two defenders - ended with the Gamecocks up 14-12. Despite being the standout player of the tournament so far, he is still underrated.

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Jones plays hero again for Americans at World Baseball Classic

Brandon Crawford tripled home two runs to make it 6-5, but Josh Harrison then struck out to end the game . Fortunately, one current Tiger did show up to play - sort of. Lose, and they're going home. Baez singled to load the bases before Eddie Rosario's sacrifice fly to left field made it 4-0. Three batters after Jones tied the game , Eric Hosmer followed up with a two-run blast.

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LeBron James Passes Shaq Diesel On NBA Career Scoring List

The Cleveland Cavaliers know very well what it takes to win an NBA Championship after claiming their first-ever league crown last June, but this season, they have learned the hard way of what goes into defending a title. "We trusted each other". "We've played some good ball in some months". Houston's James Harden finished with 30 points and eight rebounds. In his last game, Covington totaled 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 106-101 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

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Things to Watch at Final Four of the NCAA Tournament

Saturday night, Gonzaga will play in the Final Four. Head coach Roy Williams will sometimes bring this up as motivation to this year's team. "Probably never will", he said. The Oregon Ducks are in their first Final Four in 78 years. Chapel Hill , NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson (1) celebrates at the end of the game.

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What time does the 2017 Final Four start?

Stanford and Connecticut, NCAA tournament veterans, are on the sideline. The top-seeded University of SC will be able to bask in its basketball glory for at least one more day, as the Gamecocks stormed back from a nine-point halftime deficit in the Final Four on Friday to top second-seeded Stanford, 62-53, and advance to Sunday's national night game.

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Airport Fails in Honoring Soccer Star

The match, Ronaldo's first appearance for Portugal on the island where he was born, took place on the eve of a ceremony to name Funchal airport after the 32-year-old Real Madrid forward, giving the whole evening a testimonial feel. Which prompted football writer Tom Williams to point out that when it came to statues Ronaldo has had "appalling luck". To honor Cristiano Ronaldo , Madeira officials have renamed their airport.

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Jermain Defoe's experience can help England, says Adam Lallana

West Ham face a battle with Bournemouth if they are to land Sundelrand ace Jermain Defoe in the summer. "I had to to score", said Defoe. Forwards Jermain Defoe and Jamie Vardy got on the scoresheet to ensure Gareth Southgate's side uneaten record in their group.

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MSU women upset UConn to reach national title game

Schaefer credited his team's maturity and poise for helping turn the tables against UConn, but he said the team's competitive spirit stood tall on a night where they needed it most . Sophomore guard Katie Lou Samuelson added 15 points and five rebounds. It also rendered moot the most controversial call of the tournament, a flagrant foul against Mississippi State that threatened to change the game in the final minute.

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Arsene Wenger backs Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil for Gunners stay

I will remain like that. Akhil Vyas, Arsenal Supporters Trust "I think the entire club, including the fans needed that worldwide break. Coming to Arsenal is more important than coming to Arsene Wenger", the French coach explained. Sanchez and German playmaker Mesut Ozil are stalling over new contracts, but Wenger expressed confidence they will both elect to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

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LeBron, Cavs end rough March with 122-105 win over 76ers

The defending champions end their miserable March against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday in what could be a tough game for LeBron James and the Cavs . A three-game homestand opens Friday. The Cavs , who allowed the Bulls to shoot 48% on 3-pointers, were adamant that the defense and effort were there.

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LeBron James flirts with a triple-double, but Cleveland falls to Chicago

Before then, the Cavs face IN at home (Sunday) and Orlando at home (Tuesday). From second from left to right, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James , Philadelphia 76ers' Tiago Splitter and Cavaliers' DeAndre Liggins battle for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Cle.

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Ashwin out of IPL; Rahul, Vijay set to undergo surgeries

On Saturday, the Indian board (BCCI) provided a statement on the fitness status of Indian players . As expected, the Royal Challengers Bangalore's captain Virat Kohli's will undergo rehabilitation for the right shoulder injury he sustained during the Test series against Australia.

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Mata joins Smalling and Jones on United injured list

Smalling and Jones sustained long-term injuries while on global duty with England, manager Jose Mourinho told reporters on Friday before United issued an update on Mata. "I think (Paul Pogba)'s done well". "We know what happened in the English national team with Smalling and Jones [where they got injured], we know that we have also Pogba injured".

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Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Live Streaming, Lineups, Livescore NBA Action

Wednesday nights win against the Spurs in San Antonio set the Warrior's in good stead to take out the Western Conference, sitting a full 3.5 games ahead of the Spurs. While you don't want to rush Durant back, it would be nice for him to get a couple of games under his belt before the start of the postseason. The Rockets took an 85-83 lead into the fourth quarter after, during the break after the end of the third quarter, the referees reviewed a basket by Dekker that had initially been ...

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UNC's Luke Maye gets standing ovation at 8 am class

Briscoe had seven points and eight boards, as well as three steals. "And he found Luke, then Luke knocked it in". UNC regained the lead two possesions later and take a 40-39 edge to the under-16. Until this tournament the Gamecocks hadn't won an NCAA Tournament game since 1973. Many would consider taking the next day off after such a huge win.

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Johnson takes dig at injured Kohli, says Rahane should stay as captain

Just as the Steve Smith was very keen to do well in a country which his predecessors marked down as the last frontier to conquer, Kohli was equally determined not to let them cross the line. Australia had one wicket in hand to make a monster amount of runs when Murali Vijay claimed a catch, with the Indians appealing passionatly as always.

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Aleix Garcia: 'Manchester City will benefit from worldwide break'

Man City won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in December. It was also the way way the Gunners played in our last game away to West Brom that has upped the pressure from the frustrated Arsenal fans, so the big clash with Man City was already one in which the pressure was on for Arsenal .

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Kentucky's freshmen upstage the Lonzo Ball show

They are a team that you've got to make play defense. "This is about two unbelievably talented teams", Calipari said. The NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 continues on Friday, March 24, with Kentucky taking on UCLA in a March Madness 2017 South Regional game at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.

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No intent from tearful Taylor - Long reflects on sickening Coleman injury

He said: "I haven't been able to speak to Seamus as yet and I hope to do so this afternoon". Moments later Taylor went in hard on Coleman and Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli did not hesitate in brandishing a red card. He said: "Hopefully everything goes to plan and he comes back as strong as ever". That prompted both sets of players to square up to each other, while later in the match Wales star Gareth Bale was booked for a goalmouth challenge on John O'Shea in an incident where some ...

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US beats Canada 2-0 in women's hockey world championship

The United States shook off the drama of the days leading up to the women's world hockey championship by beating Canada 2-0 to open the tournament Friday. At last year's tournament, the USA defeated Canada 3-1 in the round robin and then won gold with a 1-0 overtime win in the final. Szabados then returned to men's hockey, where she's spend most of her career, playing in the Southern Professional Hockey League for just over two seasons.

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Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios advance to Miami Open semis

Nick Kyrgios (pic) hits a volley against Alexander Zverev of Germany in the men's singles quarter-final during the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami. The victor will play Federer, who has now won 17 of his 18 matches this year, in the last four. She won the first three games of the second set - with Pliskova giving her racket a toss afterward - and then controlled the rest of the match .

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North Carolina lawmakers to vote on repeal of transgender bathroom law

Then there was the issue of the basketball. The NCAA had said it would refuse to hold championship events in North Carolina through 2022 unless the law was changed. A measure repealing North Carolina's contentious LGBT "bathroom law" has cleared a key hurdle when senators gave the bill approval. "[The deal] forbids government entities, including the University of North Carolina , from enacting any rules or laws on multiple occupancy bathrooms, showers or changing rooms".

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2 ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State leader

Sandusky, the school's former assistant coach under Paterno, was convicted in 2012 of sexual abuse of 10 boys and sentenced to at least 30 years. FILE - In this combination of file photos, Penn State President Graham Spanier, left, walks on the field before an NCAA college football game October 8, 2011, in State College, Pa., and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves in custody after being found guilty of child sexual abuse charges on June 22, 2012, at the Centre ...

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A look at the best to come in the NCAA Tournament

Villanova kicked off its defense of its national title on Thursday night in Buffalo as the top seed in the entire NCAA tournament . While the four teams on top may have the best shot, the NCAA Tournament is no sure thing. Further down we have Kentucky and UCLA . According to my bracket , only the Tar Heels and Villanova will advance to the national semifinals, joining No.

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Everton have no reason to fear Liverpool, says Ronald Koeman

Commenting on Henderson's status, Klopp said: "Unfortunately he's had a little setback ". Yet despite travelling to Tenerife for the club's week-long warm weather training camp where the club hoped the midfielder would return to training , he is still unavailable from the problem he picked up after a coming together in training with a team-mate in February.

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Warriors' Durant on track to return in regular season

In July, Kerr hired him to, among other things, work out players and join the occasional game of 3-on-3. The Spurs - in the playoffs for the 20th consecutive season - are 2-1 against the Warriors this season. Harden had 17 points on a miserable 4-of-18 shooting while Eric Gordon and Trevor Ariza each fired 15 for the Rockets (51-25). Westbrook, a leading MVP candidate, led the Thunder to their largest comeback in team history, rallying Oklahoma City from a 21-point deficit in the second ...

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Mississippi State Breaks UConn Women's 111-Game Streak in OT

It didn't work out that way. But as Auriemma pointed out, these numbers don't have all that much to do with the games about to be played. They earned a hard-fought win over Baylor. Stanford's senior forward Erica McCall and sophomore forward Alanna Smith each scored 14 points and pulled down more than a dozen rebounds in the losing effort.

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Unfinished: Tar Heels, Oregon try to get it right this time

But the Tar Heels' win against Kentucky showed they can run with the best of them, and the front line of Meeks and Isaiah Hicks can hold their own against anyone. While Oregon's a team more reliant on its outstanding defense than it is explosive offense, the Ducks have the weapons to score quickly - and from multiple positions.

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Man United defeat Middlesbrough, climb to 5th spot in EPL

Jose Mourinho's side will embark on a busy two-week tour that will see the team play in five different cities in the US, with matches taking place in the east and west. He also said that the Foxes will have their respect should Barcelona draws them in the quarterfinals of the ongoing UEFA Champions League tournament.

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Brazil Is First To Qualify On 2018 World Cup Finals in Russian Federation

Brazil have been a juggernaut in South American World Cup qualifying so far and they look to continue their domination with a win at home against Paraguay. In the last round of Brazil on the road confidently defeated Uruguay with a score of 4: 1, and now leads the standings alone qualification in South America.

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NCAA Tournament 2017: Wichita State, Dayton keep non-Power Five complaints coming

Northern Kentucky: Guard Lavone Holland II , who was the Horizon League Tournament's MVP, had 22 points on 10-of-21 shooting. "I was anxious about whether these freshmen would handle the big stage, even though they've been on one, but it's still the NCAA tournament , and the difference now is it's one-and-done time ", Izzo said".

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'Chilled out' Rahane a good replacement for Kohli, claims Smith

Perhaps it was more to do with not exerting pressure on his hurt shoulder. Probably, not quite as emotional. "It can be made out to be a certain way, saying it's the most crucial game of my career or captaincy career, but I won't put it that way".

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Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Lallana display for England v Germany

Lukas Podolski, who called time on his Germany career after 13 years and a World Cup medal, admits previous England teams were stuck in the dark ages. "We had to be creative because we couldn't train on the field too many times but we were able to walk through certain things". Meanwhile, Scotland were held to a 1-1 home draw against Canada as Gordon Strachan's struggling side warmed up for this weekend's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia with another frustrating display.

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Defoe on song as England beat Lithuania

There are plenty of reasons why Jermain Defoe is everybody's favorite player in England - it's not just because he is an all-round nice, humble guy. It's always helpful when you have someone around you help you and drive you on. " Wayne Rooney's our captain, I know that". I do a lot of that cryotherapy stuff.

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USA Hockey Strikes Deal With Women's National Team, Avoiding Boycott

At present, the players only have wage-earning contracts during Olympic years, when they earn $1,000 per month during the six-month residency and "virtually nothing" the rest of the time, reported The New York Daily News . "Our sport is the big victor today", Team USA Captain Meghan Duggan added. The players announced on March 15 that they meant to skip the world championships after more than a year of negotiations failed to produce an agreement.


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