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South Carolina women capture first national basketball championship

The Gamecocks (33-4) beat Mississippi State for the third time this season, and 11th time in a row in the series. It was the first title for the SEC since the second of two straight by Tennessee in 2008. "I'm going to take a lot of the responsibility for our poor defensive play today". "I don't know why, but I do work hard at this", Staley said. SC has few seniors on its roster and should be a contender once again next season, while Mississippi State also has plenty of returning talent.

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Twitter Reacted With Delight To Team USA Celebrating With An Eagle Statue

Team USA put up two more runs in the 5th. "I think the boys have done a good job playing for their country". "Our country has been behind us since we have started [the tournament]. They were rewarded with Crawford's two-run single that chased J.C. Romero, extending the lead to 6-0. You wouldn't believe that was the case after watching Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman dominate their lineup through six strong innings, not surrendering a single hit until inning number seven.

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Thompson hit with four-shot penalty in final round

Thompson, still with tears nearly two hours after being notified of her infraction insisted she had not intentionally acted illegally. "To be honest, this is America, Lexi's American", she said, "so definitely a lot of the crowd was rooting for Lexi".

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Dustin Johnson withdraws from Shell Houston Open after Match Play win

Johnson was 5-up through eight holes but withstood a furious rally by the Spaniard, who was trying to become the youngest victor of one of the elite WGC events. "I've got to make it to the finals first", Johnson said of his chance at history. At 13, Rahm drove the green and two-putted for a birdie that left him just 3 down again.

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Lexi Thompson gets 4-stroke penalty, loses late major lead

The incident only came to light when a television viewer spotted the offence and informed LPGA officials, who assessed the footage and chose to penalise the 2014 champion. But her wayward tee shot, and the penalty, would prove decisive as Ryu closed out victory. Once that was exposed it led to officials dispensing a two-shot penalty, one that became four when Thompson was found to have signed an incorrect scorecard after not including that penalty in her third-round score.

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Respite for Wenger as Arsenal hold City

The Gunners remain sixth in the table following this weekend's results and are trailing fourth-placed City by seven points, although they have a game in hand. De Bruyne's powerful drive crashed against the post and Ospina was equal to the follow-up from David Silva . De Bruyne missed the worldwide break through injury and Pep stated that he wasn't quite fully fit going in to the game.

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Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez keen to finish the job off

The win saw Newcastle end a three-match run without a win and preserve a point lead at the top of the Championship, and crucially, they are now 10 ahead of third-placed Huddersfield after they lost to 1-0 at home to Burton. Boss Benitez said: "I would like to score five goals and be awesome, but we showed character, good reaction and personality to manage the situation".

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Boycott over: USA Hockey reaches deal with women's national team

The US women's ice hockey team have called off a boycott of their home world championships - just two days before the event is due to start. As Senators committed to gender equity in all realms of American life, we write to express our serious concern with allegations raised by members of the U.S.

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Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova Lose Miami Open Final to First-Timers

Dabrowski and Xu won eight out of nine games to lead by a set and 4-1 after they were down a break at the beginning of the match. Dabrowski-Xu took 68 minutes to finish off the final in straight sets, winning 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday. This was just the second set the pair dropped this tournament, with the other set being dropped in their round of 16 match. Mirza and Strycova have been in five finals since they paired up in 2016, winning two of them.

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Johnson opts out of Houston Open

The veteran Victorian made a sudden and unexpected return to form at the Web.com Tour's Louisiana Open last week with his first top 10 finish in the USA since 2013. He pulled out of Match Play because his mother is battling lung cancer , and Day says he's having a hard time keeping her off his mind. In 2015, he was part of a three-man playoff that was won by JB Holmes.

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South Carolina wins 1st national title, beats Miss St 67-55

The UConn women's basketball team is returning to CT after its heartbreaking loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. Wilson, a native SC player who was Staley's biggest recruit ever, was the key. Mississippi State (34-5) slowly cut into its deficit, getting with 54-50 on Jazzmun Holmes' jumper. The Bulldogs have taken down No. 1 seeds in their last two games, Baylor in the Elite Eight, and then UConn in the Final Four in one of the most memorable women's ...

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SC wins first women's national title

But there is a process to that and it doesn't happen overnight". SC has spoiled the miracle for Mississippi State. The topic was beating a team three times in a row. I've heard all Final Four that Mississippi State never quits. Gamecock junior A'ja Wilson has played five career games against the Bulldogs, averaging 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds, including 20.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in two outings this season.

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

The injury layoff will break the streak for Kohli who has missed only one Indian Premier League game - in the inaugural season in 2008. Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman KL Rahul and Rising Pune Supergiants Ravichandran Ashwin were also ruled out of the tournament due to shoulder injury and sports hernia respectively.

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Can win English Premier League title: Tottenham coach Pochettino

Burnley's gap to the bottom three has been cut as a result of their failure to win a league game since January 31, but Dyche believes runs like this are part and parcel of being in the Premier League. It was that second goal which epitomised Spurs' clinical nature for Burnley boss Sean Dyche , who wants his team to become equally ruthless in front of goal.

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Kawhi Leonard continues to step up when lining up against LeBron James

Afterward, Irving came into the Cavs locker room, buried his feet in a bucket of ice and covered his head with a towel as he had an extended and emotional conversation with LeBron James in front of his locker. DeRozan, selected the Eastern Conference player of the week earlier in the day, scored 18 in the first quarter. James led the Cavs with 17 points, while Tristan Thompson added 11 points.

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Watch Roger Federer vs Nick Kyrgios live on TV, Online

In the tiebreak, Berdych hit a backhand victor into the corner to set up two match points, the first on serve, but netted a forehand to squander the first. "A disappointing match ", Wawrinka said. In a topsy-turvy breaker, it was Berdych coming ahead with two match points at 6-4, but nearly predictably, he wouldn't win another point as Federer reeled off four straight and a Berdych double fault put the Swiss back into the Miami semifinals 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6).

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Kang still in control at Houston Open

He tripped up coming home, however, by bogeying the par-four 17th hole, then double-bogeying the 18th after struggling on the green. Russell Henley heads into the final round in third at 13 under. A 2013 campaign that included his breakthrough at the Sony Open: "I was lost with my swing and questioning everything". It's his first victory since the 2014 Honda Classic, and he also won the 2013 Sony Open.

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LEADING OFF: 3 games on opening day, capped by Cubs-Cards

I asked him if he thought the Cardinals had closed the gap on the champs. The Cubs won the World Series, blah, blah, blah, blah and blah. The Chicago Cubs celebrate their win against the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.

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Gostisbehere, Ryan support U.S. women's national team

USA Hockey president Jim Smith said in a statement the two sides will "move forward together knowing we'll look back on this day as one of the most positive in USA Hockey history". The 23-member national team players, by taking the determined stand they did, achieved numerous improvements they were seeking across the board. Not all players who tweeted that message were asked by USA Hockey if they could play.

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Jason Day's Status for the Masters Still Unclear

Going by the standard we have for most golfers, Spieth is in terrific form, but he's still faded a bit over the past month - his last top 10 came when he won at Pebble Beach in February. If you play your own game, having the advantage of having been there before, him knowing that, too; he knows which guys have taken him down and are capable of it and he knows which guys are probably not going to be able to.

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KD injured, Spurs are now the favorites to win the west

His presence in the lineup doesn't only make the Warriors better, it makes them downright scary. David West provided the spark off-the-bench with 15 points, 4 boards and 5 assists to give the win for his team, who started to pull away towards the end of the third quarter.

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History beckons England as Ireland lie in wait

Jones said the Six Nations was likely to be significantly tougher next year and that England would have to fully take on board all the lessons they have learnt. "It just wasn't our day today", he said. "When we get the opportunity to play them, we'll play them". England , by contrast, are not scheduled to face the world champions until 2018, although reports this week suggested officials were looking at re-arranging the Twickenham fixture calendar to set up a November 4 clash between ...

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Tottenham captain focused on top-four fight not title

Lloris barely touched the ball as Tottenham helped re-ignite the Premier League title race with a hard working if uninspiring win at Turf Moor. With fifth-placed Manchester United just seven points adrift and holding a game in hand Tottenham will know they are still in a battle for the top four so Pochettino will want to strengthen their position with a win tomorrow.

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Lovren disappointed by Barkley reaction after derby lunge

Barkley caught Lovren on the ankle and was lucky to escape with just a yellow card. That said, Jurgen Klopp will have mixed feelings this evening. "If I show you [my leg] it will be headlines tomorrow". A midfield three of Can, Lucas, and Wijnaldum is painfully slow, but with the injuries to Lallana and Henderson, Klopp had little choice but to make the decision.

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Elite 8-bound: Wildcats beat UCLA

Coach John Calipari begs to differ. Although history between the two college powerhouses is well-documented, the showdown centered on point guards Fox (Kentucky) and UCLA freshmen phenom Lonza Ball, both projected first-round National Basketball Association lottery picks.

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Federer gets out of trouble against Berdych

Asked if this was the best he had ever played, Federer said, "For me, it's hard to say yes to that question". His next opponent will be either Alexander Zverev or the Australian Nick Kyrgios. In recent years both have potential of being the next big name in tennis such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal . No.

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Russell Henley rallies to win Houston Open

Russell Henley (left) and playing partner Rickie Fowler shake hands after Henley won the Houston Open. After playing 28 holes Saturday, Thompson is at 13-under 203 heading into Sunday's final round. Henley didn't trail the rest of the way, opting instead to keep the blinders on and the "pedal down". "And I started to believe it". "This week is going to be very memorable for me", Kang said.

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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win the Miami Open

Even Nadal had to admit how good Federer was after losing his fifth Miami Open final. He's the first three-time champion this year on the men's tour - and ready for a break. For me was a much closer match than what the result says, and completely different than last week'. I feel very comfortable, very confident it is the right decision.

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How To Watch WWE WrestleMania 33 Online For Free

Big Show and Braun Strowman headlined the field for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and both got off to good start throwing WWE superstars over the top rope easily before the behemoths came face to face. In fact, the last match was arranged just due to this fact. Something which can not be forgotten is that Undertaker doesn't work with anyone he doesn't want to.

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Arsenal draw dims its Champions League chances

Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero twice fired City into the lead in the first half, but Arsenal equalised through Theo Walcott before Shkodran Mustafi's header after the break ensured the points were shared. Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi leaps over Manchester City opponents for the ball during the match in London . Willy Caballero's initial goal-kick was cleared by the Arsenal defence but Kevin De Bruyne, playing in a deeper role, played a simple pass in behind Hector Bellerin with Sane ...

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Arsenal star drops massive hint of possible move to Chelsea

The German has come under scrutiny for some of his performances this season, with the club now sixth in the Premier League and facing an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League . "I like to stay in a team in the city, but in a team that is a victor, that has a winning mentality". He has one and half years contract. Sanchez has also been linked with Juventus , Paris St Germain, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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Lita Returns to WWE For WrestleMania Pre-Show Panel

WWE Champion Bray Wyatt vs. On Sunday, the cruiserweight championship will be defended on Wrestlemania for the first time in 13 years. Austin Aries is getting the opportunity to compete at his first WrestleMania event. WrestleMania 33 could be as long as six or seven hours. Last week, they had a contract signing for the match and it nearly ended in a fight between the two.

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Canadians Osmond and Daleman among leaders after world skating short program

From left, Kaetlyn Osmond, of Canada, Evgenia Medvedeva, of Russian Federation, and Gabrielle Daleman, of Canada , pose with their silver, gold and bronze medals during victory ceremony at the World figure skating championships in Helsinki , Finland, on Friday, March 31, 2017.

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Leinster swat Wasps aside to march into last four

The game was billed as a show-case for players aiming for a place in the British and Irish Lions squad, which is announced on 19 April. Wasps had looked flustered under the early pressure but a sensational break from Kurtley Beale should have settled them down.

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NCAA's political stance gave Duke essentially a road game vs

Senior Sindarius Thornwell , who led USC with 24 points, said the 6-foot-9 Silva, who had 17 points and 10 rebounds, was the team's MVP against Duke. They're defense suffocated Duke in the first half. Robinson grinned from ear to ear after sinking a mid-range jumper at the 14:02 mark of the second half and Rhode Island appeared poised for another upset after stunning Creighton in the first round two days earlier.


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