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North Carolina returns home to celebrate 6th NCAA title

Perhaps with an assist from the memory of Villanova's Kris Jenkins , viewership for the NCAA national championship game between Gonzaga and North Carolina was up 30 percent from previous year. "I don't think I should be mentioned in the same sentence with him". "I don't know if we're going to get invited". He missed his next shot and had the following one blocked by Meeks with:17 to play.

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Daniel Cormier forces Anthony Johnson into retirement with identical outcome in rematch

But the accomplishment didn't seem to bring him much peace as he quickly moved to cageside to berate potential title challenger Jimi Manuwa before moving on to longtime rival Jon Jones. He would love the chance to redeem his only career loss against Jones, but has clearly altered his previous position that a rematch is absolutely necessary in order to complete his career.

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Rose has Masters determination after play-off defeat

He started the back nine a combined 31-over par in 18 previous appearances and played it 1 under the one time it mattered most. The other one, of course, was another of his compatriots, Jose Maria Olazabal, who also recorded a brace of victories in the season's opening major.

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United beat Sunderland to keep up top-4 push

It's good for Sergio Romero to play before Brussels. Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic gestures during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Manchester United at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England on April 9, 2017.

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Rose leaves Augusta National knowing he let a major opportunity slip away

Garcia seemed so certain that fate had it in for him that like Pigpen from the cartoon strip "Peanuts", he didn't dare look up. Spain's Sergio Garcia ended almost two decades of major disappointment when he beat England's Justin Rose in a playoff to win the US Masters on Sunday, donning the Green Jacket on what would have been the 60th birthday of his hero, the late Seve Ballesteros.

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'It's my country, I will go no matter what'

Sidney Crosby also called the situation "disappointing", saying he had hoped the league could work something out with the International Olympic Committee or NHLPA . "You can say whatever". "Obviously, the Olympics is the greatest sporting event in the world". With both the 2018 and the 2022 Winter Games in Asia and the National Hockey League making efforts to tap into that region's lucrative market, the logic behind the decision was lost on Swedish goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who ...

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Never forget you're a star, Antonio Conte tells Chelsea playmaker Hazard

Chelsea's 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday helped them maintain a seven-point lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur but the latter's run of six consecutive wins has put the leaders under increasing pressure to pick up points. We know this game will be very tough but we are in good form and the players have the right confidence", Conte told British media. He must understand that he is a great player and to never forget this.

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Sunday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 57

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 85 and that night will remain mostly cloudy with a low around 68. The rain and storms will continue Monday night , forecasters say, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation, a low around 64 degrees and winds of 5 to 10 miles per hour.

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Bottas needs to 'forget' China mistake

Valtteri Bottas concedes it was a "stupid mistake" of his own making that saw him spin behind the Safety Car in Shanghai, cost him vital positions and ultimately points. "I need to understand how I can prevent it in the future and just need to move on". It's the second race into the season, there are 18 more left. "Analyse it and forget it", added Wolff.

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Jack Nicklaus hails Sergio Garcia's 'sensational' Masters victory

Rose's tee forced him to punch onto the fairway which presented a huge opportunity to Garcia, one that he took thanks to some solid play combined with Rose's mistake. "If there's anyone to lose to, it's Sergio". "He's had his fair share of heartbreak". "I am really happy for Sergio". The pair finished three shots ahead of 2011 victor Charl Schwartzel (68) in third-place, with Kuchar's ace helping him to a 67 as he ended up joint-fourth with Belgian Thomas Pieters (68).

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Masters traffic jam: Contenders galore at Augusta National

The four leaders - Charley Hoffman, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler and Thomas Peters - will tee off in about four hours on what looks like a great day for golf. "I'm a competitor, so I like to believe in myself". Little wonder then Day was playing not only for a higher position on the leader board but also for pride.

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Opening Day At Fenway Park07:17

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Jeanmar Gomez gave up Scooter Gennett's two-out, two-run homer in the ninth before retiring Billy Hamilton on a routine fly for the save. All in all, the Red Sox were glad to be back. "We've talked about (Benintendi's approach) pretty much from the time he came to the Big Leagues". Andrew Benintendi has a name nearly as tricky as one of his most noteworthy predecessors as a Boston Red Sox left-fielder.

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3-Month Emergency Declared In Egypt After Deadly Church Attacks

The attacks killed no fewer than 44 people and injured more than 100 others. Cairo-based Al-Azhar, the highest Islamic learning institution in Egypt and the Sunni Muslim world, rejected the church blasts as "a disgusting crime against all Egyptians".

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Harry Kane Returns from Injury Ahead of Schedule, Helps Tottenham Triumph

Tottenham moved four points behind Chelsea after winning Saturday's early fixture against Watford , only to see the league leaders beat Bournemouth later in the day and stretch their lead back out to seven points. "We're all enjoying what we're doing and that's important", he added. Spurs played out the remainder of the match easily, even giving Harry Kane some minutes from the bench following his early return from an ankle injury.

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Sergio finally learns how to make his own breaks

Ballesteros, who died in 2011, would have turned 60 on Sunday. So this is the first one of four. But on the back side, Garcia looked to suffer another heartbreaking major collapse with bogeys at the 10th and 11th before hooking his tee shot into the hazard at the par-5 13th.

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Bilic relieved as West Ham steer clear of relegation battle

However, he insisted that Swansea are still battling, with a long way to go in the relegation battle. "And then hopefully we are going to be under pressure to try to climb up the table". It was a scrappy, poor game of football. I speak particularly about us, that was really the case in the first half. "It improved second half on that side of things, but the quality, our shape, we lost some identity in the second half in the way that we normally play".

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So close: Justin Rose comes up short in bid for green jacket

He would never, ever win a major championship. No one ever played more majors as a pro (70) before winning one for the first time. Spieth, who finished second, first and second in his first three Masters, was not unhappy with the way he played despite dropping seven shots over the opening 14 holes.

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Hernandez's RBI single in 9th lifts Phillies over Nats 4-3

Hernandez hit a broken-bat RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. "You can only control what you can control". Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin emerged from the dugout at Citizens Bank Park be... Despite the shock of the Nationals tying the game, the Phillies said the mood in the dugout was upbeat before the bottom of the ninth.

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'Benjamin Button' Ibrahimovic vows to give everything in top-four chase

The Swedish forward has now scored 250 goals in 308 appearances since he turned 30-years-old in 2011. "It was a good win and we have to keep focus and keep working and keep believing we can reach the top four", he told Sky Sports . But with two European Golden Shoes, two Spanish Golden Boots and a World Cup Golden Ball in his locker Forlan more than proved his class after leaving Old Trafford.

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TRACKING: 2 rounds of storms could bring severe weather to Charlotte

The NWS said the storms will likely bring at least 2 inches of rain , which could cause flooding in the region. "Knock on wood, so far we've been lucky". Alabama's governor declared a state of emergency because of the threat. Officials at the Dougherty County School System announced shortly after the meeting that Wednesday classes would be cancelled because of the predicted inclement weather.

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No-fly zone: Trump not allowed to use personal helicopter

It is the president's 10th consecutive weekend traveling to a Trump-branded property, according to an NBC News reporter who has been tracking Trump's golf outings. I don't think I'd ever see Doral again - I own Doral, in Miami. I just wanna stay in the White House and work my ass off, make great deals, right? Who's gonna leave? I mean, who's gonna leave?' The missile strike against Syria didn't do its job as Trump is still wildly unpopular.

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Musa Still in My Plans - Leicester City Coach, Shakespeare

There were four goals in the opening 23 minutes, with teenager Tom Davies giving Everton the lead after just 30 seconds. Another aerial effort, this time from Phil Jagielka, had Ronald Koeman's men in front at half time, before Lukaku's 23rd top-flight goal of the season sealed victory after the break.

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Trump Wants Options to End North Korea Nuclear Threat, Security Aide Says

During the conversation, Trump briefed Abe on his just-concluded meeting with Xi. Asked if Friday's strikes against Syria were a message to North Korea, Tillerson told ABC's This Week: "The message that any nation can take is, 'If you violate worldwide norms, if you violate global agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken'".

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Arsene Wenger reveals how badly Champions League elimination affected Mesut Ozil

Liverpool, who drew at home to Bournemouth, are six points ahead but have played two games more. 'It is not like we realise now that we need points, we know that. "In the first half he was good, but the recovery time was basically long for him so that's why we chose to change him, to save him for Saturday". Wenger called for Ozil to receive credit for his performance.

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Rumble Would 'Maybe' Fight Jon Jones In MMA Return

When Daniel Cormier fought Anthony Johnson and defeated him the first time at UFC 187, he accepted the fight on short notice. Jones is now under suspension after testing positive for a banned substance previous year, but he's still arguably viewed as the best light heavyweight in the world if not the top pound-for-pound fighter in the entire sport.

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North Carolina wins 6th NCAA title

Before the NCAA tournament began, he declined to fill out a bracket the way his predecessor Barack Obama did. What had the makings of a wildly entertaining finish became - FWEEE! - an interminable slog Monday night as officials called 11 fouls - FWEEE! - in the first four-plus minutes - FWEEE! - of the second half and 27 over the - FWEEE! - last 20 minutes.

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Barkley gets Koeman warning: Sign a contract or Everton will sell you

On the bench, Bartosz Kapustka and Marcin Wasilewski make rare appearances. With the injuries now mounting up and a red card taking Williams out of the selection choice, we can safely assume we will get to see some fresh faces getting a call up in the coming weeks, especially in home games.

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Djorkaeff: Time for Wenger to change his ways at Arsenal or elsewhere

Wenger is yet to announce whether he will sign a new deal at the club, with his current contract expiring at the end of the season. They are already out of the UEFA Champions League after being hammered by Bayern Munich in the pre-quarterfinal.

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Russell Westbrook Ties NBA Record For Most Triple-Doubles In A Season

At the first stoppage of play, the referee held the ball to allow for the team's public address announcer to make an announcement about the historical moment, as Westbrook acknowledged the crowd with a wave. "It's one of those nights, a special night, and something I definitely will never forget", Westbrook said after the game. "I'm happy to get the win".

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Wade returns but Nets hand Bulls potentially costly loss

Wade, who scrimmaged Wednesday for the first time since he was injured on March 15, could return as early as Saturday at Brooklyn. Some fans booed Bulls backup point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who was the 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year as a Sixer, when he was introduced at the start of the second quarter.

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Braun scores on wild pitch in 11th, Brewers beat Cubs 2-1

There wasn't any drop-off in offensive and defensive production on a night when Jason Heyward got the night off. Almora reached base safely in all four plate appearances and made a diving catch to rob Travis Shaw of an RBI single to end the fifth.

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Garcia beats Rose to claim Masters Green Jacket

When Garcia stood at the same hole in the final round staring at trouble on the bank above the creek, he made a decision to fight back instead of folding up. Kyle Schwarber and Ben Zobrist hit home runs and Jake Arrieta threw seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs took the weekend series from the Milwaukee Brewers with a 7-4 victory Sunday.

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Man City are 'so polite' when they win, says Pep Guardiola

However, the pair are due to meet again in the Premier League this weekend, and Guardiola will no doubt be hoping for a similar result as they bid to cement their top four status. "We are disappointed we couldn't win the game". "I will be better, definitely". "He's an important player and he's growing in his mentality. I have intelligent players and they know the situation".

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Eddie Howe believes Bournemouth "were well in it" against Chelsea

Spurs will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea in the lunchtime kick-off against Watford. Chelsea went 2-0 up inside the first 20 minutes at Bournemouth, Diego Costa's mishit shot ballooning in off Adam Smith for an own goal before Eden Hazard added a second.

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Senators star defenceman Erik Karlsson out for key game in Boston

But the B's caught a break when the Toronto Maple Leafs lost 3-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, resulting in Boston finishing third in the Atlantic Division and playing the Ottawa Senators in Round 1. Seth Jones and Boone Jenner scored for Columbus. The Bruins ended their regular season with back-to-back losses, but still used wins in six out of their previous seven games to find their way in.


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