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It's not rugby - England coach Jones unamused by Italy tactics

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England fly-half George Ford has called on World Rugby, rugby union's worldwide governing body, to outlaw the tactics which saw Italy rattle England in the Six Nations - warning that if they don't, the sport will be "killed". The hosts eventually broke down the Italians but trailed 10-5 at half-time before pulling away in the final ten minutes. "We had spoken about it because Fiji in the autumn wouldn't have a ruck and their 9 (scrum-half) would come between our 9 and 10 (fly-half)", ... Read More »

Dont'a Hightower's free-agent process could resemble Devin McCourty's

The two sides do not seem particularly close in contract negotiations, and the Patriots likely do not want to risk paying Hightower upwards of $15 million on a one-year tender if they can not reach a long-term agreement. He was named a captain this season for the first time in his career. He was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 6 when he made 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 QB hits and a safety against Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals. Read More »

India tormentor O'Keefe expected to be left at home

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The coach also lauded the performance of skipper Steve Smith whose second innings ton just about sealed victory. Panesar, now in a coaching role with the touring Australian side in India, meant it as a compliment about the left-arm spinner, who took a match-winning 12 wickets in the opening Test, in Pune. Read More »

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father says his son shouldn't fight past age 30

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The Russian holds an MMA record of 25-0 and will look to set up a lucrative fight with Conor McGregor at some stage this year to unify the 155lbs strap should he overcome Ferguson. Khabib Nurmagomedov says he hopes to become the UFC's first Muslim champion when he takes on Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title this weekend. Read More »

How a Holocaust Historian Was Nearly Deported From the US

Rousso has given dozens of speeches over the years at several prominent USA universities as well as the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and was a visiting professor at Texas A&M in 2007, according to his online profile. "It seems like there's much more rigidity and rigour in enforcing these immigration requirements and the technicalities of every visa", she said, quoted by The Eagle . Read More »

Los Angeles Kings get G Ben Bishop from Tampa Bay Lightning

Less than 24 hours later, the goaltending situation in Los Angeles looked dramatically different, as general manager Dean Lombardi made a chess master's move, getting a Bishop to defend the Kings. However this season Budaj's numbers are superior. "Stopped what you're supposed to stop". After a slow start to his National Hockey League career in St. Read More »

Scotland and Ireland 'stay alive' in Six Nations

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Defending champions England will move ahead of Ireland if they secure their third win in a row against bottom-placed Italy on Sunday but Schmidt was in upbeat mood. "We'll try and deal with it our own way, play our own game and be very, very accurate in everything we can do". Ireland looked to have the game by the scruff of the neck entering the final 20 minutes, but time and again France's defence kept them in the match. Read More »

Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry needs wrist surgery, out until playoffs

A team press release revealed the All-Star aims to return in time for the playoffs - a timeline that suggests Lowry could miss the rest of the regular season or close to it. The Raptors find themselves at 35-24 through 59 regular season games. Prior to the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made the decision to acquire Serge Ibaka and PJ Tucker in an effort to go after the seemingly vulnerable Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. Read More »

Rickie Fowler hopeful of better luck against Tyrrell Hatton — Honda Classic

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Fowler said his ball striking wasn't as sharp Saturday, but he's been in control the whole week. "So I'm pretty happy with that and hopefully I can have a good day tomorrow". He made bogey and eventually lost in a playoff. LPGA: Amy Yang shot 7-under 65 to lead LPGA Thailand by five shots when the darkness-delayed third round was completed today in Chonburi. Read More »

David Moyes says Sunderland must win five of final 12 league matches

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Sunderland AFC will travel to the Goodison Park this weekend to battle Everton FC in their Premier League match day 26 fixture. Despite his stellar performances this season though, Gueye gets much less publicity than other higher profile players in the same positions - N'Golo Kante, Ander Herrera, Victor Wanyama and Jordan Henderson. Read More »

Villarreal v Real Madrid

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Villarreal also played the second leg of their Europa League match against Roma on Thursday so they could have some exhausted legs among their ranks. Fran Escriba: "Almost all games against Madrid, they are the favourites". The rest of the first half proved to be a cagey affair, as the score remained goalless at the halftime break. Read More »

UIL transgender policy playing out in the state wrestling tournament

Among his fellow wrestlers, though, Beggs has been widely supported: "I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for my teammates", he told the Star-Telegram . Beggs has been taking the drugs for about a year and has said she would prefer to compete against boys, but a UIL rule doesn't allow her to do that. Read More »

Five Canucks have shown symptoms of mumps

Troy Stecher is the only confirmed case, according to the club, but fellow defencemen Chris Tanev and Nikita Tryamkin , along with forwards Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund have all shown symptoms. "You keep trying to gain as many points as you can, and lately we've had some overtime losses, but we keep gaining points". "[Jones] was our best player tonight", coach Pete DeBoer said. Read More »

Kane's quickfire hat-trick puts Tottenham back on track

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Spurs' victory lifted them into second in the Premier League, 10 points behind Chelsea and Pochettino wants to be ready in case the league leaders slip up. The 3-4-2-1 system is working well, Alli ended a hard week on a high note and Spurs' home form remains formidable. We're losing players through knocks and niggles at an astonishing rate. Read More »

Jose Mourinho 'relieved' as Manchester United beat Southampton in cup final

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It is him. Nothing for me". If he wins, it will be his fourth League Cup victory, a record matched only by two of his biggest idols, Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough. "This game is tricky, it's a tricky final". "Oriol Romeu came close to scoring for Southampton from a corner, but the Saints man - who is not normally a goal threat - should not have been beaten in the air by the 6ft 3" Pogba. Read More »

Kyle Lowry's Wrist Injury Might Be More Serious Than Anyone Thought

Lowry's injury was described as a right wrist ailment and, in addition, Toronto indicated that the team's best player was actually injured em before /em the break in a game against the Charlotte Hornets on February 15. As the game progressed, the offense moved the ball more and worked together while the defense got stronger, and they'll need to embrace that hard nosed style of play that Tucker embodied during the Celtics game in order to find wins and remain a contender. Read More »

Gueye's first Everton goal pleases boss Koeman

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Instead, he issued new targets. He's strong, he's fast. We press from the front. Sunderland are back in action after a team bonding trip in NY. Ronald Koeman sent on Enner Valencia in an attempt to give the Sunderland centre-halves more to worry about, but when he attempted to meet a Coleman cross he only succeeded in putting off the better placed Barkley. Read More »

Manchester United get Antoine Griezmann transfer boost from Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette

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The Frenchman is convinced Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann will move to Old Trafford and flourish in a team featuring France global team-mate Paul Pogba. "He's been fantastic. I've been really shocked over the level he's played at over the last two years, he's been fantastic", Keane told ITV . Petit believes Griezmann - who only finished behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the 2016 Ballon d'Or - would represent a huge steal for United if the deal goes ahead. Read More »

African Starlet: It Is My Dream To Play For Man Utd!

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Those are just some of the clubs that have been linked with rising Serie A star Franck Kessie. Chelsea failed to land the 20-year-old despite making £30 million bid for his services in the January transfer window. "[Chelsea] is also a big club, nobody would turn them down, but I dream of United". Ivory Coast ace Kessie has impressed with his displays in the heart of Atalanta's midfield this season. Read More »

Hamilton thrilled with feel of new Mercedes F1 auto

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The first race of the 2017 season is the Australian Grand Prix, scheduled for March 26. "When he sees me at my most intense moment and vice-versa it will be an interesting scenario and that's something we'll discover about each other". "I don't feel any way about it". "Formula One's future has the potential to be incredibly bright with the new people coming in". "So I'm sure it's one of the fastest and the new way forwards". Read More »

Nerlens Noel to Dallas - what does that mean for Denver?

Noel was traded for a conditional first-round draft pick, Andrew Bogut , and wing Justin Anderson . They had plenty of space to sign Noel if they wished. Dallas is a better team today than they were yesterday, and they'd already been playing well since that early-season nightmare without Dirk. He averaged 8.9 points and five rebounds in 29 games for the Sixers this season. Read More »

Lakers inquire about Pacers' George

While he wants to win in IN, he won't commit long-term to any other team besides the Pacers except for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers , per ESPN's Chris Haynes . College rivals at Indiana State and Michigan State, NBA rivals with the Lakers and Boston Celtics, and now rival executives with the Lakers and Pacers. Read More »

Bulls send Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to Thunder

As for the Bulls, they must be one of the rare teams that has high expectations for Payne, presently Chicago's millionth guard who can't shoot. The Chicago Bulls are dealing the former Creighton star with Taj Gibson and a 2018 second-round draft pick in exchange for Joffrey Lauvergne , Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne . Read More »

Manchester City outgun Monaco in Champions League

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Forward Kevin De Bruyne said: "We're going to do what we always do". He said: "Pep knew he wouldn't win straight away". City bossed possession in the early stages, but the manic visitors, who lead the Ligue 1 scoring charts and table, were treacherous on the counter. Read More »

Gareth Bale is key to Real Madrid success

He can play in a variety of positions because he's an outstanding player. Zinedine Zidane's side have two games in hand on the chasing pack due to their involvement in the World Club Cup and the postponement of their trip to Celta Vigo at the start of the month. Read More »

UFC heavyweight censored over racy interview

It was a huge moment for Lewis as he gets his sixth win in a row while toppling a legitimate top 10 competitor in the process. But there was one person who had no problem with it: Derrick Lewis. "The Reem" earned the win in the first round via submission. Against late replacement Gina Mazany, McMann showed off her grappling pedigree and uncommon strength, quickly taking the fight to the mat and making Mazany tap to an arm-triangle choke. Read More »

Clemson athletics leader found dead

Henderson's family as well as the Clemson community in your thoughts and prayers". "We ask anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to contact their local law enforcement agency", a university statement read prior to his being found dead Tuesday. Read More »

Players know and seize key moments: Anil Kumble

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He is a world-class spinner, the best at the moment in the world, there is a reason for it. The first Test in the series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy commences at Pune's Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on February 23 to be followed by the next three games at Bengaluru (March 4-8), Ranchi (March 16-20) and Dharamshala (March 25-29). Read More »