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NCAA Tournament 2017: Memorable moments from Friday's action

They'd been on plenty of big stages throughout the season, played in places like Madison Square Garden and faced a long list of highly rated teams like Kentucky, Duke, Arizona and Baylor. Quentin Snider also had 16 points for the Cardinals, who put together a 17-6 run bridging the halves to take a 15-point lead. The win came a year after the Spartans suffered a shocking first-round NCAA Tournament loss as a No. Read More »

England chase Twickenham showdown with All Blacks

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Ireland played a high tempo, physical game to disrupt New Zealand and run out 40-29 winners at Soldier Field in Chicago last November in a victory that sent shock waves around the rugby world. New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has desribed the possibility of such a match as "highly unlikely". "When we get the opportunity to play them, we'll play them". Read More »

Nifty closes at all-time high of 9160

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The prospects of a gradual approach to United States rate hike gave markets more reason to rejoice as the Sensex today added 188 points to close at a 2-year high of 29,586 and the Nifty hit a new peak of 9,154, buoyed by strong capital flows. Read More »

How finishing fourth in Premier League may not guarantee Champions League spot

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Riyad Mahrez, Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy - three of the main protagonists of last season's title triumph - stunned the Hammers with first-half goals . He continued: "I've watched Leicester a few times over their last few games". The Foxes have kept just one clean sheet in their last 21 away matches against West Ham (1-0 in August 2000), with Tim Flowers in goal for Leicester that day. Read More »

Champions League Q-finals: Bayern face Madrid, Barca battle Juve

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This tie comes at just the right time and I agree with what ex-Juve boss Giovanni Trapattoni said in that Juve must "focus on themselves". For Dani Alves, it will be a meeting against his former club, while Nedved said several other members of the Juve dressing room were hoping to face the Blaugrana . Read More »

The Importance of Kevin Love

That got fast-forwarded on Friday (AEDT) as Love suited up for a home win against the Utah Jazz, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds in the win. Irving added 21 points, four assists and four rebounds, while Smith contributed 12 points, all of them coming on 3-pointers. Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles each scored 12. Read More »

Nick Kyrgios stuns Novak Djokovic again while Federer races past Nadal

The Swiss ace will now face the victor of Kei Nishikori and Jack Sock, who play later this evening, for a place in Sunday's final. Kyrgios, seeded No. We also saw a couple of fantastic games. If you look at most of the matches , like Kyrgios against Djokovic or you name it, there is not that many long rallies unless both players really want it. Read More »

It's my fault Chelsea won - Pieters

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A lively first half saw Willian open the scoring for the visitors with a deft free-kick and the home side equalising via a debatable penalty conceded by Cahill. In the closing minutes, Costa even began to look rampant again, leading every Chelsea counter with power and menace, lashing one shot off the post. Read More »

Manchester City need to spend BIG in the summer, says Richard Dunne

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He said: "I received a text message from him the day after". "It would be a huge mistake, a huge mistake to think about what we have done and not think about what we have to do". It is hard for me to understand how a team can not be up for it. Bernardo Silva (Monaco midfielder): "At 2-1, we didn't falter". There were a lot of goals, but it was a tight match and we were able to score the goals we needed away and be solid at home. Read More »

Northwestern squeaks past Vanderbilt, thanks in part to costly foul

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He certainly did flub on the accidental foul, but that doesn't erase the good he did throughout the rest of the game. "To me, this is the beginning of Northwestern basketball". I gave him the ball from the first day he got here. Vandy will try to push that momentum through whatever intangible Northwestern will use to power a talented and balanced ballclub. Read More »

Kevin Keatts hired by NC State

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He had two different head coaching stints at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy - 1999-2001 and 2003-2011 - compiling a 262-17 record and two national championships at the prep school. UNC Wilmington's three straight regular season titles helped him accumulate a 41-13 league mark. UNC Wilmington was eliminated from the NCAA tournament on Thursday after a loss to Virginia. Read More »

March Madness Predictions: Will Miami hold off Michigan State? 3/17/17

That trio, with wing Joshua Langford, make up the most fruitful freshman class in program history. Boston College's path to the NCAA tournament got a lot more complicated after yesterday's Big Ten quarterfinals. They do it a different way. The University of Wisconsin's women's basketball had a sub-.500 year for the sixth straight season, which means they will not be dancing in the NCAA Tournament nor the NIT Tournament. Read More »

Koeman: Barkley Could Be Sold If He Doesn't Renew

How this club has to grow, how this club has to improve, which player does it want to bring in so you can challenge for the big trophies . A new deal has been offered by Everton , which Koeman still hopes Lukaku will sign, but either way the Dutchman says the club will not allow the striker to force their hand. Read More »

WBC Wrap: United States Stops Venezuela 4-2

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On the other side, Drew Smyly struck out 8 over 4.2 innings for Team USA, allowing an unearned run on three hits (it was one of those where the run should've been earned anyway, considering Smyly was the one to commit the error). The United States is set to play two more games in the second round of the worldwide event. Ender Inciarte's sacrifice fly brought home Gonzalez , but there would be no further damage. Read More »

Wales Squad To Take On Ireland Features 17 Year-Old Liverpool Star

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Woodburn was catapulted into the limelight last November when he became Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer, coming off the bench to score against Leeds United in the EFL Cup. If I thought it was too early for him I wouldn't put him in because this is a big game for us. He has a good future with us. "Of course I will speak to parents, saying "This is the pathway, this is what's expected, this is what we provide". Read More »

Juan Mata scored with his first shot of the game

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Martial, Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger trained away from the main group, which included Ibrahimovic after missing the trip to Stamford Bridge through domestic suspension. "It was some kick in his knee area so he can't even come out to the pitch". Rostov weren't without their threat, either, and Sardar Azmoun tested the skills of Romero before coming off to be replaced by Aleksandr Bukharov . Read More »

Packers playoff star TE Jared Cook signs with Raiders

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While the Vikings acknowledged that Cook left Winter Park, there was no such update on running back Latavius Murray's visit coming to an end. NFL Network first reported the deal and says it is worth $12.2 million over two years with $5 million guaranteed in the first year. Read More »

Tigers fight to the wire, fall to Notre Dame 58-60

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Princeton , which trailed nearly the entire game, sliced the deficit to 55-54 and had a chance to go ahead. The other two meetings were a 35-22 Irish win in South Bend on December 31, 1927 and an 80-66 loss to the 13th-ranked Irish on December 7, 1974. Read More »

Nothing is good enough to satisfy Arsenal critics - Wenger

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You try to do as well as you can. "That's a complete invention". "Everybody just takes and takes it and makes it a a subject". Probably not, but for a club now embroiled in a mixture of on the pitch underperformance, fan unrest and managerial uncertainty, a recent backroom exodus and the creation of a new role to take over a job Wenger has himself partially overseen since his arrival certainly isn't going to help the negative buzz surrounding the Emirates these days. Read More »

Lions A 'Possible Landing Spot' For Adrian Peterson

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman announced Thursday during a conference call with reporters that Minnesota does not plan to re-sign Adrian Peterson. "I want to say to Vikings fans: I'm not here to replace No. 28; he's irreplaceable". If Murray doesn't live up to expectations, Minnesota can cut him without much penalty as long as he is cut before the 2018 season, Minnesota is only on the hook for $3.4 million, not the full $8.5 million. Read More »

Monaco's Falcao ruled out of Man City clash

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And that stop proved to be huge, as Monaco struck for a second time on the break, with Benjamin Mendy crossing the ball to Fabinho , who easily converted. If he can grab them a goal or two, especially early on, it could pull the game away from Monaco quickly. "I feel good. I hope I will play", said the former Chelsea and Manchester United forward, who scored twice but also missed a penalty in the first leg. Read More »

Dane Piedt included in Test squad for New Zealand series

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If the wicket dictates just one spinner, New Zealand may overlook Mitchell Santner in favour of Jeetan Patel who bore the brunt of the workload in Dunedin. But their tone has been softened for the second Test starting Thursday, given the ruthlessness of South Africa's pace trio Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel. Read More »

US Women's Hockey calls USA Hockey response 'misleading'

The team is protesting inequitable treatment by USA Hockey. But going by reports, the women's hockey team isn't even asking for equal pay - just a contract that gives them women's game, at both the grassroots and elite level, a fair shake. Lamoureux-Davidson said players are hopeful that taking a stand will force the issue. "I'm a Canadian cheering for the US Women...so you know it's serious", one tweeted. Read More »

Wolverines to Battle Cowboys in NCAA First Round

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Fittingly, two teams did duke it out in football in the Orange Bowl. He's capable of taking over a game on the offensive end, scoring or assisting on 18 of Michigan's final 20 points against Minnesota in the Bi g10 tourney. You see it at various times. By the time the tournament bracket is set, there will be a lot more clarity. So here are the teams that strike me as really underseeded. Read More »

Diego Simeone confident Atletico Madrid will keep focus vs. Leverkusen

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The striker, 32, lost consciousness after a heavy challenge in a game with Deportivo La Coruna on 2 March. "We imagine that for Wednesday he will be available", said Atletico boss Diego Simeone. "We have to give our best on Wednesday". Leverkusen travel to Spain under new management as Tayfun Korkut replaced the sacked Roger Schmidt after the Germans first leg defeat was followed up by a 6-2 thrashing at Borussia Dortmund. Read More »

Samir Nasri sent off for Sevilla for head butt on Jamie Vardy

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Leicester City are the first team since Malaga in 2012/13 to finish top of their group on their Champions League debut. Shakespeare was appointed Foxes manager until the end of the season on Sunday, having been caretaker boss since Claudio Ranieri was sacked in February. Read More »

Spurs Get Positive Update On Kane's Injury

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He still has ligament damage, but the extent of that damage is unknown. 'The injury is similar to the one suffered by the forward against Sunderland in Sept past year, however it is not considered to be as severe. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino explained the club would send Kane for a scan and expressed concern it may be the same injury which he picked up earlier this season against Sunderland, which sidelined him for a considerable period. Read More »

Kentucky, Western Kentucky women to open NCAA play in Memorial Coliseum

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But the excellent Syracuse Orange women's team will discover their own path to return to the Final Four on Monday night. North Carolina has arguably the toughest road to the Final Four though in the South, as the second-seeded Kentucky Wildcats (29-5) and third-seeded UCLA Bruins (29-4) are each lurking in the bottom half of their bracket. Read More »