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Joakim Noah to be suspended 20 games for drug violation

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Wojnarowski also noted that it was determined that Noah hadn't "knowingly or willingly" violated the policy and cooperated fully with the investigation. The identity of said supplement is not revealed, but the recently relocated big man would stand to begin next season shelved. This is a costly mistake for Noah, who signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks last offseason. Read More »

Gonzaga vs. Xavier: One Team Will Make Final Four History

Trevon Bluiett continued his stellar tournament, scoring 25 points on 9-for-17 shooting. The upset means that Xavier's rise from the dead is officially complete. To get you ready for the game, we talked to Peter Woodburn over at Slipper Still Fits . "They'll come in so overconfident, I can definitely see OR beating them OR at least covering the spread". Read More »

'Fired up' Ferrari in the hunt, says Vettel

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Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and Ricciardo, an Australian who finished third on the season standings a year ago, are among the drivers who'd like to see more than 20 races in the F1 series. Sebastian Vettel was fastest in FP3 Saturday morning. "It's a real challenge - about being smart thinkers, a challenge we really enjoy, it's what we are here for". Read More »

Indiana Hiring Archie Miller As Head Coach

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Dayton's had one heck of a coach in Archie Miller these past 6 seasons, and I'm sure the Flyers will find and up-and-coming coach to fill the void. "IU is one of the greatest basketball programs and academic institutions in the country and I can not wait to get started", Miller said in a statement from the University. Read More »

NCAA Basketball Odds 2017: Sweet 16 & Tournament Trends

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Now they'll meet Baylor , a team that is still getting overlooked, in NY. No. 2 seed Arizona minus-7.5 vs. Setting the Elite Eight matchups in the 2017 NCAA Tournament , the bottom half matchups from the West and Midwest Regions will also take place on Thursday night. Read More »

Work visa issues leave Jung Ho Kang with uncertain status for Pirates

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They could allow Kang to play baseball in South Korea since he couldn't play in the United States. As posted to South Korean media conglomerate Naver, KBS's exclusive report says the United States government has "rejected" Kang's application due to the DUI hit-and-run charge he accepted last month in Seoul, South Korea. Read More »

Goodell talks pace-of-play proposal, 'flexible' commercial break times

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The hope is to speed up the reviews while also improving the accuracy. The NFL owners are voting to centralize replays, which should certainly cut down on time in between controversial plays that need to be reviewed. Commissioner Roger Goodell talked to USA Today's Tom Pelissero and addressed one annoyance fans had that he said bugs him too: the dreaded touchdown-commercial-kickoff-commercial combo. Read More »

Joel Embiid 'very likely' to have surgery in next few days

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie big man Joel Embiid "very likely" will have knee surgery in the coming days, according to a report from ESPN. "Additional details to be announced upon completion of procedure", the Sixers tweeted. Embiid's feet, however, have been a major concern since college, which is often a serious problem for centers of Embiid's size. Many are picking Embiid to be named this year's Rookie of the Year, even though he only appeared in 31 games. Read More »

'Iron Fist' Examines Privilege, But Not In The Way You'd Expect

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Vulture has an interview with Asian American actor Lewis Tan , who reveals he initially auditioned to play Danny Rand before being cast as the Episode 8 villain Zhou Cheng. "I know Oriental isn't the right word now, either". When the comic book series was born in 1974, it was a very different period, and 2017 is a much more culturally conscious time when moves have been made to show greater diversity on screen. Read More »

Cam Newton to undergo surgery on his shoulder

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Newton was cleared to finish the season without missing remaining games, although his weight room and field work was partially modified. So should Panthers fans be overly concerned about the Newton injury and how long it took for him to get surgery done? Newton will have surgery on his throwing shoulder at Carolinas Medical Center on March 30. Read More »

NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen preview

They're beginning to sell locally as well. -Fifth-seeded Virginia continued its trend of March disappointment with a humiliating 65-39 second-round loss to Florida. WVU is looking to reach the Final Four for the third time, last doing so in 2010. Sure, West Virginia and Xavier are playing well, but Gonzaga and Arizona both won their conference tournaments and made it to the same point as those two teams. Read More »

Valtteri Bottas issues response to 'number two' driver at Mercedes comments

Mercedes were given a huge shock when Nico Rosberg made a decision to announce his retirement from Formula One just days after winning his maiden world championship. "I can't see him doing a [Fernando] Alonso and not winning for three seasons". Hamilton stretched his lead in the 2016 world championship to 19 points over Rosberg, but the German returned from the summer break with four wins out of five and Hamilton never fully recovered. Read More »

Yankees to lose Didi Gregorius until May: What it means

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NY opens its regular season on April 2 on the road in Tampa Bay. The Yankees budding star hit.348 with 8 RBIs during this time at the tournament. Without him, the Netherlands were eliminated following a 4-3 loss to Puerto Rico in 11 innings Monday night. Read More »

Rooney to Everton 'likely to happen'

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Whilst Rooney is past his best and has endured a frustrating season, his expected signing is still a coup for Everton, and would be a sign that Ronald Koeman's men are serious about challenging for top six honours in the near future, should the deal go through. Read More »

Phil Jones released by England after picking up injury in training

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He made a presentation to his players outlining his vision for the future, with those around the squad invited to yesterday's meeting subject to club commitments. "If we don't do well in the first couple of games, we can't be critical of him or the players, we have to stick with them and hope they grow together and improve". Read More »

March Madness 2017: Dorsey propels OR to Sweet 16

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OR advances to take on a red-hot shooting team in the form of seventh-seeded MI, which turned it on late and upset second-seeded Louisville on Sunday, 73-69. OR settled down, playing aggressive defensively with a full-court man defense and looking for traps whenever possible. Call it a total team effort, as the Rams shot 50.8 percent from the floor (30-of-59) compared to Oregon's 48.1 percent (25-of-52). Read More »

At Indian Wells, Elena Vesnina seeks her biggest singles title

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This will be the second all-Russian final to be contested at the BNP Paribas Open with the first one taking place in 2006 when Maria Sharapova defeated Elena Dementieva in straight sets. She's kind of player on all the court. "It's my first time in the semifinal in a Masters 1000". "I was having really tough time with my return, missing a lot, and giving him a lot of short balls", Nishikori said. Read More »

NCAA Tournament Second Round: No. 2 Louisville vs. No

They have won six straight - five since a frightening plane mishap on the way to last week's Big Ten Tournament. Abdur-Rahkman nailed the ensuing free throw to complete the four-point play, putting MI up 34-32 with 3:27 left in the half. Bam Adebayo had 15 points and 18 rebounds in Kentucky's opening win over Northern Kentucky, but he's been held to two points and five rebounds. The Spartans shot 56.6 percent from the floor, while holding Miami to just 40.4 percent shooting, and ... Read More »

Andy Murray pulls out of Miami Open with elbow injury

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With the top seed's departure, world number 136 Taylor Fritz, the 19-year-old American, will take his place in the main draw. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic announced that he has withdrawn from the tournament due to a right elbow injury. Read More »

Ketel One Launches Arnold Palmer Limited Edition Bottle

There have also been six bogeys as well as seen birdies, and McIlroy desperately needs to find some consistency after his fractured rib played havoc with his Masters preparations. Hoffman, a four-time victor, has been in the lead after a round 12 different times on Tour. He birdied the 11th, dropped a 32-foot birdie putt at 13, added another birdie at 16 and birdied 18 for the second day in a row, hitting a 10-foot putt to end his round. Read More »

Manchester United not ready to dominate again: Mourinho

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His side play Middlesbrough away on Sunday, and he complained that other European leagues are more accommodating than the Premier League to the sides that play on the continent during the week. Mourinho is hopeful Pogba, who has had an inconsistent season following his world record move from Juventus, will be ready after the next global break. Read More »

Downing at heart of Karanka Middlesbrough sacking

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Harry Redknapp had a short stint in charge of the Jordan national team previous year and was also made Derby's football advisor for Darren Wassell's spell as interim manager. "If we show that commitment and intensity until the end of the season, we have a real chance of staying up". He told the club's website: "I hope he's here this time next year or the year after". Read More »

Federer in brilliant form ahead of Indian Wells final

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And the Swiss maestro picked up right where he left off as he raced through the first set in 21 minutes. He ripped through the first set against the17th seed in barely 20 minutes, before the American regrouped to make the second set more competitive. Read More »

Spurs 2 Southampton 1

The crowd became a little nervous and it said everything about how the second-half had gone from Tottenham's point of view that, in the 75th minute, Pochettino took off Son and brought on an extra midfielder in Harry Winks. "Maybe one day he'll play like a goalkeeper or a full-back or centre-back!" The hosts will most probably be without a handful group of players who are all dealing with injuries. Read More »

IL says it has hired Brad Underwood as coach

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Brad's teams play a fast, aggressive style and show unyielding toughness. Brad Underwood has left Oklahoma State after just one season, jumping ship for IL. Underwood is familiar with the area after spending 10 seasons as an assistant at Western Illinois, which is about a 2½-hours drive from the Illinois campus. Read More »

Badgers Upset Villanova in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

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Most of the favorites advanced to the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament , during the first day of the March Madness. "My theory, you have to beat everybody anyway to win the whole thing". Koenig, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, made headlines this year for protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. But maybe, just maybe, the 2017 NCAA tournament was saving up for the weekend. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku Reveals Reason For Everton Exit Plans

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Koeman says he is not afraid about the situation because Lukaku has more than two years on his contract. "Lukaku is 23 and I know he wants to play Champions League football, but why can't he play Champions League football at Everton?". "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". Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has warned Everton star Romelu Lukaku that a return to Stamford Bridge ... Read More »

First Four cuts into KU prep time

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Their game against UC Davis tips off at 6:40 p.m. After that, KU has been the top-seeded school to beat in each regional, but the king of the mountain has only won four consecutive games twice. "I don't think it's really a distraction at all", he added, asked specifically about distractions. "If I can give them a snapshot of what they're going to experience and so they can kind of mentally prepare so they're not surprised". Read More »