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West Ham duo Antonio, Sakho return for Arsenal trip

West Ham duo Antonio, Sakho return for Arsenal trip

Wilshere still has one year to run on his deal at Arsenal , with his market value estimated at €20 million by transfermarkt . "He is in great shape and is focused and motivated and he should be a big asset for us at Arsenal ". " We could have finished the game off but didn't ", Carroll concluded. West Ham made real efforts to sign a notable centre forward last summer and are also expected to be in the market for a new number nine in the next window. Read More

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LeBron, Cavs end rough March with 122-105 win over 76ers

LeBron, Cavs end rough March with 122-105 win over 76ers

This time around, however, James may not have thrown the knockout punch, but he left the battered, wobbly, Pacers squarely on the ropes. "I think they played at a championship level", Brett Brown said of last season's title victors. Cleveland has won its first two games in April after returning home from a brutal seven game stretch that had the Cavs traversing time zones for the better part of two weeks. Read More

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Things to Watch at Final Four of the NCAA Tournament

Another reason to think points might be in short supply: Gonzaga ranks first nationally in Ken Pomeroy's defensive efficiency metric, allowing 86 points per 100 possessions, while SC ranks second (87.8). BACK AGAIN: North Carolina has a chance to leave this Final Four with a better result than last season's last-second loss to Villanova in the championship game. Read More

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Adrian Peterson to visit Patriots on Monday

Adrian Peterson to visit Patriots on Monday

This is Peterson's second free-agency visit of the off-season. Blount has expressed a desire to remain with the defending champs. The Bucs might need a running back, too, seeing as how they could cut ties with Doug Martin without taking a salary cap hit after he violated the NFL's substance-abuse policy past year and will be suspended for the first three games of the season. Read More

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Unseeded Fabio Fognini reaches Miami Open semifinals

Federer edged Czech Tomas Berdych on Thursday afternoon 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) after saving two match points in the third-set tiebreaker. He's 19 years old, so I've got a couple of years on him as well. Wozniacki rallied with far less drama, the No. 12 seed topping second-seeded Karolina Pliskova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to reach the final at Key Biscayne for the first time in her 10 appearances at the tournament. Read More

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Kang leads Houston Open, Scott misses cut

On the heels of his impressive round, Fowler discussed the muddy conditions and the fact that they didn't impact his performance much, according to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com ): "I felt like I got some good breaks with having mud on the same side as where the trouble was and that I could kind of keep it fairly conservative". Read More

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Lippi leads China over SKorea 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Lippi leads China over SKorea 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

There were worrying times after the re-start for the host when goalkeeper Zeng Cheng, who was named man of the match after 90 minutes, made several brilliant saves to deny close shots from Ki Sungyueng and Ji Dongwon. And we worked hard to get the three points we must get. Victory against UAE back in Sydney next Tuesday will now be crucial if the Socceroos are to secure a top-two spot and qualify automatically for the Finals in Russian Federation. Read More

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Jerry Jones says training camp is deadline for Tony Romo resolution

Jerry Jones says training camp is deadline for Tony Romo resolution

There is one odd way the delay in the inevitable has been a benefit to Romo. "No", Elway said . "Same old thing". When asked if it was important to get resolution on the Romo situation, Jones laid out a surprising timetable. But we like both, and Paxton was a first-rounder previous year for a reason. Paxton [Lynch] was a first-rounder previous year for a reason, and then Trevor came in and played very well. Read More

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Jackson rules out trading the No. 1 pick for QB

Jackson rules out trading the No. 1 pick for QB

Newly acquired Cleveland Browns quarterback Brock Osweiler has had a fall from grace worthy of a Greek tragedy. He even used the word "hopefully" to describe potential "trading opportunities" that may arise over the next month or so. You're not going to get everybody you want", Jackson said. Except that any trade for Garoppolo involving the Browns won't include the first-overall pick. Read More

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Man United returning to United States for pre-season tour

And then you have high-level coaches like Mourinho and Guardiola. Mourinho became United boss last May, having had five months out of the game after being sacked by Chelsea half a season after winning the Premier League. In his latest post, on Monday 20 March, he looks back on a busy seven days for the Reds and progression in the Europa League and Premier League. Guardiola said his players had been "so, so sad" in training this week after City's elimination from the Champions League by ... Read More

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North Carolina beats Kentucky in insane fashion: Twitter reacts

The Zags haven't looked like the best team much of this tournament, but found their stride in the Elite Eight against Xavier . Xavier's Trevon Bluiett had made 11 threes and scored 75 points in his first three NCAA games. "We had a plan for ourselves", said point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, the Zags' steadying influence after transferring from Washington. Computer models and oddsmakers will peg them as by far the least likely team to win it all, and I can't disagree with that. Read More

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No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 3 OR advance in NCAA tournament

Against Oregon, the well went dry and Frank Mason, Josh Jackson, and Devonte Graham could not find the answer elsewhere on the floor. "Had we played our best, they still would have been a tough out". In the second half, for good measure, Gonzaga made a decision to re-assume its true defensive form, and promptly demoralized the Musketeers, who scored 20 points in the final 20 minutes. Read More

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Formula 1 Racing Odds: Australian Grand Prix 3/23/17

Formula 1 Racing Odds: Australian Grand Prix 3/23/17

With the Australian Grand Prix set to kick off proceedings on Sunday, Hamilton landed at Melbourne's Tullamarine airport six days prior to the action getting started in order to put the finishing touches to his preparation. You only need to look back to 2009 to see how unpredictable Formula One can be, with Brawn winning the Championship after being on the brink of extinction. Read More

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Sam Allardyce nearly signed Everton's Gerard Deulofeu for West Ham United

Sam Allardyce nearly signed Everton's Gerard Deulofeu for West Ham United

Despite reports that Barcelona could be interested in bringing him back to the club, Gerard Deulofeu has expressed his happiness with life at AC Milan . "Right now I'm only thinking about Milan and the Spanish national team". "In football, I have learned to forget the past, think about the present and the future will come as it may - thinking about it would be a mistake". Read More

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Seahawks Sign Eddie Lacy, Want Him to Be Heavier

Seahawks Sign Eddie Lacy, Want Him to Be Heavier

No position in the National Football League has been devalued in recent years more than running back. The rest is up to Lacy, who needs to keep his weight at a certain level to pick up $385,000 in weight bonuses and ne needs to be on the active roster each week to attain $1 million in cumulative weekly roster bonuses. Read More

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Victor Moses ruled out of Super Eagles friendlies

Victor Moses ruled out of Super Eagles friendlies

Senegal and Burkina Faso represent two tough sides on the African continent, and they will certainly be excellent preparation for the Nigerians ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualifying campaign, as well as the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, in which the Super Eagles are now well-placed, with six points from two games in their group. Read More

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RB Christine Michael re-signs with Packers

RB Christine Michael re-signs with Packers

Other than a 42-yard touchdown run against the Bears in Week 15, Michael was little more than a change-of-pace back who spelled Ty Montgomery at times. The former second-round pick has rushed for 1,080 yards and seven touchdowns on 254 carries during stints with Seattle, Dallas and Green Bay over his first four National Football League seasons. Read More

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Was Wake Forest's season actually a success?

Was Wake Forest's season actually a success?

Mary's got here: This year we learned that it's possible to start a season 1-11 and be good enough to make the NCAA Tournament . "The thing I remember most is just how fun it was", Arians said. Sophomore guard Barry Brown averages 11.7 points, sophomore guard Kamau Stokes is at 11.6 with a team-best 58 3-pointers, and senior forward D.J. Read More

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Day hopes match play provides Masters edge

Day hopes match play provides Masters edge

Moments earlier, two former world No.1s McIlroy and Spieth suffered shock losses. Knox, who had a win, loss and a draw in his three matches 12 months ago, opens his campaign against six-time PGA Tour victor Haas, then faces Kim, victor of 18 titles worldwide, tomorrow before concluding the round-robin phase against Willett, who defends his Green Jacket in a fortnight's time, in the first match out on Friday. Read More

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Inability to bowl us out will be hurting India, says Smith

After surrendering meekly during the past three series' in Asia, a rejuvenated Australian side displayed admirable courage and gumption against a dominant Indian side who were unbeaten at home for four years. Handscomb's best previous score in the series had been 24 but he was completely composed as he raised his third test half century. "Today the way he did that, his innings is worth 140 in my eyes". Read More

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Gonzaga Survived Northwestern With Help From A Blown Call And A Technical

Gonzaga Survived Northwestern With Help From A Blown Call And A Technical

And at the end of the day, we just competed". SALT LAKE CITY-The NCAA Tournament's West Region is all wrapped up after Arizona men's basketball defeated Saint Mary's in Saturday's second round game in Salt Lake City. We're coming back from 20 down". "I mean it would have been a three-point game", he said. The Bulldogs went on 18-4 run over a 10-minute stretch to take a 24-10 lead at the 6:04 mark in the first half. Read More

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Everton FC fans will not turn on Lukaku, insists Koeman

Romelu Lukaku ended a week in which he turned down a lucrative new contract offer with two goals as Everton beat 10-man Hull City to move level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal. It appears as if the Belgian striker will leave Goodison Park after the season. The former Chelsea forward then added further gloss to a convincing victory in the final minute of stoppage-time, calmly rounding Eldin Jakupovic before nudging home after slack play from Omar Elabdellaoui as Everton eased into the ... Read More

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Who is IU's next coach? A look at 3 possibities

Who is IU's next coach? A look at 3 possibities

IU Athletics Director Fred Glass says a search for Crean's successor will begin immediately. When Crean arrived at IN, the place was a mess IN the wake of the disastrous Kelvin Sampson era. You have to win, and you have to win every year. On Thursday, for better or worse, their wishes were granted. "That's never been something I look at, whether it be that job or other jobs", he said. Read More

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Struggling Middlesbrough target Hiddink after Karanka's departure

Struggling Middlesbrough target Hiddink after Karanka's departure

Steve Agnew has been placed in temporary charge while a permanent replacement is found and Slaven feels the decision was correct by the club and chairman Steve Gibson . Ravanelli, who scored 17 goals in 35 appearances for Boro, said: "I'm so sorry Karanka was sacked". Asked if it was similar scenario to Claudio Ranieri's dismissal at Leicester Mourinho replied: "In this case, I know the names!" The former Republic of Ireland worldwide continued: "There are names [being mentioned] ... Read More

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Arsenal fan compares Wenger to Mugabe

Arsenal fan compares Wenger to Mugabe

Forget the protest, comparing the Frenchman to Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe is all you need to know about fans thought of Wenger. "You always think Arsenal are going to be vulnerable from set plays, they are not the biggest team in the world, so Arsene Wenger will probably have to play Olivier Giroud in this game , even if he does not want to. Read More

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Northwestern Looks to Start Tournament Strong vs. Vanderbilt

Northwestern Looks to Start Tournament Strong vs. Vanderbilt

McIntosh's two free throws with 15 seconds to play against Vanderbilt helped give the Wildcats a 68-66 win Thursday over Bryce Drew's Vanderbilt Commodores in the opening round of the West Regional. After trading leads a few times in the closing minutes, Vanderbilt handed the game to Northwestern with a head-scratching blunder. Riley LaChance then missed a three for Vanderbilt, and the Wildcats clinched their first NCAA tournament win after Vanderbilt's desperation heave didn't fall. Read More

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