• Revived Leicester writes winning record for Shakespeare
Revived Leicester writes winning record for Shakespeare

Crouch had another glorious opening in the dying minutes, but again failed to test Schmeichel to sum up a miserable day for Mark Hughes' men. Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his sides second goal against Stoke City, during their English Premier League soccer match at the King Power Stadium in Leicester , England, Saturday April...

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  • Everton defender Funes Mori sidelined for rest of season
Everton defender Funes Mori sidelined for rest of season

The Blues confirmed the injury on the official website earlier today, saying that the Argentine could miss the rest of the season. Everton says the center back "suffered a torn meniscus" while playing for Argentina against Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

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  • Southgate: England must 'represent country the right way' after terror attack
Southgate: England must 'represent country the right way' after terror attack

It's great for him", Germany coach Joachim Low said. "The way that worked and their ability to adapt quickly was excellent and, until the goal , I thought we were the better side". England controlled the proceedings on the pitch in the first half but the visitors were unable to convert promising opportunities against Germans, who lacked in penetr...

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  • 'Bathroom bill' could cost North Carolina more NCAA events
'Bathroom bill' could cost North Carolina more NCAA events

It wasn't a ideal deal or my preferred solution, but an important first step for our state. An Associated Press investigation showed the state was set to lose more than $3.76 billion over the next 12 years because of the law. In response to HB2, the NCAA relocated seven of its sanctioned championship events out of North Carolina over the a year...

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  • Adam Scott gearing up for the Masters at Shell Houston Open
Adam Scott gearing up for the Masters at Shell Houston Open

Fowler, who finished in the top five in all four major events in 2014, is still looking for an elusive first big career success and is feeling positive after his opening round display in conditions which are similar to what is expected at Augusta.

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  • Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors
Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

UNC, Oregon, Gonzaga and SC represent a refreshing change in college basketball that has a bunch of ballyhooed one-and-done players and teams. But I've watched OR in this NCAA Tournament . If you're an Major League Baseball fan, we know exactly which team you should root for. (In a building that was demolished the next year, by the way.) The team ...

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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

Coach Marcello Lippi described China's much-heralded win over South Korea on Thursday as keeping the Russian Federation 2018 qualification "tinder alive for us" but the veteran World Cup winning Italian remained cautious ahead of next week's daunting trip to group A leaders Iran .

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  • Wenger on Sanchez, Ozil and selling our top players
Wenger on Sanchez, Ozil and selling our top players

The Gunners have sold big players to other Premier League clubs in the past, but Wenger pretty much ruled that out this time around and in the future. Image: Matt Dunham/AP/Press Association Images - Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Wenger had initially joked about this saying he interpreted it in "a very positive way" because "there's only one tea...

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  • Highlights: Podolski goal lifts Germany over England
Highlights: Podolski goal lifts Germany over England

The visitors continued to enjoy the better of things as the half progressed, though, and Eric Dier threatened to break the deadlock with a carbon copy of his dramatic victor from England's victory in Berlin last March when he met Lallana's corner at the near post but couldn't generate the power to test Ter Stegen.

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  • Coutinho unconcerned by 'improved' Everton ahead of derby
Coutinho unconcerned by 'improved' Everton ahead of derby

Liverpool host Everton on Saturday lunchtime before Bournemouth visit Anfield next Wednesday. Klopp will be without Adam Lallana who picked up an injury over the global break. There are nine games left to play, and the Reds now sit in the fourth spot, but Manchester United and Arsenal both have two games in hand. Liverpool did similar for t...

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  • Browns coach Jackson likes private workouts, not pro days
Browns coach Jackson likes private workouts, not pro days

New England starter Tom Brady will turn 40 in August. He even used the word "hopefully" to describe potential "trading opportunities" that may arise over the next month or so. Whether McCarron fits is debatable. "We're going to do anything and everything we think we can but I can't comment on other teams' players at this point".

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  • Is Neymar going to Manchester United? Brazilian drops huge hint
Is Neymar going to Manchester United? Brazilian drops huge hint

Tottenham's 59 points is their best performance after 28 games of a top-flight season since they won the league and FA Cup double in 1960-61. On May 13, 2012, United reached a landmark 500 Premier League wins, as Wayne Rooney's header helped them beat Sunderland 1-0 on the final day of the 2011-12 season.

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  • Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA, headed to NBA
Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA, headed to NBA

By the end of the night, UCLA knew it couldn't stop De'Aaron Fox, and the Kentucky point guard wasn't about to take mercy on the Bruins. Fox has led Kentucky in scoring in the team's six postseason games and has established a new career high in two of those contests.

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  • Ricciardo misses grid at Aussie GP after stopping in warmup
Ricciardo misses grid at Aussie GP after stopping in warmup

The teenager, tipped to give Ricciardo headaches this season after challenging him on track a year ago, said he was surprised his auto had the pace to keep close to Ferrari's fourth-placed Kimi Raikkonen. Ricciardo was clearly frustrated when he got out of his stalled auto, before hitching a ride to the pits in a support truck. While Ricciardo en...

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  • NCAA Tournament: Where To Watch Today's Sweet 16 Games
NCAA Tournament: Where To Watch Today's Sweet 16 Games

Gonzaga, the top seed in the West bracket, reached the Elite Eight for the second time under coach Mark Few to face Xavier. Speaking of Gonzaga, the No. OR (3/25) at 7:49 p.m. CST from Kansas City on TBS. North Carolina was the only ACC team remaining less five days later as the Field of 68 morphed into the Sweet 16.

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  • North Carolina beats Kentucky in insane fashion: Twitter reacts
North Carolina beats Kentucky in insane fashion: Twitter reacts

Moreover, aside from a second-round loss in 2004 as a No. 2 seed to Nevada and the 2013 loss to No. 9 seed Wichita State as a No. 1 seed, Gonzaga has more or less advanced as far as its seed suggested it should go every year. In the other game on Sunday, Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and SC earned its first trip to the Final Four with a...

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  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman makes vow to Seamus Coleman after horrific injury
Everton boss Ronald Koeman makes vow to Seamus Coleman after horrific injury

The Everton defender is fighting for his top flight career after suffering a double break of his right leg in an x-rated challenge from Wales' Neil Taylor on Friday night. "When I saw it back, yes, I was a little bit annoyed". "We created some good chances and we were unlucky not to get a goal". "I'm not complaining about that".

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  • NCAA men's tournament: 'Zags, Ducks reach Final Four
NCAA men's tournament: 'Zags, Ducks reach Final Four

But as much as Few's accomplishments have defined the program, it is just as defined by what it hasn't done. Gonzaga played like a No. 1 seed and can erase all those overrated calls now that it is finally in the Final Four. It reached its sports pinnacle with minimal incident on Saturday. Kansas, as an entire team, have the hot hand right now. ...

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  • New F1 regulations 'what doctor ordered' says Mercedes boss
New F1 regulations 'what doctor ordered' says Mercedes boss

German Rosberg thwarted Hamilton's bid for a third successive title and the pair's heated rivalry took its toll on both drivers. "If anyone could win just one race, they would always say their home (race)", he said. The 2017 season marks the start of a new era for F1 - with faster cars. Wolff however, will not rest of his laurels with margins at ...

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  • Gareth Bale's suspension could doom Wales' World Cup chances
Gareth Bale's suspension could doom Wales' World Cup chances

The Aston Villa defender wasn't the only Wales player being criticised either. We saw an Ireland side starting to believe in themselves as they pulled off a rare away win in Vienna and that one big result has blown this group wide open for us.

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  • Pires delivers verdict on Wenger, shares what Arsenal need next season
Pires delivers verdict on Wenger, shares what Arsenal need next season

N'Golo Kante has many admirers in world football and the skipper of cross town rivals Arsenal is one of them. The Uruguayan frontman had been on fire for Liverpool the previous season and had garnered some heavy interest from a number of top clubs from across Europe, with Arsenal apparently keen to get the jump on any potential suitors.

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  • Dont'a Hightower returns to New England Patriots after Jets' courtship
Dont'a Hightower returns to New England Patriots after Jets' courtship

As it turned out, the 27-year-old landed a deal worth $10.875 million in average annual value, which is the second most in the National Football League among middle linebackers (Luke Kuechly). His return solidifies New England's defense as arguably one of the best in the NFL. Hightower's re-signing provides an end to an interesting free-agent sag...

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  • Gerard Deulofeu downplays talk of Barcelona return
Gerard Deulofeu downplays talk of Barcelona return

However, his performances have also attracted the attention of Barcelona, who hold an option to re-sign him this summer, and director Robert Fernandez admitted that it was one they could be tempted to exercise, although Deulofeu was cool on that idea.

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  • Super Eagles Yakubu Aiyegbeni visits players ahead of friendly game against Senegal
Super Eagles Yakubu Aiyegbeni visits players ahead of friendly game against Senegal

Nigerian worldwide Victor Moses has withdrawn himself from the Nigeria squad to face two friendly global assignments in the coming days, infuriating coach Gernot Rohr. The Eagles will play another friendly on Monday at the same stadium against Burkina Faso. According to allnigeriasoccer.com, the coach was visibly angry with the Chelsea player d...

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  • Seahawks sign RB Eddie Lacy
Seahawks sign RB Eddie Lacy

During his interview, Carroll alluded to the fact that Lacy has future money at stake after signing what amounts to a "prove-it" deal. Lacy embarked on a P90X workout regimen last offseason and looked good at the start of 2016, rushing 71 times for 360 yards (5.1 YPC).

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  • Christine Michael re-signs with Green Bay
Christine Michael re-signs with Green Bay

Michael entered the National Football League as a second-round pick (62nd overall) by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2013 draft. He had an unproductive run in Dallas and was released, which led to him joining the Washington Redskins. This will be an important offseason for both Michael and Montgomery, who made an in-season conversion from receiver. Mi...

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  • Vesnina Victorious Over Kerber Under The Lights In California
Vesnina Victorious Over Kerber Under The Lights In California

Kerber is now assured of returning to the top spot in the WTA Tour rankings next week, after Serena Williams withdrew before the tournament began, citing a left knee injury. So I'm just going to go out there and try to do my game, try to be concentrate. "I was just going for it and trying to move in good, bring a lot of balls back, and going fo...

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  • Giving Back! Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K To Meals On Wheels & More
Giving Back! Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K To Meals On Wheels & More

In an article posted on Palin's official website, writer Mary Kate Knorr calls Kaepernick's Meals on Wheels donation a "political stunt". Within the post, which seems to have been deleted from her website, writer Mary Kate Knorr commented, as reported by TMZ Sports: "His last stunt cost him the respect of most NFL officials, as teams across...

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  • World Golf Championships Dell-Match Play Golf Odds, Predictions
World Golf Championships Dell-Match Play Golf Odds, Predictions

While the seeds of the Match Play champions resembled lotto numbers in the early going of this tournament, that hasn't been the case recently. Wilson isn't part of the 64-man field at Austin Country Club, but he illustrates why this might be the toughest World Golf Championship to win.

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  • Didi Gregorius will miss Yankees opener, likely more time
Didi Gregorius will miss Yankees opener, likely more time

While there is no exact timetable for Gregorius' return, Girardi said the 27-year-old shortstop could miss all of April. Didi Gregorius injured his shoulder and left the game, and it's nearly certainly going to impact his regular-season schedule.

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  • Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/21/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/21/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Another good one-goal game against a team higher than you in the standings, and you get, as you said, a good result at the end of it. "They have the ability to put the puck in the net, (and) we've got to minimize that based on the three previous games".

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  • Man United's Jones out of England squad with injury
Man United's Jones out of England squad with injury

England were embarrassingly knocked out of Euro 2016 by minnows Iceland in the last 16, when Roy Hodgson was in charge. Promoted from his role as England under-21s coach, he was given four games to prove himself worthy of the top job. Jermain Defoe has indicated he will leave struggling Sunderland if they are relegated because he needs to stay ...

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  • Tempers flare, three players ejected as Bucks hold off Lakers
Tempers flare, three players ejected as Bucks hold off Lakers

As passed along by Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype , Monroe was hit the hardest. Bucks 107, Lakers 103: Middleton's 30 just enough for L.A. sweep (read here): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports from Staples Center as the Bucks just managed to hang on for a win against the Lakers.

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  • Illinois Could Be Loser in Republican Healthcare Plan
Illinois Could Be Loser in Republican Healthcare Plan

And state officials in Alabama, many of them critics of the ACA, have expressed concern that the Obamacare replacement would upend state budgets. But although the new bill continues to make its way through the House, it remains intensely controversial among both Democrats and Republicans.

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  • Danny Jacobs brought it, but Gennady Golovkin too much in the end
Danny Jacobs brought it, but Gennady Golovkin too much in the end

Gennady "GGG" Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs entered the ring at Madison Square Garden with a combined record of 68-1 with 62 knockouts. Gennady Golovkin unified the middleweight titles, but the victory over Danny Jacobs was in doubt until his hand was raised at the end.

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  • Yeah, that was a blown interference call against Gonzaga
Yeah, that was a blown interference call against Gonzaga

A blatant missed goaltending call, a subsequent technical foul on Chris Collins , and commendable poise and execution down the stretch from a veteran Bulldogs team meant that the Wildcats' season ended in a 79-73 loss to the West Region's No.

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  • Michigan State vs. Kansas: NCAA Tournament blue bloods square off
Michigan State vs. Kansas: NCAA Tournament blue bloods square off

Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans heaved up a desperation - and meaningless 3-pointer - as time expired, burying the shot to bring the final margin, 92-91 in favor of MI. The Cowboys, led by guard Jawun Evans, like to play an up-tempo style and actually led the nation in offensive efficiency by scoring lots of easy baskets in transition.

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  • Liverpool-Manchester City Preview
Liverpool-Manchester City Preview

Guardiola has built arguably the greatest attacking force now in the Premier League - with Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Nolito all top class offensive options - but his defensive unit is remarkably poor.

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  • Calvert-Lewin, Lukaku lead Everton rout of Hull
Calvert-Lewin, Lukaku lead Everton rout of Hull

The home side opened the scoring on nine minutes when Tom Davies played a cross into Calvert-Lewin at the back post, and the youngster made no mistake from close range. Lukaku has scored 19 goals in 27 games this term. With all the focus on the club-record signing's future, it was a trio from the club's youth teams who claimed the spotlight with ...

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  • Casemiro guides leaders Real through Athletic test
Casemiro guides leaders Real through Athletic test

Casemiro slots home a finish after a near post flick on from a corner by Ronaldo. But Casemiro proved Madrid's unlikely hero just three minutes later, tapping in from close range after being left unmarked at a corner to secure Madrid's 13th win in 15 league meetings with the Basque side.

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  • School: Le'Veon Bell Not Allowed To Attend Prom With Steelers Fan
School: Le'Veon Bell Not Allowed To Attend Prom With Steelers Fan

However, her hopes of taking an National Football League star to prom were short-lived, as the school district barred Bell from attending, citing his age and past legal troubles. Bell has told her he intends to bring his family, including his mother and girlfriend, who will do Tarantino's makeup, according to media reports.

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  • Geno Smith plans to sign with the Giants
Geno Smith plans to sign with the Giants

At some point in the relatively near future, the New York Giants will be tasked with replacing Eli Manning . Smith, 26, started one game for the Jets in place of Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2016 but tore the ACL in his right knee in that game. Smith is a free agent after a tumultuous four-year stint with Gang Green, which included the infamous punch to ...

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  • 'He deserved to be sacked' - Mourinho offers sardonic backing to Karanka exit
'He deserved to be sacked' - Mourinho offers sardonic backing to Karanka exit

Middlesbrough sit in 19th place in the Premier League table after failing to win any of their last 10 games. His departure came three years and four months into his reign and followed lengthy talks with chairman Steve Gibson . When asked if he wanted the job on a permanent basis, Agnew insisted he was exclusively focused on Sunday's match but a...

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  • Tottenham may change shape against Southampton
Tottenham may change shape against Southampton

Dembele and Wanyama could shield the back four easily and Winks could bomb forward in attack. He will miss Sunday's clash with Pochettino's former club Southampton and after the global beak Spurs face Burnley, Swansea, Watford and Bournemouth - fixtures they should win.

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  • Merson: West Brom a 'banana skin' for Arsenal
Merson: West Brom a 'banana skin' for Arsenal

As we explained on Monday when suggesting Sevilla's Monchi for the role: "Whoever succeeds Wenger at Arsenal will have big boots to fill, and it makes complete sense for Arsenal to hire someone capable of easing the transition, especially on the transfer front".

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  • Guardiola exposed by Monaco
Guardiola exposed by Monaco

We've won seven and drawn two of our last nine games, keeping seven clean sheets in the process. What do you expect, Jurgen, small teams to play it out from the back, make it easy for you and thank you for the footballing lesson at the end?! That's an terrible lot of English Champions League campaigns laid waste.

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  • Manchester City Supporters Club dismayed at Champions League exit
Manchester City Supporters Club dismayed at Champions League exit

To be able to do that in front of my family makes me so happy. "They adapted tactically in the second half and it became more hard for us". But in Aguero, Sane and Sterling, City have the firepower to keep their opponents at arm's length on the back of their first leg win.

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  • MEN'S BASKETBALL: Notre Dame narrowly escapes Princeton's upset bid in first round
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Notre Dame narrowly escapes Princeton's upset bid in first round

Thursday afternoon provided just another dose of heart palpitations in South Bend. Notre Dame benefited from three straight defensive stops to begin the second session, and Princeton did not score until almost four minutes into the half. Their first trip to the regional final wasn't much different. Privately, those around the Irish wished that No...

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  • England and All Blacks like Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
England and All Blacks like Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Edit: Because so many people are giving out about this, I'd like to point out that this was what the initial Brexit meant for Ireland. "I've got to give credit to the players", Jones told ITV. We certainly hope Joe Schmidt's side can pull off a similar performance to that faithful day six years ago. "The grand slam was our goal at the start of ...

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  • Kane Williamson wicket key for South Africa - Du Plessis
Kane Williamson wicket key for South Africa - Du Plessis

South Africa , on their part, may opt to play the same set of players at Basin Reserve. New Zealand: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (capt), Neil Broom, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Jeetan Patel.

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