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Australia, Belgium, France, Serbia into Davis Cup semis

Things then took a farcical turn in the second set, as Benneteau called Mahut onto the court with Evans leading 3-0 for a spot of two vs one "Canadian doubles". Their win, and Jeremy Chardy's on Friday, justified captain Yannick Noah's disputed selections. Despite the erroneous impression given by fliers handed out to fans before the second day's play, the International Tennis Federation have indicated they will not cut the mid-tie doubles matches from five to three sets, but they are likely ... Read More

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All Russian hockey team members in NHL want to go to Olympics

And, frankly, you'd be hard-pressed to find better hockey than Olympic hockey. USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean called the country's player pool "as deep as it has ever been", and executive Jim Johannson - who could be tasked with putting the team together - said the US will "have 25 great stories on the ice in South Korea and will go to the Olympics with medal expectations". Read More

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Egypt on emergency footing after Palm Sunday bomb attacks

The Vatican said Monday that a planned visit to Egypt by Pope Francis will go ahead at the end of the month, despite Sunday's bombings. Neither the targets nor the dates were chosen at random. ISIS often uses Amaq news agency to claim attacks after they have happened. Gen. Tarek Hassouna replacing him, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported. Read More

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Arsene Wenger: Mesut Ozil struggled mentally after Champions League exit

Arsenal had the best of the first half, but it was after the break they took control of the game. "It wasn't an injury that he had to rest a few weeks". But we knew this year it was going to be very competitive. 'We wanted to do it before this game against Swansea. "I will never stop believing in myself but to get, or to keep, other people believing, people who are not involved in training or the amount of work I do here, you have to deliver the results and now it is about time". Read More

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Sergio Garcia Wins The Masters: Triumphs In Tournament After Epic Finish

Unlike past year, when the American's Masters unravelled with an eight, he escaped with a five but his day was done. He shot 62 at the Byron Nelson Classic and tied for third in his pro debut on the PGA Tour. Garcia said. "I've had so many good chances and either I lost them or someone has done something extraordinary to beat me". When asked later if he thought he was going to get his first major, Garcia snapped, "Next question, please". Read More

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Lukaku double helps Everton end Leicester's winning run

Leonardo Ulloa came off the bench for Leicester and threatened to make things uncomfortably interesting with nearly identical headers off set-pieces, but the first hit Gueye on its way to goal and Robles made a reflexive one-handed save for the other to ensure that there would be no way back for Craig Shakespeare's men who lost for the first time under his stewardship. Read More

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Berry Overcomes Injuries To Lead Tar Heels To NCAA Title

Berry Overcomes Injuries To Lead Tar Heels To NCAA Title

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels, who fell agonizingly sort of the goal a year ago, beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65 on Monday to claim the coveted USA collegiate basketball crown. The Tar Heels took home the national title and White never entered the game but the senior guard explained to the Post that he was just grateful to have a spot on the team. Read More

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Trail Blazers clinch playoff spot with Nuggets loss

Trail Blazers clinch playoff spot with Nuggets loss

Damian Lillard scored a franchise-record 59 points and matched his career high with nine 3-pointers to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 101-86 on Saturday night. He became the first player in Blazers history to score at least 50 points three times in a career. "Tonight was one of those nights for sure". "We were aware of him". Read More

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Jason Day having a good 3rd round at

Jason Day having a good 3rd round at

The forecast is for little-to-no wind, sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60s. The ball stayed up and avoided a watery resting place, though, and Garcia got it up and down for one of his four birdies on the day. Could he keep a lid on his buoyant go-for-broke play for four days? I've made birdie at that pin, I think, the last two years by laying up down the left side and hitting a wedge in there, and I feel like I've done a lot of course knowledge to know where to lay up and how to hit ... Read More

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MLB Opening Night 2017

MLB Opening Night 2017

The Cubs won 10 of 19 meetings with the Cardinals last season, including six wins in nine games in St. Louis. How do you top previous year? Grichuk hit a two-run home run off of Pedro Strop in the eighth inning to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. Read More

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Wenger warns Oxlade-Chamberlain exit would do 'big damage' to Arsenal

Wenger warns Oxlade-Chamberlain exit would do 'big damage' to Arsenal

The Frenchman is quoted by The Independent as saying: "I personally think it is vital that Chamberlain stays at Arsenal . We have bought him when he was very young, and we have built him up", Wenger added. "It would be big damage for us to lose this kind of player". But he believes Oxlade-Chamberlain has a future there. Wenger paid special attention to Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has impressed in a more deep lying midfield role this season. Read More

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Eagles add former Penn State QB Matt McGloin

Eagles add former Penn State QB Matt McGloin

Manuel to the No. 2 spot behind Derek Carr. McGloin is now one of three quarterbacks on the Eagles' roster, joining starter Carson Wentz and Nick Foles, who signed as a free agent last month. At the very least, McGloin gives the Eagles an extra passer to fill up offseason practice reps. The Philadelphia Eagles are turning to a memorable Pennsylvania sports figure to pad depth at quarterback. Read More

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Ranieri refuses to blame players on firing by Leicester

Ranieri refuses to blame players on firing by Leicester

Appearing on Sky's Monday Night Football show tonight, Ranieri has inevitably been quizzed on his sacking, and whether he thinks the players were to blame - as has been widely speculated. If there is one thing most seemed to agree on about Ranieri's appearance, it seems to be that they had complete and utter respect for the 65-year-old. Read More

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Garcia done with fighting Augusta

The runner-up said a few words, patted the new Masters champion on the chest and walked away, leaving Garcia to bask in a moment he'd been chasing for almost two decades. "He deserves it, he's had his fair share of heartache". "Sergio and I have played a lot of golf together since we were 14 years old", said Rose, 36, who has been a team mate with Garcia on four European Ryder Cup teams. Read More

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Malaga shocks Barcelona with 2-0 defeat

He said at a press conference: "The result was unfair". The visitors created only one chance in the first half, which fell the way of 23-goal striker Luis Suarez just short of a quarter of the way into the contest. Luis Enrique labelled some of the yellow cards distributed in Saturday's game to Malaga "special" and "curious" but refused to respond to talk of Neymar being given an extended ban. Read More

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I am not happy with life in London - Chelsea striker Diego Costa

I am not happy with life in London - Chelsea striker Diego Costa

However, new manager Antonio Conte refused to let the Spain worldwide leave the club and that decision has proved to be an astute one from the former Italy boss. Which Chelsea players stood out during the Blues' win over Bournemouth? "The club gives me a lot, the fans, the team-mates". Then again, we are talking about a 28-year-old man who seriously considered biting Gareth Barry. Read More

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Federer continues winning run, but needs break

Federer continues winning run, but needs break

You were a little boy, you grew into a big strong man. "Hopefully I will not have to wait three more years to be in that position fighting again for the title". "Ro-ger! Ro-ger!" Not many would have predicted Nadal would still be playing tennis - let alone being competitive - as a 30-year-old, but the Mallorcan is finally fit and healthy and slowly regaining his grand slam-winning form. Read More

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Chardy beats Edmund to give France 4-1 win vs. Britain

Chardy beats Edmund to give France 4-1 win vs. Britain

They are scheduled to face experienced duo Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau, with Pierre-Hugues Herbert now out injured. "Countries don't get their top players out all the time". But the Londoner played a starring role in levelling the match, with his brilliant lob breaking the Benneteau serve at 5-5 in the second set before Murray served it out. Read More

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Guardiola: Man City in for long top-4 fight

Guardiola: Man City in for long top-4 fight

Bravo has now conceded seven goals from the last seven shots he has faced on target in the Premier League following his previous two appearances against Everton and Tottenham in January. We are all delighted with him and happy to play with him. "We were not able to take enough points despite our performances, which were quite good". "Of course, he doesn't have the time he needs, but he has the quality and I'm sure he will make another step forward with the team". Read More

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Gonzaga fans lament late blown call during NCAA Championship game

Gonzaga fans lament late blown call during NCAA Championship game

The Tar Heels have, in the past, turned down invitations to the White House, back when George W. Bush was President. They out-rebounded one of the best rebounding teams in the nation and routinely got open looks on the offensive end. This is what should have happened after the game for those three men and their alternate: When they entered their locker room, black-and-white confetti should have fallen on them, but instead of hearing " One Shining Moment " they should have heard "Anticipation". Read More

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Superstitions kept Michael Jordan away from national title game

Superstitions kept Michael Jordan away from national title game

And won. North Carolina had 14 turnovers to Gonzaga's four. As someone who was in college just two years ago, I really can't blame these UNC students for celebrating like they did. College national championship contests usually bring out the biggest and brightest stars and fans of each school. And now they are champions. It had been 364 days since Kris Jenkins hit one of the most memorable shots of all time in the NCAA tournament. Read More

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Slaven Bilic a happy man as West Ham see off Swansea

Slaven Bilic a happy man as West Ham see off Swansea

Chances to extend that lead were few and far between in the second period with West Ham dropping deep and battling hard to keep the visitors, and substitute Fernando Llorente in particular, at bay. West Ham have won just one of their last six home Premier League games (D1 L4) and have lost three of the last four. "There's still work to do", said the Hammers manager after a performance that was a long way from pretty but a result that was absolutely necessary. Read More

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Davis Cup: Hosts France whip Great Britain

The victor of the tie between Belgium and Italy will take next on the victor of the tie between Australia and the United States. Back in Belgrade on Saturday, Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic defeated Pablo Carreno-Busta and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 to seal victory over Spain. Read More

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Coutinho and Firmino seal points for Liverpool at Stoke

The manager decided because I was not 100 per cent", he told the media. Coutinho levelled with a first-time shot before Firmino smashed the bouncing ball beyond keeper Lee Grant after Georginio Wijnaldum's pass. "I think Liverpool will finish in the top four". The Brazilian is the owner of the one slighter physiques in the Premier League but he actually lost a considerable amount of mass this week. Read More

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Russell Westbrook: king of the triple-double

Russell Westbrook: king of the triple-double

Westbrook now stands alone in the record books as he went insane in the Mile High City racking up 50 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, and an MVP-securing game-winner that will be talked about for ages. Robertson logged 41 triple-doubles in 1961-62 when he famously became the first player to average one for a season with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists. Read More

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Smith looks at positives despite Davis Cup exit

Great Britain's Davis Cup campaign was ended at the quarter-final stage after losing a third consecutive rubber to France on Saturday. The fate of Great Britain, then, lies with the doubles pairing of Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot, who take on Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau before the reverse singles on Sunday. Read More

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Scott moves within striking distance of second Green Jacket

A Masters victory for co-leader Rose would be equally as romantic as the 36 -year-old would become just the second multiple major victor from England after Nick Faldo, who won three big dances in a storied career. "Felt pretty comfortable out there, I wasn't too nervous". It lead to a bogey and Scott's thoughts looked to next year. At 4.15am (AEST) in the fourth-last group, Scott is paired with South Africa's Charl Schwzartzel - who overhauled Scott and others to win in 2011. Read More

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