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#IPL2017Auction: Ishant, Irfan go unsold as lesser-known Indians make hay

Pathan, who had a base price of Rs 50 lakh, would have expected interest from a few franchises for his all-round skills but the day saw the eight teams opting for young, uncapped players instead. The England global player went for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore and surpassed Shane Watson's mark of Rs 9.5 crore in last year' auctions. However the new franchise released him in the off-season after he featured in just four matches last season, picking not even one wicket and scoring just 11 runs. Read More

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Man City's Kompany to miss Monaco Champions League match

Man City's Kompany to miss Monaco Champions League match

That is my target - not to defend the result . One hero was City goalkeeper Willie Caballero, who was at fault for conceding possession in the opening half to gift Radamel Falcao his opening goal of the evening. "I used Kylian up front today because we know City well". I think Monaco played really well and I've congratulated the players. The 18-year-old was released through the middle and lashed his finish into the top corner past Caballero. Read More

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Chicago Blackhawks dominate Minnesota Wild behind a Hat Trick from Toews

Zucker scored two goals and set up another against Nashville and Granlund had one of each to increase his team-leading point total to 53 - with five (two goals, three assists) coming in the last five games. The Blackhawks would hold on for a 5-3 victory and climb 2 points closer to the Wild in the standings. The Chicago Blackhawks have been playing some fantastic hockey as of late if you throw out the first game after the bye week which they still outshot the Edmonton Oilers by a wide margin. Read More

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Former CSU star Joey Porter to plead guilty to disorderly conduct

Former CSU star Joey Porter to plead guilty to disorderly conduct

The Citizen Police Review Board, the police union and Police Chief Scott Schubert have all publicly supported the original charges that were filed against Porter. Joey Porter is putting his infamous arrest behind him. Police had wanted him prosecuted on more serious charges. After Porter and the bouncer scuffled, Porter was pushed backward into a vehicle by Abel and others, including several "hangers on", Del Greco said. Read More

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Dolphins make offer to K'Waun Williams

Undrafted out of Pittsburgh in 2014, Williams signed with the Browns shortly after the Draft. The move probably has something to do with the fact that Williams has worked with 49ers secondary coach Jeff Hafley previously. He sat out all of last season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle. While he has yet to intercept a pass in his National Football League career, Williams, who played at Saint Joseph Regional High in Montvale, was developing a reputation as an ... Read More

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Ever driverless race ends with a crash

A spokesman for Roborace , the company behind the cars, said no humans had been put at risk and that the upside was that researchers could learn from the data relating to the crash. The live demonstration showed the two cars racing around the city centre track using artificial intelligence software and a laser-based guidance system to get round the track and avoid colliding with one another. Read More

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Non-league Lincoln make FA Cup history

When a Sam Habergham corner was headed back across goal by Luke Waterfall, Raggett nodded in at the back post. Lincoln previously eliminated second-tier League Championship teams Ipswich and Brighton. Barton has a reputation for finding trouble and was certainly living up to that after getting caught up in a running battle with Lincoln striker Matt Rhead for most of the match. Read More

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Facebook Is in Talks to Stream Major League Baseball Games

While the tech firm's 1.9 billion users outnumber the size of Twitter's audience, Facebook is known more for being a place to keep in touch with friends and family than follow live sports. A deal with Facebook wouldn't be the first such partnership in the sports world. In the past we have heard how Facebook planned to use its reach to potentially become the next YouTube, or at least become a platform that could give YouTube a run for its money. Read More

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CBB Predictions: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida Gators 2/21/17

CBB Predictions: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida Gators 2/21/17

This marked 10 straight wins for the Gators against Auburn. To make matters worse for Florida, when they were not turning the ball over, they struggled knocking down shots. Sophomore guard Taylor Murray scored just four points, but dished out a career-high 11 assists for Kentucky. The Razorbacks led by as much as 25 points against the Rebels, who had won four of their last five games. Read More

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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred rips union for denying 2017 rule changes

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred rips union for denying 2017 rule changes

Most of the rule changes were proposed with the idea of speeding up the game. Then Rob Manfred fired back, criticizing-to an extent, the lack of cooperation from the Union. Next season they want to implement a pitch clock along with other changes, nearly to the point where we won't even recognize baseball anymore. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Manfred did say in 2018, Major League Baseball "can impose rule changes without the union's agreement". Read More

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Pep Guardiola Slams Criticism of Arsene Wenger

Pep Guardiola Slams Criticism of Arsene Wenger

The future of Perez remains unclear. Arsenal striker Lucas Perez wants to remain with the club despite a hard start to life in London according to his agent. Alexis Sanchez has a court case in Barcelona and I believe he'll be back in training tomorrow. The Spaniard scored in the first half of the visitor's 2-0 win at Gander Green Lane and thrived in his role as the spearhead to Arsenal's front line. Read More

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Blackburn sack Coyle after Manchester United defeat

Blackburn Rovers sacked their manager Owen Coyle on Tuesday, two days after the team's 2-1 FA Cup defeat by Manchester United, the club said. Despite dealing with a severe injury crisis, the squad of misfits and callow young signings which he pieced together had won three and lost three of their last 11 matches ahead of Sunday's FA Cup tie, and beaten promotion chasing Newcastle twice, both times through solitary Charlie Mulgrew strikes. Read More

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Powell back in West Indies squad

The batsman took a self-imposed break from the game, and in January 2015, issued a statement saying that mixed signals from West Indies cricket authorities had left him "deflated and confused" as he attempted to return to worldwide cricket. Read More

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Panthers release Pro Bowl FB Tolbert

Panthers release Pro Bowl FB Tolbert

Utilized mostly as a situational short-yardage and goal-line specialist, Tolbert participated in a total of 79 games for Carolina. "He was someone we targeted in 2012 because we felt he would be a good addition to our offense and he was very productive for us". Read More

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Eric Church Fights Back Against Scalpers by Releasing 25000 Tickets to Fans

Eric Church Fights Back Against Scalpers by Releasing 25000 Tickets to Fans

The tickets are begin released back to the public at noon. "They buy thousands of tickets across the US, not just mine, and they end up making a fortune", Church said in an interview with Associated Press . Church admits that a lot of these methods are arduous for the average fan , but he said he doesn't want his most loyal fans to pay inflated prices to see him perform. Read More

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National Basketball Association star doesn't back down on his claim the Earth is flat

National Basketball Association star doesn't back down on his claim the Earth is flat

Kyrie, however, appeared to defend his position when pressed by ESPN . "But I think it's interesting for people to find out on their own". "I don't know. Over the weekend, Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving made headlines when he said that he thinks the early is actually flat. But at best it's a case of selective listening - this is from the introduction to Shaw's 1924 play Joan of Arc and the next sentence reads, "I must not, by the way, be taken as implying that the earth is flat, or ... Read More

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Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack out for season

Thistlecrack is the latest big name absentee from this year's Festival, joining Faugheen, Annie Power, Coneygree, Min and the retired Don Cossack on the sidelines. Liam Glynn added: "Last year's runner-up Djakadam has been a popular each way bet already with punters and with the son of Saint Des Saints going fresh to Cheltenham, we are keen to keep him on side as he bids to finally break Willie Mullins' duck in the race". Read More

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Roger Federer signs deal to play at Swiss Indoors Basel until 2019

Roger Federer signs deal to play at Swiss Indoors Basel until 2019

Roger Federer has revealed that he would like longtime rival and close friend Rafael Nadal to partner him at the Rod Laver Cup , to be held in the Czech capital of Prague this September, he has said. Federer was the surprise victor of last month's Australian Open in Melbourne and during his acceptance speech said: "I hope to see you next year, but if not, then it was a wonderful year here". Read More

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Conor takes another stab at 'petrified' Mayweather

Conor takes another stab at 'petrified' Mayweather

UFC President Dana White dismisses it as a "tabloid story" before Mayweather admits he started the rumour and is ready to come out of retirement for the match. But he's sellable, he's making some noise". Mayweather has continuously responded to McGregor via his own social media accounts including a prior message that intimated perhaps the UFC stood as the final roadblock in putting their fight together. Read More

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IPL Auction 2017: Kevin Pietersen Laments The Poor Returns For Test Cricket

Tymal Mills said he had to pinch himself after he was purchased for a life-changing figure of £1.4million in the Indian Premier League auction. England headed to Sydney with the 2010-11 Ashes in the bag but a series win was at stake. But the South African-born batsman has been in hot water before due to his T20 ambitions. However, the 36-year-old is not dismissing the longer form of the game, even if he did sacrifice his Test career for the 20-over format. Read More

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Lakers clean house, fire GM Kupchak and put Magic in charge

Lakers clean house, fire GM Kupchak and put Magic in charge

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the best, and most historic, franchises in sports, but they have been the laughing stock of the National Basketball Association for the past few seasons. Jim Buss will still be a part of the Lakers as he is a part owner of the team. "Our fans deserve no less". He also cites a similar fixation for former Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre cost the team another star, when Hassan Whiteside - who worked out for the team in 2014 and did well - was bypassed in ... Read More

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FA Cup Saints not Chelsea on Mourinho's mind

FA Cup Saints not Chelsea on Mourinho's mind

Chelsea thumped Mourinho's United 4-0 when they visited London in October. We are going to fight for that, but obviously the League Cup is the one where we have 50% possibility of winning. Following United's victory over Saint-Etienne in the Europa League last week, Mourinho slammed his players for the lack of focus they displayed prior to the match. Read More

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Isco to quit Real Madrid for 'watertight' Man City deal

Spain global Isco will look to leave Real Madrid in the summer after growing exhausted of a lack of first team opportunities with the European champions, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. "I'm very happy here and I would like to stay for many more years". Actually, Real Madrid couldn't win at Mestalla in the last two seasons. In a recent interview, Isco said that he is calm and he'll make a decision on his future in the summer. Read More

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Nationals close to deal with Matt Wieters

Nationals close to deal with Matt Wieters

Agent Scott Boras seems to have been asking for the moon, dropping ridiculous comparisons like calling Wieters "Carlton Fisk-like" and attempting to Jedi mind trick away any concerns about Wieters' poor pitch framing ability. But his arrival also provides complication, because Derek Norris was set to be the Nationals' starting catcher, and now must nearly certainly move aside. Read More

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Renault second F1 team to launch 2017 auto: Big surprise announced

The four-time world champion was confirmed as the French team's special advisor at the launch of their 2017 auto in London on Tuesday. "We have the team, the drivers, the partners and the organisation". "It is going to be a big challenge for them physically but I think it is very positive for F1 because it needed a new cycle and these cars are going to be very promising". Read More

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Jimmy Butler Expects To Remain With Bulls Through Deadline

Jimmy Butler Expects To Remain With Bulls Through Deadline

The Bulls first game after the break takes place on Friday night at home against the Phoenix Suns; it's unknown if Butler will be playing in white and red that night. Like Butler, Cousins has been at the center of National Basketball Association trade rumors for much of the past two seasons. The issue is that Kings' deal with the Pelicans gave the impression that Sacramento was obliged to make a deal. Read More

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European Paper Talk: Isco open to summer Real Madrid exit

But the report also claims that Manchester City are in pole position to sign the 24-year-old, with Pep Guardiola aware that the player is considering the option of leaving the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season. "And he has so much quality that there will be a lot of teams that will want him". Tottenham Hotspur target Isco has revealed that he may have to leave Real Madrid during the summer. Read More

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Timberwolves talked to Knicks about Derrick Rose

Timberwolves talked to Knicks about Derrick Rose

Rose, who is set to be a free agent at the end of the season, was traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Knicks in June as part of a five-player deal. Rose played for seven seasons under current Timberwolves and ex-Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. It's unlikely that Carmelo Anthony will be moved before February 23's trade deadline, but the Knicks could have a new point guard down the home stretch of this disastrous season. Read More

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Seven sports fail to reverse Tokyo 2020 funding cuts

Badminton, fencing, archery, weightlifting, table tennis, wheelchair rugby and goalball had all appeared earlier this month after their funding was either removed or not awarded. 'We haven't had any conversations with the RFU but we hope that the sports that aren't funded do find alternative funding partners wherever they may be, ' she said. Read More

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