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'Better than Makele', 'best midfielder ever' - pundits go insane for Kante

'Better than Makele', 'best midfielder ever' - pundits go insane for Kante

FRANK LAMPARD reckons Chelsea hero N'Golo Kante is the best central midfielder in the world. "He was so crucial for Leicester last season, he won the title there and moved to Chelsea and, for me, he's just as crucial". Frank Lampard believes Kante is the best midfielder in world football at the moment. "I can not see anyone better than him in world football at the moment". Read More

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Former Chelsea player Michael Essien signs for Indonesian club

Former Chelsea player Michael Essien signs for Indonesian club

Essien has agreed the 12-month contract with the option for a further year to continue his playing career in the emerging league in Indonesia. Essien, 34, has also played for Real Madrid and AC Milan, besides his English club appearance. Essien will be handed the No.5 shirt, which he made his own at Stamford Bridge. "Hopefully this is a good beginning for Indonesian football and also for Persib". Read More

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PCB suspends Irfan for violating anti-corruption code

PCB suspends Irfan for violating anti-corruption code

According to a statement issued by the PCB, Irfan has been charged with two violations of Code Article 2.4.4. Irfan has been suspended from participating in any cricket related activity with immediate effect. Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt is being considered for the upcoming tour of West Indies after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) gave clearance to the national selection committee. Read More

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WKU women open NCAA play as #12 seed in Lexington Region

WKU women open NCAA play as #12 seed in Lexington Region

Should the Lady Toppers advance following Friday's game, WKU would then square off against the victor of Kentucky and Belmont on Sunday inside Memorial Coliseum. They have Kelsey Mitchell, who is one of the best players in the country who can really score". "Louisville is a risky team with the potential to play until near the end of the month", CBS commentator Clark Kellogg said. Read More

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Orange ball, snowblowers, sub-zero temperatures: Minnesota makes its MLS home debut

Orange ball, snowblowers, sub-zero temperatures: Minnesota makes its MLS home debut

So, in that sense - with steady snow falling the entire match, coating the pitch so much that in-match snow-blowing breaks to clear the lines became necessary - call United's first Major League Soccer match in its home state a success. A second was added just 10 minutes later, Atlanta doubling their margin courtesy of a strike from Miguel Almiron , Martinez this time turning creator with the assist. Read More

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Lemieux KOs Stevens in all out war

Lemieux KOs Stevens in all out war

The matchup of former Gennady Golovkin victims, two of the middleweight division's hardest punchers, lifted Lemieux closer to another title shot while pushing Stevens closer to the fringe. American middleweight boxer Curtis Stevens has used social media to assure fight fans he is ok after being on the wrong side of a punch that is already being hailed as the knockout of the year. Read More

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Virat Kohli & Co Will Be Feeling the Pressure: Nathan Lyon

Virat Kohli & Co Will Be Feeling the Pressure: Nathan Lyon

Instead of being daunted by India's hostile approach in Bangalore, the Australians are milking their underdog status for all its worth in a bid to put the hosts on edge. "I want to challenge myself against the best batters in the world and he's one of those", said Lyon. Lyon ended the India second innings in Bangalore in visible discomfort as his spinning finger split open, something the tweaker has become accustomed to throughout his career. Read More

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Ricky Rubio sets Timberwolves franchise record with 19 assists

Ricky Rubio sets Timberwolves franchise record with 19 assists

Rubio wowed early, finishing the first quarter with nine points and 10 assists - the most assists in one quarter by any player in the league this season, which set the tone as the Wolves (28-38) jumped out to a 41-23 lead. Rubio added to his resume tonight with a career-best 19 assists, the most in Wolves history. Rubio said passers can get in zones much like shooters experience during hot streaks. Read More

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Jose Mourinho had to be separated from Antonio Conte

Jose Mourinho had to be separated from Antonio Conte

EVEN winning three Premier League titles didn't stop Jose Mourinho getting some stick from the Chelsea fans. And, despite being only eight months into a three-year contract, the Italian stated his desire to emulate the achievements of the self-styled "Special One", who won seven major trophies in his two spells at Chelsea , including three Premier League titles and one FA Cup . Read More

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Klopp: 'We can win ugly too'

Far better to go for victory in these encounters with the pressure off, having won the games you are expected to win, the bedrock of your points in a league season. The teenagers' exploits have understandably caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs and Liverpool are said to be ready to splash as much as £10 million in order to secure the services of the attacking prodigy. Read More

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Brazil's President Moved Out Because of 'Ghosts'

Brazil's President Moved Out Because of 'Ghosts'

Or so it seems to be the case for Brazillian president Michel Temer , who decamped from his official residence at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia after he and his family felt "bad vibes" emanating from the luxurious building. This was Temer's residence when he served as vice president until previous year. The Brazilian Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office for allegedly manipulating the budget. Read More

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I'm out of retirement to fight McGregor

I'm out of retirement to fight McGregor

I didn't cry, I didn't complain. The Irish UFC fighter would need to defeat Mayweather in order to become the "A side". Floyd Mayweather Jr. asserts that rather than lose to another fighter in the UFC, he believes it would be better for McGregor to lose to him for a huge amount of money . Read More

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Raiders announce deal with free agent OL Marshal Newhouse

Raiders announce deal with free agent OL Marshal Newhouse

A person familiar with the deal said Newhouse has agreed to the contract Friday. His deal will last two seasons and pay him $3.5 million. After being extremely active in free agency the past two offseasons, the Raiders have not been almost as aggressive this year after winning 12 games last season to make the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Read More

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marvin Williams: Another stat-filled game, scoring 13 points, grabbing 18 rebounds and handing out five assists for the Hornets. "And again, hopefully get us off to a better start". With Rondo back in as the starter, Payne has now been promoted to the No. 2 point guard, at least against the Hornets. We all keep each other up because when you need someone to talk to, there's no one better to talk to than someone who has been through what you're going through. Read More

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Cowboys T Free says he will retire

Cowboys T Free says he will retire

Bouye got a big five-year, $67.5 million contract from the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Simon went to the division-rival Indianapolis Colts. There are offensive lineman in this year's draft class that have the potential to develop into starters, but with needs elsewhere, Dallas is unlikely to reach on a player in the early rounds. Read More

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Emre Can opens up about contract stand-off at Liverpool

Emre Can opens up about contract stand-off at Liverpool

All eminently winnable fixtures, but Liverpool need to prove they can actually win games like these on a consistent basis. We all have to get used to it a little bit. Burnley boss Sean Dyche has found himself answering repeated questions about why his side are so bad away from home - where they have drawn two and lost 12 this season. Read More

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Will you fill out an NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket?

Will you fill out an NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket?

Pregame coverage of the National Championship will tip off at 8:30 p.m. on CBS with Capital One Championship Central. This will be the second NCAA Tournament appearance for the Eagles since 2014. 1 seed placements for this year's bracket . They win it all nearly 60 percent of the time. For the first time since 1961 and 1962, that means a title-game rematch awaits. Read More

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Big three ease through at Indian Wells

Big three ease through at Indian Wells

That quarter is headlined by Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal , and Novak Djokovic , the first time those three have been placed in the same quarter of a draw. Roger Federer also made a safe passage into round three with a comfortable 6-2 6-1 triumph against France's Stephane Robert. "I guess in the first four or five days of the tournament we'll have some very, very strong matches ". Read More

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Mourinho to throw everything at Chelsea

Mourinho to throw everything at Chelsea

Manchester United travel to Chelsea on Monday night as José Mourinho comes face to face with his old side once again, this time in the FA Cup. Chelsea and Manchester United have rotated slightly in the FA Cup this term, although neither had previously faced a fellow Premier League side in their runs to the last eight until now. Read More

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NCAA Tournament 2017 FREE livestream

NCAA Tournament 2017 FREE livestream

The Ducks have been placed in a very hard spot in the Midwest region. Kansas is just 22.3% likely to make the Final Four, the lowest probability of any No. In the Big Ten, Michigan began the day as a No. 9 NCAA seed in ESPN's projected field of 68 after beating bubble-team IL in Thursday's second round. Read More

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Roger Federer vs Stephane Robert, Indian Wells Masters 2017

It sets up a matchup with del Potro, the 17 meeting between the two. Novak Djokovic defeated the British no. 3, Kyle Edmund, in straight-sets Edmund came out for the second set rejuvenated and won the first three games. Obviously very determined and it was a close match , especially in the second set. A loss to Robert on Sunday would arguably be even more surprising-and it would also derail a potential Federer-Nadal rematch in the fourth round. Read More

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Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira delaying MLS move

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira delaying MLS move

Although further progress would depend on who the Italians are paired with in Friday's quarter-final draw, Dybala said he is not alone in dreaming of lifting the trophy in Cardiff in May. "There are a lot of risks, because first and foremost it's a game of football and a game of football can never be discounted". We're coming off a win which had to suffer a bit for, but which we deserved. Read More

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Antonio Conte: This is what I think about playing Tottenham

Antonio Conte: This is what I think about playing Tottenham

Arsenal have only played Manchester City three times in the FA Cup . "We know this Europa League is very important for us, and the FA Cup is handsome". City last won the title in 2011 and Tottenham have not won the trophy in 26 years. They went toe-to-toe with Leicester in the Premier League title race last season, while they are now second in the league this term, ten points behind Chelsea. Read More

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Adrian Peterson makes trip to Seattle, but decision may not be quick

Moving onto the draft, fast rising UConn safety Obi Melifonwu is set to make a pre-draft visit to Seattle, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. By hosting all four running backs, the Seahawks will be able to just pick the one that gives them the best value if they decide to sign someone, which would basically be the back who fits their system the best, but is also willing to sign for the lowest price. Read More

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Tim Tebow Singles Against Marlins for 1st Spring Training Hit

Tim Tebow Singles Against Marlins for 1st Spring Training Hit

The former National Football League quarterback singled Monday in an exhibition game against Miami Marlins left-hander Kyle Lobstein. But on Monday, Tebow earned himself a spring batting average and recorded his first hit. The team said it was short on bodies due to the World Baseball Classic. Tebow, who is participating in the Mets minor-league camp, was called up to play in two major-league spring games last week. Read More

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Time, TV schedule and how to watch FA Cup online

Time, TV schedule and how to watch FA Cup online

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is serving a three-match suspension while both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial unavailable for selection. I know very well he's in the heart of Chelsea's fans. While Mourinho notes a few differences in Chelsea's style of play this season, he notes that Conte is using much the same blueprint as his own Chelsea side, before he was sacked at the start of last season. Read More

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State College Borough declares a snow emergency

State College Borough declares a snow emergency

Several cities have declared a snow emergency on Monday. The ban will be lifted at the city's discretion. Schenectady will prohibit parking on all "priority" roads after 3 inches of snow falls until the snow is clear. Until further notice, no cars should be parked on any town roads or risk being ticketed and towed. A UI representative was also present at New Haven's EOC meeting. Read More

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USA survives scare in WBC, grabs win in 10th

USA survives scare in WBC, grabs win in 10th

Colombia southpaw pitcher Jose Quintana carried a no-hitter through five innings until Brandon Crawford belted a two-out single to right field in the sixth in front of a crowd of 22,000 at Marlins Park. Ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon reportedly gets a bump from $5 million to $6 million a year for winning the World Series with the Cubs . The 30 strikeouts were the most ever by a reliever in the postseason. Read More

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Guardiola adamant Kompany still has role to play at Manchester City

Guardiola adamant Kompany still has role to play at Manchester City

Failure in the two cup matches would leave Guardiola nearly certain to finish a season without a trophy for the first time in his managerial career, as City are ten points behind Chelsea, the Premier League leaders. "My period in Munich was judged like a disaster because we were not able to win the Champions League", he said. I think Pep has to win the Premier League to prove [he is one of the best]'. Read More

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Late buckets give Duke win over Notre Dame in ACC championship

Late buckets give Duke win over Notre Dame in ACC championship

Duke is looking to become the first team in ACC history to peel off four wins in four days to win the conference tournament. But Duke - the preseason No. Better to deal with it now, America, a couple of hours before the brackets of the NCAA Tournament will be revealed, a couple of days before the Duke Blue Devils will continue their assault on the rest of the sport, one that began across four remarkable days at Barclays Center, surviving the kind of gauntlet you aren't supposed to come ... Read More

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Liverpool battle to 2-1 win over Burnley

Liverpool battle to 2-1 win over Burnley

In the aftermath of that game Burnley forward Andre Gray had some old social media posts resurfaced and he was eventually charged by the FA for bringing the game into disrepute over homophobic posts. Roberto Firmino missed a full week of training with an unspecified muscle injury, so it's no surprise to see him out of the match-day squad. Liverpool have shown some signs that they can produce consistency for a while under Klopp, as they have won four league games in a row on two separate ... Read More

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