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Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier

Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier

Messi's four-match ban means he'll miss their games against Bolivia (tonight), the trip to Uruguay in August and the home double-header with Venezuela and Peru later this year. Assistant refs Marcelo van Gasse and Dewson Silva bore the brunt of Messi's frustrations and the striker now faces a four-game ban. Without Messi , playing ninth-place Bolivia at 10,000 feet above sea level in La Paz, Argentina fell, 2-0. Read More

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David Sullivan apologises for West Ham's defeat to Leicester

Since manager Claudio Ranieri's firing, the Premier League champions have reeled off three successive victories to move six points clear of the relegation zone and sealed a first-ever place in the Champions League quarterfinals. In the fifth minute Mahrez swung in a cross towards Vardy and Shinji Okazaki, but both forwards missed it - as did West Ham's defence - as the ball flew into the corner of the net. Read More

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Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

It is 13th match for both teams. Brazil Scored 27 points and Uruguay scored 23 points. The top four sides will go to Russian Federation, with the fifth-placed team facing a play-off to qualify. "It was like a knock-out stage". Messi's early spot-kick did little to soothe the nerves of Argentina, who struggled to exercise control and were on edge right to the final whistle. Read More

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Ducks end Michigan's run with 69-68 victory, head to Elite 8

Ducks end Michigan's run with 69-68 victory, head to Elite 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. MI lost their 10th game of the season on February 19, playing in what many thought the be a weak Big Ten Conference. "He (Beilein) was at West Virginia and I was at Creighton, and we got beat by one point on a last-second shot". Read More

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Maxwell hits maiden test ton as Australia pass 400

Maxwell hits maiden test ton as Australia pass 400

He was the only wicket fell for India in the session. Equally praiseworthy was Umesh Yadavs performance (3/108 in 31 overs), who bowled with pace and got the old ball to reverse on a consistent basis. The India captain walked off the field in pain after damaging his right shoulder when diving to attempt to prevent a Peter Handscomb boundary in the afternoon session on Thursday. Read More

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U.S. 6-0 beatdown of Honduras proves Arena was right choice

Regardless, Arena might select him as a midfielder alongside Michael Bradley for one of the two upcoming matches . Relative newcomer Sebastian Lletget played in front of him. With eight games remaining, there is still time for the USMNT to rescue their campaign, as the top three finishers automatically qualify and the fourth place team advances to a playoff with an Asian confederation team, but the sense of urgency for the match against Honduras and next Tuesday's away game at ... Read More

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The surprise of the Final Four

The surprise of the Final Four

Now four conferences each have one team: the SEC (South Carolina), the West Coast ( Gonzaga ), the Pac-12 (Oregon) and the Atlantic Coast (North Carolina). Joel Berry II added 11 points while Kennedy Meeks pulled down a career-best 17 rebounds for the Heels. But in the tournament, Tyler Dorsey is sitting at 1.92 without even doing much damage from the free-throw line. Read More

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Kohli has elements of Ponting and mine: Steve Waugh

Australias Steve Smith today felt Ajinkya Rahane will do a good job as skipper in the probable absence of Virat Kohli, terming the India vice-captain a “more chilled out guy” than his opposite number. "If players have got upper body injuries then sometimes you're trying to bowl some short balls to them and make them move quickly", Australia bowling coach David Saker said during the third Test. Read More

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OSU men's basketball: Cowboys fall under a barrage of MI 3s

Mason will surely put up better numbers then Nairn and Winston combined, but if those two are able to keep Mason in front of them for most of the night then Michigan State will have a chance. Heading into the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Michigan State on Sunday (4:15 p.m., CBS), the Jayhawks will attempt to slow down freshmen forwards Miles Bridges and Nick Ward . Read More

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Golovkin outlasts Jacobs in close unanimous decision

Golovkin gave Jacobs a ton of respect in the post-fight interview with HBO, saying that Jacobs is his favorite fighter to ever fight against and that the fight going the distance was good for him. Jacobs, a big, fast middleweight with a technical pedigree who has overcome worse than Golovkin - that is, cancer - gave Golovkin fits. "I've seen faults and flaws in him that I know I can take advantage of". Read More

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South Carolina beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

Assists: South Carolina 12 (Notice 4), Baylor 11 (Wainright 4). Baylor scored 91 points in its win over New Mexico State and then had 82 against Southern Cal, but could not find any rhythm against the East Coast USC. When the Bears were chucking ugly misses toward the basket, they were also committing unforced errors , like a pass into the corner fumbled out of bounds by Motley for one of the Bears' 16 turnovers. Read More

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Indian bowlers reduce Australia to 92/5

That they are in pole position is due in no small part to the all-round efforts of Jadeja, whose flamboyant 63 included four fours and as many sixes and included a crucial 96-run partnership with Wriddhiman Saha. Saha, on his part again showed steely temperament despite another testing morning spell by Patrick Cummins (3/94) and Josh Hazlewood (1/51). Jadeja survived an caught behind shout on the first ball of the day but was saved after he reviewed the on-field decision. Read More

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Miami Open: Rafael Nadal wins on 1000th tour match

Miami Open: Rafael Nadal wins on 1000th tour match

Raonic advanced to play American Jared Donaldson , a 6-4 6-4 victor against 28th seed Mischa Zverev of Germany. "But a match is long and the positive thing is I held the pressure well after a very tough first set". 'During a lot of years, I heard that I'm going to have a short career, so it's something important for me, ' says an emotional Rafa. Canada's Raonic was returning from nearly a month on the sidelines due to a right leg injury and enjoyed a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Serbia's Viktor ... Read More

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Points powers to Puerto Rico Open victory

Points powers to Puerto Rico Open victory

Sam Saunders shot a 65 for one of the best rounds of the day. Former Puerto Rico Open victor Scott Brown was at 67. The 40-year-old PGA Tour veteran claimed his third career tour title and his first since the 2013 Shell Houston Open with a 20-under 268 total, two strokes clear of Retief Goosen, Bryson DeChambeau and Bill Lunde. Read More

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Rain washes out Sri Lanka-Bangladesh ODI

Rain washes out Sri Lanka-Bangladesh ODI

Taskin Ahmed joins compatriots Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain and Taijul Islam in the elite club. Needing a win to stay alive in the tournament, Kusal Mendis laid the foundation for a strong total for Sri Lanka with 102 off 107 balls before Taskin's late burst halted their progress at the Rangiri International Stadium. Read More

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Vettel masters Hamilton to win Australian GP

Vettel masters Hamilton to win Australian GP

It is going to be close. "I'm looking forward to the next". Vettel and Hamilton dueled for the 2010 crown, with the German winning for Red Bull as then-McLaren driver Hamilton missed out. This marks Vettel's 43rd career win, his 4th top finish with Ferrari and comes after a winless season a year ago for the German driver. Of course it would be great to have Fernando [Alonso of McLaren] up there but it doesn't look like it is going to happen any time soon. Read More

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Rain cruels NZ victory hopes in third Test

Williamson had the company of Mitchell Santner (41) as the duo added 88 runs between them to stretch NEw Zealand's lead to 67 runs. The skipper has taken ten innings less than Crowe, who smashed his 17th century in his 120th innings. New Zealand quick Matt Henry described the weather and faulty reviewing as "frustrating" but said the hosts were still satisfied with their day's work. Read More

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NCAA-Xavier-Arizona story

But this is Xavier's day. The Musketeers passed their biggest test to date with confident performance against one of college basketball's storied programs. "The game never really felt good", he said. That could be all bettors need to know, especially considering the Musketeers are getting 8.5 points from Gonzaga in their Elite Eight matchup Saturday, with the total set at 145.5 points. Read More

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Portugal airport to be named after Ronaldo near his hometown

There are plenty of fringe players on show at the Estadio dos Barreiros, but also experienced faces with the likes of Bruno Alves and Joao Moutinho being given some minutes. "Sometimes, national gratitude has short memory, but Madeira doesn't", Miguel Albuquerque, the president of the Madeira government, said when the name change was announced previous year. Read More

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Wind, withdrawals rule in Texas

MEANINGLESS MATCHES: Four matches Friday are between players who have no chance of advancing from their groups. The fact that you are not adding up every shot allows you to be not quite as focused on every shot. Day's all-in approach to golf encouraged him to play in tournaments leading up to next month's Masters, the Major that Day has wanted to win more than any other since he was a small child. Read More

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Lukas Podolski ends his Germany career in style

Lukas Podolski ends his Germany career in style

The Galatasaray striker, who is heading to play in Japan at the end of the campaign, also shared a chuckle when relaying a light-hearted exchange with England's Joe Hart following his goal. There were positive signs for the Euro 2016 flops, however, as they dominated the Germans for long periods and wasted numerous chances through the likes of Dele Alli and Adam Lallana. Read More

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