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Mamadou Sakho Eyed in Virgil Van Dijk, Chelsea Rumours

Mamadou Sakho Eyed in Virgil Van Dijk, Chelsea Rumours

Van Dijk has been the creme de la creme of English football ever since he made a £13 million move to Southampton from Celtic in 2015. It's clear that Liverpool need to sign at least one (or possibly two) top quality centre-halves this summer, and Van Dijk fits the bill for a number of reasons, the most important of which is (arguably) that he's Premier League proven, and won't require time to adapt. Read More

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Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opener uncertain

Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opener uncertain

Fortunately for Collins, the Mets have strength in numbers. Gsellman also swung the bat for the first time in a Mets uniform and finished 0-for-2 - a torn labrum in his left shoulder limited him to bunt attempts last season. Last season Matz had bone spurs in his elbow that ended his season prematurely. Collins said he envisions Gsellman on the roster, be it as a reliever or a starter. Read More

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NCAA hockey tickets available at Scheels Arena Thursday

NCAA hockey tickets available at Scheels Arena Thursday

After another lengthy review, however, the goal was disallowed because the play was offside. "That's sports", senior UND defenseman Gage Ausmus said. The Terriers got the equalizer just 2:05 into the second period from Somerby, who scored his first goal of the season. "We couldn't be any more proud of these guys as far as leaving everything on the ice", UND coach Brad Berry said. Read More

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Podolski hits Germany victor against England to sign off in style

Podolski hits Germany victor against England to sign off in style

Only Lothar Matthäus (150) and Miroslav Klose (137) have more caps, while Podolski's 49 goals put him fourth on the list of all-time top scorers behind Klose (71), Gerd Müller (68) and Joachim Streich (59). Joe Hart was on hand to deny Leroy Sane soon after but in the end one goal was enough for Germany to record a friendly victory over England . But this was Poldi's night, and the 31-year-old certainly made the most of it... Read More

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Pep Guardiola: Man City manager expects 'huge' step forward

Pep Guardiola: Man City manager expects 'huge' step forward

City were eliminated from the competition on away goals after a 3-1 defeat on the night against the Ligue 1 leaders proved enough for Leonardo Jardim's side to progress following a 6-6 aggregate draw over the two legs. Martin Keown is backing Manchester City to claim a 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. My prediction for this game is a one-all draw. Read More

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Podolski the hero in final game for Germany

Podolski the hero in final game for Germany

Podolski made his global debut in 2004 in a pre-European Championships friendly with Hungary. That would soon change following this, the first of 79 league strikes in 169 Bundesliga matches in two spells with the Billy Goats. There also has to be a greater connection between the Football Association, the players and the supporters, although that is a hard topic after a match in which the England fans let everyone down with their moronic songs. Read More

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Mother of hit-and-run suspect pleads with him to come home

Mother of hit-and-run suspect pleads with him to come home

Though she said she could not condone what he did, she said she loved him and would stand by him "every step of the way" as she made her plea to cameras for Aidan to return. "My attractive baby girl passed away in my arms on 25/03/2017 at 23:38", she wrote on Facebook. However, my courageous baby girl saved two lives by donating her kidneys and pancreas. Read More

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Mets' Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence

Familia, who has undergone 12 counseling sessions and agreed to volunteer and donate money to anti-domestic violence groups, agreed with Manfred's assessment in his own statement. Familia's overall conduct that night was inappropriate'. "I apologize to the Mets' organization, my teammates, and all my fans". Familia said, in a statement, that he acted "in an unacceptable manner and am terribly disappointed in myself". Read More

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MLS move invigorates Schweinsteiger: I have a lot more to give

MLS move invigorates Schweinsteiger: I have a lot more to give

The German's visa application was the only formality preventing the switch from officially being finalised but that has now been done. You should see how much his presence influenced a training session we had this morning. Regarding his hard near five-month exile at the Red Devils, Basti said: "I'm not really a negative thinker". "They have a very good baseball team, a very good ice hockey team, a very good football team and, hopefully, soon a very good soccer team". Read More

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Whiteside's buzzer-beating tip-in lifts Heat past Pistons

The ball came off the rim again and Whiteside tipped it in just before time expired, and converted this time . Whiteside was the hero of the night with 17 points, including the game-winner. He advanced it to Dragic, who almost lost it out of bounds. The final play was reviewed and confirmed. Johnson threw Whiteside over his shoulder in celebration as Heat players sprinted off the bench to join in. Read More

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Goodell to attend Patriots' home-opener

Goodell to attend Patriots' home-opener

Goodell elected to attend two straight games in Atlanta during the playoffs rather than Patriots games at Gillette Stadium. Goodell had been mocked by many for steering clear of New England following the "Deflategate" saga. Yesterday, when asked about whether Goodell would be welcome in Foxboro, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said , "Look, he's commissioner of the league". Read More

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft on why they won't draft Joe Mixon

Patriots owner Robert Kraft on why they won't draft Joe Mixon

However, Kraft has always been against signing players accused of domestic violence. Mixon was suspended for the entire 2014 season after he pleaded guilty to assault. said he expects Mixon to be selected by the end of the second round. New England was just one team that had displayed interest in him. I don't believe Mixon should be publicly shunned by all 32 teams forever-but I also don't believe Detroit leadership can accept awards for their policies on this issue while repeatedly ... Read More

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Brazil qualify for 2018 World Cup following victory over Paraguay

Brazil qualify for 2018 World Cup following victory over Paraguay

Despite missing from the penalty spot, Neymar made amends by scoring a wonderful solo goal to book Brazil's place at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. An automatic berth in Russian Federation 2018 is all but secure for the Seleção , who resume World Cup qualifying August 30 against Ecuador. Argentina without their talisman Lionel Messi due to suspension are in fifth place and would have to qualify for Russian Federation via a playoff with an Oceania side. Read More

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Podolski reveals Hart's sweary message after goal

Podolski reveals Hart's sweary message after goal

In the first game since his appointment as permanent England boss, Southgate opted for an untried 3-4-3 line-up, featuring Burnley's Michael Keane and Jake Livermore of West Brom. "I think people recognise those who have made 100 caps, we have always given presentations for that, and people acknowledge the contribution they've made", he said . Read More

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Everton invite fans to send messages to Seamus Coleman

Everton invite fans to send messages to Seamus Coleman

World governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association have confirmed they will pay Everton captain Seamus Coleman's wages while he recovers from a double leg-break. The Real Madrid forward will be suspended for Wales' next World Cup qualifying match after being booked in the 0-0 draw away to Ireland last Friday. Read More

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Arsenal star hands fans positive update on contract negotiations

Arsenal star hands fans positive update on contract negotiations

I hope for him (Sanchez) and Ozil they extend with new contracts. Mesut Ozil says he dreams of winning the Champions League with Arsenal where he is "comfortable" and contracted until 2018. The Gunners haven't won the Premier League title since 2004 and sit outside of the top four in the competition. Per Nick Lustig of Sky Sports , Wenger recently told beIN Sports those talks have been put on hold, which could be seen as a bad sign. Read More

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Dustin Johnson Wins Three-in-a-Row

It was 32-year-old Johnson's sixth win on Tour since June - the most of any player - and a second consecutive WGC title following his WGC-Mexico Championship victory earlier in March. The victory does not get him into the Masters , because the Puerto Rico Open is held the same week as a World Golf Championship. "So honestly, as sad as I might emotionally feel, I'm extremely happy with what I did". Read More

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City, Liverpool draw 1-1 in thrilling Premier League game

Eight minutes later it was all square as Kevin De Bruyne's brilliantly measured cross from the right was unerringly dispatched by Aguero. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . City, in third place, stayed a point ahead of the Merseysiders with a game in hand thanks to Sergio Aguero's equalising goal. United's latest victory made them the first club to record 600 Premier League wins and put them within four points of the top four in the race to qualify for the Champions League. Read More

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Ref target of death threats after Kentucky loss

Ref target of death threats after Kentucky loss

Incredible that we had a chance", ESPN reported . De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo all found themselves in foul trouble with two early fouls. Additionally, Higgins has been receiving constant death threats. Higgins said in that SI piece that he doesn't pay attention to the things said about him online because it'd be impossible for him to maintain his sanity. Read More

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Australian GP: It's about time, says Sergio Marchionne after Ferrari win

Australian GP: It's about time, says Sergio Marchionne after Ferrari win

Although he has three World titles to his name, Lewis Hamilton's hunger to win another has "frickin doubled" especially after losing the crown past year. "I think we know what we have to do and it should be OK". It could be argued that it is just what the sport needed after three consecutive years of Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg - the reigning champion who watched Sunday's race unfold from his lounge in Monaco. Read More

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NBC flips its script for Winter Olympics

NBC flips its script for Winter Olympics

NBC announced Tuesday all of its Winter Olympics programming will be broadcast live across all time zones. Instead of using household ratings-as is traditional for sports-to guarantee audiences for advertisers in NBC primetime, all of NBCU's broadcast, cable and digital outlets will be measured using People 2+. Read More

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Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

Fagan retaliated by shoving Walton in the back and then it turned into a shouting match. She responded by shoving him in the back. It was certainly an awkward moment, but also kind of cool to see someone act on a grudge that old. The release stemmed from an altercation on the team . It is still unclear if Fagan and/or Walton will receive punishment. After losing two of three games in a weekend series at Florida, Auburn dropped one spot in both major softball polls. Read More

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Tiemoue Bakayoko would quit Monaco for Paris Saint-Germain - brother

But Tiemoue's brother Soualio Bakayoko, who plays for French third tier club Paris FC, has revealed his sibling dreams of playing for PSG. If I have to go to PSG I'll go, that's all'. Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has reportedly rejected a move to Arsenal over the summer after holding talks with Arsene Wenger. Though only 22-years-old, he has already established himself as a cornerstone in Monaco's side, and has proven himself able to perform both in Ligue 1 and the Champions League on ... Read More

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Lionel Messi Suspended Four Matches For Verbally Abusing Referee

Messi will miss Argentina's next South American qualifying game against Bolivia, scheduled for later Tuesday, with the remainder of the suspension served over his country's subsequent World Cup qualifiers. "I did not hear any offensive language from Messi or anyone else towards myself, besides the normal players' complaints (specially raising their hands) during the match ", the document quotes Ricci as saying. Read More

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A short week for McIlroy on long road to Masters

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - Five days after getting married, Trey Mullinax ran off nine birdies and saved par with a 15-foot putt on his last hole for a 9-under 63 to take the lead at the Puerto Rico Open. Group winners then advance to the knockout rounds starting on Saturday. Soren played great. I think I have to give him credit. "It was a matter of trying to keep the ball below the hole and recognizing that even par is most likely going to win the majority of matches today". Read More

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Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate refuses to sell England duty to anyone

The 46-year-old referenced veteran striker Jermain Defoe, who scored his first global goal since March 2013 against Lithuania on Sunday, and his hunger to force his way into his plans as being the level of craving he expects. "But we know what going to Scotland is going to be like and we have to go and play on a plastic pitch in Lithuania ". There's still plenty to do and we have got to keep looking to improve with every performance'. Read More

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Johnson holds off Rahm for WGC Match Play crown

Johnson holds off Rahm for WGC Match Play crown

When Rahm's chip came up short of the steep hill on the green, he faced a near impossible birdie putt and missed, allowing Johnson to win the match by halving the hole with a par. 14 in the world. For the first time in years, there is clear water between the world's best player and his nearest rival. "I was trying to do the best I could, but just things weren't happening, unfortunately for me". Read More

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I can captain England-Dier

Southgate makes an unlikely revolutionary but ahead of his first game as permanent manager, he outlined his vision for the national side. "We want them to be ambassadors". "I think Luke's sole focus has got to be how can he get himself back in the team if he is not in the team". Will Jermain Defoe feature for the Three Lions? Football Association chairman Greg Clarke described the chanting in Dortmund as "inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing". Read More

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Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

Environmental activists, including former vice-president Al Gore, denounced the plan. "Really clean coal", Trump said in a speech before signing the executive order . By contrast, renewable energy - including wind, solar and biofuels - now accounts for more than 650,000 U.S.jobs. "I look forward to advancing more policies that support an all-of-the-above approach to USA energy". Read More

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