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'Bust' Of All Jokes: Bizarre Cristiano Ronaldo Statue Mocked On Twitter

An image of Cristiano Ronaldo sits next to the Madeira airport sign at the Madeira worldwide airport outside Funchal, the capital of Madeira island, Portugal, Wednesday March 29, 2017. However, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said the tribute was legitimate because it was decided by an elected government. "The bronze bust squashes the player's eyes close together, and the cheeky raised-eyebrow smile more resembles a leer". Read More

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Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 13th hole of his match during round one of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas . Phil Mickelson has cruised through to the last 16 at the WGC-Dell Technologies World Match Play after recording three group wins. It came a day after defending champion Jason Day pulled out of the event in Austin, Texas , to spend time with his mother as she undergoes treatment for lung cancer. Read More

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Rafa on track for Roger showdown; Venus wins in Miami Open

After looking badly out of sorts, Nadal was able to rediscover his form in the second set and in the end ran out a comfortable victor. The Miami Open could see Nadal take on Roger Federer in the final, a repeat of the 2017 Australian Open final, but should he defeat Sock in his next game, the Spaniard will have to defeat Kei Nishikori to make it to the finals. Read More

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Dustin Johnson's Masters odds shortening following WGC Dell Match-Play triumph

Guys like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Hideki Matsuyama have played well, but none of them have played to the level that Johnson has played. "It's beating", he said Saturday, pausing for effect before adding, "Not very fast". He made no secret of that fact, either, in endorsing the confidence which has been justified by such a successful baptism in the professional game. Read More

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Arsene Wenger Reveals Double Injury Blow Before Crucial Manchester City Fixture

Arsene Wenger Reveals Double Injury Blow Before Crucial Manchester City Fixture

Midfielder Santi Cazorla, who was initially expected to return early this year, will not play again this season as the 32-year-old Spaniard has failed to recover from an ankle injury sustained in October last year, Wenger confirmed. Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be out of contract next summer, and so sorting their respective futures out will be a major priority for the club. "Yes I understand that [other interpretations], I have not a lot to add". Read More

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Porter Jr. lead West in a win at McDonald's All-American Game

Porter Jr. lead West in a win at McDonald's All-American Game

Walker was part of the West team, which won the game by a score of 109-107. "I think for all of us there is a lot of pressure that people put on us", said Porter. "We were talking a lot of mess", said Brown. "I could just give her a phone call at night and she'll be fine with it". Down to Kansas, Duke, Arizona, Baylor and Seton Hall, Duval, who unofficially visited Kansas during the weekend of Late Night in the Phog and returned for his official visit when Kansas played host to Baylor on ... Read More

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WTA MIAMI - Caroline Wozniacki beats Pliskova and reaches her 45th career-final

Wozniacki, now ranked 14th in the world, broke early to take a 3-0 lead before Pliskova clawed her only game of the set back, though it was ultimately to no avail. "Having a place here, training here in the off-season, playing kind of on home advantage, it's special to be in my first finals here". "It is tough when you lose that first set especially having set points, it hits you a little bit". Read More

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SEC Commissioner Responds to Arkansas Conceal Campus Carry Bill

SEC Commissioner Responds to Arkansas Conceal Campus Carry Bill

An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums. Under the proposal, college stadiums such as the University of Arkansas' Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences would be able to designate sensitive areas where they wouldn't want people to carry concealed handguns. Read More

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Neymar Drops Strongest Hint Yet He'll Be Coming To The Premier League

These are coaches with whom any player would like to work with. Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona took advantage of the extra man to best Valencia at Camp Nou. "I admire Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool - these are the teams that are always there fighting". He even cited Leicester City's fairy tale finish last season as a testament to the Premier League's strength and balance. Read More

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Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren Advance Early at WGC Dell Match Play

Bill Haas chipped in from 100 feet for par on the second hole to stay alive. Casey now plays former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and with the victor, after Schwartzel also made it two wins for two matches, to advance to the last 16. And Kjeldsen, who had never previously won a match in the tournament, won four holes in succession from the 10th on his way to a 4&3 victory to book his place in the knockout stages. Read More

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Atlético Madrid continue to track Alexis Sanchez' situation at Arsenal

Sanchez hinted at a move to Arsenal's city rivals by giving an interview during the global break in which he said he wanted to stay in London and play for a team that aspired to winning titles. "I can understand that completely". Having made a light-hearted joke about Alexis Sanchez's midweek comments, Arsene Wenger then got hardline. In fact that message may be more to the Arsenal board than to our current manager, don't you think? "It is a odd season because we played 20 games unbeaten, ... Read More

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Greg Hardy Stopped From Joining Indoor Football League Team By Fans' Vote

Greg Hardy Stopped From Joining Indoor Football League Team By Fans' Vote

However, given the extremely sensitive and controversial nature of Hardy's past, the team didn't want to proceed with activating him without the consent of the fan base. Also last fall, Hardy announced his commitment to a new career in MMA fighting . Hardy made his return to the National Football League by signing with Dallas after earning the support of team owner Jerry Jones. Read More

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Ferrari boss opens up on championship plan after Australian Grand Prix win

This trend started in Australia, where Vettel was leading and Ferrari opted not to take advantage of a red flag, sending the German back out on old rubber, ultimately costing him the victory. The Finn, who had been widely expected to pose no threat to Hamilton, was impressive in his first race appearance with Mercedes and crossed the line less than 1.5 seconds adrift of Hamilton. Read More

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Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

Ronaldo will play in his hometown of Funchal Tuesday when Portugal faces Sweden in a friendly soccer match. He already has another statue, a museum and a hotel named for him in Madeira. The change was decided by the Madeira regional government after Portugal won the 2016 European Championship. The footballer, who has a record 138 national team appearances, seemed to laugh off any embarrassment over the statue, laughing and joking with guests at the ceremony. Read More

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Shadab shines again as Pakistan cricket deny Windies

Shadab shines again as Pakistan cricket deny Windies

But fast bowler Hasan Ali only gave away 10 runs, despite going for boundaries on the first two balls of the bowler. Shehzad's injury will have caused plenty of concern, but Shadab helped calm Pakistan's fears surrounding the state of the game, the teenager's spin removing Walton (21), Kieron Pollard (3), Rovman Powell (0) and the key man in Samuels. Read More

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Brazil becomes first team to qualify, Argentina struggles

Brazil becomes first team to qualify, Argentina struggles

Paraguay were impressive early on, but on 34 minutes, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with a fine effort after combining with Paulinho. Brazil are big favorites, and with Neymar and Coutinho in form, they're one of the most entertaining national teams around. Brazil is back in qualifying action against Ecuador in the same month. Read More

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NFL Owners Approve Oakland Raiders' Move To Las Vegas

The vote to move comes after Oakland officials and Raiders fans fought to keep the team in the Bay Area. The Raiders, at least in their heyday, were the epitome of a nasty, break the rules - and some of your bones - type of team. His team continued playing in Oakland while the court battle was ongoing, playing two seasons before Davis finally won the right to move. The Rams moved from St. Read More

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Wild's Parise could return next week after scary collision

Wild's Parise could return next week after scary collision

Parise didn't return and Wild coach Bruce Boudreau didn't sound optimistic in his postgame press conference when he said Parise could be dealing with more damage than just to his eye. Playing both wing spots, Parise has been bumped at times from his usual spot on the first line, but Boudreau has consistently expressed confidence in his game despite the substandard production. Read More

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Day unsure on Masters

Day unsure on Masters

Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Mickelson and Adam Scott are among 30 players in the field who already are in The Masters. And if you're wondering how Tiger Woods stacks up, the 14-time major champ once won seven events in a row and nine out of 12 during one point from 2006 to 2007. Read More

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United States women and USA Hockey reach tentative four-year deal

Just three days before hosting the world championships , USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice. While on the men's side American hockey has grown quite a bit, the national team they put together tends to be pretty mediocre. Former Beaver Stephanie Anderson, a member of Team USA's player pool, as well as current players Alexis Joyce and Emily Bergland, and incoming freshman Mak Langei, all said they would not be ... Read More

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GGG outlasts Jacobs in close unanimous decision

The IBF title will still be on the line for the Kazakh fighter, but Jacobs will not be eligible to claim it even if he gets the better of his unbeaten opponent. Several of his listeners responded, basically, with a "We've heard that before" mantra. Of course I want that fight, ” Golovkin said. Gennady Golovkin returns to action on Saturday night to defend his middleweight titles against Daniel Jacobs. Read More

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Linares defeats lionheart Crolla to retain lightweight title

He hasn't lost in five years. Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 KOs) acquired legions of new fans in boxing-mad Manchester for an incident that happened outside the ring . When he unleashed his best weapon - the right uppercut -- Crolla was a willing target. Although demonstrably hurt, he wouldn't take a backward step and Linares wasn't able to apply the finisher. Read More

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Federer welcomes Indian Wells progress

Kristina Mladenovic outlasted Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday and break into the top 20 in the WTA Tour rankings for the first time in her career. "Anything else but a finals, it nearly doesn't matter which round it would be", he added of what will be the 36th meeting between the two - their first before the quarter-finals since they launched their rivalry in 2004. Read More

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Seamus Coleman facing six months out for Everton FC

Martin O'Neill has backed Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman to return to his "brilliant" best after undergoing surgery to fix his double leg fracture. "We've got to remember that and stay positive". Coleman was treated at length on the pitch and given oxygen before being taken off the field on a stretcher. Read More

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De'Aaron Fox Just Dominated Lonzo Ball For 40 Minutes

I could find others. UCLA Bruins freshman point guard Lonzo Ball announced at the conclusion of Friday night's game against Kentucky that he would not be returning to school for his sophomore season, likely to enter the 2017 NBA Draft. The star freshman played so well in the second half of the second-round win over Cincinnati, it looked as if he could carry the Bruins all the way to the Final Four. Read More

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GST Bill revolutionary, hope it passes through consensus: Arun Jaitley

GST Bill revolutionary, hope it passes through consensus: Arun Jaitley

Once passed and the new tax is introduced on 1 July, a host of transactions such as leasing of land, renting of buildings as well as EMIs paid for purchase of under-construction houses will start attracting the Goods and Services Tax. Positive changes include the zero-rated treatment of supplies to Special Economic Zones with refunds for inputs, the extension of time limit for payment of tax to 180 days from 90 days for credit reversal with interest, this will provide industry some time to ... Read More

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Saints sign QB Chase Daniel

Saints sign QB Chase Daniel

The 30-year-old has completed 65.4 percent of his passes with one touchdown and one interception over 78 career attempts. Back-up QB Luke McCown is still on the Saints roster (at least, for now), but McCown would be the only QB on the Saints roster under contract for the 2018 season. Read More

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