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Federer edges out Berdych in Miami Open epic

In the women's tournament, Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova avenged her Australian Open quarter-final loss to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the 26th-seeded Croat to secure a spot in the semi-finals. "I feel like I earned it more", said Federer, the 2005 and 2006 champion on Key Biscayne. The No. 10 seed will square off for the title against 12th-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who is also making her first appearance in a Miami Open championship match . Read More

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Federer wins his fifth title at Indian Wells

With Federer winning the Australian Open and Wawrinka claiming last September's U.S. Open, Sunday's final will bring together the two most recent grand slam champions. Now I won it and I'm so, so happy. "I guess I achieved that", Federer said. "This is just a dream start", Federer, who will climb four spots to world number six on Monday, said courtside. Read More

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Southgate calls out shameful England fans

Podolski had to hold back the tears as the anthems were belted out before kick-off and even England goalkeeper Joe Hart felt the need to congratulate the World Cup victor in the aftermath of his 69th minute thunderbolt. "We haven't got the win which we would have liked, but I think people can see the commitment of the players in the way that they played". Podolski captained the world champions to their first win over old rivals England on home soil since 1987. Read More

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Fowler shoots 64 for 1-shot lead at Houston Open

I didn't hit my irons close, I didn't make a lot of great putts. "We had a 230 (yard) hole and no help". Fowler overcame damp conditions and a chilly, breezy morning to jump to a hot start. Jordan Spieth is among the biggest names in the field, and he enjoyed a solid start with a three-under 69. Kang's only experience of Majors have thus far come at the US Open - in 2011 and 2016 - but with a coveted spot at the US Masters on offer for the victor in Houston, he could yet find himself teeing ... Read More

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Konta downs Venus to reach Miami final

Johanna Konta's stranglehold over Venus Williams continues as she became the first British woman to reach the Miami Open final. Konta, who can rise to seventh in the world rankings if she beats Wozniacki, broke Williams again before serving successfully for the match at the second time of asking. Read More

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Dustin Johnson remains on course to create history in Texas

Seeking a third win in succession and to become the third player after Rory McIlroy (2015) and Woods (three times) to win this event as top seed, Johnson had not been taken to the 17th hole all week. "I didn't give him any holes, except for 10 (where) I three-putted". With five WGC's to his name, Johnson is second only to Tiger Woods in that particular roll of honour. Read More

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Rafael Nadal reaches Key Biscayne final for 5th time

On 5-5, Fabio was up 30-0, then Nadal won six points in a row to break Fognini and reach his third final this year after the two lost at the Australian Open and Acapulco. "I give him a present the first set". "Last final was in 2011.it's no more pressure for me to play here the final than playing in Monte-Carlo or playing in Indian Wells". Read More

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Manchester Utd v West Brom Betting Tips

Manchester Utd v West Brom Betting Tips

I've enjoyed playing so many games and learning from those experiences. "But mid-season friendly matches mixed with qualification matches , I don't think that makes sense", Moruinho was reported as saying by the Daily Mail . "When I signed I just wanted to play in the Premier League and knew that wasn't a given when I came here". The hosts are the favourites to win this game, however, its always hard to predict games in the Premier League and that's where Odinbet comes in.... Read More

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Juan Mata ruled out for season after undergoing groin surgery

The Spaniard has scored 10 goals in 39 games for the Red Devils this season and with a flurry of games on the horizon, the midfielder's absence presents an unwanted headache for Jose Mourinho. United are still battling for a top-four finish in the Premier League and the UEFA Europa League crown. Manchester United will have to make do without star midfielder Juan Mata for the foreseeable future, as the Spain worldwide has undergone surgery to fix a groin injury, the club announced Friday. Read More

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Federer makes semis, Wozniacki reaches Miami Open final

While Zverev pushed Rafael Nadal to an epic five-set match at the 2017 Australian Open, Kyrgios has produced flashes of a future multi-time Grand Slam champion, albeit letting his emotions get the better of him on several occasions. However, Kyrgios" bag of trick shots let him down in the second-set tiebreaker, netting a between-the-legs "tweener' shot to hand Zverev the set. "But at the end of the day, you have to try with what you have that day, and today was not enough". Read More

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United States women's hockey team averts boycott

With just enough time to hit the practice ice before the opening game Friday against Team Canada, USA Hockey and its national women's team settled their wage dispute late Tuesday . USA Hockey is also legally required to "provide equitable support and encouragement for participation by women where separate programs for male and female athletes are conducted on a national basis". Read More

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Coaches at women's NCAA Final Four have deep connections

Let me tell you, this team is no different. The team is no different. UConn is not the team they were past year when they had the three top draft picks. "They have a will to win and they found a way to get it done (in their NCAA Eilite 8 win) against Baylor (last weekend)", said Nurse, who is one of two players who, along with Samuelson, are the two current UConn players who started against MSU last season in their Sweet 16 win against the Bulldogs. Read More

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Under-fire Wenger finds a friend in Guardiola

The Citizens have been held to draws in their last two, at home to Stoke and Liverpool, but they're now unbeaten in seven and seven points clear of the Gunners, though they have played a game more. Cech suffered a calf injury in the 3-1 defeat to West Brom last time out and will miss the upcoming Premier league games against Manchester City and West Ham, with Wenger hoping the goalkeeper will be fit to face Crystal Palace on April 10. Read More

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Conte: Real's Hazard interest a compliment

Chelsea are 10 points clear at the top of the table with 10 games left, but Conte is not taking the remaining fixtures for granted. Conte says the Premier League is superior to other leagues, in a pointed remark about the established Real-Barcelona duopoly in LaLiga which Atletico Madrid have challenged. Read More

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Antonio Conte fires warning to Eden Hazard about Real Madrid

But Stamford Bridge chiefs have chose to bring talks forward after increased speculation that Hazard is the top summer target for Real Madrid . "I don't know [if Chelsea will listen to offers]", he told a news conference. "They have a lot of great players - Benteke is a top player, the same with Zaha, Townsend is another player I like a lot, Cabaye, Puncheon, a lot of great players". Read More

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Manchester City charged with failing to control players

Liverpool looked nearly set to go beyond City into the table and grab the third spot after James Milner put the visitors the lead with a penalty early in the second half. "Because it's not easy to play central defender with this manager", Guardiola said. Indeed, if the Premier League table was based on home form alone, Tottenham are six points clear of Chelsea at the top - albeit having played two games more on home soil. Read More

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Larson Turning a Corner at Martinsville

Larson Turning a Corner at Martinsville

The Elk Grove, Calif., native won the Xfinity Series race Saturday, and then took the lead on the final restart of a green-white-checkered finish in the Cup Series on Sunday. Qualifying isn't an issue as Logano has been in the top three starting positions in the last six races with three poles including the top spot in the last two spring races. Read More

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Former LA Rams S T.J. McDonald Signs With Miami Dolphins

However, McDonald, who started 53 games for the Rams over the past four years, won't be allowed to play the first eight games of the 2017 season because of an National Football League suspension. McDonald will be allowed to participate in Miami's offseason program and camp. McDonald will serve an eight-game suspension as a result of last year's arrest for crashing into a parked vehicle. Read More

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Kansas embarrassed by OR, 74-60

The Ducks survived a three-point win over Rhode Island and beat MI by one on Thursday to reach the Elite Eight . So when OR beat Kansas on Saturday evening in the Elite Eight round of the tournament, the victory was very sweet for the Nike co-founder. Read More

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High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped?

In the other Midwest semifinal, third-seeded OR and sensational forward Dillon Brooks will try to end seventh-seeded Michigans dream postseason by earning a spot in the Elite Eight. In addition to only giving him two shots from the field, he also turned the ball over four times in the first 20 minutes. "I've always been an understudy", Graham said. Read More

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Roger Federer wins ATP Indian Wells Masters title

Federer now joins Djokovic as a five-time victor at the event and becomes the oldest champion in the tournament's history, surpassing Jimmy Connors who was 31 when he triumphed in 1984. After serve had dominated the first set, Wawrinka blinked first and Federer broke at 5-4 to take the lead. "I would like to congratulate Roger", a tearful Wawrinka said. Read More

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Arsenal Names Its Price for Alexis Sanchez

Wenger is reported to have been offered a new two-year contract by Arsenal . "As you said, the interpretation is not always exactly what they wanted to say. Arsenal badly need a win on Sunday to make up ground on the top four, having dropped to sixth place after an alarming slump that includes four losses in their last five league matches. Read More

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Trump trade tweet sets tone for tense first meeting with China leader

But Trump has said that China "has done little to help" in countering the belligerence of North Korea, a country he said in a tweet was "behaving very badly" and had been "playing the United States for years". Commenting on a question about China-U.S. trade links, Lu said the two countries' trade and economies are highly complementary. Senate Democrats introduced a bill last week that would call on the president to release logs of visitors to the White House and Trump's private properties, ... Read More

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Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

Yeah. Absolutely. What a neat game to be a part of, especially when you're on the winning end". And let me say this: North Carolina is so good, and they've been so good all year. The deft passing of Ball, the outside shooting of Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton and the versatile scoring of T.J. Leaf kept UCLA competitive for awhile, but the Bruins' prolific offense was never dialed-in enough to make up for their swiss-cheese defense. Read More

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