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Federer set to rest up

Federer had defeated Nick Kyrgios in a three-hour semi-final duel on Friday, after winning the title at Indian Wells two weeks ago. Indeed, their rivalry had begun in this very tournament the year before. Thirteen years after Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal squared off for the first time in Miami , they came face-to-face at net late in the second set. Read More

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We're coming for you, Pochettino tells Chelsea

We're coming for you, Pochettino tells Chelsea

It has been a remarkable turnaround for Chelsea who could move a step closer to their second League and FA Cup double if they beat Tottenham at Wembley later this month. The Eagles pulled off a famous win at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke helping them come from behind to shock the league leaders with a 2-1 success. Read More

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After its stunner, Mississippi State turns to title game

The first OT win in the tournament spoiled Baylor's chance to play in the Final Four just 100 miles from campus. She said that play in the fourth quarter was on her mind in overtime. SC center Alaina Coates isn't at the Final Four after being lost for the year with an ankle injury. Vic Schaefer's team is 10-1 on neutral courts this year , but one could argue that the loss in Greenville to SC in the SEC tournament title game was, for all intents and purposes, a road game. Read More

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Curry shines against Wizards, Warriors win 11th straight

With most of their starters still on the floor, the Golden State focus then went toward getting Green the two points he needed to complete his fourth triple-double of the season. Until their final 24-point margin of victory in the final seconds, the Warriors' lead was as high as 22 points in the third quarter. Wizards: Washington last swept the season series 2-0 in 2009-10. Read More

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Dustin Johnson ponders staying in field for Shell Houston Open

World number one Dustin Johnson was victorious at the WGC World Matchplay on Sunday night, after defeat Spain's Jon Rahm in the final. By then, the world No1 was hanging on and could hardly believe that he was taken to the 18th hole for the second time in the day (he had earlier beaten Hideto Tanihara of Japan one up in the semi-final, while Rahm had beaten Bill Haas 3&2). Read More

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Dier linked with United

But, Carrick cannot go on forever and as he approaches the end of his distinguished playing career Mourinho appears to have a replacement locked his crosshairs, Spurs midfielder Eric Dier, who according to Sun Sport could make a £40m to Old Trafford. Read More

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Eric Dier calls for respectful support from England fans

Eric Dier calls for respectful support from England fans

The incident unfolded hours before England's friendly with Germany in Dortmund and, rather than act in haste on the day, the FA chose to mark the occasion at its World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on home turf. "You never want to see things like that, especially where you live". To play it, you need young, fresh, energetic legs. The match programmes will also contain a tribute to former England manager Graham Taylor, who died in January at the age of 72. Read More

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Wenger relieved fans didn't turn on team in draw with City

Wenger relieved fans didn't turn on team in draw with City

Victory would have been a welcome tonic for Wenger, who has come in for heavy criticism from Arsenal's fans, but after four defeats in five Premier League games, the point was welcome. The home side were deservedly level with five minutes remaining in the first half, Walcott netting opportunistically from close range after City failed to properly clear a corner, a napping Gael Clichy playing the Arsenal forward onside. Read More

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Gonzaga-North Carolina: Matchups that could make difference

Gonzaga-North Carolina: Matchups that could make difference

South Carolina , and he'll make big shots down the stretch vs. UNC. "You get outside the Gonzaga bubble and everyone thinks our school is pronounced Gon-ZAWG-a, (It's Gon-ZAG-a) and all we have is basketball", he said. UNC will play Gonzaga (37-1) Monday night for the national championship. Williams-Goss, a second-team All-American, led the Bulldogs to a 14-point lead in the second half but it disappeared quickly as the Gamecocks (26-11) went on a 14-point run to grab a 67-65 lead with ... Read More

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South Carolina Wins NCAA Women's Basketball Title

We played on the last day. Even that designation that we're looking at "either gender" is an important reminder that women's sports, particularly basketball, gets the short shrift. For two whole minutes, neither team scored since the start of the fourth quarter till Mississippi St made the first bucket. "We just never got one in that first half especially". Read More

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The Masters: Jordan Spieth offers advice on how to beat Dustin Johnson

The Masters: Jordan Spieth offers advice on how to beat Dustin Johnson

Those results have lifted him to fourth in the FedExCup standings and 14th in the Official World Golf Ranking, perhaps validating Phil Mickelson's claim that Rahm is one of the top five players in the world right now. Perth veteran Greg Chalmers is among the 115 golfers still vying for Augusta's last invite, which is afforded to the Houston Open victor. "It's just trying to do it. Read More

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Artemi Panarin scores twice in win over CBJ — Artemi Panarin

Both teams have plenty to play for on Sunday as the Bruins are not only looking for the fifth win in a row after knocking off the Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon, but are also looking to continue to solidify their playoff position. "It was a lot like he's been the last month", said Cassidy, whose team has a big showdown with Tampa on Tuesday. "Great shot by 'Bergy, ' really gave us a little bit of breathing room". Read More

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Virat Kohli in doubt for final Test against Australia

The feisty top-order batsman damaged his right shoulder when diving to save a boundary on the first day of the penultimate Test in Ranchi and was off the field during most of Australia's first innings in the drawn game. "So the more pressure we can put on the better". As I said earlier, I am not anxious about the end result or the match. The No.3 batsman of Indian test team said that the team wants to carry forward the good performances of second and third test matches to win the series. Read More

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SC wins 1st national title, beats Miss St 67-55

Mississippi State was determined to follow up its dramatic 66-64 overtime upset of UConn by securing a first title of its own, but the Gamecocks ruined those plans with help from A'ja Wilson. "They're really grounded", Schaefer said. Victoria Vivians led MSU with 12 points, but she was 4-for-16 from the field. Dawn Staley is going to savor her first NCAA championship. Read More

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Russell Westbrook posts 40th triple-double, but OKC Thunder toppled again

However, for Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan, it was an intangible that Westbrook put on display that has stood out this entire season. San Antonio and Oklahoma City fought back and forth for much of the fourth quarter. It was Westbrook's fifth consecutive triple-double. The dynamic point guard, duelling Houston's James Harden for league MVP honours, is also now a certainty to average a triple-double for the season, which would match Robertson's effort from the same '61-62 season that ... Read More

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Ranieri: 'I am very proud that my city remembered me'

Ranieri: 'I am very proud that my city remembered me'

Leicester's Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri has spoken of his pride at receiving an award for representing Rome in sport. "I never gave up, of course, and you should all not give up if someone casts you aside". There were pitches with no grass, at times we had no water, no training equipment. "I don't want to talk about it until then", he said. "It all started in England, so it seems right to resume in England". Read More

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Houston Open: Rickie Fowler leads after first round

Houston Open: Rickie Fowler leads after first round

Sunday in hopes of concluding play before afternoon storms, possibly severe, roll into the Houston area. He bogeyed on 17 and double-bogeyed on the 18th hole to give Kang a little more breathing room heading into the final round. "I was planning on not going, but I was going to try my best to win". For his part Kang played a solid round of golf in hard circumstances and with a 1-under 71 is at 17-under for the week and in good position to claim his first PGA Tour title. Read More

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Warriors blast Rockets late, improve winning streak to 10 games

Though the game remained close throughout the third quarter and start of the fourth, the Warriors did not take the lead until that massive run in the fourth quarter. Your Spurs fall to 57-17 and are now three games back of the one seed with the Warriors having only seven games left. The win-which was the Warriors' ninth straight-gives the team some breathing room in the Western Conference standings. Read More

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Gonzaga holds off South Carolina 77-73 in Final Four

And to be playing the last game of the season, we have a chance to play for it all. But considering Saturday night's neck-and-neck finish, there wasn't a whole lot of excitement in the University of Phoenix stadium until after halftime. Theo Pinson briefly went out of the game, adding to North Carolina's offensive woes. Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 for the Bulldogs. Waiting for them were fiery Frank Martin and the big-game Gamecocks - and they took them head on for a tense 40 minutes. Read More

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Gonzaga, North Carolina a hefty NCAA title matchup

Gonzaga, North Carolina a hefty NCAA title matchup

WRONG. Meeks missed the second charity shot, and North Carolina got the board. Saturday night was a wash, rinse and (almost) repeat of the horror North Carolina had to be redeemed from in the first place in this Final Four. "I've never won a game from the bench". "Hey look", North Carolina's Justin Jackson said, "we're moving on". Both teams struggled to make shots all game long, with the exception of the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Meeks-who ate up the undersized Ducks with 25 points and ... Read More

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Argentina lose to Bolivia hours after Messi ban

Footballer Lionel Messi has been found guilty of violating art. 57 of the FDC for having directed insulting words at an assistant referee. The 29-year-old was penalised for a foul and proceeded to wave his arms and shout insults at the referee's assistant Marcelo Van Gasse, with whom he refused to shake hands at the final whistle. Read More

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UNC downs OR, to meet Gonzaga in NCAA men's basketball championship

All part of a career night for the North Carolina senior, who was on the bench a year ago when Villanova devastatingly ended the Tar Heels' chance at a title with a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Ennis had 18 points and six rebounds, while Bell had 13 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks. "When things got tough, we banded together". Kennedy Meeks had just missed two free throws, but thankfully Theo Pinson tipped it out to Joel Berry II. Read More

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Gonzaga in first NCAA basketball final

All season, these Tar Heels - most of whom were part of last year's team, the one that lost the title on an unbelievable buzzer-beater by Villanova's Kris Jenkins - have talked about getting back here, back to the title game, back to the spot they fell just short of. Read More

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Oakland Raiders to Move to Las Vegas

They went 2-6 in Houston while going 6-2 on the road. "This was my decision. No way I would pay my money to attend a game". The Mercury News reports, "NFL executives were not moved by Oakland investors saying they could start building a new football stadium nearly immediately". Read More

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Carrie Lam becomes Hong Kong's first female Chief Executive

But Hong Kong Election Committee member Starry Lee insists Ms Lam will do the right thing by the people- and the city as a whole. Lam, 59, who will be the city's first woman leader, was formerly his deputy. Mrs Lam had been plagued by controversy over issues such as backpedalling on her initial decision to retire this year from politics entirely, and her signing of an agreement to build a HK$3.5 billion (S$630.5 million) Palace Museum, inspired by its Beijing counterpart, without public ... Read More

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OR hit with the memes after losing to North Carolina

A bloated University of Phoenix Stadium crowd of 77,612 had finally taken to gasping. With the Win: North Carolina will go for their seventh national title against the Gonzaga Bulldogs who are going for their first. He wound up on a shiny 11 for 13, and he spiced the work with 14 rebounds , only three fewer than the bonanza to which he had treated Kentucky. As he had against Kentucky, limiting Monk's looks at the rim with a harassing defensive style, Jackson accomplished something no ... Read More

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