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Pacquiao to fight Australia's Horn in July

Pacquiao to fight Australia's Horn in July

It didn't work out and thank goodness Jeff was still on the table, so we chose to do it". There were only a few "remaining points" to become finalised before the fight was officially announced. "Then, we're going to have press conferences in Australia for about a week, then we'll come back to the United States and we'll figure that out", Arum said. Read More

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Carrick: Manchester United won't give up on top four

Carrick: Manchester United won't give up on top four

A ninth draw in 16 Premier League home games this season cost United the opportunity to close the gap on Manchester City, but after equalising in the 94th minute they will be grateful to have salvaged a point against Everton . "I think the Manchester United fans have enjoyed what they are seeing a lot more than under Van Gaal". "But it's an wonderful unbeaten run we've had (of 20 league games) but too many draws at home (nine in the league) and that's why we are in the position we are". Read More

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ESPN Replaces Sage Steele With Michelle Beadle For 'NBA Countdown'

ESPN Replaces Sage Steele With Michelle Beadle For 'NBA Countdown'

However, while Beadle is surely excited to advance her media career even further, it appears that her counterpart in Steele was removed from her now previous role due to a string of controversial comments. When ESPN announced that Sage Steele will be replaced, the black community rejoiced. However, it does seem unlikely that this was a political choice, as Steele still has a prominent presence at ESPN outside of " NBA Countdown ". Read More

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Barca express 'surprise and outrage' at Messi ban

Barca express 'surprise and outrage' at Messi ban

Pending an appeal, Messi will only be available to play in Argentina's final qualifier, on October 10 against Ecuador. Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been hit with a four-game ban by football's governing body FIFA and fined $10,000 after verbally abusing a match official while on global duty. Read More

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Title race back - Conte

Title race back - Conte

Chelsea's loss to Palace brought the title race back to life, with Tottenham now just seven points adrift of Conte's side. The Eagles looked to be on course for a routine defeat against Antonio Conte's title favourites when they fell behind after less than five minutes at Stamford Bridge , but Wilfried Zaha and Benteke responded with a quickfire double to turn the game on its head. Read More

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McIlroy leaving nothing to chance in 3rd bid for Grand Slam

Dustin Johnson (5-1). He is the favorite and with good reason. Johnson is not one for conversation. On the slanted table-top greens at Augusta, OK won't do it. The 32-year-old has built solidly on a breakout year in 2016, when he picked up a first major win at the US Open, and boasts an average driving distance of 316.2 yards, second on the PGA Tour this season. Read More

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DJ injures back in fall, hopes to play Masters

Masters favourite Dustin Johnson took a serious fall on a staircase Wednesday and injured his lower back, and his manager said it was uncertain whether the world's No. The American star, who has not withdrawn from the year's first major championship starting Thursday, was the oddsmakers' favorite after winning his past three starts. Read More

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Johnson injures back falling down stairs on eve of Masters

Mention that he is the first player in more than 40 years to arrive at the Masters having won his last three tournaments, and Johnson will shrug and say that his game is solid, he's working hard and that he's playing pretty well. McIlroy is the only player among the top four in the world to have not won this year. Rickie Fowler this week described the 32-year-old American as a "freak of nature". Read More

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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in Miami Open final

AFP. Roger Federer denied Rafael Nadal a first Miami Open title as he powered his way to a straight-sets victory in Sunday's final. Fifth seed Nadal had his moments but had far greater trouble holding serve than Federer, who would have won more easily had he converted more than two of the nine break point opportunities. Read More

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Take your medicine to tame Augusta, says McIlroy

Looking at things like driving and scoring stats from this year's PGA Tour, we've compared the four favourites, along with Lowry, to get an idea of who's looking good going into the tournament. Length off the tee is important, but Greens In Regulation might be the more relevant statistic this week. "I know everybody makes mistakes", Johnson said. Read More

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Mane's season could be over, says Klopp

Liverpool will be without skipper Jordan Henderson and midfielder Adam Lallana for the Bournemouth clash, with striker Divock Origi set to replace Mane in the starting lineup. "We expect results from ourselves, we want to fight for everything". "You can really be sure we are really working on this with a lot of different things, but obviously it is not our best skill of all the football skills". Read More

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Johnson defeats Rahm to claim Match Play title

Johnson had also been pushed in his semi-final match against Japan's Hideto Tanihara where he also squeezed out a 1up victory with a par at the 18. In the end, that experience might have helped him. Scottish No 1 Catriona Matthew closed with a 71 for a five-under-par 283 total, tying for 35th and winning $10,176. Such status is fully merited: Johnson has lifted six trophies in nine months. Read More

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Archer, Rays eye bounce-back year, begin against Yankees

Now, he looks to set the tone for a bounce-back year when the Rays begin anew Sunday against the New York Yankees in the first game of the major league season. Archer pitched well, but got into trouble in the seventh, with the bases loaded and two outs. "Just because it was the first game of the season, maybe I was a bit hyped up", Tanaka said through a translator. Read More

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Sunderland stand by Moyes but deem comments "wholly unacceptable"

Moyes was involved in an exchange with BBC Newcastle and Radio Five Live reporter Vicki Sparks after the Black Cats' 0-0 Premier League draw with Burnley at the Stadium of Light on March 18. " David recognised this immediately, proactively bringing the matter to the attention of the CEO and apologising to the reporter ", it said. He said that he had been supportive of women's football at the clubs he had managed, although Sunderland's women's team was recently downgraded to part-time ... Read More

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Victor Moses Doubtful For Man City Clash

Conte, who has insisted he will see out his three year contract with Chelsea despite reports linking him to the Inter Milan job in Italy, saw his side's 10 point lead cut to seven over Tottenham Hotspur. City were in the ascendancy but found themselves behind at the break after Fernandinho clumsily brought down Pedro and conceded a penalty. Silva poked and prodded inventively at the Chelsea defence all evening and Stones should have done better than planting his 65th-minute corner ... Read More

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Severe storms likely Wednesday; 'elevated' tornado risk

Severe storms likely Wednesday; 'elevated' tornado risk

Forecasters said a wide area including large parts of Alabama, Georgia and SC were under threat of powerful, long-lived tornadoes as severe storms raked the region. Patrons were evacuated because of the stormy weather. We've seen a few sprinkles around and we'll have that chance through about 6 p.m. Additional severe storms into the afternoon could also be of high impact. Read More

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Kohli is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World

Kohli is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World

His innings of 235 against England during a Test match in Mumbai was described by Almanack editor Lawrence Booth as a sign the 28-year-old was the "spiritual successor to Sachin Tendulkar". Both the batsmen have been awarded the positions due to the immeasurable contribution in a 2-2 drawn series in England, which, for a brief period, had propelled Pakistan to the top of ICC Test Rankings. Read More

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Southgate: We lost to a fairytale goal but England should've won

Southgate: We lost to a fairytale goal but England should've won

Germany are looking for a first home win against their rivals since 1987, and England crushed them 5-1 in Munich in 2001 with three for Michael Owen. We achieved both of those things, but I don't like losing and neither do the players", he said . Some booed the German national anthem, while songs referencing the First and Second World Wars were also heard from the England section in the stadium. Read More

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Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham will not repeat mistakes of last title race

Early in the second period both sides had penalty appeals waved away by the referee, while Spurs then brought on striker Vincent Janssen just after the hour mark as they searched for a leveller. "Today was a hard game and the team showed big character". "If you compare Chelsea and Tottenham over the last 10 years, it is true Chelsea won more titles", Pochettino said. Read More

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North Carolina beats Gonzaga for sixth national title

North Carolina beats Gonzaga for sixth national title

North Carolina won the national title under a cloud of academic scandal. "It's all worth it". Kenny Williams of North Carolina celebrating the 2017 men's college basketball championship win. I'm sitting over there, I'm not thinking the officials are doing a awful job. "I think it affected his lift and explosiveness". Whatever the dad-gum word means, it has to apply somewhere to this Carolina Basketball team that missed 47 shots, 23 three-pointers and 11 free throws, got outrebounded by ... Read More

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Fournette, Adams improve key times during LSU pro day

Fournette, Adams improve key times during LSU pro day

Fournette showed up to the Scouting Combine at what he described as a water-logged 240 pounds, and since that time, has apparently dropped 12 pounds ... It really doesn't matter. "So I definitely put my mind to it and I worked hard at it". His 42 total touchdowns rank third in LSU history and his average of 6.2 yards per carry ranks first. Read More

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Mane could be out for rest of the season

It's half Man of the Match poll and half power ranking, and we want to use it to find out who you think played well after each Liverpool match and, at the other end, who you'd maybe like to see given the next game off. Liverpool will also be without skipper Jordan Henderson and midfielder Adam Lallana for the visit of Bournemouth, but forward Daniel Sturridge is back in training for the first time since the start of February. Read More

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Arsenal Fans Should Be Careful What They Wish For, Warns Gael Clichy

Arsenal Fans Should Be Careful What They Wish For, Warns Gael Clichy

Shkodran Mustafi says Arsenal must "close their ears" to the speculation around Arsene Wenger's future and think about only what they can control. I am quite pleased that people can realise it is not as easy as it looks. 'That's what you want to do. Nobody asked me who is captain. "I think it will be important to not let a lot of crosses into the box because defending crosses is hard". Read More

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