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'It's my country, I will go no matter what'

Toews also was disappointed in the decision. Pavelski said he's still holding out hope that a deal can be reached guaranteeing National Hockey League participation in Pyeongchang. "It's a great experience to have them at the Olympics". With both the 2018 and the 2022 Winter Games in Asia and the National Hockey League making efforts to tap into that region's lucrative market, the logic behind the decision was lost on Swedish goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who plays for the New York Rangers. Read More

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Roger Federer's incredible resurgence continues with a Miami Open win

Roger Federer's incredible resurgence continues with a Miami Open win

Despite a few edgy moments in the second, the 35-year-old always appeared in control and forced the crucial break at 4-4 before again holding his serve to seal the title. I'm not 24 anymore so things have changed in a big way. "I have been playing well during the whole event". "I think I am close to where I need to be", the Spaniard, who has never won in Miami , told reporters. Read More

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57-year-old Fred Couples in contention again at the Masters

57-year-old Fred Couples in contention again at the Masters

Phil Mickelson says he is confident of challenging for the Masters after moving to level-par following the first two days. "I am little edgy because I feel I can still win it". Since turning 50 he has been in the top-10 after 36 holes no fewer than six times. But his best finish in any of those outings was sixth in 2010. "I'm a competitor, so I like to believe in myself", he said. Read More

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Matt Kuchar Aces The 16th, Makes Young Fan's Day

Matt Kuchar Aces The 16th, Makes Young Fan's Day

Kuchar finished his day and the tournament at 5-under for a tie for fourth place. He retrieved the ball, signed it and gave it to a young boy along the ropes. 15 and 16 and a closing birdie on No. 18 got him back to 1-under. "I feel bad I went so downhill while Rickie was still in it there, because it is tough when you don't see a ball go in the hole", Spieth said. Read More

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Pressure on Maple Leafs going into final weekend of season

Pressure on Maple Leafs going into final weekend of season

Many live and die by the way this team performs. The Leafs went about business Saturday morning with little sign of apprehension, with players cracking jokes and pranking each other. On the minus side, both the Lightning and the Islanders have easier opponents, none of whom have any compelling reason to win. "I didn't want to put myself in a position.where somehow the game would be influenced by that". Read More

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Rose blooms on Augusta's back nine to grab share of lead

Rose , who was three shots off the lead entering Saturday's third round, finished with a 5-under-par 67. They are at 6-under 210 for 54 holes. Can he catch Jack Nicklaus for six green jackets? Reigning US Open champion Johnson had been the oddsmakers' favorite in the year's first major golf championship after winning his three prior starts but hurt himself in a fall down stairs Wednesday at a rental house. Read More

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Mumbai Indians pull of thrilling win over KKR

Mumbai Indians pull of thrilling win over KKR

Krunal's twin strike in the fifth over reduced the Knight Riders from 44 for no loss to 48 for two and then 87 for four before the innings was revived by Pandey. Two teams who scored 180 plus runs in their first games yet their campaign has got off to such different starts. Krunal rounded off a brilliant day on the field, with a third wicket, when he removed the risky Yusuf Pathan from the equation. Read More

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Rose, Garcia on top at Masters after 3rd round

A shot behind is Jordan Spieth, the 2015 green jacket victor who's never finished lower than a tie for second in three Masters appearances. Rose played in the final group when Jordan Spieth won in 2015 with a record-tying score, finishing at 14-under 274 that year, which tied for lowest non-winning score and has been bettered only six times in tournament history. Read More

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Manchester United's Jose Mourinho not giving up on top-four finish

Mkhitaryan doubled their lead when he finished well from an acute angle early in the second half and Rashford scored his first Premier League goal since September with a cool finish late in the game. Jose Mourinho picks Sergio Romero between the sticks, while Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw slot in at right-back and left-back respectively. He said: "We keep fighting, we keep going". Read More

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UFC president: Mayweather-McGregor fight in works

UFC president: Mayweather-McGregor fight in works

Umm, I see this fight happening. A date in September has been mentioned as a possible landing spot for the showdown between McGregor and Mayweather, but White cautioned that nothing is set in stone right now. White went on to clarify that he is still in good terms with McGregor and that more details on the super fight will emerge once the lightweight champion and his girlfriend become parents of their first child. Read More

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Fellaini captains Man Utd as Mourinho makes five changes against Sunderland

Sunderland's cause became all but impossible after Sebastian Larsson was sent off close to halftime at the Stadium of Light . All eyes were on the left-back after he was handed a surprise start by Jose Mourinho. There are flaws in his game that must be ironed out, such as a lack of defensive concentration against better teams than Sunderland , and Mourinho wants to see more on the training ground and an improvement in the player's all-round attitude. Read More

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Bradley out of starting lineup for Red Sox, has MRI on knee

Peter Asnis. Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez owes those guys a beer. "Initial diagnosis and I've already kind of been getting treatment on it and we're going in the right direction", he said. Right fielder Mookie Betts will return to the lineup on Sunday when Rick Porcello and Co. square off against the Tigers. "He's walking under his own power", Farrell told reporters. Read More

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Kohli clarifies comments after Dharamsala Test

Kohli clarifies comments after Dharamsala Test

Indian captain Virat Kohli had spoken about his "good friends" in the opposition camp but after a hard-fought, fiery series he has changed his opinion about the cordial relationships with Steve Smith and company. My intention was never to harm, criticise or be derogatory towards anyone. Once it was clear that Kohli will be out for a few weeks, Hodge issued a public apology knowing fully well that his riches from the IPL could be severely affected for maligning India's most popular cricket ... Read More

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Cormier defends title, thrives as UFC villain

ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. "He is allowed, according to commission policy, two hours to get back on scale". Anthony Johnson was first to talk to Joe Rogan post-fight, and he teared up as he announced his immediate retirement, to the shock of everyone in attendance. Read More

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Westbrook ties Robertson's single-season triple-double record

Westbrook finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-79. The Thunder, meanwhile, have Victor Oladipo and a bunch of no-name players backing up Westbrook. "It's an honor, (a) blessing, especially to be able to reach that here at home". "I do really feel like tonight was a team moment, too", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Read More

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70000 rally in support of Soros-founded school

70000 rally in support of Soros-founded school

The ministry said the amendment of the Act on Hungarian education did not affect the work of the Hungarian part of the CEU, which could continue to work as a Hungarian institution, as soon as the leadership of the two countries - the United States and Hungary - sign an agreement of mutual support. Read More

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Defoe emotional after goalscoring return for England

Injuries to strikers Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge, allied with his strong scoring form for Sunderland, gave the 34-year-old Defoe a route back into the worldwide fold. "There's a lot of things I do away from training and away from match-day that help me perform, so I'll just keep doing that", said Defoe. Veteran striker Jermain Defoe turned back the clock to help keep England unbeaten in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russian Federation. Read More

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Westbrook clinches triple-double average for season

The assists were enough to clinch his averaging a triple double for the season, joining Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 as the only National Basketball Association players to average a triple double for a season. "He was phenomenal down the stretch". Fred Katz is the Thunder beat writer for the Norman Transcript and CNHI Oklahoma as well as the host of the Locked on Thunder podcast . Read More

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Garcia grabs US Masters in play-off

Spieth, who finished second, first and second in his first three Masters, shot 75 while Fowler, who was trying to win his first major, shot 76. But Rose would quickly respond with three consecutive birdies from the sixth and Garcia suddenly trailed by two shots by the par-5 13th, a hole where Rose missed a five footer for birdie and Garcia recovered superbly from trouble to make a par. Read More

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City end four win-less run to beat Hull City 3-1

City end four win-less run to beat Hull City 3-1

Silva said: "Manchester City deserved to win". Sergio Aguero's goal just after half-time was the result of some sublime teamwork and an individual bit of brilliance from Sterling. "I worked very hard for that one opportunity and within the conditions that we available to me". In turn though, his form has attracted attention from elsewhere , and as detailed by The Sun , City have now joined the race for the £25m star while Tottenham have been admirers for some time and are said to ... Read More

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Sanchez: I played as a goalkeeper in jail

The West London club has made Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez their top target this summer according to a report from the Guardian . We have not extended his contract yet, but I hope he will stay at the club. Alexis Sanchez might not be the most popular figure at Arsenal at the moment, but he remains the centre of attention for the all the right reasons in Chile. Read More

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Hawks missing Millsap, Bazemore against Cavaliers

It seemed like they were just starting to get healthy. In the two games against Cleveland thus far this season, Millsap averages 24 points and seven rebounds. "The second half, we got a little bit of life". "I was really pleased with the way we came out". It was bad habits. They're two games head of Miami ( who sits in ninth place), and may still be able to hold on to a playoff spot with two losses this weekend. Read More

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Brumbies safe, Australia to axe one of Force, Rebels

Brumbies safe, Australia to axe one of Force, Rebels

To walk away from that would be courageous". We're very confident where we stand. our rugby program, finances, facilities, support have always been stronger than anywhere else in Australia. Yes. Next year's tournament will feature 15 teams, down from 18. The competition will also be reduced from four conferences to three. The Chiefs beat the Stormers 60-21 in the first stage of last season's playoffs but memories of that defeat were partly expunged as the Chiefs became the first New ... Read More

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Canada's Hinchcliffe races to first win since near-fatal crash

Canada's Hinchcliffe races to first win since near-fatal crash

The Team Penske driver, 32, is in flawless position to repeat the feat this year. He's certainly due to get over the hump, and it's possible. The race on the 1.97-mile, 11-turn street circuit surrounding the Long Beach Convention Center will show off the 1,000-plus horsepower cars originally built and raced in the late 60s and early 70s, from noon to 12:20PM. Read More

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