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IOC Chief says Pyeongchang stage is set for Winter Olympics 2018

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The IOC has been mulling a blanket response after Russia was a year ago accused by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of systematic, state-sponsored doping, particularly at the last 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. "This is necessary because even the perception of a conflict of interest can be considered damaging to the credibility of the anti-doping system". The IOC came under fire previous year when it stopped short of banning Russia outright from the Rio Olympics, and instead let ... Read More »

New cholesterol drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk more than 20%

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All trial participants had stable atherosclerotic vascular disease, defined as a medical history of heart attack , stroke or symptomatic peripheral artery disease. Only in the United Kingdom, 2.3 million people are living with coronary heart disease. However, some heart experts question whether the pricey medications, one of which costs roughly $14,000 a year to take, perform well enough to make them worth the extra money. Read More »

NCAA Tournament awkwardness: SC wide receiver is a Duke fan

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The Blue Devils have totaled a 4-0 record all-time against No. 10 seeds and won 14 in a row at home in NCAA play versus seeds 10 or higher. "It's another game for us", Allen said. "We've done it before. We couldn't find enough energy to muster up that late push". Every day when he wakes up on the University of SC campus, Rakym Felder still feels like he's dreaming. Read More »

Newman Spoils The Show At Phoenix

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Busch won the race off pit road and went on to lead the most laps in the round. Junior missed the 2016 fall race due to a concussion, but his replacement, Alex Bowman, won the pole and led 194 laps before finishing sixth. Suarez finished 7th and Jones finished 8th. St. Petersburg resident and Grand Prix of St. Petersburg victor Sebastien Bourdais raced with teammates Joey Hand and Dirk Muller in the GT LeMans class, finishing 14 laps back. Read More »

Vunipola says England will improve following Ireland defeat

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Sexton was clearly targeted in a match that will help shape British and Irish Lions selection with the tourists' head coach Warren Gatland watching from the stands, but the Leinster fly-half could at least take heart from knowing he had steered Ireland to a famous win. Read More »

Kyrie Irving scores 46 as Cleveland Cavaliers beat Los Angeles Lakers

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More than once, they also chanted his name and their desire to see him play. "I want the triple-double LeBron in the Finals". Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 22 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and nine rebounds. Love is having his best season since coming to Cleveland, averaging 19.8 points, 11.0 assists, 1.9 blocks and 2.5 3-pointers in 31.6 minutes per game. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann discusses his plans for the future

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The striker, 32, was taken to hospital where he was later given the all-clear. Atletico lost defender Sime Vrsaljko to a left-knee injury in the opening minutes of the match. Elsewhere, Sporting Gijon gave themselves hope of beating the drop after coming from a goal down to emerge 3-1 victors against fellow strugglers Granada at El Molinon. Read More »

Hijab rule keeps junior from playing in regional title basketball game

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Je'Nan Hayes, a junior on the basketball team at Watkins Mill High School, was not allowed to play in a tournament game because she wears a headscarf. Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations have stepped in on behalf of the family and are now working to get the rule against religious attire removed all together. Read More »

Game over: Michigan State falls to Kansas, 90-70

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The Jayhawks led 54-53 with 12 minutes to play when Jackson recognized he was isolated against Spartans reserve Kyle Aherns. A 3-point shot from Langford cut the bleeding and reduced it to a 40-32 game. Bridges was playing at a bit of a disadvantage for much of the game after taking an elbow to the right hip in the first half, an injury that forced him out of the game and required a trip to the locker room. Read More »

USA tourists feared dead after avalanche in Alberta

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The names of the man and woman who were killed, both 32, are not being released for privacy reasons. Peters said the pair were reported missing Tuesday, after they failed to check out of their hotel. "At this time, the risk was too high for us to continue our search, so we turned and headed back to the road to rendezvous with the rest of the rescue team", he said. Read More »

Pujara's record innings puts India in control

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Eventually, having made 202, Cheteshwar Pujara chipped a gentle, exhausted catch to short mid-wicket. The two stitched together an unbeaten 107-run stand for the seventh wicket, with Pujara batting on 164 and Saha on 59. It was the longest Test innings by an Indian. When the day started, India were 361for six, still 91behind Australia's first innings total of 451. Read More »

'I will soon get over my disappointment' - Liverpool's Klopp

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After crashing out of the Champions League to Monaco midweek, Manchester City will be looking to bounce back quickly against Liverpool , who have been a thorn in their side in recent fixtures. "We are a little sad because we deserved to win", he said. A penalty was always likely in this game - played on a slick surface after pre-match rain - because of the last-ditch defending on show. Read More »

The Offices of the Chief Justice Burgled

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Phahlane says the theft is being treated with the highest priority. The Acting National Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, has ordered a thorough investigation into the break-in. Mncube says: "He expressed his shock but of course also he's hoping that the property that was taken will be recovered. They will continue to do their work". Read More »

Bangladesh seal historic Test win over SL

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That victory sees Bangladesh continue their progress in the longest format of the game after they also beat England in October. The hosts have 268 for 8 now, leading by only 139 runs and the Tigers will be sniffing victory on the last day of their 100th Test in history. Read More »

Where Romelu Lukaku could fit in at Manchester United, Chelsea and more

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The Belgium global found the back of the net twice against Hull on Saturday on his first appearance since turning down the offer of a new contract at Goodison Park. Everton are sixth in the table on 50 points with nine games remaining. I'm not afraid of his situation because he has two years left on his contract'. Read More »

Ranchi Test: Jadeja puts India on top after Pujara-Shah show

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His four wickets gave the visitors hope of victory midway through the game, but that has evaporated after Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha's heroics with the bat. Saha said his 316-run unconquered stand with Pujara in the Irani Trophy final inspired the two of them to bat well. Pujara was batting on 190, having played the longest innings by an Indian in terms of balls faced after almost 11 hours in the middle. Read More »

Clippers score 30-point rout of Cavaliers missing Big Three

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He's pissed, but it's my decision, it's the medical staff's decision, and that's what we came up with", Lue said. "Defensively we just had to stay in tune and get some shots". Cavaliers: Kyle Korver (left foot soreness) is TBD. He needs seven more in Oklahoma City's final 13 games to tie Oscar Robertson for the National Basketball Association single-season record, set during the 1961-62 season. Read More »

Former 49ers great Dwight Clark diagnosed with ALS

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Clark said he has started experiencing weakness in his right hand, abs, lower back and right leg. "I know that they are fully aware that we will continue to walk alongside them, and do anything and everything possible to help them through this tough time". Read More »

Huskies hire Syracuse assistant Hopkins as head coach

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Sources tell ESPN the deal is for six years. "I'm extremely excited to welcome Mike and his family to Seattle ", Cohen said. Jim Boeheim will remain head coach of the Syracuse University men's basketball program, at least for the foreseeable future. Read More »

Brendan Rodgers says Stuart Armstrong was outstanding in Celtic's victory against Dundee

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The last switch yielded reward nearly immediately when, with 15 minutes left, French-Moroccan striker Faissal El Bakhtaoui ran straight at the heart of the Celtic back line and uncorked a 25-yard drive which lanced beyond Craig Gordon. "So he could certainly go in and play". Celtic saw the match out and will win the title with a victory over Hearts in the first game back after the worldwide break. Read More »

Middlesbrough sack Aitor Karanka as Premier League relegation battle intensifies

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Agnew has been placed in charge of team affairs for the time being, ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester United, and sources on Teesside have indicated he could yet be asked to perform a similar role to Craig Shakespeare at Leicester. Boro had a solid start to the season including a 1-1 draw at Manchester City, but their form dipped over the winter and without a win since 17 December, they dropped into the relegation zone on 4 March for the first time. Read More »

KU joined by Purdue, Oregon, Michigan in Round of 16

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The Jayhawks are averaging 83.2 points on offense while allowing 72.1 on defense. Close game until the final five minutes. Adding Jackson and Tillman, and Schilling returning from injury will do wonders for Michigan State in the paint, but even more reinforcements could also be on the way. Read More »

France to face punishment over bite on George North?

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As you can imagine, it was far from ideal given the French pack has proven one of the strongest in world rugby this year, and yet they chose to make a highly controversial decision that led the Wales coach, Rob Howley, to "question the integrity of our game". Read More »

After PSL final, PCB plans to host World XI in Lahore

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Head of the ICC's task force for Pakistan Giles Clarke said the objective of World XI's tour is to give the cricket-starved nation hope. "It was the successful organization of the PSL final which encouraged the ICC to decide to send their World XI team to Pakistan", said Ramiz. Read More »

The way Pep Guardiola describes John Stones' 'balls' is everything

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At the death, Aguero again had a chance to win the game for the Citizens, only to blaze over with a volley. "You can not imagine. It is one of the happiest days of my career as a manager". "I didn't come here just to have fun and play good". With Man City and Liverpool locked at 1-1 and just ten minutes remaining at the Etihad, the England worldwide was presented with a golden chance to win the game. Read More »

Duke Basketball vs. South Carolina: The X-factors

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The Gamecocks also out-rebounded Marquette 36-28 and won the turnover battle 17-8. Chris Silva and Duane Notice pumped in 17 apiece and Rakym Felder provided 15 points for SC. 1 enemy on the court every time he touched the ball. Duke: The Blue Devils had lived by the 3-pointer much of the season and when those didn't fall in the second half, it surely cost them. Read More »

Antonio out of England squad

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The Croatian coach, who also looks set to have key defender Winston Reid on the sidelines, told BBC Sports: "It doesn't look good with Winston and now it looks like Michail won't be able to go with the England squad". He didn't limp off, so we will see'. It is a desperately unlucky turn of events for Antonio, who was called up for worldwide duty by former England manager Sam Allardyce - but failed to earn his first cap. Read More »

Derry City captain Ryan McBride dies, age 27

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He started playing for his hometown club in 2011 and featured alongside current Republic of Ireland and West Brom star James McClean. Ireland winger James McClean will be given special dispensation to leave the team's training base to attend the funeral this week. Read More »

Dame Vera Lynn's centenary marked with Bluebirds over White Cliffs of Dover

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The 350ft image also celebrates the release of Dame Vera's new album, "Vera Lynn 100" on Friday featuring new re-orchestrated versions of her most beloved music alongside her original vocals. The concert will showcase some of the best of British talent and will raise money for the Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity, which helps supports children suffering with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties. Read More »

Elena Vesnina topples Angelique Kerber at Indian Wells fourth round

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Australia's Samantha Stosur, seeded 15th, crashed out after a 4-6 6-4 6-4 defeat against world number 50 Julia Goerges while Shuai Peng was also a surprise 6-4 6-2 victor over Ana Konjuh. The third round of the BNP Paribas Open saw yet another epic as Elena Vesnina prevailed in three tough sets against Timea Babos, sealing a place in her first ever appearance in the fourth round. Read More »