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NCAA Tournament: The Pac-12 in the Sweet 16

Reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and a season is a success. For the 16 teams that remain in the four regions of the 2017 bracket, this week it's another city and another quest to win two games. And no I'm not talking about the ACC. We have one 11 seed still alive in the second weekend. North Carolina's Justin Jackson is a surefire All-American, UCLA's Lonzo Ball and Kentucky's Malik Monk are National Basketball Association lottery picks, Butler's Kelan Martin can hang with them and ... Read More »

Pujara elevated to Grade A as CoA announces Annual Players' Contracts

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The retainership for the A grade of the contract is now Rs 2 crore, double of what was given to the A-Grade contract holders when the list was released previously in November 2015. In a big hike for Grade A players, Board Of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday doubled the annual pay of seven players, which include Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni to Rs 2 crore from earlier amount of Rs 1 Crore. Read More »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denies rumours of PSG deal, says 'fake news'

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Arsenal have been desperately trying to tie down the Germany worldwide to a new contract , but he has been constantly delaying talks hinting that his future lies away from the Emirates stadium. He said: "We're not talking here about a club that is in big crisis". The Arsenal board are aware that he is entering the last year of his current contract so they know they have to sell this summer to maximise his market value or risk losing him on a free next year. Read More »

BMC Racing claim UCI has revised decision over team time-trial result

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Rojas and the team had clocked a time of 48 minutes 55 seconds over the 41.3km course, with BMC Racing just behind and Chris Froome and his Team Sky colleagues third, 46 seconds adrift of Movistar. "BMC wrote on Twitter: ".@UCI_cycling has confirmed that @BMCProTeam are now the winners of #VoltaCatalunya TTT + @hermansben has the leader's jersey". Read More »

Sampdoria 0-1 Juventus

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Juan Cuadrado scored for the Turin giants, who are chasing a sixth consecutive league title. The game's only goal arrived as early as the seventh minutes as Juan Cuadrado headed home Kwadwo Asamoah's cross. Napoli bagged their third straight league win after defeating Empoli 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. However, according to TuttoJuve , Juventus are remaining calm about Dybala's latest spell on the sidelines and are reportedly confident that the 23-year-old will be able to feature ... Read More »

Jason Taumalolo set to sign NRL's biggest ever deal

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Last year's NRL player of the year, back-rower Taumalolo made his Cowboys debut in 2010 and is now set to spend the rest of his career with the Townsville-based franchise after signing the reported $10m (£6.15m) deal. He was scouted by the Cowboys as a 14-year-old after starring for the New Zealand under-16s on their Australian tour. "We are very hopeful of keeping Jason", Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini told the Courier Mail . Read More »

Lukas Podolski to captain Germany on farewell against England

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It's probably the hardest one to succeed in and if we do succeed it's the one that will have the most impact on our country and on the people. Podolski made his global debut ahead of the 2004 European Championship when he was 19. Werner is the highest scoring German in the Bundesliga this season. Podolski left again after the club's 2012 relegation, spending three seasons at Arsenal, including a half-season loan at Inter Milan, before moving to Galatasaray in 2015. Read More »

Griezmann sees no reason to leave Atletico for United

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While it will obviously be a disappointment for Man Utd fans who were really warming to the idea of such a talented player arriving and pulling on the coveted number seven shirt, the club will still certainly spend big in the summer transfer window. Read More »

Active surveillance preserves quality of life for prostate cancer patients

But it also shows differences in quality of life tend to wane with time for those with prostate cancer that hasn't spread - the type that affects most men with the disease. The results mostly echo the side effects from older options: persistent impotence and incontinence were more common after surgery, and both types of radiation caused more short-term urinary problems. Read More »

Chelsea star: Why I'm not the best player in the Premier League

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The midfielder has continued his fine form this season and has helped Chelsea build a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Barton reckons the Chelsea midfielder, who is on course to win his second Premier League title, just four years after playing in the French second division, is overrated. Read More »

National Football League mock draft: Who is your 49ers pick at No. 2?

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There is endless debate about whether to draft a quarterback, and which quarterback it would be. The Jaguars traded for left tackle Branden Albert , who turns 33 later this year, and the Bills signed Cordy Glenn , although, again, both teams could see a chance to improve their overall blocking options by adding Robinson . Read More »

Oregon Ducks enter Sweet 16 as 1-point underdog against MI

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They also shot an absurd 11-15 from three point range in the second half. Just one week ago, MI became the lowest seeded team to win a Big Ten Tournament title. Isaiah Hicks scored six of the points in the winning spurt, sending North Carolina to the Sweet 16 for the 22nd time since 1985. TULSA, Okla. - Johnathan Motley had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and No. Read More »

Liverpool in £52 million swoop for Serie A duo

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Croatian global winger Perisic, who has a contract at the club until 2020, has had a sensational season and has been linked with several big European teams; Klopp however, is believed to be the front-runner to land his signature having been his coach during his time at Borussia Dortmund. Read More »

Alexandre Lacazette agent denies Atletico talks but others interested

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First: there is no agreement with Lyon , just with their player. Given the recent comments by both Lacazette as well as Jean-Michel Aulas, it is clear that Lyon will be open to negotiation with any interested club. The Ligue 1 outfit will not settle for anything less than £35million for their star striker who has scored 29 goals in 35 matches this season. Lacazette was linked with a move to the Spanish capital last summer and has also been on Arsenal's radar in the past, but Ruiz' pretty ... Read More »

Former Rams RB Benny Cunningham Joins Bears On One-Year Deal

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He also posted the NFL's 3rd highest kickoff return average last season after recording 22 kickoff returns for 599 yards (27.2 avg). During this free agency period, the Bears have made major changes to their offense, most notably releasing Jay Cutler and signing quarterback Mike Glennon. Read More »

Russia's Mutko 'barred' from Federation Internationale de Football Association post

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Mutko's fellow politician, Igor Lebedev, recently proposed a tournament which has been dubbed "the hooligan games" where football fans are invited to fight amongst themselves in the name of sport. Mutko, who has denied wrongdoing, was among five candidates for four four-year term European places on the FIFA Council, which makes the key strategic decisions for the global soccer body. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays close to extension with manager John Gibbons

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He made his return to the club in 2013 and now holds a 339-309 record, bringing his overall line to 644-614 over nine seasons with the Blue Jays. Team president Mark Shapiro and general manager Ross Atkins had confirmed Gibbons would return this season less than an hour after Cleveland eliminated the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on October 19. Read More »

Chelsea given major boost in Marco Verratti transfer chase by midfielder's agent

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Italian global midfielder Marco Verratti has "hidden problems" at PSG, reveals his agent. 'It's not a question of money - anyone who buys Verratti would be paying a lot. However, the French outfit have consistently underwhelmed in Europe's top competition, most recently crashing out at the last-16 stage to Barca despite earning a 4-0 lead from the first leg. Read More »

DETAILS: Chelsea make £37m offer for Monaco star Bakayoko

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Bakayoko scored a decisive goal in Monaco's Champions League round of 16 win over Manchester City. The club still have the £52m they received from Oscar's move to the Chinese Super League burning a hole in their pocket, and the Blues were well aware that they could tempt Bakayoko to Stamford Bridge with a lucrative wage package thanks to the seemingly bottomless pockets of billionaire owner Roman Abramovich. Read More »

Melissa George Opens Up About Ex-Husband's Assault

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After heading to a police station to report the incident, officers called an ambulance after Melissa began vomiting. Both George and Blanc are appealing their convictions. Blanc filed kidnapping charges against the actress, an accusation that George's rep called "fabricated" in a statement to New Idea . George says that Blanc came home late at night and woke her up with his movements around the house - watching TV, preparing food - despite George having just given birth and needing to rest. Read More »

US Women's Hockey Team may Boycott World Championships in MI

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Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships unless significant progress is made toward a labor deal. They would like to again thank their fans for their support throughout this process. Attorneys for the women's team call that "patently false". "There's a reason why we haven't won an (Olympic) gold medal in 20 years". "In a non-Olympic year, according to our calculations, the players' demands would result in approximately $146,000 (£117,000/€135,000) per player for a ... Read More »

Schweinsteiger to join Chicago

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In a statement on their official website, United said the move would go ahead and that its MLS counterparts were "keen to finalise a swift transfer" for the out-of-favour midfielder. A source close to the club told The Chicago Tribune that Schweinsteiger will be on a guaranteed annual salary of $4.5m (€4.2m or £3.6m). Schweinsteiger will become one of the highest paid players in MLS, and one of the best players ever for Chicago , who have been bad for a while. Read More »

Mitchell Starc eyes comeback in Champions Trophy

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So it was nearly a defensive mechanism for them and obviously they come out in the second Test match, performed really well and got back into it", Starc told Fox Sports . It's a nice fracture, but it's not displaced so I don't need [to wear] a boot, fortunately. He also clarified Australia's sledging and mocking, he said, "There was a lot made of it before the series and there was so much hype before the series". Read More »

West Ham hopeful of signing Defoe on free transfer

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Sunderland are now seven points from safety with ten matches to go, meaning it would take somewhat of a miracle for David Moyes' side to beat the drop. Rock-bottom Sunderland are seven points from safety, despite Defoe's 14 league goals, making him the second-highest English scorer this season after Tottenham's Harry Kane (19). Read More »

LSU expected to announce deal with VCU's Will Wade as next coach

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Virginia Commonwealth Rams head coach Will Wade during the Rams' first round of the NCAA tournament against Saint Mary's. In 10 seasons as head coach of the Yellow Jackets, Rhoades compiled a 197-76 record (.722 win percentage) and led RMC to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including trips to the Sweet 16 in 2002 and 2003. Read More »

Disappointment for Hull as Huddlestone red card appeal rejected

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Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone says that he is "very disappointed" with the FA's decision to reject his appeal against the red card he received against Everton. "After that [starting the half well] came one decision that I really don't understand and changed all of the game". However, should the appeal prove to be unsuccessful he will miss the upcoming Premier League fixtures against West Ham United, Middlesbrough and Manchester City. Read More »

NCAA Tournament 2017: Sweet 16 odds favor North Carolina, Kansas

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Top-seed Villanova will face No. 8 Wisconsin in the 2017 NCAA Tournament East Regional on Saturday, March 18 in Buffalo, N.Y. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. Midwest region | Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. From the West, playing in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday will be No. 1 seed Gonzaga vs. Arizona is a 7.5 point favorite against Xavier. Read More »

Kante one of world's best, says Deschamps

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Kante, 25, had to wait until previous year to make his global debut, but has featured 13 times for France. The Chelsea star is one of the best players in the world according to Deschamps who unsurprisingly included the diminutive midfielder into his latest national squad. Read More »

Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran dies aged 83

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The former left-back joined his hometown team in 1952 and spent 16 years in the first team, making 379 appearances. He twice served briefly as Liverpool's caretaker-manager, in 1991 after Dalglish's resignation, and in April 1992 after the then manager Graeme Souness underwent heart surgery. Read More »

Fire alarm prompts evacuation in Dunedin Test

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I think a loss would have been out of the equation then, so that would have been a nice position to be in. "We've just got to [take] each session at a time and see what that leaves us with", Watling said. "He is a big player for us". New Zealand are also likely to rejig their bowling attack. McKenzie noted that South Africa were "blessed with a few options". Read More »

UAlbany women's NCAA game to be televised nationwide

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The Huskies know they will be invited to the Big Dance for a third straight year when the NCAA selection committee unveils the 64-team bracket at 4 p.m. SC coach Dawn Staley was not pleased at the prospect of being sent across the country. Im most surprised that being a team ranked top four in the country, (we) earn a three seed, ” Frese said. Read More »

One game shy of the WBC final, Japan loses to US

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Tuesday night's victor earns a spot in Wednesday night's championship game, also at Dodger Stadium , and will take on Puerto Rico, who defeated the Netherlands with a walk-off on Monday. "We piggybacked him in a game, and he struggled a little bit". I feel great about it. "But the key is to pitch to my strength, and that is throw strikes and get outs". Read More »

Tom Brady's last two Super Bowl jerseys both recovered

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Two reporters who Ortega spoke with both told the AP that Ortega had one of Warner's Super Bowl jerseys in his bag. The jersey was actually found in Mexico and was found in the possession of a member of the global media. And, in a twist on the story, a second Brady Super Bowl jersey, which had gone missing after the Patriots' XLIX victory, was also found in Mexico. He's seen in the above video following the team into the locker room. Read More »

Two Stolen Super Bowl Jerseys Found in Mexico

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Brady noticed his number 12 jersey missing from his bag in the locker room at NRG Stadium in Houston following the Patriots' February 5 win over the Atlanta Falcons. As this development unfolds, we'll bring you updates. And there may be more. A helmet belonging to a Denver Broncos player was also discovered, according to National Football League spokesman Brian McCarthy. Read More »