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Duke Basketball: Jayson Tatum Declares For 2017 NBA Draft

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Following an abrupt end to Duke's season with Sunday's stunning second-round loss to SC, the Blue Devils' offseason began with news that has become familiar to Duke fans. Tatum becomes the seventh player in the past six years to leave Durham after his freshman season. In just his second collegiate game, Tatum put up 22 points and eight rebounds in a win over a Florida team that was ranked all season long. Read More »

NBA GM Says Tinder Is Helping Players' Performance On The Road

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In today's National Basketball Association, players are partying less, sleeping more and using social media apps to score dates. Back in the late 1980's, teams playing on their home court would win on average 67.9 per cent of games. Players are known to have hotels leave keys for their road romances to get into their rooms before they even arrive. Besides just convenience, Nets GM Sean Marks, an 11-year-old National Basketball Association veteran, said players have more consequences now ... Read More »

Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be U.S. secretary of state

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When asked why he agreed to take on the position of secretary of State, Tillerson said his wife "told me I'm supposed to do this". Speaking in a March 18 interview with a journalist from the conservative-leaning U.S. Asked if he will serve for a whole term, he replied: "I serve at the pleasure of the president". Tillerson has faced criticism since taking up the post as the country's top diplomat at the beginning of February. Read More »

Rohit, Parthiv to captain Deodhar Trophy teams

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Rohit Sharma to lead India Blue in the 2017 Deodhar Trophy. Mandeep had a below par tournament playing for Punjab though he produced a match winning 86* run knock in Punjab's opener against Vidarbha. The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday (March 21) announced the squads for India "Red" and India "Blue" for Prof D B Deodhar Trophy 2017. Read More »

GOP chairman: Trump transition team was under surveillance

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Nunes said the monitored material was "widely disseminated" in intelligence reports. Nunes said he had questions about whether that legally obtained surveillance had been illegally leaked, but has largely been defensive of Trump during the investigation, focusing on potentially illegal leaks from the intelligence community about the president rather than on any possible collusion between Trump allies and Russian Federation during the campaign. Read More »

Packers reunite with CB Davon House on one-year deal

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Now 27, he started all 16 games for the Jaguars in 2015 but was benched early last season by coach Gus Bradley. Be sure and try our new SNOWCAST APP! The Vikings likely saw the similarities and hoped if they paid Jones a bit more than Green Bay was willing to offer would lead to a similar breakout. Read More »

Jadeja takes top spot in ICC Test Rankings for bowlers

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Australia skipper Steve Smith still retained the number one spot in the batting rankings with scores of 178* and 21 in the third Test against India. Coming to Jadeja, he toppled Ashwin who was joint first with the left-arm spinner going into the third Test. Read More »

My wife made me take the job, says Tillerson

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Speaking in a March 18 interview with a journalist from the conservative-leaning United States website Independent Journal Review who was accompanying him on his tour, Tillerson said Japan was "our [the US's] most important ally in the region", while describing South Korea as an "important partner relative to stability of Northeast Asia". Read More »

Jays pitcher TJ House struck in head by line drive

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He lay there for about 20 minutes, according to ESPN.com , while trainers and medical staff treated him. House gave a thumbs-up to the crowd as he left the field, but there still was serious concern about his condition - so much so that the game was called at that point. Read More »

Supreme Court victory for FCA in banker identification case

The court said the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had successfully hidden Achilles Macris's identity when it fined the bank for running up 6.2 billion USA dollars (£4.3 billion) in losses through a complex financial instrument called a synthetic credit portfolio. Read More »

Jordaan promises change at CAF under Ahmad after Hayatou's demise

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It's also saddening to note that the local game is nearly at a standstill as all the Zimbabwe national soccer teams from the Under-17 up to the senior national teams both in the men's and women's categories do not have coaches. "Most importantly, people were yearning for change and nobody can stop change". He joins Danny Jordaan of South Africa, Musa Bility of Liberia, Suleiman Waberi of Djibouti and Faozi Lekjaa of Morocco as newly elected members of the CAF Executive Committee from 2017 to ... Read More »

England's starting XI - Tom Heaton vs Joe Hart comparison

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Guardiola dropped Hart in favour of Willy Caballero back in August before signing Chile worldwide Claudio Bravo from Barcelona, having made it clear that the 29-year-old did not possess the technical qualities he required from his first-choice goalkeeper. Read More »

CB Morris Claiborne Signs with Jets

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Desperately in need of a secondary makeover, the Jets made their signing of Morris Claiborne official on Saturday. In spite of the physicality Claiborne brings to the position, injuries have hindered his production throughout his career. He played 15 games as a rookie after recovering from a surgically repaired wrist, but appeared in only 10 games the following season because of a dislocated left shoulder and a hamstring injury. Read More »

Mark Sanchez will reportedly visit with Chicago Bears

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While the Chicago Bears have found their starting quarterback for this fall in Mike Glennon , they are still searching for options to serve as potential backups. Given that his reserve role was clear, Sanchez embraced helping Prescott grow as a young quarterback and leading the Cowboys. The Bears could picture Sanchez backing up Glennon with one of the aforementioned second-tier draft quarterbacks serving as the third-string quarterback. Read More »

Anthony, Knicks rally from 13 down to beat Pacers 87-81

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It seemed to be working well as the Knicks got off to a 14-10 start. It is uncertain if Anthony is truly letting Porzingis take over or he is just resting, especially with NY likely to miss the playoffs again this season. The Pacers capped off a solid half with a C.J. Miles 3-pointer that put IN up 52-40 with under a minute to play. But the 29 points the rest of the way weren't enough to leave the Big Apple with a victory. Read More »

Former Team Sky rider Josh Edmondson admits no-needle rule violation

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While this was said to have been done without Team Sky's knowledge, he accused the team of a "cover-up" after it found out - something its former head of medicine, Dr Steve Peters, denies. The crisis for the under-fire cycling team deepened on Thursday when Edmondson told the BBC he gave himself vitamin injections only for Team Sky not to report him when he was caught in possession of intravenous equipment. Read More »

Lions A 'Possible Landing Spot' For Adrian Peterson

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General manager Rick Spielman then clarified the obvious that the four-time All-Pro will play elsewhere in 2017. "He will always be a Viking, I know to our fans and to the people in this building, and he will always have a special place in this franchise", Spielman said. Read More »

West Virginia presses on into Sweet 16

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Gonzaga is bracing itself for the challenge West Virginia's defense presents after looking at the results of the Mountaineers' 83-71 win over Notre Dame in an NCAA Tournament second-round game last week. Gonzaga went up big on Northwestern in the second round, only to completely unravel in the second half and let the Wildcats right back in it. William-Goss, Gonzaga point guard said the Bulldogs know what it takes to handle the pressure due to their only loss of the season. Read More »

Oilers hit outer-orbit in 7-1 win over visiting Stars

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Reactions after the game were, to say the least, not pleasant, with the harshest criticism coming from coach Lindy Ruff when he said, via Mark Stepneski of NHL.com , that it was probably the worst game he has ever coached with the Stars , and that the the team "needs a lot more from the leaders of the team". Read More »

England to assess Raheem Sterling ahead of Germany match

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Boss Gareth Southgate had no injury worries ahead of the Three Lions flying to Dortmund on Tuesday afternoon. The winger was the only player absent, with City team-mate John Stones and Liverpool's Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne taking part at Burton and the uncapped James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond also involved. Read More »

Bettman: Assume we are not going to Olympics

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In previous years, as with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the National Hockey League has taken a break from competition - usually for a period of 2.5 weeks - for its players to compete for their home countries internationally. If there's still a desire to salvage talks, it seems the next move will have to be made by the IOC. Amateur players competing at the Olympics instead of professionals probably will provide fans with plenty of excitement, but it's still really fun to watch the ... Read More »

Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels

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Since October, Kaepernick has donated $100,000 a month, mostly in $25,000 increments, to a variety of social and community programs dedicated to helping the less fortunate among us. While Kaepernick's protest may be over, it's clear he remains committed to social advocacy. "His last stunt cost him the respect of most NFL officials, as teams across the country have chosen not to offer Kaepernick a contract following his kneeling-during-the-National-Anthem stunt a year ago". Read More »

Here's your first picture of Tim Tebow in Fireflies gear

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It was reported last week that a Colorado woman claiming to be in a relationship with Tebow was charged with trespassing, after going to the New York Mets' Florida spring training facility twice last month and looking for the former Denver Broncos quarterback. Read More »

Newcastle's £15m flop to make Marseille loan a permanent deal

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And Thauvin, called up to the senior France squad for the first time after hitting form at the Stade Velodrome, has been speaking about his time at Newcastle. Thauvin is now spending the entirety of the 2016/17 season out on loan at Olympique Marseille, who play in the French top division, and he has confirmed that his move will be made permanent this summer. Read More »

Ravindra Jadeja tops ICC's test bowlers rankings

Ravindra Jadeja, India's star all rounder, has achieved a rare honour. He is bowling brilliantly and his contribution with the bat has also been wonderful. He used to be a batsman who could bowl and has now become an asset with both. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja has whizzed ahead of India spin-twin Ravichandran Ashwin to take the sole top spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after grabbing nine wickets in the drawn third Test against Australia which puts the four-match series ... Read More »

Barcelona linked with Arsenal target Massimiliano Allegri

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In Italy, it's suggested Barca have offered the Juventus coach a three-year deal worth €8 million-a-season. "I'll decide on the new Coach after talking with the President". Sevilla's Jorge Sampaoli and Athletic Bilbao's Ernesto Valverde have also been linked with the role since Enrique announced his intention to leave. Read More »

Timo Werner responds to rumours of Liverpool transfer talks

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Germany's head coach Joachim Loew announced his 24-man squad on Friday, including Timo Werner, for its upcoming worldwide matches against England and Azerbaijan. "There is general interest from Premier League clubs", Forster said. Werner's capable of starting from either flank, so suits Liverpool in that he's fluid and can play in any of the three positions in our forward line. Read More »

Roy Keane Leaves No Doubt About Ireland's Mindset For Friday Night

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Former Manchester United midfielder Keane said in The Times : "I can't say we've got a particular plan but we've got good players who are up against him". The assistant manager added that despite the injuries, they've got a good group of players and they'll be ready for Friday, no excuses. Group D leaders Ireland have a four-point advantage over Wales with six games remaining in the race for a place in next summer's finals in Russian Federation. Read More »

National Football League owners to vote on Raiders in Las Vegas next Monday

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Via Peter King of TheMMQB.com, the Raiders will pay a transfer fee in the range of $325 million to $375 million in connection with the jump from Oakland to Las Vegas. But Bank of America since has stepped up to provide the necessary funding for a new stadium, and the National Football League now feels "bullish" about the project, per Breer. Read More »