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Hamilton thanks team for 'fantastic' pole position

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It could get worse for Ricciardo if he is forced to change his gearbox. Hamilton had arrived on Saturday declaring he was here for only one thing, to win and get his campaign to regain the world title he lost past year to his former team-mate, Nico Rosberg, off to a flying start. Read More »

NCAA Scouting Report: UCLA Bruins

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With that in mind, the Bruins should sneak out of the Sweet 16 in a high-scoring thriller on Friday night. Attendance then surged inside Pauley Pavilion, where the Bruins played before celebrities that included Jessica Alba, Vince Vaughn and Caitlyn Jenner. Read More »

Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards

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After a slow start to the season, Saric has scored double digits in each of the last 20 games, improving his season average to 12.5 points per game to go along with 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. The Boston Celtics will enter Sunday afternoon's matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers just a game and a half behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Read More »

Andres Iniesta did not want to move to Barcelona as a youngster

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Enrique, though, had plenty of reason to fume when his own defenders allowed Munir, on loan from Barcelona , all the time he wanted to turn in Jose Luis Gaya's pull-back. Koke tapped into an empty net for the third as Atletico moved to within two points of their third-placed visitors. The defeat capped a miserable week for Sevilla after they were dumped out of the Champions League by Leicester on Tuesday. Read More »

Max Verstappen: "We have some work to do overnight"

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Ricciardo was joined in 2016 by Max Verstappen, who finished fifth in the drivers' championship. Ricciardo's initial laps would have heartened the West Australian who covets a win at the grand prix in his home country. IT is the moment that Daniel Ricciardo will wish he could have a do-over. Despite the team's insistence that they are completely even-handed in their driver management these days, their reputation for favouritism is all too familiar to seasoned Australian Formula One fans. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton on Australian Grand Prix pole position with fastest lap ever

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The race start will be key on Sunday (26 March) with overtaking opportunities at a minimum in Albert Park . "We'll go back and understand what we can do better for tomorrow". Many speculate the fact they've known each other since they were children and their different personalities caused the extreme tension between them, but we'd argue it's actually due to how much they have in common. Read More »

Hamilton grabs pole, Vettel raises Ferrari hopes

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On a cloudy day with the merest hint of rain, 32-year-old Hamilton grabbed his 62nd pole in Formula One, holding firm as Vettel and Bottas pushed hard late in the session . That Mercedes are in front is not wholly surprising, but it is race pace that is key and both Ferrari and Red Bull will still be looking to mount a significant challenge where it matters. Read More »

Bruins, Islanders all tied up going into key matchup

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Just under a month ago, the Bruins were in a comfortable playoff position and had a near 90% chance of making the playoffs. "It's something we've always been good at here and we're looking to get back to tomorrow". He'd add a pair of assists giving him three assists on the night. Jonathan Drouin's goal ended a 13-game goal scoring drought which dates back to February 19th at Colorado. Read More »

NCAA basketball: North Dakota holds head high in loss to Wildcats

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It's a really good thing. It really lifted up our guys because they were just about spent. But a 15-seed beating a No. 2-seed? "But It was more so, 'We got this done'". It wasn't the best zone you'll ever see, but it sure was effective, as the Trojans head SMU to just 27 second half points. "But he's going to be one of those young men who will make a mark, wherever he goes from here". Read More »

National Football League free agency: Dontari Poe gets 1-year deal with Falcons

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The comment from general manager John Dorsey was less optimistic about Poe's return and perhaps indicated the Chiefs would take him back but only at their price. Poe, 27 next season, is a five-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler. At $8 million, Poe isn't a bargain, but it does allow the Falcons to see how he does for one year before handing him big-time money. Read More »

Alford to ESPN: '100 percent not going to Indiana'

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UCLA's head coach told ESPN he was not going anywhere after his team's 86-75 loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 Friday night. Love it here. Have a great class coming in, and brand-new practice facility. "I talked about that last week", he began. I love it here. "So I'm very, very happy where I'm at and hopefully that will continue". I've got two sons now - Kory first and now Bryce - that have graduated. Read More »

Suns' Devin Booker scores 70 in loss to Celtics

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David Thompson scored 73 in a 1978 game. But, no, the current Celts, even on their way to an easier-than-the-final-would-indicate 130-120 win, were not in a mood to act as did the Atlanta players when Larry Bird was throwing 60 at them in March 1985 - a game the C's won by 11, by the way. Read More »

FEATURE: Introducing new Caf president Ahmad

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Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino was seen as a strong influence as he had made no bones about his support for change. "In this regard, we kindly inform you that due to the extreme proximity of the elections taking place at the CAF Congress and the complex nature of the allegations raised in your correspondences, it is not possible for the Review Committee to re-open the eligibility process without infringing on Mr Issa Hayatou's right to be heard ... Read More »

Shahid Afridi leaves Peshawar Zalmi

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The 36-year-old star had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India. The owner of the franchise, Javed Afridi seemed to be surprised over Afridi's decision as he responded, "I'm completely unaware of what happened", according to Geo News. Read More »

Steve Smith smashes more records with 20th Test ton

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Pacer Pat Cummins was given the go-ahead for this match following precautionary scans on his spine the day after the third Test, which means that there are no injury concerns. However, India launched a brilliant fightback with Kuldeep turning tormentor-in-chief. Shaun Marsh (4) was caught behind off Umesh Yadav (2-54). Things went from bad to worse for the Australians as Peter Handscomb (8) fell prey from a wonderful delivery from Kuldeep. Read More »

Wisconsin vs. Florida: Experienced Vets Against New Kids On The Block

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Wisconsin's experience is also substantial. Madison Square Garden turned electric. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sitting behind the Wisconsin bench for the Badgers' Sweet 16 matchup with Florida on Friday night. The Badgers' chances of earning the win looked bleak as the Gators held a five-point lead with under a minute remaining in regulation. "(We) have been in a lot of those environments, as has Florida". Read More »

Player chokes own teammate in ugly start to March Madness

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The incident occurred as the two were heading to the bench for a timeout after Thibodeaux was called for a 3-second violation. Gill pushed the forward away upon confrontation, but he should have followed that up by immediately following the Wu Tang's advice . Read More »

Cavs Recall Larry Sanders, Set to See Action Against Charlotte Hornets

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They ranked eighth in opponent field goal percentage, letting foes shoot 44.4 percent from the field. That was middle of the pack, which isn't anything to brag about.Personnel changes - Last year's defensive numbers reflect a different team.Matthew Dellavedova's no longer around to pester the opponent's perimeter players. Read More »

Fox outshines UCLA's Ball, leads Kentucky to Elite Eight

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Fans lustily booed Calipari in his first game in Memphis since leaving in April 2009 for the Wildcats . If there's any justice in the world, the next news we'll get from the Ball family is outspoken patriarch Lavar gifting the world with his re-enactment of 'Crying Jordan.' After all, the elder Ball had repeatedly stated Lonzo would lead UCLA to the national championship - a Sweet 16 appearance ain't that. Read More »

Southern Cal rallies to beat Providence in First Four

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USC defeated the Mustangs in the regular season. Beaten by Providence by one point in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament past year, Southern Cal exacted revenge in a rematch Wednesday night. A pair of free throws by the 7-footer made it a three-point game with eight minutes to go. Players often hear the cautionary tale that they may not get a second chance in the NCAA Tournament. Read More »

Sanjay Dutt delays his comeback for a friend

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Superstar Sanjay Dutt's comeback venture " Bhoomi " is now being shot in Agra and the actor even visited the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Salim Chisti's dargah in Ajmer. Day before his visit to Agra, Baba also went to Mehandipur Balaji where the crowd gathered in order to get a glimpse of him. Directed by Omung Kumar, " Bhoomi " explores the lovely father-daughter relationship. Read More »

Ireland's Coleman breaks leg in draw with Wales

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We were the team who looked like we were going to create something and score". He added, " The red changed everything. Gareth Bale will not be a great player until he leaves Cristiano Ronaldo and the Real Madrid forward's "gigantic ego", according to Republic of Ireland legend Johnny Giles. Read More »

Irish president given shirt as tribute to Derry City captain

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A minute's applause was held as a tribute to and in memory of the late Derry captain, as well as former FAI the late President Milo Corcoran, and former worldwide Ray Brady, a brother of Liam Brady. "Two great lads that I had two good relationships with passed away". Ryan who I obviously played with at Derry City and (knew) off the field as well, Martin who was a huge figure in my life more so in the last few years - I got to know him really well and had a very good relationship with him. Read More »

Shane Lowry loses final group match at WGC World Matchplay

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Mickelson will play Marc Leishman in the last 16. "It's been a very, very hard time for me to even be thinking about playing golf", Day said. "And I know my mom says not to let it get to me, but it really has". Fitzpatrick didn't even endure the greatest frustration. Charles Howell III said it best on Friday afternoon: weird stuff happens in golf. But after missing a birdie putt on the first play-off hole, Hatton accidentally touched his ball as he prepared to tap in for par and failed ... Read More »

Super Bowl champion Patriots to visit White House in April

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday said the National Football League team would be celebrating its Super Bowl victory in Washington on April 19. Some of the champion Pats have already announced they'll skip the White House trip. Thankfully it's only a short time frame because otherwise the story of who is and who is not going would be covered for a longer period of time than just four weeks. Read More »

South Africa clinch eight-wicket victory in second Test over New Zealand

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It certainly was on day two, despite South Africa plummeting to 94-6 before de Kock and Bavuma added 160, their country's fourth-highest seventh-wicket stand. Jimmy Neesham of New Zealand shows his disappointment after being dismissed. Instead their second innings was done in 63.2 overs with a career best 80 by Jeet Raval and a 65-run partnership between Raval and BJ Watling (29) the only sign of resistance. Read More »

Red Wings' Tomas Tatar working for consistency, nets 2 more goals

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NOTES: Detroit forward Darren Helm left the game in the second period with an apparent left leg injury after absorbing a heavy check from Avalanche defenceman Erik Johnson. Compher has played in eight games for the Avalanche and gets his first tally on a shot to the blocker side in the slot against Jimmy Howard . "When they showed that highlight video about the rivalry on the scoreboard, I got the chills". Read More »

Arum: UFC to blame if Mayweather v Mcgregor doesn't happen

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Being CEO of Top Rank, Arum is no stranger to million-dollar fights and is concerned about the UFC's high demands. They proposed a deal to Conor that on his share of the purse, they take 50 per cent. What is most likely to happen is that, if Conor McGregor losses to Floyd Mayweather, it will just confirm what many have known, that he is probably the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the UFC, but not the best boxer in the world. Read More »

Kenny Dalglish backs under-fire Scotland boss Gordon Strachan

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Moreover, the win in Malta is the Scots' single victory in a stretch of seven games. Slovenia are hoping to be the beneficiaries of the home side's fragile confidence and Srecko Katanec's charges can be backed at 11/5 (3 .20) to strengthen their own bid to reach Russian Federation by heaping yet more misery on Strachan's side; Paddy Power offer 2/1 (3 .0) that the two teams settle for a share of the spoils. Read More »

Jolyon Palmer bemoans 'awful', 'terrible' auto after Q1 exit

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He told Sky Sports F1: "I did a second lap, my first one of the whole weekend on low fuel on the ultrasoft, and to be honest the vehicle was very bad". "That's why in FP2 I felt the confidence to go and attack straight away and the lap I was doing was going to be pretty sensible as well". "Today, the auto was put back together but that was a disaster". Read More »

Michigan's Cinderella run ends in Sweet 16 with loss to Oregon

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And it was hero time for Walton, Michigan's senior guard, who had been playing lights out for so long that when he proceeded to rise for a picture-perfect stepback jumper that rolled off his right hand oh-so-perfectly, no one - not his coach, not his teammates, and certainly not Walton - thought there was any way he could miss it. Read More »

When Virat Kohli went from captain to water boy for Team India

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Meanwhile, India had on Thursday called up Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer to the squad as cover for Kohli. Kohli was off the field during most of Australia's first innings in Ranchi but he did come out to bat at his usual number four position and took the field during Australia's second innings. Read More »