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David Goffin forced to retire in Rotterdam after ball hits his eye

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In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles with 109. Nadal will next take to the court in Acapulco, but can not retake the top spot from Federer, who will enter Indian Wells at No. The ageless Swiss maestro is three years older than American legend Andre Agassi was when previously holding the record for oldest No.1 back in 2003. Read More »

NASCAR's young look on display at Daytona 500

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Blaney will start third behind pole victor Alex Bowman , who rode conservatively in the back in the first Duel and finished 14th. Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr . "When you don't win, you can't wait to get back to work, improve, figure out what went wrong". "Roger expects us to race for wins", Logano said. There's a lot on the line. Read More »

West Brom knocked out of FA Cup after week of woe

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The club itself also issued a statement on the incident , insisting they have "instigated" their own internal investigation as "the players will be subject to the full rigours of our internal disciplinary procedures". "They made a decision to take a taxi to a McDonald's drive-through nearby and somehow and for some reason, left there in the cab but without the cab driver. Read More »

With Skiing Gold, Ester Ledecka Earns New Respect-for Snowboarders

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The 23-year-old became the first man since Dick Button of the USA in 1952 to take the title twice in a row - and into the bargain, won the landmark 1,000th gold medal in Winter Olympics history. Lindsey Vonn on Saturday responded to Trump supporting Twitter trolls who gave her a hard time after her super-g loss at the Olympics. "She beat me in training in Lake Louise - that was also surprising", Vonn said . Read More »

All-Star Roundtable: Predicting the Winners of All-Star Weekend

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However, don't expect Mitchell to settle even as the Jazz are in the midst of an 11-game win streak and he leads all rookies in scoring with 19.6 points per game. "So, I figured, you know, at my size if I was able to get it, it would be a great dunk and a way to finish it, you know". After his 46-point start, Nance capped off his performance with an impressive two-handed double-tap-on-the-backboard slam that gave him a flawless score of 50. Read More »

Phoenix Suns Booker wins Three-Point Contest of 2018 NBA All-Star

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I'm going to try to win this thing.' I did take it seriously, especially it being my first time and being on the L.A. floor in front of the crowd. Booker's first round started a little slow, but he strategically placed the money ball rack in the final corner which helped round his total out to 19 points. Read More »

Winter Olympics: GB's James Woods misses out on ski slopestyle medal

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Sitting in bronze going into the final run, Woods scored 90.00 to narrowly miss out on strengthening his position, and he could only watch on as Goepper moved into second with a 93.60. Woods was also one of the contest's more consistent skiers - he was the only competitor to score in the 90s on two separate runs - but fell just short of a medal. Read More »

Skier Ted Ligety Talks Relationship with Wife Mia Pascoe

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The team of Didrik Toenseth, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Simen Hegstad Krueger and Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo won the race in 1 hour, 33 minutes and 4.9 seconds to beat the second-place Russian athletes by 9.4 seconds. Norway has now won five of the eight gold medals awarded in cross-country at the Pyeongchang Games, and 11 medals overall. "I just thought it would run a little bit more challenging than the way it did". Read More »

Lindsey Vonn responds to Twitter trolls after failing to medal at Olympics

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But a gasp went up from the crowd when Ledecka, who trains in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, crossed the finish line a hundredth of a second better than first-place Anna Veith of Austria. "From skiing for snowboard, I take the fast speed, I'm not afraid of the speed". "I'm overwhelmed and exhausted", Yarnold told reporters. "Not to blame the spouses, but I just want to get that out there that it could be your husband's fault", Miller said, before apologizing on air. Read More »

England beats New Zealand by 2 runs in tri-series T20

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One England player who will look back on this series positively is Dawid Malan , who has followed his productive Ashes by proving he deserves to be so much more than Joe Root's understudy in Twenty20 cricket. Rashid, Dawson, Malan and Tom Curran claimed one wicket each. Guptill then picked up where Munro had left off, reaching his second Twenty20 global century in 49 deliveries before Tye had him caught by Maxwell at deep midwicket to leave the hosts 212 for three in the 17th over. Read More »

Winter Olympics - Luckless Christie crashes out again

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To make matters worse for the Briton, she was also disqualified. Team GB speed skater Elise Christie has crashed out in her bid for gold in the women's 500m final in Pyeongchang . I'm just getting back on track for that and I'll still be racing fearless. When Austria's Janine Flock - the leader going into the final heat - could only clock a total of 3:27.92, it meant she tumbled from first to fourth, leaving Britain's Laura Deas to claim the bronze medal. Read More »

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'Gabriel Jesus back in training'

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It remains to be seen when Jesus will be ready to return to action but he could have an outside chance of featuring in the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal on Sunday week. City face the Latics on Monday evening in the FA Cup, before heading to Wembley the following week to take on Arsenal in the EFL Cup final. Meanwhile, Guardiola refused to be drawn on criticism from Leicester City boss Claude Puel of his club's pursuit of Riyad Mahrez. Read More »

Roberto Mancini tips Manchester City to win the Champions League

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Guardiola , whose side are 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League , said: "Overall I'm delighted but now we prepare for Wigan". Super display from the German who scored twice but could have had four on another night. Throw in his top-class performance in the 2-0 win over Manchester United - during which he did not score though - and you have more than enough evidence to make a claim as bold as you wish. Read More »

Anushka kept me going throughout the tour: Kohli

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The format is different. "The wait to get back into the team made me tougher and hungrier". "At this stage, I don't feel like competing with anyone". India: Virat Kohli (capt) Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina , Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya , Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal , Kuldeep Yadav , Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur . Read More »

FA Cup: Swansea stuck in replay mode against Sheffield Wednesday

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The Owls won the only previous FA Cup encounter between these sides, 1-0 at home in a third-round tie in January 1962. To come back after eight weeks and have this kind of reception makes me the most happy manager in the world'. For all their improvement, shots on target remained rare for the Swans, with their next reasonable chance not arriving until the 71st minute, when Jordan Ayew shot straight at Dawson after good link-up play with Routledge. Read More »

Ernesto Valverde 'delighted' as Barca match club-record unbeaten run

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Only one Barcelona player has been sent off in this time . It will be 90 demanding minutes for Barca, who will have to not only match Eibar for skill, but also for effort and commitment. The Gunsmiths are seventh in La Liga, with 35 points, fighting for one of the final spots in Europe next season. If they can keep up their impressive recent form then Jose Luis Mendilibar's men will be able to make qualifying for European competition an achievable goal. Read More »

Chris Hughton 'delighted' for goal-scoring debutant Jurgen Locadia

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A home win at [1.38] looks banker bet material to me but backing Brighton -1 on the handicap at 11/10 on the Betfair Sportsbook appeals just as much. Brighton have only won one of their last nine games against Coventry in all competitions (D4 L4), though this is the first such meeting since a Championship defeat in December 2011. Read More »

John-Henry Krueger Ends Drought For US Speedskaters At Winter Olympics

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The first couple of short-track, with seven Olympic medals between them, have so far been shutout. Girard is a multiple medallist at the world championships, but this is his first podium finish in an Olympic event. This time around, the chat with Campbell and Abejean "helped me be in the right zone", according to Girard, who decided then and there that he had to jump out to a lead in the final and try to hold it while expected chaos played out in the back. Read More »

Xavi: 'What did Cristiano Ronaldo do against PSG? Neymar was better'

However, in their most recent outing against big-name opposition - last month's visit of Barcelona - the Sevilla-based team competed well in the first half before wilting after the break and eventually suffering a 5-0 thrashing. We know we are going to suffer . "They did not make it to the Rio Olympics, but they stayed there, waiting for the first opportunity, to bring their bad omen". Read More »

Chinese doing blackface TV skit draws criticism

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But during the show "a black woman can be seen asking the show's host to pose as her husband when meeting her mother in order to avoid being set up on a blind date". Either way it suggests China's soft-power project is still a work in progress. When white people discriminate against us, we are strongly dissatisfied, but now we are discriminating against Africans in such high profile. Read More »

New Zealand aim to iron out bowling chinks

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Opener D'Arcy Short was named man of the match for his 76 off 44 balls. Grimstone, a 20-year-old student, reached his left arm out over the deep square leg boundary to pocket the catch off the penultimate ball at Eden Park as the Black Caps managed to score their highest ever T20 total in the Tri-series clash. Read More »

NASCAR drivers slow down for Daytona Media Day

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Dillon: "I wanted Tom Brady to get another Super Bowl ring, and I was mad that he didn't. This is so boring", he said, laughing. But Wednesday was Media Day, about the only time during Speed Week you can get NASCAR drivers to slow down. Read More »

Pita Taufatofua Avoids Finishing Last in Cross-Country Skiing

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He managed to qualify for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics two years later for the men's cross-country skiing event (and made the same scene-stealing appearance at the opening ceremony) despite the fact that Tonga has no snow. Taufatofua had to figure out how to train himself to ski just weeks before qualifying for the Games, and he used everything from sliding on planks of wood through the sand on a beach to using roller skates - on which the only way to stop is to fall. Read More »

Gitanjali Gems tanks 20%; falls for third straight day

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On Thursday, too, the scrips dropped by nearly 12 per cent. The two banks figure in the list of top 10 companies where LIC increased its holding in the quarter ended December 2017. The Gujarat-based jeweller further claimed that Choksi duped him of Rs 60 crore. Prakash Industries: The company to raise Rs 208 crore from promoters by issuing 1 crore convertible warrants. Read More »

Rays Trade Jake Odorizzi to Twins for Jermaine Palacios

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A 2008 first-round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers out of high school in New Douglas, Ill., Odorizzi has now been traded three times. The Tampa Bay Rays spent the first Saturday night of spring training wheeling and dealing in preparation for the 2018 season. Read More »

Hosmer to Sign with Padres on an Eight Year Deal

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With the addition of Hosmer, the Padres will likely shift first baseman Wil Myers back to the outfield, where he played the majority of his professional career prior to moving to the infield full-time in 2016. In his seven years with the Royals, Hosmer had 127 homers, 566 RBI and finished with a.284 batting average. The terms of the deal are eight years with an opt-out clause after five, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network . Read More »

Khabib: McGregor's MMA Career Is Over, UFC Stripping His Lightweight Title

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Apparently, Nurmagomedov has asserted that a clause in his contract confirms that Conor McGregor will indeed be stripped of his UFC Lightweight title. UFC strip his belt now, we gonna fight for real belt. While his first foray into the sport was successful from a financial perspective, it is unlikely that the majority of boxing purists would be rushing to pay anywhere near a fraction of the pay-per-view price of Mayweather vs. Read More »

"The viral wink - 'Wink" that stole million hearts

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Priya Prakash Varrier's college principal even revealed that she sent a congratulatory message to the Internet sensation but didn't get any reply. "We are getting more and more support from the society". One of the complainants, Zaheer Khan, demanded that either the song be removed from the film or its words be changed. Omar's team just re-used those lyrics penned by Jabbar. Read More »

Liverpool legend delivers shock verdict on Salah, reveals what Klopp needs instead

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Salah told the club's official website: "It is a great feeling to have scored 30 goals in a first season at a club like Liverpool ". "Yes the last-16 in the Champions League is quite a message already", he said. "We qualified for the Champions League without Phil, he was not involved in either of the Hoffenheim games", Klopp said. That's how it is. John Barnes , such an important player for Liverpool back in the day, has made comments about the in-form winger that will baffle just ... Read More »

USA Hockey Rebounds From Slovenia Loss to Beat Slovakia 2-1

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Zapolski allowed three goals on 25 shots, including the first goal by Jan Urbas. That really kills your momentum. It was a come-from-behind victory for Slovenia, who trailed the Americans until the 46th minute, when Blaž Gregorc scored to reduce the USA lead to 2-1. Read More »

Illness Keeps Pogba Out of FA Cup Tie

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Asked whether he was tempted to leave one of his places on the bench empty, Mourinho told BT Sport before the game: 'I think it's a handsome moment for the players, even if they don't play. When I don't want to say things, I don't say. Alexis Sanchez brought a smile to one Manchester United fan's day by picking him up and helping him off the pitch at Huddersfield Town . Read More »

Russians suffer Slovakia upset in Winter Games hockey opener

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Sweden, which finished fourth in Sochi, hasn't medaled since taking silver at the 2006 Turin Olympics . Alina Muller tied it up 48 seconds into the second period. "The two other goals were really good shots". "They've got a really good group over there, but I'm really confident in our squad", forward Jordan Greenway said. Read More »

Groves keeps title belt with Eubank Jr win

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In the third round, Eubank Jr sustained a deep cut over his right eye after a clash of heads during a punching exchange, but Eubank began to land more punches after a nervous start and his volume strikes began to come into play. He dug it out. Having faced Carl Froch in front of 80,000 people at Wembley he certainly isn't going to be phased this evening as he hears the first bell, but he also knows that defeat for him this evening could spell the end of his top level career. Read More »