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Manchester United board members regret signing Alexis Sanchez

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And United have led the way in splashing out on playing contracts over the course of the Premier League era, signing themselves up to the five biggest deals in English history over the last five years, most recently with Sanchez. His team-mates are still trying to find out what he likes, what he doesn't like, the dynamics of the team. " Goals have always been part of my game and this season I haven't scored as many as I would like but I'm doing assists and having the chances and I think ... Read More »

The Academy Awards Are Sunday: Choose Your Best Picture Winner

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A similar situation has developed in this category as well, in which a beloved character actor (with even a host of Emmys to her name) has pummeled her way through all the precursor awards and won everything in her category. However, the category itself is hardly competitive; none of the other nominees stand a chance against the film "Coco". Lebanese Film The Insult is getting great reviews but it's competitor, the Chilean entry A Fantastic Woman has gained global attention for its ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells, Miami Open with injury

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Nadal made the announcement Friday on Facebook . "They are both fantastic events but coming back from a big surgery is complicated and after having played a few tournaments I have discussed with my team that it is best for me to build on the progress and go back to practice". Read More »

James McCarthy could return for Everton in pre-season

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The difference is we aren't good enough away but good enough at home, if we beat Burnley we're level with them on points. The defender picked up the problem on his Toffees debut after joining from Manchester City, with Allardyce explaining: "His injury is going to be a bit more length-wise than first thought". Read More »

"Idiot" Stephen Curry Smashes Table, Golfs at Augusta National

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Not exactly where all that glass came from - a light fixture, a window, a table, some combination of them all? Steph Curry apparently wasn't listening to anyone when he chose to work on his game Thursday and summarily smashed an unidentified glass object in a hotel room. Read More »

Lamar Jackson: How he answered his biggest question at the National Football League combine

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Entering the draft, there are concerns about Mayfield's height - he's listed at 6-foot-1, but may be an inch or two shorter - and also questions about his character. "He's proved he can play". While the OU offense isn't a conventional pro-style system, Mayfield operated from the pocket regularly. "But just kind of let him know, 'Just be yourself, enjoy it, be honest and up front, ' like he would regardless of whether I said that". Read More »

US Open changes from 18-hole playoff to two-hole aggregate playoff

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USGA CEO and executive director Mike Davis said the governing body solicited input from players, fans, volunteers and broadcast partners, among other entities, before making the change. "As a player, I would want as many holes as possible to determine a victor". The Masters has a sudden-death playoff , seen last April when Sergio Garcia defeated Justin Rose on the first extra hole. Read More »

Danica Patrick's Dad Takes Apparent Anthem Shot at Aaron Rodgers

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Other than Evans, who was a more than capable replacement for departed Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang, the contributions from the rest of the veterans Thompson signed were limited. "He's still a very strong contributor for us". "But when you have the best player in the National Football League, it's not going to be low-cost, you know what I mean?" The Packers have 10 unrestricted free agents, led by safety Morgan Burnett , tight end Richard Rodgers, special teams ace Jeff Janis, Evans and House. Read More »

Mourinho: Ibrahimovic Could Leave In The Summer

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Ibrahimovic, who scored 62 goals in 116 games for Sweden, played at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups but missed out on the last two editions after the team failed to qualify. That previous outing was against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, when the Belgium worldwide was forced off with a knee problem that meant he missed all five matches in February. Read More »

High Wind Warning Issued for Orange County

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The possibility of downed trees is coming after rain fell across the Triangle all day on Thursday. A wind advisory remains in effect from 9 a.m. on March 2 to midnight. "These forecasted wind gusts are very serious", said Ocean City Emergency Services Director, Joseph Theobald. Timing: Winds are expected to increase Friday morning, with the strongest winds likely by afternoon and evening. Read More »

Chris Long defends Lamar Jackson as quarterback

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Ultimately, the only way to settle the debate will be to get drafted and go play for a team that views him as their quarterback of the future. Jackon has a unique skill set that many believe that could translate to him having more success at wide receiver in the NFL . Read More »

Rams reportedly trading Robert Quinn to Miami Dolphins

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The Los Angeles Rams have already been heavily involved in the trading game before the new league year has even started. Quinn, who has spent his entire career with the Rams, joins Dolphins defensive ends Cameron Wake and Andre Branch , the projected starters, and Charles Harris, last year's first-round pick. Read More »

Three former Bulls to participate in NFL Combine

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The interviews are only 15 minutes, and teams can invite players for visits to team facilities for more extensive talks. Much more focus will be placed on Friday's times in the 40-yard dash. Free agency will greatly determine if Seattle has needs here (could the Seahawks really release veteran punter Jon Ryan?). With that said, I'm still not sure why we're testing the vertical of an National Football League player. Read More »

IOC confirms reinstatement of Russian Olympic Committee

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Yet, IOC President, Thomas Bach, does not rule out lifting Russia's suspension - even if additional doping cases should arise. But IOC said the suspension would be lifted - in "a few days or weeks" - if no new doping cases came out of the Games, where two Russians tested positive for doping. Read More »

Russell Wilson Strikes Out in Spring Training Debut With Yankees

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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he's open to Wilson playing in a spring training game, but added he would want to hear from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll before making a decision. So, seriously, what does Carroll think of his most important player moonlighting in another sport during what the coach on Thursday said he sees as a vital, "altering" offseason for the Seahawks? "He's not doing a good job of going with the pitches away from him". Read More »

Team USA Athletes To Keep Following After 2018 Olympics

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The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, kicked off on February 9 with a moving opening ceremony that saw all of the athletes from every participating nation marching together under a banner of unity. Going into this Winter Olympics, several athletes had been under huge pressure to win gold but ended with nothing. They won 13 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze. Read More »

Luka Modric Charged with False Testimony in Former Dinamo Zagreb Exec's Trial

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Mamic, his brother Zoran and two others are accused of abuse of power and graft that cost the Dinamo Zagreb football club more than €15 million ($18.4 million) and cost the Croatian state more than a million euros. When questioned in 2015 during the trial, the player stated that he had penned the clause after joining Spurs . When questioned during investigations in 2015, Modric said the annex was signed after he joined Tottenham, according to the prosecutors. Read More »

Aly Raisman suing US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics over Nassar sexual abuse

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National Women's Gymnastics Team and U.S. Olympic team doctor for two decades, pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges and 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct in Michigan state courts. According to its timeline, it fired Nassar on July 29, about a month after launching an investigation. The lawsuit alleges he sometimes had an erection, according to NBC News . Read More »

David Padgett talks about Louisville's 67-66 loss to No. 1 Virginia

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For the first time ever, an ACC men's basketball team has finished a season with a ideal 9-and-0 record on the road. Virginia sophomore guard Ty Jerome then passed the ball to freshman De'Andre Hunter, who found himself open beyond the arc before nailing a huge game-winning triple to send Virginia into another victory. Read More »

Liverpool interested in signing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina?

According to L'Equipe (h/t Glen Williams of the MailOnline), the midfielder was tracked by Arsenal last summer before he eventually joined Saints from Juventus , but the Gunners no longer have an interest in the Gabon global. Lemina only joined Southampton from Juventus last summer, costing a club-record fee of £15.4m, after previously playing for Marseille and Lorient in France. Read More »

#NBATwitter Responds To JR Smith's Soup-Throwing Suspension

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Smith for one game after he threw a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones. One of the most watched episodes is the "The Soup Nazi", Jerry and the crew fall in love with the soup at a restaurant in NY. However, he's had few problems with the Cavs and has been a key member of three straight Eastern Conference championship teams. Smith, 32, is having one of the worst years of his career with 8.3 points per game on 39.2 percent shooting from the field. Read More »

Liverpool vs. Newcastle - Premier League Preview

This weekend looks like being no different with Southampton hosting second-from-bottom Stoke City and Swansea playing a West Ham United side who, though apparently comfortable in 13th spot, are only three points above the relegation zone. Read More »

Mario Balotelli agent in talks over return to the Premier League

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The Italian goalkeeper, who turned 19 at the weekend, initially turned down Milan's offer of a new contract only to have a change of heart last July and pen a new deal until 2021. "Mario is ready to return", Raiola said. "I've spoken with Juventus, Roma, Napoli and Inter". Balotelli has scored 38 goals in 57 games since moving to Ligue 1 at the beginning of last season but the Italian worldwide is set to come off contract with Nice at the end of the season. Read More »

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun stepping down

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In a phone call between then-USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny and Scott Blackmun , who had assumed the role of CEO in 2010, Penny informed Blackmun that a gymnast had brought forth allegations of sexual abuse by a team trainer, and named Nassar specifically in a subsequent email two months later. Read More »

Questioning Karti in INX Media will lead to P Chidambaram: Subramanian Swamy

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Karti will be in CBI's custody till March 6, when he will be produce in court again. Karti has been accused of illegally taking service charges for obtaining FIPB clearance to the INX Media for receiving funds from overseas worth Rs 305 crore in 2007 when his father was the finance minister in the Congress-led UPA Government. Read More »

Kirk Cousins free agency rumors: Broncos intend to go 'all-in' on QB

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Whether the Broncos will have the salary cap capital - and sales pitch - to land Cousins remains to be seen. His decision should come as no surprise considering the team's new quarterback will need some solid options to throw it to, especially with the lack of talent at wideout in this year's draft. Read More »

5 reasons why Atletico Madrid will beat Barcelona in La Liga

The visitors continued to push for a victor but Las Palmas defended defiantly for the final 20 minutes, earning themselves a memorable point to help strengthen what could become a remarkable push to survive relegation this term. The result dropped Betis to ninth place, four points behind Eibar, the first team securing a spot in Europe's second-tier competition. The home squad finally got its reward in the 90th minute of the contest when defender Victor Laguardia raced toward the goal to ... Read More »

Shots matter over thin air at Mexico Championship

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Now ranked 75th in the world, he has only four weeks left to move into the top 50 and punch his ticket to Augusta. These are world-class events and by definition a collection of the globe's best and brightest, but history shows that these WGC soirees go to chalk more times than not. Read More »

Former Arsenal star makes huge claim about Arsene Wenger leaving

The victory moved City 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League and Sane said working under City manager Pep - who celebrated his 100th game in charge at the club at the Emirates - was helping him improve all the time. "So far, we've had an awesome Premier League season". Physically, the two teams gave a lot. Arsene Wenger's troops were awarded a penalty seven minutes into the second half after Henrikh Mkhitaryan was clipped by Nicolas Otamendi. Read More »

Juventus Midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah Delighted After Reach Coppa Italia Final

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Higuain - the scorer of the third-minute goal which gave Juventus a 1-0 first-leg advantage in Bergamo - suffered an ankle sprain against Torino a week ago. Juventus was also slated to host Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday but that match was snowed out and will be made up March 14. In the first half we had difficulty closing them down, after the break Douglas Costa started playing in a centre-forward role and that broke the game open. Read More »