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Paul Pogba buys France team World Cup rings to commemorate 2018 victory

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Pogba presented the championship rings - usually a tradition reserved for American professional sports teams - to his team-mates while on worldwide duty this week. Pogba presented the gifts to his teammates as the squad convened for worldwide duty ahead of the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. It's a small gift from me. Read More »

Beavers Set to Host First Two Rounds of NCAA Tournament

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Their defense has been stout: they led the Pac-12 in opponent field goal attempts, opponent field goals made, and opponent three-point percentage. The last time OR did that was 1982-83, three years before the shot clock. Unlike the ACC or Big Ten, not much was expected out of the Pac-12 coming into the tournament. The #12 seed matches Oregon's lowest seed in the NCAA Tournament (2013). Read More »

Ryan Fitzpatrick Is the Perfect QB for the Dolphins

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It makes some sense. The talk of the offseason for the Dolphins has been the uncertainty at the quarterback position. Fitzpatrick replaces Tannehill, who was traded to the Tennessee Titans on Friday in a deal that swapped late-round picks in 2019, and will send Miami a 2020 fourth-round selection. Read More »

Thiem rallies to deny Federer sixth Indian Wells title

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Roger Federer lost the Paribas Open final against Dominic Thiem 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday (local time), but the Swiss legend has said that he is not that disappointed with the loss and is looking at the loss with perspective."I am not too disappointed". Read More »

Dallas Cowboys: WR Randall Cobb joins Cowboys on 1-year deal

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Austin recently re-signed with Dallas on a one-year deal and is also a return man in addition to his receiving duties. The Cowboys have added a wide receiver. Cobb appeared to acknowledge the move on Twitter. He's done a number of things for us over the years, and he's relatively young. "I guess I just miss my friend". Read More »

Syracuse G Frank Howard suspended indefinitely

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The 6-foot-5 Howard lit up social media during the ACC tournament against Duke last week when he appeared to stick his foot out as Blue Devils star Zion Williamson ran by. We started the year without him... very hard to make that change now... fortunately Tyus has played the point quite a bit this year... "Very hard to make that change now", Boeheim said, according to a transcript on Syracuse.com. Read More »

Marcus Smart Ejected, Aron Baynes Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle

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We've been losing a lot to them. The Celtics needed Marcus Smart . We need him to be in the game. "We need him to be in the game no matter what happened", Stevens said, as seen on NBC Sports Boston's Celtics postgame coverage. "He knows how much of a big piece he is". Overall, since Rozier entered the league in 2015, the Celtics are 17-3 vs. Philadelphia, including the playoffs. Read More »

Manchester City close to sealing deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder

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Despite capturing the highly-rated Netherlands global, Barcelona have also tracked Saul as they attempt to reduce the average age of Ernesto Valverde's squad. Earlier today, ESPN reported that Pep Guardiola's side have identified the Spaniard as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, with Barcelona holding a long standing interest. Read More »

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool defender withdraws from England squad

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The 20-year-old picked up the injury against Burnley in a Premier League match earlier in the month, but was deemed fit enough to join up with the Three Lions squad. His withdrawal leaves Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier as right-back options for Gareth Southgate. John Stones, Fabian Delph , Ruben Loftus-Loftus-Cheek and Luke Shaw have all also dropped out of the squad this week, with Alexander-Arnold the latest. Read More »

Thunder's Westbrook gets 16th tech, facing suspension

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The former MVP missed all 7 of his three-point attempts and shot a dismal 2-for-16 from the floor against Golden State. "If this were a playoff game, for sure he'd be playing but we want to be extra cautious". He sat out for the Warriors' 106-104 win against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, too. Klay Thompson scored 23 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who have been playing more consistently in the last four games after a spell of ... Read More »

Westbrook faces suspension after 16th technical

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Russell Westbrook picked up his 16th technical foul of the season late in the first half against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, and if the infraction isn't rescinded, it will result in an automatic one-game suspension. He was asked these three reasonable questions by the media, but the star just as reasonably chose to say "next question" to each. Westbrook could also face a $5,000 fine, according to an ESPN report. Read More »

Yankees Agree to Minor League Deal With LHP Gio Gonzalez

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With exactly ten days until the Bronx Bomber's regular season home opener, Gonzalez should be ready by the second or third week. The Yankees have been dealing with injuries to their rotation. 16, 2018. "But we'll see how far along he is and if we're at a point where he's in play actually for the next couple, few weeks". "I'm sure I'll dive in on [Gonzalez] a little bit", Boone said, smiling as he referred to his upcoming father-son meal. Read More »

Rivers denies he's interested in Lakers job

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Early this year, we both decided let's end this thing, take this out, extend it and make it a longer deal. "I'm going nowhere", he said, via The Washington Post's Ben Golliver . Although Johnson could make a coaching change after this season, Rivers made sure to take his name out of consideration. "I'm here. My job is not done". Read More »

South Africa bowl in T20 against Sri Lanka

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Defending IPL champions Chennai Super Kings suffered a blow ahead of the season opener with South African paceman Lungi Ngidi being ruled out of the tournament due to a side strain suffered during the ODI series against Sri Lanka. But Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga took the game into the final over with a superb spell of bowling, ending with figures of 2-11 in four overs. Read More »

Eden Hazard puts Real Madrid transfer talk on hold

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In eight season he has won two La Ligas, four Champions Leagues , two Spanish Super Cups, one Copa del Rey, three European Super Cups and four Club World Cups. "Of course we want him to stay", Pogba said of the caretaker manager. "The results have been great". Manchester United have always maintained that they do not want to sell the man who is arguably their most important player, but Madrid were hoping that a swap deal with Courtois could finally see them land their man. Read More »

Robert Kraft will reject plea deal offer — CNN source

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This latest motion comes at an interesting time considering prosecutors have just offered Kraft and some of the other men a deal. Robert Kraft has no intention of accepting the reported offer extended to him by Florida prosecutors in his solicitation case, according to multiple reports Tuesday night. Read More »

PSG condemns Patrice Evra for homophobic slurs aimed at club

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The left-back, who has been without a club since leaving West Ham previous year, then uploaded a video to social media on Monday in which he mocked PSG and used a French word which is derogatory to homosexuals. "Hey, kids were playing (for United), the ones who used to clean my boots". Evra later posted a video on Twitter in order to "clarify a massive, massive misunderstanding" in which he claimed his words were misconstrued. Read More »

Team Ineos confirms Team Sky takeover and will become new sponsor immediately

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News of the deal ensures Brailsford can keep together a team that has won six of the past seven editions of the Tour de France, and established itself as one of the most successful teams in the sport since forming in 2010. However, Sky's image was clouded in the controversy over so-called therapeutic use exemptions, after a damning British parliamentary report said the team crossed an "ethical line" by using the loophole to administer drugs to enhance performance. Read More »

Thiem tops Federer to win Indian Wells title

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Nadal said he would now return home to Mallorca and would not play in the upcoming Miami Open. It's just the 5th time in Nadal's career he's conceded a walkover, and the first to Federer. Thiem collapsed onto his back in delight as he secured his first title at a Masters 1000 event. It was the 12th title for the Austrian in his career and mentioned his mentioned he is 88 titles behind Federer in his victory speech. Read More »

Raiders sign LB Vontaze Burfict after release by Bengals

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The 28-year-old Burfict was limited to seven games last season from a combination of injuries and suspension. According to Spotrac , Burfict has racked up more than $4 million in fines throughout his career for dirty play. For the Raiders, he brings talent to a position group that needs some, and he is certainly familiar with defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. The Bengals released Burfict earlier this month after he spent seven seasons with the team. Read More »

Ole Miss returns to NCAA Tournament

Ole Miss and Oklahoma will start dancing on Friday with an 11:40 a.m. start time on TruTV. The second half of Ole Miss' season was marred with inconsistency, featuring disappointing losses like one against SC. The Liberty men's basketball team was a 16 seed for its first three trips to the NCAA Tournament and national outlets projected them to be a 12,13 or 14 seed for this year's run. Read More »

The floor damage sustained by Hamilton's Mercedes in Australia

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The Briton has won four of the last five championships, beaten only by then-team mate Nico Rosberg in 2016 when Mercedes were dominant, and also started last season with a second place in Melbourne . Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc finished in fourth and fifth, with Vettel nearly a full minute down on Bottas, and the German was also overtaken for third place by Max Verstappen in the Red Bull . Read More »

Iowa headed to Columbus to face Cincinnati

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Cumberland was indeed ready for it, scoring a game-high 33 points alongside eight rebounds on 11 for 24 shooting from the field and 10-13 from the free throw line, cashing the check his mouth succinctly wrote the night before. Immediately following the Iowa game, #7 seed Missouri will play #10 seed Drake in Iowa City. The game will tip-off at approximately 3:30 p.m. and be shown live on ESPN2. Read More »

Clay Matthews signs with Rams

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A Los Angeles native who went to USC, Matthews had been linked to the Rams since the start of free agency. A 2009 first-round pick (26th overall), Matthews made the Pro Bowl six times in his first nine seasons. He joins Randall Cobb, who signed with the Cowboys earlier in the day, as staples who have departed Green Bay. Matthews tallied a career-low 3 1/2 sacks along with 43 total tackles in 16 games for Green Bay last season. Read More »

Genoa inflicts first Serie A defeat on Juventus

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Genoa inflicted a first league defeat of the season on Juventus and Massimiliano Allegri knows what was to blame for their poor display. As things stand, Allegri's side are in a position to finish with 105. Pandev drilled in Genoa's second, nine minutes from time, to send the home fans wild. " I'm happy for him (Sturaro ), because he suffered a lot and today he changed the game", said Allegri of the midfielder who was loaned by Juventus to Genoa in January, a deal then made ... Read More »

Proteas Bowl First in Final ODI Before World Cup

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A half-century by Kusal Mendis and an adventurous lower order partnership lifted a struggling Sri Lankan team in the fifth and final one-day worldwide against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. The result gave the Proteas a 5-0 series victory over the hapless Sri Lankan tourists. Rabada was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Nortje and Tahir snapped up two wickets apiece. Read More »

Malcolm Brogdon expected to miss six to eight weeks with foot injury

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If Brogdon were to come back in exactly six weeks from Saturday, that would be an April 27 return, roughly around the end of the first round and beginning of the second. Whoever replaces him, the temporary loss of Brogdon is tough news for the 52-17 Bucks. Brogdon had been having a career year as Milwaukee's starting shooting guard, averaging 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Read More »

Iowa State Cuts Down the Nets in Kansas City

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The Iowa State Cyclones are your 2019 Big 12 Tournament champions, with it increasing their tournament standing despite a relatively down year for the conference as a whole. The Jayhawks failed to get much balanced scoring behind Dedric Lawson and Devon Dotson. Dotson added 17 points, and Quentin Grimes had 10 points. Kansas ended the game shooting 39.4 percent from the field after going 18-of-35 (51.4 percent) in the second half. Read More »