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See where Newcastle United feature in all-time list of Premier League wins

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The Premier League have revealed the new name and number fonts which will adorn kits for the 2017-18 season. Three wins on the spin for Leicester and Crystal Palace have moved them slightly closer to safety, and the clubs will be desperate for the chance to print the Premier League logo on their kits again next season. Read More »

Bastian Schweinsteiger joins MLS club Chicago Fire

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And Rodriguez claims United wanted to keep Schweinsteiger and that they had to wear the 20-time champions of England down to get the deal done. Paunović revealed that those conversations had veered into a more personal nature and that had helped both of them understand what they could bring to the team together. Read More »

Kyrgios withdraws from Indian Wells with an apology

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Djokovic, the three-times defending champion at Indian Wells, had previously been unbeaten in 20 matches in the Californian desert over a period spanning four years. The 36-year-old Federer needed only 34 minutes to win the first set, finishing it off with a serve-and-volley victor. Dominic Thiem completed the quarter-final line-up as he beat Gael Monfils in straight sets. Read More »

Erdogan says may review ties with Europe after referendum

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Erdogan has long-complained that Germany is not doing enough to fight the PKK and is not helping him to crack down on the followers of Fethullah Gulen, an exiled Muslim guru, whom the Turkish president says organised last July's failed coup in Turkey. Read More »

Ross Barkley Tottenham in pole position to sign Everton midfielder

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The England worldwide is out of contract at the end of next season, but has yet to sign a new one, leading to suggestions he could be targeting a move away from his boyhood club in the future. But the Daily Mail claim Spurs are in the driving seat. Spurs have always been linked with a move for the midfielder and the newspaper says that Mauricio Pochettino has now hardened his interest after being impressed by how Barkley has developed under the iron fist of Koeman in recent months. Read More »

UMass names Pat Kelsey new men's basketball coach

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UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford made the most hard and important decisions of his two-year tenure during the swirl of March Madness. Interest in Kelsey, the former Xavier and Wake Forest assistant, was to be expected. Multiple outlets reported Kelsey's hiring, which was later confirmed by a press release from UMass. "UMass is a national college basketball brand with a proud, powerful tradition". Read More »

NCAA tournament: Thursday sweet 16 betting odds and trends

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It hurts deep down. Here are some other statistical trends involving teams in the Sweet 16. That came on the heels of guard Myles Davis leaving the team after a brief return from a 15-game, season-opening suspension. For the most part, this field is enough to give you a cavity, and we're here to prove it. The Gators, though, will really need KeVaughn Allen to snap out of his slump if they are going to continue to advance. Read More »

Marc Wilmots replaces Michel Dussuyer as Ivory Coast coach

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After losing to Wales in the Euro 2016 quarterfinals, Wilmots was derided as a poor tactician for failing to get failing to get Belgium's best crop of players any further in the tournament. The Elephants are coming off a disappointing showing at the African Cup of Nations, where doomed Michel Dussuyer's side were eliminated in the group phase. Read More »

Match referee Richie Richardson to meet Virat Kohli, Steve Smith before Test

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Hours after the BCCI lodged an official complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC), BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and his Australian counterpart James Sutherland had met late Thursday and made a decision to restore focus on the ongoing four-Test rubber amidst the increased attention that emanated during the course of the second Test in Bengaluru. Read More »

Puerto Rico squeeze into World Baseball Classic final

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Bogaerts took second on the play, then advanced to third when Jurickson Profar singled to right. Baez turned a double play to end the eighth, fielding Smith's grounder and tagging Yurendell Decaster as he ran to second before getting Smith at first. Read More »

Rivers Utd, Rangers Get Tricky Confed Cup Ties

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The draw which was conducted on Tuesday, paired the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions against the Zambian club. The first leg ended 3-0 in favour of Rivers United in Port Harcourt. The Flying Antelopes defeated Zamalek in Enugu 2-1 to go out of the competition 5-3 on aggregate. Rangers and Rivers will host their foes in the first leg matches on the weekend of April 7-9, 2017 before traveling for the return leg a week later. Read More »

India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 5: Renshaw, Smith dismissals rock visitors

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Peter Handscomb (4) and Shaun Marsh (15) were at the crease at the break with Australia still trailing by 69 runs to avoid an innings defeat. Marsh, who had made a modest contribution of just 93 runs in his five previous innings in the series, did enough to ensure even the loss of Glenn Maxwell (2) didn't throw the Australians too far off course. Read More »

United States vs. Japan WBC Semifinal Open Thread

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Despite his obvious desire to make another appearance in the WBC, the decision to cut Archer was "out of [his] control", according to ESPN . "I guess he could have, but once he got to four innings in, that was going to be it". The right-hander returned to the Tampa Bay Rays this past week and pitched Thursday in a minor league game. The victor will advance to the final, and will face the victor of Tuesday's game between the United States and Japan. Read More »

Guardiola happy as Man City ease into FA Cup semis

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Normally that just happens in the final, but here it is in the semi-final too and of course we are so happy to be there, so happy. Opposite number Aitor Karanka could take heart from a spirited display by his team with goalkeeper Brad Guzan making a series of fine saves, but the fact remains that they were once again unable to score against top-flight opposition, something they have managed only three times since December 17th. Read More »

Hill leads Pelicans to win over Rockets

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Since then, the Pelicans offense received a jolt, but several players say it's the result of an ongoing familiarity process, rather than a strategic adjustment. The Pelicans hope the torrid scoring continues Tuesday night, when it hosts the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m.in the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans put together a 31-point reversal in the game, going from down 13 to up 18 at one stage of the fourth period. Read More »

NH unemployment rate holds steady in February at 2.7 percent

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2017 was 4.7 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from January and a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from February 2016. New Hampshire's preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February held steady for the second month at 2.7 percent, unchanged from January - which means the Granite State likely will lead the nation with the lowest unemployment rate. Read More »

Trump twists arms on Obamacare repeal

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In short, when Republicans didn't hold the White House , Congress voted dozens of times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, "and now you can't get it done". Rep. Richard Hudson of North Carolina said: "He was charming". If the RyanCare bill goes to the House floor Thursday, the speaker needs 216 votes for majority because of five vacancies. Read More »

Warriors crush Mavericks with balanced attack

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The victory was the Warriors' fifth in a row after staggering around.500 since Durant left the lineup with a knee injury February 28. Durant traveled with the team to Texas for the first time since suffering the injury but is not expected to return anytime soon. Read More »

Phoenix Suns Game Recap: Whiteside's Historic Night

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With his performance, Whiteside surpassed former Heat center Rony Seikaly for two Miami records. Whiteside's hook shot ended the run gave Miami their first 20-point lead at 74-54. The win, combined with Detroit's loss in Brooklyn, moved Miami back into a top-eight seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. He finished with double-double points and rebounds in all three games, giving him 48 for the season, five short of Miami's season record. Read More »

Raptors Finally Defeat Bulls, Ending One Of The NBA's Weirdest Streaks

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Both players are nearly assuredly headed for suspensions after each was ejected for fighting fouls which brings, according to the National Basketball Association rule book, a fine not exceeding $50,000 and/or a suspension. He just kept coming at me with his arm. DeRozan also had one of the most astounding weak side blocks he's ever had in his career, along with one of the more breathtaking steals - a half-court sprint in behind Rondo to poke the ball away and ignite a break the other way. Read More »

Pujara's second 150-plus knock takes India to 435/6 at lunch

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Teams will now focus on the fourth and final Test with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on the line, and all eyes are already on what kind of wicket Dharamsala will offer for its maiden Test. "When you bowl 210 overs, I don't think that's happened too often, and India do that well - they bat long periods of time here in India ", Australian coach Darren Lehmann said. Read More »

Around 2000 dogs participate in sled dog race in Alaska

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For spectators, the most visible change when the ceremonial start gets underway on March 4 in Anchorage will be the decision to move the March 6 "restart" (the official start of the race) to Fairbanks. The most famous of those missions took place in 1925, when a relay of teams completed the legendary "Serum Run" delivering a crucial supply of antitoxin to Nome for children stricken by a deadly diphtheria epidemic. Read More »

State Season Ended Monday Night by Stanford

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In a matchup of two programs among the top 20 in NCAA Division I history for all-time wins, the number two seed Stanford prevailed over number seven seed Kansas State on Monday night, 69-48, in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. But the biggest stat was rebounds. "I mostly slept", senior guard Briana Roberson said of the 3-hour flight. Lewis moved into ninth on the K-State career scoring list with 1,552 career points. Read More »

'17 NFL Draft: Tight end at No. 4?

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But be it at No. 4 or in a trade-down scenario, Howard does make sense. He only rushed 103 times for 596 yards and nine touchdowns, but he also caught 40 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns. "If it's [LSU tailback Leonard] Fournette, I get it". Reddick has absolutely crushed the pre-draft process. The Jets need a new No. 1 cornerback, now that they have cut Darrelle Revis, such that Revis was actually still capable of occupying that role last season. Read More »

Scots eager to end Cotter era on winning high

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Scotland captain John Barclay is expecting a reaction from his side against Italy on Saturday after a "sickening" review of their 61-21 defeat by England. "When you get to this stage of the tournament there are always a few people you have to nurse through". "The first thing we identified [after taking over] was that we were contributing - and we still do at times - to the results that went against us. Read More »

Mitch Trubisky Pro Day

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No NFL head coaches attended the workout. The Browns did have members of their personnel and scouting department in attendance. Tar Heels spokesman Kevin Best said the pro day attracted 75 National Football League officials representing all 32 teams. Read More »

The worst March Madness brackets of the 2017 NCAA tournament

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East: No. 1 Villanova vs. So who else will be playing on Thursday and Friday in the Sweet 16 matchups? West Region: No. 8 Northwestern vs. 5 Notre Dame vs. After conclusion of Kansas-Michigan State game on truTV: Baylor vs. USC in Tulsa. SC at Greenville, S.C. Anderson, Webber, Johnson announcers. Kentucky and UCLA will play the marquee game, at least it seems, while North Carolina and Butler could be an underrated matchup. Read More »

NCAA Tournament 2017: Updated bracket projections after Villanova's upset loss

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Regardless, Wisconsin showed its prowess in the opening weekend, taking down No. 9 Virginia Tech before stunning No. 1 overall seed and defending national champ Villanova in the second round. I never got [assistant coach Joe] Krabbenhoft's vote. Koenig scored 8 of his 17 points after he returned to the lineup, with four fouls, with 5 minutes 43 seconds remaining. Read More »

March Madness games, including 3 in San Jose, broadcast in VR

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Unlike many previous live sporting events broadcast in VR, these won't be free, however. At this point, your bracket for the NCAA March Madness tournament may be busted but not your chances of catching a few of the games courtside. While other sports are desperately trying to drive ratings, the NCAA Tournament is having no problem getting eyes on the product. Basketball fans have gone mad for streaming, according to a report from CBS Sports and Turner Sports . Read More »

Late goals doom Boston Bruins in loss to Maple Leafs

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It's a questionable call, to say the least. "But we still have to kill that off. We played a pretty game, but it's unfortunate". They are trying to extend their winning streak against the Bruins to five straight with a victory here. "That penalty definitely hurt us, but we've got to still do the job on the PK". "It was definitely down to the end for sure". The Leafs have already signed their first round pick (Mitch Marner), their other second-round pick (Travis Dermott), and their first ... Read More »