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But obviously we are talking about Barcelona, it was nearly impossible to turn that down. "In every moment I have underlined the commitment of the players", he told a news conference ahead of Friday's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Championship strugglers Hull City.
  • CNN Scorned for Praising Sister of North Korean Leader

    CNN Scorned for Praising Sister of North Korean Leader

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    Washington insists that Pyongyang must take concrete steps towards denuclearisation before any talks can begin, while Moon - whose parents escaped from the North in a U.S. On Saturday Kim Yo Jong "courteously" handed over a personal letter from the North Korean leader to Moon and told him of her brother's "intention", North Korea's state news agency KCNA said, without elaborating what that was.
  • All change in West Brom boardoom

    All change in West Brom boardoom

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    Williams and Goodman were given their marching orders by Chinese owner Guochuan Lai on Tuesday, and questions immediately turned to the future of boss Pardew. He brought an end to his 14-year association with Albion at the end of 2016 because the takeover felt like a "natural moment for parting", says the Express & Star.
  • Three charged in Milwaukee inmate dehydration demise

    Three charged in Milwaukee inmate dehydration demise

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    According to reports, the inmate spent a week without water, prosecutors said Monday . The move was meant to discipline Thomas, who had used his bedding to clog a toilet and flood his jail cell in the special needs unit, where he was initially kept for his bipolar disorder, according to prosecutors.
  • Odisha Govt to sponsor Indian Hockey Teams (Men & Women) for 5 Years

    Odisha Govt to sponsor Indian Hockey Teams (Men & Women) for 5 Years

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    This is Odisha's gift to the nation said CM Naveen Patnaik on the occasion. "We are delighted at this association with Indian hockey, and we thank Hockey India for giving us this platform". Former champions Pakistan were the 13th team to qualify for the global hockey federation (FIH) event after favourable results at the EuroHockey Championships, with their seventh place finish at the Hockey World League semi-final in London proving good enough.
  • Fox to also air NFL Draft, along with ESPN, NFL Network

    Fox to also air NFL Draft, along with ESPN, NFL Network

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    Following Deitsch's appearance, ESPN writer, Arash Markazi joins "Off The Board" to talk about his role at the network and his ability to seemingly get into every cool event in the country. Fox Sports will carry the NFL Draft on its broadcast channel for the next five years, sources say. The NFL is banking on the draft continuing to grow, and the ratings probably will with a move to a traditional network.
  • More gold medals likely to come for American ski phenom Shiffrin

    More gold medals likely to come for American ski phenom Shiffrin

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    It's an outdoor sport and we got hit hard by the weather ", he told CNN's Christina Macfarlane. Gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin (on snow) celebrates with silver medallist Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway after the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 15, 2018 in PyeongChang , South Korea.
  • Advantage to Real and Ronaldo

    Advantage to Real and Ronaldo

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    The Real Madrid striker attempted to rip a shot from about 15 yards out. The Portuguese team faces an impossible task of scoring at least 6 goals when the return leg is played at Liverpool's Anfield stadium. In what has been a comparatively hard season for Zidane, Ronaldo and Real, the reigning champions possessed the necessary nous and big-game experience to secure the victory.
  • Icardi to Man United is Mino Raiola's intention

    Icardi to Man United is Mino Raiola's intention

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    The same story reveals that the Inter skipper turned down an approach from Raiola to replace his wife as his representative but the super agent is still hoping to act as an intermediary in a potential summer deal. Although the Nerazzurri now sit 3rd in the Serie A table, their form has tailed off in recent weeks, and their position is far from secure, with Lazio sitting just two points behind them in 5th.
  • Share your disappointing pancake day efforts

    Share your disappointing pancake day efforts

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    St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 500 N Reus St., Pensacola, pancake supper , 4-7 p.m., $7 per person. Lent is a religious observance and ends on March 29 ahead of Easter on Sunday, April 1. Pancake Day and its races form a key part of the Shrove Tuesday celebrations as a chance for large numbers of people, often in fancy dress, to race down streets tossing pancakes.
  • Trump to speak about Florida school shooting

    Trump to speak about Florida school shooting

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    That was when police say Mr Cruz, equipped with a gas mask, smoke grenades and multiple magazines of ammunition, opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon. "There were problems with him previous year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus". Another student told 10ABC News Cruz killed "little animals" such as frogs.
  • Lakers' Lonzo Ball (knee) aiming to return February 23

    Lakers' Lonzo Ball (knee) aiming to return February 23

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    Fox and Ball famously dueled when they were in college in a regular season and NCAA Tournament game with Fox getting the better of the matchup in both outings and the win in the tournament game. "I practiced yesterday, (and) it's at a point where I can play but it still hurts a little bit", Ball said after the team's shootaround Wednesday, per ESPN.
  • Aly Raisman Poses Nude For Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition — Survivor

    Aly Raisman Poses Nude For Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition — Survivor

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    Gutsy! Another kind of gold!" Some pointed out that Raisman posed semi-nude in last year's swimsuit issue of the magazine , before the #MeToo movement swept the country. Aly was one of more than 100 victims who were sexually abused by U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In one of the photos, Raisman is completely nude while sitting with one leg stretched out and the other bent up at the knee.
  • AJ McCarron wins grievance, will become unrestricted free agent

    AJ McCarron wins grievance, will become unrestricted free agent

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater also could join the list of unrestricted free-agent quarterbacks as he also is waiting on a service time ruling. The Bengals wanted him to be restricted. McCarron was previously slated to become a restricted free agent, but this now changes pretty much the entire dynamic here.
  • Arsenal, Chelsea ready to swoop as Man Utd star's contract talks stall

    Arsenal, Chelsea ready to swoop as Man Utd star's contract talks stall

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    Across the Red Devils' last three Premier League outings - which includes the aforementioned games at Wembley and St James' Park as well as a home meeting with Huddersfield Town - Pogba would start the away trips, playing 63 and 66 minutes respectively, while making a 25-minute cameo against The Terriers.
  • Greg Schiano's salary skyrockets to $1.5 million to stay at Ohio State

    Greg Schiano's salary skyrockets to $1.5 million to stay at Ohio State

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    With Penn State playing for a shot at a NCAA berth and with how we've seen this team grow, it's going to be a tough out for the Buckeyes in a hostile environment. ESPN released its early 2018 Football Power Index rankings and took a bullish outlook on the Big Ten as a whole, but especially Penn State , which earned a No.
  • Ted-Jan Bloemen wins gold in 10000 metres with Olympic-record time

    Ted-Jan Bloemen wins gold in 10000 metres with Olympic-record time

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    Italy's Nicola Tumolero took bronze, 14.55secs behind Bloemen. The 31-year-old, who switched allegiance in 2015 after failing to make the Netherlands team, won in a record 12 minutes 39.77 seconds. According to NBC, Kramer's quest for gold in the 10,000-meter is one of the reasons he has not yet retired. I had a pretty hard time,"Kramer said to the media.
  • Football coach 'died a hero' protecting students during Florida shooting

    Football coach 'died a hero' protecting students during Florida shooting

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    Feis succumb to injuries sustained from gunfire after he sacrificed himself to shield students from Wednesday's school shooter Nicolas Cruz. "But the fact that he died saving lives, the guy's a hero". Aaron Feis was one of the 17 people killed , and his actions may have prevented others from from suffering the same fate. "I will forever remember you my sweet angel", her color guard instructor, Manuel Miranda told the Miami Herald .
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    Pereira: "Philly Special" Super Bowl TD should've been called penalty

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    There were bumps in the road in his first season, but he learned and continued to adapt using the information available to him for key decisions on Philadelphia's run to the Super Bowl . The Vikes' brain trust has important decisions to make with incumbent starter Case Keenum , veteran Sam Bradford and wild-card Teddy Bridgewater all slated for free agency in March.
  • North Korean defector at State of Union speech calls Kim's sister arrogant

    North Korean defector at State of Union speech calls Kim's sister arrogant

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    The high-level delegation of North Korea returned to Pyongyang on Sunday night (Feb 11) after making a three-day visit to South Korea from Friday (Feb 9). "If "diplomatic dance" were an event at the Winter Olympics ", CNN crooned, then "Kim Jong-un's younger sister would be favored to win gold ". "The cheers themselves, I have to admit, are very catchy", Kimmel said.
  • Medical examiner breaks down during girl's murder trial

    Medical examiner breaks down during girl's murder trial

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    During 45 minutes of testimony on Tuesday, which left jurors in tears and had them covering their eyes, Dr Rao listed the dozens of injuries Cherish had sustained during her final moments, including bruises and cuts on her knees and thighs.
  • Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:IPG) To Report Earnings

    Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:IPG) To Report Earnings

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  • Manchester City rout FC Basel in Champions League round of 16

    Manchester City rout FC Basel in Champions League round of 16

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    Initially all the talk was about City going the whole season unbeaten, the thought of them winning every competition they entered was not really being talked about - hence odds of 300/1. Gundogan scored again after half-time to put City in a commanding position ahead of the return leg at the Etihad on March 7. We were clinical and I am delighted with the performance.
  • Rajon Rondo, Isaiah Thomas ejected after scuffle in Lakers-Pelicans game

    Rajon Rondo, Isaiah Thomas ejected after scuffle in Lakers-Pelicans game

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    It'll be interesting to see how long the bad blood lingers, but there's no denying Celtics fans will have one eye on the feud, as both Thomas and Rondo were very good during their respective Boston tenures. I don't know. There's nothing. I didn't want to take nothing from him. "At some point, as a human, if no one is going to protect me, I got to protect myself", he said.
  • Sadio Mane nets hat trick in Liverpool's runaway win against Porto

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    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp agreed that it was a ideal display from his team - though he avoided singling out Mane for special praise. "I swear I have not seen the statistics yet, but I believe that in six, seven shots we'd have scored five goals and scored in key moments".
  • Bennell victims launch damages claims against Manchester City and Crewe

    Bennell victims launch damages claims against Manchester City and Crewe

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    Before the trial started, Bennell pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault involving three boys, two of whom were part of the trial. Bennell, who worked with a number of clubs across the north west of England, including Manchester City and Stoke City, was jailed for nine years in 1998, pleading guilty to 23 specimen charges at Chester Crown Court.
  • Aaron Rodgers will be at Daytona to support Danica Patrick

    Aaron Rodgers will be at Daytona to support Danica Patrick

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    Patrick confirmed last November she would retire from racing following final appearances in NASCAR's Daytona 500 and the Indy 500 in May, with the latter marking her return to IndyCar competition after seven years away. "She has the same goals that we do as a team, and that's to be in the best position possible to win the race". ECR is partly owned by Tony George, the founder of IndyCar and chairman of the family group that owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • Nashville One of Five Finalists for Hosting NFL Draft

    Nashville One of Five Finalists for Hosting NFL Draft

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    The 2015 and '16 drafts in Chicago each drew more than 250,000 people over the three-day weekend and the NFL Draft experience. The victor will be selected in May at a NFL league meeting. Nearly all the players projected as first-round draft picks are invited to attend. It hosted the National Hockey League expansion draft when the Vegas Golden Knights filled its roster and is a modern facility fitting of the NFL's big draft party.
  • Dustin Poirier makes a bold prediction regarding Conor McGregor's UFC future

    Dustin Poirier makes a bold prediction regarding Conor McGregor's UFC future

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    That said, Jeff Mayweather says his nephew might stand a chance against McGregor if the match stays out of the floor game and is a standup fist fight. He's had some serious surgeries on his hands. "I think they're stripping Conor here, and they're going to fight for the real belt". But he hasn't had hand problems in a while.
  • Olympics-Alpine skiing-TV in Korean helps ease the pressure on Shiffrin

    Olympics-Alpine skiing-TV in Korean helps ease the pressure on Shiffrin

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    Germany's Laura Dahlmeier won the women's 10 kilometer pursuit to add to her 7.5km sprint title from Saturday. Shiffrin will be up against four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn in several events. "Weve been race ready for the past five days and finally were racing today". She clinched it with a brilliant final run. "But when it does happen, it's hard to put into words how incredible it is", she said after her incredible win.
  • Tom Brady Focuses on Gratitude After 2018 Super Bowl Loss

    Tom Brady Focuses on Gratitude After 2018 Super Bowl Loss

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    The Eagles and their fans have been waiting decades for a week like this when looking at all of the heartbreak and let down the team has experienced over the years, but it's safe to say it was well worth it after this past season. "They're legends. They're immortal in this city, forever", Tarvin said. All those years of suffering without a Super Bowl ring have finally resulted in triumph.
  • 'Prestigious pundit': Pep Guardiola takes dig at Gary Neville's managerial record

    'Prestigious pundit': Pep Guardiola takes dig at Gary Neville's managerial record

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    It was the ideal way for City to sign off from Premier League action for the month, with Pep Guardiola's side having Champions League , FA Cup and League Cup commitments in the next fortnight. "Of course. You have to be there in the latter stages". You've got 10 minutes to name as many of them as you possibly can. "That is why I am very happy, personally and for the team".
  • French rugby players held by police following Scotland Six Nations clash

    French rugby players held by police following Scotland Six Nations clash

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    Police Scotland have since stated that their investigation concluded that no crime was, in fact, committed. The French rugby federation confirmed in a brief statement that some players were questioned, but did not elaborate. Nous sommes en attente de plus d'informations. "These inquiries have established that no crime has been committed". L'Equipe are reporting that the squad's specially chartered plane home is now stuck on the tarmac at Edinburgh Airport.
  • Media watch: Spotlight on Kevin De Bruyne

    Media watch: Spotlight on Kevin De Bruyne

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    Kevin De Bruyne's teasing low cross was turned home by Raheem Sterling for his 20th goal of the season inside three minutes, but there was a rude awakening for City's record signing Aymeric Laporte on just his second appearance for the club as Jamie Vardy skipped beyond the £57 million defender before shooting into the bottom corner.
  • Moon and DPRK Officials in North Korean Concert

    Moon and DPRK Officials in North Korean Concert

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    Obviously, Miss Kim Yo-Jong, she is the younger sister of Kim Jong-Un that the leader of North Korea has a very close personal relationship with the North Korean top leader and therefore her visit bears special meaning to South Korea. "He was going to leave immediately after taking the group photo session but President Moon urged him to "see friends" so he dropped by the reception venue briefly".
  • Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight

    Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight

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    Competition is underway after the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea. An Olympic champion who was able to defend her gold from the 2014 Sochi Games was Jamie Anderson, who prevailed against the elements and the rest of the field in the women's snowboarding slopestyle event.
  • Washington denies rift with Seoul over inter-Korea talks

    Washington denies rift with Seoul over inter-Korea talks

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    Wearing a black coat and with her hair pulled back, she presents a marked contrast to the ceremonial head of North Korea's government - the often expressionless Kim Yong Nam, 90. Pence - who sat just feet away from Kim Yo Jong at the Olympic opening ceremony, with neither apparently speaking to the other - has also been critical of the North's participation in the games, seeing it as an attempt to create a division between the United States and the South.
  • Pence to WashPost: Trump Admin Willing to Talk to North Korea

    Pence to WashPost: Trump Admin Willing to Talk to North Korea

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    Murphy wasn't the only one to note Pence had condemned NFL players for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. Kim Yong Nam, delegation leader and North Korea's ceremonial head of state, said he shed tears three times during the performance, telling President Moon: "I return with the hope that we will meet again, having created a momentum and opportunity for frequent revisits and exchanged views with the president".
  • Kim Jong-un invites Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang

    Kim Jong-un invites Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang

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    Then when the Korean team entered the stadium under a unified flag, Pence sat stone-faced while Moon and North Korean officials stood together in applause. The South Korean president has been invited to travel to North Korea , following a formal invitation from the country's leader Kim Jong Un , according to a Blue House spokesman.