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She says she feels sure that he'll meet the expectations of his fans. "Now I can sleep, I can rest and I can really enjoy with my people around me what I've got after so many years". But this time the prize went to Austria s Matthias Mayer, the downhill victor in Sochi four years ago, with Norway s best finisher, the defending champion Kjetil Jansrud, taking a disappointing bronze medal.
  • Power move by the Red Sox

    Power move by the Red Sox

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    But it was also very simple: The Red Sox desperately needed home runs and no free agent provided them better than Martinez. In actuality, Martinez and the Red Sox should have locked up their deal right after the Yankees traded for Giancarlo Stanton in December .
  • Fans flood pitch with tennis balls in Bundesliga Monday night protest

    Fans flood pitch with tennis balls in Bundesliga Monday night protest

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    The game which delayed slightly at the Commerzbank-Arena saw Leipzig taking an early lead when Konrad Laimer burst forward and cut a neat ball back for Jean-Kevin Augustin to sweep home in the 13 minute. The latest example of Keita's feistiness occurred on Monday night, when Leipzig fell to a 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt . Hasebe chased Keita in response and then pushed the Guinean which resulted in players from both sides getting involbed as the brawl got heated.
  • Brian Cushing's time with Houston Texans coming to an end

    Brian Cushing's time with Houston Texans coming to an end

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    During the season, Cushing served a 10-game suspension this season for violating the National Football League performance-enhancing drug policy. Cushing was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2009 and followed that by being voted into the Pro Bowl in 2010.
  • New World No.1 Federer Wins Rotterdam for 97th Title

    New World No.1 Federer Wins Rotterdam for 97th Title

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    But I was able to manage my nerves and the expectations. This was his third title in Rotterdam following successes in 2005 and 2012 and he now stands 12-0 for the season. The No. 5-ranked Dimitrov, still looking for a first title of the year, fell to 8-7 in career championship matches. "Of course I would also like to congratulate Grigor after a tough week".
  • Eagles promote Mike Groh to offensive coordinator

    Eagles promote Mike Groh to offensive coordinator

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    While many believed Staley is most deserving of the spot due to his background in the organization and his work with the team's running backs over the years, it looks like Pederson is going in the other direction. The Cavaliers ranked 111th, 82nd and 115th in scoring in Groh's three seasons as offensive coordinator. Groh served as the Eagles' wide receivers coach last season.
  • Bayern Take On Besiktas Without Robben, Ribery

    Bayern Take On Besiktas Without Robben, Ribery

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    Besiktas, on the other hand, are lagging behind in the race to win the Super Lig title, now on fourth place on the table, five points adrift of leaders Istanbul Basaksehir. Neuer is still recovering from a fractured foot so Sven Ulreich will start in goal. Javi Martinez could continue in the side as well, albeit as a holding midfielder, should the Bayern boss look for more steel in midfield.
  • USA men's hockey on to Olympic quarterfinals; Virginia native Roe scores

    USA men's hockey on to Olympic quarterfinals; Virginia native Roe scores

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    Donato closed the scoring with 3:14 left in regulation, with the Harvard product wristing one past Jan Laco from the left circle for a power-play strike. The Czechs, who are themselves looking for a first Olympic medal since the bronze they claimed in Turin in 2006, have played a game less than the USA after winning Group A and qualifying directly for the quarters.
  • Former City winger has a warning for Man Utd

    Former City winger has a warning for Man Utd

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    Despite some of the recent speculation about Paul Pogba's future at Old Trafford, the report claims that Mourinho intends to add the 28-year-old to play alongside the French worldwide and Nemanja Matic . "It's a big lie that the relation is not good, a big lie that we don't communicate, a big lie that we don't agree with his positions and his involvement in the dynamic of the team".
  • Louisville Officially Stripped of 2013 National Championship Over Escort Sex Scandal

    Louisville Officially Stripped of 2013 National Championship Over Escort Sex Scandal

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    It marks the first time in modern Division I men's basketball history that a championship has been vacated. Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino has denied knowledge of the parties. In its review of the case, the appeals committee found that because of the serious and intentional violations with direct involvement of a university staff member, the Committee on Infractions panel was within its legislated authority to prescribe the vacation of records and financial penalty.
  • Nasser Hussain urges England to play Ben Stokes against New Zealand

    Nasser Hussain urges England to play Ben Stokes against New Zealand

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    For New Zealand , Colin Munro and Martin Guptill came out to open the innings and struck brisk half-centuries. Stokes would also be unlikely to feature should they make the showpiece, with Morgan suggesting the first one-day global against New Zealand , also in Hamilton on February 25, was the earliest possible date.
  • Wedding Bells Ring For Mohit Marwah

    Wedding Bells Ring For Mohit Marwah

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    Where's Sonam Kapoor , you may wonder? It is her cousin, the Raag Desh actor Mohit Marwah . Arjun Kapoor , Sonam Kapoor , Rhea Kapoor , Siddhanth Kapoor , Sridevi , Boney Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Manish Malhotra are in attendance at the lovely Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah in UAE.
  • Andy Cannizaro Resigns as MSU Baseball Coach

    Andy Cannizaro Resigns as MSU Baseball Coach

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    The University will place pitching coach Gary Henderson in charge of the 2018 team for the remainder of this season. Cannizaro, who played professional baseball, spent three seasons as an assistant for LSU from 2014-16 before being hired by Mississippi State.
  • Will Young or Graham prevail in Allen Fieldhouse?

    Will Young or Graham prevail in Allen Fieldhouse?

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    It's a long year and, even with guys that don't play a ton of minutes, it's a different grind than what you get in high school. "They weren't doubling me at the beginning of the year", Young said . The Sooners walked into Allen Fieldhouse with hopes of ending a five-game losing streak, but instead left with arguably their most embarrassing loss of the season.
  • Manchester United train ahead of flight to Seville

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    Leicester halted them in their tracks at the same stage a year ago, but United will have to withstand a hostile reception on Wednesday night if they are to emulate the Foxes' success by reaching the quarter-finals for the first time since 2014.
  • Christian Coleman breaks 20-year-old 60m indoor world record

    Christian Coleman breaks 20-year-old 60m indoor world record

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    That time beat his previous best of 6.45, which he recorded when he won the US Indoor Championship past year. Last summer, at the World Championships in London, Coleman had Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin trailing in his wake until Gatlin pipped him for the gold medal on the line.
  • That Scandalous, Super Steamy Ice-Dancing Lift Won Gold At The Olympics

    That Scandalous, Super Steamy Ice-Dancing Lift Won Gold At The Olympics

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    The French pair broke their own world record for a free dance with 123.35 points to "Moonlight Sonata", forcing Virtue and Moir to beat their own best by 3.28 points. "We had to get over it, and we did, otherwise we wouldn't have performed as we did just now". Now it is getting interesting. James Wisniewski, Mark Arcobello and Peter Ceresnak were also on target for the Americans, who went into cruise control.
  • Canada ties for gold in two-man bobsled

    Canada ties for gold in two-man bobsled

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    Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich won gold medals after a dramatic dead-heat in the men's Olympic two-man bobsleigh on Monday. "It was a insane race", said 28-year-old Margis. "It seems like this whole season we've had a lot of setbacks", Weinstock said. Perhaps even more unbelievably, it was the third time a two-man competition ended in a tie.
  • US women in gold medal game

    US women in gold medal game

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    We got a taste of the U.S. vs. Just like that, their practice paid off. The barrage didn't let up. That being said, help has come from seasoned Olympians Lamoureux and Kendall Coyne, alongside newcomer Dani Cameranesi. Final shots were 38-14 USA. Their formula looked exactly what they worked on the last week in practice. "For us, this is the time that we wait", said the attacking of Beaconsfield, Lauriane Rougeau, over the airwaves of Radio-Canada.
  • Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe wins Olympic gold in women's halfpipe

    Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe wins Olympic gold in women's halfpipe

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    And the 22-year-old bested that score with her first run in the final, posting 75.40 to leave her sixth after the opening round, while it was Canada's Cassie Sharpe who led the way on 94.40. The top 12 skiers from qualification progressed and there were few problems for the pre-Olympics medal favorites. Drew thought the difference was ski grabs - "She grabs everything" - and amplitude (height above the pipe) also favored Sigourney.
  • Major League Baseball decides to take it slow with new speed-up rules

    Major League Baseball decides to take it slow with new speed-up rules

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    Major League Baseball instead issued rules that limit mound visits to six per team during a nine-inning game and kept in place the countdown clock between innings and the rule that keeps batters in the box. I foresee some infielders and maybe even the catcher bending the rules there, and approaching the pitcher for a quick chat even after running out of mound visits .
  • Red Wings trade goalie Petr Mrazek to Flyers for conditional picks

    Red Wings trade goalie Petr Mrazek to Flyers for conditional picks

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    They were able to find a needy buyer in the Flyers but two mid-round picks is a light return for a player who once looked like he could be one of the game's bright young netminders. Auston Matthews goal with 31 seconds left in the third period lifted the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.
  • Kirk Cousins may file grievance should Redskins franchise tag him

    Kirk Cousins may file grievance should Redskins franchise tag him

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    According to overthecap.com, the Jets have the fourth-most salary-cap space available, at $73.2 million. The Jets have more than $70 million in cap room, so they certainly have the financial means to make Cousins an enticing offer. For that matter, the Redskins could throw a wrench into the proceedings by placing a franchise tag on Cousins for a third straight year. "Money aside, the Jets hope to convince him he'll have a chance to win in NY".
  • Bubba Watson claims third Riviera title

    Bubba Watson claims third Riviera title

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    The 39-year-old birdied three of his last eight holes to gain an edge after slipping into a tie for the lead heading into the back nine. Watson's last top-five finish on the PGA Tour came a year ago at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, playing with J.B.
  • Emotional Darrell Wallace Jr. celebrates second-place finish at Daytona 500

    Emotional Darrell Wallace Jr. celebrates second-place finish at Daytona 500

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    Wallace would race among the Top 10 for much of the 200 lap event. An emotional Wallace entered the media center after Austin Dillon drove Dale Earnhardt's No. Turns out both Wallace and Aaron are originally from Mobile, Alabama. When Wallace finished third in the Can-Am Duel qualifying race on Thursday, his fellow competitors took notice.
  • Years After Dale Earnhardt Sr., Austin Dillon Wins 2018 Daytona 500

    Years After Dale Earnhardt Sr., Austin Dillon Wins 2018 Daytona 500

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    Childress said Dillon drove his backup in the Daytona 500 because Dillon and Alexander felt it was better than the primary stock vehicle. If it had been any other lap in the race, Almirola would have raced Dillon differently. "It goes with you the rest of your life". Bubba Wallace, who was driving the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet prepped at the Childress Racing shop, helped push Dillon past Almirola and ultimately to the checkered flag.
  • Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar shine as India goes 1-0 up

    Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar shine as India goes 1-0 up

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    In ran Paterson to start the game with two men back on the leg side and no third man. Rohit Sharma saw one ball, and crunched the second - short and wide outside off - right where third man would have been. Captain Virat Kohli allayed injury-related fears and then termed India's 28-run win over South Africa in the first T20 worldwide "one of our most balanced performances" in recent times.
  • Controversy hits Olympic curling match after 'burned rock' foul

    Controversy hits Olympic curling match after 'burned rock' foul

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    GANGNEUNG, South Korea-Defending gold medalists Canada were in danger of crashing out of the Olympic women's curling tournament after a shock 9-8 extra-end loss to Denmark on Friday left them without a win through three rounds. Canada went out on top early in the first period with a goal by Christian Thomas but the Koreans, playing before another packed house of cheering, hometown fans, were far more ready to play than in their clubbing by the Swiss a day earlier, and Canada found it hard ...
  • Arsenal eyeing 45 million swoop for Real Madrid target

    Arsenal eyeing 45 million swoop for Real Madrid target

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    His outstanding showings haven't just attracted attention from big clubs but has also made him a sureshot candidate to play for France in the World Cup in the summer. "There is still plenty of time to talk, we are in no rush", he said. Fekir scored in Lyon's 3-1 win over Villarreal on Thursday night taking his tally for the season to 21 goals.
  • Conte given selection headache ahead of Barcelona clash

    Conte given selection headache ahead of Barcelona clash

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    Chelsea's 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday has given Antonio Conte selection headaches ahead of Barcelona's Champions League visit. Willian was fantastic throughout against the Championship strugglers and scored the opener with a curling effort from outside the box. "I told him "you're going to lose" and "you're gonna make a mistake" and he said 'shut up, shut up!'" "We allowed them too much ball in the first half".
  • Winter Olympics: US women return to gold medal game

    Winter Olympics: US women return to gold medal game

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    But Russia did rank fourth in the world in 2017. They edged the USA women in over-time for 2014 Olympic gold but have lost the past three world finals to the Americans. Finland's goaltender Noora Raty made 33 saves but eventually got worn down by USA's constant offensive pressure. The Finn was slow to rise from the blow but helped off the ice.
  • Abiteboul Seeking Red Bull Parity for Renault by 2019 Season

    Abiteboul Seeking Red Bull Parity for Renault by 2019 Season

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    Aston Martin, which this year is a title sponsor of the team, has its branding featuring prominently. The Austrian recognizes however that a strong driver pairing, in this case Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen , helps to push a team forward as a whole.
  • Karmichael Hunt pleads guilty, cops fine

    Karmichael Hunt pleads guilty, cops fine

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    The playing future for Hunt, who re-signed with the Reds in November for another two years, remains unclear with Rugby Australia yet to comment on the court outcome. Hunt's player profile has seemingly been removed from the Wallabies squad section on rugby.com.au, but is still accessible via search. He could be penalised by the governing body for bringing the game into disrepute.
  • Manchester United to host Brighton in FA Cup quarter-finals

    Manchester United to host Brighton in FA Cup quarter-finals

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    And City's revenge mission has been boosted by the return of Leroy Sane, David Silva and Fabian Delph. Rochdale, the lowest ranked team left in the competition, are bottom of League One. "When you look at the Premier League now, Tottenham are an absolutely fantastic team, Man United are probably going through an indifferent spell, albeit in a good league position".
  • Brazilian derby abandoned as nine players are shown red cards

    Brazilian derby abandoned as nine players are shown red cards

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    Seven yellow cards had been shown before the game descended into chaos five minutes into the second half. Cue a brawl behind the goal which saw substitutes run onto the pitch, punches thrown - and mass entertainment for the crowds. However, Bahia fans were the ones who laughed last, since the competition rules consider it a Vitoria walkover, as they did not have enough players to continue the match.