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I'm happy with the result but not happy with the performance at all. 'I didn't like the game, I think we deserved to win but we did not play the way I wanted them to play, I did not have the reaction from all of them. "I arrive here attacking players were hiding behind the defenders and not wanting the ball, defenders playing square passes and taking 10,12 passes to go from one line to another line".
  • Osaka reaches Indian Wells final

    Osaka reaches Indian Wells final

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    Friday's victory puts her in the final of a tournament considered to be just below the four Grand Slams. "I feel like every player I have played has had the pressure on them because - like, everyone has been seeded and stuff". Osaka is a strong player and she's playing really well. "I'm really glad I was able to finish on my serve instead of having to break her or something like that", Osaka said afterwards.
  • Sindhu battles past Okuhara to reach All England semis

    Sindhu battles past Okuhara to reach All England semis

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    Yamaguchi has been stretched to the distance only once so far and her 21-15, 21-18 hammering of former champion Carolina Marin in the quarter-finals was a breezy affair compared to the marathon that Sindhu and Okuhara orchestrated. A deft block by Sindhu took her to 8-6 but the Indian sent a low lift to net and then went wide as it was 8-8. Sindhu looked more focused in the decider as she pumped herself with each point, moving to a 3-0 lead.
  • Cardinals free agent Jaron Brown agrees to one-year deal with Seattle

    Cardinals free agent Jaron Brown agrees to one-year deal with Seattle

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    The Seahawks have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Jaron Brown , according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. A veteran of five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Brown had his most productive season previous year with 31 receptions for 477 yards and a 15.4 yards per reception average (though he also had a career-low catch rate of 44.9 percent).
  • Kevin Pietersen refuses to play PSL matches in Pakistan

    Kevin Pietersen refuses to play PSL matches in Pakistan

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    The 37-year-old, who represented Quetta Gladiators during the PSL, has played for a number of teams across the world since 2014, when he was told that he will no longer be a part of England's team. "Time to move on". He played his last representative game in England for Surrey previous year. "Not everyone's Cup of Tea but you will do for me", Vaughan posted on Twitter .
  • Halep crashes out of Indian Wells

    Halep crashes out of Indian Wells

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    It proved to be ill fortune for Sharapova, and a straight-sets win for the charismatic Japanese woman. Halep had won 18 of her 19 matches this season but the 26-year-old's form collapsed with this semi-final tied at 3-3 in the first set. "I was going to be, like, I'm going to be that extra". Russian youngster Kasatkina was a 4-6 6-4 7-5 victor over Venus Williams. This would be just as close .
  • Colts Trade Down in Draft, Give up Number Three Pick

    Colts Trade Down in Draft, Give up Number Three Pick

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    The NFL world was shaken Saturday morning with the huge trade the New York Jets made to move up in the NFL draft. The Bills certainly have the draft capital to move up, as Buffalo owns two picks in each of the first three rounds, including the No.
  • Vontaze Burfict facing another suspension in 2018

    Vontaze Burfict facing another suspension in 2018

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    The oft-fined, twice-suspended Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is reportedly facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. It didn't appear the Bengals would re-sign Minter after injuries limited him to only nine games last season, leaving them with a hole at middle linebacker.
  • Chelsea star calls on team-mates to fight to save their season

    Chelsea star calls on team-mates to fight to save their season

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    Antonio Conte will not prioritise either the FA Cup or a top-four finish in the Premier League in the final weeks of the season, saying Chelsea have an obligation to fight for both targets. "It won't be easy". Leicester and Chelsea have met in five previous seasons in the FA Cup - Chelsea have progressed in all five ties, most recently in the quarter-final in 2011/12.
  • Costa in, Morata out: Spain squad for Argentina, Germany

    Costa in, Morata out: Spain squad for Argentina, Germany

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    He collected some great accolades at Real Madrid , but he was on the periphery of the team in those trophy laden seasons and becoming Chelsea's main number nine has proven to be a challenge for the Spain global, despite him raking up a decent tally of 10 goals and 5 assists in 19 starts for the Blues .
  • Eight left in Europa League battle

    Eight left in Europa League battle

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    Salzburg finished the job it started with last week's 2-1 win at Dortmund , recording a goalless draw at home to the lacklustre Bundesliga club. One of Torres' former Liverpool colleagues Lucas was also on target in a 2-0 victory for Lazio that saw them progress at the expense of Dynamo Kiev .
  • Rabada's appeal hearing to be held on March 19

    Rabada's appeal hearing to be held on March 19

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    The International Cricket Council ( ICC ) has confirmed that South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada's appeal to revoke his two-match Test suspension will be heard on March 19. There is a groundswell of support here for Rabada, who will be represented by one of the South Africa's most high-profile legal figures, Advocate Dali Mpofu, in the hearing.
  • JJ Watt breaks news of Tyrann Mathieu's deal with Texans

    JJ Watt breaks news of Tyrann Mathieu's deal with Texans

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    Terms of the agreement were not immediately disclosed. In 2017, Mathieu played in all 16 regular-season games and recorded 70 tackles and two interceptions. Not long ago, he inked a new deal with the Arizona Cardinals, but with Arizona seemingly in rebuild mode, the team made a decision to release the honey badger.
  • Twitter reacts to Texas' first-round loss to Nevada

    Twitter reacts to Texas' first-round loss to Nevada

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    The Longhorns still had a chance to win it, but Osetkowski threw the inbounds pass away, giving Nevada a chance to win it. Caleb Martin missed a three at the buzzer to send the game to an extra period. For Nevada , the scoring was nearly balanced from their starting five as four of them scored 14 or more points. But the Wolf Pack rose to the challenge yet again as the Martin twins and Caroline took over the game.
  • Liverpool to face Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals

    Liverpool to face Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals

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    Pep Guardiola's team lost 4-3 at Liverpool two months ago for their only league loss this season, though they won 5-0 at home in September. Lallana's club-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also received his first England call-up since October after a string of impressive performances in a three-man Liverpool midfield following his £35million summer move from Arsenal .
  • Federation Internationale de Football Association approves VAR use at World Cup 2018

    Federation Internationale de Football Association approves VAR use at World Cup 2018

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    Video assistant referees (VARs) will be used at the World Cup for the first time when the finals get underway in Russian Federation in June, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday. "Nobody knows exactly how VAR will work". Federation Internationale de Football Association has also expanded the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, starting from the 2026 tournament, under Infantino's presidency but the Swiss denied he was trying to do too much, too soon.
  • National Basketball Association roundup: Rockets stay hot, beat Clippers

    National Basketball Association roundup: Rockets stay hot, beat Clippers

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    Harden leads all scorers with 30.9 points per game. They gave a good account of themselves against the conference leaders who shot uncharacteristically badly, hitting just 38.9 percent from the floor and 29.3 percent from 3-point range. The Clippers are competing with several teams for the final five playoff spots, with only 2.5 games separating seven teams. Jarell Martin scored 15 points and Green finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
  • NCAA West Regional: Defending champ North Carolina cruises past Lipscomb

    NCAA West Regional: Defending champ North Carolina cruises past Lipscomb

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    With the other offensive threats on the team, it's a given Williams will get a handful of wide-open 3-pointers in every game. Berry, who contributed 14 points, three assists and three steals, wasn't the only Tar Heel to start slowly. On Williams' showing: "Well, he has had some good games". He is now an incredible 28-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, never faltering in that first game.
  • Lions sign unrestricted free agent RB LeGarrette Blount

    Lions sign unrestricted free agent RB LeGarrette Blount

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    LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a one-year deal with Detroit for $4.5 million, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. That could range from lead back to pass-protector to pass-catcher to short-yardage specialist. Blount , an unrestricted free agent, ran for a team-high 766 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season a year ago in Philadelphia and scored three touchdowns during the Eagles' Super Bowl-winning run.
  • Buffalo Bulls vs. Kentucky Wildcats Odds Preview 03/17/18

    Buffalo Bulls vs. Kentucky Wildcats Odds Preview 03/17/18

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    Q. You guys came out shooting incredibly in the second half , shot 64.3 percent from the 3-point. Buffalo and Loyola of Chicago authored the biggest stunners during the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Big 12 got seven teams. "If he's not scoring all them points, getting all them rebounds, it's hard for them to win". Buffalo went on to shot a first-round record 15-of-30 from behind the arc and became the first Cinderella team to talk about it.
  • Champions League: Kwadwo Asamoah's Juventus draws Real Madrid

    Champions League: Kwadwo Asamoah's Juventus draws Real Madrid

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    I will start thinking about it a lot before we play them. The two remaining English clubs, Liverpool and Manchester City , have drawn each other. "I'm fortunate that I have a team of responsible players, to reach the goal of the championship you have to win these types of games and play with focus, patience, as well as technique".
  • Fiery Mourinho hits back at critics in lengthy rant

    Fiery Mourinho hits back at critics in lengthy rant

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    United have a flawless six from six record against the Seagulls in England's premier knockout competition. Mourinho was particularly panned for the defensive mindset the Red Devils set up with in the 2-1 defeat, as Wissam Ben Yedder's double put the tie beyond United, and his comments that it is not a new situation for the club attracted further scrutiny.
  • Packers sign Kyle Fuller to offer sheet, which Bears will reportedly match

    Packers sign Kyle Fuller to offer sheet, which Bears will reportedly match

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    The Packers have signed cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation. Fuller has been a starter in all three of his seasons with the Bears and has eight career interceptions. Most of the other high-profile free-agent cornerbacks have found homes, including ex-Indianapolis Colts corner Rashaan Melvin, who got a one-year, $6.5 million deal from the Oakland Raiders Friday after the Packers had expressed some ...
  • SA ref removed from Ireland v England Grand Slam game

    SA ref removed from Ireland v England Grand Slam game

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    South African referee Marius van der Westhuizen has been stood down from his role as an assistant referee for Ireland's Grand Slam clash at Twickenham on Saturday after World Rugby admitted they had erred in clearing him to attend an England training session this week.
  • PV Sindhu after entering All England quarters

    PV Sindhu after entering All England quarters

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    It was a tightly fought contest but Sindhu's experience was extremely valuable as she completed another comeback and won the final game 21-18. "It was unfortunate that we got faulted every 2-3 points at the end of the third game, it was crucial times and we were unlucky", Chirag told the media after the match.
  • Upset Alert: Major Upset Developing On Day 2 Of NCAA Tournament

    Upset Alert: Major Upset Developing On Day 2 Of NCAA Tournament

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    Tip-off is set for 11:40 a.m. They've won five of six overall and do so by aggressively attacking the rim and getting to the free throw line almost 25 times per game. The junior averages 19.4 points per game and shoots 43 percent from behind the 3-point line, almost a 20 percent improvement from a season ago. They are well-balanced, averaging 81.1 points a game while giving up 65.6.
  • Vikings sign defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson

    Vikings sign defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson

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    When Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen hit the open market on Wednesday afternoon, only 58 snaps from a year ago remained on the roster at the second defensive tackle spot. The Seahawks are looking for a replacement for Richardson. Richardson's 2017-18 season was one of his worst as a professional, but it was still an above average season for most defensive lineman.
  • WWE Announce New Jersey Will Host WrestleMania 35

    WWE Announce New Jersey Will Host WrestleMania 35

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    WrestleMania week, like the days around the past three SummerSlams in Brooklyn, also includes more than a dozen community-based events, including hospital and community center visits and working with groups like the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • UB upsets Arizona in blowout NCAA Tournament win

    UB upsets Arizona in blowout NCAA Tournament win

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    To most of the country, the barely talked about MAC champs - and all their 26 wins - weren't expected to do much of anything. Yes, Kentucky's "bracket of death" looks a little less lethal this morning. They were quicker, faster and more aggressive. Following the win over the Wildcats, who many tipped as one of the potential Final Four contenders, Bulls guard C.J.
  • Kaepernick ex-teammate says anthem protests hampering ability to find new team

    Kaepernick ex-teammate says anthem protests hampering ability to find new team

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    Kaepernick, who went unsigned for the duration of the 2017 NFL season, eventually filed a lawsuit against the NFL alleging NFL owners were colluding to prevent him from joining a team. Reid joins Kaepernick as a notable example of a protester who hasn't found a new National Football League team. "It's ownership", Reid tweeted . It's team owners, he said in another tweet.
  • Southgate calls up four uncapped players for friendlies

    Southgate calls up four uncapped players for friendlies

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    I never gave up that little bit of hope of doing it again. The decision was so soft, nearly three-quarters of respondents to a poll sent out from the official Arsenal Twitter account said they would not have awarded the penalty. Southgate insists the door is still open to the trio along with Fabian Delph and Phil Jones, both injured at the moment. According to him, there were several players who gambled "behind closed doors" and lost mind-blowing amounts of money at the time.
  • March Madness 2018: No. 11 Syracuse survives to face No. 6 TCU

    March Madness 2018: No. 11 Syracuse survives to face No. 6 TCU

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    They also faded at the end of their tournament game. Syracuse got the win, however, I wasn't overly impressed by the Orange against an Arizona State team that I thought shouldn't have made the NCAA Tournament and as the Horned Frogs have the three-point shooting to give Syracuse's zone some trouble, I'm taking TCU to cover this spread.
  • English participation in World Cup should be questioned, says British MP

    English participation in World Cup should be questioned, says British MP

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    It will face Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in the group stages of the competition, which begins on June 14 in Moscow as Russian Federation will take on Saudi Arabia. Spurs and England are still awaiting news of the severity of the injury which could rule the star striker out of the World Cup in June. Mrs May also expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the United Kingdom in retaliation for attack.
  • Ronda Rousey Appears On Ellen, Leaves Little Room For MMA Return

    Ronda Rousey Appears On Ellen, Leaves Little Room For MMA Return

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    In case you didn't know. . She changed the game, and Punk was one of the biggest superstars in wrestling for years. REUTERS/Jason MerrittCM Punk is rumored to be returning to WWE . Interesting words from the Former UFC Star and Current WWE Wrestler to the Former WWE Superstar and current UFC Fighter. Ronda is now on the road to Wrestlemania while all signs point to CM Punk fighting in his hometown of Chicago for UFC 225.
  • Wichita State comes up short in NCAA Tournament

    Wichita State comes up short in NCAA Tournament

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    The Thundering Herd attempted a staggering 963 3-pointers en route to the NCAA Tournament and caught fire at the C-USA Tournament. Key in such a matchup in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament is for the stronger team to assert its dominance early.
  • Ireland unaffected by Jones remarks - Schmidt

    Ireland unaffected by Jones remarks - Schmidt

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    Saturday is about getting a win against the "old enemy". With a 28-8 victory last time out, Schmidt has made just one adjustment to the starting XV, with Iain Henderson coming into the second-row in place of Devin Toner . Jacob Stockdale has scored 10 tries since his Ireland debut on 20 June, 2017. Victory at Twickenham would see them win the Grand Slam for just the third time, having previously won it in 1948 and 2009.
  • Topman removes top from sale after claims it references Hillsborough

    Topman removes top from sale after claims it references Hillsborough

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    The top was red and had the number 96 printed on the back, which many believed was linked to the amount of people who were killed at Hillsborough as well as the football kit of Liverpool . "I would like it removed from sale and I do want [Topman] to explain how this shirt came about and what the thinking was". "How would people feel if it was their loved ones being mocked?" The association appears to be accidental, with some pointing out that a Bob Marley song with the name " What Goes ...
  • Need a dash of positive from college basketball? Bucknell is for you

    Need a dash of positive from college basketball? Bucknell is for you

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    Bucknell ranks 177th in steals per game (5.6) while Michigan State ranks 256th (4.1). Bucknell will face Michigan State tonight at at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit . Bucknell finished the season with a 25-9 overall record and 16-2 conference record . The Bison only won one Patriot League game until they suffered their first loss to Boston University.