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White has confirmed that the fight between Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov will be for the official UFC lightweight championship. McGregor had been trading verbal jabs with both men ahead of the UFC 223 headliner, while, at times, they may have even gotten the better of him in the social media sparring.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be stopped - Zoff

    Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be stopped - Zoff

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    Ronaldo was booed in the first half, but he has just scored a goal of world class quality. In the blink of an eye, with his back to goal he raced towards the ball then performed an acrobatic overhead kick which cannoned into the back of the net, leaving the legendary Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon rooted to the spot.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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    That offense had some fun in the first two games against the Rockies as they scored 17 runs in those games, but it was a no-show in game three as all they could muster was an unearned in the 2-1 loss and they did so on just five hits. Ryu, 31, is in the final year of his six-year, $36 million contract with the Dodgers. L.A. starting pitching was masterful to start the year; only Clayton Kershaw allowed a run.
  • Gianluca Vialli: Antonio Conte

    Gianluca Vialli: Antonio Conte "looking forward" to leaving Chelsea

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    Conte has, throughout the season, heavily criticised the club for what he sees as insufficient investment in playing staff and has previously said he doesn't know whether the club match his ambition to win the league. Club director Marina Granovskaia is the figure head of the footballing operations, and she has been overseeing the search for potential replacements - and sources close to the club have confirmed to me that they have had no shortage of suitors looking to step into Conte's ...
  • Nerlens Noel, Thabo Sefolosha Suspended 5 Games by National Basketball Association for Drug Violation

    Nerlens Noel, Thabo Sefolosha Suspended 5 Games by National Basketball Association for Drug Violation

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    Noel is in the middle of his fourth National Basketball Association season, but has only played in 30 games this season, and is only averaging 15 minutes per contest for the tanking Dallas Mavericks . He was limited to 30 total appearances, including six starts, because of thumb surgery and a stint in head coach Rick Carlisle's doghouse. His off-the-court saga hit a weird peak when Noel was seen grabbing a hotdog from the media dining room during a December 2 game at the American Airlines ...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo can not be stopped - Zoff

    Cristiano Ronaldo can not be stopped - Zoff

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    And the 33-year-old Portugal star goes into the tie in fine form, having scored 23 times in his last 13 appearances for club and country. The difference between winning and losing will be marginal'. The Real Madrid forward is a modern day phenomenon, a freak of nature and highly regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time. Fortunately we have also good memories against them.
  • Canelo-GGG rematch off after Alvarez, facing suspension, withdraws

    Canelo-GGG rematch off after Alvarez, facing suspension, withdraws

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    The first fight between the middleweights in September ended in a split draw and the rematch had been highly anticipated inside the sport. The 27-year-old Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) is now under suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after twice in February testing positive for clenbuterol, a banned performance-enhancing drug.
  • Surge in Price For Masters' Tickets Ahead Of Tiger Woods' Appearance

    Surge in Price For Masters' Tickets Ahead Of Tiger Woods' Appearance

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    Tiger Woods is reportedly facing a lawsuit from his ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith over a non-disclosure agreement. Excitement has swirled around Woods this week after strong Masters tuneup efforts, including shares of second at the Valspar Championship and fifth at Bay Hill last month.
  • Tiger Woods In Legal Battle With Ex Kristin Smith Over NDA

    Tiger Woods In Legal Battle With Ex Kristin Smith Over NDA

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    In a bid to keep her from running to the press with tales of his alleged infidelity, the golfer, 42, reportedly had her sign an NDA, which she now argues is not enforceable. Smith reportedly ended the relationship after she allegedly discovered Woods cheating with his current girlfriend. They broke up in 2017 and Smith is understood to believe that Woods cheated on her.
  • Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros Betting Preview

    Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros Betting Preview

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    Morton (1-0) continued what has been a sterling start for Astros starters, twirling six scoreless innings while allowing three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Louis. Boston left-hander Brian Johnson (1-0) scattered six hits and allowed one run in six innings. Altuve appeared to take a step back when facing right-handed pitchers at home last season, slashing.296/.358/.412 across 260 such plate appearances (compared to his total season line of.345/.409/.547).
  • Villanova Wildcats win NCAA Championship

    Villanova Wildcats win NCAA Championship

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    MI head coach John Beilein watches during the second half in the championship game Monday in San Antonio. It was a preview of things to come in the second half, as Villanova led by as many as 22 points after halftime and cruised to victory.
  • New England Patriots trade Brandin Cooks to Los Angeles Rams

    New England Patriots trade Brandin Cooks to Los Angeles Rams

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    The Patriots now have the #23 overall pick, #31 overall pick, #43 overall pick and #63 overall pick. Cooks, who spent one year with the Patriots, spent three years as a receiver at Oregon State. from the New York Giants , but it looks like they're taking a different approach with Brandin Cooks instead. Cooks essentially replaces Sammy Watkins at WR for the Rams.
  • What Tony Ferguson said about his UFC 223 withdrawal and the reason

    What Tony Ferguson said about his UFC 223 withdrawal and the reason

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    Ferguson took to social media last night to reveal that he suffered a torn knee ligament in an accident on a studio set while fulfilling his prefight media obligations on Friday, and will therefore be unable to compete this weekend. In a situation that can be described as dizzying, White confirmed to ESPN's Brett Okamoto that this fight would be for the undisputed lightweight title, meaning that Ferguson would be stripped of his interim lightweight championship and Conor McGregor would be ...
  • Mohamed Salah strikes again for Liverpool

    Mohamed Salah strikes again for Liverpool

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    Guardiola is keen for City not to focus exclusively on Salah's threat, warning that Jurgen Klopp's side have plenty of weapons in their arsenal, but is thinking up ways to nullify the Reds' attack. The result is, most of the time, the effect of what you have done. The 47-year-old can make it seven league titles if City get the three points they need to be crowned champions by beating Manchester United on Saturday.
  • Blackcaps vs England: Second test, day four

    Blackcaps vs England: Second test, day four

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    Series wins have been few and far between for New Zealand Test sides. The tone of the day was set with the first two balls when Broad claimed the wickets of JeetRaval and Kane Williamson , putting New Zealand immediately into survival mode.
  • Red Sox sink Marlins after quality start from Johnson

    Red Sox sink Marlins after quality start from Johnson

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    Marlins manager Don Mattingly is expecting much more from Urena than he produced on Opening Day. Taking nothing from the Cubs, but this is a little different offense, where they all take their licks. But we've got to keep it strong mentally. Devers doubled in a run in the ninth, and Castro had an RBI groundout - his 500th of his career. Ramirez hit a home run and then after the game ended, true to his word, he took the jersey off his back and handed it to the boy and signed it.
  • Man United announce cheap youth tickets for 2018-19 season

    Man United announce cheap youth tickets for 2018-19 season

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    With City keen on landing the title against their bitter rivals next weekend, United need to find ways to close the gap for next season. "I think he [Pogba] played like the team", Mourinho said. They have already won the Carabao Cup and remain in the hunt for the Champions League, facing Liverpool midweek. "I don't watch them a lot because I watch Manchester City a lot - because they are great to watch".
  • Real Madrid just as strong with Isco or Bale, says Modric

    Real Madrid just as strong with Isco or Bale, says Modric

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    Real Madrid thrashed Juve 4-1 in Cardiff last term, with a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and further goals from Casemiro and Marco Asensio while Mario Mandzukic netted for the Italians. On Isco, he added: "We'll see what the gaffer decides. His contribution is really important to us". "It went to penalties and after we won I ran on the pitch with my family".
  • Blue Jays hand White Sox their first loss

    Blue Jays hand White Sox their first loss

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    With Curtis Granderson aboard after a walk, Martin turned on a 1-2 pitch from former Blue Jays pitcher Danny Farquhar for his first home run of the season. Astros 6, Orioles 1 - At Houston: Charlie Morton pitched six scoreless innings, Marwin Gonzalez homered and Houston beat Baltimore in its home opener after winning its first World Series title a year ago.
  • Conte exit will cost Chelsea €10m

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    No explanation was given on Sunday for the 15 minutes that elapsed between Dele Alli poking in Tottenham's third goal and the first movements on the Chelsea bench that heralded the belated introduction of Olivier Giroud . What will be interesting to see is which current players will be in the shirt next season. "We should have been 2-0 or 3-0 but instead conceded the goal in the last minute of the first half and that created a problem in the mind and our confidence".
  • Former Southaven alderman to plead guilty to child porn charge

    Former Southaven alderman to plead guilty to child porn charge

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    During the search, investigators reported finding a "large amount of child pornography on a desktop computer and a laptop computer belonging to Eric McQuay". "I will be arguing in court that this is a case that should allow us to present evidence, without requiring the victim, who is a young child, to appear or know the case is pending until the appropriate time until her family decides", Baskerville said.
  • Matthysse To Defend WBA Title Against Pacquaio

    Matthysse To Defend WBA Title Against Pacquaio

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    In a statement on Twitter, De La Hoya said the contest was now confirmed. The Filipino fighter, 39, has not fought since unanimously losing the WBO version of the belt on points to Australian Jeff Horn last July. Pacquiao remains hopeful that a fight with Matthysse will lead to a catchweight showdown with pound-for-pound star Vasyl Lomachenko in the autumn. "I'm the underdog in this fight but I'm used to it.
  • Warriors guard McCaw released from hospital after fall on court

    Warriors guard McCaw released from hospital after fall on court

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    However, McCaw's status is far more important right now. McCaw was stretchered off during the Warriors' win over Kings. Also, the Thunder have a half-game advantage over the Jazz and a game over the Timberwolves. McCaw along with Stephen Curry , who is sidelined with an MCL injury, and Omri Casspi , who sprained his right ankle, are certain to miss the game, while there are a number of other players on the probable and doubtful list.
  • Manchester United announce pre-season tour of USA: Fixtures confirmed

    Manchester United announce pre-season tour of USA: Fixtures confirmed

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    With City keen on landing the title against their bitter rivals next weekend, United need to find ways to close the gap for next season. "I must go through this to reach another level, I think". It's not me who picks the team. "The club enjoys unparalleled support and we recognise the sacrifice many fans make to watch the team home and away".
  • Salah's PFA chances depend on Champions League, believes Souness

    Salah's PFA chances depend on Champions League, believes Souness

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    However, Kane will find a massive competition with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah . The Egyptian forward has enjoyed an exceptional first season on Merseyside, scoring 37 goals across all competitions and firing Liverpool to the last eight of Europe's elite competition for the first time in nine years.
  • Tony Stewart reaches settlement in wrongful death suit in racetrack crash

    Tony Stewart reaches settlement in wrongful death suit in racetrack crash

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    The Ward family filed the lawsuit in August 2015, one year after Ward was struck and killed by Stewart during a sprint auto race at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park. After the incident, Stewart called the accident "one of the toughest tragedies I have ever had to deal with " and added "this is something that will definitely affect my life forever".
  • Liverpool dealt major injury blow: Joel Matip to have season-ending surgery

    Liverpool dealt major injury blow: Joel Matip to have season-ending surgery

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    Liverpool's Joel Matip is ruled out for the remainder of the season for the thigh injury he sustained against Crystal Palace. "That's not as bad as we thought - a number of weeks", Klopp said. Lovren himself missed Saturday's win at Crystal Palace with an ankle knock that kept him out of the global fixtures. Matip's injury is a blow to manager Juergen Klopp, as the German prepares his side to face league leaders Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.
  • Liverpool vs Manchester City: how and where to watch

    Liverpool vs Manchester City: how and where to watch

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    Speaking after Liverpool edged out Crystal Palace at the weekend, the German tactician said his men have to be "cool" against the English champions-elect. Salah has scored 29 league goals already this season. The Reds have been beaten just once in 23 home outings in 2017/18 - West Brom in the FA Cup - and hold a W9-D5-L0 record here in Europe since defeat to Real Madrid in 2014.
  • Salah Hits Goal No.29 As Liverpool See Off Crystal Palace

    Salah Hits Goal No.29 As Liverpool See Off Crystal Palace

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    Mohamed Salah scored his 37th goal of the season as Liverpool recovered from falling behind to secure a vital 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace . Leroy Sané, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling all scored in the first half as Manchester City eased to a 3-1 win at Everton .
  • Ian Poulter: 'There is life in the old dog yet'

    Ian Poulter: 'There is life in the old dog yet'

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    He said: "It's tough when you're down, when you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, when everything seems to be going wrong, it's hard, it gets you down". With just one place up for grabs, only victory was enough at the Golf Club of Houston for Poulter to make it to Augusta after missing out through his world ranking and a mix-up at last week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
  • Jürgen Klopp says Champions League tie with City will produce 'fire'

    Jürgen Klopp says Champions League tie with City will produce 'fire'

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    Guardiola hailed the Reds attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino as "almost unstoppable." Jurgen Klopp's side remain the only team to have beaten City in the Premier League this season. "It will be very exciting". In the end it's the lads on the pitch who will decide the game. "I think it's just a little bit too much to ask for".
  • David de Gea reportedly set to sign huge new United deal

    David de Gea reportedly set to sign huge new United deal

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    De Gea has been a star performer for Manchester United this season. It'd be a massive blow to United. He is their best player. De Gea missed the start of the 2015/16 season due to uncertainty around his future though he signed a new deal a month later.
  • Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United deserve to be second'

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    The ex Juventus star was dropped for both legs of the Champions League exit against Sevilla , as well as a Premier League clash with Huddersfield. In a freakish twist, Paul Pogba has revealed that the relationship between him and Jose Mourinho is absolutely fine, thus putting an end to the Manchester United drama.
  • Brad Stevens thinks Dwane Casey should win Coach of the Year

    Brad Stevens thinks Dwane Casey should win Coach of the Year

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    Two losses for Toronto would leave the Celtics just one game back with five to play, giving them a very real shot at the top seed. I was just talking to him and he said he hopes I'm not injured because he doesn't see how he'd do it (the whole game).
  • Aunameyang's Brace Sinks Stoke As Gunners Continue Revival

    Aunameyang's Brace Sinks Stoke As Gunners Continue Revival

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    Striker Alexandre Lacazette netted the third goal from the penalty spot to mark his return from knee surgery, and midfielder Jack Wilshere said he was pleased to see the Frenchman back among the goals. Mesut Ozil went down in the box under Bruno Martins tackle, which resulted in a spot-kick that Aubameyang scored to put Arsenal 1-0 ahead, but replays suggested it was a fair challenge.
  • 2nd Test: Chance for England to level series against New Zealand

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    When bad light stopped play seven overs early, New Zealand had recovered from 36 for five to be 192 for six in reply to England's 307. Two thumping victories over the Caribbean islanders and another innings triumph over England in Auckland were followed by a gutsy draw on Tuesday which secured them a first series win over the English in almost two decades.
  • Chelsea hope big club hire Conte to save them £9m

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    Abramovich is facing up to the prospect of having to replace yet another manager after Conte's struggles this season, while he is also said to be looking for a new technical director to replace Michael Emenalo who quit last November. The 48-year-old is known to admire Pochettino's work at Tottenham , conceding that the north Londoners are now "ahead" of Chelsea . But Chelsea are set to miss out on Champions League football for the second time in three seasons, with Luis Enrique ...
  • Lehmann to quit after Johannesburg Test

    Lehmann to quit after Johannesburg Test

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    His voice choking with emotion at a news conference on the eve of the Test, Lehmann said his decision to quit was tough but voluntary. Although repeating he wasn't part of the ball-tampering plan, Lehmann said he was ultimately responsible for the "culture" of the team.