• Lionel Messi dips in panenka free-kick against Espanyol
Lionel Messi dips in panenka free-kick against Espanyol

The 2018-19 campaign has seen Messi continue to spearhead the Blaugrana's relentless pursuit of silverware, with another treble still on the cards for the club come May. "They are a good bunch of guys and are great players". He said going from Barcelona to Argentina was hard and blamed their poor performances in Russian Federation on a sw...

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  • Virginia tops Edwards, Purdue in OT to reach Final Four
Virginia tops Edwards, Purdue in OT to reach Final Four

The result was a technical foul that all but ended the game. Tonight, as a No. 3 seed in a second straight Elite Eight, they clinched the first Final Four appearance in program history. "I can't believe we're here after all the work we did this season", Moretti said. Rui Hachimura scored a game-high 22 points for Gonzaga, which was held 19 poin...

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  • Courtois admits he wants Hazard to join Real Madrid
Courtois admits he wants Hazard to join Real Madrid

He is a truly different player - few players can do what he can. The Belgium attacking midfielder revealed in February that the has decided his future plans, without revealing them, and has been consistently linked with a move the Bernabeu.

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  • Liverpool v Tottenham fixture dedicated to Kick It Out
Liverpool v Tottenham fixture dedicated to Kick It Out

The goal led to a growing wave of possession and pressure from Pep Guardiola's men with nearly total domination of the ball, which led to gallows humour, with cheers from the Craven Cottage stands when their side were allowed momentary control.

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  • Basketball: Lakers call time on LeBron James' season
Basketball: Lakers call time on LeBron James' season

Following three championships in eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances, James will now have two extra months to prepare for the 2019-20 season. James promised to "activate" playoff mode following a turbulent and active trade deadline season, but the Lakers endured a pair of five-game losing streaks in March.

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  • Tiger Woods to meet Rory McIlroy in last 16 at WGC
Tiger Woods to meet Rory McIlroy in last 16 at WGC

The world number four then hit his third shot out of bounds to see his challenge fade before his fifth shot from the same spot found the greenside bunker just yards in front of him. According to BetOnline, McIlroy has +750 odds to win the Masters, while Woods has +1,200 odds. Tiger Woods' run in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Player event came...

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  • Nascar shakes up 2020 season to freshen stagnant schedule
Nascar shakes up 2020 season to freshen stagnant schedule

Kansas Speedway holds two NASCAR race weekends a year, in addition to 200 other events throughout the year in Kansas City, Kansas. IMS and NASCAR officially announced the change Tuesday afternoon, with IMS officials saying the move would create "a new marquee summer event in Indianapolis and on the national sporting calendar".

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  • Predicted Manchester United lineup against Watford: Rashford, Martial in attack; Lukaku benched
Predicted Manchester United lineup against Watford: Rashford, Martial in attack; Lukaku benched

The former Ireland striker feels the club should only sign players who would be desperate to play for Manchester United and not someone who is just looking for a big pay cheque. "I've dreamt about it and maybe visualised it myself, as I did as a player". The appointment of Solskjaer as a permanent manager has raised the bar of expectations as the...

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  • ACC Basketball: Key narratives for Duke vs. Virginia Tech in Sweet 16
ACC Basketball: Key narratives for Duke vs. Virginia Tech in Sweet 16

Williamson and the Blue Devils will be playing at 9:40 P.M. EST tonight and if they win, they will set themselves up for an Elite Eight matchup against either LSU or Michigan State. For every drive and finish from Duke, the Hokies' Isaiah Wilkins , Justin Robinson and Ahmed Hill were there to cut the Blue Devils down. The Duke Blue Devils su...

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  • Schumacher to make F1 debut in Bahrain test
Schumacher to make F1 debut in Bahrain test

He has impressed early on in his motorsport career, winning the 2018 European Formula 3 champion as well as making a quick step-up to the Formula 2 series this season. He also won a record of 91 grands prix, which is an incredible feat. Ferrari team principal Mattia Binato said: "We are firm believers in the value of the Ferrari Driver Acade...

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  • Manchester United 'refusing to give up on Alexis Sanchez'
Manchester United 'refusing to give up on Alexis Sanchez'

Ed Woodward knew Manchester United would be my last club", he said . The Red Devils had lost just one of his first 17 matches across all competitions under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before suffering successive losses before the worldwide break.

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  • Sabrina Ionescu sets NCAA triple-double record, sets ESPN straight
Sabrina Ionescu sets NCAA triple-double record, sets ESPN straight

The good news is this team has depth returning, like sophomore Mike McGuirl , Cartier Diarra , Makol Mawien , and hopefully Xavier Sneed . Satou Sabally, considered the X factor for OR, also had a strong game. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 125.5 points. The Anteaters improved to 31-5 straight up and 21-13-1 against the spread ...

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  • Wrong Jos Buttler cops it over cricket's Mankad uproar
Wrong Jos Buttler cops it over cricket's Mankad uproar

Ashwin, on his part, said that the act was purely "instinctive and not planned or anything like that". The MCC went on to muddy the waters a little, raising the question as to whether or not it was fair for Buttler to leave his crease at that time and whether Ashwin delayed his delivery to catch the Englishman out.

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  • Lakers out: LeBron misses playoffs for 1st time since 2005
Lakers out: LeBron misses playoffs for 1st time since 2005

James had 25 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough to get the victory in a tight contest that featured 23 lead changes. As a result, James' minutes are likely to be reduced heavily, while Kuzma could also play fewer minutes in order to rest and prepare for next season.

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  • Manchester United 'confident' of signing Jadon Sancho
Manchester United 'confident' of signing Jadon Sancho

One of the main claims of the AS story, that Pogba has "completed" everything he wanted to do at United , is absolutely freakish in the context of his achievements to date. But AS namedropping Raiola is also interesting, as is the claim Pogba has turned down the offer of a new United contract and the assertion any new contract will need to be "t...

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  • Patriots officially will open season on Sunday night, not Thursday
Patriots officially will open season on Sunday night, not Thursday

The league also announced that the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will open their season on Sunday night football at home against an opponent to be determined. Traditionally the NFL releases the schedule the week prior to the NFL Draft. Green Bay missed the playoffs with a 6-9-1 record, firing head coach Mike McCarthy during the dis...

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  • Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open
Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

House Democrats , anxious about how President Donald Trump's Justice Department will handle the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, are demanding the full report and underlying evidence be publicly released and are warning they may use their subpoena power to get the information.

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  • Lionel Messi injury: Absence from Argentina squad is a precaution
Lionel Messi injury: Absence from Argentina squad is a precaution

Argentina's road to a comeback took another twist after Venezuela received a penalty for a foul by Machis with 15 minutes remaining, leaving Martinez to restore their two-goal advantage from 12-yards out. Messi is due to start Friday's friendly for Argentina against Venezuela in Madrid, with Ronaldo in the squad for Portugal's opening Euro ...

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  • England boss Southgate says Rice's social media post won't affect team standing
England boss Southgate says Rice's social media post won't affect team standing

We're really excited. We've lost a lot of players but it's an opportunity for others. "We knew from a couple of days ago that Marcus wouldn't be ready for tomorrow", Southgate said of Rashford. In the end, players have got to have the quality to play in the shirt. The Football Association will be writing to Rice - who issued a social media stat...

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  • Pogba: Real Madrid are a dream club, Zidane is a dream coach
Pogba: Real Madrid are a dream club, Zidane is a dream coach

Not only is there a risk of them getting injured, but it seems players just can't help themselves when talking to the media without their club liaison watching over them. For now, I am at Manchester. Paul Pogba has become the latest Manchester United player to declare that he wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to manage the club next season.

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  • Smith, Warner return to IPL after ball-tampering row
Smith, Warner return to IPL after ball-tampering row

The disgraced pair recently had a short stopover in the UAE en route to their respective Indian Premier League franchises, spending the better part of 24 hours with the men they will call teammates at the World Cup. Australia coach Justin Langer described the meeting as "like two brothers coming home". "I always knew how good Jos was, but I do...

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  • Bianca Andreescu's ranking to skyrocket after Indian Wells
Bianca Andreescu's ranking to skyrocket after Indian Wells

After winning a 125k event at Newport Beach earlier this year, Andreescu upset a host of seeded players on her way to the final, where she completed a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over German Kerber. A clutch second serve out wide once again put her in prime position in the point and a forehand victor closed out the first set 6-4 to the Canadian. "Now to be abl...

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  • Players Championship leaderboard 2019 | Jason Day three shots from lead
Players Championship leaderboard 2019 | Jason Day three shots from lead

RIGHT: Jim Furyk wound back the clock to take second place on his own at TPC Sawgrass, the American one shot back of McIlroy. Jon Rahm , of Spain, reacts to a missed putt on the ninth hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla .

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  • MLB's Mike Trout nears record-shattering $432 million deal
MLB's Mike Trout nears record-shattering $432 million deal

The buzz Tuesday morning in the Texas Rangers' clubhouse had nothing to do with the Rangers and everything to do with the best player in baseball. Trout has a staggering 64.3 Wins Above Replacement through his age-26 season, which is far beyond any player at his age in Major League Baseball history.

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  • LeBron James Defines Lakers As 'Catering To Players, Everything Else Comes Secondary'
LeBron James Defines Lakers As 'Catering To Players, Everything Else Comes Secondary'

Frazier added that even if the locker room is strained that you still have to "exude that togetherness" when on the court, as he pointed out that "right now you can see he doesn't really care". "I mean, we've got a couple more wins than them but both teams are on the outside looking in". Mario Hezonja blocked James' shot with 2.3 seconds to play,...

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  • Maurizio Sarri talks up ‘very important’ Chelsea FC star
Maurizio Sarri talks up ‘very important’ Chelsea FC star

It would be hard to play them with my history with the club". They've slid down the table to 11th, a long way off the pace for a Europa League position. An all-Spanish pairing sees Villarreal play Valencia, and three-time runner-up Benfica will face Eintracht Frankfurt . The Serbian worldwide will be able to face his parent side.

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  • Swansea City 2 Manchester City 3: Controversial Aguero winner completes comeback
Swansea City 2 Manchester City 3: Controversial Aguero winner completes comeback

Aguero then scored the victor on 88 minutes from an offside position to end Swansea's hopes of a massive upset. Marriner pointed to the spot after Cameron Carter-Vickers was judged to have tripped Sterling. "I'm sorry it was offside". In the end, Guardiola was left to sing the praises of Aguero, who had the final say in an exhilarating cont...

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  • Duke gets top billing; NC, Virginia, Zags also 1s — Selection Sunday
Duke gets top billing; NC, Virginia, Zags also 1s — Selection Sunday

I'm going to give you three reasons the Noles could win the game and become ACC Tournament Champions. The "Noles had shot just 34.1 percent in a 65-52 loss back in the teams" ACC opener on January 5, but Friday night, shot 56.5 percent from the floor, and 58.3 percent in the second half.

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  • Johnny Manziel reportedly signs agreement to play in the AAF
Johnny Manziel reportedly signs agreement to play in the AAF

The team announced Saturday that Manziel was claimed on waivers after the San Antonio Commanders relinquished his rights. Christian Hackenberg started the Express' first three games but was relieved by Zach Mettenberger , who was injured Saturday and replaced by Brandon Silvers .

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  • MLB Switches to Single Non-Waiver Trade Deadline for July 31
MLB Switches to Single Non-Waiver Trade Deadline for July 31

Among the changes agreed to is roster sizes will expand from 25 to 26 players starting in the 2020 season . As part of the roster change, teams reportedly would be permitted to carry 28 players in September, significantly down from 40. That designation will remain in effect for the player, and can not change, for the remainder of the championship ...

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  • Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to clash in Indian Wells semi-final
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to clash in Indian Wells semi-final

He twice called for a trainer, who applied tape just below Nadal's knee. Nadal , the number two seed, confirmed he felt unable to give his best in what would have been a first clash against Federer since the final of the Shanghai Masters in October 2017.

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  • Bangladesh Test team escapes Christchurch shooting
Bangladesh Test team escapes Christchurch shooting

All the Bangladesh national cricket team players were escorted by heavily armed New Zealand police with loaded sub-machine guns to the entrance gate of the airport. "I think everything changes now", he said . The Test in Christchurch was the first to be cancelled since 2002, when a match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi was ca...

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  • Liverpool boss Klopp confirms injured Henderson to miss Fulham
Liverpool boss Klopp confirms injured Henderson to miss Fulham

We all have to prove every day that we are in the right place. "The first goal that Sadio scored in Munich, if he had not scored for five or six games he probably would not have scored but it was completely natural". Klopp added that teams in Europe are beginning to fear Liverpool . "I think I have a fantastic team out there and that's all I ne...

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  • All the Premier League statistics you need ahead of Fulham v Liverpool
All the Premier League statistics you need ahead of Fulham v Liverpool

The draw also determined the semifinal matchups. City face a hectic schedule following next week's global break, including three games against Tottenham in the space of just 11 days. The Cottagers have also lost nine out of their previous ten Premier League games and are now on a run of six consecutive defeats. Fulham look destined for rele...

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  • Solskjaer laments worst Manchester United performance of his interim tenure
Solskjaer laments worst Manchester United performance of his interim tenure

The Norwegian said his team's performance in the 2-1 defeat at Molineux was the "poorest" of his time in charge at Old Trafford as United slumped to back-to-back defeats for the first time since Jose Mourinho's final two games as manager.

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