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Author: 0 5 possible replacements for Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

The Gunners now sit sixth in the table and look like they could miss out on a top four spot for the first time in over 20 years. Mesut Ozil says contract extension talks at Arsenal will be held "soon", with the German claiming to feel "very comfortable" with the Gunners.

Sport Daniel Ricciardo starts Grand Prix after the rest of the field
Author: 0 Daniel Ricciardo starts Grand Prix after the rest of the field

He'd been given a grid penalty of five places - pushing him back from 10th to 15th - after being forced to make an unscheduled gearbox change on his Red Bull following a crash late in qualifying on Saturday. Alan Jones was the last Australian to win his home Grand Prix in 1980. I was lapping a few laps down, but I was getting some information, which was better than nothing.

Sport Southgate pondering best scenario for England captain
Author: 0 Southgate pondering best scenario for England captain

Although England fell to a 1-0 defeat against Germany in Dortmund in midweek, there's been plenty of positivity when reflecting on Southgate's first loss since taking over. "There are one or two other players who are on our radar in that position but we know him well, we know what we're going to get and that's the most important factor".

Author: 0 James, Cavs bounce back with 112-105 victory over Hornets

The Cavs superstar was injured the night before when he was inadvertently poked in the eye by Jeremy Lamb of the Charlotte Hornets as James scored on a layup late in the third quarter. The Cavs are 0-6 this season in games he doesn't play. They lost to Cleveland 140-135 on February 6, when James banked in an impossible 3-pointer to force OT.

Sport Bill Murray cheers on Xavier basketball team's upset win over Arizona
Author: 0 Bill Murray cheers on Xavier basketball team's upset win over Arizona

You may never have a run of sports luck as good as Bill Murray is having. "If you're here, you better be on your feet and screaming, " Murray told USA TODAY Sports . "It was really like a "Platoon" movie or "The Dirty Dozen " where a different guy comes in and saves everyone's bacon", Murray said about the 11th-seeded team's performance Thursday night.

Sport Gamecocks Rout Quinnipiac 100-58 To Get Back To Elite Eight
Author: 0 Gamecocks Rout Quinnipiac 100-58 To Get Back To Elite Eight

The quick start was all the Gamecocks needed as despite a much more even second, the Bobcats were unable to overcome the sizable deficit and allowed South Carolina's advantage to open up to as much as 45 in the fourth quarter. Rebounds and second-chance opportunity shots can make all the difference in the game. "Their size, speed and length was disruptive to us", said Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri, whose team shot 13 3s.

Sport Latest Rumours on Riyad Mahrez and Vitolo
Author: 0 Latest Rumours on Riyad Mahrez and Vitolo

Barcelona are reportedly considering renewing their efforts in signing Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez ahead of the coming summer transfer window . Reports say Jurgen Klopp has put the winger on top of his transfer list as he looks to rebuild his squad for next season. He has struggled, along with the whole Foxes side, to replicate the same form in the current campaign, but he has impressed again recently as Leicester have moved clear of the relegation zone under new manager Craig ...

Author: 0 SC coach describes team's March Madness win over Duke

That's what happened then. The phenomenon of modern Southeastern Conference football - with its 100,000-seat stadiums, lucrative television deals and coaches with multimillion-dollar contracts - had not yet swallowed up basketball in the South.

Sport Formula One: Winning Australian GP is always special, says Daniel Ricciardo
Author: 0 Formula One: Winning Australian GP is always special, says Daniel Ricciardo

Revised aerodynamics and fatter tires are among a raft of technical changes that pundits feel could bring the Silver Arrows back to earth after they swept the drivers and constructors' championships for the last three years running. But Ricciardo, who finished third behind Rosberg and Hamilton in last year's standings, said it would be tough to win in Melbourne . "It's natural that people like change".

Author: 0 Dharamsala Test: Australia opts to bat after winning toss, Kohli ruled out

Host broadcaster Star Sports India declared Kohli would miss the test less than half an hour before the coin toss, with Ajinkya Rahane to become India's 33rd test captain. "That's my reading, but I have been wrong before", he said. Meanwhile, an unchanged Australia have won the toss and made a decision to bat first on a pitch that according to their captain Steve Smith looks to have "bit of a grass".

Author: 0 Eric Dier insists England won't take Lithuania lightly

He has now challenged his players to build on the promising aspects of the performance against Germany when they take on the lesser task of facing Lithuania. Against Scotland they scored from good inter-play between their front players. "The captain's armband is important, but with or without it, [Southgate] expects the same of us all", said Hart.

Sport Ricciardo holds Aussie F1 Grand Prix hope
Author: 0 Ricciardo holds Aussie F1 Grand Prix hope

While Ricciardo was trying to remain upbeat, there was the danger his auto could require a gearbox change, which would carry a further five-spot grid penalty. "For us drivers, not being in Mercedes, we want to see change as well". "It's a shame, unfortunately he has just lost the rear of the vehicle", Horner said.

Sport Stunning goal record not important to Ronaldo
Author: 0 Stunning goal record not important to Ronaldo

Still stuck at the foot of the table, Andorra nevertheless savored the end to a losing streak that had lasted over a decade after drawing with Faroe Islands 0-0. "The national team haven't been to Madeira for many years". Mbappe came from the bench for Dimitri Payet in the 78th minute, one minute after Olivier Giroud scored his second goal of the match with a header from Benjamin Mendy's cross.

Author: 0 Bulgaria 2-0 Holland: Netherlands slump to fourth

But the coach said injuries to other centre-backs forced him to select a player with only a handful of appearances for Ajax. "I do not know why we started so poorly", Blind told NOS. It was a torrid outing for the visitors and De Ligt, whose nerves were evident within 15 seconds as he conceded a free-kick from which Ivelin Popov brought a save out of Jeroen Zoet.

Author: 0 Landmarks Around the World Go Dark for 'Earth Hour'

However, its symbolic meaning is aimed to be much greater, especially in a time where catastrophes derived from climate change are more and more evident, even if the existence of climate change is being denied by some politicians. The Earth Hour is increasing in popularity every year. The comments come as B.C. participation rates in the world-wide practice, which began in Australia in 2007, have plummeted since 2013.

Author: 0 LeBron James falls one board short of triple-double

One of the highlighted events in the game was when rising star power forward Nikola Jokic backed down and scored over Cleveland's LeBron James . However, the team's defense saw definite improvement from Wednesday's loss, holding Charlotte to just 42 percent from the field.

Sport Clippers dominating rivalry with Jazz
Author: 0 Clippers dominating rivalry with Jazz

While most of the basketball world is fixated on the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight matchups on Saturday evening, the fact of the matter is that those professional guys are still doing their thing as they wind down their seasons. Thanks to Johnson, who hit a couple of big 3-pointers, the Jazz fought back in the second quarter to cut the lead to 49-41. "That's what happened the last few games, also, and we came out the same way tonight".

Author: 0 March Madness: Dorsey helps Ducks advance to Elite Eight

OR head coach Dana Altman disputes a call during the first half on Saturday, March. "They are a good team, an athletic team", Lucas said". "He's always been at great programs and made them better". "I've been very fortunate", Altman said Wednesday. He is the quintessential "out-of-nowhere" story that captivates us every year in the tournament, a kid who wasn't a household name a week ago to someone that the nation knows now.

Sport EFA chief slams English fans for booing, chanting against Germany
Author: 0 EFA chief slams English fans for booing, chanting against Germany

Joe Hart loves the fact that Gareth Southgate is trying new things as England manager, and agrees the leadership burden can not sit squarely on Wayne Rooney's shoulders. "When he's here, Wayne is our captain, the England captain, and when he's not here, you'd probably say Jordan (Henderson) and then it moves down from there".

Sport March Madness: Public likes Kansas to cover the 7 vs. OR 3/25/17
Author: 0 March Madness: Public likes Kansas to cover the 7 vs. OR 3/25/17

The freshmen-led Ducks (23-13) continued to play loose while holding the Terrapins (32-3) 27.1 points under their scoring average. Maite Cazorla scored 15 points for OR, and reserve Oti Gildon had 11. Upstart Oregon , meanwhile, advanced to the first regional semifinal in program history behind a freshman class rated No. 3 in the country, two spots behind Maryland , last season, according to ESPNw.com ratings.

Sport Former Rams receiver Brian Quick signs with Washington
Author: 0 Former Rams receiver Brian Quick signs with Washington

Quick was the 33rd pick of the 2012 draft and is coming off his most productive National Football League season. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 218-pound Quick appeared in all 16 games for the Rams, recording career highs in starts (eight), receptions (41) and receiving yards (564) while matching his career high in receiving touchdowns (three).

Author: 0 Printable NCAA bracket 2017: Elite 8 officially set

Plenty of folks might not have believed in SC a week ago, but as the Gamecocks roll on, their defense is making more and more converts with every stop. SC got some good news this week, too. The Gamecocks (25-10) are not only thoroughly unafraid, they are utterly ferocious in every moment and facet of the game, and the team that finally gets rid of them will need its utmost effort.

Author: 0 Canadians turn out the lights for 'Earth Hour'

This year it turns a decade old and monuments like Big Ben, The Gherkins, The Eiffel Tower, Sidney Opera House and Bangkok Grand Palace will be on a total black-out for an hour! Lights were been switched off for an hour between 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Saturday to draw public attention towards climate change.

Sport Tony Romo to Denver still not out of question
Author: 0 Tony Romo to Denver still not out of question

Romo, who will be 37 in April, understandably wants to play for a contending team, which would eliminate a club like San Francisco. It's been pretty quiet on the Romo front lately, but things might be going on behind the scenes. I've seen it in the shower. I don't even try to mess with him in golf. "He's not retiring, I can tell you that". At this point, expect the Cowboys to hold onto Romo until the draft before they ultimately part ways with him whether it's via trade or granting him his ...

Sport Who's The Boeser? Canucks Rookie Scores On Same Day He Signs
Author: 0 Who's The Boeser? Canucks Rookie Scores On Same Day He Signs

The Burnsville, Minnesota native made an immediate impact at North Dakota, putting up 27 goals and 60 points in 42 games for the NCAA champions as a freshman skater. Minnesota's swoon continued with a 3-1 setback at home to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, the club's eighth defeat in the past 10 games. Bo Horvat broke in alone on Kuemper, who stopped a backhander but couldn't control the rebound.

Author: 0 Everything you need to know ahead of Wisconsin's Sweet 16 matchup

This Wisconsin team is the most battle tested team in the country in terms of NCAA Tournament play. That was certainly the case against Marquette and Duke in the first two rounds, and against Baylor on Friday night. Totally understand that. Our guys do too. Kevaughn Allen keyed the Gators with 35 points. The Badgers controlled most of overtime, but Canyon Barry changed that in 15 seconds.

Sport Rangers' Rougned Odor signs $49.5 million extension, reports say
Author: 0 Rangers' Rougned Odor signs $49.5 million extension, reports say

The 2011 amateur free-agent signee made his Major League Baseball debut at 20 years of age in 2014 and showed instant flashes with nine home runs and 48 RBI in just 386 at-bats. The lefty-swinging second baseman definitely has plenty of power (just ask Jose Bautista), though his plate skills - 135 strikeouts against only 19 walks past year - could use some work.

Sport Oregon's decision to not foul before Michigan's final shot luckily paid off
Author: 0 Oregon's decision to not foul before Michigan's final shot luckily paid off

And if we can just do that ... then I think there's a really good chance that we'll be able to keep on saying the only three words that matter in March. And Beilein, as Kasparov, so often moved the right piece. This one, however, came with new perspective. Over the last three weeks, Beilein smiled more and anxious less.

Sport The World Baseball Classic is over, and now we wait for more
Author: 0 The World Baseball Classic is over, and now we wait for more

Held in 2016, the qualifying tournament for the World Baseball Classic is how we ended up with Colombia, Australia, Mexico, and the success story of Israel in this year's WBC. Do we still get national teams?" After the gold medal ceremony on the field, the 25-year-old Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Author: 0 Kuldeep Yadav bamboozles Australia on debut

Skipper Steve Smith believes clear thinking and efficient execution set his team apart from the Australian sides in the past who tried and failed in their bid to win a test series in India. "From childhood I have been told that spinner is someone who would take wickets even if he gets hit (Spinner woh hain jo maar bhi khaaye aur wickets bhi leta rahein)".

Sport Spicer: More Evidence Of CNN Collusion With Hillary Than Trump With Kremlin
Author: 0 Spicer: More Evidence Of CNN Collusion With Hillary Than Trump With Kremlin

This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, according to one source. One law enforcement official said the information in hand suggests "people connected to the campaign were in contact and it appeared they were giving the thumbs up to release information when it was ready".

Author: 0 Florida Edges Wisconsin In Overtime Nail-Biter

Q. What have you seen in Ethan Happ on film over the last couple of days and what's going to be the challenge of dealing with him in the post if there's some one-on-one situations? "I feel awful shaking Greg [Gard's] hand and it's heartbreaking", said White.

Sport Giannis Antetokounmpo has huge double-double as Bucks down East rival Hawks
Author: 0 Giannis Antetokounmpo has huge double-double as Bucks down East rival Hawks

The Bucks (37-35) moved into a tie for fifth place in the Eastern Conference, tied with Atlanta. Turning point: The Bucks blew the game open in the second quarter, using a 16-4 run to take a 45-32 lead. Malcolm Brogdon and Greg Monroe each contributed 14 points. The Bucks are back home on Sunday afternoon, playing host to the Chicago Bulls at the Bradley Center.

Author: 0 Zak Showalter's discount double check topped by Florida's buzzer-beater

Wisconsin closed regulation on a tear, stringing together a 16-4 run to force overtime. Chiozza's victor is forever memorable because of its skittish action. "That's why people love basketball and why people love March Madness". "It does. When you don't see the ball go in, you might get down a little bit, but for us to be successful, you can't let yourself get down", Robinson said.

Sport Steve Alford Denies He's Leaving UCLA for Indiana Head Coaching Job
Author: 0 Steve Alford Denies He's Leaving UCLA for Indiana Head Coaching Job

Alford cited UCLA's highly rated 2017 signing class, which is second in ESPN's team recruiting rankings, and a new practice facility as reasons for why he wants to stay at the school. I said it last week and I'll reiterate it again even more so, I guess. Our family has fallen in love with it. I don't know of a lot of people out there that are wanting to leave UCLA.

Sport Wild agree to terms on entry-level contract with Luke Kunin
Author: 0 Wild agree to terms on entry-level contract with Luke Kunin

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound native of Boras, Sweden, registered his first career National Hockey League points with two assists on February 12 against Detroit. "That said, his intangibles are equally as valuable for him as a player". "We refer to him as a gamer because of his competitiveness and willingness to get involved, and the fact that he cannot only score goals but also be relied on defensively and play in a lot of different situations", he said past year.

Author: 0 Steve Smith soar's new heights with latest ton

A left-field selection for the most important match of the series now level at 1-1, Kuldeep made a memorable test debut claiming 4-68 as Australia could not capitalise on a strong start and were all out for 300 in their first innings. Warner hit Ashwin over the mid-off for a six en route to his first fifty of the series. Kuldeep did not just stop there and took the wicket of Peter Handscomb with a beauty of delivery luring him into a drive, the ball turned fiercely and rattled the stumps ...

Sport Barcelona unveil Johan Cruyff tribute plans
Author: 0 Barcelona unveil Johan Cruyff tribute plans

Speaking a day after the first anniversary of Cruyff's death, his son Jordi said the family were "very happy" with the agreement reached with Barcelona . In addition to the Estadi John Cruyff and commemorative statue, Barcelona will dedicate an area of their club museum to Cruyff and have lobbied the local council to recognise the Dutchman at a location in the city.

Sport New IU basketball coach hired
Author: 0 New IU basketball coach hired

While many speculated they would hire some with ties to the program, they scooped up one of the brightest young minds in the college game. Miller complied a 139-63 record in six seasons at Dayton. A standout point guard in college, Miller was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina State (1998-2002) under Herb Sendek where he earned his bachelor's degree in 2002.

Sport Shaq's statue unveiled at the Staples Center by Lakers
Author: 0 Shaq's statue unveiled at the Staples Center by Lakers

Part of the ceremony involved the unveiling of an unbelievable statue, which took place just a short time ago. The LA Lakers honoured their former star player Shaquille O'Neal on Friday when they unveiled a nine-foot bronze to recognise him.

Sport Steven Smith Has a Peace Session With The Dalai Lama
Author: 0 Steven Smith Has a Peace Session With The Dalai Lama

Australia landed as the underdogs in the series against world number one India, who were riding the crest of a 19-test unbeaten run, but are now in a strong position to clinch the series. The Dalai Lama replied: "You yourself [should] experiment". "And then one day, you see you met someone, you feel uncomfortable, the whole day you feel not very happy".

Author: 0 Twitter Cant Keep Calm About Kuldeep Yadav's Dream Debut

While he was a fan of Akram in his younger days, Kuldeep started to appreciate the art of spin bowling once he started bowling chinaman himself. If the batsmen can read you off the pitch, that reduces the threat. Can't ask for more than this. "Initially I was nervous when I was standing at fine-leg for the first over, later I felt like it was normal for me", he explained.

Author: 0 Gators beat Wisconsin on Chiozza OT buzzer-beater, advance to Elite Eight

The easy wins also don't mean that the Gators are any less prepared than the battle-tested Badgers. Before No. 4 seed Florida squares off against No. They're about the right stuff, whether they get two points or 12 points. Around them, Wisconsin stood shell-shocked, beaten. "Maybe it's motivation, maybe it's not".

Sport Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix

This rule change has been huge - such a massive challenge for everyone. "I think that's good for all of us". "Our interest is in expanding the number of circuits in that marketplace, leveraging Austin - our incumbent and the benchmark in terms of what we're doing in the States", said Bratches, adding there was clear demand for it in North America.

Sport Valtteri Bottas 'not satisfied' with third on Australian GP grid
Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas 'not satisfied' with third on Australian GP grid

Nico Rosberg vacated his Mercedes seat in a shock retirement from the sport shortly after winning the drivers' world championship but his old team mate and three-times champion Lewis Hamilton stands poised to take the title back. "In general, I'm not happy with the result but what I'm really happy about, I'm proud about, is what the team has done again with this auto". Romain Grosjean put in a sterling effort to secure the highest spot in the midfield for Haas in sixth, with the Toro Rossos of ...

Sport Tottenham granted permission to play at Wembley
Author: 0 Tottenham granted permission to play at Wembley

Despite the approval of the application regarding capacity, there remains the possibility of Spurs being unable to play all of their designated home matches in front of 90,000 even if they opt to move to Wembley. But the decision on when to move has yet to be made, although staying for an extra season could create more problems for the club and residents of Wembley.

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