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Author: 0 Federer tops Wawrinka in all-Swiss Indian Wells final

Roger Federer won the 2017 BNP Paribas Open with a 6-4, 7-5 victory Sunday over Stan Wawrinka in Indian Wells, California . It was the fifth time Federer has won here, joining Novak Djokovic as the only players to win five singles titles in the 42-year history of this Coachella Valley event.

Author: 0 Trinidad and Tobago vs Mexico Live Streaming Channels, Lineups

Jones left Seattle the following day for Trinidad and Tobago. What a difference four years makes for Mexico's soccer team. Relive the match with our live blog below. In the 32nd-minute Trinidad and Tobago looked to have grabbed the opener. The top three CONCACAF finishers automatically qualify for Russian Federation 2018.

Sport Trump now blames conservative Republicans for healthcare failure
Author: 0 Trump now blames conservative Republicans for healthcare failure

A collection of moderates including Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and powerful House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey, had also come out against the bill. But these were not the complaints of the Freedom Caucus. That was the moment the Freedom Caucus made its choice. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a photo Thursday of a meeting with the President and members of the Freedom Caucus that drew fire from Democrats, women's groups and liberals for its absence ...

Sport NCAA Tournament: Breaking Down The Elite 8 Matchups
Author: 0 NCAA Tournament: Breaking Down The Elite 8 Matchups

We're down to the final five games left in this NCAA basketball tournament. It's an all SEC affair in the East Region, where Cinderella South Carolina is looking to make the Final Four for the first time in school history against a Florida team that hasn't been there since 2014.

Author: 0 Danny Blind admits position under threat as Bulgaria stun Netherlands

Only the top team from each group will make it to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, while the second place team will take part in the play-off. The gamble on De Ligt was meant to be a romantic and sentimental move by Blind, but it proved to be a vehicle crash that ultimately cost him his job.

Sport Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region
Author: 0 Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

The Musketeers passed their biggest test to date with confident performance against one of college basketball's storied programs. Xavier's biggest player is 6-10 forward Sean O'Mara, who is 50 pounds lighter. Xavier entered the game with the 29th best offensive rebounding percentage in Division I, grabbing an offensive rebound on 34.9 percent of its chances to do so.

Sport Brazil close in on qualification for Russia 2018
Author: 0 Brazil close in on qualification for Russia 2018

While Neymar has flourished under Tite - scoring five times in qualifying since the former Corinthians coach took over-the "Selecao" is now a more rounded attacking force. After sinking into a long depression after the trauma of their humiliating 7-1 semi-final thrashing by Germany at the 2014 World Cup, Brazil have undergone a transformation since Tite took over as manager a year ago.

Sport Argentina feels World Cup pressure; Brazil set to party
Author: 0 Argentina feels World Cup pressure; Brazil set to party

A virtuoso three-goal performance by midfielder Paulinho gave Brazil a dominant 4-1 victory and showed the world that the seleção (Brazil's national team) may just be the team to beat in 2018. Paulinho got his third and Brazil's fourth in injury time when he cheekily chested home a cross from Dani Alves. The hosts will be without suspended Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, and the visitors will miss injured Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, who has a broken toe on his right foot.

Author: 0 Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

Much misinformation has been spread over Maye being a North Carolina "walk-on", although in fact he has been a scholarship player at UNC since the first day he showed up on campus. With the victory, the Tar Heels (10-1, 3-0) remained undefeated against Virginia Tech (11-3, 2-1) all time and lengthened their winning streak against ACC opponents to 16 games.

Sport Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with Vegas vote
Author: 0 Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with Vegas vote

We look back at four of the most recent re-locations before the Raiders were given the go ahead to move to another city. The jury's out on how well this long goodbye will play with the team's Bay Area fan base. We also recognize and thank the numerous stakeholders - including the Adelson family - who invested their time and energy toward this vision. For a $100 refundable deposit, fans can "secure their place in history at the Las Vegas Stadium".

Author: 0 Chris Coleman: 'Taylor is not that sort of player'

However, injury concerns appear to disrupt nearly every Ireland preparation and yet again the James McCarthy saga continued in the build-up, right up to the warm-up before the game as the Everton man, who was named in the starting XI, was unable to start.

Sport Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier
Author: 0 Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier

If Argentina are going to struggle like this without Lionel Messi , the South American powerhouses could very well miss out on playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Messi was also fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,160). He has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award five times and is Argentina's all-time leading goal scorer with 58 goals.

Sport Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russia
Author: 0 Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russia

To all this, it is the Pentakampeon that is the most successful national team in history, with five world championship titles on its account. Tabarez, 70, has been in charge of Uruguay for 11 years and took them to the semi-final of the World Cup in 2010 and then lifted the Copa America on home soil a year later.

Author: 0 Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

Members of the USA Hockey men's national team will refuse to participate in the 2017 World Championships in support of the current boycott by the women's team, according to a tweet from NHL agent Allan Walsh . The U.S. has won the past three tournaments and six of the last seven. NCAA Division III, Under-16 girls and adult-league players were sought out by USA Hockey officials.

Sport Guardiola on ropes as Liverpool come swinging
Author: 0 Guardiola on ropes as Liverpool come swinging

I am really looking forward to this, it's a real tactical challenge. But while Liverpool will draw encouragement from their 1-0 win over City on New Year's Eve, secured by an early Georginio Wijnaldum header, they remain beset by doubts themselves.

Author: 0 Leishman holds on to take Arnold Palmer Invitational

The left hander made a disappointing double bogey at the 72 hole after finding water with his approach to drop out of the top-15 and finish T17. The 33-year-old claimed his second US PGA Tour victory - five years after winning the 2012 Travelers Championship - when he closed with a three-under-par 69 to win at 11-under-277 from third round leaders Charley Hoffman and Kevin Kisner , who tied for second after 73s.

Sport Johnson wins Match Play to sweep World Golf Championships
Author: 0 Johnson wins Match Play to sweep World Golf Championships

Johnson, who lost to Noren in the first round of the 2013 WGC Match Play, answered with birdies at 13, 15 and 16 to seal the win. Indeed, extra holes looked on the cards when Rahm drove to the back edge of the 18th green only for a poor chip from the 22-year-old to allow Johnson to secure the title with a par.

Sport Kohli injury not serious, says India board
Author: 0 Kohli injury not serious, says India board

However, the alleged devils in the track were amiss, and Matt Renshaw and David Warner played out the pacers' initial burst comfortably. The ball landed on the middle and leg stump line and spun away viciously, beating the outside edge of the bat to hit the off-stump.

Author: 0 Back from irregular heartbeat, Dempsey hopes for 4th Cup

Clint Dempsey was in prime form as he scored a hat trick and helped the USA cruise to a 6-0 beatdown to pull even with Trinidad & Tobagao and Honduras in the standings. After taking a pass from Alejandro Bedoya , Bradley dribbled across the field from the right wing before firing a 25-yard effort left-footed into the bottom corner.

Author: 0 Australia won't be happy with a draw, says Gilchrist

The top-ranked Test side's fielding standards and body language noticeably dipped when Ajinkya Rahane was calling the shots in Ranchi , while the vice-captain struggled to come up with fresh ideas as Steve Smith marched to 178 not out. Gavaskar gave an example of asking Kapil Dev to play on the final day of a Test match in Melbourne in 1981 even though the legendary pacer was not fully fit.

Author: 0 Mikey Garcia calls for world title unification clash with Jorge Linares

But what awaits him on his return? IBTimes UK considers the options. Meanwhile, lightweight Katie Taylor (4-0) defeated by point in eight rounds to Milena Koleva (9-8-1), Jason Welborn (21-6, 7 KOs) outperformed Marcus Morrison (14-1) to win the WBA worldwide title, while Martin Joseph Ward (17-0-2, 7 KO's) overcame Maxi Hughes (16-3-2) in a unanimous decision in defense of his British titles and the global super title of the WBC.

Author: 0 Michigan delivers 3-point punch to knock out Oklahoma St.

Tom Izzo, however, could not help but point to the 12-point deficit the Spartans faced before 7 minutes had elapsed. "Right now, it's just my mindset", Walton, Jr ., said. The Michigan State Spartans are playing the Kansas Jayhawks in college basketball action in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. MI was 11-for-15 on three-pointers in the second half, which - as Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood noted - is not easy to do in a gym by yourself.

Author: 0 Dier Eyeing England Captaincy

Dier and Kane both serve as senior leadership figures behind captain Hugo Lloris, and Dier publicly stating his desire to hold a captaincy role one day may earmark him as the future commander at White Hart Lane. We want to be good ambassadors and set a good example. "We have to be aggressive with the ball and move it quickly". Lithuania were in that group too, dispatched 4-0 at Wembley by Roy Hodgson's England .

Sport Vettel wins in Australia, Hamilton second
Author: 0 Vettel wins in Australia, Hamilton second

It has been a hard winter and an incredible race today". Hamilton and newcomer Valtteri Bottas still managed to secure second and third place for Mercedes . The Ferrari driver crossed the line 9.9s ahead of Lewis Hamilton to win his first race since the 2015 Singapore GP. This proved to be decisive as Hamilton lost time behind the Red Bull.

Author: 0 Van Gaal to help in Dutch coach search

The Dutch FA (KNVB) announced the decision in a statement on Sunday after Blind had been called in for crisis talks. The 2010 World Cup finalists failed to qualify for the Euro 2016 and should they finish outside the top two in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers, they will miss out on the second major tournament in two years.

Author: 0 Straight To Sin City! The Oakland Raiders Are Moving to Las Vegas

John P. Kelleher holds up a sign outside the Oakland Coliseum before the start of a rally to keep the Oakland Raiders from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. "I'd be surprised if they don't treat them the way they always have", Gruden said. The proposed stadium, appropriately named Vegas Stadium, for now, is set to be a 65,000-seat domed stadium located in Paradise, Nevada and will be shared with the UNLV Rebels once it's set to open in 2020.

Author: 0 South Africa all out for 314 in first innings

He reached the milestone in 110 innings, matching former esteemed Australian batsman Ricky Ponting, and becoming the quickest New Zealander to do so, beating Crowe's record of 117 innings. For South Africa, Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada bagged two wickets each. "We're threatening to get bowled out for around 200 and he comes and gets a really quality 90", McKenzie said.

Author: 0 Euro heartache and vegan lifestyle fuel Defoe

Gareth Southgate is still finding his feet in charge of the national team, so he will no doubt be delighted that his side avoided a potential banana skin and took another step towards qualifying for next year's World Cup. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Jermain Defoe has revealed that his girlfriend is helping him to become vegan in a bid to make England's World Cup squad and remain young in mind and body.

Author: 0 South African anti-apartheid leader Kathrada dies

The human rights supporter and patriot died days after undergoing surgery to remove blood clot in his brain. "'Kathy' was an inspiration to millions in different parts of the world". Mr Kathrada will be buried according to Muslim religious rites. Even a harmless ATM was a mission as Kathrada found out when he went to get some money with fellow Robben Island prisoner Laloo Chiba one Sunday morning.

Sport Browns Coach Jackson Likes Private Workouts, Not Pro Days
Author: 0 Browns Coach Jackson Likes Private Workouts, Not Pro Days

Newly acquired Cleveland Browns quarterback Brock Osweiler has had a fall from grace worthy of a Greek tragedy. They signed him to a four-year, $72 million contract that included $37 million guaranteed. I think we've got to kind of crawl before we walk. "That quarterback room is special and different and I think you have to do anything and everything to improve it", Jackson said during Tuesday's AFC coaches breakfast inside the Arizona Biltmore.

Sport France 0 Spain 2
Author: 0 France 0 Spain 2

Having in the group a competitor in the face of the Italian national team, it is with them that the Spaniards will play 1-2 places. Netherlands , who sacked coach Danny Blind this week with their World Cup qualifying hopes in dire straits, took the lead on 10 minutes when Quincy Promes' shot took a double deflection and went in off Alessio Romagnoli.

Author: 0 Leicester draw Atletico in Champions quarterfinal

Regardless of where Leicester finish in the Champions League this season, they will go down in history for their remarkable efforts in what is their very first appearance in the competition. " Ancelotti? We know each other well, but in the tie anything can happen and you have to know the team that you're going to play". "I don't think Real will be pleased to face Bayern, but to play against Real is always something special".

Sport UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four
Author: 0 UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

It's really neat to see. "I didn't play to my full potential a year ago and there were a lot of factors to it", Collier said. I hope its not this early, but it wont be long.”. "It means a lot to me", Collier said. I took it and ran with it. "I told him, 'Thank you'". "Nothing can stop us", she said. "Seems like she's been there forever", he said.

Author: 0 'Canes: Lack strained neck in scary game-ending collision

Lack was hurt when Detroit's Andreas Athanasiou crashed into him while scoring the winning goal Monday night. Rask's shove sent Athanasiou directly into Lack, which sent the goaltender immediately down into his own net. However, even while talking about the business of the game, the coach put it all in the proper context, just like his defenseman did. "The one thing we do have is four lines that can absolutely play.

Sport Fairytale farewell...but not for England
Author: 0 Fairytale farewell...but not for England

England used to be "like a rugby" team but have a brighter future because they "play more football now", says former Germany forward Lukas Podolski. Southgate opted to experiment with a 3-4-3 formation as he handed an global debut to Michael Keane and a first England start for Jake Livermore, and the visitors made a bright opening to the match as the front three of Lallana, Jamie Vardy and Dele Alli set the defensive tone by pressing high up the field.

Sport Eagles sign DE Chris Long to two-year contract
Author: 0 Eagles sign DE Chris Long to two-year contract

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network noted the first year Long's contract is "similar" to the one-year, $2.4 million pact he signed with the Pats last year. Chris Long has found a new home. "I think that our conversations with Chris have been about we have young players at that position", Roseman said .

Author: 0 Sweden winger Forsberg ready for Ronaldo challenge

Hungary is five points behind Portugal . The Portugal vs Sweden friendly match will kick-start at 11:45 AM (PST). Cristiano Ronaldo is the only first-team player to retain his place in the starting lineup for Portugal's worldwide friendly meeting with Sweden .

Sport Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four
Author: 0 Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

Sindarius Thornwell dropped in a game-high 26 points for SC, which advances to face West Region champion Gonzaga in the Final Four on Saturday in Arizona. OR (33-5), the No. 3 seed in the Midwest, secured the program's first trip to the national semifinals since the 1939 "Tall Firs" won the first NCAA Tournament.

Author: 0 No. 7 South Carolina stuns No. 3 Baylor

Most of the time , they have a period during the game when they play up to that talent and that's enough to win the game. "It's a good feeling when we continue to make history, and I think once we get a taste of it, we kind of get addicted and want to continue doing it".

Author: 0 Arsenal boss Wenger explains Alexis substitution

His contract expires at the end of the season. Wenger had previously said that he had yet to decide what he would do, with the offer of a new two-year contract on the table. Goalkeeper Petr Cech was also forced off before half-time with a calf problem which will be assessed over the weekend. More poor marking, with Arsenal players positioned like statues for a James McLean corner, allowed the towering Dawson to seal West Brom's win with a thumping close-range header in the 75th minute.

Author: 0 Guardiola rejoices after 1-1 thriller vs Liverpool in EPL

After a hard Champions League exit in Monaco and trailing to a James Milner penalty, City dug deep to equalise through Sergio Aguero, and might have won all three points at the Etihad Stadium late on. "To get a point at Manchester City for each team in the world is absolutely okay". City are still involved in the FA Cup but with their title challenge seemingly over, their prime objective is now finishing in the top four.

Sport I Don't Want to Be Compared to Messi and Ronaldo: Neymar
Author: 0 I Don't Want to Be Compared to Messi and Ronaldo: Neymar

When I was a boy that was all I wanted. "And the most important thing about playing at Barca is to having that dream come true". The Argentina star is now ongoing talks with the club to extend his contract past the 2018 season. "He helped us a lot throughout these seasons", Neymar said of Luis Enrique. "Then the best in the world said 'Calm down, it will all fall into place, play your game.' It was great for me", Neymar said.

Author: 0 Anthony Crolla beaten in rematch with WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares

Linares, 31, comes from Venezuela, and hasn't lost a bout since 2012 when he suffered back to back knockout losses to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson. And how does Linares match up against an unbeaten, refined banger like Mikey Garcia? "Linares is a fast-handed, combination fighter with power; Crolla, I would think, is going to try to box, and not stay inside waiting for those counters from Linares.

Sport Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin
Author: 0 Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin

As poorly as they shot, the Gators remained aggressive on defense, frustrating Wisconsin at times . Wisconsin was still trailing Florida by just 3 points late Friday night with less than a minute to go, but the Badgers managed to tie it up, sending the late game into overtime.

Author: 0 Kjeldsen advances, McIlroy eliminated

World No. 3 Jason Day of Australia, the defending champion, withdrew on Wednesday to be at his mother's bedside during her cancer surgery on Friday. A year ago at the Match Play, he tweaked his back in the opening round and wasn't sure he would be able to continue.

Author: 0 Wenger reveals he's decided on Arsenal future

The Frenchman has made up his mind on his plans beyond the end of the current campaign and said on Saturday he would make an announcement " very soon " on what those plans are. We are in a unique bad patch we never had in 20 years. "We lose game after game at the moment and that is for me much more important than my future".

Sport Webber: Alonso could leave McLaren early
Author: 0 Webber: Alonso could leave McLaren early

His team-mate, Stoffel Vandoorne , meanwhile finished last. "So I think in normal conditions in the normal circuit we should be last". Alonso surprised in qualifying with 13 and was running in tenth for the majority of the race before retiring from the race with a handful of laps remaining.

Author: 0 Federer defeats Wawrinka in all-Swiss men's final at Indian Wells

I wasn't sure to be back here in that level that quick. Federer dealt Wawrinka a decisive blow in the 12th game of the second set. Having won two of the biggest titles of the season to date - Indian Wells is considered by many to be the biggest tournament outside the majors - Federer said he had defied even his own expectations.