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Author: 0 No scabbing on women's hockey

The women's team, which said in mid-March it would boycott the World Championships if USA Hockey didn't increase wages and support for the women's game, will now play in the tournament, according to a joint statement from the two parties.

Author: 0 'I didn't ask for this!' - Proud Ronaldo speaks out at airport unveiling

The ceremony followed Portugal playing its first match on the island for 16 years, the host losing 3-2 to Sweden despite an early Ronaldo goal in the friendly on Tuesday. The replica outside of the airport is not only kind of creepy, but it also looks nothing like Ronaldo. "I still haven't had the chance to personally talk to (Ronaldo), but I'll try to reach out to him to know his feedback".

Sport Russell Westbrook is Already Making History
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook is Already Making History

Westbrook, who is averaging 31.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.4 assists on the season, is going for his 39th triple-double on Friday. The Houston Rockets have been outstanding this season, but they're still decidedly a notch below the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs.

Sport Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman in podium position at figure skating worlds
Author: 0 Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman in podium position at figure skating worlds

Medvedeva's stirring performance to "River Flows in You" allowed her to open up a 3.03 point lead over Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond in the final world championships before next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Her grandmother will be visiting her homeland for the first time in nearly 20 years. The U.S. teams are headlined by newlyweds Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, who received a medical bye after withdrawing from the U.S.

Sport Shell Houston Open draws strong field ahead of Masters
Author: 0 Shell Houston Open draws strong field ahead of Masters

He took a double bogey and a triple bogey in a span of three holes in the opening round and never caught up. "It's been a very, very hard time for me to even be thinking about playing golf", said Day, who has one top-five finish in six starts this year; he missed the WGC-Mexico Championship after coming down with the flu.

Author: 0 Argentina Lose 2-0 To Bolivia After Barcelona Star Lionel Messi's Ban

With only four qualifiers left to play, the stakes are high for the Argentine soccer federation, which has announced it will appeal FIFA's verdict in the hope that Messi might make an early return from suspension. Messi's continued absence could, therefore, prove costly, although Argentina have promised to appeal, with Jorge Miadosqui, the Argentina team secretary, saying: "The decision doesn't correspond with the reality based on what was put in the referee's report".

Author: 0 Draymond Green To Boycott Raiders Games

Ian Rapoport said Monday on NFL Network that the 49ers would definitely be open to sharing the stadium with the Raiders for the 2019 season, and possibly even 2018. The Raiders are expected to pay the remaining $500 million. The sports radio icon believes that municipalities shouldn't cough up so much as a nickel to build a stadium for a billionaire football owner - particularly at a time when so many city and state budgets are already stretched thin.

Sport Tottenham's Wembley plans: Club granted more time to sign deal
Author: 0 Tottenham's Wembley plans: Club granted more time to sign deal

Tottenham have played Champions League and Europa League ties at Wembley this term but won one of just four games at the national stadium as they made early exits in both competitions. Although Tottenham have been working on ticketing plans for some time, it also means supporters must wait longer to learn what they must pay to watch Spurs next season - and indeed where they will do so.

Author: 0 Scholes believes Mourinho won't be happy with fourth

Manchester United defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have been ruled out with "long-term injuries" suffered on England duty. "I know that Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) and (Ander) Herrera have the last match ban, so it's easy to say they will be available after the match".

Author: 0 Virat a doubtful starter in IPL, says RCB coach Vettori

All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, the match-winner against England in January, will easily march into this side. The source adds, "Bookies have predicted that Mumbai Indians, Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions will be among the best performing teams".

Sport Arsene Wenger sidesteps Arsenal future questions, saying
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger sidesteps Arsenal future questions, saying "not completely sorted"

As a means of rubbing salt in the wounds, former Arsenal centre-back William Gallas has brutally pointed out that they are most definitely not the only team in London . "But for the fans it depends on results not something else". Arsenal have been hit hard in recent months by a miserable run of form, which has left them low on confidence and at risk of missing out on a place in the top four.

Author: 0 Juan Mata ruled out for season after undergoing groin surgery

As long as United can keep West Brom out from set pieces, I think they'll ease to a 2-0 win. Chris Smalling crashed into Phil Jones, and the end result could mean a broken toe for Jones, and thus, he might have to sit out all of April for United.

Author: 0 Fans in Las Vegas Celebrate Raiders Planned Move

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt was one of 31 National Football League owners to approve the Raiders' move. "I Don't know how we should feel". I'm not a die-hard Raiders fan, but I do support the city of Oakland, so it ain't for me. "It was obvious that Davis had done an very bad lot of leg work heading up until this moment", he said. "We might do more in terms of philanthropic outreach and some of the things that we do in the community", York said.

Sport Vikings to sign QB Case Keenum, report says
Author: 0 Vikings to sign QB Case Keenum, report says

The Minnesota Vikings have signed a backup quarterback behind Sam Bradford. Fantasy Impact Keenum, formerly of the Rams, signed with the Vikings Friday. Keenum threw for 2,201 yards with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season. However, if Teddy Bridgewater is healthy enough to return to the field, expect Keenum to open the upcoming season third on the depth chart.

Author: 0 Federer survives Berdych threat in Miami

Federer next will play the victor of Thursday's later quarter-final between two of the ATP's up and coming stars, Australia's Nick Kyrgios and Germany's Alexander Zverev. Wozniacki defeated Pliskova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. "That's what happened. Very simple, very straightforward", Berdych said. Should I destroy the table? If you want to watch ESPN 2's television broadcast, you can do so by instead clicking the "Miami Open (Quarterfinals)" ESPN 2 link.

Author: 0 Xavier v. Arizona: Three Takeaways

Bluiett's scorching half left Xavier down by just two points as they headed into the locker room, and when Arizona made what should have been a decisive run late in the second half, Buiett was there to help get Xavier back in the game. It will be a match-up between the predecessor and successor in San Jose. The sweet-shooting seven footer from Finland is the lone player in this game that has been projected as a first-round pick to this point.

Author: 0 Airport Fails in Honoring Soccer Star

Despite the two statues' vague likeness to him, the 32-year-old - who has won 138 caps for Portugal - still managed to put on a courageous face. The statue immediately turned heads, including Ronaldo's, as he stood on stage in front of a large crowd.

Sport Linares forces fearless Crolla to take it on the chin
Author: 0 Linares forces fearless Crolla to take it on the chin

He dropped Crolla in the seventh and won nearly every round with fluid and delectable boxing - proving himself the best in the division. Incredibly, Crolla had his best moments in the following two rounds, closing the gap and forcing Linares on to the back foot.

Author: 0 Bulgaria beats Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Netherlands boss Danny Blind was going to have to turn to a debutante at the center of defense no matter what in this game, after star Stefan de Vrij picked up an injury and failed to pass fit. Blind admitted his decision to select 17-year-old Ajax prospect Matthijs de Ligt for what turned out to be a nightmare debut in defence was an error and afterwards stated he would consider his future.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook drops 57 points recording 38th triple-double of the season

Westbrook scored 37 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, with 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his third straight triple-double and 37th of the season. The Magic, who got 24 points from Evan Fournier, lost their second straight game. Terrence Ross had 23 points and hit five of 11 3-pointers. He is averaging 31.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.

Sport Neuer out for two games with foot injury
Author: 0 Neuer out for two games with foot injury

The German worldwide will be definitely ruled out until Tuesday, as he will miss the Bundesliga games against Augsburg and Hoffenheim. Neuer had previously missed the entire global break for Germany with a calf injury. Bayern have now downplayed the fears of Carlo Ancelotti after revealing he will only miss two games. Looming on the horizon after these two matches are the scary prospects with a Der Klassiker in 10 days time as well as a UEFA Champions League tie with Real Madrid ...

Author: 0 United States women strike deal

USA Hockey president Jim Smith said, "Today reflects everyone coming together and compromising in order to reach a resolution for the betterment of the sport". "The players hit social media hard once they announced the boycott, using the hashtag " #BeBoldForChange ". The group's goal is to advance girls' and women's hockey programing, marketing, promotion and fundraising to augment existing grassroots programs.

Sport Duke Eliminated & More Shocking Upsets Of The NCAA Tournament So Far
Author: 0 Duke Eliminated & More Shocking Upsets Of The NCAA Tournament So Far

The Gamecocks (24-10) shot an unconscious 71 percent from the field in the second half. What an effort by Coach Frank Martin's bunch as they beat Duke and now head to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1973. A lot of frustration on Twitter got let go as the Blue Devils got roasted. Such was the case as the South Carolina Gamecocks pulled off an upset over everyone's favorite team to hate, the Duke Blue Devils .

Author: 0 Jorge Linares outclasses Anthony Crolla to retain title

But in reality he was only shaking off the ring rust and produced one of his finest displays in his 45th bout to win nearly every round and take this fight 118-109 on all three scorecards having also floored Crolla in the seventh. Crolla was hit by a concrete slab and was hospitalised by the injuries that left his career in doubt. "The WBC says they want to push for the victor of that fight to fight me".

Author: 0 Alex Iwobi Arsenal star says he wants Sanchez, Ozil to stay

Of Wenger's future, Guardiola added: "When the bosses decide, or Arsene decides, to stay and keep going he believes it is the best solution and the best for Arsenal ". "I personally believe both of them want to stay". It happened before when we had to sell our best players. It is expected that the announcement would come soon after the resumption of club football following the March global break, but Wenger had no developments to report at his press conference on Thursday morning to ...

Author: 0 Tiger Woods scheduled to give Masters press conference next week

Of course, it is also the 20 anniversary of his first green-jacket and he does have a recently published book on his stunning triumph promote. He withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic after one round the following week due to back spasms and later withdrew from the Genesis Open and Honda Classic.

Sport Australia in deep trouble in fourth India Test
Author: 0 Australia in deep trouble in fourth India Test

What a game of Test cricket we are witnessing! 10 Wins for India in the 2016-17 season, the joint second-most by any team in a season. If Kohli were to miss the first few matches of the competition, it would be a huge blow to the Royal Challengers as he just missed out on becoming the first player to score 1,000 runs in an IPL season previous year.

Author: 0 Jason Day's Status for the Masters Still Unclear

World number one Dustin Johnson was scheduled to play, but withdrew after winning last weeks Dell Match Play. The bookies favourite for the 2017 Masters is the slow moving, hardly has a pulse, boomer of a ball who goes by the name of DJ who was only twelve when Tiger won.

Sport Neymar celebrates World Cup win with girlfriend Bruna
Author: 0 Neymar celebrates World Cup win with girlfriend Bruna

The Barcelona forward Neymar, captaining the side, missed a penalty and saw an effort chalked off for offside on an evening when he was routinely on the end of rough treatment from the Paraguay defenders. Argentina lost without Messi. Uruguay , who were beaten 2-1 by Peru in Lima on Tuesday, are third. When World Cup qualifiers resumed in September previous year, Tite's team was ready to dominate.

Author: 0 The Netherlands sacked the coach as the team lost to Bulgaria

Ronald Koeman has also been mentioned, but it would be very hard to pry him away from his job as the Everton manager. "We must be honest and say that getting to Russian Federation is now going to be a lot more hard", admitted a candid Blind in the wake of the 2-0 defeat in Sofia on Saturday that ultimately ended his reign.

Author: 0 England 2 Lithuania 0: Defoe back with a bang

Defoe, 34, struck in the 22nd minute at Wembley , side-footing home from Raheem Sterling's cross, to set England on their way to victory and end his four-year wait for an worldwide goal. "He has his own philosophy, he has his own way he wants us to play", Lallana said . "At times you think he is 23, 24 because he is that hungry and that driven to still improve".

Author: 0 Roger Federer´s march continues but in-form Nick Kyrgios awaits in Miami

The victor will play Federer, who has now won 17 of his 18 matches this year, in the last four. "I got a good start to the second set and that kind of got me fired up", Wozniacki said. Federer, the 35-year-old victor of 18 grand slam titles, fought off two match points before beating No.10 seed Tomas Berdych 6-2 3-6 7-6 (8-6) in their quarter-final.

Author: 0 North Korea hails rocket engine test as 'great leap forward'

North Korea claimed it successfully tested a powerful new rocket engine on Sunday, signaling defiance as the US secretary of state visited China. Kuala Lumpur-Pyongyang relations were strained following the murder of Jong-nam, half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on Feb 13.

Sport Wiedmer: Graham Spanier's guilt a lesson for us all
Author: 0 Wiedmer: Graham Spanier's guilt a lesson for us all

Sandusky was convicted of 45 of the 48 charges against him in 2012. The university has paid out tens of millions to settle with Sandusky's victims. Former FBI director Louis Freeh concluded in his report that the three men and Joe Paterno hushed up the allegations against Sandusky for fear of bad publicity.

Sport Cryotherapy and turning vegan behind renaissance of Defoe
Author: 0 Cryotherapy and turning vegan behind renaissance of Defoe

The Sunderland forward, 34, made his first England appearance since November 2013 and marked the occasion with the opening goal in the 21st minute. Defoe is back on the worldwide scene after firing the opening goal in England's 2-0 win over Lithuania on Sunday.

Author: 0 Joe Hart gives thumbs up to new-look England

He added: "It's going to be a tough game". In all internationals now there's no really easy games. We have to work hard to try and improve and get where we want to. England's 1-0 friendly defeat was marred by supporters who booed the German national anthem and sang songs about World War Two, behaviour which has been widely condemned by leading football figures and British media.

Author: 0 Alex Iwobi calls on Arsenal fans to show Wenger 'more respect'

Wenger is under huge pressure following a string of poor results, with supporters calling for him to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season. Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal also said Wenger should "ideally" continue as manager, but admitted that the uncertainty surrounding the club "does not help".

Author: 0 Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games

Watch Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks Live Streaming online and TV with the help of given the guide here below. "I always say this about him, he never believes he is out of it or we're out of it", Thunder Coach Billy Donovan said of Westbrook after Wednesday's game.

Author: 0 Final Four matchups that could make the difference

He's just the kind of player Gonzaga needs to shoot well, but also the kind SC has a knack for locking down. If you had to sum up this team, where would you start? "People come up to you when you're on top", Gonzaga's Josh Perkins said. If you leave him open, he's going to make the shot. "We must do a good job moving their defense so we can get easier shots". If the "Hefty Lefty" gets in foul trouble, it will be up to Collins to step up and play well.

Author: 0 Raiders-themed brothel to coincide with Vegas move, include team specials

With the Oakland Raiders having been approved this week by the National Football League to move to Las Vegas in 2020 and the NBA's Golden State Warriors set to move across the bay to San Francisco in 2019, the A's will soon have Oakland to themselves and are playing up their long connection to the city.

Author: 0 Arsenal Supporters' Trust overwhelmingly vote for Arsene Wenger to leave

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has responded to recent comments made by Alexis Sanchez, insisting that he is not anxious about the speculation surrounding the star player. Do I stay two more years? Speaking to Chilean media while on worldwide duty, and quoted in Publimetro , Arsenal's top scorer with 22 goals this season said: "I am happy in London and hope to finish my contract there".

Author: 0 Nick Kyrgios cruises into Miami Open quarter-finals

Roger Federer took a look around as he entered the stadium court at the Miami Open , immediately feeling the energy of the crowd. "I got a good start to the second set and that kind of got me fired up", Wozniacki said. The Spaniard thought that he had taken the edge when he went a break up to secure a 5-4 lead, but Federer prevented set point by breaking back immediately.

Author: 0 Christian Pulisic Not Fazed by USMNT Expectations

This is what I love to do and hopefully there's still some time left". Dempsey who was making his first us appearance since June due to heart problems was full of praise for his 18-year-old team-mate and is looking forward to playing alongside him in the future.

Author: 0 Roger Federer enters Miami Open as prohibitive favourite, eyes 91st title

With Federer winning the Australian Open and Wawrinka claiming last September's U.S. Open, Sunday's final will bring together the two most recent grand slam champions. He is not as surprised as he was in Australia but it's still great to back it up by winning in America, and still, this comes as a big, big surprise to him, nevertheless, to win here again and beating the players that he did the way he used to.

Author: 0 DJ defeats Rahm to win WGC Match Play

World number one Johnson was 5 up through eight holes but withstood a furious rally by the 22-year-old Spaniard, who was trying to become the youngest victor of one of the elite WGC events. Three-time Masters victor Mickelson had not trailed this week until Haas opened their match with a birdie. For Rahm, who defeated Bill Haas in Sunday morning's semi-final, disappointment should not linger for long.

Author: 0 Miami Open: Konta breaks Venus Williams

Johanna Konta has continued her dominance over Venus Williams, beating her in the Miami Open semifinal, to be the first British woman to reach the final of the Miami Open . The Dane struck 26 winners, 13 fewer than her opponent. "I'm hoping it's going to be third time lucky in this final", Wozniacki said after her semifinal win against the woman who frustrated her in the Doha final, No.

Author: 0 Manchester United confirm Juan Mata surgery, reports suggest season over

Reports have emerged this evening that the Spain global could miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a groin problem this week. Manchester United's injury problems mounted on Friday as the club revealed Spanish midfielder Juan Mata would be out of action after undergoing a groin operation.

Sport Redemption as Brazil are first to qualify for 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Redemption as Brazil are first to qualify for 2018 World Cup

The Barcelona forward Neymar, captaining the side, missed a penalty and saw an effort chalked off for offside on an evening when he was routinely on the end of rough treatment from the Paraguay defenders. Messi's suspension forced Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza to make a hasty reshuffle to his starting line-up, bringing in Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa in attack while leaving Manchester City's Sergio Aguero on the bench.

Author: 0 United States women's national hockey team reaches deal with USA Hockey

USA Hockey and the U.S. Women's National Team announced today that they've reached an agreement that will result in groundbreaking support for the U.S. But he stressed then that USA Hockey could ice a replacement team from a "very deep player pool with a lot of talented players that can populate the ice to play on our women's national team".

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