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Sport Mourinho has no time for Griezmann dalliance over Manchester weather
Author: 0 Mourinho has no time for Griezmann dalliance over Manchester weather

West Brom have exceeded expectations this campaign and head to Old Trafford eighth in the Premier League table, still with an outside chance of securing European football for next season. "It's lovely to have that record - two of the last three - but we'll need a bit of fortune again". Jose Mourinho has no time for Antoine Griezmann's hesitance to join Manchester United over fears about the British weather, saying the club's transfer plans will not wait for players uncommitted to joining.

Author: 0 Things to Watch at Final Four of the NCAA Tournament

On the perimeter, ACC player of the year Justin Jackson averaged 18 points per game this season at the small forward position. The Ducks will switch on just about every defensive screen, too, like Mike Krzyzewski's vintage teams. OR (33-5) had title dreams a year ago, too. "It wasn't necessarily to get back here and get back what we thought we won a year ago". Bell had 11 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in a 74-60 takedown of overall No.

Author: 0 Kohli: I don't call the Australians friends any more

The hostilities didn't there as the players from the two sides had regular on-field run-ins. India's left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was declared the man of the match as well as the man of the series. "We give it right back". It mattered little though, with the final wicket of Josh Hazlewood falling two balls later, leaving Australia with the prevailing feeling that they'd come so close, yet so far.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger puts Arsenal future in doubt

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger follows the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Brom and Arsenal at The Hawthorns. In a weird spectacle, another light aircraft trailed a message of support for the 67-year-old but there were few other sources of encouragement as his side slipped to a fourth defeat in five Premier League outings.

Author: 0 Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana opens up about England striker

It was a special day for a striker who has established himself in Southgate's thinking in the absence of Wayne Rooney , Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge. "I'm English and proud to be English and I think part of your identity as a national team has to be pride in the shirt". "With the boys we have got here, a lot of the boys want to play that way".

Sport Pakistan, West Indies 3rd T20 at Port of Spain today
Author: 0 Pakistan, West Indies 3rd T20 at Port of Spain today

Members of the National Special Olympics team got the opportunity to interact with the West Indies team before Thursdays second Twenty20 match against Pakistan at the Queens Park Oval, St Clair. The game went down to the wire, but ended in what is now familiar fashion, with the home team failing to get over the line, losing by three runs, the fifth consecutive T20 defeat to the Pakistanis.

Author: 0 South Carolina advances to first national championship game

Friday's open practice was the first time Thornwell has shot at UOP Stadium, which, like all domes and stadiums hosting the Final Four , challenges players from a depth perception perspective because the only background is a wave of seats that seem to go on forever.

Author: 0 Adrian Gonzalez Hates the World Baseball Classic

Los Angeles Dodgers closer and Curacao native Kenley Jansen will join Netherlands for the championship round, called up from the designated pitcher pool to be active for the final two potential games. Giancarlo Stanton's home run was measured at 117.3 miles per hour, the fourth-fastest exit velocity of the Statcast era. "Our style, we're not as flamboyant as that, but we can get that way if you really want us to".

Author: 0 Bulls beat Cavaliers for fourth time in the season

The Cavs are now a half game behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings. CHICAGO - LeBron James said the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a bad spot, and Kyrie Irving indicated the team had a meeting after its 99-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.

Sport Unfinished: Tar Heels, Oregon try to get it right this time
Author: 0 Unfinished: Tar Heels, Oregon try to get it right this time

According to the Oxford, N.C. native, there was moment of clarity that struck him not long after returning home, an awakening of sorts: "We've got to get back". He averaged 18.2 points per game and can hit the 3 at 38% efficiency. Looking back to last weekend, there was a big difference in production from Berry from the first game to the second.

Author: 0 SC beats Stanford to advance to national title game

DALLAS (AP) - South Carolina was able to speed up the tempo after halftime, A'ja Wilson managed a double-double even while nearly constantly surrounded by defenders and Dawn Staley finally got a win against Tara VanDerveer. We kind of had fun with it because we weren't so seasoned. "I owe the coaches for that", Collins said. "We were glad it occurred on Wednesday so I could get it over with".

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo scores homecoming goal but Sweden wreck the party
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo scores homecoming goal but Sweden wreck the party

Wednesday was another historic day for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , and not for football reasons. "Seeing my name being given to this airport is something very special", Ronaldo told reporters at the unveiling Wednesday. The reigning Ballon d'Or and Fifa "The Best" victor said: "Thank you for being here in my honour". Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand.

Author: 0 Jermain Defoe reveals secret to defying his years and helping England

Gareth Southgate has offered Jermain Defoe hope of featuring for England at the 2018 World Cup if he maintains his form in the Premier League after the striker marked his return after three and a half years in the worldwide wilderness with the first goal in the defeat of Lithuania.

Author: 0 Mississippi State vs UConn: The Star Match-Up

There wasn't much else he could do, another title beyond his grasp. The Huskies came into the night averaging 25 assists per game. "Maybe we just weren't ready for this". Both teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 48, with neither able to pull away from the other. As UConn fans, we witnessed the end of the greatest run in the history of women's college basketball.

Sport My Contract 'Not Sorted Completely' - Wenger
Author: 0 My Contract 'Not Sorted Completely' - Wenger

Arsenal , with one English Premier League win in its last five games, has slipped to sixth place with the very real prospect of not qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since 1997. He should be forced to say what he's going to do. Wenger has been in charge at Arsenal for over 20 years and has never finished outside of the Premier League top four in any full season at the helm.

Author: 0 Cavs struggle in second half, lose to Bulls 99-93

The Cavs know the most important thing at this point of the year is getting to Game no. 83 with LeBron rested, healthy, and happy. The Blazers now have a game and a half lead over the Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves had 30 assists and only 11 turnovers. LeBron trails Nowitzki by almost 1,600 points, so he'll have to wait until at least next season before passing the Big German.

Author: 0 LeBron James Worried About Cavaliers, Team Meeting Held to Talk About Issues

Cleveland has a tougher test waiting Sunday at home, when the Indiana Pacers pay a visit. Nikola Mirotic, suddenly flourishing in the lineup, led the team with 28 points in perhaps the best week of his career. The Cavaliers outscored Philadelphia 38-23 in the second quarter and led 70-52 by halftime. It's possible Covington will need surgery after an MRI revealed torn meniscus.

Author: 0 IPL 2017: Top players who are likely to miss first few matches

Kohli, who missed his first Test match after a stretch of 54 consecutive five-day games since India's 2011 tour of the West Indies, sustained the injury to his right shoulder in Ranchi when he dived to stop a boundary at wide long-on but landed heavily on his shoulder.

Sport Manchester United defenders Jones and Smalling facing lengthy injury absence
Author: 0 Manchester United defenders Jones and Smalling facing lengthy injury absence

Jose Mourinho has been dealt another severe blow with Juan Mata likely to miss Manchester United's hectic April schedule after undergoing a hernia operation. "But I think one day I will be there so I can not be very critical". "I don't know how but both central defenders got injured in the English camp even before the match".

Author: 0 Social media names UNC's Luke Maye a legend after game winning shot

The Tar Heels are Final Four-bound for the fifth time since Roy Williams took over the program. "I'm the guy that wanted him to come as a walk-on, so how dumb am I?" coach Roy Williams said. The Wildcats had hoped their talented freshmen would carry them. The loss left De'Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo weeping side by side in the Kentucky locker room.

Author: 0 Curry leads Warriors fightback in Spurs defeat

Speaking to reporters before Wednesday night's came in San Antonio , Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted that he has learnt from the tactics of his old coach and coach of the Spurs , Gregg Popovich "I was watching (Popovich) pretty closely my previous year".

Sport Lehmann disappointed with Kohli's no-longer-friends comment
Author: 0 Lehmann disappointed with Kohli's no-longer-friends comment

AUSTRALIA'S fighting qualities have sustained right to the death in this landmark series, but its bubble burst in a crushing final Test collapse. "We weren't good enough in this series but we have got to keep learning", he added. "You have to take it in your stride and move forward", the Delhi batsmen said. "This is the captain that said, "I can't actually play because I have a shoulder injury" out there running the drinks", Julian said.

Sport Arsenal vs Manchester City
Author: 0 Arsenal vs Manchester City

He has had close shaves while maintaining his unique record of qualifying for the Champions League in each of the past 20 seasons, but the situation has never been this perilous. Having games in hand over Liverpool and Manchester City does improve the chances, with the upcoming game against the latter unquestionably standing out as the biggest game of their season.

Author: 0 TIPPING OFF: Point guard battle part of Kentucky-UCLA allure

Second-seeded Kentucky leaned on its defense on one end of the court while its own heralded freshman point guard took advantage on the other. That question is probably easier to answer now than it was when UCLA left Kentucky with a 97-92 win over the then-top-ranked Wildcats on December 3.

Author: 0 Jagielka says derby victory just the tonic for injured Coleman

Now, the long road to recovery begins for the 28-year-old and Koeman, speaking on Everton's official website , had some kind words for his stricken player. " When I found out it was a broken leg it made me feel sick inside because it's someone who I like so much and is one of my mates ". " I thought both challenges when I have seen them back have been very, very poor ", said O'Neill.

Author: 0 Chelsea board in £70m internal tussle over which striker to sign

Many believe it was Conte to suggest Juventus to sign Morata before leaving the club. While Conte wants to spend the £70m budget on Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata , technical director Michael Emenalo is reportedly keen to bring Romelu Lukaku back from Everton.

Author: 0 No timescale put on Seamus Coleman's recovery from broken leg

There were still some 20 minutes left to play when he was forced from the field at the Aviva Stadium on Friday, but the Group D contest finished goalless. "There's no problem getting a hard tackle - but if it's late, it's a different story". Another said: "Can't find the correct Neil Taylor so I'm gonna call you a f****** d*****d instead!" Coleman is expected to miss the rest of Everton's season and potentially faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but Koeman insists that he and the ...

Author: 0 US beats Canada 2-0 in women's hockey world championship

If not for Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados, who made 27 saves on 29 shots in the game, this one could have been done early. "We had some trouble with Finland ( Canada defeated Finland 6-1 in last year's round robin and 5-3 in the quarterfinal) and the USA had some trouble with Russian Federation (the USA defeated Russian Federation 8-0 in last year's round robin and 9-0 in the semifinal) and they were really close games".

Author: 0 Federer saves two match points to beat Berdych in Miami

Australian Open champion Federer, who also won at Indian Wells two weeks ago, is playing some of the best tennis of his career and appears completely recovered from a knee injury that kept him out of the second half of past year. Federer improved to 17-1 in 2017, his best start to a season since 2006, and has now won seven tie-breakers in a row. And Zverev showed steel to fend off three match points in a thrilling tie-break as he forced a deciding set at the third time of asking after ...

Author: 0 North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA events

Cooper and other Democrats have been getting pressure from gay rights groups to accept a repeal of HB2 and nothing more, saying discrimination can't be compromised. The North Carolina Sports Association estimated the state risked more than $250 million in potential economic impact if 130 event bids submitted to the NCAA were declined because of HB2.

Sport Former aides set to testify against Penn State ex-president
Author: 0 Former aides set to testify against Penn State ex-president

Their plan changed after Curley discussed it with Paterno, the prosecutor said, without elaborating. Deputy Attorney General Patrick Schulte told jurors that Spanier and others agreed not to report Sandusky and, as a result, "evil in the form of Jerry Sandusky was allowed to run wild".

Sport A Look At The Best To Come In The NCAA Tournament
Author: 0 A Look At The Best To Come In The NCAA Tournament

The Wildcats (32-3) weren't themselves for much of the first half before they opened the second half with a 21-6 run to take the first step toward defending their championship. And I think that's the biggest thing with me right there. Bilas knows firsthand the difference between playing with a 3-point line and without. "It shouldn't be a contest of one or another", said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski .

Author: 0 Golden State's Super Team Shuts Down Another MVP Candidate

The Spurs fell to 57-17 and now trail the Warriors by 3.5 games for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoff race. Stephen Curry tore it up offensively to close it out, scoring eight of the Warriors last 10 points to tie the game.

Sport Tar Heels prep for a big game on a big stage
Author: 0 Tar Heels prep for a big game on a big stage

In spite of those odds they play on, as best they can. The best weekend of the college basketball season is upon us. "But he's a real humble guy and a great player". MEN IN THE MIDDLE: Seven-foot-1 Przemek Karnowski is Gonzaga's center and he will be matched up with 6-10 Maik Kotsar of SC. Roy Williams could hear his own footsteps as he padded through the near-silent locker room, still trying to wrap his mind around a question that couldn't be answered: What do you say to a group of ...

Sport Brazil through to Russian Federation
Author: 0 Brazil through to Russian Federation

Argentina has not won a match there since 2005, upping the stakes a bit more. To advance, the South American group leader needs a victory and a few other results to fall its way. Argentina dropped down the standings after losing 2-0 away to Bolivia at high altitude in La Paz, weakened by the absence of Messi as he began a four-match suspension.

Sport Kentucky is
Author: 0 Kentucky is "nothing special" according to Wichita State

The Shockers enter riding the longest active winning streak in the NCAA at 16 games, Kentucky has won their last 12. The Norse, having completed the long 4-year transition to NCAA Division I status, have won six straight games, including three in Detroit that made them champions of the Horizon League and owners of the conference's automatic bid to the Big Dance.

Author: 0 India vs Australia 4th Test: Hosts Sweating Over Virat Kohli's Fitness

Virat Kohli turned up at India's nets session with a bandaged arm. On Thursday, the Indian skipper took part in a few fielding drills, but did some underarm bowling and didn't bat. Those sort of things. "Every match is as crucial for me". "I think you just have to be up for it". Pundits in both nations predicted a lopsided series.

Author: 0 England manager Gareth Southgate reflects on defeat to Germany

Podolski believes England captain Wayne Rooney deserves a similar send-off for his last global match. They booed the German national anthem and as the home support rose in standing ovation when Podolski was substituted on his 130th and final appearance, they offered obscene hand gestures to wave him on his way.

Author: 0 US Women's team agrees to new deal with USA Hockey

Hilary Knight said earlier this week, "We felt like we were not heard". "They want more equipment - right now, many players have to ration three $250 sticks and one pair of $600 skates throughout the year". The boycott centered on a lack of financial support for the women's team. I just encouraged them and told them, don't look at it in the short term, look at it in the long term.

Sport I'll never be friends with Aussies: Kohli
Author: 0 I'll never be friends with Aussies: Kohli

As a result of finishing No. 1, they will be presented with a cash award of Dollars 1 million by the ICC to go with the Test mace. "I like taking responsibility, every game that I play for India is an opportunity to do something special with my skills.

Author: 0 Christian Pulisic has arrived. Just check the bruises

The lead was short-lived, though, with Gomez quickly equalizing for Panama after scoping up a loose ball in the box following a long throw-in. The second half featured plenty of chances, but neither side could brake through as the teams shared the points.

Author: 0 Federer wary of Kyrgios

Next up for the Australian is Swiss superstar Roger Federer . "Shortly before I walked to the court, you could sense the atmosphere ", Federer told the Miami Herald. Kyrgios is one of the most talented players in the business, but he is still grappling with consistency issues. 1 Angelique Kerber faced local favourite and seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams.

Author: 0 Watch Warriors vs Spurs Final Score and Results: GS leads

Klay Thompson had a pull-up airball. After trailing for most of the game, the Warriors ripped off a massive run in the fourth quarter the seize control and ultimately get the win. "Tough schedule but we fought through", West said after the game, via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News . Patrick Beverley countered with a tip-in layup for Houston, then was fouled when he was knocked down on a screen by Draymond Green seconds later.

Author: 0 Clinton pleads for peace as N. Ireland's McGuinness buried

Among those attending the funeral will be the President, Michael D Higgins, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, DUP leader Arlene Foster, former United States president Bill Clinton, and former British prime minister Tony Blair. "In conversation he often repeated that there was no other way, we had to continually work for the building of peace and a better future for all". "He persevered and he prevailed".

Sport Jason Day uncertain for the Masters after mother's cancer surgery
Author: 0 Jason Day uncertain for the Masters after mother's cancer surgery

Day, who now is the No. 3 ranked golfer in the world, withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas last Wednesday due to his mother's ongoing battle with cancer. Chuckie 3 Sticks is looking to rebound and get his season back on track this week. He just got over that hurdle. "We were trying to get him to hit it for five or six years", swing coach Butch Harmon said.

Sport Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley
Author: 0 Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley

Hopefully, we wont see the darker side of Alli. "Of course he will be available before the end of the season". While Erik Lamela's season is over due to a prolonged hip injury, the clash with the Clarets has also come too soon for Harry Kane and Danny Rose.

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