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Sport Gonzaga-North Carolina: Matchups that could make difference
Author: 0 Gonzaga-North Carolina: Matchups that could make difference

BYU was 20-10 overall, 12-6 in the WCC, down 18-2 in the first few minutes and behind 41-35 at halftime on February 26 on the Zags' court in Spokane, Wash. And while Gonzaga's got a great backcourt, as always, it's the frontcourt where it really stands tall. North Carolina is one of college basketball's most recognizable brands while Gonzaga has become the blueprint for programs like Butler, Wichita State, and VCU to emulate at the mid-major level.

Sport Zach Brown, Washington Redskins agree on 1-year deal
Author: 0 Zach Brown, Washington Redskins agree on 1-year deal

The 2016 Pro Bowler had a breakout season in his only year with the Buffalo Bills , finishing second in the league with 149 tackles. Brown had been looking for $8 million a season, though there were reports that he would lower that to $6 million per year.

Author: 0 LPGA penalizes Lexi Thompson one day later, costs her late lead

After the playoff was completed, an emotional Thompson told a television interviewer she had a "great fan base" and a good relationship with her caddie and that pulled her though. With six holes to play, Thompson rallied and forced a playoff with So, but the Korean went on to win the playoff after the American missed a challenging putt.

Sport Manchester United, Real Madrid most valued football clubs, says KPMG
Author: 0 Manchester United, Real Madrid most valued football clubs, says KPMG

But Manchester United fans will be hoping that De Gea and Griezmann's friendly exchange in the tunnel in the photo below will mean that the striker is on course to make a big-money move to Old Trafford. Real Madrid will, instead, have to shell out an amount more than double of Gianluigi Buffon's £33 million world record transfer. They are, in fact, very relaxed about the entire situation as the Spain number one is "understood to be very happy" with them.

Author: 0 Chelsea's Conte taking season 'step by step' ahead of Man City test

Chelsea will hope Costa quickly gets back into his groove as a crunch clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge is on the agenda for Wednesday. The Blues will be aiming to bounce back from their shock home loss to Sam Allardyce's Crystal Palace. "We know this game against Manchester City will be a six-point affair since if we win the game they will be out of the title race while we keep the advantage".

Author: 0 Eden Hazard Says He's Not on Lionel Messi's Level

It is up to others to make such comments. With 11 goals to his name this year, the attacking midfielder has been an instrumental component of the Blues' side that now stand seven points clear at the top of the Premier League. The Spanish number one nearly returned to his home city in the summer of 2015 only for the deal to hit complications at the eleventh hour, now Real are ready to make another full-on assault at the end of the season with the player thought to be ready to depart Old ...

Author: 0 Sunderland in trouble as Watford claim vital three points

Sunderland have won only one game since the start of 2017. And Moyes believes his side can still pull off a miraculous escape. Moyes, who hopes to have defenders John O'Shea and Lamine Kone fit for the visit to Vicarage Road, said: "We have got a big week now, three games this week coming up, so we have to look to take points".

Sport Emre Can: Liverpool back to their best after Everton win
Author: 0 Emre Can: Liverpool back to their best after Everton win

The Reds brushed aside their Merseyside rivals at Anfield, as goals from Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi saw them complete the double over the Toffees. The Brazil global - who helped his nation qualify for the 2018 World Cup - has struggled since suffering an ankle injury earlier in the season, having started the campaign in fine form.

Sport Erne, Palat lead Lightning past Stars 6-3
Author: 0 Erne, Palat lead Lightning past Stars 6-3

Erne made it 1-0 midway through the first period on a great power move around defenseman Dan Hamhuis . Lightning: Begin a three-game road trip, starting with a key game at Boston on Tuesday. "They're really coming in and contributing all over the ice", Stralman said, "and they get rewarded for it". The lead would not last through the period, though, as Coburn benefited from a broken play in the Stars' end and shoveled in a loose puck with less than a minute to go.

Sport Australia struggling at lunch on day 5 against India
Author: 0 Australia struggling at lunch on day 5 against India

Jadeja and his teammates' celebrations signalled that India were well on way to take an unassailable 2-1 lead. Johnson feels that if the pitch plays hard and fast India will be no match for Australia . Australia's most destructive batsman - and No.5 on the ICC's Test rankings - has scored fewer runs in this series than any other member of Australia's top five.

Sport Virat Kohli is a great leader, says Gilchrist
Author: 0 Virat Kohli is a great leader, says Gilchrist

Gilchrist said just like others he too was surprised by Australia's performance in the ongoing series. Kohli will face an 11th-hour fitness test on his injured right shoulder in a last-gasp bid to play, but the skipper's dejected face at Friday's dramatic press conference suggested he is all but consigned to the fact India will lose their inspirational leader.

Author: 0 SC wins its first NCAA women's basketball national championship

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jimmy Butler scored 39 points and the Chicago Bulls sustained their playoff push with a 117-110 victory over the recently resurgent New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Prescott said he'd try to come back Sunday for the title game. SC stretched out a 13-point lead in the first half as it dominated the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second.

Sport Johnson opts out of Houston Open
Author: 0 Johnson opts out of Houston Open

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. The world number one finished third at Houston previous year and has been sixth and fourth in his past two finishes at Augusta National, respectively, where he is expected to be installed as a 6/1 favourite for a maiden Green Jacket and second major title.

Author: 0 Federer, Wawrinka To Contest Indian Wells Final

The two most recently met in the 2017 Australian Open in the semifinals, with Federer winning in five sets. It was another cracking final that saw two very good friends go head to head. An expectant crowd was treated to an exhibition of serving from both players right from the start, while also showing some delightful touches as seen so many times down the years.

Author: 0 Roger Federer now 6th in the world

He had already had a record of 18 Grand Slam winning the Australian final. Federer has won 19 of 22 career meetings with Wawrinka, including a semifinal win at the Australian Open in January. "I was excited for Miami a year ago, was going to test my knee, and then I got there and I got a stomach bug". The Swiss, a 35-year-old father of four, has been playing some wonderful tennis, and it would not be wrong to say that he is nearing his best, yet again, defying his age too.

Author: 0 Britain says only Gibraltar, UK people can decide future

That occurred on April 2, 1982. Britain retook the islands - known as the Malvinas to the Argentines - in a brief war that killed 649 Argentine troops, 255 British soldiers and three islanders. Gibraltarians want to remain British and the UK Government has stated repeatedly that it will not discuss sovereignty against our wishes. He added: "We could cripple Spain in the medium term and I think the Americans would probably support us too".

Sport Two Democratic senators split over support for Gorsuch
Author: 0 Two Democratic senators split over support for Gorsuch

The Republican-led Judiciary panel was expected to back Gorsuch and send his nomination to the full Senate, most likely on a near-party line vote. Judge Neil Gorsuch addresses the media after President Donald Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court on January 31.

Sport Piscotty agrees to $33.5 million, 6-year with Cardinals
Author: 0 Piscotty agrees to $33.5 million, 6-year with Cardinals

Third-year outfielder Stephen Piscotty is closing in on an extension with the St. Louis Cardinals. Like Martinez, who signed a deal worth $51 million guaranteed, Piscotty's contract will be for a low AAV. The extension is expected to buy up the remainder of Piscotty's control (two more service years and three arbitration years) and likely a year or two of free agency.

Sport Defiant Jones says All Blacks 'there for the taking' by Lions
Author: 0 Defiant Jones says All Blacks 'there for the taking' by Lions

The rout was England's 18th consecutive tier-one victory - matching the record set by New Zealand a year ago - and they can break new ground with another success at the Aviva Stadium on the final day of the tournament. "We know the pitfalls of what can happen and we know how much the Irish dislike the English and how much they like spoiling the party", Jones told reporters.

Sport India Will be Hurting a Bit After the Ranchi Test: Steve Smith
Author: 0 India Will be Hurting a Bit After the Ranchi Test: Steve Smith

They made it through the middle session, adding just 66 runs but, vitally, for the loss of no wickets. Ranchi: India captain Virat Kohli said his spinners could have been more effective in the drawn third Test against Australia but for the softness of the ball used in the contest.

Sport Leverkusen winger Brandt's father denies Bayern Munich switch report
Author: 0 Leverkusen winger Brandt's father denies Bayern Munich switch report

BILD reports that Brandt is on the verge of a move to Bayern for a transfer fee of €30M, according to personal sources close to the player. Brandt has recorded 17 goals and 20 assists since 2014/15 and will be available for €12 million next summer in the final 12 months of his current deal at the BayArena.

Sport Liverpool targeting Champions League football says Germany global
Author: 0 Liverpool targeting Champions League football says Germany global

A typically fierce derby contest had plenty of hefty challenges, Ross Barkley attracting attention for a studs-up tackle on Dejan Lovren which earned a booking. If you saw something - say it. Coutinho was the focal point of every Liverpool attack against Everton using his pace, skill and creativity. Klopp, however, is taking nothing for granted and said: "We will fight for everything".

Author: 0 Defoe opens door for place at 2018 World Cup finals

The 46-year-old referenced veteran striker Jermain Defoe, who scored his first global goal since March 2013 against Lithuania on Sunday, and his hunger to force his way into his plans as being the level of craving he expects. "I'm trying. I still enjoy training, the buzz is still there and I just want to try to play as long as I can". 'I do a lot of cryotherapy. Asked if Defoe was a realistic option for next year's World Cup finals, when he will be 35, Southgate offered the former West Ham ...

Sport Lonzo Ball declares for NBA Draft, could stay in LA
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball declares for NBA Draft, could stay in LA

Fox scored the first eight points for Kentucky and was all over the court forcing turnovers or diving to the floor to force a jump ball. The final score was 86-75, but the Wildcats led by as many as 14. "That's why we won". Not because of our scoring. That team averages like 90 points a game, and we held them to. By the second half, the Wildcats were running up and down the court.

Author: 0 Staley proud to be 2nd African-American coach to win title

The game was, as the axiom goes, a game of runs. She carried the key run in the first half that gave SC the lead it never lost. Many were hoping it would be State, after their 66-64 overtime win on Friday, ending Connecticut's 111-game winning streak and four straight years of national titles.

Sport A blitz: Car carrying Super Bowl trophy hits deer in Maine
Author: 0 A blitz: Car carrying Super Bowl trophy hits deer in Maine

The incident happened on Friday night while a New England Patriots employee was taking the trophy to be displayed at an event in Bangor. State Tpr. Tyler Maloon got to pose for a picture with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which now belongs to the New England Patriots after they defeated the Atlanta Falcons in dramatic fashion to win Super Bowl LI.

Sport Klopp thrilled by Coutinho's return to form
Author: 0 Klopp thrilled by Coutinho's return to form

Sadio Mane looks set to miss Liverpool's match against Bournemouth on Wednesday after suffering a knee injury during their 3-1 victory over Everton . "I am really proud about my team". "We are different, we are more into the game and not about what happened with the referee and linesman and tackles".

Author: 0 Staley says she would go to White House if invited

William was held in check by the Gamecocks, scoring just eight points. Wilson led a similar sequence later in the fourth that put the game away, blocking another shot and scoring six straight SC points. William, who was the hero of the tournament for Mississippi State after scoring 41 against Baylor and hitting the game-winner against CT, struggled against the defense of Bianca Cuevas-Moore.

Sport Atlanta Braves set 25-man roster for opening day
Author: 0 Atlanta Braves set 25-man roster for opening day

He was 14 and 9 past year with 218 strikeouts and an earned run average of 2.6. On the mound for the Braves will be right-hander Julio Teheran . The Mets are under some pressure to go further into the post-season than they did previous year, when they lost to the Giants in the National League Wild Card game.

Author: 0 South Carolina wins women's tourney

SC kept the Bulldogs at bay, though, by scoring the next two baskets, with Wilson (9-for-15 shooting, 10 rebounds ) hitting a jumper and junior guard Allisha Gray (18 points, 10 rebounds ) banking in a fast-break layup off a pass from junior point guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore.

Author: 0 Pogba returns to training in boost for United

The former Chelsea boss also had a dig at a few other Red Devils, saying he can not keep playing them if they do not deliver. "One team had the ball, one team didn't". Mourinho said: "It's hard for him to be on the bench. Why?" "I am not critical of it". I always heard from goalkeepers the easy thing for them is to be in action for 90 minutes.

Author: 0 Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Match Reaction

Liverpool's most optimistic moment in the first half an hour was when Sadio Mane felt he was tripped by Nicolas Otamendi in the penalty area. However, it'd be understandable if City fans expect their players to perform a little better in their own back yard.

Author: 0 Podolski - a fairytale finish

Lukas Podolski scores on a rocket vs. England in last game with Germany. Manager Southgate, though, was impressed, particularly with the way his team performed in a 3-4-2-1 formation. "They have definitely changed their style". "Ultimately, Sunday is the most important game and we will have a good game-plan to attack that game", said Lallana.

Sport LeBron's 41 helps quarreling Cavs hold off Pacers in 2 OTs
Author: 0 LeBron's 41 helps quarreling Cavs hold off Pacers in 2 OTs

As for yelling at James during a timeout, Thompson brushed it off, and indicated everything is now good. Unfortunately, any sense of euphoria was sapped from the Cleveland locker room after the game thanks to a heated argument between LeBron James and Tristan Thompson.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal beats Jack Sock to reach semi-finals of Miami Open

Sock appeared to be in line for a 3-0, double-break lead when he took control of a point with Nadal serving at 0-2, ad-out. Nadal's next opponent will be Frenchman Nicolas Mahut , who beat Argentine Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3. Petersburg to capture the first ATP title of his career. "I'm really enjoying my tennis this year. winning nearly every match so far", said Pliskova, who took advantage of 10 double faults by Lucic-Baroni.

Sport Ewing to meet with Georgetown brass
Author: 0 Ewing to meet with Georgetown brass

Ewing is now an assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets. That comes after weeks of background work in preparation for getting a staff together-a sign that Ewing believes Georgetown's interest in his services is legit. The Hoyas reached the title game two other times during his playing career. Later in the evening, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ewing on Monday will have a formal meeting with Georgetown about the job.

Sport Comedy Central to Launch Trump-Themed Late Night Series
Author: 0 Comedy Central to Launch Trump-Themed Late Night Series

Here's a sampling of tweets from the two accounts, which skewered everything from late night hosts to shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead . "Mostly I'd just like to thank Comedy Central for giving us this platform to speak truth to power and if we're lucky, end up in prison! ". He also mentioned it follows in the "proud American tradition" of mocking the president, which reminds me of Comedy Central's short-lived That's My Bush way back in 2001.

Sport Eldense player Chiek Saad confirms match-fixing took place
Author: 0 Eldense player Chiek Saad confirms match-fixing took place

Even a player from Eldense said there was match-fixing. They didn't ask me. So, there's that. An Italian investment group involved with Eldense could possibly be involved in match-fixing. It took them just seven minutes to open the scoring, and the goals flowed steadily from that point. "If it had been me I would have done the same".

Sport Ronald Koeman slams 'crazy' Liverpool bench after derby defeat
Author: 0 Ronald Koeman slams 'crazy' Liverpool bench after derby defeat

Mane went down following a duel with Everton left-back Leighton Baines midway through the second half at Anfield and had to be replaced by Divock Origi. And manager Jurgen Klopp said: "It was a world-class goal, another fantastic finish". From both sides I saw tackles that were maybe more than a yellow .

Author: 0 Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren Advance Early at WGC Dell Match Play

Day received an overwhelming amount of support from his peers, including Tony Finau, who had been in Austin all week as first reserve only to see the 2015 PGA champion bow out after six holes. But Garcia responds with a birdie on No. 5 to get back to 1 down. Pat Perez was 1 up through 14 over Marc Leishman. Anna Nordqvist, the 2014 Kia champion who won last weekend in Phoenix, played in the afternoon.

Sport Didi Hamann Makes Case For Brendan Rodgers To Be Next Arsenal Manager
Author: 0 Didi Hamann Makes Case For Brendan Rodgers To Be Next Arsenal Manager

Celtic will now look to go through their remaining eight games without defeat, to cap what has been an incredible season. A Scott Sinclair hat-trick, along with stunning strikes from Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts, secured the three points needed to extend their dominance to six-in-a-row.

Sport OR edges MI on way to Elite 8
Author: 0 OR edges MI on way to Elite 8

Oregon's Jordan Bell made a critical tip-in of a missed free throw by Dylan Ennis, and a layup by Tyler Dorsey (20 points) provided the final margin before MI called a timeout with a minute left. On the afternoon, MI shot 49 percent from the field, hit 11 of 14 free throws, including D.J. Wilson's four in a row in the last 20 seconds, and committed just six turnovers against an active Louisville defense.

Author: 0 West Ham board have '100 per cent faith' in Slaven Bilic

David Gold paints a picture of full confidence in the Hammers Manager, despite West Ham now languishing in 12th, nine points off relegation and a massive 17 points off the seventh position they occupied at the end of last season. Should they continue losing in the upcoming League games, relegation could become a real possibility. "We were very motivated, we were very up for it".

Author: 0 Iwobi gets cameo, Iheanacho overlooked as Man City, Arsenal draw

Arsenal equalised through Theo Walcott, before Shkodran Mustafi's second-half header cancelled out Sergio Aguero's strike, but the point leaves the Londoners in sixth on 51 points, seven behind City who now occupy the final Champions League qualifying berth.

Sport NCAA: Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin derail defending champ Villanova
Author: 0 NCAA: Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin derail defending champ Villanova

And as you know, we accept that, we'll take it. And they did it against a Villanova team that, over the last four seasons, has an average record of 32-4 though, preceding last season's 35-5 mark en route to the NCAA championship, the Wildcats' previous two seasons (29-5, 33-3) also ended in the tournament's second round.

Sport Spieth: DJ deserves to be Masters favourite
Author: 0 Spieth: DJ deserves to be Masters favourite

Scott has two caddies who are in a job-sharing program, and while Steve Williams usually works at the majors, Scott felt it was important for Williams to caddie this week. When the 81st Masters begins Thursday, the 32-year-old American will not have experienced anything but trophy presentations for almost two months. Other Australians playing in the last-chance saloon are Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley, Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones, Geoff Ogilvy and John Senden.

Sport India wraps up fourth Test to claim series
Author: 0 India wraps up fourth Test to claim series

India won the match by 8 wickets. 4 Consecutive series wins for India against Australia at home, since losing the 2004-05 series. India's Lokesh Rahul successfully completes a run. We probably let a few moments slip and you can't do that against India. Both the leg-before appeals were turned down. As things went on, India came up with improved performances, which helped them win the second Test, and also came close to clinching the series in Ranchi.