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She won double European indoor gold in Belgrade a year ago, but could not repeat that success against a high-class field in the first session of the World Indoors, with Dibaba claiming a third straight title. These high-jumpers look lacklustre to me. Scotland's Muir has made the championships the focus of the first half of her year having elected not to compete at the Commonwealth Games in April in order to focus on concluding her veterinary exams.
  • UCLA basketball faces another must-win against USC

    UCLA basketball faces another must-win against USC

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    UCLA, Oregon State, Stanford and top-seeded Oregon will each be in action Friday after enjoying their first round byes. INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Ayton is on pace to become the first freshman and sixth player overall to lead the Pac-12 in scoring and rebounding.
  • Cleveland's JR Smith earned his one-game suspension from throwing soup

    Cleveland's JR Smith earned his one-game suspension from throwing soup

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    Coach Tyronn Lue said before the game against the 76ers that Smith was suspended for something that happened after shootaround Thursday morning but didn't offer specifics. Now we know exactly what Smith did to warrant the suspension. Jones previously played for the Cavs and is in his second season as an assistant on coach Lue's staff.
  • Klopp wants new deal for Liverpool's Firmino

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    The Brazil global is in Tite's Selecao plans for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Mohamed Salah hopes to become an inspiration for Egyptians, saying it's hard for an Egyptian player to play in Europe. I think we have improved a lot in the past few months. "I'm trying to change that", added Salah. Our job is to create something where everyone wants to be part of [it].
  • Arizona Wildcats lose final basketball recruit for next season

    Arizona Wildcats lose final basketball recruit for next season

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    Arizona reinstated Miller on Thursday after he missed one game following the initial report. "And to see them do that is very emotional and something I'll never, ever forget". "I have been completely open and transparent, and I look forward to coaching this team as we seek a Pac-12 regular-season championship this week", Miller said.
  • 49ers find good values in latest 4-round mock National Football League draft

    49ers find good values in latest 4-round mock National Football League draft

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    I was part of the first 29 combines so I have seen it grow and become what it now is. Not only does he have plenty of upside, but he was also one of the most NFL-ready players in the class based on his experience against top competition. Another player came into the room and introduced himself to each member of the Bears staff when he got to Lovie Smith, Lovie said "Hi, I'm Lovie Smith".
  • Penguins fall in dramatic fashion to Boston Bruins, 8-4

    Penguins fall in dramatic fashion to Boston Bruins, 8-4

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    It was Krejci that had the hat-trick, with his goals occurring in the first and second periods. And you're never supposed to see them after the National Hockey League trade deadline, when playoff-bound teams hunker down and tighten. "They've been very good for us and so we're just going to have to stay with it here". The Bruins have won back-to-back games since the trade deadline, when they acquired Rick Nash and Tommy Wingels and signed Team USA Olympic captain Brian Gionta .
  • Theresa May Rejects EU's Brexit Plan for Ireland

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    He said maintaining alignment with the internal market and customs union would serve to "support north-south cooperation, the whole island economy and the protection of the Good Friday agreement". According to the text, the above protocol can be ignored if a subsequent agreement is found to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells, Miami Open

    Rafael Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells, Miami Open

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    Nadal lost to Roger Federer in both of these tournaments last season, including in the finals at Miami . Stan Wawrinka has pulled out of the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami as he continues to work his way back to full fitness following knee surgery.
  • Neymar out for three months

    Neymar out for three months

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    Surgery is booked for Saturday, said national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, who will lead the procedure. But despite the hurry to put Neymar under the knife at a hospital in Belo Horizonte, he won't be back on the field soon. Argentine star Angel Di Maria replaced the Brazilian at the Parc des Princesand scored twice in a 3-0 win as PSG stayed on course to win the French Cup for the fourth season in a row.
  • Southampton vs. Stoke City: Opposition threat

    Southampton vs. Stoke City: Opposition threat

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    However, there are one or two familiar faces set to be back in the side as captain Ryan Shawcross and veteran forward Peter Crouch have recovered from ankle problems they previously suffered. Manolo Gabbiadini ended a run of 16 games without a goal in all competitions for Southampton last time out - he has not scored in consecutive games for them since March 2017, when he scored in his first four appearances for the club.
  • Rams reportedly trading Robert Quinn to Miami Dolphins

    Rams reportedly trading Robert Quinn to Miami Dolphins

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    By going to Miami, Quinn will be back in a 4-3 defense, moving from outside linebacker to defensive end. No deals can be completed until March 14, which is the official start of the league year. Quinn has spent his entire seven-year career with the Rams. SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Kenny Britt #18 and Robert Quinn #94 of the Los Angeles Rams raise their fists in protest prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers in their National Football League game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, ...
  • Green Bay Packers: Re-drafting the 2017 NFL Draft

    Green Bay Packers: Re-drafting the 2017 NFL Draft

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    The best 40-yard dash performance among offensive line so far comes from West Georgia's Desmond Harrison, who ran a 4.90. I have attended 20 Combine medical exams, and in my experience about 20 percent of athletes examined there each year are significantly downgraded for their past or lingering injuries , and a handful are deemed undraftable.
  • Lamar Jackson: 'No teams have asked me to play wide receiver'

    Lamar Jackson: 'No teams have asked me to play wide receiver'

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    He is coming off a highly successful three-year stint where he became the first player notch at least 3,500 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards in back-to-back seasons. Jackson did not clarify whether the meeting was formal or informal, but most of the quarterback prospects are holding a majority of their formal meetings Friday night.
  • Baker Mayfield measures 6-foot 5/8 at NFL Scouting Combine

    Baker Mayfield measures 6-foot 5/8 at NFL Scouting Combine

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    Heading into the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns hold the luxury of possessing the first overall selections, which will give them the first pickings of the entire crop of talented prospects available. "Being around those guys, there's a level of respect I think I can show with the guys I'm gonna meet". I let them know exactly what I'm about. "What you see is what you get".
  • Russell Wilson playing game for Yankees? Pete Carroll weighs in

    Russell Wilson playing game for Yankees? Pete Carroll weighs in

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    He has not yet appeared in a game. "We are hoping he will start putting the ball into right field a little bit more, you know", Carroll said here at the National Football League scouting combine. Wilson, 29, has maintained a strong connection to the game of baseball during his offseasons and on February 7, was traded to the Yankees from the Texas Rangers , which gave him the opportunity to fulfill his goal of playing for "The Bronx Bombers".
  • 49ers win coin toss for 9th pick in 2018 NFL Draft

    49ers win coin toss for 9th pick in 2018 NFL Draft

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    The 49ers won a tiebreaking coin toss against the Oakland Raiders on Friday. The procedure occurred in the bench press area of the NFL Scouting Combine and, for the first time in the tiebreaker's history, was broadcast on live television.
  • Lakers' Isaiah Thomas: 'All you need is 1 team to love you'

    Lakers' Isaiah Thomas: 'All you need is 1 team to love you'

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    He made all three of his 3-point attempts against the Hawks and has averaged 13.4 points while shooting 41.9 percent from 3-point range in his last 13 games. Earlier this week, the Lakers put nine players in double figures on the way to beating Atlanta; they hadn't had that many score at least 10 points in a game since January 7, 1987, the height of Pat Riley's Showtime era in Los Angeles.
  • Tiger Woods to play in Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor next week

    Tiger Woods to play in Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor next week

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    Tiger Woods is adding another tournament to his schedule on his road to the Masters. Brandel Chamblee said there's an "80-percent chance he'll be playing on the team". "If the Ryder Cup were played next week, he'd get picked based upon what he did at the Honda, based upon who he is. He looked like 'Tiger Woods: Badass'".
  • Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells

    Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells

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    In this March 4, 2017 file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal serves the ball during the final of the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico. "Unfortunately, the injury I suffered in Acapulco before starting the tournament is in the same area as the one suffered in Melbourne", he posted on Facebook today.