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The time was more than a second quicker than Lewis Hamilton's 2017 Spanish Grand Prix pole position of 1:19.149 for Mercedes , and also quicker than any lap in last year's winter testing. There's probably a tenth on the last sector, so I could have probably made it into the 17's but it was pretty good. "We made some good changes to the auto today, so I think we are better than we were 12 months ago, let's say that much", he said.
  • Follow Tiger Woods's first round

    Follow Tiger Woods's first round

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    Spieth, of course, won Valspar in 2015. When Mickelson won The Open in 2013, his most recent victory prior to Sunday , Spieth was still basking in the glow of his breakthrough victory at the John Deere Classic the prior week. "He certainly adds an element to any tournament that he enters and I saw it yesterday in the practice round, how many people were out there starting to follow those guys, " said Spieth, noting Woods' 9-hole round with Davis Love III , Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker .
  • How Manchester United Will STOP David De Gea From Leaving

    How Manchester United Will STOP David De Gea From Leaving

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    A source close to De Gea has also told Yahoo Sport that United are "too slow" with their contract negotiations. He has 18 months left on his deal, forcing the Red Devils to come to a decision: either extend their man, sell him, let him walk for free or tack on another year on his deal.
  • Seamer Mohammed Shami's contract put on hold by BCCI in wake…

    Seamer Mohammed Shami's contract put on hold by BCCI in wake…

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    Somebody can say this is a personal issue and the BCCI contract is entirely professional, but there are certain elements of ethics involved. The Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua told The Indian Express that "Our thinking is very simple". The 27-year-old, who represents Bengal in domestic cricket, has denied the charges. "I am ready to apologise to my fans and everyone else if any evidence is found against me." said Shami, while reiterating the fact that the conspiracy has been specifically ...
  • Higuain and Dybala stun Spurs to send Juventus through to quarters

    Higuain and Dybala stun Spurs to send Juventus through to quarters

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    I think yesterday and in the first game between Paris [Saint-Germain] and Real [Madrid], the history is important, with experience it's important, and tonight we use our skill and arrive at the win. This season, no one can say anything about that because we play very well in Champions League from the group. "A nightmare? Why? That is football ", Pochettino said after the match.
  • Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar facing grand theft charges

    Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar facing grand theft charges

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    Frances McDormand reportedly had her Oscar temporarily stolen last night (March 4) after a man allegedly picked up her award and attempted to run away with it. Bryant is accused of swiping McDormand's Oscar statuette from the black-tie Governor's Ball where Oscar winners have their awards engraved. She wasn't able to give further details, except to confirm that the 47-year-old suspect had a ticket for the party.
  • Draxler 'surprised and angry' at Emery's PSG tactics

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    In the first match, at 1-1 in the Bernabéu, we could have made the difference. But on Tuesday, in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 match against Real Madrid , it was a case of deja vu in Paris for Al-Khelaifi and the Ligue 1 club.
  • Juventus come from behind to stun Spurs in Champions League

    Juventus come from behind to stun Spurs in Champions League

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    Higuain scored a neat goal in the 64th minute and then assisted the victor to his Argentine compatriot Paulo Dybala by holding off three Spurs players before playing it to Dybala who scored his first Champions League goal after a surprising 330 days UCL goal drought.
  • National Football League prospect says team official asked him if he likes men

    National Football League prospect says team official asked him if he likes men

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    Ask if they kneel for the anthem, that's what people want answers for. Pro Football Talk , citing a source with knowledge of the situation, confirmed that Guice was in fact asked if he likes men. "He was like, 'if you're going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that's how it is around here, you're going to have to get used to it'". He said teams would ask him questions to throw him off.
  • ACC Tournament: Virginia Tech Falls to Notre Dame 71-65

    ACC Tournament: Virginia Tech Falls to Notre Dame 71-65

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    The Hokies controlled the opening minutes of the second half, extending their lead to as many as 21 points. Tech has already locked up an NCAA at-large bid, but Wednesday's early departure from the ACC Tournament may cause some concern come Selection Sunday.
  • Whitmer grad Hayes signs 10-day contract with Toronto Raptors

    Whitmer grad Hayes signs 10-day contract with Toronto Raptors

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    After trailing for the majority of three quarters, the Raptors ambushed the Atlanta Hawks 30-13 in the final quarter and escaped with a 106-90 victory. Raptors: F OG Anunoby (sprained right ankle) missed his second straight game. The blockbuster trade they made with the Los Angeles Clippers in late January failed to turn their season around.
  • David Warner doesn't contest charge, but de Kock does

    David Warner doesn't contest charge, but de Kock does

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    Australia batsman Warner had to be pulled away from De Kock by captain Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja as the players made their way up the stairs for tea. "The footage showed Quinny walking up the stairs and somebody else being restrained and then Quinny gets a level one". Australia has long had a reputation for attempting to unsettle opposition players with words as well as actions, but Paine says there was a line the team would not cross.
  • Graham Arnold to take charge of Australia after World Cup

    Graham Arnold to take charge of Australia after World Cup

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    Arnold - capped 54 times at global level - is no stranger to the national team, having briefly taken charge of the Socceroos after Guus Hiddink's departure in 2006 - overseeing a disappointing 2007 Asian Cup campaign. "I learned a hell of a lot from my mistakes in 2007". Obviously, I made plenty but I am a person who learns. "I know what the job is about, I know it's not an easy job, but I feel I'm definitely ready".
  • Lyon fined by ICC for breach of conduct

    Lyon fined by ICC for breach of conduct

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    After dislodging the bails to run out de Villiers, Lyon dropped the ball which grazed the chest of the batsman who was on the ground next to the pitch having dived back to make his ground. "The Aussies were pretty fired up at that time pushing for a victory", Smith told cricket.com.au in Durban. While Australia skipper Steve Smith has blamed De Kock for instigating the incident , claiming that the 25-year-old directed some highly personal comments towards Warner , Graeme Smith recalled ...
  • Voice of the Tar Heels Woody Durham dies at age 76

    Voice of the Tar Heels Woody Durham dies at age 76

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    Working with him I learned even more about what made him so special, namely his work ethic, preparation and care for everyone he worked with set a standard for all to emulate. That'll make it a little tougher, obviously". He was not scheduled to call the championship game Saturday night. Durham spent four decades calling the action for the Heels, a tenure that included 23 bowl games, 13 Final Fours and four national championships.
  • Woods, Spieth and Stenson form dream Valspar trio

    Woods, Spieth and Stenson form dream Valspar trio

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    Mickelson's popularity is not just limited to the throng of fans that follow him at tournaments. The Canadian has elite current form coming into the Valspar, with back to back Top 10s in his last two starts. "Good to see Phil win last week . I believe that it is", Furyk said recently. "I know people are saying that I've been erratic, little inconsistent.
  • Klopp: 'No surprise we are in the quarter-finals'

    Klopp: 'No surprise we are in the quarter-finals'

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    The Brazilian would be equally unconcerned if next Friday's draw in Nyon handed them a date with either of Spain's top clubs - Real Madrid or Barcelona. "Of course, I have to think about my footballing future", he said. We feel we can beat any side on our day, and we don't mind who we get. "We feel we have played well against the top English clubs and shown we can beat them".
  • Mercedes convinced Red Bull is now serious threat

    Mercedes convinced Red Bull is now serious threat

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    The test will resume tomorrow with the second of the four-day final test, so expect many laps to be taken by all the F1 teams . " Ferrari I'm not sure but I think we're going to be a lot closer than a year ago". "Those problems could have affected any of the three teams , so of course it's an issue for us", Bell said of Tuesday's issues. His time of 1:19.856 was still good enough for sixth fastest.
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'We forgot to attack in Basel clash'

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    Barclays has a rich pedigree in sports sponsorship and will be a fitting partner to extend our activities in the growing United States football market. The first leg in Turin ended in a 2-2 draw, and the advantage will with the London side to use the home turf momentum to seal the tie and make their way in quarterfinals of UEFA Champions League .
  • NBC Olympics begins unprecedented coverage of 2018 Paralympic Games

    NBC Olympics begins unprecedented coverage of 2018 Paralympic Games

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    The athletes and officials will return home next Thursday. CBC and Radio-Canada will offer more than 600 hours of coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where Canada's 55 athletes will go for gold. Para skiers Nino Sabashvili and Temur Dadiani, the first athletes to represent the country at the event, departed for the tournament on Monday. Their journey came a day after Seoul announced plans to hold a historic summit between the North's leader Kim Jong Un ...
  • Why there is extra incentive for Tottenham Hotspur to finish third

    Why there is extra incentive for Tottenham Hotspur to finish third

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    His whole reign at Arsenal is being called into question by a younger generation who don't like what they're seeing. Milan are on a 13 game unbeaten run and haven't conceded a goal in nearly 600 minutes of football. "It's true that in the Premier League the Gunners are not getting good results with some not so great players". What happens out there will tell us what we can do.
  • Serena excited for Thursday's return at Indian Wells

    Serena excited for Thursday's return at Indian Wells

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    But the tennis superstar insists that it can be hard being a working mother, especially when her husband Alexis - who is the co-founder of website Reddit - is also often busy. "I don't get to play a lot in the States anymore". She continued with a high society hit-and-giggle at Madison Square Garden, and will turn serious tomorrow when she plays her first-round match against Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas at the prestigious Indian Wells tournament.