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Arizona State and TCU were two of the last remaining undefeated teams in the nation back in late December. The tournament begins Tuesday with opening-round games featuring a matchup of bubble teams UCLA and St. Auburn (No. 4) and Clemson (No. 5) round out the region's top seeds. Questioning Arizona State's participation in the tournament a mere three months ago would have been scoffed at.
  • Man City join battle for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

    Man City join battle for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

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    Manchester City are allegedly plotting a big-money bid for Monaco forward Thomas Lemar . Moves for Alexis Sanchez and Riyad Mahrez both fell through in January. Lemar could cost somewhere in the region of £90million after interest from Arsenal past year, but City may now make their move, potentially reuniting him with ex-Monaco teammates Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva.
  • Jose Mourinho upset as fans react toward Scott McTominay

    Jose Mourinho upset as fans react toward Scott McTominay

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    Ten minutes later, Lukaku was again instrumental. Rashford was booked for a mistimed tackle on Dejan Lovren in the first half and Mourinho also seemed unimpressed that Gary Neville, in his television role, had criticised the challenge. "In the second half - in my opinion, and probably the people in the studio have a different opinion - was Liverpool controlling with the ball and United controlling without the ball".
  • Conte prepared to 'suffer' to create a way past Barcelona

    Conte prepared to 'suffer' to create a way past Barcelona

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    But the Blues' performance in that game has given boss Conte every confidence in his players' ability to cause an upset. Marcos' late grandfather, Marcos Alonso Imaz, known as Marquitos, who died in 2012 at the age of 78, played for the greatest Real Madrid side for eight years, winning the competition five times between 1955-1960, alongside legends like Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di Stefano and Francisco Gento.
  • Thrown away: AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers

    Thrown away: AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers

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    Kizer probably needed a change of scenery after Browns coach Hue Jackson mishandled him last season. So, this move is unusual and nearly certainly puts the Packers in the market for a cornerback. Not good, but better numbers than Kizer. The teams will also swap late-round picks, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because league rules prohibit teams from announcing any trades until next week.
  • Browns ship DeShone Kizer to the Packers

    Browns ship DeShone Kizer to the Packers

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    As a rookie, Kizer struggled badly in Cleveland. This may mean Brett Hundley's time in Green Bay will soon be coming to a close. The Browns also traded for quarterback Tyrod Taylor and receiver Jarvis Landry earlier Friday . Cleveland will probably start Taylor in 2018 and is nearly definitely going to add a rookie quarterback who can learn behind him. Why did the Browns trade Kizer? Now, perhaps, they have found the next quarterback to throw to him.
  • Spurs Targeting Thursday Return for Kawhi Leonard

    Spurs Targeting Thursday Return for Kawhi Leonard

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    Barring a setback from his right quad injury, Leonard will play Thursday for the first time since January 13, ESPN reported. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year could have a major impact on a Western Conference playoff race that was already crowded with teams jockeying for position.
  • Passport details mandatory for loans of Rs 50 crore and above

    Passport details mandatory for loans of Rs 50 crore and above

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    These steps will help in ensuring quick response in case of frauds. Following the row around Nirav Modi-Punjab National Bank ( PNB ) scam amounting to 12,636 crores, the Finance Ministry mandated furnishing passport details for availing loans above 50 crores.
  • NCAA Tournament: Florida State receives second straight berth

    NCAA Tournament: Florida State receives second straight berth

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    Martin didn't clarify one way or the other whether Barnett would return if Missouri made the second round. "The program is aware that Jordan Barnett was involved in an incident last night". Still, reaching the NCAA tournament for the second straight year is an accomplishment for Hamilton and his players. Mizzou lost its first-round game in each of its last three appearances in 2011-13 and last won a game in the 2010 tournament.
  • Nebraska Basketball does not make 2018 NCAA Tournament

    Nebraska Basketball does not make 2018 NCAA Tournament

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    The Final Four is March 31 and April 2 in San Antonio. "It's been a dream for me and a lot of my teammates just watching the tournament", sophomore point guard Jared Harper said. Missouri welcomed back freshman forward Michael Porter Jr.in its lone SEC tournament game. Things haven't gone smoothly for the Wildcats. And guess what? All three are part of the federal investigation into college basketball corruption.
  • Novak Djokovic makes BOLD admission after 'weird' Indian Wells defeat

    Novak Djokovic makes BOLD admission after 'weird' Indian Wells defeat

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    Both Djokovic and Edmund were making their first appearances since the Australian Open. "For me it felt like first match I ever played on the tour", said Djokovic. Elsewhere, world number one Roger Federer booked his place in the third round with a 6-3 7-6 (8-6) victory over Argentina's Federico Delbonis. While Djokovic was some way from his best, Daniel still had to produce some superb tennis to keep ahead, and an inventive second serve saved him a break point at 1-1.
  • Johnny Sexton urges Ireland to seize Grand Slam shot vs. England

    Johnny Sexton urges Ireland to seize Grand Slam shot vs. England

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    But I remember some of the talks that were made around those times, the Paul O'Connells, the Brian O'Driscolls, the Ronan O'Garas, who were trying to achieve this for ten years. Three years in Dublin - and two Heineken Cups later - saw the 52-year-old take the reins from Declan Kidney as Ireland's head coach. "We've had the luxury of doing that for a while now and we haven't these last two weeks".
  • Michy Batshuayi: 'Borussia Dortmund boss right to drop me'

    Michy Batshuayi: 'Borussia Dortmund boss right to drop me'

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    Danny Blum looked to have sealed a draw for Frankfurt with an equaliser a minute into time added on, but Batshuayi had the last word with his second goal two minutes later. The Serbian forward got his head to Jonathan de Guzman's free kick. With Maximilian Philipp nearing a return from injury, Pulisic could see move from the wing inside and play behind Batshuayi as Shinji Kagawa recovers from an injury.
  • Willian Represents Everything Antonio Conte Wants From His Team in Barcelona

    Willian Represents Everything Antonio Conte Wants From His Team in Barcelona

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    Chelsea are underdogs for Wednesday's second leg at the Nou Camp, where Barca's star-studded side will start with a potentially crucial away goal , having drawn 1-1 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg . "My stupid answer was, "We are winning, but I'm not happy because I'm not enjoying the role the coach chose to give me". "He has great ball retention, drives with the ball so well".
  • Zidane clears air on Bale's place in Real Madrid team

    Zidane clears air on Bale's place in Real Madrid team

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    Yesterday, Catalan sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported that Neymar, who is now recovering from a broken foot in Brazil, has made contact with his Barcelona teammates asking that how can he plot a move back to Camp Nou. Since moving to the city of lights, Neymar is being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid . PSG have been charged on four counts by European's football governing body over the use of fireworks and a laser pointer during their defeat to defending champions Real ...
  • Lille fans attack players after Montpellier clash

    Lille fans attack players after Montpellier clash

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    French football authorities have launched an investigation, and the incident comes on the same day as Mark Noble shoved a pitch invader during West Ham's game against Burnley. Striker Nicolas Pepe was kicked in the leg by one fan and there were more flashpoints between fans and players as stewards struggled to control the situation.
  • Bourdais snatches victory on streets of St. Petersburg

    Bourdais snatches victory on streets of St. Petersburg

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    Petersburg victor Sebastien Bourdais took the win after late contact between race leader Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi. It is the 37th career victory for the Frenchman, who ranks sixth on IndyCar's all-time list. Team co-owner Dale Coyne admitted that Bourdais' wasn't the best vehicle on track, but benefited from having the French multi champion in the cockpit and a little good fortune after he had to pit on the opening lap to replace a punctured tire.
  • Canadians look flat in 19-0 loss to Scotland in Vancouver Sevens

    Canadians look flat in 19-0 loss to Scotland in Vancouver Sevens

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    Canada's Nathan Hirayama did however secure his own milestone as he passed sevens' great Waisale Serevi on the all-time points table with a total of 1328. Shujaa beat France 14-7, thanks to a last minute try by Oscar Ouma before whipping Spain 43-0 in their second group match to book their place in the quarters.
  • NCAA: MSU Vs. Bucknell In Detroit; UM Vs

    NCAA: MSU Vs. Bucknell In Detroit; UM Vs

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    The Wolverines are the hottest team in the Big Ten, winners of nine in a row and coming off a second consecutive Big Ten tourney title by beating Michigan State for a second time this season. Wisconsin lost in the Sweet 16. Michigan State on the other hand just has to go Omaha. The Buckeyes have one element that is typically needed if any team wants to make a deep run: a super star player in Keita Bates-Diop.
  • NIT bracket 2018: National Invitation Tournament teams, schedule set

    NIT bracket 2018: National Invitation Tournament teams, schedule set

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    Temple will visit Penn State in an opening round NIT game, Wednesday at 8 p.m. (ESPNU). Notre Dame (20-14, 8-10 ACC ), who finished as one of the Selection Committee's first four out , had an outside shot to make the tournament thanks to the return of star forward Bonzie Colson and guard Matt Farrell , who both missed significant time this season.