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USC will play UNC Asheville on Tuesday night in its first appearance in the NIT since 1999. "They just didn't have enough on their resume to be in as an at large". 1 seeds. The victor will face either Penn State or Temple in the second round. "The NIT was never the goal - nobody wants to play in it - but since we're in it, we're going to try and make the most out of it and win the whole thing".
  • Kirk Cousins bids adieu to Redskins fans

    Kirk Cousins bids adieu to Redskins fans

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    Check out ( as one eagle-eyed Twitter user saw ) which two teams, other than Washington, that Cousins tagged. Earlier this month, the team opted not to use the franchise tag on Cousins, which was expected after they agreed to acquire Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Neymar to Real Madrid: Guillem Balague reveals when deal will happen

    Neymar to Real Madrid: Guillem Balague reveals when deal will happen

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    Neymar spent four years at Barcelona before leaving for Paris last summer, but his time in the French capital has been fraught with speculation about his future. 'He is a great player. "With Neymar , that's life, but I have the same feelings as Rakitic ", Coutinho said, as quoted in the Daily Mail . Whilst talking about Arthur, Coutinho said: "He has excellent qualities, I played with him once in the national team and I was pleasantly surprised".
  • UConn Top Seed in Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament

    UConn Top Seed in Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament

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    The other No. 2 seeds had six (Texas and South Carolina) and four (Oregon) losses, making Baylor's record stand out among its counterparts. Notre Dame could not face Louisville unless both advanced to the national championship game, which would be April 1st, also in Columbus.
  • Roger Federer crushes Filip Krajinovic in Indian Wells last 32

    Roger Federer crushes Filip Krajinovic in Indian Wells last 32

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    Federer was clearly not in the mood to get acquainted with the Serbian, though, running out a comfortable 6-2 6-1 victor in just under an hour. In action for the first time since the Australian Open as he continued to recover from an elbow injury, Djokovic - the 10th seed - went down to Daniel 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-1.
  • Sherman's signing with 49ers looks to be 'vengeful'

    Sherman's signing with 49ers looks to be 'vengeful'

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    The San Francisco 49ers' fortunes seem to have changed since trading for Jimmy Garoppolo and going 5-0 with him as the starter. Richard Sherman doesn't think it will take him too long to get comfortable with the 49ers . Though they're not a finished product yet, San Francisco are set up to fight for the playoffs when they carry over a five-game winning streak into next season.
  • Liverpool secured their place in UCL quarter final

    Liverpool secured their place in UCL quarter final

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    Speaking in a post-match show for BT Sport, where he was featuring as a pundit, Ferdinand said, "I think they have got the potential to [go the whole way]". We feel we can beat any side on our day, and we don't mind who we get". "Even if some of us will not be serious in other countries to solve their problems with the next big signing, then the next big signing!" "I don't like to talk about the future but if we continue like that in this form, we can see ourselves in the final".
  • Liverpool do not fear any opponents in the Champions League - Roberto Firmino

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    With Jurgen Klopp making it clear that he and his side are already looking forward to the quarters and making progression to the semis their target, Firmino has made it just as obvious that Liverpool's players fear no-one. "We are not concerned who we get, we don't mind". "If you win the title next year then everyone will know it was a good signing". Speaking in a post-match show for BT Sport, where he was featuring as a pundit, Ferdinand said, "I think they have got the potential to ...
  • Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley is a No-Brainer with No. 1 Pick

    Cleveland Browns: Saquon Barkley is a No-Brainer with No. 1 Pick

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    A big plus about all of these trades is Cleveland did not trade the number one or number four picks in the draft. Dorsey had been expected to target a veteran quarterback in free agency, but Taylor's arrival could change that unless Cleveland wants to bring in another experienced player to compete for the job.
  • Woods, Els to captain Australia Presidents Cup

    Woods, Els to captain Australia Presidents Cup

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    On the heels of yet another positive step in Tiger's latest comeback, the Associated Press reported on Monday morning that Woods will be named the captain of the 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia, the bi-annual competition that features golfers from the United States taking on a team of worldwide players ...
  • Celtics guard reportedly tears tendon in thumb

    Celtics guard reportedly tears tendon in thumb

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    Originally the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Marcus Smart is heading into restricted free agency for the first time in his young career. The 24-year-old Smart is averaging 10.2 points and 4.8 assists in 54 games for the Celtics this season, and this news comes on the heels of injuries to both Kyrie Irving (knee, now considered day-to-day) and Daniel Theis (knee, out for season).
  • Julius Randle hits top gear as LA Lakers sweep aside…

    Julius Randle hits top gear as LA Lakers sweep aside…

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    Former Cavalier Isaiah Thomas got some revenge on his former teammates by scoring 20 points, handing out eight assists and collecting five rebounds off the bench. "I had the challenge of guarding the best player in the game, so you know I loved to take that challenge and take it personally", Randle said. The Lakers would have to do some serious maneuvering to re-sign Randle while adding two max free agents, but it's possible.
  • Nun involved in Katy Perry convent lawsuit collapses, dies in court

    Nun involved in Katy Perry convent lawsuit collapses, dies in court

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    Holzman and another nun sought to sell an 8-acre convent located in the Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles , where the "Swish Swish" singer and a restaurant owner named Dana Hollister became interested buyers. Hollister declared bankruptcy soon after. Church regulations require Vatican approval for the sale of high-value properties, and the order has been in a dispute with the archdiocese over who has the canonical and legal right to orchestrate a sale of the property.
  • Minnesota Vikings have inquired about quarterback Drew Brees

    Minnesota Vikings have inquired about quarterback Drew Brees

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    Brees is technically hitting free agency this spring, as the Saints can not franchise tag him. The front-runners to be the Minnesota Vikings quarterback for the 2018 NFL season still have to be Case Keenum or Kirk Cousins , but we will have to wait and see what happens in free agency or possibly the NFL Draft to see what direction the team goes at the most important position in sports.
  • Rare win against England boosts French morale and hopes

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    England were handed not one, but two opportunities to get that much-needed try in the final seconds of the game thanks to Lionel Beauxis' inexplicable failed clearance. "This time we might have lost by 20 but the effort was there, the energy too". This tells us that Ireland are playing in the right areas of the pitch which will lead to more scoring chances.
  • Bengals bolster O-line in trade with Bills, move back in draft

    Bengals bolster O-line in trade with Bills, move back in draft

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    Free agency still hasn't officially started and the Buffalo Bills have made yet another move. They are positioning themselves closer to the top of the 2018 NFL Draft , now within striking distance of being able to draft one of the top quarterbacks in the class.
  • Oakland Raiders releasing cornerback Sean Smith

    Oakland Raiders releasing cornerback Sean Smith

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    Ellis had agreed to the deal last week to stay off the free-agent market but it was not announced until Monday. According to the L.A. Times, Smith will be sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation as part of his plea agreement.
  • Jose Mourinho Rips 'Worst Manager' Frank de Boer for Marcus Rashford Comments

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    Rashford scored twice in his first Premier League start of 2018 as United edged out Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday, but Mourinho still substituted the 21-year-old England forward 20 minutes from time as he looked to make the game safe. The former Netherlands defender, who worked alongside Mourinho at Barcelona when the United manager was Louis van Gaal's assistant, didn't win any of his league games as Palace manager and his team didn't score a goal.
  • Philippe Coutinho Hails 'Great' Ousmane Dembele Following Weekend Victory Over Malaga

    Philippe Coutinho Hails 'Great' Ousmane Dembele Following Weekend Victory Over Malaga

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    Ciro is Messi's third child with wife Antonella Roccuzzo, following Thiago (2012) and Mateo (2015). In particular, Dembele's brilliant turn and pass was bettered only by Coutinho's flicked finish for what was a superb second goal. Midfielder Ivan Rakitic said Dembele had the backing of the squad and that they had never doubted his quality. "We came to play a hard game and we scored early", the Brazilian continued.