• Venus Williams Knocks Out Of Miami Open

    Venus Williams Knocks Out Of Miami Open

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    And those words kept popping into her head Thursday, when she shook off a very slow start to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals at the Miami Open. 1 Venus Williams (above). "She played a great match". Stephens fought back with two breaks of her own to make it 3-3. "I've played well here in the past and I'm so happy that I'm playing well here again".
  • Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha a doubt for Liverpool clash

    Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha a doubt for Liverpool clash

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    That could give a chance to Nathaniel Clyne, who is yet to feature this season due to a long-term back injury. Joe Gomez picked up a niggle and could be out up to a month while midfielder Emre Can is suffering from a back injury and might not be risked for this game.
  • Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa test

    Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa test

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    Lehmann , who was contracted until the end of the 2019 Ashes, has led Australia for nearly five years, having succeeded Mickey Arthur as coach just weeks before the 2013 Test series in England. Lehmann had been cleared of any wrongdoing in the matter by a Cricket Australia investigation on Tuesday. "My family and I have copped a lot of abuse over the last week and it's taken its toll on them".
  • LaMarcus Aldridge cleared to play vs. OKC tonight

    LaMarcus Aldridge cleared to play vs. OKC tonight

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    It came from the entire team with their leader setting the tone. During Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a left knee contusion that took him out of the second half. Aldridge hit a big spinning slam around Steven Adams to keep the game in check. Anthony, who had missed all nine of his 3-point attempts in those two games, hit all three long-range attempts against the Spurs and finished with nine points.
  • Penn State tops Utah for NIT title

    Penn State tops Utah for NIT title

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    Penn State's road to the championship started by defeating Temple in the opening round and then beating Notre Dame and Marquette before facing Mississippi State in the semifinals. John Harrar had his most productive game of the season and sparked the Nittany Lions in the first half. Collette is second on the team in both points and rebounds with 12.5 and 4.6 per game.
  • Darren Lehmann will continue as head coach of Australia

    Darren Lehmann will continue as head coach of Australia

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    Under Lehmann, the general behaviour of the Australian cricketers has descended into something nearly farcical on the field and off it and many felt that Lehmann must have been involved in the decision to tamper with the ball. "We need to change how we play and within the boundaries we play". The International Cricket Council (ICC) had initially handed a one-match suspension and fined 100 per cent of his match fee to Smith for his leadership role in ball-tampering, while the global cricket ...
  • Barcelona start lining up replacements for Man Utd bound Umtiti

    Barcelona start lining up replacements for Man Utd bound Umtiti

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    Appearing on French television show TF1, Umtiti was asked about his future and interest from the Red Devils while on worldwide duty with France, but he refused to answer the questions, per Marca . It's led to speculation that Umtiti could be heading to the Premier League with the newspaper report suggesting that United are ready to meet the players £60m release clause this summer.
  • Ibrahim Afellay told to stay away from Stoke City by Paul Lambert

    Ibrahim Afellay told to stay away from Stoke City by Paul Lambert

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    He said: "It's a really tough place to go". "We'll make it a really hard game, we'll go and try and win, like I've always done, and it won't change". In fact, the Dutch midfielder's last run-out came in the hefty 5-0 defeat against Chelsea on 30th December. Butland has been Stoke's standout performer in a hard season at the bet365 Stadium, and Lambert has been just as impressed by the 25-year-old as predecessor Mark Hughes .
  • Stephens beats Azarenka again to reach Miami Open final

    Stephens beats Azarenka again to reach Miami Open final

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    She built on that success as a favourable net cord allowed her to pass Azarenka en route to a second break for a 5-2 lead and her sixth successive game levelled the match. March 29, 2018; Key Biscayne , FL, USA; Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia celebrates after match point against Danielle Collins of the United States (not pictured) in a women's singles semi-final of the Miami Open at Tennis Center at Crandon Park.
  • LeBron James vs Michael Jordan

    LeBron James vs Michael Jordan

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    You know it's unfortunate, we're just getting him back and then this happened. "It's not like I go into every game saying OK I've got to get 10 points. Michael Carter-Williams was also out while both two-way player Marcus Paige and Mangok Mathiang weren't with the team. LeBron is the best player in the National Basketball Association, as he has been since he joined the league.
  • Australian Sevens rugby captain James Stannard 'assaulted' outside kebab shop in Sydney

    Australian Sevens rugby captain James Stannard 'assaulted' outside kebab shop in Sydney

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    Stannard, who was believed to be with teammates, was allegedly punched in the head outside a Coogee kebab shop on Coogee Bay Rd at 3:10am on Friday morning, in what police are saying was an unprovoked assault. The rugby sevens programme at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Queensland state is from April 13-15. His withdrawal would further gut the side of playmakers as they look to improve on bronze in Glasgow four years ago.
  • Shohei Ohtani in Angels' lineup as DH on Opening Day

    Shohei Ohtani in Angels' lineup as DH on Opening Day

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    With Ian Kinsler still working his way back from a minor groin injury, Luis Valbuena will man the hot corner and Ohtani draws the start at DH for the first game of the 2018 season. "He has a nice swing. I'm looking forward to that". "We know that Shohei just like any player is excited but Shohei is well beyond his years as far analyzing the game and going out there and understanding his talent", Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
  • Arsene Wenger delivers update on Alexandre Lacazette ahead of Arsenal v Stoke

    Arsene Wenger delivers update on Alexandre Lacazette ahead of Arsenal v Stoke

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    The France worldwide underwent knee surgery following the loss but his return to fitness is timely given fellow striker and club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied in the Europa League . "I've been playing in a lot of teams across Europe and I've been playing in teams where we have been doing well, I've been playing in teams where we've been struggling, and it's not easy to come out especially when you're a big team".
  • Mercedes gets Team of the Year at Laureus Awards

    Mercedes gets Team of the Year at Laureus Awards

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    Federer's awards were his fifth and sixth since the Laureus Awards began in 2000, making him the most decorated victor in its history. Speaking after receiving his Awards, Federer said: "This is a very special moment for me". Laureus is a global movement that uses the power of sport to tackle the world's most devastating social challenges. Wheelchair racer Marcel Hug was awarded with the world sportsperson of the year with a disability .
  • North Korea's secret visit to Beijing

    North Korea's secret visit to Beijing

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    Its demonstration of Chinese-North Korean relations doesn't overshadow Beijing's outreach to South Korea, however. Trump seemed anxious to meet Kim Jong Un for himself. Little is known about Ri Sol-ju's background, although her marriage to Kim was officially announced by North Korean state media on July 25 2012. Xi said "positive changes" had occurred on the Korean Peninsula this year, according to Xinhua .
  • Stokes emotional after man-of-the-match display

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    Woakes, Moeen and Stokes picked up two wickets apiece. It wasn't brisk, but it was encouraging, until Taylor, a century-maker at Hamilton three nights ago, was run out by a brilliant piece of fielding from Willey. New Zealand's top order struggled, hitting only seven fours in the opening 19 overs. Chasing 224 to win, England were dealt a big blow in the fourth over as opener Jason Roy was caught by Santner at square leg off the bowling of Boult for eight runs.
  • New Zealand wins toss, bowls in 2nd test vs. England

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    The hosts would presumably have liked to pick the same team, but Todd Astle is out so Ish Sodhi will come in. "There's obviously a couple of choices we have but it's exciting there are people pushing and making strong cases for themselves", England captain Joe Root told reporters.
  • Five-star recruit Darius Bazley to decommit from Syracuse, join G League

    Five-star recruit Darius Bazley to decommit from Syracuse, join G League

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    Hairston was a much different case than Bazley, as he had played two seasons at North Carolina before getting suspended and joining the D-League in January. "I'm aware that this might start a trend and that's one of the reasons why I am doing this", Bazley, who had signed with Syracuse , but will nearly certainly never play a game for the Orange, told Yahoo Sports .