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The Puerto Rico lineup seemed plenty motivated last Friday, when Stroman started for the United States and allowed four runs in the first inning of a 6-5 loss. Eric Hosmer (Kansas City Royals ) wore the very next pitch, a 95 miles per hour fastball, on his right elbow, preceding a McCutchen base on balls. They were rewarded with Crawford's two-run single that chased J.C.
  • FIFA Qualifiers: England, Germany win; Dutch coach Danny Blind sacked

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    The Netherlands have seven points after five games and trail leaders France by six points. Blind took over from Guus Hiddink in July 2015 but was unable to save the Netherlands' UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying bid. But De Ligt's dream debut quickly became a nightmare, making two fatal errors in the first 20 minutes before suffering the indignity of being substituted at half time to save further humiliation.
  • Three Lions take three points in sluggish World Cup qualifier

    Three Lions take three points in sluggish World Cup qualifier

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    Goalkeeper Joe Hart will captain the side on his 70 appearance in the absence of Wayne Rooney, Cahill and Jordan Henderson. Southgate won't get many plaudits for his team's stodgy performance and the England manager would be foolish not to realise there is still a lot of improvements needed before the World Cup .
  • Wisconsin dumps Virginia Tech, earns matchup with Villanova

    Wisconsin dumps Virginia Tech, earns matchup with Villanova

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    Zach LeDay led the Hokies (22-11) with 23 points before fouling out in his final collegiate game. Wisconsin (26-9) moves on to play Saturday against No. Meanwhile, the Badgers, led by sophomore big-man Ethan Happ, make up one of the most active offensive rebounding teams in the country. Bronson Koenig, who is a very good player to his credit, made an NCAA Tournament Wisconsin record eight triples, some of which were just impossible shots.
  • Roger Federer wins opener, other Miami Open men's singles updates

    Roger Federer wins opener, other Miami Open men's singles updates

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    On Saturday afternoon, in the second round of the Miami Open, Tiafoe's dream was realized, and it was even more overwhelming than he envisioned. "I think it was a great match , especially for first one here for me". Taking the ball early, the No. 4 seed should be able to dictate most of the baseline rallies and keep the ball just enough to Del Potro's vulnerable backhand in order to prevail.
  • Free agent Dont'a Hightower picks Patriots over Jets

    Free agent Dont'a Hightower picks Patriots over Jets

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    The team has offered Hightower a four-year deal with $43.5 million, $19 million of which is guaranteed, ESPN's National Football League insider, Adam Schefter , reports. New England's off-season rolls on. Who's on the Jets' draft board? Some felt he never wanted to leave but was leveraging more money by taking outside visits.
  • Kuldeep, Smith share honours on an intense first day in Dharamsala

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    Playing Test cricket and performing like this, couldn't ask for more. Speaking about the visit, Smith had said, "Ye, it was great". India: 1 Murali Vijay, 2 Lokesh Rahul, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 5 Karun Nair, 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 Ravichandran Ashwin, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Kuldeep Yadav , 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Umesh Yadav.
  • Ozil Responds To Arsenal Exit Rumours

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    Merson warned there is no room for complacency, saying: "They need to win this game" as they host Manchester City, their top four rivals. Wenger is under massive pressure as Arsenal's recent string of bad results have increased the calls from supporters for him to step down at the end of the season, when his contract expires.
  • Alaska's Hebard leads OR to another NCAA win

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    North Carolina and Kentucky are ranked in the top six in the AP Poll, while SC and Florida didn't start March Madness among the national championship favorites. Trier finished with 19 points. Casey Benson and Payton Pritchard can score in different ways, as well, from the point, and Brooks has not really had an above average game, yet.
  • Daniel Ricciardo crashes out during Aussie GP qualifying

    Daniel Ricciardo crashes out during Aussie GP qualifying

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    Evidence in testing was that the heavier, more aerodynamic cars could corner faster and were significantly faster than the 2016 edition. The three-time champion vented increasing frustration at Mercedes during key moments of his tense title battle with Nico Rosberg, making repeated reference to the lion's share of reliability woes he suffered over the course of the season in comparison.
  • Red Bull third best says Verstappen

    Red Bull third best says Verstappen

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    Of his chances of becoming F1's youngest world champion this season, Verstappen, 19, said: "If I have the auto I can challenge for the title". Daniel Ricciardo is feeling sorry. "Hopefully tough (battles), hopefully we're fighting for victories", he said. "We looked pretty strong this morning and then we tried a few things this afternoon but I don't think they worked in our favour", Ricciardo said.
  • Bears Adding Quarterback Sanchez

    Bears Adding Quarterback Sanchez

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    After failing to win the Denver Broncos starting QB job, Sanchez signed with Dallas but made just 18 pass attempts as the backup to rookie Dak Prescott. Chicago likely added Sanchez for depth at quarterback on their rebuilding squad. Posting a 3-13 record during the 2016 National Football League season didn't help matters, especially as the team managed to only score 279 total points for the year.
  • Nevada Athletic Commission reduces Conor McGregor's punishment

    Nevada Athletic Commission reduces Conor McGregor's punishment

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    Her client has six months to complete the community service, which he can carry out anywhere he wants, according to the agreement. " I think in combat sports, there's always a puncher's chance ", Duffy said on The MMA Hour . The Irishman was not present at the re-hearing, but his lawyer Jennifer Goldstein represented him. "I think this kid can be absolutely huge". The fight is nearly too easy to predict: McGregor throwing big punches, Mayweather avoiding them easily.
  • Raptors' Serge Ibaka's Explanation For Fight Vs. Bulls' Robin Lopez Is Understandable

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    Ibaka saw things differently. But when it was over, he admitted that he had gotten wind of what happened with Robin during the Bulls/Raptors game. The Bulls star matched him with 37 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Lopez, a 7-footer, took the first swing in the melee that erupted after Jimmy Butler had drained a three-point shot that provided Chicago with a commanding 16-point lead.
  • Johnson faces a major group in Match Play

    Johnson faces a major group in Match Play

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    He was No. 1 in the world for almost a year until Dustin Johnson overtook him a month ago. The 27-year-old Irishman won the event two years ago in between Day's two wins. His best finish in what was then the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was fourth in 2010 at Dove Mountain in Arizona, where he knocked off David Toms, Anders Hansen of Denmark, Tim Clark of South Africa and Oliver Wilson of England before things fell apart.
  • "Joel Embiid 'Likely" Needs Knee Surgery; No Recovery Timetable

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    And no, he has not won the Rookie of the Year Award (despite his incredible play for 31 games, his teammate Dario Saric is the leader for the award). But Wednesday, the team announced that injury-riddled young phenom will undergo surgery to fix the torn meniscus in his left knee.
  • Why everyone is right (and wrong) about Iron Fist

    Why everyone is right (and wrong) about Iron Fist

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    The hero isn't as likable as his other Defender cohorts, which makes most casual fans losing their interest by then. It's been a few days since Iron Fist debuted on Netflix with fans having numerous same problems with the show as critics , many of whom are fans themselves .
  • Wake Forest falls to Kansas State 95-88 in NCAA Tournament

    Wake Forest falls to Kansas State 95-88 in NCAA Tournament

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    With 4:14 left in the game, Wes drove the lane, took a hard shot, drew a foul, made the shot, then completed the old-fashioned three-point play to extend K-State's lead to 78-70. Wake Forest finally returned to the NCAA Tournament. Wake Forest (19-13) was the third-to-last at-large team selected to this year's 68-team field.
  • Tom Brady's jersey found

    Tom Brady's jersey found

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    On Monday, the league said in a statement that federal and local law enforcement officials had found the jersey "in the possession of a credentialed member of the worldwide media". Brady captured the game's MVP award by throwing for 466 yards, two touchdowns and one interception by connecting on 43 of his 62 passes. The AG's office said that he has not been detained because no charges have been filed.
  • Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney expected to rejoin Everton this summer

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney expected to rejoin Everton this summer

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    His contract runs out in 2019 but he could well leave at the end of this season. While United will get one of the club's highest paid players off the wage bill and free up funds for summer transfer targets. West Ham have now been added to the list of potential suitors, with the East Londoners keen to bolster their attacking options. This move would arguably make sense for all parties.
  • Kohli-Smith bad blood continues off the field

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    Expect high fireworks and a hard fought battle between the two teams.With the series level at 1-1, the Dharamsala Test becomes a virtual final . "But Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb batted really well", he said. The skipper was full of praise for Cheteshwar Pujara who was handed the man of the match award for his huge double ton in India's first and only innings while he also gave kudos to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha who is proving to be a valuable asset with the bat.
  • Candidates to replace Rooney as England captain revealed by Southgate

    Candidates to replace Rooney as England captain revealed by Southgate

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    His first significant act was to sideline Rooney, four months after the 31-year-old had to apologise for being pictured looking the worse for wear alongside wedding guests at the England team hotel. "It was a very powerful message", the Southampton midfielder said. For too long the Three Lions have fallen flat at major tournaments, failing to make it out of their group at the last World Cup before bowing out to minnows Iceland at Euro 2016.
  • Warriors Were Upset At Thunder Leadership During Kevin Durant's Return Game

    Warriors Were Upset At Thunder Leadership During Kevin Durant's Return Game

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant , right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Feb. We'll give another point to Westbrook - as if he needs it. Can he get a measure of redemption with Durant out? "We are fortunate to have people like Russell, Nick, Steven and Billy in place, individuals who care deeply about the Thunder and what it stands for in our community and who are proud ...
  • Fans celebrate win over Wichita State

    Fans celebrate win over Wichita State

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    Monk hit two free throws, and without a timeout for the game's final 55 seconds, Shamet tried to find space to hit the 3-pointer to tie. "It's on me", said Shamet, "I'm the point guard". The first three cut into a Wichita State run and sparked a 7-0 run for United Kingdom that gave them the lead. "When I saw there was nobody there and I had a clear lane, I just took it", Fox said.
  • Tebow assigned to Mets' Single-A team in SC

    Tebow assigned to Mets' Single-A team in SC

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    Tebow is hitting.235 in six Grapefruit League games this spring. He'll join the Fireflies as an outfielder in the South Atlantic League. "We've got lots of room for lots of players at lots of different levels". Not long after instructional league, he was sent to the Arizona Fall League, even though Alderson said Mets knew he'd be "somewhat overmatched, especially early on".
  • Tiger Woods' Agent Says Masters Not

    Tiger Woods' Agent Says Masters Not "Doubtful"

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    This year's Masters represents the 20th anniversary of Woods' major breakthrough, but he has yet to announce publicly whether he will be fit enough to play. He did not play in the event last season because of back problems. "I still got to drive home after this", said Bowers, who was sporting a Pirates baseball cap, SC sweatshirt, jeans and a beard that would make "Duck Dynasty" cast members jealous.
  • Steelers sign RB/KR Knile Davis to one-year contract

    Steelers sign RB/KR Knile Davis to one-year contract

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    The Packers cut Davis two weeks later and he was picked up by the New York Jets , but cut the next day. The former Arkansas star had the best season of his career in 2014, when he served as a capable understudy to Jamaal Charles in Kansas City, piling up 463 yards and six touchdowns on 134 carries.
  • 'Yaya Toure in talks with different clubs'

    'Yaya Toure in talks with different clubs'

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    Until now he had not been doing so but Seluk says the situation has changed. Before March, we didn't negotiate with anybody because Yaya does a lot with Manchester City, so we waited. But after City were heavily criticised in the wake of the Monaco loss, Toure disagrees with suggestions they will not be able to win trophies under Guardiola's free-flowing style.