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Liverpool manager Klopp was convinced throughout the 47-day process that Firmino would have no case to answer but was frustrated that he could not speak on his behalf until the FA concluded their investigation. "We were in talks with him, we spoke to him and we were all pretty sure", said Klopp. I like Stevie's desire, how he's doing a really good job there.
  • Close match between Ohio State, 80 & Indiana (IN), 78 - Recap, Box score

    Close match between Ohio State, 80 & Indiana (IN), 78 - Recap, Box score

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    With AP Photos.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton each scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Raptors 122-119 in overtime, snapping Toronto's winning streak at seven. Toronto has won three straight against the Pistons. Ohio State and Kaleb Wesson, left, are looking for their 15th Big Ten win Friday at Indiana .
  • Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah: No excuses for top 4 failure

    Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah: No excuses for top 4 failure

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    Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has stressed that he is not anxious about Mohamed Salah continually breaking his records, stating that he wants Liverpool to succeed. "I think he's brilliant", Fowler added. "This is what is on my mind all the time". He has claimed he "dreams of winning the Premier League ". Salah has come a long way since making daily nine-hour round trips from his home village of Nagrig to train and play for Arab Contractors (El Mokawloon) in Cairo at the age of 14.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) - Stock Bulletin

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    The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of 66.44 and 1150000 shares have traded hands in the session. The number of shares that were traded during the day was 17.86 million, which corresponds to its 3-month volume average of 12.63 million shares a day.
  • Everything you need to know about the women's curling gold medal game

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    Once on the course, the brakeman in the back tucks her head down and tries to stay still during the bumpy ride. "I have so much respect and admiration for everybody here and am beyond honored to be able to lead us out of these games". I knew some of my personal favorites were going to be there, like snowboarding legend Shaun White, but for others I had to do some research. The top two seeds in the women's curling tournament are set to face off with a gold medal on the line.
  • Toutant feeling no pain in Big Air

    Toutant feeling no pain in Big Air

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    Mack eventually took the silver medal after a final round in which only two of 11 competitors landed cleanly, while Chris Corning (USA) won the bronze medal. The second round claimed two favourites - the highest qualifier Carlos Garcia Knight (NZL) and Mark McMorris (CAN) - both of whom followed up first-round failures with big tricks that failed to land cleanly.
  • Russian bobsledder fails doping test at Olympics

    Russian bobsledder fails doping test at Olympics

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    In the closing days of the Winter Olympic Games, a Russian curler forfeited his bronze medal after a failed drug test, and a debate, of course, ensued. Russian bobsled pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva made quite a fashion statement a year ago when she appeared in a promotional video for clothing brand Zasport, wearing a sweatshirt with "I DON'T DO DOPING" emblazoned across it.
  • UNCOVERED | Sevilla's Manager, Vincenzo Montella plans to Kill Alexi Sanchez

    UNCOVERED | Sevilla's Manager, Vincenzo Montella plans to Kill Alexi Sanchez

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    He even joked about how his team was planning to stop Sanchez - suggesting his team use a rope and tie him up - echoing how risky Alexis will be to his defense. I hope that tomorrow is played with less emotion but with the same spirit as always. "I know Alexis Sanchez has got something to prove, he's just turned up at Man United".
  • US curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada in semifinals

    US curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada in semifinals

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    Athletes can be forgiven for their emotions in the heat of competition, but one Winter Olympic athlete's reaction to coming in second is rubbing people the wrong way. In the next end, Canada blew its chance to score two points with its final rock, when Koe threw the stone a bit too hard and it skittered out of the house.
  • Otaegui leads Qatar Masters by 1 shot after round 2

    Otaegui leads Qatar Masters by 1 shot after round 2

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    Although that was undone by a first bogey of the day three holes later, another birdie at the 16th - Howell's seventh - ensured he reached the turn in red figures at one-under. Shubhankar, starting the second day at 3-under, opened the second round with a bogey but quickly made up on the next hole. The low scores were evident in the cut which, at four under, was two shots lower than the previous record for the event.
  • Vettel hails Ferrari's progress after unveiling new auto for 2018 season

    Vettel hails Ferrari's progress after unveiling new auto for 2018 season

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    Ferrari has finally unveiled its Formula One vehicle, four days ahead of pre-season testing at Barcelona. He told Press Association: "I would be very surprised if Lewis did not sign a new deal with Mercedes but if Red Bull or Ferrari were to do something special over the winter by making the jump over Mercedes, and then offer Lewis Hamilton an incredible deal, who knows?".
  • Warriors start quickly, top Clippers

    Warriors start quickly, top Clippers

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    But the Clippers, oddly enough, stayed in the game until the very end, persisting and chipping away at the lead that was established in the first quarter. Kerr started seldom used veteran center JaVale McGee over veteran Zaza Pachulia , showing preference for McGee's athleticism and speed to counter Clippers center DeAndre Jordan instead of Pachulia's physical presence and screen setting.
  • Team USA defeats Canada for women's hockey gold medal

    Team USA defeats Canada for women's hockey gold medal

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    Shuster seemingly had the upper hand on all strategy in the second half of play. In the next end, Canada blew its chance to score two points with its final rock, when Koe threw the stone a bit too hard and it skittered out of the house.
  • USA strikes gold in women's cross-country skiing

    USA strikes gold in women's cross-country skiing

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    Catch Jessie Diggins leading the United States delegation in the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, hosted by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir on NBC on Sunday, February 25 at 8 p.m. Diggins is a two-time Olympian, who previously competed in Sochi in 2014. Diggins' American peers chose to recognize her for two weeks of historic performances in Pyeongchang, capped by the gold medal she won with Kikkan Randall in the team sprint.
  • Europa League favourites AC Milan, Arsenal draw each other in last 16

    Europa League favourites AC Milan, Arsenal draw each other in last 16

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    Arsenal will travel to Milan's San Siro for the first leg to face a side that has struggled badly in Serie A this season, now sitting in seventh place, some 25 points behind leaders Napoli. Maybe (English clubs take it more seriously) because you can have a place in the Champions League , winning the Europa League - I don't know, but maybe it's just a way people want to win trophies.
  • Arsenal boss Wenger: I want Wilshere to sign contract very quickly

    Arsenal boss Wenger: I want Wilshere to sign contract very quickly

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    While the German global finally put pen to paper, Sanchez made the move to Old Trafford last month with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. Wilshere, who is out of contract in the summer and still in negotiations over a new deal at a slightly reduced basic salary, was substituted after 76 minutes against Ostersunds.
  • Canadian snowboarder Sebastien Toutant wins gold in men's big air

    Canadian snowboarder Sebastien Toutant wins gold in men's big air

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    New Zealander Carlos Garcia Knight, who topped the qualifying competition, failed to deliver in the final and finished a disappointing 11th of 12 riders. The United States' Kyle Mack won the silver medal with 168.75 points and Great Britain's Billy Morgan took bronze with 168.00. Big air is making its Olympic debut as Games officials reach out to a younger, more hip demographic who are flocking to the X-Games.
  • Brassard traded to Penguins in three-team deal

    Brassard traded to Penguins in three-team deal

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    The Senators now have a possible seven picks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft (two first round choices - one top-10 protected - along with one fourth, one fifth, one sixth and two sevenths). Cole was included in this deal in order to fit Brassard under the Penguins tight salary cap situation. Cole has put up three goals and 13 points in 47 games this season.
  • Klopp 'really proud' of Firmino in racism probe

    Klopp 'really proud' of Firmino in racism probe

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    He also scored a superb goal to help Liverpool crush Porto 5-0 away from home in the first leg of the European Champions League last-16 tie. Klopp said: "It was a long time". " If you look at me now and five years ago, everything has changed both mentally and physically ". "I want to be happy at the end of the season. I am sometimes fine with it, sometimes more, sometimes less".
  • Woods in the hunt at Honda Classic

    Woods in the hunt at Honda Classic

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    Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, reigning USPGA Champion Justin Thomas , Daniel Berger and Mackenzie Hughes were a stroke off the lead on 67, with Dominic Bozzelli, Jamie Lovemark , Russell Henley and Ben Crane tied on 68.
  • Koshechkin shuts out Czechs to put OAR into final

    Koshechkin shuts out Czechs to put OAR into final

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    The secretary general for the Court of Arbitration for Sport says a hearing in Krushelnitsky's case is still scheduled for 2 p.m. despite the Russian statements. "Joy's the only word that comes to mind", said Gigi Marvin , a three-time Olympian and at 30 the oldest American on the roster. She called Rooney unbelievable in net, so strong that they had complete trust in her.
  • Russia's Zagitova beats Medvedeva's short program world record at Olympics

    Russia's Zagitova beats Medvedeva's short program world record at Olympics

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    With a returning Medvedeva perhaps not at her imperious best, a seemingly nerveless Zagitova took her continental title in style, nearly six points clear of the deposed champion. Zagitova skated a program largely free from mistakes, exhibiting fluidity and technical brilliance. "I can't believe I am the champion", said Zagitova, the second-youngest woman to win the title.
  • Lonzo Ball On College Basketball Investigation:

    Lonzo Ball On College Basketball Investigation: "Everybody's Getting Paid"

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    Among the players named in the report was Ball's rookie teammate, Kyle Kuzma, who allegedly received at least $9,500 while attending the University of Utah, according to the documents . The exhausted debate regarding the NCAA was sacked up in a big way Friday after a report revealed several current and former college basketball players received money from an agent while in school.
  • FA charges Guardiola over Catalonia political symbol

    FA charges Guardiola over Catalonia political symbol

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    Ahead of December's derby match at Old Trafford, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suggested Guardiola was receiving preferential treatment by not being subjected to FA sanctions for wearing the yellow ribbon. This comes after Guardiola publicly pledged his support for the region to break away from the Spanish state. " Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez are in prison without their families".
  • S.Korea media reaction to joint Korea hockey team

    S.Korea media reaction to joint Korea hockey team

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    Moreover, there are over 100 events this year, marking the first time the winter games have ever surpassed 100 medal events. The 2018 Winter Olympics is coming to an end and it is nearly time for the closing ceremony , which will take place at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.
  • Rams not awarded any compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft

    Rams not awarded any compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft

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    The pick will come as the 36th pick of the fourth round, which will be the 136th overall selection. And the Bengals, Cowboys , Packers , and Raiders each were awarded four picks. In fact only 15 teams earned picks this year. The Buccaneers also have their own picks in the first six rounds plus Pittsburgh's sixth-round selection - courtesy of last summer's J.J.
  • Gunners ace expected to miss cup final

    Gunners ace expected to miss cup final

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    Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will miss the Europa League last 32 clash against Ostersunds today, but manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful they will feature in this weekend's League Cup final versus Manchester City .
  • Jaguars cut RB Chris Ivory

    Jaguars cut RB Chris Ivory

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    By the time he was a Pro Bowl back dragging the New York Jets' offense halfway to mediocrity in 2015, he was 27 years old. There's really no need to carry a almost $7 million cap hit for a veteran back that was inactive for the last two regular-season games in 2017.
  • Liverpool likely to be at full strength for visit of West Ham

    Liverpool likely to be at full strength for visit of West Ham

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    In the attacking third, Roberto Firmino should start as the lone center forward up front and behind him, the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah should start in the wide offensive positions. We did the Liverpool and Sunderland game on the show last season when the home side had to be patient against the Black Cats, managed by Moyes.
  • Dortmund striker Batshuayi racially abused at game in Italy

    Dortmund striker Batshuayi racially abused at game in Italy

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    Batshuayi scored twice in Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 win over Atalanta last week and played the whole return leg at the Mapei Stadium yesterday night. "I'll be honest, I didn't hear them", Percassi told Sky Sport Italia . The Bundesliga giants are now favourites to go all the way in the Europa League . Last month, the Italian football club received a suspension of one-game stand closure after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly had a similar experience during a Serie A match.
  • Short track: Hungary storms to first Winter Games gold

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    And every event during the Pyeongchang Olympics has been carried live on NBC's platforms, including more prime-time hours than any other sport. That means it will happen at 6:00 AM EST / 3:00 AM PST. The ceremony will take place at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium and will feature musical performances from Korean pop star 2NE1 and EXO . MILCK , a Korean-American musician whose song "Quiet" became an anthem of the 2017 Women's March will reportedly be there, according to Hello Giggles .
  • Gold for Kelowna's Kelsey Serwa

    Gold for Kelowna's Kelsey Serwa

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    Kelsey Serwa skied to a first-place finish in the women's ski cross event tonight. After growing up as a competitive alpine skier, Serwa, 28, switched to ski cross before the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and burst onto the scene, competing for podium spots nearly immediately.
  • Chiefs reportedly finalizing deal to send Marcus Peters to Rams

    Chiefs reportedly finalizing deal to send Marcus Peters to Rams

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    During his time with the Chiefs , Peters made 151 total tackles and had 19 interceptions. Kansas City will receive a " package of draft picks " in return for Peters, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported. But when fellow cornerback Steven Nelson was whistled for defensive holding, Peters - who was visibly frustrated throughout the course of the game - picked up the flag and chucked it into the stands, drawing another penalty.
  • Stephen Curry hits ridiculous buzzer beater against Clippers

    Stephen Curry hits ridiculous buzzer beater against Clippers

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    But as the Warriors learned against the Clippers (30-27), rest does not cure everything. "He was chiming in and seeing if he could throw me off my game", Curry said, smiling. We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. "You need the time". He sat out with a sports hernia.
  • Tim Drevno to resign from University of MI

    Tim Drevno to resign from University of MI

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    According to Feldman, Ed Warinner , hired by MI last month to serve as a senior offensive analyst, will be promoted to coach the offensive line. The contract stipulates that if he leaves for another assistant coaching position, he would owe MI $150,000.
  • Trump to announce new NKorea sanctions

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    There are no plans for Ivanka Trump to meet anyone from North Korea during her three-day visit, though an official declined to rule out the possibility. But he said North Korea's participation in the Olympic games in Pyeongchang has raised hopes and expectations around the world. Kim Yong-chol, now under sanctions from South Korea and the U.S., will lead the eight-member delegation for a three-day trip starting on Friday.
  • 3rd T20I: India, South Africa aiming for win in final showdown

    3rd T20I: India, South Africa aiming for win in final showdown

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    Where will the 3rd T20I between South Africa and India be played? " India obviously bowled well while we lost a few wickets, so that meant obviously we had to stabilise the innings and build a few partnerships and then try to take it as deep as possible."? A win on Saturday will make Harmanpreet and Co the first Indian side to have won two series on a single tour of South Africa .
  • Tottenham will sell Alderweireld in summer for £25m

    Tottenham will sell Alderweireld in summer for £25m

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    The Belgium worldwide has not featured in the Premier League or the Champions League since his return from a three-month injury lay-off earlier in February, Davinson Sanchez having established himself as a starter. The Belgium centre-back, who remains in protracted talks over a new contract at Spurs, will require a fitness test on Saturday to see if he can train with the rest of the squad after being unable to finish Thursday's session.