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Serena's opening match followed. "You should always believe in yourself when no one else does". "I hope that I can leave a legacy, something behind where other players will look up to me and think maybe I wasn't just a tennis player but much more than that", he added.
  • Liverpool v Porto: Jürgen Klopp to welcome back Adam Lallana at last

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    Jurgen Klopp's side thrashed the Primeira Liga leaders 5-0 in the first leg at Estadio Do Dragao, where Sadio Mane led the way with a hat-trick. 'He can create goals out of nothing, on his own. Attack: Klopp refused to confirm whether he'd rest any of his big guns in attack but I think he'd be insane not to rest at least two of his front three.
  • NFL Combine: Mike Gesicki surges and Winners and Losers from Day 2

    NFL Combine: Mike Gesicki surges and Winners and Losers from Day 2

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    Barkley's Combine performance only enhances his draft stature, and he could be off the board well before the Jets pick - meaning the Bronx native wouldn't live out his boyhood dream of playing for them. He has been trying to make it suit him since. "My confidence level is going to say I'm the best player", Chubb said at his podium interview at the Combine.
  • Roy Hodgson says it feels like Groundhog Day after Manchester United defeat

    Roy Hodgson says it feels like Groundhog Day after Manchester United defeat

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    A draw or defeat for United at Selhurst Park would not exactly have been catastrophic in terms of their top-four hopes, but it would have kept them behind Liverpool in the table ahead of this weekend's clash at Old Trafford . Emotions got the better of Mourinho during a breathless second-half on and the Portuguese was seen kicking a bottle into the crowd as his side were chasing a victor.
  • NFL Combine: Wyoming QB Josh Allen gushes about Giants' Pat Shurmur

    NFL Combine: Wyoming QB Josh Allen gushes about Giants' Pat Shurmur

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    Yes, there's already hours of tape on all these quarterbacks . Adam Gase, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and quarterbacks coach Bo Hardegree were in attendance. Mason Rudolph and Lamar Jackson are the intriguing quarterbacks of the seven. Yet when he met with the media Friday, Allen was placed at the first podium - typically reserved for the top prospects - while Jackson, the 2016 Heisman Trophy victor, was a couple podiums over.
  • Man City Edge Closer To Title With Win Over Chelsea

    Man City Edge Closer To Title With Win Over Chelsea

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    For City's players, boosted by unprecedented successes against traditional top-six rivals this season, there remains just one major barrier to break down and the feeling persists there may never be a better moment to do it. Conte arrived at Chelsea promising to turn the side from a "small flame ... into a blazing inferno". But what did we learn from the latest round of fixtures? However, there was a silver lining for Chelsea after a disappointing day, as Andrés Iniesta came off injured ...
  • Man City puts on dominant display in win over Chelsea

    Man City puts on dominant display in win over Chelsea

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    Guardiola celebrated wildly at the full-time whistle as he senses his first Premier League title is now a matter of weeks away. "I had the feeling that I'd ran, but that I hadn't played a game of football ". Only at the end it went better: in the last 10-15 minutes we had more possession. "Obviously we want to win it and, if we do, when that happens is not really in our hands".
  • Jets Concerned Kirk Cousins Will Sign With Vikings

    Jets Concerned Kirk Cousins Will Sign With Vikings

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    The Jets have the most cap space of the reported favorites, but the Vikings are the team most ready to contend for a Super Bowl, as Minnesota reached the NFC Championship Game a year ago. But the Jets shouldn't be going after Sam Bradford , for example. "Is Teddy Bridgewater going to be able to [return] to where he was?" And the Jets have more money and cap space to play around with that any of the other suitors.
  • Ichiro Suzuki finalizing one-year deal to return to Seattle Mariners

    Ichiro Suzuki finalizing one-year deal to return to Seattle Mariners

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    USA Today's Bob Nightengale first reported the Mariners will bring back the 44-year-old Ichiro, who played in Seattle from 2001-12 during which he was a 10-time All-Star selection and won 10 Gold Gloves. A 10-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove victor, Ichiro holds the record for hits in a season with 262 and has had 10 200-hit seasons during his career.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A move to MLS 'tempting'

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A move to MLS 'tempting'

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    It was a bit different in Portugal, we had only a few big games during the season. Reports in England claimed that Mourinho and Pogba had fallen out, after the latter was dropped to the bench. However, he is yet to showcase his best for United. Speaking to Swedish reporters in Stockholm this week, he said: "I did not know that several Swedes went to MLS".
  • Saints Interested In Jimmy Graham Reunion

    Saints Interested In Jimmy Graham Reunion

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    The Saints reportedly are interested in a reunion. But Seattle general manager John Schneider said at the NFL Combine on Friday that the team would likely not use the tag, and confirmation of that will come when the deadline passes on Tuesday at 1 p.m.
  • CBI grills PNB Official in Nirav Modi fraud case

    CBI grills PNB Official in Nirav Modi fraud case

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    Modi's company, but failed to flag the irregularities", said a CBI official. Taking cognizance of media reports about the PNB fraud by accused diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi , the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Mauritius has said in a statement that it is in constant communication on the matter "with its worldwide counterparts under existing exchange of information agreements".
  • James Looney Represents Cal Well with NFL Combine Performance

    James Looney Represents Cal Well with NFL Combine Performance

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    Chubb played in a 4-3 defense during his four years in college, so that's where he is more comfortable right now. Chubb also managed the second-best vertical jump of the linemen group, jumping 36 inches. Unfortunately, a hamstring issue would cut his day short but either way, seems Vea could be extremely versatile and deserving of the growing hype around him.
  • Quinton de Kock's 'personal' comment on David Warner has Australia fuming

    Quinton de Kock's 'personal' comment on David Warner has Australia fuming

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    Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith criticised opening batsman Warner as "a bit of a fool" and "like a fly buzzing around your head" but Markram, who went on to score an impressive 143, played down the sledging as part of the game. Australia have already had one issue with the hosts' hospitality. Despite Warner's hot-headed reputation, ex-Aussie star Adam Gilchrist took to Twitter to express his support for Warner following the bust-up, claiming that something very personal must have ...
  • Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected to get franchise tag again

    Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected to get franchise tag again

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    While that in no way means the two sides won't come to an agreement on a long-term deal, it's not the best sign. But unless a dramatic turn in the talks takes place, one does not seem to be forthcoming before the end of that window. He also sat out offseason workouts past year before he eventually signed. "But it's an acceptable value for the Cowboys as well to be able to do a one-year deal".
  • Former cricketers involve in a Twitter banter over Warner-De Kock incident

    Former cricketers involve in a Twitter banter over Warner-De Kock incident

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    Aside from opener Aiden Markram (143) and Quinton de Kock (81 n.o.), and a small contribution from Theunis de Bruyn (36), none of the South African batsmen were able to negate the Australian bowlers. "What he said got a little bit personal towards Davey and, as we saw, it certainly provoked an emotional response". South Africa fought back in the second half of the match, bowling with more objective to bowl out the tourists for 227, then recovering from a nightmare start to their second ...
  • Pogba agent opens up over Man Utd star's relationship with Mourinho

    Pogba agent opens up over Man Utd star's relationship with Mourinho

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    Rule changes to next season's Champions League mean that the Premier League's fourth-placed team will now avoid a tricky summer play-off tie and instead qualify for the competition automatically. "We have the whole week to work well on the game against Crystal Palace that is scheduled for next Monday", Mata wrote on his personal blog . "We aren't in awe of Man City", he told The Daily Mail .
  • Lyon fined following De Villiers run out

    Lyon fined following De Villiers run out

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    Quinton [de Kock] got personal and evoked an emotional response from Davey [Warner]. Smith said he hoped the remaining three Tests would be played in the right spirit but added: "We play our best cricket when we're aggressive, when we're in the fight together and hunting as a pack as one".
  • Dana White Says Connor McGregor will Fight for Belt Soon

    Dana White Says Connor McGregor will Fight for Belt Soon

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    Now, he's on the verge of being stripped of the title, without a single defense, when interim champion Tony Ferguson and title challenger Khabib Nurmagomedov when they face off for the title at UFC 223 on April 7. Wouldn't we all? In the meantime, Nurmagomedov's manager couldn't be happier with this contract. The featherweight king will also discuss a potential rematch with McGregor after the Irishman and spent so much time talking about him recently.
  • #1 Virginia holds off Notre Dame 62-57 on Senior Day

    #1 Virginia holds off Notre Dame 62-57 on Senior Day

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    After jumping out to a 23-15 lead after one, Notre Dame started to fall apart. UVa (18-13) shot 24.6 percent from the field Friday against Notre Dame's zone defense. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are in a position where they're going to have to add a valuable win or two in the ACC Tournament to bolster their NCAA Tournament resume and even then it might not be enough to get them in.
  • No more presents for Benitez - Klopp

    No more presents for Benitez - Klopp

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    Klopp s side have scored 18 goals in six games since then, but both the manager and his players are aware that Newcastle could prove awkward. I like him as a person but I actually think we have given him enough presents since I've been here! "We know how he works, how he can organise a team and how he can make your life really hard".
  • Bradley Wiggins accused of using performance enhancing drugs

    Bradley Wiggins accused of using performance enhancing drugs

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    Wiggins and a smaller group of riders trained away from the rest of Team Sky while preparing for the 2012 season, according to the legislators, who report: "The source said they were all using corticosteroids out of competition to lean down in preparation for the major races that season".
  • David Warner and Quinton de Kock's heated exchange mars first Test

    David Warner and Quinton de Kock's heated exchange mars first Test

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    Lyon could be fined 50 percent of his match-fee and be handed up to two demerit points. According to reports, Lyon contacted De Villiers after the incident to apologise. Four points to Lyon's record would mean that he will be missing a Test. "Australian teams have generally been at the top of the pile, not every minute of those times, but generally they're a very competitive, world-class team, and some would say they don't need to do that".
  • Marvin Compper hoping to play a part at Ibrox

    Marvin Compper hoping to play a part at Ibrox

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    The Northern Irishman said: "With the game called off on Wednesday, it was virtually impossible for us to train yesterday". "We can't think about that and have to prepare in the best way we can and give 100 per cent on the day". Duffy added: "Even though everyone expects you to lose, we're still bitterly disappointed". I'm sure he wants to say 'We've not qualified yet, I want to qualify and play the real big boys of the competition'.
  • No Surprise: Trump lied about helping UCLA b-ball players

    No Surprise: Trump lied about helping UCLA b-ball players

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    The players, accused of stealing Louis Vuitton sunglasses, were back at their Hangzhou hotel by the time Trump learned of their grand larceny arrests on a CNN report that aired November 12, the sports network reported Friday. Aboard Air Force One Trump bragged about speaking with the president of China and went as far as to say the three players were "very grateful" to him for intervening.
  • Busy day at the track as F1 tests resume following snowfall

    Busy day at the track as F1 tests resume following snowfall

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    Hamilton's chicane blunder meant McLaren still topped the leaderboard late in the session. Now it's March and we keep going to the end of November. He's got a long time ahead of him. Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari , last year's runner-up in the drivers' championship, was third-fastest, almost a second behind Hamilton. Honda, Honda, and Honda again.
  • Eagles to release DE Vinny Curry (or not)

    Eagles to release DE Vinny Curry (or not)

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    It was team chemistry that kept the Eagles together to win the Super Bowl, but it will be money that keeps them together next season. The 29-year-old Curry joined the Eagles in 2012 as their second-round draft pick. Curry's base salary is $9 million next season as part of a five-year, $47.5 million contract he signed in 2016. The Philadelphia Eagles may end up keeping defensive end Vinny Curry on their roster in 2018, but it sounds like it would have to be under a new contract.
  • Wise: Mourinho loved Chelsea. He's hurt by Conte title success

    Wise: Mourinho loved Chelsea. He's hurt by Conte title success

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    However, the club remains in the FA Cup and the Champions League, retaining a feasible shot at silverware in two competitions (should Manchester City win the Premier League as expected). Pep Guardiola has backed his friend and former teammate Luis Enrique to be very successful at whatever job he takes next after his one-year sabbatical finishes this summer.
  • PSG dispatch Troyes through Angel Di Maria, Christopher Nkunku goals

    PSG dispatch Troyes through Angel Di Maria, Christopher Nkunku goals

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    PSG will tackle Zinedine Zidane's side in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday, aiming to become just the sixth side to overturn a two-goal deficit at this stage of the competition, having lost 3-1 in Spain three weeks ago. Kylian Mbappe , Javier Pastore and Marco Verratti have all been omitted, handing Weah, 18, the chance to impress. Weah, a United States youth global and the son of 1995 Ballon d'Or victor George Weah, is therefore in line to make his PSG debut, while Lorenzo ...
  • Jurgen Klopp: 'Loris Karius is justifying his selection'

    Jurgen Klopp: 'Loris Karius is justifying his selection'

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    Liverpool move above Manchester United into second in the league, however, they will drop back down the third if Jose Mourinho's side beat Crystal Palace tomorrow. Defeat left the Magpies 16th, only two points above the relegation places. Finally able to play in his preferred role of all-action central midfielder, the former Arsenal man has hit a run of form at just the right time for Liverpool .
  • OKC landing Corey Brewer once he clears waivers

    OKC landing Corey Brewer once he clears waivers

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    Throughout the 54 games that Brewer played with the Lakers , it was obvious that he did not fit the future plans of the organization. His presence would likely take some minutes from Josh Huestis and Alex Abrines on the wing. Although the Thunders big three get scrutinized for their lack of offense at times they are pretty solid on defense. One of OKC's weaknesses is their bench and their lack of depth.
  • Crystal Palace v Manchester United; plus league table and fixtures

    Crystal Palace v Manchester United; plus league table and fixtures

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    Mourinho's men have conceded only once in those fixtures, which included the Champions League stalemate at Sevilla and an important win over Chelsea . "Every game is hard here", Lindelof added, with United looking to wrap up a runner-up finish this season. "When you look at the last couple of seasons, he has been player of the year - which is a little bit weird for a Manchester United goalkeeper".
  • Bayern thump Freiburg to move 20 points clear

    Bayern thump Freiburg to move 20 points clear

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    Lucas Holer took advantage of uncharacteristic space in the visitors' backline to latch onto an incisive throughball. Mueller was at the heart of Bayern's first goal on 25 minutes when the Bayern forward's effort ricocheted off Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu and goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow to go in.
  • Baker Mayfield confident he is what the Browns have been missing

    Baker Mayfield confident he is what the Browns have been missing

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    They're close", Mayfield said. "I think they just need one guy - a quarterback to make that difference". He's had a great college career and won the Heisman Trophy . "First things first, they'd get a victor", Mayfield said Friday when asked about the Browns selecting him in the 2018 NFL Draft. Neither does center Scott Quessenberry, who said the negative rap of Rosen is unfair "because of the type of guy that he is and the type of stand-up human being that he is and the type of pro that ...
  • Bangladesh suffer Shakib Al Hasan blow ahead of Nidahas Trophy

    Bangladesh suffer Shakib Al Hasan blow ahead of Nidahas Trophy

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    India are coming off a historic 2-1 victory in a three-match T20I series in South Africa , and will look to build on those gains as they seek to identify the core for the future. As a result, Mahmudullah will take over as captain, while wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das has called up to replace him. But if he does replicate his domestic form then it will definitely augur well for team India .
  • Italian Soccer Star, Davide Astori Dies in His Sleep, Aged 31

    Italian Soccer Star, Davide Astori Dies in His Sleep, Aged 31

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    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who worked with Astori while in charge of Italy , told Sky Sports: "This is a tragedy and it really hurts me". A statement from the league read: "Shocked by this tragic news, all of the family of the Lega Serie A warmly unites around the family of Davide Astori and Fiorentina".