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However, the Portuguese forward has been criticised for some of his displays this season, but Zidane claims the player is always ready for the big games. He started as Real drew 1-1 with fierce rivals Atletico in the Madrid Derby on Saturday. "We'll see tomorrow. I'm not hungry for revenge exactly, just eager to overcome this challenge", the Frenchman told a pre-match press conference.
  • Strange sensation for Swansea's Carroll ahead of Spurs game

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    The 24-year-old, who was part of a Spurs squad which mounted a strong title push last season, said: "It will feel a bit odd for me playing them because I was there from the age of eight". Paul Clement: "I think it will be an interesting game for us". The day had began badly for Tottenham with their captain Hugh Lloris taken unwell at the team hotel after lunch, and former Swansea number one Michel Vorm had to take over.
  • Westbrook ties triple-double mark; Thunder top Bucks 110-79

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    It's possible that the Thunder won't rest Westbrook for the rest of the regular season and he will aim to break the triple-double record he shares with Robertson. IN stopped a four-game losing streak that dropped them out of a tie for the No.5 seed in the Eastern Conference, by beating Toronto 108-90. INDIANAPOLIS - Paul George had 35 points and 10 rebounds as IN erased a 19-point deficit to snap a four-game losing streak.
  • Pacers boost playoff hopes with comeback over Raptors

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    The Raptors and Pacers exchanged words near the end of Indiana's 108-90 victory, leading to several technical fouls. So what the heck happened? ABOUT THE RAPTORS (47-30): Toronto went through an adjustment period last month after All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry went down with a wrist injury but figured things out over the last two weeks with star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan taking over some of the playmaking responsibilities.
  • Russell Henley rallies for PGA win

    Russell Henley rallies for PGA win

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    And although trouble followed at the par-three ninth, he soon got hot again to triumph with a degree of comfort. The amateur guitar player made a career-best 10 birdies to surge past a faltering Kang Sung-hoon and clinch his third PGA Tour victory.
  • Bilic a big Wilshere fan

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    Wenger said the France centre-back still needs to undergo a scan, but that he could face a lengthy layoff. Jack Wilshere has NO FUTURE at Arsenal and should look for another club when his loan stay at Bournemouth expires at the end of the season, according to talkSPORT pundit Micky Gray.
  • LeBron, Cavs end rough March with 122-105 win over 76ers

    LeBron, Cavs end rough March with 122-105 win over 76ers

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    When it matters the most, the Cavs come away with win after win. Granted, we have no idea what goes on in the Cavaliers or any National Basketball Association locker room. "I will give whatever I have, and do whatever I have to do", George said. James guarded the opposing team's best player, Paul George, from the outset.
  • Islanders captain Tavares to miss final week of season

    Islanders captain Tavares to miss final week of season

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    The Islanders did just that in a 2-1 victory versus the visiting New Jersey Devils on Friday. New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) celebrates with teammate Michael Cammalleri (13), John Quenneville (42) and Damon Severson (28) after Henrique scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders Friday, March 31, 2017, in New York.
  • Adrian Peterson to visit Patriots on Monday

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    Peterson missed nearly all of last season with a right knee injury. Peterson, who ranks 16th all time with 11,747 rushing yards, became an unrestricted free agent on March 9 after the Vikings decided not to pick up their option, which would have paid him $18 million, including a $6 million roster bonus.
  • Federer advances to Miami Open semi-finals

    Federer advances to Miami Open semi-finals

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    But an inspired Berdych regrouped in the second and took advantage of a loose Federer service game to break for a 5-3 lead. Federer earned a match point while Berdych was on serve, but the underdog staved it off to even the match at 5-5, and the players soon entered into a match-deciding tiebreak.
  • Jack Del Rio doesn't want to spend time talking about Las Vegas

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    Employees with the sports apparel store in the Merced Mall said the Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas won't matter to fans who buy Oakland Raiders merchandise. The Raiders announced their departure on the heels of their first winning season in more than 14 years, going 12-4 to earn a spot in the playoffs. "But there are diehards and to them, it won't matter where we play".
  • Kansas coach to be inducted into Basketball hall of Fame

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    The Indianapolis native starred at Washington High School where he was named Mr. Basketball in 1969. Lobo graduated from UConn after that season averaging 16.9 points, fifth in program history, and 10.1 rebounds per game. With the Pacers he was named the 1975 Co-MVP with future teammate Julius Erving. He is the ninth-fastest coach to reach 600 wins (current overall record 623-192), has coached five consensus All-America first team selections, and had 17 players drafted in the first round ...
  • Lukas Podolski: England have stopped playing rugby under Gareth Southgate

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    It was England , however, who started the game on top and just moments after Jamie Vardy saw a penalty appeal turned down, debutant Michael Keane sent a strike, following a Ryan Bertrand corner in the seventh minute, just over the bar. Manager Gareth Southgate believes England should have beaten Germany as he heaped praise on his team following their 1-0 loss to the world champions.
  • HB2 repeal puts ball in NCAA's court for future events

    HB2 repeal puts ball in NCAA's court for future events

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    While implying to the public that they are seeking to repeal HB2, this so-called compromise bans one form of discrimination in the short term but by also banning local authorities from protecting their citizens from discrimination until 2020, opens a dirty window for more discrimination.
  • Rickie Fowler leads Houston Open

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    Rickie Fowler shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Sung Kang after the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday at Humble, Texas . Behind Fowler and Kang, Stewart Cink, Jhonattan Vegas, and Kyle Stanley all finished 6-under 66.
  • Dallas Sets Deadline For Tony Romo Decision

    Dallas Sets Deadline For Tony Romo Decision

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    He did literally nothing to rock the boat as Prescott became the guy and his reward for years of service to Jerry Jones is this. At the start of the month, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones laid out his plans for how to deal with his beloved quarterback turned third wheel, Tony Romo , a Dallas folk hero Wally Pipped out a job by Dak Prescott and on the path to employment elsewhere, whenever Jones chose to do something about it.
  • Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach

    Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach

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    And just like those gimmes, Archie Miller's official introduction to the IN community eventually will be forgotten. Arizona-Louisville? Done that a five times, too, including three since the mid-1990s. The die-hards are doubling down on the successful former Dayton coach to win the national championships - multiple - that athletic director Fred Glass demands.
  • Browns coach Jackson likes private workouts, not pro days

    Browns coach Jackson likes private workouts, not pro days

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    They haven't had an offensive player move that fast in decades. Jackson said it's premature to discuss Kaepernick's political protests, but the organization would need to talk about all of the variables if it decides to pursue him. Osweiler was a hero in Houston before even taking a snap, the possible final piece to a Super Bowl puzzle. The 26-year-old was one of the biggest busts in free agency last season after signing a four-year, $72 million contract with the Houston Texans .
  • Season ends in Sweet 16 for Wilmington's Kadeem Allen

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    After the celebrations following the Xavier Musketeers' defeat of No. 2 Arizona died down Thursday night, it was time for Xavier leading scorer Trevon Bluiett to answer questions from the media . And now, Arizona is out of its chance to reach the Final Four, something that's eluded Miller for his career. Mal is not the classic Xavier senior who has spent the last four seasons building a cache of memories in the minds of fans, but he has made the most of his one season.
  • Tunnel bust-up mars Man United's 3-1 win at Middlesbrough

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    There's still [Wayne] Rooney and [Michael] Carrick, the last faces of that generation, and a new group of players who have to adapt. He has not scored in the League since September and Mourinho acknowledged but played down the problem. United claim the fifth spot as Arsenal falls to the sixth position after losing (1-3) against West Brom Albion. He has also become the integral figure for Wales, scoring 12 goals in 17 games between 2015 and 2016, including three goals in their sensational ...
  • Holland sack head coach Danny Blind following dire defeat to Bulgaria

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    Only the group winners are guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russian Federation. The Netherlands, three-times World Cup runners-up, also failed to qualify for Euro 2016. "But the first half was such a deplorable level". "In hindsight it was not good for De Ligt to start, but that's hindsight". But Blind bemoaned the decision in a statement on Sunday.
  • Horror tackle sparks Twitter tirade... against the wrong man

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    Everton team-mates Seamus Coleman and Ashley Williams will lead their respective teams tonight, but there will be no pleasantries until after the final whistle. Martin O'Neill's side pushed for a late victor but had to settle for a point, which keeps them in second place in Group D four points ahead of Wales after five games.
  • Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes F1 boss

    Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes F1 boss

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    He can, however, expect a stiff challenge from team-mate Max Verstappen, with this season potentially offering both drivers their first shot at fighting for the title. Wolff said testing in Barcelona had indicated "that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk", although there was no way of knowing for sure.
  • Seamus Coleman to have surgery today on double leg break

    Seamus Coleman to have surgery today on double leg break

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    He was visited by manager Martin O'Neill and his assistant on Friday night. "He's a really solid guy, strong mentally". "In the moment of a game it's a battle, it's two teams going at it, nation v nation". "It's exciting for me at the same time ", he says, adding that any homework done on studying Bale's free kicks could be a waste of time as the Real Madrid man is a one-off.
  • Patriots re-sign LB Hightower

    Patriots re-sign LB Hightower

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    One of the best available free agents this offseason tested the market, but is staying home. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported Hightower was returning to New England. Hightower has narrowed his choices down to the Patriots, Jets and Steelers, though there appears to be an obvious favorite in the sweepstakes. On the next play, Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson to seal the Patriots Super Bowl win.
  • Deulofeu happy at Milan despited Barca interest

    Deulofeu happy at Milan despited Barca interest

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    However, having reclaimed his place in the Spain squad under Julen Lopetegui, Deulofeu is keen to focus on the remainder of this term before attention turns to next season. "It is nice to hear things said about you but if I was to stay at Milan then I'd be happy". Both Barcelona and AC Milan have been linked with Deulofeu of late, after his impressive recent form.
  • Seahawks Sign Eddie Lacy, Want Him to Be Heavier

    Seahawks Sign Eddie Lacy, Want Him to Be Heavier

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    Woodhead got more guarantees from the Ravens ($3.25 million) than Eddie Lacy is getting from the Seahawks. The Seahawks being as active as they have been in the running-back market is a clear sign that they're not content with their young trio of backfield options: Thomas Rawls, C.J.