• Coutinho, Ernesto Valverde heap praise on improved Ousmane Dembele
Coutinho, Ernesto Valverde heap praise on improved Ousmane Dembele

After a hard debut season at the Camp Nou, the former Borussia Dortmund winger looked settled on Saturday and his football was free-flowing as a result. "We congratulate him and he will be there for his next game". The first leg finished 0-0. They're a strong side, they defend together. Barca will benefit from a fresh Messi against the Premier ...

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  • Jake Arrieta agrees to multiyear deal with Phillies
Jake Arrieta agrees to multiyear deal with Phillies

Combine that rotation with a newly acquired 1B Carlos Santana and a full season from rookie-sensation Rhys Hoskins, it's not hard to envision the Phillies being in play for a postseason spot in 2018. Sports Philadelphia first reported the agreement. It's not yet clear if the club has come around to the idea of a four- or five-year contract or i...

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  • Breaking down what to look for on NCAA Selection Sunday
Breaking down what to look for on NCAA Selection Sunday

USA Today : South Bracket playing in Atlanta, FSU No. 10 seed taking on No. 7 Texas A&M. Now that the 68-team field has been announced, the First Four games will be played March 13 and 14 . Wednesday's schedule for the 2018 Big 12 tournament featured four teams in two games fighting to keep their hopes for a spot in the field of 68 alive.

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  • Ugly win for Man United, uglier loss for West Ham in EPL
Ugly win for Man United, uglier loss for West Ham in EPL

The Football Association has "strongly condemned" the crowd disturbances, with West Ham launching a "full and thorough investigation" into the incidents. "We want the supporters behind us but you can't cross the line and come on to the pitch", Moyes told Sky Sports . "At the time we weren't that keen to lose anyone to our competitors but he made...

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  • DeShone Kizer heading to Packers in Damarious Randall deal with Browns
DeShone Kizer heading to Packers in Damarious Randall deal with Browns

The trade conversations surely were comfortable ones for Gutekunst, given that the Browns are now essentially Green Bay East with general manager John Dorsey and top personnel lieutenants Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith all being ex-Packers personnel staffers who worked with Gutekunst at 1265 Lombardi Avenue.

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  • Stephen Curry injures right ankle, ruled out for 2-game road trip
Stephen Curry injures right ankle, ruled out for 2-game road trip

The Davidson grad tweaked the ankle last week but did not miss any time because they had an extended period of time off between games. Curry suffered the injury with 9:38 left in the first quarter on a driving transition basket with Aldridge and Dejounte Murray defending.

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  • Bears had meeting with Ohio State CB Denzel Ward at NFL Combine
Bears had meeting with Ohio State CB Denzel Ward at NFL Combine

When people ask me why I watch the draft or follow the combine I have no answer. Edmunds' tape and workouts solidify him as a top player in this draft class. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Once again, the 2018 NFL Draft starts with the Cleveland Browns on the clock. His 40-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump are off the charts for ...

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  • Nashville's Democratic mayor resigns after affair with her former bodyguard
Nashville's Democratic mayor resigns after affair with her former bodyguard

The Nashville district attorney said in court on Tuesday morning that evidence would show Barry's affair cost the city between $10,000 and $60,000 in unlawful spending. Briley is a Democrat like Barry. The affair reportedly began in the spring or summer of 2016. Forrest's overtime pay more than doubled from 2014-15 to the 2016-17 budget year...

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  • Ichiro Suzuki to sign one-year deal with Seattle
Ichiro Suzuki to sign one-year deal with Seattle

Earlier today it was reported that the Mariners' Ben Gamel has an oblique strain that will put him out 4-6 weeks and that Mitch Haniger has hand tendinitis and hasn't taken batting practice in six days. The future Hall of Famer has 3,080 hits over his 17-year major league career. Three years later, he broke major league records with 262 hits i...

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  • Scott McTominay commits worldwide future to Scotland
Scott McTominay commits worldwide future to Scotland

If he's got that, it'd be very hard for him to play for England ". And Jonathan Norcroft of the Times reports McLeish has persuaded the Lancaster-born midfielder - who qualifies for Scotland through Glasgow-born dad - to switch his allegiance to the Tartan Army after England were also keen to make him their own and is expected to be select...

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  • Lionel Messi nets his 600th career goal with magical free-kick
Lionel Messi nets his 600th career goal with magical free-kick

Their season total for goals in La Liga is only 45. However, a pair of draws in Barcelona's last four games allowed Atletico to move back into the title race. It was one of those goals . Up front, the unsafe duo of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi will be the key men for Atletico Madrid to watch. Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann had been ...

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  • National Football League scouting combine: Saquon Barkley is a superstar in workout drills
National Football League scouting combine: Saquon Barkley is a superstar in workout drills

Another day. Another impressive showing from Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at the NFL Combine. He followed it up Friday with even more wonderful numbers: a 41-inch vertical jump , and 4.41- and 4.42-second times (unofficial) in the 40-yard dash.

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  • Backstage News On Brock Lesnar's Status, Ronda Rousey Joining Paul Heyman?
Backstage News On Brock Lesnar's Status, Ronda Rousey Joining Paul Heyman?

What viewers saw instead was his WrestleMania opponent Roman Reigns in the middle of ring, criticizing Lesnar for his absence on Raw . WWE has yet to issue an official confirmation regarding Lesnar's future in the coming Wrestlemania 34 .

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  • Why Neymar may miss Champions League clash against Madrid
Why Neymar may miss Champions League clash against Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar Jnr., has suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle, the club has confirmed. "It is true that, today, the chances of Neymar being ready [to face Real Madrid] are smaller than they were last Sunday [after the Marseille match]".

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  • National Basketball Association expresses shock and sadness at death of longtime agent Dan Fegan
National Basketball Association expresses shock and sadness at death of longtime agent Dan Fegan

Fegan, 56, was driving an SUV and tried to merge onto a highway when he was broadsided by a bus near Aspen, 180 miles west of Denver, Colorado. A 29-year-old woman and Fegan's five-year-old son were critically injured in the crash and were airlifted to the hospital.

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  • Areas around the Ohio River experience flooding
Areas around the Ohio River experience flooding

Flooding will continue to be a threat this week as more rain falls and runoffs continue, Accuweather said. Roughly 70 rivers were in flood stage as of midday Monday in the central United States of America, the National Weather Service said.

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  • Newcastle forward ruled out of Bournemouth trip
Newcastle forward ruled out of Bournemouth trip

But with the lack of goalmouth action, I thought it was going to be hard for us to find two goals. "These kind of situations we have to manage in a better way and we would have been talking about a great game, three points and that's it".

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  • Bale still important to Madrid, insists Zidane
Bale still important to Madrid, insists Zidane

Over their last seven matches, Real has scored an absurd 26 goals. BC-SOC-Spanish Roundup, 1st Ld-Writethru, 362 Ronaldo, Bale , Benzema all score in Real Madrid winAP Photo FS118, FS112Eds: Updates with Zidane quote, Leganes vs. The 28-year old Bale has not been able to find the net in his last six appearances and has been left out of t...

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  • Chiefs Cornerback Heading to Los Angeles
Chiefs Cornerback Heading to Los Angeles

After a few days of speculation about cornerback Marcus Peters' future in Kansas City, it appears he won't have one. Peters has made headlines throughout his career in Kansas City for more than his performance on the field. Peters has drawn the ire of some fans for refusing to stand for the national anthem, even though he has never explained wh...

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  • Browns receive no compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft
Browns receive no compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft

Some notable players the Patriots have selected via compensatory picks in recent drafts include defensive linemen Vincent Valentine and Geneo Grissom, offensive linemen Ted Karras and Cameron Fleming and linebacker Elandon Roberts. The Giants had fallen somewhere between 33-37 using the formula. Compensatory picks were previously not allowed to...

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  • Arsenal v Ostersunds FK confirmed line-ups: Mkhitaryan and Welbeck start
Arsenal v Ostersunds FK confirmed line-ups: Mkhitaryan and Welbeck start

Just 70 seconds later, the England youngster was turned easily by Ken Sema, who finished past David Ospina with aplomb - cutting the Gunners' aggregate lead to 3-2. "To come to Arsenal and take a 2-0 lead is not easy". Ostersunds, to their credit, kept an attacking threat alive but they couldn't find a third goal to prey on a nervous Arsenal...

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  • Trump pushes suggestions to prevent gun violence
Trump pushes suggestions to prevent gun violence

The president, a strong supporter of gun rights, is publicly weighing some gun control measures in the wake of the school shooting in Florida last week that left 17 dead. "I'm sitting with a mother that lost her son", he said through tears. Pollack called for increased security at schools, noting that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...

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  • Kikkan Randall wins gold in women's team sprint
Kikkan Randall wins gold in women's team sprint

Once Diggins realized she won gold, she celebrated and screamed with her teammate, 35-year-old Kikkan Randall . Team USA finally won their first medal for women's cross-country skiing Wednesday. "I am very proud of our performance, I was really digging deep today to get the power over the last 100 metres, but today US was too strong, and I reall...

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  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS comes at €195137 in Germany weights 3152 lbs
Porsche 911 GT3 RS comes at €195137 in Germany weights 3152 lbs

Moreover, the units improved by 15 kW (20 PS) increase and now results in developing 383 kW (520 PS). Taking that type of business to the street is a retuned, seven-speed PDK shifter. The package includes roll-over bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and a six-point belt for a sporty driving experience.

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  • American Golfer Bubba Watson Holds One-Stroke Lead In Genesis Open
American Golfer Bubba Watson Holds One-Stroke Lead In Genesis Open

He admitted that his physical struggles, including significant weight loss, sapped his confidence and even had him considering retirement."I was close ", Watson said. From an impossible lie in thick rough with his golf ball 2 feet above his feet, Watson's often-fragile focus zeroed in for one of the week's most entertaining shots, which landed abo...

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  • Sox land JD Martinez at club's price
Sox land JD Martinez at club's price

Obviously, Martinez getting $50 million over the first two years of his deal is quite the payday. Also on Monday, the D-backs signed centerfielder Jarrod Dyson to a two-year contract reportedly worth $7.5 million. The Red Sox finally appear to have replaced the offensive void left by David Ortiz upon his retirement after the 2016 season. The ...

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  • Michy Batshuayi Scores Brilliant Double In Dortmund's Comeback Vs Atalanta
Michy Batshuayi Scores Brilliant Double In Dortmund's Comeback Vs Atalanta

The Belgian worldwide joined BVB during the January transfer window on loan from Chelsea and the expectation was that he would fill the void left by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal . Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger is not anxious Michy Batshuayi might be priced out of a permanent move to the club if his goal-scoring form ...

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  • Pochettino apologises to Rochdale, has doubts over Kane
Pochettino apologises to Rochdale, has doubts over Kane

That has been made easier with the Lancashire club relaying their sub-standard pitch, forcing Pochettino into issuing a grovelling apology after initially sparking safety fears over whether their surface was suitable. 'If you say, " Tottenham are playing well but it is nothing if you don't win" - that is not true, ' said the Argentine. Tottenha...

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  • Chelsea target top-four finish, says Hazard
Chelsea target top-four finish, says Hazard

Jay Rodriguez , on for Sturridge, had a great chance to grab an opener after an bad defensive header from Victor Moses put him through on goal , but the striker drove his shot wide of the post. In the second half, Pardew revived his team in a bid to salvage something and brought on Olivier Burke for an ineffective Chris Brunt . Still, acros...

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  • Manchester City respond to 'disrespect' claims from Leicester boss over Mahrez pursuit
Manchester City respond to 'disrespect' claims from Leicester boss over Mahrez pursuit

We need to manage better, and we need also perhaps some others' respect". Mahrez had hoped to move to City on deadline day but the move fell through as Leicester valued him at £95 million but City were only willing to pay £65m. I think he must continue to work and progress, and find consistency. "We need to move on, for him he needs to kick on,...

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  • Canada leads team figure skating after ice dance
Canada leads team figure skating after ice dance

Canada won gold with 73 points, well ahead of Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation (66), and the Americans (62). The duo now have four medals each which ties the record for most Olympic medals won by a figure skater. "We recognize that. But what we do realize - and I think I learned this from Evgeni Plushenko actually - is a lot of things h...

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  • Who should the Indianapolis Colts hire to be their head coach?
Who should the Indianapolis Colts hire to be their head coach?

He was previously an assistant coach with the Colts from 2008-2011 and spent 13 years as an National Football League quarterback. That foiled the Colts' coaching plans, but do seem to have landed possibly a better head coaching candidate in the former of Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich .

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  • Winter Olympics: Teenager Red Gerard wins first United States medal
Winter Olympics: Teenager Red Gerard wins first United States medal

The 17-year-older from OH won the gold medal in slopestyle snowboarding. Now, he's the first member of the U.S. Olympic Team to take home a gold medal after stomping the final two jumps on his third and final trip down the course to move into first place.

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  • Watch Olympic mixed doubles curling U.S. vs
Watch Olympic mixed doubles curling U.S. vs

Outside of the US matches, Switzerland topped China and Finland to start round robin play 2-0. Other than their names, their jerseys bore only one tag: Olympic Athlete From Russia - a requirement of anti-doping penalties against their country.

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  • Cubs Reach 6-Year Deal With Yu Darvish
Cubs Reach 6-Year Deal With Yu Darvish

The Yankees surfaced as a possible destination for Darvish , but considering ownership's mandate to stay under the $197 million luxury tax, they wouldn't have been able to give him the contract the Cubs did, at over $20 million per year.

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