• Banned duo Steve Smith and David Warner get 'awesome' welcome
Banned duo Steve Smith and David Warner get 'awesome' welcome

The Australian run-machine will be making a return to top-flight after serving a one-year worldwide ban for his involvement in massive ball-tampering scanadal that took place during the four-match Test series against South Africa in March last year.

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  • Naomi Osaka inspired Bianca Andreescu to claim Indian Wells title
Naomi Osaka inspired Bianca Andreescu to claim Indian Wells title

The next couple of games, I did the same thing. "I've watched all these players play on TV so many times, so it's surreal to be able to play against them in front of awesome crowds at such prestigious tournaments". But the German repeatedly held the surging Canadian off before going ahead 2-1. Kerber won the next two games, breaking Andreescu t...

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  • Attitude adjustment key in McIlroy's win
Attitude adjustment key in McIlroy's win

McIlroy set the U.S. Open scoring record a year later with an eight-shot victory. Kyle Stanley (2017) and Paul Azinger (1987) are the only players to make birdie on the island-green 17th all four rounds. Yes, it would have been nice to maybe get another win, but it sort of made it all worth it, the fact that this win has come at this golf tournamen...

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  • Mike Trout's Path From Top Angels Prospect To $430 Million Deal
Mike Trout's Path From Top Angels Prospect To $430 Million Deal

Within days of signing his record-setting 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies last month, Bryce Harper was openly talked about recruiting Mike Trout to the City of Brotherly Love after the Angels outfielder and New Jersey native's contract expired after the 2020 season.

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  • Walton defends LeBron after Knicks defeat
Walton defends LeBron after Knicks defeat

Then, the loss to the team with the NBA's worst record only added fuel to the fire. LeBron James drove left, the No. 4 scorer in National Basketball Association history needing a basket to beat the worst team in the league. "And that's it. Everything else comes secondary, they only want us to go out and perform at a high level and play the game...

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  • Examining Chelsea path to potential Europa League glory in Baku
Examining Chelsea path to potential Europa League glory in Baku

Spanish duo Valencia and Villarreal should be considered underdogs, but will have beaten a big team if they are to make the final in Baku. "I'm really very happy for him". Several first-team players were rested in the midweek trip to face Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League , but majority still had to make the 2,600-mile round trip.

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  • Federer reaches Indian Wells final after Nadal’s withdrawal
Federer reaches Indian Wells final after Nadal’s withdrawal

After spending two and a half hours on the court, the Canadian faced his first break point with a great forehand victor on Thiem's court, however with the Austrian, Dominic Thiem serving for the match Thiem closed out the match 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4.

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  • Liverpool's Klopp: No concern over players' nerves after Fulham win
Liverpool's Klopp: No concern over players' nerves after Fulham win

The Senegal forward made it 11 goals in his last 11 games by converting a cut-back from Roberto Firmino in the 26th minute at Craven Cottage. Jürgen Klopp praised his players' reaction to shipping an unlikely equaliser at Fulham and welcomed a "sensational result" as Liverpool rallied late to move two points clear at the top of the Premie...

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  • Bangladesh cricketers fly home from New Zealand
Bangladesh cricketers fly home from New Zealand

Bangladesh's cricket team arrived home on Saturday after its tour of New Zealand was abandoned following the Christchurch mosque shootings a day earlier. The attack took place just after 1.30 pm local time. "We (are) extremely lucky . never want to see (these) things happen again. pray for us", Rahim tweeted.

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  • Champions League quarter-final: Klopp reacts to Liverpool's draw with FC Porto
Champions League quarter-final: Klopp reacts to Liverpool's draw with FC Porto

The Dutch centre-back plays out from the back with composure on the ball and a wide range of passing, while he's a real leader on the park for Jurgen Klopp's team. And now, as if his defensive prowess wasn't enough, Van Dijk has started to add goals to his repertoire as well. It was positive, and we will see if it stays positive when he goes outs...

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  • Manchester United are looking forward to the clash with FC Barcelona
Manchester United are looking forward to the clash with FC Barcelona

Sadio Mané was on fire again, as he has been throughout 2019, emphasized by his ridiculously brilliant opening goal, supplied to him by the constant colossus that is Virgil van Dijk , who found the back of the Bayern net inbetween Mané's strikes.

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  • Manchester United took 'big step backwards' in Wolves loss - Solskjaer
Manchester United took 'big step backwards' in Wolves loss - Solskjaer

Should United win at Molineux on Saturday night, it would take Solskjaer's record as manager to 15 wins from 19 games. The Norwegian said his side have "got to go again" after the worldwide break as they bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League and face Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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  • Eder Militao signs for Real Madrid from Porto
Eder Militao signs for Real Madrid from Porto

Bale has faced criticism of his form this season but a coach who has enjoyed success alongside the Welshman in the past has said: "I'm not going to speak about Bale's season up to this point". "The good thing is that all players are good here". Zidane was asked about that possible club-imposed ban and insisted Isco's only focus is on playi...

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  • Ryan Tannehill Traded From Miami Dolphins To The Titans
Ryan Tannehill Traded From Miami Dolphins To The Titans

It is a little surprising they did so without another viable quarterback option on the roster. The Titans sent a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft to the Dolphins for Tannehill and a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft.

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  • Premier League betting tips: Liverpool strikers can profit against Fulham
Premier League betting tips: Liverpool strikers can profit against Fulham

The most eye-catching of all those fixtures was the one between Barcelona and Manchester United while arguably, Liverpool have been handed the easiest opposition in the lot. Ajax will once again have the first leg at home and will look to try and upset Juve like they did against Real Madrid in the previous round. If we do not win the Ch...

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  • Russell Westbrook says Utah fans’ racist taunt led to verbal altercation
Russell Westbrook says Utah fans’ racist taunt led to verbal altercation

No matter if you like him or love him and the way he plays the game, the guy is one of the most loyal and down-to-earth guys I know, and that guy just took it too far on the other end. "As bad as social media is, the good thing of social media came out when they went through everything that he's said about Russ, about other people, in his little ...

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  • European champions Real Madrid clinch Sh6 billion deal to sign Brazilian star
European champions Real Madrid clinch Sh6 billion deal to sign Brazilian star

The young Brazilian defender only signed for the Portuguese club in 2018 for £5 million. Little is known about Eder given his lack of experience in European football . Militao was named as the best defender in the competition for five consecutive matches. Predominantly a centre-back, Militao is similarly adept at right-back and has even been k...

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  • Lewis Hamilton predicts a tough battle in Australian GP
Lewis Hamilton predicts a tough battle in Australian GP

Mercedes struggled to find a suitable auto balance in the opening week and while the team's fortunes appeared to improve with a raft of aerodynamic updates introduced for week two, Hamilton suggested that the gap to Ferrari was " potentially half a second " after the final day of pre-season testing.

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  • LeBron James trade was ‘contemplated’ by Lakers
LeBron James trade was ‘contemplated’ by Lakers

James also missed 18 games earlier this season after suffering a groin injury on Christmas. It is unlikely to be enough to extend the Lakers' season, but James believes they will be playoff contenders in the future. Although the Lakers found a way to finish the game and come out victorious, James's injury was a turning point that led to a downwar...

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  • Football world reacts to blockbuster Odell Beckham Jr.-Jabrill Peppers trade
Football world reacts to blockbuster Odell Beckham Jr.-Jabrill Peppers trade

The NFL stole sports headlines on Monday when Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr . was traded to the Cleveland Browns in a blockbuster move. Beckham has missed 16 games over the last two seasons, but he was still very productive in 12 games last season (77 catches for 1,052 yards, six touchdowns).

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  • Odell Beckham Jr. Traded to the Cleveland Browns
Odell Beckham Jr. Traded to the Cleveland Browns

The 12th overall pick in the 2014 National Football League draft and a three-time Pro Bowler, Beckham had the best three-season start by a wide receiver in Giants history. That second third-round pick is one that Cleveland acquired from the Patriots last offseason. Yeah, it is. Because it's insane. In that interview, he also criticized quarterb...

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  • Ronaldo hat-trick leads Juventus into quarter-finals
Ronaldo hat-trick leads Juventus into quarter-finals

Remember when Juventus spent £99.2m on a 33-year-old? Juventus was runner-up in the Champions League in 2015 and 2017. A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick was all that was required for Juventus to qualify for the quarter final of the UEFA Champions League .

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  • It looks like Le'Veon Bell may have played himself
It looks like Le'Veon Bell may have played himself

The $16.5 million average annual value of the deal is the highest for an offensive lineman in the NFL . In the three seasons he played double-digit games, he's rushed for at least 1,000 yards. The exact numbers never came but this feels like it is less than the final offer the Steelers gave Bell before he forfeited his 2018 season. Over the week...

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  • Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer cruise as Novak Djokovic departs
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer cruise as Novak Djokovic departs

He broke back as Fratangelo served for the set to knot it at 5-5, and then raced to a 4-1 lead in the tiebreaker. After an action-packed day eight that saw the number three ranked player in the world, Alexander Zverev, fall to the hands of Jan-Lennard Struff, we move onto a star-studded day nine at the Indian Wells Masters .

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  • Michigan Basketball: Five Wolverines Earn Big Ten Honors
Michigan Basketball: Five Wolverines Earn Big Ten Honors

The Big Ten Tournament is upon us! In the first half, Michigan State had 9 turnovers and it was being out played in nearly every sense of the game and the Spartans were frantic. "I can't say enough about the two coaches before me who set the standard for me to follow". "He just couldn't go". News 10 will have coverage of the big game includi...

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  • Returning hero Zidane reportedly set to replace Solari at Madrid
Returning hero Zidane reportedly set to replace Solari at Madrid

Madrid return to action on Saturday, when they host Celta Vigo in La Liga . Solari failed to pick up the pieces after a disastrous start to the season from new manager Julen Lopetegui who lasted just three months. "The board of directors also agreed on the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as head coach of Real Madrid with immediate effect fo...

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  • DeSean Jackson Returning to Eagles After Buccaneers Agree Trade
DeSean Jackson Returning to Eagles After Buccaneers Agree Trade

The trade can not be made official until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Last month, new Bucs coach Bruce Arians had a long sit-down with Jackson , a conversation Arians said at the National Football League scouting combine "couldn't have gone better".

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  • Pep Guardiola: FFP allegations won't taint my Manchester City legacy
Pep Guardiola: FFP allegations won't taint my Manchester City legacy

As usual, Pep Guardiola's side dominated possession but against such a bank of defenders showing no intention of pushing forward, the match was more like an "attack v defence" training session. Gracia's changes proved more impactful, though, as Troy Deeney and Deulofeu were introduced, the pair combining with their first touches for the latter ...

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  • Sokratis insists VAR would have saved him from Europa League red card
Sokratis insists VAR would have saved him from Europa League red card

The best game on the Premier League schedule this weekend features Arsenal hosting Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Talk has turned to when, rather than if, the 46-year-old gets the job on a permanent basis after continuing his extraordinary audition as caretaker manager at the Parc des Princes.

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  • What we know about Michael Bennett's addition to Patriots
What we know about Michael Bennett's addition to Patriots

He earned $5.7 million in 2018 and is set to earn $7.2 million in 2019, which is what made him a trade piece for an Eagles team that has a ton of depth on the defensive line. With that being said, it looks like Bennett's first year with the Eagles will end up being his only one after the team announced on Friday their plans to send the veteran to...

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