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Serena has high expectations heading into Indian Wells

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Following the birth of her daughter, the 36-year-old superstar took several months off to recover from the difficulties she had during her pregnancy. That, and the chance to stick it to those who've tried to put her and her fellow females down all her life. Read More »

Mark Cuban investigated in 2011 for sexual assault at Portland nightclub

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She later alleged Cuban sexually assaulted her during their impromptu photoshoot. "I don't have any tolerance for what I've read", Cuban told Sports Illustrated . One appeared to show Cuban reaching toward the woman's buttocks. Meanwhile, Cuban "repeatedly and adamantly denied" the woman's allegations during a voluntary recorded interview with a Portland police detective, according to the memo. Read More »

Rams RB Todd Gurley is not happy about the Alec Ogletree trade

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ESPN first reported the deal. He led their defense in tackles during four of his five seasons, only failing to do so in 2015 when he played in just four games due to a broken leg. The Ogletree trade comes less than a week after the Rams shipped Robert Quinn off to Miami . Los Angeles finished last season fifth-worst in the National Football League at stopping the run, allowing 122.3 yards rushing per game and frequently struggling with stops between the tackles, where Ogletree needed to ... Read More »

Arsenal's confidence is shattered, admits Laurent Koscielny

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Just last week, Mkhitaryan said: "It is a pleasure to work with him. But we will fight until the end of the season", he is quoted as saying by The Mirror . Meanwhile, reports on Tuesday suggest Arsenal will call time on Wenger's reign should the club be eliminated from the Europa League. Betway's Alan Alger said of the result: "Football results were generally kind and once again we were on the right side of another abysmal Arsenal performance". Read More »

Houston Texans deny report that they are avoiding players who protest anthem

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In a discussion about players who were protesting during the national anthem , McNair said "we can't have the inmates running the prison", according to the network. Longtime former Texans left tackle Duane Brown , who raised his fist during the anthem in September 2016 and who was traded to the Seahawks shortly after the game at Seattle, noted that McNair addressed the team in 2008 and expressed his unhappiness at the electoral victory of Barack Obama. Read More »

Matic's late goal hands United comeback win

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That set the stage for Serbia midfielder Matic to score for the first time since his move from Chelsea past year with a blistering blast from the edge of the area in stoppage-time. But the comeback was completed with a sumptuous volley from Nemanja Matic in the 91st minute as he won three points for his side with his first goal for the Red Devils. Read More »

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo revealed

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But it looks completely different than any other Porsche in the line-up. Porsche claims the Turismo concept will hit 100 kmh, or 62.5 miles per hour, in "less than 3.5 seconds", and 200 kmh in "under 12 seconds". It's said that it will have 800-volt charging capability, which means it will have the ability to charge up to 200 miles of range in as little as 15 minutes. Read More »

Barca have not won La Liga yet - Valverde

The forward now has 539 goals for Barca and 61 at worldwide level with Argentina. It is his 373rd strike in LaLiga and the 13th he has netted in all competitions during 2018. Iniesta now has 10 days to recover before next week's Champions League second leg against Chelsea . It was entirely appropriate that Messi was the match-winner of this top-of-the-table clash with his brilliant first-half free-kick, because the Argentine has been magnificent throughout the campaign to lead La ... Read More »

How Davide Astori Fiorentina captain died

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Fiorentina captain Davide Astori , a defender who was capped by Italy 14 times, has died, the club announced. The Fiorentina captain was found in his hotel room on Sunday morning after passing away in his sleep aged just 31. Astori scored his only global goal in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup third-place playoff against Uruguay in Salvador, giving Italy a first-half lead in a match which finished 2-2. Read More »

British athletics great Roger Bannister dies aged 88

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At a time when the sub-four-minute mile was a goal of elite runners - and one that skeptics considered a barrier that the human body couldn't overcome - Bannister made history in a race on May 6, 1954, at Oxford University in England. Roger Bannister about to cross the tape at the end of his record-breaking mile run at Iffley Road, Oxford. He met with Sir Roger Bannister several times in the years before his death. Read More »

Shubhankar Sharma leads in Mexico as Paul Dunne struggles

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Among those is overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen, defending champion and World Number One Dustin Johnson and Thai star and Perth World Super 6 champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat. "But I put in a lot of work to get my yardages dialled in and I think that's very important here". 'I just wanted the first round to get out of the way, said Sharma, who has been hooked on golf ever since he was introduced to the game by his father as a six-year-old. Read More »

Teacher arrested after firing a gun in a US high school

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He stated other options include facility improvements and even arming teachers, although he said that is not his first choice. "I challenge you to disclose to me furnishing educators will make us safe", she tweeted to the NRA . But Dalton High Principal Steve Bartoo told reporters that "as far as I know he was fit to be at work". There they found a teacher had barricaded himself in a classroom. Read More »

Football rules body IFAB approve use of VAR at World Cup

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Infantino said during a press conference to announce the decision that "VAR would have a positive impact on the World Cup ". The cost of installing the system is 2.5 million euros for each division and will be used for four main points of controversy: whether a goal is legal or not, if a penalty should or should not be given, direct red cards and possible confusion of identity between players. Read More »

It's not "impossible" for Real Madrid to win La Liga - Zinedine Zidane

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Nonetheless, boss Jose Bordalas expects a tough test against Real , saying: "We always think about making a good game, but we know that to get something from there you have to touch perfection". The title will go down to the wire and we'll fight until the end. His moment did come, however, in the 78th minute when he headed in substitute Marcelo's cross at the near post. Read More »

Russell Wilson strikes out in New York Yankees spring training debut

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The Yankees acquired his rights in an offseason trade with the Rangers. Wilson struck out on a fastball high and inside from Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried . That also puts Wilson ahead of Adam Lind , who showed up before the game, a duffel bag packed with bats slung over his shoulder, after Brian Cashman rescued him from "Camp Jobless" down I-75 in Bradenton. Read More »

Vettel and Hamilton Expect Rivalry to Heat Up

It's hard to say whether the car's that much better or if it's partly... you know, how much of that is the track, and how much of that is the grip, and how much of that is the tires? Thursday witnessed a bumper day of action as the snow and rain finally cleared with 1,101 laps racked up by the teams compared to 725 on Monday, 736 on Tuesday and just 17 on Wednesday, 11 of which were claimed by carefree two-time world champion Fernando Alonso in his McLaren. Read More »

Tiger Woods to play PGA Tour events as part of Masters preparations

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The 42-year-old American will play in next week's Valspar Championship near Tampa and the following week's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando . "It means keep building my body, keep building towards April". The PGA Tour says he committed on Friday to play next week in the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook . Read More »

Liverpool can finish second in the English Premier League - Sadio Mane

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And Klopp has warned Liverpool FC's Premier League rivals that his team are out to do whatever they need to as they bid to finish in the top four once again. However since then, their form has flourished and they are now third, just two points behind second-placed Manchester United, but 15 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City . Read More »

Nirav Modi's US firm whets buyer interest amid probe

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The official said that the arrested auditor has been identified as M K Sharma, chief manager rank of PNB. It was found that jewellery designer Nirav Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi used letters of understanding that were fraudulently issued from PNB's Brady Road branch in Mumbai in favour of Hong Kong branches of Allahabad Bank and Axis Bank. Read More »

'Russia still not compliant on anti-doping'

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Last week, Rodchenkov told BBC Sport that the International Olympic Committee faced "the most important moment in its history" over whether to allow Russian athletes to parade with their national flag at Sunday's closing ceremony. This entire investigation was instigated by whistleblowing doctor Grigory Rodchenkov, who was director of Russia's anti-doping laboratory during Sochi 2014. Read More »

Stephen Jackson: Zaza Pachulia Plays Dirty to Compensate for Lack of Talent

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Pachulia, who had trailed the play, then fell directly on Westbrook's legs. The Kiwi center was asked if his Oklahoma City Thunder would feel the need to retaliate in the same way a starting pitcher would be tasked with pelting an opposing batter for a prior transgression of a brushback pitch or an intentional hit-by-pitch in a game. Read More »

Unai Emery: Neymar could still face Real, no operation planned

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Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte reported that Neymar would undergo surgery and need three months to recover, meaning he would return to first-team action in May, only one month before the World Cup begins. Although, the Real Madrid boss expressed a desire, before news broke on the nature of Neymar's injury, for Neymar to play. " Neymar is the first to want to play every match, he's very focussed on Real. Read More »

Lionel Messi Makes Two Records His on Historic Night for Barcelona

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The Uruguay striker then set up Lionel Messi to give Barca the lead in the 30th minute. With the victory, Barcelona maintains their undisputed contention for the league title by sitting comfortably at the top of the La Liga table with a difference of 10 points from second-placed Atletico Madrid. Read More »

Everyone Is Talking About What Ronaldo Did With Benzema

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Ronaldo took his 2018 goal tally to 12 with a brace either side of a cool finish from Bale, whose long-term future at Madrid has been the subject of speculation this week. Benzema had snapped a run of almost three months without a league goal by scoring against Real Betis last weekend and was one of Real's best performers in their fifth consecutive win in all competitions. Read More »

Five reasons why Liverpool will humble West Ham

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He's not only tightened things defensively, but they're flowing up front too. "They're flying, they're firing, and most will expect them to win and be second on Saturday night. "We're getting much closer to having a full squad". - Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in 19 Premier League goals this season (13 goals, 6 assists) - his best return in a single campaign in the competition. Read More »

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

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A good portions of the Chicago area could experience a period of freezing rain/ sleet/wet snow this Tuesday evening/overnight. Tilly said throughout Wednesday night and Thursday morning, temperatures were hovering at freezing but stayed high enough to limit the possibility of freezing rain and icy conditions. Read More »

Jose Mourinho praises Paul Pogba: 'He showed his professionalism'

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After good summer transfer business United were geared up to deliver success this season so to be so far off the pace against City and the gap getting bigger, there's real pressure on them to show that if they can't beat the top of the league, then they can beat teams around them. Read More »

Packers receive four compensatory picks in 2018 NFL Draft

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Green Bay lost the following free agents in 2017: Jared Cook , Micah Hyde , Eddie Lacy , T.J. Lang, Julius Peppers , and J.C. Tretter. The Arizona Cardinals , Houston Texans , Denver Broncos and Bengals were awarded the highest picks at the end of the third round: Nos. Read More »

Winter Olympics: What happened while you were sleeping

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Shuster's victory follows a particularly rocky Olympic path. The good news for Team U.S.A.is that they appear to be in prime position to finish no lower than fourth place. Kelsey Landsteiner, whose husband John Landsteiner is on the team , burst into tears after the win. 'Please understand this was a moment in time that I truly wish I could take back, ' Larocque said. Read More »

Tennis player Eugenie Bouchard and the USTA reach settlement

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Due to her injury, Bouchard also withdrew from the Japan Open, Wuhan Open, China Open and Hong Kong Open in 2015. Bouchard, 23, testified on Wednesday that she screamed in pain when she fell in a physiotherapy room at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, because her skin was burned by a cleaning spray applied to the floor. Read More »

Senators ship Derick Brassard to Penguins in three-team deal

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Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has made three trades since February 13 as the club appears to be planning for the future. Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Ryan Reaves prepares for a face-off during an of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Feb. Read More »