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In the women's draw Angelique Kerber , who will reclaim the world No 1 ranking on Monday, breezed to a 6-2, 6-1 second-round victory over fellow German Andrea Petkovic at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday. "If things get closer, then I think my better tennis is going to come". But in her Indian Wells opener on Saturday, she appeared to rediscover the form that led her to two Grand Slam titles a year ago.
  • Who Is 'Crying Northwestern Kid'? This March Madness Meme Is So Relatable

    Who Is 'Crying Northwestern Kid'? This March Madness Meme Is So Relatable

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    Wildcats coach Chris Collins got hit with a technical foul for protesting the no-call and Williams-Goss made a pair of free throws on the other end. Collins had a few big moments. Vic Law's rebound and dunk dialed up the volume and cut Gonzaga's lead to five. But there should be a YO, HE PUT HIS ARM THROUGH THE BASKET exception, for when a player sticks his freakin' arm through the basket and none of the refs say anything.
  • Golovkin outslugs determined Jacobs as knockout streak ends

    Golovkin outslugs determined Jacobs as knockout streak ends

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    The first major incident of the fight occurred in the fourth when Golovkin dropped Jacobs along the ropes with a pair of right hands. Golovkin and Alvarez still would need to win a fight apiece before their highly anticipated showdown would become a reality, but Golovkin's promoter thinks Golovkin going the distance for the first time in almost nine years might make Alvarez more comfortable agreeing to face Golovkin.
  • OSU falls to MI in NCAA Tournament

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    Walton wound up 6 of 9 on 3s, and Zak Irvin made four more in front of his hometown crowd. "It's Michigan State. No matter how their season is, there's a great tradition there", KU senior guard Frank Mason said Saturday. Ellis averages 5.6 points per game and 1.2 assists on an average of 19.1 minutes per game. The team relies heavily on freshmen as Miles Bridges leads the team in points (16.7) and rebounds (8.3).
  • The Ranger who has been most impacted by the World Baseball Classic

    The Ranger who has been most impacted by the World Baseball Classic

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    Then win or go home again. This time , in the military town of San Diego , the sentiments should be reversed, with most fans cheering for the U.S. in their bid to win the WBC title for the first time in the tournament's history. Posey's solo home run in the fifth brought the United States within two runs, and after Andrew McCutchen was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the sixth, Jones' second homer of Pool F made it a one-run game.
  • Klopp admits Coutinho was below par against Burnley

    Klopp admits Coutinho was below par against Burnley

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    City know they are in a scrap for a top four finish his season so a win against Liverpool is imperative, particularly with games against Chelsea and Arsenal to come straight after the global break. They are good, because Emre likes to be here. "I've heard about Pep Guardiola's style and all that stuff, but it is real football and it is hard to defend against them and a lot of teams have failed already".
  • Real's vulnerable defence faces test at home specialists Athletic

    Real's vulnerable defence faces test at home specialists Athletic

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    Ronaldo also contributed to the victor soon after Athletic had clawed their way back into the game, glancing Toni Kroos's corner to the back post where Casemiro was waiting to seal Real's fourth straight win in all competitions. "Now we don't have to think in the Champions League but in San Mamés", Zidane said. "It is what it is, we suffered at times, but we played well, we knew it was always complicated here, but we did what we had to do.
  • Lukaku scores twice for Everton after rejecting new deal

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    The hosts were leading 2-0 when Lukaku struck twice in added time to seal his side's sixth successive home league win. The Belgium global is the first Everton player to score 20 or more goals in a single season in Premier League history.
  • School puts brakes on Le'Veon Bell as fan's prom date

    School puts brakes on Le'Veon Bell as fan's prom date

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    Bell responded to Tarintino's tweet that same day and said, "welllll, a deal is a deal....see youu at your prom". " You can Google Mr. Bell ", school spokeswoman Terry Schuster said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . Bell was issued a two-game suspension for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence. But, per district policy, Bell can not go to the dance.
  • Giants planning to sign ex-Jets' QB Geno Smith

    Giants planning to sign ex-Jets' QB Geno Smith

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    Like receiver Brandon Marshall last week, Smith is leaving the Jets but remaining in the same stadium. Still, the Giants had Smith in for a visit last week in the early stages of free agency to talk about his potential role with the team as well as his recovery from the injury.
  • Steve Agnew: Aitor Karanka exit

    Steve Agnew: Aitor Karanka exit "difficult and emotional"

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    But today the players have trained well and we look forward to the weekend. The 43-year-old, who guided Boro from the Championship to the Premier League last season, was dismissed on Thursday with the team set to host Manchester United on Sunday.
  • Michael Owen predicts West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal

    Michael Owen predicts West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal

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    Matt Phillips is out as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury. "It worked well for him". West Brom's only win in the last 13 competitive meetings came at The Hawthorns last season . "Success is not down to me to judge". You try to do as well as you can. While these three exits could be filed in the "understandable" folder, considering neither had been in their respective jobs for more than three years, news emerging on Tuesday that first-team coach Boro Primorac could be ...
  • Goals guaranteed between Monaco and Man City - CL in Opta numbers

    Goals guaranteed between Monaco and Man City - CL in Opta numbers

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    It's not a fluke, it's a stylistic issue we have against deep-lying defences and teams who counteract our first press with a long-ball. "I know better than him how it works so when the results happen, always we are going to take decisions but I always feel in the good moments and bad moments - especially in the bad moments - his [sympathetic] reaction.
  • Vanderbilt's costly mental mistake gives Northwestern first NCAA tournament win

    Vanderbilt's costly mental mistake gives Northwestern first NCAA tournament win

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    The Wildcats hit one free throw and the Commodores' three-quarters court heave at the horn missed. Northwestern was in the double-bonus, so McIntosh went to the line , made both free throws, and Northwestern took the lead. Taking care of the ball takes some pressure off of the Wildcats' defense, and they are a fairly stout group in that department as well, as they've held opponents to fewer than 70 points in nine of their last 11 games heading into the tournament.
  • Guardiola: City exit my fault

    Guardiola: City exit my fault

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    When we play like the manager wants we can create problems for any team and if we'd started the game like we did the second half it could have been different. Every single player in the first half under-performed. And set-pieces are so important at this level. With the City defence increasingly troubled by Fabinho and Tiemoue Bakayoko another goal looked likely and it duly came on the half hour mark when Fabinho drove the ball past Willy Caballero.
  • Dawe To Start As England U20 Target Grand Slam

    Dawe To Start As England U20 Target Grand Slam

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    England will travel to Dublin seeking back-to-back grand slams and if they perform as they did on Saturday it is hard to see them failing to achieve it despite their record of only three wins from their last nine visits. "We just didn't show up today", the back-row forward said. In Eddie Jones' England team you see a lot of that relentless search for near perfection.