• Slaven Bilic: 'Arsenal deserved it' - Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United - Reaction
Slaven Bilic: 'Arsenal deserved it' - Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United - Reaction

Despite their predicament, Bilic said he has not even contemplated relegation and that he has never once questioned belief in the work he is doing with the club despite pressure mounting over his position. However, they have lost just one of their 15 matches against sides in the bottom half of the table (W11, D3) prior to the latest round of matche...

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  • Did blown call cost Gonzaga a championship?
Did blown call cost Gonzaga a championship?

That's an impressive stretch of victories, one befitting a team that was hell-bent on avenging last season's buzzer-beating defeat on the championship stage. And one more , just to be on the safe side since, you know, the national championship and all. The offense was really not great. Berry led all scorers with 22 points.

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  • LeBron Downplays Cavs Showdown With Celtics
LeBron Downplays Cavs Showdown With Celtics

The Cavaliers have won three in a row entering the game, but they're still trying to right themselves after going 7-10 in March. Thompson didn't travel with the team and his status against the Celtics is uncertain for tonight. "It'll be a fun game", Jefferson said. "I definitely didn't come here to sit, wearing the same sport coat". It will be a go...

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  • Practice rounds resume, patrons returning to the Masters
Practice rounds resume, patrons returning to the Masters

The Masters is the lone major where Johnson has never been a real factor. But he's seeking his first major championship win. The Northern Irishman has since won the U.S. He missed the cut in Houston on Friday, but publicly at least sounded an upbeat note. Johnson's performances have drawn praise from across the golfing world, including from forme...

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  • Tigers-White Sox opener in Chicago postponed because of rain
Tigers-White Sox opener in Chicago postponed because of rain

I don't think they really had a choice. "I believe we can, too". CHICAGO - The Guaranteed Rate Foundation is expanding its outreach to include White Sox fans as the team kicks off its first season at Guaranteed Rate Field, formerly U.S.

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  • Masters Odds Roundup: Johnson, McIlroy, Spieth Betting Lines, Analysis
Masters Odds Roundup: Johnson, McIlroy, Spieth Betting Lines, Analysis

I get to the golf course and I just want to sit down. "The wind is supposed to be up", said former Masters champion Phil Mickelson. McIlroy has also shown a knack for finding hid way around Augusta National as of late, with three top-10 finishes in his last three starts.

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  • Tar Heels get it right this time, bring home the title
Tar Heels get it right this time, bring home the title

Aside from the first-round matchup against the Texas Southern Tigers, the run was hard for UNC, with the Arkansas Razorbacks and Butler Bulldogs providing tough challenges in the second and third rounds, respectively, before the Tar Heels were able to pull away.

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  • Cubs, Maddon become first to use no-pitch intentional walk
Cubs, Maddon become first to use no-pitch intentional walk

Let me clear this up: Martinez had struck out six batters at the time and hadn't walked anyone. To some it's the Daytona 500 or the Indianapolis 500. For Martinez, his clutch moment on the first day of the season might indicate this year will go in a better direction than any of his previous ones.

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  • South Carolina postpones national title celebration
South Carolina postpones national title celebration

After twenty minutes of Championship basketball, the Gamecocks would lead by ten, 36-26. It certainly doesn't define this team or this season. Each of the numbers had a specific meaning with 1 symbolizing one goal, one team, one dream, one family and one focus.

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  • Joel Berry II named Most Outstanding Player in 2017 NCAA Tournament
Joel Berry II named Most Outstanding Player in 2017 NCAA Tournament

It happens in every sport, at every level. Which team executes better on both ends? For a whole year, the North Carolina Tar Heels wondered if they'd get another chance. It was the best and most important shot of his career. Not on Monday, though. Can Gonzaga neutralize UNC's advantage inside? Hard to game-out a scenario in which it won't b...

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  • Fifth Inning Sinks Pittsburgh Pirates On Opening Day
Fifth Inning Sinks Pittsburgh Pirates On Opening Day

Monday is Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox as they get ready to take on the Pirates at Fenway Park . Porcello, who won 22 games past year, is making his first Opening Day start. And that summer, Sale was teammates with Josh Rutledge and Steve Selsky and he faced Jackie Bradley Jr . Bradley, who's coming off a breakout 2016 season, also ...

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  • Gonzaga, North Carolina preparing for national title game
Gonzaga, North Carolina preparing for national title game

And North Carolina's past four recruiting classes have ranked sixth (2013), third (2014), 10th (2015) and fifth (2016) in the ACC, according to 247 Sports. They knocked out Duke, beat Baylor and sent home SEC rival Florida. Berry really struggled to shoot the ball on Saturday, and will now face the daunting task of going up against Nigel Williams-G...

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  • Mississippi State's William ready for one last battle
Mississippi State's William ready for one last battle

SC head coach Dawn Staley signals during the first half against Mississippi State in the final of NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Dallas . The Bulldogs (34-4) will play SC for the national championship Sunday night in a matchup of two SEC teams. "Like I said we fought back in that second half, whi...

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  • Meeks shoots, and rebounds, and saves the day for Tar Heels
Meeks shoots, and rebounds, and saves the day for Tar Heels

Oregon has set single-season program records this year in points (3,000), field goals (1,069), assists (607) and blocked shots (241). Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks were scoreless over a good part of the first half. Jordan Bell has come up limping. Both teams struggled to score down the stretch, the Ducks eventually pulling within five with three...

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  • Gonzaga, UNC, Oregon, USC to hold open Final Four practices
Gonzaga, UNC, Oregon, USC to hold open Final Four practices

Ducks coach Dana Altman said limiting North Carolina's advantage will be a "priority for everyone who is on the floor", but one made more hard by the absence of Boucher, the team's second-leading rebounder. The Gamecocks came out of the East Regional as the seventh seed and is probably not on very many people's brackets today. "I don't pat ...

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  • Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell misses practice with illness
Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell misses practice with illness

On the Gamecocks' roster, nobody does it better. SC guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) puts up a shot against Florida during the second half of the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in NY.

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  • Early Entry Tracker: Lonzo Ball (unsurprisingly) declares for 2017 NBA Draft
Early Entry Tracker: Lonzo Ball (unsurprisingly) declares for 2017 NBA Draft

Fox was also seeking revenge for the team's earlier-season 97-92 loss to UCLA at Rupp Arena, one of Kentucky's five losses during the regular season. On a night when Adebayo was surprisingly unproductive (just two points and four boards), Fox and Monk carried Kentucky with 60. It marked Kentucky coach John Calipari's first return to Memphis...

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  • Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors
Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

Wisconsin pulled off a memorable victory after beating overall top seed and defending national champion Villanova in the second round on a game-winning reverse layup by Nigel Hayes with 12 seconds left. He cited Oregon's Midwest Regional final victory over Kansas as the most impressive performance of the NCAA Tournament and noted that SC argu...

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  • Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care
Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care

As negotiations went on, Sanford stayed quiet about his position on the legislation. The opinions of those who might have gained the most from the bill - better-off Americans - matched those of the public overall. I think last week proved that theory wrong. "You all know that he does that in various forms, including Twitter ", Ryan said. Our...

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  • NFL owners revamp video replay for officiating
NFL owners revamp video replay for officiating

In fact, McKenzie said Carr is such a team player that the 26-year-old is in no hurry. The San Diego Chargers - led by owner Dean Spanos - moved to Los Angeles on January 12 and less than 15 months ago on January 13, National Football League owners approved the Rams' move from St.

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  • Nike, Under Armour to Battle It Out in Final Four
Nike, Under Armour to Battle It Out in Final Four

Here is a look at the current power ratings for the remaining four teams. "I do think it's a huge advantage that Roy, his players, his staff members, everyone at the university, being through it as recently as a year ago", he said. There has certainly been no team as surprising as the South Carolina Gamecocks. The two communicated this week, wi...

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  • Why Dolphins owner Stephen Ross voted against Raiders' move to Las Vegas
Why Dolphins owner Stephen Ross voted against Raiders' move to Las Vegas

A little more than two months after the Chargers announced they would leave San Diego for Los Angeles, the NFL's 32 team owners voted Monday morning to approve the Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas. "I've never been a Warriors fan", Bobbitt said, "because they never used the name". "We're done. We're done". The NHL has an expansion team opening in...

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  • Defoe's ideal return in England win
Defoe's ideal return in England win

England completely dominated possession but barely tested Ernestas Setkus's goal as their passing lacked pace. Southgate faced some criticism for picking Defoe for his squad, but said that the veteran had been a great example for his younger players.

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  • Oregon, UNC, South Carolina, Gonzaga fill out Final 4
Oregon, UNC, South Carolina, Gonzaga fill out Final 4

Whatever the atmosphere was on Friday night, it was unexpected, mostly because no one thought SC would be through to a regional final, let alone a Sweet 16. I don't care how hard it gets. It's hard to claim any team from a traditional Big Six conference is a Cinderella, but in historical terms, SC is as close as you could get.

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  • Kentucky Vs. North Carolina Live Stream
Kentucky Vs. North Carolina Live Stream

Kentucky's Malik Monk hit a ridiculous, contested 3-pointer to tie the game with 10 seconds on the clock, but North Carolina's Theo Pinson raced down the court, dished a pass to Luke Maye, and Maye, a former walk-on, swished a game-winning jumper.

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