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Stars playing for their Man City futures, says Pep Guardiola

Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on April 1, 2017. Obviously they play less games than the other ones. David Silva of Manchester City and Ngolo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Manchester , England.

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NCAA: NC back in running to host events after law change

Many fellow Democrats also were upset with the compromise , which got rid of the provision requiring transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to their birth certificate but kept state lawmakers in charge of future bathroom policies.

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NCAA Tournament: Who Will Survive and Advance in the Final Four?

If Williams-Goss with 23 points, wasn't the player of the game, it was Collins. Gonzaga took a nine point lead into halftime , but the margin didn't quell the efforts of a reinvigorated SC squad - the Gamecocks tied the game at 65 with 7:39 remaining in regulation.

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Australian cricketers are no longer friends:Virat Kohli

After losing the first Test match comprehensively, the Men in Blue came back strongly in the second Test . Steve Smith is proud of Australia's turnaround since the horrors of Hobart, but disappointment was the overriding emotion of the skipper after his side's eight-wicket loss to India in a Test cricket series decider.

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Federer to skip clay season ahead of French Open

Nadal put some early pressure on the Federer serve, carving out two break points in the opening game but the 18-time Grand Slam victor held firm. "I am at a very high level of tennis and I believe I am ready to win these titles". I'll say it again, you will win this tournament someday. "My knee was odd on the clay a year ago and my physio thought that was a good thing, not playing too much on the clay".

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Federer gets out of trouble against Berdych

Federer, who had won his last six against Berdych, had his set streak of 15 against the 31-year-old come to an end. Berdych was up 6-4 in the tiebreaker, but Federer rallied to tie and then used an ace to get ahead. On the men's side, Fabio Fognini became the first unseeded player in 10 years to reach the men's semifinals at Key Biscayne when he beat 2016 runner-up Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2.

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Senators back women in wage furor

Both parties agreed not to disclose the terms of the contract, but ESPN reported that $950,000 is scheduled to be allocated to the player pool by the end of the four-year deal. The U.S. and Canada have been the only teams to win gold, or silver, at the women's world championship , dating back to 1990. The agreement means the US women's team will return to the ice for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship , which begins in Plymouth, Michigan , on March 31.

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Rays' Longoria hits 1st home run of new major league season

It's more than just his three fantastic seasons with the Yankees that makes this so surprising, though. And it's what the Rays didn't do often enough last season, when they sank to the bottom of the AL East with their worst finish (68-94) since 2007.

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IU great George McGinnis voted into Naismith Hall of Fame

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self was chosen on Saturday for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. McGrady saw injuries cut his career short in 2012 at the age of 32 and did not play in college, but the former electric scorer will enter the Hall on the merits of a strong stretch during the 2000s.

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Nadal powers past Fognini into Miami Open final

I guess the best thing to do with this one is not to try and predict it, but to just enjoy it. The match ended on a note of controversy when, with Kyrgios serving at 5-4 in the sudden death tiebreak, the Australian missed a forehand when someone in the partisan crowd shouted out mid-point.

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Larson gets pole as qualifying washed out at Martinsville

And even Larson's team owner, Chip Ganassi, told USA TODAY Sports he gets "concerned" when the young driver jumps in a sprint auto, but he's not going to stop him. "You never know. Our cars are so good right now, maybe we could contend for a win", he said. Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Daniel Suarez, who backed his No.

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Federer sets up Nadal final after epic tussle

The Dane, a former world number one, had no answer for Konta who cruised to a 6-4 6-3 success. Federer and Kyrgios, 21, were on Friday played an intense match that was decided in three tiebreakers, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, while Nadal registered a confidence-boosting 6-1, 7-5 victory over Fognini to march into his fifth Miami final, reports Efe.

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Conte: Hazard Is Very Happy And Settled At Chelsea

The 26-year-old has thrived under his management, scoring 11 League goals and is a candidate for Player of the Year. "I'm very happy. It means I'm doing a great job". Chelsea have dominated this fixture in the Premier League era, winning 12 and losing just two of their last 18 league meetings with Crystal Palace .

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Suspended free agent safety TJ McDonald signs with Dolphins

He started every game past year and said it was hard being a free agent with the suspension looming. McDonald pleaded no contest to a lesser charge in January, and his suspension was announced Wednesday. A knee injury suffered during the 2016 offseason never recovered enough for him to play last season, though he did get some practice time in near the end of the year.

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Raiders Move From Oakland to Las Vegas

Hunt, who didn't actually make his decision until this past week, wanted the Raiders to stay in Oakland. Then again, Oakland fans have been through more than any fanbase or city, so you know whatever the outcome was, it was not going to be easy on either the Raiders or the city of Oakland.

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Real Madrid to Renew Contract with Isco

The defender has subtly claimed that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has used his powerful position at the club to obtain diverse favours and even questioned why both Messi and Neymar face allegations - referring to their legal battles.

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Brazil secure World Cup 2018 spot after beating Paraguay

Their 10th win of the qualifying programme takes Brazil nine points clear at the top of the South American standings and they need only one more victory to seal their place in Russian Federation next summer. Argentina dropped down the standings after losing 2-0 away to Bolivia at high altitude in La Paz, weakened by the absence of Messi as he began a four-match suspension.

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'We Are Getting There' as April the Giraffe Nears Giving Birth

Nearly a million people follow Animal Adventure Park's Facebook page for the latest news and updates on the world famous giraffe. Giraffes do not "bag up" with a full udder in the sense of a cow, dog, goat, sow. Giraffe mothers carry their young for about 15 months, and while April's caregivers observed breeding behavior between April and her mate, Oliver, in the middle of October 2015, it is hard to tell for sure if conception occurred, AAP owner Jordan Patch told Live Science in February.

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Tony Romo "Believes It's Texans Or Retirement"

When Broncos say they never discussed Romo and Browns say they never discussed Kaep someone needs to call BS. Tony Romo and Jason Garrett's relationship status is just as complicated as the quarterback's future in the NFL. We'll go from there... Teams like the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans have known that all along, which is why neither has shown a desire to trade for Romo.

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Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game preview

Oklahoma City cut a 25-point, fourth-quarter deficit to eight before Houston scored four quick points over the final 90 seconds to secure the win. By the looks of it, the team wanted to highlight the number of wins that their own triple-double guy is giving to the team than breaking some long-standing records but can not carry his team to victories.

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The Netherlands sack coach Blind after Bulgaria loss

After the match, Blind accepted responsibility for the shock defeat, which was sure to lead to questions about his leadership. "The blame is on me". "The first half was shocking", said the 33-year-old Bayern Munich winger. However, since that high, the Oranje have struggled to the realities of aging, with Robin van Persie already retired from worldwide soccer and Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder now in their 30's.

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Hamilton fights off Vettel to grab pole

The driver who replaced the world champion, Valtteri Bottas , lines up in third. "Great respect for Lewis, I think he had an wonderful debut ten years ago here", Vettel said. "I had a good start, which was risky although I didn't plan on it being quite so risky!" It was the first of four poor getaways - including Bahrain, Italy and Japan - that would prove nearly as costly in his battle for the championship as the mechanical problems that also beset his vehicle but this year.

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Del Potro beats Haase, sets up clash with Federer at Miami Open

The youngster gave Federer a run for his money in the first set taking it to a tiebreaker, but lost the second set cheaply, 6-3. Federer forced the mini-break immediately, and despite an admirable effort from Tiafoe at 3-2 to break back, he unveiled his full array of shots to close out the breaker and seal the set.

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Sebastian Vettel right to be positive after Australian Grand Prix qualifying

But I'm proud of what the team has done". The guys have just worked so hard to make this vehicle what it is today and to be out there - to be up here representing them. Bottas missed out on the front row by just three hundredths of a second, but Toto Wolff is happy with the progress Bottas has made since the start of the weekend.

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Max Verstappen: Red Bull just a bit too slow

While the comment was likely prompted by the tyres on the two cars being at different stages of the heating-up process, it reinforced the belief that Verstappen won't play second fiddle to Ricciardo. "If Ferrari were dominating and if Mercedes had dropped back a bit we could say yes we have lost a key component". Daniel Ricciardo insists that Red Bull is "not too far off" the frontrunning pace in Melbourne, despite the dark blue cars finishing FP2 in fifth and sixth places, a second off ...