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Sports Barty blasts past Kontaveit into biggest final of career in Miami
Author: 0 Barty blasts past Kontaveit into biggest final of career in Miami

Isner gained the early mini-break in the second set tiebreak and remained accurate behind his big serve to reach the final. "I believe that probably the best surface for him is this kind of a type of hard court here in the States where he's spent a lot of his time practicing, as well.

Sports Dominant Australia overpower Pakistan to clinch ODI series
Author: 0 Dominant Australia overpower Pakistan to clinch ODI series

The right-handed opener made 90 off 136 deliveries before Glenn Maxwell stepped up the scoring rate with a 55-ball 71 on a pitch that offered more assistance to the bowlers than the last two matches in Sharjah. Adam Zampa picked a four-wicket haul while Pat Cummins accounted for three wickets as Pakistan were bundled out for 186 runs in 44.4 overs. However, Maxwell finished the job with typical flare and creativity, before Australia's bowlers did the rest as the side sealed its sixth ...

Sports Eagles acquire RB Jordan Howard in trade with Bears
Author: 0 Eagles acquire RB Jordan Howard in trade with Bears

Howard is entering the final year of his rookie contract. Howard is one of only four running backs with more than 2,000 yards over the past two seasons. Of course not. Can Pace find an upgrade from both Davis and Howard next month in the draft? In Philadelphia, Howard joins an Eagles offense that is very similar to the one he leaves in Chicago.

Sports Tiger Woods wins ugly in Match Play return
Author: 0 Tiger Woods wins ugly in Match Play return

Just like that, momentum swung in his favor. A year ago, defending champion Dustin Johnson didn't win a match in group play. "The guys who have played this event have said that this is one of the more exciting events with the people and then the scenarios you have on the back nine", Woods said.

Sports Warriors suspend Jordan Bell one game for conduct detrimental to team
Author: 0 Warriors suspend Jordan Bell one game for conduct detrimental to team

While the rooms themselves are paid for by the team, anything else purchased at the hotel is not. In either case, Brown apparently was alerted of the charge and an internal investigation by the Warriors revealed Bell to be the culprit, and the cost for him was a game check worth almost $10,000 - likely far more than whatever he tried to get for free at the hotel.

Sports Receiver Jordy Nelson retiring
Author: 0 Receiver Jordy Nelson retiring

A former All-Pro and Pro Bowler. But Nelson will forever be remembered for teaming with quarterback Aaron Rodgers , and the wide receiver used his size and speed to terrorize defenses during nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers . Nelson walks away from the game ranked among the team's all-time leaders in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns. During the 2017 season, Nelson's final year in Green Bay, he told ESPN that he believed he had another legitimate chance to get back to a ...

Sports Kings XI Punjab win after controversial Buttler dismissal
Author: 0 Kings XI Punjab win after controversial Buttler dismissal

The dismissal widely known as " mankading " is considered to be against cricket's spirit of fair play and England's Buttler, who scored 69 off 43 deliveries, walked dejectedly back to the pavilion after an argument with Ashwin. Ashwin argued that with technological advancements, no bowler could remain deceptive for too long, adding that adaptability was the only way around. It was a game which will be talked more about that one incident which in many ways had a huge bearing on the result of ...

Sports NCAA Tournament Sweet 16: 5 strongest national title contenders
Author: 0 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16: 5 strongest national title contenders

Alexander had eight points, going a ideal 2-2 from the field and 4-4 from the foul line . That's despite the fact that they have been the No. 1 seed in the Big Dance three times and the No. 6 seeded DePaul in the first round and kept rolling with a 69-60 win over Iowa State University in the round of 32. Alexander was halfway to a double-double with 5 points and 5 rebounds in the first 20 minutes.

Sports Djokovic, Federer v Medvedev Today At Miami; Ferrer Out
Author: 0 Djokovic, Federer v Medvedev Today At Miami; Ferrer Out

He was anything but overawed by facing Federer and it was no surprise to see him wrap up the first set and leave the world number five with plenty of work to do. Krajinovic struggled badley with injury previous year, problems with his ankle, left foot and hand restricting him to just seven tournaments in the first seven months of 2018.

Sports Portugal v Serbia: Cristiano Ronaldo suffers hamstring injury
Author: 0 Portugal v Serbia: Cristiano Ronaldo suffers hamstring injury

It happens, it's football . That would see him out of this Saturday's clash with Empoli (5.30pm) as well as Serie A matches against Cagliari in mid-week and AC Milan next weekend. It has been eight months because I needed time for myself. That comes after a draw with Ukraine in their first qualifier last week. Portugal is really good team that is playing some of the best soccer in Europe and are capable of beating any team which is put in front of them and I believe they can ...

Sports Lakers James out of National Basketball Association playoffs
Author: 0 Lakers James out of National Basketball Association playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers are out of the playoff picture - nothing new in that sentence. While speaking with ESPN , Bryant expressed sympathy for his former team and attributed their struggles to the multiple injuries James and other key players faced throughout the year.

Sports Tyson Fury gets opponent for summer return
Author: 0 Tyson Fury gets opponent for summer return

Top Rank declined to discuss the details of Fury's fight because it is slated to be announced on Saturday night during the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card (10 p.m. Fury, who is still managed by Frank Warren, had several names on the list, but Schwarz stepped up for the challenge and is near a deal to bring him to his second fight outside of his native Germany.

Sports Luke Donald climbing back up golf’s mountain at Valspar Championship
Author: 0 Luke Donald climbing back up golf’s mountain at Valspar Championship

I'm thankful that I feel good and healthy and ready for a weekend. "I was patient for the most part and aggressive when I had opportunities". Bhatia (76-72) bogeyed his last two holes for a 72 and finished at 4-over 146 to miss the cut. But the British star has taken back-to-back titles multiple times as an amateur. "Of the guys on the leaderboard, he's the one I would want to be paired with, so it doesn't bother me", Casey said.

Sports Men's basketball: Wisconsin folds in 72-54 loss to Oregon
Author: 0 Men's basketball: Wisconsin folds in 72-54 loss to Oregon

OR (24-12) followed up its Pac-12 tournament title by outscoring the 21st-ranked Badgers 47-29 in the second half for a ninth straight win that sent it into a second-round matchup against UC Irvine (31-5) on Sunday. This is a group playing its best ball of the season at the best possible time , and that makes OR a sleeper to make a run in the tournament. OR forwards Louis King and Kenny Wooten said after the game that they had learned Happ's tendencies from film, and that anticipation ...

Sports As the Mueller Report Drops, a Transparency Fight Begins - Hit & Run
Author: 0 As the Mueller Report Drops, a Transparency Fight Begins - Hit & Run

According to the Washington Examiner , Trump was briefed fully on the report - including that Mueller recommended no further indictments - and is being kept appraised of updates to the investigation by attorneys on site. "Do you accept that no member of the Trump team engaged in that kind of criminal conspiracy with Russian Federation?" Under Department of Justice regulations, Barr is empowered to decide how much to disclose publicly.

Sports Liverpool captain Henderson: Trophy near misses stay with you
Author: 0 Liverpool captain Henderson: Trophy near misses stay with you

With promising teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi and 20-year-old Declan Rice joining an England squad already bolstered by the rise of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli, among others, Henderson is enjoying the fresh feel to a group that plays without fear.

Sports Papa John's Stock Up After Shaq Joins Company Board
Author: 0 Papa John's Stock Up After Shaq Joins Company Board

Shaquille O'Neal announced Friday that he will be the company's first African-American board member. According to the company's most recent proxy filing , Papa John's directors get an annual retainer of $50,000, an equity grant of at least $125,000, restricted stock, stock options and additional compensation depending on their roles.

Sports Ichiro walks off to loud cheers, Mariners beat A's in 12
Author: 0 Ichiro walks off to loud cheers, Mariners beat A's in 12

Destiny let the Oakland A's tie the score in the bottom of the inning, and destiny put Suzuki at the plate with two outs and the go-ahead run on second in the top of the eighth. He then teared up as he buried his head into Ichiro's shoulder. He was 0 for 1 with a walk and a popout in the 9-7 win over the A's on Wednesday. Kikuchi became the first Japanese-born player to make his major league debut in Japan.

Sports Angel Di Maria out of Argentina matches with hamstring injury
Author: 0 Angel Di Maria out of Argentina matches with hamstring injury

The matches mark a return to worldwide football for Lionel Messi , who has also been absent from Argentina's squad since the World Cup. Navarro says that all those factors make Messi the player he is today - something that might not be replicated in a Messi clone.

Sports Why is Pogba praising Real Madrid?
Author: 0 Why is Pogba praising Real Madrid?

However, Mourinho insisted he is not picky when it comes to his next challenge but is looking for a winning project. The former Molde man is said to have targeted the right-wing position for investment and it appears he's chosen Lozano as the man he wants.

Sports New Report Reveals Why Frank Howard Was Suspended For Syracuse-Baylor Game
Author: 0 New Report Reveals Why Frank Howard Was Suspended For Syracuse-Baylor Game

The senior guard poured in 28 points in the team's ACC tournament game against the Duke Blue Devils. Syracuse and Baylor are two of the few March Madness teams that still play a zone defense. Mason could change the outcome for the Bears if he can rekindle the magic he had with Yale in 2016, but that seems unlikely with how he's played lately.

Sports Wooden Watch -- Could a contender's run this weekend upset Zion Williamson's chances?
Author: 0 Wooden Watch -- Could a contender's run this weekend upset Zion Williamson's chances?

Whether it be paying its athletes or allowing them to receive gifts, the NCAA has to make a decision, or March Madness will turn into "March Sadness". The Aggies are 30-4 and haven't lost since January 3. "We really emphasized at halftime to come out in the second half and really punch them first", Barrett said, "So once we got that we were kind of able to sustain it throughout the rest of the half".

Sports Sorry Celtics, Sixers finally have a closer in Jimmy Butler
Author: 0 Sorry Celtics, Sixers finally have a closer in Jimmy Butler

Smart left without speaking to reporters. The big man who averages almost 10 free throw attempts per game this season and 8.5 per game for his career has managed just 6.0 free throws per game against Boston in those 12 games. That began an 8-0 Philadelphia run that got the Sixers back into a game they had trailed by double digits for most of the first half. "I didn't see it coming".

Sports Cowboys Sign Former Packers Star WR Randall Cobb
Author: 0 Cowboys Sign Former Packers Star WR Randall Cobb

All four of these tights ends coming into the 2018 season combined for career numbers of 12 receptions for 385 yards and one touchdown. Cobb took to Twitter Monday afternoon to share his thoughts on the deal. But Cobb would be an exciting addition to a Cowboys offense which has lacked "creativity" over the last few seasons, and is looking to reinvent themselves to a certain extent.

Sports Watch MSU Big Ten Title Game Online Free
Author: 0 Watch MSU Big Ten Title Game Online Free

The 10th-ranked Wolverines advanced with a 76-49 victory over Minnesota. He had 7 3-pointers in the game. Michigan's third-leading scorer, who was a big part of the Wolverines' 2018 run to the Final Four, has been battling an ankle injury, and even if he comes back, it could hinder both him and MI if he's not 100 percent.

Sports Mike Trout, Angels finalizing a 12-year, $430 million deal
Author: 0 Mike Trout, Angels finalizing a 12-year, $430 million deal

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke had the Major League Baseball record annual average salary at $34.4 million. No player in history has put up more wins above replacement through his age-26 season than Trout's 64.3. And, more than that, it gives them Mike Trout - the Mike Trout - for the remainder of a career that might well wind up among the greatest of all time.

Sports Lionel Messi 'wants Liverpool's Sadio Mane at Barcelona'
Author: 0 Lionel Messi 'wants Liverpool's Sadio Mane at Barcelona'

This was a bread and butter performance, the type it is said is the mark of champions. One prospective doubt is England man Jordan Henderson, who hobbled off with an ankle injury in the first half of the win at the Allianz Arena in midweek.

Sports Real Madrid Reignite Interest in David de Gea Following Zinedine Zidane's Return
Author: 0 Real Madrid Reignite Interest in David de Gea Following Zinedine Zidane's Return

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has refused to rule out a Manchester United summer swoop for Gareth Bale . Subs: Ceballos , Valverde, Mariano. However, he could become a regular starter for just about any Premier League team. In a separate report on the BBC from Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy offered to sign Bale on a one-year loan move, but having not offered to take enough of Bale's massive salary on-board, the offer never officially made its way ...

Sports Sergio AGUERO victor sends Manchester City to FA Cup semi-finals
Author: 0 Sergio AGUERO victor sends Manchester City to FA Cup semi-finals

Earlier in the day, Watford had already secured their name in the hat for the semi-finals draw with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Whilst Newcastle bowed out at home to Watford in the FA Cup fourth round, the very same Watford who are now in the semi-finals, now facing Wolves for a place in the final.

Sports Carlo Ancelotti Reacts To Arsenal Draw In Europa League
Author: 0 Carlo Ancelotti Reacts To Arsenal Draw In Europa League

Giroud completed his ideal hat trick - goals with the left and right foot and one with his head - in the 59th minute with a towering header from a Willian free kick to make it 4-0 as the rout continued. "I think I have a few nice years in front of me". I'm very happy he was able to play for 90 minutes. "It's important for me to stay mentally strong for the rest of the season, stay fit and work on my body so when I get the opportunities I can do well and help the team".

Sports Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells
Author: 0 Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells

Assuming he does take to the court, Nadal will face his great rival for a 39th time , looking to improve his winning record to 24-15. Nadal confirmed he would also skip the upcoming Miami Masters and aim to recover and prepare for the claycourt season, targeting a return at Monte Carlo April 14-21.

Sports Raonic ends lucky loser's run at Indian Wells
Author: 0 Raonic ends lucky loser's run at Indian Wells

The 22-year-old Swiss, who knocked out world number one and defending champion Naomi Osaka on Tuesday, won 6-3 4-6 6-3 for her sixth victory this year over opponents in the world top-10. "I was struggling, I think, a little bit with myself since the beginning of the match", Pliskova said. She was a royal flush dealt on the first hand, a Volkswagen bug winning the Indy 500.

Sports Barcelona vs. Real Betis
Author: 0 Barcelona vs. Real Betis

Messi's goals sent Barcelona 10 points clear of second place Atletico Madrid , taking a decisive step towards the title, but for those watching, the eighth wonder of the world was more important, more significant than the big picture. There are 10 rounds remaining, but with Messi and his teammates playing at this level and with such a large cushion of points, only a complete collapse could deny Barcelona a 26th league title and its eighth in 11 years.

Sports Real Madrid to sign Porto's Militao in 50m euros deal
Author: 0 Real Madrid to sign Porto's Militao in 50m euros deal

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have been among those linked with a move to Madrid , with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez joking on Monday, "I would like them both". Zidane's side face a Celta Vigo outfit who are 18th in the table, a point adrift of safety, and also recently changed bosses, with Fran Escriba replacing the Miguel Cardoso.

Sports Patriots, Steelers interested in signing Golden Tate
Author: 0 Patriots, Steelers interested in signing Golden Tate

In the aftermath of their decision to trade away superstar receiver Odell Beckham , the Giants have insisted that they have a plan without telling us what that plan is . Tate caught 90-plus passes in four straight seasons for the Lions and earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2014. The Lions discussed an extension with him a year ago but had numbers lower than he was looking for.

Sports Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi
Author: 0 Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi

A couple of goals tonight would put him well in contention to win the Golden Boot, although it will be silly to rule out Cristiano Ronaldo , who turns things on in the knockout stages and is now on four goals. Ousmane Dembele could be set to miss Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final first-leg through injury. They met again in 2011 semifinals, when Messi scored twice to help Barcelona eliminate Real Madrid .

Sports Tiger Woods 'right on track' for Masters
Author: 0 Tiger Woods 'right on track' for Masters

It's easy to feel good about Molinari, who is coming off of an impressive win at last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational . Woods, though, is quick to dispel those rumors but admits the neck stiffness had been bothering him for several weeks.

Sports 49ers, Chiefs agree to terms on Dee Ford deal
Author: 0 49ers, Chiefs agree to terms on Dee Ford deal

ESPN's Josina Anderson also reported Ford would receive a five-year deal for $87.5 million once the trade becomes official. Ford posted a career-high 13 sacks last season and led the National Football League with seven forced fumbles. His breakout campaign came one year after an injury-riddled 2017 and two years after a breakout campaign in which he registered 10 sacks and 17 quarterback hurries.

Sports Packers signing Adrian Amos away from Bears
Author: 0 Packers signing Adrian Amos away from Bears

Tuesday , one year after the Packers tried - and failed - to lure restricted free agent cornerback Kyle Fuller away from their rivals, they landed safety Adrian Amos . The Packers certainly aren't afraid to pay for upgrades. The Green Bay Packers missed the 2018 National Football League playoffs, failing to reach the postseason for the second straight year.

Sports Ibaka, Chriss ejected after trading punches
Author: 0 Ibaka, Chriss ejected after trading punches

After an exchange with Chriss as the Toronto man tried to buy a cheap foul, Ibaka lifted himself from the floor and hurled himself at his opponent, with both men then appearing to throw punches before they were ejected. Led by Kawhi Leonard , the Raptors are confident of going all the way in the east and then maybe even uprooting the Warriors when it comes to the National Basketball Association finals (if the Warriors make it this time).

Sports Minnesota Vikings sign Anthony Barr: Grade, reaction and more
Author: 0 Minnesota Vikings sign Anthony Barr: Grade, reaction and more

After telling the New York Jets he meant to sign with them, linebacker Anthony Barr got cold feet, changed his mind and informed the Vikings that he will be returning to Minnesota, a source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Barr will instead remain with the Vikings. Barr has spent all five of his National Football League seasons with Minnesota, earning Pro Bowl nods in each of the past four years.

Author: 0 Tyrann Mathieu to sign three-year, $42m deal with Kansas City Chiefs

The Texans entered the offseason possessing a strong relationship with Tyrann Mathieu, nine seasons of history with Kareem Jackson and a possible either-or decision to make regarding which of their two free agent safeties to re-sign. The NFL free agency frenzy is underway and the opening day did not go well for the Houston Texans. With Morse's departure, the Chiefs will likely turn to Austin Reiter as their starting center.

Sports Wales survives Scotland fightback, keeps Grand Slam hopes alive
Author: 0 Wales survives Scotland fightback, keeps Grand Slam hopes alive

While Wales dominated the first half, on their way to a 15-6 lead, Scotland responded by having much the better of the second half. Scotland kicked off this Guinness Six Nations with an efficient home win over Italy and then produced a vibrant first half against Ireland .

Sports Indian Wells 2019: Naomi Osaka -
Author: 0 Indian Wells 2019: Naomi Osaka - "I Sleep Kind of Early"

Nishikori did not play in Indian Wells last year due to illness, falling outside the Top 30 of the ATP Rankings for the first time in six-and-a-half years after the tournament as he continued to recover from a wrist injury. Kohlschreiber put together a consistent all round display resulting in a 6-4,6-4 straight set win. It was just her eighth match of the year. "It was a tough battle, fighting, staying there physically, tennis-wise, mentally also", said Wawrinka, a three-time Grand ...

Sports National Football League trade rumors: DeSean Jackson headed back to Eagles
Author: 0 National Football League trade rumors: DeSean Jackson headed back to Eagles

According to ESPN , the Eagles will send a sixth-round pick in this year's draft to Tampa and also receive a seventh-rounder in 2020. Jackson , 29, spent the last three seasons in Jacksonville racking up 18.0 sacks from the inside. Malik Jackson #97 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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