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Turner, one of the instrumental figures in the Dodgers World Series run previous year, was hit by a pitch on Monday night (March 19) in a pre-season game against the Oakland Athletics . He stepped into the national spotlight in the postseason previous year with his long hair and giant red beard, earning NLCS MVP honors after hitting.333 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI against the Chicago Cubs.
  • Federer dispatches Hyeon Chung : Indian Wells

    Federer dispatches Hyeon Chung : Indian Wells

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    Coric came from behind to win 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 for a first victory in four attempts against Anderson. The pair faced a re-match of their Australian Open semi-final - in which Chung had retired hurt - but the South Korean failed to improve his record against the world No 1.
  • Chicago pulls out as potential host city for 2026 World Cup

    Chicago pulls out as potential host city for 2026 World Cup

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    The candidate cities were announced in advance of the final bid submission Friday to the world governing body of soccer in Zurich. As well, the bid agreement requires local governments to cover the entire cost of security, something that should make British Columbians wary after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games experience where the original security estimate of $175 million ballooned to an actual cost of $900 million.
  • Titans sign cornerback Malcolm Butler to multi-year contract

    Titans sign cornerback Malcolm Butler to multi-year contract

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    While fans pout and stomp their feet over the lack of free agency moves, Butler is the very example of why in Belichick we have trusted all these years. "They probably thought I was kind of late on the game plan", Butler said . With his future now set in a new uniform, Butler now has the chance to move on from a sour ending in New England and step right into a formidable starting secondary in the hope that he can continue his path to "shutdown corner" status.
  • Georgia finalizes agreement to hire Tom Crean as head coach

    Georgia finalizes agreement to hire Tom Crean as head coach

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    Georgia extended an offer to former Ohio State coach Thad Matta, but Matta announced Wednesday that he was turning down the job. He stayed there nine seasons and enjoyed a run to the Final Four with Dwyane Wade. Georgia has always been considered a job with a high ceiling because of the amount of talent in the greater Atlanta area. Crean was voted Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016, the same season he was a finalist for Naismith National Coach of the Year honors.
  • Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to Sign With Jets

    Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to Sign With Jets

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    With just nine snaps under his belt since 2015, it is risky for NY to put all their eggs in Bridgewater's basket, but he would be a good upside signing to pair with a rookie. Bridgewater was once considered the future of the Vikings . He signed a reserve/futures contract when the 2017 season ended. Bridgewater has thrown for 6,150 yards, 28 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 30 National Football League games.
  • National Football League free agent rumors: Ndamukong Suh visiting Saints Friday

    National Football League free agent rumors: Ndamukong Suh visiting Saints Friday

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    Considering the Dolphins recent cap situation, they couldn't continue to keep Suh's contract on their roster, mainly because he plays a position that usually doesn't pay defensive tackles that type of money. After being one of the worst defensively in 2016, the Saints managed to ranked 10 in scoring defense last season. The Times-Picayune Saints reporter Josh Katzenstein, Thursday's guest on "Dunc & Holder" and who covered Suh while he was with the Detroit News.
  • Kirk Cousins is missing piece for Vikings' Super Bowl puzzle

    Kirk Cousins is missing piece for Vikings' Super Bowl puzzle

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    But he, like Bradford, became a free agent and reportedly is set to sign with Denver. Expect around 28-to-30 touchdowns, those 11-to-13 interceptions he's thrown over the past three years to stay around the same and 4,000-ish yards. They'll be scary contenders for years to come if they finish the deal with Kirk . Cousins was a fourth-round pick by the Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • Djokovic out as Federer cruises

    Djokovic out as Federer cruises

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    Seventh seed Kevin Anderson took down Nicolas Kicker 7-6 (1-7), 7-6 (7-3) and South Korea's Chung Hyeon beat Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4. Federer, who regained the world No 1 ranking last month, is on a quest to make history in the California desert by winning an unprecedented sixth Indian Wells title.
  • Jamie Carragher suspended by Sky Sports after spitting incident

    Jamie Carragher suspended by Sky Sports after spitting incident

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    Jamie Carragher should remain in his role with Sky Sports despite being suspended for spitting in the direction of a 14-year-old girl, colleague Gary Neville has said. "Again, all I can do right now is apologise as much as possible". Four or five seconds. As the video began to blow up Sunday, Carragher apologized on Twitter , saying he had already reached out to the family involved.
  • I always enjoy playing with Aubameyang — Mkhitaryan

    I always enjoy playing with Aubameyang — Mkhitaryan

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    We feel the confidence is back", Aubameyang said. He played multiple times a week for Dortmund, but at Arsenal , because he is cup-tied for Europa League games, his outings have been more sporadic. "I can't play every three days, and that is frustrating". After losing to Tottenham Hostpur, Mancester City and Brighton & Hove Albion, Arsenal got back on track with a 2-0 win over Milan in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16, and it maintained its momentum against Watford on ...
  • Serena would rather face

    Serena would rather face "anyone else" besides Venus

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    Keys hasn't made it past the fourth round at Indian Wells in eight tries. Williams has said she spent "hours crying in the Indian Wells locker room" after the final, and would not return to the tournament until 2015. Venus told reporters that she never counted the 23-times grand slam champion as out of the match. The sisters have often said the other tennis playing sibling is their toughest opponent.
  • Lakers Fan Buys Billboards Recruiting LeBron James to LA, Trolls 76ers

    Lakers Fan Buys Billboards Recruiting LeBron James to LA, Trolls 76ers

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    Revenge is indeed sweet for Isaiah Thomas as the diminutive point guard led the Los Angeles Lakers to a blowout victory over his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers . LeBron James has an easy explanation as to why the Cavaliers have only won half their games since their massive roster overhaul in February: Half the team is injured.
  • UK Postgame Notes After Winning 4th straight SEC Tournament Title

    UK Postgame Notes After Winning 4th straight SEC Tournament Title

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    A frustrating regular season didn't do anything to deter Kentucky from continuing its dominance in the SEC tournament , as it earned a 77-72 victory over Tennessee in Sunday's championship game. Megan Calipari locked it up, threw away the key and is already driving that thing to wherever region Kentucky gets seeded into tonight. Kevin Knox added 18 points and Quade Green had 10 for the Wildcats .
  • Patriots to acquire DT Shelton from Browns

    Patriots to acquire DT Shelton from Browns

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    With free agency almost here, the Patriots made a decision to strengthen their front seven with the acquisition of defensive tackle Danny Shelton from the Browns . With some needs still on the team, getting a quality player like Shelton for so cheap is good. Shelton was a first rounder in 2015, so the Patriots will give him essentially a one-year audition and it's unlikely they will pick up his fifth year option as a former first rounder.
  • Eibar 1-2 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo the Saviour Again

    Eibar 1-2 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo the Saviour Again

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    Ivan Ramis headed in a deserved equaliser shortly after half-time but Ronaldo popped up six minutes from time to convert Dani Carvajal's cross, leaving Zidane delighted. Croatian playmaker Modric who had not kicked a ball since February 14 due to injury played a sublime pass to Ronaldo who fired the ball into the net from 12 yards.
  • Ireland win the 6 Nations after England lose to France

    Ireland win the 6 Nations after England lose to France

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    Ireland wouldn't have a Grand Slam shot against England next weekend if Sexton hadn't kicked a 45-meter dropped goal in the 83rd minute to beat France 15-13 in Paris in the opening round. Ireland made a few errors themselves, yet Scotland's were more costly. An attack from deep saw a Jones chip and catch and Hogg inside him with only the posts ahead.
  • Richard Sherman Visiting 49ers With 'Real Chance' He Signs

    Richard Sherman Visiting 49ers With 'Real Chance' He Signs

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    Sherman became a star in Seattle, bringing a brash attitude and willingness to speak out on any topic to go along with his stellar play. Sherman attended Stanford but spent the last seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. If he joined the 49ers, Sherman would also be reunited with his partner for one of the most famous plays in Seattle sports history - Malcolm Smith.
  • How to Watch Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace

    How to Watch Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace

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    Wilfried Zaha has scored in his last two Premier League games against Chelsea , including the victor in the reverse fixture for the Eagles' first Premier League win of the season in October. Palace's last win in the Premier League came in mid-January when they beat Burnley . Conte must decide whether to play Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud up front, or to continue with Eden Hazard as a false nine in tactics which were criticised following the lacklustre loss at City.
  • Arsenal shock Milan to ease pressure on Wenger

    Arsenal shock Milan to ease pressure on Wenger

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    Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger may not have always seen eye-to-eye over the years but the two still have tremendous respect for one another - as evidenced in Fergie's latest gesture for the Arsenal boss. "If you say something about what happened in the past, you are talking about different coaches - I prefer only to think about the future for Troy and all the players".
  • Tiger Woods Takes Lead At Valspar Championship

    Tiger Woods Takes Lead At Valspar Championship

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    ET. He headed Americans Nick Watney and Kelly Kraft, and South Korean Whee Kim by one stroke on a day when only seven players broke par . "For about fourteen holes I played really, really good and then I had some amusing stuff coming in", Scott told the US PGA website.
  • Alabama players react to buzzer beater win over Texas A&M — Interviews

    Alabama players react to buzzer beater win over Texas A&M — Interviews

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    Sexton then got the ball in his hands via an inbound pass and sprinted down the court and swooshed a game-winning floater just before the buzzer to give the Crimson Tide the 71-70 win. "Six points, two blocks, three steals - he does a lot for us". Mustapha Heron is averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Bryce Brown is averaging 16.4 points and 1.8 assists.
  • Emre Can to decide on Liverpool future at end of season

    Emre Can to decide on Liverpool future at end of season

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    We don't mind. A top Spanish club? "We are not concerned who we get, we don't mind. We are not afraid", Firmino said . 'There is a good development in Liverpool at the moment, it is a nice moment, but if you don't show up in a competition like the Champions League then no-one realises it, he said .