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NCAA baseball regional sites spread among 7 conferences

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Coastal Carolina (37-19-1) will not defend its 2016 national championship. All four of those teams got in by winning their conference tournaments. The Hurricanes were hit hard by the major league draft past year and beset by injuries. The at-large selection is Michigan's first since 2007, though the Wolverines advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2015 by way of winning the Big Ten Tournament, which serves as an automatic qualifier. Read More »

Bangladesh Suffer Woeful Warm-Up for Champions Trophy

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Players don't want to look around the field and see nerves - they want to see people they are used to seeing, those they have gone to work with in the past, and those they have absorbed pressure with together. As the cliché goes, the format means there is no room for error. Umesh, in particular, was impressive with his pace and variations. "They were bowling attacking lines and lengths, looking to be aggressive and looking to pick up wickets", he added. Read More »

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal future has been decided

Missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time since 1996 heightened pressure on the 67-year-old, before Saturday's FA Cup 2-1 triumph over Chelsea . Antonio Conte defended Victor Moses as "an honest player" who would not try to cheat a referee after the Nigeria global was shown a second yellow card for diving in Chelsea's 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley . Read More »

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

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He had a very hard second part of the season, but now he is back and we are very happy that we can count on him. Bale admitted to Lowe how Isco could get the nod from manager Zinedine Zidane against Juve in Cardiff . "You want to come back as soon as possible", he said. Rather than falter in his absence, Madrid have flourished. Zidane, however, has proved fiercely loyal to Bale, whose fourth season with Real has been blighted by a serious ankle injury and recurring muscle ... Read More »

Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012

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Murray's struggles coming into the second slam of the year have been well documented. Olivo was just a game away from knocking the Frenchman out of his home tournament when the match was stopped for bad light with the world number 91 leading 7-5 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 5-4. Read More »

Real Madrid: Zidane names Juventus' no.1 threat ahead of UCL final

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While they will be unable to contain Cristiano Ronaldo for a whole 90 minutes, they will do a good job to limit his chances. "And we already know what kind of player Isco is". Isco has thrived in Bale's absence. "It makes no difference to us if they play with three or four". He has enormous talent and, against Barcelona in Turin in the quarter-finals, he played an incredible game. Read More »

Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes dead at 77

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The report quotes the caller as saying that the victim was suffering "serious bleeding" and "is not completely alert". He is not completely alert... Many fans and colleagues took to Twitter to share their condolences for the Ohio-born newscaster as well. Ailes also suffered from other health issues and had undergone multiple surgeries, including joint replacements. Read More »

Huddersfield Town wins soccer's richest game, promoted to EPL

Which is why something like this is so special - the noise, the colour.it's just brilliant. A lucrative new deal with the West Yorkshire club is apparently on the table and chairman Dean Hoyle will be desperate to keep his man. "Both teams didn't want to take a lot of risk, but you need to take responsibility on the ball, you need to take the initiative". Cue more rapturous applause. Read More »

Tomorrow too soon for Warriors coach

Barnes' offensive struggles were a big reason Golden State squandered a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals to Cleveland . Mercy, Don went bold with his prediction . While this Warriors team piled up lower regular season wins, 67-15, compared to a year ago when they broke the Chicago Bulls nearly unbreakable record with 73-9, this Warriors team is different in every aspect. Read More »

Kerr not well yet, hasn't ruled himself out of Game 1

On Thursday, LeBron James will take the court for The Finals in a seventh consecutive National Basketball Association season. And then LeBron James in his prime. "It's one of those legacy things that we'll sit down and talk about forever, people from our area just for this to come together like this is divine and it's special". Read More »

LeBron James Becomes NBA's All Time Career Postseason Points Leader

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Should they use the top pick, it would allow a top-tier player to be groomed under an already talented roster. "I think it's just the joy of being able to compete for a championship", James said . In 2014, James chose to go back to Cleveland in order to bring the Cavaliers their first NBA Championship. "And honestly we didn't want IT to go down", Irving continued. Read More »

Ronaldo becomes all-time leading scorer across top five European leagues

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What do Real Madrid need to do to win La Liga? Barcelona lost a thriller at Balaidos earlier in the season while Celta have already tasted victory against Madrid this season, knocking them out of the Copa del Rey. Although Celta have been in a awful run of form, coach Eduardo Berizzo sees the chance for redemption in Wednesday night's high-profile fixture, which had been postponed from February's original date after safety concerns at the Balaidos stadium caused by bad weather. Read More »

Twitter reacts to Cavaliers pulling away from Celtics in Game 5

The win gives Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and leaves them firmly on track for a third consecutive NBA Finals showdown against the Golden State Warriors . He coming off of a 17 point, 17 rebound night in Game 4 and should be able to continue his dominance over the Boston front court in Game 5. The Cavaliers basically conceded the East's top seed to the Celtics at the end of the regular season by opting to rest its starters in advance of the playoffs. Read More »

NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL: Predators wary despite Game 1 win over Penguins

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No wonder Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan described his team's 5-3 victory over Nashville in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final as "bizarre". "I think we're going to be a good team still", MacLellan said. "We're not. So we just have to regroup now and get ready for the next game". They seemed content to sit back after they got the three goal lead and hunker down in a defensive shell. Read More »

LeBron Continues to Outsmart Opponents More Than Dominate Them

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And next week, we get the decider, a match-up that is virtually unprecedented in the modern history of major sports. It is the seventh successive year James has led his team to the finals , with four straight appearances for the Miami Heat preceding his return to Cleveland in 2014. Read More »

Penguins win Game 1 over Predators

The dynasty that once appeared so certain is again in the offing for the Pittsburgh Penguins . The dead catfish that some poor soul purchased and smuggled into the building and threw onto the ice to explode near the Nashville blue line probably would have been thrown no matter what happened in the game, because you don't stash a dead catfish in your trousers or somewhere for half an hour and then just leave it under your seat. Read More »

By the numbers at the NBA Finals

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The comeback on the Cleveland Cavaliers is +200. It's probably the Warriors stomping the Cavaliers, sweeping them out in four games, right? Wow! Withers must be a Fil-Am from the Bay Area. "Just because it was so close and we didn't get the job done", Curry told me. "They are the champions", said Kerr . "I plan to destroy and annihilate the Cavs". Read More »

Wenger Agrees 2-year Contract Extension at Arsenal

I don't know what that means. And maybe his last night managing an Arsenal team . We believe that Arsene Wenger has the support of the Arsenal board and, perhaps significantly, the support of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke . Wenger led Arsenal to the FA Cup this season . "Our season was incredible, to win the league in this way. We have played some games in a hostile environment and I never accept that". Read More »

Sale struggles, but Marrero hits 2 HRs to lift Red Sox

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The Red Sox will not have second baseman Dustin Pedroia for the remainder of the series. That it didn't happen was a failure that flipped the direction of this franchise and Sale's career. The White Sox selected Sale with the 13th pick in the 2010 draft out of Florida Gulf Coast University . I just think all things evolving for him - his work routine, his game preparation, all that is continuing to advance. Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2017: Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 5 live stream

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After Cleveland won their first NBA Championship a year ago against Golden State, the Cavs will be looking to solidify their careers with a second win in a row. The All-Star is coming off a series in which he torched the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, averaging 22.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists during the series . Read More »

Kerr to miss Finals opener

The combined regular-season record of MJ's postseason rivals was 1,981-1,053. - Kevin Durant (28.4 points per game) and LeBron James (28.3 ppg) rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in National Basketball Association playoff history in playoff scoring average. Read More »

Flawless postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' Durant

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There are going to be a lot of mood swings in this series, and I'm not just talking about Draymond. " You add more pressure to it? It's going to be very challenging". With all this said, James is still listed as the third favorite (+240) to win the finals MVP behind Durant (+200) and Stephen Curry (+210). That's why I relate to him so much. Read More »

Irving's 42 points power Cavs past Celtics

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With LeBron James in foul trouble , and the Cavs trailing the lesser-opponent Celtics by 16 points in the second quarter, Irving needed to get the Cavs going. LeBron James made history in the first half of Game 4 of the 2017 Eastern Conference finals . But it meant little as Boston never led in any of their home games in the series. Read More »

Hamilton pleased with seventh finish in Monaco

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel on his way to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. Kimi Raikkonen made an unnecessary pit stop at lap 34 which helped Vettel to build a 10 second lead within 8 laps. The Mercedes chief insists everyone is working towards making sure they finish above Ferrari come the end of the season but for now is enjoying the underdog tag. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers win title in six games? Here's how

Durant's playing in the Finals for the second time , the last coming when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder lost 4-1 in 2012 to James and the Miami Heat . "We just went out and did what we were supposed to do and took care of business". "We know it's going to be a battle". The ultimate championship rubber match , which most everyone expected the moment last year's Finals ended, begins on Friday (NZT) in Oakland and will cap what has been a predictable 82-game regular season and ... Read More »

Ideal postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' Durant

We're trying to take what they took from us past year". He single-handedly carried a depleted Cavs team to Game 6 of the 2015 Finals against the Warriors , sparked their historic comeback from 3-1 down in the 2016 series , and in these playoffs has actually found a way to BE BETTER . Read More »

Warriors sweep Spurs to reach NBA Finals

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The Warriors led by as many as 22 points in cruising to their third consecutive Finals appearance - they are seeking their second league title in three years. "I'm glad we got this done". "I told him the other day, 'I don't even want to talk about or think about anything other than winning this championship". Read More »

UK Police stop sharing intelligence about Manchester attack with US

The attack happened at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring more than 60, the BBC reported . The act prohibits them from sharing sensitive information regarding national security but also prevents them from sharing security information involving other countries. Read More »

Flawless postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' superstar

Remember when rest was all the rage? "I saw the quote from Kevin Love that he's surprised". The other key natural progression has been Durant's chemistry this season with fellow star Stephen Curry . "So it makes it even more risky when you equip that talent, that skill with those guys". Durant has a much better team and has become a much more complete player now in his first season with the Warriors . Read More »

My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom

With three-times National Basketball Association champion James in the best playoff form of his career and the Warriors on a revenge path, even the most casual fans may find it hard to turn away when the series begins on Thursday in Oakland . Read More »