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by | March 20, 2017 | 09:02

The Jayhawks have played solid basketball in these first two rounds of the tournament. Jackson, a Detroit native, was heavily recruited by Michigan State , but ultimately chose Kansas because he said the Jayhawks were closer to a national championship.

by | March 20, 2017 | 08:41

Lecomte, who hadn't scored the entire game, scored eight points in 45 seconds to put the Bears up 73-67, and Baylor led the rest of the way. Lecomte stole USC's momentum with his 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 4:40 remaining. Speaking to the media after the game, per ESPN Central Texas' Paul Catalina , Lecomte said he "couldn't hit anything" despite receiving open looks.

by | March 20, 2017 | 08:32

Asked if the 24-year-old is now ready for a competitive debut of fire, however, Rodgers replied: 'I think so. "International football is about technique, speed, mobility and a tactical awareness to play at a high level, and Stuart has good attributes in that area".

by | March 20, 2017 | 08:14

Yelena Isinbayeva's election to a key role within Russia's anti-doping agency (Rusada) has been criticised by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). "There remains significant work to do". While denying allegations of state-sponsored, systematic cheating, Putin said his country should acknowledge its anti-doping failures. "We are open to all kinds of inspections", said Kolobkov, speaking after Reedie.

by | March 20, 2017 | 08:13

Pakistan cricket fans have not seen world-class worldwide cricketers play in their nation after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team in 2009. Thousands of troops, backed by air support, patrolled the area. More than 8,000 police officers and soldiers guarded the surroundings of Gaddafi Stadium and the route both teams took to the stadium on the weekend.

by | March 20, 2017 | 07:52

The three starting guards for SC combined for 60 of the team's 93 points against Marquette in the first round . Miami, Fla., scored the game's first 10 points against Michigan State before the eighth-seeded Hurricanes fell by 20. Count on tight defense from both teams. Davis' sixth field goal of the night, a contested layup from the left block, came a minute later and capped a 9-0 Gamecock run that established a 67-57 lead midway through the quarter.

by | March 20, 2017 | 07:20

It is understood that the 27-year-old centre-back was found at his home in the Bluebell Hill Gardens area of the city, in the shadow of the club's Brandywell Stadium, yesterday evening. Tributes poured in from around the Irish football community with players, ex-players, and clubs offering condolences. "Thoughts with his family and friends".

by | March 20, 2017 | 07:15

Liverpool took advantage of Manchester City's tempo dropping from the start of the second half and James Milner gave the Reds the lead in the 51st minute. Philippe Coutinho's form since his return from injury is not a concern for Jurgen Klopp , who is trying to be patient with him. The Reds, who now trail third-placed City by a point, albeit having played a game more than their opponents this weekend, have collected 19 points from their nine games against their top-six rivals so far ...

by | March 20, 2017 | 07:15

The NFL Network reported last week that Cutler could visit the Jets, but that has not happened yet. The Jets are looking for a veteran quarterback to go along with young signal-callers Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. McCown has had a long National Football League career, but he has seldom had success. The veteran journeyman had been a potential target for Dallas via trade past year after Kellen Moore broke his ankle early in camp, though Cleveland's price was too high.

by | March 20, 2017 | 06:53

Michigan State was one of the finalists for Jackson, who also had a lot of showdowns with Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges . "It's huge for us it's huge for the economy, we don't want the Jayhawks to end, got to have the Jayhawks just a little bit longer" John Jones said.

by | March 20, 2017 | 06:23

Miami has also grabbed possession of the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The turnaround for the Heat this season is nothing short of phenomenal, but the team still has plenty of work to go. Whiteside had 28 points and 16 rebounds in the first meeting. Whiteside also added to his season totals in the blocks department with one more. Heat point guard Goran Dragic had 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 assists, and Miami shot a season-best 58.8 ...

by | March 20, 2017 | 06:15

Dame Vera has always been a staunch supporter of the British troops, so she was understandably distressed to learn that pigeons - loyal birds who served their country by delivering vital messages during both world wars - are being shipped to the Continent each year before being forced to fly across the hazardous English Channel.

by | March 20, 2017 | 05:16

He did, however, finally produce a significant contribution with a lobbed assist for Valencia to score Everton's 78th-minute second within a minute of coming off the bench before confidently beating Jakupovic twice in added time. "It has felt like an eternity to get back", he added. "I've run it through my head over and over again growing up as a kid so to finally do it I kind of got lost to be honest".

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:25

Durban won the right to host in September 2015, after being the only city left bidding. Late last month Liverpool major Joe Anderson expressed an interest in taking over should Durban's hosting of the event fall through. It was known as the British Empire Games when first staged in 1930. "Having learnt lessons from other events, the SA government had no appetite to issue an open ended guarantee...the expectation that the SA government will have to provide more than what cabinet had ...

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:23

Manchester City will be looking to reduce the gap between them and league leaders Chelsea when they host Liverpool. Pep Guardiola had come in for criticism after City's 3-1 loss at Stade Louis II, but his side will approach back-to-back trips to Arsenal and Chelsea on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run in the league.

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:22

I mean, maybe. Pep is pretty crafty. Liverpool's hopes of winning the Premier League title faded during a poor January but three wins in their last four games have boosted their chances of a top-four finish. "We are one of these sides and that's good". "We had a phase between 50-70 where we had them and didn't close the game". Liverpool head into the worldwide break in fourth place - four points ahead of Manchester United, who have two games in hand.

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:20

Barca's weakness from set-pieces was exposed again a week on from conceding twice from corners in a 2-1 defeat at Deportivo la Coruna when Mangala powered home Dani Parejo's corner to open the scoring. Koke added Atletico's third before Joaquin Correa registered a consolation for Sevilla . The France global delivered a cross from a free kick for Diego Godin to head in the opener in the 37th minute then sent the ball fizzing in off the bar from a set-piece in the 61st while Koke tapped in ...

by | March 20, 2017 | 03:35

We usually win good games, but the bad games and the average games we need to be challenging too. "So of course we want to win titles". "Teams spend a lot of money, not just Manchester City ", Guardiola said. If I knew somebody who could do it better I wouldn't be here. "That is normal. But it can happen for any manager in the world and that sometimes you don't win".

by | March 20, 2017 | 03:07

The standout Kansas freshman proved true to his word in an opening-round 100-62 victory over UC Davis on Friday night, scoring 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting in his return from a one-game suspension for an accumulation of embarrassing incidents.

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:45

The group has pledged to fly Confederate battle flags at all major sporting events in South Carolina until the Confederate flag that once flew at the SC State House is displayed at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Per the AP , Greenville police forced the group to move 50 feet back due to "safety concerns if the flag tipped over". "The NCAA is proud and excited to host championships in the state of SC once again", said Dave Gavitt, the NCAA's senior vice-president of ...

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:28

What we've put in at practice, obviously we've got to do that tomorrow and deliver on the big stage. "Now we find ourselves in a position where we've got to fight hard on the last day to save the game". Yet they never managed to break the Australians. A dismissal that did nothing to quell the misgivings of non-striker Matthew Renshaw, as well as Shaun Marsh, Matthew Wade and Josh Hazlewood - the other left-handers who make up half the remaining wickets left up Australia's sleeve.

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:19

Fellaini got the ball rolling when he headed home Ashley Young's cross in the 30th minute. But what the Portuguese failed to mention was that, under his tutelage, United have generated a palpable level of harmony and collective spirit this season.

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:18

The Cardinals held a double-digit rebounding advantage (33-22) over MI but they couldn't knock down perimeter shots as Louisville ended Sunday's game at 25 percent (5-for-20) from three-point range. Louisville's pressure defence forced only six MI turnovers and the Cardinals wound up just 5 of 20 on 3-pointers. Mathiang, a senior who likely played his last game for Louisville and will enter the National Basketball Association draft, finished with 13 points off 6-7 shooting while Adel, a ...

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:06

Aguero was on target, equalising with a close-range finish from Kevin De Bruyne's low right-wing cross to cancel out James Milner's penalty, but he wasted three opportunities to score the victor in the closing minutes at the Etihad Stadium.

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:05

A minor injury for Divock Origi means we expect him to miss out having featured from the start in last weekend's 2-1 win against Burnley. "Emre has an outstanding attitude", said Klopp. And Klopp does not believe fatigue is catching up with his players heading into the final 10 matches of the campaign. "I think it's part of football that these things can happen".

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:51

It also comes amid a greater sense of urgency about the threat because of North Korea's rapid progress toward developing the means to strike the US with a nuclear-tipped missile. China recently announced it was suspending coal imports that are an important source of revenue for North Korea for the rest of the year in adherence with United Nations sanctions.

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:26

Substitute Rudy Gestede scored as nearly brought Boro back into the game but Antonio Valencia scored a late goal to kill off any hopes of a comeback. Valdes's outing started well as he made a fine low stop to deny Marcus Rashford six minutes into the contest after the young striker raced in behind the defence onto Lingard's pass.

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:23

MI lost it when Moe Wagner picked up his second foul just three minutes into the game. All four average 27.6 minutes or more, with all but Mykhailiuk playing 30-plus. Kamari Murphy leads in rebounds with 7.5 while Newton leads in assists with 3.4 per game. Adding a wrinkle to the difficulty of preparing for Bridges and Ward is the one-day turnaround in the second game of the tournament's weekend.

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:22

Kevin Kisner also deserves to be treated with great respect. Racing with friends earned Kisner a suspension last spring at straight-laced Palmetto Golf Club, a SC institution founded in 1892. The four-time major victor was
one-over for the day after six before going eagle-double bogey-birdie in his next three holes. He failed to win any of those events.

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:22

And, not long after the whistle blew to signal a narrow 3-2 victory, Ndidi found his own unique way to pay tribute to the man who we hope will one day be nicknamed "Bardiola" . 'In parts of the second half we were very good. Following the match, Bilic said : "I'm very disappointed and very frustrated. He's pulled out some crucial saves over the last couple of weeks".

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:16

Jaylin Walker had 23 points and Jimmy Hall Jr. added 20 for Kent State. On a day of upsets in the NCAA Tournament - namely over No. 6 seeds - Kent State was hoping to pull off the biggest one of the tournament. He was helped to his feet and was a bit wobbly, but the freshman returned to action and finished with 15 points , four rebounds and three assists. However, only two days removed from their victory in Dayton, the Aggies were unable to slow a Kansas team making its 28th straight NCAA ...

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:15

Trump had branded China a currency manipulator stealing American jobs and also threatened to impose 45 per cent tariffs on Chinese goods. U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson met today (March 19) with China's president Xi Jinping, which is the highest-level meeting between the Trump administration and Beijing to date.

by | March 19, 2017 | 23:55

Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic return for The Potters against top-of-the-table Chelsea . "I just think it detracts from what a good player he is". Mark Hughes has accused Chelsea's top scorer Diego Costa of turning to "the dark arts" during Stoke's 2-1 defeat to the league leaders. Having exited the Champions League in disappointing fashion, what Man City need to do to salvage something out of a largely underwhelming season is finish as high as possible in the league i.e second.

by | March 19, 2017 | 23:35

Frankfurt grabbed a good start into the game and nearly broke the deadlock through Danny Blum, who forced goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to make a save. "We were better in the second half, controlled the game". Leipzig are second on 49 after Mario Gomez grabbed the victor for the visitors with his eighth goal of the season as the Wolves celebrated their first win under coach Andries Jonker in his second game in charge.

by | March 19, 2017 | 23:18

You have to make that process and when you arrive in a semi-final, play like a contender, play like you are able to win. That is the normal situation, my career is the exception. But there is little time to dwell on the loss with the battle for places in next season's Champions League so tight. Liverpool will undoubtedly be concerned by having Manchester United breathing down their necks, after the Red Devil's victory over Middlesbrough earlier this afternoon.