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Australia, New Zealand to meet in Sydney women's 7s final

Australia, New Zealand to meet in Sydney women's 7s final

However, England, in the first match of the day at Allianz Stadium, got into their stride quickly and captain Tom Mitchell and Dan Bibby crossed after Papua New Guinea were down a man following a yellow card . Emilee Cherry then propped, stepped and accelerated down the left wing to outsmart the Spanish defence and score Australia's second. But Quirk says Australia's superb form, which has seen them progress without conceding a point in any of their five games, means they could sleep soundly. Read More

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Hope to capitalise on the lead: Bumrah

Hope to capitalise on the lead: Bumrah

A half-century by Virat Kohli (54) and a patient defensive fifty by Cheteshwar Pujara helped India withstand a fast bowling barrage on the first day of the third and final Test against South Africa on Wednesday. Earlier, nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada frustrated the Indian bowlers for 114 minutes as South Africa reached 81 for 3 in 31 overs at lunch. He hit six fours during his stay at the crease, the highlight being a brilliant cover drive off Shami. Read More

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NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced

NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced

Besides Porzingis, the rest of the Eastern Conference reserves were Washington's John Wall and Bradley Beal, Boston's Al Horford , Cleveland's Kevin Love, Toronto's Kyle Lowry and Indiana's Victor Oladipo. Largely in part due to their team play but it's quite clear that they have been led by third-year center Nikola Jokic. This will be Durant's ninth consecutive All-Star game appearance and Curry's fifth. Read More

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Arron Afflalo throws huge punch at Nemanja Bjelica during fight

Arron Afflalo throws huge punch at Nemanja Bjelica during fight

Both Afflalo and Bjelica were ejected during the second quarter after the second incident within four minutes between the two players. Bjelica later said he was defending himself, calling Afflalo "wild". Then he took a swing at him. Afflalo did not give any statement about the incident immediately after the game. "I don't know what's wrong with that guy, but at that point I have to protect myself and my family". Read More

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Former Vikings on the Saints ready for first trip back to Minnesota

Former Vikings on the Saints ready for first trip back to Minnesota

Minnesota's linebackers and defensive front featuring Everson Griffin and Linval Joseph will also face the tall task of shutting down New Orleans' two-headed backfield of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara . Minnesota establishes the run game early while giving Case Keenum some easy throws to get his rhythm going. "I'd like to remind my friend Senator Kennedy that the Vikings kicked off this season with a win against New Orleans-and I know we can do it again!" said Klobuchar. Read More

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Pirates trade Yankees' target Gerrit Cole to Astros

Pirates trade Yankees' target Gerrit Cole to Astros

Musgrove pitched in 38 games (15 starts) last season for the Astros and went 7-8 with a 4.77 ERA. Cole will join former Cy Young Award winners Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander on a team that just won its first championship. He has one year of arbitration eligibility remaining. With Cole gone, Jameson Taillon and Ivan Nova will anchor the rotation ahead of Trevor Williams and Chad Kuhl . Read More

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Matt Patricia prefers Giants' job over Lions'

Matt Patricia prefers Giants' job over Lions'

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel , Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Green Bay Packers associate head coach Winston Moss and current offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter have interviewed for the job. In hindsight fate smiled on the Lions when former general manager Martin Mayhew wanted to hire Ken Whisenhunt in 2014. Best case for the Lions if they are zeroed in on Patricia is for the Giants to never make an offer. Read More

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Trump Mocked for Forgetting Lyrics to National Anthem

Trump Mocked for Forgetting Lyrics to National Anthem

Some say he appears to have gotten part of the anthem wrong too. However, many people watching on TV thought they spotted the President struggling with the words as the Zac Brown Band struck up. Nevertheless, the slack-jawed national anthem performance on Monday night was a bad look. "Singing along wouldn't be easy for him". Even though the USA president hasn't really spoken about these issues or lashed out at the "fake media" for stoking these fears, it looks like these speculations ... Read More

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Jon Gruden confirms he will call plays for Raiders

Jon Gruden confirms he will call plays for Raiders

The Raiders are clearly all in on Gruden. Looking for a fresh start in 2018, the Oakland Raiders officially introduced Jon Gruden as their new head coach at a press conference Tuesday. Tampa Bay hasn't been back to the playoffs since Gruden was sacked. It's about the tempo that we establish as a coaching staff so with that said, I got a lot to prove, I know that. Read More

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How to Watch Bills vs. Jaguars

The Bills' Cinderella story continues into the playoffs with an AFC wild-card matchup with the Jaguars in Jacksonville. It's not a Bills game unless tables are being broken. Buffalo allowed a league-worst 18 rushing touchdowns since trading Dareus and surrendered 148.7 rushing yards per game (second-most in the league during that span). Read More

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Raiders make it official: Jon Gruden is their new coach

Raiders make it official: Jon Gruden is their new coach

With Gruden's final game in the books, it brings to an end a partnership with Sean McDonough that hasn't been painted as being all that rosy. NFL Media reported earlier this week Gruden already has plans to hire Rams quarterbacks coach Greg Olson as his offensive coordinator, Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther for the same role in Oakland, and Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia as special teams coordinator. Read More

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In NDSU title win, Stick leads the way

In NDSU title win, Stick leads the way

It comes two years after he guided the Bison to the title game for an injured Carson Wentz, only to see the future National Football League quarterback replace him for the 2015 championship game. "Oh no doubt", says Houston. It left the outcome up to the Bison defense. "This matchup is exciting for the rest of the country, but it's exciting for us as well", Schor said at Thursday's media day. Read More

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Everton's Sam Allardyce comments on reported Spurs target Ross Barkley

Everton's Sam Allardyce comments on reported Spurs target Ross Barkley

Barkley cited his own injury as the reason for the change of mind back then - he hasn't played all season in fact, after undergoing surgery in July - though it seemed like that he really wanted to join Spurs instead. With Barkley's current contract set to expire at the end of this season, Everton look to have chose to cash in on him now rather than allow him to leave on a free transfer in the summer. Read More

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No Celtics video tribute tomorrow, per Isaiah Thomas request

No Celtics video tribute tomorrow, per Isaiah Thomas request

Celtics spokesman Christian Megliola said there would be no tribute video for Thomas "at his request"; Thomas said on Twitter that he wanted to hold off until he was ready to play, and have his family there. He returned to the team but re-aggravated the injury in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semi finals against the Wizards and did not play the rest of the season. Read More

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Multiple deputies down following domestic disturbance call at Colorado apartment complex

Multiple deputies down following domestic disturbance call at Colorado apartment complex

He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. Two civilians also were wounded by the suspect, the Sheriff's Office said. All of the officers were shot very quickly and went down within seconds of each other, Spurlock continued. US President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the shooting victims. Law enforcement agencies including the Parker Police Department, the Lone Tree Police Department, the Castle Rock Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol were lending assistance, ... Read More

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Liverpool announce deal to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton

Liverpool announce deal to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton

In fact, the report claims that a deal could even be fully agreed before the official opening of the transfer window on Monday - with talks progressing massively over the last few days. Virgil van Dijk has spoken of his joy at becoming a Liverpool player, after agreeing a world record switch from Southampton . Liverpool confirmed Wednesday an agreement had been reached to sign Dutch worldwide Virgil van Dijk . Read More

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