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Everton boss Ronald Koeman pledges to support injured Seamus Coleman

He hasn't said a word", Chris Coleman, the Wales manager, said. "In a derby game, you are going to expect some tasty tackles - but, as I said, within reason". Coleman will spend some time in Ireland as he recovers from surgery and he will soon come under the remit of the Everton medical staff. It puts things into perspective. [Full Article...]

Kohli has elements of Ponting and mine: Steve Waugh

Mumbai: Ex-BCCI president slammed Indian cricket board for compromising Team India Virat Kohli's integrity in the wake of controversies surrounding the ongoing India versus Australia Test series. "We have to concentrate a much more than what we have been doing and it is a handsome place in Dharamsala and it is just exciting for us as a team ", he said. [Full Article...]

Final Four teams set

Who had SC winning the East? The Pac-12 Tournament was played at Vegas' 18,000-seat T-Mobile Arena earlier this month. OR made it that far once before, in 1939, when it won the title. The No. 4 seed West Virginia Mountaineers looked solid in their win against Notre Dame, but couldn't carry that momentum against the No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs Thursday . [Full Article...]

Senators urge USA Hockey to strike deal with women's team

Connecticut's Kelli Stack (61) and her US national team teammates will be playing at the world championships beginning Friday after agreeing to a new four-year deal with USA Hockey. The sides met for 10-plus hours in person last week and continued conversations before striking a deal Tuesday . The team has won gold medals at the IIHF World Championships for the past three years in a row. [Full Article...]

Federer, Nadal reach Miami semis, Wawrinka falls

Federer, Nadal reach Miami semis, Wawrinka falls Wawrinka, the top seed, was beaten for the second time in as many meetings with Zverev, the teenager claiming a 4-6 6-2 6-1 victory. Addressing the resurgence of both him and Federer this season, Nadal said: "It's a good start of the year, I think, for both of us". [Full Article...]

Lionel Messi faces four matches ban for 'insulting' assistant referee

Lionel Messi faces four matches ban for 'insulting' assistant referee With Messi receiving a four match ban hours before kickoff, Argentina went down to Bolivia in a major blow to their hopes of qualifying automatically to Russian Federation. The remainder of the suspension will be served over Argentina's subsequent World Cup qualifiers: in Uruguay on August 31, at home to Venezuela on September 5 and against Peru on October 5. [Full Article...]

Bolivia 2-0 Argentina: Visitors miss Messi in setback

The top four qualify directly for the World Cup in Russian Federation next year and the fifth-placed side go into a playoff against a team from Oceania for another place in the global showpiece event. However, much of the focus was on Barcelona playmaker Messi, who was banned for four global matches for abusing an assistant referee during last Thursday's win over Chile. [Full Article...]

Messi faces FIFA ban for alleged verbal abuse of assistant referee

Messi faces FIFA ban for alleged verbal abuse of assistant referee Argentina will appeal the ban, national team secretary Jorge Miadosqui confirmed on Wednesday (AEDT). To make matters worse, FIFA's announcement comes only a few hours before Argentina's match against Bolivia, and with Gonzalo Higuain already set to miss the match with a suspension of his own, manager Edgardo Bauza faces some hard last-minute choices. [Full Article...]

Liverpool boss Klopp furious as Lallana injured on England duty

Liverpool , now sitting in fourth position in the league, take on Everton this Saturday in a Merseyside derby that Lallana certainly would have started if fit. The attacking tandem have been in Brazil for World Cup qualifiers, but the Reds are keen to keep them as fresh as possible for the clash with Everton . [Full Article...]

McIlroy and Lowry both crash out of Match Play

Noren beat No. 36 Bernd Wiesberger of Austria 3 and 2, and with No. 25 Francesco Molinari of Italy pulling out of the tournament following a 5-and-3 defeat to No. It was the fourth time in the last three years that he withdrew in the middle of a tournament. Snedeker gave him the putt to halve the hole. After losing his opening group match against Louis Oosthuizen, the 36-year-old from Ascot knew... [Full Article...]

Eric Dier calls for respectful support from England fans

Eric Dier calls for respectful support from England fans Not that he necessarily sees it that way. The new manager has just over a year to assess his players's capabilities, and he has already shown he is not shy of making controversial decisions. I'd like to think I've improved [as a goalkeeper], but that's because I want to improve all the time. "We've got a good conveyor belt and some really good options", said Hart. [Full Article...]

"I like his playing style" - Carrick on Mkhitaryan

Replacing him would be extremely hard for Tottenham - who value Dier at £40 million (via The Sun ) - so it would surely take a stunning offer for Daniel Levy to even consider giving a deal the green light. The England global brings a level of versatility that few in the Premier League can contend with, often playing at centre-back, holding midfield and central midfield as if any of the three ar... [Full Article...]

Sebastian Vettel hails 'massive achievement' after win in Australia

The first Ferrari victory since 2015 made Vettel, a four-times world champion with Red Bull, the only non-Mercedes driver to have led the standings since the V6 turbo hybrid power units were introduced in 2014. You can not expect to continue forever. "Doing drastic changes kind of spices it up". "I was not entirely happy with my start, there was a bit of wheelslip, but I was trying to keep the... [Full Article...]

Leicester City face Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarters

Leicester City face Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarters Real Madrid will be less satisfied with the draw as they face German champions and five-times winners Bayern Munich. "It will be a joy to watch for football fans around the world", Zidane told his club's website. Holders Real play Bayern away on Wednesday April 12 at Munich's Allianz Arena with the return at Madrid's Bernabeu six days later in a clash of Europe's titans. [Full Article...]

United Nations talks on nuclear weapons ban begin without US, Russia and China

Scots have not been able to attend the United Nations votes on a ban treaty, despite the country housing one of the world's most lethal nuclear weapons system - the Trident naval base at Faslane on the river Clyde. Several countries - including the US, France and United Kingdom, who are nuclear powers - announced Monday that they were boycotting the Nuclear Weapons Convention. [Full Article...]

Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russian Federation

Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russian Federation Brazil was languishing in sixth place in the 10-team qualifying standings for South America before September, following two wins, three draws and one loss. Cavani then stepped up and powered his shot low and to the right of Alisson to give the home side a 1-0 advantage. They've got the job done, and can now focus on building a team for 2018, rather than worrying about getting immediate results. [Full Article...]

USA women's hockey players stand firm in wage fight

There are no comparable development opportunities for girls, and the Women's National Team plays only nine games in non-Olympic years. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. [Full Article...]

SC basketball could win both NCAA tournaments this year

Before this season, SC hadn't posted a win in the NCAA Tournament since 1973. North Carolina's trademark secondary break offense runs through point guard Joel Berry II and swingman Justin Jackson . And each year we got better and better, and then we got really, really good. North Carolina has been good for decades, and has more than enough history to make up for the other teams. [Full Article...]

Eden Hazard : Record Real move all down to player, says Calderon

Eden Hazard : Record Real move all down to player, says Calderon This season, though, the Blues have romped back to the top of English football, and Hazard been at the centre of their dominance. The Sun believe that the Blues will offer Hazard a a £15.6million-a-year deal, which equates to £300,000-a-week, to try and convince him to remain at Stamford Bridge. [Full Article...]

Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA, headed to NBA

If this was the only game you watched for the entire season you'd wholeheartedly believe that De'Aaron Fox was the nation's best point guard. (They'd gone 15-17 last season.) But this was March and this was win or else, and these McDonald's All-Americans don't sign with Calipari to exit in the Sweet 16. [Full Article...]


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