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Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has officially made his politics debut by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday. As former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the BJP today, he was praised by Union Minister Arun Jaitley for not being among the players who "seemed to have turned sympathisers of Pakistan".
  • Clyde Frazier blasts LeBron James over demeanor during timeout

    Clyde Frazier blasts LeBron James over demeanor during timeout

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    Didn't even get to the rim. In a quarter which culminated in James having his would-be game-winning shot blocked by Mario Hezonja , the Lakers forward went 4-for-15 from the field in the fourth quarter, ESPN reported. So it's no difference. "The season's pretty much over so that's the only thing I can really do". James got the usual big cheers for an exciting play, but also the type of criticism he has rarely faced during his career.
  • Football experts select Van Dijk over Sterling, Aguero as EPL's best player

    Football experts select Van Dijk over Sterling, Aguero as EPL's best player

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    The Senegal forward exchanged a blistering one-two with Roberto Firmino before he buried his shot from seven metres past Fulham keeper Sergio Rico , who then denied Andy Robertson and Van Dijk either side of halftime. The forward has now surpassed Demba Ba's record of 16 goals for Newcastle in 2011-12, and his own effort of 10 league goals last term. Klopp was pleased to see that his side did not panic after Fulham's leveller and came through what he described as an "average" ...
  • Bangladesh cricket team flees mosque shooting in NZ

    Bangladesh cricket team flees mosque shooting in NZ

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    There were reports that members of the Bangladesh cricket team were also present at the site. All Blacks centre Williams, a devout Muslim, said his "heart is hurting" as he posted an emotional video tribute soon after the attacks. Small and isolated, New Zealand has often considered itself immune from wider world events such as terrorist violence. Fortunately, all the players have managed to return to their hotel safely.
  • Duke shows familiar dominance in taking ACC title

    Duke shows familiar dominance in taking ACC title

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    He was named most outstanding player of the ACC Tournament on Saturday. Roy Williams is fond of using golf analogies when describing situations involving his North Carolina basketball team. Duke: This tournament has largely been about Williamson's return from the injury that had sidelined him for almost six full games, and what it means for the Blue Devils going forward.
  • Johnny Manziel reportedly signs deal to join AAF

    Johnny Manziel reportedly signs deal to join AAF

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    The Alliance of American Football announced Saturday night that it has signed the quarterback and that he was claimed on waivers by the Memphis Express after the San Antonio Commanders relinquished his rights. Manziel most recently played in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes, but he was released by the team in February after violating the conditions he agreed to in order to play in the league.
  • Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud demands game time from Maurizio Sarri

    Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud demands game time from Maurizio Sarri

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    The path to the final at Azerbaijan's Olympic Stadium in Baku on Wednesday 29th May was also revealed with Friday's draw showing which of the quarter-final winners will face off in the semi-finals. "In the last month he has been able to have training". 'Now we need to start in the offensive phase to play every match with the same ideas. "Giroud with his experience, he needs to set the barrier very, very high which he's done", Walker told Ian Stone's Comedy Breakfast (weekdays ...
  • Champions League draw: Man. United gets Barcelona, Liverpool vs. Porto

    Champions League draw: Man. United gets Barcelona, Liverpool vs. Porto

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    The spending strategy at Anfield has shifted towards heavy investment in new contracts for the nucleus of a squad that is pursuing Premier League and Champions League success this season rather than looking to bring in new signings. Taking a 2-1 advantage into this quarter final second leg, Liverpool needed a defensive masterclass in Turin to keep out the likes of Alessandro Del Piero and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  • Manchester United took 'big step backwards' in Wolves loss - Solskjaer

    Manchester United took 'big step backwards' in Wolves loss - Solskjaer

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    From start to finish we nullified them they are an unbelievable club with talented players, we said before in the changing rooms we have the chance to make history and we now have the chance to go through again. "It means a lot, of course", said Nuno. United's second successive defeat brought an abrupt end to Solskjaer's honeymoon period, leading him to give his side an honest post-match appraisal.
  • Dolphins Trade QB Ryan Tannehill to Titans for Draft Picks

    Dolphins Trade QB Ryan Tannehill to Titans for Draft Picks

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    The 2012 first-round pick was traded to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, along with a sixth-round choice in the upcoming National Football League draft, in exchange for a 2020 fourth-rounder and 2019 seventh-rounder. Gabbert threw four touchdowns and four interceptions during the season as well. From the Titans' end the move is probably a reaction, in part, to Marcus Mariota's constant healthy issues.
  • Champions League quarter-final draw: English clubs discover their fates

    Champions League quarter-final draw: English clubs discover their fates

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    The first legs will be played on April 9-10, with the return games on April 16-17. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk heads home during their win over Bayern Munich. However, Porto have the second leg at home and if they can avoid a heavy defeat at Anfield in the first game, they will fancy their chances of turning it around.
  • UT fires men's tennis coach after bribery indictment

    UT fires men's tennis coach after bribery indictment

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    Center was placed on leave Tuesday when federal officials unveiled indictments of a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. The accused , who also include chief executives, financiers, the chairman of a prominent law firm, a winemaker and fashion designer, allegedly cheated on admissions tests and arranged for bribes to get their children into prestigious schools including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said.
  • Sebastian Vettel Fired Up To Return Ferrari To The Top

    Sebastian Vettel Fired Up To Return Ferrari To The Top

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    Mercedes didn't trouble the top of the timesheets in Barcelona and left Ferrari to pick up the faster lap time. Hamilton has won 51 of the past 100 grands prix for Mercedes and four of the past five championships. Since he last raced in 2010, a lot has changed in Formula One, so it will be a massive learning curve for the Polish driver. Toro Rosso's Alexander Albon spun and hit the wall during Practice 1 , leading to the session being red flagged.
  • Lonzo Ball out for the remainder of the season

    Lonzo Ball out for the remainder of the season

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    Ball suffered a Grade 3 left ankle sprain. The second-year point guard met again with team doctors Saturday. A LeBron trade isn't happening, but the fact that the Lakers reportedly "contemplated" the move shows just how insane this season has been for the Los Angeles franchise.
  • Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele out for month with hamstring injury

    Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele out for month with hamstring injury

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    The Argentine, who at the start of the season promised to "do everything to bring that lovely trophy back to the Nou Camp" tore through Lyon's back line twice more to tee up further goals for Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele. "We played a great first half, then from a moment's distraction it was 2-1 and we had five or 10 delicate minutes", said Barca striker Suarez. Ronaldo's Manchester United edged Barcelona in the 2008 semifinals, but Messi got revenge a year later when he scored in a ...
  • Chiefs set to trade Ford to Niners, source says

    Chiefs set to trade Ford to Niners, source says

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    Whether it was setting a career high with 13 sacks or simply helping the Chiefs finish with the best record in the AFC during the regular season, Ford has made quite the name for himself on the defensive side of the football. The 49ers also use a 4-3 defense, and it isn't clear where they plan to play Ford. During the 2018 season, coach Kyle Shanahan compared the importance of an edge rusher to the defense to that of a quarterback on offense.
  • NBA Announces Punishment For Fight Between Raptors, Cavs

    NBA Announces Punishment For Fight Between Raptors, Cavs

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    Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss were ejected after trading punches during Cleveland Cavs' 126-101 win over the Toronto Raptors . Ibaka took exception to Chriss' defense as they battled for an inbounds pass with one second left on the clock.
  • Russell Westbrook To Utah Jazz Fan:

    Russell Westbrook To Utah Jazz Fan: "I'll F*ck You Up"

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    Westbrook said he was triggered by comments he considered " racial " and "inappropriate". "I think it's fair to say that I've been called a lot worse", Mills said last February. Later that season, Keisel tweeted, " Russell Westbrook needs to go back where he came from!" However, OKC had an answer for every run and never let their lead get trimmed to less than five.
  • Man Utd chiefs make decision on date to make Solskjaer permanent boss

    Man Utd chiefs make decision on date to make Solskjaer permanent boss

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    I'm sure Keown's comments won't have gone down too well among Arsenal supporters as the former centre-back won three titles and three FA Cup's during an excellent career with the Gunners. We knew before the game about our chance because Man United had one more point than us. The Manchester United number one seemed to be completely bamboozled by a speculative looking effort from Granit Xhaka , moving to the left before helplessly watching the ball sail into the right side of his goal.
  • Barr backs out of Jets deal to stay with Vikings

    Barr backs out of Jets deal to stay with Vikings

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    Minnesota has already moved on from safety Andrew Sendejo and then lost defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to free agency, with the Cleveland Browns signed him to a three-year, $36 million deal. A nagging hamstring injury limited Barr to 13 games in 2018, his fewest since his rookie season. The UCLA product was thought to be more of a pass rusher coming out of college, but played exclusively at linebacker in his five seasons with the Vikings.
  • Tyrann Mathieu gets $42 million contract from Chiefs

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    The 26-year-old is one of several big-time safeties on a free agent market that also features the likes of Landon Collins , Earl Thomas , Lamarcus Joyner, Adrian Amos and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Mathieu played the 2018 season on a one-year deal with Houston following his release from the Arizona Cardinals . The Kansas City Chiefs headed into free agency with an obvious need at safety.
  • Odell Beckham Jr: New York Giants star traded to Cleveland Browns

    Odell Beckham Jr: New York Giants star traded to Cleveland Browns

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    Still, it is quite a haul of assets for a rebuilding Giants team and makes the compensation the Pittsburgh Steelers received for dealing Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, a third- and fifth-round pick, look even worse. Before today, they were a solid young team who were on the rise. Mayfield dined with Beckham and Bronco's pass-rusher Von Miller in January, and said at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards that he wouldn't mind having either here.
  • Pochettino slams

    Pochettino slams "arrogant" Tottenham after loss to Southampton

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    Goals from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse in the final 14 minutes gave Southampton a vital three points in their bid to avoid relegation. "I don't think anyone expected us to get anything but with the belief that we showed and the character in the second half, that epitomises everything the manager has brought into the team and the club.
  • Lions expected to sign Flowers to 5-year deal

    Lions expected to sign Flowers to 5-year deal

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    Amendola, 33, left the New England Patriots last offseason and signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Miami Dolphins . The former Patriots edge defender is expected to sign with the Detroit Lions when National Football League free agency begins on Wednesday.
  • Confusion as DeSean Jackson says bye to team that hasn't cut him

    Confusion as DeSean Jackson says bye to team that hasn't cut him

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    Last month, new Bucs coach Bruce Arians had a long sit-down with Jackson , a conversation Arians said at the National Football League scouting combine "couldn't have gone better". Verderame also reported that Jackson is unwilling to take a pay cut to stay in Tampa Bay. He caught just 91 passes for 1,442 receiving yards and seven touchdowns over two seasons.
  • Premier League confirms investigation of Manchester City

    Premier League confirms investigation of Manchester City

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    Watford had made it tough for City in the first half - certainly more hard than some onlookers had expected when the teams were announced. Hat-trick hero Raheem Sterling underlined the importance of Manchester City maintaining their "amazing mentality" as they look to make this a season to remember.
  • Mbappe: I still believe in the project and I'll stay at PSG

    Mbappe: I still believe in the project and I'll stay at PSG

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    Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has spoken for the first time about the impact that their shock defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League has had on him. Though the Super Eagles star admitted he was sad his goal on Thursday could not save his side from suffering a 3-1 loss away, he believes The Gunners have what it takes to storm back at Emirates Stadium.
  • Jurgen Klopp explains lack of Liverpool minutes for Shaqiri & Keita

    Jurgen Klopp explains lack of Liverpool minutes for Shaqiri & Keita

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    But it is not all doom and gloom for the Clarets . Mane has scored in each of his last five home Premier League games for Liverpool , netting six goals in total. Belgian global Lukaku scored two goals to give Manchester United a priceless 3-1 win at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in their last 16-second leg clash and that was more than enough for the Red Devils to secure a quarterfinal spot on away goals.
  • LeBron James' viral moments coming for all the wrong reasons

    LeBron James' viral moments coming for all the wrong reasons

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    It has not been an easy season for the Lakers, the problems are not only injuries or the low performance of LeBron James , but also the reconstruction of the team has been a focus of criticism. They will be going for their second win in a row and third win in their last four games when they face the Lakers on Monday. At this point, however, the team's best player isn't ready to entertain that option.
  • LeBron James is 'no Michael Jordan,' says Skip Bayless

    LeBron James is 'no Michael Jordan,' says Skip Bayless

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    A few days earlier, James appeared in his 15th All-Star Game. LeBron James shoots over Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap. The reaction seemed fitting for a player who idolized Jordan growing up. James , on the other hand, is in the first year of a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers . The Lakers (30-34) have faded ever since James was injured, going 10-20 and falling to the fringe of the playoff race even after his return.