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Frances McDormand gives rousing Oscars speech and commands all female standing ovation

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Actress Frances McDormand took to the stage at the 90th Academy Awards and delivered a stirring speech that ended in one surprising zinger: "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen - inclusion rider ". His attorney Daniel Brookman had argued that the previous bail amount of $20,000 was unnecessary, calling the Oscar situation a momentary aberration. Read More »

Real Madrid-Champions League

Lose in the quarterfinals and the success over PSG will quickly retreat from view. "We needed our heads and our hearts today". If you change your Twitter name to "Ensemble on va le faire" (Together we can do it!) amid frenzied talk about Paris burning, 11 warriors and a 12th man in the crowd, you had better make sure you "do it". Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino challenges talk of Tottenham Hotspur concentration issues

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Gonzalo Higuain would send a delivery from Sami Khedira to equalise the scoreline, before an impressive solo effort from Paulo Dybala tuned the tables minutes after. "But we maintained the calm". Higuain, who scored twice in the first leg, levelled in the 64th minute before Dybala burst clear of a static Spurs defensive line to curl the victor past Hugo Lloris. Read More »

Takeaways: Raptors prevail in instant classic over Pistons

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With an overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, the Raptors are now 18.5 games up on the ninth-seeded Pistons with only 35 games left to play between the two teams. DeMar DeRozan finished with with 42 points on 16-of-28 shooting from the field. Griffin led Detroit with 31. The Raptors pummeled the Pistons last week in Toronto, 123-94. Read More »

An Unknown NFL Team Asked Derrius Guice if He Liked Men

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Derrius Guice found that out recently in Indianapolis, where the former LSU Tigers running back said one team asked him if he likes men and another asked him if his mother is a prostitute. "Some people really try to get in your head, man, and really just test your reaction and see what your reaction is going to be". The Falcons were not punished by the league. Read More »

Warner, De Kock reported by ICC after confrontation

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Both players were charged with the same offence after video footage emerged online that showed Warner verbally attacking De Kock as the players left the field for tea on the fourth day. Quizzed on claims De Kock made a remark about Warner's wife, Gibson said: "I wasn't there". "Hopefully I can speak to him in the next couple of days, or after the game, or after the series", he said. Read More »

South Africa vs Australia: Graeme Smith terms David Warner a 'fool'

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Smith's comments come after CCTV footage emerged that showed an ugly altercation between Warner and South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock. Australian teams have generally been at the top of the pile, not every minute of those times, but generally they're a very competitive, world class team, and some would say they don't need to do that. Read More »

New Boss for Socceroos

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The Socceroos' new long-term coach Graham Arnold says it was a hard decision to reject a bumped-up offer to remain as Sydney FC manager. The deal means Arnold will be Ange Postecoglou's long-term successor, and will be responsible in the shorter term for the 2019 Asian Cup, to be held in the UAE. Read More »

Woody Durham, UNC Announcer, Passes Away At 76

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After Durham retired in 2011, his 40th year in radio, he continued to appear at UNC basketball and football games with his wife. The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association will honor Durham during Wednesday's UNC-Syracuse tournament game in Brooklyn. Read More »

Tiger Woods: Watch out for veterans in Masters

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Woods has enjoyed a week off since earning a top-12 finish at the Honda Classic as he bounced back from a missed cut at the previous week's Genesis Open, and is delighted with the progress he has made with both his fitness and form. That moment for Spieth came in a practice round at Muirfield Village, with Woods as his teammate. "I've got a headache after all that". But he relishes any chance that he can to compete next to one of the greatest golfers of all-time. Read More »

Nine years later, Liverpool back in Champions League quarters

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Liverpool and Manchester City have both confirmed their places in the last eight, though Tottenham fell short on Wednesday, losing out to Juventus 2-1 in the second leg. They are all good teams (left in the draw). "There is a good development in Liverpool at the moment, it is a nice moment, but if you don't show up in a competition like the Champions League then no-one realises it", he said. Read More »

Formula One 2018: Pre-Season Testing Recap - Day 5

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The time was impressive but aided by the new track surface in Barcelona , and the fact that Ricciardo used the hypersoft tire to set his best time means it is Mercedes whose overall pace appears even stronger. "We're getting there", the 28-year-old Australian said. His time of 1:19.856 was still good enough for sixth fastest. "The issues we have, they are well under control". Read More »

Paralympics: North Korean delegation arrives in Pyeongchang

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The PyeongChang Paralympic Games will begin this Friday and will run until March 18. Para skiers Nino Sabashvili and Temur Dadiani, the first athletes to represent the country at the event, departed for the tournament on Monday. And while this is the DPRK's first Winter Paralympics, the country attended the 2012 and 2016 Summer Paralympics in London and Rio de Janeiro. The visit came a day after Seoul announced the results of a South Korean special delegation's two-day trip to Pyongyang. Read More »

Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for AC Milan v Arsenal

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Bellerin had a scan on Tuesday that showed no ligament damage and underwent further tests on Wednesday, with the manager saying that "it doesn't look a long-term problem". I don't see what winning the Europa League does for Arsenal , going forward. Former France striker Henry, who is now an assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, was asked on Sky Sports if he would take the Arsenal job should the opportunity arise. Read More »

Under-pressure India face Bangladesh test

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Premadasa Stadium here on Tuesday. The left-hander struck six fours and equal number of sixes, while scoring his fifth T20I fifty as he shared a crucial 95-run third-wicket stand with Manish Pandey (37 off 35) to take the visitors to a strong total. Read More »

Waris expressed satisfaction despite Porto's Champions League exit

This game was the antithesis of their 5-0 win in the first leg at the Estadio do Dragao, but a professional performance, a fifth clean sheet in eight European matches and no apparent injuries represented mission accomplished. I think we are in time". "This year we belong there to be honest, it should not be a big surprise and the next round will be very hard, there are seven other very good teams involved, so maybe five or four are from England, it doesn't make it easier to be honest". Read More »

Patriots cut TE Martellus Bennett

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The 2017 Super Bowl champion had signed a three-year, $21million contract with the Green Bay Packers last March, but the team cut him after seven games for "failure to disclose physical condition" status. The move allows the Patriots to avoid a $2 million roster bonus owed to Bennett on March 14 and saves them over $6 million in cap space, per the Boston Herald . Read More »

Lakers Fan Purchases Billboards Recruiting LeBron James To LA

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LOS ANGELES - LeBron James is in Los Angeles this weekend, and one die-hard Lakers fan wants him to return for good this summer. Another billboard, Emrani says, features retired Lakers jersey numbers - including those of Kobe Bryant , Shaquille O'Neal and Magic Johnson - with James' number 23 next to them. Read More »

Jerry Jones pays back $2 million in legal fees, report says

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Multiple reports state that Jones will fully reimburse the league the $2-plus million. Jones completed the payment on Wednesday, a league spokesperson confirmed to The MMQB's Albert Breer . "After a hearing with the Commissioner and the Finance Committee, the matter of the reimbursement of legal fees has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties". Read More »

Shubhankar: 'It's every golfer's dream to play in the Masters'

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Sharma, the world No. 66, will become only the fourth Indian player to compete in the Masters , following Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal and Anirban Lahiri. "To see someone break through and just run away with his confidence and his game, it's a great thing for Indian golf", Lahiri said. "Im really looking forward to the week", said the good-natured Johnston, victor of the 2016 Open de Espana. Read More »

OJ Simpson 'confession' to air on TV

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The book's publication was also canceled in the uproar. "I don't know why [Charlie] had been by Nicole's house, but he told me, 'You wouldn't believe what's going on over there.' And I remember thinking, 'Well whatever's going on over there's got to stop'". Read More »

Star KU player will not play in Big 12 Tournament

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This is the third game between these two teams, with both teams winning at home thus far. No. 3 West Virginia vs. However, the quality of the wins is what makes Oklahoma State stand out. They may feel they need to win another game to solidify it. The part that troubles me is that is more indicative of the way Oklahoma is playing now and not the Sooners' in-state Bedlam rivals. Read More »

Giants trade two picks for Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree

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In addition to picking up the veteran linebacker, NY acquired a 2019 seventh-round pick from Los Angeles. On the heels of acquiring Marcus Peters and dealing Robert Quinn in separate trades earlier in the offseason, the defending NFC West champions have reportedly sent starting linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants in exchange for two 2018 NFL Draft picks. Read More »

Fury challenges Joshua to charity rowing race

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In a video uploaded on his Instagram page, the heavyweight king could be seen working on his leg strength with the help of resistance bands, practising his combination punching and improving his speed and agility with strength and conditioning guru Jamie Reynolds. Read More »

UEFA Champions League match report Liverpool v FC Porto 06 March 2018

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On Saturday, the 25-year-old took his goal tally in the Premier League to 24 as he propelled Jurgen Klopp's men to a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United which moved them to the second spot in the log behind Manchester City . Despite both sides averaging well over two goals per game this season, the opening shot on target did not arrive until the 52nd minute as Majeed Waris forced Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius into a smart low save. Read More »

Eagles trade for Michael Bennett from Seahawks

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , once the trade is completed the Eagles may look to trade defensive end Vinny Curry whose cap number may not fit Philadelphia's plans. "With me, I'm fine". However, Schefter reported Sherman was on his way to the NFLPA meetings in Las Vegas and discussions about his future with the Seahawks will continue while he is there. Read More »

Stud Missouri Freshman Michael Porter Jr. to Play in SEC Tournament

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The No. 2 overall recruit in the 2017 recruiting class, Porter is a 6-foot-10 wing who was expected to help lead the Tigers in head coach Cuonzo Martin's first season at the helm with Missouri. So far this season, Porter played just two minutes and has two points in the regular season, before his surgery . "Unless Mike says otherwise, that's what it is", Martin said. Read More »

Eddie Jones: nobody indispensable ahead of France 'slogathon'

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Jones has, of course, already had one stint as the Wallabies coach - a four-year reign that included the World Cup final in 2003 but ended in his sacking after a run... While he confirmed Dylan Hartley would continue to lead the team at the Stade de France, the head coach appears to be considering some changes to the starting XV. Read More »