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Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast bids adieu with colourful ceremony

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The part of the closing ceremony that organisers made a decision to broadcast included performances from local musicians including Amy Shark, Guy Sebastian, Yothu Yindi, Kate Cebrano and Dami Im. "You want to see the athletes come in", she said. "In the end, we can go through the entrails of all this, but I'm chairman and the buck stops with me". Read More »

NBA Playoff Bracket 2018: Predictions for Remainder of Postseason Picture

Pressure is on: Oddly, it's probably more on the Warriors than the Spurs. You have to feel for Omri Casspi and DeMarcus Cousins. They will be playing without their star player, Kiwiad Leonard. "Worry about Game 2". Both of those teams are arguably tougher draws than the Spurs, so if Curry can't suit up, the Warriors might have a tricky time progressing. Read More »

Moyes reacts to West Ham comeback and Hart's error

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BC-SOC-West Ham-Stoke, 1st Ld-Writethru, 408Carroll equalizes late as West Ham holds Stoke to 1-1 in EPLAP Photo LON606, LON816Eds: Updates with detail, quotes. We are backing them as our prediction to pick up three points in the game. We have to come away [from West Ham] with something without a doubt. The Clarets are on the verge of the top six and are in excellent form, the Saints are - like Stoke - in the relegation zone and very much out of form. Read More »

Olynyk helps Heat to Game 2 victory over 76ers

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He is reportedly out of the NBA's concussion protocol, and has already been ruled out for Game Two, which is set for Monday night at 8 p.m.at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Hassan Whiteside , the Heat's high-paid big man, saw just 12 minutes on the night due to his glaring inability to chase around perimeter shooters. Read More »

Pastrnak Scores Hat Trick, Bruins Throttle Leafs 7-3 In Game 2

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However, instead of cancelling those tickets (as would other teams, such as the Winnipeg Jets), MLSE is charging them a 30-per-cent premium to renew their seasons' seats for next year. Marleau beat Rask on a 2-on-1 rush with 3:35 left in the third period that ended Boston's hopes of pulling off a comeback. Boston answered early in the second period, when Adam McQuaid slipped a shot from the point between Frederik Andersen's pads. Read More »

Manchester City crowned PL winners

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West Brom's victory over United will most likely prove to be a mere consolation at the end of the season, with the Baggies still nine points adrift of safety at the foot of the table, with just four matches left to play. They can surpass Chelsea's Premier League record of 30 (2016-17) by winning three of their remaining five fixtures. "But the Premier League is one of the nicest and most important". Read More »

West Ham game 'massive' in Stoke survival bid - Martins Indi

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Stoke City defender Bruno Martins Indi says Monday's trip to West Ham is a "massive" game for the club. The Hammers entertain the Potters with a six-point lead over the bottom three heading into the weekend. "We just need to concentrate and put in the effort, and I'm sure we will win the game". We know that - how good he can be and what he can give us. Based on current form, he would at best be a second or third choice left-back at both clubs and perhaps, it isn't the right move for him ... Read More »

Bryce Harper had the ideal celebration for his broken-bat home run

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In a startling display, the Washington Nationals slugger broke his bat completely in two pieces, yet still hit a long home run against the New York Mets . Statcast projected the homer at 406 feet. Coming into Monday night, the Washington outfielder and former MVP was batting an even.300 with seven homers, 14 RBI and and OPS of 1.219. Read More »

Reuben Foster Will Not Take Part In 49ers Off-Season Drills

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Foster was a first-round draft pick last April out of Alabama , and although injuries hindered the start of his rookie season, he did win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month in December and finished as the team's second-leading tackler. San Francisco begins its offseason program Monday. "But we're going to remain supportive and try to help our players every way that we can", Saban said . Read More »

'We stuffed up': Comm Games organiser breaks silence on closing ceremony

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Mr Beattie also admitted to media that people were understandably angry over the closing ceremony coverage, and ultimately the buck stopped with him. "The speeches were too many and too long". "I think either way they were going to do it, there was going to be quite a bit of standing around", he told Channel 7. The ceremony has been slammed for snubbing the athletes and denying them the recognition for their achievements during the 11 days of competition. Read More »

VAR chaos strikes again as Bundesliga referee hands Mainz 'half-time' penalty

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The players had just ventured down the tunnel and into their respective dressing rooms for half-time when the referee, Guido Winkmann, suddenly ordered them all back out onto the pitch. The Freiburg keeper gifted Mainz possession inside his own penalty area, and Colin Quaison squared the ball to provide De Blasis with an open goal. Read More »

Ice falling from CN Tower threatens Royals at Jays, report says

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But, even in their climate-controlled stadium, the Jays couldn't escape nature's elements and will assess their options for Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals . Much of the area was eventually closed off to pedestrians, with no injuries reported thus far. Multiple reporters have posted photos on social media of the hole, which has caused leaking onto Rogers Centre's turf field. Read More »

West Ham boss David Moyes praises Declan Rice maturity

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Everything was there for the taking for the Potters, but a late goal from the hosts could prove crucial for Stoke's chances of survival. "We've still got four games so no-one is safe". A victory for the visitors would have seen them move to within three points of safety and keep West Ham in real danger of going down. I couldn't ask for any more from my players. Read More »

Activists worry U.S. airstrikes won't deter Assad: 'Mission not accomplished'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, while signs emerged that Moscow and Washington want to pull back from the worst crisis in their relations for years. May was to tell parliament, "We have acted because it is in our national interest to do so". US Vice President Mike Pence, who is substituting for Trump at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, noted that Russian Federation had agreed to be the guarantor ... Read More »

Oladipo remembers Cavs owner said Pacers didn't get enough for George

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For the past seven years, a LeBron James led team has been in the NBA Finals and everybody fully expected it to happen once this year despite the roster overhaul and struggles during the regular season for the Cavs . "We just have to stay under control, don't let this get to our head and take the next game as our first game". Paul George and Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to a 116-108 game-one win over the Jazz. Read More »

Superintendent's contract up for extension from Jackson School Board

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During this meeting, the board of trustees also welcomed a trio of educators from Burntwood Elementary, who talked about they've successfully set-up a makerspace in their library since November 2017. He noted that 20 years ago, there was a discussion about constructing a new school, but the decisions to renovate both the high school and middle school left the district in a hard position. Read More »

Mourinho admits champions City 'were the best team'

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It was City's third title in seven seasons and easily its most convincing, with Pep Guardiola's team 16 points clear and still having five games to play this season. However, there are some positives for the strugglers with the return of Nacer Chadli, Sam Field and on-loan striker Daniel Sturridge to full fitness. Read More »

Brewers nipped by Mets 6-5

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It was Anderson's third quality start in his last four outings dating back to the 2017 season. Rockies 2, Nationals 1: Carlos Gonzalez homered and later hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly as Colorado defeated host Washington. The Giants have lost 4 of 5. Chacin gave up one run and five hits in four innings. Albert Pujols homered and drove in three runs. He surrendered four hits, including a solo home run to Ben Zobrist, while also walking two batters and striking out two. Read More »

American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years

American Tatyana McFadden, won the women's wheelchair race for the fifth time, wore two jackets, with a layer of plastic between them and hand warmers against her chest. Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia held the lead for the much of the first 20 miles, but Chesir pulled even with her and took the lead briefly in the 21st mile around Boston College. Read More »

Were Cowboys concerned that Dez wouldn't be happy with a pay cut?

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Not to mention, one of the main reasons why Dallas was willing to move on from Bryant was due to his numbers declining over the last couple of seasons, and all of that money being spent was going to complete to waste. Prescott also knows that his rating dropped from 104.9 as a rookie to 86.6 last season as the Cowboys dropped from 13-3 to 9-7. "I'll say this right here: I believe that (head coach Jason) Garrett's guys (were responsible)". Read More »

Farah Khan choreographs Sonam Kapoor, Anand Ahuja's sangeet

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According to a report in Mumbai Mirror , Farah Khan has been given the responsibility of choreographing the songs for the high-profile Bollywood wedding. The wedding, which undoubtedly going to be the biggest event of the year, will be held on 29th April and preparation for the same has already started at Anil Kapoor's Juhu bungalow. Read More »

Wayne Rooney happy with deep-lying role, says Sam Allardyce

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Asked whether he was annoyed by the reaction of the Everton fans, Allardyce replied: "I never get annoyed by the fans, personally, because they wanted to see us play better". The 28-year old DR Congo global ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in December of 2016, which sidelined him for a year. While fit it sometimes takes a little bit longer for some than others. Read More »

CWG 2018: Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik claim squash silver

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There was no match to the Indians in the second game, dominating the one-sided contest and picking it in a mere 10 minutes. "It's disappointing, but it happens, that's sport", Chinappa said. I felt it could have changed the whole scenario of the match if those decisions were fair. They need to be looked at. However, the early advantage they had given up proved too much to overcome as they lost the first game 9-11. Read More »

Vikings sign LB Kendricks to reported 5-year extension

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Kendricks, 26, was a second-round pick (45th overall) in 2015 from UCLA. In fact, he led the team with 113 tackles in the 2017 campaign. The team announced it signed Eric Kendricks to a contract extension , locking up the first of four significant players scheduled to hit free agency after the 2018 season. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway once defended Comey against an 'all-out assault' she's now launching

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Conway also referred to Comey's admission that he may have subconsciously expected Hillary Clinton to become the next president when he decided 11 days before the election to announce the reopening of an investigation into her emails. Conway attempted to walk back her remarks on Comey via a Monday morning tweet, after her interview. Point I made on 3 shows is that we are supposed to believe THIS guy swung an election? "BEFORE Oct 28/Comey letter: - she struggled to get 50% polls in states ... Read More »

José Mourinho lashes out at 'relaxed' Manchester United players

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I won titles. I wouldn't be happy if somebody tells that I won the title because somebody lost a match. "It hurts [for Manchester City to win the title]". Last season, the Spanish-born midfielder played a pivotal role in the midfield for the team in their run of winning the Europa League and the League Cup, which saw him gathered 50 appearances in all competitions, and took the award of the man of the match in the Europa League final against Dutch side Ajax. Read More »