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According to ESPN.com , Valentine had to be restrained during a 2014 argument with Cincinnati Bearcats coach Mick Cronin in one of the official's most high-profile confrontations. The consensus was that Valentine missed the call and also could have found a more respectful way than turning his back to diffuse the situation. He has worked 10 Final Fours, including last season's national semifinal between OR and UNC.
  • Blake Griffin leaves Clippers game with concussion

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    In four games since returning to the lineup, Curry has 144 points on 77 shots. Leading by nine at halftime, the Warriors out-scored the Clippers 39-21 in the third quarter, expanding the lead to as many as 30 points. Kevin Durant missed his second-straight game with a right calf strain. Griffin collapsed to the Staples Center floor and grabbed his head while shaking in pain.
  • Zara Tindall: Queen's granddaughter pregnant with second child

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    A spokeswoman for Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike Tindall , announced that the couple is expecting their second child . The two new royal babies will make the Queen and Prince Philip great-grandparents of seven. "One thing you do learn is how many other people have had to go through the same", Mike told the Sunday Times . If as expected Mr and Mrs Tindall's baby is born after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's, the child will be the 19th in line to the throne.
  • Tottenham ready to make Kane Prem's highest paid Englishman

    Tottenham ready to make Kane Prem's highest paid Englishman

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    The striker is expected to be offered a new and improved Tottenham contract that will see him earn £200,000-a-week. United have been linked with Kane constantly in recent years and they are one of the few clubs who could realistically afford him if Tottenham ever chose to cash-in.
  • Raiders will introduce Jon Gruden as coach on Tuesday

    Raiders will introduce Jon Gruden as coach on Tuesday

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    ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Gruden's contract is for 10 years _ the longest coaching contract in history _ and worth around $100 million. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport , Gruden's coordinators are already in place. "We congratulate you as you head back to the sidelines with the Raiders". National Football League fans on Twitter cracked plenty of jokes during Saturday's broadcast, also noting a number of awkward exchanges between Gruden and McDonough, the latter of whom ...
  • Atlanta Falcons vs. Rams: Staff Playoff Predictions

    Atlanta Falcons vs. Rams: Staff Playoff Predictions

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    Louis Rams . If they can get points on the board early they can feel more comfortable running the ball throughout the game. But if there's a Wild Card team capable of doing so, it is these dogged and determined Falcons with Houston chip on their shoulder.
  • Zidane 'can't imagine a Real Madrid' without Ronaldo

    Zidane 'can't imagine a Real Madrid' without Ronaldo

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    Madrid are reportedly close to signing Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga , 23, who is out of contract at the end of the season, which could mean current back-up Kiko Casilla leaves immediately. "He's a Madrid player and he wants to finish his career here". But today I do not see that. We are very motivated. The Athletic custodian turned out 38 times for the senior side at San Mames stadium, and kept 12 clean sheets before calling time on his five year spell with Bilbao - Kepa ...
  • Marcus Mariota makes playoff history by throwing a TD pass to himself

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    The touchdown, which capped a 15-play, 91-yard drive, cut the Chiefs' lead to 21-10 with 6:31 remaining in the third quarter at Arrowhead Stadium. Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis jumped up to block the throw and deflected the ball back to Mariota , who caught it and dove into the end zone.
  • Travis Kelce leaves game with obvious concussion symptoms

    Travis Kelce leaves game with obvious concussion symptoms

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    The Chiefs have a lead this week, but would need Kelce next week for a game against either Pittsburgh or New England. Prior to leaving the game, Kelce had reeled in four passes for 66 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown. Tennessee safety Johnathan Cyprien rushed into make the tackle and collided with the side of Kelce's helmet. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Demarcus Robinson as the Chiefs held a 21-3 halftime advantage.
  • Florida vs. Missouri preview: Players to watch, keys to victory, etc.

    Florida vs. Missouri preview: Players to watch, keys to victory, etc.

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    Missouri (11-4, 1-1) called a timeout with 17.4 seconds remaining. Missouri started out strong, establishing a 24-12 lead with 10:58 left in the first half as Barnett converted an offensive rebound off Kevin Puryear's miss. Staying out there is the hard part for Tilmon, who hasn't helped himself with foul trouble all season. After Barnett's third three - which, like his other two first-half makes from deep, came off a Jontay Porter assist out of the post - Phillips stole an inbounds ...
  • Oman crowned Gulf Cup Champions

    Oman crowned Gulf Cup Champions

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    The Kuwait Football Association said on its Twitter account "around 40 people" had been hospitalised for minor injuries and posted videos of some of those involved after they had received treatment. It was only their second ever championship in the tournament. The win was an apt reward for Oman who were the most consistent team in the 23rd edition of the prestigious regional tournament which was shifted to Kuwait from Qatar after its global football ban was lifted by FIFA a few weeks ago.