• England coach Eddie Jones forced to apologise for profane Irish, Welsh slurs

    England coach Eddie Jones forced to apologise for profane Irish, Welsh slurs

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    Until this season, the only match England had lost since Jones took over following their first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup was when Ireland denied them a Grand Slam with a 13-9 victory in Dublin a year ago. 'So it is this little s*** place that has got three million people. "125 million", Jones said. "We will get them back". You've got these under-20s players from a country of 126 million, who are basically full time professional from the age of 15, playing against a Welsh side who ...
  • Messi quicker to 100 Champions League goals than Ronaldo

    Messi quicker to 100 Champions League goals than Ronaldo

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    Antonio Conte said he believed Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona for the rest of his playing days after watching the Argentine maestro destroy Chelsea's Champions League hopes. "God save the king", read a banner wielded by Barcelona fans at the start of the game, accompanied by an image of Messi celebrating after the extraordinary 6-1 triumph over Paris St Germain last season.
  • Towns leads Timberwolves comeback as Curry-less Warriors suffer second straight loss

    Towns leads Timberwolves comeback as Curry-less Warriors suffer second straight loss

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    Even before Lonzo Ball discovered his shooting stroke, he always seemed primed for games versus Golden State. The degree of difficulty was exponentially increased when the Warriors lost Stephen Curry to injury against the Spurs, joining the ever-increasing list of wounded Warriors that now includes Curry, Andre Iguodala , David West, Patrick McCaw, and Jordan Bell .
  • Jaguars reportedly set to re-sign Marqise Lee

    Jaguars reportedly set to re-sign Marqise Lee

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    Paul Posluszny , a former Penn State star and 11-year National Football League veteran with the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars, announced his retirement Tuesday in a letter published on the Jaguars' website . The Jaguars are bringing back wide receiver Marqise Lee . Norwell is expected to sign a five-year, $66.5 million contract that includes $30 million guaranteed, one of the people said .
  • Warriors Klay Thompson has fractured thumb on shooting hand

    Warriors Klay Thompson has fractured thumb on shooting hand

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    However, it only gets more hard for them in the next two weeks, as they will likely miss the services of Klay Thompson over that stretch. For at least a week, the Golden State Warriors will be without the Splash Brothers. Thompson and Curry will miss tonight's game vs. the Lakers as will All-Star forward Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness), Patrick McCaw (non-displaced fracture, left wrist) and David West (right arm cyst).
  • Kirk Cousins New Vikings QB

    Kirk Cousins New Vikings QB

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    The Arizona Cardinals , Denver Broncos and New York Jets were also in the mix for Cousins' services. Interest in Kirk Cousins is heating up, with the quarterback expected to get up to two visits soon from National Football League ( NFL ) teams.
  • Teddy Bridgewater signs with Jets: Free Agency Grade

    Teddy Bridgewater signs with Jets: Free Agency Grade

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    The Vikings give free agent quarterback (and Jets target) Kirk Cousins the best chance to accomplish his stated primary goal - win now. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. 1 on the depth chart. Signing Bridgewater will not stop the Jets from drafting a quarterback at No. 6, and perhaps that's the point in him being their "first choice" now.
  • Cheltenham Festival: Martin Girdwood backing Altior in Queen Mother Champion Chase

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    Nicky Henderson's decision to abort a novice chase campaign to revert to the smaller obstacles paid off spectacularly when he lifted the two-mile hurdling crown last March and having won each of his previous three starts this season with the minimum of fuss, he was the 4-6 favourite to become the first horse to win back-to-back renewals of the race since Hardy Eustace in 2005.
  • Memphis Fires Tubby Smith After Second Season at the Helm

    Memphis Fires Tubby Smith After Second Season at the Helm

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    His tenure with Memphis was hampered by transfers during the last offseason. Memphis is the first of six career stops on Smith's head-coaching resume where he failed to take a team to the NCAA tournament. With attendance at its lowest in almost 50 years, the university may be willing to eat that cost to turn things around in other spots. Last week, CBSSports.com reported the University was considering firing Tubby Smith and hiring Penny Hardaway, who starred at the University of Memphis and ...
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    SHAKHTAR DONETSK CEO Palkin: "FRED will join either City or United"

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    Fred , who has been impressive for Shakhtar in the Champions League this season, had been the subject of interest from Manchester city but it now looks like their rivals on the other side of Manchester have entered the race. However, the Shakhtar star made it very clear that he wasn't obsessed with the idea of playing for Pep Guardiola , revealing he would be "happy" to play for the likes of Manchester United , Chelsea or Arsenal if they came along.
  • Minor league baseball rules changes you'll see this season

    Minor league baseball rules changes you'll see this season

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    The procedures, which MiLB says were made in partnership with Major League Baseball, "aim to reduce the number of pitchers used in extra innings and the issues created by extra innings games", which include position players being used as pitchers and shortages of pitchers in the days following unusually long games.