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SAS Geelani steps down as Tehrik-e-Hurriyat chief

SAS Geelani steps down as Tehrik-e-Hurriyat chief

Geelani held the post for 15 years since the party was formed following a split in the Hurriyat Conference in 2003. It was launched in 2004 after Geelani reached an "agreement" with the Jamaat. However, in 2010, Jamat-e-Islami (JeI) suspended Geelani from the basic membership of the party over the "adverse" remarks made against his parent outfit in a new controversial biography. Read More

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Cristiano Ronaldo completes 50 hat-tricks for club and country

Cristiano Ronaldo completes 50 hat-tricks for club and country

Valencia are fourth while Villarreal climbed above Sevilla into fifth after Vincenzo Montella's side were beaten 2-1 at Leganes. "It's good for us and for him, when he's fine, the team is good, he transmits a very good energy". Lucas Vazquez and Gareth Bale were also on the scoresheet at Santiago Bernabeu as Madrid prevailed in an entertaining encounter, after which Zidane waxed lyrical over his talisman. Read More

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'Change attitude a bit', Petit tells Pogba

'Change attitude a bit', Petit tells Pogba

After being overlooked for Marouane Fellaini in midweek, Pogba will hope to earn a start at club level on Saturday, when Manchester United face Brighton in an FA Cup quarter-final. Deschamps named Pogba in a 24-match squad for friendlies against Colombia and Russian Federation, despite the midfielder drawing criticism for his cameo midweek performance versus Sevilla in the Champions League at club level. Read More

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Osaka completes dream run at Indian Wells for first title

Osaka completes dream run at Indian Wells for first title

Kasatkina rallied to claim the biggest victory of her career and defeat world number eight Williams, extending a year-long assault on top players, Grand Slam winners and former world number ones. "I really wanted to win this, but also I just tried to think it was a first-round match and just not psych myself out too much", Osaka said. Both have a charming sense of fun in their press conferences and we note with sadness that innocence will probably go the first time they get pounced on by more ... Read More

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Villanova Will Wear 1985 Throwback Uniforms For NCAA Tournament Game vs. Radford

Villanova Will Wear 1985 Throwback Uniforms For NCAA Tournament Game vs. Radford

This region is going to be a lot of fun. So we just had to remain focused and go with the game plan. In fact, I'll say it right now: The Wildcats will reach the Final Four in San Antonio. Three consecutive Agosto free throws had the Blackbirds within one at 59-58 with 5:07 to play, but Radford was able to get its lead up to double digits in the final minute and sealed the result at the free throw line. Read More

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UMBC makes history with local ties

UMBC makes history with local ties

After the game, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett summed up the result perfectly, calling it a "thorough butt-whippin'". Virginia suffered a blow last week when freshman De'Andre Hunter, the ACC's sixth man of the year, broke his wrist and was lost for the season. Read More

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Ravens Sign WR Michael Crabtree

Ravens Sign WR Michael Crabtree

Along with fellow free-agent signee John Brown , Crabtree should offer a major boost to Baltimore's offense as the Ravens eye their first postseason appearance since 2014. He's been with the Raiders since then. The Ravens are looking to improve their receivers for quarterback Joe Flacco after ranking No. 29 in passing last season. Read More

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane provides update on ankle injury

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane provides update on ankle injury

The England global has been pictured in a protective boot and on crutches since the injury, and he will miss England's internationals against the Netherlands next Friday and the Wembley clash with Italy the following Tuesday. Despite losing their star-striker, it is not all doom and gloom for Spurs , who experienced this very same heartache last season when Kane missed eight games due to a similar injury, during which Pochettinos men went unbeaten. Read More

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England coach Eddie Jones under scrutiny after 'scummy Irish' remark emerges

England coach Eddie Jones under scrutiny after 'scummy Irish' remark emerges

Jones chose to perform major surgery to his team following England's 22-16 loss to France in Paris last weekend - a defeat that ended their hopes of a third successive Six Nations title under the Australian coach. Speaking in July, Jones said: "We've only lost one Test to the scummy Irish". But we will get that back! Hartley regained the captaincy from stand-in skipper Farrell and Jones said: "It's not what was missing in Paris, it's what Dylan brings to the side. Read More

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'Difficult call' to leave out Cahill - Southgate

'Difficult call' to leave out Cahill - Southgate

Gareth Southgate has lifted the lid on his decision to drop Gary Cahill from England's squad for their worldwide friendly matches against the Netherlands and Italy . Kane is out until next month due to an ankle ligament injury and though the diagnosis calmed fears over his World Cup participation, the Tottenham centre-forward was missing from the 27-man squad for the friendlies against Holland and Italy . Read More

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Ozil smashes Cantona's Premier League record as Arsenal reach 1000 goals

Ozil smashes Cantona's Premier League record as Arsenal reach 1000 goals

Despite that win in midweek, Arsenal fans demonstrated their apathy towards the team, with thousands of empty seats on show at the Emirates stadium on Sunday. We had a nightmare week, and so overall we still have some work to do, but we are in a good way". "We feel the confidence is back", Aubameyang said. And they're [rules] a bit ....not maybe stupid but something like that. Read More

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Southampton next manager odds: Who is favourite to replace Mauricio Pellegrino?

Southampton next manager odds: Who is favourite to replace Mauricio Pellegrino?

Sinisa Mihajlovic has reportedly been contacted for the Southampton job, but Mark Hughes remains the favourite after Mauricio Pellegrino's dismissal. The south-coast club chose to act two days after losing at Newcastle 3-0, after which Pellegrino said some of his players "gave up". "The manager is the face of a lot of decisions and actions, but I always tried to put the club first with my technical staff and the board behind me", Pellegrino added. Read More

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Vikings' Sam Bradford Is Expected To Sign With Cardinals

Vikings' Sam Bradford Is Expected To Sign With Cardinals

National Football League teams aren't able to officially sign free agents until Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. Arizona time. Arizona is now estimated to have almost $22 million in available cap space, but that's before the expected signing of quarterback Sam Bradford , who will reportedly make $20 million on a one-year deal with an option for 2019. Read More

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No. 25 Rhode Island rallies vs. Saint Joseph's in A10 semis

No. 25 Rhode Island rallies vs. Saint Joseph's in A10 semis

The bad news for the Rams is that they have lost four of their past eight games. "I think so, but obviously we won't know until he goes through his pregame warmup", said Gentry. "I saw an opening and took a shot". The Wildcats had a four-game losing streak going in February, but since have won seven of their last eight games on their way to a conference tournament title. Read More

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Sean McDonough leaving 'Monday Night Football' to rejoin ESPN's college football team

Sean McDonough leaving 'Monday Night Football' to rejoin ESPN's college football team

Marchand notes that he's never called an National Football League game, while also implying that the National Football League itself wasn't particularly enamored with McDonough as the voice of one of its signature properties. He has called multiple sports in his career, including marquee events such as the World Series, NCAA Final Four, and the Olympics. Prior to ESPN, McDonough was the television play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox from 1988-2004. Read More

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Alabama Basketball: Tide Set to Face Auburn in SEC Quarterfinals

Alabama Basketball: Tide Set to Face Auburn in SEC Quarterfinals

Williams finished the game with six points, 10 rebounds, and seven blocks. His play came after Texas A&M's T.J. Starks hit a 3-pointer that produced the Aggies' first lead since the middle of the first half. "They are going to keep doubting us". The Alabama victory put their five-game losing skid to a halt and gave them a major boost in terms of their chances of making the NCAA Tournament. Read More

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New $10 bill unveiled, featuring civil rights icon Viola Desmond

New $10 bill unveiled, featuring civil rights icon Viola Desmond

Macdonald, and our first francophone Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, will be honoured on our higher-value bank notes. Desmond is the first African-American woman and the second woman in Canadian history to be placed on a currency. The bill, which also features an eagle feather and an excerpt from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, was met by a standing ovation. Wanda Robson , seeing her sister's $10 bill for the first time, gasped, remarking that the artist beautifully ... Read More

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