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NCAA endorses early signing period for football, elimination of two-a-day practices

NCAA endorses early signing period for football, elimination of two-a-day practices

The 72-hour early signing period would begin the third Wednesday in December. Teams will be allowed to practice up to a week earlier than before to get those same amount of reps in. Previously, official visits couldn't begin until September 1 of the prospect's senior year. This levels the playing field a bit for schools that are more hard and expensive to get to. Read More

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Will he or won't he? Nurkic's return still uncertain

Will he or won't he? Nurkic's return still uncertain

Hence Anthony sending out an Instagram post with a caption of "REALLY". Beyond just the Carmelo Anthony drama, the Knicks had some very public issues this season. Meanwhile it is the Knicks' loyal fans who suffer, who beg for this team to show some semblance of competency and direction, but find themselves forced to listen to Jackson's ramblings Friday - the NBA's equivalent of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Read More

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Miles Bridges' return makes Michigan State a 2018 title favorite

The Big Ten hasn't won a college basketball national title since MSU in 2000. "There's not a defense that is going to stop him, " Beilein said. Bridges seemed different that day. The Spartans are now tied with Kentucky for the best odds to win The Big Dance next season. "I love my teammates". When a final decision might come remains up in the air, though Wojnarowski posted on Twitter that Bridges will finalize his decision after meeting with Izzo. Read More

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Pelicans end the season with a 103-100 win over the Blazers

Pelicans end the season with a 103-100 win over the Blazers

Damian Lillard is averaging 27 points and 5.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 23 points and 3.6 rebounds. Portland took an 88-87 lead on Napier's 3-pointer before Bryn Forbes answered with a 3 for the Spurs. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last six road games. "We're not going into the playoffs saying, 'Hey we made it, let's bow out gracefully and be happy with what we did, '" Lillard told reporters Tuesday . Read More

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South American giants Argentina sack head coach Edgardo Bauza

South American giants Argentina sack head coach Edgardo Bauza

Sampaoli , who guided Chile to victory against Argentina in the 2015 Copa América must now reach an agreement with Sevilla to rescind the contract which binds him to the Andalucians until June 2018. The first of those matches is as hard as they come: away to Uruguay. Atletico Madrid are reportedly calm over the chances of Diego Simeone being tempted into the vacant Argentina Coach's role. Read More

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Wil Myers hits for second cycle in Padres history

Wil Myers hits for second cycle in Padres history

As far as cycles go, doing it in four plate appearances and finishing it with a triple is about as flawless as any cycle can get. Myers has batted.382 with three home runs this season. The Rockies are known for their offense, but Colorado has allowed two or less runs in four of its last six games. He came away with a no-decision, however, because Colorado's bats remain dormant thus far in April. Read More

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Trump supports U.S

Trump supports U.S

That sense of certainty hardened previous year, when FIFA's council ruled that neither Europe nor Asia would be eligible to run for the 2026 tournament on the grounds that the regions are hosting the next two World Cups . This raised some eyebrows, because the United States now has a President who is trying to build a wall along the Mexican border, and launched his successful campaign by calling Mexicans rapist and drug dealers. Read More

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Allegri will throw caution to the wind against Barcelona

He had other chances to score before he finally got his second, six minutes from time, after more good work from Dybala in picking out Stephan Lichtsteiner, who crossed for Higuain to control and curl into the bottom right corner. The fluency of Juve's all-star attack soon showed as Sami Khedira forced a low stop from Andrea Seculin with his firm strike, before the goalkeeper turned Paulo Dybala's rising shot over the crossbar and gathered a second effort from the same player. Read More

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Dustin Johnson wins WGC-Match Play final

Dustin Johnson wins WGC-Match Play final

Since then, Johnson has won five times and risen to No. 1 in the world. I feel like I'm playing really solid. And the few times his matches got tight, Johnson kept his opponent at bay. "But I'm very, very pleased with this". "Being the No 1 player in the world kind of drives me to work harder and to get better". Johnson took advantage of Rahm's nerves and suddenly balky putter to accept a 5-up lead through the first eight holes of the championship match. Read More

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Zimmermann, Tigers stymie Red Sox

Sandy Leon broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, part of a four-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Anibal Sanchez, who was another candidate for the rotation, allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings of relief. "It's exciting. That's the way I want it", he said. Read More

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Kevin Durant sees 30 minutes in his return on Saturday

It felt normal again. That's my favorite thing to do. Kevin Durant made a successful return from a knee injury in the National Basketball Association, while Damian Lillard was red-hot on Saturday. Durant could live with that. They were also playing the second night of back-to-back games that began with a loss in Denver. This gave Durant an even brighter green light. Read More

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Verstappen rockets to China Grand Prix podium

Verstappen rockets to China Grand Prix podium

Television helicopters continued to hover above the circuit throughout. "We haven't been able to test anything on the auto since Australia, and it's unfortunate that due to the delays today we just didn't get the running time we had hoped for, it also meant we don't have a lot of track data to review", Verstappen said. Read More

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Antonio Conte dismisses speculation about a return to Italy

Antonio Conte dismisses speculation about a return to Italy

I am very happy to stay here", Conte told a press conference, when asked why he keeps being linked with Inter. "The most important thing is to show always great respect, the winners and the losers". "I saw, during the game, that there was one moment a bit of confrontation but then it finished". And Conte was beaming after the match, which secured a league double over Pep Guardiola's City and banished the memory of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace. Read More

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Did blown call cost Gonzaga a championship?

Did blown call cost Gonzaga a championship?

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 8 straight points for the Bulldogs to give them their last lead - 65-63 with 1:52 left. Jordan, who was on hand for North Carolina's title-game loss to Villanova past year, told coach Roy Williams that he was too superstitious to attend the big game this time around. Read More

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says it's not 'do or die' yet

Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil has mentally recovered from Arsenal's damaging Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich as the Gunners recorded their first league win since February 11. Critics may also point out that, from an Arsenal perspective, West Ham represented "opposition in even worse form than themselves". "We are in the final sprint in the Premier League and consistency will be very important". Read More

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Conte plays down exit talk, says future is at Chelsea

Conte plays down exit talk, says future is at Chelsea

I don't like when I listen to other persons talking about me. "But I think he knows that, for us, he's an important player if he is scoring or if he doesn't score". AFC Bournemouth earned a hard earned point on Wednesday night against Liverpool to take the Cherries total to 4 points taken from the two games against the Merseysiders this season. Read More

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Dustin Johnson, now No. 1, is the Masters favorite

Dustin Johnson, now No. 1, is the Masters favorite

Trust me, he's certainly capable of it and he'll win at least one. He cracked the field this week thanks to his win at last year's Memorial Tournament, played at another course with very slick greens. He's confident he'll erase his nightmare on the 12th. “Hes like the cornerback who gets beat and acts like it never happened, ” Harmon said. "I will do all I can to see all the positives and to grind it out like we did in 2015". Read More

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Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger commits to 14th season

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger commits to 14th season

Roethlisberger had contemplated during the off-season whether to return after an AFC Championship Game loss to the New England Patriots . The Steelers finished the 2016 season with the league's seventh highest ranked offense in terms of yards, and made it back to the conference championship game for the first time since Roethlisberger and Tomlin lost Super Bowl XLV to the Green Bay Packers. Read More

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Toni Kroos Admits Real Madrid Life 'Was Not Ideal' With Rafael Benitez

Real Madrid star player James Rodriguez has reportedly told the Spanish club that he wants a move to Premier League club Manchester United at the end of the ongoing season. Meanwhile after initially provoking a reaction after replacing Gustavo Poyet at Betis, things have also got complicated for Victor Sanchez at Betis with a sector of the crowd chanting for his dismissal during the Villarreal game. Read More

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