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Sport PSG, Brazil star expected back in 2-3 weeks
Author: 0 PSG, Brazil star expected back in 2-3 weeks

The Paris Saint-Germain manager, who was unable to call on Neymar as their Champions League dream was ended by Real Madrid in the second leg, spoke ahead of the Coupe de la Ligue final. "I spoke with him this week, he's good, relaxed". His absence only fueled persistent transfer rumours, however, prompting club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to travel to Brazil, per AFP.

Sport A Look Back at Texas Rangers' Opening Days in 1972, 1994
Author: 0 A Look Back at Texas Rangers' Opening Days in 1972, 1994

Fister (1-0), who was acquired by the Rangers as a free agent in the offseason, struck out three and walked three in besting Houston's 1A ace Dallas Keuchel . Joey Gallo's ringing double off the top of the center field fence scored Delino DeShields Jr. all the way from first base and Elvis Andrus promptly singled home Gallo, pushing the Rangers' lead to 5-1.

Sport South Africa reach 400 at lunch
Author: 0 South Africa reach 400 at lunch

With Markram and AB de Viliers at the crease and the score at 247/2 the hosts were in control, but a fightback, led by Pat Cummins (3/53), saw Australia take late wickets and finish well on a tough day in the field. De Villiers appealed the decision which was unsuccessful. With South Africa 247-2, Australia were in danger of further humiliation. "Where's your captain?" the Wanderers crowd chanted.

Sport Bairstow salvages England after Southee, Boult strike
Author: 0 Bairstow salvages England after Southee, Boult strike

Bairstow and Mark Wood (52), who registered a maiden Test half-century, steadied their side's innings, after the visitors were reduced to 164 for seven, in what could have been yet another innings debacle. Anderson and Broad made the ball talk from the first over, which included three consecutive Anderson deliveries which nipped away and beat Jeet Raval's outside edge.

Sport Bruins take over top spot in East after testy win against Lightning
Author: 0 Bruins take over top spot in East after testy win against Lightning

Dylan Larkin, Darren Helm, Andreas Athanasiou and Danny DeKeyser also scored to help Detroit overcome a 2-0 first-period deficit. That came after the Lightning's J.T. Pastrnak said it was his first fight and his inexperience showed when Girardi quickly took him down, but the Bruins appreciated his effort. "He (Rask) stood up for himself and obviously guys will jump in if necessary".

Sport Emre Can doubtful for Liverpool's trip to Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Emre Can doubtful for Liverpool's trip to Crystal Palace

Klopp will bring up 100 Premier League games as Reds manager at Selhurst Park and he will be boosted by the return of Nathaniel Clyne . Find out by following our live matchcast. The 25-year-old frizzy-haired Egyptian is also the only player to have scored four goals in a single league game this season. Jeffrey Schlupp , Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon are confirmed absentees.

Sport Major League Baseball free agent rumors: Greg Holland, Cardinals finalizing deal
Author: 0 Major League Baseball free agent rumors: Greg Holland, Cardinals finalizing deal

And it's with the St. Louis Cardinals . It should be noted Holland became a free agent after first rejecting a $15 million player option in his contract with the Colorado Rockies , then rejecting the $17.4 million club option. But in the meantime, manager Mike Matheny plans to mix and match with a closer-by-committee. St. Louis' relievers posted a 3.81 ERA and lost 29 games, while posting just 43 saves as a unit.

Sport Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL as well
Author: 0 Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL as well

Starc was also in doubt for the third Test in Cape Town with a sore calf, but managed to prove fitness in time for what turned out to be a controversial Test match. The left-arm pacer has been playing continuously since last year and he even missed out on a Boxing Day Test in the Ashes down under last year. "Fast bowler hit by stress fracture in his leg, the third Australian this week to be ruled out of the IPL", Cricket Australia reported.

Author: 0 Friday pressure briefing: All or Nothing for Chelsea in Spurs test

It's happened every time Spurs have walked into Stamford Bridge over the last 28 years: The North London club walked out of the venue with a point or less. His strength and dribbling ability have seen him dominate the midfields of Manchester United , Liverpool and Arsenal in the current campaign, with Chelsea and N'Golo Kante the Belgian's next test.

Sport With the pension bill passed, what's next in Frankfort?
Author: 0 With the pension bill passed, what's next in Frankfort?

For future teachers, retirement eligibility will increase to age 65 with five years of service or the "rule of 87", when the employees' combined age and years of service equal 87. Republican Rep. John "Bam" Carney said lawmakers expect it to save $300 million over the next 30 years. Currently, their spouses can receive 25 percent of the officer's salary, or take whatever retirement benefits the officer was eligible for at the time of death.

Sport WANTED: Kentucky man for shooting and killing a police officer
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Authorities are now searching for Decoursey, who is said to be armed and unsafe. Austin said the details released regarding the case are quite limited because of the sensitivity around the issue and the ongoing investigation. He leaves behind a wife and two children. People may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. Gov. Matt Bevin announced the officer's death on Twitter .

Sport UConn fan Kobe Bryant's shares #MambaMentality with Notre Dame hero Arike Ogunbowale
Author: 0 UConn fan Kobe Bryant's shares #MambaMentality with Notre Dame hero Arike Ogunbowale

UConn scored the first points of the second quarter to cut into the lead. Otherwise, the Huskies' average margin of victory this year has been 37.1 points. After Notre Dame forward Jessica Shepard sprained her ankle in the second half it looked like UConn would steer the ship home. It all came down to defense and rebounding as the Irish out-rebounded the Ducks 51-29 which lead to 26 second chance points for the Irish versus the Ducks with nine.

Sport Raiders release Marquette King | Should Giants pounce? Or too expensive?
Author: 0 Raiders release Marquette King | Should Giants pounce? Or too expensive?

A second-team All-Pro selection in 2016, King finished first in Pro Bowl fan voting past year, although he was never selected for that all-star game. King is a pretty good punter, but is probably best known for his celebrations after punts (it's hard to beat him riding a horse after a good punt).

Sport CWG 2018: Sharath-led TT squad leaves for Gold Coast
Author: 0 CWG 2018: Sharath-led TT squad leaves for Gold Coast

Four years ago in Glasgow, New Zealand's flag flew proudly with a haul of 45 medals, including 14 golds, representing the third best result behind the Auckland Games in 1950 (54 medals) and 1990 (58). Making sure that these "so-called" government officials get to Australia is not just the matter but heaps of "estacodes" earmarked for them are quite disturbing.

Sport Antonio Conte backs Alvaro Morata to finish Chelsea season with a bang
Author: 0 Antonio Conte backs Alvaro Morata to finish Chelsea season with a bang

Not just at the domestic level, but the player has suffered internationally too and was left out of Julen Lopetegui's Spain side last week, for their friendlies against Germany and Argentina. Mauricio Pochettino said Kane will be assessed before Sunday's game between Chelsea and Tottenham, live on Sky Sports Premier League , with the England forward recovering from ankle ligament damage initially expected to keep him out until April.

Sport Mourinho has 'convinced' Gareth Bale to join Man United
Author: 0 Mourinho has 'convinced' Gareth Bale to join Man United

Madrid are looking at an over haul this summer, with the likes of Bale and Isco thought to be heading for the door, as Zidane and co plot to regain their La Liga title which Barcelona are now running away with. "He's among the top players in the world". But without a shadow of a doubt, when Gareth is flying he can get into any team in the world . "There's Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and then there's the next tier of players and he's up there with the best of the rest".

Sport Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan: Keys to the Final Four matchup
Author: 0 Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan: Keys to the Final Four matchup

Since last June, when assistant coach Drew Valentine was hired by coach Porter Moser, his younger brother Denzel of the Bulls has been a fixture around the program. Michigan , a team that participates in the Big Ten, had the opportunity to hand-pick their opponents to favor their strength of schedule. With an early lead and long stretches, MI can run away with this game and crush the end to this Cinderella run by the Ramblers.

Sport Online comments over Belfast rape trial referred to AG
Author: 0 Online comments over Belfast rape trial referred to AG

Another defendant, Rory Harrison , was found not guilty of perverting the course of justice and withholding information. Complainants in rape trials in Ireland and the United Kingdom are entitled to anonymity and it is an offence to publish their identity.

Sport Isner routs del Potro to reach Miami Open final
Author: 0 Isner routs del Potro to reach Miami Open final

Del Potro had to save three match points against No. 1 Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open final to win his maiden Masters 1000 crown. "I've just continued to keep playing better", Isner said. Zverev added: "It was another good match". "When I get onto the court I love to play tennis". In the ensuing tiebreak he got off to a quick 3-0 lead, and after the Argentine won two points on serve, Isner never looked back, storming away with the final four points to seal the victory.

Sport Mourinho 'sad' to see Zlatan leave, confirms no Pogba talks with Deschamps
Author: 0 Mourinho 'sad' to see Zlatan leave, confirms no Pogba talks with Deschamps

I choose LA Galaxy because I wanted it. "We're not concerned because we've gotten the reports from the doctors and from the physical people at Manchester and physically they said he was fine and was able to train and that maybe it was a little more of a coach's decision than anything else", Schmid told reporters.

Sport Australian rugby sevens captain James Stannard hit in alleged one-punch attack
Author: 0 Australian rugby sevens captain James Stannard hit in alleged one-punch attack

Stannard was recently appointed Aussie Sevens captain for the Commonwealth Games but he has been officially ruled out of what would have been his third run-out at the Games. He's had a clearance from the neurosurgeon, the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist as well. Stannard was with some of his Australia team-mates at the time of the apparently unprovoked attack, having earlier been at a farewell lunch for departing coach Andy Friend.

Sport Lue to Rejoin Cavs vs. Pelicans as Observer
Author: 0 Lue to Rejoin Cavs vs. Pelicans as Observer

It may have nothing to do with basketball, but Smith (who's been moved to the bench for the rest of the season and has struggled for large swaths of the year), had two quiet games before his Charlotte outburst, combining for just six points on Sunday and Tuesday.

Sport Jim clocking up the miles for Man City
Author: 0 Jim clocking up the miles for Man City

The agents and many circumstances, maybe other clubs are interested in him. "Txiki [Begiristain, the club's director of football] is talking about that", Guardiola said before City's visit to Everton on Saturday evening. We will see tomorrow'. " John Stones had concussion in the last game, he feels really good but the rule is seven days off so he's not available", added Guardiola.

Sport Azarenka shows off love for Leo in Miami
Author: 0 Azarenka shows off love for Leo in Miami

It's always wonderful for my friends and family when I play here. Collins, bidding to reach Sloane Stephens and give the Miami fans the first All-American final since 2003 when Venus Williams defeated birthday girl Jennifer Capriati, dramatically highlighted her inexperience.

Sport Australian cricket captain Steve Smith banned for 12 months
Author: 0 Australian cricket captain Steve Smith banned for 12 months

The controversy exploded on day three of the Cape Town Test last week, when Bancroft was caught using yellow tape to alter the condition of the ball before attempting to hide it in down his pants. "When you lose three men in your team, who obviously made a mistake, that hurts all of us". Under Lehmann's leadership, Australia have won the Ashes twice and also lifted the 2015 ICC World Cup on home soil.

Sport Turkish opposition MP urges joint op. in Iraq's Qandil
Author: 0 Turkish opposition MP urges joint op. in Iraq's Qandil

The EU also wants to reboot its relationship with Turkey but would require progress in the negotiations over Cyprus. The leaders will discuss a wide range of issues , including Turkey-EU relations, economics, trade, security and foreign policy.

Sport Messi trains but remains doubt for Sevilla match
Author: 0 Messi trains but remains doubt for Sevilla match

Messi traveled with the Argentina squad during the global break but played no part in La Albiceleste's games against Italy and Spain - both ending in 2-0 and 6-1 defeats, respectively - as the 30-year-old was suffering from a minor hamstring problem.

Sport Rays erase four-run deficit, dump Red Sox
Author: 0 Rays erase four-run deficit, dump Red Sox

Cora said he chose Kelly to start the eighth instead of Smith because of matchups. He began his 2018 season by walking Daniel Robertson on seven pitches. "We felt he was ready but I don't think it was fair for him to come in in a situation that's not a clean inning", Cora told reporters. "It's something that we map it out, we talk about it and we stick to it".

Sport Disgraced Aussie cricketers returning home after ball tampering ban
Author: 0 Disgraced Aussie cricketers returning home after ball tampering ban

Warner, who Cricket Australia said was responsible for the "development" of the cheating plans, tweeted that his actions were a "stain on the game we all love". "There are those countries that don't like Australia, don't like individuals in the team, and there has been a build-up of hate which has exploded and created this tornado of hysteria", he wrote.