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Sports Claude Puel sacked by Leicester
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Hired in 2017 to replace Craig Shakespeare , Puel was Leicester's second manager since Claudio Ranieri improbably won the Premier League in 2016 after defying 5,000/1 odds. Speaking at a news conference before Leicester host Brighton in the league on Tuesday (19:45 GMT kick-off), Stowell said: "I've spoken to the players and told them how good they are and reminded them that they are a top-seven team".

Sports Bencic aims to emulate Federer against Kvitova in Dubai final
Author: 0 Bencic aims to emulate Federer against Kvitova in Dubai final

It's a rematch of their Australian Open third round encounter, which Kvitova won 6-1, 6-4. The second-seeded Kvitova picked up her tour-high 17th victory of 2019. "I really had to be very, very low, bend my knees, whatever I really needed", said Petra Kvitova about Hsieh Su-wei. "It was a tough first set", said Kvitova, a champion in Dubai in 2013.

Sports India will stand by nation over Pakistan game boycott - Virat Kohli
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We will go by what they decide. Meanwhile, BCCI has written a letter to ICC requesting to sever ties with Pakistan. While the Indian government and the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) is yet to reach a decision on the matter, a few veteran players have come forth supporting the boycott.

Sports Pelicans to rest Davis against Lakers
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However, the Pelicans stunned the Lakers over the first two quarters. At halftime, the team talked about not letting Friday's result happen again. "We came in here at halftime and just said that we have to have a better second half than we did yesterday".

Sports Reds to face tough test against Manchester United
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Lingard - Mata's replacement despite being deemed not fit enough to start after a hamstring injury - then seemed to aggravate that problem when attempting to round Alisson for the only real chance of a weird first period, forcing Solskjaer to replace him with Alexis Sanchez.

Sports Zion Williamson injury status: The latest updates
Author: 0 Zion Williamson injury status: The latest updates

The accident happened on Interstate 690 in Syracuse on Wednesday after the Orange beat No. 18 Louisville. Boeheim reportedly swerved to avoid the auto and hit Jimenez. I can't describe the feelings I've had since Wednesday night. Williamson grabbed the knee in pain after slipping awkwardly and falling when his left Nike shoe tore apart as he planted hard while dribbling near the free throw line.

Sports Dustin Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico
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Johnson responded with successive birdies and added two more on the back nine, while at the last McIlroy saw a birdie chance to cut the gap to three slide past the cup. He was too firm with his bogey putt and lipped out again, and finally tapped in for double. Woods, who hit 16 greens in regulation, was 10 shots behind and in no mood to speak to anyone after the round.

Sports Messi Scores Stunner for Barcelona Against Sevilla
Author: 0 Messi Scores Stunner for Barcelona Against Sevilla

They face Madrid at the Bernabeu twice, first in the Copa del Rey semifinal first leg on Wednesday and then in the league on Saturday. During his career Messi has scored 29 league goals against Sevilla and in total 36 goals in 35 matches against the fellow top-flight club in all competitions.

Sports Solskjaer: Man United must avoid a title drought like Liverpool's
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But Vidic, who was a mainstay in the successful United teams under Sir Alex Ferguson, believes the "fantastic job" done by Solskjaer means he has earned the right to be in the frame for the long-term role. "It's a big one and we know that it's a hard one as well", he said, adding that United's attacking players were brimming with confidence. Besides the loss to Paris St.

Sports Canes owner invests $250 million, named new AAF commish
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If you aren't familiar with the AAF , it is an eight-team league that is run by Hall of Famer Bill Polian of the Indianapolis Colts and TV producer Charlie Ebersol. The NFL hasn't had a feeder league of talent since NFL Europe shuttered in 2007, and given some of the names that came out of that league (Kurt Warner, Jake Delhomme, Adam Vinatieri), it would make sense that, given the AAF's initial quality of play, the NFL would want the AAF to succeed.

Sports Georges St-Pierre: Two-division UFC champion retires aged 37
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In his final appearance in the Octagon at UFC 217 in New York, St-Pierre joined an exclusive group of fighters to win UFC titles in two different weight classes, joining Randy Couture, B.J. Though Woodley has a tremendous amount of respect for St-Pierre and wishes him well in his retirement, he's set on the fact that it was probably a smart move by St-Pierre, as Woodley doesn't think the former champ would defeat him.

Sports Pulwama attack: BCCI calls on ICC to act following Kashmir incident
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India has been demanding action against militants that Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged are from Pakistan and its premier under pressure from his Hindu nationalist base to show firmness weeks before he is set to call elections. US President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , US, February 22, 2019. "I stopped paying Pakistan the $1.3 billion that we used to pay them".

Sports Injured Pandya ruled out from ODI squad
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The allrounder, who had returned to the team during the tour of New Zealand after recovering from a back injury and serving a suspension , has suffered a back injury again. After the two T20Is, the five-match ODI series will begin on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Ravindra Jadeja , originally left out from the ODI squad, has been named Pandya's replacement for the five-match ODI series.

Sports Harden rips ref Scott Foster after fouling out vs. Lakers
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It is his 32nd consecutive game where he has scored 30 or more points, overtaking Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in National Basketball Association history. "For sure it's personal, for sure", Harden added . The Rockets led by double digits in the third quarter and appeared primed to pull away from the Lakers, but they collapsed in the fourth quarter.

Sports Ronaldo: I've won five Champions Leagues, Atletico have zero
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And he added: "It wasn't aimed at the other team, I was turning towards our own supporters". But Simeone's side emerged stronger after the interval and were rewarded for their perseverance when Gimenez and fellow defender Godin converted from close range in the 78th and 83rd minutes.

Sports New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Arrested in Prostitution Sting
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Police say there's video evidence of two incidents involving Kraft, he'll have a warrant put out for a criminal summons for two counts of soliciting prostitution. He is one of 100 men to be arrested as part of a massive sting operation, according to WPTV . She was taken into custody on Tuesday. Another woman named Lei Wang has also been charged with deriving support from prostitution, according to CBS 12 .

Sports Maurizio Sarri was 'screaming at himself' during Chelsea's poor start against Malmo
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri was 'screaming at himself' during Chelsea's poor start against Malmo

Chelsea had been going through the motions but with six minutes remaining, Hudson-Odoi capped the ideal night for the Blues by drilling a low effort into the far corner of Dahlin's net from 12 yards out. If the use of Kante was a feather in Sarri's cap, his sparing deployment of Hudson-Odoi was once again shown up, at least in the home supporters' eyes.

Sports Embattled Duke rallies from 23 down to beat Louisville
Author: 0 Embattled Duke rallies from 23 down to beat Louisville

The comeback was the program's second-biggest in school history, second only to a 31-point comeback against Tulane in 1950. In addition to showing off his Monstar strength, Williamson went off for a game-high 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds as the Blue Devils overcame a 59-36 deficit with under 10 minutes to play.

Sports Tiger Woods wants to be in prime condition for the Masters
Author: 0 Tiger Woods wants to be in prime condition for the Masters

In 2017, he won back-to-back WGC events - the first one in Mexico , followed by the Dell Technologies Match Play. Woods, whose 80 career US PGA titles are two shy of Sam Snead's career record, shared 15th in last week's tour event at Riviera and remains a fan favourite at age 43 even though he last won a major crown at the 2008 US Open.

Sports Wenger, Djokovic emerge winners at 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards
Author: 0 Wenger, Djokovic emerge winners at 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards

Kenyan marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge who set the world marathon record in Berlin won the Exceptional Achievement Award while World Cup winners, France won the Team of the Year . Elsewhere at the ceremony, Naomi Osaka won the Breakthrough award following her maiden grand slam victory at the US Open , Tiger Woods claimed the Comeback prize after winning his first PGA Tour title in five years, while France's World Cup winners saw them scoop the Team accolade.

Sports Le'Veon Bell celebrates after Steelers elect to pass on franchise tag
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Le'Veon Bell's Pittsburgh Steelers tenure appears to be over. Then there's this: Word on the street is that Bell, who's playing weight is about 225 pounds, ballooned to around 260 pounds during year-long hiatus. "Respectfully, we did agree to look into a trade [and it] would probably be the best course of action for both sides". According to Colbert, the team is willing to shop Brown to see about trading Brown but it was clear from his comments this isn't a done deal by any means.

Sports Juve ace ruled out of Atletico tie by heart problem
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Ronaldo has only managed one goal in Europe since completing a €100million move from Real Madrid to Juve last summer and the forward's frustrations continued on Wednesday evening. "We have to remember we are facing a team who are very good in defence and very unsafe from set pieces and have done very well in Europe in recent years".

Sports Duke's Zion Williamson out after knee injury, shoe destroyed
Author: 0 Duke's Zion Williamson out after knee injury, shoe destroyed

DeLaurier continued to explode with a massive block and rebound to keep the Blue Devils within 10. UNC follows its more experienced leaders Luke Maye and Cameron Johnson, along with freshman guard Coby White. The storied rivals first met on January 24, 1920 and met most recently during the 2018 ACC Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Tar Heels took a 74-69 win and went on to lose to Virginia in the conference championship game.