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Syracuse University announces $118M for stadium makeover

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They say the renovations - which also include added Wi-Fi capabilities and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems - should be completed by Fall 2020. More than $6 million in Dome upgrades will go toward Americans with Disabilities Act-related accessibility projects, including a new entrance, ADA-compliant elevators, accessible seating, closed captioning software and five ADA electric door operators, according to the release. Read More »

Youth Bias Against Brad Stevens is Embarrassing

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Stevens didn't receive one vote, which Isaiah Thomas isn't happy with. "If you vote Brad Stevens in and he's a boy-genius, all the owners might be like, 'Get me the next boy-genius.'" . "There are some comparisons but in a lot of ways they are their own coach, and I'm just lucky to be able to learn from both of them and still learning from Brad a lot". Read More »

Levante end Barca's unbeaten run

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The upset at the hands of a modest Levante side - fighting to stay out of the relegation zone most of the season - ended Barcelona's bid to go all 38 rounds of a La Liga season undefeated. Barcelona may never get a better chance of completing a full La Liga season unbeaten, says Terry Gibson. But Valverde has refused to point the finger at 22-year-old centre-half Mina, who took most of the heat for Barca's collapse. Read More »

Former Aston Villa footballer dies in vehicle crash

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Samuel played for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers in the top-flight and represented England at Under-21 level. He only ever made one trip to represent Trinidad and Tobago, though, as he flew in to feature in 2010 World Cup qualifying affairs away to Honduras and at home against the United States-which ended in 4-1 and 1-0 losses respectively, under then head coach Russell Latapy. Read More »

Russian Federation qualify after Spain, Belgium and Romania sanctioned

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Though Spain contested the eligibility charge weighed against them, the committee concluded that they were "satisfied that World Rugby's submissions on the fielding of ineligible players by Spain are correct". The winners will then face Samoa, with the victorious side sealing the final place in Ireland's World Cup pool. But the panel ruled that all three countries broke eligibility rules and have been deducted points. Read More »

Aston Villa boss wants deal for veteran defender

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Manager Tony Pulis will be counting on his best player Adama Traore to inspire his side to success, but with the hosts bound to crowd out the Spanish winger like they did during the first leg, the Boro boss has a plan B for his attack . Read More »

Van Marwijk cuts another 6 from Australia's World Cup squad

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Australia's decision to include Tim Cahill in its squad for this summer's World Cup is not linked to a commercial partnership with a petrol company, its football federation has said. The squad features two uncapped players in exciting 19-year-old winger Daniel Arzani and 22-year-old Croatian-born defender Fran Karacic. Long-term backup goalkeeper Mitch Langerak was another to miss out in the cut to the initial 32 selected last week, along with Alex Gersbach, Apostolos Giannou, and ... Read More »

North Carolina legend Michael Jordan is finally getting his '30 for 30'

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Jordan's story is well-known, from being cut from his high school basketball team, to becoming a Slam Dunk champion and eventually a six-time NBA champion as the widely-regarded best player in NBA history. The series will also utilize "more than 500 previously unseen hours of footage from the Bulls' last championship run in 1997-98, with Jordan, other Bulls figures and dozens of sports luminaries signed on for commentary". Read More »

Hero Gotze Misses Out On Germany's World Cup Squad

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The Premier League is also represented in the squad, with Arsenal's Mesut Ozil joined by Manchester City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane , along with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. "It wasn't his best season. Personally, I'm very sorry for him", Loew said of Goetze. Grindel struck a more conciliatory note on Tuesday, saying, "People can make mistakes and we have to keep things in perspective". Read More »

Vasyl Lomachenko reveals this advice from father helped him beat Jorge Linares

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The first one being the same as the Lomachenko-Linares fight, where both fighters are signed to different networks. "Lomachenko did good, beat a solid world champion at 135". "Going into this fight, we knew "Loma" was a huge talent", said Lomachenko's promoter, Bob Arum. No man has claimed titles in three divisions faster, with Australian Jeff Fenech doing so in his 20th bout and greats such as Oscar de la Hoya (22 fights), Floyd Mayweather (34) and Manny Pacquiao (41) needing longer ... Read More »

Mercedes restore order at top with Hamilton's win

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The trouble we have now is that with the modern cars carrying so much downforce, Turn 1 isn't a long braking zone and the only decent braking zone into Turn 10 comes after two corners where it's very hard to follow the vehicle in front. "Honestly before the race we expected one stop was not going to be possible - at least to do the race quickly with one stop". In qualifying, despite the Ferraris obviously not being 100 percent happy with their tyres, Sebastian Vettel managed to get within ... Read More »

Joe Hart left out of England World Cup squad

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Joe Hart will not be in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the World Cup , according to TalkSport . Southgate has been deliberating on whether to take Hart to Russian Federation for his experience but has seemingly decided against it. Read More »

Reus, Neuer on Loew's list for World Cup

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World Cup-winning goalscorer, Mario Gotze has also been left out of Germany's squad. Long-term injury absentee Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, who missed the 2014 World Cup due to injury, are included. Read More »

Naby Keita looks delighted in Liverpool scarf after RB Leipzig farewell

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Liverpool agreed a deal to bring Keita to Anfield at the end of this season during the 2017 summer transfer window, but his price was dependent on Leipzig's final league position. Not that Liverpool are penny pinching at the moment, but this is an added bonus for a club who are already on cloud nine, having reached the Champions League final. Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain facing six month lay-off following knee surgery

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The Premier League club view a return in six months to be a "best case scenario" for the England worldwide, the Liverpool Echo have reported. Liverpool reporter James Pearce says that after a successful knee operation "Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is now on crutches, has started his rehabilitation programme at Melwood". Read More »

David Tepper Expected To Sign Deal To Buy Carolina Panthers

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It was reported on May 11 that Tepper was the favorite in the bidding process over SC financier Ben Navarro. David Tepper, a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has finalized a deal to purchase the Carolina Panthers, a source close to the situation told Tyler Feldman of 12 Sports on Monday. Read More »

England's '100-ball' format ready to launch

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They want it simpler to understand. Graves stressed the new format was a must to ensure cricket's relevance and financial viability, to run alongside the existing Twenty20 Blast as well as 50-over and first-class domestic competitions. We have got a model, we have got a skeleton and the players will be involved in that. "Sanjay Patel (the managing director) and his team have come up with something I believe that is really exciting". Read More »

Antonio Conte predicts Chelsea FC v Man United FA Cup final

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It will also help silence some of the criticism of the playing style adopted by Mourinho at Old Trafford as the club target a record-equalling 13th FA Cup success. Speaking to reporters, according to the Express , Cahill said: "That was a below par performance, and for whatever reason we were way off the pace today". Read More »

German stars Ozil and Gundogan under fire for posing with Turkish President

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Both Özil, 29, and Gündogan, 27, were born in Gelsenkirchen in Germany and are expected to be included in the squad for... Both Germany worldwide were pictured greeting Erdogan at Turkey's London embassy, alongside with Everton and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun , as the politician arrived in England ahead of a meeting with United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May. Read More »

SC judgment on Sidhu's conviction in road rage case on Tuesday

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A bench of Justices Mehtab Singh Gill and Baldev Singh also convicted Navjot's friend and co-accused Rupinder Singh but suspended their sentences during the pendency of their appeals in the apex court . Gurnam was declared dead after he was rushed to a hospital. As they reached Sheranwala Gate Crossing, Gurnam Singh driving a Maruti auto found a Gypsy in between the road and asked the occupant Sidhu and Sandhu to remove the vehicle for their passage following which the heated exchange took ... Read More »

Jay Ajayi Sued for Trashing LA Mansion ... Allegedly Shoved Owner

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Ajayi allegedly was charged $25,000 in damages for trashing a "fancy (Los Angeles) mansion" and, according to a TMZ Sports report , shoved the owner of the mansion. In total, Ajayi racked up $25,000 in penalty fees - but when the owner confronted Jay on February 18, he claims Ajayi "pushed [him] on [his] chest in a menacing and threatening manner". Read More »

Argentina Announce Provisional World Cup Squad, Snub 7 Stars

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Aguero has not played for Manchester City since March because of a left knee injury and had surgery in April. Both Icardi and Dybala have seen their chances of making the final World Cup squad cast into doubt since Sampaoli left them out of the group for the worldwide friendlies in March. Read More »

Cameron Smith to quit rep football

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The bombshell announcement comes just weeks before the first game of this year's State of Origin series, leaving Queensland without their inspirational leader for the first time since 2003. Queensland coach Kevin Walters paid glowing tribute to Smith, saying the Maroons would not be able to replace him with anyone similar. "He's been a great person for the game, more than anything else", Walters said. Read More »

Teacher posts paycheck to draw attention to pay

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Wilson County Schools will be closed for students at all schools except for the early colleges and open for staff as an optional teacher workday on May 16 in response to the high number of projected staff absences. The march in Raleigh starts at 9:45 a.m.at the NCAE headquarters. Congressman Walker says North Carolina leads the nation as far as what percentage of the budget goes toward education. Read More »

Pistons could win or lose big in NBA Lottery draw

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Right now, the Sixers have around $25 million to give to free agents. "We did this year what we felt was in the long-term best interest of the Bulls", Chicago vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said. The Sixers are expected to keep the Lakers pick because Los Angeles finished with the league's 10th-worst record. And after missing the playoffs by one game this season, they'll need a miracle to land the No. Read More »

Six Premier League stars in Brazil's World Cup squad

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Alves , who has won three Champions Leagues, a Copa America and league titles in Spain, Italy, and France, however was not dwelling on his misfortune. "If we win the World Cup , I will not be screaming, for once, I promise". Fagner , who plays for Corinthians, is now injured and will be visited by team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar - the surgeon who operated on Neymar - on Sunday. Read More »

Christian Kirk arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and property damage

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Kent Somers of AZCentral.com reports Kirk has been charged with disorderly conduct and property damage stemming from an incident as Kirk and some friends left the Waste Management Phoenix Open on February 3. When he was drafted, it appeared he was selected to hopefully be Larry Fitzgerald's eventual replacement as slot receiver in the Cardinals' offense. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk, who was drafted in the second round of this year's National Football League draft, was ... Read More »

Ireland Eliminated From Euro U17s In Extraordinarily Controversial Circumstances

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With four penalties taken by each side Ireland keeper Jimmy Corcoran needed to save the next penalty, which he did brilliantly, only for the referee to give the keeper a second yellow card for moving off of his line too early. 2 Roy Keane, was livid by the decision and confronted the ref on the pitch. Ireland had forced their way back into the match after the Netherlands capped a spell of dominance by grabbing the lead in the 62nd minute with a powerful header by Liam van Gelderen. Read More »

Jon Jones tells Chuck Liddell to 'Come get it'

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He told Helwani that his return "does not hinge on Tito's participation". "I never stopped missing it". Liddell hasn't fought since 2010 when he lost to Rick Franklin at UFC 115. Eight years after hanging up his gloves "for good", Chuck Liddell has announced he is coming out of retirement. As for Jones, he's been busy battling the California State Athletic Commission and USADA since his recent failed drug test after his initial victory to win the UFC light heavyweight title over Daniel ... Read More »

Raquel Pennington's Corner Did the Right Thing ... Says Urijah Faber

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What's next for Nunes remains to be seen but she looked fantastic once again in her third straight title defense. I also like to verbally express myself, and I'm very close with my coaches, and I tell them everything. Prior to the Pennington bout being made, rumors swirled of a potential super fight with the featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg. It's important that a fighter loses with dignity, and I think Raquel lost with dignity. Read More »