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Leafs’ Nikita Zatisev will play Monday against Capitals Leafs’ Nikita Zatisev will play Monday against Capitals
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Nikita Zaitsev will play in Game 3 after missing the first two games against the Washington Capitals. Zaitsev and Leafs coach Mike Babcock both confirmed as much Monday morning. Babcock gave a simple answer when asked to describe Zaitsev’s status. “Playing,” Babcock said. Zatisev played in all 82 regular season games for the Leafs but was injured in the final ga

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Capitals will measure growth against league’s champs 2017-04-26

Capitals will measure growth against league’s champs
The last meeting between the Washington Capitals and the reigning Stanley Cup champions resulted in a wild 8-7 Pittsburgh Penguins’ win on Jan. 16. It’s a night Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner would rather forget. “It was a bad g
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No reliable backup for Wall has Wizards in a bind 2017-04-26

No reliable backup for Wall has Wizards in a bind
Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld claimed three of his starters — John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter — at the top of the draft. He flipped first-round picks and some salary cap space for Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat. Togeth
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Harper’s bottom-of-the-ninth bomb powers Nationals past Phillies 2017-04-17

Harper’s bottom-of-the-ninth bomb powers Nationals past Phillies
The Nationals have the luxury of a roster studded with players who can contribute at any given moment in any given game. They traded highly regarded prospects for Adam Eaton. Ryan Zimmerman has gotten off to a hot start. Daniel Murphy looks to be
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Caron Butler: Romo could have played in NBA 2017-04-11

Caron Butler: Romo could have played in NBA
Former Washington Wizards forward Caron Butler played with great NBA point guards during his time in the league, ranging from Jason Kidd to Gilbert Arenas. Butler, though, in a recent interview named another athlete with the ability to pass who c
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In muddy NBA playoff picture, Wizards waiting for clarity 2017-04-11

In muddy NBA playoff picture, Wizards waiting for clarity
Scott Brooks and his staff started the guesswork last week. The Wizards moved closer and closer to being locked into the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. Their opponent remained a murky proposition, so they began assembling tape and knowledge on severa
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Jennings: Warriors tried to embarrass Wizards 2017-04-03

Jennings: Warriors tried to embarrass Wizards
Washington guard Brandon Jennings accused Golden State of trying to embarrass the Wizards in Sunday night’s 139-115 loss. Jennings also didn’t back down after shoving JaVale McGee after the Warriors backup center shot a 3-pointer in th
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Patrick Ewing returns to coach Hoyas 2017-04-03

Patrick Ewing returns to coach Hoyas
Patrick Ewing is returning to the Hilltop. According to several reports Monday afternoon, the former Hoya star has agreed to a multi-year deal that will make him Georgetown’s new head coach, replacing John Thompson III. Ewing will start imme
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South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 2017-03-27

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida
South Carolina added a missing piece to its rich basketball history. The school of Frank McGuire, Kevin Joyce, Brian Winters, Mike Dunleavy and Alex English is going to the Final Four for the first time. Add the names Sindarius Thornwell and Fr
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Luke Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four 2017-03-27

Luke Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Roy Williams went all Scarlett O’Hara when a player asked about his North Carolina Tar Heels making the last shot Sunday to edge Kentucky to the Final Four. And the coincidence that the Tar Heels have been on the other
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Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire from Manchester United 2017-03-21

 Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire from Manchester United
Bastian Schweinsteiger has completed his move to the Chicago Fire from Manchester United. The German World Cup winner will move to the Major League Soccer club on a one-year contract. The 32-year-old midfielder was quoted in the Chicago Tribune as
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Mario Götze: the "once in a century talent" who is now fighting to save his career 2017-03-21

 Mario Götze: the "once in a century talent" who is now fighting to save his career
Some goals are replayed so often it can blind us to their brilliance. Germany’s winner in the 2014 World Cup final is a case in point. To meet André Schürrle’s cross in extra time, Mario Götze had sprinted to the top-r
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Even in win, Capitals taking too many penalties 2017-03-15

Even in win, Capitals taking too many penalties
The Capitals put an end to a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win against the Wild on Tuesday. What they didn’t do, however, was put an end to the slew of penalties that contributed to the losing streak in the first place. While Washington
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Nationals release catcher Derek Norris 2017-03-15

Nationals release catcher Derek Norris
The Nationals’ logjam at catcher loosened Wednesday morning when they gave Derek Norris his unconditional release. The team announced the move on Twitter. Norris was acquired from San Diego in a Dec. 2 trade for minor-league pitcher Pedro Av
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U.S. women’s soccer team beats Germany to open 2017 2017-03-04

U.S. women’s soccer team beats Germany to open 2017
CHESTER, Pa. — Lynn Williams scored her second career goal and the U.S. women’s soccer team kicked off its 2017 slate with a 1-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday night in a matchup of the world’s top two teams. Alyssa Naeher mad
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It’s a stretch: Nats’ Strasburg may ditch windup 2017-03-04

It’s a stretch: Nats’ Strasburg may ditch windup
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg may emulate closers and pitch only from the stretch this season.  Strasburg avoided a windup for all 23 of his pitches in a 2-1, 10-ininng loss by a Washington split squad to St. Louis on Friday, h
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Jose Bautista ready to put injury plagued 2016 season behind him 2017-02-18

 Jose Bautista ready to put injury plagued 2016 season behind him
Jose Bautista has earned a reputation as a player who competes with passion and intensity. But he doesnt want that to be mistaken for having a chip on his shoulder. The all-star slugger signed a one-year, $18-million US deal this off-season
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Habs all smiles and optimism as Julien takes over Canadiens 2017-02-18

 Habs all smiles and optimism as Julien takes over Canadiens
Want to watch a free live stream of Hockey Night in Canada? CBC will now live stream Hockey Night in Canada on all digital platforms, with free streaming on desktop and mobile web platforms meaning more Canadians will be able to access the games.
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What to watch this weekend in sports 2017-01-21

What to watch this weekend in sports
 The NFL’s conference championship games are this weekend, but that’s not all.      Here is what you’ll want to watch this weekend in sports:    The Dayton Flyers are back on the court Sunday. 
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Charlie Nicholas makes scathing assessment of Memphis Depay at Manchester United 2017-01-21

Charlie Nicholas makes scathing assessment of Memphis Depay at Manchester United
 Charlie Nicholas has described Memphis Depay as a "show pony" and says Manchester United will be lucky to receive more than £20m for his transfer.   French club Lyon are paying around £21.7m to sign the 22-year-old,
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Premier League fixtures live on Sky Sports: Chelsea v Arsenal, Manchester derby 2016-12-13

Premier League fixtures live on Sky Sports: Chelsea v Arsenal, Manchester derby
 Current leaders Chelsea do battle with the Gunners in front of the Sky cameras at the start of February, while Manchester foes City and United are scheduled to face off at the Etihad at the end of the month as the title race gathers pace. &nbs
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Sports head injuries should all be scanned 2016-12-13

Sports head injuries should all be scanned
 All the huffing and puffing by the English Premiership about its protocols regarding the pitch-side assessment of a rugby player who might have been badly concussed (Report, 9 December) amount to a dereliction of duty. Protocols are frankl
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Manchester United: Henrikh Mkhitaryan writes emotional piece on how his father"s death inspired his career 2016-12-03

Manchester United: Henrikh Mkhitaryan writes emotional piece on how his father"s death inspired his career
 Henrikh Mkhitaryan has offered a remarkable insight into his determination to succeed as a footballer that is driven by the early death of his father due to a brain tumour, which inspired the current Manchester United winger to f
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Colombia plane crash survivors describe final seconds before moment of impact and reveal how they escaped alive 2016-12-03

Colombia plane crash survivors describe final seconds before moment of impact and reveal how they escaped alive
 One of the survivors of the plane crash that killed 19 members of the Chapecoense football team has revealed that he escaped with his life by following safety procedures, including remaining in the brace position at the
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Colombia plane crash: Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme offer to play for Chapecoense and "want to help" 2016-12-03

Colombia plane crash: Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme offer to play for Chapecoense and "want to help"
 Brazilian football great Ronaldinho is ready to come out of retirement to play for Chapecoense in an effort to help rebuild the club after the devastating plane crash in Colombia on Monday night killed the majority
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Dario Gradi covered up sex abuse complaint, ex-Chelsea youth player claims 2016-12-03

Dario Gradi covered up sex abuse complaint, ex-Chelsea youth player claims
 Dario Gradi visited the parents of a Chelsea youth team player to “smooth over” a complaint of sexual assault against chief scout Eddie Heath, it has been claimed. The former player, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told
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Customs routs Coast Guard, gains 3rd slot 2016-10-26

 Customs routs Coast Guard, gains 3rd slot
MANILA, Philippines – Customs leaned on a balanced attack as it routed winless Coast Guard, 25-18, 25-12, 25-18, yesterday to secure the third semifinal berth in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Reinforced Conference at the Philsports Aren
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Roach warns Vargas no easy foe 2016-10-26

 Roach warns Vargas no easy foe
MANILA, Philippines – WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas may not be a devastating puncher but Hall of Fame boxing coach Freddie Roach said he’s not to be taken lightly as Manny Pacquiao sets to regain the crown in their 12-round titl
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McIlroy"s caddie cashes in on FedEx Cup 2016-10-26

 McIlroy"s caddie cashes in on FedEx Cup
SHANGHAI (AP) — Rory McIlroy didnt have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited. His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, informed him with a text message. "I think his words were, A tsunami just hit my
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Jim Harbaugh Headlines USA Today List of College Football"s Highest-Paid Coaches 2016-10-26

Jim Harbaugh Headlines USA Today List of College Football"s Highest-Paid Coaches
Jim Harbaugh has taken the University of Michigans football team from a laughingstock to a national title contender in just two seasons, and according to a list released by USA Today on Wednesday, he is being compensated handsomely as the hig
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Cavaliers treat fans with rout of Knicks in season opener 2016-10-26

Cavaliers treat fans with rout of Knicks in season opener
CLEVELAND ― Tuesday may have marked the official start of the 2016-17 NBA campaign, but for the Cavaliers, it offered one more reason to bask in last season’s NBA championship. It was ring night in Cleveland, the first time this city had ce
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Scotland"s Game: turmoil, hatred, chaos - the business of football 2016-09-01

Scotland"s Game: turmoil, hatred, chaos - the business of football
 Episode two of Scotlands Game is called The Perfect Storm and its an hour detailing turmoil, hatred, hubris and collapse - an examination of the one area where Scottish football is in a world of its own: chaos. We see Hugh Dallas bloodied face
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US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic through as Jiri Vesely withdraws 2016-09-01

US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic through as Jiri Vesely withdraws
 Top seed Novak Djokovic reached round three of the US Open without hitting a ball as Jiri Vesely withdrew before their second-round match. The Czech, 23, said he was "very, very disappointed" to pull out with inflammation of his left
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Anti-doping leaders demand Wada overhaul with clean sport "at crossroads" 2016-09-01

Anti-doping leaders demand Wada overhaul with clean sport "at crossroads"
 An overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has been proposed in a bid to restore trust in international sport. The leaders of 17 national anti-doping organisations met at a special summit in Copenhagen this week. The group says the
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England Women"s Under-19 midfielder Zoe Tynan dies aged 18 2016-09-01

England Women"s Under-19 midfielder Zoe Tynan dies aged 18
 England Under-19 Womens and Fylde Ladies midfielder Zoe Tynan has died, aged 18. Tynan, a former Manchester City player, died after being hit by a train at West Allerton station in Merseyside on Tuesday, British Transport Police said. Tynans
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Enner Valencia: Everton move for West Ham forward on loan 2016-09-01

Enner Valencia: Everton move for West Ham forward on loan
 Everton are interested in signing West Ham striker Enner Valencia on a season-long loan deal. The 26-year-old, who joined the Hammers from Pachuca for £12m in 2014, had held talks with Swansea on Wednesday. But now the Toffees
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Mario Balotelli tells Manchester United to "shut up" on Twitter after City score...20 minutes later United take the lead in thrilling derby 2015-04-13

 Mario Balotelli tells Manchester United to "shut up" on Twitter after City score...20 minutes later United take the lead in thrilling derby
Why always him? Mario Balotelli, who famously unveiled that t-shirt after scoring for Manchester City against Manchester United in October 2011, sent out a celebratory tweet telling United to "shut up" after Sergio Aguero put the vi
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Justin Trudeau debuts on Marvel cover alongside Canadian superheroes 2016-08-31

Justin Trudeau debuts on Marvel cover alongside Canadian superheroes
 TORONTO -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially entered the Marvel universe -- and the boxing ring -- as a newly minted comic cover star. Trudeau appears on the variant cover of issue No. 5 of Marvels "Civil War II: Choosing Sides
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Manchester United vs Manchester City report: Marouane Fellaini and Ashley Young star as United thrash City in thriller 2015-04-13

 Manchester United vs Manchester City report: Marouane Fellaini and Ashley Young star as United thrash City in thriller
Before his first defeat in a Manchester derby, Manuel Pellegrini admitted that in the space of a month Manchester City had “thrown our season in the garbage”. As the final whistle went it was time to sift through the trash and exam
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Cricket World Cup: England fans feel pain of arriving for quarter-finals their team won"t be in 2015-03-13

Cricket World Cup: England fans feel pain of arriving for quarter-finals their team won"t be in
 WHEN England fans Stuart Ferguson and Tony Deane began planning a trip to Australia for the Cricket World Cup over a year ago, they crunched data Peter Moores-style. “We thought dead-cert quarter-finals,” Ferguson explained. &ldquo
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Aussie cyclist Loren Rowney taken out by spectator"s hand at the Molecaten Drentse 8 in The Netherlands 2015-03-13

Aussie cyclist Loren Rowney taken out by spectator"s hand at the Molecaten Drentse 8 in The Netherlands
 DUTCH race organisers have begun an investigation after Australian cyclist Loren Rowney was taken out by a spectator’s hand at the Molecaten Drentse 8 in The Netherlands. Rowney, 26, was part of an eight-woman breakaway and in a sprint t
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: his best one liners after declaring Chelsea were a bunch of babies 2015-03-13

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: his best one liners after declaring Chelsea were a bunch of babies
 ZLATAN Ibrahimovic’s send-off against Chelsea robbed the contest of one of world football’s superstars. But the giant Swede ensured he was still on the back pages with his brilliantly cheeky riposte that Chelsea swarmed the referee
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Serena Williams Strikes the Right Note in a Time of Turmoil 2015-03-13

Serena Williams Strikes the Right Note in a Time of Turmoil
 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Serena Williams officially ended her 14-year boycott of the annual tennis tournament held here when she addressed members of the news media Thursday to explain why she returned. “I just felt like it
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2022 World Cup: Tournament set for November and December 2015-02-24

2022 World Cup: Tournament set for November and December
 The 2022 World Cup in Qatar should take place in November and December, a Fifa taskforce has recommended. Key football officials met in Doha to discuss a number of options following fears a summer event would endanger the health of players and
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Kevin Kilbane complains over West Ham chant 2015-02-24

Kevin Kilbane complains over West Ham chant
 Kevin Kilbane has made a complaint to the Football Association over an alleged chant by West Ham fans mocking disabled people. The ex-Republic of Ireland winger has received abusive messages on social media since his complaint was revealed. H
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Man City v Barcelona: Neither side are favourites - Luis Enrique 2015-02-24

Man City v Barcelona: Neither side are favourites - Luis Enrique
 Barcelona are not clear favourites to beat Manchester City and reach the Champions League quarter-finals,says coach Luis Enrique. The Catalan club are aiming to reach the last eight for a ninth straight season, while City have never gone beyon
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Six Nations 2015: Wales" George North returns to face France 2015-02-24

Six Nations 2015: Wales" George North returns to face France
 Fit-again wing George North returns as Wales make four changes to the side that beat Scotland for Saturdays Six Nations game in France. Alex Cuthbert makes way for North, who missed the Murrayfield winafter taking two blows to the head ag
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Cardiff City board to boycott Wigan match over alleged racism 2015-02-24

Cardiff City board to boycott Wigan match over alleged racism
 Cardiff Citys board members will boycott Tuesdays Championship game at Wigan in protest at what they allege to be a club owned and managed by racists. At least two members of the board were planning to travel but owner Vincent Tan has instruct
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Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle 215 sets up West Indies win 2015-02-24

Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle 215 sets up West Indies win
 Chris Gayle hit the first double century in World Cup history as West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. The left-hander smashed 215 off 147 balls, including 16 sixes and 10 fours, in West Indies 372-2
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