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Sarries' director of rugby Mark McCall said: "Since the semi-final loss to Clermont in 2015 we haven't lost a play-off game - that's nine in nine in two competitions". Both sides named line-ups befitting the occasion, with Sarries fielding all six of their British and Irish Lions call-ups while France internationals Scott Spedding, Lamerat, Camille Lopez , Sebastien Vahaamahina and Damien Chouly started for Clermont .
  • Klopp assures Liverpool fans of talks with transfer targets

    Klopp assures Liverpool fans of talks with transfer targets

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    Daniel Sturridge is such a talented player and remains one of the best finishers in England. "For us it's good news that he's now available". That is unfortunately how it is. "We left him out of training". The striker's return from injury earned him 22 minutes' worth of playing time at Anfield against Southampton. The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports 1 and follows on immediately after the game between Crystal Palace and Hull City.
  • University of South Florida football player charged in second sexual battery case

    University of South Florida football player charged in second sexual battery case

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    Today, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced new sexual battery and false imprisonment charges from a separate incident against LaDarrius Jackson. Jackson later forced her into her dorm room after she placed her hands on a wall in an attempt to stop him, she told detectives. An original arrest report released by the program, via the Tampa Bay Times , mentioned that the defensive end forced a female victim to perform sexual acts despite verbal refutes.
  • A strong field, an unpredictable course at Players

    A strong field, an unpredictable course at Players

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    Jordan Spieth was asked why, when the conversations turns to the best player in the world, he is not mentioned more often because he doesn't possess the power and length that current No. How could we not include the current world number one on the list to watch this weekend? The 15-time PGA Tour victor won his last three starts prior to his return at the Wells Fargo Championship (Genesis Open, WGC-Mexico Championship, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play).
  • Game 6 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

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    A win on Friday (8 p.m., ESPN ) would mark Boston's first return to the Eastern Conference Finals since 2012, and just four seasons after Celtics GM Danny Ainge traded away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, electing to rebuild instead. Of course, the Celtics and Wizards play four games against each other every regular season in addition to the soon-to-be six playoff games this series, so both teams are well aware of each other's style of play.
  • Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

    Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

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    Jake Guentzel notched his playoff-leading ninth goal late in the third and Evgeni Malkin scored almost a minute later to make the score appear less catastrophic on paper. Burakovsky forced a turnover by Penguins defenseman Ron Hainsey, moved to the right post and flipped the puck in off Fleury. This is the fourth time the two teams will meet in a winner-take-all.
  • Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series

    Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series

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    Hit with the news that their undersized rotation would get smaller, the Rockets plotted the most Rockets-like battle plan possible. Pop has until Tuesday night to figure out his next adjustment in a odd series that's been one non-competitive blowout after another.
  • IPL- Gujarat spoil Punjab's streak register a six-wicket win

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    KKR openers Sunil Narine (54 of 17 balls) and Chris Lynn (50 from 22 balls) destroyed the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling attack to seal their eighth win from 12 matches . Both of them will have to step up and provide initial breakthrough against KKR before Mohit Sharma and Natarajan try to contain the leakage of runs during the middle of the inning.
  • Sharapova more disappointed to lose early than to detractor

    Sharapova more disappointed to lose early than to detractor

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    But the Russian played too many risky shots in the third set and, despite breaking Bouchard's serve in the eighth game immediately after surrendering her own, she dropped another service game to allow Bouchard to serve out for the match. 7Sport claims Bouchard showed Sharapova "ultimate disrespect" by failing to acknowledge a victor that struck the top of the net in the first set. Bouchard had not backed off her comments, and said after the match that she was looking forward to playing ...
  • Preds reach 1st Western final in team history, ousting Blues

    Preds reach 1st Western final in team history, ousting Blues

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    Louis , Missouri. Jaskin was inserted into the lineup in place of Alexander Steen, who was sidelined with a lower-body injury. I know we scored two goals in the third of Game 1 and Game 2. Nashville's special teams advantage became even more evident when they got their own 5-on-3 opportunity and Neal cashed in with his third goal of the series with 6:10 left in the second period.
  • Red Sox Fan Who Used Racial Slur Banned From Fenway For Life

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    The Red Sox , who issued an apology to Jones and the Orioles on Tuesday, said they were "sickened" by the incident and that they maintain a zero tolerance policy for such fan behavior. The man denied using the slur when approached by Red Sox security. "Thankfully, we didn't have any more problems for the rest of the game". "If they're going to hit me, hit me".