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Dick Advocaat to be hired as Netherlands coach

Dick Advocaat to be hired as Netherlands coach

Advocaat, who is 69, replaces Danny Blind who was sacked after the Netherlands was beaten by Bulgaria in a crucial World Cup qualifier. The team also failed to reach last summer's European Championships. We chose the second scenario . " It had to be a very experienced professional, preferably an authority ", Van Breukelen told members of the media, as quoted by The Guardian . Read More

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Tottenham refuse to give up title chase, Arsenal eye top-four

They desperately needed a pick-me-up at Selhurst Park to keep their season alive, but that was never going to be easy against an in-form Palace side looking to add them to the scalps of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool this month alone. The creator of the 78th-minute breakthrough was top-scorer Harry Kane, who knocked the ball into the path of Eriksen to unleash the dipping shot from around 25 meters. Read More

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Former Manchester United coach slams £100m Jose Mourinho target, Chelsea also interested

The striker seems likely to be on his way out of Goodison Park this summer, though, after refusing to sign a new contract, per The Telegraph's Chris Bascombe . "If you play at the highest level your finesse on the ball, your decision-making needs to be absolutely spot on". Lukaku is understood to be keen on playing under Mourinho, who is eyeing up strike targets. Read More

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Claude Puel insists Southampton want to hold on to Van Dijk

Claude Puel insists Southampton want to hold on to Van Dijk

Southampton were expected to demand an astronomical fee for for van Dijk, although it seems they are now reluctant to sell at all. Virgil van Dijk is now out with a foot injury. In terms of the leadership of the team, he's a fantastic player for us. "Now it's okay. The surgery is finished, he can work normally, he can start on the gym work for the re-education to come back ready for the next season with us". Read More

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Sharapova advances to 2nd round in Madrid Open

Sharapova advances to 2nd round in Madrid Open

Sharapova made it to the semi-final stage in Germany and another strong performance on the clay this week could be enough to earn a wildcard spot in the French Open, a tournament she won in 2012 and 2014. "She goes for it". I still go through my routines. "Not much has changed from my end. And like this one, it was extremely tough, not many rallies, she forced me to come out with some of my good tennis and I really had to dig deep". Read More

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Conte got Chelsea to 'click', says Mendieta

Max Allegri is on course for the title with Juventus and he also has one foot in the Champions League final after last Wednesday's 2-0 semi-final, first-leg win at Monaco. However, Boro knew they would drop back into the Championship after just one season if they failed to pick up at least a point and head coach Steve Agnew opted for a slightly more adventurous line-up with the speedy Adama Traore handed a start. Read More

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Daly wins first PGA Tour Champions title at Insperity

Daly wins first PGA Tour Champions title at Insperity

Daly was atop the leaderboard with a 7-under entering Sunday's round and shot a 3-under 69 with a one-stroke lead to secure his victory. Tommy Armour III was 8 under after a 67, and Miguel Angel Jimenez followed at 8 under after a 66. Daly had well-publicized drinking issues and there were also reports of marital problems and gambling troubles. In true Daly style, he was dressed in stars-and-stripes trousers for the final round and took great delight in being showered in champagne after ... Read More

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Clevinger, 4 Indians relievers combine to 1-hit Royals

Clevinger, 4 Indians relievers combine to 1-hit Royals

Salvador Perez's fourth-inning double was the lone Kansas City hit. Hammel (1-3) struck out six and walked two, ending a six-start winless streak dating to September 19, when he defeated Cincinnati for the Chicago Cubs. Santana led off the game with a double and Francisco Lindor bunted him to third, but Santana went no farther. Michael Brantley had a pair of base hits, while Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Ramirez added a hit to their respective tallies as well. Read More

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LaVar Ball's company unveils son Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes

Many people are outraged at the price, but some Seahawks players have come to Lavar's defense. The cause: their hefty $495 price tag; and thats just for the shoes. Here is the shoe, dubbed the ZO2 , not to be confused with a son of Alonzo Mourning. If so, LaVar Ball has the shoe for you. "Prada and Gucci is selling theirs (sandals) for what they want", LaVar said . Read More

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Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres

Austin Barnes started behind the plate for a Clayton Kershaw start for the first time on Saturday, which was even more noteworthy because the Padres started Clayton Richard on the mound and Austin Hedges behind the plate. Josh Fields posted his first save after throwing 1 1/3 innings. He struck out five. He allowed two runs, one earned, and three hits. Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is in his 14th Major League Baseball season and was placed on the disabled list for the ... Read More

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Without Crosby, Pens open 3-1 series lead on Caps

And if the Penguins finish the job and send the Capitals home for the summer, we will likely read the same headlines just as we have for so many years now. Sullivan declined to speculate on Crosby's availability beyond Game 4. On a night where the Penguins were without several of their top players, the Capitals' top players were unable to take advantage. Read More

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Brazil leads unchanged top 20 Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Brazil leads unchanged top 20 Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

The boost in ranking comes after India beat Cambodia 3-2 in Phnom Penh on March 22 in a friendly clash before edging out Myanmar 1-0 in Yangon on March 28 during an AFC Asian Cup qualifying match. "There's no place for complacency", Constantine was quoted saying by the AIFF. The national team has secured victories in 11 of their last 13 matches (including an unofficial match against Bhutan), scoring 31 goals in the process. Read More

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Madrid and Atletico try to leave rivalry aside in CL semis

Real go into this game on the back of a narrow 2-1 victory over Valencia in La Liga . Brazilian defender Marcelo had the victor in the 86 minute. The " Atletico " in the 1/4 finals opponent was simpler, nevertheless "mattress" barely passed "Lester". Ronaldo then smashed home from just inside the area and turned home Lucas Vazquez's cross in the final 20 minutes as Real continued their domination of Atletico having eliminated them in the Champions League for the past three seasons. Read More

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