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He said: "Ajayi came in for just about one minute". Training and playing is not the same thing. Regulars such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses , William Troost-Ekong and defensive partner Leon Balogun made the cut. "I also like the fact that he put the list to his chest and did not succumb to pressures before releasing it. But the coach has to do whatever he thinks it's the best", said the ex-Flying Eagles coach.
  • Good players are always compatible: Zinedine Zidane on Neymar speculation

    Good players are always compatible: Zinedine Zidane on Neymar speculation

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    Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane feels that Neymar and Ronaldo would have no problems playing together. But I can't talk about anything like that ( Neymar ) at the moment. I don't think there'd be any problems within the dressing room but for me, it would be a bit weird to see him back at Barca. Neymar said this season has been the least he's ever played, so he is rested for the World Cup that begins on June 14 in Moscow.
  • Jets ready for Golden Knights in Game 1 of Western Final

    Jets ready for Golden Knights in Game 1 of Western Final

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    Later, as Alex Ovechkin turned the Capitals into a perennial contender, his teams were dogged by the notion that their path to the playoffs was a cakewalk through overmatched division "rivals". Plus, Mark Schiefle is the best player in the National Hockey League no one knows about, and he's got an ability to be a true game breaker. The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs haven't been without drama, chaos, and controversy through the first two rounds.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: 3 final thoughts on playoff series loss to Celtics

    Philadelphia 76ers: 3 final thoughts on playoff series loss to Celtics

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    The Celtics hit enough free throws over the final 10.8 seconds to secure a 114-112 victory and close out the second-round National Basketball Association playoff series. "At the end of the game (Simmons) came up to me and showed me his hands and was like, 'There's gonna be a lot of rings on these.' I was like, 'For sure'".
  • Manchester United speaks on Alex Ferguson

    Manchester United speaks on Alex Ferguson

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    Speaking ahead of tonight's game at West Ham, he said: "I can only think that if there is any relation it is a positive relation". The Glasgow-born Ferguson retired in 2013 as the most successful manager in the history of the English Premier League.
  • McIlroy 'ready' to win the Players Championship

    McIlroy 'ready' to win the Players Championship

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    I have not won The Players, and we look at this tournament up there in about equal value with the major championships". But the Northern Irishman says he has slowly learned the keys to success after missing the cut on his first three visits, and has at least given himself a chance of contending in his past few starts.
  • Manchester City smash Premier League points record

    Manchester City smash Premier League points record

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    Can they do it? Guardiola, talking ahead of City's final home game of the season against Brighton , remained relaxed about the situation, not least because club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak , plus chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain are all personal friends.
  • Warriors Open as Favorites in Western Conference Finals

    Warriors Open as Favorites in Western Conference Finals

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    The two were crucial in the win against the Jazz, allowing the team to advance to the Western Conference Finals . The Warriors faced the Rockets, Thunder and Spurs in the first three, in that order. A chance to decimate a dynasty, to unseat the defending champs and get one step closer to winning the franchise's first crown since those Hakeem Olajuwon-led teams in 1994 and 1995 - not to mention get his money's worth after paying a then-league record $2.2 billion for the team in early September.
  • Yankees, Red Sox to Play in London in 2019

    Yankees, Red Sox to Play in London in 2019

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    In April, two games between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins took place San Juan in Puerto Rico, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres played a three-games series in Monterrey, Mexico earlier this month. A test of the appetite for the London venture is that the two fixtures will clash with key World Cup cricket matches, with Australia and New Zealand playing a day-nighter at Lord's, also in London, on June 29, before England meet India at Edgbaston in Birmingham the ...
  • Woods slumps to 55th after birdie-free final round

    Woods slumps to 55th after birdie-free final round

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    That may seem like unusual advice for a man with 79 PGA Tour wins and 14 Major successes , but according to his former coach Butch Harman, it may be the crucial change that will enable the transition from "Tiger Hype" to "Tiger Wins". Masters in April, but finished equal 32nd and blamed poor iron play. Following that campaign, Woods suffered a number of major injuries and underwent multiple back surgeries, keeping him from competing in all but a relative handful of events and prompting ...
  • Austin woman wins big on Kentucky Derby bet

    Austin woman wins big on Kentucky Derby bet

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    When asked about the race right after his big win, the first thing Smith does is thank Jesus, telling reporters, "I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing us on this afternoon, and blessing us with this wonderful horse".
  • Anthony Martial pursuing Manchester United exit at the end of the season?

    Anthony Martial pursuing Manchester United exit at the end of the season?

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    Willian is a player the Manchester United manager has long admired since his time as Chelsea boss, which may give the blues the bargaining power they need to land Martial in the summer. After falling down the pecking order this season at Old Trafford , Anthony Martial has been linked with a move away from the Red Devils with Chelsea interested in signing him.
  • Chelsea entertain Liverpool in race for the top four

    Chelsea entertain Liverpool in race for the top four

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    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says it takes luck to win the Champions League in light of Liverpool's surprising run to the competition's final this season. Liverpool's Egyptian forward will be particularly desperate for three points this time out, having been sold by Chelsea earlier in his career without ever being given much of a chance in the first team .
  • McIlroy in the mix again at Quail Hollow

    McIlroy in the mix again at Quail Hollow

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    After a one-week dip into team play, the PGA Tour switches back to the trusty 72-hole stroke play format for this week's Wells Fargo Championship . "I mean, not a lot of people get to do that, make a long putt on the last hole to win a tournament, that's something that you think about all the time".