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Certainly the way they reduced the Azzurri to so much rubble will do their confidence levels no harm whatsoever ahead of the visit of Wales' in a fortnight's time. The outside centre bagged two tries today, but landed rather awkwardly when scoring the second. Sexton's third conversion made it 21-0 after 21 minutes and in the 36th minute some fine work at the breakdown from Dan Leavy led to a fine break from Aki before Keith Earls burst clear to score.
  • Services held to mark Munich air disaster

    Services held to mark Munich air disaster

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    The ceremony, led by club chaplain Rev John Boyers, saw Old Trafford fall silent at 3.04pm, before musician Pete Martin's rendition of The Flowers of Manchester . The Professional Footballers' Association posted: "Today, on the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster , we remember those that tragically lost their lives".
  • Russians in limbo as CAS adjourns appeals

    Russians in limbo as CAS adjourns appeals

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    IOC had banned Russian Federation from participating in the Pyeongyang Olympic Winter Games on charges of engaging in doping by 'manipulating the anti-doping system at the Sochi Games in 2014. "We gave a new and young generation of Russian athletes, after having passed great scrutiny by the independent panel, the opportunity to be invited to participate in the Games and to be ambassadors for a clean sport", he said.
  • Man Utd In 'Advanced Talks' With Kluivert's Son

    Man Utd In 'Advanced Talks' With Kluivert's Son

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    Marcus Rashford is yet to start a Premier League game in 2018 and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has weighed in with his thoughts. "I think that position where he's on the left of a midfield three is where he's at his best". Mourinho now manages in England with Manchester United , and Alenichev believes the club's chances of silverware to be significantly enhanced under the guidance of his old boss, hinting that Mourinho may be the man to take on cross-town rivals and league ...
  • Hip-hop star Drake surprises Miami students, films video at school

    Hip-hop star Drake surprises Miami students, films video at school

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    Drake was in Florida to film a video for his song God's Plan at a local school and after giving Destiny the cheque, he invited her to the shoot. The rapper also took some time to talk to the students, telling them, "I hope you all have a great year, I hope you go on to do incredible things".
  • Ireland hand youngster Ryan first Six Nations start

    Ireland hand youngster Ryan first Six Nations start

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    Jacob Stockdale, Bundee Aki and James Ryan made their first Six Nations appearances for Ireland . The upshot was that France sent Maxime Machenaud , a renowned kicker, back into the fray, a move which also ensured they did not have to play the remainder of the match without a specialist scrum-half.
  • Rahul Dravid reacts over inequality in Prize money

    Rahul Dravid reacts over inequality in Prize money

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    Upon entering the 2018 edition of the U-19 World Cup as favourites, Prithvi Shaw's side played to their potential and vanquished all comers to cruise to the title. Rahul Dravid did not win any world cup as part of the senior team but on February 3, 2018 , he held aloft the ICC 2018 Cricket World Cup trophy as the coach of the victorious Indian team.
  • Cheikhou Kouyate reacts to West Ham racism crisis — EXTRA TIME

    Cheikhou Kouyate reacts to West Ham racism crisis — EXTRA TIME

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    The Seagulls are without a win in their last six league games, and they are placed 15 in the league with 24 points - just a single point clear of the relegation zone. Swiss worldwide Xherdan Shaqiri, who had seen a shot cleared off the line by Steve Cook moments earlier, put visitors Stoke in front in the fifth minute, the diminutive winger heading home unmarked from Badou Ndiaye's cross.
  • Liverpool correct to not replace Coutinho says Klopp

    Liverpool correct to not replace Coutinho says Klopp

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    At the end of the day it is about Liverpool winning trophies. "He's a big and tall player, it is not an issue". "He played, then [was] not fit... Newport County showed that Tottenham can be stopped when they drew 1-1 during their cup fixture and they almost nullified the threat of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Eric Dier.
  • Pistons' Andre Drummond named All-Star as sub

    Pistons' Andre Drummond named All-Star as sub

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    With Wall out, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver will name Wall's replacement for the February 18 game. Drummond is one of the league's best centers, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounding with 15.1 rebounds per game while adding 1.37 blocks a night.
  • ICC launches probe after freakish dismissals in private UAE league

    ICC launches probe after freakish dismissals in private UAE league

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    Former Pakistan players, Hasan Raza, Mohammed Khalil and some others are said to have taken part in the private league which has been disowned and termed as illegal by the Emirates cricket Board and Ajman Cricket Council. In reply, the Dubai Stars' wickets fell for just 46 runs, including those shown in the video below. Match-fixing, spot-fixing controversies are not new in cricket.
  • Jason Day, Alex Noren face off in Monday playoff at Farmers

    Jason Day, Alex Noren face off in Monday playoff at Farmers

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    Those wedge shots, however, were a bit of an anomaly as Day was only serviceable with his irons , particularly on Sunday when he hit only 10 greens in regulation and relied on his Spider Tour Red putter (1.765 strokes gained/putting Sunday) to bail him out.
  • 36 killed as bus plunges into canal in Murshidabad

    36 killed as bus plunges into canal in Murshidabad

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    At the instruction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee , state transport minister Suvendu Adhikary along with the state transport secretary and ADG (traffic) flew to the spot in a helicopter. "The water was too deep, it was hard to lift the bus using a small crane, so initially there was a little delay but police administration and our local people took responsibility and initiated rescue operation as fast as they could".