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Sports Penn State wins NIT Championship, defeats Utah 82-66 — NIT
Author: 0 Penn State wins NIT Championship, defeats Utah 82-66 — NIT

Pat Chambers and company will raise another banner to add to the rafters of the Bryce Jordan Center, possibly right next to the one from 2009. Although the Nittany Lions missed out on this year's NCAA Tournament, a win in the NIT is nothing to scoff at.

Sports Zlatan returns to Manchester United to say goodbye
Author: 0 Zlatan returns to Manchester United to say goodbye

Former Arsenal, Chelsea and England midfielder earned a basic salary of $350,000 past year, as confirmed by the official MLS wages list and while Ibrahimovic is earning more following his high-profile arrival in America, the figures suggest he is will have to accept a position as one of the lesser paid players at his latest club.

Sports Comeback kid: Sloane Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final
Author: 0 Comeback kid: Sloane Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final

It was an impressive display by the reigning US Open champion, who booked her place in Saturday's showpiece with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 triumph, just 18 days after beating the Belarusian in straight sets in the second round at Indian Wells. "Now I'm trying to be calm and I think it's helping". Stephens, who also beat Azarenka in the second round at Indian Wells this month, took control of the match early in the second set and never looked back as she raced through the decider easily.

Sports Bullard track and field prowls at Doug Jordan Relays
Author: 0 Bullard track and field prowls at Doug Jordan Relays

He added a third-place finish in the 300m hurdles in 44.46. Moving into relay action, the E-Hawks' 4x200 relay of Cole Shirk, Ben Dunlap, Mason Griffin and Colby Weir, earned a 10th place finish with a time of 2:50.42, while the foursome of Jacob Myers, Flavio Panci, Andrew Walker and Clayton Swanson finished 14th in a tim of 1:53.84, while the relay composed of Gauje Hayenga, Wesleigh Plantz, Jose Alcala and Cole Keller finished in 18th place with a time of 1:59.89.

Sports Australian rugby sevens captain in hospital after alleged one-punch attack
Author: 0 Australian rugby sevens captain in hospital after alleged one-punch attack

Stannard, who was believed to be with teammates, was allegedly punched in the head outside a Coogee kebab shop on Coogee Bay Rd at 3:10am on Friday morning, in what police are saying was an unprovoked assault. The teams were due to play again Friday, but the game was cancelled on Thursday due to a raft of New Zealand injuries with the players then given the day off.

Author: 0 Bairstow leads rearguard fightback as England reach 290-8

The tourists accelerated to 290-8 by stumps after being sent in, boosted by some lusty late hitting from Bairstow (97 not out) and Mark Wood (52). Southee completed his seventh five-wicket bag in tests and Boult finished with 3-79. The pair shored up the England innings which had been listing badly when Root, Malan and Stoneman fell in quick succession at the start of the second session.

Sports LeBron James on MVP race: 'I would definitely vote for me'
Author: 0 LeBron James on MVP race: 'I would definitely vote for me'

Smith in the second quarter. James, who began his streak on January 6, 2007, can break Jordan's record Friday night at home against the New Orleans Pelicans . "It's pretty incredible. It's pretty incredible", James said of the chants. He started the game 1-of-6 shooting with two turnovers, and then got it together in a big way in the second period.

Sports Angels' Ohtani 'never going to forget' 1st hit
Author: 0 Angels' Ohtani 'never going to forget' 1st hit

Ohtani was a non-roster invitee to Angels camp after signing as an worldwide amateur back in December, so this move is just a technicality. This Sunday, Ohtani gets his first official Major League Baseball start as the Angels take on the Oakland Athletics , Angels' manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday night ( h/t ESPN ).

Sports Beijing envoy says Kim Jong Un's China visit will help towards denuclearisation
Author: 0 Beijing envoy says Kim Jong Un's China visit will help towards denuclearisation

Kim pledged he was "committed to denuclearisation" on the Korean peninsula, according to China's Xinhua news agency - but added this would depend on South Korea and the U.S. He said this was "in accordance with the will of late President Kim Il Sung and late General Secretary Kim Jong Il". His Beijing visit seems to have repaired North Korea's relationship with China, which had been damaged by China's support for sanctions on North Korea's accelerating nuclear program.

Sports Nevada Commission Files Complaint Against Alvarez
Author: 0 Nevada Commission Files Complaint Against Alvarez

But the NSAC apparently wasn't buying that story, at least for now, so Alvarez will most likely face a one-year suspension for his first-time offense, which is consistent with first-time offenders in Nevada. According to Pugmire, the complaint-which is a whopping eight-pages long-label's the Mexican superstar as "guilty of foul or unsportsmanlike conduct that was detrimental to a contest".

Sports Youth being featured in Sox-Royals opener
Author: 0 Youth being featured in Sox-Royals opener

On a chilly afternoon in Kansas City, the White Sox bats were blazing in an incredible display of power against the division rival Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Tim Anderson had two himself. Davidson didn't get an opportunity to tie the record with another home run. While one game tells us little about the rest of the season, Davidson spent a lot of time working on his swing in the winter.

Sports RAYS 6, RED SOX 4: Boston's bullpen melts down on Opening Day
Author: 0 RAYS 6, RED SOX 4: Boston's bullpen melts down on Opening Day

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia, on the disabled list following left knee surgery, had a streak of consecutive starts on opening day end at 11. Sale issued an uncharacteristic three walks and muddled through innings of 22 and 21 pitches in the second and third, lifted due to his rising pitch count after six frames and lengthening the bridge to closer Craig Kimbrel .

Sports Arsenal coach hails Wenger's hunger and determination
Author: 0 Arsenal coach hails Wenger's hunger and determination

Bould, who has been the assistant since 2012, having previously coached the club's youth players for 11 years, was evidently under instruction to say little, which was a shame as his insight into the dynamics of the coaching team and training sessions would have been interesting.

Sports Shazier to miss 2018 National Football League season - Steelers
Author: 0 Shazier to miss 2018 National Football League season - Steelers

Shazier suffered the injury trying to make a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 4. He's a violent football player who can take over a football game. "Martavis was never offered in a trade", said Colbert. I will continue to work hard and push and find a way back. The only thing that was really missing from his portfolio on the year was the surprising absence of any sacks, but he still was effective in recording pressure, even if his battery mate, Vince Williams , was able to ...

Sports Smith's tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach
Author: 0 Smith's tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach

The ACA, which represents professional first-class cricketers, called for a proposed review into Australia's cricketing culture to be fully independent and extend to the CA's response to the scandal. It's just a responsibility I completely take on myself". Darren Lehmann , with tears in his eyes, announces he will quit as Australia cricket coach despite being cleared of any knowledge of the ball-tampering incident.

Author: 0 Lehmann resigns as Aussie coach

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann reflects on the mistake made by his players in the ball tampering scandal . "As many who sit in this room will know, life on the road means a lot of time away from loved ones and after speaking to my family, it is the right time to step away", an emotional Lehmann on the eve of the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers.

Sports Apologetic Warner takes responsibility for role in ball-tampering controversy
Author: 0 Apologetic Warner takes responsibility for role in ball-tampering controversy

It's been my life and I hope it can be again. An emotional Steve Smith said he is "devastated" and the entire incident "was a huge error of judgement". It was later proved he used sandpaper. "Yes, I lied. I lied about the sandpaper and I panicked". "However they conduct themselves they'll win a lot of cricket games", he said.

Sports LeBron James explains why he'd vote for himself in NBA MVP race
Author: 0 LeBron James explains why he'd vote for himself in NBA MVP race

James' current streak commenced following an eight-point, 3-for-13 shooting performance against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 5, 2007. You can actually sit there and tell your grandkids hopefully one day that you were part of that. At 33, James may stretch this record into untouchable territory. The Heat held Cleveland to a season-low point total, a shocking number when considering the Cavs had scored 120 in each of their previous four games .

Author: 0 Trouble Brewing: New York Yankees Pull Beer Promotion

For each position, we'll give four points to the team with the top player at each spot, three points to the team with the second-best player, two points for having the third-best player, and one point for having the fourth-best player. "We made the playoffs a couple years ago and lost in the wild-card game to the Astros, but for the Yankees and our fans, it had been a disappointment, and nobody [was] more disappointed than the players inside this room".