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Fast starts propelled three of tonight's home teams to first-leg victories in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, with Atlético Madrid particularly quick off the mark through Koke's goal after just 22 seconds. "We have done half of a job", added Wenger. Atleti, among the favourites to win the competition, were more dominant than the score would indicate and only some outstanding moments from Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio kept the game from turning into a rout on Thursday, reports Efe.
  • Aussie men win freestyle relay gold medal

    Aussie men win freestyle relay gold medal

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    Emma McKeon took bronze behind the two 17-year-olds. Ruck has been on a hot streak, winning four races in early March in Atlanta, including the 200 freestyle. "I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time", Willmott told reporters. "Everyone knows how much of a competitor I am and how much I love running for my country and my team-mates".
  • Ghouta Falls in Syrian Regime's Clutches

    Ghouta Falls in Syrian Regime's Clutches

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    Regime news agency SANA said: "Twelve buses carrying 629 Jaish al-Islam terrorists and their families exited Douma... in preparation of them being transported to Jarabulus", using the government's term for all rebel fighters. Assad, who has military support from Iran and Russian Federation, now controls the bulk of Syria, though it may be hard for him to recover much more territory without risking a collision with other foreign powers that have forces inside the country.
  • Winnie Mandela will receive state funeral, South African president says

    Winnie Mandela will receive state funeral, South African president says

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    The governor noted that Winnie, a former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela , exhibited uncommon strength of character by providing leadership for a people under economic and political bondage. I remember vividly when I met her in 1966 in downtown Johannesburg where she was working as a secretary. Mandela would remain an engaging personality for Historians, Psychologists, students of gender politics and of leadership types for a long time.
  • Tom Watson becomes oldest victor of the Masters Par 3 Contest

    Tom Watson becomes oldest victor of the Masters Par 3 Contest

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    In a moment, a celebration turned into a scary moment for Salt Lake City native Tony Finau during the Masters Par-3 contest Wednesday in Augusta, Georgia. The 78-year-old, 18-time major victor, said later: "What I did doesn't make any difference to me". No player has won the Par 3 and gone on to win the regular tournament, but that won't be a problem this year for Watson, who had just one mission this week.
  • Deal reached to move out Douma 'humanitarian cases'

    Deal reached to move out Douma 'humanitarian cases'

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    On Monday, Syria's state-run media reported that the group's fighters and their families began withdrawing in accordance with an agreement. Council member Yad Abdelaziz said there was no such agreement in place, but that "humanitarian cases" would be allowed to evacuate on Monday.
  • Proteas on course for series win after Australia collapse

    Proteas on course for series win after Australia collapse

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    Only a 52-run stand between Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh looked like giving Australia any sort of platform. Seamer Pat Cummins was comfortably the most effective bowler, recording excellent figures of 5-83 as he troubled the South African batsmen throughout the innings, but he was not backed up by his fellow bowlers.
  • Notre Dame Wins Women's College Basketball Title

    Notre Dame Wins Women's College Basketball Title

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    Ogunbowale's 3-pointer was just the second last-second shot that won a championship game. Two days earlier, Ogunbowale's jumper with one second remaining in overtime knocked off previously unbeaten CT in the semifinals. They shot 30 percent in the first half and had 12 turnovers. With three seconds left, the Irish inbounded the ball. Schaefer's version of the second half? By the end of the third quarter, the Bulldogs and Irish were tied 41-41.
  • Snow falls outside Yankee Stadium on opening day

    Snow falls outside Yankee Stadium on opening day

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    Fans across the borough and beyond say they are excited to see the Bronx Bombers return to Yankee Stadium. Former Marlins star Stanton, who has already clubbed two home runs for the Yankees along with four RBIs, said he had been preparing to make his home debut.
  • Canucks' Sedin twins planning to retire

    Canucks' Sedin twins planning to retire

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    Daniel Sedin , right, and his twin brother Henrik skate before an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday March 27, 2018. The differences were subtle - Henrik more of a playmaker at center, Daniel more of a finisher on the wing. Henrik now ranks sixth among active National Hockey League players with 1,068 points in 1,327 games, while Daniel sits behind him in seventh with 1,038 points in 1,303 games.
  • Ferguson Explains Injury Taking Him Out Of UFC 223

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    The only other fighter to have done so is global superstar Conor McGregor . That's because UFC president Dana White isn't ever going to book this matchup again. Unfortunately, Ferguson was forced to withdraw just six days before the fight after suffering a torn knee ligament, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN . Six days to make weight? "I need to fight for the title".