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They demanded nothing less than full repeal. "It wasn't a flawless deal or my preferred solution, but an important first step for our state", Cooper said in a press conference Thursday afternoon. Roy Cooper, North Carolina's Democratic governor, on Thursday signed a compromise deal to repeal House Bill 2 , despite loud objections from LGBT advocates.
  • Manchester United Sets Locations for Tour in United States

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    Though rumours are abound that Manchester United are willing to pay silly money for Lionel Messi, there's another Barcelona player who shouldn't be ruled out from coming to ply his trade in Brexit Britain. He took the club from the brink of League One to the Premier League. Today, before signing off, I'd like to honour the memory of Chuck Berry, who passed away this weekend.
  • Gonzaga And Oregon Off To Men's NCAA Final Four

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    I mean, it is". Which Few's team did. Saturday presents Gonzaga with its best chance yet to make the Final Four. Now the NCAA's winningest program will play another of basketball's titans Sunday in top-seeded North Carolina with a trip to yet another Final Four on the line.
  • Arjen Robben Condemns Netherlands' 'Nightmare' Defeat Against Bulgaria in World Cup Qualifier

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    Having missed out on Euro 2016, Netherlands - who finished third at the World Cup in Brazil three years ago - are in grave danger of failing to qualify for the finals in Russian Federation in 2018. And really, this isn't de Ligt's fault. Spas Delev scored twice in the opening 20 minutes and Blind's side could not find a response, leading the manager to consider his future, though he was not ready to immediately resign.
  • Republic captain Seamus Coleman suffers broken leg in qualifier against Wales

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    He was informed that it was similar to the very bad photograph that circulated after Henrik Larsson broke his leg while playing for Celtic, the year before O'Neill became the club's manager. Martin O'Neill will go home the happier of the two managers, now sitting four points clear of Wales , while Chris Coleman's men have a large gap to close when they head to Serbia in June without Gareth Bale.
  • Daniel Ricciardo Still Searching For First Podium In His Home Grand Prix

    Daniel Ricciardo Still Searching For First Podium In His Home Grand Prix

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    And if last season's points are anything to go by, a tough competitor to beat. "It means more work, for sure". A revitalised Ferrari have been their fastest yet ahead of Mercedes, with Red Bull and Williams proving their new cars are delivering, and are the first real threat since Mercedes three-year domination began.
  • Republic of Ireland: O'Shea wishes Coleman a speedy recovery

    Republic of Ireland: O'Shea wishes Coleman a speedy recovery

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    FAI chief executive John Delaney also sent his best wishes to a player who has become a mainstay in the Republic team. Ireland now top Group D, having accrued 10 points from four matches, while Wales are third, four points adrift of O'Neill's side after winning just one fixture so far.
  • Dont'a Hightower to re-sign with Patriots

    Dont'a Hightower to re-sign with Patriots

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    The New York Jets are interested in signing a big free-agent prize away from an AFC East rival. In Super Bowl 51, Hightower's fourth quarter strip sack of Patriots of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan helped spark the Patriots to a 25 point second half comeback.
  • Deulofeu feels Milan switch has earned him Spain call

    Deulofeu feels Milan switch has earned him Spain call

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    The 23-year-old has breathed fresh life into his career at AC Milan and his performances for the Rossoneri also earned him a call up to the Spain squad for the upcoming worldwide fixtures. He was at Everton but he wasn't playing, and now that he has joined Milan he is playing well and has even returned to the national team. Now I'm on loan at Milan, I'm owned by Everton and Barcelona have a buyback option.
  • F1 Australian GP: Ferrari still quickest, downplaying hype - Hamilton

    F1 Australian GP: Ferrari still quickest, downplaying hype - Hamilton

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    Hamilton lost out on his fourth drivers' championship to Nico Rosberg , his Mercedes team-mate who is now retired - a result the Briton put down to reliability issues. "It is interesting to see Sebastian is usually a lot more hyped, but I can tell he is excited and trying to keep a lid on it". "Every year you go out to beat everyone, and the more of a fight you have, the more satisfying it is when you are victorious".
  • RB Eddie Lacy agrees to terms with Seahawks

    RB Eddie Lacy agrees to terms with Seahawks

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    Packers coach Mike McCarthy criticized Lacy's weight in January 2016, and Lacy responded by getting himself in better shape last season. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he wants his new running back no bigger than 240 pounds or so - while acknowledging Lacy's weight may have ballooned after he suffered a season-ending ankle injury last October.
  • London Friendlies: Super Eagles Team Spirit Impresses Okocha

    London Friendlies: Super Eagles Team Spirit Impresses Okocha

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    The Eagles will tackle the Teranga Lions of Senegal on Thursday at The Hive Stadium, before facing Burkina Faso on Monday. Both teams will be using the match as preparation for group phase qualifiers in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which get underway in June.
  • Green Bay Packers re-sign Christine Michael

    Green Bay Packers re-sign Christine Michael

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    Michael's return gives the Packers three halfbacks heading into next months NFL Draft. Michael entered the National Football League as a second-round pick (62nd overall) by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2013 draft. Lacy signed this offseason with the Seattle Seahawks. One has to assume the Green Bay Packers are nearly done in free agency. While Michaels helps add depth to the depleted Packers' running game with Ty Montgomery, it still does not offer a clear answer to who the number one ...
  • President Trolls, Kaepernick Donates to Senior Meals

    President Trolls, Kaepernick Donates to Senior Meals

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    Kaepernick recently gave $50,000 to the program , which delivers food for seniors and faces significant cuts under Trump's proposed budget. News of Kaepernick's donation came a day after Trump took credit for the free agent quarterback's lack of suitors during a rally in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Kerber rallies to reach fourth round; Halep bows out

    Kerber rallies to reach fourth round; Halep bows out

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    Venus Williams survived a scare against China's Shuai Peng , coming from behind to win 3-6 6-1 6-3, while Zvetlana Kuznetsova dismissed Johanna Konta's conqueror Caroline Garcia 6-1 6-4. Some years it just hasn't quite happened for me. "It was not my day", she said. "She's playing kind of this mix up a little bit of Spanish tennis, which I think is pretty good on these courts".
  • Day hopes match play provides Masters edge

    Day hopes match play provides Masters edge

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    McIlroy has yet to win on the PGA Tour this year, although he's finished seventh or higher in his last three starts. Spieth's best result in the WGC-Match Play came when he lost to Ernie Els in the 2014 quarterfinals and he has never won a WGC title.
  • ICC Test Ranking: Cheteshwar Pujara Climbs to 2nd; India Remain First

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    According to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowler rankings, Jadeja out bowled his closest competitor Ashwin by picking up nine wickets against touring Australia in the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia captain Steve Smith continues to remain numero uno. Only Don Bradman (961), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (942) have ever got more.