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Sports Barcelona to name stadium after Johan Cruyff
Author: 0 Barcelona to name stadium after Johan Cruyff

Friday marks one year since the Dutch legend passed away. The club hope that the "Estadi Johan Cruyff", which will have a capacity of 6000 seats, will be completed by the end of 2018. "We will also dedicate a section of the FC Barcelona Museum to recognise the figure and history of Cryuff". When Johan Cruyff lost his battle with cancer a year ago at the age of 68, the football world mourned one of the greatest, most iconic players ever to play the game.

Sports Driver dies in DeSoto Speedway race
Author: 0 Driver dies in DeSoto Speedway race

He was treated on scene, but his injuries were too severe and was pronounced dead by Manatee County EMS. David is survived by his wife, Lynn Bunn Steele , and their three adorable children. The former USAC Silver Crown champion died on Saturday, March 25 during a fatal crash trying to win his 100th race in Florida. 'He was a once-in-a-lifetime talent on the track, but even more impressive was the man, the dad and husband he was.

Sports Gonzaga opens as solid favorite over SC in Final Four matchup
Author: 0 Gonzaga opens as solid favorite over SC in Final Four matchup

With less than a minute left in the half, Allen was taken to the locker room by athletic trainers. "We don't feel like it's pressure because we're still getting picked against", South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell said. winning the program's first-ever regional championship as a No. 7 seed. And the officials are letting them play. Just know that it probably won't have any bearing on your office pool for bracket picks.

Sports Warriors Optimistic Kevin Durant Will Return Before Playoffs
Author: 0 Warriors Optimistic Kevin Durant Will Return Before Playoffs

Green is averaging 10.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and a league-leading 2.1 steals per game. Per ESPN , Warriors coach Steve Kerr is expected to comment officially on Durant's status at some point next week. In Durant's absence, the Warriors have gone 7-5 which now has them sitting at 57-14 on the year. He was asked about how he would integrate Durant back into the lineup, but it seemed like that's getting a little ahead of things.

Sports James pleased with Cavs' bounce-back win
Author: 0 James pleased with Cavs' bounce-back win

People remember LeBron James' ridiculous shot to force overtime the last time these two played, and they remember how Kyrie Irving closed the game out in overtime, but Kevin Love was the one who really dominated most of the game for Cleveland.

Sports Michael Wilhoite signs with Seahawks
Author: 0 Michael Wilhoite signs with Seahawks

Wilhoite, 30, will join Mike Morgan, Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright and others in the core, the team said . With Patrick Willis' sudden retirement, Wilhoite started at middle linebacker for 12 games in 2015 before an ankle injury cut his season short.

Sports Shaq's statue unveiled at the Staples Center by Lakers
Author: 0 Shaq's statue unveiled at the Staples Center by Lakers

Shaq joined fellow National Basketball Association legends Phil Jackson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, and Kobe Bryant at an unveiling ceremony , during which the imposing statue was formally revealed. O'Neal's family, including his six children, spoke on stage before the statue was unveiled. Bryant, Phil Jackson, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Derek Fisher were among the Lakers legends present at the ceremony to honor O'Neal, who is considered one of the greatest centers of all time.

Sports Local athletes hit podium at Special Olympics
Author: 0 Local athletes hit podium at Special Olympics

The event was used as an opportunity to invite the world to Abu Dhabi - from global dignitaries and celebrities to athletes and their families, and spectators from all walks of life. The World Winter Games consisted of 2,700 Special Olympics athletes competing in nine events including alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing.

Sports England, Germany stay on course for Russian Federation
Author: 0 England, Germany stay on course for Russian Federation

Defoe went on to open the scoring for England , converting Raheem Sterling's cross in the 21st minute. Defoe's last appearance in an England shirt came against Chile at Wembley in November 2013, with the then Spurs forward coming on as a substitute in the 65th minute.

Sports The Final Four teams and game times are now set
Author: 0 The Final Four teams and game times are now set

With 4 seconds left, just getting into position to take a decent shot is hard, but Florida has the type of players needed to pull it off. Chiozza's banked 3 as the shot clock expired stood up to a video review. The issue appeared to be resolved fairly quickly - knock on wood. Butler is now 2-5 over the years against No. 1 seeds. And the officials are letting them play.

Sports Johnson, Rahm win to set up powerful title match
Author: 0 Johnson, Rahm win to set up powerful title match

Despite admitting he knows "nothing" about his semi-final opponent, Johnson will play Hideto Tanihara in Sunday's semi-finals. Rahm, who bagged his first career victory on the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January, welcomed the prospect of a final against Johnson, who he dubbed "the hottest player on Tour".

Sports Bears CB Deiondre' Hall arrested for public intoxication
Author: 0 Bears CB Deiondre' Hall arrested for public intoxication

Witnesses told KWWL in Iowa that they believed Hall was hit with a taser by Cedar Falls police. Hall was charged with public intoxication, interference and disorderly conduct by fighting. Officers handcuffed Hall, who police said was argumentative, resisted arrest and refused to get into the squad auto. Hall was tased in the left leg after a refusal to comply with police orders.

Sports Wild sign first-round pick, Badgers captain Luke Kunin
Author: 0 Wild sign first-round pick, Badgers captain Luke Kunin

The 6-foot, 197-pound forward also served as captain of the Badgers in 2016-17, the team's first sophomore captain in 41 years. Kunin will join the AHL's Iowa Wild on an amateur tryout contract this season, before his three-year, entry-level contract kicks in next season.

Sports Warriors' Matt Barnes on ex-team Kings: 'They're the enemy now'
Author: 0 Warriors' Matt Barnes on ex-team Kings: 'They're the enemy now'

In today's NBA Action, Golden State Warriors faces Kings at Oracle Arena at 10:30 PM. In the last three games, the Warriors have won two and Kings had one in their hand in this series. The Sacramento-area native was released by the Kings last month during the blockbuster trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Sports Verstappen: New Red Bull proving 'tricky'
Author: 0 Verstappen: New Red Bull proving 'tricky'

This weekend sees the inaugural race of the 2017 season take place in Melbourne , Australia, and with the first practice sessions now out of the way, it's time to get down to business. With another former world champion in Kimi Raikkonen as their other driver, the Italian team do look capable of challenging Hamilton and Mercedes for the title.

Sports Kohli ruled out, Rahane becomes India's 33rd Test captain
Author: 0 Kohli ruled out, Rahane becomes India's 33rd Test captain

Smith credited the venue for it outstanding infrastructure and also stated that itis a good wicket to bat on, especially for the first three days, leading to his decision to bat first, while he moves in with an unchaged side from the 3rd Test at Ranchi.

Sports Shoaib and Shadab lead Pakistan to opening win over Windies
Author: 0 Shoaib and Shadab lead Pakistan to opening win over Windies

The first Twenty20 game of the four-match series between Pakistan and West Indies will be contested at Barbados on Sunday night, Samaa reported. Both teams have played only four T20 Internationals since the World T20 a year ago. Kamran Akmal, back in the national T20 side after an absence of three years, deprived the newcomer a fourth wicket when he failed to hold on to a diving catch at backward point offered by Kieron Pollard.