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Seeded Karolina Pliskova advances at Rogers Cup

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Stephens will face Czech Lucie Safarova in the quarter-finals. She won the point when 73 % of trade, with his first ball of service. But Pliskova snapped out of her brief funks each time and clinched her first win as number one with her seventh break. Read More »

Bills kick off preseason Thursday against Vikings

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But the Vikings' first-team defense was stingy as usual and the second-team defense also wasn't too shabby. The Vikings sacked him twice. He'll have time to heal, but will the quarterbacks who get hurt if he can't block? Henderson started for injured left tackle Cordy Glenn and also played on the right side in the first half. Read More »

Saints veterans to watch in first preseason game August 10 vs. Browns

Lutz drilled a 42 yarder with less than a minute left in the second quarter to trim the Cleveland lead to 7-6 at halftime. The Saints opened up the scoring with a 23-yard field goal from Will Lutz, capping off a 7 play 50-yard drive. The Saints have now lost 10 consecutive preseason games. The Saints will get their first look at their roster after losing Cooks to New England and failing to land Malcolm Butler in return. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Stunned by 18-Year-Old Denis Shapovalov at Rogers Cup

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Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Rohan Bopanna bt Karen Khachanov (Rus) & Dominic Thiem (Aut) 7-6 (3), 6-4. "At the beginning of the match there were great points". The 19-time grand slam champion wins opening match at Rogers Cup by beating Peter Polansky. Raonic was originally scheduled to play his first match Tuesday, but requested a delay to deal with what was described as a "minor" injury. Read More »

Illness count rises at World Championships amid norovirus outbreak

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But the 30-year-old was initially withdrawn from the competition by IAAF medical officials because his 48-hour quarantine period had not been completed and was even barred from entering the stadium. " There have been a number of cases of gastroenteritis reported by team members residing within one of the official team hotels for the world championships ", the organizing committee said earlier in a statement. Read More »

Green Bay Gambling On Second & Third Year Defensive Players

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After yesterday's news of Letroy Guion's release, Green Bay will now undoubtedly lean heavily on second year men Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry on the defensive line. After the backups took over, however, the Packers defense forced four takeaways: A fumble forced and recovered by LaDarius Gunter, a Joe Thomas interception, a fumble forced by Blake Martinez and recovered by Christian Ringo and an interception by Marwin Evans . Read More »

Conte snubs Costa for Chelsea's Premier League opener

The Blues look light on numbers after selling the Serbian midfielder to Premier League rivals Manchester United . "One word I would describe him as is "intense", Cahill told talkSPORT when asked about Conte's situation. The two time Premier League victor, despite lacking much speed himself, understands how to handle rapidly paced encounters and will, without doubt, serve as an indispensable spine for United this season. Read More »

Tim Tebow meets boy with autism while on-deck, hits home run

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Tebow's St. Lucie Mets play in the Florida State League, where teams typically draw about 1,500 fans a game. Tebow acknowledged the boy and walked over to him to shake hands during a brief delay in the game. New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow makes an autistic boy's day by greeting him prior to smacking a three-run home run. After the game, Tebow and Seth met again where Ileanna took photos of the two together. Read More »

8 in preseason poll

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Additionally, multiple other 2017 Cougar opponents are ranked: Missouri at No. 19, Hawai'i at No. 20, Ohio State at No. 21 and Utah at No. 23. Oklahoma State was voted sixth in the poll. The Huskers, who finished 31-3 last year and reached the NCAA semifinals for a second straight year, will open the season against No. 18 OR at the VERT Challenge in Gainesville, Florida on Friday, Aug. Read More »

Palace sign United defender Fosu-Mensah on loan

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The former Ajax youngster has made 21 senior appearances for the Red Devils and was an unused substitute in their 2-0 Europa League final win over the Eredivise giants in May. Now with Palace, Fosu-Mensah looks to gain some quality minutes in the Premier League as the versatile young Dutchman can play anywhere in the back line and is familiar with the defensive midfielder position. Read More »

Andrew Luck not expected to open 2017 on PUP list

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The source indicated Kelly was lucky the injury wasn't more severe. Kelly's loss is a significant blow for an offensive line trying to take a step forward this season, but the news could have been far worse. We've known for quite some time that the Los Angeles Rams would open their season against Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. It seems that anyone attempting to project the return of Andrew Luck to the playing field for the Indianapolis Colts is wasting his or her time. Read More »

Labor Will Join The "Yes" Campaign For Same-Sex Marriage Survey

If the majority of people voted no, that would be the end of same-sex marriage in Australia . Voting in elections is compulsory in Australia and would also be so in any plebiscite. This week , Senator Wong spoke to the Australian parliament in a moving speech about what she thinks a public vote on the legal change will be like for LGBT+ Australians. Read More »

Arsenal's Walcott hails 'absolute tank' Kolasinac

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It's attractive to watch and he's a great addition to the squad". However, Arsene Wenger's side ended up finishing fifth in the Premier League and will miss out on UEFA Champions League football this season. The Gunners almost went ahead in the match but new boy Alexandre Lacazette was unlucky to see a shot hit the post, but in the end another summer transfer, Sead Kolasinac, was the hero as he scored their equaliser following a Victor Moses opener. Read More »

Roger Federer cruises to victory in first match since Wimbledon win

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Ousting lower seeds were South African Kevin Anderson beating No. 11 Pablo Carreno 6-3, 7-6 (6), and former Top 10er David Ferrer outlasting No. 15 Jack Sock 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-1. "It was not an easy round for me". "Overall, I'm very satisfied with the match". There was a lot of wind today and it was fast. Rafael Nadal took a step closer to the world No 1 ranking as he started his Rogers Cup campaign by overwhelming Borna Coric. Read More »

Liverpool reject Barcelona €100m Coutinho bid

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Liverpool have agreed a five-year deal with the worldwide money transfer company, worth an estimated £5m a season. So what they offer in the end doesn't matter, ' said Klopp. In four-and-a-half seasons at Anfield, Coutinho made 182 appearances and scored 42 goals , becoming a key part of Jurgen Klopp's team. Liverpool have had no plans to meet Barcelona to discuss Coutinho's transfer. Read More »

Mourinho outlines Man Utd's Champions League expectations

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Despite interest from the 20-time English champions, Willian revealed the Premier League winners have rejected any advances from Mourinho's side for the attacker. United missed out on Europe the previous two seasons. And while that should change with him playing with much better players at Manchester United , if Lukaku beats his best career scoring output by two goals , he would simply be replacing the 28 goals in all competitions Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave the team previous year. Read More »

Andy Murray Withdraws Due to Injury

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He also added: "I always enjoy playing there and I look forward to returning next year". Rafael Nadal will replace Andy Murray at the top of the ATP rankings should he reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Rogers Cup, and Roger Federer hopes it happens. Read More »

Tiger Woods "no longer dating" Kristin Smith

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Tiger Woods will enter a rehabilitation program after a Florida prosecutor found the golfer not guilty to driving under the influence (DUI). The 41-year-old golfing legend will enter the program on October 25. Woods will also reportedly be required to perform 50 hours of community service. Woods, whose 79 career PGA Tour wins are three shy of Sam Snead's all-time record, has not won a major title since the 2008 US Open and has not won any event since the 2013 World Golf Championships ... Read More »

National Football League to begin employing full-time game officials

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With the advent of new technology and an emphasis on player safety, the jobs of officials have become increasingly hard. Many officials already work about 40 hours a week, even though they're only part-time employees. The NFL agreed not to compel transition to full-time status for any particular official. With upwards of two dozen officials working full time to hone their craft, it's highly likely that the product we see from officials will improve vastly moving forward. Read More »

National Basketball Association trade rumors 2017: Carmelo Anthony trade talks resume between Knicks, Rockets

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And while they are now locked in a stalemate, the Knicks haven't been idle in the free agent market. The Knicks first began actively trying to move Anthony before last season's trade deadline. Even though both teams made significant progress towards a deal while Phil Jackson was president of the Knicks, the hiring of NY general manager Scott Perry slowed down talks - with the new GM much more particular about what assets it would take to pry Anthony out of NY. Read More »

Boston Celtics to play Cavaliers on Opening Night, host Wizards on Christmas

The three-time defending Eastern Conference Champions will open up the entire National Basketball Association slate on October 17th at 8 p.m. against the Boston Celtics in Cleveland. And given their wild summer, the Cavs could have a different look, as Irving's future remains in doubt after asking for a trade during a sit-down meeting with owner Dan Gilbert in early July. Read More »

What's next for Kasey Kahne — NASCAR mailbag

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Team owner Rick Hendrick not so subtly hinted at this arrangement when he spoke with reporters Wednesday during a teleconference announcing Byron's hire. I look forward to what the next chapter in my career holds". Through 22 races this season, Kahne has just four top-10 finishes. Recorded wins at Iowa Speedway and the iconic venues of Daytona International Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read More »

Arsenal boss claims PSG are not targeting Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger faces a "healthy debate" to decide who will form his front-line in Arsenal's Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday, according to Danny Welbeck. "He will not play against Stoke". And this morning is no different, with the Blues understood to be playing the waiting game over the transfer of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez . Read More »

Willian reveals Manchester United talks over summer move

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Recent reports have claimed that the Italian is furious with the club for selling Nemanja Matic and for not signing the players he wanted. The champions are believed to be making a £60million move for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk and after be asked again after the Wembley defeat about new recruits, Conte made his feelings clear. Read More »