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LEADING OFF: Orioles and Tigers get wild; Happ vs Red Sox

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The game Friday was the opener of a six-game homestand for the Blue Jays, who completed a 3-6 road trip to Baltimore, Tampa Bay and NY, where they were swept in three games by the Yankees. Louis for the final wild-card berth. Toronto holds a one-game lead over the Orioles and Tigers, and the New York Yankees (75-65) are just one game out of this mess as well. Read More »

Martin O'Neill dismisses link to Hull job

Things went from bad to worse just six minutes later as the referee awarded a harsh penalty as Kostic went to ground at the edge of the box, with the referee deeming that the back-tracking Jon Walters was at fault. The Republic looked second best for much of the contest but O'Neill insisted that his players "totally deserved" their battling draw. "I'm delighted for him and obviously delighted for the team". Read More »

Obama: Americans will reject Trump's 'wacky' idea

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The president emphasized that he believes the American public will examine Trump's contradictory track record "and make a good decision". Obama added that the Laos gathering of Southeast Asian nations had advanced a vision of an open, dynamic and competitive economic system. Read More »

Soares easier to play with than Andy, says Jamie Murray

Like his younger brother, Murray is now a three-time Grand Slam champion, but he achieved something Andy Murray has never done by winning a second Grand Slam in a single year. "These tournaments are the hardest ones to win, all the best teams are playing. We saved the best for last and we're going away with the trophy". "I've got a great partner in Bruno who makes a lot of returns which is good for me up at the net and long may it continue". Read More »

Anfield's new Main Stand will help Liverpool compete, says Jurgen Klopp

The 29-year-old was instrumental in Leicesters title triumph last term as he bagged 24 Premier League goals and subsequently became a regular under Roy Hodgson with England . Tonight, Klopp has gone with Simon Mignolet in goal despite Loris Karius' return from injury, whilst Lucas has to play in defence as Dejan Lovren suffered a knock to the head during a training session on Friday. Read More »

Djokovic ends Edmund's run to reach quarter-finals

Now the highest seed in Djokovic's half of the bracket is No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who will face the Serbian champ on Tuesday in the quarterfinals. But the 29-year-old Serb, a 12-time Grand Slam victor, argued the extra recovery could be beneficial. Read More »

Paralympic Games open to theme: 'Heart knows no limits'

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Belarusian athletes carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games, along with their national flag, to express solidarity with the Russian team that was banned from the Games by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Read More »

Eriksen Signs New Contract With Tottenham

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We all have an idea of where we want to end and hopefully we'll achieve that". "With no Champions League football for Chelsea and Manchester United , that could be a huge plus for them in terms of freshness come the big Premier League games". Read More »

Southampton's Forster ready to start against Arsenal but Boufal out

Mustafi has been signed to start as long as he is fit. "We really needed to bring a centre back to the club considering Per Mertesacker and Gabriel's injuries, as well as Calum Chambers' departure on loan. Mustafi joins with a point to prove, not just his £35 million price tag, but whether he can cut it in the Premier League after his failed stint at Everton. Read More »

Dodgers ace Kershaw set to return Friday in Miami

With Hill and Kershaw back in the rotation, Los Angeles could be tough to beat in the postseason. They have no plans to start Ross. They lead 10-6 with three games left and are 6-4 in Los Angeles . "It was definitely a good test, kind of pitch in a game-setting again, kind of have a normal game-type situation". Kershaw was 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA before getting injured in late June. Read More »

Chiefs RB Charles unlikely to play in opener

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The additions of receivers Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin also provide Rivers with experienced targets downfield. San Diego has lost last two road openers. Dealing with a "physical, in your face" defense will be another test, said Gates. That will allow the Chiefs defense to stay in attack mode and get aggressive. Read More »

Warner blasts sluggish Lankan pitches despite ODI series win

However in the 29th over Dhananjaya became Hastings' second victim, and the seamer then dismantled Sri Lanka's batting. Hastings soon got Kusal Mendis caught behind for one after a successful review on Australia's part. Aaron Finch and Head were also amongst the runs. He equalled that record when he hauled left-arm spinner Sachith Pathirana, the latest "mystery" spinner hauled into the Sri Lanka squad having played three ODIs in more than a year, beyond the square leg rope to post a half ... Read More »

Pelicans agree to deal with Lance Stephenson

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Stephenson finally started to recapture some of the magic he displayed in IN during his time with the Grizzlies , and the Pelicans banked on the notion that he is back to his old self. One year after inking him to the deal, the Hornets traded him to the Los Angeles Clippers for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes. Adding a guy like Stephenson brings an edge to the Pelicans and he can fill multiple roles for a team. Read More »

Pliskova overcomes Serena to reach final

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Angelique Kerber , of Germany, returns a shot to Caroline Wozniacki , of Denmark, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. "I know what to change", Kerber said. She gets good angles. It's a huge thing. "But it never can be so easy to play No.1 in the world". "If someone is not ready and she doesn't think she is ready, she should not go on the court". Read More »

Panthers: Quarterback Cam Newton has passed 4 concussion tests

And he eventually won the Super Bowl. "This is the first game and there's still 15 games left to play". And Denver fans booed. We played in a hostile environment where we were just one play away. "There are a lot of vets and a lot of great leadership in that group that I can lean on, and I'm just really confident in those guys". "The doctors went through the initial steps during the game, and then afterwards the doctors followed up with him", Rivera said . Read More »

Patriots Practice Report: Gronkowski Limited With Hamstring Injury

Linebacker Shea McClellin , wide receiver Chris Hogan , tackle Nate Solder , guard Jonathan Cooper , guard Shaq Mason , wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell and defensive lineman Trey Flowers all took part in Friday's practice. Because the Patriots traveled early, Gronkowski and his teammates could be receiving additional treatment before heading out west. Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) doesn't know if he'll be active for Sunday evening's opener, and says it will come down to a "coaching decision". Read More »

Chelsea FC bring back David Luiz for £30m from Paris Saint-Germain

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Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica in January 2011 and made 143 appearances, scoring 12 goals , before his departure three-and-a-half-years later. The 28-year-old Slimani is linking up with fellow Algerian Riyad Mahrez, who helped Leicester produce one of the biggest sporting surprises last season by winning the Premier League . Read More »

U.S. Open results: Serena Williams survives against Halep, advances to semifinal

Simona Halep on the other hand, falls one win short of appearing in her second consecutive US Open semifinal, her best result in the American Grand Slam to date. Serving 4-2, Williams showed some signs of trouble with her first serve but they didn't cause harm as Halep couldn't cease her unforced errors. The Romanian has been in fine form but was slow to start against the World No. Read More »

Buffalo Bills offensive player to watch for week one

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Oh, yes, and there's Joe Flacco , the Ravens' quarterback who not that long ago was a Super Bowl MVP and is known for his cerebral play and ultra-quick release. The questions focused on his size - at 6-foot-1, Taylor is comparatively small by National Football League quarterback standards - and whether his scrambling ability could translate to the pro game. Read More »

U.S. Men's National Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago in World Cup qualifier

All three played their part in the USA's 4-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday and all three have given Jurgen Klinsmann a welcome selection headache between now and their next 2018 World Cup qualifier on November 11 against Mexico. "When we're like that, we're on our game and we're at our most unsafe". Pulisic's driving run gave the US their best chance early in the second half, as he found Alejandro Bedoya who then passed to Altidore in the center of the penalty area, but the ... Read More »

Powell Told Clinton How to Use Email, Docs Show

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Since then, Clinton has taken full responsibility for her personal email use for official State Department business. The main attack on Hillary Clinton for keeping a private email account while at the State Department is that this may have caused breaches in national security. Read More »

Eddie Hearn: Gennady Golovkin looks more nervous than Kell Brook

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With the reputation Brook has built as the IBF welterweight champion and his attempt to step up in weight, Saturday's fight has perhaps become the biggest of Golovkin's career. Brook heads into the bout having retained his IBF welterweight title with a two-round demolition of Canadian Kevin Bizier in his last fight. "Very confident. Read More »

Tropical storm warning issued for parts of Florida

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Petersburg area of Florida were hauling out sandbags Monday to offer residents amid predictions of heavy rains. The set up is in place for storms to "train" as banding sets up around the depression, bringing multiple storm cells over one particular region one after another. Read More »

Tim Tebow signs minor-league contract with New York Mets

According to ESPN sources, the New York Mets have signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract . Last week, the 29-year-old Tebow worked out for almost 50 scouts from 28 Major League Baseball teams, including the Mets , in Los Angeles as he embarked on yet another chapter in his unique athletic story. Read More »

Serena Williams eases past Johanna Larsson to hit historic milestone

Not sure? There's plenty of evidence. Just take a look at 21-year-old Madison Keys, who is now ranked eighth and in the running to make her debut at the WTA Finals in Singapore next month. Larsson managed to win only eight points in the second set as Williams, who turns 35 this month, brought her to heel with victor after emphatic victor. Read More »

Centurion Alex Hales relieved after batting heroics at Trent Bridge

Resolute half-centuries by Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow led England to a four-wicket victory against Pakistan and a 4-0 lead in the five-match one-day global series on Thursday. But one more precious four later, Hales was pinned in the crease - sparking a second standing ovation in a matter of minutes, as he walked off. Root fell in the next over, edging behind off Nawaz. Read More »

England manager Sam Allardyce seems incapable of managing Wayne Rooney

Rooney made his debut for England in a friendly against Australia in 2003, and at the time was the youngest player in the nation's history to make his bow before Theo Walcott made his first worldwide appearance in 2006. After another indifferent performance for England at the weekend, captain Wayne Rooney's place in the team has been place under scrutiny once again. Read More »

Pakistan crush England in one-off Twenty20 game

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Openers Sharjeel Khan (59) and Khalid Latif (59no) made a mockery of England's inadequate 135 for seven as Pakistan were cheered home by their own delighted section in a sell-out crowd. England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the one-off Twenty20 worldwide on Wednesday. Buttler got off the mark by cover-driving Ali for four before he holed out after slicing Riaz offside. Read More »