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Basketball Hall of Fame Inducts Iverson, Shaq, Yao and Others

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During his 14 seasons in the NBA, Iverson broke barriers for all players from his famous crossover on Michael Jordan his Rookie Year to his street style that was an influence on the league's creation of a dress code for its players. Thomas got a chance to meet Iverson in Philadelphia last month and emerged with an autographed jersey. This induction is a tribute to everybody that helped me - my family, my friends, my fans. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski admits he's not 100 percent heading into Sunday's Patriots opener

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According to NFL.com , Gronkowski is not expected to play because of hamstring injury and he was listed questionable. The next tangible clue will come on Friday, when a label is applied to Gronkowski. Rob Gronkowski will not be on the field with his teammates Sunday as the Patriots kick off their 2016 season against the Cardinals. Gronkowski has been dealing with a hamstring issue all of camp that had caused him to miss the Patriots preseason. Read More »

Zakharova: Belarusian who carried Russian flag at Rio Paralympics is a 'hero'

Over 4,000 athletes from 160 countries and regions took part in the parade. The Paralympics leadership hoped Rio de Janeiro would build on the success of London. Spectators also booed the Rio 2016 organizing committee president Carlos Nuzman at the city's Maracana stadium. "Many worldwide federations did not support the decision of the global Paralympic Committee (IPC)". Read More »

49ers fire Miller after arrest

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After posting a $78,000 bail, Miller was released for the San Francisco County Jail on Monday - but will not be returning as a player for the 49ers. The surveillance video above, via KTVU , shows Miller at another hotel shortly after the alleged assault with his face bloodied. The Falcons had wide receiver Julio Jones back with full clearance for Thursday's practice, confirming the team's biggest star will be ready for Sunday's opening game against Tampa Bay. Read More »

Ronaldo Predicts Who Will Win La Liga

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UEFA uses a coefficient system that no one understands to determine the top leagues, which are now Spain's La Liga, Germany's Bundesliga, England's Premier League and Italy's Serie A. The French club are not the force they once were and, while they still boast the likes of João Moutinho, Adama Traoré and Radamel Falcao in their squad, there is no reason to think Spurs can't get off to a winning start here. Read More »

Jose's early team news for Feyenoord trip

Pep Guardiola's City were 2-0 ahead, before Zlatan Ibrahimovic pulled a goal back for United. That success in the Premier League was City's sixth victory in succession since Guardiola took charge but the Spaniard insists his there is still much to work on. Read More »

UCF Report Card: Game 2 vs. #5 MI

MI football players talk about quarterback Wilton Speight . "In the first half and the second half, it was repetitious". One downfield shot missed but the very next play featured a diving receiver moving the ball down for a first and goal. Read More »

Former wrestling superstar CM Punk pounded in UFC debut

A former WWE champion, Punk admittedly "got burnt out" by the lifestyle of being on the road for more than 200 days a year, and found a new outlet for his passion for competition, training with Duke Roufus in Milwaukee. This is the most fun I've ever had in my life, second best night of my life besides marrying my wife, obviously. "I nearly know the bowels of the building like the back of my hand, so I feel at home". Read More »

Flat battery and broken down car prompts Tyson Fury no-show

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It was also noted that existing customers of BoxNation will not be out of pocket and will still get the Fury vs Klitschko fight if they are already a BoxNation subscriber and will not be charged twice. Klitschko was undeterred by Fury's absence, saying: "Regardless whether he comes by bicycle or by any other means, the main thing is that he shows up on time for the fight". Read More »

Luis Enrique takes blame for shock Barca loss

Alaves' Ibai Gomez celebrates a goal against Barcelona at the Camp Nou Stadium , Barcelona , Saturday. Enrique appeared to have one eye on Tuesday's Champions League home group game against Celtic, making seven changes to the team that won 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao before the global break. Read More »

Punk, 37, makes bold move from squared circle to octagon

CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall will be the third fight on the UFC 203 card , as it will follow Jessica Andrade vs. Joanne Calderwood and Urijah Faber vs. Every single person in management always told me that, always went out of their way to tell me, that the weren't fans of MMA, so I don't imagine. "I'll be ready for everything", he said. Read More »

Jordy Nelson returns to help Packers beat Jaguars

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) runs for a 6-yard touchdown past Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (99) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. The Packers should provide a measuring stick. "This counts. It's a big game against a really good team". Green Bay's biggest perceived competition, the Vikings at +300, just lost their quarterback for the season...and are also the Vikings. Read More »

CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 203

This was a hell of a mountain to try to climb and I didn't get to the summit today, but it doesn't mean I'm going to stop. Punk nearly wriggled free, but Gall regained a dominant position and soon Punk had no choice but to tap his hand on the mat, ending the fight the way many inside the sport had predicted. Read More »

Angelique Kerber wins first US Open title

Angelique Kerber has won the US Open, downing Karolina Pliskova in the women's finals on Saturday, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. It doesn't happen often that you're playing a semi-final against Serena on centre court here in NY. 2, but already is assured of overtaking Serena Williams at No. 1 in the rankings on Monday, regardless of the outcome of the final. She may be in unfamiliar ground in the second week of a major, but in Kerber she will face an opponent who is well-known. Read More »

Browns rookie defender critiques Carson Wentz's release; Doug Pederson responds

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You just have to trust what you have been doing. His stay as a player lasted just one season, and his tenure as the starting quarterback ended after nine games when Donovan McNabb, the player the team had drafted to build around, was deemed ready to take over by head coach Andy Reid .Pederson, now back as head coach of the Eagles, was going to oversee a very similar strategy this year, having veteran Sam Bradford play quarterback while top draft pick Carson Wentz watched and learned and ... Read More »

Martin Truex Jr. wins Southern 500 after Kevin Harvick's mistake

In addition to the points deduction, crew chief Luke Lambert was fined $25,000. The move also caught NASCAR's interest. Stewart, meanwhile, has just 13 races left in his NASCAR driving career. The two continued their crash across the finish line with Nemechek winning by less than a foot. It took NASCAR nearly 10 minutes to declare Nemechek the victor. Read More »

What to make of Gael Monfils' borderline outrageous tactics?

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Nishikori, meanwhile, was denied a chance to improve on his runner-up to Marin Cilic in 2014. In Sunday's final, he will face No. 3 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland or No. In what was one of the more freakish encounters to unfold on a grand slam court, Monfils was showered with boos one set and cheers the next before exiting Arthur Stadium to a mixture of both. Read More »

Jose Mourinho 'damaged slightly' by Manchester derby loss - Gary Neville

City manager Guardiola inflicted the first defeat of Mourinho's United reign and collected his eighth win in 17 encounters with his nemesis in a pulsating encounter at Old Trafford . "I'm the manager and it's always my fault, because it's my choice". City also have organisation and steel to fall back on in the event of a team-mate, such as Bravo, going off-grid. Read More »

Motorcycling: Pedrosa denies Rossi a home win at Misano

Rossi closed the gap on championship leader and compatriot Marc Marquez , who finished fourth, to 43 points. Determined to fight to the very end of the race Rossi put in a personal best lap of 1'33.025s, three laps to the end, but he was unable to catch his rival and took the chequered flag in second place, +2.837s from the front. Read More »

Brees, Saints brace for rising Raiders in season opener

The Raiders ran for 167 yards and Derek Carr threw for another 319 without turning the ball over once. DJ Hayden didn't fare better as the defense failed to make stops when needed. Second-year player P.J. Williams starts at corner opposite Breaux and the secondary is rounded out by underperforming FS Jairus Byrd looking to show he was worth the money the Saints paid for him in free agency after a stellar career with the Buffalo Bills. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic urges caution and patience with striker Marcus Rashford

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Nevertheless, ten minutes later just before the break, Claudio Bravo made a mistake after a free kick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic used his chance to score, leaving City with one goal ahead, 2-1. "Kevin had an awesome, fantastic game", Guardiola said. Mourinho has a bad record when his teams play Guardiola's, and his helplessness tactically early on just helped fuel the fire. Read More »

Borja nearly ready for Swansea debut - Guidolin

I am not sure at the moment. Although they were 10 last term we are considering Chelsea as a top-six outfit this year and the Swans have had a poor record of W3-D3-L12 since 2013/14 when hosting this type of opposition, though they did find the net in 12 of the games. Read More »

Martin Kaymer urges Europe captain to make Thomas Pieters a wildcard pick

He also finished third in Thailand and second in Abu Dhabi earlier this year. His win at a WGC event in Shanghai previous year didn't count toward Ryder Cup qualification because he wasn't a member of the European Tour at that stage. "He's a man I have a huge amount of trust and belief in". Darren Clarke laughs on the 1st hole during the second round of Made in Denmark at Himmerland Golf club Thomas Pieters lifted the cup in Denmark Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says brexit won't ... Read More »

IOC: No request from Brazil police on Olympic ticket probe

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Hickey is one of ten people facing charges of alleged ticket fraud at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. PRO10 and THG have denied wrongdoing. The defendants, who will now stand trial, include Ireland's Patrick Hickey, who in August stepped down from his position as executive board member on the International Olympic Committee, and Kevin Mallon , a director of international sports hospitality company THG Sports . Read More »

Conte only sees David Luiz as a defender

The 29-year-old is thought of as unpredictable and has been prone to making risky decisions - shortcomings Conte intends to address. I think the new players need a bit of time to work with a new method, a new philosophy, a new idea of football and it's important to give them a bit of time. Read More »

Cazorla comes to Arsenal's rescue with stoppage-time penalty

The Arsenal started the second stanza on a more threatening note, with chances falling to Theo Walcott and then Hector Bellerin, the latter coming quite close with his 60 minute effort that went agonizingly close. Watford completed a remarkable comeback aided by hair-brained defending from West Ham after firing four unanswered goals in a thrilling 4-2 victory. Read More »

Manchester derby: Ray Wilkins believes Stones will struggle to handle 'phenomenal' Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made a flawless start to life at Manchester United, scoring three goals in three games for Jose Mourinho's side, but there is one thing he is missing from his former club. Ibrahimovic also went on to discuss his former club's chances in the Champions League ahead of their clash with Arsenal. "The team is very strong, they bought some good players and the philosophy is the same - win everything and push for the Champions League". Read More »