• Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson hit in face with pie at event

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson hit in face with pie at event

    And until then, why fret over the possibility of a suspense-less playoffs when the 2016-17 regular season packs so much promise? And three days later, when Durant made the stunning decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and help the Warriors recapture the crown that was lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers last June, this whole scene wasn't VR anymore.

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  • Weigh-in Results: Crolla 134.5, Linares 134.1

    Weigh-in Results: Crolla 134.5, Linares 134.1

    He was forced to relinquish the belt in June this year through injury. Linares has not fought for almost a year because of a fractured right hand and was stripped of the WBC belt because of his lay-off. "I think this is to be fight of the year, this victory". "He's had a bit of time out but he looked sharp in training in the video he put on social media so he's been working hard".

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  • Jose Mourinho wants to find Arsenal's Wenger and 'break his face'

    Wenger's current Arsenal contract is due to expire at the end of the season, with neither the Frenchman nor the Premier League club having yet made clear whether he will be offered an extension. I am focused on Saturday's game against Chelsea". "Im seeing him very focused and concentrated". "It's important to play a good game". It can be the possibility that he can start in the line-up'.

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  • Hampton native Tyrod Taylor loses his offensive coordinator

    The Bills are 8-10 under Ryan, and worse yet, 0-2 to start a 2016 campaign that they believed could be the one to prove all the doubters wrong. Instead, the Bills were inept in the 13-7 loss to Baltimore in Week 1, and outside of a few big plays that inflated their statistics, showed no consistency against the Jets.

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  • Chris Froome: 'We're not going to be trying any insane tactics'

    We're going to keep fighting all the way. The Kiwi is up to 11th after the individual time trial on the 19th stage, ahead of a mountain stage tonight and sprint finish into Madrid tomorrow. "If I don't have a good time trial, then I'll have a good opportunity on Aitana to strike back". "There's still one more really tough day of racing.

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  • Hill throws for 452 as TCU routs SMU, 33-3

    Hill throws for 452 as TCU routs SMU, 33-3

    TCU and SMU are familiar adversaries on the gridiron, having played almost every season since 1915. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill (7) drops back to pass against SMU in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. I think this is too far of a jump up in large part because I don't think SMU is going to be able to hold up its end of the bargain. "We played where we needed to".

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  • Day WDs from Tour Champ. after back injury flares up

    Day WDs from Tour Champ. after back injury flares up

    Champions: Scott McCarron birdied five of the first six holes and shot 8-under 62 for a two-shot lead after one round at the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship in Victoria, British Columbia. If McIlroy is to win the FedEx Cup for the first time, he will have to win the tournament, and hope that Dustin Johnson finished tied-second or worst.

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  • Oregon's Mark Helfrich on miscues in loss to Nebraska

    The Oregon Ducks are not ranked today after their loss to Nebraska. During his postgame news conference he downplayed the personal satisfaction he got from beating his old nemesis. OR wide receiver Charles Nelson (6) leaps over Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey (15) to score a two-point conversion during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln , Neb., Saturday, Sept.

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  • World Cup of Hockey Impact Players and Teams Roundtable

    That history should add a little extra spice to games created to get the players up to game speed before the World Cup begins. It's more that the US has to be sharper, especially in the tournament showdown against Canada on September 20. "All the top players, even (if) you look at Canada's team, your minutes are going to be down", Tortorella added. And in goal they have three goaltenders that can win games on their own, regardless of the defense in front of them.

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  • What were you doing the last time Tennessee beat Florida in 2004?

    What were you doing the last time Tennessee beat Florida in 2004?

    Appleby said he wasn't aware of the fact Florida backup quarterbacks have a recent history of performing well against the Vols. Even on the punt return team (where I started), we had a huge return called back because of a penalty. Volunteers coach Butch Jones confirmed that cornerback Cameron Sutton will be out for an extended time because of a broken ankle. He also had Tennessee's lone interception of the year and was used as both a punt and kickoff returner.

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  • Khris Middleton suffers hamstring injury, needs surgery

    Khris Middleton suffers hamstring injury, needs surgery

    His rookie year, if there had not been all the injuries, you never know how this turns out. The presence of an ice pack, especially following an earlier workout, is not unusual. In drafting guys like Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo , along with signing Greg Monroe and trading for Khris Middleton , they've developed quite a young roster with promise.

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  • Payton: Williams expected to recover fully from head hit

    Payton: Williams expected to recover fully from head hit

    Williams spent Sunday night in NY, then returned to New Orleans , and he has been up and walking around the team facility as he recovers, according to Payton. Mora, whose father had coached Saints from 1986-96. The Falcons were credited with just one quarterback hit, by defensive tackle Tyson Jackson against the Raiders.

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  • Puig leads rout; Maeda wins 16th

    This time, he retired just two of the 11 batters he faced and the Dodgers went on to beat the Giants, 9-3. Yasiel Puig's three-run homer highlighted a five-run first for the Dodgers, who have 10 regular-season games remaining, including three in San Francisco next week.

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  • Aguero: I want to lift Champions League before leaving City

    Aguero: I want to lift Champions League before leaving City

    Ilkay Gundogan hailed hat-trick Sergio Aguero after Manchester City saw off Borussia Monchengladbach in Wednesday's rescheduled Champions League fixture. My target now is to be happy today, drink a little wine and tomorrow prepare the game and of course we are going to try to win our League Cup game. With Pep I will get even more chances.

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  • Lions collapse, then come back to win a wild one in Indianapolis

    Lions collapse, then come back to win a wild one in Indianapolis

    The Colts began Sunday's home opener down 14-0 midway through the second quarter. Indianapolis at Denver, 3:25 p.m. According to numberFire Live, Luck posted a strong 18.74 Passing Net Expected Points this week. Abdullah, who showed promise with 597 rushing yards as a rookie a year ago, was the primary runner Sunday, getting 12 carries compared to Riddick's seven.

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  • Ortiz, Bradley HRs carry surging Red Sox past Orioles 5-2

    Ortiz, Bradley HRs carry surging Red Sox past Orioles 5-2

    The Orioles began the evening tied with Toronto for the first wild card, but they'll have to stave off Detroit, Houston and Seattle to make sure they play in the October 4 single-elimination game. The Blue Jays pulled even with Baltimore for the first wild-card spot. The Red Sox are 11-3 in their last 14 games and a major league-best 13-5 in September.

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  • WADA HackCyber hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal, Rose

    WADA HackCyber hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal, Rose

    The leak shows that Farah has received two TUEs - one for triamcinolone in 2008, and another for intravenous saline solution, morphine sulphate and vicodin in 2014. It relates to therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) the athletes were granted so they could take medicine that would otherwise be banned. Farah, a five-time world champion, discussed this TUE application, which was authorised by the International Association of Athletics Federations and approved by WADA, previous year when he faced ...

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  • West Ham legend Bonds

    West Ham legend Bonds

    Lanzini nearly snatched it for the Hammers with three minutes to go, creating space inside the area, but his shot was blocked by substitute Mark Hughes, who then poked it away as Zaza prepared to pounce. Jordan Clark also bundled Sean McConville's cross into the six-yard box beyond the far post, before John O'Sullivan then curled wide from the edge of the area, while Matty Pearson underlined the Stanley spirit, emerging from the touchline with a bloodied, bandaged head to thwart anything West ...

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  • Goalkeeper arrested - after conceding 43 goals

    Goalkeeper arrested - after conceding 43 goals

    The score was 35-0 at half time, while at one point SV Volderort was only able to field eight players. Armed police approached Kwiotek, 25, at the team's training facility about 30 miles north of Dusseldorf in Bottrop. "The result of the last match was hard to take". Letting 43 goals fly past you is bad enough, right? An amateur German goalkeeper has been taken into police custody following one of the worst displays in football history.

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  • Home NFL Testy Belichick on QB uncertainty

    Home NFL Testy Belichick on QB uncertainty

    We've got a great deal there. And starter Tom Brady, halfway through a four-game suspension, said the Patriots are comfortable this week with Edelman as their No. He was hurt in the win over the Miami Dolphins. Houston arrives with a streak of six quarters without a touchdowns against Chicago and Kansas City.

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  • Man United go through nervy moments before seeing off Northampton

    It was a comfortable end to what had been at times a nervy night in Northampton, where Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling were the only survivors in the United line-up from the weekend defeat to Watford. Manchester City reached the EFL Cup's fourth round with a 2-1 win over Swansea City, continuing their imperious start to the season under Guardiola with a ninth straight win in all competitions.

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  • David Moyes hoping Sunderland can build on EFL Cup win over QPR

    David Moyes hoping Sunderland can build on EFL Cup win over QPR

    Paddy McNair, Donald Love, Mika, Jason Denayer and John O'Shea need game time but if they don't feature in the manager's plans for Saturday then, for me, they shouldn't play today. "I hope that we get more, but I can't do it in one window - as well as that, we are not a club with the cash to make big, big signings". Moyes concluded, "We have to win - that's what we have to do - and my job is to find a way of winning so whatever it takes I have to do that".

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  • Aaron Sanchez Blister Sums Up Poor Weekend — Blue Jays

    Aaron Sanchez Blister Sums Up Poor Weekend — Blue Jays

    Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 25th save of the season. The Jays erupted for five runs in the bottom of the third inning.With one out, Josh Donaldson walked, Encarnacion singled and Jose Bautista walked to load the bases. Urena, 24, struck out four to improve to 4-6 on the season. He walked none while throwing 71 of 108 pitches for strikes. "And he's 40 years old". In exchange for the actual home run ball, Ortiz signed one ball for Rory and another for Ella.

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  • Bills owner backs Rex Ryan's decision to fire Greg Roman

    Meeting with reporters on Monday, Ryan was on the defensive, trying to stave off reports of ownership meeting with key offensive players without Ryan before offensive coordinator Greg Roman was sacked on Friday . So, basically, the Bills are a mess after just two weeks, and Francesa went in on the team Monday on WFAN. "I feel like when I read media reports it feels like a lot more crisis than we feel within the building".

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  • Final four men at US Open meet for a familiar rematch

    But he started to find his form in a quarterfinal victory over 2009 U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro. Djokovic's fortunes took a nosedive, first as he called for treatment to his left shoulder and then as three break-back points slipped by, and with them the set, prompting him to rip his shirt in frustration.

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  • Safety Concerns After Newton's Helmet-to-Helmet Hits in Denver

    Safety Concerns After Newton's Helmet-to-Helmet Hits in Denver

    However, after looking at the hit again on Friday, Dean Blandino, the head of officiating, felt that since Ware was in the process of tackling Newton and Miller was shedding his blocker, it's unstandable the hit was not flagged. "People throw all these jingles out there about (Cam is) mobile, he's bigger, he's more physical", Newton said. "What are we supposed to do?" said Marshall.

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  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson carried to locker room through a restaurant

    Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is not sure when running back Adrian Peterson will be able to return to action after confirming he suffered a torn meniscus on Sunday. Moira McCarthy, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in NY, has operated on several National Football League players with torn meniscus injuries.

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  • Ohio State looks dominant in road win over Oklahoma

    Ohio State looks dominant in road win over Oklahoma

    Redshirt sophomore Noah Brown entered the season with one catch and exited Saturday with a school-record-tying four touchdown grabs. To be fair, OSU did catch a break when Mayfield and 6-foot-5, 250-pound Mark Andrews missed on what should have been a first-half touchdown.

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  • US Open: Kei Nishikori Stuns Murray To Reach Semi-Finals 2016

    Murray's five-set defeat to Nishikori means NY will host the first grand slam final this year without Murray, and the first since 2004 without Murray, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals. This time , Nishikori came through. "It was tough to stay calm", said the sixth seed, who went on to win bronze in Rio. "It was important to stay there, to stay tough".

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  • Team North America beats Finland at World Cup of Hockey

    The second game in Group B of the World Cup of Hockey starts up later this evening with Team Finland taking on the upstart roster of youngsters under the banner of North America. Like, for example, Connor McDavid's incredible moves to set up Auston Matthews for TNA's first goal against Russian Federation on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh Penguin's goalie, Matt Murray was good in net last night, stopping 24 shots.

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  • 'South Park' mocks anthem controversy in season premiere

    New Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo said he expects to see similar protests by National Basketball Association players in the upcoming season. "I think it's something that there's a lot of players that really feel the same way". Michael Oppong, a football player at Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, tweeted that he had been suspended for a game after he knelt while the national anthem was being played at a football game.

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  • Steelers will continue to ride with DeAngelo Williams

    Steelers will continue to ride with DeAngelo Williams

    We competed there for a while and then didn't make some plays and they made the plays". The Steelers now face a short week and are still missing two of their top stars including LeVeon Bell. Roethlisberger's three touchdown passes included two of spectacular nature to Brown and a unusual one to Eli Rogers, playing in his first National Football League game.

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  • Pavic, Siegemund win US Open mixed doubles championship

    Djokovic wrapped up the second set 6-2 and at this point, all looked lost. The Djokovic vs. Monfils match will be first, with Wawrinka vs. Nishikori coming after. Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return. "It's not easy when you have to play number two, number three, and, you know, Novak Djokovic was waiting in the finals".

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  • Mike Zimmer: Adrian Peterson's injury diagnosed as torn meniscus

    The offensive line struggled badly this week. While it took him some time to get into a groove, Bradford ultimately looked as if has been with the Vikings for 15 months, not 15 days. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was Bradford's top target. A meniscus tear doesn't necessarily mean the player will miss significant time. - Lacy had 12 rushes for 50 yards, including six for 34 in the second half.

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  • Serena Williams out of US Open with shock loss to Pliskova

    Pliskova, who had never previously been beyond the third round of a major, controlled the match with her big serve as she moved into a final against either Kerber or Caroline Wozniacki. Suddenly up 4-3 in the set, Pliskova turned to her coach up in the stands and yelled, pumping her fists. The American's 186-week reign as world number one is over after the 6-2 7-6 (7-5) loss to Czech Pliskova at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday.

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  • Davis cup advantage spain on opening day

    The Indian pair played brilliantly to recover from a slow start, to be ahead 6-4 and 5-3, but Nadal and Lopez, who dropped serve back to back in the first set from a position of strength at 4-1, turned the match around when Saketh was serving for the second set in the tenth game.

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