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Will Selig's entry crack open door to Hall of Fame?

And his first move was nearly as bold as any he made during a dynamic career now in its seventh decade - he went right to the top and sent the letter directly to Jerold Hoffberger, who had just taken over as the Orioles' principal owner. He dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but found success as an executive. He also presided over the first cancellation of the World Series in 90 years, an attempt to use replacement players for striking big leaguers and the unchecked rise ...

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Goal Ego might keep Alexis at Arsenal, claims Ferdinand

About City's Champions League game against Celtic on Tuesday, Guardiola said there will be changes in the team as they have already qualified to the last 16. "When a guy is in a good success and good confidence, it is more risky to stop him than keep him going", he said. With 112 goals in 162 league games for City and two Premier League titles to show for his efforts, many will argue that the Argentine superstar deserves to take top spot, and they have a valid case.

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Mourinho: Mkhitaryan display 'important for confidence'

However they have never won the Uefa Cup or Europa League. The former Ajax man is, of course, desperate to play, but recognises the importance of competition in the United ranks. While Mkhitaryan " needs a little bit more of that [physicality and aggression ]", Mourinho was very impressed with his " quality ". "Obviously now the confidence level is higher".

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James Cowser records first National Football League sack vs. Bills

We've known for a month that it wasn't a question of IF the Bills would be eliminated, but rather merely WHEN. FAST FINISH: The Raiders took over with 30 seconds left in the first half at their own 15 and managed to get points. "Sometimes I think we lose confidence". "That's our thing", says McCoy , "we run the ball, very well". "You can always tell when someone makes a play, the stadium gets going, the momentum starts swinging".

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Matip ready to return to lift Liverpool

It would have been easy for our players to give up and see out time, but our group knows not to give up. Suddenly the visitors were rocking -- and when Fraser crossed again from the right, Wilson set the ball back for defender Cook to lash home an unlikely equaliser.

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Klay's 60, Westbrook's Triple-Double Run and a Big NBA Night

Here's the rundown on that glorious 21-of-33 shooting night (8-of-14 from three-point range) in the National Basketball Association on Monday (NZT Tuesday). Thompson also became the first Golden State player since 1974 to score over 60 points. Here is to hoping he finds ways to make an impact when he gets time in a more meaningful game.

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Athletics-Russia ban to run into 2017

Head of the IAAF Taskforce, Rune Andersen, reported that Russia's athletics federation (RusAF) has progressed towards satisfying the reinstatement conditions as of June. The IAAF voted in Monaco on Thursday to extend the ban. "We now have the opportunity to create the most advanced system for fighting this evil". On Friday, the IAAF will announce the winners of the male and female athlete of the year awards while Saturday's Congress is to discuss and nearly certainly improve Coe's radical ...

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Outrage as Police Wait 6 Days to Arrest NFL Star's White Killer

McKnight did that could have been self-serving", Normand said. He also pointed out that Gasser didn't ask for an attorney but instead sat with authorities for over ten hours of interviews in the days after the shooting and gave permission for them to search his home.

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Steve Smith's catch against New Zealand at the SCG

Smith reiterated the point he made before the game that the saga had not affected his chances of selection, adding they simply chose to go with Head. Smith later latched onto a flying one-handed screamer to dismiss BJ Watling for six off Mitchell Marsh, hurling himself to his left in the gully for a stunning catch.

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Lions beat Vikings, have sole possession of 1st place

We were more efficient". We know we're in every ballgame. The Vikings actually ran the ball against the Lions, putting 82 yards on the day. He's 8-of-8 on field goals during the Lions' three-game winning streak. "We're just going to have to tighten it up a little bit and keep moving on". Minnesota (6-5) played without its leading receiver, Stefon Diggs, who was inactive with a knee injury.

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Slutsky quits as CSKA Moscow coach

Leonid Slutsky has resigned as coach of CSKA Moscow after seven hugely successful years and will leave after Wednesday's Champions League match with Tottenham Hotspur, the Russian champions said. We're disappointed. But we need to be alive and try to win that trophy. Mauricio Pochettino does not downplay the opportunity Spurs have to qualify for the Europa League .

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FiveThirtyEight Breaks Down The Mark Helfrich Era and It Is Not Good

Kelly also met with prominent OR booster Phil Knight before a 49ers game in Santa Clara earlier this year, though Kelly said that was merely because the two men are friends. "He's a tremendous person". "It's hard. He's the guy that recruited me, came to my house, said he had my back", freshman linebacker Troy Dye said. "We all knew it when we signed up for it, but when it happens you're still kind of taken aback by it".

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Arsenal on top in Europe as Lucas Perez sinks Basel

Arsenal set about their task early on and it was Sanchez who crafted the opening goal for Perez, lofting a flawless pass to Kieran Gibbs, who squared for the Spaniard to tuck home his maiden Champions League strike. All eyes will be on the draw now as Arsenal will hope their reward for topping the group is not a tie with Bayern Munich who could only finish as runners-up in Group D .

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Stanford's Christian McCaffrey declares for NFL Draft

As for his National Football League decision, he said he consulted with many people, including running back Toby Gerhart, who also left Stanford after his junior year and now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars. McCaffrey was named the Rose Bowl offensive MVP after recording 368 all-purpose yards in a rout of Iowa on January 1. Although McCaffrey had a spectacular campaign, his midseason struggles could have damaged his draft stock had he not bounced back.

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Eddie Jones threatens England stars with axe despite ideal 2016

England's current winning sequence started at last year's World Cup where a "meaningless" success over Uruguay came after Australia had knocked the tournament hosts out earlier in the group stage. "There are a few decisions we did not agree with, but overall we could not work out how to break the momentum they achieved in the second half", said Cheika.

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Gianni Infantino 'backs 48-team World Cup'

It seems, however, that he could not have been more wrong! In the latter case they will vote on whether to have an initial play-off before 32 teams go into a group stage, or whether to go with Infantino's now preferred option. The proposal to change the format of the competition is driven by a desire to increase income from marketing and television rights, even if the costs would also increase with an expanded tournament.

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Porto v Leicester City

Claudio Ranieri's Premier League champions have been on a poor run of form. Robert Huth, Andy King, Islam Slimani and Kasper Schmeichel have also not travelled to Portugal as Ranieri looks to keep them fresh for Saturday's visit of Manchester City.

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Jose Mourinho: Man United boss criticises Europa League pitch

United need a point to be certain of qualification from Group A, although Jose Mourinho's team could still progress to the knockout stages with a defeat if Feyenoord fail to defeat group leaders Fenerbahce in Rotterdam. 'I think that our chances for this game are very good. I won't lie that we were very nervous but I like this coach very much and I like the game of United very much'.

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Raiders surge past Bills for sixth-straight win

He killed the Raiders early on, suffocating them with a steady dose of his rushing style. Beckham was largely a nonfactor despite a game-high 10 receptions for 100 yards . For the season, McCoy is top 10 in the National Football League in rushing yards (891, eighth), touchdowns (9, tied for fourth) and yards per carry (5.2, third) among players with at least 100 rushing attempts.

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Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI

Maxwell smashed 136 runs off just 89 balls in the Prime Minister's XI match against England in Canberra previous year. Unlike Tests, where contests have traditionally been lopsided, Australia and New Zealand have formed a genuinely intriguing rivalry in ODI cricket.

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Bucs' Koetter impressed by Winston's display of leadership

All the tape and ice and braces and the gristle held the team together for the fourth straight week and left another opponent hurting. Winning four in a row, improving from 3-5 to 7-5 while securing a share of first place in the NFC South, helped earn the Bucs the eyes and voices of NBC's Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth.

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Nico Rosberg Retires at the Top

He recovers to second place behind victor Rosberg. On Saturday, three-time world champion Hamilton apologised for his lack of German vocabulary to the onlooking crowd and asked: "I'm going to try a little bit of German.how do I say 'I'm so happy to be here?'".

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Luiz puts Aguero clash down to 'quite normal frustration' on striker's part

City pair Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were both banned, as expected, for four and three games respectively after being sent off in the ugly scenes that marred the end of City's 3-1 loss to the Londoners. "We are going to play against a champion team". They paid the price when Diego Costa struck a superb equaliser and then set up a second for Willian on a quick counter-attack.

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Cheerleading, Muay Thai get provisional IOC recognition

The sanctions that were first imposed on July 19 following the publication of the first part of the McLaren report include having no IOC-sanctioned events in Russia and urging sports federations to look for alternative locations for events.

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I Loved Granit Xhaka's Performance - Arsene Wenger

Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen are potential opponents, as are either Real Madrid or Borussia Dortmund, and Juventus or Sevilla. Despite finishing top of Group A , Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is preparing for a hard draw in the Champions League round of 16.

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Guardiola lauds 'quality' as loanee Roberts scores for Celtic

Guardiola has gone four games without a win at the Etihad Stadium but former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o insists that the Spaniard is still the best coach in the world. 'I said hello to Cesc in the dressing room, ' he said ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Celtic . "We have to be professional, respectful to them and we have to arrive with ambition".

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4TH QUARTER: Broncos 17, Jaguars 10

Gary Kubiak's club has already dropped four games. It's hard to win when your offense is that inept. "They booed us yesterday". You have to plan and come in here. His 15-yarder set up Brandon McManus' 32-yard field goal and put the Broncos ahead 10-3. Yeah he can make some more plays. The Broncos need not apologize for a win.

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Sergio Ramos: 'Real Madrid can not get carried away by Barcelona draw'

True, the team collapsed when Barcelona scored the opening goal and Andres Iniesta entered the pitch, but Los Blancos were performing well and even though they needed 90 minutes to score their only goal, they nearly managed to get out of the Camp Nou with the three points, something that would've nearly finished the race for La Liga as Barcelona would be nine points behind, just like Sevilla , with Atletico trailing by 11 points.

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Keke Rosberg says son Nico deserved 'luck' Lewis Hamilton previously enjoyed

He even thanked Hamilton, saying "It feels like I've been racing Lewis forever, and he's always just managed to edge me out, even when we were small in karts", he said. "I knew I was going to come under attack from the two-stop guys as they obviously had more life left in the tyres, I don't think I could have held Seb off at the end.

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College football lineup of 40-game bowl season set

Each would net $100,000 if the Buckeyes win their second national title in the past three years. With Alabama being more than a two touchdown favorite, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is officially the largest betting line of any College Football Playoff matchup to date.

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New Texas hire Tom Herman once helped jumpstart TLU football

The man who preceded Charlie Strong as the head coach at Texas shared his thoughts on Saturday about Strong being fired by the school. Herman was rumored to be the top candidate for the head coaching job at Louisiana State University, after initial reports circulated that Herman had met with LSU officials last week, but those reports were later proven to be false.

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Jones is tarnishing his legacy: Cheika

The result also was England's 14th straight win, including four over Australia , to match the national record streak by the great 2002-03 team. England defeated Australia 37-21 on Saturday to achieve a record-equalling 14 consecutive victories.

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Fitzgerald, Marshall among nominees for Walter Payton award

The selected victor will receive a total of $1 million donated in his name, with $500,000 of that total going to a charity of the winner's choice, and the remaining $500,000 going to support the expansion of Character Playbook across all of the NFL's markets.

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Rockies agree to terms with Desmond

ESPN's Jim Bowden reports the deal includes an option for a sixth year that would raise the overall value of the contract to $83 million. He is a former infielder though, which may make the transition to first base easier. Last offseason the qualifying offer caused Desmond's market to dry up. He bounced back well, putting up a.285/.335/.446 line with 22 home runs and 21 stolen bases for the AL West champions while playing primarily centerfield.

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Andrew Dodt stays clear of chasing pack at Australian PGA

He took a two-shot lead into the last hole and tapped in for par to finish 19 under. Queenslander Dodt has gone at even par over the first seven holes to remain at 14-under for the tournament, but Varner has picked up two shots to catch him with birdies at the third and seventh holes at Royal Pines.


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