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Qualifier knocks Raonic out of US Open

Last week, Harrison and his sibling Christian , 22, became the first brothers to both qualify for the U.S. Open. Eventually, the problem spread to Raonic's right forearm. "I wasn't moving that well", Raonic said. I'm sure that she will have better performances in majors in the future. Nadal was in cruise control against Seppi, claiming a 6-0 7-5 6-1 victory in just two hours, 17 minutes.

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Little League World Champs Get Call From President Obama

NY scored first on a bloop single in the fourth while adding another run in the same inning on a passed ball. The two teams won their championship games Saturday and are set to play Sunday for the Little League World Series title. That was all South Korea could get, however as New York's defense came up big all afternoon. After South Korea got two runners on base in the top of the sixth, however, Harlost closed things out himself for the win.

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Roy Keane tells Republic of Ireland players to look to the future

The 27-year-old Everton full-back ended the Euro 2016 finals as captain of his country with Robbie Keane and John O'Shea watching from the bench, and with Keane now having entered global retirement, he is a strong candidate to replace him on a full-time basis.

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Wake Forest holds off Tulane in defensive struggle, 7-3

It wasn't pretty, but the Wake Forest Demon Deacons opened the season with a victory at home over the Tulane Green Wave by a score of 7-3. Sophomore receivers Cortez Lewis, Tabari Hines and junior tight end Cam Serigne will make up the bulk of his productive receiving core, though Lewis is the only one worth knowing in the overall scheme of college football fandom-he made some snazzy one-handed snags against some pretty solid teams a year ago and will once again be the team's top option.

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Acosta at left back for US in World Cup qualifier

THE WORLD Cup Qualifiers are back and the local fans are shifting focus from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mucurapo, as all eyes are on the “Soca Warriors” who will be in action later today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium . The U.S. men enter the final two games of group play three points behind group leader Trinidad & Tobago and one point ahead of Guatemala. The U.S.is also playing for position in the next round of qualifying, because winning the group means the U.S.

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Amelia and Oliver top list of most popular British names

The most popular way to spell the name is "Muhammad" which came in at 12 place with 3,730 boys named after it. A number of new and unusual names entered the top 100 most popular list this year. Within the boys' top 100, Jaxon showed the largest rise, up 35 places to number 80. The largest decrease in popularity since being in the top 10 in 2005 was Ellie (down 42 places in the rankings).

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Pirates' ace Cole plays catch day after beginning DL stint

Dexter Fowler , Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo set the stage for Montero's clutch swing with consecutive singles against Locke (9-8), plating the tying run. "Everybody's out there, even with two strikes, putting together good at-bats and keeping us in the game". "Obviously the two homers were kind of the dagger for me".

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Shields makes United States boxing history, adds a second gold around her neck

Uzbekistan's boxers took a single medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games - a bronze - but at Rio 2016 they were among the contenders in nearly every category and won seven medals, more than any other country. Her father was in prison for most of her childhood, and she had no bed and often no food at home. "Oh my god, I can't believe I just said that", she exclaimed.

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Alex Hales returns to England T20 squad against Pakistan

The 4-0 scoreline was in evident danger, albeit facing an achievable target, before Stokes (69) and Bairstow (61) got to work. England's world record 444-3 featured no less than 16 sixes - and you can watch each and every one of them right here! "It's a long time since that [previous record was set]", Woakes added.

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Eric Reid explains decision to join Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest

He said he wanted to show support for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who has made similar gestures as a sign of protest through the preseason. "It's extremely disrespectful", a fan at the game said. Last week, Kaepernick first sat during the National Anthem before a game saying he wouldn't stand for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.

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Conor McGregor broke his foot during his epic war against Nate Diaz

He also relayed he has options outside of MMA... The Irishman won the bout after five intense rounds of action. Could it be defending the UFC featherweight title? The Stockton native weathered the pressure, but as with their first fight, he took significant damage.

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Hamilton dominates final Italian GP practice

Rosberg, who once led this championship by 43 points, attempted to put a fearless face on the deficit of his margin to Hamilton . "I did a good job, up to now, but I wasn't quick enough". The great Juan Manuel Fangio recorded a hat-trick of wins at the so-called Temple of Speed in the 1950s, and following victories here in 2014 and again previous year, Hamilton could equal his record this weekend.

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Shoulder could trip Serena up

In addition to that, French Open victor Garbine Muguruza and Agnieszka Radwanska are also predicted to pull Williams out from the court during the semi-finals. "I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow to see", she said. Olympic champion Andy Murray (right) says he is not the favourite for the US Open title despite world No.1 Novak Djokovic going into the tournament under an injury cloud.

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Rangers Wallop Mariners 14-1

Odor has a team leading 27 home runs. The Mariners got to Darvish for a run in the fourth, and the right-hander left the game with two outs and two on in the seventh, but both runners came home to score. Jackie Bradley, who hit his 22nd home run, provided insurance with an RBI double. Odor lined a single to right that moved Beltre to third but tried for second and was thrown out easily by Shawn O'Malley.

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McLaren promotes Vandoorne for 2017 to replace Button

Jenson Button has announced he will be taking a step back from a full time race drive in Formula One after this season has been completed, but he's not retiring completely. He also won the world championship with Brawn in 2009. He finished 10th in his F1 debut when he replaced Alonso at the Bahrain GP this year. "I want to say how thrilled we are that Jenson has extended his contractual relationship with us, and I'm absolutely certain that the depth of his experience and the currency of his ...

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Michigan Football Rolls to 63-3 Win over Hawaii

Laying a ton of points like this is never easy, but with a defense like MI puts on the field, it's tough to se Hawaii scoring a lot of points. In the second, MI broke the game open. After the pick six, Dru Brown entered the in place of Woolsey at quarterback, and would show his ability to move the ball on the ground as well as in the air.

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Protestors gather outside Turner home in Ohio

On Friday, he walked out wearing a blue button-down shirt and dark trousers. It is expected he will return to live with his parents in Ohio. The athlete is required to complete three years of probation which include a sex offender management program for at least a year or up to three .

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Football Closing In on Season Opener

The big question is can Bart Houston do much for the Badgers in the pass game. After more than three decades, college football finally returns to one of the sport's great stages. "He's a totally different quarterback than he's been". "We'll keep defenses guessing all the time ". He's got accuracy and has the ability to throw.

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Chelsea agrees fee for Luiz

However, according to L'équipe , before setting sights on bringing back David Luiz, Chelsea had targeted PSG youngster Presnel Kimpembe. The Luiz deal came a matter of hours after Chelsea signed former Bolton left-back Marcos Alonso from Serie A outfit Fiorentina for £23m.

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Harper, Nats win 4th in row, steal it from Syndergaard, Mets

The Mets responded in the bottom of the frame, when Asdrubal Cabrera led off the inning with a solo homer (19) off Nationals' starter A.J. Cole to cut the lead to 2-1. Harper went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in the first before he keyed rallies in the fourth and ninth. Bryce Harper doubled to left-center on a 98 miles per hour 3-2 sinker up high from Syndergaard in the fourth, connecting for his 21st two-base hit of the season.

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Mets to skip Jacob deGrom's next start

DeGrom, who was pitching for the first time since August 24, has lost his last three starts, a stretch in which he has given up 16 runs in 14 2/3 innings. The Mets hope Matz can return to the rotation at some point next week. He is falling off the mound to the first-base side, leaving him imbalanced and his fastball erratic.

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Howard, Shell banged up, West Virginia beats Missouri 26-11

Odom is Missouri's 36 head football coach, although in the previous 81 seasons, the Tigers had 10 head coaches . The state of Missouri is important to me to represent it the right way. Week one is going to best a test of the Tigers strength and preparedness this offseason. There's a lot of people out here at the University of Missouri that deeply care about this program, our athletic department.

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5 takeaways: Oklahoma falls to Houston in ugly season-opener

That game and the entire season was plagued with injuries, one that also sidelined Heisman Trophy victor Sam Bradford. One could argue them to No. 3 if they put a beat down on the Badgers, but a win over Ole Miss for Florida State is still a better victory.

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Manuel Neuer selected as the new captain of Germany

And Low hailed Schweinsteiger's contribution to the national team, particularly his role in helping Germany to World Cup glory in Brazil two years ago. He has everything that I would wish for from a leading player. Neuer has previously captained his country, and ahead of Euro 2016 spoke of how he was not concerned by who wore the armband insisting that every member of the squad was vitally important.

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Rays lose another to Red Sox despite good start, rally

Boston finished the 6-game homestand at 3-3. TIGERS 8, WHITE SOX 4: In Detroit, Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs. Over the last 30 days, Price has been just as good as Porcello (both pitchers are 4-1; Porcello with a 2.62 ERA, Price, 2.93) and he's now 13-8 with a 3.97 ERA, the first time his earned run average has been below 4.00 since Opening Day.

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A Glittering Closing Ceremony Brings Rio Olympics to an End

On Sunday, there was an ode to the white-clad lacemaking ladies and the forro music of the northeast that sparked waves of pride among Brazilians. In gymnastics, 19-year-old newcomer Simone Biles dominated the arena with her record-equalling four women's gold medals and a bronze at her first Games.

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Gesink wins grueling 14th Vuelta stage, Quintana holds lead

Gesink bided his time before attacking on the final climb, the Dutchman going beyond the six leaders and only taking Elissonde (FDJ) - who is the new mountains leader - with him. Alejandro Valverde remains third in the race for the red jersey, one minute and five seconds adrift of team-mate Quintana. Three-time Vuelta victor Alberto Contador also lost another 20 seconds on Froome and Quintana to slip to sixth overall, behind Froome's Sky teammate Leopold Konig.

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Singapore says confirms 26 more local transmission Zika cases

Houston can count on about $400,000 and Los Angeles County, $720,000, the CDC said. However, the virus can cause a crippling birth defect known as microcephaly. "The source of infection is suspected to have occurred in Singapore", the statement said. The finding is part of an effort to fully characterize the harm caused by the Zika virus during pregnancy.

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Lewis Hamilton sets pace in final practice for Italian Grand Prix

After the first day of practice running for the Italian Grand Prix , in which Ferrari ran an upgraded power unit, Sebastian Vettel said the Ferrari's performance was "OK" but also that there is more to come. Hamilton, 31, holds a nine-point advantage over Rosberg in the championship race and has won here in each of the previous two seasons. Jenson Button trialled the Halo - the cockpit protection device which will not be introduced until 2018 at the earliest - for the first time on Friday.

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Liverpool vs Burnley player ratings

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blamed his players' poor decision-making for not making the most of 81 per cent possession in the 2-0 defeat at Burnley . "We made two mistakes and they scored two goals, and we didn't create any big chances", Wijnaldum rued, calling it "the story in the first-half". It is not a defending problem it is an offensive problem.

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Guardiola gets his man as Manchester City sign Claudio Bravo from Barcelona

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has called for an end to the "charade" of speculation surrounding his future at the club as he and Pep Guardiola work towards a fitting solution for both parties. I have followed City's progress in recent years and know some of my new team-mates from the Copa America. "I can not deny this was special for me", said Guardiola.

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Clinton Holds A Slight Lead Among Virginia Voters

But on all those questions there are significant divisions based on race and ethnicity. These are signs that Clinton is going on the offense, winding down spending in states she has in her grasp while dumping money into three states, any one of which in her column would likely block Trump's path to the White House.

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Djokovic overcomes injury scare to reach second round

Myneni's first ever appearance in the singles draw of a Grand Slam thus ended in disappointment. He had been 0-6 in second-round matches. Nadal missed 2 1/2 months because of a problem with the tendon sheath in his wrist, pulling out of the French Open before the third round, then skipping Wimbledon altogether.

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Serena Williams not 'flawless' in second-round, straight-set US Open win

The Spaniard caught a second wind in the third set and, for long periods, was good value for parity but Murray converted the second of two break point chances to move 5-4 ahead. "What really matters is I got the win". Williams is bidding to achieve another milestone in NY, where success would see her overtake Steffi Graf's Open-era record 22 grand slam singles titles.

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'Can't hear anything': As rain pelts Open roof, Murray wins

The massive Arthur Ashe stadium is noisy at best - in NY, the tennis is what happens between mouthfuls and phone calls as the crowd hustles and bustles from first ball until last - but with a lid on it, the volume rises even more. "As an athlete, that's what you do". "It was definitely a little different playing with Ashe closed", Williams said afterwards. Murray had won his last four meetings against Granollers and only lost twice in nine, but the emphatic score-line was harsh on the ...


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