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Capital Region residents react to OJ Simpson parole hearing

He said Simpson never "held a gun on me" and that if Simpson was released he would be there tomorrow for him. O.J. Simpson's parole hearing Thursday in Nevada had "everything to do with the murder trial in California", Alan Dershowitz, one of his attorneys, told Newsmax TV .

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Mariners Send O'Neill to Cardinals for Gonzales

Gonzales, 25, appeared in parts of three major league seasons (2014, 2015, 2017) with the Cardinals, compiling a 4-2 record with a 5.53 ERA over 40 2/3 innings in 12 games (seven starts). O'Neill, the Mariners' third-round selection in the 2013 draft, leaves the organization after producing a line of.269/.344/.505 in five seasons. The price for acquiring Gonzales was high, as Seattle gave up one of its top position prospects in O'Neill, a 22-year-old Canadian who was hitting.244/.328/.479 ...

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OJ 'not worthy' of release, Goldman's father says

The four-person board determined that OJ was qualified for parole and poses no risk to commit any offence. Earlier today, O. J. Simpson had a hearing with the parole board at the Nevada prison he has been sleeping in for almost nine years.

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Aaron Judge Hits Home Run So Far MLB Cameras Can't Track It

He's got a great arm". But coming home with a 2-2 split in the series, even though it meets the usual requirement of playing.500 baseball on the road, will not cut it for a team that needs a jump start yesterday. NY added three unearned runs over the final two innings. Seattle is one of the hottest teams in baseball while the Yankees are struggling. Aaron Judge broke out of his post-Home Run Derby funk in a big way Friday night.

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Matt Kuchar's Blustery 2nd Round at the British Open

So things are in check. "It s just about keeping it consistent". "I didn't let my head drop too much". The balance of this wet day speaks for itself: only eight golfers have managed to go under par during the second round. I'm kind of prepared for the worst, having experienced it before. "You probably didn't understand me". Conditions at Royal Birkdale for the opening round of the Open Championship (that's a fun sentence) were fairly mild, especially for those players not forced to ...

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Cardinals' huge, 'weird' eighth inning stuns streaking Cubs

Edwards, Jr., (3-2) allowed a lead-off walk to Matt Carpenter before he yielded back-to-back walks to load the bases. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta was sharp in his outing, throwing six quality innings, allowing two runs with six strikeouts and no walks.

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My day was toast after first shot, says Mark O'Meara

I'm excited, I'm pumped up and I feel my game's coming back to form. "I try to spend more time with the kids and enjoy that, rather than sit there and have disappointment on my face". "So every moment I'm on the golf course right now I'm thinking a lot about Sunday's round of golf in 2008". Casey's preparations for Birkdale were certainly unorthodox with a cycling holiday in Italy alongside caddie John McLaren.

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National Football League probe on Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott won't factor new allegations

The accuser also went to the prosecutor's office, who also declined to file charges against Elliott based on the evidence they were able to gather. Dallas police have suspended their investigation into the bar fight that Elliott allegedly participated.

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McIlroy 'ecstatic' as Open revival continues

If McIlroy had to be reminded, so did everyone else. That deficit was dramatically halved on Friday when McIlroy picked up shots at the first and third holes before a stunning approach to the sixth set up only the second birdie of the day at a hole that was proving fiendishly hard for most of the field.

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Yoenis Cespedes Says He Wants to Finish His Career With Oakland A's

The A's did give the Cuban slugger his chance at playing in the majors when he signed with them as an global free agent in 2012. " I wish that happens ", Céspedes said to the San Francisco Chronicle . Prior to this season, Cespedes signed a four-year, $110 million contract that would keep him with the Mets until 2021. Cespedes' affection extends to Oakland's bench, where the slugger said he believes A's manager Bob Melvin has done a better job than every manager he's ever had, including ...

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John Wall, Wizards agree on $207 million extension through 2023

The people confirmed the terms of the agreement to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Wizards have not officially announced the deal. I love my teammates. He led the Wizards to a 49-33 record under new coach Scott Brooks during the regular season. I guess you can't expect Wall to hope for anything less than a title.

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Resurgent McIlroy on the charge at gusty Birkdale

I didn't let my head drop too much. A born-again Ian Poulter is a further shot back alongside a clutch of players including Burton-upon-Trent's Richard Bland, Canadian qualifier Austin Connelly and last week's Scottish Open victor from Spain Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

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The Open 2017: McIlroy 'very happy' with second-round 68

And it did on that front-nine 31. It was not that he fell apart, more that he did not have it together to begin with. After just six holes of golf on Thursday, McIlroy had bogeyed five holes. "I got off to a good start, which I think is important today". Fitzgerald's prodding helped it go the right way. Then at the 8th a switch flicked. "I could be standing here and hit 18 greens and shot 1 over and missed every putt and feel awful", McIlroy explained.

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NFL Suspends Adam "Pacman" Jones For Violating Personal Conduct Policy

In a video released by Cincinnati police, Jones was shown cursing at an officer in the back of a police auto and telling him, "I hope you die tomorrow". The league notified Jones through a letter it considered the " extensive video documentation of the tone, tenor and nature of your interactions with law enforcement at the site of your arrest, during transportation to jail and during the booking process", according to NFL Network's James Palmer .

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Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving has asked team to trade him

Rose was once one of the most physically gifted players in the National Basketball Association. A former Rookie of the Year, MVP, and three-time NBA All-Star , Rose will find a home for next season. Last season, the Cavaliers were the only team to use the exemption. Irving has a three years and $60 million on his contract. While he is no longer the tantalizing guard who used to put on shows against the then LeBron James led Miami Heat , Rose is still a top point guard in the ...

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Texas Rangers reportedly gauging interest in Yu Darvish

The Rangers have an 11.2 percent chance to make the playoffs according to Fangraphs. Darvish, who has posted a 3.45 ERA in 125 1/3 innings, is in the final year of his contract after signing with Texas. If Texas were to start selling off assets, Darvish might be the first one to go. There may be no more valuable player at all, rental or controllable, than Darvish if the Rangers decide to sell.

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Virgil Van Dijk Trains Alone as Exit Rumours Swirl

The club told me they will not sell Virgil. "I feel 100 per cent". The Reds are still aiming to bring the 26-year-old central defender to Anfield in spite of being reported to the Premier League over an illegal approach for the player by Southampton .

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Morata says Chelsea the 'best club'

Having left him out of their 25-man preseason tour squad, the Blues seem set to sell Nemanja Matic, but they have gained £40m midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco . Mourinho reportedly aggressively approached Alvaro Morata regarding the transfer, but the player eventually chose to play for Conte. "For sure this transfer market is a insane market, but it is not only for this season but for the future seasons", Conte said.

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Simpson Given Good Chance for Parole, Despite 'OJ Factor'

During the hearing with the parole commissioners , he revealed that he already had lived a simple life during his stay in the correctional. Within minutes of Simpson being granted parole Thursday after serving nine years for an armed robbery, Sporting News contacted various sports TV networks to see if they would be interested in interviewing a man many believed got away with murder .

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OJ Simpson is granted parole, closing another chapter in a neverending saga

In 2007, he was arrested after he led a group of men into a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint, contending it belonged to him. The two board members who comprised the panel that day then deliberated, gave a recommendation to the full seven-member board and their decision to grant parole did not reach Simpson for about two weeks.

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Royal Birkdale's first hole a rude awakening for Open hopefuls

But rain is expected to play a part by the time Spieth and Koepka begin their rounds, with heavy showers forecast for later in the afternoon. Among those lurking at two-under are Japan's world number two Hideki Matsuyama, Sweden's Alex Noren, the world number nine, and twice former victor Ernie Els of South Africa.

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Liverpool complete signing of Andy Robertson - Stewart goes the other way

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained what drew him to Andrew Robertson after the club announced the £10million transfer from Hull City this afternoon. Robertson will meet up with his new team-mates next week upon their return from Hong Kong ahead of a trip to Germany for a clash with Hertha Berlin in Berlin and the Audi Cup in Munich.

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Club rage: Garcia gets angry, hurts shoulder at British Open

The Spaniard missed the green by a long way on the par-3 fourth hole and, after playing out from the gorse ( see pic below ), he struck his club against the gorse. The bush fought back. He didn't have a full back swing and could only jab his second shot short of the green. He grabbed his shoulder immediately with his left hand and grimaced with pain.

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Nastase hit with three-year ban and fine

Nastase, who has been fined $10,000, will also be denied access to, and not granted accreditation for, all official ITF team competitions and tennis circuits until December 31, 2018, the ITF said in a statement. Before the tie began, he also asked Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong for her room number while posing for photographers. Nastase said his comments were intended as a joke and had been misinterpreted.

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Cyclist's Gnarly Photo Proves Tour De France Is Ultimate Body Killer

Warren Barguil has the king of the mountains prize all but locked up, and Michael Matthews has a healthy lead in the points classification . Unfortunately, that honor was won years afterward when Armstrong, who was originally third that Tour, had his result stripped.

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I cried when Sue Bird told the world she's gay

I have to be true to that. "These aren't secrets to the people who know me", the Seattle Storm point guard tells ESPNW . Though Rapinoe has been vocal about her sexual orientation, Bird, who came to terms with her own sexuality while playing for UConn from 1998-2002, did not want to rush the current moment.

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McIlroy makes abysmal start at The Open

He's shown flashes of his magical and imperious best recently without putting that together into anything substantive. It had been a disastrous start to the championship for McIlroy as a dropped shot on the tough opening hole was followed by a wretched run of consecutive bogeys from the third to the sixth.

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Arsenal FC Dealing With Virus, Food Poisoning on China Tour

Arsenal had just beaten Bayern Munich on penalties in the International Champions Cup - whatever that is - and the Gunners' skipper on the day wasn't prepared to get carried away with the victory. It was a tiny revenge for last season's 10-goal drubbing against Bayern over two legs in the Champions League but Wenger refused to read too fat into it.

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Harmanpreet Kaur's ton sinks Australia as India reach final

Previous best for India against Australia was 234 in 2009 when Indians came blazing in the same manner. " India also need to bat the way they did against New Zealand". "It's a great victory for the India women's cricket team and for women's cricket in India ", former team captain Diana Eduljee said. Australia are gunning for their seventh Women's World Cup triumph and their first objective will be to make it to the final when they take on their Indian counterparts on ...

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Manchester United turn attention to Serge Aurier

He faces an uncertain future at PSG following the arrival of Dani Alves from Juventus. Their hand is also strengthened by the fact that Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the player, potentially raising his price past £40m, although Monaco would prefer to sell to a club outside France.

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The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth reveals superstition behind brilliant opening round

So things are in check. "It's just about keeping it consistent". Four-time Major victor Rory McIlroy recovered from a disastrous front nine, during which he carded five bogeys in the first six holes, to fire four birdies on his return to the clubhouse and finish with a one-over 71.

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Spieth feeling rested as Open looms

The Ryder Cup star holed a lengthy putt at the sixth after initially driving into the rough and then finding a greenside bunker, but he could not get up and down from sand at the seventh dropped back to one under. Organizers would settle for such a memorable climax this year, but picking a standout name is nearly impossible. Jordan Spieth had himself a solid early round at the Open Championship.

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Americans Spieth, Koepka, Kuchar seize lead at British Open

Spieth, who has been known to hit some tee shots sideways, then rolled in the putt for a birdie that got him under par for the first time in the championship . I missed two greens.in some 15-mile-an-hour winds. "It's just about keeping it consistent". Koepka, this season's U.S. Open champ, had four birdies on his card while playing in the morning wave and added an eagle out of the bunker on the par-5 17th to offset his only bogey on the demanding 16th.

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Pep Guardiola Comments on Aleksandar Kolarov, Kelechi Iheanacho Futures

Kolarov has joined City on their pre-season tour of America to provide emergency cover in the full-back positions. That's why its the best option for everybody. Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. The Serbia worldwide found himself on the bench on an increasing basis from the beginning of March onwards and, with the third-placed Premier League finishers looking to bring Monaco's Benjamin Mendy to the club, would see his game time reduced even further in 2017/18.

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Red Sox highlights: Hanley Ramirez's 15th inning blast jolts Sox past Jays

The 4-all tie lasted until Ramirez drove the first pitch of the bottom of the 15th high into the Boston night - or morning - and trotted around the bases for a subdued celebration with his tired teammates at home plate. "That's a good win, but it's not the year". Chris Young and Pedroia hit solo homers (the fifth home run of the year for both) off Toronto starter J.A.


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