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Duo guide England to 4-0 ODI lead over Pakistan

But opener Alex Hales hit 171 - the highest ODI score by an English batsmen - set the platform and later Joe Root (85), Jos Buttler (90 off just 51 balls) and Eoin Morgan (27-ball 57) provided England a flawless finish with 240 runs in the last 20 overs.

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No all-Williams Open rematch: Venus out; Serena gets No. 308

The post Hopes of Williams sisters' showdown shattered appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Venus Williams went from down and out to a point from victory, then back again. Konjuh, in contrast, has made the quarters for the first time in her ninth Grand Slam. Serena will face World No.5 Simona Halep next, who secured a straight sets win over 11th seed Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 7-5.

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Nottingham Forest 'agree deal verbally' with Nicklas Bendtner

Bendtner is a free agent after being released by Wolfsburg in April following a disappointing spell in Germany. Forest supporters? Would you be happy with the signing of Nicklas Bendtner? The 28-year-old Bendtner has been at the City Ground for talks today and is understood to have agreed a deal to join the Championship club.

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Cowboys' 53-Man Roster Updated; Showers Released to Make Room for Sanchez

For now, it seems Sanchez will be the backup quarterback to rookie sensation Dak Prescott. Garrett says the team will evaluate Romo's medical condition over the next 48-hours to determine whether or not he should stay on the active roster or on short-term injured reserve.

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Bale Shines As Wales Thump Moldova

Bale's double took him past Trevor Ford and Ivor Allchurch on the all-time Wales scoring list and into second position on his own. Wales now face Austria in Vienna in their next game of the World Cup qualifiers on October 6. "Sometimes he does things you know are world class, but I don't just watch him on the ball, I watch him off it when he drags the opposition round to create space for others".

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Florida State receiver gives jersey to autistic friend

Said Leah Paske, who met Rudolph for the first time on "Fox and Friends": "I'm actually pretty overwhelmed, pretty emotional". In a separate interview with the Tallahassee Democrat, Rudolph said older players made a huge impact on his life by talking to him when he was younger.

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Benintendi sprains knee in baserunning mishap

Porcello threw a career-high 123 pitches but was left with a no-decision. The Red Sox found themselves in a close one last night against the Rays just doing enough at the plate to get the win. "I'm still pitching timidly but that's inevitable after getting injured", said Uehara, who suffered the injury during Boston's 4-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on July 19 and was sent to the DL the following day.

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Williams passes Federer with 308 Slam match wins

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has reached the quarterfinals of the tournament after his rival Dominic Thiem retired with a knee injury. Del Potro had won the first set 6-3 and was up a break in the second. For once, an injury was aiding del Potro, not hindering him. He reeled off five straight games, including eight of the last nine points. News stories displayed here appear in our category for Sports and are licensed via a specific agreement between LongIsland.com and The Associated ...

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Rory mcilroy roars back to win the deutsche bank championship

Overnight leader Casey faced a 60-foot eagle putt on the final hole to force a playoff but three putted for par to finish 13-under, two behind the Northern Irishman. McIlroy, 27, finished at 15-under 269 to move back to No. 3 in the world after slipping out of the top three earlier this year when Dustin Johnson won the U.S.

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Merkel aide urges unity after German state election defeat

Merkel said she was "deeply dissatisfied with the outcome of the election", conceding that campaigning had been dominated by the influx of one million asylum seekers to Germany past year. Although Merkel already adjusted migrant policies over the past year, she cant make a clean break from her overall approach because “that wouldnt be credible, ” political science professor Klaus Schroeder told N24 television.

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McIlroy wins Deutsche after being 6 back

A few weeks later he had gone back to the orthodox grip. "I've just not been as positive about the situation as I could have been", McIlroy said. Putting guru Phil Kenyon was consulted. Casey had a 60-foot eagle putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff. McIlroy only had one bogey on his card at No. 17, where he was unable to get up and down from the greenside bunker.

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Cowboys don't plan on placing injured Tony Romo on IR, report says

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said during his news conference Monday that the starting quarterback would undergo tests on his back to see where the healing process stands. In the next year, Sanchez was limited to only four games as he played second fiddle to Sam Bradford and came along as Bradford picked up an injury in November.

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Del Potro into U.S. Open quarters after Thiem retires

The way she patrolled the tennis court, however, and her grit, indicated that the seven-time grand slam victor still had plenty to offer. Pliskova broke for 6-5 on a net-cord victor when her rival looked set to put a volley away. "It's incredible to play in NY". Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open victor, whose career has been interrupted by a series of wrist operations and needed a wild card to get into the year's last grand slam, has made the most of his opportunity by reaching the last eight ...

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Del Potro full of confidence

Juan Martin del Potro was able to conserve energy in progressing to the last eight of the US Open as Dominic Thiem retired through injury. Thiem attempted to continue but after a brief discussion with trainers called it a day, shaking Del Potro's hand and exiting the court.

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Match fixing to blame for loss to England, claims Slovakia defender

England defeated Slovakia 1-0, thanks to a last gasp finish from Adam Lallana . Durica has now claimed that Serbian referee Milorad Mazic was "waiting" to send off Skrtel, which gave the Three Lions an advantage. Durica was not the only party aggrieved with refereeing decisions, as Kane commented on the conduct of Skrtel throughout. We were really unhappy. 'Today we might have played more than England '.

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Werth, Gonzalez lead Nationals to sweep of Phillies

The Nationals remained nine games in front of the second-place Mets, who beat Miami 5-2. Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler got back on track by collecting two hits with a home run and four RBIs. "It was fun", Morgan said. Every once in a while, he disappears into one corner, where he pauses in the shadows, hands on his knees - the sturdy ace, exhausted by the work few ever see.

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QB Sam Bradford feels pressure with the trade to the Vikings?

The Eagles released McLeod Bethel-Thompson, so they don't have a third quarterback on the roster. Spielman has drafted nine first-rounders the past five years. Louis Rams, has thrown for 14,790 career yards, 78 touchdowns, 52 interceptions and has a 81.0 passer rating in his 63 career games, all of which are starts.

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Chelsea thwarted in Sule bid

According to Sports Bild , Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was keen on signing German worldwide Sule, 21, but the Hoffenheim defender reportedly rejected the approach in favour of developing at the club he signed for back in 2010. "The English have made it clear that their interest will remain valid next year". New Blues boss Antonio Conte was on the lookout for a new centre-back after Euro 2016 and eventually opted to bring back Brazil worldwide David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Casey Trying to End a Long PGA Tour Victory Drought

Harman leads the field in greens-in-regulation this week and could sustain a charge and while McIlroy has improved nearly shot by shot this week, 14-1 is not the most tempting price for a player who is six shots off the pace. In his case, it only took 69 holes. "Even with the great ball-striking, I found it hard at the beginning, but to turn it around and have a lot of looks for birdies and make a few to come in, it's been great".

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Nick Chubb's heroics lead Georgia past UNC

The Tar Heels averaged program records of 40.7 points and 486.9 yards on offense in 2015. RB Elijah Hood could join the list after rushing for 1,463 yards last season for the Tar Heels. "I'm convinced he's our guy, so there's no question about that", Fedora said, via USA Today . Also, Georgia's leading rusher from previous year, Sony Michel , has a forearm injury and might sit this one out.

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Alabama hires another former USC coach as assistant

USC coach Clay Helton sees Alabama a little different than Saban after the Trojans were held to 194 yards in their most lopsided loss since a 51-0 setback to Notre Dame in 1966. We'll continue to help him in his personal life. Lane Kiffin was sacked by USC three years ago. Because they never did a book when I was in high school, they never knew what pitches I couldn't hit.

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Russell Knox: Ryder Cup snub can drive me on

Already on the European team as automatic qualifiers are four-time major champion and former world number one Rory McIlroy, current world number four and Open Championship victor Henrik Stenson, Masters champion Danny Willett, Olympic gold medalist and former U.S.

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US Open: Serena Williams beats Yaroslava Shvedova to claim 308th win

The biggest difference, however, was on the return; the American won half of her return points, while her opponent took just one out of every five on her. Both players dropped serve in an eventful deciding set and Pliskova failed to serve out at 6-5 up, with Williams saving a succession of break points.

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Croatian teen Konjuh upsets Radwanska at US Open

ON THIS DATE (Sept. 6, 1975): Manuel Orantes comes from two sets down and an 0-5 fourth-set deficit to beat Guillermo Vilas 4-6, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 and win men's singles title on clay courts at Forest Hills. Serena will next face Simona Halep in the quarterfinals and she remains the overwhelming favourite to clinch the US Open title. She has faced just one break point in 4 matches.

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Del Potro back in US Open quarterfinals after Thiem retires

Third seed Wawrinka, a semi-finalist in 2013 and 2015, will take on 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the last four. No. 9 Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 champion, took the first four games before losing 6-4, 6-4 to Caroline Wozniacki, who is unseeded but can rely on the muscle memory from two trips to the final in NY.

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England set to have four automatic Champions League places

Remember that time when nearly everyone loved Leicester City? Jack Kelly, head of external affairs at the airport, said: "We're delighted that Leicester City fans will be able to fly from East Midlands Airport directly to two of the three countries within the Champions League group".

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Rays bullpen blows lead in loss to Blue Jays

The Blue Jays will have to win their remaining four games against the Rays to win their season series for only the second time in the last 11 years. He reached base twice on walks but couldn't extend his run. Devin Travis drove in two runs in the ninth with a single. A single to center was then bobbled ever so slightly by Kevin Kiermaier giving Travis time to round third and score.

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Sissoko explains dramatic Tottenham and Everton transfer battle

Farhad Moshiri, the co-owner of Everton , has claimed that the club decided against signing Moussa Sissoko because they did not want to jeopardise the future of James McCarthy . "I have the opportunity to make another step up. I hope we will all do well together". However, Sissoko, insists he was "very proud" to join Spurs.

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Obama aims to heal war wounds in Laos

Phillippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he "regrets" calling US President Barack Obama a "son of a b***h", or what also translates in Tagalog as "son of a w***e". However, diplomats say strains with longtime ally the Philippines could compound Washington's difficulties in forging a united front with Southeast Asian partners on the geostrategic jostle with Beijing over the South China Sea.

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Teddy Bridgewater upbeat about recovery, puts faith in 'amazing DNA' to heal

Thankfully, there was no nerve or arterial damage. Teddy Bridgewater could miss more than one season depending on his recovery from a horrific knee injury. If something goes wrong, he takes all the blame, and he's like, 'I'll fix it, ' but really, we know who it was [that was at fault]. Zimmer said the ambulance was called at the behest of the Vikings' head trainer.

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Here's what Tom Brady can not do while he's suspended

Brady will begrudgingly accept a four-game suspension to open the 2016 National Football League season for his role in the DeflateGate scandal that may or may not still be an on-going investigation, depending on who you ask. Brady did take a knee on the final snap before the half. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick's decision "highly patriotic" while encouraging him to take further steps to build dialogue between law enforcement and blacks.

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Ryder Cup rosters: Team Europe finalized with Darren Clarke captain's picks

The nine Europeans who qualified on points: Rafael Cabrera Bello, Matt Fitzpatrick, Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Andy Sullivan, Danny Willett and Chris Wood. I had a few different people in my mind. "And the way Thomas has played golf over the last four weeks has impressed me so much I found it impossible to leave him out".

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NASCAR needs a spurt of new superstars to make racing fun

Micky Collins said Sunday his primary objective was to see the third-generation driver "become a human being again". Earnhardt has missed six races and will not drive in the season's remaining 12 races . being in the vehicle at Daytona and we've got right much time". I'm in such a great position and enjoying being a part of the sport. A decision on Earnhardt's availability for the new season probably will need to be made no later than December because of sponsor concerns and the ...

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Bowling Green Falcons: Game Recap - Final 77-10

The Bowling Green Falcons are set for another winning season after finishing an overall 10-4 record in 2015. One of the most important units on the team will be in the kicking game where punter Cameron Johnston returns, (considered one of the best in the country) along with placekickers Tyler Durbin and Sean Nuernberger.

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Serena Williams breaks record for most Grand Slam match victories

The world number one moved past Roger Federer and into rarefied air at the top of the standings with 308 grand slam victories. News stories displayed here appear in our category for Sports and are licensed via a specific agreement between LongIsland.com and The Associated Press , the world's oldest and largest news organization.


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