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Philadelphia Eagles name Carson Wentz as starting quarterback

Cleveland was in desperate need of a quarterback and could have had Wentz, but the Browns' front office didn't believe he was worth the cost. "Everybody feels this kid is ready to go", said Pederson. He understands that young quarterbacks often fall victim to "bumps in the road", but Wentz said he will "take them in stride" and learn from whatever mistakes arise.

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Johanna Konta: 'I lost to the better player'

Losing to Sevastova, then, is no disgrace and with Wuhan, Beijing and Hong Kong marked down as her next tournaments, there are still plenty of ranking points to be collected by Britain's No.1. Sevastova set up her third match point with a splendid forehand cross-court pass victor and converted it when Konta shanked a forehand. My opponent played an overall more solid match than I did.

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Truex Jr. holds off Kevin Harvick to win Southern 500

Martin Truex Jr. may not have had the best race vehicle Sunday night and he didn't lead many laps, but the ones he did were the most important ones as he captured the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway . "It's been a good season, but it definitely could be a great season", he said. Harvick could not overcome his shoddy pit showing and was frustrated with his team.

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PGA TOUR: Rory is back!

Shortly after celebrating his win, he issued a statement in which he described criticism of his gym regime as "unfair", and he's probably right. McIlroy's personal triumph also represented a boost for Team Europe who need McIlroy at his fearsome best at Hazeltine between September 27 and October 2.

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Focus is on changing mindset from Test to T20 mode: Anil Kumble

The T20 match against West Indies will be the first worldwide match played by India in the US. Newly-appointed captain Carlos Brathwaite leads a powerful West Indies team against India in two T20 Internationals in South Florida beginning today.

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Liverpool target Christian Pulisic says he was a big Manchester United fan

The revelation may comes as a blow to Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp as the Merseysiders are reportedly keeping a close eye on the Dortmund teenager. The 17-year-old now plies his trade at Borussia Dortmund and is attracting significant interest from Jurgen Klopp.

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Match officials tweaked timings after request from India & WI: ICC

India was 15-0 after two overs before rain intervened and the match was eventually abandoned. In the 2nd and final T20I of the series on Sunday (August 28) at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, India were chasing 144 but their innings was halted due to rain after just 2 overs with the score on 15/0.

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Rooney wants to see out his playing days at United

Wayne Rooney will continue as England captain, with manager Sam Allardyce saying it was an "easy decision". "I hope that more and more very hard decisions have to be made by the form of England players in the Premier League all breaking into the first team, playing regularly", Allardyce added.

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US Open Tennis Odds: Djokovic over Murray, Williams over Kerber, Muguruza, Halep

But for the first time in over 180 weeks, she could lose her No. 1 ranking in the world if the US Open doesn't go her way. The Serbian superstar, who saw his hopes of calendar-year Grand Slam end following a shocking defeat to American Sam Querrey in Wimbledon, however, confirmed that his personal problems had been resolved and that "life is going on like everything else", news.com.au reported.

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Serena Williams into US Open quarter-finals with record 308th Slam win

Pliskova dominated the tiebreaker and throught she had won the match with a victor at 6-2, but Williams challenged the call and the review showed that Pliskova's shot was out. In fact, despite the injury fears sparked by the sore shoulder that hampered her at the Rio Olympics she has barely been challenged since arriving at Flushing Meadows, where she claimed the first of her six US Open titles in 1999.

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ITT Technical Institute closing all campuses

ITT Technical Institute has closed all of its campuses , affecting thousands of students across the country and many here in western Virginia. Department Undersecretary Ted Mitchell, however, said ITT Tech never made a formal proposal, and that the department's "informal conversations" with potential buyers had failed.

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Date set for Fury-Klitschko rematch

Fury won the titles from Klitschko with a unanimous decision win last November in Dusseldorf, Germany, and his uncle and trainer Peter Fury is confident that history will repeat itself. Klitschko and his team grew frustrated in recent weeks by the delay in rescheduling the fight. Fury will go into the rematch with questions about possible performance-enhancing drug use hanging over him, although not in regards to the fight November fight with Klitschko.

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US Open 2016: Lucas Pouille Beats Rafael Nadal In Five Sets

Nadal lost because of some uncharacteristic unforced errors. But after prevailing in a fifth set tiebreak, the engaging Frenchman was also reluctant to say it was not the launch pad that would send him into another tennis orbit. Pouille is set to face off in the quarterfinals against his countryman Gael Monfils , the No. 10 seed, who handily dismissed Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 earlier Sunday.

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Rory McIlroy wins Deutsche Bank Championship after final round of 65

The TPC Boston played host to the return of the Mac. RORY McILROY HAS ended his victory drought on the PGA Tour as a stunning final round saw him claim a two-shot victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship . Day's fellow Australian Adam Scott also praised McIlroy for his resilience after the new World No.3 received a lot of criticism earlier this season for not performing as well as his major rivals.

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Martin Truex Jr. wins Southern 500

Truex's most recent win came Memorial Day, May 29, in Charlotte at the Coca Cola 600. Morale can not be very high among the over-the-wall crew. Sep. They brought the fastest race auto to the track once again and we just didn't do a good job on pit road and gave it away. "It's been that way for a few years", he said.

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Suspended Tom Brady and his 90s hair get final preseason start

This will mark just the third time since 2004 that Brady will take snaps in a preseason finale, with the most recent time coming in 2011. The ensuing two-point conversion attempt, a pass from Brady to receiver Chris Hogan, failed, leaving the Patriots with a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

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2 brothers arrested in connection with murder of Nykea Aldridge

About 3:30 p.m., Aldridge, 32, was walking with a stroller and a man in the 6300 block of South Calumet when two male suspects walked up and fired shots at a third man, according to police. Mourners talked about her love of fashion, writing and her four children - the youngest of which was just born on August 1. Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson is frustrated with the violence in Chicago , especially after Aldrige's shooters being repeat offenders.

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Pakistan wins toss, opts to field against England in 5th ODI

Azhar Ali said that the series against England was hard. Another hard-fought win would not be a bad thing, either, as the side continues to became battle-hardened ahead of next summer's Champions Trophy, where, given the short nature of the tournament, one bad day can be terminal for any ambitions.

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F1 Italian GP: Wolff refuses to push blame for start problems

Rosberg raced past the chequered flag 15 seconds clear of Hamilton and took his season tally to 248, two points behind the leader. The champion finished second to leave Rosberg firmly in the title hunt after back-to-back wins following the summer break before which Hamilton led the German by 19 points.

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Twitter reacts: Moussa Sissoko rejects Everton to join Tottenham

Moshiri suggested Everton's eagerness to build their midfield around Republic of Ireland star James McCarthy was the primary reason why they walked away from a £30m deal with Newcastle . There are discussions to be had and I just hope to find the best club for me, where I can develop myself as much as possible. Yet Sissoko appears to have had a change of heart, with Everton unable to contact the player or his agent throughout Wednesday afternoon once he learned of the interest from ...

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PROUD MOMENT! Pakistan become number one Test team

West Indies Twenty20 series kicks off on Saturday. Photo by WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche Photography. "I think his (Brathwaite's) main mindset is that we have to continue where Sammy left us and the good work that Sammy did in this position", said West Indies head coach Phil Simmons.

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Serbia vs. Republic of Ireland

Heavy rain throughout the day in Belgrade had placed the match in question but referee Victor Kassai and his fellow officials passed the pitch fit. Ireland made the ideal start, going ahead in the third minute after Hendrick's shot from the edge of the box took a deflection off Serbia skipper Branislav Ivanovic and nestled in the back of the net.

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Cowboys QB Romo not going on IR

The reason for that is the Cowboys are hoping Romo can return sooner, so they're willing to hold a roster spot. With that said, the Cowboys have made their decision on Romo. It is estimated that he will be out six-to-10 weeks. The reports about the amount of time Romo could potentially miss have been pretty scattered, and it might be possible he can return to the football field at some point this season, but at what cost? Romo was going into a slide when the hit occurred.

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Bumgarner fans 10 in 3-2 win over Chicago

Feel a bit like October baseball in September, Madison? Suddenly, the Giants' ambitions went from avoiding embarrassment to knocking off the league's best team. The awareness led to a run, since Arrieta proceeded to throw a wild pitch. "I thought if I could get a walking lead, I could beat him flat footed". I think he had two strikes and the fans were pretty loud, so Jake just didn't hear me.

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What to Look for (and not) as Giants Take on Patriots

NY got on the board in the second quarter with a 25-yard field goal by Randy Bullock to cap a 15-play, 59-yard drive. From super bowl winning play to pro bowl Malcolm Butler has had a journey like no other to possibly being one of the best, Logan Ryan is on the other side at corner and Devin Mccourty and Patrick Chung are both good enough at safety.

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US Open lineup: Djokovic, Wozniacki and 2 Frenchmen

Angelique Kerber, of Germany, celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament , Sunday, Sept. 1 had toyed with up until that point - got up off the canvas to battle back from 2-0 down to 2-2 in the third set. After being deprived of a Djokovic vs Nadal contest in the semis, given the circumstances, the fans should not be surprised if Djokovic and Murray are not the two players on the court during US Open 2016 ...

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Man Utd legend Scholes: I prefer watching Salford to Premier League

A passionate diatribe at the state of English football at large gave rise to the selection, as the legendary midfielder lamented how leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany are outperforming their English counterpart. A game that I've thought: 'Wow!' It's hard to think of any'. Ahead of Saturday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford , here's what Scholes has had to say.

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Colts sign outside linebacker Akeem Ayers

Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks fumbles as linebacker Akeem Ayers #56 of the St. Louis Rams recovers with under two minutes to play at CenturyLink Field on December 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms on a contract with outside linebacker Akeem Ayers on Tuesday. Since then Ayers has totaled 57 starts ( 75 games played) for 337 tackles, 13.5 sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

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Wayne Rooney Should Have Already Retired From England Duty - Three Lions Legend

Wayne Rooney said he's focused on England's next game, not on the prospect of becoming England's most capped outfield player. Wayne Rooney no longer has a position and should have retired from global duty after Euro 2016, according to former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

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[Tweets] Chelsea Players Celebrate Online After Thrashing Burnley

The Belgian scored a superb opening goal, racing half the length of the pitch before curling home from 20 yards after just nine minutes. He said: "I told my players to pay attention". He's very strong, he's very good to play [with his back to goal], and also good technically. However, Burnley will back themselves to at least score - they've found the net in all but one of their last either meetings with the Blues.

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Stephen Curry: 74 wins isn't really a goal, it's winning crown

Renowned for his dazzling shot accuracy and ball-handling skills, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player first visited Shenyang, Liaoning province on Sept. "I was playing." Curry further stated that he was out playing the game and helping the team. That's the reason KD joined - knowing we weren't going to sacrifice anything, that we all have to be ourselves to make things work.

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What to Watch at US Open: Williams-Halep, Konjuh-Pliskova

After a disappointing Olympics, Serena Williams has bounced back for a record-breaking performance at the U.S. Open. Serena Williams stormed past Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2, 6-3 on Monday, her 308th Grand Slam match win taking her past Roger Federer for most in major tournament history and into the quarter-finals of the US Open.

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Wildcards confirmed for Team Europe

Pieters' recent form proved irresistible after the Belgian finished fourth in the Olympics and second in the defence of his Czech Masters title the following week, before winning in Denmark on Sunday. Along with Willett, the final four on that list are all Ryder Cup rookies and they'll be joined by another first-timer as Clarke surprisingly selected Belgium's Thomas Pieters , who actually nearly made this Ryder Cup team on merit alone.

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Colin Kaepernick's Jerseys Selling In Big Numbers At NFL Shop

Because of his activism and recent protest, he now holds the number one National Football League jersey in America. The demonstration, which Kaepernick said was to call attention to injustices "against black people and people of color", has since spread to other sports and other teams.

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US Open 2016: Venus Williams crashes out in fourth round

Del Potro was leading 6-3, 3-2 when the No.8 seed decided he can not continue. The result eliminated the prospect of an all-Williams semifinal at the Open. Williams has a 7-1 head-to-head lead on her. In the men's draw, both Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka and Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro progressed.


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