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Despite No MMA Experience, Ohio Licenses CM Punk

Do you expect Punk to come out on top in Cleveland? "I got really excited". Still, Punk has had it with the criticism, and chose to lash out, wondering why so many people care about whether or not he's cleared to fight. "I've had several fights where I've fought in front of 100 family and friends of mine and I'm actually fighting". "I've been there, I've done that, and I've accomplished everything I was going to", Punk told Complex Magazine about his decision.

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Back from DL, Strasburg leaves game in 3rd inning

After a brief discussion - and before manager Dusty Baker went to the mound - Strasburg began to walk off. "I asked him 'are you ready?' I asked him 'are you psyched?' I asked him 'are you chomping at the bit?' And he answered all the questions with a 'yes, ' so that's a go".

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Mitchell, Severino pitch Yanks past Blue Jays 2-0 for sweep

While there is definitely still time for the Blue Jays (who have dropped four of five this month) to turn things around and win the American League East Division Title for the second consecutive season, to quote Jays' play-by-play/colour man Buck Martinez, "Well they better soon hurry up and start playing their best baseball", something Pat Tabler noted they have yet to do this season, though I would argue that the Jays' resurgence over the Victoria Day long weekend (Bautista-lead-off) may ...

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Pouille Tops French Charge at US Open

Fifty-two winners from Nadal - whose attacking response saw him come out a victor on 35 of 48 forays to the net - weren't enough. The taut battle came down to the fifth-set tiebreaker and Nadal, trailing 3-6, showed his mettle by saving three match points – the third on Pouilles serve.

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Angelique Kerber into second US Open semi-final

Serena Williams reacts after a point against Yaroslava Shvedova , of Kazakhstan, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. "She's like the best player in the world". Otherwise, Halep said, "The story of the match would have been different". The 2012 title victor at Flushing Meadows, Andy Murray, eased into the quarterfinals for the 22nd time in his past 23 majors, beating No.

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United States of America vs. Trinidad and Tobago, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying live stream

JACKSONVILLE, Fla . - Jozy Altidore set a U.S. World Cup qualifying record with his 15th and 16th goals, and Christian Pulisic became the youngest player to start in a qualifier for the team as the U.S. His blast hit the left post and caromed across to bounce off the right and out without crossing the goal line. With that goal in the bank, the floodgates opened for the MNT in the second half .

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Pushed to brink, Williams edges Halep, returns to US Open SF

Pliskova had never made it past the third round at a major tournament before but the Czech continued her excellent run at Flushing Meadows with a 6-2 6-2 win. Shvedova did not put Williams under any stress and failed to even register one break chance the entire match against the 22-times grand slam victor.

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NWSL's Reign issue statement in support of Rapinoe

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe took a knee last week during the national anthem and said she'd do it again to draw attention to racial issues within the US. Kaepernick started his protest on August 26 during a preseason National Football League game when he declined to stand during the anthem. "We don't need to be the leading voice, of course, but standing in support of them is something that's really powerful".

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United States Vs. Trinidad And Tobago Results

Vincent and the Grenadines. His 44th minute goal against Trinidad sent the usa into halftime with something to show for their continued attacking prowess in the opening period. And, once again, the play centered around Pulisic . Altidore added his two in the 59th and 62 minutes. After a neat long-range one-two with Kljestan , Pulisic broke into the Trinidad box, then sent a delicious pass to the back post.

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President Obama Meets Briefly With Philippine President

President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met informally on Wednesday in a holding room before attending a gala dinner at a regional summit, Philippine officials said. Among the people he met was Thoummy Silamphan who at the age of eight had a bomb rip though his right hand while he was foraging for bamboo shoots.

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Nishikori savours revenge against Murray

Andy Murray showed why he has been installed the favourite to win the US Open this year in a ruthless performance against Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round on Monday. Nishikori made 14 unforced errors in the set compared to just three from Murray, who sealed the early advantage with an ace at the 35-minute mark. He also won five of eight points with serve-and-volley.

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Another Walkover For Djokovic

In the remaining two quarterfinals to be played out today, third seed Swiss ace Stanislas Wawrinka is scheduled to take on wildcard Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro while second seed Andy Murray shall lock horns against Japanese ace Kei Nishikori .

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Altidore brace in USA rout of Trinidad and Tobago

Young Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic earned his first senior-level start and became the youngest player ever to start a match for the US national team. His display certainly won't dampen Liverpool's interest as USA's most exciting prospect in years looks set to dominate next summer's transfer window.

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US Open 2016: Kyle Edmund set for Novak Djokovic fourth-round match

Sport reported that world number 84 Edmund, 21, defeated two seeds to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time. The world number one needed four tough sets to beat Jerzy Janowicz in the first round last Monday. Wozniacki hadn't won at a match at a major tournament in 2016 until this week. She next faces seventh-seeded Roberta Vinci, who a year ago eliminated Williams from the U.S.

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Harris says 'all hell broke loose' after Swift split

Calvin Harris found it "very difficult" to deal with his break-up from Taylor Swift because every little detail was covered in the media. "It's very hard when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly", he told the publication.

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Kyle Edmund got outclassed by Novak Djokovic

For those first two sets, it was as one-sided as it gets in a round-of-16 major tie. Tennis has long debated adding a shot clock to the sport, which would count down from one point's end to when the server begins the next point, an issue that has become weighted for some who feel players are pacing themselves too slowly.

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Auburn drops heartbreaker to No. 2 Clemson

On the other-side of the of the ball, National Football League scouts will likely be paying close attention to Auburn defensive lineman Carl Lawson, who is looking to prove himself after being limited to just seven games last season due to injury.

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Martin Truex, Jr. Scores First-Career Darlington Victory

We hit a lot of short runs at the end, and that would kill us. I got underneath him in two and for some reason he ran us through there, so I got loose and wrecked him. (14) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 367. 9. Buescher won at Pocono and moved into 30th place two weeks later at Bristol. Harvick was the leader at the halfway point.

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Hamilton's terrible starts gifts Rosberg Italy win

Vettel got off to a great start challenging Rosberg through the first chicane at lights out to begin the race. More trouble for Hamilton shortly afterwards, as the reigning champ locks his breaks, and runs over a chicane. We'll try to make the good choice when it comes to pit stops and see how it pans out. Ricciardo, choosing super-soft tyres for the final stint rather than the softs on the Williams, closed in after their final stops and pulled a brilliant overtaking move from a long way ...

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Kerber puts aside jet, deficit to top Vinci in US Open QFs

But while Vinci was able to deny Williams a chance to play for a rare calendar-year grand slam in NY last year, she was unable to find a way past Australian Open champion Kerber, who will next face either Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki or Latvian Anastasija Sevastova.

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Samsung to recall 400000 Note 7 units from Korea and US

The news that the Galaxy Note 7 may be faulty, and potentially risky to users, is hurting Samsung's stock as well. According to an unnamed Samsung official speaking with the Yonhap News Agency , the problem has been narrowed down to the Galaxy Note 7's internal [non-removable] 3,500 mAh battery.

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Obama says Kaepernick is 'exercising his constitutional right'

People siding with Kaepernick's stance on America have taken to websites to purchase his jersey, and sales have reportedly soared. It's very hard I think for the average individual to fight racism in America. Meanwhile, Kaepernick is remaining steadfast in his protest, though support from other National Football League players has been scant so far. What I will say is I know racism is real.

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Paralympic Games open to theme: 'Heart knows no limits'

He said athletes were "ring-fenced" from the cuts, but acknowledged they'll still feel them. "I think that we've seen from the massive increase in the ticket sales that the Cariocas [Rio residents] and the Brasileiros are ready for these Games and they want more after the Olympics and they particularly want to see the Brazilian athletes".

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Owen Hargreaves: Arsenal would easily win the title with this many signings

But the signing of Mustafi and Pardes is something that can cheer the fans and with Ozil, Sanchez possibly featuring the first XI, it would be nice for Arsenal to kickstart their season and to catch up with the leader board. We lost two main players today so the rest of the team was not quite ready for that situation. "We had to work very hard to get the signings done".

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Abreu, Gonzalez help White Sox hand Tigers rare loss, 2-0

In the top of the third, Andrew Romine was hit by a pitch and Cameron Maybin singled. Detroit is the team in the playoff chase and while the White Sox have the pitching edge I think the Tigers have it everywhere else and we get them at plus money.

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Blue Jays rally past Rays on Martin's homer

It landed about 10 rows deep in left field for his 17th homer of the year. Jason Grilli then struck out two in a clean eighth before Roberto Osuna earned his 30th save of the season, striking out two batters and not allowing a base runner.

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Cardinals let lead slip away, lose to Reds 3-2 in 9th

Zack Cozart hit a pair of doubles during run-scoring innings that included St. Louis misplays, and Hamilton's catch-and-throw wiped out a Cardinals rally in the early going. Hamilton went into the game leading the major leagues with 58 stolen bases and hitting.295 in 44 appearances since the All-Star break. "I thought I made good pitches when I needed to", said Garcia, who gave up six hits in six innings and fanned eight.

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What to watch as Broncos face Cardinals in preseason finale

In their official announcement about the acquisition of Sanchez, the Cowboys said Sanchez is expected to serve as backup for Dak Prescott. Based on the deal he had signed with Philadelphia in 2015, Denver took on his $4.5 million salary when they traded for him.

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SHR's Zipadelli: "We have to do something" about Harvick's pit crew

I've always loved this race track ". Truex also won the Coca-Cola 600 in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway . He has 394 career Sprint Cup starts. The rest of the top five was made up Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano. I feel like just something always happened and just so proud to get to victory lane with this group.

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Vikings Facing off Against History with Bradford Trade

When the Minnesota Vikings lost Teddy Bridgewater due to a severe non-contact injury, they were a picture of calm and confidence. New faces: QB Sam Bradford , rookie WR Laquon Treadwell, LG Alex Boone, RT Andre Smith, rookie CB Mackensie Alexander, SS Michael Griffin, LB Emmanuel Lamur.

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Nishikori upsets Murray to reach US Open semi-finals

Murray is joined by Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans, who both enjoyed fine runs at the US Open, with Edmund reaching the fourth round at a grand slam for the first time , while Evans got to the third round, only to waste a match point in a five-set epic with Stan Wawrinka .

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Rooney should have retired after Euro 2016 - Shilton

Perhaps Kane has a right to feel aggrieved, after notching an impressive 32 goals for club and country last season. I'm also clear on where I am and I know how far I've come since I left Middlesbrough [in 2009]. "I must admit, he did play a little deeper than I thought he'd play today, but I was pleased with his performance". Kane was at the centre of a red card call on Sunday when he had his ankle trodden on by former Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel.

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Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker hit in head by comebacker

Shoemaker had the procedure performed late Sunday and is being treated by Dr. Manuel Ferreira of the University of Washington Medical Center. Initial CT scans showed he suffered a small skull fracture and a hematoma . He was able to turn his head slightly to avoid a direct blow to his face but was unable to get his glove up in time. He's resting comfortably. Hopefully it looks like everything is taken care of.

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Karolina Pliskova reaches first grand slam semi-final at US Open

But Wozniacki was tight-lipped regarding her future as her sudden resurgence seems to be breathing new life into her once-dominant game. Perhaps even more significantly, the win put the 34-year-old into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in NY. "I just think winning 308 matches in general is pretty awesome". "It's always tough to play Roberta, she always comes out to play great tennis", said Kerber, who last made the semi-finals in NY in 2011.

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LSU lineman Boutte suspended for home opener for late hit

In other words, they threw his big butt out of the game . Ok, maybe I didn't, but the thought crossed my mind. "Obviously, I am the one that has to regress and hopefully not them as I need to address the media", he said. Chase Daniel, who signed a three-year, $21 million contract in the offseason to play behind Bradford and mentor Wentz, remains the backup. The offensive line was offensive in pass protection.


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