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Saints sign QB Drew Brees to new contract

The drive eventually produced a 36-yard field goal by Kai Forbath. Guaranteeing Brees retires in a Saints uniforms is at least one of the motivations the team would have for locking him up to another huge contract. Their Achilles Heel in 2015 though, was their running game - something the Raiders can relate to very well. Figuring out a short-term deal now would "prevent a situation where the team has to decide whether to give him the franchise tag for about $43 million next year", ...

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Del Potro Back in US Open Quarterfinals, Thiem Retires With Knee Injury

However, Marchenko - hampered slightly be an injury to his right leg - fought back bravely in the third set to make his world number three ranked opponent work hard for the win, breaking serve as Wawrinka was serving for the match to force the game into a decisive tie-break and then a stamina-testing fourth set.

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LeBron James Lost A Basketball Drinking Game To Ellen DeGeneres

LeBron James channeled Nelson from "The Simpsons" in his Instagram serenade of teammate, birthday boy, and, ahem, pal Kevin Love. The rules were simple: Both Ellen and LeBron took turns shooting balled-up wads of paper toward wastebaskets atop moving Roombas.

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Payet boost for West Ham

The 29-year-old notched 15 goals and 17 assists last term following his £12.75m from Marseille in July 2015, before continuing his impressive form for France at this summer's Euro 2016 Championship. You are going to miss that kind of player, it's the same for every club. "We needed a couple of weeks to get players back fit and we had played five games in the space of two weeks".

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After insult, U.S. and Clinton call for Duterte to show respect

Duterte and Obama were scheduled to meet for the first time on September 6 on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summits in the Laotian capital to discuss strengthening their alliance against Beijing's expansionism in the South China Sea.

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Trump Blasts Military Generals, Says They Are 'Embarrassing To Our Country'

He'd enforce "all classification rules, and enforce all laws relating to the handling of classified information" - a swipe at Mrs Clinton's use of private e-mail when she was secretary of state - and would order the Joint Chiefs and federal agencies to review U.S.

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Cosart leaves Padres' game after appearing to hurt leg

Louis Cardinals, who have hit 20 pinch-hit homers this year. To be in this position is huge. "We had teams like that a few years ago, too, where we made teams work, and all of a sudden there was a big inning". "He really puts backspin on the baseball", Padres manager Andy Green said. It dropped from 94-95 in the first three innings to 90 tops in the fourth.

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Edmund smiling despite Djokovic defeat

Then, from 2-0 down in the third set, the 21-year-old fought back. Djokovic kept his foot on the gas in the second set and continued to trouble Edmund, who had no answer to the top seed. While the big server could not prove to be a threat for Djokovic, he did manage to make the Serb run for two hours and 37 minutes before losing 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

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Royals fall to the Tigers in another one-run home loss

Hosmer homered in the fourth off Michael Fulmer after Cheslor Cuthbert led off the inning with a double. Martinez and Justin Upton both hit their 20th home runs of the season on Sunday. He was 10-for-15 on stolen base attempts past year. Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the seventh i ...

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Roark, Werth lead Nationals past Phillies 4-0

Odubel Herrera has four multiple-hit games in the last eight for the Phillies, who have dropped eight of their last 12. Last year, Scherzer carried a no-hitter to the sixth inning at Citizens Bank Park, only to have Freddy Galvis break it up with a double to right.

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Griezmann has his say on Pogba; fuels speculation among Manchester United fans

And former Arsenal midfielder Vieira believes his compatriot can develop even further at Old Trafford, and says he has exactly the right players around him to do so. But he smiled: "With the price they pay he has to!" The French midfielder left the Bianconeri this summer, joining Manchester United for a world-record €105m.

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FIFA Match of the Week - Manchester United vs

Aguero has been hit with a three-game suspension for an attempted elbow on West Ham defender Winston Reid and will miss City's trip to United on Saturday. Manchester United take on Manchester City on Saturday in a top of the table Premier League clash. "I feel good. I had to rest a bit because I had a little tear on one of my hamstrings", Sagna told City TV on Wednesday.

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Caroline Wozniacki won't have a long career, says father

She managed to save a match point in the ninth game of the second set but Sevastova held her nerve to secure victory after 1 hour and 42 minutes. "I've rolled my ankle several times, and even this year, I was out for three months with a sprained ankle".

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Diamond League moves on to Meeting de Paris

Thompson, the double gold medalist in 100 and 200, took center stage at Athletissima to time 10.78 seconds with a slight tailwind - just.07 outside her time in the Rio final and.08 behind her world-leading time this season. The javelin will see Germany's Rio champion Thomas Rohler take on bronze medallist Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago. In the shot put, 2012 Olympic champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand reversed Rio placings with gold medalist Michelle Carter of the US, extending ...

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Rosberg wins in Monza; Hamilton has bad start to finish 2nd

Meanwhile Hamilton believes the race could provide the chance for one of the Mercedes drivers to open up a lead in the standings as at present they're split by just two points following the German's back-to-back wins in Belgium and Italy. Rosberg celebrated with a series of fist pumps when he got out of his auto, playfully jabbing at a TV camera. After his disastrous start, Hamilton quickly charged up the field, passing Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull and overtaking Valtteri Bottas' Williams on ...

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Fit-again Sagna ready for Man City's derby test

How would Guardiola's United XI fare in Saturday's Derby? In an interview with Omnisport , the Dane also suggested the current City coach brought a "boring" style of football to Bayern Munich - the club he managed before arriving at the Etihad in the summer.

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Jurgen Klopp blames Sturridge's interrupted pre-season for cameo role

This is a glaring issue that will be fatal if it continues to happen on a game-by-game basis. Next up for Tottenham, who have moved onto five points in the Premier League table, is a trip to Stoke City after the worldwide break on September 10, while Liverpool will host Premier League champions Leicester City on the same day.

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Brees agrees to short extension, gives Saints cap assist

Earlier this summer, Brees had stated that he believes he can play at an elite level at least another five years. The Saints owned the Giants during this period, so it is not a reach to say the Saints would have made their second Super Bowl in two seasons.

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Trinidad board to probe India Test washout

Overall, it is a big occasion; stepping into the U.S. for the first time as the Indian cricket team. After the four Test matches in the West Indies, time has come to revisit the World T20 memories. "Its a psychological thing I reckon", he said, with a smile. He heard it before I spoke to him, and he just said, "Congratulations, it's a big challenge".

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Novak Djokovic's path to US Open final looks wide open

The Serbian world number one will face another Frenchman, Gael Monfils, for a place in Sunday's championship match after the 10th seed pummelled compatriot Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Sevastova, playing in her first grand slam quarter-final, never recovered from falling and turning her right ankle in the second game of the opening set.

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Mailbag: Sanchez A Better Option Than Showers? Why Carry Two FBs?

They had trouble stopping opponents past year, and with very few personnel changes there's a good chance it isn't going to be much better. Will the Cowboys limit the game plan for Prescott? He played well enough this preseason to be named the starter, and beat out National Football League veteran Mark Sanchez, and first round pick Paxton Lynch .

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Florida State Seminoles: The return of the ACC powerhouse

Whitfield didn't have to reach the end zone to extend the Florida State drive, but the Seminoles were dead set on making a statement to the Rebels in the early part of the second half. It was anything but routine for Florida State, but the Seminoles lived up to their No. 4 preseason ranking and showed explosive ability in coming back to beat Ole Miss.

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USA hockey coach Tortorella to bench players who sit for anthem

Tortorella's son, Nick, is an Army Ranger and is now deployed. "When I look at the American flag, I see a bunch of fights - how much we have overcome", Marshall said. This gentleman who spoke to us this morning is doing the real stuff. Tortorella has been criticized in some circles for his remarks, yet he remains resolute in his views, saying, "I don't know what's being written ...

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Yogeshwar Dutt wants Besik Kudukhov's family to keep London Olympics silver medal

How? The Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov, who had originally won the silver medal in the 60kg freestyle event at the 2012 London Olympics, failed a dope test. Another wrestler to reportedly test positive is Uzbekistan's Artur Taymazov, a three-time Olympic champion in the men's 120kg freestyle category, according to the Indian Express .

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Syndergaard, Mets sweep, beat Reds for 14th straight time

NY has won 18 of its last 20 against Cincinnati , including its division-clinching win at Great American Ball Park last September 26. NY managed eight hits and walked four times with Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Reyes, Alejandro De Aza and Curtis Granderson going deep.

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Denver Broncos cut Mark Sanchez, keep entire eight-player draft class

The Dallas Cowboys announced they had signed Sanchez, who will back up Dak Prescott with Tony Romo sidelined with injury, even before the Broncos announced he had been released . Sanchez failed to win the Broncos starting gig vacated by Peyton Manning's retirement despite the fact that he was competing with two guys who have never thrown a pass in the NFL.

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Dizzy Roy sets up England win over Pakistan

Superb death bowling after a rain break kept Pakistan to 260-6, despite 82 from Azhar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed's 55. On resumption, the target was revised to 252 from 48 overs and only three more deliveries were possible following that before the umpires chose to call off the game with rain returning back as England won the game by 44 runs by DLS method.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Games put problems aside for gala opening

Around 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries will compete in 22 different sports. Viewers can watch features, interviews and news stories on the Olympic Channel's Paralympic sport page at: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/sports/paralympic/ .

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Anti-corruption body alerted to US Open match

The number six seed won his first service game too. Nishikori, spurred on by many Japanese supporters in the stadium, played a more attacking game. Though Nishikori grabbed a 40-0 advantage in the opening game against Murray's serve, he failed to convert on the triple break chance and managed to hold serve just once in the set as his errors piled up.

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Carrasco strikes out 11 as Indians beat Marlins 6-2

But Crisp, Kipnis and Lindor weren't playing little ball against the Marlins. It was an active first inning for both the Miami Marlins and Cleveland Indians. "When Coco gets on base, all Kippie has to do is put the ball in play and move the runner". Cleveland took advantage of Cashner's inability to find the strike zone as he walked three in the first, including Mike Napoli with the bases loaded.

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England hit world record one-day total of 444/3 against Pakistan

Root played the anchor role with assurety and composure, knocking the ball around for a rock-solid 85 off 86 balls, allowing the explosive Hales to take centre-stage. With the Champions Trophy coming up on home soil next summer and the World Cup two years later, England are now surely realistic contenders to win their first-ever major global 50-over tournament.

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Blue Jays 9, Twins 6: Decimation

Fans threw hats on the field after Donaldson's third homer in the eighth inning for the Jays, who completed the three-game sweep. Kepler was the architect of the Twins' second run when he hit a grounder back to Dickey with one out in the fifth that scored Rosario from third, tying the game 2-2.

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Nishikori upsets Murray to reach U.S. Open semi-finals

The third seed looked to be in cruise control when he opened up a two-set lead for the loss of only five games, but he was sloppy in the third before regaining his rhythm to progress 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-3. Nishikori, who will take on either Juan Martin del Potro or Stanislas Wawrinka in the last four, is bidding to reach the final of this particular Grand Slam for the first time since 2014, when he lost to Marin Cilic.

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United States of America 4-0 Trinidad and Tobago

Coming into the night the United States needed just a draw against Trinidad & Tobego to advance, while a victory would secure them the top spot in the group. With that goal in the bank, the floodgates opened for the MNT in the second half . Orlando City midfielder Kevin Molino and the Soca Warriors started pressing the issue shortly after the break.

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Serena through to quarters in record-smashing style; Murray also wins

Simona Halep, meanwhile, set a potential quarterfinal showdown with top-seed Serena Williams by easing past Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5. Del Potro recently claimed silver at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and has continued his form in NY, booking his place in the quarter-finals after fourth-round opponent Dominic Thiem retired hurt on Monday.


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