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USA Preseason College Football Coaches Poll ranks MSU behind UM

The top three actually consists of three of the four teams that made the playoff last season in Clemson, Oklahoma and 'Bama. Five of the Badgers' first seven opponents this season are ranked in the top 15 of the preseason poll. Clemson is FSU's rival in the ACC Atlantic Division and the two teams will play December 29 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. The #HTownTakeover is coming off a historic 13-1 season that was capped off with a 38-24 win over then-No.

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Team USA finishes day 1 of Rio Olympics with 5 medals

In his book, "Forty Years of First Class Lawn Tennis", he wrote: "As for lawn tennis in conjunction with the Olympic Games, the whole thing is a incongruous farce". Durant made three 3-pointers in the first half as the US opened a 29-point halftime lead and coasted. Carli Lloyd doing what Carli Lloyd does. U.S.

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Rio Games open with vibrant party that only Brazil can host

And the roar the crowd gave the likes of Spain's Rafael Nadal and the United States team, led by Michael Phelps, would support the view that has been growing here that Rio is ready to forget its concerns about the broken political system, struggling economy and alarming Zika virus to enjoy its moment as the centre of the world's attention.

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PGA Championship: Jason Day Falls One Shot Short

The 37 year old scored a birdie on the next to last hole and ended 14 under 266 (65-66-68-67), a stroke ahead of Australia Day (68-65-67-67), who nearly caught up with him with a prodigious eagle on the last hole of the match. "Obviously I kind of lost it there at the end, but it was a long day and a lot of fun". "It's tough to play 36 in one day", Stenson said. That was the first lead he'd ever held in a major and he refused to relinquish it although a half-dozen guys took runs at him, ...

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Rio Olympics men's singles tennis

The Gold Coaster regained her composure to prevail 6-3, 6-2, becoming the only Australian tennis player to record a win on day two. With the opening set in his grasp, Murray comfortably moved into a 1-0 lead after bringing up set point with a victor that kissed the top of the net chord.

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Bumgarner 2-hits Nationals in 1-0 loss

Allowing five hits and three walks put Roark in those jams, none more pressing than in the top of the seventh. "I'm just trying to keep up with the rest of the guys", Gonzalez said. In the fourth, San Francisco wasted a leadoff double by Buster Posey . "If I probably had to do it again, I send him with two outs". Milwaukee's Ryan Braun tied a team record by driving in seven runs, hitting two homers, as the Brewers crushed Arizona 15-6.

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Terrifying Sculpture of Lucille Ball Replaced With Something Less Nightmarish

Instead, the town held a national contest, eventually choosing sculptor Carolyn Palmer to create a new Lucy from scratch. Palmer's statue is replacing a previous statue, which was nicknamed " Scary Lucy " and frightened residents so much they petitioned to get it removed.

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Olympic Women's Sevens: Semi-finals confirmed

Australia had been given a scare in their final pool match by the United States of America, but it was normal service resumed for the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series champions in the quarter-finals with Charlotte Caslick crossing twice to join team-mate Emma Tonegato on six tries at Rio 2016.

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Ichiro Suzuki is 30th to reach 3000-hit mark

He then took advantage of a 2-1 count by ripping Rusin's 138kmh pitch off the scoreboard to become just the second player in Major League history to triple for hit No. He swiftly became an worldwide icon since he was the best (to date, and perhaps even still) Japanese player to assimilate into the majors. 542- The number of infield hits Ichiro has posted since 2002 when FanGraphs began to keep the statistic.

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Jonathan Lucroy, Jeremy Jeffress traded to Texas for top prospects

Just a short while after trading for outfielder Carlos Beltran from the New York Yankees , the Rangers landed one of the best players available by acquiring All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers . Beltran has been in the league since 1998, making the postseason five times with four different teams. This year with Double-A Frisco, Brinson was batting.237 in 77 games.

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Magee, Cole help Galaxy rally for 2-2 tie with Red Bulls

Jesse Marsch was ejected late in the match near the 90th minute. "I think everybody can see that it's painful, but again, we can't dwell on it, whine about it, or make excuses, but it is perplexing and confusing, and it's hard to understand".

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USA knocks off No. 3 Australia in women's field hockey

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, 2016 U.S. Olympic Team bios, videos and more. United States' Kathleen Sharkey, right, fights for the ball against Australia's Edwina Bone, left, during a women's field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug.

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Liverpool fire four past Barcelona as injured Daniel Sturridge misses out

Sadio Mane started the scoring after Adam Lallana started a counter attack with fellow striker Roberto Firmino. The English international's current hip complaint only adds to a spate of Liverpool absences, with Dejan Lovren and James Milner picking up injuries against Barcelona , while Marko Grujic was a 39th-minute substitute against Mainz .

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Team GB rugby sevens ready to try for podium

But they rebounded to comfortably beat Spain 24-0 in their quarter-final to set up a semi-final against Canada, while New Zealand will play Britain in their last-four clash on Monday after edging the ever-improving United States team 5-0 in a nervy display.

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Rio 2016: Chiller backs Horton over Yang remarks

At issue: Horton labeled Sun a " drug cheat' in the runup to the race, a reference to the three-month ban that Sun served in 2014 after testing positive for a stimulant". A mouthpiece for China's Communist party has joined the country's netizens in heaping abuse on Australian swimmer Mack Horton , after Horton disparaged his Chinese counterpart Sun Yang during the Rio Olympics for a past doping incident.

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Swimming: Peaty smashes own 100m breaststroke record

Britain were roundly criticised for winning just three medals at London 2012, none of them gold. "We've done so much in this country and to represent the people at home is an absolute honour for me", he concluded. And he went quicker still in surging to a supreme victory. Adam Peaty launched his quest to end 28 years of Olympic hurt for Britain's male swimmers by romping to a world record time in the 100 metres breaststroke on Saturday.

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Here's a look at Mets great Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame plaque

He followed catcher Mike Piazza to the podium as a crowd of more than 50,000 - believed to be the second largest ever for induction weekend - soaked in the scene in blazing heat. "When you're a kid, they always say, 'Don't do that, don't do that.' And you do it anyway, " he said. "That's how you get to his heart strings, right there", she said.

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US men's basketball team dominant in win over China

For Virginia, Smith is a four-time NCAA Champion, winning the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle events in both 2015 and 2016. Seemingly out of the blue, it hailed golfer Margaret Abbott, who became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

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Shawn O'Malley: Shawn O'Malley smacks solo homer in loss

Benintendi was selected 7th overall by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. Sandy Leon sacrificed Shaw to second and Holt then bounced a single up the middle off O'Malley's glove. Miranda showed a fastball that touched 95 miles per hour and sat around 92-94 miles per hour with decent offspeed stuff. Shaw went 2-for-5 with a solo home run.

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Williams sisters beaten in first round

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams never had lost an Olympic doubles match until Sunday night, going 15-0 and earning three gold medals together. They meet for the first time in two years and in spite of their recent results, Williams is deemed the heavy favorite. "We played bad", Serena said, "and it showed in the results".

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Manchester United announces Paul Pogba transfer is close to completion

It capped off a excellent afternoon for Mourinho's side, with goals from Jesse Lingard and a late effort from Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured the Community Shield with a 2-1 win over Leicester City, and Mourinho shared his delight at Pogba's imminent arrival.

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Schedule for Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series races

Elliott and the other drivers are not sure what to expect since the road course went through a $12 million repaving project during the offseason. Of course, picking the victor isn't the only thing you have to be concerned about when it comes to building a successful DFS NASCAR lineup, and driver starting outside the top 20 can still be valuable fantasy options.

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Joey Bosa's Mother: 'Wish we pulled an Eli Manning' to avoid Chargers

Manning, of course, infamously refused to play for the Chargers in 2004, ultimately forcing their hand in a trade with the New York Giants for quarterback Philip Rivers and several other picks. The dispute has gone on for months now and is over the language of Bosa's contract. It also hints at the possibility of Bosa sitting out the entire year, refusing to sign with the Chargers in the offseason, and then re-entering the draft.

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Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix to claim overall lead

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was second, 0.595 seconds behind the championship leader, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, the 2015 Hungaroring victor, finishing third. After their collision at Spa in 2014, Hamilton went on a similar hot streak, winning six of the next seven races, to win the championship. "So, arguably, if you go two kph or four kph slower, or you brake a little earlier, and you drop one and a half tenths, I don't think you are preparing to stop".

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Michael Phelps leads US contingent at Rio opening ceremony

The U.S. has the biggest team with 554 athletes in sports ranging from archery to wrestling. The leader who was supposed to preside over the Games, President Dilma Rousseff, was suspended last May to face an impeachment trial and tweeted that she was "sad to not be at the party".

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Pakistan opt to bowl against England in third Test

Azhar scored his Test career's tenth Test century. Azhar, who edged to slip to end his innings on 139 off the final ball of the day from Chris Woakes, put on 181 for the second wicket with the opener Sami Aslam. Pakistan had received a jolt only four balls into their innings when Hafeez fell for a duck after lazily guiding a short James Anderson delivery to Gary Ballance at point.

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Cubs place Hammel on Bereavement List; recall Justin Grimm

The Chicago Cubs placed right-handed starter Jason Hammel on the Bereavement List and recalled right-handed relief pitcher Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa. "This series was huge for us". The Cubs haven't enjoyed as many dramatic walk-off wins as they did last season, largely because they tend to just devour their opponents, instead of toying with them.

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Wainwright has rough go, Cardinals drop another home series

The Cardinals pushed the tying run to the plate in the inning, but Eric O'Flaherty retired Greg Garcia on a bouncer to first. Carlos Martinez (10-7) surrendered a season-worst seven runs, and his six earned runs matched his season worst.

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Blue Jays bats go silent in 7-1 loss to the Royals

Kansas City RF Lorenzo Cain had an RBI triple in the series opener to extend his hitting streak to four games and is 17-for-52 in 13 career contests versus Toronto .2. "I went up to the plate with an aggressive mindset and he threw a fastball and I was able to make good hard contact", Morales said through a translator.

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Hamilton in a class of his own - Wolff

The German's woes began at the start as heavy wheelspin dropped him from pole to fourth, behind Lewis Hamilton and the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. "My mum and dad are here and it is great to have their support". "Obviously we couldn't win but second and third isn't too bad, so thanks again".

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UK opposition Labour members win court battle to vote in leadership contest

The Labour Party should accept the result and welcome the fact that 130,000 people have given up their time and money to join it in the last six months alone. Speaking at a campaign event in Newcastle, he said: "I'm delighted that we have got 600,000-plus people voting in this leadership contest". He understands the investment and skills that are needed.

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Julian Edelman taken off PUP list, returns to practice

Edelman had a second surgery on his foot this offseason after breaking it and missing seven games after the first operation past year. Amendola underwent a procedure on his left knee in the offseason and had bone spurs removed from his ankle and remains on the PUP list.

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Del Potro sends Djokovic packing in Rio shock

The straight sets score at the Rio Olympics read 7-6, 7-6. Del Potro, the towering Argentine with thunder in his forehand, has had more than his share of setbacks, including multiple wrist operations that have knocked him repeatedly out of the top tier of the men's game.

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How Ibra fired United to Community Shield win

United are the record holders of the shield, winning the trophy 21 times since 1908. "It feels unbelievable to win the first official game", Ibrahimovic admitted. Daley Blind believes Manchester United's Community Shield victory can be the springboard for a Premier League title challenge. Jesse Lingard gave United the lead, following on from his FA Cup-winning goal against Crystal Palace with a solo effort at the end of a jinking run.

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American Thrasher wins first gold of Games

As the Olympics were about to open in Rio de Janeiro with an exotic ceremony at the iconic Maracana Stadium on Friday (Saturday morning Beijing time ), concerns about Rio's security, makeshift venues and coastal water pollution were still making headlines worldwide.


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