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Saints 'win' standoff, but Drew Brees deserves kudos for playing ball

Drew Brees' new deal is very team-friendly - basically just a one-year extension. Before the deal was finalized on Wednesday, Brees was set to play the 2016 season under the terms of a five-year, $100 million contract that he signed in July 2012.

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Brandon Marshall Kneels During National Anthem

Michael Phelps and Jimmy take turns smashing eggs on their heads without knowing which are cooked and which are raw. Add Marshall to the list of NFL players who are protesting during the national anthem. (They) gave us our freedoms, fought for our freedoms. "For me, I think that everybody, not just black, but black and white players, Spanish players, we may have one or two Asian players in the league, I think everyone should really be thinking about their place in this new civil rights ...

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Kyle Edmund inspired by fine run at US Open

Novak Djokovic continues to be troubled by an arm injury but had few problems in getting past Kyle Edmund in the US Open fourth round. "I wanted to make him move around the court", said Djokovic afterwards. Djokovic ran out a 6-3 6-3 victor in Miami in March but Edmund's recent form has been good, while the world No 1 has struggled with injuries and personal issues and could well have done with some extra match time over the last seven days.

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Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr. Swap Jerseys After Patriots-Giants Preseason Game

On Thursday, Brady started slowly, completing just one of his first five passes, before finding more of his rhythm. That caused some anxious moments for those fans who were concerned about the possibility of Brady getting injured. But the questions at quarterback for New England may level the playing field enough for one of those teams to pull off the upset. The Giants are at Dallas.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes swipe at Guardiola

But all that changed as they went on to become two of the most successful coaches in world football. Juventus have been regularly linked with the 26-year-old, and it could cost them around £17 million ($19 million) to prise him away from Manchester.

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Bill O'Brien: Decent chance J.J. Watt plays Week 1

Watt said back in August that he didn't plan to miss his first National Football League start of his career, and Texans fans can likely bet No. 99 will be on the field come Week 1, creating havoc for the Bears offense. "I think with anybody that comes off of being out for a while, the first thing you want to look at is their level of conditioning", he said. Brown tore his quadriceps previous year in the Texans' regular season finale against the Jaguars.

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Yankees fend off Blue Jays 7

Of the four AL East contenders, the Orioles have the most games remaining against sub-.500 teams, with eight (five against the Rays and three against the Diamondbacks). He became the third Yankees rookie to have a scoreless start in the past three-plus weeks. Drafted in the 16th round of the 2009 draft (495th overall), Mitchell shined as the club hoped he would.

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Game recap: Rangers 14, Mariners 1

New teammate Carlos Gomez had the blast that mattered most in finishing off the three-game set - a grand slam off Felix Hernandez that sent the Rangers on their way to a 14-1 romp over the Mariners . The seventh inning got away from us, trying to work through that. It kind of went back and forth. "They had our number for the last three days". Kyle Seager drew one of the bases-loaded walks in the fourth, and an inning later had an RBI single that produced another run when right fielder ...

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Stephen Strasburg Returns, Exits In Third With Injury

The first-place Nationals have no timetable for Strasburg's return as of yet. So what does this mean for the rest of Strasburg's season? It also is not in motion, at the moment. He walked off the field with his glove over his mouth, and immediately there was concern. "And personally I like to think the best of most situations and not let people influence my mind".

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Man Utd star Zlatan takes swipe at Man City boss Guardiola

In the same time, Mourinho has a win rate of 68 per cent, and has lost more than one in eight matches. "He's not a coach who goes behind you and speaks behind your back". I like to win. Pogba is still waiting to score his first goal or make his first assist despite impressing in United's victories over Southampton and Hull City to maintain their flawless start.

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Rough and ready Antonio primed for England impact

Speaking for the first time since his captaincy under Allardyce was announced, the 30-year-old said he hopes to lead England to the World Cup and then call it a day, having already turned out for his country at six finals. "Do you pick the best squad to win the World Cup , and if one or two of those are like N'Zonzi, do you do it?" Allardyce said Rooney, who also captains Manchester United, was "hugely respected by his peers" and has "enjoyed the responsibility" as captain.

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Steve Sarkisian joining Alabama coaching staff, Nick Saban confirms

Sarkisian and Kiffin were co-offensive coordinators in the mid-2000s under coach Pete Carroll at USC. Sarkisian learned he was sacked by USC in an email he couldn't access until the plane he was on landed. "The best example I can give is one of my own", Saban said. He trusts the organization he's set up at Alabama, which is as robust and as clearly defined a structure as you'll find in college football.

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Brokerage Firm Rating Update on Kinder Morgan (KMI)

The highest analyst price target is $36.00, which implies a gain of 41 percent. Kinder Morgan, Inc. ( KMI ) is an energy infrastructure company in North America. In most recent quarter, LT Debt/Equity ratio was listed at 1.14 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was noted at 1.24. Company gross margin stands at -3.40% whereas its return on investment (ROI) is -40.50%.

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Same old England scrape past Slovakia as Big Sam gets lucky

Nevertheless, for Allardyce to claim that he can play "wherever he wants" and that "it's not for him to say where he's going to play" is just plain wrong. Having said that, it would be unfair to judge Allardyce on one game. Given that Wayne Rooney first scored for England at 17 and Theo Walcott had bagged a hat-trick by the age of 19, 28-year-old Lallana is a late developer and he has long acknowledged that he has not scored enough goals, for England or Liverpool.

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Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker hails 'mastermind' Jose Mourinho at Man Utd

Guardiola has coached FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City so far, while Mourinho has managed FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United. "Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola both speak at 1". The 20-year-old suffered a hamstring injury shortly after his arrival at the Etihad Stadium, but has now made a full recovery and is therefore in contention to feature in Saturday's derby against Manchester United.

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What to expect from the World Cup of Hockey

The U.S. went out of its way to name Parise, McDonagh, David Backes and Ryan Kesler as part of the leadership group. National anthems on both sides of the border have become a hot-button topic, stemming from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit in protest during the American anthem last month.

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Liberty Media Confirms Formula One Purchase For $4.4 Billion

Though television rights fees have grown as Formula One has shifted to pay TV from free broadcasts in some markets, sponsorship revenue has stagnated. The deal has been positive in the F1 community but how will the fans react to this news. Broadcasters and advertisers prize sports events like Formula One and English Premier League soccer because they draw large live viewing audiences and have a growing global following.

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Drew Brees gets extension through 2017 season

Why now, four days before the start of the regular season, when much of the hay is in the proverbial barn? Brees is expected to hold his weekly interview session with the media Wednesday afternoon - as the Saints also go about the business of preparing for their home opener Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

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Opening game vs Wisconsin is weekend's main event

But there's still work to do for the fifth year senior. Green Bay - When defensive coordinator Dave Aranda left Wisconsin on New Year's Day for the same position at LSU , he did so after building, by nearly any statistical measure, one of the top defensive units in the country during three years in Madison.

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Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem

Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest seems to be slowly be gaining steam across the NFL. "He is a leader of this team", Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said after the game. Last week, Kaepernick was joined by teammate Eric Reed and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane in kneeling during the final preseason games. "I'm not against the military".

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Eagles trade Sam Bradford to Vikings for 2017 1st, 2018 4th

He needed to be bowled over with an offer for his veteran starter, and after Teddy Bridgewater's serious knee injury threw a major wrench into the Minnesota Vikings' 2016 plans, general manager Rick Spielman was willing to pay the required bounty.

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The goals will come, says Spurs' Kane

It's what they're doing. "What happened last season has given me confidence", Kane added. "I had some half-chances that on another day could have sneaked in but overall I was happy with the way things went". "Probably not, " he replied with a smirk when asked if he expected to take corners again. Harry Kane has struggled to find the net for England and Spurs of late.

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Pope canonises Mother Teresa as a merciful saint and model

According to her Vatican biography , almost 20 years after taking her vows , during a train ride in India, she felt a calling from Jesus to care for the poor . In 1946, she received what she described as a "call within a call" to found a new order dedicated to caring for the most unloved and unwanted, the "poorest of the poor ".

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First time winners take the stage in NASCAR this weekend

Given the Cup Series' win-and-in format for the Chase, the decision not to rough up Kenseth could have cost Larson a spot in the Chase had he not won Sunday. It only added to the frustration at Bristol for the defending Sprint Cup champion. I think it's the first time this year it has happened to two major national series on the same weekend, but there have been plenty of instances where single events were delayed or shortened.

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US Open: Vinci and Sevastova move into quarterfinals

It seemed that Konta, who had taken just 52 minutes to see off Belinda Bencic , was finding it extremely tricky to cope with Sevastova's game, though, after three unforced errors, the Brit held from 0-40 down to avoid the double break, and then cut down the number of errors as she began to effectively dictate play and break back.

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Wozniacki v Kerber for final spot

Wozniacki also endured what has been arguably the most turbulent stretch of her career as she picked up an ankle injury after Miami, forcing her out competition for most of the clay season and has since fallen out of the top 20, now sitting 74th, her lowest ranking in nearly 10 years.

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NASCAR Sprint cup race today

The live video stream of NASCAR from NBC is provided as an extension of NBC sports coverage of the race and make is easy for race fans to watch a live stream online and follow all of the action from Darlington on their tablets, computers and smart phones.

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1 in Tests by end of season: MS Dhoni

Ground staff at work during the second Paytm Twenty20 worldwide between West Indies and India at Central Broward Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida , United States of America yesterday. The 24-year-old Rahul scored an unbeaten 110 in India's loss to West Indies in the first game. In the second match, India's bowlers showed marked improvement bowling out the West Indies for 143 in 19.4 overs and the team looked very much in contention to share the honours in the series .

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Tim Tebow picked the New York Mets for one specific reason

But look - I understand this is not a typical situation. "I believe Tim has a big heart and he's a good person", said former Broncos and Jets teammate Eric Decker. "I would consider success putting in the work and looking back on this opportunity and this journey 10, 15, 20 years from now and saying that I gave everything I had, I did everything I could do to be the best that I could be".

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Loic Remy: Crystal Palace striker returns to Chelsea for thigh treatment

However, after suffering an injury in training, Remy returned to his parent club for treatment, and the Palace boss admitted his absence is a blow ahead of his side's clash with Middlesbrough . Palace paid £3million for his services until the end of the season, but fans face a wait to see the player in action. Bakary Sako is a further doubt, while Fraizer Campbell has been ruled out.

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Aitor Karanka tells Middlesbrough to reset and start again

The 21-year-old England worldwide arrived at the Riverside Stadium on a season-long loan deal as the summer transfer window drew to a close having found himself surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium. "Since I came here the numbers are good, but we do know that this season that ever single game is going to be tough. It's the same thing when we send players on loan".

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Stephanie Meadow five shots off lead in Canadian Pacific Women's Open

Jutanugarn won the Women's British Open before the Olympics to tie with Ko for the LPGA Tour victory lead. I just had to rest and take care of my knee. "But it's been a great week". Choi finished up the final four holes of her first round early on Friday morning after play was suspended the night before due to darkness.

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David Luiz signs for Chelsea

The 29-year-old's return to Chelsea have given manager Antonio Conte options and the Italian tactician will now consider how he will fit Luiz into his team. Alonso, on the other hand, already has Premier League experience, having played for the likes of Sunderland and Bolton before moving to Italy. Alonso said on chelseafc.com: "I'm very happy".

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Kerber looks like No. 1 player in US Open semifinal victory

Open. At the 2015 U.S. Open, Williams' bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam ended when she lost in the semifinals to unseeded Roberta Vinci of Italy in one of the biggest surprises in tennis history. Included in that winning streak was a straight-set victory over Kerber last month in the Cincinnati final. The pressure that had been building all year - pressure Williams had flatly dismissed - seemed to paralyze her.

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Korean Choi leads by one at Whistle Bear, Ko four back

She played the final five holes in 5 under, the lowest score of her LPGA tour career. That sent him to 75. Spanish golfer Belen Mozo leads the field at seven-under through 15 holes, a shot ahead of South Korea's Chella Choi. Kim meanwhile followed her first round 68 with another solid effort, a five-under-par 67, scrambling brilliantly to record a birdie on her final hole to stay in touch.


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