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Wawrinka sets up Djokovic US Open final

After all of 19 minutes, Djokovic earned a set point. Coming into the semis he'd spent 14 hours 47 minutes on court, a figure that swelled with his three-hour, seven-minute win over Nishikori. Gael Monfils to some is a quitter but to others the enigmatic Frenchman is a bold, unconventional thinker willing to try anything to get to his first grand slam final.

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Doug Pederson: Carson Wentz's release can be 'Colin Kaepernick-long at times'

Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta told ESPN .com in July the team didn't draft a quarterback - he didn't mention Wentz by name - because it didn't consider any player in this draft to be "good enough to be a top 20 quarterback in the National Football League".

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Happ gets 18th win as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 3-2

He struck out seven in winning his sixth straight decision. The Red Sox offense has scored an average of 6.97 runs in games the New Jersey native has pitched. Pedroia responded for Boston in the first at bat of the sixth inning. Nori Aoki and Nelson Cruz led the way with three apiece in Seattle's 17-hit slugfest.

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Chris Benoit Biopic Crossface Is Moving Forward With New Director

Alexander entered the superhero movie business, directing the 2008 reboot of The Punisher , entitled Punisher: War Zone. On Wednesday, however, it appeared that some new life was shot into one of them, SRG Films' " Crossface ", named after Benoit's trademark wrestling hold.

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Hogs, No. 15 Frogs 1st game since SWC quarter-century ago

Plus, big returns have a way of igniting the frenzy of a sellout crowd of 48,000 in attractive, rebuilt Amon Carter Stadium, which has been constructed more vertically than, say, War Memorial Stadium, and at times recently has seemed as loud as some SEC stadiums with twice the turnout.

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Nishikori blames fatigue for semi-final exit

Wawrinka, the 2014 Australian Open victor and 2015 French Open champion, broke Nishikori in the last game of the second, third and fourth sets to reach his first U.S. Djokovic, who came in nursing right arm and left wrist injuries, received some extraordinary luck when three opponents were forced to quit: Jiri Vesely (withdrew from second-round match), Mikhail Youzhny (retired in the third round after six games) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (retired in the quarterfinals after two sets).

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Cowgill: Bridgewater Dislocated Knee, Torn ACL

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury was like something you'd see "in an automobile accident or when somebody falls off a cliff", a top orthopedic surgeon told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. The Vikings never looked for a backup to challenge or supplant Hill this offseason, which suggests they felt comfortable with the prospect of having him step in for an injured Bridgewater in 2016.

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Auburn jumps on Arkansas State early, dominates 51-14

Malzahn gave Sean White the reins, and White — along with the rest of the Auburn offense — took advantage. Sean White had a career day going 17 of 23 for 244 yards with three touchdowns. "He just plays ball". The Tigers held Arkansas State to just 66 rushing yards, and were utterly dominant at the point of attack for the entire game. Ford was Auburn's leading tackler with 10 stops while Williams added eight tackles and a sack.

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Pliskova: "Experience, the difference in US Open final"

Kerber appeared in control of the game after taking the first set, stumbled in the second, but recovered to take the match 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in two hours seven minutes. "It was a great match tonight", Pliskova said. Kerber won the first set of Saturday's U.S. Open final 6-3 over Karolina Pliskova. After going 15-40 down in the opening game the Czech saved the first break point with an ace but put a poor attempt at a drop shot wide on the second.

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ASU RB Ballage scores 8 TDs, ties NCAA record

Arizona State: The Sun Devils play at UTSA on Friday. Ballage scored eight touchdowns against Texas Tech, tying the NCAA record for touchdowns in a single game. The game was a shootout and provided tons of highlight plays. Of Ballage's scores, seven came on the ground and one through the air. It was in that final frame that Ballage would find the end zone two more times.

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Hill pulled after 7 perfect innings; Dodgers top Marlins 5-0

Facing a group of more than 20 reporters in front of his locker, Hill felt he could have continued pitching. Hill entered the game a combined 11-3 with a 1.94 ERA in 16 starts this year for Oakland and the Dodgers, who acquired him on August 1.

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Disappointed Chase Elliott comes up just short in NASCAR Pure Michigan 400

Last week, it was veteran driver Kevin Harvick who earned the victory for the bowtie brand. It takes more than sheer talent to win at the Sprint Cup level, and Larson seemed to be lacking the full, necessary accompanying skill set. "But he gave me a nice push and got us the win". "Glad to get it before my 100th start next week". Larson had the better restart and went on to win by 1.5 seconds.

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Suarez allows Kemp's homer, Giants lose 3-1 to Braves

Perhaps even more vital than Samardzjia's contribution was the two-hit night from Brandon Belt . "I'm feeling much better, the treatment's already working pretty good", Pence said. De La Cruz remained winless after allowing seven runs in four innings but he can't shoulder all the blame for his record. I threw a fastball. "It wasn't real good, really".

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Shaq On Kaepernick Anthem Prostest: 'I Would Never Do That'

The NFL gets going Thursday, and we'll start to see whether or not other players join in over the next few days. "I have great respect for people's right to believe what they want to believe, and I don't think anybody should be prosecuted or judged based on what their beliefs are".

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Austin ends it with HR, McCann homers twice, Yanks beat Rays

NY moved within two games of Baltimore for the second American League wild card and within four games of AL East-leading Boston. Gary Sanchez (.336 batting average) and Ronald Torreyes (.296) continue to lead the offensive charge, while Luis Cessa's providing admirable work as a rotation fill-in.

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Paralympic Games open with flourish in Rio de Janeiro

It is the biggest Paralympics yet - in terms of athletes participating - and the greatest performances are expected to take place in Rio. The 2016 Summer Paralympics, which marks the 15th edition of the global sport showpiece for athletes with disabilities, officially commenced in Rio de Janeiro yesterday and will run until the September 18 - making it the first Summer Paralympic Games to be held in the host city's wintertime.

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Late charge and ideal pit stops deliver Southern 500 win for Truex

The return of throwback weekend at Darlington brought back memories for fans and members of NASCAR . Now, he's seeking a much bigger honor. Martin Truex Jr. It's the second time in the past six Southern 500s that single-car Furniture Row Racing wound up in victory lane. It was also Smith's first career win in the series.

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Republic of Ireland fixture passes pitch inspection

It was a good, strong game to get something out of and get off the mark. Turning his attention back to the result against Serbia, he added: "You don't know realise hard it is to come away from home and score twice in such difficult conditions".

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Mets sign Tim Tebow

That was the one non-negotiable part of his deals. That said, baseball is a hard sport, and it's even more hard when you haven't played in a decade. This is a Bill Veeck move, not a George Steinbrenner move. He'll begin playing for NY in the instructional league later this month. He forgot to mention that Hall of Famer Mike Piazza was drafted in the 62nd round.

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Seahawks plan 'demonstration of unity' before opener

USA soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign faced the Chicago Red Stars in what she called "a little nod" to Kaepernick and his stance before a National Women's League soccer game.

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CM Punk confident ahead of MMA debut at UFC 203

One said: "Credit to CM Punk for stepping in there and giving it a go but lets be honest, the inevitable happened". "In life you go big or you go home, I just like to take challenges", Punk said. Gall made good on his promise, quickly shooting a double-legged takedown on Punk, who seemed in shock as he laid flat on his back. The obvious difference is that Gall has more training and experience than Punk, who is a heavy underdog.

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New move: Pro wrestling star CM Punk making debut in UFC 203

A former pro wrestler himself in Japan, Barnett now joins WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross as the voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. A former football captain and wrestler at Watchung Hills before moving on-campus at Cook College for one year and off the College Avenue campus for three, Gall was signed to UFC specifically for this fight so that CM Punk had an equally inexperienced opponent, according to FOX Sports .

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Clement scores twice, No. 10 Wisconsin stuffs Akron 54-10

Houston, a senior and first-year starter, completed 15 of 22 passes for 231 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception. Woodson threw for 407 yards and six touchdowns in the Zips season opening 47-24 win over Virginia Military Institute.

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CM Punk Talks UFC Debut, Current WWE Roster, His Wife and More

He kept repeating, "Oh you don't want to shake my hand, you don't want to shake my hand" or something like that. "I think people tune in to watch Brock win and I think they are going to tune in to watch Punk lose. I don't care how it happens. " I'm not gonna say it was easy ". Seth Rollins and Scott hall also want to see Punk be successful in his UFC debut.

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David Luiz happy to play in any position following return to Chelsea

The nature and the timing of the center back's return to Stamford Bridge had left many scratching their heads as to reasons why, but the now 29-year-old claims the decision was his. He said to Chelsea TV: " I think David Luiz is a centre-back, he's played a lot of games in that position. We know that David can improve in defensive situations, but it's good and I've very happy.

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Quintana stays clear as Cort claims breakthrough win

The Kiwi is up to 11th after the individual time trial on the 19th stage, ahead of a mountain stage tonight and sprint finish into Madrid tomorrow. Swede Tobias Ludvigsson was third, the Team Giant Alpecin rider posting a time of 47mins and 57secs.

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Manchester United vs. Manchester City Highlights, City 2-1 Winners

Bravo's contentious challenge on Rooney occurred 11 minutes into the second half and left the United captain writhing in pain inside the City area. "I didn't want to make three changes at half-time because I was afraid in a long 45 minutes something might happen, but if it was a sport in free number of changes and with changes during the first-half is normal, like basketball, I would do after 20 minutes".

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Vikings or Eagles...Who won the Sam Bradford Trade?

An MRI determined Bridgewater suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage to his knee, but the team said there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Bradford had 3,725 yards passing, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games with the Eagles in 2015. Essentially, it's not too big of a drop from Bradford to Wentz.

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Tigers defeat O's, now tied for final AL wild card

CHICAGO - Carlos Rodon struck out a season-high nine over six innings, and Chicago beat Kansas City to prevent the Royals from gaining ground in the playoff race. He's thrown 20 innings where he has allowed three earned runs, given up two home runs, and walked four batters. Victor Martinez hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore 4-3 on Friday night, pulling even with the Orioles for the American League's second wild card.

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Panthers didn't violate concussion policy on Cam Newton hit

Newton went out of his way after the game not to blame the referees or anyone else. None were held out. In a news conference following the game, Newton said he was asked about his health after the game ended. It was clearly a hit worthy of review, and the National Football League said on Friday it did just that. The Broncos, minus now-retired, legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, repeated their past performance and got a win at the mile-high stadium with Trevor Siemian running the ...

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UFC 203 results: Fabricio Werdum wins a lackluster decision

With one minute remaining, Werdum dropped Browne with a looping overhand shot to the forehead, giving the Brazilian the opportunity to climb on his back. Browne's problems with his right hand were evident. Leg kick for Browne. Werdum landed a hard right hand and then moments later another right hand.

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TCU 41-38 in 2OT

That's not an exaggeration by Patterson. In his first game as the Horned Frogs starter, Hill threw for 439 yards, two touchdowns and rushed for another three touchdowns against South Dakota State. This was the only game on the slate in Week 2 that had a ranked team as less than a 10-point favorite. TCU's all-time winningest coach with a 144-47 record, Patterson comes off 12-1 and 11-2 seasons, capping the 2015 campaign rallying the Horned Frogs from a 31-0 halftime deficit to overcome OR, ...

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Serbia and Ireland draw in first World Cup qualifier

The home side went ahead just minutes later when Dusan Tadic stepped up to convert a penalty after Jonathan Walters was adjudged to have fouled Kostic. Subs. Quinn 7, Murphy 8, Clark N/A. Ireland managed to hold on to the narrow 1-0 advantage until the half-time whistle as Serbia were booed off.

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Buchholz shines as Red Sox gain share of AL East lead

It also doesn't hurt that right now they're playing one of the sad sack teams in the National League, the Cincinnati Reds. Don Orsillo ready to move on from Red Sox: "It was good to see everybody - Now it's like another series": Don Orsillo's time with the Red Sox came to an unexpected end last summer when NESN elected to replace the well-liked Orsillo with Dave O'Brien, but the broadcaster is adjusting well to his new life in southern California and appreciated the opportunity to see a ...

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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw lasts three innings in return from disabled list

Cubs hit 90 wins: Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer, Jon Lester threw seven scoreless innings, and Hector Rondon and Aroldis Chapman completed the shutout to give the Cubs a 2-0 win over the host Astros. Martin Prado hit a drive to deep left-center, and Puig sprinted and as he approached the warning track dived toward the wall to make the catch 356 feet from the plate.


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