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Pederson ready to win with Wentz

Rare indeed is a team willing to open an National Football League season with a rookie coach and a rookie quarterback, the surprising combination sprung upon the Eagles on Saturday when general manager Howie Roseman traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.

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Vols beat Virginia Tech 45-24 in Battle at Bristol

As for the football game itself, this might be a better way of knowing if Tennessee were way overhyped (#9 preseason ranking), as they fell 8 spots despite beating Appalachian State in week 1. As we get set to bring you our Vols coverage for today, it's worth noting that everything is going to be centered around the Battle at Bristol . Jones said the biggest challenge is making sure players focus on football and not the atmosphere.

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Angelique Kerber begins reign as world no.1 with US Open win

Suddenly up 4-3 in the set, Pliskova turned to her coach up in the stands and yelled, pumping her fists. Kerber will take over from Serena Williams, who held the mantle for 186 weeks, as number one when the rankings are released on Monday.

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White Sox Beat Struggling Royals 7-2

The outfielder may or may not agree. Kendrys Morales had a two-run single in the first inning for Kansas City, which has dropped six of nine. But being without Cain could dampen those postseason hopes. Moments later, Jarrod Dyson walked and Merrifield followed with the two-run double to give Kansas City a 5-4 lead. Kevin McCarthy (1-0) got the last out of the sixth and Joakim Soria struck out two in a ideal eighth to earn his first major league victory.

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O'Neill hails resilient Ireland after fight back

Newcastle's new signing Daryl Murphy rescued a point for the Republic with an 80th minute equaliser after the visitors had fallen behind to two second half Serbian goals in a seven-minute spell. "We had a poor first half but improved after the interval and I am confident this revamped 3-4-3 formation will get the desired results in the upcoming games".

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Rosen, Jamabo lead UCLA over UNLV 42-21

An offense beleaguered by dropped passes caught on when there was no alternative, generating two long touchdown drives to start the fourth quarter. Fabian Moreau intercepted two of UNLV quarterback Johnny Stanton's passes, taking the first back 52 yards to set up a short touchdown run by Jamabo.

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California toughens North America's toughest greenhouse gas law

The new requirement would "make it possible" for the state to cut emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The stricter rules for carbon emissions, which contribute to global warming by trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere, come as a controversial program aimed at managing greenhouse gases has had mixed results.

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Wozniacki tight-lipped on retirement as she basks in semi-final berth

But despite the brilliant week, talk of the 26-year-old retiring has begun swirling. Caroline Wozniacki has continued her return to form with an excellent straight-sets victory over Madison Keys in the US Open fourth round. "Obviously, I want to win every match, but it's different". A semi-finalist at the Australian Open in January, the 25-year-old was 3-0 down in the first set and 4-1 behind in the second.

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Arsene Wenger: Wilshere can be Arsenal captain one day

However, Wenger insists the 24-year-old still remains an integral part of his plans and even hopes to see the England worldwide manage the Gunners later in his career. He's in a position where you need games. Let's not forget that he missed previous year. you can't afford to be out two seasons without playing at the top level.

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Central Michigan stuns Oklahoma St. on wild final play

But the penalty stood, and Rush made sure his squad would not waste its final chance by taking what was available and trusting his teammates to make a play. Central Michigan threatened to respond with a touchdown, but a fumble on 3rd down near the OSU goal line forced the Chippewas to settle for a 29-yard field goal from Brian Eavey to cut the Cowboys' lead to 17-10 with 4:08 to play in the first half.

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Starting Pitt holds off Penn State comeback

Keep in mind that all Penn State needed was a field goal. Two plays after that, McSorley tried to give the 6-5 Gesicki a chance to make a play in the end zone. If Penn State had gone on the win it would have been up there with a 2005 4th and 15 fourth down conversion against Northwestern to save the season.

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Baseball roundup: Rick Porcello wins 20th as Red Sox rout Blue Jays

Kevin Pillar is 1-for-6 with 1 RBI. He lost the shutout the next inning when Dustin Pedroia lined a leadoff shot over the left field wall, then set down the next three, with a mid-80s pitch count. with a man on for the final out. The Blue Jays have dropped six of their last seven games. Estrada is 3-5 with a 5.32 ERA in nine starts since being named an All-Star for the first time.

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National Football League notebook: Brees agrees to deal with Saints

He'll receive $44.25 million fully guaranteed over the next two years and gets more than the $20 million in 2016, Rapoport added. His salary cap number lowers this season from $30 million to $17.25 million. But with an accomplished player of Brees' stature, the hopes for a rebound season are obtainable. The Saints can now find their successor to Brees in 2016.

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Virginia Tech vs. No. 17 Tennessee (Battle at Bristol)

With the transformation of Bristol Motor Speedway now complete, college football could be looking at a new single-game attendance record on Saturday night. We knew that we were going to have to score more than 14 points if we wanted to win this ballgame. There's a long way to go, but if Dobbs has time to throw like this, Malone's as risky as any player on the field.

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Bregman homers as Astros top Cubs 2-1 with 2-hitter

Happ (18-4) allowed two runs and four hits in six-plus innings, ending a three-start winless streak. The win was emblematic of how the Cubs have gone about their business thus far in 2016: Jon Lester was dominant on the hill, tossing seven shutout innings, and MVP candidate Kris Bryant clubbed a two-run home run to provide the offensive thump.

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Larson finds victory lane at MIS

The comparisons to Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon began long before he won two K&N Pro Series races and the tour's 2012 title. Larson secured a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with two races left in the regular season. they're all different". He held on as Keslowski and Elliot battled for the runner up spot and later admitted to tearing up in the final laps before taking the checkerd flag and notching his first Sprint Cup victory.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss rest of NASCAR season

Doctors say one of out of every 25 football players will get a concussion within a season. "And listening to the doctor we are excited about Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gordon will race four more times including this week's Bojangles' Southern 500; Bowman will take over for the remainder of the season. "I'm definitely on the right track".

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Williams upset in semis at US Open

It's a great day". Serena Williams' shock defeat less than 40 minutes before Kerber's match in Arthur Ashe Stadium sealed the German's place as world number one and she underlined her credentials against Wozniacki, winning 6-4 6-3. She knocked out from US Open women's semifinals on Thursday. Prediction: The oddsmakers, perhaps thinking of that 6-3, 6-1 Cincinnati result three weeks ago, have installed Pliskova as a slight favorite in this one.

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Southampton boss Claude Puel: We didn't deserve to lose like that

Arsenal brushed aside Watford in their last game, with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez both impressing, and I can see a similar outcome here. We played the first 30 minutes fantastic. And celebrity Arsenal fan Morgan was clearly delighted by his side's late victor. "In the second half we dominated but couldn't score". Southampton also posed a sporadic threat on the counter-attack but could not take advantage of their few promising openings, with Arsenal then coming on strong as the ...

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No. 19 MS easily handles Wofford 38-13

He went down shortly after. "I thought our kids came out with an edge", Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. "But we discussed it this week, and playing him in mop-up duty is probably not the smartest thing at this juncture". Wommack realizes Ole Miss' overall team speed should give them an advantage against the option, though. Redshirt freshman Eric Swinney tore his ACL against Florida State and will miss the remainder of the season.

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Arsene Wenger has explained the factors behind Jack Wilshere's loan move

And when asked if Wilshere could still become the Gunners captain one day, Wenger replied: "certainly". I think it is a courageous decision for his career but hopefully a good one. It left question marks over whether Wilshere's days at the Emirates are numbered, with just this season and next remaining on his contract. Personally, I hope he stays here for his whole career.

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Sponsor Drops Broncos' Brandon Marshall After National Anthem Protest

The Air Academy Federal Credit Union promptly dropped Marshall as its spokesman. The statement was signed by AAFCU President and CEO Glenn Strebe. A lot of people calling me the "N" word and calling me all kind of derogatory terms. "This is our only platform to really be heard", Marshall continued.

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Dak Prescott named Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback

Now the Cowboys are saying the lucked out, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King . That issue seems to be solved, though, because despite the Cowboys inability to draft a seasoned pro, they did end up getting a pretty impressive rookie in Dak Prescott .

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Omitting Knox was literally tough call for Clarke

That score left him with a 17 under total and a one shot victory. Nine players, including Rory McIlroy and five debutants has already qualified automatically earlier this month. "He has the talent to go all the way to the top in the world in my belief". During the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf, I was so impressed with Thomas Pieters' ball-striking at the practice range, I picked him up as my dark horse.

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Stan Wawrinka battles back to reach US Open final

But Wawrinka, who leads the U.S. Open men's field in first and second serve return points, also does some of his best damage on defense, often with his signature backhand. But Wawrinka broke back, saved four break points at 3-all, another pair at 4-all, then broke Nishikori in the last game to grab the second set 7-5.

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Patriots at Cardinals: Odds, trends and more

The Cardinals have been known for getting off to fast starts under head coach Bruce Arians. They also have two All-Pros in their secondary that will shut the pass down. One of the most steadfast stands players are likely to take relates directly to Brady, though. The Cardinals prepared for a healthy Gronkowski. "Mentally, I'm straight on Arizona, but it is a phenomenal opportunity".

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Djokovic reaches US Open final

But in the heavy conditions the match took a toll on both players, especially Djokovic who called for a medical time out on his right shoulder after receiving treatment earlier on his left shoulder. "I mean, definitely I was a little bit exhausted, especially in the end", he said. Bizarrely, the anti-effort play in which Monfils poked flat-footed shots and appeared disinterested in competing actually earned him two more break points-and the annoyance of Djokovic.

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Kerber beats Pliskova for 1st US Open title

Kerber is the first woman from Germany to win the U.S. Open and the first to get to No. 1 since her idol and mentor, Steffi Graf, who got in touch via text message before the final. She will become the oldest player to make her debut atop the rankings, besting a mark previously held by Jennifer Capriati by three years. Karolina Pliskova has taken the second set of the U.S.

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Pavic, Siegemund win US Open mixed doubles championship

Open champ Juan Martin del Potro. In the second set, Monfils lost five games in a row and 20 of 24 points in one stretch, and came up limping afterward. "The guy is too good", Monfils said of Djokovic. "What I got is my speed". "And after years (when) Serena was there, I think it's a nice change". Facing an opponent who occasionally played as if he had somewhere better to be, Novak Djokovic reached his 21st Grand Slam final and seventh at the U.S.

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Shorthanded Charleston Sourthern routed by Florida State

During Charleston Southern's first two games, 16 players serve their punishment. The players were suspended for spending scholarship money allocated for books on other items, the school announced Friday. Junior linebacker West Ashley posted on Twitter: "I am quite honestly appalled at the situation we have at hand concerning the "bookstore violations".since my freshman year in 2014 I, along with all my other teammates, have been told by employees in the CSU bookstore that we are able to ...

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Dustin Johnson seizes control in BMW Championship

Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Crooked Stick. He joins first round leader Roberto Castro (65) at the top of the leaderboard in the penultimate US PGA Tour playoff event with the American duo enjoying a three-shot buffer over the nearest chaser.

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Penn State rally comes up short in loss to Pitt

The first Pitt-Penn State game in 16 years is making it tough for some couples to get along. With all of the excitement surrounding the revival of the most-played all-time series in program history, Penn State Football has remained steadfast in its approach to the game.

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Barcelona coach Enrique: Real Madrid, Atletico transfer bans unjust

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have lost their appeals against transfer bans which were imposed on them for breaching rules on signing non-Spanish under-18 players, soccer's governing body FIFA said Thursday. A long ball for Gareth Bale left him and Ronaldo all alone to complete an easy breakaway. "He was able to train with the group for half a session and we have to consider what commitments we have this season and that the player is in the best condition".

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Colin Kaepernick responds to national anthem scandal in the best way

The San Francisco 49ers said Friday that the organization continues to stand by its original statement recognizing Kaepernick's right to choose whether to participate in the national anthem or not, according to NBC Bay Area . "I told him I appreciate what he is standing up for", Banks said. Prior to Thursday night's game, Kaepernick's future with the 49ers appeared to be up in the air.

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Vietnam wins first-ever Paralympic gold, breaks world record

Four of those gold medals came in athletics , with Jonnie Peacock repeating his success from London 2012 as he won arguably the blue riband event on the track after asking the partisan crowd for quiet. "Wow‚ wow‚ wow...what an experience!" Australia has continued to shine at the 2016 Paralympics, with cyclist David Nicholas winning gold in the C3 3000m individual pursuit.


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