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Russian Federation call Paralympics 'fascist' for confiscating Belarus's flag of solidarity

And while most 74-year-olds are enjoying retirement, Libby Kosmala will be competing in her 12th Paralympic Games. Among the highlights of the ceremony was a stunt in which wheelchair athlete Aaron Wheelz sped down a 17-meter ramp before completing a stunning reverse somersault.

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Stipe Miocic knocks out Alistair Overeem to retain UFC heavyweight title

Miocic has said, "It's business". "Sometimes people just randomly show up, they want to meet him and they want to talk to him". "I was here during the parade (the Cavs' NBA Championship parade)", Overeem said at the press conference. This was the first time Faber lost a nontitle fight in the UFC . Urijah Faber was upset by Jimmie Rivera , while Jessica Andrade looked impressive as she stopped Scotland's Joanne Calderwood .

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Zimmer says Bridgewater's surgery went well

The knee dislocation Bridgewater suffered during practice last month required him needing a multi-ligament reconstruction. I was able to be present in Dallas, support Teddy and observe the entire procedure. I understand getting some depth on o-line by claiming Kline, but I'm not sure about the decision to waive Riggs while Antwon Blake is still on the roster.

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Fighting Irish fans hold pep rally before big game

Michigan State appears back on the Notre Dame schedule after a two-year hiatus, and Stanford visits in October for its regularly scheduled slugfest with the Irish. The offense SHOULD be more explosive - more plays, more space and better playmakers. -Texas needs play makers at WR and freshman Collin Johnson has the credentials to step in and do the job.

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New Orleans Saints Considering Bringing Back Jahri Evans

In retrospect, if Brees knew he would settle for a one-year extension that also included a great deal of salary-cap savings for the Saints in the short term, he probably should have just done this back in March. Brees' seven tied the record for touchdown passes by a quarterback. At 37, Brees' skills do not appear diminished; he led the National Football League in yards passing last season.

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US Open 2016 final, Novak Djokovic v Stanislas Wawrinka

Djokovic will start as favourite in the final, holding a 19-4 lead over Wawrinka. "He has that variety in his game and he can be very risky for everybody". "I am always ready when I'm happy on the court so let's see what's going to happen". But I have enough confidence in myself that when I play my best tennis I can beat him.

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Andy Murray serve clocks in at 141 miles per hour at U.S. Open

The No. 2 seed, Murray reached the quarterfinals for the 22nd time in his past 23 Grand Slam tournaments. That includes in the 2014 Wimbledon quarter-finals and in their most recent encounter, in May at Miami. The US Open runner-up two years ago, Nishikori will go down as the victor of the last final main draw singles match at Louis Armstrong Stadium. The 29-year-old was broken only once in the whole match and produced the fastest serve of his career, at 141 miles per hour, to win the ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Won't Return to NASCAR This Season

Earnhardt was joined by Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and Dr. Micky Collins who serves as director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Gordon will race four more times including this week's Bojangles' Southern 500; Bowman will take over for the remainder of the season. My ability to communicated and drive the vehicle and get everything out of it, I feel very confident.

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Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Marlins entered Saturday with a 22-10 record against lefties, ranking second in the majors behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the best winning percentage against southpaw starting pitchers. The Dodgers obviously need to get their ace back at 100 percent before the playoffs. He held the Dodgers to two runs and three hits in five innings, although he did walk four batters.

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Pouille beats Nadal 3-2 during 2016 US Open

Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in NY. Sevastova became the first Latvian woman in 22 years to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal when she beat British 13th seed Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5. The two-time champion was unable to capitalise on a 1-0 lead in the fifth set against the record third Frenchman to reach the last eight in NY - a first in the Open tennis era.

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Twitter in a tizzy as Tim Tebow signs with NY Mets

It is something we will evaluate and make a decision on as we go forward. Tebow, a high school baseball player, did a tryout for MLB teams. While the former University of Florida standout sold a whole bunch of No. Amid the negativity and resistance to Tebow's being handed a uniform and given an opportunity to take his shot, the natural question is: Why? "And aside from the age, this is a classic player development opportunity for us".

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Dolphins risk endorsements if they protest national anthem Sunday

Its chief executive, Glenn Strebe, said the company respected "Brandon's right of expression" but would no longer employ him as a spokesman. "We wish Brandon well in his future endeavours". "To address injustice is the most American thing you can do". This is our only platform to really be heard. Wagner told the media that "anything we want to do, it's not going to be individual".

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Colin Kaepernick will donate his jersey sale proceeds to communities in need

Colin Kaepernick knocked down rumors that he has converted to Islam and that his girlfriend, who is Muslim, led him to protest social injustices by refusing to stand for the national anthem. Since his protest sparked a national debate, Kaepernick has seen fans burn his jersey - and then watched as it became the best-seller in the NFL's online shop.

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Chiefs vs. Chargers: Picks and predictions

After all the drama involving Bosa's contract holdout, he will be unable to play week 1 due to an injury, which does not help a Chargers pass rush that's looking to improve the defense that finished in the bottom half of the league in most defensive stat categories past year.

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Andy Reid: Jamaal Charles is 'probably not going to play'

Andy Reid said earlier that he didn't think Jamaal would be able to play but we're awaiting official word, which should come down later today. The belief was that he would be recovered in time for training camp but that didn't occur. The Chiefs also have Charcandrick West and Knile Davis available at running back. "They'll all play", Reid said. Ware is likely to see a bulk of the carries Sunday, and has scored a touchdown in each of the team's three preseason games he has played in.

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Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes On Renewing The Pitt-Penn State Rivalry

On the eve of the first gridiron clash between the Panthers and Nittany Lions in 16 years, Barnes sat down with 90.5 WESA's Paul Guggenheimer to discuss Saturday's sold out game at Heinz Field and what the future holds for a rivalry that dates back to 1893.

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Oklahoma to close some wells after natural disaster

However, he said the commission doesn't know how many wells may be involved because the area is under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the commission is working with that agency. On the north side of Oklahoma City , firefighters had to remove the stacks off a crumbling chimney along NE 21 Street after bricks began raining down off a almost 100-year-old house.

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Christian Eriksen extends Tottenham Hotspur contract to 2020

The Argentine believes it is only a matter of time - perhaps starting with the tricky away trip to Stoke tomorrow - that Kane, who scored 32 goals in all competitions last season, will get off the mark. Games against Crystal Palace, Hull City and West Brom - all teams likely to around Stoke this season - follow this one and more defeats could see them cut adrift, and Hughes under pressure that he would not have expected before the start of the campaign.

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Andy Murray strolls into US Open quarter-finals

At 5-all, 30-all, Murray double-faulted to set up break point, and Nishikori converted by reaching for a stretch volley victor. The 29-year-old Briton knows he will have to match those levels to progress at Flushing Meadows. "That's what makes him even harder to beat right now". A year ago in the U.S. Open semifinals, Williams' bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam ended with a loss to unseeded Roberta Vinci of Italy.

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Phil Jackson Writes Extraordinary Piece About Shaquille O'Neal

When Jackson finally got to the lake, he found that Shaq had commandeered a waverunner from one of his neighbors and reportedly done "big jumps" as the lake community denizens gathered around to watch with what we'd assume was great delight and awe at this huge human being conquering the a small watercraft.

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Things We Learned From CM Punk's Pre-Fight Interview With Ariel Helwani

Miocic commented: "I'm going to walk in the most confident I've ever been". Considering that none of us are really expecting Tebow to do any batflips in October anytime soon, I'm thinking the guy who's actually fought in MMA will take this one.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo slams Xavi over Ballon d'Or failure

Xavi recently claimed that the Portugal global was "unlucky" to be around at the same time as Lionel Messi , who has achieved more to justify his title as FIFA Ballon d'Or holder in the past. The 31-year-old's existing deal is due to expire in 2018. "I'm the Internet's most-searched player", the forward said after the game. "Everything is on track".

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Paralympics 2016: Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Games In Spectacular Style

A member of the Belarus delegation who carried a Russian flag at the Paralympic opening ceremony to support his country's near-neighbor that is banned from the competition was stripped of his accreditation, said the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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Charleston Southern sits 10 starters vs. Noles

Facing Florida State University, a football powerhouse, is a daunting challenge on a good day. "I think you saw the guys that were here not focus on who wasn't here". The Buccaneers have played two games this season. Mitchell, who was the fourth-string quarterback as recently as last week, took over from London Johnson during the first quarter and was 7 of 20 for 142 yards.

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Roof shut during Wawrinka vs. Nishikori Open SF

Open men's final. Thus the 13th time of asking was always going to be hard for the Frenchman in the US Open semi final. Djokovic is the better technician, and if his health doesn't fail him and he can keep Wawrinka from hitting too many big shots from the baseline, he should win his third career US Open title and end Wawrinka's unbeaten run in the finals.

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Djokovic to star in 'Novak'

The errors that were originally coming from the Frenchman's racket started to creep into Djokovic's game and with the help of yet another double fault, the break back went to Monfils. "If I have a mic I would say to the audience stop saying that, I'm unprofessional". But I guess I'm working, I'm learning. "I know it is not natural, because the first question was like, 'You're not competing'.

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Minnesota Vikings starting QB will likely be Sam Bradford, says Titans coach

Sam Bradford is going to Bradford Minnesota all the way to the top. Entering his second season in Minnesota, Hill knows the Vikings' offense. Titans coach Mark Mularkey, though, wouldn't be surprised to see Bradford behind center Sunday.

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New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals - 9/11/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

If he's limited at all, that's not great news for Garoppolo given Gronk's ability to be a go-to scorer near the goal line and his ability to win jump balls all over the field. It is probably going to be a last minute decision, depending on how well he can run during the early warmups in Phoenix. Expect Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman to be an ever larger focal point of the offense.

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Ronaldo hits back at Xavi over Messi comparison

Portugal captain Ronaldo has not played since injuring his knee early in the Euro 2016 final. Champions Barcelona and Las Palmas are the only other teams in the league to have won two games this season. "It's important to try to win La Liga because it's been a few years since we have and it's normal that it's our focus", said Bale. "I don't understand it at all", he said.

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Vladimir Putin's Presidential Limo Involved In Horrific Head On Crash In Moscow

The driver, named only as MK, was said to be Mr Putin's favourite chauffeur and had 40 years of experience as an official driver. Police confirmed they have launched an investigation, without giving any further details - sparking speculation over the driver's death.

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Yao, Shaq, Iverson set for Hall of Fame enshrinement

Yes, I did say playing cards, in a restaurant. "I never had a problem with him - well I did one time when he skipped a class". Growing up, Iverson envisioned himself becoming a Hall of Fame-caliber talent. In 2002, he was the league's Number One overall draft pick and was selected by the Houston Rockets. National Basketball Association players are, by and large, utterly huge people.

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1 bad inning costs Nelson and he loses to Cardinals again

Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty hit two-run homers in the fourth, Carlos Martinez pitched seven solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Friday night at St. "When you make mistakes to those guys that's what's going to happen". The Brewers lost for only the second time in their past nine games and had a five-game road winning streak end.

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Jays square up big AL East series with Sox

In the second game of the second-to-last three-game series between the Red Sox and Blue Jays, Canada's team came out victorious after JA Happ held the Sox to just two runs over six innings in the Jays' 3-2 win. Heck, every team goes through a slump at one point or another, too, which is what the Blue Jays are in now. "Two guys who took a lot of heat (Friday) night came through for us".

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My goal, a dream come true - Iheanacho

The attitude and spirit in the second half was fantastic. "I think we just missed the third goal in the second half". "Clearly disappointed with the first half, disappointed with some really poor individual performances that affect the overall performance of the team".

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Tired Strong maybe happiest Big 12 coach after opening games

If say Texas loses to Cal, Oklahoma State or even a surprise game next week against UTEP, it'll be considered an upset. Kizer was the best player on the field for both teams and unless something major happens in their game against Nevada on the 10th, you can expect to see a heavy dose of Kizer in South Bend week 3.


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