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Close, but no cigar; Jags fall to Packers

Jacksonville probably should be pleased with an oh-so-close effort against a perennial playoff team. Packers RB Eddie Lacy breaks through on fourth and one for a first down during Sunday's season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Archer Loses 18th, Yankees Win Seventh Straight

Ramirez gave up Austin's homer Thursday and LF Brett Gardner's blast April 23. Before the game, Rays manager Kevin Cash said he would keep Archer in the rotation if he neared 20 losses. And after Austin hit that walk-off homer, McCann said: "There's not a better feeling than that". The right-hander punched out six on the afternoon while walking only one.

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Dustin Johnson wins BMW Championship, leads FedEx points

Johnson collected his 12th PGA Tour title since joining the tour in 2008, a record bettered only by Tiger Woods. "I have a lot of confidence in my wedges and all the hard work I have put in (on his short game) has paid off". Dustin Johnson walked down a corridor of fans, trying to touch the dozens of outstretched hands on both sides until he extended both arms into a massive wing span to accommodate as many as he could.

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Holding lucky penny, Allardyce enjoys winning England start

Why should Slovakia go there when we have England in the group?,' said Durica. Any England fans hoping for a courageous new dawn under Sam Allardyce after the debacle of Euro 2016 were left somewhat non-plussed in terms of the performance in their opening World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday, large parts of which were just as predictable and punchless as under his predecessor Roy Hodgson.

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Rare mistakes doom Cubs, whose five-game winning streak ends

Bumgarner needed just 55 pitches to get through four, but Javier Baez , the exciting young Cubs infielder, got to him in the fifth. Lester walked Buster Posey with two outs in the first inning and followed by setting down 18 straight by getting some help.

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Carroll thinks Russell Wilson will be ready to play against Rams

Miami Dolphins kicker Andrew Franks has a field goal attempt blocked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh, left, in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday , Sept. "We'll do a really good job of taking care of him through the week", Carroll said on Monday of Wilson, meaning he is likely to be limited in practice, and giving more of the practice workload to Boykin and, now, Heaps.

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The First 'Monday Night Football' Game Of The Season Produced Weak Ratings

Louis. Aaron Donald , and the highly talented defense mirrored a lackluster and frustrated defensive unit. Keenum had a rough night as the 49er defense smothered the run and pass game. This might be the single-most expressive image of the Rams' season-opening loss to the 49ers. During the fourth quarter a seemingly intoxicated fan charged on to the field, and naturally Harlan called the action.

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Hunter Renfrow Out For At Least Four Weeks

The Tigers are set to host South Carolina State at noon on Saturday. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound sophomore receiver has already recorded nine receptions for 94 yards, and will look to fill the void left by Renfrow's absence. After beginning his career as a walk-on, Renfrow emerged as one of Clemson's better receivers in 2015, finishing with 33 catches for 492 yards and five scores.

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Vincent Kompany's Manchester City Return Delayed Over Toxins Found in His Blood

Pep Guardiola does not want the glow of derby success to cause Manchester City to lose focus in Tuesday's Champions League opener against Borussia Monchengladbach. With a trip to Celtic to follow, and then an emotional double-header against his former club Barcelona, Guardiola knows City can not afford to make a sluggish start at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

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Membership in Big Four not of huge interest for Stan Wawrinka

Wawrinka had out-powered Djokovic in the French Open final a year ago and he pulled off a similar display of destruction at Flushing Meadows to win 6-7 (1/7) 6-4 7-5 6-3. "This is wonderful. I came here without expecting". The world No 1 took a savvy medical time-out to unsettle Wawrinka and it nearly paid dividends, but Djokovic couldn't convert any of his three break point chances.

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David Luiz set to return to Chelsea from Paris St Germain

Though the end of his first stint with Chelsea was fraught with frustration over his seeming indifference toward the club and a general sense that he never quite fulfilled his potential, Luiz was always a better player than many fans were willing to admit.

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Ortiz helps Red Sox move 2 up on Jays

They have played sloppy baseball, but seemed to pick things up after a players-only meeting before the 3-2 win over Boston on Saturday. Craig Kimbrel, the ninth Boston pitcher, worked the ninth for his 25th save. And while Buchholz had quickly surrendered that lead, the Sox put up three more in the second when Sanchez walked the 7 and 8 hitters, bringing Jackie Bradley Jr.to the plate.

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Pavelski to captain United States at NHL World Cup of Hockey

The Chicago Blackhawks, a team that really can't afford to lose any forward depth, have also had a couple of players in Marcus Kruger and Marian Hossa get banged up a little. Other teams participating in the Cup include Finland, Russia, and the Czech Republic. Sean Couturier and Shayne Gostisbehere will suit up for Team North America.

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Heineken use Europa League manager Jose Mourinho in new Champions League advert

Such was Pogba's performance that Carragher said he felt sorry for Fellaini, who he said was exposed by the Frenchman's positioning, as David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne ran the show in the first half. But he also emphasised that with them not making the most of some openings, City had to "suffer" through a second half in which Jose Mourinho's United, invigorated by some half-time substitutions, were considerably improved.

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Anatomy of a Touchdown Pass: Victor Cruz Beats the Cowboys

Question: I think [Anthony] Hitchens and [Justin] Durant both did well at Major League Baseball. He has proved to everybody who has watched since the spring that he's a player. As the Cowboys can attest, it's going to be hard to run against the Giants this season. First, a defense that typically lines up in a shell with two high safeties, they keep their athletic LB's close to the line and basically say "You can have all the short stuff but you won't beat us deep".

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Redskins: 5 things we learned

Cousins completed 30 of 43 passes for 329 yards and two interceptions. The Redskins obviously weren't up to the challenge of handling a team that could both run and pass the ball. But the Redskins were a playoff team last season with a terrific young quarterback in Kirk Cousins who looked like he could take the next step.

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Ind vs WI 20 T20: Blues hit back

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, playing his first match since the ICC World Twenty20 in 2014, has re-entered the rankings at 104th position with three for 24 in the second match. Only five overs in each innings are required to be bowled for a result in T20 matches. "It's fantastic effort by both of them". Opener Johnson Charles was the top scorer for West Indies with a steady knock of 43, in a tiresome innings, which saw cameos of 19 from Lendl Simmons and 18 from Captain Carlos Brathwaite.

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Adoring Rodgers heaps praise on 'beautiful' Suarez

Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers says his side's 7-0 Champions League thrashing at the hands of Barcelona is a hard result to stomach. The forward then won the treble in his first campaign at Barca and the league and cup double last season, hitting 40 goals in La Liga.

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Top 5 lessons Tottenham learned at Stoke City

With Tottenham looking back to their scintillating best from last season, they will be hoping this is just the start as they welcome AS Monaco to Wembley in their first UEFA Champions League fixture with over 80,000 Tottenham fans expected to make it the highest attendance in British European history.

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EXPANSION DRAFT DETAILS Atlanta, Minnesota will pick 5 players apiece

Clubs have roster planning to do, and not even knowing for sure whether they would be raided by the league's newcomers was surely a very hard uncertainty to adequately plan around. It does make you wonder that with so few picks in this draft if teams will be allowed to protect more players. During previous expansion rounds with two teams, an existing club could lose up to two players and could expand their protected list after losing their first.

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DFS NASCAR: Southern 500 Playbook & Optimal Lineups

The Furniture Row Racing star put on his best-career effort at the Darlington oval Sunday night. But by maintaining his top 10 run and staying towards the front close to the leaders, Truex Jr. We asked - and you, the race fans, answered. The Harvick pit crew has had one change this year, at the front tire changer spot. The sound of generators replaced an otherwise empty infield at the Darlington Raceway a few days ago, now almost every empty space is filled with campers and race ...

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Second Canada-USA tilt brings the bad blood to a boil

There's a lot of superstars in here and it's good to be a part of it and we're looking forward to getting going". With a wry smile, Canada coach Mike Babcock reminded those in the media room that these two teams will get together again Saturday night in Ottawa.

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Serena pens female-power poem for fashion show

The tennis legend stole the show when she showed off her her latest Diamonds Unleashed collection at a fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Serena Williams wants to prove she's just as talented off the court as she is on one. I played it for Beyonce and she loved it.”. "I wanted to give women strength". Written between tournaments, the poem was an attempt to answer the question "How do you feel about being the greatest female athlete?" she told the Associated Press .

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Defense on the money in Giants' opening win

Dallas wasn't able to get consistent pressure against the Giants , but they were able to get two sacks. Yes there will probably be one or more further attempts for Tony Romo to return to the field, but from what I saw yesterday the Cowboys should just move on into the future and let Prescott stay and play as the starter and future of the storied franchise.

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Arsene Wenger's message to fans about new Arsenal signing

That was always a problem, the spine of the team. "(Shkodran) Mustafi looks ok. Since Alexis joined the club he has of course won a single FA Cup and the Community Shield, but he was unable to help Arsenal to silverware last season. According to the Englishman, Arsenal must challenge the big names to enter into the title race. He thinks Wenger has made the right choices in including Mustafi, a defensive stalwart at Valencia and Perez, a talented late bloomer at Deportivo la Coruna and ...

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Dodgers' Hill ideal through 7 innings

Hill was pulled after the inning for Joe Blanton , and Jeff Francoeur broke up the flawless game in the eighth. Miami is one game below.500 but owns a 5-0 mark against National League West-leading Los Angeles after snapping the Dodgers' five-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory in the series opener.

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Marlins blank Dodgers to win weekend series

MARINERS 14, A'S 3 (at Oakland, Calif.) -Felix Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings and Nelson Cruz had three hits and three RBI for Seattle. Hill struck out 9 batters in 7 innings, using only 89 pitches in the 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins, as the Dodgers improved to 80-61, leading over the Giants with 4 games, and 21 games left to play this season.

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US Open: No 1 Kerber seeks Pliskova payback in final

Instead, it's the other player who defeated Serena Williams in a Grand Slam final in 2016 who has slipped, somewhat under the radar, all the way to the top. Last year, Kerber played until the end of the season but Williams did not. On match point, Kerber hit a backhand that appeared to be heading long, and Wozniacki was going to let it go until she realized it might have clipped the baseline.

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More than 1000 Muslims gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha in Westfield

This Muslim Holy Day commemorates the day when Prophet Abraham was going to sacrifice his son, but was instructed by God to offer an animal instead. The theme of sacrifice carries over to our everyday lives, said Yahia Abdul-Rahman, an Egyptian-born imam at this mosque.

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WADA says Russian hackers published athletes' medical data

It had recommended banning all Russian athletes from the Rio 2016 games, after an independent report said the country operated a state-sponsored doping program during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. "I have ADHD and I have taken medicine for it since I was a kid". The athletes haven't. In fact, in each of the situations, the athlete has done everything right in adhering to the global rules for obtaining permission to use a needed medication.

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United States of America takes down Trinidad & Tobago to advance in World Cup Qualifying

Become a subscriber to the Trinidad Express Newspapers for access to all our articles via our vNEWS. . After Altidore set up Pulisic for the match's first goal, the youngster returned the favor in the 63rd minute with a cross in front of the net.

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Conte's countrymen changing view of "defensive" Italians

From the first minute until the 94th, he took a lot of kicks and it's incredible that the defender didn't finish before the end of the match. "Diego Costa is a very important, very strong fighter and a striker and I think Chelsea didn't deserve to lose the game", Guidolin told Sky Sports 1.

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Edmund sets up showdown with Djokovic

Novak Djokovic reached the US Open quarter-finals but he'd played his only second completed match of the tournament on Sunday, on the eighth day of the US Open beating Kyle Edmund in straight sets. Edmund's progression has been one of the unexpected stories of Flushing Meadows and while Djokovic is the huge favourite, the number one hasn't had much time on court so far, playing just six games in the past two rounds due to opponents' injuries.

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Replay: Updates, stats from Tuesday night's Royals-Twins game

Kintzler recorded his 14th save of the season. He has a 10-game hitting streak, with 15 RBIs and 17 hits in 42 at-bats for a.405 batting average during the stretch. Trevor Plouffe tied the game with a solo blast of his own later in the inning. But the right-hander settled in after that and allowed just two hits over the final four innings before yielding to the bullpen.

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Rams fall to 49ers in 1st game after move

San Francisco wasn't much better offensively, but managed to run the ball fairly effectively early, leading to the two first-half touchdowns by Hyde and Draughn. Keenum was intercepted twice and San Francisco outgained the Rams 320 yards to 185. The 49ers looked like a different defensive team Monday night, stuffing the Rams and holding them to 65 yards of total rushing.


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