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Oil market dips as Nigeria, Libya set to raise output

The index scored its biggest gain in two months on Thursday, led by shares of financial and energy stocks as oil rose and investors reduced bets on a U.S. "Oil arrested a slump that had seen it fall. for two consecutive days", said analyst Chris Todd at brokerage Love Energy, noting prices were buoyed by the USA inventory data.

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Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker suffers skull fracture from line drive

Manuel Ferreira of the University of Washington Medical Center. The Los Angeles Angels starter was seriously injured after getting struck on the right side of his head by a Kyle Seager line drive. Shoemaker had allowed one hit with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings before the incident. "We've exhaled a little bit", Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said.

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ACC pulls its championship games from NC over LGBTQ bill

In July, the National Basketball Association pulled its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over objections to H.B. 2. Other sports that will have new championship sites this year include women's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving, women's basketball, baseball, and men's and women's golf and tennis.

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Ford to move all its small-car production to Mexico

Jeff Schott, an expert on trade at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, countered that these agreements can reduce costs for USA exporters, as well. Ford also reiterated its commitment to developing an autonomous vehicle by 2021. "And those are the vehicles where we're seeing the sales remain very very high".

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Konta in last 16

Roberta Vinci fought back in the opening set against upstart Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, edging out the opening set in a tiebreaker and delivering a near-flawless second set to advance to the final eight with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Tsurenko.

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Wisconsin defense keys 16-14 win over LSU

Losing running back Corey Clement at the start of the year did not help. Heavy's Pick: LSU 30 Wisconsin 17. LSU opened the second half with the ball, but punted three plays later. Chryst is in a rebuilding mode and has a heck of a Big Ten schedule this year with all of those giants back on the docket. Badger kicker Gaglianone hit a 47-yard field goal.

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Votto HR backs Straily, Reds beat Brewers for 5th win in row

The Minnesota Twins rank second with 114. "Early in the season, when we were struggling, we asked guys to take on roles they weren't prepared for". "We made it very hard on Matt", Counsell said. I got ground balls. "Going through Joey Votto, that's a tall task". Reds: 3B Eugenio Suarez was hit by a pitch in the left elbow leading off the second inning.

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Can Sam Bradford Lead The Minnesota Vikings To The NFL Playoffs?

Journeyman quarterback Shaun Hill took over as the starter for the Vikings after Bridgewater was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. In an effort to address the issue, on Saturday Vikings GM Rick Spielman pulled off big trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, landing QB Sam Bradford for Minnesota's first round draft pick in 2017, and a conditional fourth round pick in 2018.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says players are still adjusting after Euros

Despite their disappointing start in Europe, Tottenham remain unbeaten after their opening four games in the Premier League and sit fifth in the table. We did suggest in July that Pochettino might struggle to lift players who struggled in France. This is my big question, and not only me. Backing both teams to score, therefore, at 21/20 (2.05 ) offers superb value and, as such, it is this selection that is the recommended play for punters ahead of Sunday's showdown.

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T25-Michigan St-Notre Dame

Almost 50 years ago, No. 1 Notre Dame played No. 2 Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing , Michigan, in what was being called - yes, even back then - the "Game of the Century". He's in pretty good shape. "So, all of the sudden it feels better because he can really play". We don't know much about him with only one game under his belt.

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Former Hawkeye Marshal Yanda begins 10th season with Baltimore Ravens

Following limited action in the preseason, the nine-year veteran looked sharp in going 23 for 34 for 258 yards against the Bills . Flacco is not a huge numbers guy, but he manages the game well and the Ravens have a history of winning with him under center.

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Texans overcome slow start, rip Bears

While Watt, who led the National Football League with 17 1/2 sacks last season, didn't sack Jay Cutler on Sunday, he did register three hits on the quarterback. "Amazing", Hopkins said. "I expect that out of him". "I thought that at the end there, he was really revving". That has happened less frequently in recent years.

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Kerber captures U.S. Open title

But this U.S. Open may prove to be where the 28-year-old Kerber started to find herself comfortable with all those accolades. In the middle of September, with the temperature in the upper 80s and the heat of battle over 100, Angelique Kerber did a snow angel.

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Josh Norman fighting with Redskins teammate during loss to Steelers

According to Shazier, who left the game early with a right knee injury , he is OK and ready to go in next week's game. Way's punt only made it to the 13-yard line. At 6-foot-2, 305 pounds, Jenkins has always been more of a run-stopping lineman in his time with Green Bay, Philadelphia and the New York Giants. It's not that the two never matched up, but Brown's big plays came elsewhere and it was clear the Steelers liked the non-Norman matchup.

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Oklahoma has puncher's chance in heavyweight match with Ohio State

If Stoops can outfox the collective coaching minds of Meyer and Herman, it will be a season-changer for the Sooners. Because Oklahoma lost its opener to Houston, a loss Saturday would nearly certainly knock the Sooners out of contention for a return trip to the Playoff, and it would severely weaken the perception of the Big 12.

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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

It was the sixth walk-off hit of Ramirez's career, his first with Boston . "When you have three guys in your lineup with 100 RBIs, it is a risky lineup". They had a chance to wrap it up in front of their delirious fans at Wrigley Field, but Scooter Gennett's tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh lifted Milwaukee to a 5-4 win.

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Sean Smith wasn't surprised with his benching

But the thing about that, this year, is it's a different defense. "If I'm managing the game, or paying attention to what just happened on a punt return, we are far enough along in this process where it is easy for us". "We couldn't get him off the spot", Collins said. The Giants lost linebacker J.T. Thomas after he suffered torn ligaments in his left knee and they placed him on injured reserve.

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Blue Jays at Yankees

Bryan Mitchell earned his first major league victory, combining with Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard to shut down the risky Toronto Blue Jays , and the New York Yankees kept up their surprising surge with a 2-0 victory Wednesday night that completed a three-game sweep.

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Gall: CM Punk gave me 'nice' 'motivational' message after UFC 203 bout

For those following the theme music fun, Gall did end up coming out to the Toni Basil song, " Hey Mickey ", while Punk came out to his old WWE theme song, Living Colour's " Cult of Personality ". At UFC 203 on Saturday, Gall and Punk finally met inside the cage. Do I want that to happen? No. But I know I'm better than that. At Friday's weigh-in, Punk refused to shake Gall's hand during their photo op, saying later, "I'm not here to shake anybody's hand".

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Rio 2016 paralympics: Nigeria retains dominance in power-lifting

They were supposed to be funded in large part by the Rio Organizing Committee, who in turn said they were left reeling after going billions over budget for the Olympics. He says he feels "having represented the refugees of the world and having the word "refugee" circulated throughout the world is the most important thing I could have done".

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Paralympics 2016:Equestrian star Sophie Christiansen wins double gold in Rio

And Gordon Reid beat team-mate Alfie Hewett in the men's wheelchair tennis singles final. John Walker then won individual compound gold, to ensure Britain had won a gold medal in archery, as well as athletics, boccia, cycling, canoe, equestrian, rowing, swimming, triathlon, table tennis and wheelchair tennis.

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Klopp: We have to prove our quality every week

Liverpool will now have extra time on the training ground to work on tactics and player development and it should mean that the Reds have a fresh, well-drilled team on display for Premier League matches. Now, what wasn't all that surprising at all was that Sturridge - despite working hard in the first half - was subbed off ten minutes after the break with the England man looking leggy.

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Fighting breaks out between West Ham fans during Watford match

West Ham have vowed to impose life bans on any supporters caught fighting at matches. Some in attendance tweeted their frustration at what they deemed to be a lack of stewarding at the match. However, a quickfire double from Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney turned the game on its head prior to the interval, with second-half strikes from Etienne Capoue and Jose Holebas sealing Walter Mazzarri's first victory as Watford manager.

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Redskins explain why Josh Norman wasn't trailing Antonio Brown

Rookie Anthony Lanier was inactive for the 38-16 setback. "I know we were missing some pieces tonight, but we had 7 ( Roethlisberger )". "He felt good about his circumstance after the game, but we'll let the medical experts determine that and react accordingly", Tomlin said.

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Return of World Cup puts Olympics in spotlight

Crosby had a team-leading eight goals and 16 points in only nine games at the 2006 world championships, but the Canadians finished fourth. It's an annoying statistic but we take solace that our best players dominate most National Hockey League rosters.

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Liverpool ace Firmino: I started as a full-back!

When I heard that he was coming to be Liverpool manager, I was so pleased. I am happy with the squad. Klopp insists Liverpool's prowess in front of goal stems from the attitude and work-rate of the entire team, not from having the league's finest strikeforce, and admits buying improvement was not straightforward this summer.

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Liverpool: Is This Star The New Neymar?

I always try to do a bit more than I am asked". We got three important points and we are up to fourth in the league. We have to be happy but the season is not over. "When they asked if I wanted to come, I did not think twice. Nobody told me about an injury". Some have concluded that Liverpool are in danger of being left behind in the spending race but I wonder whether if there may be a bigger picture in play here.

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Weir apologises for letting his country down at Paralympics

Londoner Weir was unable to explain his loss of form, saying: "I don't know what has gone wrong out here". "My training had been awesome, I felt fit and strong, and I was ready for Rio". The tweet, however, prompted a deluge of support from fans and well-wishers. Britain's Jonnie Peacock, who retained his T44 100m title in Rio, wrote: "You dominated the whole sport for so long in one of the toughest classes!" Regardless of how they do in today's bronze clash, the British effort in Rio ...

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Putin: Russia disapproves of anti-doping hackers

Both Wada and British Cycling have blasted the leak, which has been described as a "criminal attack". The Fancy Bears' Hack Team, a group suspected of having Russian ties , has released a second batch of files from the breached World Anti-Doping Agency database.

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Logic says Vikings' Bradford will start against Packers

It's time to start handing out Game Balls to the players that had the best games in a given week for the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson had 31 yards on 19 carries. With a second chance, Walsh still missed badly with the ball going way left out of the end zone. The Vikings acquired Bradford from the Eagles in exchange for a first-round pick next year and a 2018 fourth-round pick.

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Del Potro ready to spring a surprise

With another singles win on opening Friday, he could become the third most successful Briton in the tournament, but his task was one of the biggest he had ever faced in Davis Cup. The 27-year-old said: "It's going to be really tough". "You could see that Andy was worn out, actually maybe more physically than mentally, and he still found a way to do it", Smith said.

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Reasons to Watch the World Cup of Hockey

Here are my predictions for each teams MVP as well as the all around MVP at the end of the tournament. The best-of-three final begins September 27. On a team with no veteran presence to speak of (unless 300-gamers Sean Couturier and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can be counted as veterans), the kids of Team North America have shown no problem relying on themselves.

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The Atlanta Falcons defense struggles in Week One loss

In a game in which he was sacked three times, that's a good sign. On the first drive of the season Sunday, the Bucs' slot receiver got behind the Falcons defense and quarterback Jameis Winston overthrew him. We got some penalties that we definitely need to do better on. Four plays for 75 yards to begin the second half but the highlight of the drive came on the touchdown throw from the second-year QB.

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Chiefs rally in franchise's largest comeback, beat Chargers in season opener

On the other side, the Chargers had a number of players that have outstanding days on offense. The Chiefs have looked to Smith numerous times during three seasons as their quarterback for that late-game spark. Hear more from Chiefs Coach Andy Reid and players tonight at 10 p.m. The Chiefs' hot streak didn't stop there. RAVENS 13, BILLS 7: Baltimore used a touchdown pass by Joe Flacco, two field goals and a throwback defensive performance to win at home against Buffalo.

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McIlroy overcomes putting woes, wills self to victory

The world number five started round four six shots behind overnight leader Paul Casey but a six-under 65 saw him overhaul the Englishman and finish two clear on 15-under. He managed to get back to even par at the end of the opening round, and he was on his way. He told Sky Sports: "I played some great golf and holed some great putts".


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