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Colon pitches Mets over Twins 3-0 as last homestand starts

LHP Steven Matz (shoulder tightness) is to throw a bullpen Saturday; he has not pitched since August 14. Winners of eight of their last 11, the Mets send 43-year-old Bartolo Colon to the mound Friday in search of his 14th victory. "He's an fantastic guy". He had a lot of arm strength and was making a lot of good pitches. I think I've given you more than enough here. "He's our guy.

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Broncos put the Hurt on - Helmet hits a concern

He was tested four times for a concussion - after the game in the locker room, on the bus, on the flight home and Friday morning at the stadium - and all proved to be negative. Because potential headhunting occurred on such a big stage, Rivera hopes it could change how officials treat Newton. "Do you see them calling it?" The Broncos walloped several of the game's elite QBs on the way to their title last season, holding Aaron Rodgers to the worst performance of his career and putting the ...

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Louisville run over No. 2 Florida St 63-20

He actually started out his postgame press conference by saying Louisville "found the inches and we didn't". -Lamar Jackson, Louisville , ran for four TDs and threw for another score as the No. Louisville sacked Francois, a former Orlando Olympia High standout, five times during the game. Behind the legs and arm of dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson , the Cardinals grabbed a commanding 35-10 lead at halftime behind 375 total yards and four touchdowns from their electrifying ...

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Freshman QB Hurts brings sizzle to Alabama offense

Sarkisian was accused of showing up to practice and drunk on multiple occasions and once attended a school fundraiser intoxicated where he grabbed the microphone and went on an expletive filled tirade in front of boosters, donors and alumni.

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Nebraska defensive coordinator gets another crack at Ducks

Troy Dye leads the OR defense with 17 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Jalen Jelks has added 7 tackles and 2 sacks. A win over the Ducks would likely launch them into the top 25 for the first time under Riley. Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp for the score. It turned out he had one more run left in him. Best believe it made a difference.

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Nebraska edges No. 22 Oregon on late TD

Jordan Westerkamp , who had already caught two touchdowns on the afternoon, saw man coverage, and knew the play was coming his way. Near the end of the the fourth quarter the Huskers landed another big touchdown to take the lead to 35-32 and capture the win.

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Tavares scores twice, Canada beats United States in World Cup of Hockey exhibition

Other unsigned restricted free agents playing in the World Cup include Team North America winger Johnny Gaudreau and defenseman Jacob Trouba, Swedish defensman Hampus Lindholm and Team Russia winger Nikita Kucherov. Goaltender Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles) will get the start. "That's just the lay of the land of this tournament: I can't wait". Sean Couturier and Shayne Gostisbehere will suit up for Team North America.

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Isner's Run Ends in Flushing Meadows

Edmund continued his breakthrough run at Flushing Meadows on Friday by beating American 20th seed John Isner , having already knocked out world number 15 Richard Gasquet in round one. "A lot of pressure, a lot of expectation, but I can always continue to learn", she said after. "But I made Kyle work for each point". The match came alive in the third set when, an early break up again , Djokovic let his intensity slip and the GB number three grabbed his opportunity, finally breathing fire ...

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Itching To Clinch Division, Cubs Also Nearing Home-Field Advantage In NL

No St. Louis runner reached second base Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-0 victory over the Cardinals. The win gives the Cubs the series, clinches them a spot in the playoffs and drops their magic number to one to clinch the National League Central Division title.

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Hype video for Notre Dame game

The running backs will face a challenging Michigan State defensive line . They're extremely methodical. They're going to run the football, take their shots. But the Irish will have to be able to move the ball against a historically stingy run defense employed by the Spartans. Nick Coleman is going to be picked on, but whether or not quarterback Tyler O'Connor and a host of untested receivers can take advantage of it remains to be seen.

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Oklahoma's BACKUP Quarterback Is Shooting His Mouth Off About Ohio State

On one side is Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer. "The hardest part of this isn't what I'm going to wear, it's going to be sitting in the (Oklahoma) section, and if Ohio State does something really well, it's going to be hard for me to keep my cool".

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Twitter Reacts To Leicester's Perfect Champions League Debut

Ranieri's side settled matters and wrapped up their maiden Champions League victory as Mahrez dispatched a penalty after Vardy, a menace all evening, had been felled by Butelle. City, second in Group C behind Barcelona - who beat Celtic 7-0 on Tuesday - on goal difference, also handed a debut to Ilkay Gundogan following his recovery from injury.

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What to make of Gael Monfils' borderline outrageous tactics?

Tennis Channel recaps the action at the U.S. Open, where Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will meet in a major for the seventh time . A more orthodox approach saw Monfils break back for 2-2 and again for 4-2 in a third set that saw Djokovic receive treatment on his left shoulder.

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Murray brothers keep Great Britain's hopes alive

Andy Murray is clearly tired after a gruelling summer but hopes he has enough energy left to produce a win to keep GB's hopes alive. "Leander is one of the greatest doubles players and the match was very close, it was won or lost in few points".

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Mitchell pitches Yanks to 2-0 win over Jays

After Toronto scored twice in the ninth off Dellin Betances to climb within 7-6, and the bases were loaded when Blake Parker replaced the NY closer with two outs. But the biggest highlight of all came afterward, when a peek at the American League standings revealed that while the Yankees remained 3 1/2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles (who also won) for the second wild-card spot, they had quietly, nearly stealthily crept to within 4 1/2 games of the division-leading Blue Jays, whom they ...

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MLB Schedule: Cubs At Cardinals, White Sox Host Tigers In Season Openers

Abreu upped his RBI total to 94 with his run-scoring singles in the first and sixth innings. "I was trying to stay loose", Quintana said. Kershaw allowed one hit (no walks) through two rain delays in his first career start at Yankee Stadium.

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Could Rams quarterback Jared Goff play against Seahawks?

The Rams may be back in Los Angeles after 21 seasons in St. Louis, but they're far from an expansion team. "We have some work to do obviously". Case Keenum threw for just 130 yards with two interceptions, Gurley was held to 47 yards on 17 carries and the Rams barely even threatened the Niners as they were held to 185 yards and 10 first downs all game.

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Are the New York Giants any different than last season?

Something else had a familiar feeling to a year ago: one of those what-just-happened plays. And don't expect Cruz to eclipse his franchise record of 1,536 yards, which he got in 2012 when he was part of the Giants last playoff appearance. Furthermore, it may not have been a pretty win against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. On balls over 20 yards, he completed just 2 of 10 passes. NY was able to escape with a one-point victory.

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Top 5 plays of Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals

The Jets' inactives were led by rookie OLB Jordan Jenkins (calf), who was listed as the starter on the depth chart. Folk missed a PAT - his first miss after opening his career with 312 straight conversions - following New York's second touchdown while another drive ended with Folk's 22-yard field goal attempt being blocked.

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Battle at Bristol took college football to another level

Tennessee scored twice in the final period on a 27-yard touchdown run by Dobbs and a four-yard score from John Kelly that came after the Vols recovered a fumble at the Virginia Tech 4. "Congratulations to Tennessee because they played hard and deserved to win". Although Tennessee blew Virginia Tech away 45-24, there was much more to this event than just a football game.

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"Battle at Bristol" draws NCAA-record crowd of 156990

In between performing some of his most popular songs, Chesney noted he had been looking forward to returning to the region and playing for the big game, which is a match-up of the University of Tennessee Volunteers and Virginia Tech Hokies.

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Arsene Wenger Provides Arsenal Squad Update Ahead of Hull Clash

After last night's heroics vs PSG, Ospina is certainly well-placed. And if he does, will that mean that Arsenal's team will be bereft of form players? "And I think he had an outstanding game", Wenger said . Marquinhos then nearly snatched a win for PSG in added time , but his header flew wide. Wenger, who celebrates 20 years at Arsenal next week, was complimentary about Hull's interim manager Mike Phelan.

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New Zealand questions merit of All Blacks superiority

Julian Savea broke his duck against South Africa after scoring his first try against the Springboks. However, when fly-half Jantjies fumbled Beauden Barrett's restart, the All Blacks seized the initiative. The extent of the damage is uncertain but back-ups Elliott Dixon and Liam Squire will probably enter the equation to start alongside Ardie Savea, who made an impressive first run-on performance at openside in Christchurch.

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Britain, Croatia score doubles wins in Davis Cup semifinals

He looked nearly out on his feet at times in an energy-sapping final set, and couldn't handle the barrage of forehand shots by the rejuvenated Del Potro. Del Potro had been expected to be rested in preparation for the final singles match - which could well turn out to be the deciding rubber - but he was thrust into the action and he and Mayer got off to a very sluggish start.

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Ranieri Set To Give Algeria's Slimani EPL Debut

However, it was Marc Albrighton who opened the scoring inside five minutes at the Jan Breydelstadion before Mahrez whipped in a wonderful free-kick just before the half-hour. Asked what may have inspired Mahrez's sudden upturn in form, Ranieri gave a typically unforgettable response. Leicester enjoyed such dominance that manager Claudio Ranieri substituted both strikers with 20 minutes remaining.

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See where Seahawks land in Week 2 National Football League power rankings

NFL.com's Ian Rapport reported Monday that Wilson's ankle injury may be a bit worse than we were initially led to believe. I kept throwing in the caveat the team may figure the issue would be moot again because the indestructible Wilson had never missed a practice let alone a game due to injury.

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Team Europe Counters the Counter and Takes Out USA 3-0

And even worse, it put the team in a position where it will nearly certainly have to beat Canada - perhaps the best team in the tournament - on Tuesday if it is going to advance. “I think it sets us up for some fun now in the tournament and we just want to stay in the moment, keep the picture really small, ” Krueger said. "We have not accomplished anything yet, so no emotions there yet".

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Rosberg's Singapore chance to overhaul Hamilton

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was fifth, and teammate Sebastian Vettel will start last after his auto had an anti-roll bar failure in the Q1 session. "But tomorrow, I think it's going to be dry here so we'll get a chance to see if it works". "THERE'S a giant lizard on the track". He was in better spirits during the final practice as he laughed over the team radio about nearly hitting a large monitor lizard that scuttled across the circuit.

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Just how great a tennis player is Serena Williams?

The 28-year-old Kerber's rise from No. 2 was assured when Williams lost in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows. "It's just awesome", Kerber said in her on-court interview, voice breaking. Tied 1-1 and 30-30 in the third of the final frame Her signature left-handed forehand allows Angelique Kerber to go ahead of Karolina Pliskova .

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Brandon Marshall, Darian Stewart fined for hits on Cam Newton

A person with knowledge of the punishment tells and spoke on condition of anonymity said linebacker Brandon Marshall was fined $24,309 and safety Darian Stewart $18,231. "I'm anxious about winning", Newton said. "I don't think it matters". "Because Cam is an imposing figure or a big guy, it's kind of the Shaq treatment", said Tomlinson, an NFL Network analyst.

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Danny Etling's performance the biggest positive in LSU's victory

Against Jacksonville State, Maea Teuhema replaced Boutte, but Miles did not indicate who will start this week. Purdue transfer Danny Etling entered the Tigers' game with Jacksonville State late in the first quarter, leading the LSU offense to three straight touchdowns on the way to a 34-13 victory.

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Bankrupt Korean shipper desperate for funds to unload stranded ships

Judge John Sherwood in Newark, New Jersey, ordered a hearing on Friday to make sure that creditors are protected during the bankruptcy. In court papers filed Thursday, Samsung Electronics said "cargo owners are being held hostage", while Maher Terminals said it "is not required to extend free credit to Hanjin , and should not be forced to".

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Scrappy Murray into last 16

Japanese 26-year-old fourth seed Kei Nishikori won in three sets 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 against twenty-first seeded Croatian Ivo Karlovic . Murray went on to seal the opener with a 141 miles per hour ace - his second fastest serve ever - after just 30 minutes, having won 90 percent of points on his first serve.

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President told to 'get on the Wentz Wagon' by VP Joe Biden

The President of the United States brought him up in a speech. We know this because, during a fundraiser in Philadelphia earlier in the week, Obama told that story. Everything about this week is different than last week. When you look at it, it is kind of bang-bang. "If they're not talking about you , then something's wrong", Pederson said.

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Green Bay Packers: 5 Players to Watch in Week 2 vs Vikings

And the Vikings have no plans to tip their hand any time soon. He was ruled out Friday because of a knee injury. Does this mean that Bradford will replace Shaun Hill for the Week 2 matchup? "Green Bay is an awfully good team". Calling Packers-Vikings are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 31st season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele ...


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