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WNBA playoffs set to begin with new format

Briann January made a reverse layup with 2:39 remaining to pull IN to 77-72 and she drew an offensive foul on Taurasi on the other end. A crowd of more than 10,000 turned out for her final home match, where she played 17 minutes, notching nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

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Truex Draws First Blood in NASCAR Chase

Instead, as he leaned against his No. 24 Chevrolet afterward, a soft drink upside down in his hand and its contents leaking slowly onto pit road, he said he was thinking "that a caution was probably going to come out". An early stop in the pits because of a delaminating right front tire. While running second, Truex's right-front tire shredded, forcing him to pit road under green flag conditions.

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Big clubs chased Spurs star

He did manage to get a goal when the game became stretched late on, which will definitely give him confidence. "We're delighted with our acquisitions and we want to get them on the pitch as soon as possible to show our fans". Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Christian Eriksen may have a suffered a dip in form after speculation mounted surrounding his future at White Hart Lane.

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Clowney healthy and ready to shine in prime time

Jacoby Brissett , a third-round draft pick, threw his first nine National Football League passes in Sunday's game and seems likely to get his first National Football League start on Thursday when the team hosts the Houston Texans . Houston produced a mixed record on the road in 2015, going 4-4 SU and ATS, but played ferocious defense down the stretch, holding home teams to 10 or fewer points in three of their past four games.

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Cano's sacrifice fly lifts Seattle past Toronto 2-1 in 12

The Blue Jays started Wednesday a game up on the Baltimore Orioles for the first wild card, 2.5 games clear of the Detroit Tigers and three up on the Houston Astros, all of whom played later. "We couldn't get them off it". By the time the sixth inning came to a close, both Hernandez and Sanchez had inched past the 100-pitch threshold. Iwakuma allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits over 3 1/3 innings.

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Real Madrid And Barcelona Both Drop Points

Reported Manchester United transfer target James Rodriguez has confirmed he was approached by Inter Milan during the summer transfer window but said he wants to stay with Real Madrid. "But we know we'll have a very hard game at home, against a very good side who are unbeaten, so we'll have to prepare for the game well". Alvaro Medran gave Valencia a dream start by scoring in the second minute but their former striker Aritz Aduriz turned the game in Athletic's favour with two strikes ...

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Missouri State University System Sets Another Fall Enrollment Record

Tarleton-Waco numbers also show an increase in minority enrollment with Hispanic students making up 23 percent of the student population and black students 13 percent. The fall 2016 official enrollment figures are based on the 20th day of classes, the state of Missouri's official enrollment census date. Beyond enrollment growth, retaining students will be key to the university's health, he added.

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Man City's early season focus not on titles, says Pep Guardiola

Cherries boss Howe said when Bournemouth came up to the Premier League last season that his team would continue playing with the footballing philosophy he believes in, which in many ways is similar to Guardiola's. However, City - who also recorded their first clean sheet of the campaign - remain top of the table, while Bournemouth are 16th. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola rarely hides his emotions when dealing with his players...

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Rio Paralympics 2016-Nigeria tops Africa Gold Medal Chart

Both teams broke their medal tallies from London four years ago, hit their 2016 targets, and finished second in their medal tables. Chef de mission Penny Briscoe said the team delivered "an wonderful, awe-inspiring performance", from "the most competitive team at the most competitive Games".

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ICC congratulates BCCI on 500th Test

Sri Lankan veteran spinner Rangana Herath claimed seven wickets to skittle India for 112 last August in a stunning victory, although India went on to win the next two matches. "That was huge for us". The Black Caps are preparing themselves for a spin assault on what will be a grassless Kanpur wicket and while New Zealand has its own spin trio of Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi and Mark Craig, their experience pales in comparison to their Indian counterparts but that doesn't faze Hesson.

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Philippines to investigate unlawful drug war killings

DUTERTE FINGER President Rodrigo Duterte flashes the dirty finger as he vents his anger at the European Union for condemning his war on illegal drugs that has claimed 3,000 lives. On Sunday, Duterte said he would be seeking a six-month extension for a campaign that had exposed a drugs problem far more entrenched than he initially thought.

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New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals recap: 8 things we learned

Despite a clean game from veteran quarterback Carson Palmer in his first meaningful action since last year's turnover fest in the NFC Championship Game, and a two touchdown performance from veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald , the Cardinals' hopes of a win evaporated with kicker Chandler Catanzaro's missed kick from 47 yards out in the final seconds.

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Atlanta Falcons give up early lead to fall in season opener

Let's do it 15 more times this year". If Doug Martin can give the Bucs of repeat of last season, if Mike Evans lost his stone hands and has grown out of his petulant child demeanor, this offense could find a way to win some shootouts.

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Mayor of Rome announces opposition to city's 2024 Olympic bid

She told reporters that the Olympics often ran over budget and said Rome could not afford such a huge undertaking, adding it would have left Rome with sports arenas it did not need. We will continue to commit ourselves to returning Rome to being a city with a quality of life at the level of the main European capitals". "It's pretty easy for a populist candidate like Raggi to say, 'you know what, I will fight these guys for you, my people, '" says Bass.

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Red Sox use 5 unearned runs to beat skidding Orioles 5-1

Jackie Bradley Jr. also homered for the Red Sox, who stretched their lead over Baltimore to five games with 11 remaining. The result extended Boston's lead over Baltimore to five games, although the second-placed Toronto Blue Jays later on Tuesday enjoyed a comprehensive 10-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.

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Bruno scores panenka penalty against Real Madrid

The result , however, meant Real failed to break a Spanish record 17th straight La Liga win. "They are both good", Zidane said ahead of the game, according to ESPN . "We must think about our game and the rest isn't going to change anything". Zidane once again removed Bale with just 71 minutes gone, despite being the most effective of the BBC.

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Tottenham draw Liverpool away in EFL Cup Fourth Round

All three clubs have also spent big money on players, most of whom were in before the season started, while Wenger waited a little longer to get the two players he really needed. The Portuguese coach is set to make several changes from the last XI, with the likes of Michael Carrick and Jesse Lingard expected to come into the starting line-up.

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Phil Kessel says Twitter comment not directed at Team USA players

But numerous players were disappointed at Kessel's comments, including Wild forward Zach Parise . Crawford's first start of the tournament was also his worldwide debut with the Canadian team. Sure they beat Team Canada in a very physical opening pre-tournament game, but it was all downhill from there. It wasn't long after that Matt Duchene and Corey Perry roared back for the Canadian squad, who eventually took the game by a score of 4-2.

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A marshal on track, plus other top shots from the Singapore GP

Rosberg crossed the finish line in first with Ricciardo in second and Lewis Hamilton in third. Seven times out of the last eight seasons, the drivers' championship leader after the Singapore Grand Prix has gone on to win the title at the end of the campaign.

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Arsenal legend: Arsene Wenger's side are shocking when it comes to this

Cavani had a host of other chances to put Unai Emery's side further in front but was unable to beat David Ospina before Arsenal levelled through Alexis Sanchez in the 78th minute. He'd scored a great goal at the start. "This is a great striker, one of the best in the world", he said . "Then we have to work on confidence". "When you start so badly against a team with such qualities, If you have no experience you can be caught".

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Big tests to come for Wentz, high-flying Eagles

Cutler has missed 15 games since the start of the 2010 season, and he has a history of injuries to his right thumb dating to his childhood. Burton, the team's third tight end on the roster, blew head coach Doug Pederson away last spring when the team first got together under their new coach.

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Airstrike on Syrian medical facility kills 5 staff

Bombardment has escalated across the country since Monday evening, when Syria's military declared an end to a week-long truce that had brought relative calm to major fronts. -Russian military partnership against the Islamic State and al-Qaida. Ibrahim Alhaj, a member of the volunteer first responders known as the Syria Civil Defence, said 24 people were killed in the Aleppo strikes.

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Trump says he's 'very troubled' by Tulsa police shooting

To me it looked like he did everything you're supposed to do", said Trump at a campaign event in Cleveland. Did she get scared? On July 6, Lavish Reynolds used Facebook Live to show what happened after her boyfriend was shot by a police officer as he was sitting in the driver's seat of a auto.

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Tempers flare during Dodgers' victory over the Giants

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto winces after injuring himself during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Sept. "It seemed like a playoff game with about 15 extra players", he said. What was the point of that from Bumgarner's perspective? The Mets remain a game up, but now have to fend off both the Giants and Cardinals.

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Police Say Rambling Note Found On Body Of Philadelphia Shooting Suspect

Two police officers and four civilians were wounded during a shooting spree in Philly. "These last eight months of police deaths have just been horrifying, and there's nothing that compares, and nobody should downplay the deaths of those officers", Professor Harris, who studies police behavior, tells The Christian Science Monitor.

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Team North America nips Sweden in freewheeling thriller, staying alive - for now

On their heels early, the Russians responded well after opening the World Cup with a loss to Sweden. "That's why we came here", forward Mark Scheifele said. At that point in the game, North America was outshooting Sweden 32-26 in a 3-2 battle. After a seemingly easy go in the first game, handing the Finns a 4-1 loss, the North Americans seemed to have some odds stacked against them.

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Timberwolves working on buyout with Garnett

His second stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves, due mostly to age and injury, has been markedly different than the first for Kevin Garnett. When completed it will assure that Garnett will not return to the Wolves' roster next season. When the team plateaued after a run to the Western Conference finals in 2004, Garnett was eventually traded to Boston in 2007, where he won a championship alongside Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.

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Bird defends alleged incident with security

Hayne himself had to front the NRL's integrity unit on Wednesday to give his version of events after being filmed partying with former Titans player and Hells Angels member Chris Bloomfield . "Due to their levels of intoxication, the group were asked to leave by security staff", it said. "The club is aware of an investigation now underway by the NRL Integrity Unit regarding an alleged incident at a hotel in northern NSW last weekend".

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Belichick coy, Texans energized entering Thursday matchup

These are, however, not normal circumstances the Patriots find themselves in with starter Tom Brady midway through a four-game suspension and backup Jimmy Garoppolo dealing with a sprained joint in his right shoulder. Gronkowski, who's missed the team's first two games with a hamstring injury, is one of six players the Patriots listed as questionable . "I was in those shoes for three and half years before I really got my opportunity".

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Bruno Soriano scores Panenka penalty for Villarreal at Real Madrid

Real Madrid will miss the presence of Casemiro in midfield. Villarreal continued to threaten late in the first half, however, and the Yellow Submarine were awarded a penalty in the 45th minute when Ramos handled inside the box, which allowed Bruno to step forward and send the visitors into the lead.

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United ends losing run, set up Mourinho vs Guardiola in cup

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater is a shock £30million January transfer target for Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho . Shaw, who was reportedly left irritated after boss Jose Mourinho singled him out for criticism over his positioning as Camilo Zuniga re-established Watford's lead at Vicarage Road, will definitely miss Wednesday's EFL Cup third-round tie at Northampton as United bid to halt a run of three successive defeats.

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Boyd, Tigers beat Twins 8-1 with homers by McCann, Cabrera

The Red Sox also took a four-game lead in the American League Central, their largest of the season. Hanley Ramirez led the way against NY, going 9-for-16 over that four game stretch, including a walk-off homer Thursday night and two home runs in Sunday's win.

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Online petition calls for meatless, sustainable In-N-Out menu option

While Shake Shack has moved out west, poké has made its way east, and many of LA's favorite spots are coming to NY (looking at you, Sugarfish), In-N-Out is content to stay where it is. A petition on Change.org that was started in early September has over 20,000 signatures, and as of late Wednesday morning is just over 2,100 signatures away from reaching its goal of 25,000 supporters.

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Browns rookie WR Coleman breaks hand

The Browns released a statement addressing Coleman's injury, saying "the injury is being further evaluated in order to determine when he will return to play". First, Robert Griffin III went down, and was followed by Josh McCown , Cam Erving, and rookie Carl Nassib on the injured list. Coleman's broken hand happened after he caught a pass and someone came down on his hand.

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Slumping Bruce pulled for pinch hitter, Mets lose to Braves

Bruce - a three-time All-Star with 237 career homers - said it was the first time he could remember being lifted for a pinch hitter but that he understood Collins' decision. Los Angeles' division lead was trimmed to five games over second-place San Francisco with 11 to play. While Garcia finished a triple shy of the cycle, his big homer gave the Braves three extra runs they would need to hang onto the win .


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