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Smith praise as tired Murray and Davis Cup lose to Argentina

Argentina won a nail-biting semi final 3-2 after Leo Mayer defeated Dan Evans in the deciding rubber to send the 9000 sell out crowd home disappointed - but Smith insisted his team had done the country proud and thanked the Murrays for their contribution in a week when they were dealing with the death of their grandfather, whose funeral was held on Friday.

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ESPN tribute to Vin Scully: Thanks for the memorable calls

The Hall of Fame announcer will call his final game October 2, and the long goodbye is well under way. The Giants pulled into a three-way tie with the Mets and Cardinals for the two NL wild cards. The uncertainty of the postseason left him anxious to avoid a "goodbye like they do in grand opera, where they say goodbye 25 times in 15 minutes". "That's just executing pitches", he said.

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Jurgen Klopp Admits 'Freezing' When Liverpool Drew Tottenham in the EFL Cup

But if we accept before that it is hard then we can perform and that is what we should do. These are uncertain times for Hull, who remain in continued takeover talks, while after nearly a week's deliberation, Mike Phelan is still to accept an offer to become manager on a full-time basis after a successful two-month spell in caretaker charge since the departure of Steve Bruce.

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Mark Hughes leads the Premier League Sack Race

But 2016-17 has offered little cause for encouragement so far, Stoke losing four of their first five matches of the league campaign, conceding 14 goals and scoring just three times in the process. "We have ambitions this season and, if this run continues any longer, we won't be able to achieve them", said Hughes , whose team were 2-0 down inside 11 minutes after goals from James Tomkins and Scott Dann .

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Cardinals Game on Today?

If Winston were to try his hand at baseball, many would suspect he would have a far better shot at making it than Tebow. Three offensive players scored. He was sacked at the end of the regular season, but was allowed to coach the Sun Devils in the Hawaii Bowl, where they lost to Hawaii to finish his final season there at 7-6.

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National Football League notebook | Steelers mum on Shazier's knee injury

And it will certainly be a loss for this team and the locker room. To their credit, the Browns did truly appear to believe in Griffin, as his teammates voted him as one of their captains for the season. A year ago was the ideal example of what McCown brings to the Browns. Look for the Eagles to run the ball a bit more against a weak Chicago front. Before McCown became the quarterback in 2015, the tight end had just 44 catches in six seasons, but last year with McCown as the quarterback, the ...

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Russia beats North America as Sergei Bobrovsky, offense shine

I thought Jake gave us a great game. The Russian goal-scorers were Vladislav Namestnikov , Nikita Kucherov , Evgeny Kuznetsov , and Vladimir Tarasenko. The 2016 World Cup of Hockey is held in Toronto between September 17 and October 1. As if the Matthews' debut at the ACC the previous night wasn't impressive enough, the first overall pick went next level in the first period on Monday.

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Stafford's Martin Truex Jr. Wins His Third Race This Season At Chicagoland

Newman's Chase hopes were vanquished when Stewart wrecked him in an apparent retaliatory move on the back stretch with 37 laps remaining. Elliott lost another chance to get his first Sprint Cup victory. His auto was nailed for illegal adjustments prior to the race and he started in the rear. But Johnson, who has never won at Chicagoland and hasn't made it out of the second round in the two years of the Chase's elimination format, had the fastest vehicle in Friday's practice at the ...

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Rookie Brissett, Blount lead Patriots past Texans 27-0

New England Patriots Vs Houston Texans Live Stream link gives fans access to live and on-demand Preseason games and full replays of every NFL game on demand, in high definition, including regular season matchups, the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowls.

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Braves OF robs potential Mets walk-off homer, clinches sweep

Atlanta Braves' left fielder Matt Kemp (27) celebrates with Braves' center fielder Ender Inciarte , who leaps in joy after making a leaping catch to rob New York Mets' left fielder Yoenis Cespedes of a three-run home run in the ninth inning of the Braves 4-3 victory over the Mets in a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept.

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Braves 4, Mets 3-Mets fall apart in late innings

Sanchez's 17 home runs are the most by a Yankees rookie since Alfonso Soriano in 2001. Colon carried a three-hit shutout into the seventh before ex-Met Anthony Recker started Atlanta's comeback with a two-run homer. But after a double steal, Familia allowed an RBI sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp that knotted the game. Jose Ramirez drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth with his third double of the game.

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Under-fire Rooney hits back at 'rubbish' criticism

Michael Carrick insists he does not have to prove himself to Jose Mourinho. Tottenham Hotspur were rewarded with a trip to Liverpool after crushing Gillingham 5-0 and West Ham United will face Chelsea after scraping past fourth-tier Accrington Stanley .

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Celtic, Rangers to meet in League Cup semi

There was an argument in the tunnel after the match; however St Jonhstone manager Tommy Wright played down the incident. I'm delighted they're doing so well. "We had 13 shots on target and probably another 13 which weren't on target so to score only the two goals was disappointing". "When it comes to the last minute you think you have done enough to take it to extra-time".

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Brissett, Blount score TDs in Patriots' 27-0 shutout of Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP ) - Another week, another new quarterback, another win for the New England Patriots. Brady led the Patriots to the Super Bowl title that year - and three more - relinquishing the job only in 2008, when he was injured, and again this year when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell benched him four games for his role in a scheme to use improperly inflated footballs in the 2015 AFC title game.

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Denver 'D' turns tables on Luck

Trevor Siemian tossed two terrible interceptions in the season opener, he added another one against the Colts. Talib's interception was the fifth he's returned for a touchdown since he signed with the Broncos in 2014, and that makes him the franchise's career leader in just 32 games.

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Obama announces 50-nation pledge to double refugee intake globally

Countries participating in the summit increased commitments to United Nations appeals and agencies by $4.5 billion. By requiring the states attending the Summit to deliver concrete commitments, the Summit has put responsibility sharing in specific and measurable terms.

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One-day specialist Sharma again fails India test

The hosts are playing with six batsmen, two fast bowlers and two spinners while the visiting New Zealand have gone with three spinners and two fast bowlers. Catch the live cricket streaming of India vs New Zealand first Test at Kanpur on StarSports.com and Hotstar . India will like to get past 300 as Ravindra Jadeja is still there at the crease and follow it by a disciplined bowling attack.

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Wayne Rooney tips Man United sensation Marcus Rashford for big things

The Reds skipper was a guest of Helen Evans and David May, alongside boxer Anthony Crolla and his trainer Joe Gallagher, and admits the team had a bad eight days when losing to Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford. "I've worked hard and tried to do my best for the team". "As I said before, it's not just myself - the whole team is going in and working hard", he said.

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Spurs sweat over Kane's second scan

Harry Winks, Josh Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers should all play a part, but it was 17-year-old attacking midfielder Marcus Edwards who drew the most unexpected comparison from Pochettino yesterday. "The game against Monaco was a hard one to take", Alli told Sky Sports. "I think we can congratulate their keeper - he was incredible today", he said.

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There is no bad blood between Mourinho and I, insists Ranieri

Ranieri saw £30m record signing Islam Slimani mark his Premier League debut with two goals against Burnley last week alongside Jamie Vardy, who hit 24 last season. All managers have a lot of jobs to do. "I enjoy football. Playing with Danny Drinkwater is great". Maybe he has to offer me a good red wine. Mourinho earned some respite with a win against Northampton in the EFL Cup but United had lost their previous three games and his criticism of players in the media raised eyebrows about ...

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Klopp savours convincing Liverpool win in EFL Cup

We have to think about it in a positive way". Another player who is also waiting to see whether he will be involved is Daniel Sturridge, who missed the win at Derby after missing training earlier in the week. "We could've been better in the first half with the last pass and in the second with our counter-attack but it's 3-0, all good". No need to try anything with him [vs Derby ].

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Chicago Bears: With Jay Cutler out, the weight falls on Brian Hoyer

Hoyer - who is 15-11 as a starter - completed 9-of-12 passes Monday for 78 yards. "It's just kind of one thing after another that kills drives so we got to figure it out obviously". "In fact, per carry, really our stats aren't bad, " Fox said. Don't panic: Hoyer isn't fretting about the Bears opening the season 0-2, not after playing for a Texans team a year ago that rebounded from an 0-2 start to win the AFC South with a 9-7 record.

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Bills ownership fired OC Greg Roman without Rex Ryan's approval

Roman, who was the offensive coordinator previous year with Buffalo, was portrayed as an aggrieved employee in ensuing reports. The Bills appointed assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn as their new offensive coordinator .

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Manchester City wins derby to stay flawless

De Bruyne has a goal and two assists in the league this season and is enjoying his role under Guardiola. "I know it's a risk". "We are happy. I think the spectators enjoyed it because it was open until the end". I am just trying to build on it. And what do I have? "Until my last day in England I will try to play with the ball as much as possible". "Instead Claudio said, "OK, it's football, it's happened, the situation is unlucky" and in the second half he played again, and again, and ...

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Former MotoGP champion Hayden returns as a stand

Talking about what lies ahead, Pedrosa knows that if he can " get back on the bike and get a good feeling " straight away that he will be confident. "This is an unusual experience for me because I've never been a stand-in rider before", he continued, "But I have a good relationship with Honda and when the idea first came up they were behind it and Ten Kate gave me their blessing, so it is nice to go and help out another Honda team".

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Samardzjia, Giants beat Padres 2-1 to keep pace with Mets

Pence followed with an RBI double. San Diego will counter with southpaw Christian Friedrich (5-10, 4.78 ERA). Look for him to start a handful of games down the stretch, offering the potential for a home run or two by season's end. Both are expected to receive their first big league starts tonight. Renfroe singled to left for his first career hit in the second and then singled to center in the fifth.

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Aguero: I want to lift Champions League before leaving City

They have looked irresistible at times early in the new campaign and have won every competitive match under Guardiola since he was installed in the summer. "It is our job". "With our supporters and our songs, we are stronger". "Today the stadium was not completely full so the only thing we can do is play good".

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Best Memes of the Arizona Cardinals Choking Against the New England Patriots

Well, not really. Belichick does it again. "We always talk about starts and we certainly got off to a fast start last night". It's a great way to watch how a lot of the flows of the games are going. Someday we'll learn the full brilliance of what he does. There are too many guys that love the game, have the passion for the game and want to win, want to get it right.

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Gronkowski active, set to make season debut vs. Texans

The second quarter starts now in Foxborough, and the comments section is open for your discussion, analysis, and real-time reactions to the game . Brissett is an extremely talented passer who looked good against the Dolphins last week. The Patriots' offensive line played well last week, but they are a shaky bunch and the trio of Watt, Mercilus and Clowney is top-notch. And the offense, led by Brissett's turnover-free performance in which he managed a solid game by turning to his legs ...

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Kelly: Kaepernick highlighting issue that needs addressing

I think specifically about after the Rams win, when you beat the Rams, and he was talking about injustice in America and I believe some of the players were uncomfortable with that. The poll shows 42 percent of African-Americans now say they like the 49ers quarterback "a lot", while only 2 percent dislike him "a lot". It's a humanity thing, even though a lot of people try to make it out as something other than that.

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Vegas feels like $10 million even if he likely won't win it

Walker missed the cut at both the Wyndham Championship and The Barclays following his PGA Championship win but he followed that up by finishing third at the Deutsche Bank Championship and then 13 at the BMW Championship. The question is, will he be playing at East Lake next September? The hope is he can therefore bring with him to East Lake what he left with at Crooked Stick but either way, his season-long tee-to-green stats show that just a solid week on the greens would make him a factor.

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Sanchez belts two homers to lead Yanks past Rays

According to Major League Baseball, the next-fastest player to reach that milestone was Wally Berger , who needed 51 games to do so in 1930. After a 9-17 start, NY struggled to significantly elevate themselves above a.500 record for most of the first half, forcing a "reshuffling" of the deck, to use Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman's phrase.

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Liverpool 'need to be angry' against Hull, says Reds boss Jurgen Klopp

Last night it was a new face keeping the sheet clean, Simon Mignolet replaced for the night by new signing Loris Karius. Emre Can is still to make a regular return after being slowly brought back by Klopp after an injury-filled and busy worldwide summer.

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Chiefs' Smith falls off 'same page' with wide receivers

Jets have had seven scoring drive of nine-plus plays this season. After two weeks, the New York Jets have a 1-1 in 2016. Offensively, the Chiefs are averaging 22.5 points and 352.0 total yards (251.0 passing and 101.0 rushing) per game.

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Cutler 'concerned' about thumb, Bears QB is day to day

It doesn't matter if Cutler is the quarterback for this year or the next, the Bears are not going to be a playoff team. ESPN's Jon Gruden was impressed after Wentz and the Eagles beat the Bears , saying, "He came in here with a no-huddle offense, no backset, went right down the field for a field goal".


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