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NFL Week 3: Texans-Patriots - Four Things To Watch For

The New England Patriots are staying tight-lipped about their plan for taking on the Houston Texans at Gillette on Thursday, including whether a few key players will be healthy enough to play. "I say patience because that's a long time to sit and not play". Furthermore, if Garoppolo is going to be out for an extended period, the lack of depth in the position behind Brady when he returns is also worrisome for the Patriots.

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Davis Cup: Leonardo Mayer heroics knock out defending champion GB

Great Britain's defence of their Davis Cup title ended in a semi-final defeat by Argentina after Dan Evans was unable to repeat his past heroics. Evans had 30-30 on the Mayer serve in that very first game then had the break of serve, the Argentine appearing ill at ease in his first experience of a deciding rubber.

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Cris Cyborg makes weight for Saturday's main event

Cyborg, the Invicta featherweight champion and 11-year MMA professional, debuted in the UFC in May, defeating Leslie Smith by TKO at UFC 198. Cyborg was 163.8 pounds on Monday , and much was made about her video blog, which showed her arguing with nutritionist George Lockhart over his recommendation that she use birth control pills during her weight cut.

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Fabregas sends heartfelt message to Chelsea fans

Fans in the 100PercentChelsea clip were unanimous in their response with one saying "he's going to tear s*** up against Arsenal" in the Premier League grudge match. "It's a new situation for me in my career after 13 years of basically playing all the time for my club and national team", he said. "But the last thing I will do is complain, just give up or feel down".

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Mourinho loses his cool with blast at 'Einsteins'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at the "football Einsteins" who have criticised him during the club's recent run of three straight defeats. I think a cup game against City at Old Trafford is the flawless draw for us". It's vital United come away with three points on Saturday as they look to regain a foothold in the title race.

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US Open: Karolina Pliskova beat Serena Williams to reach final

Kerber won the toss and elected to receive, perhaps for two reasons: Her serve remains the biggest question mark in a game otherwise full of answers, and it made sense to force Pliskova to deal with an early test of nerves. She began by winning the Australian Open. "When you're hampered, you're thinking of other things". If I was exhausted I should definitely get into a new career.

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Nathan MacKinnon's filthy OTGWG against Sweden — NSFW

Sweden secured top spot in the group, despite the defeat, and will take on Team Europe in the semi-finals. "It'll be fun to see what happens if they come together". Sedin was laughing and shaking his head when reporters asked about the start of the game. The first couple shifts, afterwards we were just laughing.

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Okla. Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Terence Crutcher's Death, Released on Bond

The footage doesn't make things entirely clear regarding the exact moment when Shelby opened fire. Here's a look at the early evidence and different accounts of events. If convicted, Shelby faces between four years and life in prison. Kunzweiler said a warrant has been issued for Shelby's arrest and "arrangements are being made for her surrender to the Tulsa County sheriff's department", where Shelby was previously employed.

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Australian Open: Early Odds After the US Open

It was so much emotion". With three grand slam titles, Wawrinka has been able to break the dominance of Big Four, comprising the quartet of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer Andy Murray and the Serb, who have shared 46 major titles among them. The brothers also joked that under the rules, Djokovic could take a separate time-out for each of his toes. Wawrinka complained to the chair umpire about the 6-minute break, and Djokovic looked over and apologized.

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Russian Federation survives North America's late surge for 4-3 win

Goal #2 for Russian Federation comes off a bad bounce from the glass stanchion. Just over two minutes in and with Europe already on a power play, Czech defenseman Michal Kempny jumped on a loose puck in the crease giving Europe a penalty shot.

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to Have Knee Surgery Thursday

Of course, I am kidding-there are plenty. Adrian Peterson will undergo surgery on his right knee to fix a torn meniscus and Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says the star running back could return this season. I know everybody is all concerned about we don't have this or we don't have that, but it's a team. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will undergo knee surgery Thursday and will be out indefinitely.

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Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson undergoing surgery Thursday for meniscus tear

He returned to rush for more than 2,000 yards in 2012, when he was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player. But the truth of the matter is, Bradford's discolored left hand, bruised after being hit by Clay Matthews in the Vikings great win over the Packers on Sunday night, is small potatoes on the Vikings injury menu.

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Colts lose Donte Moncrief for 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury

Luck did not practice at all on Wednesday. More important, he's expected to be under center Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts face a must-win situation against the San Diego Chargers at Lucas Oil Stadium. BOSA UPDATE: Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa practiced in pads for the first time this week, but still might not be ready to make his National Football League debut because of a hamstring injury .

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NITI Aayog Targets 50 Medals For India in 2024 Olympics

The central government's think-tank Niti Aayog has devised a short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50 medals at the 2024 Olympic Games. The efficacy of this strategy is evident from the fact that Kenya and Jamaica participated in only two sports but the two nations bagged as many as 100 and 78 medals respectively at the recent Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

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McLaren strongly denies Apple acquisition talks

McLaren Technology Group said it is not in talks with Apple amid rumours that the USA company was considering a takeover bid. We've all seen their latest range of devices and creations, and we've also heard about their desires to build their own auto.

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NBA, union see players' ideas for change

The NBA and the NBPA is aiming for meaningful action amidst social issues. The rule states: "Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line during the playing of the national anthem".

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Chase Elliott: So close, Chase Elliott finishes Chicago 3rd

In last year's Chase opener at the 1.5-mile oval, Harvick shoved Jimmie Johnson after a contentious race. PENALTIES: Based on new rules announced last week , Johnson could receive a 10-point penalty, which would drop him into a tie for 12th in the Chase standings.

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Reports Say Hornibrook Will Start For Badgers

There's nothing that gets the blood pumping quite like a full-fledged quarterback controversy as your team is about to enter the gauntlet in conference play. The home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. So of course Dantonio has no idea what the Badgers are thinking for the upcoming game. Houston was ineffective against Georgia State, although he was plagued by drop passes, a fumble at the goal line and a missed field-goal attempt.

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Bruce Arians Criticizes Multiple Players After Loss vs. Patriots

They constructed a game plan for fill-in Jimmy Garoppolo that maximized his skills and minimized his flaws, and got just enough points out of it to win. I think that was a great way to start the game for our team. This thing about the National Football League, you've got to enjoy this, you've only got this day.

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MacKinnon scores OT victor, Swedes win group at World Cup of Hockey

Canada and Russian Federation will renew hockey's greatest rivalry when they clash in the World Cup of Hockey semi-finals, while the other matchup features a team with no history and possibly no future when Team Europe meet Sweden. MacKinnon's goal came moments after Sweden's Daniel Sedin had a chance to end the game but was denied on a breakaway. It's fun, going to be very stressful tomorrow.

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Korean duo lead way after Evian opening round

Having shared the lead with South Korean compatriot Park Sung-hyun after the opening round, Chun turned on the style on Friday to edge ahead going into the weekend. Park, meanwhile, has followed up her good form from the US Open, where she led at the halfway stage and finished tied for third. Even when she doesn't win she seems to find herself in the mix, as evidenced by the fact that she has finished in the top-five in seven of her last eight starts including wins at the Arkansas Championship ...

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'Ride With Norman Reedus' Scores Season 2 Order at AMC

The new episodes will air later next year and house six one-hour episodes filled with classic choppers. The president of original programming said, "We're so excited to continue this journey with Norman Reedus". It must be said that at the dawn of its seventh season , the series works better than ever and still attracts fans worldwide. The Walking Dead returns for season seven on October 23 on AMC.

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California firefighter killed in vehicle crash on way to fire

Gusts are expected to build Friday, turning by the weekend into the season's first significant Santa Ana wind event. The Canyon fire has burned 12,518 acres on the South Base portion of the military facility. Roughly 300 people are now working on the scene, including fire crews from the base, U.S. Forestry Service, Cal Fire, and Santa Barbara County. Some residents reported being turned away from the Utah gate at the base and officials told people to try again, saying "the miscommunication ...

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Soros is investing United States dollars 500 million in migrants

The new facility will make it possible for donors to respond quickly and substantially to future refugee crises that might occur in middle income countries. Leftist billionaire Geoge Soros is making waves once more, this time financing a global refugee boondoggle. The investment comes in response to the Obama administration's " Call to Action " initiative, asking USA companies to help ease the migrant crisis.

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Russia Beat Team North America At Its Own Game

Goal #2 for Russian Federation comes off a bad bounce from the glass stanchion. Ekblad was seemingly hurt in North America's 4-1 win over Finland on Sunday when Leo Komarov shoved him into the boards. Evgeny Kuznetsov snuck by Morgan Rielly and scored a narrow angle goal. And while Team USA's goaltending trio of Jonathan Quick, Ben Bishop and the Devils' Cory Schneider is one of the tournament's strongest, Team North America is starting Matt Murray , who only just backstopped the Penguins ...

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Andy Murray misses his grandfather's funeral to play for Great Britain

Had Edmund defeated Guido Pella, Britain would still have been in a decent position, but he went down 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-3 6-2 to leave Argentina 2-0 up after day one and needing just one more point to secure a fourth final appearance in 10 years.

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Jonny Evans: West Brom will target Stoke full-backs

Pulis will reach 1,000 competitive games as a manager this weekend and does so at Stoke's bet365 Stadium where he spent 10 years across two spells. The Potters have accrued just one point from their opening five matches, leaving them bottom of the table and already three points from safety.

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Jurgen Klopp Unimpressed With Suggestion Ragnar Klavan Has Been Dropped

Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool to maintain their aggression against Hull City. "I can not remember a lot of space in the games we played against Chelsea or Tottenham (a 1-1 draw). Striker Daniel Sturridge also sat out at the iPro Stadium after missing training with a niggle which could put his place against the Tigers in doubt.

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Court reopens case against Neymar for Barcelona transfer

Naymar's Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi is also at the centre of a criminal case in Spain. Neymar, who has extended his contract with Barcelona until 2021, has denied any wrongdoing in the matter. DIS claims it has not received its financial dues from the transfer of Neymar from Santos to Barcelona in the summer of 2013. Neymar was reportedly ordered to pay over €45m in fines and back-taxes in March over alleged fraud in relation to image rights.

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Mourinho hits out at 'Einsteins'

Despite the high praise given to his opponents, Ranieri also warned of the danger his Premier League champions would possess, perhaps reassuring supporters after a relatively indifferent start to the season. "Rooney's form is like Man United's form. It is normal. When you go in this big stadium you want to show your best". A three-time Premier League victor at Chelsea, he added: "I always said since day one that my title ambitions were also a motivational factor".

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North America's OT win gives young talent new hope

Sweden, who got the point they needed to secure a berth in the semi, began the eight-team tournament as a clear favorite to reach the finals but speedy Team North America wasted little time in showing they were not intimidated. It takes something truly special for hockey, let alone a tournament many weren't even anticipating, to create a reaction that strong and that positive.

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ICC lifts bowling ban over Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny

But after reassessments in Brisbane this month, the ICC has concluded that left-arm spinner Arafat and seamer Taskin can resume bowling immediately. With the ban on his bowling lifted, Taskin is now available for the Afghanistan One-Dayers.

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Klopp set for selection dilemma ahead of Hull

He had a few issues after the game, he didn't train but he trained yesterday (Wednesday). "They want our points". Jurgen Klopp has decisions to make as his Liverpool side prepare to face Hull this weekend, with his players given the chance to impress during training on Thursday.

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Steelers offense not lacking for options

Grimble hadn't caught a pass in a game that counted since his junior year at USC in 2013 and yet Roethlisberger didn't hesitate when he saw Grimble lined up one-on-one late in the first quarter, a play that ended with Grimble stretching across the goal line for a 20-yard score.

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Middlesex seal County Championship glory

Somerset had beaten Nottinghamshire yesterday, meaning that the west country side would be champions if there was a draw at Lords. We were on the back foot for pretty much the whole game. With a hat-trick ball to give him 10 wickets in the match and, more importantly, wrap up a dramatic championship victory, the seamer ran in and bowled Ryan Sidebottom behind his legs, knocking leg stump out of the ground.


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