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Olympics Leadership Agrees To Cede More Anti-Doping Control To WADA

But amid calls for a global and independent WADA to take charge, the agency's relations with the International Olympic Committee grew strained at the 2016 Summer Olympics. "The court of Arbitration for Sport will decide on sanctions for athletes who cheat". "This is a clear commitment by the entire Olympic movement to an independent and harmonized worldwide fight by a stronger anti-doping agency", IOC President Thomas Bach said in a conference call after the closed-door, four-hour meeting at ...

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San Francisco 49ers Report Card: Week Five

Those three scoring drives totaled just 41 yards, but proved to be enough to beat the sloppy 49ers as the Cardinals survived a week without concussed starting quarterback Carson Palmer . Louis native and Missouri alumnus, another three times. Maybe the most frustrating part Thursday was Arizona started their first two drives at their own 43 and 38 yard-line.

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Ezekiel Elliott hits the gas (again), sets Cowboys record

Stephen Elliott is a NCAA football and Cowboys columnist at EndZoneScore. Elliott, on only 15 carries, became the first Cowboys rookie with three consecutive 100-yard rushing games. "I've been comfortable all year", Prescott said. There were however two separate plays that I think tied for this category. "You have to have them all", Dalton said.

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India in command after Kohli and Rahane partnership

Kohli struck his second double century in Tests and became the first Test captain from India to achieve this landmark. As a batsman it's important to face the next ball calmly after being beaten. After the tea break, it was a one way traffic for India as both the spinners lost little time in taking the remaining four wickets before Kohli opted against enforcing the follow-on.

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Logano snatches win away from Larson in Xfinity Series

Kevin Harvick won the pole Thursday night for Sunday's Cup race, while the lineup for the Xfinity race was set per the rulebook. Larson led 165 of the 200 laps and at one point had lapped all but one auto in the field. "I wasn't trying to worry too much about points until my spotter (Freddie Kraft) just said, 'We need this spot bad, ' and he left it at that". "We're a team that should have been in the final round.

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Joe Maddon tweaks Cubs lineup with chance to clinch NLDS

I've known Boch for a while. "You just look forward to moments like that". "They're never panicked. They're never concerned". It's not that the North Siders lack this type of leadership and confidence. That's what I talk about, be present, not ideal. Commissioners exist to prevent situations like one we're facing from happening, and yet SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has let it happen.

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5 takeaways from the Eagles' first loss

The Lions' season-saving win - at least for the moment - was a gift from the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon. And in the closing minutes, you can easily argue the Lions should have been more aggressive trying to get in the end zone, instead of running it up the gut twice to burn the Eagles' timeouts while settling for a field goal.

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Indiana coach: Ohio State weaknesses are hard to find

Ohio State is 13-3 against Top 25 teams in Meyer's five seasons in Columbus. Curtis Samuel , RB, Ohio State- The third part of the rushing trio of Ohio State was their most dynamic as he averaged 9.1 yards per carry. There were two sports questions, though, and 62 percent of participants think the Ohio State Buckeyes would beat the Cleveland Browns , compared to just 23 percent of respondents who believe Cleveland would emerge victorious.

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Murray, Titans run over hapless Dolphins, 30-17

Miami fell to 1-4. Damien Williams contributed with a lovely catch-and-run for 58 yards, showing awareness and speed, but there was also inconsistency from rookie Kenyan Drake, dropping what would have been a third-down conversion. Mularkey is trying to keep the Titans focused only on the Browns (0-5), a team that has beaten Tennessee each of the past two seasons. The Titans, not to be mistaken for the New England Patriots, limited the struggling Miami offense to 200 yards of total offense and ...

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Jurgen Klopp 'in no mood' to celebrate anniversary of Liverpool arrival

I'm sure many fans - myself included - expected a Burnley-esque collapse, but the team's burgeoning resilience shone through in the second half. "It's important that when you are not brilliant, you are still able to win". "I am not anxious about my future, but I am anxious about our position in the table", said the Italian, whose side are one place above the relegation zone.

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Corey Seager: Corey Seager goes deep again in Game 2

We really, really, really needed those runs". The Nationals-Dodgers series is the first in Major League Baseball postseason history with two black managers, but Washington's Dusty Baker and LA's Dave Roberts are also now the only two black skippers in the sport.

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Cam Newton will not play on Monday night against Tampa Bay

Of course those Tampa teams didn't have Jameis Winston and Mike Evans who could feast on the depleted Panthers secondary. It has not been a very good season for the defending Most Valuable Player. Disappointing for the Bucs, because they were expected to take the next step on the road to becoming a competitive team. For weeks now, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter has said his team needs to run the ball more and be "more balanced".

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Wenger: England manager needs to be English

Wenger, who turns 67 at the end of the month, has spent 20 years with the Gunners with his contract up at the end of the season. "Both need to be on the same page on that", Gazidis said while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Vatican conference for peace and sport, as quoted by the Daily Mail .

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Trump's remarks put Mike Pence in awkward position

Jimmy Elrod, a third-generation carpenter who came from Southern California to show the campaign support, said Kaine's speech reinforced his belief that Clinton would be the next US president. When Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" in December, Pence called the proposal "offensive and unconstitutional".

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Ducks start freshman Herbert against Huskies

After the game Herbert summed up his performance saying, "I was very nervous, it was fun to play out there with those guys, but it's not the way we wanted it to end" and "not the way I wanted play I wanted to get the ball out quicker and make more throws so that I'm letting guys make plays".

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Russell Wilson has sprained MCL, status uncertain for Sunday

The Seahawks squeezed, and the 49ers burst open. "He's remarkably well off for having a play like that", Carroll said . "That's inexcusable. We knew what the play call was coming off the sideline". The Seahawks are now trusting their running game to him - at least until Rawls can get healthy again. And the 49ers' receivers were erased by the Seahawks on Sunday, as has happened in nearly every Seahawks match-up at least since 2011.

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Indians top Ortiz, Red Sox 4-3, complete sweep, reach ALCS

Ortiz - fighting through tears - came out of the Fenway dugout about 20 minutes after the conclusion of the game, and tipped his cap to thousands of Red Sox fans who stuck around hoping to catch one more glimpse of No. Jackie Bradley Jr . singled with two out in the ninth, then Dustin Pedroia drew a walk on a 3-2 pitch. Shaw , however then hit a fly ball on a 3-2 pitch, sealing Allen's second save of the series.

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Liverpool's Jordan Henderson to captain England

Rooney's name has been inked into the first XI since 2003 and at the age of 30 he stands alone as the country's record goalscorer and most capped outfield player. "Of course you want to be on the pitch, that goes without saying, but my role as captain won't change off the pitch and around the hotel with the players".

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Mickelson revives 2004 Ryder Cup flap over Tiger flop

He said: "Hopefully I get the crowd going, but I have nothing planned". "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to do this job". "I decided I wanted to go see the back nine, just walk the back nine backwards". Sutton and other past captains have been invited to hang out in the team room and at Hazeltine as a display of unity. "I know we have a great pod with Kuch and D.J.

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Seahawks-Jets featuring Christine Michael, Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, more

Find real-time game updates from KIRO 7's Cale Ramaker at the bottom of this page . Carroll said veteran RB C.J. Spiller, signed Wednesday, might play Sunday . Watched his career. So when we had a chance to get him we grabbed him. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will start Sunday against the Jets despite a knee sprain.

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Forever young: Brady feels better at 39 than 29

Oh yeah, the 406 yards passing and three touchdowns, all to Martellus Bennett, a tight end he'd never thrown to in a real game. Tom Brady has thrown for 694 yards, eight touchdowns and zero interceptions in his two games following Deflategate-related court decisions, as noted by Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann .

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Johanna Konta: I'm humbled to be in the Top 10!

Konta also earned her first WTA title at the Stanford Classic in July. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. In the men's final, Britain's Murray beat Bulgaria's Dimitrov to close in on Novak Djokovic's world No. 1 ranking. The runner-up effort from Konta also sees her move into the final spot for WTA Finals as that ongoing battle continues among players.

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US's meticulous preparations and team spirit win the Ryder Cup

CHASKA - In more ways than one, the U.S. proved up to the task as their meticulous preparations and renewed team spirit helped them beat Europe to clinch the Ryder Cup on Sunday for the first time since 2008. Mickelson had never lost any of three Ryder Cup matches he played against McIlroy, but Lefty didn't have much of a chance Saturday morning in foursomes.

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Consistent Murray reaps rewards in China while Kyrgios wins in Japan

Konta regained control in the third set, winning 73 percent of her points on the first service. Murray will square off with Dimitrov on Sunday after the Bulgarian was handed a walkover in his semi-final match with Milos Raonic. He got off to the best possible start by breaking the Bulgarian's serve in the opening game of the match before holding his own to double his advantage at the beginning of the first set.

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Bucs promote rookie Russell Hansbrough to be 3rd RB

Sims, 26, suffered a knee injury against the Denver Broncos on October 2. The two running backs played a huge role in Tampa Bay's offense last season, combining for over 2,700 total yards. But he was able to send the Buccaneers home with a victory, kicking a walk-off field goal as time expired to help the Bucs top the Panthers, 17-14.

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Rosberg "hasn't seen any self destruction" in Hamilton

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has refused to rule out Lewis Hamilton claiming his fourth World Championship, despite a deficit of 33-points between he and Championship leader Nico Rosberg . Asked if it was hard not thinking about the potential prize, Rosberg replied: 'It is not hard because Lewis is still my team-mate. Rosberg s progress was untroubled, however, as he twisted the knife with a masterful drive.

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Spurs have a pep in their step

City were harried as they attempted to play their passing game and they missed the incisiveness of the injured Kevin De Bruyne as the Spurs defence did a superb job of coping with Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling. "The belief and faith in the way that we work needs to be consistent from the start of the season and we need to concentrate that all the way to the end of the season".

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Manchester United star Rooney dropped by England manager Gareth Southgate

The teams meet in Ljubljana on Tuesday, with the build-up to the match dominated by reports England interim manager Gareth Southgate is preparing to leave the Manchester United forward out of his starting XI. FC's Craig Burley says Wayne Rooney's current form and style of play slow down the youngsters in the England squad. "I just want people to realise that you the people everyone is so quick to judge and slate are real people and have families with feeling aswell you and that's what ...

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Blue Jays Sweep Rangers With Extra-Inning Walk-Off

After a strike out of Jose Bautista , Russell Martin grounded into a near double play, but as the throw got away at first base, Donaldson raced home with the game victor and the win. Jose Bautista, RF 5. Bush had thrown two scoreless innings in relief prior to beginning the 10th. It was the longest career outing for the 30-year-old rookie, who was crucial in the bullpen while Texas finished with the AL's best record.

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Tom Brady won't talk to press because Bill Belichick found a loophole

New England had an off day defensively by their standards this season, allowing 378 yards to a Buffalo Bills squad that still remains in the bottom 6 in the league in terms of total offense. We didn't help our defense at all on offense. Cody Kessler will try to get the Browns' machine going and pick up from the improved pass protection he has showcased recently despite the tall odds.

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Brian Kelly On Change: 'I Knew What I Needed To Do'

That should be enough. Notre Dame allowed 50 points in a loss to Texas and 36 points in a loss to Notre Dame . However, dismissing him after four games suggests that the defense was the reason for the team's woes this season. The loss to Duke , 20-point underdogs, was among the most embarrassing in seven seasons under Kelly. Four chances for a big, key late-game stop, and four chances gone awry.

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Konta counting blessings after reaching world top ten

Johanna Konta has become the first female British tennis player to reach the top 10 of the WTA Tour rankings in over 30 years. Konta was ranked 146th in the world as recently as June 2015, but she climbed into the top 10 by winning her semi-final.

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Cowboys follow Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott in blowout of Bengals

Dan Bailey's PAT gave Dallas a 21-0 lead with 4:02 left in the half. And the rookie quarterback who has salvaged Dallas' season was pristine again. There have been some passes that have been tipped up, or been in the defender's hand with a shot to intercept it.

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Nats blast past Dodgers for 2-1 NLDS lead

Score four runs in the top of the third? Gonzalez was 11-11 with a 4.57 ERA during the regular season. Tack some huge insurance runs in the ninth against an All-Star closer? This game was actually supposed to be Game 4, as the October 8 match ( Game 2 ) was postponed and pushed back the play schedule for the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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CB Bene Benwikere claimed off waivers by Dolphins

Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Koa Misi is introduced on December 6, 2015. Without Misi for at least the rest of the season, 28-year-old linebacker Spencer Paysinger expects to see a lot more playing time. Benwikere struggled mightily last week versus Julio Jones, but he will help a reeling Dolphins secondary. Since then, injuries have derailed his career, as he has never again played all 16 games in one season.


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