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Rival Watch: What Texas is saying about sweep by Blue Jays

The banged-up Toronto Blue Jays have two chances to close out the Texas Rangers at home. Andrus relayed the ball to second base to Rougned Odor for the first out, but Odor's rushed relay to Mitch Moreland at first to try to nab Martin was in the dirt.

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Browns QB situation more muddled after rookie Kessler hurt

That being said, McCown's status for Sunday's contest appears more questionable than Kessler's, which bodes well for the rookie keeping his starting gig for the time being. It's still unclear who will start. In the video above, cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Labbe discuss the tweet below, and why the Browns are having trouble staying healthy at QB.

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Red Sox Playoff Game Rained Out

If you have a chance to win a game, that's what's right in front of you, and that's what's important. Clay Buchholz will remain Boston's Game 3 starter, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Boston's offense is capable of slugging the team back into contention. If the Red Sox force a Game 4, it would be played Tuesday. Sunday's Game 3 at Fenway Park has been postponed.

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With Wisconsin looming, Ohio State shores up passing game

J.T. Barrett ran for 137 yards and a touchdown and passed for another score Saturday as Ohio State beat IN 38-17. The Wisconsin Badgers hope to build on their 4-1 start to the season and remain in the Big Ten West race. "I think we all would feel a lot better about ourselves if we had hit three of those downfield passes", Meyer said. In total, OSU ran 50 times out of 71 plays.

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Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott breaks one National Football League record, closing in on another

Prescott already set the National Football League rookie record for consecutive passes without an interception on Sunday, but he's now creeping up on Tom Brady's record in terms of avoiding that first career pick to start his pro career. In five games this season, he has completed 69% of his passes for 1,239 yards and a 101.5 passer rating with four touchdowns. A Bengals defender can be seen lunging for running back Ezekiel Elliott.

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Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney to start against Malta

The 30-year-old has not started a game for Manchester United since the 3-1 EFL Cup win over Northampton Town last month, with manager Jose Mourinho using him as a second-half substitute in the Premier League matches against Leicester City and Stoke City.

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Olympic Summit Proposes WADA-Led Independent Drug Testing

Among the recommendations outlined in the declaration was for a new anti-doping testing authority to be set up within the framework of WADA, with claims this would lead to a "clear segregation of duties between the regulatory and the testing bodies".

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Redskins defense gets on roll they hope continues vs. Eagles

Perhaps in recent years, when special teams play has been such a woeful department for the Redskins , the running lanes would have closed on Crowder or the opposing team would've converted the fake field-goal attempt. "Marshal stepped up to the plate. and he did a heck of a job there. But he got tripped up a little bit inside, so it wasn't as clean as we wanted it to be".

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Correct officiating impacted Redskins victory over Ravens

Smith went to the locker room, and the Ravens announced at the start of the second half that he would not return. Those are the kind of plays the Ravens signed Devin Hester for. Mosley was the Class 6A Lineman of the Year at Theodore High School in 2009 and a two-time consensus All-American at Alabama, winning the Butkus Award as the nation's best linebacker in 2013.

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It's Wayne's world no more as England finally drop Rooney

The BBC said that, in the absence of any last-minute injuries, interim manager Gareth Southgate would leave Rooney, now among the substitutes as England look to preserve their ideal record. "Sometimes that's part of the game but I've nothing really to say on it - I wasn't aware while on the pitch". "He's still captain of this team while I'm in charge".

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Giants scratch left fielder Angel Pagan with back spasms

The Chicago Cubs are just one win away from advancing to the National League championship series for the second consecutive year. The starters for this game were the Cub's MLB ERA leader Kyle Hendricks with a 2.13 ERA and the Giant's Jeff Samardzija with a 3.81 ERA.

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Indians at Fenway with chance to sweep out Ortiz, Red Sox

He showed no signs of the injury Friday, striking out seven and allowing just three singles. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion capped a three-homer burst in the fifth inning off Yu Darvish and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 Friday to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.

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Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Game 3

Red Sox manager John Farrell, with his team trailing 2-0 to the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, announced that Rick Porcello would start Game 4 if the Sox win Game 3 Monday night. He lost only once at Fenway Park all season, while Rodriguez was 0-4 at home and recorded all three of his 2016 wins on the road. But with one run in, one out, one on and the fans taunting the Indians starter - "Tom-lin!" Allen retired the first two batters of the ninth before Jackie Bradley Jr.

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Nationals beat Dodgers, lead NLDS 2-1

Four relievers combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings, putting the Nationals in position to wrap up the NL Division Series on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Zimmerman drove in two more later in the ninth on a double off the wall in right field. Jansen, the team's all-time saves leader, was yanked. As he has all season and series, Roberts shuttled relievers into the game with abandon, using three in the sixth inning alone and seven overall, literally emptying his 'pen.

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Vols' Danny O'Brien placed on stretcher, carted off field

It had allowed 684 total yards to a team without starting running back Jalen Hurd, and suffered from a revelation in running back Alvin Kamara, with his 127 yards rushing, 161 yards receiving and three touchdowns, including an easy 18-yarder to tie at 35 with 41 seconds left.

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Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

Had catcher Jose Lobaton not clobbered the go-ahead, three-run homer through stiff gusts in the fourth inning, or had the Dodgers not stranded a dozen runners, or had five Nationals relievers not combined for 4 2/3 innings of one-hit aid, Werth and his teammates might've held different outlooks.

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Tiger Woods Delays Return, WDs from Safeway, Turkey

As first reported by Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte Monday afternoon and later confirmed by Woods on his website , Woods has withdrawn from the Safeway Open, as well as the Turkish Airlines Open next month. Uncertainty is the only foe Woods has battled the last 14 months, since he last teed it up at the Wyndham Championship. If he has said that once in his career, he has said it 10,000 times.

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Red Sox roll into playoffs

And even if they don't win, one Blue Jays loss would do the trick. Yadier Molina drove in four runs and Stephen Piscotty also homered for the Cardinals, while Randal Grichuk drove in three runs and Jhonny Peralta had three hits. The Red Sox have already wrapped up a playoff spot , while the Yankees look like they'll be watching this October. Xander Bogaerts has logged 184 hits with 113 runs, 20 homers and 88 RBI.

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Bears at Colts: 3 things we learned

And who could blame them? The Bears fall to 1-4 and lost despite putting up more than 500 yards total offense. True, but at least they've got two victories. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport , Cutler could be on the bench for the remainder of the season if Brian Hoyer continues to play well. Remember, he sprained his thumb because he was running for his life.

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Cincinnati Bengals allow 28 points to the Cowboys

What else is there to say? Rookie Dak Prescott continued his impressive play as the Cowboys beat the AFC perennial playoff team Cincinnati Bengals, 28-14, in a game that wasn't as close as the final score would indicate. As mentioned, the Bengals won the takeaway battle, 1-0. WASHINGTON 16, RAVENS 10: Washington (3-2) used an 85-yard punt return by Jamison Crowder and an uncharacteristically strong performance by its defense to win at Baltimore (3-2).

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Kings Notes: Maccabi Haifa Visits; Jersey Partnership With Blue Diamond

The Sacramento Kings are the second National Basketball Association team to announce a jersey sponsor patch for the 2017-18 season which is the first year in which sponsorship patches will be allowed on in-game uniforms. Fans will find select menu items that feature high-quality Blue Diamond almonds , as well as Blue Diamond Almond Breeze beverages at arena kiosks.

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Sammy Lee and Martyn Margetson to work under England caretaker Gareth Southgate

Asked if that was his last job in football he said: "Who knows". He added: "It (potential sanctions) ranges and it depends. I think the FA made the right decision". "Now here we are, a laughing stock of world football". While some within football felt Allardyce had been harshly treated, a former FA chairman said the English governing body had little choice but to sack him.

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RTF president: Sharapova's flawless reputation behind CAS ruling

Having added the substance to the banned list, leading to a wave of positive tests, Wada then conceded there was conflicting evidence over how long it could stay in the body and gave a moratorium to some athletes . It also found that Sharapova had deliberately concealed her use of meldonium from the authorities, who require athletes to declare all frequently used medications, as well as from her own coaches and team.

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Lodha Committee offers clarification over BCCI's NZ series-cancellation claim

We have created a successful tournament like IPL . India regained the number one ranking after completing a crushing 178-run win in the second Test against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Although the committee foresaw no hindrance caused to the running of the series, Anurag Thakur, the BCCI chief, maintained on Tuesday (October 4), that a final call on the rest of the New Zealand series will be taken on Wednesday after gaining some clarity.

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San Francisco 49ers: Why the 33-21 loss to…

The second-year back pounded the San Francisco 49ers into submission in a 33-21 victory. In total, Arizona got 17 points off three turnovers by the 49ers. The Cardinals played much of the game in San Francisco's backfield, racking up seven sacks and five tackles for loss. Golden had 10 tackles and two sacks.

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Indians sweep Red Sox, set up ALCS clash with Jays

It was just flat out disappointing seeing your 22-game victor, Rick Porcello , and $30 million a year man, David Price , get embarrassed in Games 1 and 2. And.well, it does actually help the Red Sox . "Definitely exciting to get back out there", Porcello said Monday. The Indians will meet the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS beginning Friday in Cleveland.

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Trump Doubts Fairness of Clinton's Victory in Race for Democratic Nomination

The leaks were the result of another email hacking meant to influence the presidential election. According to the newly released Wikileaks materials, Clinton gave a speech in 2013 where she told a group from the Brazilian banking company Banco Itau about her "dream [of] a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders...." With the almost 2,100 emails released Monday morning, Wikileaks has now published more than 4,000 Podesta emails.

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Bengals at a low point after getting overrun in Dallas

He's also more clutch than any clown would have you believe - he's led more fourth quarter comebacks since 2006 than any other National Football League quarterback, and has the second-highest fourth quarter passer rating of any quarterback ever.

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Chargers' McCoy says his focus is on Broncos, not job status

Not only did the Raiders go for the first down, they went for it all. He scored on a 64-yard pass from Carr in the third quarter and added a 2-point conversion after Crabtree's TD. "Still battling with the knee a little bit, so I've just got to keep trusting the process and keep growing and keep getting better every week". The Oakland Raiders made a good move when they picked up free agent linebacker Perry Riley.

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Klopp on finishing his career at Liverpool FC

It looked like Swansea might hold out but as the seconds ticked away Angel Rangel charged into the back of Firmino and Milner stepped up to score his fourth penalty in the league this season. This game was a test on whether or not we'd bottle the big points we'd earned - and Liverpool passed. "He has proved that before and hopefully we can be very successful with him".

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Indians sweep Red Sox, advance to ALCS

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson (20) throws out Texas Rangers' Carlos Gomez (14) as pitcher Joe Biagini looks on during seventh inning game three American League Division Series action, in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. and reporter Sam Ryan. "They work quick and they're not afraid to go after anybody", said third baseman Anthony Rendon, who hit a two-run homer in a four-run third that chased Kenta Maeda.

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John Fox thinks media critics suffer from excessive hot dog consumption

Linebacker Willie Young said coach John Fox addressed the issue in talking with players ahead of a home game Sunday against Jacksonville. Following Brian Hoyer's latest efficient performance - a 397-yard outing in the Bears' 29-23 loss to the Colts on Sundy - Fox wouldn't discuss whether Jay Cutler will return to his starting role when his thumb sprain heals.

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Australia wary of Japan ahead of crucial World Cup qualifier

Australia back in action in Tuesday's Group B clash against Japan in Melbourne. Do the visitors gamble and start the quicksilver Asano up front whose pace and direct running present a different puzzle to solve than that which Shinji Okazaki does; do they switch Gotoku Sakai to the right and bring Kosuke Ota in on the left to replace suspended and injured players and do they perhaps gamble with a recall for Eiji Kawashima in goal? The top two teams in the group will qualify for the 2018 ...

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Lewis Hamilton tweets about withdrawn Mercedes complaint, sparks confusion

But on a day where Mercedes claimed the Constructors' Championship, what followed was downright freaky. Asked if the damp patch close to his starting position was a contributory factor, Hamilton said: "I don't think the damp patch had really anything to do with it".

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UK Anti-Doping investigating an 'allegation of wrongdoing within cycling'

The investigation follows scrutiny of Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins over the use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) and allegations of the use of a legal but controversial painkiller. Triamcinolone has been at the centre of controversy with Wiggins in recent weeks, after the Russian-linked Fancy Bears hacking group leaked his confidential World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) data, along with several other athletes.


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