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Murray talks down challenging for number one spot after reaching Shanghai final

Murray's victory in Shanghai was his 41st career title and achieved with very little fuss once he had comfortably negotiated a first set tie-break. "The last few months have been the most consistent I've been, so I want to keep that going towards the end of the year and finish as strong as possible".

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National Football League power rankings, Week 6: Patriots rise, Eagles fall

Tom Brady claimed there was no extra motivation when he took the field Sunday. It was a highly anticipated game to watch, and Brady had already looked to be in mid-season form from the start, despite being away from football for a month.

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Jim Henderson's Black and Gold Breakdown: Saints vs Panthers

With defensive tackles Vernon Butler (high-ankle sprain) and Paul Soliai (foot sprain) out, Carolina called an old buddy for help. To avoid such a thing, I would advocate the Panthers using Colin Jones as a personal protector for Ginn on every punt.

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Ohio State holds at No

Florida St. 14. Boise St. 15. MI (1) 4. Clemson 5. The week seven slate of games saw some insane things happen, so insane that Clemson won their game and was leap-frogged by MI for the No. 23, but the Rebels are the first team with a 3-3 record to be ranked since October 18, 2009, when Oklahoma was No. 25 after splitting its first six games.

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New Orleans Pelicans 2016-17 Season Outlook: A Return To The Playoffs?

The current agreement between the league and players runs through June 2021, but both sides have until December 15 to express intent to opt out next year. Traveling halfway around the world to take a pair of preseason losses was the least of the Pelicans' concerns. The Associated Press (via NBC Sports) noted that Davis originally re-entered Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets after rolling his ankle in the first quarter but then decided he couldn't continue and left for the ...

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LeBron James shuts down Donald Trump's definition of 'locker room talk'

But what that guy was saying - that's not. This is a sad fact of life, but it's true. Brady did not say in the interview whether he would vote for Trump, but at least for now, it seems he will remain tight-lipped about who he's supporting before next month's presidential election.

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United signings set for Liverpool match

Andy Cole has admitted that Liverpool look like genuine Premier League title contenders this season under Jurgen Klopp . Ferdinand , a predecessor of Rooney as captain of United and England , recalled being told late in his career by then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson that his game needed to change.

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Mourinho: Anfield will be tough for Taylor

United defender Phil Jones will be missing on Merseyside but Mourinho otherwise reported a fully-fit squad after the worldwide break, and he took aim at those players who spent the two weeks recuperating from injury on holiday rather than answering their country's call.

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Trump says Obama could face false accusations

Markey, who supports Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, said he believes "the fitness of Donald Trump to be president" will be the central issue of the campaign. "They've been riding this tiger for a long time ", he said. John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire were backing away from Trump only after the public release last week of a 2005 tape in which Trump bragged about being able to grope women.

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Gruen's Big Ten Glance: Big Opportunity Awaits For Wisconsin

The Buckeyes are also 4-1 against the spread, with last week's 38-17 win over IN being the lone failed cover. UW reached the Ohio State 4 and 9 yard lines in the second quarter but had to settle for field goals. As for Ohio State in closing I am going to turn the question over to you. When the fourth quarter arrived, though, the Badgers were getting worn out, as their offense mustered just 11 total yards on 11 plays in the third.

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Dodgers Make Two Roster Changes Ahead of NLCS Matchup with Cubs

Joe Maddon and Dave Roberts had to make early decisions, the first being Maddon's and pinch-hitting for Jon Lester in the sixth. By the time Justin Turner could fire it back home, Baez had slid in safely for the first postseason steal of home by a Cubs player since Jimmy Slagle in Game 4 of the 1907 World Series , according to Fox Sports: MLB .

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No. 10 Nebraska holds on to edge IN, stay unbeaten

IN certainly wasn't without chances in the 27-22 defeat before an announced crowd of 48,254 at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten ) is off to its best start since 2001 and has won seven straight games overall, including last season's bowl victory over UCLA.

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Thompson Scores 24, Warriors Beat Lakers 112-107 in Vegas

Lakers backup point guard Jose Calderon also will miss Saturday's game because of a sore left calf that Walton said had bothered him "off and on" ever since training camp began in late September in Santa Barbara. But we've put a couple of those into our offensive playbook. When most fans think of the end of that run, they immediately summon the lasting image of Michael Jordan hitting the winning shot over Bryon Russell in the 1998 NBA Finals.

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Man City, Spurs stumble as Arsenal advance

Swansea City manager Bob Bradley has insisted that he is "confident" of his ability to turn the club's form around this season. "When you see Ozil finishing today, you think a little bit that he doesn't take his chances to shoot enough", Wenger said.

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Baez Putting on Show for Cubs on Playoff Stage

How rare was that in team annals? Baez had a huge NLDS in the Cubs' series win over the San Francisco Giants, going 6-for-16, with a game-winning home run in Game 1 that provided the game's only offense. Entering the 2016 season, the 23-year-old Baez did not have a position of his own, as the free-agent acquisition of Ben Zobrist filled the Cubs' hole at second base, and Addison Russell and Kris Bryant held on to their roles as the primary shortstop and third baseman, respectively.

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Browns young and old know what to expect from Tom Brady, Patriots

The Patriots went 3-1 without Brady and Gray joked about whether Brady would be the starting quarterback for New England's Week 5 game against Cleveland. "We've worked out probably a thousand players - maybe more, I don't know", Belichick said Wednesday. The Patriots, who traded Chandler Jones in the offseason, then lost Ninkovich to suspension and Dont'a Hightower for two-plus games to injury, have had their problems at times on defense this season .

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Rain postpones Game 3 of ALDS between Red Sox, Indians

Corey Kluber didn't show a speck of rust. They had expected to start Eduardo Rodriguez but the extra day off can now allow them to start Rick Porcello , their Game 1 starter, on normal rest. “The idea was to give him maybe a little of a break, ” Indians manager Terry Francona said. The Red Sox will have Clay Buchholz on the mound for Game 3.

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Oklahoma State vs. No. 22 Texas

The under is 7-0 in Longhorns last 7 games on grass. On Sunday, Strong chose to become his own defensive coordinator, demoting Vance Bedford to defensive backs coach alongside Clay Jennings. Longhorns star linebacker Malik Jefferson said the defense doesn't have faith in the defensive plan. Oklahoma State picked up a huge bounce-back win on Saturday by beating Texas 49-31 in Stillwater.

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Tyson Fury has boxing licence suspended

Meanwhile, promoter Eddie Hearn has said a deal is "very close" for British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to defend his IBF title against Klitschko, with the vacated WBA belt also on the line. Outside of his cocaine admission Fury is also facing doping charges after a VADA test turned in adverse findings, and Fury also allegedly refused to be tested in September.

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Purdue Fires Darrell Hazell

Purdue fired HC Darrell Hazell. After four seasons at Purdue, Darrell Hazell is officially out as the Boilmakers head coach. Speaking of LSU, during the Purdue loss that sealed Hazell's fate on Saturday, USA Today's Dan Wolken tweeted that former Tigers coach Les Miles could be on the radar for the Boilermakers job.

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Nick Kyrgios fined $16500 by ATP for meltdown at Shanghai Masters

You know I'm unpredictable. "I haven't seen what he has done, but I heard", the Serbian told the media. 'I think sometimes players do need protecting as well. "That's what you're trying to do but still keep the heat there, keep that focus, keep that momentum and trying to be in the zone and have that right intensity but just the right amount".

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Thrill Bills: Buffalo Blanks Pats

Let them think". The lack of Clay's involvement in the offense has been a nagging complaint since he was signed by the Bills in 2015. The Bills were lucky that Brissett was under center and not Brady, because Taylor would not have kept up.

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Dele Alli rescues Spurs

Tottenham: Lloris 7, Walker 6, Alderweireld 6, Vertonghen 6, Davies 6, Wanyama 7, Sissoko 5, Dele 7, Eriksen 7, Lamela 6, Janssen 6. The Belgium global looked to have given the Baggies all three points against his old club when he opened the scoring on 82 minutes at the Hawthorns, before Dele Alli squared proceedings just one minute from time .

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Dez Bryant: 'I got to be America's most hated'

Dak Prescott is now the first Cowboys backup to win three consecutive games since Steve Beuerlein in 1991. "If I was coaching on the defensive side for Dallas, I don't know what to tell (linebacker) Sean Lee; I don't think he could be any closer in coverage to him".

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How To Watch #1 Alabama Vs. #9 Tennessee This Weekend

Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games following an ATS win. Todd Kelly Jr . has led the Tennessee defense with 39 tackles and 2 interceptions, while Derek Barnett has added 29 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks.

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West Brom boss Pulis hails goalscorer Chadli

It is very painful. "We feel disappointed that we missed two points, but the performance was good and I feel very proud". "If you look at the whole game we have Ben to thank", Pulis said. Former team-mate Nacer Chadli scored with eight minutes left in his first game against Spurs since leaving White Hart Lane for £13million in the summer.

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Maddon always has another trick up his sleeve

Cubs manager Joe Maddon saw the same game. "I am obviously really happy to be on the winning side", Lester said. The Cubs are in a commanding position, but they've got to go to San Francisco and finish it off. Giants: Jeff Samardzija gets the ball in Game 2 for his first postseason start in the same place he began his major league career. The bullpen final line tonight was five and 1/3 innings pitched, zero runs, six strikeouts, two hits, and zero walks.

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Blue Jays' Gibbons couldn't ask more from his pitching staff

After getting their first ALCS win since 2007, the Indians will try to take a 2-0 lead Saturday with Josh Tomlin facing Toronto's 20-game victor, J.A. Second baseman Devon Travis , who left last night's game after aggravating a knee injury, was replaced by Darwin Barney (more on that below). After a brief appearance by Bryan Shaw , it was Andrew Miller time in Cleveland, who mowed down the Jays, striking out five of six batters faced.

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Juventus beat Udinese to extend lead at top of table

Mario Mandzukic, with four goals for Croatia during the worldwide break, then had a glorious chance to score his first club goal of the season but poked the ball over the crossbar from 10 yards out after it had ricocheted into his path. Plus we still have to play Roma and Napoli , so we'll wait and see'. A free kick was awarded on the edge of the area and Dybala stepped up to curl his effort past a diving Orestis Karnezis and into the top right corner.

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Putin to Kremlin journalists: USA is watching you

Modi's hard line against Pakistan marks a departure from India's tradition of strategic restraint, and New Delhi has won expressions of support from both the West and Russian Federation over the army base attack. He said, "We agreed that the countries agreed that those who nurture, shelter, support and sponsor terror are as much a threat to us as the terrorists themselves".

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Colin Kaepernick gets rough treatment from Buffalo Bills fans

Smith got wide open behind a good Bills secondary. "Yeah, I think it's important that we hit some of our downfield throws", Modkins said plainly. So he's a talented individual, we know that. The Bills need to stay disciplined on defense to not allow Kaepernick to gash them on the ground while still locking down his weapons in the passing game.

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Brandon Sutter lone scorer in shootout as Canucks edge Flames 2-1

Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller stopped all four shots he faced in the shootout before Sutter beat Flames goalie Chad Johnson for the victor. Johnson made 30 saves in his first start for the Flames, but didn't have a chance against the Canucks' new top line of Daniel Sedin , Henrik Sedin and Loui Eriksson late in the third period.

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Miguel Montero, Cubs slam Dodgers in NLCS opener

Roberts wasn't ready to announce his rotation for the rest of the series , but hinted Kershaw likely would go in Game 2 on Sunday night. Major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks pitches for the Cubs , chasing their first World Series title since 1908.

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Rangers teammates Andrus, Odor share pain of costly errors against Blue Jays

The Rangers could elect to pay a $1.5 buyout instead of exercising their $11 million option for Holland, but he could return. Do you know how many times Yu Darvish gave up four home runs in the regular season? The Blue Jays are off to the ALCS for the second consecutive year, and will get a few much needed days of rest before facing the victor of the Indians/Red Sox division series.

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Johnson Wagner leads US PGA event by one

Piercy set a target of making three birdies because of a final stretch of holes that allow for scoring, a pair of par 5s and a wedge to the par-4 17th. He played back to the fairway and hit a superb pitch-and-run to 2 feet to limit the damage to a bogey. Lee shot a 65 to take a three-stroke lead. A day after Pak Se-ri ended her Hall of Fame career in front of her home fans, Lang almost aced the 251-yard 15th.


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