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Key points and facts on the 2017 AFL draw

Seven Friday night games and one Thursday night fixture gives the premiers more exposure, and another big season will certainly help them capitalise. The first of two Grand Final rematches will take place at Etihad Stadium on the Friday night of round two , when the Bulldogs will unveil their 2016 premiership flag for the first time in 62 years.

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Pelicans' Davis scores 50 in loss to Nuggets

Davis made the Denver Nuggets look like they were still waiting to hit puberty. Kenneth Faried was a key stopper, drawing two charges and grabbing a tough offensive rebound for a follow-up basket. Andre Drummond got into foul trouble early and finished with 16 points and six rebounds. Davis fired in 16 of his game-high 50 points in the first quarter but was equally matched by Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic , who had 15 of his 23 in the period that ended with Denver up, 30-24.

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Will Kyle Schwarber play in the field in Chicago?

The side-to-side movements Schwarber will have to make in the outfield will put more stress on the ACL and LCL that he tore in the first week of the season. The middle of the order was in the middle of things in the third and fifth innings as well: in both cases, Rizzo walked and Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber collected hits behind him.

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Rory McIlroy gives ideal explanation for Tiger Woods' success

McIlroy says in an interview he was planning to wait until the end of the year to change because he has been playing so well. They really were. I think that from when I signed in 2013 to the improvements that they made year-in, year-out, until this year, were really good.

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Quick hits: Five takeaways from Miami Dolphins' win over Buffalo Bills

After sustaining a hamstring injury in practice earlier in the week, McCoy, who came into the contest ranked second in the National Football League in rushing yards, was held to a meager 11 rushing yards on eight carries before being pulled from the game after re-aggravating his injury.

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Bacteria to neutralize mosquitoes Zika

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation , USAID, and the Wellcome Trust are also part of an global donor coalition funding the Eliminate Dengue Programme . Jobe said that infection with Zika virus may be suspected based on symptoms and recent travel history or residence, noting that the virus can only be confirmed by laboratory testing for the presence of Zika virus in blood or other body fluids such as urine and saliva.

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Vaughan: England will be 'blown away' by India

England won the match by 22 runs. England captain Alastair Cook has insisted that he was always "confident" of beating Bangladesh despite nearly falling to their first ever Test defeat at the hands of the Tigers. But England , already without paceman Mark Wood until at least January due to an ankle problem, opted against including another seamer in their ranks for the time being as they named an unchanged squad from the two-Test series in Bangladesh .

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Aldridge says he happy in San Antonio

Just not with the San Antonio Spurs . Experts have pointed out that trading Aldridge early will most likely endanger the Spurs team. The Spurs is Popovich's team, not Aldridge's or Kawhi Leonard's . I'm more confident in what's going on and what my role is and how things go on here. I talk to Pop daily and he's always telling me that I'm doing great and trying to learn new things.

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Lead blocker Marcus Mariota escorts DeMarco Murray to end zone

They got six first downs on the touchdown drive after having three first downs in the entire first half. With the 82 yards Thursday, Murray now has more yards in 2016 than he did all of last season, his only one in Philadelphia. The Titans put up 354 yards overall in the first half, putting them on a pace for 708 yards, a total that would be an National Football League record.

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Mourinho apologizes to United fans over Chelsea humiliation

Manchester United was beaten 4-0 by Chelsea on Sunday. City's next opponents are West Bromich Albion, who they travel to play in the Premier League this weekend. "I would prefer to play (next) in the Premier League". However, it is the comments made before the game that have got Mourinho into bother. "I know we have a game in two days and I know that the players had this this run of Liverpool, Fenerbahce, Chelsea , City all within two days in between".

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Change style of play? I'd rather go home: Pep

I think I took a decision about my plans, and my plans are that Sergio and Vincent Kompany are part of the future of Manchester City. "Respect to Sergio Aguero - it was a decision, a tactical decision". We won 6-0 in Bucharest, but the result was 10-0. "Until the last day of my career as a coach I will try to play from our keeper", he said.Barca lead Champions League Group C with nine points, five ahead of City.

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Red Bull's 'Mad Max' Verstappen adds flair and drama to F1

Some do love it, some don't, so it's better I don't say anything so you have no discussions". "We'll try to do an even better job". "You always learn, but as a driver this season I think I have been pretty consistent". Max Verstappen has said that he is sure the quality of his current relationship with Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo will last. "You always have a bit of coded messages, of course".

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West Ham show what beating Chelsea meant to Slaven Bilic

Outbreaks of trouble have already been recorded at West Ham's Premier League games against Watford, Sunderland and Middlesbrough this season, and fears had been raised of a repeat with 5,000 Chelsea supporters travelling to the game between traditional rivals from east and west London.

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Ranked Kerber looks to end year on a high

Germany's Kerber needed two hours and 17 minutes to grind to victory, admitting afterwards she had to pull out her best to prevail. Adhesive tape criss-crossed Simona Halep's left knee as she took the court to face world No. "Knowing this, that I can still go into semifinals, I will be as positive as I can to win my match against Halep". "( Last year) I ended up exhausted and I was playing singles and doubles ", the Spaniard said.

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Officials in quake-ridden central Italy assess damage

Now there is no data on seriously injured or killed people, apart from a 73-year-old man who died from a heart attack after the first quake struck . These damned earthquakes won't leave us alone!" said restaurateur Linda Cappa as she distributed pastries, hot coffee and juice to the traumatised residents of Ussita in the early hours of the morning.

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Seattle's offense struggles in 6-6 tie with Arizona

Louis, and the first for Seattle since entering the National Football League in 1976. He is not in a good place with Arians, who kept trying to score a touchdown at the end of overtime. "It's disheartening to play that well and not come away with a victory". Chandler Catanzaro , Cardinals (3-3-1), hit the post on an investment of 24 yards and with less than 10 seconds left in this duel, Stephen Hauschka, who is running for the Seahawks (4-1- 1) sent an investment of 28 yards to the ...

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Seattle Seahawks have 'strange feeling' after tie with Cardinals

With a challenging road slate ahead, the Cardinals' playoff hopes are now bleak after expectations of contending for a Super Bowl berth before the start of the season. So numerous Week 8 Power Rankings have the Birdgang climbing the ladder, while others treat the tie like a loss (it did feel that way) and lowered Bruce Arians' teams in their respective pecking orders.

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Sidney Crosby scores in return from concussion

He has two points in his first six games of the season. With Dumoulin off, Reilly Smith of the Panthers made it 1-0 with a power play goal at 18:02, backhanding a rebound from the slot. Sullivan was happy with the results. In Philadelphia, Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek scored shootout goals to cap a fantastic Flyers rally. "We're grateful we got him back in the lineup and we're a better team when he's in there".

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Pakistan need six wickets to beat West Indies on final day

In reply, the tourists never came close and for the second straight match, finished more than 200 runs behind, giving Pakistan the option to enforce the follow on after Yasir Shah showed everyone how to do it, taking four wickets. Pakistan are now number two in the Test rankings behind India, while West Indies are eighth, ahead only of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. They scored too many runs on the first day, we didn't bat well in the first innings.

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Leicester aiming to improve away form, says Fuchs

Tottenham Hotspur host the Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday at White Hart Lane. "It's important we don't go back and we stay this way". When you play every three days it's very hard to maintain it and recharge the batteries. If we want to finish above mid table then we've got to start picking up points away from home.

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Any Arsenal game a great opportunity for me - Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain did just that on Tuesday. Oxlade-Chamberlain's double took his tally for the season to five, already his best haul since he moved to the Emirates Stadium from Southampton in 2011, having also scored in last week's Champions League thrashing of Ludogorets .

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Bruins to start McIntyre in net against Rangers on Wednesday

Vesey scored on a tap-in 43 seconds later. Then Boston area native Kevin Hayes noticed McIntyre leaning away from the posts so when he had the puck on the back side of Zane he bounced the puck off the Bruins net-minder to make it a 2-2 game.

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Bills' LeSean McCoy hamstrung by injury vs. Dolphins but 'should be fine'

Ajayi joins O.J. Simpson (Buffalo 1973, 1976), Earl Campbell (Houston 1980) and Ricky Williams (Miami 2002) as the only National Football League players to rush for more than 200 yards in consecutive weeks. Stills flew past Bills safety Corey Graham and Tannehill tried to hit him deep down the right sideline, but underthrew the pass. Stills got under it in time to make the catch, but Graham reached in to knock it away.

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Spurs spoil Durant's Warriors debut

The San Antonio Spurs beat the reigning western conference champs by 29 points and rained on Kevin Durant's Warriors debut. Durant led his new team with 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting, while an unusually aggressive-to-the-basket Curry added 26 with three three-pointers.

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Schwarber won't play field at Wrigley Field this weekend

This might seem a bit of a blow to the Cubs' offense considering what Schwarber was able to do in the first two games of the World Series . Indians manager Terry Francona said he has "anxiety" in making the move but feels it gives his team the best chance to win.

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New York Police Sergeant Fatally Shoots Unarmed Mentally-Ill Elderly Woman

Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of a 66-year-old woman who attempted to strike a sergeant with a baseball bat inside her Castle Hill apartment Tuesday night. Court records show Barry was named as a defendant along with other officers in two lawsuits alleging police brutality, not an unusual number of lawsuits for an officer who has been on the force for a number of years.

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2-time champion Del Potro advances to Swiss Indoors QFs

It could have been 4-0, 5-0. "In the second set I was playing much better tennis". "I'm playing well after Stockholm, which was great for my game", said the former US Open champion. In other first-round matches, eight-seeded American Jack Sock cruised past France's Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-3 while seventh-seeded Richard Gasquet of France retired after 36 matches in a 6-2, 2-1 loss to Argentine Guido Pella .

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Joe Namath slams Jets QB Geno Smith for not returning after injury

Maybe this was the turnaround for both the team and Geno . Head coach Todd Bowles came right back at Fitzpatrick , though, clowning on him for the prodigious turnover rate that precipitated Ryan's benching in the first place. "This is a show-me game. It's a show-me game". "Fitzpatrick finished the game up, and we're going from there with Fitz". "Whatever fuels the fire for a person to play and be competitive, that's what it is", Bowles said.

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Juan Mata Goal Wins Manchester United vs Manchester City 'Redemption' Derby

We are happy", Mourinho said. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed he substituted Vincent Kompany at half-time in Wednesday's EFL Cup fourth-round defeat to Manchester United because the defender claimed he "could not play anymore".

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Mourinho's Conte outburst out of context - Pedro

After an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 23 October, things have gone from bad to worse for Manchester United. Conte insisted he had moved on as Sunday's win is now in the past. The derby clash at Old Trafford, bringing together the rival managers for the second time this season, is the fourth round's most eye-catching tie.

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José Mourinho: My Manchester life is a disaster

These are special games, the sort where even when you're carrying an injury, you still want to play. "It's nice to play against good players because they are the games that you can bring out the maximum of yourself". "We had to give something back and the players gave everything against City". The Reds reached the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup in a tight Manchester derby last night, leaving City fans feeling blue.

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Early Voting Tops 274K on First Day

Turnout increased in the Wisconsin capital of Madison , is expected to double in Minnesota , and has already doubled in Chicago . Voters who are registered have the opportunity to cast their ballot starting 8 a.m. He predicted turnout on the Cape and Islands will be exceptionally high due to competitive contests for state senate and house seats. Accordingly, any small number of votes could make a big difference.

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Chicago Cubs win Game 2 to tie World Series

CHICAGO (AP ) - Kyle Schwarber wanted to play the field. It's the first time the Cubs have been victorious in a World Series game since 1945, a series they lost to the Detroit Tigers in seven games. "Tomorrow's going to be unbelievable", Cleveland slugger Mike Napoli said. Anthony Rizzo drove in Kris Bryant for a run in the first inning, putting the Cubs on top.

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Jose Mourinho apologises to Manchester United fans after 4-0 thrashing

The Reds reached the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup in a tight Manchester derby last night, leaving City fans feeling blue. "I'm happy the players did everything and they deserved to win", Mourhino said. Mourinho won three league titles, two FA Cups and three EFL Cups in two spells as manager of the London club. Guardiola has now gone six games without victory for the first time in his managerial career, but he said he had " no regrets " about selecting a weakened team.

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Raiders will struggle against the underrated Jaguars

Also, once again I need to mention our special teams unit - and in particular punter #7 M. While the offense may have lacked some explosion, the defense delivered its best effort of the year. Jacksonville hopes to extend its winning streak to three games after it opened the season with three consecutive losses, including two at home. Crabtree was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after his touchdown reception late in the first half.


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