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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to join NBC broadcasting booth after he finishs career

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Everyone assumed that the job would be focused exclusively on NASCAR races, but NBC executives said that Earnhardt might also join teams covering the National Football League and upcoming Olympics games. "I will devote my heart and soul to this broadcast team and pledge my very best to the millions who watch it", he continued. Sports Executive Producer and President Sam Flood said that his job may extend out from NASCAR. Read More »

Knight suffers torn ACL, could miss National Basketball Association season

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A concrete timeline was not given by the team in the announcement, with the Suns saying that will occur after Knight undergoes surgery to fix the tear. Last season, Knight averaged just 11.0 points per game, a career low, in 54 appearances - 49 of them off the bench. He has struggled to latch on and find regular playing time, and was shut down on March 17 of last season despite being healthy. Read More »

Michael Vick will work for Chiefs as coaching intern

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Vick likes the idea of coaching because it would give him a chance to do something that he was never able to do during his 13-year career: Win a Super Bowl . Obviously, I would love it with the Falcons as well. He was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison for operating an unlawful interstate dog fighting venture. Read More »

MSNBC Hits No. 1 for First Time in 21-Year History

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MSNBC has traditionally surpassed CNN in ratings but fallen behind Fox News' dominating prime-time lineup that for years featured Bill O'Reilly at 8 p.m. MSNBC was second in both timeframes with 1.84 million in primetime and 955,000 in total day. Lawrence O'Donnell's "The Last Word" tied with Fox's "Hannity" in the 25-54 category, but lost to the 10 p.m. Read More »

World Cup glory can Shrub off on the next generation

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India were chasing 229 and were on track with 191 for 3 before losing seven wickets for 28 runs. If someone had said to me that all this time later I'd be at Lord's, winning a World Cup final, I would have laughed them away - you never think that sort of thing happens. Read More »

7 govs leave for London to see Buhari

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But I'm not happy that someone like the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, or his Rivers State counterpart, Mr. Nyesom Wike, is not on the delegation. But investigations showed that no date had yet been fixed for the President's return. Governor Okorocha said President Buhari was completely unperturbed by the cocktail of lies. Read More »

Phelps loses by 2 seconds to simulated shark in 'Shark Week'

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Was the shark going to be forced into a caged-in lane? "In Phelps vs. Shark , we enlisted world-class scientists to take up the challenge of making the world's greatest swimmer competitive with a great white. But there was still a chance of Phelps getting bit, on account of him swimming in the shark-infested waters off the coast of South Africa - described by experts as "the White Shark's realm". Read More »

Juve Pull Out Of The Race For Nemanja Matic

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Apparently, United will have to overpay, with a supposed "Lukaku tax" in order to acquire Matic. With the ageing Michael Carrick now coming towards the end of his career at 35 years old, if Mourinho were to sign his former player it may prove to be an invaluable signing, someone who has composure and can pass the ball expertly. Read More »

Nets acquire Allen Crabbe from Blazers

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Allen Crabbe will end up in Brooklyn after all. Almost $40 million over the salary cap this summer, the Blazers are forced to slash their payroll, making Crabbe expendable. Allen Crabbe of the Portland Trail Blazers . The move creates potential financial flexibility for Portland, who have been rumored in trade talks involving the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony in recent weeks. Read More »

Crystal Palace confirm Riedewald signing

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De Boer, who handed Riedewald his first-team Ajax debut in 2013, has been bidding to strengthen the Palace backline after being priced out of a move for Liverpool defender and former loanee Mamadou Sakho. Riedewald is Palace's second summer signing, following the loan capture of Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Ajax aren't the only Eredivisie side who are interested in the defender with the report also indicating that Heerenveen and PEC Zwolle are also keen on the 2016 United U21 ... Read More »

Monaco's Mendy moves to City

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They paid £35m to Benfica for the Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson , £45m to Tottenham for Walker, £26.5m to Real Madrid for Danilo and fees of £49.3m and £42.5m respectively to Monaco for Mendy and Bernardo Silva . "They belong to the same football family and I think that can only be beneficial for me and the rest of the division as well". "For such a young player, he has a wealth of top-level experience", he said. Read More »

Barbara Sinatra Dead at 90

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Barbara is survived by her only child, Robert, whom she shared with her first husband, Robert Oliver . It was Sinatra's fourth and final marriage, and the longest-lasting one. Before Frank, Barbara was married to Zeppo Marx , straight man of the Marx brothers, from 1959 until 1973. She used her fame for massive charity efforts, including founding the Barbara Sinatra Children's Centre in 1986, which provides support and counselling for abused children. Read More »

John Elway gets new five-year deal from Broncos

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Entering his seventh season as the Broncos' lead football executive, Elway has overseen a team that has totaled the second-most overall wins (73) in the NFL since 2011 while capturing five AFC West Division titles and appearing in two Super Bowls . Read More »

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson shows off his pinpoint accuracy

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They asked for phone records for the day prior and after as well so Ole Miss would not become privy to what they were looking for. Luke lightly detailed the events of Thursday. "And I said yes", Luke recalled. Hugh Freeze was forced to resign last week after it was discovered he called an escort service. . Following Luke's press conference, new associate head coach Wesley McGriff as well as quarterback Shea Patterson, offensive linemen Javon Patterson and defensive lineman Breeland ... Read More »

Mueller double helps Bayern see off Chelsea in Singapore

Marcos Alonso scored in first half added time and Michy Batshuayi converted Morata's assist to ensure the game finished 3-2. Chelsea's new £65million signing from Real Madrid even helped set up a goal for Batshuayi but could not prevent defeat after Thomas Muller's goals put Bayern out of sight. Read More »

Bayern Boss Puts Price On Manchester United Target Renato Sanches

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Manchester United are again being linked with Chile global Vidal, who had been a target when Louis van Gaal took charge of the Premier League side in 2014, but Ancelotti said the 30-year-old is not for sale. Inter are reportedly willing to do whatever it takes to secure the services of Arturo Vidal , one of the most important players for Bayern Munich this past season. Read More »

Big Ten Notebook: Conference modifies FCS scheduling rule

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Wisconsin defeated Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl after its loss to the Nittany Lions. "It was a good football game", Chryst said. How will the Huskers answer all of these questions. The Big Ten has three bona fide Heisman hopefuls this season: Saquon Barkley , Trace McSorley and J.T. Barrett . Ten Big Ten standouts are earning mention on this year's preseason watch lists for the Biletnikoff Award (presented annually to the nation's top receiver) and the Wuerffel Trophy (given ... Read More »

Singapore's Schooling sets Asian record for 50m butterfly at World Championships

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Sounding disappointed, Schooling said after the race this morning: "I can't ask for more, three best times in three swims. I'm just happy to get under 23sec", he said. The move means that Quah Zheng Wen will be the only Singaporean competing in the 200m butterfly on Tuesday (July 25). As you can see, everyone's like half a second behind the world record, so it's all about winning this event. Read More »

Antalyaspor in running to sign Jack Wilshere from Arsenal

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Wilshere's future seems set to be away from Arsenal having fallen down the pecking order in the Gunners midfield. Wilshere could yet remain at Arsenal and see out the remaining 12 months of his contract before leaving on a free transfer next season - a scenario the Gunners want to avoid. Read More »

Twins Complete Deal For Jaime Garcia, Send Huascar Ynoa To Braves

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The Twins will assume all of the approximate $4.7 million owed to Garcia this year and all but $100,000 of the remaining salary owed to Recker, who has a one-year, $800,000 contract. "It was a real tough decision" to offer him back to Boston, Molitor said. So the Red Sox made it for them. "We were only a month away from an expanded roster but it was still something we felt like we had to do". Read More »

Penn State kicker Joey Julius no longer with team

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Julius, who attended Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, Pa., averaged 62.1 yards per attempt with 45 touchbacks as the team's primary kickoff specialist last season. Just as an update I am doing well and the treatment is helping. "So I would say, in totality, it's maybe the most hard set of circumstances I've ever been asked to participate in and assist with". Read More »

I'm staying at Real, says Cristiano Ronaldo

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Zinedine Zidane has quashed speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid following rumour mill churning out stories that he wants to return to Manchester United . "We all dream. Of course, I would consider it if Madrid made an offer. He [Mbappé] is good but I'm only thinking about tomorrow's game and preparing for the season ahead". Read More »

Manchester City still hoping to sign Alexis Sanchez

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This summer has already seen one major incident of an illegal approach being made, with Liverpool reported by Southampton to the Premier League over a move for defender Virgil van Dijk, which saw the Anfield club issue an apology and publicly end their pursuit. Read More »

Manchester United favourites to seal £40m transfer deal with Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has given the green light for Matic to move to their Premier League rivals. "I can't say any word about a player that is a Chelsea player, it's hard". Conte is certainly making his mark on the club after only one full season in charge. Matic has been influential in two title triumphs during his time with Chelsea, but if the Telegraph are to be believed, his days in West London are numbered. Read More »

Liverpool suffer blow in bid to sign top 22-year-old

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The versatile midfielder was rather nervous after an initial start from Demme and chose to take his revenge with an overly fierce and completely unnecessary tackle. The Reds have already had two bids rejected for the 22-year-old, the second offer reaching £66m. Meanwhile, Keita has apologised to his team mates, somewhat reluctantly according to Bild . Read More »

Jordan Spieth eyes career grand slam at PGA Championship

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Kuchar, 39, whose best Grand Slam result was a 3rd place at the Masters in 2012, believed he was finally holding his "Grail" when he took a step ahead of Spieth at the 13th hole. However, the last six times he has held a 36-hole lead, he has converted five. On setting the record: "I had no idea whatsoever it was the lowest at all". Read More »

Gausman, Orioles Hand Rays Season-Worst 5th Loss In Row, 5-0

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Jones, who also doubled and singled, has an RBI in six straight games. Romo, who helped the Giants to three World Series titles, struggled in 30 appearances with the Dodgers with a 6.12 ERA in 25 innings. "We just didn't have it for him.". Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Steven Souza is the leadoff man for Monday night's matchup against the Baltimore Orioles . Read More »

Paxton reaches 10 wins, as he and relievers blank Boston

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A 1-2-3 fifth inning allowed Rodriguez to pitch into the sixth, but after allowing a one-out single to Heredia, the left-hander was pulled from the contest at 99 pitches. Rodriguez was masterful in throwing six scoreless innings versus the Mariners on May 26, however, to improve to 1-0 with a 0.73 ERA in two starts against them. Read More »

Real Madrid Agree €180m Deal For Kylian Mbappe From AS Monaco

Mbappe's tremendous form has seen him linked with a big move away all summer, with Real Madrid long thought to be his preferred destination if he were to leave Monaco . It is claimed by various sources on Monday including Marca in Spain that Mbappe would sign a six-year deal at the Bernabeu before being loaned back to the French champions for a season. Read More »

Chargers to work out Griffin III

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If Griffin shows something in his workout with the team, he'll likely get a chance to try and win that job away from Clemens in camp. The Chargers might be the ideal career reset for Griffin. Through his career, Griffin III has thrown for 8,983 yards for 42 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. Additionally, Griffin missed three quarters of the season past year in his lone season with the Browns, and it'd be interesting to see how the Chargers view his durability after another injury-plagued ... Read More »

National Basketball Association star Draymond Green being sued for assault, battery

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Draymond Green now is facing a civil lawsuit for assault, battery and making misleading statements, attorney Lisa Bloom announced in a press release Monday. Green has had off-court issues in the past. Past year he was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge for hitting a former Michigan State football player - Jermaine Edmondson - outside an East Lansing bar. Read More »

Golden boy Adam Peaty sets new world 50m breaststroke record in Budapest

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The 22-year-old Uttoxeter swimmer set the world record of 26.42 seconds en route to winning 50m breaststroke gold in Kazan, Russia two years ago. Peaty is aiming to add to his tally of four World titles in the shorter 50m. "It's parked and we've done", he insisted. "Obviously that was tough after yesterday, but with an evening and a bit more rest there should be a bit more", said Horton. Read More »