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Browns trade OL Erving to Chiefs

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Erving played in Cleveland's preseason opener, but he would miss the next two games due to a calf injury suffered in practice ahead of the Browns' game against the New York Giants. It includes Phil Taylor, Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden , Barkevious Mingo , Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel . The Browns used Erving as a guard during his rookie season, but he was overmatched. Read More »

Rollie Massimino dies at 82; led Villanova to 1985 title

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Massimino coached the Wildcats for 19 years and compiled a 355-241 record at the school. Massimino has coached Keiser University for the past 11 seasons. 1-seed Michigan, No. 4-seed Maryland, No. 2-seed North Carolina and then defeated Memphis State, a No. 2 seed, in the Final Four. In his first season there, the team won the conference championship and earned an NCAA small college tournament berth. Read More »

India Red play India Green in Duleep Trophy opener

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The Vinod-Rai led CoA, during a meeting yesterday, has asked the operations wing of the BCCI to reschedule the tournament. Meanwhile, Rai said the preparation of the new BCCI constitution is a work in progress and it will be done by September 8 when the CoA will meet again in New Delhi . Read More »

Dell Technologies Championship full of intriguing storylines

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For £6.99 you can get a day pass, if you just wish to watch one of the rounds, or for just £10.99 you can get a week pass to see the whole tournament. "Had a wedding to pay for", he told reporters ahead of the first FedEx Cup playoff event. Winner: Jordan Spieth will light this place up. "It allows me to now take care of even more so, our team and to keep them wanting to come back to me". Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino gets his man, as Tottenham Hotspur announce Juan Foyth signing

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This defender was also being enticed by Paris Saint Germain over the transfer window but chose to sign for Spurs after speaking to manger Mauricio Pochettino . According to L'Equipe, Tottenham will confirm the signing of the Ivory Coast global before Thursday's deadline, while Foyth's arrival was announced ahead of what could be a busy final day for manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy. Read More »

Cowboys-Texans preseason game cancelled so Texans can return home

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Texas meanwhile opened its doors for Houston, and while the Cougars continue to workout in Austin, the university announced this afternoon that all Houston athletic evens scheduled for this weekend have been canceled or postponed. "I think we have the best fans, anyway, so just imagine what NRG Stadium will be like for that first home game". Today, the two teams made a decision to cancel the game altogether. Read More »

Royals End Drought, Rays Drop In Wild Card Chase

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Cobb gave up a run on three singles and three wild pitches in the fourth. The Royals are not only 10 games behind the Indians in the AL Central but sit six games behind in the race for the second and final wildcard spot with just 32 games to play. Read More »

Leake traded to Mariners for minor leaguer

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Mariners also pick up some cash toward Leake's contract, global slot money while giving up minor leaguer Rayder Ascanio. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have acquired minor league shortstop Rayder Ascanio from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Mike Leake and global cap space totaling $750,000 for the current worldwide signing period. Read More »

UAE stuns Saudi Arabia, hands Australia huge World Cup boost

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Midfield stalwart Honda's 91st-minute penalty at Saitama four years ago secured a 1-1 draw against the Socceroos and with it Japan's place at Brazil 2014. A win for Saudi Arabia will force the Socceroos into a third-place playoff. In the last five matches of Saudi Arabia in World Cup Qualification AFC and International Friendlies, they have won three matches against Iraq , Thailand, and Cambodia and lost one match against Australia and the other match ended in a draw with Slovenia. Read More »

Better Packages For Kyrie Irving Than The Boston Celtics Offer

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The 28-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent and has already hinted at wanting a max contract . If recovery from various hip ailments, including a bone bruise, does not proceed smoothly, there is at least a slight chance Thomas would miss most of the 2017-18 season, sources say. Read More »

Cavs No Longer Seeking Additional Player in Irving-Thomas Trade

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After striking a blockbuster deal that sent disgruntled point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas , Jae Crowder , Ante Zizic and the 2018 Brooklyn Nets first-round draft pick, they're now backtracking. If the trade can get finalized, it will be interesting to see how Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas work together in the backcourt. This means that they can re-sign him while being in the luxury tax. Read More »

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Has Rejected A Move To Chelsea

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Chelsea and Liverpool were the only clubs interested in him and were in talks with Arsenal . " The Blues had been confident of completing a deal before tomorrow's 11pm transfer deadline but that looks more remote than ever given differing views over where he would fit into the champions' starting line-up". Read More »

Who do you think will win the women's US Open title?

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A different woman has won the first three Grand Slam tournaments of the year and it's anyone's guess which player will thrive in NY. Rather like Rafael Nadal in the men's game, Pliskova has ascended to the top of the rankings at a time when her season has taken a dip. Read More »

American teenager gives Federer major scare

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Open, equaling Andre Agassi for second-most. The drama of the night ended when Federer broke 19 year-old Tiafoe back, closing the match 6-4. Any nerves were soon eased when Federer threw in four unforced errors in the opening game, including two backhands off the frame, to drop serve. Read More »

Great British Bake Off is ratings success for Channel 4

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The episode was the first to be shown on Channel 4 since it paid £75m to take the show away from the BBC , which aired the first seven series. The audience for the launch show rose to 6.5 million when those watching on +1 were included in the figures. Read More »

West Brom launch audacious bid to sign Grzegorz Krychowiak from PSG

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However the latest update, which has also been reported by Stuart James from The Guardian , is that West Midlands will be his most likely destination rather than East, and it would be an excellent signing by West Brom if it materialises. After Krychowiak returned to France last season from Sevilla, the Pole has struggled to hold down a place in Unai Emery's starting XI, competing with the likes of Adrian Rabiot, Marco Verratti and Thiago Motta , playing just 11 times. Read More »

Serge Aurier's move to Tottenham 'imminent' as work permit agreed

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As reported by the London Evening Standard , the clearance had been in doubt due to Aurier having a conviction for assaulting a police officer previous year. On 26 September he was convicted and given a two-month "convertible" prison sentence, which he is unlikely ever to serve, as well as a €600 fine and a €1,500 damages bill. Read More »

Leon Smith feels criticism of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal is unfair

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Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka , the defending US Open champion, are also absent at Flushing Meadows because of elbow and knee injuries, respectively, and will not return to the tour until next season. "I don't think there needs to be that much addressing because the players, they have the option not to play as much as sometimes they have to or want to". Read More »

Stanton strikes again; 18th HR in August ties ML record

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The Marlins outfielder continues to add to his home run total for the month and make his herculean streak look normal. Sosa had 20 in June 1998 and finished with 66 that season. This home run from Stanton was also his 27th to be hit 110 miles per hour or harder, a stat in which he leads the league. He was hitting.262 with eight home runs and 18 RBIs before the injury. Read More »

Andy Murray out of US Open due to hip injury

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There is a chance that he could follow the footsteps of last year's finalists, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka , who have also chose to end their season due to injury. "Andy's gone through something with his back before where he's had to make a decision so I'm sure he's taking stock now. Unfortunately, I won't be playing here this year". Read More »

Ronda Rousey got married during Mayweather-McGregor

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Congrats, Ronda and Travis . News of the couple's wedding date leaked on Friday when UFC President Dana White spilled the beans during an interview. Rousey, who has been hardly sighted in public since her devastating defeat to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 made a stunning transition from fearsome fighter to blushing bride. Read More »

Arsenal players 'want Alexis Sanchez exit'

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Reports in the last few days have indicated the Arsenal manager has possibly softened on selling Sanchez to City, however. In case you didn't know. " Arsenal's transfer window could be more defined by what they lose rather than what they sign". Maybe now is indeed the time to start rebuilding around younger stars, diverging away from the likes of Sanchez and embracing the youthful potential and exuberance of players like Sterling. Read More »

Jayasuriya-led Lanka selection panel quits after flop show vs India

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Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most popular cricketers on earth and besides India , the wicketkeeper-batsman has a huge fan base in Sri Lanka . "We wish to state this decision is made in the best interest of the game, which is being damaged and hindered by undue criticism and false allegations instigated by interested parties with malicious intent", a statement read. Read More »

Pakistan cricketer Sharjeel Khan banned for five years

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Asghat Haider, a member of the tribunal told reporters, "Sharjeel is banned for five years, which has two-and-a-half year suspended, after the proceedings of the case". Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed are also facing similar charges while former fast bowler, Mohammad Irfan , was banned for a period of six months for his failure in reporting an approach to the PCB. Read More »

Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk hopes hijacked by Chelsea & Arsenal

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One Twitter user claimed that a live flight-tracking site crashed due to the sheer amount of Liverpool fans trying to gather the whereabouts of the aircraft and who might be in it - although such a claim is unconfirmed. According to the broadsheet, "sources close to the player have told The Independent (Van Dijk) is still optimistic that he will be an Anfield player by the end of the window, and that it is still by far his first preference". Read More »

Injured Andy Murray to Miss US Open

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But, if he does decide to go under the knife, Smith believes Murray can take confidence from the way he ultimately recovered from the back surgery to have the best season of his career past year - as well as the form shown by Roger Federer after his own knee surgery and lengthy break. Read More »

Julian Edelman's upbeat message to fans following ACL tear

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With the exception of guys like Rob Gronkowski and Randy Moss, Brady has always had to make do with receivers that didn't stack up on other rosters. Whether to prolong Brady's window or to merely open Jimmy Garoppolo's just a crack, the Patriots are going to need a younger receiver to emerge. He suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee. Read More »

Indians-Yankees rained out Tuesday

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The Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees will have to wait an extra day to renew their inter-division rivalry at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. CC Sabathia, the Yankees' original Wednesday starter, will be pushed to Thursday and start the four-game series opener against the first-place Boston Red Sox. Read More »

Arsenal want Sterling swap as Man City close in on Alexis

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City officials are hopeful of making two signings before Thursday's deadline and there is also confidence that they will tie up a move for West Brom's Jonny Evans, despite rumoured rival interest from Arsenal themselves. Great move for Arsenal and Manchester City? Alexis agreed personal terms with City several weeks ago and informed the Gunners that he wanted to leave the club at the start of July. Read More »

Cormier: I'd fight Jones again

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The United States Anti-Doping Agency banned Jones for a year after he tested positive for clomiphene and letrozole. Jon is crushed by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a team, to support him. Cormier said the news of the potential violation made him physically ill. "I had to go to my room and lay down because my head was spinning". Because at the end of this process, if there is a suspension, I will have run out of time, because I've always said that I won't be fighting at 40, and ... Read More »

Federer survives Tiafoe scare to advance at US Open

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Federer did not drop a set en route to Wimbledon glory in July, the Swiss dug deep to take the next 6-2. The 36-year-old Federer, who has won 18 grand slam titles, started 2017 by claiming the Australian Open , then opted not to play the French Open, before triumphing at Wimbledon . Read More »

Alexis Sanchez submits transfer request at Arsenal

According to the latest reports , it is believed that Manchester City are willing to offer a whopping £70 million + Raheem Sterling for Sanchez. The Chile global posted a picture on Instagram of himself cutting a dejected figure after the defeat amid rumours he wants to leave the club before Thursday's transfer deadline. Read More »