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Sharapova in, Cilic out of US Open

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Wozniacki was furious that she was sent to play her second-round match on an outside court, while five-time Major victor Sharapova was scheduled twice on the tournament's biggest arena. While Williams is defying time at age 37 and Querrey is 29, the rest of the group has an average age of 23.5, meaning there's some talent you can get excited about seeing for years to come. Read More »

Arsene Wenger admits that Thomas Lemar rejected Europa League Arsenal

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A source confirmed to ESPN FC on Thursday that Arsenal had made a club-record bid for Lemar not long before the transfer window shut at 11 p.m. BST. FA Cup holders Arsenal, who managed to keep hold of Chile worldwide Alexis Sanchez this summer, made a last-ditch bid to sign highly-rated Frenchman Lemar on deadline day. Read More »

Croatia qualifier abandoned after heavy rain

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Taking into account the FIFA Rules, which require mandatory resumption of the match within 24 hours if the conditions on the field allow it, as well as the fact that it was nearly impossible to find a new date for the match, it was decided that the match will be resumed on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Read More »

Steelers acquire safety JJ Wilcox from Tampa Bay

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Sources say Mike Mitchell and Sean Davis both expect to play Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns , but they've missed some time in the preseason, with Mitchell missing more than a month. He was brought in to challenge for a starting role but wound up behind Chris Conte and Keith Tandy on the depth chart. The Steelers now have just two healthy safeties, Sean Davis and Robert Golden on their roster. Read More »

Stacy Lewis wins, gives earnings to hometown relief efforts

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Lewis rode a flurry of early birdies to take control of the tournament en route to shooting a seven-under-par 65 in Saturday's third round. She let her putter fall to the ground as her ball went into the hole, then waved to the fans and cried in the arms of her husband during tehir embrace on the 72nd green. Read More »

Wayne Rooney speaks about the flawless signing for Manchester United

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The Belgian has already netted three Premier League goals this season and Rooney believes the striker has the all the qualities to make the Red Devils better. To score in your first games after you've been transferred for a lot of money, it's great to get that pressure out of the way. Van Nistelrooy is well aware of the scrutiny Lukaku will come under this year and beyond. Read More »

'I was just having fun' - rookie Stroll makes Monza front row

Grosjean accused F1's race controllers of "double standards" for ignoring drivers' warnings of the dangers after he crashed in Saturday's rain-hit qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix . "A lot can happen, if it will be dry I definitely don't think we will be able to hold off Ferraris and Mercedes all race, but if it's wet then anything is possible". Read More »

Broncos awarded no players off waivers; DL Kyle Peko signs

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The Denver Broncos were awarded no players off National Football League waivers on Sunday morning. A source said the Vikings paid Lee a bit more than the $7,200 minimum to stick around after San Francisco and Buffalo expressed interest in putting him on a practice squad. Read More »

Cut by Bills on Sunday

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He rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown as a rookie. The Bills may feel comfortable with Mike Tolbert and Joe Banyard behind McCoy, or perhaps the team has another move in the works to acquire a replacement running back. The Bills made several pre-emptive moves in trading wide receiver Sammy Watkins, cornerback Ronald Darby and linebacker Reggie Ragland over the past month, and releasing six players on Tuesday. Read More »

Federer edges Youzhny in 5 sets at US Open; Nadal needs 4

Kohlschreiber, the German 33rd seed, eliminated Australia's John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. In his opening two matches at the US Open , a misfiring Federer had been forced to five sets, first by American Frances Tiafoe then Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton lost for words after claiming record 69th pole

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During Friday practice, Hamilton was one of just four drivers to receive audible cheers as he took to the track (along with Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and former-Ferrari star Fernando Alonso ), but on Sunday afternoon he was met with boos and jeers from the large grandstand overlooking the grid. Read More »

Greece 1-2 Belgium

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Other than the hosts, they are the first European team to qualify, joining Brazil, Mexico, Iran, and Japan as guaranteed participants at the controversial tournament. All three goals came in a five-minute second-half period, which began with Vertonghen firing Belgium ahead. Both teams had plenty of chances in the early going but it took until the 70th minute to break the scoreless tie, as Jan Vertonghen unleashed a lightning bolt strike from way outside the box . Read More »

UNC goes with LSU graduate transfer Harris at QB vs. Cal

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The defense had one last chance to prove themselves when Cal took over possession up by four with 7:12 left in the game. His longest run covered 47 yards. "Unfortunately we lost the game because of it". "I think the coaches did a great job of preparing us, we just didn't execute and we made some mistakes that hurt us, and that's all it was". Read More »

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advance at US Open

I think I played a very clean match tonight, I couldn't be happier. Another American advanced when No. 20 seed CoCo Vandeweghe outlasted No. 10 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, and 15th-seeded Madison Keys hoped to join them later when she faced No. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas might be out until 2018

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Cleveland initially traded Irving for Isaiah Thomas , Jae Crowder , Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets ' unprotected 2018 first-round pick. While the consensus first overall pick was Markelle Fultz from the University of Washington, the Boston Celtics chose to trade the first overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the third overall pick and the rights to a valuable first round pick. Read More »

Redskins Talked Su'a Cravens Out of Retiring

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Cravens had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in early August, and though he hasn't yet returned to practice, he was expected to return to action before Week 1, and was projected as Washington's starting strong safety. "Shocking", Redskins safety D.J. "He has to handle what he needs to handle, whether mental or with his family". That's tough. I'm not in those shoes, so I can't speak on him, so whatever he's dealing with I'm praying for him and hopefully he'll be back. Read More »

India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Colombo

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Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who shared an unbeaten 101-run stand with young gun Manish Pandey, is once again expected to add to the fireworks lower down the order against a toothless Lankan attack. Earlier, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar produced a disciplined bowling effort to pick up a five-wicket haul as India restricted Sri Lanka to 238 runs. Read More »

Alonso: Top five possible in Monza qualifying thanks to rain

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How long can you wait before you've got upset drivers, upset partners and upset fans? "Tomorrow is when the points are distributed, and I'm optimistic in the race we can have a good go". "It's more than one problem but it's fairly consistent". The MGU-K and the MGU-H, we've had lots of failures there. A clause was added to the sport's regulations past year that stipulates that were any team to be left without an engine partner then one of the sport's remaining power unit manufacturers would ... Read More »

Federer, top seed Pliskova back in action at US Open

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They weren't even that tough, to be quite honest because there was a lot of 6-1, 6-2 sets. I'm happy that today was straight. "I guess I maybe needed just a few hours here on this court", said Federer of his improved display on Saturday. Upsets have scrambled one half of the men's bracket, but everything is mostly as expected on the other side. It's different playing him in a first round than in a fourth round. Read More »

A More Vintage Federer Wins Easily over Lopez

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That was the first time in the 36-year-old Federer's career that he opened a Grand Slam tournament with two consecutive matches that lasted five sets. "I know I can not play very well always, and not the whole match". The 2009 champion swept past No. 11 Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Upsets have scrambled one half of the men's bracket, but everything is mostly as expected on the other side. Read More »

Gareth Southgate: 'Jordan Henderson will captain England against Slovakia'

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Fans showed their discontent at an underwhelming showing both during and after England's 4-0 win over European minnows Malta on Friday where three late goals flattered the visitors. "This result can virtually get us to Russian Federation, so I think everybody wants that and it would be great if we get the level of support that I know that stadium can bring". Read More »

We're never out of diplomatic solutions: Mattis on North Korea

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Earlier this month, North Korea threatened to fire four missiles into the sea near Guam, home to a major U.S. military presence, after President Donald Trump said the North would face " fire and fury " if it threatened the United States. The first of its two atomic tests previous year involved what Pyongyang claimed was a sophisticated hydrogen bomb; the second it said was its most powerful atomic detonation ever. Read More »

Stroll beats Verstappen's youngest-ever front-row F1 start record

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As four-time champion Vettel goes in search of his first win on Ferrari's home track in Sunday's classic high-speed charge, his nearest rival will be hunting a third victory in four years at the Autodromo Nazionale. It was the flawless response to calm the crowd down and crown a ideal weekend for Hamilton, who on Saturday eclipsed former Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's record for Formula One pole positions, with his 69th. Read More »

Wales hero Woodburn 'over the moon'

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The 17-year-old came on as a substitute against Austria to get his first worldwide cap and didn't take long to make his mark. The Liverpool youngster's strike ended a run of five consecutive draws for Chris Coleman's side, keeping them in the hunt for a place at next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

Former Arsenal star Petit hits out at Arsene Wenger's unmotivated 'babies'

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Merson said in his Daily Star column: "You get the sack when your players don't look fussed". "Arsenal should have bid for Danny Drinkwater rather than let him go to Chelsea ". "I know we live in an era of transparency but at some stage to respect everybody you have to not talk too much about that". Yeah, there will be games when you look at Arsenal and think: 'Wow, they're a good team'. Read More »

Emmanuel Petit launches scathing attack on Arsenal 'babies'

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The blame is put on Arsene, but I can not see that it is all down to him, ' the World Cup victor is quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying. Why should it be? 'Why should a player need motivating to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, in one of the best stadiums in the world? 'The players look like they couldn't have cared less [at Anfield]. Read More »

Van Nistelrooy scores for Man Utd on Old Trafford return

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Van Nistelrooy delighted home fans with a trademark penalty, before Danny Webber also netted for United in the first half, with second-half Barca goals from Luis Garcia and Mendieta giving the Catalans a draw on the day. There's always pressure to score here - but that also makes it interesting, dealing with that. The Portuguese, following what he described as a "perfect" pre-season, has guided his side to three straight wins and top of the table ahead of the global break. Read More »

Missouri has touchdown taken away for excessive celebration

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Drew Lock grabbed a few of his own Saturday, setting single-game marks for touchdown passes and passing yards as the Tigers beat Missouri State 72-43 in the season opener. "He did a really good job", Missouri State coach Dave Steckel said of Huslig. In the third quarter, Mizzou running back Damarea Crockett ripped off a 75-yard touchdown run, but it was called back due to excessive celebration. Read More »

Rahm leads in Boston as McIlroy misses the cut

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It received a new title sponsor this year. Jordan Spieth (+868 Pinnacle) With last week's test resembling Augusta National, it is not surprising that Spieth almost won. Phil Mickelson , in his last tournament before the picks are made for the Presidents Cup, felt more energy after seeing a doctor and kept his focus on enough good shots for a 69. Read More »

Nadal beats Mayer to advance in US Open

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Nadal lost only eight games after dropping a first-set tiebreaker and secured his spot in the round of 16 with a 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Argentina's Leonard Mayer. Mayer was unable to offer much resistance in the third set, resulting in Nadal taking it 6-1 and moving closer to advancing. This is perhaps one of the best opportunities that Nadal will have to win a grand slam with both Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray not playing in this edition of the US Open . Read More »

Bangladesh beat Australia by 20 runs to take series lead

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Exclusion of Steve O'Keefe from this tour and inclusion of Ashton Agar has irked Peter Siddle. Australia could include three spinners and only one paceman at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, but Lehmann said the make-up of the side will depend on the pitch. Read More »

Texans Heading Home After Preseason Game Canceled

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Tickets purchased for the game scheduled to be at NRG Stadium will not be valid for the game in Dallas. The Texans relocated to Dallas and practiced at The Star, the Dallas Cowboys facility in Frisco, when they could not return to Houston following Saturday's preseason game at New Orleans. Read More »

No. 13 LSU shuts down BYU, 27-0

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Etling did "exactly what we asked him to do tonight", Orgeron said. The guy's a relentless worker. Orgeron added that any player now being disciplined would not travel to New Orleans for the BYU game. Tanner Mangum scrambles during the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff against No. 13 LSU . Etling was 9-10 for 115 yards. BYU dropped to 1-1 on the season. The ruling means Hannemann must miss the first half of the Cougars' next game. Read More »