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  • Walker not sharp enough in return, Mariners lose to Yanks

    Seattle reliever Nick Vincent (3-3) earned the win as the Mariners avoided losing back-to-back games for the first time this month. The big lefty delivered his best performance in a while in a 5-1 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night, and though the victory was much-needed, all the Yankees could do was keep pace with the teams they are chasing for the playoffs.

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  • Moyes 'worried' about Mannone elbow injury

    David Moyes admits he has had to lower his sights as he tries to bolster Sunderland 's threadbare squad. In the circumstances, Moyes could be forgiven for feeling Wednesday evening's EFL Cup tie against League One Shrewsbury was not a major priority, although that will not be the case.

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  • Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross capture beach volleyball bronze

    Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross capture beach volleyball bronze

    Walsh Jennings and Ross had a 5-0 run through the tournament, dropping just one set, but the US team was outmatched by the Brazilians whose tenacious, diving defense had an answer to every attacking strategy attempted by the Americans. Ross, a silver medalist in London, partnered with Walsh Jennings three years ago under the idea they could recreate the same sort of dominance the Americans have enjoyed on the beach for decades.

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  • UFC 202: McGregor avenges defeat against Diaz at UFC 202

    McGregor and Diaz were also awarded with the "Fight of the Night" citation, with both men receiving an additional $50,000 bonus each. I felt 3-2 [in rounds] was a fair result. If returning to featherweight isn't going to happen, McGregor will then move up to lightweight where he could get an immediate title fight with Eddie Alvarez.

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  • Alabama No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25, Notre Dame No. 10

    Alabama No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25, Notre Dame No. 10

    The Buckeyes, coming off a 12-1 season but having to replace 16 starters, are the highest-ranked Big Ten team. Granted, the AP poll has no bearing on how the CFP selection committee makes its rankings. It is the eighth straight year the Tide have made the top five. Tennessee 10. Notre Dame 11. 11 and 12 with Michigan State and Mississippi. Each of those top 10 teams are loaded with talent, but there is a clear drop-off after that.

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  • Dream Team Win First Medal For Nigeria In Rio

    Dream Team Win First Medal For Nigeria In Rio

    However, they were undermined as Sadiq Umar's brace and Aminu Umar strike ensured Samson Siasia's side took the dubious honour of finishing third, though Anthony Lozano and Marcelo Pereira nearly caused a scare with their second half strikes.

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  • Neymar, Brazil come out blazing in Olympic soccer semifinals

    Speaking after the triumph, Brazil Olympics coach Rogerio Micale described Neymar as a "monster" and said that Brazil were trying to understand how he became like that. The Brazil boss added, " He had a lot of pressure on his shoulders; he deserves some respect ". "It is a different time, different game, different players".

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  • Race walking hopeful forced to withdraw during Rio final

    Race walking hopeful forced to withdraw during Rio final

    Diniz rejoined the race after a brief pause. He finished in 7th place. Through 30 kilometers, he had a commanding lead of about a minute and a half that was increasing with each step. Videos show him gasping for breath but after sometime, like a true sportsman he splashed some water and started his race again. But he got back up, dumped some water on his head, and ended up finishing the race in 3:46:27, which was good enough for seventh place, six minutes behind gold medal victor Matej Tóth ...

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  • South African openers dismissed in first session

    South African openers dismissed in first session

    New Zealand removed both South Africa's openers in the first session on the opening day of the first test at Kingsmead as the home team elected to bat on an unpredictable wicket but with a wet outfield and went to lunch on 94 for two wickets.

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  • Jerry Sandusky Back in Court

    Jerry Sandusky Back in Court

    At his sentencing, Jerry Sandusky and his wife said they were victims of a conspiracy created by ungrateful boys - including Matt, who was one of six children they adopted - and a scandal-hungry news media. Formerly beloved Penn State head coach Joe Paterno , who passed away in 2012, was dragged through the mud at the end of his life for his role in allegedly not reporting direct knowledge of Jerry Sandusky's improprieties to authorities.

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  • Rio: Relentless Boomers crush Lithuania to move into semi-finals

    Rio: Relentless Boomers crush Lithuania to move into semi-finals

    The Boomers have become the clear favorite to reach the gold medal game from the side of the bracket opposite the United States, and need one win in their next two games to earn their first Olympic medal. The Aussie offense continues to run through Andrew Bogut , who only had six points, but also dished out six assists and collected seven rebounds. "They are proud to represent their country and play with their mates", he said.

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  • US Lobbies China Again On THAAD

    US Lobbies China Again On THAAD

    Uppermost in the minds of the politburo in Beijing, he told DW, will be the planned deployment of the USA military's Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea to counter the estimated 1,000 missiles that North Korea is capable of launching.

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  • Incredible Brownlee brothers make it gold and silver in Olympics triathlon

    Incredible Brownlee brothers make it gold and silver in Olympics triathlon

    Team South Africa picked up its 8th medal of Rio 2016 when Henri Schoeman finished third in the men's triathlon on Thursday to claim bronze. The duo had to settle for silver in London but four years later they only need to finish the medal race to win gold heading - that was due to happen on day 11 before being delayed due to a lack of win.

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  • Premier League survival no joke for Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri

    We created chances to score, but at the end of the first half, we conceded a goal from a corner". The right-back does not think attempting to retain the title will get any easier for Claudio Ranieri's team, with all opponents eager to get one over on the champions, and wants them to bounce back against Arsenal this weekend.

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  • DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL

    DC police chief stepping down to head security for NFL

    As the NFL's chief security officer, Lanier, 49, will supervise security efforts for all 32 teams as well as for major events like the Super Bowl, the league said in a statement. As for permanent replacement, Bowser said she doesn't think the department will need the services of a search firm, but that they will work to recruit the right person.

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  • Bears chairman intervenes in skirmish during joint practice with Patriots

    Bears chairman intervenes in skirmish during joint practice with Patriots

    Fox has downplayed the fighting in practice, but the reality is that it got completely out of hand at Family Fest Aug. 6 and Fox made it clear to his team that it wouldn't be tolerated anymore. Tempers simmered on both sides by the end of the session, but not enough to detract from the main objective. The Bears suffered breakdowns on offense, defense and special teams as they stumbled to their worst preseason loss in 35 years, a 1981 shutout loss to the Buffalo Bills.

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  • Laura Trott retains omnium gold, makes British Olympic history

    Laura Trott retains omnium gold, makes British Olympic history

    Trott and Hammer both won two medals in Rio, with Trott being part of the team that took gold in the team pursuit and Hammer taking silver in that event. Scott was the overwhelming favourite with bookmakers having failed to win just two regattas in this Olympic cycle, getting silver in those two events.

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  • Wlodarczyk shatters world record for hammer gold

    Wlodarczyk shatters world record for hammer gold

    She was the second Pole to win the title after Kamila Skolimowska, who won the inaugural women's hammer at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 before dying at the age of 26 of a pulmonary embolism while training. "London is history. We're in Rio now and I'm the best hammer thrower in the world", Wlodarczyk said. Dutch world champion Dafne Schippers meanwhile won her 200m heat in 22.51 and advanced into the semis, and Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi, a two-time Olympic and four-time world champion, cruised ...

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  • Louis Smith refused to shake opponent's hand and said 'bulls

    No less than an hour later Whitlock was back, this time on the Pommel Horse, something that Britain have been unbeaten on for a while. Whitlock, who already boasted a bronze medal from the men's all-around competition last week, said: "It was quite hard - I couldn't take in what had happened on the floor".

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