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Oklahoma vs. Ohio State 9/9/17

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Ohio State and Oklahoma are finishing the second leg of a home-and-home. It's a return match of last year's Buckeyes' victory in Norman, Oklahoma . The Sooners' top receiving threat is senior tight end Mark Andrews who hauled in seven receptions last week for 134 yards and a score. No matter how good the defenses are, and with quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield and Ohio State's J.T. Read More »

Five things you may not know about US Open champion Sloane Stephens

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And she later revealed it was boredom as much as nerves that threatened to upset her equilibrium during the 48 hours between semi-final and final at Flushing Meadows. Open. Sloane Stephens has won the first set in the U.S. Open women's final. In the opening set, Stephens broke Keys' serve twice to take it 6-3. Keys and Stephens likewise turned into the main Americans not named Venus or Serena Williams to include in an unbelievable hammer last since Lindsay Davenport lost to Venus at ... Read More »

Toby Roland-Jones called up for England's final West Indies Test

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Those familiar top-order frailties that have dogged England for what now seems an eternity were laid bare in overcast, gloomy, late-evening conditions under the Lord's floodlights. However, it is in Test cricket where his true value is perhaps best shown. "Never was, never will be", that was Holding's blunt response when PTI asked him to comment on what Lara said against the 63-year-old while delivering the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture at Lord's last Monday. Read More »

Barrett vs Oklahoma's Mayfield could be unforgettable

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He's key to not only slowing down the running game but also to pressuring the quarterback. Well, give me the exhausted cliche. Mayfield is only the 18 two-time top-10 finisher in the vote to return for another season of college football. "He's giving us a great look", safety Damon Webb said. "Know when to take the risk and when not (to take the risk)". An Ohio State win over Oklahoma , coupled with Maryland's win at Texas, would cement the Big Ten above the Big 12. Read More »

Mourinho aims fresh jibe at Wenger, says Arsenal "are ready for failure"

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Playing away at Stoke is never an easy task but I think they way that Manchester United are playing at the moment, they should be able to win here easily. "I think we were very clever", he added. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United's win percentage in the Premier League against Stoke was 90% (won nine out of 10) - since he left in May 2013, they've won three out of eight; a win ratio of 37.5%. Read More »

FSU in the NFL: 2017 regular season schedule for Week One

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QB Tom Brady is expected to become 13th quarterback since 1970 merger to start an National Football League game after turning 40. It starts with the return of three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. In addition, receiving stalwart Julian Edelman is out for the season following a preseason knee injury. "Players have to find a way, and Tom did that, which is why he will go down as the greatest quarterback of all time", Edwards said. Read More »

US Open: Juan Martin del Potro upsets Roger Federer in quarterfinals

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The 28-year-old Argentine 24th seed rallied past Austrian sixth seed Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4 in an emotional fightback, which is only his second career victory after falling two sets down, reports Xinhua news agency. Rublev idolised Nadal when he was even younger than his current 19 years and said: "When I saw since the first time , I like it". "I expected it because it's everywhere like this for him". Read More »

Liverpool line up lucrative deal for attacker in form of his life

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The early stages were scrappy, but Chris Coleman's side soon grabbed the initiative in Chisinau and created the first chance of the match when Hal Robson-Kanu nodded an Aaron Ramsey corner wide of the post in the 7th minute. "To have an impact like that is just incredible and hopefully he can go and fulfil what we all believe he has a very good chance of being a very good footballer", the former Liverpool and Wales striker told The Debate. Read More »

CoCo Vandeweghe knocks off top seed to make US Open semis

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Keys started her US Open campaign with two easy victories over Belgium's Elise Mertens and Germany's Tatjana Maria. "He's a total legend", Williams said. In the fifth set, as the match stretched beyond 3 1/2 hours, del Potro broke in the last game when Thiem double-faulted. I try to move forward as best I can, and I've always done that. Read More »

Former Packers WR James Jones retires from the NFL

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That may sound cliche, but the team with the most takeaways in this game will probably be the team that wins the game. Former Packers receiver James Jones has announced his retirement from the National Football League after nine seasons. Read More »

Rafael Nadal vs Andrey Rublev

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Del Potro has a game to shun quality opponents including Federer, but the 2009 champion needs to find an extra gear that can shake the greatest player to have graced the sport. Del Potro then went a break up in the fourth to leave fans dreaming of a decider, but Thiem responded in style, rattling off four games in a row to inch towards victory. Read More »

Showtime calls Mayweather-McGregor massive success

Despite this, the mega fight is expected to break records for pay per view sales, gate takings and total revenue. "Let's get through Mayweather first", White replied. McGregor had some success early on against a watchful Mayweather, but the MMA superstar ultimately proved no match in a ring for boxing's self-proclaimed Best Ever. Read More »

Showtime calls Mayweather-McGregor massive success

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Despite this, the mega fight is expected to break records for pay per view sales, gate takings and total revenue. "Let's get through Mayweather first", White replied. McGregor had some success early on against a watchful Mayweather, but the MMA superstar ultimately proved no match in a ring for boxing's self-proclaimed Best Ever. Read More »

CC Sabathia's criticism won't stop Red Sox from bunting

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Fister (4-7) gave up doubles by Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge to begin the first inning, and little else. Boston is also 5-1 in Pomeranz's last six road starts and 20-8 in Pomeranz's last 28 starts. Opponents can only try to beat the Yankees left-hander one way. He allowed 4 hits, struck out 5 and walked 1. Asked whether the Red Sox said anything back, Sabathia, with an expletive, said: "I don't even care about what they have to say. Read More »

CC Sabathia's criticism won't stop Red Sox from bunting

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Fister (4-7) gave up doubles by Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge to begin the first inning, and little else. Boston is also 5-1 in Pomeranz's last six road starts and 20-8 in Pomeranz's last 28 starts. Opponents can only try to beat the Yankees left-hander one way. He allowed 4 hits, struck out 5 and walked 1. Asked whether the Red Sox said anything back, Sabathia, with an expletive, said: "I don't even care about what they have to say. Read More »

CC Sabathia's criticism won't stop Red Sox from bunting

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Fister (4-7) gave up doubles by Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge to begin the first inning, and little else. Boston is also 5-1 in Pomeranz's last six road starts and 20-8 in Pomeranz's last 28 starts. Opponents can only try to beat the Yankees left-hander one way. He allowed 4 hits, struck out 5 and walked 1. Asked whether the Red Sox said anything back, Sabathia, with an expletive, said: "I don't even care about what they have to say. Read More »

Hamilton says he will extend Mercedes deal this year

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Bottas has performed well in his first season with the Silver Arrows and sits 41 points adrift of current leader Sebastian Vettel and 34 short of Hamilton in the standings. Verstappen, Vettel, Bottas and then Hamilton took top spot as the times tumbled. Despite the mixed conditions, the usual suspects dropped out in Q1, with Kevin Magnussen , Jolyon Palmer and the two Saubers all getting knocked out along with Grosjean. Read More »

Conor McGregor Talks About his Nerves and Emotions Before a Fight

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Roddy also discusses the fact McGregor's personality on camera and in the ring - i.e. that of the World's Most Confident Man - is exactly what he's like outside of the public eye, too. I don't want to have my flag inside of your truck like this.' I said, 'Man, I'm not anxious about that.' He's saying, 'You never know if you ever need someone, so...' -- I already knew where he was going with it. Read More »

Sabathia shuts down Red Sox again

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Yankees starter CC Sabathia went to field it, picked it up but threw it away for an error, allowing Nunez to reach base. "Bunting is part of the game", said Rice. That's what we do. In professional sports, you take advantage of your opponent's weaknesses at every opportunity. "We know past year when he came to us, there were really tight restrictions on him: not starting an inning over 90 pitches". Read More »

Showtime Says Mayweather vs. McGregor Trending to Break PPV Record

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This week, footage emerged of Cleveland Cavaliers superstars LeBron James and J.R. Smith speaking on McGregor facing off against the boxing icon. And being competitive isn't quite enough. Confidence or arrogance, depending on how you look at it, oozes from both Mayweather and McGregor. When you see a boxer take a good blow to the face on TV - like when his head snaps backward or to the side - you often see a swath of sweat spray through the air. Read More »

McGregor Blasts Mayweather Fight As 'The Rules Of A Circus'

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He believed it would have been a closer fight had he prepared a little differently, after losing via technical knockout in the 10th round. She likened the mismatch to "having a dance partner who's on a different rhythm to you", with the thought being that this could throw off Mayweather . Read More »

Hope leads West Indies to stunning win over England

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However, a magnificent unbeaten 118 from Shai Hope helped West Indies record a famous five-wicket win after they pulled off the second highest run-chase in Headingley history. Moreover the suspicion is Moeen Ali , bowling his off-breaks, would have felt more comfortable and would have been more unsafe if the batsmen had been hellbent only on defending their wicket at Headingley . Read More »

High Commissioner's message on the occasion of Eid Al Adha

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Shiekh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai attended Eid prayers at the Zabeel Palace. Saudi Arabia , the destination for all pilgrims, is already amidst of a 16-day public holiday which began August 24 and will continue until September 9. Read More »