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Aiden English starts singing his usual Drama King song when the lights go dark and piano starts playing. WWE needs to shore up their numbers as well as anything else right now, which makes " Smackdown Live's " numbers all the more important.
  • All Blacks Great Colin Meads Dies At 81

    All Blacks Great Colin Meads Dies At 81

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    He was the New Zealand manager in 1995, when the All Blacks finished as runners-up to South Africa, in a tournament where another national icon shone, the late Jonah Lomu. Immensely strong and physically fit due to his farm work, team-mates and opponents would describe him as "tough and uncompromising" and a legend built that he was all but immune to physical pain.
  • Nadal, Pliskova start Cincinnati doubleheader with wins

    Nadal, Pliskova start Cincinnati doubleheader with wins

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    Halep would overtake Pliskova and claim the world number one ranking for the first time in her career by winning the Cincinnati crown . "Today was, I think, one of those matches that I really had to just be patient", Dimitrov said. Halep was set to face Britain's seventh-ranked Johanna Konta in a later quarter-final. "Whatever comes I will just take it", said Pliskova. "If I deserve the place, for sure I will win it".
  • Muguruza downs No. 1 Pliskova to reach Cincinnati final

    Muguruza downs No. 1 Pliskova to reach Cincinnati final

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    Australia's 23rd-ranked Nick Kyrgios and Bulgaria's 11th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the men's final, where Sunday's victor will claim his first ATP Masters crown. And he served notice for the US Open, where he has never reached the fourth round. My first goal was a Grand Slam title , and it's still the first goal.
  • Spanish sports world stands with victims after Barcelona attack

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    That allowed Madrid to step in and sign Asensio for €3million, but it was a purchase with a view to the long-term and they were prepared to be patient. After 17 trips to Riazor in La Liga without a win between 1992 and 2008 (drawing five and losing 12), Real Madrid have won five of their last six (and drew the other).
  • Audible: Breaux to have surgery, Saints fire team orthopedists

    Audible: Breaux to have surgery, Saints fire team orthopedists

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    Subsequently, the Saints have fired two orthopedists from their medical staff, Deryk Jones and Misty Suri . Breaux had a fracture in his fibula that was originally diagnosed as a bruise. "He made that promise to the team". Despite the decision from the Saints, Ochsner Health System provided a message of support for its doctors. Suri also works for the New Orleans Pelicans , and according to a report by Mason Ginsberg , he will retain his job with the National Basketball Association ...
  • Jay Cutler to make Dolphins debut vs. Ravens

    Jay Cutler to make Dolphins debut vs. Ravens

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    With Jay Ajayi still in the concussion protocol and limited in practices, Drake had been seeing the bulk of the snaps at running back with the first team. Cutler has vast experience throwing to pass-catching backs. That combo effort came while both men were members of the Chicago Bears. "Just his familiarity with coach Gase, in general, knowing that it's not going to be too big for him because he's already been in this offense multiple times", Ajayi said .
  • Marlins seek season-high fifth straight victory

    Marlins seek season-high fifth straight victory

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    The Marlins have figured out how to take advantage of Stanton's hot streak, winning four straight to climb within three games of.500 for the first time since May 4th. He joked that he took motivation from Buster Posey's ribbing over matching him in stolen bases. "It's one of the most impressive runs I've heard of since I've been playing", Pence said .
  • Chelsea fine wantaway striker Diego Costa

    Chelsea fine wantaway striker Diego Costa

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    Diego Costa has remarkably claimed he is being treated like a "criminal" by Chelsea . The report adds that Costa switched his attention back to Atletico towards the end of last season, which was granted, and because of this, Chelsea are bemused by his public comments.
  • Sanchez and Ozil could both still quit Arsenal this month

    Sanchez and Ozil could both still quit Arsenal this month

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    The Chilean, who turns 29 in December, has repeatedly stated his desire to move away from the Emirates in the summer and is in the final year of his contract. "We have not made any progress on the other front". "No I don't think that Costa has only one year to go", he said. Arsenal have already signed a top center forward this summer by luring Lacazette and they do not really need another striker.
  • Antonio Callaway, 6 Others Suspended vs. MI

    Antonio Callaway, 6 Others Suspended vs. MI

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    Several Florida football players are dealing with internal punishment over the misuse of school funds, per sources with knowledge of the situation. Callaway had 54 catches for 721 yards and three touchdowns previous year for the Gators. But his talent has been overshadowed by his troubles. However, the federal government has opened another Title IX investigation that his case appears to be at the center of.
  • Boston Red Sox (67-50, plus-90, LT: 4)

    Boston Red Sox (67-50, plus-90, LT: 4)

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    He is 6-0 with a 2.48 ERA in his past nine starts. He's averaged roughly 7.2 innings per start, recording double-digit strikeout totals in all three starts. Cool and clear-headed, NY rookie Jordan Montgomery matched Sale for 5 1/3 innings and left to a warm hand from a sellout crowd of 46,610 that included actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who was wearing a Yankees cap.
  • Jose Mourinho confirms talks over Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Man United return

    Jose Mourinho confirms talks over Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Man United return

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    However, United finished in sixth place and an eye-watering 24 points behind champions Chelsea - despite losing the same number of Premier League games as Mourinho's former club. Mourinho has been boosted by David de Gea staying and feels United's rivals will be more tied up with European commitments this season. "I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season.
  • Rafa Benitez says what cost Newcastle after Spurs defeat

    Rafa Benitez says what cost Newcastle after Spurs defeat

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    After the match, Alli said that he was aware of Shelvey's temperament, and he chose not to react to the situation. "All the effort we put in on the pitch was lost because we did one mistake". "We made a mistake, but I think maybe someone has to analyse these things to see what's more unsafe". Shelvey, wearing the captain's armband for the Magpies , was dismissed shortly after half-time at St James' Park for petulantly treading on Alli.
  • The Latest All Access: Mayweather vs. McGregor

    The Latest All Access: Mayweather vs. McGregor

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    As we mentioned earlier, pictures surfaced online of McGregor apparently putting Malignaggi on the canvas, but Malignaggi later dismissed the shot of of him on the mat as a "pushdown" rather than a knockout shot. "Sparring partners who were [staying] in the house with him were anxious about him". He was certainly badly concussed. We were anxious about him. McGregor has never boxed professionally so he brought in several sparring partners to help him get ready to take on the undefeated ...
  • Mo Farah bows out of major championship with World silver in 5000m

    Mo Farah bows out of major championship with World silver in 5000m

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    It doesn't quite sink in until you compete here and cross the line - I had a couple of minutes to myself - that this is it. Paul Chelimo tried to stretch things out in the early stages of the race, while Ethiopia's Selemon Barega and Patrick Tiernan, of Australia, took it in turns to pick up the pace midway through.
  • What time is Arsenal v Leicester City on TV?

    What time is Arsenal v Leicester City on TV?

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    After two straight opening day defeats, and a series of failures in the league, this really is no-more-excuses time for Wenger , who, amidst much objection, signed a new two-year contract. The England striker has the password to Arsenal's defense. Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, who joined German side VfB Stuttgart last month, is the only player to depart, while several additions have been made to bolster the squad, including striker Kelechi Iheanacho and defender Harry Maguire.
  • Philadelphia Eagles Trade Jordan Matthews To Buffalo Bills

    Philadelphia Eagles Trade Jordan Matthews To Buffalo Bills

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    The Buffalo Bills radically reshaped their roster Friday afternoon with a pair of massive trades. Darby was a five-star recruit out of Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, considered the best player in the state of Maryland and by some services as the top cornerback prospect.
  • Western Force to be cut from Super Rugby competition from 2018

    Western Force to be cut from Super Rugby competition from 2018

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    The ARU said it had chose to discontinue the Force's Super Rugby licence after weeks of consultation, following its decision to move from five teams to four as the southern hemisphere competition slims down to 15 franchises. ARU chairman Cameron Clyne said Australian rugby couldn't sustain five teams. We sincerely hope that they are not lost to the game forever. Perth-based Western Force and the Melbourne Rebels, traditionally the weakest of the Australian teams, had both been warned ...
  • Chicago Bears Follow Up INT By Fumbling The Snap

    Chicago Bears Follow Up INT By Fumbling The Snap

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    It's admittedly a small sample size of less than a game for either of them. Trubisky was only a starter for one year during his time in college and chose to enter the draft despite his junior status. I think that's just semantics. Sloter went up against a third-string unit playing prevent defense (blowing coverage in the process). What does count in these scrimmages are players who flash and make plays that argue they should climb the depth chart.
  • I felt 'crap' for hitting marshal: Koepka

    I felt 'crap' for hitting marshal: Koepka

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    Spieth was three-over par with three holes to play but his putter came good late on, rolling in birdies on the seventh and the eight before closing out with a par for a round of 72. "If I would have shot one over and didn't strike it well and everything was average, it would have been fine". Instead of being the final major of the year, the PGA Championship will become the second of the season, after the April Masters.
  • Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Jack Colback's fall from grace

    Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Jack Colback's fall from grace

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    Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez met the Brazilian in London on Wednesday while he was attending the Premier League launch and he hopes to sign him before Sunday's opener against Tottenham. Recent reports have the deal nearing completion , as the 21-year-old needs to find valuable match minutes as he progresses in his development. "It's very hard for me because my Chinese is not good enough", he said, referencing links with the Chinese Super League.
  • Dodgers rout Mets, complete season sweep

    Dodgers rout Mets, complete season sweep

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    Amed Rosario fields the ball for an out in the seventh inning of the Mets' 8-0 loss to the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their historic run winning their 44th game at Citi Field on Sunday night in their last 51 games. "We don't want to get away from that". The Mets (49-60) are 11 games under.500 for the first time this season. One out later, Turner singled and Bellinger almost went down to one knee to lift his 31st homer over the right-center fence, tying it at 3.
  • Baseball: White Sox's Garcia on DL after colliding with Moncada

    Baseball: White Sox's Garcia on DL after colliding with Moncada

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    Shields gave up three solo home runs in the first four innings as the Blue Jays took the lead. The team's Twitter account noted both players were forced to leave the game . The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. He's batting.258 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 40 games with the White Sox .
  • Branden Albert changes his mind about playing for Jaguars

    Branden Albert changes his mind about playing for Jaguars

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    When Albert retired, it was made apparent that he might owe a significant amount of money back to the team he'd abandoned. Offensive tackle Branden Albert reportedly told the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday that he will come back to training camp and reverse his decision to retire.