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FSU Ranked Third In Preseason AP Poll

FSU Ranked Third In Preseason AP Poll

This is the ninth consecutive season the Tide has been ranked in the preseason top five, the second-longest streak since the preseason poll started in 1950. Penn State has the record at 34 from 1968-2002. Oklahoma State drew a preseason ranking for the fifth time in the past seven seasons, which is the best stretch in program history. Read More

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Pliskova wins twice to reach semi-final

Pliskova wins twice to reach semi-final

Sixth-ranked Spaniard Muguruza reached her first U.S. event final by trouncing Czech top-ranked defending champion Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-2, flipping the script in a rematch of their 2016 Cincinnati semi-final. That followed a 2-hour, 18-minute win over Madison Keys on Thursday, when she fought off three match points. I'll try everything tomorrow. I knew if I kept the ball low on his backhand side and just kind of worked my way into the court, it would be the right thing to do. Read More

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Bryan Robson 'surprised' when Jonny Evans left Manchester United

Bryan Robson 'surprised' when Jonny Evans left Manchester United

However, this is Manchester City (despite Evans' association of 18 years with the club down the road) and the lure of Champions League football undoubtedly presents a headache for player and club. He joined West Brom after being told he did not figure in former United manager Louis van Gaal's plans. Evans, however, could be a valuable addition to the first-team setup at Etihad. Read More

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McGregor and Mayweather to fight in 8-ounce gloves

McGregor and Mayweather to fight in 8-ounce gloves

According to White, the estimate for total pay-per-view buys is around 4.9 million, which is 300,000 more buys than for the record-setting fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015. 8 News Now Sports anchor Ron Futrell has the story on the mega-fight ruling. "That's it in a nutshell, you've got pros and cons on both sides", he said. Read More

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Jacksonville named candidate city for 2026 World Cup

Jacksonville named candidate city for 2026 World Cup

Seven cities in Canada are under consideration, including Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Regina, Toronto and Vancouver. A complete list of the cities being considered can be found here. Other Texas stadiums are the Cotton Bowl, AT&T Stadium and the Alamodome. The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament using FIFA's expanded 48-team format. Read More

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Frank de Boer Blames 'Wrong Choices' for Opening Day Shocker Against Huddersfield

Frank de Boer Blames 'Wrong Choices' for Opening Day Shocker Against Huddersfield

I couldn't imagine a better start. Not since Blackpool announced their Premier League arrival by winning 4-0 at Wigan in 2010 has a newly-promoted club caused such an opening-game stir. For every way in which it may have been wonderful for Wagner, it would have been a concern for Palace counterpart Frank de Boer . At the start of last season Alan Pardew 's pursuit of a more expansive style of football led to poor results and his eventual dismissal, before the pragmatic Sam Allardyce's ... Read More

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Giroud earns Arsenal madcap opening win

Giroud earns Arsenal madcap opening win

Substitute Aaron Ramsey rifled home to level before Giroud - introduced alongside the Wales global - headed in an 85th-minute victor to settle a breathless encounter in Arsenal's favour. "Insecurity goes quickly through a team and we had many experienced defenders out tonight - Koscielny, Mustafi, Mertesacker". But from the corner, taken by Mahrez, Vardy drifted away from Xhaka and Monreal to glance a header into the far corner. Read More

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Chelsea suffer another humiliating defeat to Inter Milan

The Belgian global has been in fine form for Chelsea in pre-season as he hopes to play his way into Antonio Conte's plans for the Premier League season. Conte will also be pleased to see the return of injured duo Eden Hazard and Pedro to his first-team squad. The Premier League champions face FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley next Sunday, but don't go into that game in particularly convincing form. Read More

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Telangana govt to give Rs 1 crore, house plot to Mithali Raj

Telangana govt to give Rs 1 crore, house plot to Mithali Raj

Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj has picked her deputy Harmanpreet Kaur and youngsters Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma to succeed her when she decides to quit the game. "No one expected us to reach the final and on that day, we restricted the home side to a decent total and then built a good partnership during the chase, which I take as a positive". Read More

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From one champion to another: Sania Mirza hails 'incredible ambassador' Mithali Raj

The players presented a signed cricket bat to the Prime Minister. Despite losing the match by mere 9 runs, everyone admired the girls for their priceless efforts during the vital match. "Joshi got a couple of opportunities €" against Pakistan and Sri Lanka €" but was eventually overlooked in favour of bowling all-rounder Pandey. The team has been a hot topic among the cricket followers of India for the last ten days or so. Read More

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Lucky Whitehead Reportedly Cut by Cowboys Following Arrest Warrant Being Issued

Lucky Whitehead Reportedly Cut by Cowboys Following Arrest Warrant Being Issued

At that time, he was accused of taking less than $200 worth of items from a convenience store. He was ordered to appear in court on July 6, but according to court records he didn't show up - so a warrant was issued for his arrest. Whitehead is unlikely to face a team-imposed suspension. He said Whitehead's departure was the culmination of a number of incidents involving the receiver over the past 12 months. Read More

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Lakers Interested In Derrick Rose

Lakers Interested In Derrick Rose

In addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers , Derrick Rose also recently spoke with the LA Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks about a potential landing spot earlier this week. Rose last played for the Bulls in 2015-16, when he averaged 16.4 points per game. Rose was involved in multiple trade rumors before last season's deadline, but the Knicks ended up holding on to the oft-injured veteran. Read More

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Tour de France: Michael Matthews wins stage 16, Froome still in yellow

Ahead of two grueling Alpine stages likely to decide the outcome of the 104th Tour de France , Chris Froome and his teammates have sent a clear message to their rivals with another impressive display of collective strength. "I think it won't sink in until tomorrow morning". "I don't know what they're going to do about it", Matthews who is second in the race for the green points jersey, behind Kittel, said. Read More

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Trump administration to allow 15000 more foreign workers to work in US

Trump administration to allow 15000 more foreign workers to work in US

The H-2B program now has an annual cap of 66,000 visas and a maximum of 33,000 visas are available during the first half of the fiscal year and then the remainder and any unused H-2B visas become available from April 1 through September. The H-2B program previously drew strong bipartisan support because lawmakers have a vested interest in supporting their home state industries - whether it's crab-picking in Maryland, ski resorts in Colorado or logging in Washington . Read More

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Pliskova becomes world number one after Halep defeat

Pliskova becomes world number one after Halep defeat

Magdalena Rybarikova , who missed almost seven months after last year's Wimbledon because of injuries, is into the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the first time. In my opinion, the public was very fair. Konta refuses to use that as motivation even though Halep and her team were not overly sympathetic. "Again, they were not in my shoes". Read More

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Timberwolves NBA Summer League Preview

Timberwolves NBA Summer League Preview

The day is finally here for the summer league version of the Chicago Bulls. Brandon Ashley , a center from Arizona, led the Mavericks with 21 points, including 10 in the second quarter, and was on the receiving end of a pair of nifty assists from Smith in the final quarter. Read More

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Manchester United close in on Lukaku signing

Manchester United close in on Lukaku signing

Lukaku , 24, is expected to remain in America, where he has been holidaying with Paul Pogba , and is set to undergo a medical in Los Angeles. United's move for Lukaku means the Red Devils have now ended their pursuit of Morata, something that could be a setback for Real, who planned a move for Kylian Mbappe. Read More

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Williams 'heartbroken' by fatal crash

Williams 'heartbroken' by fatal crash

It's just - yeah, I mean, I'm just..." She was focused enough on court against Mertens, but it quickly became clear the press conference wasn't going to be so easy to deal with. Williams's attorney Malcolm Cunningham , however, denied the player was at fault in the June 9 accident after media outlets, citing a police report , said she had run a red light. Read More

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Portugal Defeats Mexico for 3rd Place in 2017 Confederations Cup

Both teams ended the match with 10 players after Nelsinho and Raul Jimenez were both given their marching orders. World champion Germany faces Copa America holder Chile later in the final in Saint Petersburg. Hernandez drove to the byline to the left of the area and drilled the ball back across goal and, when Patricio failed to intercept, the ball cannoned off Neto's shin and into the net. Read More

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Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far

Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far

With the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Stanley Cup on Sunday night after a game six win over the Nashville Predators, they will have names inscribed on what some say is the best trophy in all of sports. The Pittsburgh Penguins will return to their home city late Monday with the Stanley Cup trophy in tow, but fans will have to wait until later this week to pay tribute to the back-to-back National Hockey League champions with a victory parade. Read More

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Saints' Fairley ruled out for 2017 because of heart symptoms

The move comes after Fairley consulted with multiple doctors regarding a heart condition he's played with since entering the National Football League in 2011. Fairley was a first-round pick by the Lions and spent four seasons in Detroit. And Fairley has played for three different teams over six National Football League seasons, passing physicals with all of them. Read More

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Federer thrashes Zverev to win ninth Halle title

Federer thrashes Zverev to win ninth Halle title

Federer advanced when Khachanov lifted a backhand long on match point. Federer , 35, who has won eight times in Halle , beat the defending champion Mayer 6-3 6-4 in just an hour and six minutes. "I was doubting myself a little bit, I must admit, because losing (in the opening) round for the first time in 15 years on grass was always going to shake me a little bit and it did", Federer said. Read More

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CO Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering

The analysis placed Ohio's "efficiency gap" near the top for both state and congressional races. But Republicans have a 7-4 majority in the state's congressional delegation and now control the state House 66-34. Chris Jones testified in federal court he tried to accommodate requests from a large majority of delegates, both Republicans and Democrats, who sought to tweak lines, sometimes to draw out precincts where they had historically performed poorly. Read More

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