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Sanu talked positively about Jackson as both a person and coach, and McCourty filed it away. Williams was a senior defensive assistant with Tennessee in 2013. He played 108 games over eight seasons with the Titans, starting 90, with 13 interceptions and 72 pass breakups. McCourty, by the way, will turn 30 years of age in October.
  • Oosthuizen, Stanley share lead at Players Championship

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    Although THE PLAYERS Stadium Course traditionally plays no favorites and has thus been a hard place to predict the victor, this week's doings have been even weirder than usual. "It's something I like to do, I just let it go a little too much". At least he had company: There were 29 balls in the water on 17 Friday, the most in a second round since 2003.
  • Korean Kim becomes youngest to win Players Championship

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    Adam Scott has made an 11th-hour bid for a top-10 finish at the Players Championship with a back-nine charge during the final round at TPC Sawgrass. Now it's about getting closer to that level each time on the course . The juice was running, and he'd left himself nothing. We are glad you asked. "I actually had the better lie of the two". Off the putting surface and with little green to work with, Kim chipped the ball to two feet.
  • Penguins clobber Capitals to take 2-0 series lead

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    Alex Ovechkin and, one game in, it has lived up to that billing. Holtby has not been on his game for the Capitals and was pulled after allowing three goals on 14 shots. "It was the players in here and what was said is what needed to be said". It's a seven game series, and if the Capitals play like they did last night they are going to win four of those games, probably in a row.
  • Mauricio Pochettino expects tears to flow when Spurs leave White Hart Lane

    Mauricio Pochettino expects tears to flow when Spurs leave White Hart Lane

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    The highest points of Spurs' time at White Hart Lane must be their league title wins in 1950/51 and 1960/61, the latter part of a cup double won under Bill Nicholson. Asked whether he is tempted to grab the manager's chair, he said: "No, it's so big". Injuries continue to be a big problem for Mourinho with Luke Shaw, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Timothy Fosu-Mensah all out for the season.
  • Mercedes retain advantage, Ferrari close the gap - FP2 Report

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    The trend perpetuated for the rest of the season: Red Bull Racing moved forwards while Ferrari struggled to evolve the auto, and the Scuderia ended the season in despair. Nico Rosberg, the victor of the first four races in 2016, won the title with Mercedes last season, while Hamilton won the previous two championships.
  • How to watch the National Basketball Association draft combine

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    Fultz is the first freshman since LaDrell Whitehead in the 1994-95 campaign to average at least 20.0 points, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game. The team also will receive the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round draft pick unless the Lakers finish in the top three of the lottery. Fox has to improve his perimeter shot, but the mechanics are pretty solid-and the shooting was good enough to outscore Ball, 39-10, with Johnson and Pelinka in attendance, in Kentucky's Sweet 16 elimination of ...
  • Mayors bet music, BBQ sauce over Blues-Predators semifinal

    Mayors bet music, BBQ sauce over Blues-Predators semifinal

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    The Predators got the first goal of the game after a scuffle along the boards in front of the Nashville bench put Edmundson and forward Ryan Reaves in the box for roughing along with Predators forward Cody McLeod . Louis . "We're in a good spot right now, and those are the type of wins that you need sometimes from your goaltender", Oilers forward Milan Lucic said.
  • Cubs stumble into series vs. Cardinals

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    He has a.443 on-base percentage and a.649 slugging percentage, good for a 1.093 OPS. Lance Lynn gave up four runs in the first inning on homers by Christian Yelich and Justin Bour, but for the second consecutive game, Fowler came off the bench to give the Cardinals the lead.
  • Former Cowboys QB Romo fails in bid to qualify for US Open

    Former Cowboys QB Romo fails in bid to qualify for US Open

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    Clearly, Romo remains competitive, as evidenced by his fist-pump after the eagle on No. 14 and his look of dismay when he saw that his tee shot on No. Check out Romo's thoughts on the day below. "As a pro you can see who can really hit the ball and who can't, and he strikes it", said Lutterus, who shot a 3-under 69 and earned the second alternate spot in a playoff.
  • Champions League 2017: 10 reasons we want Juventus to win the trophy

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    Juve are one of just two undefeated sides left in this year's competition and had the luxury of resting several key players for their clash with local rivals Torino at the weekend. "We deservedly occupy a position of prominence in Europe", Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta said. Only six teams , in fact, have ever lost at home first and then gone through, in nearly 62 completed years of the competition.
  • Tigers' series finale with Indians rained out

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    Seven of the 38 hits he has yielded over 37 1/3 innings over six starts have been home runs. "Hopefully, it's sooner rather than later", Francona said. Cabrera homered Tuesday after returning from a groin problem, but he was removed from that game in the late innings. Cleveland went 14-4 against Detroit a year ago but had lost four of its first five against the Tigers this season.
  • Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup

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    When the Cleveland Cavaliers are playing in the East playoffs, they go for sweeps. And now Toronto is one loss away from elimination. Lowry averaged 15.1 points in 38.7 minutes per game. Lowry missed Thursday's practice at Biosteel Centre and was scheduled for an MRI later in the day, according to coach Dwane Casey. "You work all year to go against the champ in a boxing match".
  • Cardinals' Fowler, Piscotty hurt against Brewers

    Cardinals' Fowler, Piscotty hurt against Brewers

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    The result gave Milwaukee (15-14) its first series win over St. Louis (13-14) since April 2014, a span of 17 series which saw it lose 15 and split two. Travis Shaw added two to his RBI count, and rookie first baseman Jesús (hey-soos) Aguilar hit his first regular season home run in the seventh inning to put the Brewers ahead for good.
  • Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

    Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

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    Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, right, is congratulated by his brother and former National Basketball Association player Sean Williams after the Cleveland Browns selected Garrett with the No. The Browns-who refrained from taking a quarterback-got a freak athlete and big difference-maker in Myles Garrett . "He was like, 'I told you that I wouldn't leave you hanging".
  • Blue Jays activate RHP Sanchez off 10-day DL

    Blue Jays activate RHP Sanchez off 10-day DL

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    Aaron Sanchez returned from a stint on the disabled list due to a blister issue. The 24-year-old is 0-1 with a 4.38 earned-run average through two starts (12 1/3 innings) this season. J.P. Howell (1-1) got the win. Until those hits, the Blue Jays almost went the first month without getting a series win and consecutive victories. "Hopefully I'll get some more, but it does bring you back to the long time I've been here and the success that I've enjoyed".
  • Bayern Munich sign Coman from Juventus on permanent deal

    Bayern Munich sign Coman from Juventus on permanent deal

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    Thiago, who turned 26 earlier this month, signed for Bayern in 2013 from Barcelona at the start of Pep Guardiola's three-year reign in Bavaria. Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Kingsley Coman on a permanent deal from Juventus.
  • Ding levels match against Selby

    Ding levels match against Selby

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    Hawkins led for much of the contest, leading 5-3 after the first session and 9-7 after the second. When the world number one compiled an excellent 128 at the beginning of the third session to pull three frames clear for the first time in the match, there were concerns that Ding's challenge could fade for another year.
  • Hurricanes acquire goalie Darling from Blackhawks

    Hurricanes acquire goalie Darling from Blackhawks

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    Darling played the following season with Chicago's AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, before earning a promotion to the Blackhawks. We projected on Tuesday that the Canes could pony up a draft pick or two to convince the Vegas Golden Knights to take a player other than Lee Stempniak ; Francis knows what his answer will be, but would not comment to the N&O about what it is until Darling is signed to an extension.
  • Red Sox hold out Dustin Pedroia (knee) again on Sunday

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    Pedroia, a four-time All-Star, left after hurting his knee. Pedroia claimed he saw the replay only once and on the center-field video screen as he struggled to get to his feet and said "it's my job" to take hits while trying to turn a double play.
  • Mets' Cespedes limps off after injuring left hamstring

    Mets' Cespedes limps off after injuring left hamstring

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    BRAVES KEY TRENDS: The Braves have lost six of their last seven games overall and are just 2-8 in their last 10 road games. The right-hander had his worst outing of the year as the Braves tagged him for six runs, five earned, on 10 hits through four innings pitched.
  • Aaron Hernandez's Home to Be Sold is Currently Worthless

    Aaron Hernandez's Home to Be Sold is Currently Worthless

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    Officials say the notes have since been released to his family. The lawyer for a MA inmate alleged to be a "close friend" of convicted murderer and former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez called upon a district attorney and lawyers for the former football star to release a copy of the enigmatic third suicide note he left behind.
  • Red Sox-Yankees game postponed due to weather

    Red Sox-Yankees game postponed due to weather

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    It should come as no surprise to you this list will have no mention of 2004 or bloody socks but I do kind of love when Jason Varitek punched Alex Rodriguez . "I think the sinker and the four-seamer and the combination of both was pretty solid today", said Porcello, who lost only four games last season. Garcia's shot came with two outs and after Royals starter Nate Karns got back-to-back groundouts following Melky Cabrera's leadoff single.
  • Orioles top Red Sox for fourth straight victory

    Orioles top Red Sox for fourth straight victory

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    Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop homered in succession off knuckleballer Steven Wright , Jayson Aquino won his first big league start and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
  • Athletics: Ennis-Hill not expecting Chernova apology after doping ban

    Athletics: Ennis-Hill not expecting Chernova apology after doping ban

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    Chernova had already lost her London 2012 bronze medal and the 2011 world title from a previous doping case. "Hopefully we'll get our opportunity to stand on some kind of podium and receive our medals". Blonska, meanwhile, was stripped of her medal after failing for methyltestosterone, another anabolic steroid. Sotherton, Christine Ohuruogu, Marilyn Okoro and Nicola Sanders had originally finished fifth but both Russian Federation and Belarus were disqualified past year during the ...
  • Manchester United's Paul Pogba ruled out of Manchester Derby

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    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is facing an injury crisis ahead of the Manchester derby. Want to watch the game? Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola has never endured a trophy-less season as a coach and, while City's hierarchy will write this year off as a transitional phase, there will still be some surprise that he has achieved less than his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini.
  • Dortmund stun Bayern to reach German Cup final

    Dortmund stun Bayern to reach German Cup final

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    The Bundesliga leaders, eyeing a domestic double after last week's Champions League exit to Real Madrid, have lost or drawn their last four matches in all competitions and are eager to bounce back. The returning Marco Reus will pick up the captain's armband, with Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang his likely company in the final third.
  • Murray and Wawrinka toppled in Monte Carlo, Djokovic and Nadal through

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    Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray hasn't shined in the last two events he has played, having lost in the second-round of the Indian Wells previously. Murray conceded only three points as he romped into a 4-0 lead in the decider but claycourt specialist Ramos reeled off four games in a row and then broke again at 5-5 before sealing victory on his serve when Murray netted a dropshot.
  • Nawaz congratulates Younis Khan on scoring 10000 Test runs

    Nawaz congratulates Younis Khan on scoring 10000 Test runs

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    Timid West Indies failed to survive the anticipated final day onslaught from Pakistan and slumped to a seven-wicket defeat in the opening Test at Sabina Park here today. Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has ruled out a retirement u-turn, stressing the ongoing series with West Indies will be his last. Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah added two more wickets for 6-63.
  • LeBron James wishes Steve Kerr a speedy recovery

    LeBron James wishes Steve Kerr a speedy recovery

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    Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes could also miss the game . Durant participated in shootaround Monday morning but walked out of the arena with an ice pack wrapped around his calf. In case you were curious how serious Golden State was about closing out Portland in four... In Memphis, Gasol's floater over Spurs defender LaMarcus Aldridge with 0.7 seconds left capped a thrilling back and forth first round playoff contest in front of a crowd of 18,100.
  • Champions League: Barcelona may not repeat PSG miracle against Juventus

    Champions League: Barcelona may not repeat PSG miracle against Juventus

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    Paulo Dybala scored a first-half brace to lead Juventus to a 3-0 victory against Barcelona in the first leg, giving the Catalan football giants a huge task in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final here. Defender Marc Bartra was taken to hospital with arm and hand injuries. "It proved to be an excellent performance, we played well technically both in attack and defence".
  • Gasol's shot lifts Grizzlies in OT

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    He also had 12 rebounds. Leonard finished with even better figures - a game-high 43 points, eight rebounds, three assists and six steals. He rallied the Spurs by scoring the last 16 points of regulation, but missed a 21-footer short of the rim with James Ennis defending him just before the buzzer ending regulation.
  • Diaz's pinch-homer lifts Cardinals past Brewers 4-1

    Diaz's pinch-homer lifts Cardinals past Brewers 4-1

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    Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he was 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 13 strikeouts last season. Greg Garcia hit leadoff doubles in the first and third, while Yadier Molina belted a two-base hit to start the second. Seung Hwan Oh pitched a scoreless ninth inning to get the save, his third on the early season. With the Brewers short on arms in their bullpen, they recalled lefty Brent Suter from Class AAA Colorado Springs.
  • Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles

    Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles

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    Westbrook recorded his 42nd triple-double of the season against the Denver Nuggets , surpassing the single-season record that Oscar Robertson had held for 55 years. George paced the East in scoring (31.7 ppg) and tied for seventh in rebounding (9.0 rpg) while shooting 57.4 percent from the field as the Pacers went 3-0 for the week to climb into seventh place in the East with two games to play.
  • Goffin Sends Jokovic Out Of Monte Carlo

    Goffin Sends Jokovic Out Of Monte Carlo

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    The four matches didn't fail to disappoint the crowd with Albert Ramos Viñolas, Lucas Pouille and the biggest shock of the day with David Goffin upsetting two-time former champion Novak Djokovic, with all three players producing stunning comebacks by recovering from breaks down in the final set.
  • Packers 2017 Preseason schedule dates & times confirmed

    Packers 2017 Preseason schedule dates & times confirmed

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    The Seahawks' 2017 schedule announced Thursday has Seattle opening on the road for the sixth time in seven years. The Seahawks lost in each of the last two regular seasons at Lambeau Field after beating the Packers in Seattle in their previous three meetings, including the NFC title game in January of 2015.
  • Seahawks to open 2017 season at Packers

    Seahawks to open 2017 season at Packers

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    The Packers will travel to Atlanta in week two to open the NFC champion Falcons new stadium in primetime Sunday, Sept. 17. This time, it will be the Falcons' new stadium. Seattle and Green Bay have become somewhat regular opponents in recent seasons. Come back here later Thursday for the full schedule. The following week they travel to Chicago for a noon game.
  • Serena Williams expecting baby this year

    Serena Williams expecting baby this year

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    The 35-year-old athlete announced on Snapchat earlier in the week that she is 20 weeks pregnant. She will have been out for seven months and on a like-for-like basis that makes it hard to see Williams - nine years older and with chronic knee issues - coming back much before next year's Wimbledon.
  • Verstappen fastest in final Bahrain practice

    Verstappen fastest in final Bahrain practice

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    After a series of MGU-H failures over the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, this week's test was seen as an opportunity to kick start the recovery process but Tuesday morning's issues have resulted in a slow start. "As soon as I hit the brakes, it just went long. At the beginning of the race I genuinely thought we had a chance to win", he said in the aftermath of a disappointing fifth.