• Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

In his last start, Wojciechowski allowed three earned runs on seven hits with six strike outs over 5 2/3 innings over the Padres on Wednesday. After pinch hitter Kyle Schwarber and Heyward singled to start the ninth, Javier Baez's sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third.

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  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett Sits During National Anthem, Plans To Continue Protest
Seahawks' Michael Bennett Sits During National Anthem, Plans To Continue Protest

Michael Bennett , who plays for the Seattle Seahawks , made a decision to sit down with a towel draped over his head while the USA national anthem played on Sunday, 13 August. Baldwin said he would limit his comments for the time being out of respect for Bennett and his message and the Seahawks organization. "There's a whole bunch of people si...

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  • Pakistan Cricketer Zubair Ahmed Dies After Getting Struck by Bouncer
Pakistan Cricketer Zubair Ahmed Dies After Getting Struck by Bouncer

Ahmed had played 4 matches for T20 team Quetta Bears in 2014, scoring a breezy 111 not out in his second game against Larkana Bulls, for which he received the Man of the Match award. Condolences to his family. Recently, Australia's David Warner was hit from a Josh Hazlewood bouncer during a practice match. Warner was declared fit and availabl...

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  • Serena Williams:
Serena Williams: "Pregnancy Has Given Me A New Power"

But make no mistake: Motherhood doesn't mean she's going to slow down. 'I thought, You have to win , but you're allowed to lose, because you have something to look forward to, ' she said . Oh except the tournament will only be THREE MONTHS AFTER SHE'S GIVEN BIRTH. "I learn by watching", she said. "So it's a completely different experience tha...

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  • Marshawn Lynch sits during the National Anthem
Marshawn Lynch sits during the National Anthem

Save those individual decisions to express yourself for an individual forum". "I just want to see people have the equality that they deserve", Bennett told reporters. Meanwhile Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch - a former Seahawk - refused to stand for the national anthem prior to a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals (...

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  • Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Umpire Hernandez 'Needs to Find Another Job'
Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Umpire Hernandez 'Needs to Find Another Job'

Monday's ejection came in question on an 0-1 count in the Tigers matchup with the Rangers . Kinsler and Hernandez had exchanged words prior to that, and it sure looks like Kinsler looked back and said something after the obvious ball .

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  • Buffon, Messi, Ronaldo shortlisted for player of the year
Buffon, Messi, Ronaldo shortlisted for player of the year

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been selected alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the three-man final shortlist for the 2016/17 UEFA Player of the Year award . Messi and Ronaldo have both won the award twice, with Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) and Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) the only other players to receive it.

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  • Stoke clinch Jese Rodriguez signing on season-long loan
Stoke clinch Jese Rodriguez signing on season-long loan

The 24-year-old joined Real at the age of 14 and was part of their Champions League-winning squads in 2014 and 2016. Stoke, a team from central England that is a perennial mid-table finisher in the Premier League, has become a haven for former high-profile players or one-time prodigies whose careers have stalled.

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  • Real Madrid and Barcelona Meet in the Spanish Super Cup
Real Madrid and Barcelona Meet in the Spanish Super Cup

Tackling a Barcelona team shorn of Neymar's talents would certainly seem to be an easier prospect than one with him, but Zidane cautioned against taking anything for granted. The highly entertaining second period was in stark contrast to a sleepy opening 45 minutes which lacked the atmosphere associated with football's biggest rivalry due to th...

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  • Liverpool beat Hoffenheim 2-1 in UEFA Champions League playoffs
Liverpool beat Hoffenheim 2-1 in UEFA Champions League playoffs

Liverpool's first squad at Rhein-Neckar Arena includes: Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Lovren, Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Mane, Salah, Firmino, Kent, Solanke, Origi, Gomez, Klavan, Flanagan, Robertson, Matip, Grujic, Mignolet, Karius, and Ward.

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  • Man United have to win the Premier League title
Man United have to win the Premier League title

But Mourinho said: "Last season we were also top of the league after the first match and we finished sixth, so this means nothing". Among them was holding midfielder Nemanja Matic , who was hailed by some as the best player on the pitch.

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  • David Warner recovers after being hit on neck by Josh Hazlewood bouncer
David Warner recovers after being hit on neck by Josh Hazlewood bouncer

Australia vice-captain David Warner has been cleared of concussion after being hit on the neck with a bouncer by team-mate Josh Hazlewood. "[Warner] seems alright, walking around the ground today so fingers crossed he'll be ok and we'll get an update over the next day or two".

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  • Dimitar Berbatov Set For Surprise Return To Football
Dimitar Berbatov Set For Surprise Return To Football

However, the two-time Premier League victor will bring plenty of experience and name recognition to the Indian Super League as well as the Kerala Blasters . More than 300 games were played for Manchester United. Brown, who has 27 senior England caps, has won five Premier League titles as well as two Champions Leagues.

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  • Oxlade-Chamberlain demanding Diego Costa-level wages
Oxlade-Chamberlain demanding Diego Costa-level wages

Now Chelsea are ready to step in and make a move for the versatile England global, who can play in attack, midfield or at wing-back/full-back - and it is his ability to fill a range or roles that appeals to Antonio Conte. The 23-year-old created an impressive 31 chances while retaining possession effectively, registering an average pass accuracy ...

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  • 'Grown up' Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United to finish a job
'Grown up' Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United to finish a job

I always give my best and I know more about the Premier League and I've adapted more with the team". Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are the Premier League's hottest new double act. Manager Jose Mourinho has recently stated that the current crop of players are United are the best, personally, that he's worked with. After four Serie A titles ...

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  • Detroit Lions lose Kerry Hyder for the season
Detroit Lions lose Kerry Hyder for the season

NFL Network reported that Hyder will undergo surgery this week. In the same swoop, the team placed running back Mike James on IR and released guard Matt Rotheram . The undrafted defensive end out of Texas Tech was signed off the team's practice squad before their 2015 regular season finale, and is set to become an exclusive rights free agent fol...

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  • Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay is listed with a money line of +100 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. "I just felt like I made better pitches at some critical times ", Tepesch said of the difference between his two starts as a Blue Jay.

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  • RandBall: ESPN uses bad judgment with auction
RandBall: ESPN uses bad judgment with auction

It aired as part of ESPN's 28-hour block of fantasy football coverage ahead of the 2017 NFL season, foxbusiness.com reported. The visual of a crowd of white people bidding on a black man is jarring to say the least. "Without that context, we understand the optics could be portrayed as offensive, and we apologize", ESPN said in a statement to USA...

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  • Red Sox crush Cardinals with eight-run fifth
Red Sox crush Cardinals with eight-run fifth

However, he worked through seven innings of three-run ball for his third consecutive victory. He has won his past three starts after going winless for more than a month. Leake was touched for eight runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. Xander Bogaerts had three hits, Hanley Ramirez, Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr.

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  • Celtic v Astana preview: Brendan Rodgers relaxed ahead of Champions League play-off
Celtic v Astana preview: Brendan Rodgers relaxed ahead of Champions League play-off

Bitton was fortunate not to concede a penalty in Friday's win over Partick Thistle when he bundled over Miles Storey. 'You miss the number of times he does go and be aggressive. "So that actual style of the game is pretty much the same". A goalless draw at home to Rosenborg in the last round was followed by an away win and the striker was con...

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  • Dana White Denies Manipulating Conor McGregor-Paulie Malignaggi Sparring Session Tapes
Dana White Denies Manipulating Conor McGregor-Paulie Malignaggi Sparring Session Tapes

There has been no word from McGregor whether he will continue boxing after August 26 with the fighter expected to return to the UFC after the Mayweather bout. " When you don't like somebody, you don't spar them, you fight them ", 'The Magic Man' told Ariel Helwani during an appearance on The MMA Hour . 'We'll need to see how he looks against May...

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  • LeBron James Calls Donald Trump the 'So-Called President,' Talks Charlottesville
LeBron James Calls Donald Trump the 'So-Called President,' Talks Charlottesville

Trump reiterated his position that there is "blame on both sides" while speaking to reporters at Trump Tower on Tuesday regarding the tragic events in Charlottesville that claimed the lives 32-year-old Heather Heyer and two state troopers.

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  • Gylfi Sigurdsson deal is finally agreed for £45m
Gylfi Sigurdsson deal is finally agreed for £45m

Both Everton and Leicester City saw £40m offers rejected earlier this summer but the former has continued to pursue a move despite being told by the Swans he could cost as much as £50m. Belgium striker Lukaku joined Manchester United in July for a fee of £75 million according to British media. Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has been chasing the I...

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  • Liverpool hand Hoffenheim rare home loss in UCL play-off
Liverpool hand Hoffenheim rare home loss in UCL play-off

Klopp was keen to warn his team against complacency ahead of the second leg of the tie against Hoffenheim at Anfield next week, with a place in the Champions League group stages now within reach. However, Klopp's side look extremely risky going forward so as long as they can try and keep things tight at the back I think they'll come away with a...

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  • John Franklin III leaving Auburn, will play final season as grad transfer
John Franklin III leaving Auburn, will play final season as grad transfer

AUBURN | John Franklin III won't be playing wide receiver for Auburn after all. "Transferring was the last option because it takes a lot out of you". Four schools in five years doesn't look good for anybody . Another " Last Chance U " star is transferring again. Franklin may end up still using those wide receiver skills, but it won't be at Au...

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  • Jaguars coach Marrone says QB Bortles dealing with exhausted arm
Jaguars coach Marrone says QB Bortles dealing with exhausted arm

There was a woeful performance against the Patriots during a joint practice . "My arm's fine", Bortles said. "We thought we competed hard (on Monday) but when the head coach tells you that wasn't good enough you got to have a little more of a chip on your shoulder and come out here and hit it a little harder.

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  • Las Vegas listed as potential host city for 2026 FIFA World Cup
Las Vegas listed as potential host city for 2026 FIFA World Cup

After cities declare their interest, the United Bid Committee will review the submissions and issue a shortlist of potential sites by late September. "U.S. Bank Stadium is a world-class facility and we are excited to be among the venues chosen to bid on the World Cup in 2026", MSFC chair Michael Vekich said in a statement.

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  • Sergio Busquets welcomes new Barcelona signing Paulinho
Sergio Busquets welcomes new Barcelona signing Paulinho

Real Madrid and Barcelona meet for the second time in the space of four days as they face off at the Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa on Wednesday night. "Hopefully as many players of the highest quality can come in". On what Barca will do with the money they received for Neymar, Pique said: "It is a tough time ...

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  • West Bromwich Albion close in on £1million Gareth Barry deal
West Bromwich Albion close in on £1million Gareth Barry deal

Sportsmail revealed Albion's interest last month and Tony Pulis is delighted to finally land Barry as a replacement for Darren Fletcher who left for Stoke City . While he has often been criticized for his pace of play especially in the last couple of years, just because the 53-times capped former England midfielder has lost a yard or three...

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  • Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Submits Appeal for 6-Game Suspension from NFL
Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Submits Appeal for 6-Game Suspension from NFL

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed his six-game suspension from the NFL for violation of the league's personal conduct policy. The source said Elliott's legal team also hopes to focus on other communication and witness accounts that would provide added context for Thompson's possible motives for making allegati...

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  • Transfer window change to be voted on by clubs
Transfer window change to be voted on by clubs

The proposal is that the deadline to sign players will next year be brought forward to the week before the season is set to get underway and that only a small handful of clubs are still against the idea - Watford being one of those. The plan would have no power to prevent a club such as Barcelona targeting Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho - as the...

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  • US Open Grand Slam organizers extend wildcard for Russian tennis star Sharapova
US Open Grand Slam organizers extend wildcard for Russian tennis star Sharapova

Sharapova, a five-time major champion and a former world No. 1, has been given a wild card for the women's singles main draw at the US Open. The Open in NY gets underway August 28. 18-year-old Canadian sensation Denis Shapovalov was not on the list.The USTA today announced that rising young Americans Taylor Fritz, Bjorn Fratangelo, Christopher Eu...

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  • Ruthless India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka
Ruthless India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka

Kohli and Shastri, wearing white national team jerseys and track trousers, led the celebrations. The Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) shared the emotional moment on social media. India won the test series against Sri Lanka . We are a young side, we look forward to play Test cricket , we look forward to play every single Test matc...

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  • Former West High star Ryan Mathews released by Philadelphia Eagles
Former West High star Ryan Mathews released by Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Mathews' 2016 season ended in late December when the Eagles announced he needed surgery to fix a herniated disc in his neck, and it was clear then that the bruising running back likely played his final snap for the Birds. Free agent acquisition LeGarrette Blount will take over as the primary back. The long-expected move gives the team $...

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  • Justin Thomas' golfing family
Justin Thomas' golfing family

His closing round was the equal-worst by anyone on Sunday, leaving him on six- over, 14 shots behind victor Justin Thomas . "Thomas has not only showcased a solid, consistent game since the start of the PGA Tour, but also set a few new records along the way and this October, golf fans in Malaysia will have the chance to watch Thomas live as he g...

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