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England's Alex Hales has risen four places to reach 20th spot after aggregating 223 runs in the series, including a belligerent 171 in the third ODI. Pakistan is now placed at No. I will try and keep that form in the coming series. But Rizwan kept Pakistan on track with a calm contribution in an unbroken stand with Imad and England will not, therefore, go through their hugely promising limited-overs summer unbeaten.
  • Serena into US Open quarter-finals with record 308th Slam win

    Serena into US Open quarter-finals with record 308th Slam win

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    She'll first have to take care of fifth-seeded Simona Halep in the quarterfinals. The last time she lost to a player outside the top 50 at a Grand Slam was to No. The 24-year-old Romanian was broken serving for the match at 5-4 but she broke right back, and after falling behind 0-30 in the 11th game swept the last four points in a row to end it.
  • Earnhardt Jr. said lingering symptoms kept him from racing

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    My heart is there to continue and if my doctor says I'm physically able to continue, that's an easier decision for me to make". Earnhardt, 41, hasn't raced since July 9 at Kentucky Speedway. "He was having problems with the vestibular system, with the ocular system and with some anxiety and mood issues very much associated with these problems.
  • Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans

    Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans

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    Some female government ministers had publicly disagreed with his position. "Apparently, the terrorist attacks in Nice were not sufficiently traumatic", he said sarcastically at a news conference Friday afternoon, referring to the rampage by a truck driver who attacked a Bastille Day fireworks celebration on July 14, causing 86 deaths.
  • US Open: Halep and Del Potro progress to quarterfinals

    US Open: Halep and Del Potro progress to quarterfinals

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    Halep clawed back, winning her three straight games in the set to put her opponent on the brink of elimination. The Spaniard continued to struggle during the second but at 5-3 down, she managed to extend the match by breaking Halep but she immediately dropped serve for sixth time in the contest and Halep was able to serve it out at the second time of asking.
  • Del Potro into quarters when Thiem quits

    Del Potro into quarters when Thiem quits

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    Serena, looking to continue her drive for a record seventh U.S. Open title, booked her spot in the last eight with a ruthless 6-2 6-3 win over Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova to set up a meeting with Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep. Del Potro got a huge break Monday when he spent only 72 minutes on court. Del Potro recalled in his on-court interview after the match how sad he was to watch the U.S.
  • Police union: Officers may boycott 49ers over Kaepernick

    Police union: Officers may boycott 49ers over Kaepernick

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    After that game, in an interview with NFL Media's Steve Wyche , Kaepernick addressed why he was protesting. In the midst of the controversy surrounding his decision not to stand during the national anthem as a sign of protest, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced that he will donate $1 million over the year to community groups affected by racial inequality and police brutality.
  • National Football League practice squad 2016 primer: Eligibility, rules, salary, more

    National Football League practice squad 2016 primer: Eligibility, rules, salary, more

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    The practice squad minimum salary is $6,900 a week, or $117,300 for the year. These payments continue through the playoffs and will continue for as long as the team remains alive in the post-season. Let's first start with a convo about some players not on the practice squad . Q: Can a player be on the practice squad their entire career? Trevor Williams was a player that you wouldn't have been sorry to see on the 53-man roster so it's nice to see that he landed on the practice squad ...
  • Williams sisters play back-to-back in Ashe at rainy US Open

    Williams sisters play back-to-back in Ashe at rainy US Open

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    There was also the challenge of playing under the roof, which amplified an already noisy NY crowd and for a while caused a clattering din as the rain poured down. "The players will deal with it. You get used to stuff", the Scot said. "As an athlete, that's what you do". "It was definitely a little different playing with Ashe closed", said Williams, who produced 13 aces yet clearly was displeased with winning only 13 of 40 points on King's first serves.
  • Oldroyd's late kick sends BYU to 18-16 win over Arizona

    Oldroyd's late kick sends BYU to 18-16 win over Arizona

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    They kicked off to BYU with a 16-15 lead. The Kalani Sitake era is off to a flying start. If you're not excited now, that's your problem. Arizona went through a hard fall camp, trying to focus on football after offensive lineman Zach Hemmila was found dead in his apartment on August 8.
  • Zlatan: 'Mastermind' Mourinho behind move to Premier League

    Zlatan: 'Mastermind' Mourinho behind move to Premier League

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    Ibrahimovic has been in superb form for Manchester United since linking up with the club earlier this summer following the expiry of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain. "I was close two times to moving to the Premier League - once with Arsenal and then Manchester City", he told reporters. The 34-year-old has been a sensation since arriving at Old Trafford this summer, scoring the victor against Leicester City in the Community Shield, before adding three goals in as many Premier League ...
  • Late goal gives Allardyce winning start to England reign

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    England boss Sam Allardyce issued a staunch defence of his deployment of Wayne Rooney after the Three Lions laboured to a last-gasp victory in their opening World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in Trnava . There seems to be an element of surprise whenever England don't play thrillingly well, even though it has basically been their default setting for years now.
  • Who wouldn't want masterbrain Mourinho as manager? - Ibrahimovic

    Who wouldn't want masterbrain Mourinho as manager? - Ibrahimovic

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    The towering forward has made an instant impact in the Premier League, scoring three goals in as many appearances as Jose Mourinho's side have recorded a 100 per cent record so far this season. Speaking about his plans, Ibrahimovic revealed he previously rejected moves to England's top flight. Ibrahimovic told the London Evening Standard that he learned a lot from Mourinho at Inter and that he even said that the Portuguese manager was a football "mastermind".
  • Georgia begins Kirby Smart era against rising Tar Heels

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    First game for Smart, first game back for Chubb, and a quarterback controversy before the first snap. The Tar Heels were then forced into a safety and had to kick the ball back to Georgia . It's no secret that Georgia is going to need to run the ball well to beat North Carolina. Tailback Elijah Hood leads a host of returners but the big question rests at quarterback, where Mitch Trubisky takes over for the graduated Marquise Williams.
  • Relay Events Featuring Felix and Bolt Highlight Track And Field Day 14

    Relay Events Featuring Felix and Bolt Highlight Track And Field Day 14

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    Not only had they retained their Olympic title - the foursome of Bartoletta, Felix, Bianca Knight and Carrmelita Jeter had won in London four years ago, - but they brought back some golden memories. Cheruiyot earned the gold in medal 14:26.17, and Obiri the silver in 14:29.77. His time was 3 minutes, 50 seconds. It took an entire day to win the right to defend their 2012 gold medal, but in front of the watching crowd they not only managed to edge out the 8th place Chinese team, but clock the ...
  • The Big Lebowski Actor Jon Polito Passes Away At 65

    The Big Lebowski Actor Jon Polito Passes Away At 65

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    Polito died Thursday at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte. His manager, Maryellen Mulcahy, told the Associated Press that he had been treated for multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that strikes the white blood cells. The tabloid also states he suffered from arthritis and was fighting an infection related to recent surgery. He is survived by his partner, Darryl Armburster.
  • Brady plays 1st half vs. Giants in tuneup for suspension

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    He did not wink. "Playing chess with one of the best in the history of the game, they responded", Giants coach Ben McAdoo said of Brady, who was complimentary of Beckham. I was ready to go, had everything on and was just trying to get something out of my shoe, and the scissors slipped, and it was just a silly accident".
  • Determined to chase dream, Tebow shows power in MLB workout

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    Aardsma told the Los Angeles Times that Tuesday's workout was the worst he had seen Tebow look. Tebow captured the 2007 Heisman Trophy as part of a stellar college football career at the University of Florida. If Tebow signs, he will immediately be added to the team's roster. "Better than expected", according to USAToday Sports . A former Heisman Trophy victor as the top collegiate player who briefly sparked "Tebow-mania" during his playing days with the NFL's Denver Broncos, Tebow ...
  • Class action lawsuit claims Warriors' official app covertly listened to users

    Class action lawsuit claims Warriors' official app covertly listened to users

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    Beacons placed throughout an area send out certain audio signals, which are picked up by a smartphone's microphone and used to pinpoint the phone's location. If true, the allegations would violate the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which prohibits the "interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications".
  • Italian GP: Max Verstappen given 'gentle warning' by FIA

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    Alonso added: "I remember being at Minardi in 2001 and the speed difference being even bigger when Michael [Schumacher] was coming. He's going a good job, he's fast.but certain things were not correct". Verstappen likened the situation to other football players telling Zlatan Ibrahimovic to move from forward to defender. "I don't think he will listen to those guys", the Dutchman said at the Italian Grand Prix.
  • Zika remains global emergency, virus still spreading

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    Indonesia is screening travelers from the neighboring country for the mosquito-borne Zika virus as the city-state reports a growing number of infections. In all, more than 40,000 mosquitoes statewide have been tested for Zika. It leads to babies born with abnormally small heads and brains. It's caused when the virus attacks the brain cells in a developing fetus, killing them off and stunting the growth of the skull.
  • Nico Rosberg tops opening practice for Italian Grand Prix

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    Apart from 1980, Monza has been the home of every Italian Grand Prix, while in addition it has hosted the most Grands Prix (65 up to this weekend). Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel added: "We all love this track". As to upgraded power units, which Mercedes may introduce later in the season, Hamilton said he is confident of winning races with the three that he has now.
  • Brady to be honorary captain at Michigan during suspension

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    Brady did not play in the first two preseason games, but he suited up in Week 3 and said he wants to play in the final game as well. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not play for the first four games of the regular season due to his DeflateGate suspension, but he might just find himself playing in the team's fourth preseason game against the New York Giants on Thursday.
  • Predictable, yet impressive, Semenya wins Olympic 800 gold

    Predictable, yet impressive, Semenya wins Olympic 800 gold

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    The 25-year-old, who found herself at the centre of a gender row following her victory at the 2009 World Championships and had to undergo gender testing before being cleared to return to competition, won her semifinal in one minute 58.15 seconds.
  • National Football League officially announces draft is returning to Philly in 2017

    National Football League officially announces draft is returning to Philly in 2017

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    Coker Graham estimated that Philadelphia would need to raise somewhere in the ballpark of $5 million dollars, which would be done exclusively by the business community. It will also be the city's 15th time hosting the draft , but the first time it will be held at the Ben Franklin Parkway. On Wednesday afternoon, ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported that the draft was officially coming to Philly.
  • Swiss launch criminal probe of German soccer great Beckenbauer

    Swiss launch criminal probe of German soccer great Beckenbauer

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    The Attorney General of Switzerland named Beckenbauer, a World Cup victor as a player and manager with West Germany, as one of four men facing criminal proceedings. He has been under investigation by FIFA's ethics committee (still an oxymoron, right?) since earlier this year as well. Beckenbauer, 70, was implicated in an investigation commissioned by the German football association (DFB) into the alleged buying of votes to ensure Germany won the rights to stage the World Cup.
  • Ramirez hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8

    Ramirez hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8

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    The Red Sox extended the lead to 6-4 when Jackie Bradley Jr. homered in the sixth off reliever Kevin Jepsen . Another key play in the game happened earlier, before Ramirez hit his grand slam, and it's a cautionary tale for the kids who may want to play baseball: never stop hustling, or it can cost you a run, and your spot on the team.
  • Serena's US Open begins with tough matchup vs Makarova

    Serena's US Open begins with tough matchup vs Makarova

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    Since equaling Steffi Graf's mark for most Grand Slam singles trophies in the Open era, which dates to 1968, by earning No. 22 at Wimbledon in July, the No. "I am not concerned about the shoulder", Mouratoglou said. Germany's Angelique Kerber and Spain's Garbine Muguruza , who have both beaten Williams in slam finals this season, along with Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, will all be eyeing the number one ranking should the American's bid for a 23rd grand slam title stall.
  • Antonio Conte: These are my plans for midfielder Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea

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    Substitute Cesc Fabregas then released Diego Costa with a sublime pass and the striker finished calmly three minutes from the end to seal victory for Antonio Conte's team. I think for the English league, this is no good. Courtois has been impressed by the contribution of his countryman, who has helped Chelsea preserve their winning start to the season.
  • Upton, Blue Jays overcome 5-run deficit, Twins' skid hits 9

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    Kepler and Minnesota centre-fielder Eddie Rosario couldn't even pick up the ball before Upton crossed home, giving Toronto its first lead of the game. Encarnacion hit his 36th homer and leads the AL with 105 RBIs. Heading into play today, the Blue Jays have a one game lead ahead of the second-place Boston Red Sox and third-place Baltimore Orioles.