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In an attempt to get the offense going and boost the team's production, Bill O'Brien has chose to take over the play-calling himself. It's his second back surgery in two months after he missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to fix a herniated disk.
  • Cardinals top Reds on Molina's disputed double in 9th inning

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    As the Cardinals mobbed Molina between first and second base, several Reds players milled about on the field as if awaiting a replay review. He said he was later told he had 10 seconds after Carpenter scored to appeal for a replay. "I would have", Price said . The Cardinals had built an earlier 3-1 lead in the game, thanks to Jedd Gyorko's 28th home run of the season, a run scoring ground out by pitcher Alex Reyes and a solo homer be Molina.
  • Danny Willett apologises for insulting article written by his brother

    Danny Willett apologises for insulting article written by his brother

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    Pete Willett risked inciting American supporters with a series of controversial remarks in an article for the National Golf Club ahead of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine this week. "It is not not what he thinks", Clarke said. It's time for the Ryder Cup - the high-stakes biennial golf matches which pit the 12 best golfers from the United States against the best dozen from Europe.
  • Bills WR Watkins ruled out against Patriots

    Bills WR Watkins ruled out against Patriots

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    There was some hope that Watkins would return in time to suit up this week, but clearly, the injury was far more serious than he or the Bills hoped. In 2014 and 2015 combined, he made just three receptions for 66 yards and no scores. He hasn't played since sitting out the final two series of the Bills' 37-31 loss against the New York Jets on September 15.
  • Rodgers' Four-TD Half Carries Packers

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    Though this game could eventually prove to be an outlier, it appears the Packers' headman rediscovered his touch by returning to his roots. It looked like Jones got the first down on the play, but the officials marked him just shy to set up a third-and-1.
  • Habs Shaw to face hearing for boarding

    Habs Shaw to face hearing for boarding

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    Capitals associate coach Todd Reirden said before the suspension was handed down that it was exactly the type of hit the National Hockey League is trying to eliminate. The Capitals bench was visibly irate as Shaw skated past them to the dressing room. "The most important thing is that the player wasn't hurt", said Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien.
  • Texans look to regroup after embarrassing loss to Patriots

    Texans look to regroup after embarrassing loss to Patriots

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    Not long after Belichick hung up the phone came a report that Brissett injured the thumb on his throwing hand and may need surgery. The New England Patriots were expected to struggle with Tom Brady being suspended the first four games of the season.
  • Rose and Stenson to lead off for holders Europe

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    Davis Love III tells the story of returning home in 1997 when the Ryder Cup matches were somewhat out of the mainstream and encountering a neighbor. Europe has a 13 1/2-9 1/2 lead in foursomes dating to the last American victory in the Ryder Cup in 2008.
  • Tigers tap Zimmermann to start Friday against Braves

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    When he was asked about today being the final regular-season game at Comerica Park, Ausmus said: "Unless we get rained out and have to come back and play Cleveland on Monday". The Tigers said over 6 inches of rain fell at Comerica. "If we were 20 games out, it would have been different, but we understood why they wanted to try to avoid everything getting backed up, and they did a great job of communicating with us".
  • Halep beats Keys to reach Wuhan Open semis and WTA Finals

    Halep beats Keys to reach Wuhan Open semis and WTA Finals

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    This is the fifth meeting between the two players - Keys not having any success, as Halep has managed to win all their previous encounters. Kvitova, seeded 14th, broke Kerber early in the third set to lead 4-2 and despite struggling with cramp, she held her nerve to convert her seventh match point after three hours and 20 minutes on court.
  • Nick Saban: Backup QB Blake Barnett has left program, school

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    So, it certainly seems like the quarterback has a good shot at being able to play at the FBS level in 2017 and would have at least two years of eligibility left going into the 2018 season. He's been an outstanding special teams player for us. "But what impresses you about them is their whole program". On offense, both tackles, running back Damien Harris, tight end O.J.
  • Tim Williams Arrest: Marijuana in Car Belonged to

    Tim Williams Arrest: Marijuana in Car Belonged to "Brandon Chicken"

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    The passenger said the pot belonged to him, but a search of the vehicle yielded a handgun. Upon searching the vehicle, police found a plastic bag containing marijuana as well as a Glock 41 pistol. Two officers who smelled burned marijuana in the area approached the Chevy Impala where the scent was coming from, according to authorities. Williams produced the receipt for the gun to show officers, saying that he thought it would qualify for a pistol permit.
  • Streaking Canadians to face Team Europe in World Cup finals

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    Only Bobrovsky kept it close for the first two periods. TORONTO (AP) - Tomas Tatar stuffed in a shot, triggering quite a celebration. Team Europe had just wiped out Sweden - by most accounts, the second-best hockey country in the world - in a 3-2 overtime win at the World Cup of Hockey.
  • Mesut Ozil set for new 'mega deal'

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    According to German publication Bild , via The Sun , the midfielder has put speculation regarding his club future to bed by agreeing a new long-term deal, but the details of the length of the contract are yet to be revealed. SportBild writer Henning Feindt claims that Ozil will take Jack Wilshere's squad number as part of the agreement from next season. However, unlike Ozil, Sanchez is looking for a release clause in any new contract that would allow him to leave the Emirates for a set ...
  • Inexperienced Southgate given 1st shot at vacant England job

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    He added that his members were committed to helping any investigation into the allegations and exploring what steps can be taken to establish " an effective system of licensing and codes of conduct for agents". "I am off overseas just to chill out and to reflect and I'd like to wish all the England lads, Gareth and the staff all the very best". "I think it's been a hugely disappointing couple of days for English football, and very, very sad for what's happened to Sam Allardyce ", McClaren ...
  • Canadiens Shaw to face hearing with NHL after boarding Caps' Hobbs

    Canadiens Shaw to face hearing with NHL after boarding Caps' Hobbs

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    If you missed it, Shaw felt he was slew footed and then slashed a passing Capital before hitting Hobbs from behind. Three days after the trade, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin signed the native of Belleville, Ont., to a six-year contract worth $23.4 million United States that does not include a no-trade or no-move clause.
  • Texans place star DE JJ Watt on injured reserve

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    He was placed on the "Physically Unable to Perform" list but activated in time for the regular season. "They have to learn to play without him and when he comes back they'll be even better". J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans celebrates as he runs off of the field after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 10-6 at Paul Brown Stadium on November 16, 2015.
  • Arsene Wenger hopes Sam Allardyce can 'clear his name'

    Arsene Wenger hopes Sam Allardyce can 'clear his name'

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    The 25-year-old Frenchman missed around two months of last season with a knee injury , but Wenger played down fears of a recurrence. Basel take on Arsenal in the second round of fixtures in Group A of the Champions League after both teams drew their opening games 1-1.
  • Tebow homers in first pro at-bat

    Tebow homers in first pro at-bat

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    While attempting to steal, Tebow scored when the ball was batted into play and Moreno committed a throwing error on a force play at second. Even without the home run, some fans watching in Florida probably were just excited to see him at all.
  • Cowboys' Dez Bryant has hairline knee fracture

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    Clayton believes loss of Watt is devastating for TexansMiami co. "It will be a day-by-day, week-by-week situation". "He has a slight hairline fracture in one of the bones of his knees", Garrett said during a conference call ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers.
  • Texas A&M routs Arkansas to establish itself as Alabama's top SEC challenger

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    The offensive line could not push the ball carrier into the end zone on any of these plays but the offense stayed on the field for a fourth-and-one situation. Perhaps it was indeed a string of plays by a defense at the end of a long drive and then a quick touchdown that shifted the momentum for good in the Aggies' 45-24 win over No.
  • Orioles feeling dejected, ejected with loss in Toronto

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    Lined up to make this start a month ago, the all-star right-hander struck out 10 over six innings of one-run ball, and was threatened just once, when Mark Trumbo flared a single into centre with two outs to cash a J.J. The under is 8-2 in Toronto's last 10 overall. The Blue Jays' rotation owns a 3.69 ERA, best in the American League, and their starters average more than six innings a game, which is also tops in the AL.
  • Michigan State rips touchdown out of Notre Dame’s hands

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    Bullough will have family representing both sides of the rivalry on Saturday. Sep 17, 2016; South Bend , IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) throws in the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Notre Dame Stadium.
  • Rodgers out to topple idol Guardiola

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    Brendan Rodgers is under no illusions as to the task his Celtic side face when Manchester City visit Parkhead on Wednesday night. "Confidence is a real aspect for our development and how we want to play". 'He knew that. We spoke with him and said if you don't feel so comfortable, or exhausted and we will take a decision - enough. Pep Guardiola expects Celtic to try and replicate the intensity of their derby victory over Rangers when they meet his Manchester City side in the Champions ...
  • Conor McGregor to fight in UFC's New York debut Nov. 12

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    The argument, according to White, was with McGregor over his health after he was dealing with a foot injury following his five-round battle with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August. There are plenty of risks attached to challenging for Alvarez's word title, but playing with fire is what has made McGregor's career so compelling.
  • Dempsey out for rest of MLS season with heart issue

    Dempsey out for rest of MLS season with heart issue

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    He remains one of the best players in the MLS and one of the truly important contributors for the United States men's national team, and his availability for the country's two World Cup qualifiers in November now seems unlikely. "It's a sad story because Clint is an integral part of the team". Now in his fourth season in Seattle, Dempsey has eight goals and two assists in 17 MLS matches this year.
  • Arsenal midfielder Coquelin sidelined for 3 weeks

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    Ruud Gullit, Gianluca Viali, Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Philippe Scolari, Guus Hiddinl, Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez and now Antonio Conte have all locked horns with Wenger. There is not that much that we can do to affect what happens but sometimes Arsene Wenger's relationship with the manager of a national team can help.
  • AB de Villiers out of Australia tests to have elbow surgery

    AB de Villiers out of Australia tests to have elbow surgery

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    In order to ensure that there are no further complications and to sort out the issue once and for all, AB de Villiers will undergo an elbow operation next week in a bid to be fit and available for future series. We are scheduling surgery for him early next week and are hopeful that we'll get him back in action before the Sri Lanka series over Christmas", Moosajee added.
  • LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand during anthem

    LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand during anthem

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    That's who I am. "That's exactly what Colin Kaepernick is doing, and I respect that". In fact, King James believes that Kapernick has the right to do what he is doing and feels the San Francisco quarterback is taking unnecessary shots from many quarters of the country for making a very peaceful, nonviolent protest stance.
  • Giants' running back Shane Vereen out for the season

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    After first describing the procedure as "season-ending" earlier Monday, the Giants said later in the afternoon there is a chance for Vereen to return from that designation if he heals quickly enough. Even with Jennings now sidelined, the Giants have some depth with Orleans Darkwa , Bobby Rainey and rookie Paul Perkins to fill in. Rainey perhaps is the back with the skillset closest to Vereen's.
  • Bruins sign Marchand for 8 years, $49 million

    Bruins sign Marchand for 8 years, $49 million

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    The extension will kick in for the 2017-18 season, keeping Marchand from exploring unrestricted free agency, where he surely would have drawn massive interest and probably more money on a per-year basis. the Blue Jackets. He's received multiple "Star of the Game" honors during the tournament, and is now ranked second in overall scoring (behind Sidney Crosby).