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Clemson Defense Pounces on Auburn Clemson Defense Pounces on Auburn
- September 10, 2017

Defense steps up for No. 3 Clemson vs. He completed 14 of 24 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception - not bad numbers, but nothing to crow about against 2016's No. Even after a punt return gave Auburn yet another chance late in the fourth quarter of a one-score game, three more sacks on consecutive snaps ended the threat. (more...)
Keys and Stephens secure places in all-American women's US Open final Keys and Stephens secure places in all-American women's US Open final
- September 10, 2017

Both women are also Americans, like Williams and Stephens , comprising an All-American semifinal, and accordingly, a final. Sloane Stephens watched January's Australian Open from her couch, a large cast on her left foot rendering her immobile and raising questions in her mind about her ability to bounce back from the injury. (more...)
Kareem Walker, Oliver Martin not dressed for Michigan-Cincinnati game Kareem Walker, Oliver Martin not dressed for Michigan-Cincinnati game
- September 10, 2017

Cincinnati pulled within 17-14 on the first drive of the second half on an efficient 85-yard, 10-play drive that included quarterback Hayden Moore sparking the Bearcats with a 46-yard run. · MI is now 115-18-3 in home openers and 3-0 under Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines opened as a 31.5-point favorites. The bigger Badgers (2-0) wore down the Owls (0-2) despite some middling play in the middle of the game. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas: 'Man, am I going to miss being a Celtic' Isaiah Thomas: 'Man, am I going to miss being a Celtic'
- September 08, 2017

The Cavs have said they're looking to treat Thomas without surgery, which is the same plan the Celtics had. Isaiah Thomas will miss the early part of the season, but once he gets back on the floor, the offensive dynamo is going to be a headache for defenses. (more...)
US Open: Petra Kvitova's win is match of the tournament US Open: Petra Kvitova's win is match of the tournament
- September 06, 2017

Muguruza was having a strong season, adding a Wimbledon championship as her second Grand Slam title after winning the French Open a year ago. She's one of the biggest hitters and a talented player. It was a terrific performance from the 27-year-old two-time Wimbledon champion and she will now take on American Venus Williams , a two-time victor of the final Grand Slam of the season, after she ousted Carla Suarez Navarro in three sets, winning 6-3 3-6 6-1. (more...)
Florida State QB Francois out for season Florida State QB Francois out for season
- September 05, 2017

Francois, who started every game for Florida State last season, was one of the main reasons the Seminoles were ranked high to start the season. Harris powered through the middle into the end zone on the next play, and a two-point-conversion pass from Jalen Hurts to Calvin Ridley gave the Crimson Tide a 21-7 with 1:41 remaining in the third. (more...)
US Open Tennis 2017: Maria Sharapova falls to Anastasija Sevastova US Open Tennis 2017: Maria Sharapova falls to Anastasija Sevastova
- September 04, 2017

She served a 15-month ban for that, returning to the tour this April with a ranking too low to get into Grand Slam events. "I don't know. If I could do it, I'd put in a box and maybe I'd sell it", the veteran said of the secret to her longevity. (more...)
India beat Lanka by six wickets, win series 5-0 India beat Lanka by six wickets, win series 5-0
- September 04, 2017

We were outplayed in the series. Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will miss the remaining two matches of India's limited overs series in Sri Lanka to fly home to tend to his sick mother, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has said. (more...)
Andy Murray Withdraws From US Open Andy Murray Withdraws From US Open
- August 31, 2017

Murray's withdrawal means a reshuffling of the men's draw, with fifth seed Marin Cilic taking over the number two slot and an opening match against American Tennys Sandgren. Add in 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic , who has a problem with his left wrist, and Murray, and now five of the top 11 men in this week's ATP rankings will be absent. (more...)
Cowboys-Texans preseason game canceled Cowboys-Texans preseason game canceled
- August 31, 2017

The decision to cancel the game altogether was announced when the Texans said local authorities had found a safe route for the team to drive the 250 miles home. Many in the National Football League have already been active in raising money to help those affected by the hurricane this week, including the Texans themselves. (more...)
Matthew Stafford Signs Big Deal with Lions Matthew Stafford Signs Big Deal with Lions
- August 30, 2017

If not, Stafford's extension adds flexibility when it's time to decide on Ansah in the spring. Stafford has averaged 28 touchdown passes per season over that span. Stafford is heading into his ninth season. Stafford's deal will have an average annual value of $27 million. Stafford has developed a reputation for toughness: He's played through a number of injuries, including the final three games of last season, and then the playoff loss at Seattle, with an injured finger on his ... (more...)
US Open 2017: Defending champion Angelique Kerber upset by Naomi Osaka US Open 2017: Defending champion Angelique Kerber upset by Naomi Osaka
- August 30, 2017

Talk about an understatement. This was their first career meeting. Her follow-up has been quite a flop. Kerber hasn't won a title since she won in NY in 2016. The only men's matches completed were at Ashe, where No. 1 Rafael Nadal overcame a first-set hiccup before overpowering Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2. (more...)
Olympic 5000m finalist David Torrence found dead at 31 Olympic 5000m finalist David Torrence found dead at 31
- August 30, 2017

They say the 31-year-old Torrence, who represented Peru at the 2016 Summer Olympics, came to Scottsdale a few weeks ago to train. On the track, he was the 2009 USA indoor champion in the 3,000-meter, and later went on to a record-breaking 2014 season. (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina Panthers Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina Panthers
- August 27, 2017

Bortles had a decent season a year ago - throwing for 3,905 yards with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions , though he was criticized for putting up solid stats in "garbage time". As bad as Bortles has been in the last couple of years, the Jaguars are making a necessary move as the AFC South is fairly wide open and they are legitimately a quarterback away from contending out of that division. (more...)
Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly in danger of missing season opener Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly in danger of missing season opener
- August 26, 2017

The fourth-year star's X-rays were negative for a break, but the MRI results have confirmed a sprain. "I like to take things day by day and see how he responds to treatment". Quarterback Eli Manning needs Beckham fully healthy for the Giants to get back to the postseason and build on their 11-5 record in 2016. Beckham was present in the locker room and during team meetings Wednesday. (more...)
Cavs reportedly ship Irving to Celtics for Thomas
- August 25, 2017

You should have heard by now that the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics agreed to a trade Tuesday evening that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston and Isaiah Thomas to the Cavs. There was no obvious path to improvement for the team, and it looked as though they were locked into a future that involved annual losses to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. (more...)
Nasri moves to Antalyaspor, Burnley in record deal for Chris Woods Nasri moves to Antalyaspor, Burnley in record deal for Chris Woods
- August 22, 2017

Nasri spent last season on loan to Sevilla . Nasri, who has been capped 41 times for France, fell out of favour with City chief coach Pep Guardiola and joined the Turkish club. "Has 2 Pl titles 2 League Cup and 1 Community Shield a big thank you as well to the medical staff and backroom staff for everything". Antalyaspor's key player over the past couple seasons has been former Cameroon global striker Samuel Eto'o, who remains at the club despite persistent rumors he is unsettled. (more...)
Barcelona to forego shirt names in tribute to terror attack victims Barcelona to forego shirt names in tribute to terror attack victims
- August 21, 2017

Sunday's game in Barcelona became a focal point for a city insisting it won't be afraid. With deals for Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho reportedly high on Barca's list of priorities, Deulofeu's place in Valverde's side seems far from secure. (more...)
Fans react to AP Top 25 preseason poll on Twitter Fans react to AP Top 25 preseason poll on Twitter
- August 21, 2017

And that includes on Twitter, where fans and experts alike shared their opinions on where the teams placed, or didn't place. Florida State's 2017 schedule features five opponents ranked in the preseason poll, including No. The Tigers will face three of those teams this season - LSU on October 14, Georgia on November 11 and Alabama on November 25 - as well as defending national champion and No. (more...)
We thought we would chase close to 300 runs: Virat Kohli We thought we would chase close to 300 runs: Virat Kohli
- August 21, 2017

The Indian cricket team's ruthless streak was evident in the way Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli hammered the hapless Sri Lanka bowling attack. "They got off to a really good start". "You can't fault anyone within that changing room", he added. All the guys have bought into it. "When the team was struggling - when we were most in need - your love and support was our strength". (more...)