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Star India bags IPL's global media rights for over Rs 16000 crore

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A total of 24 bidders bought the bid document, including Facebook, Amazon , Twitter, Yahoo, Reliance Jio, Star India, Sony Pictures, Discovery, Sky, British Telecom, and ESPN Digital Media. Sony had won the rights for 10 years in 2008 with a bid of 8200 crore. "The IPL is a catalyst for the growth of their business". The rights on offer are Indian sub-continental TV rights, which is the most coveted along with emerging Indian sub- continent digital rights. Read More »

Five Reasons You Should Be Watching the 2017 US Open

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In her first Grand Slam appearance in 19 months, Sharapova is nearly halfway to a storybook title at Flushing Meadows - though Friday's romp wasn't a keen barometer as she faced an 18-year-old defensive baseliner, who was playing her idol after entering the Open ranked 139th. Read More »

One person every month dies in Lancashire waiting for donor organ

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There are almost one million people on the NHS Organ Donor Register in the region - 348,000 in Norfolk, 278,000 in Suffolk and 367,000 in Cambridgeshire. "Organ donation saves lives". A total of 115 people in Yorkshire donated more than 300 organs after death in 2016/17 so others might receive a life-changing transplant. Read More »

Redskins place Su'a Cravens on exempt/left squad list

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Schefter reports the team will let Cravens spend some time away from the game to sort through whatever issues led him to consider retirement. But he said he was retiring on Sunday and ended the text message with, "Peace out". "(Cravens has) got to handle what he needs to handle, whether it's mental, whether it's family. After practice, multiple players said coach Jay Gruden addressed the players about Cravens' situation and said to stay focused on the season opener when discussing it with ... Read More »

England boss Gareth Southgate wishes Ben Woodburn well with Wales career

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Gareth Bale so almost scored an incredible overhead kick for Wales in their 1-0 World Cup Qualifier win over Austria on Saturday night. Woodburn was born in Nottingham, but qualified for Wales via a grandfather. As aesthetically pleasing and ground-breaking as the double nutmeg was, I'm still saying that Isco's nutmeg on Marco Verratti was the best piece of skill displayed in the worldwide fixtures last night. Read More »

US Open: Petra Kvitova's relaxed approach pays off

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Neither of them has been great in NY, with Kvitova reaching the quarterfinals once, and this being Muguruza's first 4th Round. Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has set up a fascinating last-16 US Open tie with two-time Grand Slam victor Petra Kvitova after downing Magdalena Rybarikova . Read More »

5 things to watch: Bojangles' 500 at Darlington Raceway

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No explanations necessary, expect maybe, how the heck did Hamlin do it? "It's an honor to win the regular-season championship and a milestone for Martin and Furniture Row Racing ", said Joe Garone, president of Furniture Row Racing . Truex rubbed the wall, blew his right front tire and stumbled home in eighth. "The only thing I hate is my vehicle is sitting out there and I just can't sit in it and drive today", Elliott said. Read More »

Mikie Mahtook lends a helping hand to a Jose Ramirez home run

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On Sunday, in a game against the first place Cleveland Indians , the Tigers pretty much summed up their entire season with one play. He tied the club record last done by Kelly Shoppach against the Tigers in 2008. Cleveland pounded out 13 hits and walked five times with Francisco Lindor, Yan Gomes and Edwin Encarnacion combining for five hits including homers, five runs and Five RBI's while Yandy Diaz drove in two and scored. Read More »

Fruechte among players cut by Vikings

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The majority of the decisions Rick Spielman and co made were as expected as not many players on the roster bubble made cases for their inclusion in the grim loss to Miami. Language in the collective bargaining agreement states Bridgewater's contract could "toll" for next season if he is on the PUP list for the first six weeks, but it's possible that could be challenged by the NFL Players Association if there is a dispute on whether Bridgewater should be a free agent after the season. Read More »

Virginia Tech edges West Virginia 31-24

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The Mountaineers would travel 58-yards in seven plays to tie the game on a 34-yard field goal by Mike Molina that would graze the uprights before passing through. West Virginia would quickly move the ball to the Virginia Tech 23-yard line and had appeared to convert a third and one, but after a holding penalty, head coach Dana Holgorsen was flagged on the sideline and the Mountaineers would punt the ball from their own 48-yard line ending a promising drive. Read More »

Wayne Rooney insists Romelu Lukaku is the flawless striker for Manchester United

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The Belgian arrived from Everton for a fee of £75m, with Rooney later going the other way on a free transfer, and has made a scintillating start to life at Old Trafford, claiming four goals in as many games. So it looks good for the season. "Then there's pressure on the next game". "There's always pressure to score here [at United] - but that also makes it interesting, dealing with that". Read More »

Gareth Southgate's England under pressure to entertain

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It is more than 50 years since England last won a major trophy - when they triumphed on home soil to lift the 1966 World Cup - and many members of Gareth Southgate's squad were involved in the team's woeful exit from Euro 2016 which culminated with a humiliating defeat by unheralded Iceland. Read More »

Hamilton wins Italian GP to move ahead of Vettel

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Hamilton, who joined Mercedes from McLaren in 2013, is seven points behind Vettel in the current championship and will take the lead if he wins at Monza on Sunday in front of Ferrari's home crowd. "But this is not a topic we want to tackle now over the last remaining races of the season". "It was a hard day, a hard start", said Vettel. That was one place better than the Ferrari drivers managed, with Kimi Raikkonen seventh and championship leader Sebastian Vettel eighth as they ... Read More »

Bangladesh look to wrap up Test series win against Australia

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David Warner rated his century in the second innings as his best ever, a testament to hardships faced by the Australian batsmen on the subcontinental pitch. "It proves the progress in our mental capacity". O'Keefe, 32, was left out of Australia's original squad in favour of the younger left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, triggering speculation of an imminent end to his career. Read More »

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku among Player of the Month nominees

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Three Premier League games in, and Lukaku's netted thrice, as well as in United's defeat in the UEFA Super Cup to Real Madrid before the league campaign got underway. "He's done great", Van Nistelrooy said following United's legends match against Barcelona , as quoted on FourFourTwo . Ibrahimovic scored a sensational 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions for the Reds in the 2016/17 season, and his new deal sees him tied to Old Trafford until the summer of 2018. Read More »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: I will return for Monaco's Thomas Lemar

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Certainly, that's what Pep thought and that's why we went so hard for him towards the end of the window. There have been signs that Arsenal is resigned to losing Sanchez to Manchester City . Arsenal could lose Sanchez just a day after agreeing to send English worldwide Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool . Defender Calum Chambers was reportedly the target of two big-money bids from Leicester but Arsenal were adamant he would be staying put. Read More »

Penn State's First TD in 2017 is a Punt Return

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The Nittany Lions will be back in action against Pitt next Saturday in Beaver Stadium. The unit's 569 yards of total offense were its most since recording 599 last season vs. "I was ready to go off to the sideline", offensive lineman Brendan Mahon said. Penn State got hit with NCAA sanctions the summer before his senior year of high school while he was still a recruit. Read More »

US Open: Cilic crashes out; Shapovalov in last-16

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The 1.7-meter (5-foot-7) Argentine did his best on Friday to prove size doesn't matter against the 1.98-meter Croatian and managed to do so for one day at least on the hard courts at Flushing Meadows , Efe news reported. "But I was always like this and I always try to improve my tennis and try to don't think about". "In the second round I played really well but today I was not coming up with the great shots", Cilic told reporters. Read More »

Arsenal outcast Lucas Perez grateful to be home with Deportivo La Coruna

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Arsenal had set a £13.8m (€15m) asking price for Lucas but Deportivo had found that to be too great a price for them to reach. What a topsy-turvy transfer deadline day that was. Incredibly, it's the sixth time Joel Campbell has gone out on loan from the Gunners . Leicester reportedly made a big-money move for Calum Chambers but Arsenal are adamant the defender will not leave in this window. Read More »

Lance Stroll becomes F1's youngest driver to start on front-row

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Lewis Hamilton is aiming to break the all-time record for F1 poles, having equalled Michael Schumacher's mark of 68 last week in Spa. "I can't believe it, 69! shouted Hamilton after you have accomplished the feat". "He has the talent and he's growing", said veteran Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa , who has served as a mentor for the youngster this season. "The weather was obviously incredibly tricky for us all. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Rallies Past Leonardo Mayer to Reach US Open Fourth Round

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The 6-foot-5 Argentine hit 14 aces while collecting 38 winners to 32 unforced errors. That appeared to carry over to the ensuing game when Nadal finally broke Mayer on his 14th break point of the match to take a 4-3 lead in the set. The Ukrainian has made the last-16 at the US Open for the first time since 2011. "It was way better than the first two rounds". "When finally I did it, everything changed". Read More »

Report Card Vs Missouri State Bears

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The previous passing touchdown record was five, shared by Chase Daniel, Maty Mauk and Lock. Missouri State , scoring its third-most points in 23 games under third-year coach and former Mizzou defensive coordinator Dave Steckel, had scoring plays of 75, 34 and 89 yards, carving through a defense that opened with six new starters. Read More »

The Jays use the long ball to win

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He posted an 8.18 ERA in six starts for the Chicago Cubs this season before being released July 31. Smoak, who is hitting.287 with team highs in home runs (36) and RBIs (84), missed only one of Toronto's 132 games prior to Wednesday. The Orioles managed just two runs off a group of relievers that included three rookies - lefty Matt Dermody , Santos and lefty Tim Mayza . He only has three homers over the past month, and has only driven in eight runs to boot. Read More »

Scott McTominay promoted to Manchester United first-team squad

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The 21-year-old Pereira spent the entire 2016/17 season on loan with Granada, where he made 34 starting appearances in La Liga - netting five goals and providing three assists. Pereira, who made 13 appearances for the United first team, knows Ten Hag well from his time at the PSV Eindhoven academy, and is expected to replace the departing Yassin Ayoub at the club. Read More »

Texans dedicate their season to city of Houston

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The Texans have been in the Dallas area since early Sunday morning after flying directly from their preseason game in New Orleans on Saturday night. "Everybody here is obviously most concerned about their families, their friends, the city of Houston back home". The original goal was $200,000. "We're going to dedicate this season to the city of Houston, the people of Houston", he said. Read More »

Luck "likely" out Week 1

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Luck was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. While the chances for Luck to actually play in Week One of the regular season still seems slim, he is now on the 53-man roster for the start of the year. Read More »

Ross Barkley Denies Chelsea Medical, Will Make Transfer Decision After Injury

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Tottenham will head the queue for dazzling Everton attacker Ross Barkley in January alongside London rivals and Premier League giants Chelsea , according to a report . The chances are the Blues will be unable to again command a fee of at least £30 million, when the transfer window reopens in January. "The number 10 position is a very, very congested area at Everton ", Moshiri said. Read More »

BYU vs. LSU at the Superdome

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Matt Canada's offense piled up 479 total yards behind Derrius Guice's 122-yard, two-touchdown performance. The Cougars totaled minus-5 yards rushing against the stout LSU defense. Guice would score on his two touchdowns two plays later. BYU: The Cougars were a little concerned by a less-than-convincing season-opening victory over Portland State of the second-tier Football Championship Subdivision. Read More »