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Defiant Ange refuses to bow to Socceroos critics

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Australia just missed out on the second spot and automatic qualification after a roller-coaster 2-1 win over the Thais. The Socceroos beat Thailand 2-1 in their final Asian qualifying Group B game on Tuesday, but with Saudi Arabia upsetting Japan 1-0 it consigned them to a risky two-leg play-off against the war-ravaged Syrians. Read More »

Red Sox outlast Blue Jays in 19 innings

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Kendrys Morales hit a solo home run, his 27th of the year, and Teoscar Hernandez drove in the other run for Toronto. Raffy Lopez chased reigning AL Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello with a two-run homer in the sixth. Betts battled Ryan Tepera to a full count, but Tepera induced a fly ball to right field to end the threat. The Toronto Blue Jays aren't in the postseason picture so the goal is to beat teams hoping to make the playoffs. Read More »

US Open Results: Kevin Anderson Reaches Semifinals

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The last South African to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam was Wayne Ferreira at the 2003 Australian Open. Considering the career she could have had - and may yet have as she plans to keep her CPA (Certified Public Accountant) licence active - Anderson said it had been a sacrifice, but she has long given up worrying about being called a WAG. Read More »

Red Sox admit using electronic devices to steal catcher signs from Yankees

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The inquisition started a couple weeks ago after a formal complaint by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman , who included video evidence that forced the Red Sox to admit their injustice. During Yankees-Red Sox games this year, Yankees catchers increasingly and repeatedly visited the mound to go through the signs or change sequences verbally - and this was related partly to the Yankees' concerns about how the Red Sox were relaying information, sources told Olney. Read More »

Jeremy Kerley returns to Jets with one-year contract

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Jermaine Kearse , whom the Jets traded for this week, is the lone receiver on the roster with more than one year of experience. He was originally selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Jets out of TCU. "I wasn't getting any playing time at receiver". I was just strictly punt return. Not only does Kerley add depth to a dwindling group of wideouts that has already lost its No. Read More »

Florida State drops in the Coaches Poll

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Alabama, Ohio State , Clemson and Penn State were ranked as the Nos. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama began preparations for Fresno State on Monday as players practiced outside in 84-degree weather. 9. Southern California slipped two spots to No. 6 after playing a tighter-than-expected game against Western Michigan . TCU and Notre Dame jumped into the Top 25 in the AP Poll . Read More »

Federer wants to set the record straight

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For del Potro , beating Federer should have meant he had the world at his feet. A shot that has spectators oohing and aahing in wonderment when he unleashes it. "Hopefully my day off [Tuesday] I can recovery a little bit more", del Potro told reporters following his match. "Then I think the wobble I had in the second round was due to my preparation", he said. Read More »

Costa Rica Set To Clinch World Cup 2018 Spot Tonight

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Bobby Wood came off the bench to score a late equalizer, helping the United States pocket a valuable road point in a 1-1 draw to Honduras in Tuesday's World Cup Qualifier at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Asula, Honduras . Read More »

Dolgopolov shrugs off gambling row to reach last 16

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Nadal had a much easier time with Dolgopolov than his previous two opponents, who each won a set against the Spaniard. The only wins by Dolgopolov were back in 2014 and 2015, the years that Nadal was having some health problems and was totally off his game and form. Read More »

Tottenham and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld issues Spurs ultimatum, says representative

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Alderweireld's agent, Francis, said: "When you look at Toby's statistics, they are impressive. Either he deserves an appropriate contract, or else he should be given a transfer", Francis was quoted as saying by the Sun . ESPN FC report that Spurs could be reluctantly forced to consider offers for the defender if they do not agree fresh terms. "But these clubs will have to negotiate with Tottenham's chairman, Daniel Levy ", Francis added. Read More »

Dirt Flies and Embarrassment Stings As Ezekiel Elliott' Fights His Suspension

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Until a decision is made by Henderson, Elliott remains eligible to play in the September 10 season opener against the New York Giants . Nash: Okay. "The lawyer in me tells me that, number one, Ezekiel Elliott will be eligible to play this coming Sunday night", Bayless said. Roberts determined in her findings that the accuser was "not credible". Read More »

Lance Stroll and Felipe Massa joy at delivering Williams F1 double

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In a wet qualifying session, Stroll was one of the standout performers as he delivered an excellent final lap at the end of Q3. Stroll was fourth fastest in Monza's wet qualifying on Saturday, but engine penalties for both Red Bulls will see him promoted to second place on the grid Sunday. Read More »

Jonathan Williams clears waivers

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They were dropped to make room for three players released by other teams: linebacker Deon Lacey (Miami), tight end Khari Lee (Detroit) and tackle Conor McDermott (New England). But he missed the entirety of his senior year after undergoing foot surgery, and so the Bills appeared to be taking a gamble by drafting him. The second-year player will be subject to waivers, where it's likely someone will take a chance on a young, cheap talent. Read More »

Scotland worldwide accuses Malta defender of spitting at him

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Goals from Christophe Berra and Leigh Griffiths enabled Scotland to keep alive their hopes of a place in the qualifier play-offs ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. The Jambos skipper said: "The England game was massive but in the grand scheme of things this Slovakia game is bigger". "I was hoping to get a few forward players on - because of the injuries, it was a bit of a problem". Read More »

Now back with Pullela Gopichand, Saina Nehwal eyes Superseries Finals qualification

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She announced her plans on Twitter. Saina's trust in Gopi as an established coach was evident in the following tweet: "At this stage in my career I think he can help me achieve my goals". She then split with Gopi before the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon and chose to hone her skills under Vimal Kumar. "As long as they don't exchange too many harsh words, it is OK", he said. Read More »

Tennessee Edges Georgia Tech In Double-Overtime

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Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson , who never lacks confidence, was then faced with a decision after quarterback TaQuan Marshall scored on the ensuing possession - go for the win with a two-point conversion or kick the extra point and opt for the tie. Read More »

Even in 18th year, Tom Brady expects nerves on opening night

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Despite being a two-time MVP and five-time Super Bowl champion, Brady expects some butterflies as the Pats are in the spotlight again on Thursday. "They have different redeeming qualities, but they're good players". 1 receiver Julian Edelman going down to a season-ending knee injury in the pre-season. He was by far Brady's favourite target a year ago with 98 receptions for 1,106 yards. Read More »

Sri Lanka has pride to play for

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Chahal's association with Kohli goes back a long way and there's nothing surprising about the amount of faith which the captain has in him. "He's got a very strong shoulder and people find it hard to sweep him". The Sri Lankan batsmen failed to apply time and time again. Kohli completed his century in a blistering 96-ball knock, but was dismissed by pacer Lasith Malinga in the 30th over. Read More »

American Thomas vaults into share of Dell lead

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Fellow Australian Jason Day improved only slightly on Sunday with a 70 to be tied 44th at one over. "We've had a great year, obviously there are two more events to try and finish it off". 1 in the world. We roomed together when we were 14 years old. It's just that no one is the best in the world. Spieth and Thomas are friends and have been competing against each other seemingly for forever. Read More »

Watt raises over $17 million, shows warehouse of supplies for Houston

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Watt also said the trucks with supplies were all donated. Water, food, clothing, cleaning supplies. "I'm not just here for the initial fundraiser", Watt later added. Watt the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. "The biggest thing he said was 'Take your time". His humanitarianism and his belief in something greater than the NFL doesn't make him any less of a football player. Read More »

JJ Watt raises $18M in Hurricane Harvey relief

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Watt may have already locked up the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award thanks to his heroic efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. On Sunday, Watt talked about the fund, and how he's going to spend the money. Bernard Project, a nonprofit started to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in St. Bernard Parish and Southeast Louisiana. He took to Twitter last night and gave an update as to what's available and when it will get to the people. Read More »

JJ Watt raises $17 million for Harvey recovery

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Watt also said the trucks with supplies were all donated. "Going out there on the field, playing the best you can, lift the morale of the city really helps". I want to make sure that I do it right, so I said, 'What advice would you have from what you experienced in Katrina?' The biggest thing that he said was, 'Take your time, do it right. Read More »

JJ Watt Tweets Photo of Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Watt said the supplies were donations and not bought with the $17 million he had raised, so there is still more to come... The Houston Chronicle reported all the items were donated and all the participants were volunteers. "Once we do start spending that money", Watt said, "this is my plan". In an interview with ESPN , Watt discussed seeking out Brees for guidance after the New Orleans Saints quarterback handled similar efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina . Read More »

JJ Watt talks about plans for money he's raising

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Watt and his team filled up nine semi trucks with supplies to be donated to those in need on Sunday. The Houston Chronicle reported all the items were donated and all the participants were volunteers. Watt said he received advice from individuals and organizations that helped victims of Hurricane Katrina , which devastated New Orleans in 2005. Read More »

JJ Watt Breaks $18 Million in Fundraising Campaign for Texas

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Sunday's effort was what he said was Phase 1 of a lengthy period of recovery and Watt wants to proceed deliberately and smartly with the money that more than 150,000 donors have contributed. He has issued a new challenge set at $20 million. He's been involved in every aspect of distributing the resources and consulting with those who can help him allocate the millions going forward. Read More »

Alligator was the unwanted visitors in flooded home in Texas

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Constable Mark Herman of Harris County, Texas denoted that the owner was shocked. Overall one homeowner near Lake Houston encountered a different kind of shocking, post-Harvey sight.it's so disgusting for us. Texas Parks & Wildlife authorities warn residents not to approach wildlife, including alligators and snakes. "Alligators are wary of people but keep your distance. Read More »

Bama uses familiar recipe to beat Florida State

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This likely wasn't the way freshman James Blackman envisioned the start of his career. Alabama was first on the board thanks to Andy Pappanastos' 34-yard field goal with 4:30 left in the first quarter. Don't let the 24 points on the scoreboard fool you: the Florida State defense played extremely well in this contest. The last time Florida State was held to 7 points or fewer in a game was in 2009 - a 17-7 loss to South Florida in Bobby Bowden's last season at the Seminoles' head coach. Read More »

J&K: 2 terrorists killed in Baramulla encounter

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Acting on a tip-off that cell phones and other incriminating evidence was being used in the jail, a joint search was conducted by the Baramulla district Police and Jail authorities around midnight on 22 August. The firing was going on when reports last came in, reported the news agency. A cop from Jammu and Kashmir Police was martyred and three were injured during the attack which took place a day before the Bakr-Id festival. Read More »

J&K: Encounter breaks out in Baramulla; 2 terrorists believed to be trapped

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Their identities and group are yet to be ascertained. "As the cordon was tightened, the militants started firing triggering the encounter", a police officer said. On Friday, one policeman was killed and four injured after the terrorists attacked a bus ferrying security personnel in Srinagar's Pantha Chowk. On Sunday, the armed forces gunned down a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist, involved in the killing of Lt Umar Fayaz in May, in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Read More »