• Irish smiling: Notre Dame No. 1 in preseason AP women's poll
Irish smiling: Notre Dame No. 1 in preseason AP women's poll

Can we just start the Final Four now? N.C. State was not ranked, but did receive 29 votes. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke comes into the season as the clear favorite to win the title, as they are getting odds of +350 to win.

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  • Eagles' Wentz, Cowboys' Prescott set for rookie QB showcase
Eagles' Wentz, Cowboys' Prescott set for rookie QB showcase

I think it will start this week in prime time against the Philadelphia Eagles and that is why I think he will be an X Factor . Tony Romo has been joining team drills and previously spotted practicing passes though this is no indication that the 36-year-old quarterback will be returning to action soon.

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  • James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener
James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener

The Cleveland Indians played Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs across the street at Progressive Field. Golden State Warriors went on a 28-game winning streak in 2015 to win a place in history. Shumpert left the game in the third quarter with concussion-like symptoms after colliding in the hip of Kristaps Porzingis during a...

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  • Redskins, Bengals battle to 27-27 tie in London
Redskins, Bengals battle to 27-27 tie in London

His second kick hooked wide left. Garcon caught a pass that would have moved the Redskins into the edge of field goal range, but he was called for offensive pass interference. Eifert's blocking was instrumental on Cincinnati's final touchdown. Washington looked like snatching the win when Hopkins lined up a 34-yard field goal attempt with a l...

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  • Broncos pick apart Rivers in 27-19 win over Chargers
Broncos pick apart Rivers in 27-19 win over Chargers

Next it would be T.J. Ward grabbing an off-target pass from Rivers, and the Broncos took over at the San Diego 7-yard line. No one is waiting around for somebody else to make a play. Rookie punter Riley Dixon boomed the best punt of his career, a 68-yard blast from the goal line, to force the Chargers last comeback drive to begin a little deeper.

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  • Ken Early: José Mourinho and Manchester United look out of date
Ken Early: José Mourinho and Manchester United look out of date

Chelsea are in fourth place in the Premier League table and a point adrift of leaders Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool . Claude Puel said: "I think we played very well in the first half, but it's hard to play against this team when you concede a goal with the first action".

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  • Brady throws 4 TDs in Patriots 41-25 win over Buffalo Bills
Brady throws 4 TDs in Patriots 41-25 win over Buffalo Bills

Buffalo sorely missed LeSean McCoy , their top running back, who was inactive, but Mike Gillislee ran for 85 yards and quarterback Tyrod Taylor proved elusive all game and added nearly 50 more yards scrambling. The offensive onslaught of the Patriots continued as following a Tyrod Taylor 26-yard touchdown run on fourth down the Patriots onc...

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  • Cech believes title fight will go to the wire
Cech believes title fight will go to the wire

They failed to create enough chances in a game they dominated and paid the price, but they could not point to tiredness as a contributing factor as they had no European involvement to disrupt a full week of preparation. Mourinho will be hoping for a better result when his side host Sean Dyche's side this weekend. United fought back slightly after...

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  • Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ready to make a move?
Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ready to make a move?

Last season, just 10 National Football League teams finished 5-3 or better away from home. At the midway point of the 2016 season, Oakland is 4-0 in games played away from the Coliseum and looks to extend its road streak to five straight victories when it faces Tampa Bay this Sunday.

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  • Vincent Kompany's mental state ruled him out of Barça game, says Guardiola
Vincent Kompany's mental state ruled him out of Barça game, says Guardiola

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola waits for kick off of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on September 17, 2016. "Obviously, against Everton we could have won easily, everybody knows that, even if it was 1-1". "Next time be...

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  • Titans without half of starting secondary vs. Jaguars
Titans without half of starting secondary vs. Jaguars

Jacksonville (2-5) began the season with high expectations due to an improved roster. Jacksonville Times-Union beat writer Ryan O'Halloran tweeted that Khan would not be firing Bradley , with the owner saying, " Actions speak louder than words ".

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  • Worldwide shock as someone still wants Man United star Wayne Rooney
Worldwide shock as someone still wants Man United star Wayne Rooney

Jose Mourinho is open to selling Wayne Rooney, sources have told ESPN FC , as the Manchester United manager plans to continue an overhaul of the squad in the wake of a chaotic start to the season. It was well deserved as Wayne Rooney has seen a massive drop in form, and a huge backlash against him by the fan base. "Not even playing in a deeper...

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  • Guardiola reflects on his record winless streak as the going gets tough
Guardiola reflects on his record winless streak as the going gets tough

But Juan Mata's 54th minute strike was enough to condemn City to a third successive defeat away from home and knock them out of the competition. "Yeah, it's six games - not a good situation - but we are out of one competition, we have three still", he said.

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  • Titans end home woes, roll to 36-22 victory over Jaguars
Titans end home woes, roll to 36-22 victory over Jaguars

Mariota was credited for a fumble on the opening drive for a 12-yard loss, but left guard Brian Schwenke recovered the ball. The Titans took a 27-0 lead into halftime, and the Titans finally got on the board in the third quarter with a touchdown and a successful two-point conversion.

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  • Alex Iwobi 'rejected West Ham United for Arsenal'
Alex Iwobi 'rejected West Ham United for Arsenal'

Cities of London and Westminster Conservative MP Mark Field yesterday told the Standard that West Ham should play home games behind closed doors until they get their house in order. "We are not used, in England, to face these kind of problems anymore", Wenger said. "Basically I don't believe there is a problem with hooliganism in England".

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  • Leonard, Spurs spoil Kings arena opening with 102-94 win
Leonard, Spurs spoil Kings arena opening with 102-94 win

Watson reports a healthy roster and says he plans to build on the team's success from past year to take things to another level in this coming season. The second team allowed a 16-1 run to end the quarter, leaving the Suns down 30-19. Darren Collison , who is the projected starting point guard for the Kings in the upcoming season, has to go ...

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  • CEO gives World Series tickets to Pearl Harbor veteran
CEO gives World Series tickets to Pearl Harbor veteran

It's been a long wait for Chicago Cubs fans and tickets have become very hard to find and buy. The Cubs' last World Series appearance was in 1945 - they haven't won since 1908 - and not only does 97-year-old Jim Schlegel remember it, but he was there for Game 7.

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  • Jets' Smith injures right knee in return to starting lineup
Jets' Smith injures right knee in return to starting lineup

Presumably, second-year quarterback Bryce Petty , who has no regular-season experience, will serve as the backup quarterback while rookie Christian Hackenberg will be the No. "I have no problem with him venting his frustrations". New York Daily News back page for October 24, 2016 . Smith eventually returned to the field but spent the ...

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  • Angelique Kerber German set to end 2016 on a high
Angelique Kerber German set to end 2016 on a high

They are in the Red Group along with world No. 1 Angelique Kerber and Dominika Cibulkova. Speaking to the media just minutes after her first round robin match victory, Halep had plenty to say, expressing her happiness with the way she competed, despite admitting to panicking on a couple of occasions during the 69-minute contest.

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  • Cleveland Indians Hosts Chicago Cubs In Game 1 of World Series
Cleveland Indians Hosts Chicago Cubs In Game 1 of World Series

Of course, Photoshop is always a possibility, but Redactor number1makeitso allegedly found four other copies of the yearbook containing Lee's prediction, which the user then posted on Imgur . "I threw my yearbook away.' So I pulled out my old yearbook and sent him a photo". "I think he's anxious about the pressure of jinxing this", Meza said.

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  • AP Top 25: Ohio State slips, Penn State in, Houston out
AP Top 25: Ohio State slips, Penn State in, Houston out

It stood tall and shut down the Nittany Lions. Once again, the Buckeyes' offense struggled to establish its passing game, to give J.T. Barrett ample time to throw, and to create using its wide receivers. Urban Meyer even used the word "disaster" to describe OSU's special teams after the game. If Ohio State wins out, it still would win the Big T...

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  • Marquez qualifies on pole for Australian Moto GP
Marquez qualifies on pole for Australian Moto GP

Race-winner and fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow also ran the harder front tyre and reaped the rewards, but the Briton only inherited the victory after runaway leader Marquez crashed on lap 10 at the slow right-hand hairpin while using the same tyre, showing that Phillip Island can bite the best in the business.

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  • 'Ole Miss Rebels at LSU Tigers
'Ole Miss Rebels at LSU Tigers

Not only did he lead the Tigers to a 38-21 win over Ole Miss , but he set a school record with 284 yards rushing. But, the Tiger D dominated the second half of this contest, allowing only 85 yards during that span. LSU has played well in the two games since firing Les Miles, albeit against Missouri and Southern Miss in home games. Online sports bo...

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  • Boost for Boks as England lose Itoje
Boost for Boks as England lose Itoje

And he was a hugely-influential figure during Saracens' march to winning the European Champions Cup and retaining the Aviva Premiership title last term. He played no further part in the game and was due to undergo the x-ray to determine any possible fracture. Itoje received his first call-up to the senior England squad by new coach Eddie Jone...

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  • Vikings at Eagles winners and losers
Vikings at Eagles winners and losers

The Eagles beat the Vikings 21-10. Kevin Hogan was forced to come into the game after Cody Kessler suffered a concussion and although he ran for 104 yards and a touchdown, he also threw a pair of interceptions in a losing effort. Wentz was 3 for 3 for 60 yards on the drive, including a 19-yard gain to Darren Sproles on a broken play with a botche...

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  • Maryland handles Michigan State 28-17
Maryland handles Michigan State 28-17

There were times, probably, when there were six freshmen, or so, on the field on defense, but you've got to play through that. "Players know one another better than anyone - better than coaches or anyone". Throughout the first quarter the Spartan defense held strong against the Terrapin offense, if it were not for penalties. The Spartans ran th...

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  • Murray downs Bautista to claim third Shanghai crown
Murray downs Bautista to claim third Shanghai crown

The second-ranked Scot defeated Roberto Bautista Agut , 7-6 (1), 6-1, to capture his 13th career Masters 1000 crown at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Djokovic has been off his game since completing his career Grand Slam with a victory at the French Open earlier this season and has talked in recent weeks about putting less pressure on himself to win...

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  • Forget about points, Logano racing to win at Talladega
Forget about points, Logano racing to win at Talladega

But Edwards isn't going to worry about who he's racing against in the standings on Sunday or where he is on the Chase grid. Johnson, a six-time Sprint Cup champ and two-time Talladega victor, served notice with a win at Charlotte that the No.

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  • Ohio State vs Wisconsin: Highlights, score and recap
Ohio State vs Wisconsin: Highlights, score and recap

IU's draw allowed Maryland to be crowned the outright Big Ten regular season champions with still two weeks to play with a conference record of 6-0-1 and an overall record of 11-0-2. " Senior outside linebacker Vince Biegel, who missed the MI game after undergoing foot surgery, was on the field long before kickoff working on pass-rush moves and...

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  • India to bowl in third ODI vs New zealand
India to bowl in third ODI vs New zealand

The Auckland-born all-rounder was originally brought into the team as a replacement for Anton Devrich, but has showed his batting prowess. Kohli's innings comprised 16 fours and just one six . They huffed and puffed their way to set the base for a big score, but Amit Mishra manages the breakthrough. Look back at LIVE coverage of the third ODI...

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  • Jackson has 4 TDs, No. 7 Louisville routs NC State 54-13
Jackson has 4 TDs, No. 7 Louisville routs NC State 54-13

N.C. State's run defense vs. Louisville's ground game. Jackson cooled off in the second half with the game far out of reach. Jackson surpassed 300 yards passing by halftime and finished 20-for-34 for 355 yards and three touchdowns threw the air.

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  • Kansas State holds on for 24-21 victory over Texas
Kansas State holds on for 24-21 victory over Texas

Making opponents one dimensional on offense is a constant talking point for Strong and that shouldn't be hard against the Wildcats. But the ensuing onside kick went out of bounds to seal the outcome. Kansas State countered with eight penalties for 75 yards. The Longhorns have piled up at least 500 yards of offense four times, more than the past tw...

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  • Biegel Back For Badgers
Biegel Back For Badgers

With TE George Kittle likely joining injured WR Matt VandeBerg on the sidelines, Iowa has few options in the passing game. APNewsNow.No. 10 Wisconsin should have top linebacker Vince Biegel back for the Badgers' key game on Saturday at Iowa .

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  • Rosberg fastest, Hamilton third
Rosberg fastest, Hamilton third

Each of the top four would qualify within the same second, however, and though it will require passing not one but two championship contenders, a Red Bull challenge tomorrow is far from out of the question. "My general approach is, if you see something, if you see someone generally talking smack, then you kind of cut it", Hamilton said. "I was wo...

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  • Munster Rugby Coach Anthony Foley, 42, Dies Suddenly In Paris Hotel Room
Munster Rugby Coach Anthony Foley, 42, Dies Suddenly In Paris Hotel Room

One of Foley's fellow former Munster legends Ronan O'Gara - who ironically is now a coach at Racing 92 - described himself as "heartbroken". Many fans were dressed in the coveted red jersey of Munster that Foley wore with such distinction on more than 200 occasions.

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