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Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy headlines the UFC's return to Ireland

The UFC's return to Dublin on October 24 now has a main event as lightweight contender Dustin Poirier will meet local favorite Joseph Duffy in the five round headliner from Ireland. Duffy made the announcement on Irish television early Wednesday morning. Poirier will look for his third straight win since moving back up to the lightweight division following a long run as a 145 pounder...
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Seahawks' undrafted running back Rawls among underrated NFL rookies

The Seattle Seahawks may have found another diamond in the rough: undrafted free agent running back Thomas Rawls from Central Michigan. Under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks have drafted a number of key contributors on the roster in the later rounds of the NFL Draft, including Kam Chancellor (2010, Round 5), Richard Sherman (2011, Round 5), K.J. Wright (2011, Round 4), Russell WilsonÂ...
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Booing has Australian footballer Goodes considering quitting

Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under. He may not have an international profile due to playing in the home-grown game of Australian rules football, but the Aboriginal star was twice voted the most valuable player in an Australian Football League season, and his...
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Trump comes to Brady's defense during interview on live TV

In the wake of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension over Deflategate on Tuesday, the Patriots quarterback found support from a rather boisterous, and at this moment increasingly popular, voice. Donald Trump. On Tuesday night, The Donald spoke with CNN’s Don Lemon via telephone on a live, televised interview. While much of the...
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Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc. The IOC on Wednesday said the deal covers the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and yet-to-be awarded games in 2022 and 2024. The value of the deal...
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Carroll optimistic Seahawks can bounce back from SB XLIX loss in 2015

Pete Carroll is a man of conviction. He believes he made the right play call, to throw the ball, rather than to run it from the one-yard line. He believes in his system, his philosophy. He believes the Seahawks have an opportunity in 2015.To prove they can bounce back. To prove they can come back stronger from the ever-crushing defeat in Super Bowl XLIX.“I want our whole organization...
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Abou Diaby set for Marseille move

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Abou Diaby is set to join Marseille on a free transfer after the French league club announced it reached an ''agreement in principle'' with the former Arsenal midfielder. Diaby, who was released by the Gunners this summer, opted to return to France after rejecting an offer from West Bromwich Albion. He spent 10 seasons in north London, scoring 19 goals, but...
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Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Size didn't factor into it Wednesday as both did their best to bring more attention...
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Chiefs' Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear. The Chiefs medical staff and his own doctors put him through a battery of tests Tuesday and the team later announced he would join quarterbacks, rookies and select injured players...
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New Clipper Pierce booed by Dodger fans after first pitch fail

Paul Pierce is no stranger to Los Angeles, having starred at Inglewood High School and played in the shadows of the Fabulous Forum, the Lakers’ home arena at the time. He is back in Los Angeles, having signed a two-year, free-agent deal with the Clippers in early January. But in between, he played 15 seasons in Boston for the hated Celtics, building what is likely a Hall of Fame...
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NFL 2015: Players who could make breakthroughs in 2015

If you're not sure where Le'Veon Bell and Justin Forsett came from to reach the top of the NFL rushing charts, this will be helpful. If you couldn't identify Jerry Hughes or Tashaun Gipson before they burst through as top-level defenders, read on. Here's a road map to some likely breakthrough players - an All-Risers Team, if you will - for the 2015 season. QB-Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins...
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Patriots may be in limbo if Brady continues suspension fight

This isn't over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and at the same time would place his New England Patriots in a damaging quarterback limbo. Brady wants his name cleared, particularly after the damaging information...
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Spurrier's commitment leads to four recruits doing the same over the weekend

The Old Ball Coach's pledge to stick around Columbia in his abrupt news conference last week was seen by many as a desperate attempt to fight off negative recruiting and bad press concerning his age, but the results certainly don't lie, as South Carolina landed four commitments over the weekend.  The first prospect to commit was 247Sports Composite three-star defensive back Chris...
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Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks to fourth straight win

SEATTLE -- Rookie right-hander Zack Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Godley (2-0), who pitched six shutout innings to win his debut last week, allowed three runs on six hits, including solo homers...
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Bonner scores 8 of her 34 in OT as Mercury edge Sky

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals. Chicago's Elena Delle Donne missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining in OT and grabbed her own rebound, but Brittney Griner blocked her putback attempt...
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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

NFL NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, with Goodell saying that the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy Brady's cellphone on or just before March 6. Brady met with independent investigator...
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Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4

SEATTLE (AP) Rookie right-hander Zack Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Godley (2-0), who pitched six shutout innings to win his debut last week, allowed three runs on six hits, including solo homers...
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Oakland's Gray shuts out Dodgers on brilliant three-hitter

  With every pitch in a masterful three-hitter, Sonny Gray reminded the Oakland Athletics that their season is far from finished after a tumultuous few days. Gray struck out nine in his second shutout in July, and Oakland snapped its four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Josh Reddick homered, doubled and singled for the last-place...
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Kentucky lands three 2017 four-star recruits in one day

While many programs are focused on assembling their 2016 recruiting class, the Kentucky Wildcats have been busy building toward their 2017 class as Mark Stoops and staff amazingly land three 2017 four-star recruits in one day. The first commit of the day was legacy recruit Russ Yeast, son of former Wildcat star receiver Craig Yeast. Russ also projects as a receiver for the Wildcats...
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Brewers' Peralta shuts down Giants in return from DL

SAN FRANCISCO -- Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball's hottest teams in his first start in more than two months, pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night to snap the team's three-game losing streak. Peralta (2-5) retired the initial six batters on the way to winning for the first time since May 6, and...
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Bonner scores 8 of her 34 in OT as Mercury beat Sky 89-87

PHOENIX (AP) DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals. Chicago's Elena Delle Donne missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining in OT and grabbed her own rebound, but Brittney Griner blocked her putback attempt...
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Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) The head of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Games has apologized to the IOC over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium. Yoshiro Mori says he offered ''sincere apologies''' in Wednesday's meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach and the executive board. Earlier this month, the Japanese government threw out the design plans...
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Potential move casts shadow over Rams training camp

ST. LOUIS -- Last summer, it was the Michael Sam experience. This year, it's the threat of a move back to the West Coast casting a large shadow on St. Louis Rams training camp. Owner Stan Kroenke has been silent about his intentions since acquiring a parcel of land in Inglewood, California, where a stadium could be built. The Rams are year to year on their lease for the Edward Jones...
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Wily Peralta returns for Brewers and shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball's hottest teams in his first start in more than two months, pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night to snap the team's three-game losing streak. Peralta (2-5) retired the initial six batters on the way to winning for the first time since May 6,...
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Chiefs head into training camp with high expectations

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs will look a little different on offense this season. They'll look a little familiar on defense. Neither of which is necessarily a bad thing. The Chiefs' popgun offense and stingy defense carried them to a 9-7 record last season, barely missing out on the playoffs on the final Sunday of the regular season. So with just a few tweaks to the...
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