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Former UFC champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira retires from MMA

Former UFC and PRIDE Fighting Championships heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has officially announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. Nogueira made the announcement at a UFC press conference held in Brazil on Tuesday. The Brazilian has been contemplating retirement ever since his last fight against Stefan Struve at UFC 190 in August in Brazil. Nogueira...
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Woeful August dims Nationals' chances of reaching postseason

The Washington Nationals' chances of catching their New York Mets in the National League East continue to grow dimmer by the day. The Nationals' latest setback, an 8-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, capped a rough August in which they went 12-17 - their worst month of the season. Conversely, the Mets went 20-8 in August and hold a 6 1/2-game division lead over Washington. “You...
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Georgia names Virginia transfer Greyson Lambert as starting QB

ATHENS, Ga. -- With less than a week to go before the season opener, No. 9 Georgia finally has a starting quarterback. Coach Mark Richt announced Monday that Greyson Lambert, a transfer who started nine games for Virginia last season, had won the starting job over sophomore Brice Ramsey and junior Faton Bauta. Ramsey was the backup last season to Hutson Mason. After a competition...
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Auburn releases depth chart; RB Thomas starter, WR Burton gone

Auburn on Tuesday released its depth chart for Saturday's season opener against Louisville, and while there no huge surprises, there was definitely an emphasis on youth. As noted by coach Gus Malzahn during his Tuesday press availability, there are eight freshmen on the two-deep. Among the most notable: big-time defensive end recruit Byron Cowart, who reportedly impressed throughout...
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Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in 2016 Olympic waters

  Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games. The IOC and Brazilian organizers had repeatedly insisted that only bacterial testing was required despite an independent five-month analysis by The Associated Press showing dangerously high levels of viruses from...
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Panthers cut WR Boykin, CB White to trim roster to 75

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers waived wide receiver Jarrett Boykin and waived-injured former starting cornerback Melvin White on Tuesday. The team also waived safety Robert Lester, defensive tackle Kenny Horsley and wide receiver De'Andre Presley, and waived-injured defensive tackle Micanor Regis. Also, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was placed on injured reserve as the...
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Report: Ecclestone paid Lotus F1 team's staff wages

Bernie Ecclestone reportedly paid the wages of 400 staff members from the Lotus F1 Team in August. The news, revealed by Britain's Times newspaper, comes after the Enstone team's equipment - including the black and gold cars - were prevented from leaving Spa-Francorchamps by court bailiffs after the recent Belgian Grand Prix. Correspondent Kevin Eason says the risk Lotus may not...
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Five truths that will decide who plays for the national title

Jeff Long wants to clarify something once and for all about last season’s College Football Playoff rankings. “Let me make it clear,” the Arkansas athletics director/selection committee chairman said in a recent interview. “We do NOT use ESPN’s ‘Game Control’ -- whatever that is. We do not consider it in the room.” Long spent his Tuesday nights last fall explaining...
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Ronda Rousey accepts 'cute' Marine's invite to ball

Marine Jarrod Haschert needs to get in touch with Ronda Rousey, ASAP. On Aug. 22, Haschert invited the UFC champion, via a Facebook video, to his Marine Corps Ball that takes place on Dec. 11. Rousey responded to Haschert on Tuesday, via TMZ, with some good news. When asked if she had seen the video, Rousey said, "I just saw it the other day. I saw screenshots of it before, and I...
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Agent: Saints trade Saunders to Patriots for draft pick

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The agent for NFL return specialist and receiver Jalen Saunders says the second-year pro has been traded from the New Orleans Saints to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick. The 22-year-old Saunders, whose agent is Rocky Arceneaux, saw his first NFL action with the New York Jets and Saints last season. In New Orleans' preseason game against Houston...
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Jets place TE Jace Amaro, DT Kevin Vickerson on season-ending IR

Teams are required to trim their rosters to 75 players on Tuesday, which means several moves will be made throughout the day. Not only will players be cut, but teams will place some on injured reserve as well. The New York Jets made a handful of moves to reach the 75-man roster limit, one of which was placing second-year tight end Jace Amaro on season-ending IR with a shoulder injury...
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Mystics-Mercury Preview

Brittney Griner threw home her second dunk of the season last week. That didn't bother the Washington Mystics, who held her and DeWanna Bonner in check in a victory. The visiting Mystics can complete a sweep of the season series for the first time in five years Wednesday by handing the Phoenix Mercury a third straight defeat. Washington coach Mike Thibault praised his club's defensive...
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Agent: Saints placing Pro Bowl LB Spencer on injured reserve

The agent for New Orleans Saints veteran Anthony Spencer says the former Pro Bowl linebacker will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Spencer, whose agent is Jordan Woy, was acquired as a free agent during the offseason. He spent his first eight seasons with Dallas, where he previously played under Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who held the same post with the...
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The Grizzlies are running out of opportunities to win

Zach Randolph has been a model of consistency since joining the Grizzlies in 2009. Now, he enters his seventh season in Memphis as part of a team which is yet to make it into the NBA Finals.That's not necessarily the Grizzlies' fault—the Western Conference is so much harder than the East—but it is something short of the team's goal, considering how dominant the Griz have been...
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Michigan's Rudock, Morris know who will start at QB vs Utah

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says the decision is made on who will be his starting quarterback for the season opener at Utah on Thursday. Harbaugh is keeping it private for now. Jake Rudock and Shane Morris were listed as co-No. 1 quarterbacks on the depth chart released Monday. Harbaugh said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday that Rudock and Morris know which one of them...
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Harbaugh calls OSU-Michigan game day 'better than Christmas'

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh did not say much about football on his radio show Monday, but he did have at least a pair of sound bites.  Via the Detroit News, Harbaugh identified the day of the Ohio State-Michigan game as the "best day of the year," calling it, "Better than Christmas."  The former Wolverines quarterback (he was 2-0 as the starter against the Buckeyes) also...
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Michigan unveils depth chart full of veterans for season opener

Michigan football might have some issues in its first season under Jim Harbaugh. Youth won't be one of them.  That much was confirmed Monday with the release of the first Wolverines depth chart of 2015.   If it reflects the lineup Harbaugh runs out to begin the game at Utah on Thursday night, Michigan will have at least 13 and as many as 16 senior starters.  That includes at...
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Rowe still in line to start Eagles' slot CB after shaky game

Ever since cornerback JaCorey Shepherd went down with a season-ending injury, Philadelphia Eagles second round draft choice Eric Rowe has operated as the slot cornerback. In Saturday's matchup against Aaron Rodgers, he got his first taste of failure at the NFL level. Despite an uneven performance, the Eagles' players and coaches remain confident that he can get the job done in 2015...
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Venus Williams earns business diploma from Indiana University

Venus Williams has been a busy woman over the past few years, and there's more than a successful international tennis career on her plate.  The 35-year-old apparently went back to school, as she took online college courses through Indiana University East and completed her degree this summer, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Williams made it to campus for...
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Report: Free agent CB Tim Jennings leaves Tampa Bay without a contract

While cornerback Tim Jennings was released by the Chicago Bears on Sunday, it didn't take long for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to reach out. As Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports, Jennings was in town on Tuesday to meet with the team. The news didn't stop there though, as Tom Krasniqi of WDAE in Tampa reported that the team doesn't have a new CB just yet. Obviously this doesn't mean...
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Report: Buccaneers decide to part ways with P Michael Koenen

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the process of trimming their roster down. One of the more recent moves to catch the eye is the release of punter Michael Koenen, per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Koenen was the Bucs punter for the past four seasons, but will now likely be replaced by Jacob Schum. The move makes a lot of sense, largely due to the fact that the Twitter account...
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QB Grier is the most fascinating man in Gainesville

Florida signal-caller Will Grier is currently embroiled in a quarterback competition with fellow teammate Treon Harris. Both figure to see time in the opener versus New Mexico St. on Sept. 5. From a personal standpoint, the North Carolina native has a fascinating background. Grier's younger brothers, Nash and Hayes, are social media sensations. The duo have nearly eight million Twitter...
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Jameis Winston focuses on learning from poor outing against Browns

It wasn't just quarterback Jameis Winston who struggled against the Cleveland Browns during Tampa Bay's third preseason game. As Joe Kania of Buccaneers.com reported, Dirk Koetter had one simple phrase about his offense during the 31-7 loss. “We stunk,” he said, before a reporter had an opportunity to ask a question. Winston finished up 6-of-15 for 90 yards and an interception...
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Report: Jets RB Stevan Ridley likely to start season on PUP list

The New York Jets signed free agent running back Stevan Ridley this offseason knowing he may not be ready for the start of the regular season after coming off a torn ACL and MCL. They have enough depth at the position to allow Ridley to take his time in recovering as the Jets don't want to rush him back.Well, it looks like the depth will be tested as Ridley is likely to start the...
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German sailor who fell ill after Rio regatta feeling better

  A German sailor who fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event in the filthy waters off Rio de Janeiro says he is recovering from his skin infections. Erik Heil needed daily hospital treatment for multiple infections on his legs and hip. The Berlin hospital where he was treated said he had contracted MRSA, a type of bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. Heil believes...
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