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U.S. Open Results: Andy Murray Survives Scare, Caroline Wozniacki Eliminated

NEW YORK — Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round. Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships including at Flushing Meadows in 2012, and had reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments he’d entered. Mannarino, meanwhile...
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Matt Simms Throwing Wrong Direction Among Worst NFL Preseason Finale Plays (Videos)

It’s officially Friday on the east coast, which means we’re officially less than a week away from NFL football that matters. That also means the NFL preseason finally is over, as all 32 teams were in action Thursday night. To celebrate, we rounded up a few of the best-worst plays of the evening. Enjoy. — Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Simms throws (fumbles?) the ball in the...
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Patriots keep Tom Brady excitement close to vest

FOXBORO, Mass. — Thursday was a joyous day for New England Patriots fans, as quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was lifted making him available for the season opener next week. Surely, you’d think Patriots players and coaches also would be giddy to see their leader returning to action, right? If the players in that Patriots locker room are excited, however, they...
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Tom Brady’s Nullified Suspension Angered Snoop Dogg, Made Him Smoke (Video)

Rapper Snoop Dogg is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and unafraid to show it. He’s also arguably the world’s biggest proponent of marijuana, and doesn’t hide that either. So when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was nullified Thursday — while Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will sit out the first two games of the season because he was caught...
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Wayne happy about Brady verdict: 'That's my quarterback'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Reggie Wayne broke some hearts in Indianapolis on Thursday night. The still-recently signed wide receiver was the lone New England Patriots player who would talk about U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision to vacate Tom Brady’s quarterback Thursday night. Wayne was asked if he was happy to see Brady’s suspension nullified after the Patriots...
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Patriots’ Playoff Chances Increase 6 Percent With Tom Brady Not Suspended

Even without Tom Brady at quarterback for the first quarter of the season, the New England Patriots’ chances of making the playoffs were already high. But now that Brady’s four-game suspension has been vacated by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, the Patriots have a 74.3 percent chance of making it to the playoffs, according to FiveThirtyEight. That is a considerable...
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Manny Ramirez Thought First Hit Was A HR 22 Years Ago Today, Was Wrong (GIFs)

Manny being Manny didn’t just start when he came to Boston. It was there from the start. Manny Ramirez recorded his first major league hit 22 years ago Thursday as a member of the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. After going hitless the night before, Ramirez drilled a ball that one-hopped into the left-field stands. But as you’ll see below, he didn’t stop at second base...
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Patriots Preseason Finale Playing Time Could Hint At 53-Man Roster Cuts

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots receiving extensive playing time in the team’s preseason finale Thursday night can’t be feeling great about their certainty of making the 53-man roster. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said before the game on 98.5 The Sports Hub that the Patriots essentially were playing with a split squad in their 12-9 loss to the New York Giants...
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Jonathan Kraft on asking for draft picks: 'Never say never'

The door is open for the New England Patriots to recover their penalized draft picks, but a word to the wise: Don’t get your hopes up. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell abducted the team’s first- and fourth-round 2016 draft selections as part of his Deflategate punishment, but in the wake of quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension being nullified, fans are hoping the Patriots...
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Tim Tebow Throws Beautiful Touchdown Pass During Eagles’ Game (Video)

Tim Tebow is back. The Eagles quarterback threw a beautiful back-shoulder touchdown pass to Rasheed Bailey during the second quarter of Philadelphia’s preseason matchup against the New York Jets on Thursday. Check it out in the video below. .@TimTebow came here to stand in the pocket and throw touchdowns. You're welcome to watch the show. #TebowTime http://t.co/p8NqVA22Ew —...
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Patriots Fans Show Tom Brady, Judge Berman Support Despite QB’s Absence

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady was at Gillette Stadium at some point Thursday, just not in plain sight. The New England Patriots quarterback learned Thursday morning that his four-game suspension had been lifted by Federal District Court Judge Richard Berman. Hours later, he was at the stadium ahead of New England’s fourth and final preseason game. According to NFL Network, Brady...
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John Daly: I’m OK Because I ‘Smoke Two Packs Of Cigarettes A Day, Not Three’

John Daly just can’t stop producing incredible quotes. While discussing his recent on-course collapse at Deerfield Country Club in Canton, Miss., Daly said he was OK and offered an interesting reason why. “They thought I had a heart attack,” he said during an appearance on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Tuesday. “But I only smoke two packs of cigarettes a day, not three, so...
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Angry Indy columnist: Don't fall for 'Deflategate magic trick'

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell probably was the unhappiest person on earth Thursday morning. The second-most ticked off? Gregg Doyel of The Indianapolis Star. Someone really peed in his Cheerios. You see, Mr. Doyel — he doesn’t even have the decency to spell his name correctly — remains bitter about the Indianapolis Colts’ AFC Championship loss to the New England Patriots...
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Jonathan Kraft: Without Tom Brady, No Super Bowl XLIX Banner Ceremony

It looks like the Kraft family took the “No Brady, No Banner” movement seriously. New England Patriots team president Jonathan Kraft appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Patriots Preview” before Thursday’s preseason finale against the New York Giants, and reiterated what fans have been calling for since quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games in May. Kraft was asked...
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Belichick gives typical reply to question about Brady's freedom

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick got good news Thursday, but he wasn’t going to let that affect how he goes about his business. Belichick and the rest of the Patriots learned Thursday morning that quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension lifted by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman. That means Brady will be eligible for the Sept. 10 opener versus...
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Curt Schilling Removed From ESPN’s Baseball Coverage For Rest Of Season

Curt Schilling won’t appear on ESPN any time soon. The network announced it has removed the former major league pitcher from its MLB coverage for the rest of season as a result of his tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis. “At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand,” ESPN said in a statement...
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‘Vindicated’ Billboards Are Popping Up Everywhere After Tom Brady Ruling (Photos)

Tom Brady is free, and people around New England are celebrating. Some have offered Judge Richard Berman — who overturned the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension — free coffee for life. Others are taking their joy to billboards across the state. Awesome billboards. #brady #Deflategate #patriots pic.twitter.com/b9tQEkTSJy — David Wade (@davidwade) September...
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American Jack Sock Collapses, Retires During U.S. Open Match (Video)

Jack Sock’s 2015 U.S. Open came to a premature end after a scary moment. The No. 28 seed won the first two sets in his second round match against Ruben Bemelmans on Thursday, but he had to retire early after collapsing on the Grandstand. Sock down. #usopen pic.twitter.com/hcDi2UH2bH — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) September 3, 2015 The moments when Sock folded (no...
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Steve Nicol, Robbie Keane Among 10 Former LFC Players To Impact MLS

One of the most successful players in LFC history, Steve Nicol headed off to Boston in September 1999 to become player/coach of the minor league Boston Bulldogs. A year on, he stepped up to the major league as interim player/coach of New England Revolution. Following a brief return to the Bulldogs, he took on the Revs’ head coach role in 2002 and won Coach of the Year in his first...
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Conor McGregor insults Jose Aldo, plans move to lightweight

Conor McGregor probably won’t give up on trash-talking Jose Aldo any time soon, but now, he’s borrowing phrases from one of UFC’s best athletes. The interim featherweight champion said during a media event in Los Angeles on Wednesday that his weight division was nothing before he got on the scene, and he used Ronda Rousey’s favorite insult against Aldo. “Before me, there...
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Patriots-Giants Live: Tom Brady’s Entrance Eagerly Anticipated By Fans

5:15 p.m. ET: Get ready for the loudest New England Patriots preseason game of all time. Fans already are filtering into the Gillette Stadium parking lot, and Tom Brady jerseys and “Free Brady” T-shirts are out in full force in Foxboro. Brady’s entrance onto the game field, set to Jay Z’s “Public Service Announcement” is eagerly anticipated by the Gillette Stadium faithful...
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Legal Expert: Judge Berman’s Ruling ‘In No Way’ Signals End Of Deflategate

Deflategate isn’t officially over. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision to vacate Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is significant. The New England Patriots quarterback will play in the team’s season opener next Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. In fact, he’ll play for the foreseeable future. But Deflategate litigation will...
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ACC Football Odds: Tar Heels Underdogs, Eagles Favorites In Week 1 Action

The North Carolina Tar Heels will be the first Atlantic Coast Conference squad to open their 2015 season when they take the field Thursday against the South Carolina Gamecocks as 3-point betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Tar Heels are 0-2 straight up and 1-1 against the spread in their past two games against their Southeastern Conference rival and will...
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Reports: Daniel Sturridge In Limited Practice At LFC, Won’t Return Until October

Daniel Sturridge is closing in a return from long-term injury, but he won’t be lighting up Old Trafford in a couple of weeks. Sturridge is practicing lightly at Liverpool’s facility at Melwood but hasn’t joined his teammates in full-contact sessions yet, The Mirror’s Dave Maddock reported Wednesday and The Mail’s Sunni Upal reported Thursday. Liverpool previously had targeted...
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Adam Schefter: Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell ‘Supposedly Fine’; Goodell’s Job Safe

It seems as though there are no hard feelings between Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. ESPN’s Adam Schefter called in to WEEI’s “Middays with Merloni & Fauria” on Thursday after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was nullified, and he said the word is things are OK between Kraft and the commissioner. Schefter also added that...
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