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Ceballos helps Real bounce back, Atletico down Sevilla

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-09-24 03:00 ID: 1506196316660294700 MADRID: Dani Ceballos scored twice on his full debut as Real Madrid bounced back from a shock midweek defeat to Real Betis to close to within four points of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 2-1 win at Alaves.Earlier, Diego Costa was an interested spectator as Atletico Madrid […]

Nationals’ Bryce Harper looks comfortable batting in his second simulated game

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NEW YORK — For the second time in a week, two minor league pitchers flew from West Palm Beach, Fla., to a National League East city, just to throw to Bryce Harper. Stardom like his sparks arrangements like those, which have allowed Harper to get at-bats against live pitching even though minor league seasons are […]

Redskins will ‘stick with’ the running game as long as it’s successful

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The Washington Redskins established their running game in Week 2, gaining 229 yards against the Los Angeles Rams. It was a much needed performance by an offense that struggled during the preseason and in the season opener to move the ball on the ground and through the air. While the Redskins haven’t been known as […]

Wozniacki batters Muguruza to reach Tokyo final

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-09-23 10:58 ID: 1506153722155951900 TOKYO: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki flattened world number one Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-0 on Saturday to reach her fourth Pan Pacific Open final.The Danish former number one will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova as she chases a third Tokyo title after the Russian toppled Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-7, 6-4 in […]

Yasir in Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka Tests

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-09-23 10:12 ID: 1506153659545951000 LAHORE: Pakistan’s prolific leg-spinner Yasir Shah passed a late fitness test Saturday to join the 16-man squad for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting next week.The 31-year-old has been team’s leading wicket-taker since making his debut in 2014, with a tally of 149 scalps in 26 […]

Badminton: Viktor Axelsen reaches Japan Open final, faces Lee Chong Wei

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-09-23 12:05 ID: 1506158173506091800 TOKYO: Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen defeated world number one Son Wan-Ho in the men’s singles semifinals at the Japan Open on Saturday. Axelsen, who beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China to clinch the world title in Glasgow last month, overpowered South Korea’s Son with a 21-16, 21-16 […]

Tennis: Kerber stunned by Pavlyuchenkova in Tokyo

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-09-23 09:11 ID: 1506147980475808900 TOKYO: Former world number one Angelique Kerber suffered an upset 6-0, 6-7, 6-4 defeat by big-hitting Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the Pan Pacific Open semifinals on Saturday. Seventh seed Kerber looked in danger of being blown away after losing the first eight games in the Tokyo sunshine. But […]

Nationals right-hander Shawn Kelley leaves Friday’s game with apparent injury

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NEW YORK — Shawn Kelley has pitched through pain for much of this season. Some of it he admitted, and landed on the disabled list to tend to it. Some of it he didn’t, its existence evident only in changes to his delivery and results. Kelley is the man who tried to keep pitching with […]

Nationals’ Dusty Baker rests his starters Friday against the Mets in New York

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NEW YORK — The Washington Nationals arrived early Friday morning, not late Thursday night, which bothered them. Dusty Baker mentioned the late flight multiple times Thursday, bemoaning the night time getaway days that have forced the Nationals to leave Houston, Miami and Atlanta under similarly exhausting circumstances in the past month. But he and the […]

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Patriots

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Author: The Associated Press Sat, 2017-09-23 03:00 ID: 1506112425561357400 BOSTON: Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyer said on Thursday in announcing a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport.Dr. Ann McKee, the […]
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