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Potential Malcolm Butler trade has become 'less attractive' to Saints

The trade possibility that has hung over the New Orleans Saints' offseason might be on the backburner as the NFL Draft approaches this week. Butler has been the source of trade rumors for much of this offseason after he didn't sign his tender with the Patriots initially and the team signed cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a five-year, $65 million contract.

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Rain washes out NASCAR Cup race at Bristol; they'll try again Monday

His best finish past year in the two Bristol races was a 24th in the August race. Of course, the challenge with a rained out qualifying session is that it lumps most of the top drivers at the front of the field, making it tough to decide which big names to pay up for.

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Rory McIlroy books Stevie Wonder to play wedding ceremony, reports say

And the couple won't be having a wedding band. A fireworks display is believed to be planned for this evening after guests enjoy a gourmet menu from executive chef Philippe Farineau. On Thursday, the Co Down-born sports star indulged in clay pigeon shooting with some friends on the luxurious 360-acre estate. Speaking after losing the Masters at Augusta National, the four-time major victor said he was "excited" about the prospect of becoming a married man.

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Young Cubs Fan Bursts Into Tears When His Dad Gifts Him Titckets

It could have easily been more work, but Kolt immediately said "Yes". Yup, it was a pair of Cubs tickets for a game at Wrigley. Many Chicago Cubs fans and other team personnel have reached out as well to offer parking, passes, and even meals around the stadium to Kolt and his family for their special trip.

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National Football League schedule makers did Giants no favors

The Cowboys have four games on NBC, which televises only national games. For the third straight year and fifth time in the last six seasons, the Cowboys and Giants will square off in Week 1 on Sunday night, September 10, at AT&T Stadium.

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Get fit for Lions or you'll be dropped, Gatland warns captain Warburton

The Osprey will compete with Ireland's Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell of England for a Test starting spot at 10. A pessimistic injury update was issued by Munster this week: Murray had still not completed any contact work since his shoulder injury, leaving him as a doubt for this weekend's game.

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Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely with Fractured Thumb, Celtics Now Have Hope

Game 3 is Thursday night in Milwaukee. Link here: Chicago vs Boston . They've outrebounded the Celtics in both games, using their height and size to dominate the paint against the shorter and slighter Boston players. "Down 0-2, we have to play with desperation and I still have hope". Having lost home-court advantage and being down 0-2 isn't the recipe for a successful seven-game series .

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Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct

Police submitted arrest warrant requests Thursday afternoon to the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office following a sexual assault investigation involving a Michigan State football player. The program at Michigan State has been operating for more than 50 years. "I expect all of our players to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and principles of Michigan State University", Dantonio said then.

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Bills lineman Cyrus Kouandjio hospitalized unusual incident with police

And yet, the Buffalo lineman found his way into the headlines after a freakish incident on Tuesday not far from the site of an Elma, New York auto accident that left a pregnant woman in critical condition. "We don't have all of the details, so we won't have any further comment at this time". Police initially didn't know who Kouandjio was, but after finding his vehicle abandoned with Bills gear inside, they were able to make the connection.

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HBO & Sky in $250 Million Drama Pact

The aim of the deal is to make "high-end drama", putting out two drama series every year, and the first projects are already underway. For the nine months ended 31 March 2017, the Sky Group posted revenues of £9.6 billion, up 11% annually on a reported basis and up 5% at constant currency.

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John Terry: Chelsea want to keep centre-back at the club

We are in a great moment. They were disappointed after Watford, but we spoke about how we can do better and the last couple of days have been very positive. It means something important is growing here. "It's a big thing that people include Tottenham in the same level as United, Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Liverpool", he said.

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James White Signs 3-Year Extension With Pats

After a ten-year gap between championships, Tom Brady and the Patriots were finally able to return to the Super Bowl , leaving with the Lombardi Trophy. "The way he talked, so aggressively, I've just never heard that". The Patriots may pull the offer if the running back doesn't sign the deal soon, according to a report.

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Buster Posey: Giants likely to place Posey (head) on the DL

It's a scary moment. That might be some concern for Giants fans, as they hope Posey doesn't go through the same thing. Posey was hit in the head by a 94 miles per hour fastball from D-backs right-hander Taijuan Walker yesterday, and though Pavlovic notes that he's said to be feeling good, the team wants to proceed with caution in a potential concussion scenario.

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Lewis Hamilton apologises for pit-lane error in Bahrain Grand Prix

However Vettel now has two wins this season and leads Hamilton by seven points in the drivers' championship on 68, with Bottas in third on 38, while Mercedes trail Ferrari by three points in the constructors'. "I'm sure we'll find out something [to explain] why I struggled more than Lewis". "The auto was a dream today ... the last half of the in-lap with the fireworks & the track lit up, I just thought I love what I do", the German added.

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Brighton promoted to the Premier League

It would take Brighton losing all their remaining three games and third-placed Huddersfield overturning a 32-goal swing for the club to not be playing in the Premier League next season. We were desperate to keep the main players who had done so well last season. "This was a club that had been in the play-offs two years running before I got here, so it wasn't a club that was used to being at the bottom end of the division".

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Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0

The visitors could have extended their lead after halftime but James Milner blazed a glorious opportunity over the bar and Divock Origi had a goal ruled out for offside. Firmino, of all people, lost the ball to Salomon Rondon and he teed-up Phillips only for the winger to be thwarted by the on-rushing Mignolet. Tony Pulis, desperate to protect an unbeaten home record against Liverpool , sent goalkeeper Ben Foster up into attack for a corner in injury time, but disaster almost struck when ...

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Boro better than Premier League position suggests - Clayton

At full time the Chilean, whose future in north London is extremely murky, made his way over to the travelling supporters who had made the 250-mile trip to the North East. "Boro need to win to have any realistic chance of maintaining their PL status but they continue to struggle in front of goal and I expect a positive reaction from the Gunners after the criticism they so richly deserved at Selhurst Park".

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Thomas Tuchel: Borussia Dortmund stronger after bus attack

Dortmund's chances of reaching the semi-finals are boosted by the presence of German worldwide star Marco Reus. His fiery pace and ridiculous power had the Dortmund players shivering in their boots and it would be a great surprise if Thomas Tuchel's side didn't attempt to shut him out the game completely.

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Bottas fastest on second day of in-season test

That led to an extended period of downtime in the garage as the team conducted a series of systems checks, but the auto reappeared in the early afternoon. Perez propped up the timesheets in P12, 3.7 seconds off Bottas' fastest time. The team is waiting on a major update ahead of the European season, meaning it was mainly focusing on tyre and setup options with Perez clearly focusing on long runs in the afternoon.

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

Social media users were torn on Wednesday about expressing sympathy about former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez - a convicted murderer who hanged himself in his prison cell . Healy, chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association. At 3:29, a camera showed an Altima pulling into Hernandez's driveway, about a half a mile from the death scene.

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Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants

Obviously, any extended absence by Posey would be devastating to the Giants. Scott Alexander took the loss in two innings of work. While Blackburn certainly isn't a top-tier pitching prospect, and the Giants did acquire minor league infielder Frandy De La Rosa in that trade with the Rangers, Blackburn is almost MLB-ready, meaning his loss thins out the team's immediate pitching depth.

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Dortmund's injured Bartra out for four weeks after bus attack

Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel hit out at UEFA's decision to order his side to play their quarter-final against Monaco a day after nail bombs narrowly failed to inflict catastrophic damage on the Bundesliga stars. "I'm a player, when you're under pressure, you have to keep a clear head, be calm. We only had 15 players available in the squad", Tuchel said after the game.

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Four Loco: NHL plays 4 OT playoff games in crazy night

The Blackhawks had been shut out in the first two games of this series, but managed to solve Pekka Rinne during a much better second period in Game 3 . Nashville outshot Chicago 49-36. After seven periods of scoreless hockey, Chicago FINALLY found the back of the net in the playoffs as Dennis Rasmussen fired home a between-the-legs pass from Marcus Kruger to give Chicago the lead.

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Cristiano Ronaldo reaches milestone but says Champions League tie remains open

It could have been worse for Bayern - Sergio Ramos had a goal ruled out late for offside. Bayern played the last half an hour a man down after centre-back Javi Martinez was sent off for two fouls on Ronaldo within three minutes of each other.

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Paul George dunks on the Cavaliers with authority

Clutch baskets from James and Love held off the Pacers' rally and the Cavaliers held on to their second win in this series. Kevin Love contributed 27 points and 11 rebounds and was 12 of 12 from the foul line. Then, following Monday's 117-111 loss in which Lance Stephenson let his frustration show on the court, George matter-of-factly stated that the mercurial guard "has gotta learn to control himself" and added that "his body language has to improve, just for the team ".