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Points: Jets-Bills to Open the '17 Season

If the optimal offensive philosophy - running backs Bilal Powell and Matt Forte methodically wearing down the defense and allowing quarterback Josh McCown to take shots downfield - is going to work, it will do so against the Bills , who allowed 4.5 yards per carry (tied for fifth-worst in the NFL ) a year ago and traded cornerback Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles in August.

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Eagles kick off season in Washington against Redskins

That is probably true, but an offensive line needs time to build cohesion because all five guys up front must function as one for a play to work. He scored just once in his final 10 games, and in his last eight games averaged 4.5 catches for 59.5 yards.

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Will Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer survive the weekend?

Palace were up against tough opposition in Burnley , who had picked up four points in the league. The Clarets shocked reigning champions Chelsea on the opening weekend at Stamford Bridge and also took a point off Tottenham at Wembley prior to the worldwide break.

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Hurricane Irma forces evacuation of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Mar-a-Lago could be seen with windows visibly shuttered and boarded up, according to a tweet from WPBF reporter Whitney Burbank. Yet an Associated Press investigation published a year ago revealed there was little evidence of large-scale damage to Mar-a-Lago, and that Trump also kept some of the insurance money for his personal use rather than spending it on repairs.

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Steelers lead Browns 14-7 at halftime of season opener in Cleveland

Scoring Play: Ben Roethlisberger two-yard touchdown pass to Jesse James . Bell had just 47 yards of total offense - including 32 rushing on 10 attempts. They went power run on third-and-1, which Bell and the offensive line couldn't pick up during the first half. He also was penalized for an illegal peelback that negated a 15-yard completion to Brown.

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Suarez accepts striking struggles in Barca romp

Messi opened the scoring in the 25th minute, although replays showed the five-time Ballon d'Or victor was in an offside position when he received Ivan Rakitic's pass. However, replays showed Messi had been at least a yard offside as the Espanyol back line stepped up. "We don't need to go insane". The visitors missed another great chance to reduce the deficit early in the second half when full-back Alba inadvertently laid the ball off to Piatti as Marc-Andre ter Stegen had come out to ...

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Joe Paterno may have known of earlier Jerry Sandusky abuse

McQueary, according to the police report obtained via a source by CNN, reported that Paterno appeared to tear up at the news. This police report, which was written in 2011, was never mentioned in court by McQueary or the prosecution, in part because it was that legal team's strategy to keep the focus on Sanusky and away from Paterno and Penn State.

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Nadal to meet Anderson in US Open final

It's been a very emotional year. "It's been an wonderful season for me and I'm so happy to get a chance to fight for another title after a couple of seasons with injury troubles", Nadal said after his match . Nadal, the US Open champion in 2010 and 2013, said: "For me, what is more important, more than winning slams, is to be happy". "Then to break his serve in the fourth, and I hit my best backhand on the tournament tonight, which is a good signal for the future".

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Isaiah Thomas excited to play alongside LeBron James

Boston ultimately agreed to send Cleveland an additional draft pick - the Miami Heat 's 2020 second-rounder - to complete the swap. Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue later confirmed, Thomas won't be ready for Cleveland's regular season opener against the Boston Celtics .

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Baseball Cheats Steal Signs With Apple Watch

Dustin Pedroia's take on sign-stealing: So what? Schmidt of the New York Times reports that, after an investigation, Major League Baseball has determined that the Red Sox illegally used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees .

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Eason (knee) out for Dawgs at Notre Dame

The Bulldogs received 8,000 tickets from Notre Dame and an additional 400 went to the Redcoat Band, but reports are surfacing that the secondary ticket market could result in at least 20,000-plus Bulldogs faithful piling into Notre Dame Stadium, which now holds 77,622 capacity.

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Querrey satisfied despite narrow quarter-final loss

The South African is the first man from his country to reach the U.S. Open semifinal since Johan Kriek in 1980. Anderson got a decisive break in the sixth game of the third set as Querrey struggled with his first serve and the South African held twice, finishing it off with a forehand victor down the line to lead two sets to one.

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Vintage Venus is oldest semifinalist

Sevastova, who matched her best major run from past year at NY by ousting Maria Sharapova to reach the last eight, led 3-1 in the third set before Stephens rallied. Schwartzman is a popular underdog pick to win it all, but Busta has been playing very well so it will be a tough one. Kvitova had saved five break points in the second set before she levelled the match, going to set point with a bold volley and converting it with a service victor.

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Josh Jackson outplays Will Grier to lead Virginia Tech past West Virginia

Take last week, for instance, when Jackson was preparing to make his debut as the Hokies' starter against West Virginia Sunday night in a nationally televised game at FedEx Field. "Everything that we thought he was he is". Neither the Virginia Tech offense nor the West Virginia offense did much of anything in the first half Sunday night.

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Family affair as Vandeweghe advances to US Open quarters

Pliskova, who saved a match point in a tough win over Shuai Zhang , only lost two points on first serve the whole match today. Keys overcame a 4-2 deficit in the third to win the last four games of the match to reach her first US Open quarterfinal.

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Kvitova faces Venus in mouth-watering US Open match-up

Williams is, at 37, the oldest woman who entered the tournament. Sloane Stephens is into the U.S. Open's fourth round, something she last did in 2013. She continued to pick on Muguruza's forehand and varying shots to that side. Kvitova admitted that she had got nervous towards the end. "That was one of the motivations to be back.

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Florida State QB Deondre Francois out for the season

His 82 receiving yards give him 1,896 career receiving yards, good enough for fifth best all-time at Alabama. The play set up a 25-yard field goal from Pappanastos to put Alabama up 13-7 with 1:54 left in the third quarter. Francois earned ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2016, leading all freshman QBs with 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns.

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Pittsburgh Steelers trade for Tampa Bay Buccaneers S JJ Wilcox

The #Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign defensive back #T.J. The Cleveland Browns selected Ward as the No. 38 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and quickly emerged as one of the league's best safeties. He was brought in to challenge for a starting role but wound up behind Chris Conte and Keith Tandy on the depth chart. It remains the only season of his four-year career in which he has started all 16 regular-season contests, having finished the year with a career-high 81 tackles and ...

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Tennessee Tops Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

John Kelly starred for Tennessee , rushing 19 times for 128 yards and four touchdowns. "In the second half, obviously, Marquez Callaway , what can I say about that individual?" "We'd set up, and we'd run a bunch of two-point plays out of that web thing, a pick screen out of the thing, so we were going to bring the motion, and they took the safety over there", Johnson said, easing into his football jargon, and as you listen, keep this in mind: This was supposed to work.

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Fights like Mayweather vs

But he said the nature of the fight meant groups of people gathered to watch it, and that most bought it legitimately to be guaranteed the best possible feed. "There is more money in boxing for him". Most who saw the fight felt Pacquiao was robbed and should've won the decision. The fight even had to be delayed whilst services were being rebooted.

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US Open results 2017: Maria Sharapova out, Venus Williams through to quarterfinals

Open champion in the women's field. She returned from a 15-month suspension for doping in mid-April unranked but raring to go. But she's a compelling persona, still the top sports female earner on the planet and the 2006 champion out here in Queens.

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Team India invades Sri Lanka with 5-0

After being whitewashed in the Test series, the hosts now face a similar situation in the 50-over format. Jasprit Bumrah was declared "Man of the Series". "It is a very hard time for us". We lost a few main players, but still I feel we didn't play to our standard. In fact, 6. We won one in West Indies as well.

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Redskins placing Su'a Cravens on exempt list

According to several reports, Cravens told teammates he plans to retire at the age of 22. After a biceps injury late in December turned out not to be a tear, there was hope Cravens would return, but he never did. The Philadelphia Eagles signed former Redskins QB Nate Sudfeld to their practice squad. Cravens returned to action in Week 7. If the ultra-talented Cravens does indeed retire, it would be a major blow for the Redskins.

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Coleman: Woodburn can become a 'great' player

Liverpool midfielder Ben Woodburn's 73rd minute goal gave Wales a vital win in their World Cup qualifier against Austria in Cardiff on Saturday evening. "I know his strike was fantastic but his all-round composure was great too", the Wales manager said. Wales were unlucky not to extend their lead with Bale going close with a spectacular scissor-kick while Hal Robson-Kanu hit the outside of the post in the final moments of the match.

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Blind long-snapper Jake Olson helps USC score an extra point

It was a magical moment for the team, Olson, his family and friends. Olson, who played high school football, lost his eyesight as a baby due to a type of eye cancer called retinoblastoma . Olson, with the help of the umpire and his teammates, got lined up and delivered a flawless snap for a 49-31 advantage and final score. His teammates were thrilled he finally got to snap in a regular season game.