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Seattle Storm fans can celebrate a WNBA title with a new t-shirt

The Seattle Storm clinched the 2018 WNBA championship on Wednesday, completing the sweep of the Washington Mystics with a 98-82 victory. Washington reached the Finals for the first time in franchise history. Heroes abounded for the Storm. Whitcomb was again a factor off the bench with six points, and Jewell Loyd, despite an off-shooting night (2-for-11, 0-for-3 on threes) still found a way to contribute with six assists and four rebounds.

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Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

The time to prepare is nearly over, he said. LATER NEXT WEEK: The remnants of Hurricane Florence could bring some heavy rain to the D.C. region by next week. These could be as high as 13ft (4m) along parts of the North Carolina coast. Helene was weakening, however, and posed no danger to land, the NHC said, while Isaac could bring heavy rain to Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe.

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UEFA Nations League Roundup: Spain humiliate Croatia with thumping win

Zlatko Dalic's men were happy to sit back at times , though, and the first goal came from an accurate switch of play by Sergio Ramos to Dani Carvajal who crossed for Saul Niguez to head home. It got worse for Croatia before the break as Asensio grabbed two memorable goals in the space of two minutes, first blasting beyond Kalinic from 25 yards before driving towards the box and curling a stunning effort that smacked the crossbar and went in off the unfortunate goalkeeper.

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Aaron Rodgers: "I’m playing next week"

McKenzie know I could do that". Before Rodgers got hurt, he was dancing around in and out of the pocket trying to extend the play while his receivers got open. He has thrown an interception returned for a 27-yard touchdown by Bears linebacker Khalil Mack . He was doing well, he's feeling good, making plays.

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After nearly quitting, 'everything is almost perfect': Juan Martin del Potro

Next up is a mouth-watering clash against Argentinian third seed Juan Martin del Potro today and should Djokovic bag a third NY crown, he would join 14-time Grand Slam victor Pete Sampras in joint-third on the all-time list, trailing only Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17).

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Verdict: England given immediate perspective on where they stand by Spain’s display

Gareth Southgate admitted that England have struggled to produce star players with the regularity of Spain , picking out his former team-mate Paul Gascoigne as a "unique talent" in the modern history of the Three Lions. "Instead we got players comfortable on the ball who could take 50 touches". The second period had barely begun when Shaw suffered a sickening blow to the head as he clashed with Dani Carvajal .

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She's the most inspiring person I know

Throughout Williams' time at the US Open, the star has worn black and lavender version of her kick-ass tutu look. 'Them shoes are cute, girl!' During the second game of that set, Willams received a violation from Ramos for receiving coaching from Patrick Mouratoglou, who had made a motion from the stands that appeared to instruct Williams to go to the net more frequently.

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Djokovic dismisses Del Potro to win U.S. Open

Brace yourself for a stunning men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro. The Serbian outlasted the Argentine 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY. The sixth seed survived three break points in the following game, an epic that lasted more than 20 minutes, in a pivotal moment. With the crowd firmly behind him, del Potro battled to the bitter end, levelling both sets two and three after dropping an early break in both, but ...

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Eric Cantona not a fan of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United

Should United have chosen Guardiola over Mourinho? Victory over Burnley before the global break tempered fears somewhat, although there's still a little way to go. "No fun, no creativity". The club I can not name. The report quotes a Pogba interview with Sky Germany in which he revealed: "My future is now in Manchester, I still have a contract, I'm playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months".

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England's Luke Shaw conscious and talking after nasty head collision

There was an expectation in the 81,000 crowd as the game kicked off following the presentation of the World Cup Golden Boot trophy to Harry Kane by England coach Gareth Southgate. Shaw appeared to be wearing an oxygen mask as he was stabilised on a stretcher and then wheeled off the field. "We need to asses over the weekend, but I think it's likely we'll need to call some players in", Southgate said.

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IN Focus: New season, new controversy in NFL

The false claim, which originated on an online satire site, began circulating widely after Nike's launch of a new ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick . The stock fell precipitously by 3 percent Tuesday, which many Kaepernick critics took as a sign that the market was rejecting their political stunt.

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Serena Williams wins U.S. Open quarterfinals, advances to semis

Open. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. A match that looked to be in question for Serena Williams early on turned into yet another dominating performance by the six-time US Open champion on Tuesday night. She broke again to go up 2-0 in the second set before Stephens, pleading with herself to fight, broke back. I didn't convert. I didn't play the big points well, and you don't win matches when you don't take your opportunities.

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Oosthuizen SA's lone ranger at BMW Championship

Woods is off and running this week at the BMW Championship , shooting a six-under 29 during his first round today. Woods meanwhile also struggled to find consistency in his second round, three birdies cancelled out by three bogeys to leave the American on even par for his round and eight-under par for the tournament heading into the weekend.

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Nadal: I fought until the end

At the end of four hours and 49 minutes, at 2:04 am NY time, that's the word Thiem was left ruing. "I am the guy to look at myself", Nadal said . Thiem's power off both flanks is what had ultimately undone Nadal on clay on those two occasions and seemed like it would prevail in their first hard-court meeting on Tuesday evening as the Austrian stormed to 6-0 in the opening set in mere 24 minutes.

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US Open 2018: Sloane Stephens proud despite failure to repeat triumph

Asked if there were any positives she could take from her run, Stephens said: "That I could have shit the bed in the first round and that would have been really bad". The Latvian had no apparent power or pace, but she had the touch and variety to smother Stephens' game. Now he looks ahead to a semi-final where he will either take a 5-11 losing record against Nadal or a ideal 4-0 over Thiem, including a fourth round clash in NY a year ago where he came back from two sets down and saved two ...

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Serena Williams and Anastasija Sevastova seek spot in US Open final

As Nishikori began to find his rhythm Cilic started to misfire and the Japanese 21st seed collecting a second consecutive break on a double fault to surge in front 5-4 before holding serve to level the match. In her third-round match, she was even quicker, dominating Aliaksandra Sasnovich , 6-0, 6-0, in 50 minutes. With Suarez Navarro serving, the Spaniard took a 30-0 lead, but after a service error allowed Keys back in, she fought back to win a second set point and take the set, 6-4.

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France, Germany to launch football’s new complex competition

Manufactures Adidas designed the ball which features the colourful imagery that helps make up the Nations League logo, which is also prominent on the trophy. Lower-ranked teams are all booked up in the four-team groups of Leagues C and D. For the players it should be pretty simple really, go out and continue playing they did in the World Cup .

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Jordan Henderson signs new long-term Liverpool contract

With the deal reported to be for five years, Klopp hailed Henderson's contribution under his management. Rhian Brewster has not suffered an injury setback as a report from the Mirror had indicated on Wednesday night as the Liverpool Echo claim he was never likely to return to action until after Christmas.

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Naomi Osaka storms past Lesia Tsurenko into the final four

Next up for Nishikori is a clash against either two-time champion and former world number one Novak Djokovic or John Millman , the Australian who stunned Roger Federer in the fourth round. She was finally tested in the round of 16, edging past No. 26 Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a little more than 2 hours, but she was back in complete control against Tsurenko, winning 20 of 22 points (91 per cent) on her first serve.

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I couldn't get air - Federer admits to struggles in US Open heat

Federer started in typical fashion to take the opener 6-3 but Millman didn't wilt, taking the game up to the Swiss to win the next two 7-5, 7-6. JOHN Millman's stunning victory over Roger Federer in the fourth round of the US Open has thrust the Australian world No.55 into the worldwide spotlight.

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Steelers 'disappointed' Le'Veon Bell has not signed tender

Anyway, although the team said it was disappointed that Bell didn't report on Monday, no one on the roster seems to be too concerned. "We are disappointed Le'Veon Bell has not signed his franchise tender and rejoined his teammates". Tomlin also said he is more comfortable about his running back depth than at this point previous year. When asked why, Tomlin simply replied "James".

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US Open results: Serena Williams advances, Sloane Stephens upset by Anastasija Sevastova

Encouraged by her home crowd, the world number three threatened a comeback by getting the match back on serve at 4-3 but was then broken again before Sevastova served out. Sevastova, the No. 19 seed, played an unbelievable match to leave Williams and Madison Keys as the only two American women remaining. Stephens beat Sevastova in the same round past year en route to her first Grand Slam title, but she missed numerous chances to grab an early lead in the rematch and could never get back into ...

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Chicago Bears: 10 bold predictions following Khalil Mack trade

So with Mack, how did every come to the decision that trading him was best? FILE - In this December 24, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) rushes against the Indianapolis Colts during an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif.

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Andy Murray trolls Nick Kyrgios over umpire controversy, fans love it

Meanwhile, tournament referee Brian Earley offered to the Associated Press that Lahyani left the chair "to make sure he could communicate effectively" with Kyrgios, given the noise on Court 17 of Flushing Meadows. Kyrgios also said that he does not believe Lahyani deserves a punishment and that chair umpires in Shanghai and Cincinnati did this as well when Kyrgios was acting up.

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Eagles coach furious with media after his QB plan leaks

Wentz would not be able to play without medical clearance for contact, so the revelation that he has not been cleared would suggest he will be out on Thursday. Foles has looked shaky during preseason action this summer, but led Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl win in franchise history last season, winning the game's MVP award in the process.