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Conor McGregor: 'Lighter gloves mean I will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in two rounds' - BBC Sport

Conor McGregor says he will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr inside two rounds on 26 August because of the move to 8oz gloves.
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Davinson Sanchez: Tottenham agree deal for Ajax defender - BBC Sport

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of centre-back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a reported club record fee of £42m.
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Henne gets first-team reps; Bortles struggles

Backup Chad Henne took snaps with the Jaguars' first-team offense in the first half Thursday, taking the field after starter Blake Bortles struggled in four drives against the Bucs.
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Chris Long's actions had a profound impact on Shannon Sharpe | FOX Sports

Shannon Sharpe talks Chris Long and the Philadelphia Eagles. Will Long's support of Malcolm Jenkins have an impact on the NFL?
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Va. native Long backs Jenkins' anthem protest

Eagles defensive end Chris Long, a Charlottesville native, kept his hand on teammate Malcolm Jenkins back as Jenkins raised his fist during the playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" before Thursday's preseason game against Buffalo.
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Report: Jeffrey Loria selling Marlins to group led by Derek Jeter for $1.2 billion

Jeffrey Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the Marlins to New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and New York businessman Bruce Sherman.
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Bowling Green kicker earns scholarship after nailing 53-yard FG in practice

Bowling Green kicker Jake Suder earned one of two available full scholarships after an impressive day of nailing long field goals in practice.
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KD won't visit White House, critical of Trump

Finals MVP Kevin Durant has no intention of visiting the White House if the Warriors are invited by President Trump, and feels "my guys" will "all agree with me."
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Eli Manning is ready (again) for us to bet against him

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was bad in 2016. He's 36. His O-line is shaky. And according to the NFL Book of Eli, that means he's due to reach the playoffs, catch fire, and get another ring. It'd be Eli in a nutshell.
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Woj: Dwight Howard finds the best place for one more chance

The Charlotte Hornets have high hopes for the once-dominant big man, who is now on his fifth team in seven years.
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Chris Long on anthem protest support: 'Time for people that look like me' to step up

Chris Long supported his teammate Malcolm Jenkins during a national anthem statement Thursday night.
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Cardinals take playoff push to Fenway against red-hot Red Sox | FOX Sports

St. Louis Cardinals-Boston Red Sox preview August 15, 2017
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Anthony Joshua: 'Massive' disappointment Wladimir Klitschko retired - BBC Sport

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says Wladimir Klitschko's decision to retire and decline a rematch was a 'massive' disappointment.
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Mamadou Sakho: West Brom interested in signing Liverpool defender - BBC Sport

West Brom are interested in signing Liverpool's £30m-rated defender Mamadou Sakho.
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Paul Clement: Swansea planned for life without Gylfi Sigurdsson - BBC Sport

Swansea City manager Paul Clement says he planned for life without Gylfi Sigurdsson after the midfielder's move to Everton.
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Conor McGregor knows he cannot be knocked out by Floyd Mayweather | FOX Sports

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe debate Conor McGregor's chances against Floyd Mayweather.
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'Skunk in the outfield': How the most epic trick play in history broke baseball

For two minutes and 32 seconds of pure chaos, a high school state championship game in Rhode Island entered a parallel universe -- and unleashed the longest hardball stalemate of all time.
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Which NFL teams are most likely to go worst to first?

Last season, the Cowboys went from the basement to the penthouse in the NFC East. Which last-place teams from 2016 are most likely to pull off a similar feat in 2017?
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Sources: Pats fear DE Rivers lost for season

The Patriots fear rookie DE Derek Rivers suffered a season-ending knee injury during joint practices with the Texans this week, sources told ESPN.
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Red Sox: Yawkey Way, racist past have to go

Red Sox owner John Henry wants to rid the team of a racist past by renaming Yawkey Way.
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Dungy, Tampa teams help pay to move statue

Tony Dungy helped lead a charge to pay to move a Confederate statue from in front of a Tampa courthouse.
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Let the people of Boston decide the fate of Yawkey Way

Changing the name of the street to reflect current life in Boston doesn't eliminate Tom Yawkey from the history. Indeed, everyone should continue to learn from his mistaken thinking. A plaque outside Fenway telling his full story would be far more appropriate, and powerful, than a street sign bearing
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How Wyoming's Josh Allen went from zero scholarships to the top of NFL draft boards

The same quarterback who once pleaded with colleges to give him a chance is now a leading contender to be taken No. 1 overall in next year's NFL draft.
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Titans trio mull continuing post-anthem protest

Jurrell Casey, DaQuan Jones and Wesley Woodyard aren't sure if they'll continue their post-national anthem protests, with Jones saying he doesn't want to be labeled as "a Colin Kaepernick."
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Raiders CB Smith facing charges after assault

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Thursday that Raiders cornerback Sean Smith is facing charges of assault and battery. If convicted, Smith faces up to seven years in prison.
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Robert Snodgrass: West Ham winger is told he can leave the club - BBC Sport

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been told he is can leave the club on a permanent basis or on loan.
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Buster Posey Has Quietly Become A Lock For Cooperstown | FiveThirtyEight

A few names come to mind when pondering the surefire Hall of Famers playing baseball today. Adrian Beltre, who recently broke the 3,000-hit barrier, is one, as …
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Vegas split on Ball, Simmons as ROY favorite

Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball opened as the 9-5 favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, but Westgate SuperBook went with Sixers forward Ben Simmons as the favorite at 5-2.
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Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split - BBC Sport

Everton are in a strong position to reach the Europa League group stage after a first-leg win over Hajduk Split at Goodison Park.
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Bennett: White players can aid anthem protests

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett recently began sitting during the playing of the national anthem, but says the involvement of white players would really help the cause.
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Brad Keselowski Racing to shut down following 2017 season | FOX Sports

Brad Keselowski has announced that he will shut down his Truck Series team following the conclusion of the 2017 season.
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WATCH: Tommy Pham hits a ridiculously long homer to left field | FOX Sports

Tommy Pham hit this ball to the moon (and then some). Pham's solo homer put the Cardinals up 8-5 over the Pirates.
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Bucks open 2017-18 season with clashes against Celtics, Cavs

The NBA released the 2017-18 schedule for the Milwaukee Bucks
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A rookie, a brother and a hail of gunfire

One year ago, Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney was celebrating his first NBA contract. Days later, his brother could barely remember his own name.
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Chick-fil-A in Falcons' home closed on Sundays

The Chick-fil-A stand at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be closed on Sundays, meaning Falcons fans won't be able to dine on the franchise's food for seven of the team's eight regular-season games.
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Mayweather, McGregor to wear 8-ounce gloves

The Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor camps agreed to Robert Byrd being appointed to serve as referee for the Aug. 26 fight.
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Goodell: Gordon return not under consideration

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the reinstatement of Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is not 'under active consideration.' Gordon was suspended for violations of the NFL substance abuse policy for the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons.
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Mats Hummels: World Cup winner to donate 1% of wages to charity - BBC Sport

World Cup winner Mats Hummels becomes the first footballer to join Manchester United's Juan Mata in pledging 1% of his wages to charity.
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Cameras are seeing the Jameis Winston teammates know

"I think he's going to be one of the best quarterbacks ever to do it," star Mike Evans said of his quarterback. Still only 23 years old, Winston has Tampa Bay dreaming big. And it's all being filmed for "Hard Knocks."
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Documents: Ezekiel Elliott's accuser admitted to talk of leveraging sex videos of herself and RB for money

The texts don't disprove the violent allegations made against Elliott. But with Tiffany Thompson being cited as the NFL's only firsthand witness to the events she is alleging, a source close to Elliott said his lawyers and the NFLPA have seized upon the exchange to question aspects of credibility
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How do you replace a legend? Clemson's about to try

Dabo Swinney said Deshaun Watson's replacement doesn't have to be Superman. But history shows that taking over for an all-time great is no easy task for a mere mortal.
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More history for Golden State? Forecasting West standings for 2017-18

Does our panel predict a 70-win season for the defending champs? How many victories for the improved Rockets and Wolves? ESPN Forecast concludes with a look at the 2017-18 West standings.
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Kylian Mbappe: PSG target is left out of Monaco squad - BBC Sport

Monaco's 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe is left out of the squad for Friday's league match with Metz.
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Floyd Mayweather Sr. says they will sue Conor McGregor if he fights dirty | FOX Sports

Floyd Mayweather Sr. joined Colin Cowherd to discuss the gloves now being 8 oz., who will win the fight, what he'll do if McGregor decides to fight dirty.
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Everton's Europa League tie against Hajduk Split stopped after crowd trouble - BBC Sport

Everton's Europa League play-off match against Hajduk Split is briefly stopped after violence breaks out in the away end.
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Cardinals look to build on series-opening win at Pittsburgh | FOX Sports

St. Louis Cardinals-Pittsburgh Pirates preview August 18, 2017
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Jonny Evans: West Brom boss Tony Pulis says a 'very good offer' is needed - BBC Sport

West Brom "don't need to sell" Jonny Evans, says manager Tony Pulis after the club rejected an £18m bid for the central defender.
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Just desserts: Bucs prank rookies with $26K bill

Bucs rookies Korren Kirven and Cole Gardner were presented with a $26,000 dinner tab by the offensive linemen Wednesday. It became easier to stomach when told they were victims of a prank.
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Fiancée: Flair has 'multiple organ problems'

Ric Flair's fiancée, Wendy Barlow, said in a Facebook post that the WWE Hall of Famer is in critical condition with "multiple organ problems."
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Owners can freeze out Kaepernick, but NFL's activists keep message alive

Malcolm Jenkins and a few of the former 49ers quarterback's courageous peers aren't backing down to the league's owners. They're willing to keep taking significant hits for real-world change.
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