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Nationals kick off final homestand of season vs. Mets

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals begin their final homestand of the season Thursday night when they host the New York Mets. They’ll play seven games over seven days against the Mets and Marlins, but the stakes are much lower than in previous years. They won’t be clinching a playoff berth or setting a rotation or auditioning players for a post-season ...

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Fifth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners brace for Army's triple-option

Way back in the spring, Oklahoma started preparing, a little at a time, for Army’s triple-option offensive attack. They did the same thing during preseason camp, before they started opponent-specific work for any other team they’ll face this season. The No. 5 Sooners (3-0) will put that preparation to the test Saturday against the Black Knights (2-1) when the teams ...

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Celia Barquin Arozamena: ISU golf champ found dead on course

Sept. 18 (UPI) — Big 12 golf champion Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead on an Iowa golf course and a man has been charged with murder in connection with the incident. Barquin Arozamena, 22, attended Iowa State University. Golfers found her golf bag unattended on Monday, before police tracked down her body at the Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. ...

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup: Winx wins again in Australia

A monumental weekend of international racing featured epic battles between Roaring Lion and Saxon Warrior and between Laurens and Alpha Centauri, only to end with two of those superstars forced into retirement with injuries. Trainer Aidan O’Brien said Saxon Warrior suffered a tendon injury in his narrow defeat. Alpha Centauri sustained a bone chip in her loss and Niarchos family ...

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Report: WR Josh Gordon draws interest from five teams

Five teams reportedly have expressed interest in trading for soon-to-be former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, multiple media outlets reported on Sunday. It is unclear which NFL teams are interested in acquiring Gordon, who was informed by the Browns on Saturday that they will be parting ways with him. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Gordon reportedly is interested ...

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Fantasy Football: Browns' Josh Gordon ruled out for Week 2

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will not play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints due a hamstring injury. The Browns did not list Gordon on their injury report on Friday but announced he would sit out the Week 2 game on Saturday. Gordon missed all of training camp while dealing with personal issues related to his substance-abuse ...

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Top 30 fantasy football running backs for Week 2

Sept. 14 (UPI) — Los Angeles Chargers star Melvin Gordon is my top fantasy football running back for Week 2. Behind Gordon, I have Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, Arizona Cardinals speedster David Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers rusher James Conner and New Orleans Saints weapon Alvin Kamara rounding out my top five at the position. There are plenty of ...

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