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Michigan football a part of ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ coverage at Penn State next week

Michigan football a part of ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ coverage at Penn State next week

on October 13, 2019, 8:47 AM / in Football

“College GameDay,” ESPN’s popular pregame show, will visit State College for Michigan football‘s clash against No. 9 Penn State this upcoming weekend. The show announced its decision late Saturday night, shortly after the Nittany Lions’ 17-12 road win over Iowa. Michigan’s game against Penn State will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC. U-M is no stranger to “GameDay”. Last season, […]

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Demario Davis wins appeal, won’t be fined for wearing religious headband on the field

Demario Davis wins appeal, won’t be fined for wearing religious headband on the field

on October 10, 2019, 6:26 AM / in Football

By Calvin Freiburger (LifeSiteNews) — New Orleans Saints starting linebacker Demario Davis will not be fined after all for wearing a headband sporting the words “Man of God” and announced Tuesday that the controversy has helped raise money for charity. Last week, Davis announced on Instagram that he had been fined approximately $7,000 for wearing one of the headbands (which are being sold to […]

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A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

on October 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, NASCAR

The 2006 UAW-Ford 500 was an American stock car racing competition. Held on October 8 at Talladega Superspeedway, the 188-lap race was the 30th in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the fourth in the ten-race, season-ending Chase for the Nextel Cup. Brian Vickers (pictured) of Hendrick Motorsports won the first race of his career; Kasey Kahnefinished second, and […]

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Dodgers clinch 7th straight National League West title

on September 11, 2019, 7:28 AM / in Baseball

With their 7-3 win Tuesday night over the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh straight National League West title. They earned the pennant at Camden Yards, becoming the first team to secure a spot in the playoffs. Corey Seager had two home runs for the Dodgers, while Gavin Lux had his first career homer. Over seven innings, […]

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Nadal wins U.S. Open, beating Medvedev in a 5-set thriller

Nadal wins U.S. Open, beating Medvedev in a 5-set thriller

on September 9, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Tennis

After five sets and nearly five hours, Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev Sunday night during the U.S. Open final, giving him his 19th career Grand Slam championship and putting him one title short of Roger Federer’s record total. Nadal, 33, won 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. “A crazy match, no?” said Nadal. “The nerves were so high after having the match […]

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Rafael Nadal advances to semifinals in straight sets, but Diego Schwartzman’s hustle was on full display with this shot

on September 6, 2019, 7:59 AM / in Tennis

On Wednesday, Rafael Nadal (2) got past Diego Schwartzman (20) 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to move within two wins of his 19th career Grand Slam title. Nadal will face No. 24 ranked Matteo Berrettini in the semifinal match on Friday. With Nadal having won the first set 6-4, and serving to close out the second set of the match, Schwartzman’s hustle […]

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Serena Williams advances to potentially historic U.S. Open final

Serena Williams advances to potentially historic U.S. Open final

on September 6, 2019, 7:55 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams beat No. 5 seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 6-1 to advance to another U.S. Open final. Williams will be playing in the fourth final of her last six major tennis tournaments. She was runner-up in last year’s U.S. Open, losing to Naomi Osaka in the finals. Williams will play No. 15 Bianca Andreescu in Saturday’s final. If […]

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2019 US Open Notebook: Rafael Nadal wins, Naomi Osaka ousted on Day 8

2019 US Open Notebook: Rafael Nadal wins, Naomi Osaka ousted on Day 8

on September 3, 2019, 6:42 AM / in Tennis

Two top names on the schedule came out of a rainy Labor Day at the 2019 US Open with different results. On the women’s side, world No. 1 and defending champion Naomi Osaka bowed out in the Round of 16, while three-time champion Rafael Nadal, seeded No. 2, took one step closer to a potential clash in the final against rival Roger Federer. Nadal’s ninth: The Spaniard needed […]

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Defending champion Djokovic out at U.S. Open

on September 2, 2019, 7:56 AM / in Tennis

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic dropped out of the U.S. Open on Sunday, pulling out in the third set of his match against fellow Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka due to an injured shoulder. Djokovic, the defending U.S. Open men’s singles champ, said he had been bothered by the shoulder for weeks, and was taking painkillers. Wawrinka was leading the tennis match […]

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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova as U.S. Open gets underway

on August 27, 2019, 9:47 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams on Monday won her first match at the U.S. Open since her loss in last year’s final, beating Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1. Williams won the match in just 59 minutes, blasting serves that clocked at up to 115 miles per hour. She has now defeated Sharapova in 19 straight meetings. Sharapova, who has five major singles titles under […]

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Curaçao, Louisiana square off in Little League World Series championship

on August 25, 2019, 12:33 PM / in Baseball

The Little League World Series championship game between Willemstad, Curaçao and River Ridge, Louisiana, will kick off today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It will also stream live on WatchESPN. Curaçao knocked off the tournament favorites, Chofu City, Japan, who had previously dominated the competition, with a 5-4 victory on Saturday in the international bracket’s title […]

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Andrew Luck announces stunning retirement

on August 25, 2019, 12:23 PM / in Football

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck stunned the NFL on Saturday evening when he abruptly announced his retirement from football at the age of 29. The Colts had just played their third preseason game when Luck made the decision public; the regular season begins in two weeks. The oft-injured Luck said the decision was the hardest in his life. “I’ve been […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter survive fiery plane crash in Tennessee

Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter survive fiery plane crash in Tennessee

on August 16, 2019, 6:14 AM / in NASCAR, State News

NASCAR champ Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and their 1-year-old daughter were transported to a hospital after their private plane crashed at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee on Thursday. “Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation,” Earnhardt’s sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller said. The Carter County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to NBC affiliate WCYB of Bristol that the […]

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Supporters chant ‘equal pay’ at parade for U.S. women’s national soccer team

Supporters chant ‘equal pay’ at parade for U.S. women’s national soccer team

on July 11, 2019, 9:01 AM / in Soccer

The silliness continues…. Ali Krieger and Megan Rapinoe wave to fans while celebrating the United States’ victory in the Women’s World Cup with a parade through New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday. Theo Wargo/Getty Images Fans on Wednesday celebrated the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s World Cup victory with a ticker tape parade in New York City. The team, […]

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Damn, no wonder I haven’t been able to watch Wimbledon

on July 8, 2019, 7:39 AM / in Soccer

The U.S. women’s soccer team beat the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday in Lyon, France, to win their second straight Women’s World Cup title, and their record fourth overall. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored both U.S. goals in the second half. Rapinoe put the U.S. on the board with a penalty kick 61 minutes into the game, and Lavelle scored […]

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Netherlands advances to women’s World Cup final against U.S.

on July 4, 2019, 7:39 AM / in Soccer

The Netherlands beat Sweden 1-0 in extra time in France on Wednesday to advance to the women’s World Cup final against the U.S. on Sunday. Jackie Groenen, a 24-year-old midfielder, collected a deflected pass outside the box and blasted it into the goal’s lower right corner in the 99th minute. “I saw a nice angle … The ball just came […]

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U.S. women’s team advances to World Cup final

U.S. women’s team advances to World Cup final

on July 3, 2019, 7:18 AM / in Soccer

The U.S. women’s soccer team beat England 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to the Women’s World Cup final. Christen Press, who started in place of injured co-captain Megan Rapinoe, scored the first goal for the Americans. After England tied it up, Alex Morgan added the go-ahead goal. But goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was credited by her teammates with sealing the victory […]

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15-year-old Cori Gauff ousts Venus Williams in Wimbledon 1st round

on July 2, 2019, 8:45 AM / in Tennis

Fifteen-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff, the youngest player in the Wimbledon draft, beat five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams on Monday, 6-4, 6-4. The 39-year-old Williams, who was the oldest player in this year’s tournament, had already won four Grand Slam titles before Gauff was even born.   Gauff said Williams is one of her idols and she told the veteran she […]

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Wimbledon looms

Wimbledon looms

on June 30, 2019, 7:12 AM / in Tennis

Within the first minute of the Wimbledon draw ceremony Friday there arrived a bit of information many were wondering about: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were indeed set up for a potential semifinal meeting, with Novak Djokovic possibly awaiting that showdown’s winner in the final. Toward the end of the proceedings came the most fascinating first-round matchup of all: 39-year-old […]

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Raptors make history, beat Warriors to win Canada’s first NBA championship

on June 14, 2019, 7:30 AM / in Basketball

The Toronto Raptors beat the Kevin Durant-less Golden State Warriors, 114-110, on Thursday night to win Canada’s first NBA championship.Fred VanVleet rained clutch 3-pointers down on the Warriors as Toronto fought off a gritty challenge from the Warriors, who also lost All-Star guard Klay Thompson to a knee injury in the third quarter. The loss marked a somber end to […]

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