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Falcons to open new stadium with NFC title game rematch

Falcons to open new stadium with NFC title game rematch But the Georgia Dome is still standing, just in case. The Falcons are scheduled to play their first regular-season NFL game at the Mercedes-Benz Dome against the Green Bay Packers on September 17 on NBC's " Sunday Night Football ". Not surprisingly for a Super Bowl participant, it features five primetime games, including three Sunday Night Football appearances. That worked out fine past year... [Full Article...]

Browns zero in on No. 1 pick

Browns zero in on No. 1 pick There is no such thing as a flawless player". No one knows for sure, but if the Browns want him, they might have to seize the moment. Nothing that was said on Wednesday leads anyone to believe otherwise. 12, 33 and 108, while the Browns countered with Nos. The draft will also be held entirely outside on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this year. Brown revealed that the Browns "have already started... [Full Article...]

Anthony Johnson to pursue legal action over Daniel Cormier's UFC 210 weigh

Anthony Johnson to pursue legal action over Daniel Cormier's UFC 210 weigh Johnson (-130 on the UFC 210 betting lines ) is a superior striker and athlete to Cormier, but he will need to be more patient and calculated and stay off the mat this time around if he hopes to claim the strap. "I don't know where it got twisted". "I'm a fighter. I don't want to be mediocre". "It was insane. I weighed in upstairs and I was like, "I'm OK, I'm going to do this", Cormier said o... [Full Article...]

VERIFY: Did majority of the Patriots skip out on White House visit?

In the 2015 photo, two staircases are filled with men, whereas the photo with Trump shows empty staircases. The Patriots quickly issued a fact-check on their official Twitter account, noting that "over 40 football staff" members sat on the South Lawn for the Trump ceremony. [Full Article...]

New 'Australian Values' Test Planned for Citizenship

New 'Australian Values' Test Planned for Citizenship The number of times an applicant can fail the citizenship test has been restricted to three. - 'What are Australian values?' - ================================= Some 114,109 people sat the Australian citizenship test in 2014-15, with 112,474 passing it, according to the latest immigration figures. [Full Article...]

James White, Patriots agree on three-year extension, report says

The third-down back is one of the most respected players on the Patriots. He still wasn't very effective as a pure running back, but his average per carry did double, and he proved in the Super Bowl that he could break a tackle when he took it in for the winning touchdown run in overtime. [Full Article...]

England v Argentina: Dylan Hartley, Joe Launchbury & George Ford in squad

England v Argentina: Dylan Hartley, Joe Launchbury & George Ford in squad Both will be joining Aviva Premiership teams at the end of the campaign and such is the intricacies of the Premiership Rugby-RFU agreement, Jones had to get approval to pick the pair. "It's about how you feel and how much you want it. Denny is keen to play for England ". 'A good winger, when they get a good opportunity, they score and if they get half an opportunity, they score and that's what ... [Full Article...]

Bumgarner placed on DL after dirt bike accident

Bumgarner placed on DL after dirt bike accident He was briefly hospitalized but is now resting at the team's hotel in Denver and will be reevaluated next week, the Giants said in a press release. Losing its best arm, even if for just a month or two, creates a ripple effect for San Francisco, likely forcing Samardzija and Moore into more prominent roles, and a shaky Matt Cain and an unproven Ty Blach into the spotlight. [Full Article...]

Murray crashes out of Monte Carlo

The fourth-seeded Spaniard improved to 59-4 at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament after dispatching with the upstart 22-year-old in two hours and 19 minutes. Cuevas will fight for a semi-finals spot against home player Lucas Pouille, whose fellow French Mannarino made a decision to retire due to a hip injury at 3-0 down in the first set. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho fears worst after Ibrahimovic and Rojo injuries sour European win

We're in trouble", Mourinho said. Rojo told reporters he was "okay" while limping heavily through the post-match mixed zone, and Luke Shaw said Ibrahimovic did not seem in too bad a state in the dressing room. "That is why I kept Marcus on the team the whole time - for months he was not scoring a goal, but my trust in the boy is always based on his mentality". [Full Article...]

Real Madrid starlet Marco Asensio

Real Madrid starlet Marco Asensio Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio is one of the most highly-rated youngsters in European football, and after a stunning breakthrough campaign at the Bernabeu, it's not hard to see why. The 21-year-old offensive midfielder was recruited by Real Madrid in December 2015 as a prospect for the future after proving to be a revelation in the Spanish second division while playing for Mallorca. [Full Article...]

I want to fight you- AJ to Fury

I want to fight you- AJ to Fury Joshua is now preparing to fight legendary veteran Wladimir Klitschko , who was defeated by Fury in November 2015, but had initially set his sights on meeting the Wysthenstawe-born boxer instead of the 41-year-old Ukrainian. Joshua is just a week away from the biggest fight of his life against former unified champion Klitschko . 'When he returns, I'm sure I'll still be here'. [Full Article...]

"We couldn't leave Jamie out" says Lions coach Gatland

There were so bold calls like the ones to leave out England's talismanic, but oft cited, captain Dylan Hartley and outstanding 2nd Row Joe Launchbury . The team travel to New Zealand in late May, before their opening match against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on June 3rd in Whangarei . [Full Article...]

Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach Bylsma

Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach Bylsma Murray, however, noted the ultimate decision on Bylsma and his own future rests with Pegula. The Sabres finished this season 33-37-12. Bylsma took the helm the next year, replacing Ted Nolan. Murray, who met with Pegula on Wednesday, has been Buffalo's general manager since January 2014. Patience is now gone from ownership after a season that saw the team get worse, and a house cleaning is in ... [Full Article...]

Raptors level series with Milwaukee

The Bucks used a big second half to get past the Raptors on Saturday. The Bucks kept hacking at Toronto leads. The Toronto Raptors adverted crisis and narrowly won Game 2 , tying up the series at a game apiece against the Milwaukee Bucks. [Full Article...]

Steely Juventus shut down Barca to kill off comeback hopes

Steely Juventus shut down Barca to kill off comeback hopes After losing the first leg 2-1 at Allianz Arena, Bayern had pulled the tie back to 3-3 on aggregate when Arturo Vidal was sent off on 84 minutes, receiving a second yellow card for what appeared to be a clean tackle. The disturbances quickly died down and Bayern soon gave the travelling 4,000 from Germany something to cheer when play resumed. "We're very angry, a game with that much intensit... [Full Article...]

Ibrahimovic joins lengthening injury list at Man United

Ibrahimovic joins lengthening injury list at Man United Jose Mourinho has said Manchester United will need Wayne Rooney's fighting spirit and that they are "in trouble" after injuries to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Regarding 19-year-old Rashford, Mourinho said: "It is hard for the kid to play every match, but I always trust the players with special mentalities". [Full Article...]

Valanciunas Ties Raptors Playoff Record for Double-Double's

Valanciunas Ties Raptors Playoff Record for Double-Double's The Raptors needed to respond in Game 2 . The teams head back to Milwaukee for game three of the best-of-seven series on Thursday (Friday AEDT). Milwaukee was 19-22 in road games this season but they torched the Raptors in Game 1 . "We at least wanted to get one win and we did that", said rookie guard Malcolm Brogdon , who finished with seven points. [Full Article...]

Massachusetts charter school teacher is Teacher of the Year

Massachusetts charter school teacher is Teacher of the Year A ceremony on Friday honored a teacher who is the first charter school teacher and first in the state to be awarded the National Teacher of the Year award. But if you had said to me, 'Who would be a good candidate to be national teacher of the year?' Well, of course it would be somebody who was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year because Massachusetts teachers play at a very high level to begin with... [Full Article...]

Nets to sit six players in season finale vs. Bulls

No. 7 Indiana Pacers No. 3 Toronto Raptors vs. The Nets were routed 112-73 at the United Center, with a starting lineup featuring the likes of Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Spencer Dinwiddie, NBA journeyman Randy Foye and former Heat second-round prospect Justin Hamilton. [Full Article...]


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