Monday , 15 October 2018

National Sports

AP Was There: Smith and Carlos protest during 1968 Olympics

By the time they reached Mexico City in October 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were representing a country being torn apart. The Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy, riots outside the Democratic convention in Chicago and growing unrest over centuries of discrimination against African-Americans made 1968 one of the most turbulent years in …

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Simona Halep earns 2nd straight year-end No. 1 ranking

Simona Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row, despite a back injury that doctors say could lead to a long-term problem. Halep, who won her first major title at this year’s French Open, clinched the year-end top tennis ranking on Monday but may be forced to pull out of the upcoming Kremlin …

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Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL _ yet

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. “I started noticing some therapeutic benefits,” Cote said. “It helped me sleep, helped with my anxiety and general well-being.” Now a handful of years …

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Overextended: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts

Coming off a division title that included a victory against its archrival, Auburn faced the prospect of losing its coach. Who knows whether Gus Malzahn really wanted to return to his home state and become the head football coach at Arkansas, another SEC school, but Auburn’s leadership decided it did not want to chance it. Malzahn, who just the season …

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ICYMI in NFL Week 6: Mark your calendar for Brady-Mahomes II

Anyone who missed the Game of the Season — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 43, Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 40 — can take solace in knowing there very well could be a rematch a little more than three months away. And no one, except for players on other AFC teams, would be disappointed if Jan. …

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Same ending: Steelers stun Bengals 28-21 on AB's late TD

Joe Mixon scored on a 4-yard run and dashed toward the stands in celebration of Cincinnati’s go-ahead touchdown. On the Steelers sideline, Ben Roethlisberger looked at the clock, saw there was 1:18 left, and told his linemen not to fret. “They gave us too much time,” Big Ben said confidently. Somehow, the Steelers never run out of time at Paul …

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Broncos have to have short memory after latest loss

The Denver Broncos don’t have much time to wallow in their misery this week. “The great thing about it is we have a game on Thursday, so we can’t get caught up in this game,” Von Miller said after the Broncos lost their fourth straight , 23-20 to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday when Todd Gurley ran over them …

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Osweiler comes off bench to lead Miami past Bears, 31-28

When a field goal gave the Miami Dolphins a seesaw victory over the Chicago Bears, Brock Osweiler was the first player sprinting from the sideline onto the field in jubilation, capping an eventful day for the backup quarterback. Even his morning commute was intense. “I got a little emotional driving to the stadium today, just thinking about the opportunity,” Osweiler …

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Cowboys put focus on road woes after routing Jags at home

Ezekiel Elliott had a quiet 100-yard game by his standards in the Dallas Cowboys’ rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The star running back spoke the loudest after the 40-7 win on the home-road discrepancy for a .500 team that’s perfect at AT&T Stadium and winless with three mostly anemic offensive showings on the road. Up next before Dallas’ open week: …

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Patriots streaking, Chiefs hoping not to repeat history

Young quarterbacks have always had a tough time winning in Gillette Stadium during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era. Add Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the list. The Patriots had their best offensive night of the 2018 season, amassing 500 total yards while getting another clutch performance from Brady, their surefire Hall of Fame quarterback, in a …

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