Saturday, September 7, 2013
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Friday, September 6, 2013
Serena Williams the world's No. 1 female player cruised into her seventh career US Open final, defeating Li Na 6-0, 6-3 Friday in Flushing Meadows.
Serena will meet Azarenka in the US Open Final , the No. 2 seed , Azerenka defeated Flavia Pennetta, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the final . .
Sunday will mark Azarenka's fourth appearance in a Grand Slam final, with each coming in the last two years.
Last year in the finals of the same tournament, Williams defeated Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. The two have met 16 times in their career, with Williams winning 13 times. Azarenka has won two out of the last three matches, though, most recently in March of this year.
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JR Smith has been suspended 5 games for violating the NBA drug policy. A 5-game suspension is standard for 3rd failed test for a recreational drug.
from the NY Daily News Report
“The same source indicated that Smith did not test positive for a performance-enhancing drug. If the league suspends Smith for five games that would suggest that he tested positive for marijuana since the NBA’s drug policy calls for a suspension only after a third positive test. A second offense results in a $25,000 fine while first positive test calls for the player to enter a program. Smith, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, is currently recovering from knee surgery and is not expected to be ready for the Knicks Oct. 30 regular season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks. If Smith is suspended it is unclear if the suspension will begin with the first game of the 2013-14 regular season or if it will begin when Smith is healthy enough to play. Smith is no stranger to trouble
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Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes, to get the season started.
A record-tying seven touchdown passes -- something no one had done in 44 years
"Peyton had an amazing night," Broncos coach John Fox said. "Peyton's had a lot of amazing nights."
Connecting with newly acquired , Wes Welker, and former college basketball player Julius Thomas and Demaryius Thomas for two TDs each, Manning directed Denver to a 49-27 victory over Super Bowl champion Baltimore on Thursday night in the NFL opener, a much-anticipated rematch against the team that ended the Broncos' playoff run in January.
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Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The New York Jets will start rookie quarterback Geno Smith in the season opener Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Wednesday.
The choice was expected as it was no secret Sanchez would be sidelined a bruised joint in his throwing shoulder, sustained in a preseason game
The last time the Jets started a rookie in Week 1 was 2009, when Mark Sanchez was named the starter .
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
After a dissapointing year and off the court incidents the Phoenix Suns have decided to release Forward Michael Beasley
According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Suns created enough cap space by trading Caron Butler last week to soften the "financial hit stemming from Beasley's departure."
Moreover, by making the move after Sept. 1, the organization can pay part of Beasley's guaranteed money over multiple seasons in the future.
Eventhough he is still 24 years old many industry insiders are wondering whether his career is over.
Beasley averaged career lows in points (10.1), shooting percentage (40.5), rebounds (3.8) and minutes (20.8).
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Former basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday on a five-day visit there was speculation he may try to negotiate the release of jailed U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
But Rodman told Reporters s he was on another "basketball diplomacy tour" and would not be discussing the release of Bae.
"I'm not going to North Korea to discuss freeing Kenneth Bae," "I've come out here to see my friend Kim -- and I want to talk about basketball," he added.
Rodman's trip which is being sponsored by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is his second trip to the Communist contry this year. In March, Rodman was seen laughing next to Kim at a government sponsored Basketball game
Rodman was widely criticized over the first trip which came at a time when North Korea was making threats towards the U.S.
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Monday, September 2, 2013
Former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison died in an Omaha, Neb., hospital late Sunday night. He was 44.
Morrison's longtime promoter, Tony Holden, said Morrison died at 11:50 p.m. with his wife, Trisha, beside him.
Morrison tested positive for HIV in 1996 before a fight with Arthur Weathers, effectively ending his boxing career. In the years that followed, he denied having HIV and also challenged the existence of the virus.
Holden declined to comment Monday on the cause of Morrison's death. "I don't know what the official cause of death at the hospital will be," he said. "You prepare for things like this, and still you feel like you got hit by a truck when you hear the news."
In 1993, Morrison beat George Foreman to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title. He lost to Lennox Lewis in 1995.
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Sunday, September 1, 2013
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