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Gordon Banks: England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper dies aged 81. Gordon Banks: England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper dies aged 81.
Gordon Banks was part of England's World Cup-winning team in 1966. (CNN)Gordon Banks, one of the world's most famous goalkeepers, passed away Tuesday at the age of 81. Banks was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup and was credited with making the "Save of the Century" when he denied Brazilian great Pele at the tournament four years later. His death was confirmed by his former...
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Atlanta Stokes a Civil Rights Conversation for Some Super Bowl Players. Atlanta Stokes a Civil Rights Conversation for Some Super Bowl Players.
With issues of race percolating in the N.F.L., several players reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. and his protest movement. ATLANTA — It is doubtful that the N.F.L. owners understood, when they decided early in 2016 to play the Super Bowl here, how the city of Atlanta, as the cradle of the civil rights movement, would serve as a natural forum for the many complicated social and racial issues tha...
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Far From Serbia, Novak Djokovic Delivers Some National Pride. Far From Serbia, Novak Djokovic Delivers Some National Pride.
For Serbs living in Australia, Djokovic is a sporting hero who provides a connection to their culture and tradition. MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic, the men’s world No. 1 from Serbia, has been lifting up people from his homeland for years, but not usually like this. At the end of a practice session during last year’s Australian Open, Djokovic walked over to a waist-high fence where fans ...
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WHITAKER AVERAGES 25 POINTS PER GAME FOR HORNETS. WHITAKER AVERAGES 25 POINTS PER GAME FOR HORNETS.
SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County senior guard Brady Whitaker averaged 25 points per game for the Hornets through the first 10 contests in the 2018-19 boys' high school basketball season. In 10 games, prior to the Hornets competing in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic in late-December, Whitaker averaged 25 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Through the Hornets' first 10 games, Whitaker ranked among t...
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VAUGHT'S VIEWS: SPORTING NEWS' MIKE DECOURCY KNOWS UK 'NOT GOOD NOW'. VAUGHT'S VIEWS: SPORTING NEWS' MIKE DECOURCY KNOWS UK 'NOT GOOD NOW'.
Kentucky Radio Network basketball analyst Mike Pratt doesn’t think Quade Green’s transfer last week is something that will wreck the season for coach John Calipari’s team. However, he thinks not having the sophomore point guard might take more time for UK to adjust to than some understand. “You just don’t change roles, rotations immediately,” Pratt said. “In the long run, the team can overcome ...
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Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia over VCU. Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia over VCU.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome combined to score 29 points as No. 4 Virginia held off Virginia Commonwealth 57-49 on Sunday. Guy scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, while Jerome put up 11 of his 14 after the break. Virginia (9-0) missed 13 of its first 15 shots after the break and VCU (7-3), coming off its road upset of Texas on Wednesday, led 37-36 midway through th...
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Fernando, Salt battle inside as No. 4 Virginia tops Maryland. Fernando, Salt battle inside as No. 4 Virginia tops Maryland.
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland 6-foot-10 sophomore Bruno Fernando and Jack Salt, a 6-10 redshirt senior for Virginia, had a game within a game here on Wednesday night. The two big men both had solid offensive performances, though Salt and his teammates helped limit Fernando to just four points on just two shots after halftime as No. 4 Virginia held on to beat No. 24 Maryland 76-71. Even in the loss...
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When things go sour in the NFL, QBs often are changed. When things go sour in the NFL, QBs often are changed.
When things go sour, an NFL team’s fan base often points to two people: the guy calling plays on the sideline, and the man behind center trying to execute them. As we get deeper into the 2018 schedule, the futures of some coaches could be tied to how their quarterbacks have struggled - or outright flopped. Doug Marrone and Blake Bortles in Jacksonville? Perhaps. Vance Joseph and Case Keen...
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Empoli fires Andreazzoli after 1 win in 11 matches. Empoli fires Andreazzoli after 1 win in 11 matches.
EMPOLI, Italy (AP) - Relegation-threatened Empoli has fired Aurelio Andreazzoli after winning only one of 11 matches in Serie A. Empoli says it has hired former Palermo and Sassuolo coach Giuseppe Iachini as a replacement. The move comes three days after Empoli was routed 5-1 by Napoli. It’s the third coaching change in Serie A this season following moves at Chievo Verona and Genoa. An...
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Furyk confirms Ryder Cup altercation between Johnson, Koepka. Furyk confirms Ryder Cup altercation between Johnson, Koepka.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk confirmed that American team members Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka got into a brief fight during the Ryder Cup in France, but he downplayed how big of a deal it really was. “Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief. It was very short,” Furyksaid in a sit-down with Golf Channel. “Neither one of them really took anything out of it. They...
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