• Minnesota State Fair Sets 1.9M Attendance Record
Minnesota State Fair Sets 1.9M Attendance Record

Fair attendance, coupled with the approval rating, "tells us that the Nebraska State Fair , through the hard work of our board, staff and many volunteers, continues to create an event that's better each year", he said. A 7 percent increase the opening weekend and a 3 percent increase the final weekend helped boost overall attendance. Attendance ro...

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  • ESPN troll claims Philly scammed Patriots in Eric Rowe-Josh Kline trade
ESPN troll claims Philly scammed Patriots in Eric Rowe-Josh Kline trade

Kline was originally expected to be traded to the Eagles yesterday, but the Eagles pulled the plug on his involvement after a subsequent trade fell apart, according to two sources . QB Sam Bradford was unexpectedly traded away to the Minnesota Vikings after they made the Eagles an offer they couldn't refuse. He mentioned that undrafted free ag...

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  • Brazil charges IOC's Hickey, 9 more on ticket scalping case
Brazil charges IOC's Hickey, 9 more on ticket scalping case

Marcos Kac, a state prosecutor, said on Tuesday that after reviewing the police investigation he had made a decision to charge the Olympic Council of Ireland's president Pat Hickey and nine others with ticket touting, conspiracy and ambush marketing.

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  • Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone Set For UFC 205
Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone Set For UFC 205

Having recently moved to welterweight, Cerrone is coming off the back of three hugely impressive wins against Alex Oliveira, Patrick Cote, and Rick Story. Cerrone, meanwhile, is a flawless 3-0 since moving up to the welterweight division. It's also an opportunity for him to possibly win a title after losing twice to Rafael dos Anjos at 155.

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  • Organizers: Ticket sales up, Rio is ready for Paralympics
Organizers: Ticket sales up, Rio is ready for Paralympics

As a effect of the decision, the Russian Paralympic Committee lodged several appeals to the IPC, CAS and the Swiss Federal Court. "The athletes are asking only one thing - to do away with the utter piece of injustice and clear absolutely innocent people for participation in the Paralympic Games as they are through all qualification tournaments an...

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  • Italian Grand Prix: Hamilton gifts the win to Rosberg at Monza
Italian Grand Prix: Hamilton gifts the win to Rosberg at Monza

Hamilton joined F1 greats Juan Manuel Fangio and Ayrton Senna with a record five poles at Monza . Hamilton was on pole on Sunday but a disastrous start saw him drop to sixth as Rosberg, from second, the Ferrari's of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen , Valtteri Bottas in Williams and Red Bull's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo, who fini...

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  • British Open champion Henrik Stenson withdraws from Barclays
British Open champion Henrik Stenson withdraws from Barclays

The top 125 qualify for the playoffs, and then it's a matter of attrition. First up is this week's Barclays, where the top 125 finishers from the season will tee it up. The four who withdrew are Sergio Garcia, Masters champion Danny Willett, Shane Lowry and Anirban Lahiri, who is out with a shoulder injury. "Oakmont is obviously challenging any...

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  • Rays rally on late HRs to beat Red Sox 4-3
Rays rally on late HRs to beat Red Sox 4-3

However, in the bottom of the eighth, Erasmo Ramirez gave up three hits, including a run-scoring single by Aaron Hill and a run-scoring double by Jackie Bradley Jr. Wright yielded four runs. INDIANS 5, TWINS 4: In Cleveland, Francisco Lindor drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, and Cleveland survived another poor start by Josh To...

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  • Carolina Panthers should not expect Tom Brady this Friday
Carolina Panthers should not expect Tom Brady this Friday

He returned to the field this week after what he called "a silly accident". There hasn't been significant concern about Williams, who tends to play through minor injuries , but this chance is important to him. The bigger question is if coach Bill Belichick will start Brady or his backup Jimmy Garoppolo . "I try to approach it the same way". Thi...

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  • Belgian Grand Prix Updates: Max Verstappen Accused Of Being Protected By FIA
Belgian Grand Prix Updates: Max Verstappen Accused Of Being Protected By FIA

Kimi Raikkonen says Formula One is not a safe environment for drivers seeking revenge after Max Verstappen revealed he had been more aggressive at the Belgian Grand Prix as a result of what happened in the opening corner of the race. The Red Bull driver went on to compare himself to Ibrahimovic, the Manchester United striker. So for me what happe...

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  • Woman sustained 'major injuries' in crash involving Mike Trout
Woman sustained 'major injuries' in crash involving Mike Trout

The Angels are scheduled to depart for Seattle tomorrow for a three-game series against the Mariners to start a six-game road trip. Los Angeles Angels' center fielder Mike Trout was involved in a vehicle accident after Wednesday evening's matchup against the Cincinnati Reds, but, thankfully, the start was not hurt, according to USA Today .

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  • Larson takes advantage of late restart for first Cup victory
Larson takes advantage of late restart for first Cup victory

Kyle Larson , who was sitting on the outside looking in , punched his ticket by winning the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. (Buescher) "We had good speed there earlier this year". The Pure Michigan 400 was the third race in which the package that may become the base of the 2017 aero package was tested.

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  • Bastian Schweinsteiger admits the MLS is a future 'option'
Bastian Schweinsteiger admits the MLS is a future 'option'

Manchester United may have experienced limited success since the Sir Alex Ferguson era ended in 2013, but they now have a "champion's mentality again" according to Antonio Valencia. United's willingness to financially support Sporting's recruitment of Schweinsteiger's reflected an urgency to move him out of the club before the summer window closes ...

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  • Agitated Chelsea boss Antonio Conte demands to kill easy games
Agitated Chelsea boss Antonio Conte demands to kill easy games

Antonio Conte and his men have looked pretty good this season and they are now two wins from two games and they will look to keep up that flawless Premier League record. "We thought we were going to have more of the ball but we just didn't use it well, it looked like the one where you nearly get too much time - players want it to be fast, so t...

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  • In Bolt's shadow, US team keeps raking in medals
In Bolt's shadow, US team keeps raking in medals

Japan took the silver and Canada the bronze after the American relay time was disqualified. And although the US finished the race third, they faced yet another relay debacle – disqualified as lead runner Mike Rodgers passed the baton to Justin Gatlin outside the exchange zone.

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  • Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater has a 'significant knee injury'
Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater has a 'significant knee injury'

ProFootballTalk's Michael David Smith says that Zimmer fought back tears in talking about Bridgewater , and how the quarterback was sedated after his injury. Bridgewater completed 292-of-447 pass attempts for 3,231 yards and 14 touchdowns last season to lead the Vikings to an NFC North title and garner a Pro Bowl bid.

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  • Arbeloa completes West Ham move
Arbeloa completes West Ham move

He rejoined the Spanish club in 2009 and helped them to two Champions League titles, the La Liga championship and two Copa del Rey crowns. Click through the gallery above to see the first photos of Arbeloa in a West Ham kit. "The player has a wealth of experience, has won honours at domestic and worldwide level and has played for some of the bigg...

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  • Could a pay cut keep Mark Sanchez in Denver?
Could a pay cut keep Mark Sanchez in Denver?

Siemian and Sanchez were considered "neck and neck" by Kubiak at the end of OTAs and through the first few weeks of training camp, but Siemian nudged ahead thanks to his work in camp and in the three preseason games to date. By most accounts, Siemian's rise to starter was improbable. While a surprise to some the move by Kubiak makes sense ...

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  • Vikings give US Bank Stadium a test drive, ahead of opener
Vikings give US Bank Stadium a test drive, ahead of opener

That will be the norm because the Vikings are reporting they're sold out for the entire 2016 season. Harrison Smith also recorded the first interception in U.S. Receiver A.J. Green left in the first quarter with a bruised right knee, but the team said it was nothing serious and he should be fine for the opener.

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  • Wallabies job not under threat - Cheika
Wallabies job not under threat - Cheika

But Cheika put on a fearless face, saying the team had conducted a thorough analysis of last week's performance and believed they had addressed the key issues. Cheika does not expect any injured players to return for the Brisbane Test and said he would stick with fly-half Quade Cooper and inside-centre Bernard Foley as the team's twin playmakers.

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