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Sport OJ Simpson: 'I've Basically Spent a Conflict-Free Life'
Author: 0 OJ Simpson: 'I've Basically Spent a Conflict-Free Life'

O.J. Simpson can be heard making small talk with his lawyer just before the parole board came back with their decision to grant him an early release. The man lowered his head nearly to the point that it could touch the table after the final verdict was read and thanked the parole board. Simpson was found guilty of storming into a hotel room with four others to retrieve at gunpoint items that he claimed were rightfully his.

Sport Aaron Judge Hits Home Run So Far MLB Cameras Can't Track It
Author: 0 Aaron Judge Hits Home Run So Far MLB Cameras Can't Track It

In short order, Judge has become one of baseball's biggest stars, largely because he hits some of baseball's most dramatic home runs. Severino, who escaped the jam one pitch later on a groundout and would go on to work seven shutout innings in a 4-1 Yankees win , found out Friday that his first 1-2 offering to Segura was the fastest pitch Statcast had clocked all season by a starting pitcher.

Sport Nine-run 8th powers Cardinals past Cubs
Author: 0 Nine-run 8th powers Cardinals past Cubs

Martinez has a 3.36 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 133/46 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings (19 starts) this season, yet his record is 6-8. Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (right hand tendinitis) is on track to return to the rotation early next week, but manager Joe Maddon wasn't ready to provide an exact day just yet.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy Roars Back Following Disastrous Start To The British Open

The strong wind blowing on the course in the coastal town of Southport, and especially the torrential downpours that fell in the afternoon, have not seemed to curb the game of the Texan. And he wasn't through just yet. The Northern Irishman admitted the putt he holed on the 18th green on Thursday to get him back to one-over gave him a much-needed boost.

Sport McIlroy makes abysmal start at The Open
Author: 0 McIlroy makes abysmal start at The Open

Now, suddenly, he does. No more blank stares after wayward shots. As players struggled to combat the windy conditions, McIlroy - at times changing his strategic game plan to include the driver rather than the 1-iron he'd meant to use off the tees pre-championship - used the elements to his advantage, and also showed greater confidence with the putter than has been the case in recent weeks.

Sport Yoenis Cespedes wants to play 'last year of career' in Oakland
Author: 0 Yoenis Cespedes wants to play 'last year of career' in Oakland

The Mets began a three-game series against the Athletics Friday night at Citi Field. Cespedes played 2 ½ years in Oakland but is, of course, immersed in a four-year, $110-million contract with the Mets, which expires in 2021. This past offseason, Cespedes could have left as a free agent, but the Mets kept their best hitter by offering a deal that had the top average annual value ever for an outfielder.

Sport Wizards' John Wall signs four-year extension
Author: 0 Wizards' John Wall signs four-year extension

John Wall has agreed to the designated veteran player exception with the Washington Wizards , Wall announced Friday. Wall's extension will not kick in until his current five-year deal with the Wizards expires in 2019. The Wizards drafted Wall first overall in 2010 out of the University of Kentucky. Wall averaged 23.1 points, 10.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds and two steals in 78 games and led the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Sport Rory back in the Major mix
Author: 0 Rory back in the Major mix

After making the turn in 39, the four-time major victor made his first birdie on the 11th and then added three more over his last four holes, including 17 and 18, the last one coming off a 20-foot putt. Kuchar was back to his overnight score through 10 holes, surely feeling a level-par second round would do nicely given the tricky conditions. A couple of little mental thoughts, a couple little keys that I tell myself before I step in to hit a shot or step in to hit a putt.

Sport Air France unveils Joon
Author: 0 Air France unveils Joon

In September 2014, they striked for two weeks over the expansion of Air France's low-priced European subsidiary Transavia, grounding thousands of flights. Air France chief executive Franck Terner added: "The creation of a new airline is a historic moment in many ways". Air France could not confirm where it will be flying, how much tickets will cost or whether there would be any services designed with millennials in mind, such as an enhanced in-flight entertainment system or a targeted food ...

Sport Souness urges Liverpool to pay what it takes to land Van Dijk
Author: 0 Souness urges Liverpool to pay what it takes to land Van Dijk

Klopp was asked about the Van Dijk situation on Friday, but was confused as to why he and the club still face criticism. But Souness says Liverpool should "push the boat out" and "do whatever they need to do" to land him, as they are now not strong enough to "make an impression" in the Premier League and Champions League this term.

Sport McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start
Author: 0 McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start

His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, had seen this before too and decided enough was enough. "That's right up there", said McIlroy, who equalled the lowest score in major history with an opening 63 at St Andrews in 2010 and opened with consecutive 66s on his way to victory at Hoylake in 2014.

Sport Adam Pac Man Jones Suspended by the NFL!
Author: 0 Adam Pac Man Jones Suspended by the NFL!

Jones was arrested this offseason for three misdemeanors and a felony. He was arrested outside the hotel, and police video showed him protesting that he hadn't done anything to deserve it, loudly demanding, "Let me go!" and at times struggling with officers while yelling obscene insults.

Sport D-Rose to Cavaliers?
Author: 0 D-Rose to Cavaliers?

Rose, 28, averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists in 64 games for the New York Knicks before suffering a season-ending meniscus tear previous year, another knee issue in a career limited by knee injuries. Salary-cap issues limit what Cleveland can offer Rose, who made $21.3 million while playing in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season. He played in only four games last season before a groin injury sidelined him for the rest of the year.

Sport The factors that will decide Yu Darvish's trade fate
Author: 0 The factors that will decide Yu Darvish's trade fate

He sports a 3.45 earned run average with 131 strikeouts and 125 1/3 innings pitched. But whether that deal is with Texas, who brought Darvish to the U.S. Passan also writes that the Rangers have given themselves about 12 days to make a final decision. Meanwhile, the Cubs have won six games in a row since the All-Star break, are just one game back from the Milwaukee Brewers in the division and will be looking to have a second-half surge in their quest for another World Series.

Sport Kyrie Irving reportedly wants trade out of Cleveland
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving reportedly wants trade out of Cleveland

Rose should not be a starter on legitimate title contender and would not be a featured part of the offense, though Windhorst reports the Cavs want to play him with Kyrie Irving in the backcourt. General manager David Griffin could not come to an agreement on a new contract with Gilbert and left the organization, days before the draft. He had also averaged a career-high 10.1 points per game in the paint, which was tied for the second highest mark among guards last season.

Author: 0 Chelsea agree deal to sign Real Madrid's Morata

The Spaniard told The Guardian in April that Chelsea boss Conte, who was instrumental in persuading him to sign for Juve, had given him self belief and that he was looking forward to working with the Italian one day. Asked how close he came to joining Manchester United , Morata said: "I don't know, the most important thing is I'm here playing for Chelsea ". Basically being told to "piss off" by Antonio Conte , Diego Costa is on his way out of Stamford Bridge, and the signature of ...

Sport Parole board member wore his Chiefs tie on purpose to OJ hearing
Author: 0 Parole board member wore his Chiefs tie on purpose to OJ hearing

Former American football star O.J. Simpson has spent almost nine years in prison. Although Simpson repeatedly denied he was seeking media attention during his parole hearing , Kaelin suspects we haven't seen the last of him. Commissioner Jackson also made it clear during the hearing that letters received from O.J. critics, who urged the panel to take into account his 1995 murder trial while making their release decision, would not be considered in the case.

Sport Ilie Nastase banned for Serena Williams 'chocolate' comments
Author: 0 Ilie Nastase banned for Serena Williams 'chocolate' comments

Ilie Nastase was banned from tennis by the International Tennis Federation for four years after making allegedly racially insensitive comments about women's tennis star Serena Williams and other "threatening" comments, the federation announced Friday in a statement .

Sport The Juice will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole
Author: 0 The Juice will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole

Others approved of the long sentence, deeming it fitting following his 1995 acquittal of the murders of O.J.'s ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman . "Come on now", she said. "He's a good man; it's time for him to move home to his family and friends". Simpson will return to family life in Florida.

Sport The Open 2017: Henrik Stenson's rental home burgled during first round
Author: 0 The Open 2017: Henrik Stenson's rental home burgled during first round

The 24-year-old who impressed at the US Open, carding a nine-under 63 tournament record in the third round, was another PGA Tour player who relished the challenge. When Harrington won the last time the Open was played here, the winning score was 3-over-par 283. In the space of just one hole, Jordan Spieth showed the trouble he may face in the British Open and his unique way of turning it into his advantage.

Sport Left-back Andy Roberson joins Liverpool from Hull
Author: 0 Left-back Andy Roberson joins Liverpool from Hull

Signing a contract brings to an end a protracted transfer that has seen the Reds secure Robertson's signature in a deal worth up to £10 million, per Miguel Delaney of The Independent. Two of Robertson's three seasons with Hull have come in the Premier League , with both ending in relegation, including the 2016/17 campaign. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Klopp revealed his admiration for the Scotsman's personal journey, also highlighting his Premier League experience alongside his " ...

Sport Sergio Garcia gets angry, hurts shoulder at Open Championship
Author: 0 Sergio Garcia gets angry, hurts shoulder at Open Championship

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Sergio Garcia thought his British Open might be over after hurting his right shoulder angrily swinging a club into shrubs on the fourth hole at Royal Birkdale on Friday. Sergio Garcia injured his shoulder early on in his second round of the Open after slamming his club into a gorse bush at the fourth . "I felt like the muscles in my shoulder went one on top of the other".

Sport Twins in 'final stages' of acquiring veteran pitcher from Braves
Author: 0 Twins in 'final stages' of acquiring veteran pitcher from Braves

While that would not be surprising it is also more than possible that this is complete posturing on the Braves part attempting to force the Twins to make a decision. Multiple teams were previously reported to have some interest in Garcia, and Mark Feinsand of MLB .com has poured some cold water on a sure-fire deal with the Twins.

Sport Tour de France 2017 Stage 19 Preview
Author: 0 Tour de France 2017 Stage 19 Preview

There were still five stages to go. "I think if we all went into the time trial with the time gaps we have now, Rigoberto would be the most risky", Froome said of the Cannondale-Drapac rider, a former Sky team-mate. Every day, there's a new challenge and the vast majority of the field are just hanging on for their lives. Now we have the time trial but the Tour is already a success.

Author: 0 I cried when Sue Bird told the world she's gay

The pair have reportedly been dating since last fall. She told ESPNW that some people thought she should have done it sooner, but calling it her "journey", she felt now was the right time. Bird says she's happy the league has become more supportive of gay players, noting that "homophobia hurts the league". Ahead of the Rio Games, Bird filled out a 25-question survey, "25 things you don't know about Olympians", disclosing her sexual preference as the twenty-fifth answer.

Sport Rory McIlroy continues climb up Open leaderboard
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy continues climb up Open leaderboard

I had a good pitch shot on the seventh and even though it didn't hit the green it was a better strike, a better golf shot. It wasn't I couldn't look within myself, I was trying to look within myself. His first birdie of a turbulent day provided the catalyst for a robust fix job and further gains at the 15th, 17th and 18th had him fist-pumping with a sense of gritty satisfaction.

Sport PSG offer Serge Aurier to Manchester United: He's desperate to quit club
Author: 0 PSG offer Serge Aurier to Manchester United: He's desperate to quit club

Serge Aurier of the Ivory Coast looks on during the International Friendly match between the Netherlands and Ivory Coast held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 4, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The player was denied a visa to play in a Champions League fixture against Arsenal back in November after being handed a suspended two months in prison for assaulting a police officer last September, although this is more likely to be served as community service.

Sport Spieth, Koepka set pace as big guns fire at British Open
Author: 0 Spieth, Koepka set pace as big guns fire at British Open

Spieth, a two-time major champion, made the early running with birdies on the second, eighth and ninth holes. Spieth, third in the rankings and twice a major victor, will tee off alongside Swedish defending champion Henrik Stenson. "But I couldn't have done much better today. And it's more about putting yourself in contention again and trying to win a second one", the Swede, 41, said on Tuesday.

Sport Kuchar joins Spieth and Koepka at the top
Author: 0 Kuchar joins Spieth and Koepka at the top

But after hitting just five of 14 fairways, Spieth acknowledged there was room for improvement as he looks to add the Open title to his Masters and US Open victories in 2015. Kuchar had it going in a big way in the afternoon, making the turn in that magical 29. Despite avoiding a dropped shot on his card, Spieth was grateful for his short-game prowess around the greens, including a good escape on the par-four 10th when he could not find the putting surface with his second shot.

Sport Red Sox Take Win After Late-Night Homer
Author: 0 Red Sox Take Win After Late-Night Homer

He went 2-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 17 2/3 innings pitched in those appearances, most recently striking out three and allowing two hits in four innings against the Blue Jays in Tuesday's game. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Red Sox are -140 money line favorites versus the Blue Jays , who have odds of +120 to pull off the upset.

Sport Neymar's off? Barcelona bid £72m for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho
Author: 0 Neymar's off? Barcelona bid £72m for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho

Recent developments have seen Liverpool reject a £72million bid from the Spanish giants for the No.10 and Klopp is standing firm in his stance towards the situation. "Phil can improve, he has inconsistency, but there's no doubting his qualities". He's in good shape, good games, good movement, very smart in both parts of the game, offensively and defensively.

Sport OJ Simpson parole hearing
Author: 0 OJ Simpson parole hearing

Arnelle Simpson said her father was "remorseful" and she wants him to "come home ". "I thought I was glad to get my stuff back, but it wasn't worth it". Simpson was taken into custody at his Brentwood home later that evening. He said Simpson also lied about the memorabilia and family photos being "his" property.

Sport Brewers have interest in Justin Verlander
Author: 0 Brewers have interest in Justin Verlander

With his performance this season - and with roughly $70 million still due over the next two seasons, not including his option year in 2020 - that likely won't be enough. He is under contractual control through 2019. However, getting him in a package deal with lefty reliever Justin Wilson would certainly be more appealing for the Astros.

Sport OJ Simpson's parole board hearing
Author: 0 OJ Simpson's parole board hearing

Simpson is scheduled to appear Thursday before a parole board in Nevada in a hearing that will decide whether one of America's most notorious prisoners will be released. Simpson, have all previously granted him parole on lesser charges. Simpson, his attorney and a Simpson family member are expected to speak at the hearing, Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast told ABC News .

Sport Panthers sign Trai Turner to four-year extension
Author: 0 Panthers sign Trai Turner to four-year extension

He signed with Rosenhaus Sports in February. The extension itself is a four year deal worth $45 million with $20.5 million guaranteed, via ESPN's Adam Schefter . Per Spotrac , the 2017 season will be the final year of Turner's rookie contract, and he is set to make $1.79 million in base salary. And given how well he's performed in his first three seasons with the Panthers , Turner would have been a popular player on the free agent market when it comes to offensive linemen.

Sport Spieth, Koepka and Kuchar share lead at The Open
Author: 0 Spieth, Koepka and Kuchar share lead at The Open

Koepka had an eagle, four birdies and a single bogey for a 65 on Thursday during the opening round of The Open at Royal Birkdale. South African Charl Schwartzel, a former Masters victor, also is 4-under. "It felt good to get out here and play some holes and actually feel like you're back in the normal routine", he said. The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

Sport Mighty Mouse vs. Ray Borg headlines UFC 215 in Edmonton
Author: 0 Mighty Mouse vs. Ray Borg headlines UFC 215 in Edmonton

UFC® 215: "JOHNSON vs. BORG will see No.1 pound-for-pound fighter and ESPY Fighter of the Year victor, Demetrious Johnson (26-2-1, fighting out of Parkland, Washington, USA), look to make history when he battles No.3-ranked contender Ray Borg (11-2, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)".

Sport Hugh Freeze resigns as Ole Miss head football coach
Author: 0 Hugh Freeze resigns as Ole Miss head football coach

Assistant head coach Matt Luke has been named interim head coach. Ole Miss and former coach Houston Nutt have been embroiled in a legal battle over what Nutt considers a smear campaign in the wake of a massive NCAA investigation into the Ole Miss football program.

Sport Alvaro Morata will succeed at Chelsea, says Aitor Karanka
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata will succeed at Chelsea, says Aitor Karanka

Morata will be sure to get enough help in settling in London as he has 3 of his compatriots (Pedro, Azpilicueta and Fabregas) in Chelsea . "And because he signed this new contract, it's saying: 'I believe in this, I want to be part of this.' It didn't seem like the case a couple of months ago".

Sport Michael Vick apologizes for Colin Kaepernick haircut remark
Author: 0 Michael Vick apologizes for Colin Kaepernick haircut remark

Vick added that he has reached out to Kaepernick - "I'm in his corner", Vick said - and hopes to hear back. "It was more about helping him at the end of the day". Commissioner Roger Goodell has disputed claims teams are ostracizing Kaepernick. There is a belief that Kaepernick is being blackballed for protesting during the national anthem by kneeling previous year, while another opinion points to the former 49ers quarterback's down play over the past couple seasons as the reason why he ...

Sport WNBA All-Star reserves, three-point contestants revealed
Author: 0 WNBA All-Star reserves, three-point contestants revealed

She's joined on the West team by Los Angeles' Nneka Ogwumike and Chelsea Gray, Diggins-Smith, Minnesota's Seimone Augustus and Phoenix's Brittney Griner. A 2014 graduate, Gray leads the WNBA with a 50.9 three-point shooting percentage, converting 29-of-57 attempts on the season to date. And now Brunson, who is averaging 10.8 points per game, her best since 2012.

Sport Alabama man shoots 820-pound wild hog in his front yard
Author: 0 Alabama man shoots 820-pound wild hog in his front yard

Seago told Alabama's al.com that he and his daughter saw the massive animal in their yard after their dog, a schnauzer called Cruiser, began barking. "Cruiser had this huge hog confused with all of the barking and movement", Seago said. Feral hogs are considered a game animal in Alabama and have no closed season and no bag limits. The organisation said they can breed quickly, have few predators, and a voracious omnivorous feeding habits.

Sport Panthers release tackle Michael Oher amid concussion struggles
Author: 0 Panthers release tackle Michael Oher amid concussion struggles

According to the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person , Oher is still in the NFL's concussion protocol. Michael Oher's time with the Carolina Panthers has ended. Before the concussion that ended his 2016 campaign, Oher had started 110 games throughout his career with the Baltimore Ravens and Panthers. The announcement came just two days after Oher voiced his opinion on the firing of general manager Dave Gettleman.

Sport Kylian Mbappe illegally approached by big European clubs, say Monaco
Author: 0 Kylian Mbappe illegally approached by big European clubs, say Monaco

Manchester United , Arsenal , Chelsea, Manchester City and Barcelona have also been linked at various times in the past few months but Monaco have now made a decision to act. Mbappe is one of the most wanted players in world football after stunning season for Monaco. The teenage striker is in high demand after scoring 15 goals as Monaco won the Ligue 1 title and a further six as the club reached the semifinals of the Champions League.

Author: 0 Stern words from caddie kickstart Rory's round

Fitzgerald's words kept McIlroy positive and the Northern Irishman was happy that he stayed patient. "I could be standing here having hit 18 greens and shot one-over and missed every putt and feel awful", he said. "It wasn't I couldn't look within myself", McIlroy stated. McIlroy admitted the turning point to his round came at the eighth when he managed to scramble a par, following a poor drive, to stop the rot.

Sport CAF Excom passes resolution to increase AFCON to 24
Author: 0 CAF Excom passes resolution to increase AFCON to 24

CAF expects the first change to significantly increase revenue from the African Cup of Nations, its flagship tournament, and follows the lead of the European Championship, which expanded to 24 teams previous year. . "African football must take a major turn", he continued. FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, a Senegalese, also attended, with the former calling out African football leaders to eradicate the ugly menace of age cheating as a first step in ...

Sport Diamondbacks decide to go all-in, acquire JD Martinez from Tigers
Author: 0 Diamondbacks decide to go all-in, acquire JD Martinez from Tigers

Over the past four seasons, the 29-year-old is one of two big leaguers to post at least a.300 average and.550 slugging percentage, as Ryan Phillips of Thebiglead.com elucidated. He said he was glad the Tigers waited and didn't trade him before the season. But time will tell on this trade, though I believe the Tigers could have gotten far more from another team besides Arizona.

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