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Helicopters over Lambeau left cops 'scrambling'

GREEN BAY, Wis. — When a pair of helicopters flew over Lambeau Field early in the first quarter of Thursday’s preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, it seemed a little late for the traditional flyover. That’s because it was unplanned and unauthorized. “I was as surprised as anyone,” Packers president Mark Murphy said Friday. It occurred ...

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C9 owner Etienne reflects on big year

Jack Etienne is on Cloud Nine. The Cloud9 owner is in the midst of a banner year for his organization. His esports teams and their affiliate organization, the London Spitfire, are some of the most recognizable brands in the community and in the middle of arguably the best year for any professional team in the history of esports. For Etienne, ...

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Wrestling isn't the same for Daniel Bryan in 2018 — it's better.

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Daniel Bryan smiles as he walks around the campus of J.M. Weatherwax High School, commonly referred to as Aberdeen High School, in Bryan’s hometown of Aberdeen, Wash. It’s about a two-hour drive south down Interstate 5 from Seattle to the town Bryan was born and raised in. The quote under the welcome sign to Aberdeen reads “Come ...

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Curry: 'For sure' I want to be Warrior for life

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry has spent his entire NBA career with the Golden State Warriors, and he wants to keep it that way. Who really has a superteam, and who’s close to being the next one? We rank the top teams into tiers by star power. Asked on The Bill Simmons Podcast this week if he wanted to be a ...

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Report alleges risky behavior by Smith at OSU

Zach Smith had sex toys delivered to him at Ohio State‘s football headquarters in 2015, according to an online report Friday, raising more questions about the former assistant coach’s conduct while employed there just as the university prepares to conclude its investigation of the program and head coach Urban Meyer. WatchStadium.com also reported Friday that Courtney Smith, Zach Smith’s former ...

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Updated FAQ: The latest on the Maryland football controversy

The University of Maryland board of regents held a closed meeting Friday morning in Baltimore, where it unanimously voted to assume authority and control over all aspects of two university-prompted investigations into the June 13 death of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair from heatstroke. Beyond the already-announced suspensions of head coach DJ Durkin and two of his staff members, no ...

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Jennings faces Dimitrenko, eyes title shot in near future

Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings has fought for a world title, losing a decision to then-champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 but giving him as good of a fight as anyone in years in what turned out to be Klitschko’s final title defense before he was upset by Tyson Fury in his next bout. Jennings, as confident as boxers come, believes he ...

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Report: Bills' McCarron suffers collarbone break

Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron suffered a hairline fracture to his right collarbone in Friday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, the Buffalo News has reported. McCarron started the game and completed 3 of 6 passes for 12 yards. He was sacked once in the first quarter but remained in the game until early in the second. In four offensive ...

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Biles electrifies on opening night of nationals

BOSTON — Simone Biles didn’t come back after a two-year break from gymnastics to just win. That’s not really what it’s about for the Olympic champion. She’s won enough — more than enough, really — during her career. And she’s got the medals to prove it. The second act of her remarkable career is about something more. At 21, she ...

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Preseason Week 2 takeaways: Mahomes shows off arm, McCarron fractures collarbone

It’s Week 2 of the NFL’s preseason as we inch ever closer to the games that count. But there’s plenty to glean: How did the rookies look? Who’s making a push to be a starter? Who’s carving out a spot on the final 53? Here’s the biggest takeaway for each team. Jump to a matchup: PHI-NE | PIT-GB | NYJ-WAS ...

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