How will Week 1 matchups matter come playoff time?

Aug 31, 2017 The first of six Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher have come a long way from the small West Virginia towns they were raised in, but as they begin another season with national title hopes, a part of their upbringing remains with them. Nick Saban says “there’s no basis for any predictions.” Well, we’re making them anyway. Mark Schlabach picks every Power 5 conference champ and projects every…

September 1, 2017
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Kyrie praises LeBron; trade about 'potential'

1:03 PM ET BOSTON — Kyrie Irving said he has not spoken with LeBron James since the trade that delivered him to the Boston Celtics, but he showered his former teammate with praise and stressed that his decision to push for a trade was motivated by an opportunity to find out what more he can accomplish. The Celtics formally introduced Irving and fellow summer acquisition Gordon Hayward on Friday at…

September 1, 2017
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Worcestershire chief executive Tom Scott to step down

Worcestershire will have to appoint a new chief executive after Tom Scott said he would be resigning © Getty Images Tom Scott has announced he is to step down as chief executive of Worcestershire. Scott, who was appointed to the role in an interim basis in February 2016 but assumed the role permanently in July of last year, will remain in position until the end of 2017 to ensure a…

September 1, 2017
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Source: Bell fulfills promise, reports to Steelers

12:22 PM ET PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell is back to work. The Steelers running back entered the team facility Friday afternoon, according to a source, fulfilling his public promise to return Sept. 1. Bell is expected to sign his $12.1 million franchise tender and officially begin preparations for the season opener Sept. 10 at Cleveland. Le’Veon Bell has averaged nearly 130 yards from scrimmage per game over his first four…

September 1, 2017
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What Made These Footprints 5.7 Million Years Ago?

Is this depression (and others like it) at a site in Crete actually a footprint? If so, what made them? Researchers believe they are indeed footprints — and were made 5.7 million years ago by hominins. If they’re right, it changes much of what we thought about human evolution. (Credit Andrzej Boczarowski) It’s the Friday before a long weekend (at least for most of us in the U.S.) and I…

September 1, 2017
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Taylor helps Storm weather Kapp burst

Stafanie Taylor’s 37 not out guided the run chase © Getty Images Western Storm 101 for 7 (Taylor 37*, Kapp 3-11) beat Surrey Stars 100 for 7 (Dunkley-Brown 30, Shrusbole 3-22) by three wickets Western Storm will face Southern Vipers in a repeat of last year’s Kia Super League final after they overcame a top-order collapse to beat Surrey Stars by three wickets in the semi-final at Hove. After restricting…

September 1, 2017
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Delhi Government Approves 2,000 New Buses To Bolster Public Transport

New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet today approved a proposal to procure 2,000 buses, including 1,000 for the state-run DTC, to strengthen public transportation in the national capital. These non-AC, standard-floor buses will be rolled out within a year, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Mr Gahlot told reporters that the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) would be responsible…

September 1, 2017
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Blast attendances up to record 883,000

Adam Lyth’s English record 161 was a highlight of this year’s NatWest T20 Blast © Getty Images This season’s NatWest Blast has set new records for ticket sales, with official attendance rising to 883,000 overall. Finals Day at Edgbaston is also a record sellout, while average attendances among the 18 counties were up to 7500. The return of the competition to a block in July and August – as well…

September 1, 2017
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Saurashtra making a mockery of Supreme Court order – Ghavri

Niranjan Shah arrives at an IPL match © Getty Images Former India player Karsan Ghavri has written to the Committee of Administrators [CoA] to block what can be seen as Niranjan Shah’s attempt to keep controlling Saurashtra Cricket Association [SCA]. Shah stands disqualified as an office bearer both on account of his age, 73, and his tenure of over four decades. He has given up his position as the SCA…

September 1, 2017
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