Holdout Donald expected to miss Rams opener

1:02 PM ET Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is expected to miss Sunday’s opener against the Indianapolis Colts as he continues his prolonged holdout, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Donald has not shown up throughout the Rams’ training camp and preseason, racking up approximately $1.4 million in fines. If he doesn’t show up before Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. PT kickoff at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, he will…

September 7, 2017
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Cavs introduce Thomas, mum on hip injury

1:08 PM ET While introducing their acquisitions from the summer’s blockbuster trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers were reluctant to discuss Isaiah Thomas’ health during a news conference Thursday. “To be fair to Isaiah, we’re not going to address any specifics on his hip injury,” general manager Koby Altman said. “We’re also not going to put a timetable on it.” Altman added: “We’re not going to rush it, at all.” The state…

September 7, 2017
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Vanuatu stun Italy to gain promotion with Jersey to Division Four

Patrick Matautaava drives down the ground during his 83 off 60 balls © Lee Warren/Gallo Images One day after an epic 57-ball hundred put his side into the semi-finals, Patrick Matautaava’s spectacular all-round show floored Italy in a six-wicket win for Vanuatu to secure promotion to WCL Division Four. Italy came into the match undefeated after topping Group B but were bowled out for a well-below par 183, having lost…

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'Batting at No. 4 was a tactical move' – Mushfiqur

Pat Cummins celebrates after dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim in the second innings © Getty Images For a little over two hours, Mushfiqur Rahim fought hard to keep Bangladesh afloat. With each over, the job got harder; particularly after they had slipped to 43 for five inside 20 overs. He managed to stave off every effort from Nathan Lyon to sneak between his bat and pad, as it had happened in the…

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Set of six free apps that is certain to up you productivity at work

Apps have made things much simpler for everyone, whether it’s finding the right pair of shoes, staying fit or finding a perfect date then why not get yourself hooked to some super apps that can help your work life a whole lot smoother. We have put together a set of six apps that is certain to up your productivity at work in a major way. All of the apps listed…

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Browns' Garrett (ankle) out at least 2 weeks

10:03 AM ET ESPN.com news services Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and will miss at least two weeks, the team announced Thursday. Garrett will then be re-evaluated after a couple of weeks, according to the team. A typical recovery time for a high ankle sprain is 4-6 weeks. The Browns said Thursday that No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett has a…

September 7, 2017
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Why Pats are runaway favorites … and how they can be beat

8:00 AM ET This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Sept. 18 NFL Preview Issue. Subscribe today! BILL BELICHICK HAD barely lowered the Lombardi trophy before he began reloading. A new receiver (Brandin Cooks), a new cornerback (Stephon Gilmore) and re-signed linebacker Dont’a Hightower help make the Pats prohibitive favorites, with a 32 percent chance to win the Super Bowl, according to FPI. It’s not just the personnel moves that…

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Five teams that could dethrone the five-time champions

9:34 AM ET The New England Patriots are favored to win every game this season, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. Still, the Patriots will have their work cut out for them. Five teams — the Raiders, Steelers, Seahawks, Packers and Falcons — pose the greatest threat to dethroning the five-time Super Bowl champions. Here’s a closer look at each team and why they could knock off the Patriots. The…

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Gauri Lankesh Murder: Human Rights Watch Demands Prompt Investigation

New York: A leading human rights organisation has called for prompt investigation into the killing of outspoken journalist Gauri Lankesh, saying that the “possibility” that it is a “politically motivated” shooting needs to be fully investigated. Ms Lankesh, 55, known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views against “Hindutva politics”, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bangalore on Tuesday. The Human Rights Watch said Indian authorities should promptly act…

September 7, 2017
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LinkedIn Data: The 10 Highest-Paying Jobs and Fields of Study

Orthopedic surgeon is the highest-paying job title in the United States, and computer science is the highest-paying field of study, The top-paying entry/midlevel jobs (only one or two years’ experience necessary) are investment banking analyst ($105,000 median compensation) and associate brand manager (also $105,000). Computer science is the highest paying field of study in the United States, with graduates earning a median compensation of $92,300. About the research: The report…

September 7, 2017
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