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Browns win their first game since 2016 as Mayfield shines on debut

New York Jets 17-21 Cleveland BrownsNo1 overall pick comes on for injured Tyrod TaylorBrowns’ last victory came on 24 December 2016For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win, and Baker Mayfield showed them how.The No1 overa…

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Mark Cuban to donate $10m after probe into Mavericks’ workplace culture

Mavericks’ owner to pay $10m to women’s groups after probeNBA will require staffing and policy changes for Dallas clubDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced Wednesday he will contribute $10m to help further the cause of women in sports and raise a…

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New England Patriots land Josh Gordon from Cleveland Browns in surprise trade

Wideout’s stint with Browns finally ends with trade to PatriotsGordon has been suspended several times for drug violationsNew England send fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchangeJosh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England….

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NFL round-up: Elliott lifts Cowboys over Giants as Vikings tie with Packers

Giants fall to 0-2 for fifth time in six seasons with 20-13 lossVikings settle for tie with Packers after two missed FGs in OTMissed field goals haunt Cleveland Browns in latest collapseDak Prescott threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the…

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores first goals for Juventus since move from Real Madrid

• Portuguese forward netted twice in 2-1 win over Sassuolo• Douglas Costa sent off for spitting in the face of opponentCristiano Ronaldo has opened his account for Juventus after his Serie A record transfer from Real Madrid in the summer, scoring twice…

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores first goals for Juventus since move from Real Madrid

• Portuguese forward netted twice in 2-1 win over Sassuolo• Douglas Costa sent off for spitting in the face of opponentCristiano Ronaldo has opened his account for Juventus after his Serie A record transfer from Real Madrid in the summer, scoring twice…

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Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton tosses four touchdowns as Bengals hold off Ravens

Quarterback’s big night lifts Cincy to 34-23 win over BaltimoreAJ Green catches touchdowns of four, 28 and seven yards in winAndy Dalton kept the Ravens out of the playoffs last year by throwing a long touchdown pass. He sent them to another loss on Th…

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Darnold throws pick six on first NFL throw but Jets recover to destroy Lions

Detroit Lions 17-48 New York JetsRookie QB comes back from rough start to help team to victoryMatt Stafford throws four interceptions for shaky DetroitSam Darnold had nowhere to go but up after his first career snap, but the rookie quarterback steadied…

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Aaron Rodgers carted off field in season opener … then returns to play second-half

Quarterback went down with leg injury against Chicago BearsRodgers’ 2017 season was cut short by collarbone injuryGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was taken to the locker room on a cart after suffering an apparent leg injury during his team’…

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Aaron Rodgers carted off field in season opener … then returns to play second-half

Quarterback went down with leg injury against Chicago BearsRodgers’ 2017 season was cut short by collarbone injuryGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was taken to the locker room on a cart after suffering an apparent leg injury during his team’…

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Browns end losing run with Steelers tie as Bills quickly bench Peterman

Ryan Fitzpatrick helps Tampa Bay to a shock win over New OrleansSaquon Barkley stars in New York Giants debutColts lose to Bengals on Andrew Luck’s return to NFLThe Cleveland Browns lost every game they played last season. They ended that run on the NF…

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Serena Williams accuses officials of sexism and vows to ‘fight for women’

After umpire row, the 23-time Grand Slam champion wins backing of tennis legend Billie Jean King after saying men are treated less harshlySerena Williams has accused an umpire of sexism and treating her more harshly than men as she used a press confere…

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Serena Williams accuses officials of sexism and vows to ‘fight for women’

After umpire row, the 23-time Grand Slam champion wins backing of tennis legend Billie Jean King after saying men are treated less harshlySerena Williams has accused an umpire of sexism and treating her more harshly than men as she used a press confere…

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Neymar and Firmiho fire Brazil past punchless USA in friendly

Neymar and Roberto Firmino find goal in 2-0 friendly win USA 0-2 Brazil – as it happenedNeymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 on Friday night in an exhibition before a sparse crowd at MetLife S…

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Eagles use Philly Special again as they beat Falcons in NFL season opener

Atlanta Falcons 12-18 Philadelphia Eagles‘Philly Special 2’ play echoes botched Patriots play in Super BowlJay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs, Nick Foles caught another pass to jump-start a sputtering offense and the defending champion Philadelphia…

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Rafael Nadal survives late-night marathon against Dominic Thiem

World No 1 wins 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5)Match ends at 2am after four hours 49 minutes on courtDefending champion Rafael Nadal remains on course for a fourth US Open title, but only just, after being taken to a fifth-set tiebreak by Dominic Thiem…

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Serena Williams gains revenge on Karolina Pliskova to reach US Open semi-finals

American will play Anastasija Sevastova in the next roundFormer champion came back from a break down in opening setSerena Williams put aside some early shakiness and an early deficit, turning things around with an eight-game run on her way to a 6-4, 6-…

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Serena Williams gains revenge on Karolina Pliskova to reach US Open semi-finals

American will play Anastasija Sevastova in the next roundFormer champion came back from a break down in opening setSerena Williams put aside some early shakiness and an early deficit, turning things around with an eight-game run on her way to a 6-4, 6-…

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Jets make Darnold youngest QB to start an NFL season as Bills back Peterman

No3 overall pick wins starter’s job for New York JetsBuffalo Bills choose Nathan Peterman over Josh AllenTodd Bowles finally revealed the big decision that everyone expected. Sam Darnold will start at quarterback in the New York Jets’ season-openi…

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Simon Yates takes Vuelta lead after King breaks away to win stage nine

• British rider leads by one second from Valverde• Exhausted King collapses after crossing lineAmerican rider Benjamin King won the mountainous ninth stage of the Vuelta, finishing atop the beyond-category La Covatilla on Sunday, while Simon Yates took…