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NFL Steelers didn’t participate in national anthem today

NFL Steelers didn’t participate in national anthem today prior to their game with the Chicago Bears this afternoon. As the “Star-Spangled Banner” played at Soldier Field in Chicago at the start of the game at noon local time, the Steelers’ sideline was virtually empty. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told a CBS Sports reporter that his team would stay in the …

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Singapore Grand Prix: Max Verstappen blames Sebastian Vettel for crash

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen blamed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for the first-lap crash which took three cars out of the Singapore Grand Prix.The Dutchman and the German came together with Vettel’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen off the start line. Verstappen said: “Mainly Sebastian started squeezing me. Maybe he did not see Kimi on the left but that is not an excuse. He …

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Singapore Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel storms to stunning pole position

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel stormed to a stunning pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix as title rival Lewis Hamilton managed only fifth. Vettel was 0.323 seconds quicker than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who edged out team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was 0.578secs slower than the German, with Hamilton 0.635s adrift of Vettel. The result gives Vettel a golden opportunity …

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College Football Playoff : Lamar Jackson looks to take next playoff step against Clemson

College Football Playoff: After just two weeks, three blockbuster nonconference games have already impacted the College Football Playoff race. No. 2 Oklahoma earned what could end up being the best nonconference win of the season at then-No. 2 Ohio State. That was a true road game against what could be the Big Ten champion. No. 1 Alabama‘s season-opening win over No. 11 Florida State in Atlanta will continue …

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NBA: #NBArank top 10: The very best of the best

For the seventh season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA. Who will be the best player this season? Who are the best ballers in the NBA? We’re counting down the top 100 for 2017-18. #NBArank: 11-30 | 31-50 | 51-75 | 76-100 Lowe: Cavs need Kevin Love more than ever Fallen stars: Dirk, Dwight, …

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Valtteri Bottas signs new Mercedes deal for 2018

Valtteri Bottas has signed a new contract with Mercedes to race for the Formula 1 world champions in 2018. The Finnish driver joined Mercedes on a one-year deal in January 2017, as a replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg. The 28-year-old is third in this year’s drivers’ championship with two wins from 13 races. Team-mate Lewis Hamilton leads the …

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Paris to host 2024 Olympics with LA venue for 2028 Games

Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively by the International Olympic Committee. Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event, before LA agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC made guarantees on funding. The Paris Games, which had fallen short with bids for 2008 and 2012, …

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Teams will want to avoid Northern Ireland in play-off – O’Neill

Manager Michael O’Neill said Northern Ireland will be tough to beat in a World Cup play-off after their 2-0 qualifying win over the Czech Republic. Monday’s win in Belfast – their fifth in a row – guaranteed a top-two spot in Group C and a likely play-off place. “Probably teams would say they wouldn’t have minded playing Northern Ireland,” said …

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Stars turn out for Bradley Lowery charity football match

Bradley Lowery – Thousands have descended on Goodison Park this afternoon for a star-studded football match in tribute to Bradley Lowery. (Pictured: The stars line up and pay tribute to Bradley Lowery with a silence before the start of the game – above) The six-year-old captured the hearts of the country as he bravely battled a rare form of cancer …

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