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Lewis Hamilton needs to step up in his 200th race
Lewis Hamilton will start the 200th grand prix of his Formula One career in Belgium this weekend but the triple world champion has smaller but more significant numbers on his mind. Mercedes have won the last two Belgian Grands Prix, with now-retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg triumphant from pole last year after Hamilton won in 2015. Nobody will be taking anything for granted, however, after Ferrari's one-two win in Budapest at the end of July.
Loopy, Huggy-Wuggy, Demented: An Anthology of Weird Las Vegas Boxing Matches
The fan man, so named because of the fanlike motorized contraption on his back that helped him stay aloft, was James Miller, 30. He would drop in on a couple more sporting events over the years, though never with the same level of notoriety. McCall had recently been involved in several arrests and trips to rehab, but so have many boxers over the years.
Albert Pujols becomes foreign-born home run leader in Angels win
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers for his 610th career home run to move into eighth on the all-time home run list and the most by a foreign-born player during a MLB baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Saquon Barkley and Sam Darnold Lead A.P. All-America Team
Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley put on a show at the Rose Bowl last season and established themselves as two of the biggest stars in college football coming into 2017. The two Heisman Trophy contenders highlight the first preseason All-America team in the history of The Associated Press. A sophomore, he comes into this season leading the No 4 Trojans on a nine-game winning streak.
Women's Tennis Still Awaits Its Next Age of Rivalries
Brad Gilbert, a former top-10 player and longtime ESPN analyst, said Williams hasn't even come close to having a rival. Williams, who is expecting her first child in September, has not played on tour since winning the Australian Open in January. I think tennis will live and grow even if there aren't rivalries, but when we look back, it sure was nice. Evert recalled her match with Evonne Goolagong of Australia as a breakthrough in the women's game.
Trentin sprints to victory as Froome retains Vuelta red jersey
Matteo Trentin beat Spaniard Juan Jose Lobato in a final straight sprint to win stage four of the Vuelta A Espana on Tuesday when Chris Froome retained the overall lead. Italian Quick-Step Floor rider Trentin completed a hat-trick of stage wins in grand tours, adding victory in the Vuelta to the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. I was really looking for this stage win because I'm really going well in this last part of the season, Trentin told reporters.
Barcelona sue Neymar for breach of contract
The Catalans are asking for an additional 10 percent payment due to a delay in their demands being met. Barcelona have taken these actions in defense of their interests, after Neymar's contract was rescinded just a few months after he signed on until 2021, a club statement said. PSG activated Neymar's release clause as Barcelona were unwilling to negotiate the sale of one of their best players.
Badminton: Lee falls to Frenchman Leverdez in World Championships
France's Brice Leverdez stunned Malaysia's second seed Lee Chong Wei 21-19 22-24 21-17 in the first round of the BWF World Championships in Glasgow on Tuesday. Leverdez, the world number 31, scored only his second win over Lee in nine matches and said playing without fear helped him in the 75-minute contest at the Emirates Arena. I know I am the underdog when I play Lee and usually I would have put pressure on myself.
Motor racing:Toro Rosso technical director Key extends contract
Technical director James Key has extended his contract with Toro Rosso, the Red Bull-owned Formula One team said on Tuesday. The 45-year-old Briton has been with the Italy-based outfit, who serve as a feeder for Red Bull's main team, for the past five years.
Five potential College Football Playoff teams with questions at quarterback
There is a natural revolving door at quarterback in college football. Teams are used to the constant adjustments, but there is always uncertainty with the switch. Most of the top teams in the preseason poll thankfully aren't facing this challenge. There's five potential College Football Playoff contenders still without answers to their quarterback questions with the season at hand. To make matters more difficult, Sumlin has only one quarterback competing for the quarterback job that has taken a college snap.
Where NFL quarterback battles stand heading into Week 3 of preseason
Trysta Krick breaks down NFL can take to shorten the preseason and (maybe) keep everyone happy. The pivotal third week of the NFL's preseason is approaching with one quarterback battle decided and others entering a definitive phase. Kizer has not yet faced starting-level competition, and Jackson and his staff have seemed content to bring the second rounder along slowly. Jackson praised Kizer for playing much better Monday but admitted his verdict will likely be based on a gut feeling.
College football 2017: Ohio State talented group of title contenders in Big Ten
Saquon Barkley is the best back in the country and one of the best backs in the history of the Penn State football. This is the deepest, most talented and overall strongest defensive front in college football. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 2017 Preseason Top 25 college football teams in the Amway Coaches Poll Fullscreen Post to Facebook Posted! The Wolverines are immensely talented, led by a standout coaching staff and entering their third season in Jim Harbaugh's system.
NFLPA president Eric Winston: Not players' concern if NFL dies out in 20 years
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Eric Winston speaks during the NFLPA Annual Press Conference at Media Center. NFL Players Association president Eric Winston said in an interview with a Cincinnati television station that he and other NFL players shouldn't care if a potential work stoppage in 2021 might have long-term consequences on the league. The current CBA expires after the 2020 season, and both Winston and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith have in recent days predicted a work stoppage.
Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell hints at date of return on Twitter
CLOSE Le'Veon Bell will return to the Steelers at some point before the start of the regular season, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Le'Veon Bell has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in two of the past three seasons. PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers star Le'Veon Bell has suggested on Twitter that he will return to the team on Sept. 1, the day after Pittsburgh's final preseason game.
Brewers rally behind Shaw to beat Giants 4-3
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017, in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travis Shaw hit a two-out double in the seventh inning to drive in Neil Walker with the go-ahead run and the Milwaukee Brewers held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Ball State men's basketball player dies
Ball State men's basketball player Zach Hollywood died Tuesday afternoon, the university confirmed in a brief letter to all of its student-athletes today. During his time on campus, he was a member of the men's basketball team and made many positive impressions throughout campus. For members of our Ball State family who need support during this difficult time, we encourage them to take advantage of the numerous resources available on- and off-campus.
ESPN, Citing Safety, Says Robert Lee Won't Broadcast Virginia Football Game
ESPN has removed an announcer from its broadcast of the University of Virginia's first football game next month because he has the same name as a Confederate general memorialized in statues that are being taken down across the country. White nationalists and neo-Nazis flooded into Charlottesville, marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches, to protest the city's plan to remove a statue of the Confederacy's top general, Robert E Lee.
Corbin, Martinez lead Diamondbacks to 7-4 win over Mets
The left-hander pitched eight smooth innings to win his third straight stingy start, JD Martinez hit an early three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted past the sinking Mets 7-4 on Tuesday night. The Diamondbacks had lost three in a row and nine of 12 before arriving in Queens, but have righted themselves against the depleted Mets. Corbin (11-11) extended his shutout streak beyond 20 innings before rookie Amed Rosario hit his third homer in the fifth.
UFC confirm positive test for light-heavyweight champ Jones
UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who beat Daniel Cormier to reclaim the title on July 29, could be stripped of his crown once more after the organization announced that the American had failed a drugs test for a second time. Last month's UFC 214 title fight against Cormier, which he won via a third-round TKO, was his first since the ban ended. We are having the samples tested again to determine the validity or source of contamination.
Sanchez homers twice, Tanaka sharp as Yanks rout Tigers 13-4
DETROIT (AP) - Gary Sanchez hit the type of home run normally reserved for his powerful teammate. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is the only player with a longer one this year - he hit a 495-footer in June. You guys know, and I know, that he has way more power than me, Sanchez said through a translator. Masahiro Tanaka (9-10) pitched seven tidy innings in his return from the disabled list, allowing three runs and six hits.

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