Suspension on hold again, Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott returns to team

FRISCO, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott was back with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations on hold again after the star running back served a day of it waiting for another reprieve that eventually came. Last year’s NFL rushing leader left no doubt that he will keep fighting a legal battle that so far has lasted six weeks with hearings in three courts in three states. A fourth hearing — and the second in a New York court — should happen before the end of the month. “It’s fighting for your name, that’s what it is,” Elliott said. “I think my representatives have done a… Read More

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Richie Porte to make racing return in Japan Cup

SYDNEY, Australia — Australian cyclist Richie Porte will race for the first time since he was seriously injured in a crash at this year’s Tour de France when he lines up for his BMC team at the Japan Cup criterium and road race from Sunday. Porte suffered a fractured pelvis and clavicle when he fell on the descent from Mont du Chat during the ninth stage of the Tour in July. He said at the time that he wouldn’t rush his recovery but “hopefully I’ll pull the BMC jersey on by the end of the year.” BMC confirmed in a statement Thursday that Porte would race in Japan, his last… Read More

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WATCH: All Rise! Aaron Judge doubles home Brett Gardner

Aaron Judge gives the Yankees a 2-0 lead over the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS with a double in the third inning. Aaron Judge with a LASER! Brett Gardner scores from first on an RBI double by @TheJudge44! Bombers lead 2-0. #ALCS pic.twitter.com/oN9bNXYIJS — YES Network (@YESNetwork) October 18, 2017 NEW YORK — Aaron Judge stepped up to the plate and delivered the verdict: An RBI double of Yankee nemesis Dallas Keuchel in the third inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Tied 2-2 with the Yankees after blowing it in Game 4 one night prior, the Houston Astros came… Read More

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Darren Till cautions Donald Cerrone not to strike with him at UFC Gdansk

Darren Till has the opportunity to become a breakout star if he can upset popular veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone when the two welterweights meet Saturday in the featured bout at a UFC Fight Night event in Gdansk, Poland. Till is unbeaten in his four UFC appearances and relies heavily on his striking. In fact, Till is so confident in his standup game the Brit believes Cerrone, he of 18 career wins by knockout or TKO, will try to avoid trading strikes entirely. “Donald Cerrone is going to take me down,” Till told Peter Carroll of MMAFighting.com. “He’s coming to take me down. He’s too old and fragile to be standing… Read More

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49ers Reuben Foster ‘sorry’ for incident, avoids coach’s wrath

SANTA CLARA — Coach Kyle Shanahan defended how Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong were out late Sunday night in San Francisco when the linebacker duo reportedly avoided an attempted armed robbery. San Francisco 49ers draft pick Reuben Foster answers questions at a news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) “I’m not going to get mad at a guy for putting in the work all week, those guys grinding, and then deciding to go out and do what most people do at their age at that time,” Shanahan said. “… You want guys to stay out of trouble and not put themselves in that situation.… Read More

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Celtics expect Hayward to make full recovery but have no timetable

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward is expected to make a full recovery from the gruesome injury he sustained in the team’s opener. They just don’t know how long it will take yet. Stevens told reporters before the Celtics’ home opener against Milwaukee that Hayward has a dislocated ankle and broken tibia. He is expected to have surgery soon, but it hasn’t been scheduled yet. Stevens says he isn’t sure if Hayward will be able to return this season. After playing his first seven years with the Utah Jazz, Hayward signed a four-year, $128 million contract this off-season to rejoin Stevens — his college coach — in Boston.… Read More

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