Sunday , 19 August 2018

National Sports

Redskins release veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick

The move comes as a surprise, considering Scandrick signed with the team this offseason and had worked all training camp as a starter. It also signals the Redskins’ comfort level with the development of their young cornerbacks.  Washington signed Scandrick in March to a two-year deal worth up to $7 million. The Redskins wanted him to start in the slot …

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Broncos fans boo QB Paxton Lynch during preseason game

“I feel bad for Paxton, but our fans want to win,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph said after Saturday’s 24-23 preseason loss. “That’s what it’s about. It’s about passion, I should say. But I feel bad for Paxton. He has to ignore it and go play. It’s professional football. No one is going to hold your hand, so he has to …

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Snedeker takes 1-shot lead into final round at Wyndham

Brandt Snedeker took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the weather-delayed Wyndham Championship after finishing the third round Sunday with a 2-under 68. Snedeker was at 16-under 194 through three rounds of the final PGA Tour event of the regular season. Brian Gay and David Hearn were at 15 under, with Gay shooting a 62 and Hearn a …

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Kyle Busch not his usual dominant self at Bristol this time

Kyle Busch had cars strong enough to contend for his third sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. Instead, he had two eventful races and left the track without a win. Busch arrived at Bristol trying to add to his career 21 national victories on the bullring. He led the Xfinity Series race Friday before an early accident knocked him out. He …

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Balk-off: Mariners beat Dodgers 5-4 on Floro's flinch

Anytime Nelson Cruz sees something awkward from a pitcher in his delivery, his default is to start screaming that it’s a balk, even if it’s not. For a change, Cruz was exactly right. He pointed and yelled at Los Angeles’ Dylan Floro, who was called for a balk with one out in the 10th inning that scored Cameron Maybin and …

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Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

Although Philip Rivers has only faced the Seattle Seahawks three times in games that count, he knows nearly everything about their defense because of Gus Bradley. Rivers used that know-how to get the Los Angeles Chargers off to a strong start in their first victory of the preseason. Melvin Gordon rushed for a short touchdown to cap a strong 70-yard …

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Villanueva's walk-off single gives Padres win over D'Backs

Christian Villanueva had a hard time walking, yet still managed to get a walk-off hit. Villanueva, who fouled a ball off his foot on Friday night, had a walk-off pinch-hit single in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres ended a five-game skid with a 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. “The manager had asked me …

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Jameis Winston throws 2 TDs as Tampa Bay beats Titans 30-14

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers certainly have had plenty of time to get used to the idea that Jameis Winston will miss the first three games of the season because of a suspension. Watching the quarterback light up a defense in just a quarter doesn’t make it any easier. Winston threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns after coming off the …

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Six Vikings exit preseason game with injuries, some season-ending

Minnesota had six players exit Saturday’s game with injuries and not return. Three players were carted off the field: defensive end Ade Aruna (knee), offensive lineman Cedrick Lang (lower leg) and fullback Johnny Stanton (lower leg). Cornerback Mackensie Alexander sustained an ankle injury in the first quarter and was listed as questionable to return. Center Josh Andrews injured his ankle …

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Prescott solid, Dalton sluggish as Bengals top Cowboys 21-13

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had another efficient preseason showing. Andy Dalton bogged down a bit with his Cincinnati Bengals. Prescott led a pair of scoring drives in three possessions, capped by a scrambling 6-yard scoring pass to Terrance Williams, before the Bengals rallied after halftime for a 21-13 exhibition victory Saturday night. The Bengals had just two first …

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