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1 hr ago | The Wichita Eagle

10 Things to Know for Monday

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says nearly 40 countries have agreed to contribute to a worldwide fight to defeat the militants before they gain more territory in Iraq and Syria. The extremist group earns more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.


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5 hrs ago | Harrow Times

Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, pictured, defeated Venus Williams in Quebec City

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won her first WTA title in more than 16 years as she stunned top seed Venus Williams to claim a straight-sets victory in the final of the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City on Sunday. The 32-year-old Croatian saw off the challenge of the American former world number one 6-4 6-3 to claim the title, while also setting the record for the biggest gap between WTA titles since the one she won in Bol in 1998 - 16 years and four months previously.


Related Topix: Tennis Players, More Sports, Venus Williams, Mirjana Lucic, Tennis, US Open

10 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

look United up and running

Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata all got on the scoresheet as Van Gaal's team of Galacticos hammered Harry Redknapp's shell-shocked side 4-0 at Old Trafford. Van Gaal gave Radamel Falcao a second-half debut off the bench while Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo made their first starts in the red of United.


Related Topix: Soccer Players, Juan Mata, Matt Phillips

14 hrs ago | Braintree and Witham Times

Cesc Fabregas, pictured, set up another two goals for Diego Costa on Saturday

Costa struck a hat-trick - taking his tally to seven goals from four Premier League games - as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2 on Saturday to extend their 100 per cent winning start to the season. Midfielder Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain signed from Barcelona, laid on two assists for Costa, who joined in a A 32million deal from Atletico Madrid after long being coveted by Mourinho.


Related Topix: Soccer Players, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, Angel Rangel, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea

15 hrs ago | Hereford Times

Raheem Sterling made a belated appearance off the bench in the defeat to Aston Villa.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he did not make a mistake resting Raheem Sterling in the defeat to Aston Villa but the teenager will be straight back in the starting line-up for their Champions League opener. Sterling has emerged as a key player for the Reds over the last 10 months but having played 180 minutes in England's two matches last week he was benched for the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.


Related Topix: Raheem Sterling, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Liverpool, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Fabian Delph, Aston Villa

15 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the time trial at the Tour of Britain to move into the podium places

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain as Holland's Dylan van Baarle clung to his overall lead ahead of the concluding criterium race in Westminster. Van Baarle had a 19-second advantage ahead of the first of two stages on the eighth and final day after soaring into the yellow jersey on Saturday's seventh stage to Brighton.


Related Topix: Olympic Cycling, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Summer Olympics, Credit Agricole, Cycling, Michal Kwiatkowski, Mark Cavendish

17 hrs ago |

Rio: I'll never forgive Terry

Rio Ferdinand, left, says he and his brother have never received an apology from John Terry, right, over the racism row Rio Ferdinand finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance. Ferdinand and Terry became estranged after the Blues skipper used racist language towards Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match between QPR and Chelsea in November 2011.


Related Topix: Soccer Players, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Ashley Cole, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea

18 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Bruce feels for under-fire Pardew

Hull boss Steve Bruce has labelled reports linking him with the Newcastle manager's job as "disrespectful" to current incumbent Alan Pardew. The pressure cranked up a notch on the under-fire Magpies chief on Saturday as his team were humbled 4-0 by former club Southampton, prompting the 53-year-old to skip the post-match press conference at St Mary's.


Related Topix: David Meyler, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Sunderland

20 hrs ago | Chorley Citizen

Floyd Mayweather, left, took his record to 47-0 with victory in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather won his rematch with Argentinian slugger Marcos Maidana on a unanimous decision in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The 37-year-old American's professional record was extended to 47-0, while Maidana's slipped to 35-5 as Mayweather retained his WBA and WBC welterweight titles as well as the WBC junior middleweight belt.


Related Topix: Boxing, More Sports, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Welterweight Boxing, Middleweight Boxing

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Star

Gamecocks upset Georgia to get back in SEC race

Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina's maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No.


Related Topix: Hutson Mason, NCAA Women's Basketball, University of South Carolina NCAA, South Carolina Gamecocks Women's Basketball, NCAA Sports, South Carolina Gamecocks NCAA Football, NCAA Football

ABC 33/40

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

The head of Louisiana State Police says a natural gas accident on an oil platform off the coast has killed one person and injured two others. The medical director of the facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic.


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Southampton's Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring against Newcastle

The pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew ratcheted up a notch at former club Southampton, where Graziano Pelle inspired Ronald Koeman's new-look side to a dominant victory. A recent poll showed 85 per cent of supporters did not want the Magpies manager to stay, and those dissenting voices were given further ammo by a tepid performance at St Mary's.


Related Topix: Newcastle, World Soccer, More Sports

Kevin Mirallas celebrates scoring the second goal

Everton's Kevin Mirallas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.


Related Topix: Tim Howard, Leon Osman, Sylvain Distin, Soccer Players, James Morrison, Saido Berahino, Ben Foster

Penarth Times

The grey Kingston Hill puts his St Leger opponents in their place

The 9-4 favourite had been a doubt for the race due to the ground, but the Derby runner-up was given a fine waiting ride by Andrea Atzeni to deliver both his and trainer Roger Varian's first British Classic. Just as Epsom third Romsdal moved to strike for Leger specialist John Gosden, Kingston Hill began his charge, and although he brushed past eventual third Snow Sky, he was a length and a quarter on top at the post.


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Ludlow Advertiser

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the opening goal

Arsenal's Jack Wilshire scores his sides first goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates Arsenal's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.


Related Topix: Soccer Players, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Jack Wilshere, Laurent Koscielny, Wojciech Szczesny, Per Mertesacker

South Wales Argus

Gale eyes more silverware

Andrew Gale has the perfect remedy for mixed emotions over his 11th-hour ban from lifting Yorkshire's County Championship trophy - he will just have to lead them to the title again next year. Gale was controversially sidelined from the silverware presentation after his team sealed the title at Trent Bridge, at the behest of the England and Wales Cricket Board, as the disciplinary procedure continues after his spat with Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince.


Related Topix: Cricket, England

Bicester Advertiser

FOOTBALL: Rose backs United to have edge over fellow strugglers Exeter

Danny Rose believes last weekend's results will give Oxford United a psychological edge as they visit fellow winless side Exeter City this afternoon. But Rose believes the U's, who fought back to draw 1-1 at Southend United a week ago, will go into the game with more confidence than City.


Related Topix: Southend United, World Soccer, More Sports

Cybercast News Service

Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night. Pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa splashed a three-run homer into McCovey Cove, and Brandon Crawford hit a two-run drive in the fifth to help Bumgarner win his fifth straight start.


Related Topix: National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants, Travis Ishikawa

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse, warrant issued for his arrest

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England. Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said that the charge in Montgomery County accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank one of his sons, whose age was not disclosed.


Related Topix: NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Players, Mike Zimmer, Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

Joe Hart, pictured, faces a fight for his place with Willy Caballero

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned goalkeeper Joe Hart that he can expect to sit out games this season. But Pellegrini insists it is not a case of dropping the England number one - who faces greater competition for his place following the signing of Willy Caballero - but of rotation.


Related Topix: Joe Hart, Soccer Players, Willy Caballero, Costel Pantilimon, World Soccer, Manchester City, More Sports, Willy