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OJ Simpson granted parole after nine years in prison

Simpson about the armed robbery of two dealers of sports memorabilia in September 2007, for which he was sentenced in October 2008 to a sentence of nine to 33 years in prison. In the end though, it appears he was aided significantly by compelling statements from both his eldest daughter and friend and victim of the actual crime, Bruce Fromong.

Ilie Nastase banned for Serena Williams 'chocolate' baby comment

There was no immediate comment from Nastase. The 71-year-old former tennis player was thrown out of the Federation Cup tie in Bucharest against Britain in April after he was overheard making derogatory remarks about United States superstar Serena Williams's pregnancy.

Major League Baseball trade rumors: Rangers could still shop Yu Darvish, not Cole Hamels

Darvish is 6-8 with a 3.45 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 131 strikeouts in 125.1 innings so far. The Rangers aren't committed to trading Darvish, who will be a free agent this winter, but they are behind five other teams in the American League Wild Card race.

Madrid, Barcelona to square off right after Club World Cup

With the president still in custody having been denied bail on Thursday, the major talking point from the RFEF draw was the first El Clasico of the season being scheduled for Wednesday December 20 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Barca's final game is at home against Sociedad. The first game at their new ground will be against Malaga on September 17. The game was drawn to be played in Madrid, but a prior agreement will see it reversed as a result of the building work still being carried out at ...

Hurricanes beat Brumbies 35-16 in quarter-final at Canberra Stadium

Winger Wes Goosen scored a try in each half to contribute to a scoreline which flattered the Hurricanes. The Brumbies threatened to claim the scalp of the holders when they led 16-15 at half-time following tries from James Dargaville and Josh Mann-Rea at GIO Stadium on Friday.

Diamondbacks acquire JD Martinez from Tigers for three prospects

In four seasons with the Tigers, Martinez realized his potential: He hit.300 with 99 home runs and 285 RBIs. The Royals rallied with two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off, 4-3 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday, snapping Detroit's four-game winning streak.

Jordan Spieth believes mint-flavored gum has calming properties

His meeting with Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, occurred on a recent vacation to Cabo San Lucas with a crew that also included National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan, former Masters champion Fred Couples and NFL star Dwight Freeney.

Arsenal and Tottenham ready to swoop for Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho

And Pep had suggested he would take Sancho for the three-match tour of the United States - along with fellow young aces Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz. Guardiola already has a number of attacking talents at his disposal and Sancho is understood to be struggling to see a route to the first team.

Where does Paul Pierce Rank in Celtics History?

Pierce also wore a pair of his unworn signature Nikes . One was at the practice facility of Celtics and the other was at TD Garden. "The minute I sign with ESPN , I'm officially retired", Pierce told MacMullan. The comparisons of a 19-year-old rookie to "The Truth" surely are premature, but even being mentioned in the same sentence as a future Hall of Famer certainly is an honor for Tatum.

Cowboys bring back Justin Durant for 2nd season in 2nd stint

Durant played in 13 games last season for the Cowboys after he was signed just before the start of training camp. Earlier this month, third-year linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Man Utd third kit 2017/18: Red Devils launch controversial fan-designed strip

All of the submitted kits were exposed to fan voting in a "battlemode" that saw the most popular kits shortlisted to a top 100. United were wearing their grey shirt for the fifth time when they took on Southampton on April 13 1996 and went in at half-time nursing a 3-0 deficit.

Jordan Spieth Shoots Bogey Free Round To Start Open Championship

The 28-year-old is now in a slump, having missed the cut at both the Irish and Scottish Opens, while he has also failed to make the weekend at three of the last five majors. "He said, 'You're Rory McIlroy, what are you doing?'", explained the 28-year-old. Over 72 holes of golf, those players will be chasing the title in the third major championship on the 2017 PGA Tour schedule as well as the $10.25 million total purse, of which $1.845 million and 600 FedExCup points will go to the victor.

Matt Kuchar's 29 on front nine of British Open matches 1991 mark

Spieth was consistently excellent, hitting all but three greens - and putting from off the green on one of those - and shooting a 31 and 34. "I am trying to be real adamant about my backstroke", said Spieth. The scores were largely good. "It seemed like the later your tee time the better the draw you got". A shot behind these three are England's Paul Casey and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa.

Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka share the early lead at the British Open

Really nice to be bogey free. "Sometimes golf can get a bit boring but I see so many shots out here that are fun that it really gets me going". "I thought a couple would come on the back nine but my patience was rewarded". Johnson, the No. 1 player who hasn't played the weekend at a major since the British Open past year, managed only one birdie on a decent day for scoring and shot 71.

Spieth, Koepka lead charge at The Open

Open , and Spieth winning the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015. His shot out of the rough barely rolled into a pot bunker to the right of the 16th green, leaving the ball on a slight slope near the back edge. Stuart Manley of Wales, Alex Noren of Sweden, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, Sung-Hoon Kang of South Korea, Martin Laird and Richie Ramsay of Scotland, Ernie Els of South Africa, Joost Luiten of the Netherlands joined five Americans - James Hahn, David Lipsky, Daniel Berger, Bubba Watson and ...

Tigers Trade All-Star Outfielder JD Martinez To Diamondbacks For Prospects

Despite the emotion, Martinez said he understands the business side of things. He said the fans in Detroit loved him. That means they'll need to win, or at least split, series at home against divisional rivals. Martinez should make a big impact in the middle of that order. "I've played against this division so much that you really can't bank on a certain team and how you do well against them", Duffy said.

Rory Mcilroy's caddie rocket spurs Open revival

Connelly, a European Tour rookie, fired a three-under par 67 in the opening round of The 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale to sit in a tie for sixth. McIlroy has not been the best starter in recent majors. Spieth is fourth in the FedExCup standings and also No. 3 in the world. He comes off a victory at the Travelers Championship, holing from a bunker in a playoff.

Spieth shows off escape abilities early in Open

Spieth was two clear of Ian Poulter, who finished with a 67. The American star played near flawless golf Thursday, shooting a 5-under-65 to take the clubhouse lead at Royal Birkdale. "I played really well". I'm not happy with the situation and I'm not happy with the players I'm likely to be considering taking positions about if they post a decent score and the weather worsens.

JP Fitzgerald's Tough Love Saved Rory McIlroy's Round

And while 2014 champion McIlroy, who suggested his pre-tournament odds of 20/1 represented a good bet, could only manage a 71, that was quite an achievement after playing the first six holes in five over par; he's now 25/1 with Sky Bet . Only Woods, Bobby Jones (twice), Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson have achieved the feat. 'It's disappointing. I think maybe the expectation for a number of years afterwards took its toll coming back, trying to live up to it.

Man Utd target wants to leave, PSG boss confirms

Aurier's desire to depart PSG has seen the 24-year-old remain behind from their pre-season tour of the USA as he looks to secure a deal. Aurier played 22 times in Ligue 1 last season for PSG and would be United's third signing of the summer if a deal could be completed.

So Long JD -- Tigers Trade Martinez to Arizona Diamondbacks

Nicholas Castellanos recorded his second career multi-homer performance to highlight his four-hit, five-RBI effort and is 8-for-18 with four blasts, eight RBIs and seven runs scored during his four-game hitting streak. Throughout the 458 games he played for Detroit since 2014, he hit.300, had 99 home runs , and 285 runs batted in. Lugo helps the Tigers going forward.

OJ Simpson Granted Parole; Set For October Release

The commissioners will consider items including: his conduct in prison, participation in prison programs, potential letter of support and an assessment of the risk of re-offending. Simpson said in closing remarks that he had been a peacemaker in the prison and had been a model prisoner. He was convicted after confronting a pair of memorabilia dealers with loads of OJ souvenirs at the Palace State Hotel and Casino on September 13, 2007.

Liverpool stars not for sale, says Klopp

The Catalans have offered the Reds £72 million for their Brazilian playmaker, and that bid has been viewed through the prism of Neymar's possible Camp Nou exit to PSG. He's very smart both offensively and defensively. Coutinho was a standout performer for Liverpool last season as Klopp's team put in a strong challenge for the Premier League title before eventually slipping to fourth and securing a place in the qualification rounds of the UEFA Champions League.

Las Vegas party the flawless Open warm-up for Koepka

Thomas, who shot a 63 in the third round of the U.S. Open, made eagle on the 17th hole to hang around the early leaders. Jordan Spieth, chomping away on gum as he watched one putt after another pour into the center of the cup, worked some bunker magic late in the round to keep his card filled only with birdies and pars for a 5-under 65.

Celtics sign 2016 first-round pick Guerschon Yabusele

Larkin, 24, was drafted 18th overall in the 2013 Draft by the Hawks, but fizzled out after three seasons in the National Basketball Association. As a result of coming to terms with the Celtics, Larkin will be leaving approximately $6.3 million on the table in Europe, per Pick.

Kadeem Allen signs contract with Boston Celtics

One was at the practice facility of Celtics and the other was at TD Garden. The Celtics can also use Allen's maximum time on the roster to determine whether or not he is worth signing to a full contract at some point in the future.

Baseball notes: JD Martinez injured in Arizona debut

Martinez prematurely exited his debut with a left hand contusion. Corbin (7-9), 0-3 over his previous five starts after winning on July 16 at Philadelphia, responded by allowing seven hits and one run in a season-high 7 1/3 innings. X-rays were negative for Martinez, who is considered day-to-day and could return to the lineup on Thursday afternoon as the Diamondbacks play the rubber match of their three-game series with the host Cincinnati Reds .

Diamondbacks acquire OF JD Martinez from Tigers

The ball plunked him on the side of his left hand. Marginal better outlook for Arizona? Martinez's departure is the biggest move in a rebuilding process that began with little to no results last off-season. According to a person with knowledge of the talks, the team would consider paying the rest of Verlander's $28 million salary this season, but not much more.

OJ Simpson parole hearing looms

Four members of the parole board will gather at 10 a.m. local time Thursday to discuss Simpson's case at the Probation and Parole Division office in Carson City, Nev. He and a group of five others stormed into a hotel room to confront two sports-memorabilia collectors and seize items that he claimed belonged to him from his career.

Alabama players transferring, including BJ Emmons

Emmons was the second-ranked running back recruit and No. 36 overall recruit for his class coming out of Freedom High in Morganton, N.C, per 247Sports. Nonetheless, Emmons could make a big impact wherever he lands provided his health is in order. Alabama's very crowded situation at running back is now slightly less crowded.

OJ Simpson makes the case for his freedom to parole board

The former National Football League star and actor, appearing as inmate No. 1027820 in front of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Thursday, told the board's four members that he would leave Nevada and return to Florida if he were released, after nearly nine years in the Nevada state prison where he has been serving time.

Twins to acquire P Garcia from Braves

With him being a rental for the rest of the season and a free agent after 2017, a marginal prospect should get the deal done. The Twins , just a half-game out of first place in the AL Central, may be close to shoring up their biggest weakness: starting pitching.

AHL To Allow Players Under Contract To Attend 2018 Olympics

President and CEO David Andrews confirmed as much on Wednesday , with a memo that was circulated to inform teams that for a three-week period, they would be able to allow their players to leave for purposes of appearing in the Pyeongchang Olympics.

To Buy Or Sell NMI Holdings Inc (NMIH) On Latest Analyst Consensus

It has outperformed by 62.18% the S&P500. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. Falcon Point Cap Ltd Liability Company holds 138,302 shares. Price Michael F, which manages about $824.19 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Enable Midstream Partners Lp (NYSE:ENBL) by 50,000 shares to 60,000 shares, valued at $944,000 in 2016Q4, according to the filing.

O'Meara shocker starts British Open golf

South African Charl Schwartzel, a former Masters victor, also is 4-under. So that speaks a lot to the ball-striking of the day. "So things are in check". The two-time major victor, who won at the Travelers Championship last month, was particularly pleased with his composure and driving off the tee. The record has been pretty good.