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10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

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NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

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Uefa confirms Wembley will host Euro 2020 semi-finals and final
National stadium awarded finals package for tournament
Dublin and Glasgow among other hosts selected
Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is overlooked
FA hopes England team will qualify for latter stages

Wembley has been named as the host for the semi-finals and final of the Euro 2020 tournament and the Football Association has vowed that an England side will be there to play in them.

Uefas president, Michel Platini, confirmed that Wembley had been awarded the so-called finals package after the German FA, the only rival bidder, said it was more interested in hosting Euro 2024 in its entirety.

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Boy, 15, attracts top clubs
He's just 15 -- but the sky is the limit for a young Norwegian football star who has already represented his country at senior level and is being chased by some of Europe's top clubs.

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Sydney belts Roos, march into GF
THE Sydney Swans have put North Melbourne to the sword in the preliminary final to move into next week’s AFL Grand Final.

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Arians: Dwyer won't return unless exonerated
Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians said.

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Pirates 3, Red Sox 2
The celebration of the 82nd win was just a little different this year. Instead of relief from the players, satisfaction from those within the organization, and pure joy from the fans, it was just another win.  It happened on the road, but if the 82nd win had been at home last year, the scene at […]

The celebration of the 82nd win was just a little different this year. Instead of relief from the players, satisfaction from those within the organization, and pure joy from the fans, it was just another win.  It happened on the road, but if the 82nd win had been at home last year, the scene at PNC would have been nuts. On Thursday, it was almost shockingly subdued given the situation with the Red Sox in town (originally thought to be one of the hottest tickets of the year) and the playoff chase unfolding with only three more home games left. A big crowd was on hand, but folks were mostly simply expecting the Bucs to take care of business against a bad Boston team yet again…and they did – barely.

Even though it was a tie game or narrow Pirate lead most of the way, the game felt in control most of the way…until the ninth inning. If you’re one of those people that complains “Mark Melancon always makes me nervous!!!” (then any other pitcher would too – Mark gives up baserunners and runs less frequently than pretty much anyone else) – this was one time where you could legitimately be nervous. A leadoff HBP and then a single put men on first and third with none out and a bottom of the ninth seemed inevitable, but then the Pirates got an incredible stroke of luck – one of those breaks that can seemingly only happen for a soaring team like the Bucs and against a slumping team like the Sox. Mark was able to take advantage of  the fortunate bounce and lack of awareness by the pinch runner and wrap up the save – and was unusually pumped after finishing the game off. (How unusual is that for him? He apologized for showing emotion after the game.)

Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth, which is significant for him as he’s struggled in the later innings recently. He did allow a couple of hits in the eight and was pulled (one was a very iffy scoring decision) but Tony Watson was as sharp as ever and cleaned up beautifully. It came against a dreadful lineup but this was another pretty nice outing for Cole – efficient, no walks, seven K’s, not a lot of hard contact. The debate for who Pirate fans prefer to pitch a potential Wild Card game rages on.

The offense wasn’t as good as I’d expect against a bad starter in Brandon Workman, but a couple of early runs (and several more left on base) plus a huge bomb by the STILL red-hot Starling Marte proved to be enough. Josh Harrison picked up two more hits to retake the NL batting lead, Ike Davis walked with the bases loaded, and Chris Stewart had a clutch RBI knock.

That completes the huge stretch against terrible teams, and the Pirates navigated it as well as you could have hoped they would. The division deficit is still 2.5 but the lead on the Brewers is now 3.5, and now they have a chance to absolutely bury Milwaukee this weekend.

Source: FanGraphs

Original article: Pirates 3, Red Sox 2

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