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10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

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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Louis van Gaal admits Cristiano Ronaldo would be transfer target
Manager does not believe Real Madrid will sell
Winger retains affection for Manchester United
Denies Falcaos arrival threatens Van Persie

Louis van Gaal has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo would be a target for Manchester United though the manager does not believe Real Madrid will sell the 29-year-old.

Ronaldo has continually spoken of his enduring affection for United after leaving the club in 2009 in a £80m transfer to the Spanish giants.

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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:39:40 GMT

Roger Goodell Apologizes and Vows Changes in N.F.L. Response to Domestic Violence
Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke publicly about the issue Friday, apologizing for his role in poor decision-making, promising a revamped personal conduct policy and saying he has not considered resigning.






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last updated: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:35:35 EDT

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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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Hamilton is fastest in Singapore
LEWIS Hamilton secured first advantage at the Singapore Grand Prix as he topped the times in practice with Daniel Ricciardo coming third.

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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:38 PDT

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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