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Detroit Free Press marathon runner of the week: Rami Saad

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Detroit Free Press marathon runner of the week: Rami Saad

- Each week, the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon chooses a runner to spotlight. Whether you’re training for a full marathon, going out on the weekend for a long run or getting back into the swing of running, the race loves to showcase its runners. The marathon is proud to partner with the following sponsors to offer a "Run, Recover, Reward" prize pack to each winner
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Utah football: Running back Zack Moss suddenly is the guy again

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Utah football: Running back Zack Moss suddenly is the guy again

- Massive paws, well-calloused from repeatedly gripping the football tightly, hands suddenly entrusted with an imperative role in a program still undergoing an offensive transformation. No matter. Utah is in need of its 19-year-old tailback from Hialeah Gardens, Fla., to meet the high standards set before him. And Zack Moss vows he’s up to the challenge. The sophomore running back had edged ahead of teammate Armand Shyne in the race for the No
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Bill Belichick praised Romeo Crennel for running ‘the whole defense’ in 2001

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Bill Belichick praised Romeo Crennel for running ‘the whole defense’ in 2001

- However you rank the 2001 Patriots against the other Super Bowl winning teams of the Bill Belichick era, it’s clear that the original championship iteration has a special meaning for New England fans. It was the dynasty’s first breakthrough, and it was a team given the least likely chance to succeed (given the then-unknown status of Tom Brady). Yet the 2001 version won largely thanks to the performance of its defense
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Jackson Carman gets to work, Ohio State impresses Florida 2019 running back and more

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Jackson Carman gets to work, Ohio State impresses Florida 2019 running back and more

- Recruiting never stops, and if you take a day off, you fall behind. Join us every night for a daily recap of Ohio State recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes, and for a glimpse at what’s coming next. The country’s top-ranked offensive tackle in the Class of 2018 made his way back to the football field for the start of his final season of high school football this weekend
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Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

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Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

- LONDON (Reuters) - Asbel Kiprop failed in his bid for a fourth consecutive 1,500 meters gold medal at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday - but Kenya still celebrated a dazzling one-two with new champion Elijah Manangoi leading home Timothy Cheruiyot. Manangoi, the fastest man in the world this year, sped past his young compatriot on the home straight of the last men's individual track event to take the title in 3 minutes 33
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Expect a little bit of 'everything' from Patriots running backs

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Expect a little bit of 'everything' from Patriots running backs

- FOXBORO — In May, before an organized team activities practice, Ivan Fears said everything will clear up by the regular season on how the Patriots will deploy their deep and talented stable of running backs. “You’ll see it,” said the assistant coach who has been in charge of Patriots running backs since 2002. At this point, though, “it” is still hard to see
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Runners participate in in Bristol Half Marathon and 10K

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Runners participate in in Bristol Half Marathon and 10K

- BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — What has been described as one of the most scenic and challenging races in the tri-state area took place on Sunday. The 5th annual Bristol Half Marathon and 5K was held Sunday morning. The event benefits Fisher House Connecticut which builds and maintains long-term housing for families of seriously injured soldiers near military and VA hospitals around the country
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Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Will Submit Appeal for 6-Game Suspension on Tuesday

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Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Will Submit Appeal for 6-Game Suspension on Tuesday

- Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott reportedly will file his appeal Tuesday against his six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter was the first to report Elliott's suspension on Aug. 11, and he added at the time that the superstar running back was expected to appeal. According to TMZ, a 20-year-old woman who identified herself as Elliott's ex-girlfriend alleged that the former Ohio State standout struck her while they were in a parked vehicle in Columbus, Ohio
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Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race

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Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race

- Jamaica's Usain Bolt has praised the "infinite love" received from his supporters after his career ended with an injury at the 2017 World Athletics Championships on Saturday night in London. As Bolt took off with the baton for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay, he pulled up with a problem. It was a harsh ending for one of the greats of the sport, and he posted the following bulletin on his Instagram account: Great Britain ended up taking gold ahead of the United States and Japan
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Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Arizona

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Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Arizona

- In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he provided the most vivid image of the night, sitting for the national anthem before the Raiders’ 20-10 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. The ex-Seattle running back, who came out of retirement to sign with his hometown Raiders, sat on an orange cooler with his arms resting on his knees, while others around him stood
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Athletics: Race walker Diniz becomes oldest world champion at 39

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Athletics: Race walker Diniz becomes oldest world champion at 39

- LONDON (Reuters) - Yohann Diniz produced an astonishing solo tour de force to become the oldest man ever to become a world athletics champion at the age of 39 as he won the 50 kilometer walk title on Sunday. The French world record holder, one of the great figures of race walking, produced the second fastest walk in history, 3 hours 33 minutes 12 seconds -- a time only he has bettered -- with arguably the performance of the entire World Championships
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Usain Bolt injures leg in final race of career

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Usain Bolt injures leg in final race of career

- Usain Bolt finished his stellar career in excruciating pain, the Jamaican sprinter crumpling to the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay Saturday at the world athletics championships in London. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed and stumbled as he came down with his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition
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German Vetter wins javelin, Rohler misses out on medals

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German Vetter wins javelin, Rohler misses out on medals

- LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Johannes Vetter won the javelin at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as his great rival and Olympic champion Thomas Rohler missed out on the podium. Vetter's opening throw of 89.89 meters was enough to win the gold and the 24-year-old was overcome with emotion after clinching the title, mopping his tears on a German flag. Czech Republic pair Jakub Vadlejch and Petr Frydrych threw personal bests of 89
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Orioles blow eighth-inning lead in 5-4 loss to Athletics

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Orioles blow eighth-inning lead in 5-4 loss to Athletics

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Presidents who were star college athletes

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Presidents who were star college athletes

- Before their time in the White House, these presidents were athletes in college. John F. Kennedy played football at Harvard. Richard Nixon was on the Whittier College football team. Gerald Ford played football at the University of Michigan. Ronald Reagan was on the football team at Eureka College. George H.W. Bush played baseball at Yale.
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Ex-Catholic High running backs Derrius Guice, Clyde Edwards-Helaire open new chapter at LSU

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Ex-Catholic High running backs Derrius Guice, Clyde Edwards-Helaire open new chapter at LSU

- After LSU’s first full-team scrimmage last Saturday, Ed Orgeron took the podium to answer questions from the media. He rattled off stats and praise for some of the Tigers’ best players, giving a little insight into how the team might look on Sept. 2 against BYU. He mentioned that running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire earlier in the week broke off three runs for at least 60 yards or more on the first day in full pads
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Presidents who were star college athletes

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Presidents who were star college athletes

- Before their time in the White House, these presidents were athletes in college. John F. Kennedy played football at Harvard. Richard Nixon was on the Whittier College football team. Gerald Ford played football at the University of Michigan. Ronald Reagan was on the football team at Eureka College. George H.W. Bush played baseball at Yale.
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Athletics: Harrison impresses in sprint hurdles qualifying

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Athletics: Harrison impresses in sprint hurdles qualifying

- LONDON (Reuters) - Kendra Harrison returned to the London track where she broke the world record last year to breeze impressively into the semi-finals of the 100 meters hurdles at the World Athletics Championships on Friday. The 24-year-old American, unbeaten since failing to qualify for the Olympics, is determined to make amends for missing out last year and looked as if she will take some beating as she won her opening round heat in the fastest time, 12
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  • Bill Belichick praised Romeo Crennel for running ‘the whole defense’ in 2001
    Bill Belichick praised Romeo Crennel for running ‘the whole defense’ in 2001

    , boston.com

    However you rank the 2001 Patriots against the other Super Bowl winning teams of the Bill Belichick era, it’s clear that the original championship iteration has a special meaning for New England fans. It was the dynasty’s first breakthrough, and it was a team given the least likely chance to succeed (given the then-unknown status of Tom Brady). Yet the 2001 version won largely thanks to the performance of its defense
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  • Volunteer coaches help Special Olympic athletes chase their dreams
    Volunteer coaches help Special Olympic athletes chase their dreams

    , kcrg.com

    HIAWATHA, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) Athletes with the Cedar Rapids Special Olympics compete in a number of sports from softball, tennis, and even power lifting throughout the year. A lot goes into their training, with volunteers supporting the program. Cabot Todd has been competing in the Cedar Rapids Special Olympics for a few years now. And the sport he excels at the most is powerlifting
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  • Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims
    Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims

    , wcvb.com

    Tournament held in memory of 2 officers. . Basketball tourney held in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims Tournament held in memory of 2 officers BOSTON — Youth and adult basketball teams are gathering at MIT this weekend to honor two police officers who died in the wake of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The fourth annual Boston Strong Invitational Basketball Tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday at MIT's Rockwell Gym
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  • Pro marathoner says he outran two black bears while training in Maine woods
    Pro marathoner says he outran two black bears while training in Maine woods

    , usatoday.com

    A professional Kenyan marathoner now has a running experience perhaps more memorable than some of his greatest athletic accomplishments. Moninda Marube, a 38-year-old student at the University of Maine-Farmington who won the 2013 Maine Half Marathon, said he encountered two charging black bears in the woods while on an 18-mile training run Wednesday at Whitman Spring Road Trail in Auburn, Maine
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