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This week’s best sports shots

A look back at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.


Serena’s Grand Slam bid ends after shock U.S. Open semi-final defeat

The bid for a rare calendar-year Grand Slam has come to a shuddering halt.


Holyfield: Mayweather legacy a ‘numbers game’

Should Floyd Mayweather Jr end his boxing career on Saturday as planned, his legacy will be underpinned by the extraordinary numbers he has brought to the sport and his controversy out of the ring.


Congressional bill aims to get NFL to change the name ‘Redskins’

The bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington's football team to use the name "Redskins," a moniker some see as racist.


NFL long snappers important, often overlooked

The job of an NFL long snapper is one of the most tenuous in sports because each snap needs to be perfect on punts and field goals.


Friday’s Sports Minute

Here’s a look at some of today’s big sports headlines making news, Friday, Sept. 11. BRADY SHARP IN SEASON OPENER…


Ronda Rousey to star in ‘Road House’ remake

The UFC fighter has landed the starring role in a remake of 1989 Patrick Swayze film.


The road to Super Bowl 50 starts now

The "Deflategate" saga that engulfed the offseason has not dampened excitement for a new year of football.


Stage set for Serena’s semi-finals push in Grand Slam bid

The penultimate stage is set for the sixth step in Serena Williams' campaign to put an exclamation mark on her storied career by winning a fourth successive U.S. Open to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam sweep.


Dear Judge Berman: Fan letters in ‘Deflategate’ show passion, anger

If the surreal saga known as "Deflategate" has proven anything, it is that National Football League fans take their sport, and Tom Brady, very seriously.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Sept. 10.


Pros & Cons: The new season of NFL football

The NFL season kicks off tomorrow ... let's weigh the good and the bad.


Bruno Mars might be making a Super Bowl return

The "Uptown Funk" singer headlined the halftime show in 2014 and he could become just hte fourth performer in history to headline more than once.


Goodell open to change in his job description

The NFL commissioner says he is willing to lessen his role in the player discipline process, but is still reluctant to give up final say.


Super Bowl winner, former Giant Sash dead at 27

Tyler Sash was found dead on Tuesday at the age of 27.


Serena overcomes Venus to reach U.S. Open semis

Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam intact by outslugging older sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 in a power-packed quarter-final.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 9.


Goodell denies connection between ‘Deflategate’ and ‘Spygate’

The NFL Commissioner denied allegations that he came down hard on the New England Patriots over "Deflategate" because the league was light-handed in dealing with the team over the a spying scandal in 2007.


Williams sisters to put family ties to ultimate test

Family ties will be stretched to the limit when Serena and Venus Williams clash in a compelling U.S. Open quarter-final on Tuesday where much more than sibling bragging rights will be on the line.


End to Brady suspension a game-changer for NFL fantasy football

The New England Patriots star quarterback will suit up this Thursday for his team’s season opener, after U.S. District Judge Richard Berman threw out the National Football League’s four-game suspension against him in the now notorious “Deflategate” case.

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