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San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan pleased with practices vs. Denver Broncos

San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan pleased with practices vs. Denver Broncos

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was very pleased with the way his team competed in joint practice sessions with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday and Thursday. The teams went head-to-head in full gear on Wednesday, then donned shoulder pads only for Thursday's session, which featured as much individual and seven-on-seven drills as full-unit duels. "You always want to measure yourself up against other people," Shanahan said of the perennial AFC West contender. "I think to get out there and compete with those guys, I think it does give you some confidence. But, also, I think our guys expected it, too. I think they were expecting to do good." Wednesday's scrimmage-type competition was marred by one confrontation instigated by 49ers free safety Adrian Colbert,...
Barcelona's Luis Suarez to miss at least one month with knee injury

Barcelona's Luis Suarez to miss at least one month with knee injury

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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Striker Luis Suarez will miss at least one month after suffering a knee injury in Barcelona's 2-0 loss Wednesday to Real Madrid.The news is yet another hit to Barcelona's attack, as the squad lost Neymar earlier this month when he transferred to Paris Saint-Germain.The Uruguayan has a "distension in the posterior articular capsule in his right knee," according to the team website.Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué is also doubtful for the team's next game against Betis because of a groin strain.Suarez's injury was confirmed Thursday after medical tests. He suffered the injury in the second half of El Clásico in the Santiago Bernabeu. Suarez will likely miss Barcelona's games against Betis, Alaves, Espanyol and possibly Getafe CF in September.Barcelona's next game is at 8:15 p
New Orleans Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Delvin Breaux injury

New Orleans Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Delvin Breaux injury

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The New Orleans Saints fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri on Wednesday after discovering that cornerback Delvin Breaux sustained a fracture in his fibula that was originally diagnosed as a bruise. "I think it's not one event, it probably builds up over a period of time," coach Sean Payton said when asked about the decision to dismiss the doctors. "You're not gonna bat a thousand here, but you're just hoping that more often than not, you're getting the right information." Breaux will require surgery and is expected to be sidelined up to six weeks. Jones and Suri were longtime doctors on the Saints' staff and have also worked for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA. Payton told reporters that the team will work with the Los Angeles Chargers' team orthopedists for the remainde...
Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr announces new music career

Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr announces new music career

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Aug. 16 (UPI) --Derek Carr is the highest-paid player in the NFL. Now the Oakland Raiders quarterback is testing out a music career.Carr announced his debut single on Tuesday."Can't wait for you to see what's next," Carr wrote.The video he posted is full of dramatic poses, denim apparel and catchy tunes. Carr also launched the new website derekcarrmusic.com.Carr, 26, had a breakout year in 2016, passing for 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions. He signed a six-year, $ 126.15 million contract with the Oakland Raiders in June."If I am going to do a touchdown dance, I should have a song to dance to, right," Carr wrote on Facebook.Carr heard a ton of feedback from the video, from haters and lovers alike."Everyone calm down it's ALL a joke! I don't really dress like that and make mu...
Transfer news: Manchester City want Jason Denayer to seal Premier League loan move but defender angling for Galatasaray return

Transfer news: Manchester City want Jason Denayer to seal Premier League loan move but defender angling for Galatasaray return

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Jason Denayer endured a disappointing loan spell at SunderlandWednesday, August 16, 2017Manchester City defender Jason Denayer is trying to force a move to Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray, despite the club's desire for him to stay in the Premier League.The Belgium international is not part of City boss Pep Guardiola's immediate plans and another loan spell looks the most likely course of action.Denayer, 22, enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Galatasaray two years ago, establishing himself as a real crowd favourite.And, according to reports in Turkey, he wants to secure a move back to the club this summer, despite City insisting upon the defender remaining in the Premier League.The Belgian's desire to move abroad could have been influenced by his disappointing loan spell at Sunderland