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Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

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The San Francisco 49ers entered the season with some questions about their ground game after starting running back Jerick McKinnon suffered an ACL injury in practice before the season began. Some of those concerns were allayed in Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. Matt Breida took control of the Niners ground game with 138 yards on just 11 carries Sunday, including a career-long 66-yard touchdown dash that extended San Francisco's lead to 27-13. It was Breida's first career 100-yard rushing performance and his 12.5 yards per carry ranks third in franchise history (minimum 10 attempts) for single-game rushing average. "The way you have days like that is when you get those opportunities and you turn them into home runs," said head coach Kyle Shanahan. "He got that one (66-yard...
Southampton 2-2 Brighton: Late Glenn Murray penalty completes Seagulls fightback

Southampton 2-2 Brighton: Late Glenn Murray penalty completes Seagulls fightback

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south coast stalemate The visitors came back from two goals down to earn a point at St Mary's Glenn Murray scored a stoppage-time penalty as Brighton recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 at south coast rivals Southampton. The veteran striker converted his fourth goal of the season from the spot after Saints substitute James Ward-Prowse was adjudged to have fouled Shane Duffy by referee Anthony Taylor. There was late drama at St Mary’s Pierre Hojbjerg’s stunning strike and a penalty from Danny Ings looked to have put the hosts on course for successive Premier League wins for the first time since April 2017, before Albion defender Duffy headed in to start the fightback. The late equaliser denied Saints what would have been just...
Week 2 NFL Roundup, Scores: Kansas City Chiefs outlast Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 2 NFL Roundup, Scores: Kansas City Chiefs outlast Pittsburgh Steelers

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Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Quarterback Patrick Mahomes continued his electric start to the 2018 season as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-37 in a high-scoring affair. The second-year gunslinger tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes against the Steelers. Mahomes' 10 passing touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season are the most ever by a quarterback through two games in league history. He was 23-of-28 for 326 yards with no interceptions. He added five rushes for 18 yards and had a passer rating of 154.8. "You never expect to have 10 touchdowns at this point in the season," Mahomes told reporters. "But I knew with this offense and the weapons that we have and the scheme [Chiefs] coach [Andy] Reid has drawn up that we had a chance to be really, really good...
Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

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Media playback is not supported on this device Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana to complete a clean sweep of British victories in this year's Grand Tours.The 26-year-old Michelton-Scott rider crossed the line safely in Madrid on Sunday to secure his first Grand Tour, with Spain's Enric Mas second and Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez third.Britons Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas won the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France respectively this year. Elia Viviani claimed the 100km final stage of the Vuelta in a bunch sprint.In a chaotic run-in, the Italian edged out world champ...
Alvarez takes stunning points victory over Golovkin to win world middleweight titles

Alvarez takes stunning points victory over Golovkin to win world middleweight titles

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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez claimed the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin with a gripping points win in their Las Vegas rematch.The Mexican claimed a frenetic final round on two of the three scorecards which was critical in preventing a repeat of the draw both men shared 364 days earlier at the same T-Mobile Arena venue.It gave him a narrow a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision to edge a contest in which both men were cut and where each showed why they are among the finest practitioners in the sport. Golovkin, whose first defeat comes in his 40th bout, left the ring immediately without conducting an interview as his rival - fighting ...