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Ex-NFL star DeMarco Murray to become Oklahoma running backs coach

Ex-NFL star DeMarco Murray to become Oklahoma running backs coach

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Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former NFL star DeMarco Murray has been named the running backs coach for the Oklahoma Sooners football team. Oklahoma announced the hire Monday. Murray, 31, played for the Sooners from 2007 to 2010 before he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The three-time Pro Bowl selection last played in the NFL during the 2017 season for the Tennessee Titans. Murray served as the running backs coach at Arizona in 2019. He was a TV analyst in 2018 for Fox Sports. "This is very surreal," Murray said. "Obviously I never thought I'd be back coaching at the place where it all started for me. Having the opportunity to come back and be among great coaches and be with some of the people I grew up with is exciting. I'm thankful for the opportunity co...
Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

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Andy Murray does not tend to sugar coat his answers.He accepts there are reasons to be cheerful after his 6-4 6-4 defeat by Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, but admits he is "quite far away from where I would like to be".That is to be expected after just two weeks of dedicated practice before his first singles match for seven months. Murray will only play doubles in New York, when the US Open gets under way in a fortnight. But you can now consider him a singles player above all else once again. A singles player who expects to be back in his peak physical condition in January: 12 months after the second operation on his right hip. "I think nine to 12 months after the operation is when I would e...
Andy Murray & Serena Williams win mixed doubles after Briton’s defeat with Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Andy Murray & Serena Williams win mixed doubles after Briton’s defeat with Pierre-Hugues Herbert

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Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2019 on the BBCVenue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full detailsAndy Murray and Serena Williams began their blockbuster partnership with a confident win in the Wimbledon mixed doubles on a buzzing Centre Court.Britain's Murray and American Williams eased to a 6-4 6-1 win over unseeded Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi.The high-profile pair had too much quality for their battling opponents and will meet 1...
Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

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July 1 (UPI) -- Jamal Murray will be the highest-paid Canadian athlete in history after agreeing to a contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. Murray's agent Mike George told The Athletic the sharpshooter agreed to a five-year, $ 170 million contract extension. Murray, 22, averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season for Denver. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is averaging 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for his career. Murray's new deal surpasses that of fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins, the top draft pick in 2014 who agreed to a five-year, $ 148 million pact in 2017 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Murray had one year remaining on the rookie contract he signed after being drafted out of Kentucky. ...
Andy Murray makes winning return in doubles at Queen’s

Andy Murray makes winning return in doubles at Queen’s

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Media playback is not supported on this device Britain's Andy Murray came through his first match since a career-saving hip operation with an impressive victory in the Queen's doubles.Murray, 32, was seemingly set for retirement before having his hip resurfaced in January.Five months later the Scot was back on court alongside Spain's Feliciano Lopez at the Fever-Tree Championships. The pair won 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 against Colombian top seeds Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal."It was brilliant. I enjoyed it a lot," Murray told BBC Sport. "I was a bit slow at the beginning...