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Memphis 63 Austin Peay 0: When It Rains, It Pours

Memphis 63 Austin Peay 0: When It Rains, It Pours
The 2014 Memphis Tigers football team refused to let rain ruin their opening-game matchup against the Austin Peay Governors on Saturday (Aug. 30) as they poured it on early and often rallying a 63-0 win.  
 
The Tigers scored on their opening possession on a two-yard Sam Craft run that capped off a nine-play 60-yard drive.  They continued to put on a show for the faithful fans of Tiger Nation as they pounced on Austin Peay primarily through their run game.  Memphis scored five rushing touchdowns in the first half including two by sophomore quarterback Paxton Lynch, who tied his season total from last season making two in the first half.   Lynch was able to get his receivers involved early connecting with seven different targets and totaling 188 yards with one touchdown and one interception.  

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Mullins’ mark on Mississippi shows 25 years later

Mullins’ mark on Mississippi shows 25 years later
The ritual hasn't changed for more than two decades.
 
Three times a year, Brad Gaines gets up early and makes the three-hour drive to Russellville, Alabama, to the gravesite of Chucky Mullins. It's there that he reflects on their 18 precious months of friendship following an ill-fated collision on a football field in 1989.
 
No one else goes with him.

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Memphis vs UCLA – the four ‘PAWS’

Memphis vs UCLA – the four ‘PAWS’
After the Memphis Tigers football team’s lopsided 63-0 victory over the lowly Austin Peay Governors (APSU) who went 0-12 last season, the hopeful squad will take on the No. 11 UCLA Bruins this Saturday at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles.  
 
Tigers head coach Justin Fuente, who addressed the media in his weekly press conference on Monday, said he was proud of the way Memphis played last week and took care of business.

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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – Was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – Was it race?
Aug. 25 (GIN) – Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred.
 
The Algerian Football/Soccer Federation lamented the death of the 24-year-old Ebosse and urged that soccer be suspended indefinitely at all stadiums in the country.

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Serena Williams Denies Being Drunk, Pregnant or on Drugs During Wimbledon Meltdown

Serena Williams Denies Being Drunk, Pregnant or on Drugs During Wimbledon Meltdown
Nationwide — In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, tennis champion Serena Williams addressed what happened in Wimbledon when she appeared disoriented and was forced to withdraw from a match.
 
In the article, she tells writer S.L. Price, “I have nothing to hide. No, I didn’t take anything. If you want to ask me if I took drugs, I didn’t take drugs. I’m not on drugs. I’ve heard it all. I’m not pregnant; I wasn’t pregnant.”
She adds, “Although I think a baby would be great, but there’s a time and place for everything. But no, I don’t do drugs. Never did ‘em. I’m scared of ‘em. I’m not on that stuff.” She also mentions that she was drug tested the day after the incident and did not receive any notification of a positive result.

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NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has implemented a six-game suspension for NFL personnel who are charged with domestic violence or sexual assault and banishment from the league after a second offense, effective immediately.
 
According to a memo obtained by ESPN that was send from the commissioner to all NFL owners:

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Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the pride of Chicago, even after a tough loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game. The Jackie Robinson West team put up a valiant fight, including a late rally in the bottom of the sixth inning, but in the end it was not enough to hold off the mighty bats and dominant pitching performance from the Seoul team, which handed the South Side Chicago sluggers an 8-4 loss.
 
According to the Associated Press, normal Sunday activities in Chicago were on hold for a few hours while the all-black Jackie Robinson West ballplayers, who "made their first appearance in 31 years in the Little League World Series" and had stolen the nation's heart on their way to the championship game, took the field.

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