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OLYMPICSRIO DE JANEIRO -- The IOC approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, meaning 70 percent of the countrys original team will compete after a doping scandal that has dominated the buildup to the games. Brett Favre Falcons Jersey .The IOC rule barring Russian athletes with prior doping sanctions from competing in the games was also rejected as unenforceable by a sports arbitration panel, a decision which could open the door to further appeals and more Russians being entered.The International Olympic Committee announced the go-ahead for 271 Russian athletes about 24 hours before the opening ceremony of the games. Overall, more than 100 Russians have been excluded, including 67 in track and field.RIO DE JANEIRO -- One of the lead investigators into the Russian doping crisis accused the World Anti-Doping Agency of contributing to the chaos ahead of the Olympics by not pushing for a probe into the countrys entire sports system at an earlier date.Jack Robertson, the chief investigator for the probe of Russias track team, told Pro Publica that WADA president Craig Reedie had to be literally pressured into every investigation.Reedie responded by telling The Associated Press that Robertson, who left WADA under pressure in January, is clearly a disaffected former employee.NBAOKLAHOMA CITY -- A month after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State, star guard Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension to stay in Oklahoma City.The team confirmed Westbrook signed the extension. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said the two sides agreed on a new three-year deal worth $85.7 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not release terms.After the announcement, the team feted Westbrook during an event that was part pep rally and part press conference.NFLMINNEAPOLIS -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodells power to freely punish Adrian Peterson has prevailed, two seasons after the Minnesota running back became embroiled in a child-abuse case that heightened the dispute over league discipline.A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an NFL arbitrator acted within his rights by upholding Goodells six-game suspension of Peterson in 2014. That came under the personal conduct policy the league toughened up following a brutal act of caught-on-video domestic violence committed by Baltimore running back Ray Rice.GOLFCROMWELL, Conn. -- Jerry Kelly played off the emotion of what he considers a home crowd Thursday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 6-under 64 for a share of the first-round lead with Vaughn Taylor and Andrew Loupe.The 49-year-old Kelly, who played at the nearby University of Hartford, started his afternoon on the back nine at TPC River Highlands, sinking a 45-foot putt for eagle on his sixth hole of the day, the courses signature par-4 15th.Taylor, the 40-year-old who won for the first time since 2005 at Pebble Beach this year, strung together five consecutive birdies starting on the 12th hole and shot a 30 on the back nine.Loupe, who at 27 is looking for his first PGA Tour win, had seven birdies and a bogey on the day. He pulled into a tie for the lead after a 128-yard approach shot on 18 gave him a 2-foot birdie putt.Jon Rahm, the 21-year-old Spaniard who turned pro in June, eagled the par-5 13th hole and was a stroke back along with Ben Martin and Marc Leishman.NBANORTH BERWICK, Scotland -- Englishmen Chris Wood and Matt Fitzpatrick won their first-round matches in the Paul Lawrie Match Play as they look to lock up their first Europes Ryder Cup spots.Wood beat Australias Brett Rumford 4 and 3, and Fitzpatrick raced to a 6-up lead after nine holes before closing out Denmarks Thomas Bjorn 4 and 3.Wood is the top-seeded player at Archerfield and, like Fitzpatrick, currently occupies a spot on the European team for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine next month in Minnesota. Tournament host Paul Lawrie also advanced to the last 32, beating Denmarks Lucas Bjerregaard 4 and 2.U.S. WOMENS AMATEURSPRINGFIELD, Pa. -- South Koreas Eun Jeong Seong and Italys Virginia Elena Carta each won two matches in the U.S. Womens Amateur to keep alive their bids for rare season sweeps.The 16-year-old Seong is trying to become the first player to win the event and U.S. Girls Junior in the same season, and the 19-year-old Carta is attempting to become the second player to win the tournament and NCAA individual title in the same year.Seong beat Thailands Chakansim (Fai) Khamborn 5 and 4 in the morning in the round of 32 at Rolling Green, and topped fellow South Korean player Hye-Jin Choi 6 and 5 in the afternoon round of 16.AUTO RACINGDENVER -- Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year contract extension with Furniture Row Racing, keeping him with his NASCAR team through the 2018 season.The Denver-based operation also announced that Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats will increase their primary sponsorship on the No. 78 Toyota from 12 to 16 races in 2017. The outdoorsman giants served as Truexs primary sponsors for his back-to-back Xfinity Series championships (2004-05) and the first three years of his Sprint Cup career (2006-08).They were reunited this season.TENNISATLANTA -- Second-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia advanced to the BB&T Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating American Jared Donaldson 7-6 (4), 6-3 in a rain-interrupted match.Kyrgios won an indoor event in Marseille, France, in February for his lone tour title. He will face fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain, a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Frances Julien Benneteau.Japans Yoshihito Nishioka and Argentinas Horacio Zeballos set up a quarterfinal in the day session. Kendall Sheffield Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. Tony Gonzalez Womens Jersey . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. http://www.thefaclonsshoponline.com/Youth-Julio-Jones-Falcons-Jersey/ . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Luis Cessa stood in the dugout before his first major league start with nerves building as each minute passed. A pregame ceremony ran long, and anticipation built for his first-inning showdowns with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.By the time he released his first pitch, he was at ease.Cessa pitched six scoreless innings to win his first start and help the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Saturday night.You always worry about how kids are going to react, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. You wonder how hes going to react to that, waiting and waiting and he cant wait to get out there. But I thought he handled that really well.Brian McCann went 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run, Starlin Castro went 2 for 4 with two runs and Aaron Judge drove in two. Gary Sanchez hit his fifth home run in six games in the first inning, a two-out solo homer to left field.Pujols got his 583rd home run in the ninth inning, tying him with former St. Louis Cardinals teammate Mark McGwire for 10th on the career list.I think it would have been a little bit more special if we had won, Pujols said. But to tie with Mark is very special because hes a very close friend of mine. We stay in touch and hes a guy that always helps me out whenever I go through a slump and a guy that mentored me.Pujols already had a congratulatory text from McGwire and one of his sons waiting for him after the game.He was always pulling for me from day one, Pujols said. The whole reason Im in the big leagues is because when he was in St. Louis he told (former manager Tony LaRussa), `You need to take this kid.Cessa (3-0) struck out five and walked one. He struggled just twice, giving up back-to-back two-out singles in the third and hitting Trout in the sixth. An early 3-0 lead further relaxed Cessa.I was more aggressive, Cessa said. I could throw more fastballs and be more aggressive with everyone.After giving up a single to Jefry Marte in the seventh, Cessa was relieved by Tyler Clippard, who nearly gave up a home run to C.J. Cron, but Brett Gardner dived into the stands in left to make the out.Right off the bat, I thought it was a home run, Girardi said. And then he got closer and closer and I thought, `Maybe, maybe. Stay in here, stay in here. Outstanding catch. That was a big out.After giving up three earned runs in the first inniing, Ricky Nolasco (4-11) settled in to cruise through the next five. Qadree Ollison Jersey. But with two outs in the sixth, Nolasco gave up back-to-back singles to Castro and McCann. With Judge batting, McCann stole second base -- his first steal of the year -- allowing both runners to score on Judges single to center.Nolasco gave up five earned on seven hits with seven strikeouts and still hasnt won at home since May 25, 2015, as a member of the Minnesota Twins. His 15-game home winless streak is the longest active streak in baseball.ANDERSONS DAYGarret Anderson was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame on Saturday. Anderson spoke during a pregame on-field ceremony that included speeches and videos from former teammates, including Tim Salmon and Chili Davis.One of the most productive offensive players in club history, Anderson is still the Angels leader in games played, at-bats, runs, hits, total bases, extra-base hits, doubles and RBI. Anderson spent 15 of his 17 major league seasons with Los Angeles and is best known for his bases-clearing three-run double that helped the Angels clinch Game 7 of the 2002 World Series.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: 3B Chase Headley was out of the lineup for the second day with left Achilles tendinitis. Although Headley has been playing on it, he said hes been having problems for about a week.Angels: 3B Yunel Escobar was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list after taking a foul ball off of his face on Friday night. Kaleb Cowart was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to take his place on the roster. ... RHP Cam Bedrosian hasnt thrown for two straight days. Manager Mike Scioscia said hes in a holding pattern. Bedrosian was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 9, with right middle finger tendinitis.UP NEXTYankees: RHP Chad Green will make his sixth major league start in the series finale. Green struck out a career-high 11 in his start against Toronto and is 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA in his fifth stint with the Yankees this season.Angels: RHP Jhoulys Chacin lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his last start on Tuesday against Seattle, but didnt factor into the decision. In his only start against the Yankees, Chacin allowed five earned runs on seven hits and took the loss. ' ' ' 

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