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Nine Ravens not at Wednesday's practice including two starters (NT Brandon Williams and G John Urschel) as well as TE Dennis Pitta (finger), TE Maxx Williams (undisclosed) and CB Jerraud Powers (undisclosed)

espn.com — On Aug. 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.

The Royals have won 9 straight games, the 3rd-longest winning streak by a team this season. It was their 2nd shutout in the last 3 games. They have allowed 9 runs in their last 8 games. Every other team has allowed at least 20 runs in that same stretch. T

espn.com — Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton were among the Premier League clubs to advance in Round 2 of the League Cup on Tuesday, but two other Premier League clubs -- Watford and West Brom -- were bounced by Gillingham and Northampton Town, respectively.

Erik Goeddel is returning to the Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas. Jon Niese is headed to the disabled list with the left knee injury.

espn.com — On August 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.

Jon Niese is headed to the doctor in New York on Wednesday. He is expected to land on the DL. He felt a pop in his knee and shooting pain down his left leg. He originally suffered the injury in June with Pittsburgh. Niese is unsure whether surgery will b

espn.com — On August 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.

One of the best developments for the Cardinals this month has been the emergence of 21-year old Alex Reyes, the team's top pitching prospect, who has worked 9 2/3 scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts. He discussed his recent success.

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Robert Gsellman reacts after earning the win in relief in his major league debut after Jon Niese abruptly departed with a knee injury.

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Terry Collins said he is unaware of any new discomfort with Yoenis Cespedes' right leg despite the appearance on TV of Cespedes having some difficulty.

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Terry Collins says Robert Gsellman would be the logical choice to start Sunday against the Phillies, especially if Jon Niese lands on the disabled list because of his left knee discomfort.

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The Orioles' playoff chances just took a hit. Following the team's 8-1 win over the Nationals, manager Buck Showalter said that ace Chris Tillman will be going on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The O's, who are clinging to the second AL wil

espn.com — Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton were among the Premier League clubs to advance in Round 2 of the League Cup on Tuesday, but two other Premier League clubs -- Watford and West Brom -- were bounced by Gillingham and Northampton Town, respectively.

Has The Hillary Clinton Campaign Been Lucky Or Good?

fivethirtyeight.com — In this week's politics chat, we talk about whether Hillary Clinton has run a "good" campaign. The transcript below has been lightly edited. More Politics micah ( Micah Cohen, politics editor): Welcome, everyone. Today's topic: Has Hillary Clinton's campaign been lucky or good? Or, if both, in what proportions?
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Aug 24, 2016

@harrisj: Our polls-plus forecast, which gives Trump a 25% chance, accounts for mean reversion.

Aug 24, 2016

@williamjordann: Based on their own polling, not aggregated data, from what we understand.

Aug 24, 2016

RT @Redistrict: [new article] Republicans' Voter Registration Gains Probably Aren't Gains At All  http://53eig.ht/2bi5a3Y  @CookPolitical @FiveThirtyEight

Aug 24, 2016

States that haven't been polled since June, ranked by how much @ForecasterEnten and I wanna see a poll there: https://t.co/xTLLga6gg7

Aug 24, 2016

@allahpundit: There should have been undercover Weiner voters in the 2013 NYC mayor's race.

Aug 24, 2016

Pick 1: "Polls miss our voters' enthusiasm, as you can see at giant rallies!" "Our voters are too ashamed to admit they're supporting us!"

Aug 24, 2016

Mondale's aides claimed there was a "hidden women's vote" and a large minority turnout that polls were missing.  http://nyti.ms/2bEXJa1 

Aug 24, 2016

On Oct. 29, 1984, Walter Mondale cited his enthusiastic crowds to debunk polls. A week later he lost by 18 points. https://t.co/IQDEmmWRnb

Aug 24, 2016

If Trump were doing better in phone polls instead of online polls, his supporters would claim online polls were skewed & missed his voters.


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