New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins showed his support for the people counting votes in Philadelphia by buying some of them lunch Friday.

“While the race rolls on — the PA poll workers have been working non-stop to deliver results!” Jenkins wrote on Instagram. “Covid-19 has made us aware of the importance of essential workers, and as we try to hold the election in the middle of a pandemic, those who are doing the job of counting votes are essential to our democracy.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The scene was straight out of the World Long Drive Championship spectacle. Bryson DeChambeau would consider that a compliment.

He took a slow practice swing, then the next one at full force. Eyes focused, deep breath, chest fully expanded, exhale. Another violent practice swing. And another. Just then, a leaf blew in front of his ball. He stooped over to flick it away, and started the routine over until he was ready to smash his tee shot at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

Wait.

DeChambeau walked over to his bag, removed a wrench and tightened the

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VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have been eliminated from the playoff race, but coach Marc Dos Santos says there’s still a lot on the line as his squad heads into their final game.

While Sunday’s tilt between the ‘Caps (8-14-0) and the L.A. Galaxy (6-11-4) won’t have implications for Major League Soccer’s post-season, three points will be up for grabs and Dos Santos said his group takes those points “extremely seriously.”

“We want to finish the season as close as we can from the playoff spot so we can evaluate what the year was about. We want to finish with

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jimmie Johnson was the first one down the stairs in a diving competition at Tony Stewart’s birthday party. He playfully tossed mini hamburgers across a suite Denny Hamlin had rented in Las Vegas and later wrestled Chad Knaus on the floor of the same casino.

The two revealers were capping a raucous night of celebrating yet another title when one of their jumbo championship rings slipped away and rolled across the casino. Another time, Johnson broke his wrist surfing atop a moving golf cart at his foundation’s tournament He had Snoop Dogg play at his seventh championship

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Thiago Santos will be aiming to bolster his position as the top-ranked contender in the UFC light heavyweight division when he battles Glover Teixeira on Saturday in the main event at UFC Vegas 13 as a strong -250 favourite on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

“The Sledgehammer” has been idle in the 16 months since his last outing, a heartbreaking split-decision loss to Jon Jones at UFC 239 that marked his first defeat in five outings going into Saturday night’s bout at UFC APEX.

Santos’ failed bid for the UFC light heavyweight crown also marked his first

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PARIS — Canada’s Milos Raonic advanced to the semifinals of the Paris Masters tennis tournament Friday with a nervy 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7) win over France’s Ugo Humbert.

Raonic, the 10th seed from Thornhill, Ont., once again used his big serve and the indoor hardcourt environment to his advantage, winning 75 per cent of service points. He won hos second match point with his 25th ace.

Humbert carried a string of impressive results in Paris into the contest, including wins over French Open semifinalist Stefanos Tsitsipas and former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic. And the 22-year-old Frenchman gave Raonic all

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