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Sled dogs test positive for banned drug for first time in Iditarod history

Several canines test positive for opioid pain reliever Tramadol but Alaska race officials refuse to name musher involvedFor the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested posi…

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Chicago Bulls ban Bobby Portis for punch that put team-mate in hospital

Nikola Mirotic suffered concussion and broken bones during fightPortis will miss first eight games of season after team suspensionThe Chicago Bulls have suspended forward Bobby Portis for the first eight games of their season for injuring team-mate Nik…

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Tour de France 2018 race route promises to be tough test for Chris Froome

• Route unveiled at Paris ceremony, where champion received Vélo d’Or award• Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin expected to mount stern challenge to FroomeChris Froome, the defending champion, can expect a stern challenge from the Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in nex…

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PSG’s Nasser al-Khelaifi alleged to have offered Jérôme Valcke use of £6.2m villa

• Italian police claim luxury property in Sardinia was made available to Valcke• Qatari is president of TV company which will broadcast next four World CupsA Sardinian villa valued at €7m (£6.2m) was allegedly how Nasser al-Khelaifi, the Paris Saint-Ge…

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Court clears way for Cowboys star Elliott to serve domestic violence ban

Running back set to miss six games over domestic violence allegationsEzekiel Elliott could appeal again over NFL banA federal appeals court cleared the way for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic…

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MLB playoffs: Yankees come back from 2-0 series deficit to beat Indians

  • New York will play Houston Astros for place in World Series
  • Didi Gregorius’s home runs help team to 3-2 series victory

Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete their comeback from a 2-0 deficit in the Division Series and dethrone the AL champions.

These Yankees staved off elimination for the fourth time in this postseason and advanced to play the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series starting on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

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Tokyo Olympic stadium worker’s death follows 190 hours of overtime in a month

• Man logged 90 hours of overtime more than the monthly threshold for karoshi
• Japan again forced to confront work culture after 23-year-old’s death

Japanese labour inspectors have determined that the suicide of a 23-year-old man who worked at Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium construction site stemmed from overwork, and that his family was eligible for government compensation.

Hiroshi Kawahito, a lawyer representing the bereaved family, said that the victim, in charge of quality control of materials at the stadium site, recorded 190 hours of overtime in one month before killing himself in March, according to Japan’s NHK public television. The worker had been in the role for less than a year.

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Houston Astros move through to ALCS with 5-4 win over Boston Red Sox

  • Red Sox’ season ends with 5-4 defeat to Astros at Fenway Park
  • Houston will open ALCS on Friday against Yankees or Indians

Justin Verlander outpitched Chris Sale in a relief role reversal of aces, and the Houston Astros advanced to their first AL Championship Series, rallying past the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday in Game 4 of their playoff matchup.

Houston will open the ALCS on Friday, either at Cleveland or at home against the New York Yankees. The Indians held a 2-1 edge over the Yankees going into Game 4 of the AL Division Series on Monday night.

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Dolphins coach out after video appears to show him snorting white powder

Miami offensive line coach quits after video surfaced on Sunday nightChris Foerster announced resignation in statement released by teamFoerster, 55, had been an assistant coach at the NFL level since 1992Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerst…

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Dolphins coach out after video appears to show him snorting white powder

Miami offensive line coach quits after video surfaced on Sunday nightChris Foerster announced resignation in statement released by teamFoerster, 55, had been an assistant coach at the NFL level since 1992Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerst…

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NFL round-up: Aaron Rodgers stuns Cowboys with final-reel touchdown

  • Packers rally past Cowboys with last-minute touchdown drive in Dallas
  • Odell Beckham Jr may need surgery for broken ankle as Giants fall to 0-5
  • Eagles, Jaguars, Dolphins, Panthers and Bengals among Week 5 winners

Aaron Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining, lifting Green Bay over the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 Sunday in another thriller nine months after the Packers’ divisional playoff win on the same field.

Rodgers capped a 75-yard drive in just 1:02, going toward the same end zone as in the playoff game.

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Officer who tackled James Blake in mistaken arrest sues for defamation

  • Former tennis world No4 was slammed to ground outside New York hotel
  • James Frascatore says his reputation has been unfairly damaged

The police officer who tackled the former tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against the athlete, the police department and the watchdog group prosecuting his misconduct case.

Officer James Frascatore says in court papers that city officials didn’t support him after video surfaced of the 2015 incident outside a Manhattan hotel. He says Blake painted him as an “out of control and corrupt officer” in a book he wrote Ways of Grace, in which the star athlete details the arrest. “The recriminations for mistakenly arresting a celebrity started immediately,” according to the lawsuit.

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Chiefs remain NFL’s only unbeaten team after late win over Washington

  • Kicker Harrison Butker converts crucial field-goal on NFL debut
  • Washington fall to 2-2 in NFC East after loss on Monday Night Football

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a 43-yard field goal with eight seconds left in his first game, atoning for an earlier miss and helping Kansas City to a 29-20 victory over Washington on Monday night.

Signed off the Carolina practice squad earlier in the week, Butker missed a 46-yarder in the first half before hitting three attempts in the second. The first tied the score 17-17, the next gave the Chiefs the lead and the last made Kansas City (4-0) the league’s only undefeated team. The Chiefs put an exclamation point on the win when linebacker Justin Houston picked up a fumble as Washington (3-2) were trying to keep the game alive and returned it for a game-ending touchdown.

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OJ Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday, prison officials say

Former football star, acquitted in 1995 murder trial of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has served nine years for 2008 robbery and kidnappingOJ Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by …

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Tom Brady’s masterclass lifts Patriots while Panthers’ Olsen breaks foot in win

  • New England quarterback passes for 447 yards, three TDs and no INTs
  • Chiefs defeat Eagles behind rookie Kareem Hunts two rushing scores
  • Cardinals, Steelers, Buccaneers, Ravens, Titans and Panthers also win

Bouncing back with a vengeance from a season-opening loss, Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter for the first time in his career, eclipsed 300 yards passing in the first half for only the second time, and New England scored 30 first-half points Sunday en route to a 36-20 victory over the winless Saints.

Brady’s maiden Super Bowl triumph in the Superdome back in February 2002 is bound to be one of his fondest memories. But the 18-year veteran looked like a superior QB in his latest visit. He finished 30 of 39 for 447 yards without an interception — at least not one that counted. Saints defenders caught Brady’s passes twice, but both plays were wiped out by New Orleans penalties.

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‘Merci!’: Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont

Vermont state capital, with one L, will receive professional football jerseys from French Ligue 1 club – and give them to high school students

The city of Montpelier, Vermont has said “Merci” to the French city of Montpellier after its mayor and professional football team announced plans to send some misprinted football jerseys its way.

Bill Fraser, the city manager in Montpelier, Vermont, said the French football team Montpellier HSC had ordered jerseys that came in misspelled, with just one L instead of two.

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Giro d’Italia set to start 2018 cycling race with three stages in Israel

• Grand Tour stages to be held outside Europe for first time
• Alberto Contador to attend announcement in Jerusalem

The Giro d’Italia cycling race will begin in Israel next year, marking the first time any leg of the sport’s three Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe.

Organisers said on Thursday that details of the exact route of the three stages to be held in Israel will be announced next week, with Italian and Israeli ministers making the announcement in Jerusalem along with recently retired Spanish cyclist and two-time Giro winner Alberto Contador.

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Superb Sam Bradford shreds Saints to ruin Peterson’s return to Vikings

  • Minnesota beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday Night Football
  • Vikings quarterback throws for 346 yards and three touchdowns

Sam Bradford started his second season with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday night and spoil Adrian Peterson’s first game with the Saints.

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Packers and Rodgers blunt Seahawks in clash of NFC heavyweights

  • Seattle Seahawks 9-17 Green Bay Packers
  • Aaron Rodgers’ streak without an interception ends at 251 passes

Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels’ strip sack of Russell Wilson deep in Seattle territory in the third quarter set up Ty Montgomery’s six-yard touchdown run on the next play to spark the Packers’ 17-9 win on Sunday.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 28 of 42 for 311 yards and added a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson to make it an eight-point game late in the third quarter.

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South Africa v Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed after referee ban

• Cas upholds life ban for referee Joseph Lamptey of Ghana
• Match will be replayed in November’s international window

Fifa has ordered the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal be replayed after the referee awarded a penalty for a nonexistent handball and was banned for life for match manipulation.

The game, which South Africa won 2-1 in November last year, will be replayed this November on a date still to be decided. It says it made the decision to order a replay after the court of arbitration for sport upheld a life ban for the referee in question, Joseph Lamptey of Ghana.

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