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World Series MVP John Wetteland charged with child sexual abuse

52-year-old was arrested on Monday in TexasWetteland helped Yankees to victory in 1996 World SeriesFormer major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show t…

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Big meets bigger: 6ft 10in John Isner falls to 7ft Reilly Opelka at Australian Open

World No9 loses to another American for first time at majorPlayers trade 87 aces as all four sets go to tiebreaksFor once, John Isner wasn’t the tallest man on the court. On Monday at the Australian Open the 6ft 10in Isner lost to the 7ft Reilly Opelka…

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NFL divisional playoffs: Brady leads Patriots past Chargers to set up Chiefs date

Los Angeles Chargers 28-41 New England PatriotsNew England will now face Kansas City for place in Super BowlSony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 in the divisional playof…

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Chiefs overwhelm Colts to reach first AFC championship game since 1993

Mahomes helms Chiefs to 31-13 triumph – as it happenedKansas City to host Patriots or Chargers in AFC title gamePatrick Mahomes picked apart the Colts in his postseason debut, the Chiefs defense answered their chorus of critics with a stout performance…

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Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan tells fan to ‘go to hell’ in Twitter exchange

• Khan responds angrily to fan telling him to ‘leave my club’• 36-year-old promises fans ‘multiple signings’ in JanuaryFulham’s vice-chairman, Tony Khan, told a fan to “go to hell” in a tweet after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Burnley left the promoted clu…

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Jets raise eyebrows by appointing Gase after 23-26 record at rivals Miami

New York’s new head coach stays in AFC EastGase fired by Dolphins after unimpressive seasonsJets hope Gase will help develop quarterback Sam DarnoldThe New York Jets stayed in the AFC East to find their new head coach. The former Miami Dolphins coach A…

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Jets raise eyebrows by appointing Gase after 23-26 record at rivals Miami

New York’s new head coach stays in AFC EastGase fired by Dolphins after unimpressive seasonsJets hope Gase will help develop quarterback Sam DarnoldThe New York Jets stayed in the AFC East to find their new head coach. The former Miami Dolphins coach A…

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Nuns on the run: Vatican launches athletics team and targets Olympics

• Vatican Athletics has blessing of Italian Olympic Committee• Priests, nuns and 62-year-old library worker among membersThe Vatican has launched an athletics team with the aim of competing in international competitions – including the Olympics – as pa…

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Nuns on the run: Vatican launches athletics team and targets Olympics

• Vatican Athletics has blessing of Italian Olympic Committee• Priests, nuns and 62-year-old library worker among membersThe Vatican has launched an athletics team with the aim of competing in international competitions – including the Olympics – as pa…

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College Football Playoff: Clemson obliterate Alabama to claim third national title

Trevor Lawrence throws three TDs in Tigers’ 44-16 winCrimson Tide were looking for sixth title in 10 yearsClemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty with stunning ease on Monday night to become the first perfect playoff champion. Freshman quar…

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Tata Martino unveiled as Mexico manager after Atlanta’s MLS title triumph

Former Argentina coach looking to build reliable squadEl Tri have not reached World Cup last-eight since 1986Gerardo “Tata” Martino refused to make any promises about ending Mexico’s long absence from the World Cup quarter-finals when he was officially…

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Andrés Iniesta under fire after posing with people in blackface

Midfielder publishes photo of epiphany celebrationsTwo of group were dressed as kings in blackfaceFormer Spain and Barcelona star Andrés Iniesta has been criticised on social media for posting a photo showing him with a group of people, including two i…

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Chargers survive Ravens comeback to set up Patriots playoff date

Los Angeles Chargers 23-17 Baltimore RavensChargers will play New England Patriots in divisional roundMichael Badgley kicked five field goals, and the Los Angeles Chargers contained rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens to carve out…

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NFL wildcard weekend: Luck continues resurgence as Colts cruise past Texans

Indianapolis Colts 21-7 Houston TexansColts will now face Kansas City Chiefs in divisional roundAndrew Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts raced out to a big lead and cruised to a 21-7 win over the Houston Texans in t…

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Knicks’ Kanter will not travel to London NBA game due to assassination fears

New York Knicks player is a critic of Recep Tayyip Erdo?anKanter’s Turkish passport was revoked in 2017New York Knicks center Enes Kanter will not travel for his team’s upcoming NBA game in London because he believes he could be assassinated for his op…

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Prosecutors drop domestic violence charge against Washington’s Reuben Foster

Linebacker was arrested in November over allegationsPlayer was released by San Francisco 49ers after arrestProsecutors in Florida have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against Washington’s Reuben Foster more than a month after he was re…

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Coach’s words send Naomi Osaka on aces spree in Brisbane comeback win

US Open champion beat Anastasija Sevastova 3-6, 6-0, 6-4Osaka hit 11 aces following chat from coach Sascha Bajin Naomi Osaka responded to some courtside advice from her coach in the most emphatic way after dropping the first set in the Brisbane Interna…

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Serena Williams and Roger Federer to play each other for the first time ever

Federer, Williams to meet in Hopman Cup mixed doubles matchTickets sold out shortly after release for New Year’s Day specialRoger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve.The famously unf…

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New England Patriots earn another bye as Houston Texans clinch AFC South

Patriots earn ninth straight playoff bye with win over JetsTexans win division after overcoming losses in first threeThe Houston Texans clinched the AFC South title as Deshaun Watson threw for 234 yards and ran for a touchdown, and DeAndre Hopkins had …

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Mikaela Shiffrin breaks World Cup record with 36th slalom triumph

Shiffrin breaks World Cup record with 36th slalom victoryAmerican had previously shared record with Marlies RaichMikaela Shiffrin capped the best year of her career by setting yet another milestone Saturday, overtaking one of her childhood idols to bec…