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Prosecutors offer Patriots owner Kraft plea deal over massage parlor charges

Billionaire charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution77-year-old must concede he would be found guiltyFlorida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to the New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, after he was charged with paying for sex at a m…

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PSG win legal battle with Uefa over financial fair play investigation

• Uefa cannot reopen previously closed FFP investigation• Judgment separate from investigation into 2017-18 financesParis Saint-Germain have won an initial legal battle with Uefa over the monitoring of its spending on player transfers and wages.The Cou…

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Nowitzki goes to sixth on all-time NBA list as Curry hits three-quarter court shot

Dallas star passes Wilt Chamberlain on all-time scorers listCurry hits 61-foot shot in first-quarter during loss to SpursDirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, but Elfrid Payton had his fifth straight …

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Women’s NCAA Tournament: 11-time champs UConn miss out on No1 seed

Huskies not among top seeds for first time since 2006ESPN apologize after releasing bracket early in errorBaylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was reve…

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Panathinaikos v Olympiakos abandoned amid violence and tear gas

Home fans clash with Athens police, attack rivals’ benchReferee stops plays then calls off game half an hour laterThe derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos was abandoned on Sunday after Panathinaikos fans clashed with police in Athens outside thei…

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Dominic Thiem upsets Roger Federer at Indian Wells for first Masters title

Austrian comes back to beat Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5Wildcard Andreescu, 18, beats Kerber for women’s titleDominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, denying Federer a record sixth title in the …

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Zion Williamson’s Duke named No1 overall seed for 2019 NCAA Tournament

Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga are named other No1 seedsTournament proper starts this Thursday after play-in gamesSee the full NCAA Tournament bracket hereLooming at the top of this year’s March Madness bracket: Duke and their freshman force of n…

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Johnny Manziel given another chance – this time by the AAF’s Memphis Express

Controversial quarterback has washed out of NFL and CFLMay get the chance to start immediately for Memphis ExpressJohnny Manziel is heading to Memphis to resume his football career. The quarterback signed with the Alliance of American Football on Satur…

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Errol Spence Jr overwhelms Mikey Garcia in pound-for-pound showdown

All three judges award Spence Jr every round in lopsided winSpence Jr retains title with shutout of Garcia – as it happenedErrol Spence Jr successfully defended his IBF world welterweight title for the third time, unanimously outpointing previously und…

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Rafael Nadal pulls out with injury before Roger Federer semi-final at Indian Wells

Nadal withdraws from semi-final match with FedererFederer, 37, will face either Raonic or Thiem in finalRafael Nadal withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, done in once again by a knee injury.He had been set to play longtime rival Roger Federe…

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Chiefs’ Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban Kansas City

Chiefs say they are aware of police report involving HillHill led team in receiving yards and receiving touchdownsThe Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas …

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NFL hands Cleveland Browns’ Kareem Hunt eight-game ban for ‘altercations’

Hunt was released when video of him kicking woman surfacedThird-year running back signed with Cleveland in FebruaryThe NFL suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video showed him kicking a woman and his involvement in a fight…

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Mikaela Shiffrin adds to dazzling season with first super-G crystal globe

Skier wins 10th season-long title and first in speed disciplineShiffrin, 24, locked up overall and slalom titles weeks agoItaly’s Dominik Paris captured men’s title at World Cup finalsMikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her 10th career…

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Le’Veon Bell signs $52.5m deal with New York Jets after sitting out 2018 season

Running back will give QB Sam Darnold a backfield weaponBell did not play in 2018 season due to dispute with SteelersLe’Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he’d make his next playmaking moves. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a…

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‘Wow’: Odell Beckham Jr stunned after blockbuster trade to Cleveland Browns

Pro Bowl receiver traded from Giants for first- and third-round picksCleveland starting to look like one of NFL’s most dangerous teamsOdell Beckham Jr is bound for the Cleveland Browns as the centerpiece of a blockbuster trade, according to multiple so…

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Russell Westbrook confronts fan during game after ‘racial’ comment at Jazz

Thunder star says he was told to ‘get down on my knees’NBA All-Star has been in arguments with fans in the pastRussell Westbrook got into a heated verbal altercation with a fan and the man’s wife during the second quarter of Oklahoma City’s victory ove…

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Conor McGregor charged with strong-armed robbery after altercation with fan

UFC star arrested by police in Miami BeachIrishman has been in trouble inside and outside the OctagonUFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, has been arrested in Florida for stealing the phone of someone who was trying to take his photo. According to a Mia…

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Musher loses huge lead in Alaska’s Iditarod Race after dogs go on strike

Nicolas Petit says dogs stopped after he shouted at themPetit also lost lead last year after getting lost in blizzardMusher Nicolas Petit lost a huge lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday when his dog team refused to keep going after he ye…

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Steelers end messy divorce with Antonio Brown and trade receiver to Raiders

Pro Bowler is arguably best wide receiver of his generationOakland reportedly give up third- and fifth-round picks The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal on Saturday night to acquire the prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh…

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LeBron James moves past Michael Jordan into fourth place on NBA scoring list

LA Laker reaches milestone against Denver NuggetsThird-placed Kobe Bryant next in James’ sightsLeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list when the Los Angeles Lakers star scored his 32,293rd point on a dri…