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MLS finds Inter Miami broke budget rules with Blaise Matuidi signing

France midfielder ‘should have been a designated player’David Beckham’s team loan player out to comply with rulesDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami were found by Major League Soccer to have violated league budget rules with its signing of France midfielder Bl…

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Chris Smalling and his family targeted by armed robbers at home – reports

Italian media reports robbery at Smalling’s house in RomeRoma defender and family were in property during break-inChris Smalling and his family were robbed at gunpoint inside their home in the early hours of Friday morning, according to media reports i…

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Chris Smalling and his family targeted by armed robbers at home – reports

Italian media reports robbery at Smalling’s house in RomeRoma defender and family were in property during break-inChris Smalling and his family were robbed at gunpoint inside their home in the early hours of Friday morning, according to media reports i…

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Twins’ Andrelton Simmons ruled out with Covid-19 week after declining vaccine

Vaccine was made available to team last ThursdayShortstop said he refused shot for personal reasonsMinnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons has tested positive for coronavirus and was placed on the Covid-19 injured list on Wednesday before the team’…

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‘I feel at home at PSG’: Neymar’s message amid contract talks

Brazilian says he feels ‘very comfortable’ at the clubHe denies provoking Joshua Kimmich with celebrationNeymar called Paris Saint-Germain his home after the team reached the Champions League semi-finals. The Brazilian is currently negotiating a contra…

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USWNT extend unbeaten streak to 39 games with victory over France

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan score in 2-0 win over FrenchRapinoe has now scored seven goals in seven matches this yearMegan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored and the US women’s national team beat France 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday. The United States ext…

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Julian Edelman retires from NFL after New England Patriots end his contract

Wide receiver won three Super Bowl titles with PatriotsEdelman says ‘wheels has fallen off’ after serious injuryJulian Edelman announced Monday that he is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons, citing a knee injury that cut his 2020 season short after…

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Julian Edelman retires from NFL after New England Patriots end his contract

Wide receiver won three Super Bowl titles with PatriotsEdelman says ‘wheels has fallen off’ after serious injuryJulian Edelman announced Monday that he is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons, citing a knee injury that cut his 2020 season short after…

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Softball pitcher Hope Trautwein strikes out all 21 batters in perfect game

Feat is believed to be a first at elite level of US college sportsTrautwein helps North Texas to 3-0 win over Arkansas-Pine BluffHow about this for perfection by North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein: 21 batters faced, 21 strikeouts.Trautwein thr…

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Softball pitcher Hope Trautwein strikes out all 21 batters in perfect game

Feat is believed to be a first at elite level of US college sportsTrautwein helps North Texas to 3-0 win over Arkansas-Pine BluffHow about this for perfection by North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein: 21 batters faced, 21 strikeouts.Trautwein thr…

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Softball pitcher Hope Trautwein strikes out all 21 batters in perfect game

Feat is believed to be a first at elite level of US college sportsTrautwein helps North Texas to 3-0 win over Arkansas-Pine BluffHow about this for perfection by North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein: 21 batters faced, 21 strikeouts.Trautwein thr…

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Serie A: Lukaku helps Inter move 11 points clear with Sassuolo win

Lukaku and Martínez on target in 2-1 victoryRonaldo scores as Juventus beat Napoli 2-1Romelu Lukaku scored one goal and set up another as Internazionale moved a step closer to its first Serie A title in more than a decade with a 2-1 win over Sassuolo o…

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‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich killed himself, examiner rules

Former player died at Minnesota treatment center aged 63Pavelich assisted on goal that beat USSR at 1980 OlympicsLast month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey player Mark Pavelich was ruled a suicide a Minnesota medical examiner said on Monday….

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Nacer Bouhanni speaks out over racist abuse after sprint cycling incident

Bouhanni has been targeted since DQ in race last month‘It’s sad to read all this, people wanting me to end up in jail’The former French national road race champion Nacer Bouhanni has spoken out about the racist abuse he has suffered since being disqual…

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Baylor shock unbeaten Gonzaga to win first NCAA national championship

Bulldogs were heavy favorites coming into title gameBaylor 86-70 Gonzaga: Hunter Felt’s minute-by-minute reportThe fresh-as-can-be Baylor obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection Monday night in an 86-70 runaway that brought this once-do…

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Greg Abbott will not throw first pitch after MLB hits out at Georgia voting laws

Texas governor was due to appear at Rangers’ opener on MondayMLB moved All-Star game from Georgia after new laws passedTexas governor Greg Abbott said on Monday that he won’t throw the ceremonial first pitch as planned at the Texas Rangers’ home opener…

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Dual-threat star Ohtani pitches 100mph then hits 450ft HR in same inning

Angels star later leaves game injured after awkward fallJapanese player has fastest pitch and hardest-hit homer of seasonShohei Ohtani both hit the hardest homer and threw the hardest pitch by a starter in the majors this season in an extraordinary two…

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‘I never expected to go this long’: Jordan Spieth ends four-year title drought

Former world No 1 wins Texas Open in run-up to MastersSpieth’s last victory came at 2017 British OpenJordan Spieth ended a slump that lasted nearly four years, closing with a six-under 66 on Sunday to win the Valero Texas Open for his first victory sin…

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Patty Tavatanakit holds off Lydia Ko’s surge to win ANA Inspiration title

Thai rookie wins her first major with two-shot victoryKo’s 10 under-par final round falls just short of comebackPatty Tavatanakit survived Lydia Ko’s final-round charge Sunday to win the ANA Inspiration for her first LPGA Tour victory.Five strokes ahea…

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Stanford crowned queens of college basketball after NCAA win over Arizona

NCAA national championship: Arizona 53-54 StanfordStanford win their first national title since 1992Haley Jones scored 17 points and Stanford beat Arizona 54-53, giving the Cardinal and coach Tara VanDerveer their first national championship in 29 year…