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Alysa Liu, 14, successfully defends US women’s figure skating title

Liu becomes first woman to repeat as champion since 2013Mariah Bell, Bradie Tennell go second and third respectivelyAlysa Liu needed all of her technical brilliance in her impressive jumping arsenal to hold off Mariah Bell and successfully defend her U…

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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Lakers’ LeBron James named All-Star captains

LeBron edges Luka Doncic in balloting for West captain’s spotLakers star is voted All-Star starter for NBA-record 16th timeIt’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron v Team Giannis.LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the …

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Antonio Brown surrenders himself to Florida police on multiple charges

Embattled NFL free agent spends night in Broward county jailBrown faces charges of burglary, battery and criminal mischiefNFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night following accusations that he and his trainer a…

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Kansas-Kansas State college basketball rivalry game ends in massive brawl

Teams fight after block as time expires in Kansas victoryCoaches, police and security have to separate playersBitter rivals Kansas and Kansas State ended their college basketball showdown on Tuesday night with a wild melee that included punches, shovin…

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Damien Lillard scores 61 points against Warriors to break Portland record

Trail Blazers star held previous record of 60 pointsBoston Celtics inflict heavy defeat on LA LakersDamian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 three-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted t…

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Damien Lillard scores 61 points against Warriors to break Portland record

Trail Blazers star held previous record of 60 pointsBoston Celtics inflict heavy defeat on LA LakersDamian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 three-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted t…

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Raheem Mostert runs Packers ragged as 49ers reach Super Bowl

As it happened: Green Bay Packers 20-37 San Francisco 49ers49ers will now face Chiefs in next month’s Super BowlRaheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, Nick Bosa harassed Aaron Rod…

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Chiefs reach their first Super Bowl since 1970 as Mahomes tames Titans

As it happened: Tennessee Titans 24-35 Kansas City ChiefsKC will face Packers or 49ers in next month’s Super BowlPatrick Mahomes tiptoed down the sideline for a game-turning touchdown, added three TD passes, and the Kansas City Chiefs made their first …

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Conor McGregor visits 40-second destruction on Donald Cerrone in UFC return

McGregor scores first-round TKO at UFC 246 – as it happenedFormer two-division champion returns from inactive stretch Conor McGregor came back with a big bang. McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round…

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Alyssa Nakken becomes first female coach in MLB history

Nakken, a former softball standout at first base for Sacramento State, was named an assistant manager of the San Francisco GiantsAlyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history on Thursday when she was named an a…

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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired amid multiple sign-stealing scandals

Sox manager fired for role in sign-stealing while with AstrosCora faces separate probe for allegations Red Sox stole signsSkipper won 2018 World Series in debut season with BostonThe Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after Major …

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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired amid multiple sign-stealing scandals

Sox manager fired for role in sign-stealing while with AstrosCora faces separate probe for allegations Red Sox stole signsSkipper won 2018 World Series in debut season with BostonThe Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after Major …

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Joe Burrow’s six touchdowns power LSU past Clemson to national title

Tigers win 42-25 to end Clemson’s 29-game winning streakJoe Burrow’s 60 TD passes sets NCAA single-season recordJoe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading …

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Joe Burrow’s six touchdowns power LSU past Clemson to national title

Tigers win 42-25 to end Clemson’s 29-game winning streakJoe Burrow’s 60 TD passes sets NCAA single-season recordJoe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading …

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Aaron Rodgers stays cool to guide Packers past Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks 23-28 Green Bay PackersPackers will play San Francisco 49ers for place in Super BowlMahomes leads Kansas City back from dead against TexansAaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green B…

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Five-star Mahomes leads Chiefs to 24-point comeback against stunned Texans

Houston Texans 31-51 Kansas City ChiefsChiefs will now play Tennessee Titans for place in Super BowlTexans had led Chiefs 24-0 after first-quarterReigning NFL MVP throws five touchdowns in victoryThe Kansas City Chiefs are back in the AFC championship …

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Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman arrested over alleged vandalism in Beverly Hills

New England Patriots star reportedly jumped on carReceiver was released on citation by California policeNew England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of some…

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Iran’s only female Olympic medallist says she has quit country

Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh described herself as ‘one of millions of oppressed women in Iran’Iran’s only female Olympic medallist has said she intends to leave the Islamic republic, in a blistering online statement in which she describes herself a…

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Baltimore Ravens’ historic season ended as Titans’ Derrick Henry runs riot

Tennessee win 28-12 to oust top-seeded Ravens from playoffsBaltimore’s historic season ends with first loss since SeptemberNiners overwhelm Vikings to reach NFC championship gameThe Tennessee Titans fear no one. Not even the NFL’s best team.Why should …

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Sergino Dest: Ajax’s USA defender leaves Qatar training camp amid Iran tensions

Dutch club were training in Middle East during winter breakPlayer said he felt uncomfortable after recent incidentsAjax and USA defender Sergino Dest is leaving the club’s winter training camp in Qatar, amid high tensions in the Middle East, the club a…