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Blow for IOC as Calgary set to be latest city to stop bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Referendum looks likely to oppose bid for GamesOnly two cities have officially declared for hosting rightsCalgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said “no” in a non-binding referendum. Unofficial results…

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Warriors suspend Green for one game after confrontation with teammate Durant

Pair argued during loss to Clippers earlier in the weekDurant will become a free-agent in summer of 2019The Golden State Warriors suspended Draymond Green for Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks without pay for conduct detrimental to the team foll…

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NFL moves Rams-Chiefs game from Mexico City to LA over condition of field

League says Azteca Stadium turf ‘does not meet NFL standards’Decision comes just six days before game due to be playedThe NFL has moved the Los Angeles Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to LA due to the poor condi…

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MLB looks at claims Mariners management called Latino players ‘lazy and stupid’

Former employee makes allegations in social media postsSeattle Mariners say accusations are baseless and untrueMajor League Baseball is investigating claims made against the Seattle Mariners by the team’s recently fired training and conditioning direct…

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Giants beat 49ers in game played in unhealthy conditions due to wildfires

Giants quarterback throws three touchdown passesNew York end five-game losing streak with 27-23 winEli Manning threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beati…

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NFL wrap: Titans scalp Patriots while Brees moves to No2 on all-time TD list

Marcus Mariota leads Tennessee past battered New EnglandTodd Bowles job in question after heavy New York Jets lossDrew Brees throws 509th touchdown pass of careerThe Tennessee Titans sacked Tom Brady three times and hit him repeatedly as they beat New …

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Paris St-Germain face football inquiry and lawsuit over racial profiling

• French Football Federation look into club’s recruitment policy• French league of human rights files discrimination lawsuitThe French Football Federation has said its ethical council will look into Paris Saint-Germain’s recruiting policy after club sc…

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USA extend unbeaten run to 27 games with victory over Portugal

Jessica McDonald scores winner in second USWNT appearanceUSA’s last defeat came in July 2017 against AustraliaJessica McDonald, making just her second appearance for the US, scored in the 43rd minute as her team recorded their 500th victory with a 1-0 …

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Miami voters give Beckham approval to negotiate stadium deal for MLS club

Inter Miami looking to build complex on public golf courseBeckham’s group will now negotiate deal with cityDavid Beckham’s long-planned stadium deal is closer to reality. Miami voters gave city officials permission on Tuesday to negotiate a n…

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Titans’ Byard mocks Cowboys as loss puts Dallas’s playoff hopes in danger

Monday Night Football: Tennessee Titans 28-14 Dallas CowboysKevin Byard imitates Terrell Owen’s mocking celebrationKevin Byard secured the interception that sparked the sluggish Tennessee Titans and turned toward midfield.  The flashback for the D…

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NFL wrap: Mahomes’ offensive storm continues while Steelers top Ravens

Chiefs quarterback continues record-breaking start to careerRoethlisberger throws –and punts – Steelers to victoryPatrick Mahomes passed for 375 yards, threw three touchdown passes two to Travis Kelce and continued the best start by an NFL quarterback …

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Mary Keitany wins her fourth New York Marathon as Lelisa Desisa takes men’s title

Kenyan equals record for most victories in New YorkLate surge by Desisa secures victory over Shura KitataMary Keitany of Kenya has become the second woman to win the New York Marathon four times, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot to victory by thre…

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Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

American is first man to defend titles at two different weightsIsrael Adesanya record impressive win in undercardDaniel Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the middle of the second round on Saturday night to retain his heavyweight championship in the m…

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Gafur Rakhimov elected president of Aiba despite IOC criticisms

Controversial figure beat Serik Konakbayev on Saturday’s voteIOC critical and yet to confirm boxing for 2020 OlympicsAn Uzbek businessman who denies accusations from the US Treasury that he is one of Uzbekistan’s leading criminals with links to the glo…

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Diego Valeri’s double lifts Timbers as NYCFC fracture Union in MLS playoffs

Timbers win 2-1 over FC Dallas to advance to two-leg semi-finalMaximiliano Moralez powers NYCFC in easy victory over UnionDiego Valeri scored two goals, the second with Portland a man down, and the Timbers beat FC Dallas 2-1 in an MLS knockout game Wed…

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Diego Valeri’s double lifts Timbers as NYCFC fracture Union in MLS playoffs

Timbers win 2-1 over FC Dallas to advance to two-leg semi-finalMaximiliano Moralez powers NYCFC in easy victory over UnionDiego Valeri scored two goals, the second with Portland a man down, and the Timbers beat FC Dallas 2-1 in an MLS knockout game Wed…

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Derrick Rose left in tears after career-high 50 points in Timberwolves win

2011 MVP pours in career-high 50 points in win over Utah JazzRose, veteran of four knee surgeries, also had game-saving blockDuring the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn’t score 50 points in all of January.Or February. Continue reading…

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Derrick Rose left in tears after career-high 50 points in Timberwolves win

2011 MVP pours in career-high 50 points in win over Utah JazzRose, veteran of four knee surgeries, also had game-saving blockDuring the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn’t score 50 points in all of January.Or February. Continue reading…

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NFL increases London series to four games in 2019, with Spurs hosting two

London has hosted NFL games since 2007Many believe UK capital will eventually have its own teamThe NFL says it will play four regular-season games in London next year, two at Wembley and two at the new stadium being built for Tottenham Hotspur. Th…

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Klay Thompson sets NBA record for three-pointers in a game as Warriors blitz Bulls

Thompson scores 14 three-pointers and 52 points in totalPrevious record was held by teammate Steph CurryKlay Thompson broke teammate Stephen Curry’s NBA record for three-pointers in a game with his 14th during a brilliant offensive performance by the G…