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Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi accuses Atalanta fans of racism

• Striker says he was abused while on loan at Borussia Dortmund• Belgian hits out on Twitter over ‘monkey noises’ from standsBorussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi says he was subject to racist chants from Atalanta fans during a Europa League game i…

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Fred’s free-kick gives Shakhtar Donetsk narrow lead over Roma

Shakhtar Donetsk came from behind to beat Roma 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 meeting thanks to a spectacular winner from the Brazil midfielder Fred.The 24-year-old Fred showed why some of Europe’s top clubs are reportedly scout…

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Dallas Mavericks investigate claims franchise is hostile workplace for women

Sports Illustrated prints allegations of harassment and domestic abuseOwner Mark Cuban admits team has a problem that needs fixingThe Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team preside…

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Chicago Blackhawks ban four fans for racist taunting during game

Abuse was directed at Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-PellyChicago’s Anthony Duclair unsurprised at racism during gameThe Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward D…

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USA men’s hockey team through to last eight at Olympics with Slovakia rout

USA survive physical match with Slovakia to advance to last eightAmericans will face Czech Republic in Wednesday’s quarter-finalRyan Donato scored two goals, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification roun…

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Danica Patrick’s Nascar career ends in crash as Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500

Dillon in No3 car 17 years to day after Dale Earnhardt Sr’s deathBubba Wallace, first black driver at Daytona in 50 years, is secondAustin Dillon put the No3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500 as Danica Patrick’s career ended with a crash. Dillon …

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Juventus’ derby win over Torino marred by Gonzalo Higuaín ankle injury

Juventus’ 1-0 derby win over Torino on Sunday came at a cost, with Gonzalo Higuaín limping off with an apparent left ankle injury before Alex Sandro’s first-half winner.The striker is a potential doubt for the second leg of Juve’s Champions League tie …

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NHL fans ejected for racist taunts at Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly

Fans shouted ‘basketball, basketball, basketball’ at playerCanadian has spoken of loneliness of being a hockey player Devante Smith-Pelly was taunted by four fans shouting “basketball, basketball, basketball” on Saturday night during the Chicago Blackh…

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Russians outclass USA in men’s ice hockey in front of fiery crowd

Americans easily beaten by old rivals at Gangneung Hockey CentreUS face qualification playoff to make quarter-finalsDid the NHL kill men’s hockey at the Winter Olympics?Ilya Kovalchuk scored two back-breaking goals as the Russians outplayed, outhit and…

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USA’s Chloe Kim soars to Olympic gold in snowboard halfpipe

17-year-old American produces top score of 98.25Liu Jiayu claims silver and Arielle Gold bronzeChloe Kim’s coronation is complete. The 17-year-old from California dominated the Olympic women’s halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday, soaring to a gold m…

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Olympic swimmer describes coach’s ‘abusive, manipulative’ behavior

Ariana Kukors publishes essay online addressing her experience with Sean Hutchinson, who had ‘perfected the art of grooming’An Olympic swimmer who has accused her former coach of sexually abusing her when she was a minor described “an extensive, abusi…

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Cavs trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers after just 15 games as Wade also leaves

Point guard traded in return for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance JrDwyane Wade also returns to Miami in busy day for Cleveland With the force of a LeBron James dunk, the Cavaliers have shattered their roster. Cleveland completely changed their look and…

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Prosecutor attacks Trump’s ‘ghoulish’ comments on death of Colts’ Edwin Jackson

NFL player was killed in car accident on Sunday morningSuspect in case had been deported from United States twicePresident used death to attack illegal immigrationProsecutors filed felony charges on Wednesday against an immigrant illegally living in th…

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NBA: Warriors and Cavaliers lose again as Knicks’ Porzingis tears ACL

LeBron James says he will not leave Cleveland this seasonDraymond Green ejected as Golden State go down to ThunderJonathon Simmons scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the third quarter and Orlando overcame a 21-point deficit to beat reeling Cleve…

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Josh McDaniels announced as new Colts coach … and then stays with Patriots

New England offensive coordinator backs out of Indianapolis dealColts had announced press conference to unveil McDanielsJosh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis’ Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours aft…

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Man held over death of NFL player Edwin Jackson was in US illegally

Manuel Orrego-Savala has been deported from America twiceTwenty-six-year-old Jackson was hit by car on Sunday morningPolice suspect Orrego-Savala was intoxicated at time of crashPolice say a man being held in a suspected drunken driving crash that kill…

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Man held over death of NFL player Edwin Jackson was in US illegally

Manuel Orrego-Savala has been deported from America twiceTwenty-six-year-old Jackson was hit by car on Sunday morningPolice suspect Orrego-Savala was intoxicated at time of crashPolice say a man being held in a suspected drunken driving crash that kill…

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Larry Nassar sentenced to up to 125 years in jail in latest sexual abuse case

Former doctor abused athletes in his care under guise of treatment54-year-old had already been given two other prison sentencesThe former doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women has shaken the gymnastics world was sentenced on Monday …

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Edwin Jackson, Indianapolis Colts linebacker, killed by suspected drunk driver

Twenty-six-year-old struck by car along with another man on SundayDriver attempted to flee from scene of crime but was caught by policeThe Indianapolis Colts said on Sunday the linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed when a suspected drunken…

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Cavaliers slump again with Rockets thumping as LeBron sits out fourth quarter

LeBron James scores just 11 points in 120-88 loss to HoustonCleveland manage to stop James Harden but achieve little elseChris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Ryan Anderson added 21 points and the Houston Rockets became the latest team to thump Clev…