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Former USA Gymnastics doctor given 60 years in prison for child abuse images

Dr Larry Nassar sentenced to 60 years for child abuse imagery crimesNassar, 54, has also separately pleaded guilty to molesting gymnastsAn elite Michigan sports doctor who possessed images of child abuse imagery and assaulted gymnasts was sentenced Thu…

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NFL hall of famer Warren Moon sued over alleged drugging and sexual harassment

Former quarterback subject to claim brought by former assistantMoon has taken leave from commentary role for Seattle SeahawksHall of fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by an assistant for his sports marketing firm, accor…

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US Soccer president Gulati will not seek reelection after World Cup failure

Gulati has been most powerful man in US soccer for 12 yearsFifty-eight year-old attracted criticism after USA missed out on Russia 2018The US Soccer president, Sunil Gulati, will not seek a fourth term, announcing his decision two months after USA fail…

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NFL suspends Rob Gronkowski one game for body-slamming prone opponent

Buffalo’s Tre’Davious White was evaluated for concussion after late hitPatriots coach Bill Belichick says his player’s hit was ‘bullshit’The NFL has suspended New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski one game for a late, gratuitous hit to the head…

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British Gymnastics suspends coach Eddie van Hoof amid investigation

• UK coach of the year under investigation for misconduct• Van Hoof led men’s team to five medals at Rio Olympics in 2016British Gymnastics has announced it has suspended Eddie van Hoof, who leads the men’s programme, following allegations of misconduc…

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NFL scores: Packers stay alive while 49ers start Garoppolo era with win

Vikings And Patriots extend winning streaks on Sunday afternoonJets beat Chiefs to extend Kansas City’s miserable runAaron Jones’ 20-yard touchdown run on his only carry, with 5:59 left in overtime, gave the Green Bay Packers a 26-20 win Sunday over th…

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College Football Playoff: Alabama join Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia

Tigers will play Alabama in Sugar Bowl on New Year’s DayOklahoma and Georgia will meet in the Rose Bowl The Crimson Tide got the nod over Ohio State and will play Clemson in the College Football Playoff on 1 January in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma and Geor…

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New York Yankees choose Aaron Boone as next manager, source says

Boone, 44, hit one of the most famous home runs in Yankees’ historyEx-third baseman has not managed at any level since retiring as a playerThe Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with Ne…

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Record-breaking Dez Bryant helps keep Cowboys’ playoff hopes alive

Dallas beat Washington 38-14 on Thursday Night FootballBryant catches 72nd touchdown pass of career for Cowboys recordDak Prescott threw two touchdown passes, including a franchise record-breaker to Dez Bryant, and the Dallas Cowboys finally won withou…

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LeBron James ejected for first time in 1,082-game NBA career but Cavs still win

Star leaves game after arguing with referee Kane FitzgeraldCleveland beat Miami Heat thanks to Kevin Love’s 38 pointsLeBron James was ejected for the first time in his illustrious career on Tuesday night, tossed in the third quarter of Cleveland’s 108-…

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NFL bans Talib and Crabtree after confrontation that sparked mass brawl

Both players suspended for two games after their fight on SundayRaiders coach Jack Del Rio says punishment is too harshOakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib have been suspended for two games each without pay after they foug…

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Tennessee pull out of Schiano deal after protests over Jerry Sandusky links

Schiano was assistant at Penn State during Jerry Sandusky’s tenureSandusky is serving 30-60 years in prison for sexual abuse of childrenSchiano denies having knowledge of Sandusky’s crimesTennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator…

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Tennessee pull out of Schiano deal after protests over Jerry Sandusky links

Schiano was assistant at Penn State during Jerry Sandusky’s tenureSandusky is serving 30-60 years in prison for sexual abuse of childrenSchiano denies having knowledge of Sandusky’s crimesTennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator…

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NFL round-up: Raiders-Broncos descends into mass brawl; Pats and Eagles win

Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree reignite old feud Philadelphia within sight of clinching NFC East after Sunday winBrowns remain on course for winless season after loss to BengalsThe feud between Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback A…

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Minnesota Vikings hold off Detroit Lions’ rally for seventh straight win

Keenum throws three touchdowns as Vikings tighten grip on NFC NorthVikings hold off rally to take three-game lead over Lions in division raceMinnesota’s Everson Griffen announces birth of baby on shirt after sackCase Keenum threw for two touchdowns and…

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USA Gymnastics doctor faces 25 years in prison after guilty plea to molesting girls

Larry Nassar worked with Olympic gymnasts and at Michigan State University54-year-old’s plea deal carries minimum 25-year termA sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty on We…

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Ray Allen, two-time NBA champion, says he was catfished by man posing as women

Former Heat and Celtics star he has been harassed on social mediaBryant Coleman insists he is being harassed rather than former playerThe two-time NBA champion Ray Allen said he is a victim of catfishing, and has asked a court to throw out a case …

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Seattle Seahawks go down to another defeat without Legion of Boom

Seattle lose 34-31 to Atlanta Falcons after missed field goal in final secondsQuestionable decisions by Pete Carroll cost Seattle dearMatt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons did enough through three quarters that even the best comeback attempt by Russell Wil…

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Seattle Seahawks go down to another defeat without Legion of Boom

Seattle lose 34-31 to Atlanta Falcons after missed field goal in final secondsQuestionable decisions by Pete Carroll cost Seattle dearMatt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons did enough through three quarters that even the best comeback attempt by Russell Wil…

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NFL scores: Saints’ wild rally stuns Washington; Giants beat stumbling Chiefs

New Orleans come back from 15 points down in fourth quarterMinnesota Vikings halt high-scoring Rams to move to 8-2Cleveland Browns fall to 0-10 after another miserable afternoonThe New Orleans Saints extended their winning streak to eight games with an…