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Kristaps Porzingis denies rape allegation, attorney for NBA star says

New York Post reported claim of attack when star was at KnicksAttorney for Dallas Mavericks forward alleges extortionAn attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledged on Saturday that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but said the Dallas Maverick…

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Fifa trial: ex-president of Peru soccer acquitted of corruption charge

Manuel Burga wept after jurors found him not guilty of a single racketeering conspiracy charge, in a bribery scandal that saw two officials convicted last weekA former South American soccer official was acquitted Tuesday of a corruption charge stemming…

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Sergey Kovalev rebounds with swift TKO to capture light heavyweight belt

Kovalev destroys Vyacheslav Shabranskyy for WBO light heavyweight title‘Krusher’ scores three knockdowns before stopping opponent in secondKovalev, 34, wins back belt that Andre Ward surrendered when he retiredThe Krusher is back.Sergey Kovalev, long o…

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Guatemalan ex-judge gets eight months in first sentence of Fifa bribery case

Guatemala’s Hector Trujillo chokes up in apology to judge on WednesdayTrujillo, 63, will serve eight months in prison and must pay $415,000A former judge who led Guatemala’s soccer federation became the first person sentenced in the US in the Fifa worl…

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NFL owners and players meet after tumultuous start to season

NFL season has been dominated by protests over social injusticeCowboys owner Jerry Jones confronted by protestors in New YorkNFL players and owners met on Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called “constructiv…

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Aaron Judge homers in playoff debut as New York Yankees book place in ALDS

  • Yankees advance to ALDS with 8-4 victory over Twins in wild-card playoff
  • Gregorius’ three-run homer tied game after Minnesota ran out to early lead
  • New York travel to Cleveland for Game 1 of AL division series on Thursday

Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius and a brilliant bullpen rescued New York from a rugged start and lifted the Yankees to their first postseason win in five years.

Gregorius’ three-run homer tied the score after Minnesota knocked out Luis Severino in the first inning, a pumped-up Judge showed his most emotion this season when he hit a two-run shot in his postseason debut and the Yankees beat the Twins 8-4 Tuesday night in the AL wild-card game.

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James Blake police disciplinary trial decision may not be made public

The internal disciplinary trial of a police officer who tackled retired pro tennis player James Blake and slammed him to the ground in a mistaken arrest concluded Tuesday, but the public and even Blake aren’t entitled to the details of any possible punishment.

Officers’ disciplinary records are secret under New York state law, city officials say. Blake said he expects to be told the outcome by the police watchdog group that brought the case, but it’s not a right.

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Yankees’ Aaron Judge breaks Mark McGwire’s rookie home run record

  • Judge hits 49th and 50th home runs to break McGwire’s rookie mark
  • Yankee slugger has 13 homers in September after midseason slump
  • McGwire hit 49 for Oakland in 1987, breaking previous record of 38

Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire’s major-league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3 Monday.

The 6ft 7in, 25-year-old slugger tied the mark with a two-run drive to right-center off Jakob Junis (8-3) in the third inning that put New York ahead 3-0. His solo shot over the visitors’ bullpen in left against Trevor Cahill in the seventh made it 7-3 and earned him a rare curtain call.

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Knicks great Charles Oakley arrested after run-in at Madison Square Garden

  • NYPD said Oakley was arrested on three counts of assault, all third degree
  • Oakley, 53, was ejected during first quarter of Knicks’ loss to Clippers

Former Knicks star Charles Oakley was forcefully removed from his seat at Madison Square Garden, handcuffed and arrested after a scuffle near team owner James Dolan.

Related: Derrick Rose’s no-show just another sign of the Knicks’ dysfunction

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Knicks great Charles Oakley arrested after run-in at Madison Square Garden

  • NYPD said Oakley was arrested on three counts of assault, all third degree
  • Oakley, 53, was ejected during first quarter of Knicks’ loss to Clippers

Former Knicks star Charles Oakley was forcefully removed from his seat at Madison Square Garden, handcuffed and arrested after a scuffle near team owner James Dolan.

Related: Derrick Rose’s no-show just another sign of the Knicks’ dysfunction

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Madison Bumgarner brilliant as Giants blank Mets to book spot in NLDS

Bumgarner throws four-hit complete-game shutout to blank MetsGiants will face Cubs in Game 1 of NLDS at Wrigley Field on FridayNobody takes to October like Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest po…

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Venus Williams blows match point in US Open loss to Karolina Pliskova

  • Williams hoped to become oldest grand slam quarter-finalist since 1994
  • No10 seed Pliskova reaches last eight in major for first time in career

Venus Williams went from down and out to a point from victory, then back again. In the end, she couldn’t quite get past a woman a dozen years younger who had never previously reached the last 16 of a grand slam.

Williams failed to convert a match point and lost 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the fourth round of the US Open on Monday, despite vociferous support from the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd down the stretch.

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Women dominate NBC’s prime-time Olympic coverage in Rio

  • 58.5% of telecasts devoted to women’s sports, study finds
  • Men usually receive more coverage, with exception of London 2012

During the first half of the Olympics, women have dominated the screen on NBC in the evening.

Through Saturday night, 58.5% of the competition time on NBC’s prime-time telecasts involved women’s sports, with 41.5% devoted to men, according to research released on Monday by three college professors writing a book, Olympic Television: Inside the Biggest Show on Earth.

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WNBA withdraws fines for players who wore black shirts to support gun victims

Players and teams were originally fined for wearing black warmup shirts Penalties seemed to galvanize the players, who voiced displeasureThe WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings …

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New York City FC finally get first win over Red Bulls in Hudson River Derby

  • New York City FC 2-0 New York Red Bulls
  • Jack Harrison and David Villa the scorers for NYC FC

Jack Harrison scored an early goal and set up David Villa for another in the second-half as New York City FC beat the Red Bulls 2-0 on Sunday, NYC FC’s first win over their local rivals.

The victory also lifted NYC FC to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

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Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist out of Belmont Stakes due to sickness

  • Nyquist to miss Belmont Stakes due to high white blood cell count
  • Kentucky Derby winner’s bid for Triple Crown ended at Preakness
  • Trainer Doug O’Neill said summer schedule could include Travers

The trainer of Nyquist says the Kentucky Derby winner is sick and won’t run in the Belmont Stakes on 11 June.

Doug O’Neill said Tuesday that Nyquist is “out because of sickness.”

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Matt Harvey booed off the field by Mets fans after nine-run horror show

  • New low for pitcher as Nats hammer him for career-worst nine runs
  • Harvey says: ‘I’m not happy about it and I know nobody else is’

Head down, Matt Harvey began to walk off the mound even before manager Terry Collins arrived to take the ball. Harvey, and the booing Mets fans, had seen enough.

The sudden descent of the former ace hit a new low Thursday night when Harvey was hammered for a career-worst nine runs as the Washington Nationals routed New York 9-1.

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Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello hit with 80-game suspension for positive drug test

  • Toronto Blue Jays first baseman tests positive for anabolic steroid
  • Colabello, 32, was hitting .069 with one RBI so far this season

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for the same anabolic steroid that caused Philadelphia pitcher Daniel Stumpf to be disciplined last week.

Colabello’s penalty was announced by the commissioner’s office on Friday. The substance, dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, is sold under the name Turinabol.

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NBA will be first major North American league to sell jersey sponsorships

  • Three-year trial was approved Friday by league owners
  • Patches will measure about 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches

The NBA will begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18, becoming the first major North American sports league to put partners’ logos on players’ uniforms.

The three-year trial was approved Friday by NBA owners and will take effect when the league’s contract with Nike begins. The patches will appear on the front left of the jersey, opposite Nike’s logo, and measure about 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches.

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New York Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson surprisingly retires at 32

  • Remarkably durable left tackle missed only one snap in 10-year career
  • Ferguson was No4 pick in 2006 NFL draft and started 167 straight games

D’Brickashaw Ferguson is walking away from football after 10 years of protecting New York Jets quarterbacks.

The remarkably durable and consistent left tackle who never missed a snap due to injury has decided to retire, according to a person familiar with the decision.

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