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Lindsey Vonn: a daredevil champion never afraid to show her scars

The 34-year-old has retired as the most successful female skier of all time. She is loved for her flaws as much as her phenomenal physical giftsOlympic athletes have an unfortunate tendency to be recognized only for what they accomplish during the Game…

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MLS Cup final: Atlanta United v Portland Timbers – live!

Teams meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for season finaleEmail Beau or tweet him at @duresport with your thoughts 12.31am GMT Kickoff time is 8:08 Eastern time. That’s a little after 5 p.m. on the West Coach. A little after 1 a.m. in England. A little afte…

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How Simone Biles came to wield incomparable influence in gymnastics | Beau Dure

The 21-year-old is known for her skills in competition but such is her status she is now influencing how gymnastics is governedPlenty of athletes have the power to transform their sports. LeBron James changes the balance of power in the NBA every time …

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USA Gymnastics couldn’t handle Larry Nassar. Now it can’t even handle itself

The organization is responsible for the safety of thousands of young athletes, yet it has moved from disaster to disaster in the wake of a sexual abuse scandalHow difficult is it for USA Gymnastics, an organization whose inability to deal with sexual a…

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USA v Jamaica: Concacaf Women’s Championship – live!

USWNT will qualify for Women’s World Cup with victoryYou can email Beau with your thoughts or tweet him @duresportHow the US reinvented themselves after disaster at Rio 2016 12.11am BST Nov. 5, 2010. The U.S. women took the field for the second World C…

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Fiba Women’s Basketball World Cup final: USA v Australia – live!

You can email Beau here or tweet him @duresportOpals going for second title, US are searching for their 10th 7.53pm BST The U.S. attack is more balanced than the Force would’ve been if Anakin Skywalker hadn’t turned to the Dark Side. Breanna Stewart, a…

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Serena Williams v Anastasija Sevastova: US Open women’s semi-final – live!

Djokovic ends Millman’s run to reach semi-finalsEmail Beau here or you can tweet him @duresport 11.52pm BST Meet Anastasija Sevastova …She’s 28 years old, from Latvia via Austria. Related: Sloane Stephens, defending US Open champion, falls to Anastas…

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Serena Williams v Anastasija Sevastova: US Open women’s semi-final – live!

Djokovic ends Millman’s run to reach semi-finalsEmail Beau here or you can tweet him @duresport 11.52pm BST Meet Anastasija Sevastova …She’s 28 years old, from Latvia via Austria. Related: Sloane Stephens, defending US Open champion, falls to Anastas…

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Serena Williams v Anastasija Sevastova: US Open women’s semi-final – live!

Djokovic ends Millman’s run to reach semi-finalsEmail Beau here or you can tweet him @duresport 11.52pm BST Meet Anastasija Sevastova …She’s 28 years old, from Latvia via Austria. Related: Sloane Stephens, defending US Open champion, falls to Anastas…

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Serena Williams v Anastasija Sevastova: US Open women’s semi-final – live!

Djokovic ends Millman’s run to reach semi-finalsEmail Beau here or you can tweet him @duresport 11.52pm BST Meet Anastasija Sevastova …She’s 28 years old, from Latvia via Austria. Related: Sloane Stephens, defending US Open champion, falls to Anastas…

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Serena Williams v Venus Williams: US Open women’s singles – live!

Sisters meet for 30th time as professionals in third roundRolling report: Third round unfolds on day five in New YorkTweet Beau at @duresport or email him 1.21am BST First set: *Serena 3-1 Venus (*denotes next server)Serena moved pretty well on the fir…

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Does partnering with men’s clubs help or hinder women’s football teams?

Sharing a stadium and facilities can help both men’s and women’s clubs grow, although the tactic isn’t always a guarantee of successIs a downtown stadium a cure-all for any soccer club that needs a boost? And do US women’s soccer teams need to be affil…

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Carli Lloyd at the death: Ten years on from the USWNT’s most improbable win

When the US met Brazil in the 2008 Olympic final, they were still recovering from the shock of a 4-0 defeat to Marta and Co at the 2007 World CupThe 21st of August, 2008. For perhaps the first time in their history, the US women’s soccer team lines up …

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After six months, is Carlos Cordeiro close to reviving US soccer fortunes?

The new US Soccer president helped bring the 2026 World Cup to North America, but problems from a new coach to infighting need to be addressedWhen Carlos Cordeiro was elected US Soccer Federation (USSF) president, his mandate was to bring the 2026 Worl…

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MLS All-Stars v Juventus – live!

Minute-by-minute updates as USA’s best face Juventus in exhibitionMLS’s growth remains steady rather than spectacularTweet Beau at @duresport or email him 9.18pm BST Beau will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s a look at Graham Parker’s state of t…

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Manchester United v Real Madrid: International Champions Cup – live!

Man United and Real Madrid clash in pre-season friendlyTweet Beau at @duresport or email him 12.22am BST Manchester United lineup …David De Gea will see his first action of the ICC (which is the International Champions Cup in this context, not someth…

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Manchester United v Liverpool: International Champions Cup – live!

Premier League rivals meet in pre-season friendly in Ann ArborTweet Beau at @duresport or email him 9.25pm BST Manchester United lineup De Gea, Bailly, Jones, Rojo, Valencia, Lindelof, Pogba, Martial, Lingard, Young, Matic, Rashford, Fellaini … Now, …

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Manchester City v Liverpool: International Champions Cup – live!

Man City face Liverpool in pre-season friendly at MetLife StadiumLiverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri clears the air after move from StokeTweet Beau at @duresport or email him 1.11am BST 5 min: Commentator Ian Darke says one reason for the poor pitch condition…

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Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund: International Champions Cup – live!

Liverpool and Dortmund meet in pre-season friendly in CharlotteTweet Beau at @duresport or email him 8.11pm BST These two clubs also had teams in the International Champions Cup “Futures” tournament, featuring Under-14 teams. Neither advanced to the f…

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Republic of Ireland v USA: international friendly – live!

Teams meet at Aviva Stadium in Dublin after missing World CupEmail beau.dure.freelance@guardian.co.uk or tweet @duresport 1.11pm BST Beau will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s how the US got on in their last friendly:Josh Sargent scored on debut…