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Cam Newton’s season all but over as Panthers star placed on injured reserve

Carolina quarterback goes on IR with foot injury to end season Nick Foles to resume starter’s duties with Jags after bye weekThe ongoing saga regarding Cam Newton’s foot injury is over, with the Carolina Panthers quarterback going on injured reserve in…

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Tarania Clarke, midfielder for Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz, killed in Kingston stabbing

Clarke, 20, killed in fight with another woman over cellphoneMidfielder scored in senior international debut in SeptemberAuthorities in Jamaica say a member of the women’s national soccer team has been stabbed to death.Police said Friday that 20-year-o…

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Deadspin staffers resign en masse in defiance of ‘stick to sports’ mandate

Seven Deadspin staffers resign one day after top editor firedPopular website has clashed with management repeatedlyAt least seven staff members at Deadspin quit en masse on Wednesday as part of a dispute with management over its focus, a spokesman said…

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Sam Burgess forced to retire from rugby league due to injury

Souths captain has ongoing shoulder problemThree years remaining on Rabbitohs contractSam Burgess, the South Sydney and England forward, has been forced to call time on his rugby league career as a result of a chronic shoulder injury that blighted his …

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Astros owner apologizes after team accused reporter of fabricating story

Stephanie Apstein said executive joked about domestic violenceAfter denying story, team later fired assistant GMThe Houston Astros owner, Jim Crane, has written a letter of apology to a journalist he accused of “fabricating” a story that has overshadow…

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Brilliant England deserved to win – we weren’t good enough, says Hansen

• ‘We have to take it on the chin and so do the people back home’• Jones praises his side’s ‘outstanding discipline’ in 19-7 victoryThe New Zealand coach, Steve Hansen, conceded that his team had been well beaten by England in Yokohama but his All Blac…

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Astros fire Brandon Taubman after outburst at female reporters

Houston fire assistant GM over incident with female writersAstros say Taubman’s conduct didn’t reflect team’s values The Houston Astros have fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman following an investigation into a clubhouse outburst directed t…

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Alejandro Pozuelo’s double lifts Toronto in playoff upset of top seed NYC FC

Pozuelo scores both goals as Toronto FC win 2-1 at Citi FieldNo 4 seed advance to face winner of Atlanta v Philadelphia Toronto FC are back in the last four of the MLS Cup playoffs after a surprise 2-1 win over top seed New York City FC on Wednesday ni…

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MLB looking into umpire’s tweet calling for ‘CIVAL WAR’ if Trump is impeached

Commissioner says MLB will investigate politicized tweetRob Drake, 50, has worked at major-league level since 1999World Series Game 2: Nationals v Astros – live!Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball will look into a politicized tweet by u…

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David Beckham’s MLS team unveil plans for $966m stadium in Miami

Beckham’s team unveil rendition for new $966m stadiumInter Miami will join Major League Soccer for 2020 seasonDavid Beckham’s nascent Major League Soccer club have unveiled plans for their new $966m stadium ahead of their entrance to the league for the…

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Dolphins discipline Bobby McCain after confrontation with 13-year-old fan

Alleged incident occurred before Miami’s loss in BuffaloBuffalo News reports player spat at another fan after gameMiami Dolphins safety Bobby McCain will be disciplined by the team for his verbal confrontation with a 13-year-old boy who was rooting for…

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Michael Jordan opens first of two health clinics for underprivileged in Charlotte

NBA legend has donated $7m toward Charlotte medical clinicsHornets owner is a longtime state resident and played at UNCAn emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged mem…

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Lee Ann Walker, unaware of rule, adds 58 penalty strokes at Senior LPGA event

Lee Ann Walker hit with 58 penalty strokes over two daysWalker unaware of rule change involving caddies on greenThe rules have changed since the last time professional golfer Lee Ann Walker competed in an LPGA-sanctioned event. She found out the hard w…

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‘LeBron stands for money’: Hong Kong protestors burn James jerseys

NBA star said freedom of speech can carry ‘a lot of negative’Relationship between NBA and China is under strainProtestors in Hong Kong have burned LeBron James jerseys after the NBA star said that freedom of speech can lead to “a lot of negative”.James…

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Weston McKennie scores record hat-trick as USA hammer seven past Cuba

McKennie scores quickest hat-trick in US history in 7-0 victoryUSA led 6-0 at half before Pulisic hit from spot in 62nd minuteStriker Weston McKennie scored the quickest hat-trick in US soccer history on Friday as the home side hammered Cuba 7-0 in Fri…

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Rugby World Cup matches at risk as Super Typhoon Hagibis escalates

England v France may be moved to Oita or cancelledJapan game with Scotland could be postponed 24 hoursCritical matches in the Rugby World Cup are at risk, with Super Typhoon Hagibis due to sweep through Japan this weekend.World Rugby has called a press…

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Simone Biles makes more history as USA romp to seventh straight global title

Biles breaks record for most medals by a woman at worldsUSA women take seventh straight title at worlds or OlympicsItaly capture bronze for first world team medal since 1950Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on T…

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Enable foiled by Waldgeist in bid for third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

• Frankie Dettori’s hot favourite outstayed by winner • Trainer André Fabre said ‘I didn’t want to shoot Bambi’Waldgeist denied Enable in her bid for an unprecedented third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, pouncing late at Longchamp to defeat John Gosden’s …

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Sarah Taylor quits international cricket due to problems with anxiety

• Anxiety has affected player’s ability to enjoy game• Inaugural winner of Guardian women’s cricketer of yearEngland wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has announced her retirement from international cricket as she continues her battle against anxiety.The 30-ye…

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Second Oklahoma football player dies following game in two weeks

Oklahoma middle school football player dies following gameBoatwright’s death is second this month of scholastic playerA middle school football player in Oklahoma has died after competing in a game, the second teenager to do so in the state in a matter …