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NFL 2018 schedule: Super Bowl winners Philadelphia to face Jaguars at Wembley

Eagles will become first defending champions to play in LondonFull slate of games will be revealed on Thursday night at 8pm ETThe full 2018 NFL schedule won’t be unveiled until Thursday night, but the league has teased the reveal by confirming the time…

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McKayla Maroney says she was abused by Larry Nassar ‘hundreds’ of times

Olympic champion estimates ‘hundreds’ of instances of abuseBela and Martha Karolyi to speak about abuse scandal for first timeMcKayla Maroney was molested “hundreds” of times by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the Olympic gold medal-winning …

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‘We play too much’: Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo calls for shorter season

Cubs’ first baseman says MLB’s 162-game season is too longRizzo says he’s OK with shorter season even with smaller payChicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo believes that baseball’s 162-game schedule is too long.The three-time All-Star said Tuesday i…

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Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon after midnight

Leukemia survivor finishes marathon at 12.18am on TuesdayMary Shertenlieb raised about $33,000 for cancer researchCancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb didn’t let the battled freezing rain and fierce headwinds that harangued Monday’s 122nd running of the Bo…

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Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon after midnight

Leukemia survivor finishes marathon at 12.18am on TuesdayMary Shertenlieb raised about $33,000 for cancer researchCancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb didn’t let the battled freezing rain and fierce headwinds that harangued Monday’s 122nd running of the Bo…

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Harry Kane awarded goal at Stoke after Premier League and Twitter pleas

• Premier League gives Kane winner at Stoke after Spurs appeal • Golden Boot rival Mohamed Salah tweets “Wooooooow really?”Harry Kane has been handed a boost in his bid for a third successive Premier League Golden Boot after being awarded Tottenham’s s…

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Toronto FC still hungry after reaching Concacaf Champions League final

Toronto FC into final after draw with Club América at Estadio Azteca Canadian club look to become first ever MLS winner of competitionThe Concacaf Champions League has notoriously proven a tough nut to crack for Major League Soccer clubs down the years…

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‘It’s just wrong’: Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison

Patriots owner visits jailed rapper in Pennsylvania state prisonAfter visit, Kraft calls for criminal justice reform: ‘It’s just wrong’New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Me…

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Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving needs left knee surgery and will miss playoffs

Five-time NBA All-Star out for season and playoffs, ESPN saysIrving was acquired from Cavaliers in blockbuster summer dealKyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics’ All-Star point guard, will need surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the regular season…

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Robert Griffin III signs with Baltimore Ravens after year out of NFL in surprise

Griffin, 28, signs to play behind Joe Flacco in BaltimoreFormer Heisman winner joins third team in four yearsQuarterback joins Ravens after sitting out 2017 seasonThe Baltimore Ravens announced on Wednesday they have agreed to a one-year contract with …

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Katie Brennan loses appeal in bid to play in AFLW grand final

Bulldogs captain’s appeal dismissed on all four countsTeam had argued she was victim of sexual discriminationThere was to be no last-minute reprieve for Katie Brennan, the Western Bulldogs captain, who will not lead her team out in Saturday’s AFLW gran…

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Rain, a controversial lbw and DLS: Scotland miss out on Cricket World Cup

• West Indies 198 all out; Scotland 125-5• West Indies win by five runs (DLS)Scotland have failed to qualify for the 2019 cricket World Cup after an agonising, rain-affected, five-run defeat to West Indies via the DLS method.West Indies won the one-day…

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Reading sack manager Jaap Stam after one win in last 18 league games

Dutchman departs with club three points clear of relegationStam led club to Championship play-off final last seasonJaap Stam has left his position as Reading manager after a run of one win in 18 league games, the Championship club have announced.The 45…

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Canelo Álvarez blames contaminated meat after failing voluntary drug test

Mexican tested positive for trace levels of clenbuterolRematch with Gennady Golovkin still set for 5 MayCanelo Álvarez has tested positive for trace levels of the performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol ahead of his 5 May bout with Gennady Golovkin, the…

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Peterborough sweep past Walsall as players clear snow off pitch

Steven Taylor and Junior Morias jump into actionManagerless Posh win 2-1; Steve Evans linked with roleManagerless Peterborough came from behind to secure a 2-1 win against Walsall and end a run of four straight draws to move within three points of the …

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Samir Nasri given six-month ban for doping violation over drip treatment

French midfielder suspended for overuse of drip treatmentNasri suspended by Uefa for six months, but can appealFormer France international Samir Nasri has been banned from football for six months for an anti-doping violation dating from 2016.Uefa says …

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FFA issues Wanderers show cause notice as club shuts active support area

RRB supporter group lit flares during Sunday derby with Sydney FCActive support area will be closed for next A-League matchThe Football Federation Australia (FFA) has issued the Western Sydney Wanderers with a show cause notice after fans lit fares dur…

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European roundup: Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal in blow to PSG

Brazil forward set to miss Champions League tie with Real MadridDortmund held by Augsburg as fans boycott Monday night matchParis Saint-Germain have confirmed that Brazilian forward Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle in Sunday’s …

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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola charged by FA over Catalonia yellow ribbon

• Guardiola wore ribbon in solidarity with Catalan leaders• FA says message was in breach of its kit and advertising regulationsManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the Football Association for wearing a political message.The FA sa…

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British IOC member sent home from Olympics over security guard incident

• Adam Pengilly apologises after running away from scene• IOC announces he will leave Pyeongchang ‘with immediate effect’The British International Olympic Committee member Adam Pengilly has been sent home from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics following …