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‘Proud of you’: NFL players welcome Carl Nassib’s decision to come out

Defensive end is league’s first active player to come out as gayStars including JJ Watt and Julian Edelman welcome decisionCarl Nassib’s decision to come out as gay, the first time an active NFL player has chosen to do so, was welcomed across the leagu…

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Feuding Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau kept apart in US Open

Pair have traded barbs over social mediaDeChambeau defends title at Torrey PinesFans hoping to see golf’s biggest feud move from Twitter to the tee box will be disappointed after Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau were drawn in separate groups for the…

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Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal: French Open 2021 semi-final – live!

Winner will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in Roland Garros finalPavlyuchenkova’s French Open run a feat of mental strengthGet in touch! Email Tom here or tweet @tom_lutz 6.45pm BST First set: *Djokovic 1-5 Nadal (* denotes server): Some relief for Novak! And…

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Logan Paul v Floyd Mayweather ends in boos as each fighter makes millions

YouTube personality goes eight rounds against unbeaten champMayweather lands 43 blows on night to Paul’s 28The fight between one of the greatest boxers in history and one of the best YouTube personalities in his family ended in predictable fashion on S…

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Patriots deny Trump offered senator money in 2008 to drop investigation into team

ESPN publishes allegations over New England’s Spygate scandalSenior Trump adviser says claims are ‘completely false’New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has denied allegations he and Donald Trump attempted to pay a US senator money in order to drop …

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Patriots deny Trump offered senator money in 2008 to drop investigation into team

ESPN publishes allegations over New England’s Spygate scandalSenior Trump adviser says claims are ‘completely false’New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has denied allegations he and Donald Trump attempted to pay a US senator money in order to drop …

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Trainer: Kentucky Derby winner faces disqualification due to ‘cancel culture’

Bob Baffert says urine-tainted hay may have led to positive testMedina Spirit failed drug test after winning Kentucky Derby Bob Baffert, whose horse faces disqualification from the Kentucky Derby after a failed drugs test, has blamed the situation on “…

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‘Way more work to do’: Athletes give cautious welcome to Floyd verdict

White police officer guilty of murder of 46-year-old black manSports world says systemic racism still an issue in the USThe sports world welcomed the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, while cautioning that there is still work to do a…

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‘Cancel the Olympics’: fashion outcry as Canada brings back jean jackets for Tokyo

Denim outfits welcomed with mix of outrage and delightDesigners say uniforms reflect Tokyo’s street art and fashionFor sports fans, there are many reasons to be thankful that the Tokyo Olympics look like they will take place – a year late – despite con…

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Former Chiefs coach Reid charged over crash that left girl with severe brain injuries

Authorities charge Britt Reid with felony DWI over crashSon of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid faces seven years in jail35-year-old admitted having drunk before February incidentBritt Reid, the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy, has been charged wi…

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Tiger Woods driving at 87mph in 45mph zone at time of car crash, police say

Police reveal details of crash that left golfer seriously injuredOfficials have said drugs and alcohol not a factor in accidentTiger Woods was driving at speeds up to 87mph (140km/h) in a 45mph zone when he was involved in a serious car crash earlier t…

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New lawsuit claims Deshaun Watson deleted DMs to women accusing him of assault

Quarterback denies allegations made in series of lawsuitsLawsuits claims Watson’s ‘behavior is part of a disturbing pattern’Three new lawsuits have been filed against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson accusing him of sexual assault, including o…

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‘You want full stadiums? We filled them’: Rapinoe testifies to Congress on equal pay

USWNT midfielder also addresses rights of trans athletesRapinoe will visit White House for Equal Pay DayMegan Rapinoe has taken her fight for equal pay to Congress as she testified on Wednesday in front of a committee examining “the economic harm cause…

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Woman claims Texans QB Deshaun Watson forced oral sex in third lawsuit

QB has attacked ‘baseless six-figure settlement demand’Two other massage therapists have filed suits against playerA third woman has accused the Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of inappropriate behavior in a lawsuit.The latest complaint was f…

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LeBron James becomes partner at FSG, owner of Liverpool and Boston Red Sox

NBA star becomes first black partner at Fenway Sports GroupRedBird Capital Partners also invest $750m in FSGLeBron James has become a partner in Fenway Sports Group, meaning he is now a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool FC and US sports netwo…

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Drew Brees ends one of NFL’s greatest careers with retirement from Saints

Quarterback is league’s all-time passing yards leaderHigh point came in 2009 season with Super Bowl titleDrew Brees has brought an end to one of the most successful careers in NFL history with his retirement from the New Orleans Saints.The 42-year-old …

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Olympic champion Klete Keller pleads not guilty to charges over US Capitol riot

Two-time gold medallist charged on seven counts over unrest38-year-old was teammate of Michael Phelps on US relay teamsOlympic swimming champion Klete Keller has pleaded not guilty to seven charges over the invasion of the US Capitol by a pro-Donald Tr…

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LA sheriffs execute search warrant on Tiger Woods’s car after crash

Golfer suffered severe injuries after crash last weekDepartment says drugs and alcohol not considered a factorThe Los Angeles county sheriff’s department has executed a search warrant on Tiger Woods’s car after the golfer was involved in a serious cras…

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Tiger Woods in hospital with ‘multiple leg injuries’ after car crash in California

45-year-old’s vehicle suffered ‘major damage’ in crashGolfer was only person injured in incidentTiger Woods has been taken to hospital with leg injuries after a car crash in which his vehicle suffered “major damage”.The Los Angeles county sheriff’s dep…

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Vincent Jackson: former NFL star wide-receiver found dead at age of 38

Jackson’s body found in hotel near Tampa on MondayFormer NFL star was involved in business and charitiesVincent Jackson, who at his peak was one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, has been found dead at the age of 38.The Hillsborough county sheriff…