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Canelo Álvarez signs richest contract in sport history, worth $365m

Boxer agrees 11-fight contract with streaming service DAZNMexican fighter faces Britain’s Rocky Fielding on 15 DecemberCanelo Álvarez has signed the largest contract in the history of sport, agreeing a five-year, 11-fight deal worth at least $365m with…

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LeBron James backs Nike’s Kaepernick advert as Donald Trump renews NFL attack

President says company ‘is getting absolutely killed with anger’Serena Williams joins NBA’s James in supporting campaignDonald Trump and LeBron James once again find themselves on opposing sides of a national debate as the fallout from Nike’s decision …

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Alize Cornet penalised for briefly removing shirt during US Open heatwave

French player given code violation after break to change clothesJudy Murray among critics of decision to punish playerAlize Cornet was a victim of the brutal heat that has settled in over New York City at the start of the US Open.The “heat rule” was in…

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New NFL rules: teams face fines if players kneel during national anthem

Players can choose to stay in locker room during national anthemProtests caused chaos for league over last two seasonsPlayers union unhappy with league’s new policyNFL owners have issued new guidelines which will see teams fined if their players or sta…

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Anthem protester Eric Reid files grievance alleging he is being kept out of NFL

Reid knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick to protest racial injusticeFormer Pro Bowler has not received formal offer from any teamEric Reid, who knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick during the protest against racial injustice in the United States, has filed a …

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Anthem protester Eric Reid files grievance alleging he is being kept out of NFL

Reid knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick to protest racial injusticeFormer Pro Bowler has not received formal offer from any teamEric Reid, who knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick during the protest against racial injustice in the United States, has filed a …

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Donald Young accuses fellow US player Ryan Harrison of racism during match

American tennis players faced each other at New York OpenHarrison says audio will clear him of any allegations of abuseUS tennis has been caught up in another unseemly incident with one of its top players accusing another of racism during a match.Donal…

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Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson traded … to New York Yankees

Four-time Pro Bowler has played minor league baseballWilson highly unlikely ever to play in major leagues Not content with adding National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to their set-up this off-season, the New York Yankees have decided to pick up a Supe…

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Victim impact statements against Larry Nassar: ‘I thought I was going to die’

A total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for the former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry NassarLarry Nassar: disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor jailed for up to 175 yearsA total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for th…

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Victim impact statements against Larry Nassar: ‘I thought I was going to die’

A total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for the former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry NassarLarry Nassar: disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor jailed for up to 175 yearsA total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for th…

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Simone Biles breaks her silence: ‘I am not afraid to tell my story’

Sentencing of the former USA Gymnastics team doctor has begunUS gymnast revealed on Monday she too was victim of Larry NassarAs the sentencing of the former USA Gymnastics team doctor starts in a Michigan courtroom, questions are being asked over how h…

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Simone Biles: I was sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Olympic gold medalist is latest athlete to come forward with allegationsWhy don’t we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history?Simone Biles is the latest athlete to say she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry…

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The top US sports stories of 2017: NFL, Conor McGregor and Dennis Rodman

After a thrilling 2016, sports fans might have expected an anticlimax. Instead, they got fights, feuds – and an NFL storyline that ran and ranSports fans had such a thrilling 2016 – with the NBA finals and World Series both ending in dramatic victories…

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The greatest World Series Game 7s of all time

This year’s World Series will be decided on Wednesday night, in a winner-takes-all decided between the Astros and Dodgers. Will it top these thrillers? Continue reading…

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Colin Kaepernick to file lawsuit against NFL owners over collusion, say reports

Former 49ers QB has been out of league following his anthem protestMany believe player has been deliberately kept out of leagueColin Kaepernick, who many believe has been blackballed by the NFL following his protest against racial injustice in the US, …

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A week after Mike Pence walks out on 49ers protest, players kneel again

Seven players refuse to stand for anthem at San Francisco v WashingtonEric Reid says vice president’s exit from game was a PR stuntA week after Vice-President Mike Pence left an NFL game when San Francisco players knelt during the national anthem, memb…

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A week after Mike Pence walks out on 49ers protest, players kneel again

Seven players refuse to stand for anthem at San Francisco v WashingtonEric Reid says vice president’s exit from game was a PR stuntA week after Vice-President Mike Pence left an NFL game when San Francisco players knelt during the national anthem, memb…

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Bruce Arena resigns as USA coach after failure to reach World Cup

US men’s team failed to reach World Cup for first time since 1986Loss to Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday night sealed team’s fate‘It’s only working for the white kids’: US soccer’s diversity problemBruce Arena has stepped down as coach of the US men’s…

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LeBron James: ‘so-called president’ Trump has made hate fashionable

LeBron James, arguably the most influential athlete in America, has launched another attack on Donald Trump as the Cleveland Cavaliers star spoke about the events in Charlottesville at the weekend.

On Saturday, an anti-fascist protestor was killed after a white nationalist allegedly drove his car deliberately into a crowd in Charlottesville. On Tuesday, Trump attracted criticism for defending some of the far-right factions involved in the violence, saying: “Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, not all of those people were white supremacists.”

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LeBron James: ‘so-called president’ Trump has made hate fashionable

LeBron James, arguably the most influential athlete in America, has launched another attack on Donald Trump as the Cleveland Cavaliers star spoke about the events in Charlottesville at the weekend.

On Saturday, an anti-fascist protestor was killed after a white nationalist allegedly drove his car deliberately into a crowd in Charlottesville. On Tuesday, Trump attracted criticism for defending some of the far-right factions involved in the violence, saying: “Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, not all of those people were white supremacists.”

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