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‘We have to get our sports back’: Trump says he is sick of watching baseball repeats

Professional sports have shut down during Covid-19 pandemicTrump has assembled panel of advisers from sports worldDonald Trump, a man not known for his patience, wants to get live sports back as soon as possible. The president made his comments during …

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MLS suspends season as coronavirus outbreak hits US sporting calendar

League suspends season for 30 days over Covid-19 outbreakDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami had been due for home openerNBA season had already announced suspension of seasonUncertainty remains over NHL and MLB seasonsDavid Beckham will have to wait for his ne…

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‘Devastating’: America mourns Kobe Bryant after death in helicopter crash

Trump and Obama send condolences to Bryant familyDaughter Gianna, 13, among nine people killed in CaliforniaAmerica remains in shock over the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash on Sunday.It emerged on Monday that the hel…

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Donald Trump warns Megan Rapinoe not to ‘disrespect’ US flag at World Cup

Player says she will not visit White House if US win World CupOther American teams and players have refused trip in pastOn Monday, Megan Rapinoe scored two goals to send the US through to the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup. On Wednesday, the P…

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Colin Kaepernick wants NFL return and Patriots may be interested, says lawyer

Former 49ers quarterback settled case with NFL on FridayMark Geragos says his client is still staying in shapeColin Kaepernick’s lawyer says his client still wants to play in the NFL, and believes he would fit in well at the Super Bowl champion New Eng…

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Wayne Rooney spoke ‘broken English’ at time of arrest, says police report

Footballer was arrested in December for public intoxicationFormer England captain plays for DC United in MLSThe former England captain Wayne Rooney was speaking “broken English” when he was arrested for public intoxication and swearing at a Washington …

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David Villa confirms he will leave New York City FC at end of year

Spanish striker’s contract expires on 31 DecemberHas become one of MLS’s most successful importsDavid Villa, one of MLS’s most successful imports, has announced an end to his New York City FC career.The club confirmed on Wednesday that the Spanish stri…

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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…