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Trump trashed Fauci’s baseball ability. But could he play the game himself?

The president returned to two of his favourite subjects on Tuesday: sports and insulting the nation’s top infectious diseases expertWith the World Series starting on Tuesday night in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Donald Trump felt it was a perfec…

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Padres’ Tommy Pham has surgery after ‘traumatic’ stabbing in San Diego

Outfielder asked two strangers to move away from his carPadres say 32-year-old is expected to make full recoverySan Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is recovering after he was stabbed in the back on Sunday night. Pham was stabbed shortly after 10.30p…

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Padres’ Tommy Pham has surgery after ‘traumatic’ stabbing in San Diego

Outfielder asked two strangers to move away from his carPadres say 32-year-old is expected to make full recoverySan Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is recovering after he was stabbed in the back on Sunday night. Pham was stabbed shortly after 10.30p…

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Twitter removes campaign video of Trump scoring touchdown against Covid-19

Video comes after president leaves hospital following treatmentTrump shown as member of 49ers … who went on to lose the gameDonald Trump’s election campaign may claim the president has beaten Covid-19, but it fell foul of the NFL’s copyright rules on…

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Former Dodgers pitcher Charles Haeger found dead after ex-girlfriend killed

37-year-old was prime suspect in murder of Danielle BreedPolice had been searching for Haeger after killingFormer Major League Baseball player Charles Haeger, sought in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a Phoenix suburb, was found dead on Satu…

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San Diego Loyal manager ‘proud’ of walk-off over alleged homophobic abuse

Landon Donovan’s side were leading Phoenix Rising 3-1Midfielder Collin Martin alleged to have been focus of abuseLandon Donovan spoke of his pride after his San Diego Loyal side forfeited their match with Phoenix Rising on Wednesday night in response t…

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San Diego Loyal manager ‘proud’ of walk-off over alleged homophobic abuse

Landon Donovan’s side were leading Phoenix Rising 3-1Midfielder Collin Martin alleged to have been focus of abuseLandon Donovan spoke of his pride after his San Diego Loyal side forfeited their match with Phoenix Rising on Wednesday night in response t…

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Athletes dismayed by Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy in debate

President blames troubles in the US on the ‘left wing’LeBron James and Steph Curry urge Americans to voteTrump focuses on base during dismal US election debateAthletes reacted with bemusement and dismay after Donald Trump refused to condemn white supre…

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Athletes dismayed by Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy in debate

President blames troubles in the US on the ‘left wing’LeBron James and Steph Curry urge Americans to voteTrump focuses on base during dismal US election debateAthletes reacted with bemusement and dismay after Donald Trump refused to condemn white supre…

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California’s Kobe Bryant law bans photos of the dead by first responders

Governor signs law covering accident or crime scenesBryant’s widow sued sheriff’s department for distressing imagesCalifornia will make it illegal for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident or crime,…

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NFL great Joe Montana reportedly saves grandchild from kidnapping

TMZ reports incident happened on Saturday in Malibu homeWoman said to have been charged with kidnapping and burglaryIt appears that NFL hall of famer Joe Montana is a crimefighter as well as the winner of four Super Bowls.According to a TMZ report, the…

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge in Florida

Prosecutors drop charge against New England Patriots ownerCourts had blocked use of video implicating Kraft in sex stingKraft, 79, could still face suspension or punishment from NFLFlorida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Pa…

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Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa sues LA county sheriff over leaked crash photos

Reports said deputies shared graphic scenes of deadly crashNBA legend and eight others died in January accidentVanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles county sheriff claiming deputies shared…

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Big Ten resumes college sports after pressure from players, parents and Trump

Athletics conference is hugely popular in battleground statesConference had voted to postpone season in AugustLess than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference c…

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Colin Kaepernick attacks NFL ‘propaganda’ as teams protest on opening weekend

Athletes across the US have been protesting against racismFans at Kansas City booed ‘moment of unity’ on ThursdayTeams across the NFL chose to stay in the locker room for both the Star-Spangled Banner and Lift Every Voice and Sing, commonly known as th…

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Beach volleyball great Kerri Walsh Jennings faces backlash over mask refusal

Three-time Olympic champion makes stand on social mediaOther users attack athlete for ignoring Covid-19 adviceThree-time Olympic beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh Jennings has received backlash on social media after saying she did not wear a mask i…

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Kentucky Derby 2020: Empty stands and armed militias at America’s most famous race

The 146th Kentucky Derby, won by Authentic in an upset, was a surreal distillation of the crises facing the United States in 2020. America’s most famous thoroughbred race, usually held the first Saturday in May, was statged four months late due to the …

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‘No justice, no derby’: Breonna Taylor demonstrators protest Kentucky race

Demonstrators have demanded cancellation of Derby day in wake of protests over police killing of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMTProtesters in Louisville, Kentucky, demanded justice for Breonna Taylor as Derby day, the most famous day in American horse-…

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NBA star Jamal Murray pays emotional tribute to George Floyd and Breonna Taylor – video

NBA star Jamal Murray has paid an emotional tribute to Breonna Taylor and George Floyd days after playoff games were postponed in protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Murray led his Denver Nuggets team to victory over th…

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Sports stars are held up as role models – until they want to stand up to racism | John Amaechi

Despite criticism, US athletes are taking principled action over the shooting of Jacob Blake and embracing their powerWhat is it to be a role model? What does it mean when our children have posters of their sporting idols on their bedroom walls and, al…