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All Blacks will play US Eagles at Washington NFL stadium in October

International at FedEx Field precedes Ireland in Las VegasSay it’s so, Joe: Biden’s a rugby fan – but who did he play for?The New Zealand All Blacks will return to the US in October, to play the USA at FedEx Field, home of the Washington NFL team. Rela…

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‘This belongs to all of us’: Milwaukee Bucks victory a unifying force for city

For Milwaukee fans, the NBA championship doesn’t negate the progress that’s still needed in the city, but the win felt like a much needed reprieveJabari Thompson had never seen an event bring the city of Milwaukee together like its NBA championship has…

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‘I’m a freaking champion’: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Bucks to first NBA title since 1971 – video

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.Antetokounmpo added 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night t…

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‘I’m a freaking champion’: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Bucks to first NBA title since 1971 – video

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.Antetokounmpo added 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night t…

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Tom Brady ribs Biden at White House over Trump’s false election claims

Bucs become first NFL champion to visit White House since 2017Brady ribs ‘Sleepy Joe’ over Trump’s baseless voter fraud claimsTom Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion and longtime friend of Donald Trump, gently ribbed the former president and his …

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Padres and Nationals recall ‘nightmare’ scenes after shooting during game

MLB game was halted after three people shot outside stadiumSound of gunfire sparked fear and panic inside Nationals ParkMembers of the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres have spoken of the scary scenes they witnessed after a shooting outside Nat…

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Padres-Nationals MLB game suspended after shooting outside stadium

Washington DC police say stadium employee among victimsFans leave stadium after shots heard during Saturday’s gameThe Major League Baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning on Saturday night after polic…

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NFL star Sherman ‘deeply remorseful’ after alleged break-in at in-laws’ home

Cornerback charged over driving and trespass allegations33-year-old says he has been dealing with mental health issuesProsecutors in Washington state have charged NFL star Richard Sherman after police said he drunkenly crashed his SUV in a construction…

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Taking the high road: Nevada will no longer discipline fighters for marijuana

Nevada’s athletic commission makes ruling by unanimous voteDecision comes on heels of Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspensionNevada’s state athletic commission, the most significant regulatory body for combat sports in the United States and perhaps the world…

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Gillian Sheen obituary

Fencer known for her style and classical technique who won gold for Britain at the 1956 OlympicsGillian Sheen, who has died aged 92, was the first and so far only Briton to win a fencing gold medal at the Olympics, which she took in Australia in the 19…

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Will new rules make college athletes instant millionaires? Not so fast…

A supreme court ruling has paved the way for college athletes to make money from a $14bn industry. But don’t expect many of them to strike it richCollege sports’ governing body, the NCAA, ruled on Wednesday that college athletes will be allowed to prof…

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Cristiano Ronaldo shoots to top of Instagram rich list

Portugal footballer can command as much as $1.6m to endorse a product on social mediaCristiano Ronaldo has shot to the top of Instagram’s annual rich list of celebrities who can charge the most for a sponsored post, with the footballer able to command …

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Gwen Berry turns away from anthem at US Olympic trials and says she was ‘set up’

Hammer thrower has long history of protest against injusticeAnthem was played later than usual on Saturday nightOlympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry has said she was “set up” after turning away from the national anthem during the medal ceremony at the US …

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Frank Clark arrested after police see submachine gun in car

Defensive end stopped for vehicle violation in Los AngelesPolice: ‘Officers noticed a bag with an Uzi sticking out’The Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles after police saw a submachine gun in his car, police said on Mo…

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‘I wanted young people to see my journey’: Obama to Rashford on Zoom

Former US president and England footballer discuss activism and inspiring others to create changeBarack Obama and Marcus Rashford have teamed up to encourage young people to shape their own destinies and the societies in which they live. The former US …

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NBA star James Donaldson stands tall and bares all in run for Seattle mayor

After losing everything, the Norfolk-born former NBA All-Star nearly took his own life. Now he wants to lead the city where he was savedThe tallest mayoral candidate in Seattle history, 7ft 2in James Donaldson, backs a beat-up Saturn SUV into an angled…

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Marcus Rashford and Barack Obama share ‘surreal’ Zoom conversation

Manchester United striker and ex-president discuss youth‘When president Obama speaks, all you want to do is listen’Marcus Rashford has spoken with former US president Barack Obama to discuss the power young people can have to make change in society.Ras…

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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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US cycling champion Gwen Inglis dies after being struck by car on training ride

47-year-old was hit by car that drifted into bike lane Inglis was reigning US road race champion in age groupUS national cycling champion Gwen Inglis was struck and killed by a car on Sunday while training near her Denver home, authorities said. She wa…