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Republican lawmaker says NFL player protests are ‘premised on lies’

Peter King criticizes Jets owner for saying he’ll pay fines for kneelingDear black NFL players, don’t let yourselves be silencedA Republican congressman from New York on Saturday said NFL player protests over police brutality and racial injustice were …

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Trump grants posthumous pardon to heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

First black heavyweight champion held title from 1908 to 1915Galveston Giant was arrested for violation Mann Act in 1912Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump …

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Sterling Brown stungun arrest: Milwaukee police apologize to NBA player

Body-camera footage reveals how simple parking violation escalated into scuffles and shouts of ‘Taser, Taser, Taser!’Milwaukee’s police chief, Alfonso Morales, apologized to NBA player Sterling Brown on Wednesday for a January arrest that started with …

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Brandi Chastain puts on brave face over ‘not the most flattering’ plaque

Chastain, who won two World Cups with USA, inducted into the Bay Area Hall of Fame – but a tribute to her achievements has … provoked debateThe sculptural humiliation of football’s finest players continues apace. Few thought the bar could be lowered af…

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‘This could be bad’: Video of police tasing Milwaukee Bucks rookie worries mayor

Footage of stungun arrest will be released to public this weekBrown was being questioned over parking violation when tasedSource tells Journal Sentinel that tasing arrest was ‘unprovoked’Milwaukee’s mayor, Tom Barrett, said he is concerned about public…

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‘She sees possibility’: How a teen rock climber shattered a gender barrier

Margo Hayes was 19 when she became the first woman to ascend the the toughest-graded climbing route The death this year of Roger Bannister, the first person to run a four-minute mile, prompted a reappraisal of his 1954 achievement. “It was as much of a…

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Michigan State reaches $500m settlement with survivors of Larry Nassar abuse

Deal announced between university and lawyers for 332 victimsFormer doctor serving effective life sentence for crimesMichigan State University has reached a $500m settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry…

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North American bid denies underhand tactics in 2026 World Cup campaign

US-governed territories have votes on 2026 tournamentLilian Thuram attacks Donald Trump’s ‘power game’The North American bid team for the 2026 World Cup has defended the right of four US-governed territories to vote for the host of the tournament after…

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‘This is on the NFL’: cheerleaders urge league to halt ‘blatant discrimination’

Fresh allegations follow continued claims of low pay, long hours and sexual harassment. Will commissioner Roger Goodell listen?Bailey Davis, one of two National Football League cheerleaders to file gender discrimination claims against the league, says …

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Patriots coach Belichick and Incredible Hulk star Ferrigno join Trump sports council

Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno, Olympic champion Misty May-Treanor and ex-Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to join Trump’s team During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he promised the American public “we’re going to win so much, you’re going to b…

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Drake warned by NBA over bad language at basketball game

Canadian rapper claims ‘I just said I liked the hem on his capris’ after verbal tussle with Cleveland Cavaliers player Kendrick PerkinsCanadian rapper Drake has been given a warning by the NBA over bad language, according to ESPN.Drake, a Toronto Rapto…

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Will Donald Trump cost the United States the 2026 World Cup?

The North American bid that once felt like a lock is looking more vulnerable by the day thanks in no small part to the US presidentThirteen months ago when the United States launched a joint bid to host the World Cup with Mexico and Canada at a news co…

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Washington cheerleaders say they were told to act as escorts for team sponsors

Women tell New York Times that guests were present at topless shootsCheerleaders say they were told to accompany men on night outWashington required its cheerleaders to go topless during photo shoots and act as personal escorts for team sponsors, accor…

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Washington cheerleaders say they were told to act as escorts for team sponsors

Women tell New York Times that guests were present at topless shootsCheerleaders say they were told to accompany men on night outWashington required its cheerleaders to go topless during photo shoots and act as personal escorts for team sponsors, accor…

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Washington cheerleaders say they were told to act as escorts for team sponsors

Women tell New York Times that guests were present at topless shootsCheerleaders say they were told to accompany men on night outWashington required its cheerleaders to go topless during photo shoots and act as personal escorts for team sponsors, accor…

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‘We will be watching’: Trump defies Fifa with repeat threat over World Cup bid

USA aiming to co-host 2026 tournament with Mexico and CanadaTrump says US ‘will be watching very closely’ at foreign supportersFifa had warned against political influence over bids in statementDonald Trump repeated his appeal to foreign nations to supp…

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Britain’s bookmakers jockey for position in US betting watershed | Rob Davies

William Hill is a nose in front, with Paddy Power Betfair on the rail as market looks set to open upOver the past 26 years, if you had placed a bet on a baseball game in the US, the chances are you were doing so illegally. On the other end of the wager…

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Fifa refers to integrity rules after Trump’s threat over US World Cup bid

USA aiming to co-host 2026 tournament with Mexico and CanadaUS president tweeted veiled threat to countries opposing bidDonald Trump’s veiled threat against nations that may oppose the US bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup has prompted Fifa to refer to …

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‘These are the white stairs’: the enduring insults of golfing while black

Last weekend police were called after a group of black female golfers were accused of slow play. Unfortunately, the incident came as little surpriseYou don’t need to wait too long to be reminded how slow golf has been to evolve in America. The latest i…

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Mitt Romney turns basketball heckler as Utah Jazz down Oklahoma City Thunder

Former presidential candidate mocks Russell Westbrook during gameJazz victory puts team 3-1 up in NBA playoff seriesIf going down 3-1 to the Utah Jazz in their NBA playoff series wasn’t bad enough for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, they als…