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Trump swaps baseball boos for cheers at Louisiana-Alabama football game

President attends big college showdown in TuscaloosaSupport for embattled Trump outweighs stadium protestsDonald Trump found comfort in the Deep South on Saturday, as college football fans cheered the nation’s top two teams – and him. Related: Sessions…

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Washington Nationals players praise and thank Trump during White House visit

World Series champions visit President after title victoryTen players stay away from traditional celebrationTrump was booed at Nationals home game last monthDonald Trump’s rough welcome at the hands of Washington Nationals fans at last month’s World Se…

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Donald Trump retweets obscene comments from fighter after UFC appearance

President was greeted with boos and cheers in New YorkEric Trump denies his father had a negative receptionDonald Trump followed up his appearance at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in New York City on Saturday night by retweeting an obscene co…

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Donald Trump: president met with boos and cheers at UFC fights in New York

US president attends UFC 244 card at Madison Square GardenTrump attended with adult sons and Republican lawmakersPolitics can be a bruising business. But President Donald Trump took a break from battling the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to watch anot…

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‘I just can’t do it’: Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle declines White House invite

Closer feels ‘very strongly’ on Trump’s issues on raceNationals clinched first World Series title on WednesdayWashington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not go to the White House when the World Series champions meet Donald Trump on Monday. Relate…

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‘I just can’t do it’: Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle declines White House invite

Closer feels ‘very strongly’ on Trump’s issues on raceNationals clinched first World Series title on WednesdayWashington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not go to the White House when the World Series champions meet Donald Trump on Monday. Relate…

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‘Sick and delusional’: Astros fans torn over Trump’s World Series booing

The Nationals kept their title hopes alive when the World Series returned to Houston on Tuesday night, but fans remained split over Donald Trump’s appearance at Game 5One man’s choice of apparel stood out amid all the orange gear in the stands on Tuesd…

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Donald Trump booed and greeted with ‘lock him up’ chants at World Series

President attended Sunday’s baseball game in Washington DCCrowd booed when Trump appeared on video screenDonald Trump once claimed he was courted by several major league baseball clubs in his youth but turned them down because they couldn’t offer him e…

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Mike Pence says NBA is ‘acting like a wholly owned subsidiary’ of China

US vice president rips NBA and Nike in Thursday speechPence says league failed to adequately back Rockets GMUS vice-president Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of “acting like a wholly owned subsidiary” of China’s ruling Communist …

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F1’s attempt to host grand prix in Miami hits hump in the road

Plan announced this week to host race in Florida city faces opposition from some local people due to its impact and noise“A vacuum humping a goat”. Well, try and banish the picture, if that is possible, but consider instead the sound. An unholy conjuga…

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Tiger Woods to write memoir telling his ‘definitive story’

Publisher HarperCollins says Back is first and only account ‘directly from’ US golferFresh from a startling career comeback after years of battling injuries, sex addiction and tabloids, Tiger Woods has announced a new memoir titled Back in which he pro…

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How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But it’s a strategy that can backfire if a team don’t exploit their strengthsThe relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainmen…

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Boxer Tyrone Spong faces charges over escape of ‘extremely dangerous’ cougar

Cat was found wandering in Florida suburbs in JanuarySpong faces 23 charges over failure to care for big cat The heavyweight boxer Tyrone Spong has had 23 charges filed against him over the escape of an “extremely dangerous” cougar in Florida.According…

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Boxer Tyrone Spong faces charges over escape of ‘extremely dangerous’ cougar

Cat was found wandering in Florida suburbs in JanuarySpong faces 23 charges over failure to care for big cat The heavyweight boxer Tyrone Spong has had 23 charges filed against him over the escape of an “extremely dangerous” cougar in Florida.According…

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‘Game changer’: inside the fight to end exploitation of athletes at US colleges

A California law could reshape college sports by finally allowing students to cash in on a multibillion-dollar industryDonald De La Haye just wanted to make YouTube videos.In 2017, as kicker for the football team at Central Florida University, De La Ha…

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Former UC Berkeley cheerleader says coaches ignored concussions in lawsuit

Melissa Martin sues university, USA Cheer and former coachesPlaintiff says coaches bullied her into performing despite injuryMartin suffered three concussions leading to forced withdrawalA former collegiate cheerleader who suffered multiple brain injur…

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Report: FBI looking into allegations USA Swimming obstructed sexual abuse claims

Olympic body’s business practices also being investigatedWall Street Journal says inquiry into affairs is ongoingUSA Swimming is being investigated by federal prosecutors over claims the organization made it harder for athletes to report allegations of…

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Vendor arrested after charging $724 for two beers at Miami Dolphins game

Nathaniel Collier charged credit card to personal machine33-year-old faces charges of theft and using a skimming deviceIf following the woeful Miami Dolphins this season wasn’t bad enough – this year’s team are generally considered to be one of the wor…

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‘I kept going’: Nine-year-old enters 5km race … and accidentally wins 10km event

Kade Lovell took wrong route and won adults’ raceMother assumed son had gone missing during eventIt took nine-year-old Kade Lovell longer than expected to finish his 5km race in Minnesota, but only because he was busy accidentally winning a separate 10…

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LeBron James celebrates California law allowing college athletes to make money

State’s governor signs law allowing athlete endorsementsCollege sports’ governing body has fought against lawCalifornia has defied US college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, after the state’s governor signed a law on Monday that will let college athl…