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Woman becomes first person to swim Channel four times non-stop – video

Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, has become the first person to swim the Channel four times without stopping. The American, who arrived in Dover on Tuesday after swimming for just over 54 hours, dedicated her achievement to fellow breast ca…

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Anger after high school swimmer disqualified for suit that broke ‘modesty rule’

Referee ruled swimsuit exposed too much of student’s buttocksAlaskan schools district says decision was ‘heavy handed’The decision to disqualify an Alaskan high school swimmer for wearing a swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks has come under …

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California passes bill that would allow college players to make money

Student athletes would earn money from endorsementsBill still needs to be approved by California’s governorThe California assembly has passed legislation to let student athletes make money, setting up a confrontation with the college sports’ governing …

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Michigan State University fined $4.5m in Larry Nassar case

Investigation found the school failed to take interim measures to protect students while complaints were pendingThe US education department is fining Michigan State University (MSU) a record $4.5m and demanding sweeping changes, after determining that …

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Airborne surfer lands on shark and gets bitten on hand and leg

Donald Walsh caught air on a wave and landed on 6.5ft shark in waist-deep water at New Smyrna Beach in FloridaAuthorities say a surfer at a Florida beach caught air on a wave and landed on a shark that, in turn, bit him on the hand and calf.Donald Wals…

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Jessi Combs: racing star dies while trying to break speed record

Combs, 36, was attempting to become the fastest woman on Earth when she was killed while racing in OregonRace car driver Jessi Combs, host of the television series All Girls Garage, was killed in a high-speed crash while trying to set a new land-speed …

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Megan Rapinoe: ‘We’re everything Trump loves – except that we’re powerful women’

Fresh from World Cup victory, the US football star on politics, pay and the power of calling out injusticeIt is two weeks since the US women’s football team shut down midtown Manhattan on their World Cup victory parade and Megan Rapinoe, the team’s co-…

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Ohio State University, home of Buckeyes, applies to trademark the word ‘the’

College was originally known as The Ohio State UniversityMove likely to be related to school’s popular football teamOhio State University wants to trademark the word “the” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus D…

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Ohio State University, home of Buckeyes, applies to trademark the word ‘the’

College was originally known as The Ohio State UniversityMove likely to be related to school’s popular football teamOhio State University wants to trademark the word “the” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus D…

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Alejandro Bedoya on US gun violence: ‘People get stuck in their American ways of thinking’

The Philadelphia Union captain and USA international went viral on Sunday when he grabbed a field microphone after scoring and urged Congress to act to prevent further gun violenceAlejandro Bedoya was at home in the French city of Nantes in the fall of…

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Alejandro Bedoya on US gun violence: ‘People get stuck in their American ways of thinking’

The Philadelphia Union captain and USA international went viral on Sunday when he grabbed a field microphone after scoring and urged Congress to act to prevent further gun violenceAlejandro Bedoya was at home in the French city of Nantes in the fall of…

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Carl Lewis backs equal pay in sports and attacks ‘racist’ Donald Trump

Olympic legend supports US women’s team lawsuitCalls US president ‘prejudiced, and misogynistic’Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis said on Monday that female athletes deserve fair and equal pay and criticized Donald Trump for being “racist” and…

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Breakfast in America with California’s Reds and the Community Shield | Sachin Nakrani

There are more than 50 supporters’ clubs affiliated to Liverpool in North America and the Guardian’s man stumbled on one early on Sunday morning in San FranciscoCome all ye faithful. Come to San Francisco. Come to San Francisco to watch the Community S…

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MLS’s Alejandro Bedoya calls out Congress over mass shootings during game

Philadelphia Union captain makes statement after scoring goal29 were killed in mass shootings in US over the weekendPhiladelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya brought attention to this weekend’s mass shootings in Ohio and Texas when he called out Cong…

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‘Cover-up in spirit’: Congressional report attacks USOC and FBI over Nassar abuse

Former USA Gymnastics doctor abused dozens of athletesReport says institutions failed to act of reports of abuseA series of institutions, including the US Olympic Committee and FBI, “fundamentally failed” to protect young athletes from the serial sexua…

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South Korea: world championship swimmers injured in fatal balcony collapse

Nightclub balcony falls, killing two South Koreans and injuring athletes from the US, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy and BrazilTwo South Koreans have died and several others, including athletes attending world aquatic championships, have been injured …

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‘No judgment. We just run’: inside San Quentin’s 1,000 Mile Club

Sport programs in prison are aiming to end reoffending. And the results are striking on both sides of the AtlanticMarkelle Taylor finished the 2019 Boston Marathon in three hours, three minutes and 52 seconds, a blisteringly fast time for a 46-year-old…

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over rape allegations

Juventus star had been accused of 2009 assault in Las VegasProsecutor says there is not enough evidence to bring chargesProsecutors in Las Vegas say that Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over allegations he raped a woman a…

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‘Like pitching in a rainforest’: MLB fans and players struggle in brutal heatwave

Temperatures have soared across large parts of United StatesTeams have stopped taking batting practice in extreme heatAt Wrigley Field, mist machines tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cle…

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Pernell Whitaker obituary

Former world champion boxer who won gold at the 1984 OlympicsDuring debates about who is the best boxer of all time, the former four-weight world champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker is sometimes overlooked. He was not a fearsome puncher, nor was he a…