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Former Fox executives indicted in Fifa bribery scheme

Multimillion dollar scheme involved kickbacks to Fifa officials for broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2022 World CupTwo former senior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox corporation have been indicted over their alleged role in a multimillio…

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Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the…

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English-born musher wins Iditarod, world’s most famous dog-sled race

Thomas Waerner, raised in Norway, wins 1,000-mile raceTime of just over nine days good enough to win first placeEnglish-born musher Thomas Waerner easily won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska, one of the few US sporting events not canceled…

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Tom Brady to leave New England Patriots after 20 years and six NFL titles

Quarterback makes announcement on Twitter on TuesdayPossible destinations include Raiders and ChargersOne of the most successful partnerships in the history of US sports has come to an end with the news that Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriot…

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Iditarod mushes onward in Alaska as fans urged to skip finish in Nome

Iditarod officials urge fans not to fly to Nome for finish of raceAlaska reported state’s first positive coronavirus test this weekJessie Royer of Fairbanks was leading the race on SaturdayAs Iditarod mushers drove their dog teams across Alaska on Satu…

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NBA to suspend season after Wednesday night amid coronavirus outbreak

The NBA announced that it would halt games until further notice, as it deals with the Covid-19 pandemicThe NBA announced that it will suspend the season after Wednesday night’s games until further notice, as it deals with the coronavirus pandemic.The a…

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Bethany Hamilton: ‘My fear of losing surfing was greater than my fear of sharks’ | Graham Russell

World-beating surfer who lost an arm as a teenager talks about the attack, her new film, and the frustration of fighting men for waves Bethany Hamilton has no regrets. She tells the audience almost nonchalantly: “I lost my arm but I wouldn’t change it….

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Kobe Bryant’s widow ‘devastated’ by claims deputies shared photos of crash

Vanessa Bryant makes statement through her lawyerNBA star and eight other killed in January crashThe widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant is “absolutely devastated” by allegations that deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where …

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LA deputies shared graphic photos of Kobe Bryant crash scene, report says

LA Times reports that county deputies shared graphic photosNBA champion and eight others were killed on 26 JanuaryAuthorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daug…

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David Beckham’s MLS team finally kicks off, but will Miami care?

After six years of delays, Inter Miami will play their first-ever league game this weekend. There are still obstacles to overcome thoughTwo-thousand, two-hundred and sixteen days after David Beckham arrived in Miami promising to establish a Major Leagu…

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‘I kind of dominated’: teenage girl beats boys to North Carolina wrestling title

Heaven Fitch wins state championship in 106lb divisionTeenager started wrestling after watching her brothersA female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina.The North Carolina High School Athlet…

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Trump stumbles over Sachin Tendulkar’s name during India visit

US president struggles with pronunciation while attending a rally with prime minister Narendra Modi in AhmedabadThe US president, Donald Trump, gave a special mention to cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli during a visit to India on Monday …

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Trump stumbles over Sachin Tendulkar’s name during India visit

US president struggles with pronunciation while attending a rally with prime minister Narendra Modi in AhmedabadThe US president, Donald Trump, gave a special mention to cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli during a visit to India on Monday …

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Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal pay emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant – video

Vanessa Bryant held back tears in an emotional tribute to her late husband and NBA legend Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at a public memorial service held at the Staples Center. The former basketball greats Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal also gav…

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Tearful Michael Jordan pays tribute to ‘brother’ Kobe Bryant at memorial service

NBA star and eight others, including daughter, killed in crashVanessa Bryant gives powerful eulogy to familyThousands of fans pack into Staples Center in LAFriends, family and fellow athletes have paid tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight oth…

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Kobe Bryant memorial: NBA fans pay tribute at Staples Center – live updates

Live coverage from Los Angeles at home of LakersKobe and Gianna Bryant and seven others died in January crashLeBron James and James Harden among attendees in LAEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 6.28pm GMT It appears the actual event …

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Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had violation over flying in reduced visibility

Ara Zobayan was reprimanded over incident in May 2015Other helicopter pilots divided over severity of penaltyNBA superstar and eight others died in crash last monthThe pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a southern California hillside, killing Kobe…

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Drug agents say NFL player Greg Robinson had 157lb of marijuana when arrested

Browns tackle being held in a Texas jail after arrest27-year-old faces 20 years in jail if convicted of crimeNFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a Texas jail without bond on Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157lb (71kg) of mari…

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Drug agents say NFL player Greg Robinson had 157lb of marijuana when arrested

Browns tackle being held in a Texas jail after arrest27-year-old faces 20 years in jail if convicted of crimeNFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a Texas jail without bond on Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157lb (71kg) of mari…

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Kobe and Gianna Bryant buried in private ceremony near family home

Death certificates say father and daughter buried last FridayPublic memorial will be held later this month in LAKobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried on Friday in a private ceremony near the family’s southern California home, ac…