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The NFL’s Kaepernick settlement should just be the start of making amends | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hopefully the league can now support the values of the US constitution rather than pandering to those who mistake parochialism for patriotismIn one of my favorite sports movies, Vision Quest, the varsity wrestling coach tells his students they can chal…

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Super Bowl 2019: New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams – live!

The latest score, news and action from AtlantaRams and Patriots kick off at 6.30pm ET/11.30pm GMTWho will win? Our writers’ predictions for the gameTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email himSign up to the Guardian’s US morning briefing 6.20pm GMT Super …

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Donald Trump says he would have a ‘hard time’ letting his son play American football – video

In an interview broadcast on the biggest day in the NFL calendar, Donald Trump said he would have a ‘hard time’ letting his son Barron play American football.The president made the statement during an interview set to be broadcast on CBS’s Fa…

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Super Bowl: Donald Trump would have ‘hard time’ letting son play football

Football has been repeatedly linked to brain traumaPatriots and Rams face each other in Atlanta on SundayIn an interview broadcast on the biggest day in the NFL calendar, Donald Trump said he would have a “hard time” letting his son play football. Rela…

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Super Bowl: Patriots invite seventh-grade girl bullied for playing football

Dejah Rondeau of New Hampshire has already played catch with Julian Edelman and met owner Robert KraftA seventh-grade girl from New Hampshire who was bullied for playing quarterback on a youth football team is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of the Ne…

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Judge dismisses fans’ request to replay NFC championship game after missed call

New Orleans fans had filed suit over team’s loss to LA RamsSunday’s Super Bowl will be between Rams and PatriotsA federal judge has refused to order the NFL to replay the NFC Championship game, in which the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Sai…

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As the Super Bowl approaches, is high school football dying a slow death?

Millions will watch the Rams and Patriots play this weekend. But participation in high-school football is falling, and fears over brain trauma could be to blameFor Mike Kelly, a high school football coach in Manassas Park, Virginia, early August usuall…

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Majority of Clemson’s black players declined Trump’s fast food reception, report says

Majority of Clemson’s black players skipped White House tripThe Root quotes three members who cite Trump as reason whyThree African American members of Clemson University’s national championship football team have attributed the “racism” and “divisive …

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Super Bowl: experimental radar aims to stop drone drama at game

After rogue drone sightings halt flights, startup seeks permission to test tracking system at Sunday’s gameA Bill Gates-funded startup is seeking permission to test a new kind of drone detector at Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Los Angeles Rams a…

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Could the government shutdown make this the most chaotic Super Bowl ever?

Atlanta is host to this year’s Super Bowl … and the world’s busiest airport. Will the shutdown turn the whole affair upside down?Three and a half years ago, as Americans were still figuring out which presidential candidate to vote for in the 2016 ele…

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CBS refuses to run Super Bowl ad for medical marijuana

Acreage Holdings ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by newsMarijuana now legal in some form in 33 US statesCBS has rejected a Super Bowl television ad calling for the legalization of medical marijuana sponsored by one of the largest cannabis investment c…

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Saints fans file lawsuit to replay NFC championship game after missed call

Hearing is set for Monday over end to Saints’ loss to RamsNew Orleans businessman rents billboards critical of NFLIn the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to reverse the result of the …

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British bookies go from favourites to American outsiders

No sooner has one law changed in gambling companies’ favour than another turns against them. Now all bets are off againWhat starts in the US, the cliche goes, inevitably ends up in the UK (burger restaurants, assaulting fellow shoppers on Black Friday …

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MSU head resigns after saying some Nassar survivors are ‘enjoying’ themselves

MSU board vote to make resignation immediateEngler said some Nassar victims were ‘enjoying’ the ‘spotlight’The Michigan State University interim president John Engler has stepped down amid heavy criticism over last week’s remarks that some survivors of…

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Big Boi and Travis Scott to play Super Bowl halftime show haunted by protests

Rappers will join headline act Maroon 5 in AtlantaNFL view of Kaepernick racial injustice protests at issueThe NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5 and the rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers for th…

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Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: lawyer confirms police have issued warrant for DNA

Juventus star is subject to allegations from 2009Forward has denied claims he raped woman in hotel roomCristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has confirmed authorities in Las Vegas have issued a warrant to collect DNA from the football star in the wake of allegati…

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‘I’m over it’: Cyclist, 90, hits back after record stripped for failed drugs test

Carl Grove’s failed test was likely due to contaminated meatAmerican determined to continue cycling careerA 90-year-old cyclist who was stripped of his world record after a failed drugs test has questioned the wisdom of the US Anti-Doping Agency’s deci…

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Wayne Rooney arrested in US for public intoxication and swearing

England’s top goalscorer arrested and released in December after paying $25 fineEngland’s all-time-leading scorer Wayne Rooney was arrested in the US accused of public intoxication and swearing at a Washington DC airport, it has emerged.The former Manc…

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High school to skip events officiated by referee who told wrestler to cut hair

New Jersey high school wrestler forced to cut his dreadlocksSchool district says team will avoid events officiated by refereeA New Jersey school district says its wrestling team will no longer compete in events officiated by a referee who told a wrestl…

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‘Cruel, racist’: anger over high school wrestler forced to cut his dreadlocks

New Jersey referee’s choice to force black teen to cut his hair or forfeit match has been called ‘humiliating’A New Jersey high school wrestler had his dreadlocks cut off minutes before his match after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfei…