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‘They entrusted their son to us’: Maryland accepts fault in football player’s death

Jordan McNair died after suffering heatstroke during practiceHead coach DJ Durkin has been placed on administrative leaveMaryland’s college football team have parted ways with their strength and conditioning coach and have acknowledged that “mistakes w…

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Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India

Company signs exclusive three-year agreement to screen all 380 Spanish top-flight football matches across south Asia Facebook has bought the rights to show Spanish top-flight football in the Indian subcontinent in the latest move by a US technology com…

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‘Stay strong brothers’: Kaepernick hails players as NFL preseason starts with protests

Players across the league raise awareness of social injusticeNFL has attempted to introduce policy to stamp out anthem protestsPlayer demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games on Thursday night.In Philade…

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Don Lemon says Trump ‘traffics in racism’ after attack on LeBron James interview

President attacked NBA star after TV appearance with CNN hostAthletes and first lady have praised James since Trump’s criticismCNN host Don Lemon has responded to Donald Trump’s criticism of his interview with LeBron James, saying the president “traffi…

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Donald Trump taunts basketballer LeBron James in late night Twitter rant

‘LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do,’ said Trump Donald Trump has attacked basketball superstar LeBron James in a late night Twitter rant about an interview t…

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Qatar 2022 bid team ‘sabotaged World Cup rivals’

Whistleblower tells Sunday Times that PR agency and former CIA operatives spread fake propagandaThe Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team broke Fifa rules by running a secret campaign to sabotage their rivals for the tournament, it has been claimed. The claims…

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North Korea: US blocks sanctions exemption for sports equipment

IOC had asked for exemption to help Olympic athletes prepareUS raises objection on security council committeeThe United States has blocked a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to transfer sports equipment to North Korea so its athlete…

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Travis Pastrana replicates three of Evel Knievel’s most famous jumps in one night

34-year-old rider clears cars, Greyhound buses and Vegas fountainsKnievel’s family attends event to pay tribute to legendary stuntmanTravis Pastrana succeeded in repeating three of Evel Knievel’s most famous motorcycle jumps on Sunday night.Donning his…

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‘Is he related to Mickey?’: DC sports fans struggle to identify Wayne Rooney

A survey conducted at a Washington Nationals games showed the former England captain is not quite at Beckham levels of fame in his new homeThis started with a question about soccer in America. Or maybe it was really a question about fame. Now that Wayn…

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Inventor believed to have died after becoming trapped in freezer at Braves stadium

Todd Keeling was installing new beer taps at SunTrust Park48-year-old had been working on technology since collegeAn inventor who was at the Atlanta Braves’ stadium to install new beer technology is believed to have died after becoming trapped in a fre…

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Philadelphia Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

Hot dog fired into crowd injures supporter at Phillies gameFan doesn’t plan legal action after diagnosis of hematomaIt was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.Kathy McVay says she was at Mo…

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Football: it’s a funny old racist, money-grabbing game | Letters

Readers on the dearth of non-white managers, Amazon’s entry to the broadcasting Premier League, rail seating at football grounds, and the World CupWe have no doubt at all that there are many white men in football who react adversely to “outspoken black…

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‘We’re just trying to survive it’: Russian cities brace for World Cup

The Russian prazdnik – celebration – must not be ruined at any price as hosts prepare to give enemies five-star treatmentOn a riverboat between the World Cup cities of Kazan and Samara last month, a Russian couple in their 50s asked earnestly whether “…

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US, Canada and Mexico beat Morocco in vote to host 2026 World Cup

• Joint bid chosen by Fifa congress in Russia on eve of 2018 event• United 2026 received 134 votes compared to Morocco’s 65The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after they beat Morocco by a margin of 69 votes to host t…

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Morocco receive late boost in their bid to host 2026 World Cup

• Joint USA, Mexico, Canada bid promises higher profit• Belief Donald Trump could alienate some nationsThe race to host the 2026 World Cup finals was too close to call, according to Fifa insiders, as Morocco received a late boost to their hopes with th…

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‘I spoke from the heart’: ice skater Adam Rippon on taking on Mike Pence

He refused to meet Mike Pence at the Winter Olympics – where he became a star. A champion of gay rights, loved by Cher and Britney Spears, he talks about bravery and the backlash‘I decided that at the Olympics you’re given a platform and it really didn…

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Washington’s Stanley Cup delight shows DC – finally – is a sports town

Unlike Philly or New York, Washington was never a sporting capital – but now it has its first cup in 26 years, and big plans for the futureWashington has always been a city of great crowds surging through its avenues, swirling across its vast grassy ma…

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Trump floats pardon for Muhammad Ali even though boxing great doesn’t need one

President says he’s ‘thinking about that very seriously’, seemingly unaware that supreme court overturned Ali’s conviction in 1971Donald Trump said on Friday that he may grant a posthumous pardon to Muhammad Ali, seemingly unaware that the great boxer’…

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Triple Crown hopeful Justify readies for run at history, but it won’t be easy

The strapping chestnut colt can complete maybe the rarest feat in sports in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, joining the immortal group of horses to sweep America’s three most famous racesFor a century it’s been regarded as perhaps the most difficult task in…

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Amazon breaks Premier League hold of Sky and BT with streaming deal

US online retailer will exclusively livestream 20 matches per season from 2019Amazon has broken Sky and BT’s stranglehold on Premier League football by striking a groundbreaking deal to livestream exclusive coverage of 20 matches per season online.The …