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LeBron James says NBA ‘couldn’t care less’ about losing Trump as a viewer

LA Lakers star responds to Trump’s comments over protestJames scores 19 points in lopsided defeat to Oklahoma CityLeBron James isn’t losing sleep over losing Donald Trump as a viewer.After the US president said Wednesday that watching NBA players kneel…

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WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forThe standoff between WNBA players and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler continues with players wearing shirts in support of the Republica…

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WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forThe standoff between WNBA players and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler continues with players wearing shirts in support of the Republica…

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Former gymnastics coach jailed for lying to police in Larry Nassar abuse case

Kathie Klages denied she knew of sexual abuse by doctorFormer MSU coach sentenced to 90 days in jailHow was Larry Nassar able to abuse gymnasts for so long?A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in jail …

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US navy condemns demo video with dogs attacking man in Kaepernick shirt

Navy assures investigation into video that went viral on SundaySpox says video is ‘completely inconsistent’ with values of NavyThe US Naval Special Warfare Command said Sunday it is investigating a video that showed military working dogs attacking a st…

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Donald Trump golfs with NFL great Brett Favre at Bedminster club

President golfs with famed quarterback in New Jersey suburbsTrump has made 10 trips to one of his golf clubs in past 29 daysDonald Trump hit the links with football great Brett Favre on Saturday at his golf club in the suburban New Jersey hamlet of Bed…

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Senator and WNBA owner Kelly Loeffler fears for league’s ‘American values’

League has long history of promoting social justiceStaunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forGeorgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and a staunch ally …

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Record-breaking college long-jumper Tony Martin shot and killed aged 19

Track and field star shot dead outside gas station on SundayRecorded seventh longest-jump of all time while in schoolTony Martin, a record-breaking long jumper for Michigan State, has been shot and killed at the age of 19.Martin shattered Michigan’s lo…

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Texans’ Kenny Stills charged with felony during peaceful Breonna Taylor protest

Wideout among 87 arrested in protest at Kentucky AG’s homeStills also faces disorderly conduct, criminal trespass chargesHouston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested and charged with a felony during a protest at the home of Kentucky’s attorne…

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Snyder took an age to drop Washington’s racist nickname. And he’ll still profit

Washington’s owner reacted as the street talked and the money walked. This was far from a philanthropic decision by the billionaireOn the eve of the 2014 season Daniel Snyder took to the airwaves to defend his claim to the racial slur that had served a…

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Campaigner Stephen Jackson says DeSean Jackson ‘speaking truth’ with Hitler quote

Former NBA player shows support for NFL receiver DeSean Jackson apologized for promoting conspiracy theoryFormer NBA player and activist Stephen Jackson has said Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson was “speaking the truth” when he twice posted …

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Senator Loeffler objects to WNBA’s Black Lives Matter tie-in over ‘removal of Jesus’

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forGeorgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, has written to the league’s commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, objecting …

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Donald Trump launches baseless attack on Bubba Wallace over noose ‘hoax’

President attacks Nascar’s only black driver on TwitterWallace was behind successful campaign to ban Confederate flagInterview: Bubba Wallace on Nascar and the Confederate flagDonald Trump has launched a baseless attack on Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s only …

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Donald Trump launches baseless attack on Bubba Wallace over noose ‘hoax’

President attacks Nascar’s only black driver on TwitterWallace was behind successful campaign to ban Confederate flagInterview: Bubba Wallace on Nascar and the Confederate flagDonald Trump has launched a baseless attack on Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s only …

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Nascar’s Corey LaJoie to drive ‘Trump 2020’ car at Sunday’s Brickyard 400

LaJoie to drive Trump 2020 car as part of new sponsorshipPatriots of America Pac announces nine-race deal with driverUS president Donald Trump’s re-election bid will pick up speed this weekend with Trump 2020 the primary sponsor of Corey LaJoie’s car f…

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Washington’s NFL nickname under new scrutiny in wake of anti-racism protests

The term ‘Redskins’ is seen as offensive by many people across America. In the current climate, a name change is not out of the questionSam Bardley says he got serious about making a feature-length documentary film about Native American names, logos an…

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Bubba Wallace understands Confederate protests but says police won’t ‘shoot them’

Nascar’s only black driver led campaign to ban Confederate flagFBI concludes that driver not victim of hate crime over nooseBubba Wallace says people have the right to peacefully protest against Nascar’s ban on the Confederate flag, but suggested polic…

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Bubba Wallace understands Confederate protests but says police won’t ‘shoot them’

Nascar’s only black driver led campaign to ban Confederate flagFBI concludes that driver not victim of hate crime over nooseBubba Wallace says people have the right to peacefully protest against Nascar’s ban on the Confederate flag, but suggested polic…

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Paralympic rowing star Angela Madsen dies during solo crossing of Pacific

60-year-old was crossing from California to HawaiiMadsen was also a campaigner for disability and LBGT rightsAngela Madsen, whose remarkable life took in a spell in the Marines, a string of gold medals and record setting rowing journeys, has died while…

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2020 New York City Marathon cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

World’s largest marathon had been scheduled for 1 NovemberMayor Bill de Blasio says he hopes to welcome race back in 2021The New York City Marathon, which had been scheduled for 1 November, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.New York…