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USWNT face rivals Sweden at Olympics as GB play hosts Japan

Swedes knocked US out on penalties at Rio 2016 OlympicsReigning champions Brazil face Germany in men’s drawThe US women’s national team will face Australia, Sweden and New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, while in the men’s competition 2016 winners Brazi…

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‘Way more work to do’: Athletes give cautious welcome to Floyd verdict

White police officer guilty of murder of 46-year-old black manSports world says systemic racism still an issue in the USThe sports world welcomed the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, while cautioning that there is still work to do a…

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American fans love European football precisely because it isn’t like US sport

US owners were at the forefront of the push for the European Super League, even if they risked alienating fans on both sides of the AtlanticAs an American sports fan, I’ve enjoyed following the Premier League for the exact reason that it is not so Amer…

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Scottie Pippen’s eldest son Antron dies at the age of 33

NBA star describes his son as a ‘beautiful soul’Former Bulls star also suffered death of daughter in 1994Scottie Pippen says his eldest son, Antron, has died at the age of 33. The former Chicago Bulls star described his son as a “beautiful soul”.Pippen…

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‘Exceptional’ North Texas football recruit among those killed in Austin shooting

Willie Simmons III was set to play linebacker at North TexasTwo others killed in Austin shooting on SundayA talented football player set for a college career with North Texas was among three people killed in Sunday’s shooting in Austin.Willie Simmons I…

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Formula One to stage inaugural Miami Grand Prix next year

Ten-year deal sealed for Hard Rock Stadium to host race Prospective 24-race season would be new recordFormula One has announced an agreement to stage a race in Miami from next season. A Miami Grand Prix has been in the pipeline for a number of years fo…

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MLS finds Inter Miami broke budget rules with Blaise Matuidi signing

France midfielder ‘should have been a designated player’David Beckham’s team loan player out to comply with rulesDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami were found by Major League Soccer to have violated league budget rules with its signing of France midfielder Bl…

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Nathan Chen tops Yuzuru Hanyu to win men’s free skate at World Team Trophy

Chen continues dominance over two-time Olympic championAmerican lands four quads to stay unbeaten since PyeongchangOsaka hosting biennial event with fans despite Covid case surgeThree-time world champion Nathan Chen won the free skate at the figure ska…

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Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch joins ownership group of Oakland Roots SC

Five-time Pro Bowler joins ownership group of Oakland clubOakland Roots SC play in second tier of US men’s soccerLynch to bring financial literacy program to Bay Area studentsFormer NFL star Marshawn Lynch has joined the ownership group of Oakland Root…

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Trans kids deserve the same opportunity that made my NFL career possible

The more than 200 anti-trans bills under consideration across the country are not about youth sports, but about attacking and eradicating the most vulnerable I wasn’t always an NFL player. Professional athletes aren’t born – despite popular opinion – w…

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Trans kids deserve the same opportunity that made my NFL career possible

The more than 200 anti-trans bills under consideration across the country are not about youth sports, but about attacking and eradicating the most vulnerable I wasn’t always an NFL player. Professional athletes aren’t born – despite popular opinion – w…

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Trans kids deserve the same opportunity that made my NFL career possible

The more than 200 anti-trans bills under consideration across the country are not about youth sports, but about attacking and eradicating the most vulnerable I wasn’t always an NFL player. Professional athletes aren’t born – despite popular opinion – w…

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter

This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing1) Nostalgia aplenty in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. West Ham play Newcastle nearly 35 years to the day since John Lyall’s Hammers…

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‘Cancel the Olympics’: fashion outcry as Canada brings back jean jackets for Tokyo

Denim outfits welcomed with mix of outrage and delightDesigners say uniforms reflect Tokyo’s street art and fashionFor sports fans, there are many reasons to be thankful that the Tokyo Olympics look like they will take place – a year late – despite con…

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Twins’ Andrelton Simmons ruled out with Covid-19 week after declining vaccine

Vaccine was made available to team last ThursdayShortstop said he refused shot for personal reasonsMinnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons has tested positive for coronavirus and was placed on the Covid-19 injured list on Wednesday before the team’…

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NWSL opens probe after Sarah Gorden accuses security guard of racial profiling

US women’s league opens investigation into racism allegationChicago Red Stars defender has twice been called up to USWNTThe National Women’s Soccer League opened an investigation Tuesday under its anti-discrimination policy after a Black player for the…

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What if police violence was scrutinized as ruthlessly as athletes’ errors?

Meaningful change would be holding law enforcement to the same impossible standard that athletes are duty boundThirty-three weeks. That’s how long it had been since the Milwaukee Bucks walked away from a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. That boy…

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Nadal v Nadal on horizon as young Canadian star gets famous new coach

Can Rafael Nadal’s uncle transfer his winning touch to a new protégé, four years after his last triumph at Roland Garros?In professional tennis, comebacks are as present as the air we breathe. Players return to competition on a whim, coaches inevitably…

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USWNT extend unbeaten streak to 39 games with victory over France

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan score in 2-0 win over FrenchRapinoe has now scored seven goals in seven matches this yearMegan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored and the US women’s national team beat France 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday. The United States ext…