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Who is the greatest male tennis player of the last 50 years?

Last week we reminisced about the great female players of the last half century. Now it’s the turn of the menPicking the greatest female player of the last 50 years was tough. Last week, five of our writers made the case for the leading candidates – St…

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Masahiro Tanaka hit in head by line drive in scary Yankee Stadium scene

Yankees star hit by line drive in frightening scene in practiceTanaka helped to his feet and walked off the field with helpYankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting …

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MLB’s Cleveland to review ‘Indians’ nickname after social unrest

Team have already changed their logo after criticismNFL side Washington also considering name changeMajor League Baseball side Cleveland are to review the use of their team nickname the ‘Indians’ in light of recent anti-racism protests. Cleveland repla…

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The greatest female tennis player of the last 50 years: the fans’ verdict

Who is the best of the best? Our writers have had their say this week. Now it’s time to hear from our readers The days are long and the nights are warm but, sadly, we will have to wait until next year to see the great players of our time compete at Wim…

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Major League Baseball cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

MLB cancels 14 July game at Dodger Stadium due to Covid-19Los Angeles will now host next available All-Star Game in 2022Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.The game scheduled for 14 July was canceled Fri…

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MMA and QAnon: How fake news and conspiracies permeated the octagon

As more conservative fans flock to a sport they view as MAGA-friendly, there has been a noticeable rise in fake news, fringe conspiracy theories and right-wing extremism around the UFCLast month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the leading promotio…

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The greatest? Memory can play tricks but it’s still Serena Williams for me | Kevin Mitchell

Alongside our choices, BJK and Goolagong Cawley deserve a mention, but Williams has been on top for close to 25 yearsFive years ago on the clay of Brindisi, Serena Williams and Alison Riske lost against Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta in a doubles matc…

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FedEx asks ‘the team in Washington’ to dump racist nickname as Nike pulls gear

FedEx asks team to change controversial Redskins nicknameNike appears to remove all Washington gear from online storeThe title sponsor of the home stadium for Washington’s NFL team wants the organization to change its name.“We have communicated to the …

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FedEx asks ‘the team in Washington’ to dump racist nickname as Nike pulls gear

FedEx asks team to change controversial Redskins nicknameNike appears to remove all Washington gear from online storeThe title sponsor of the home stadium for Washington’s NFL team wants the organization to change its name.“We have communicated to the …

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Nine more NBA players test positive ahead of Disney restart, lifting total to 25

Nine more NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19NBA teams are expected to travel on 7 July to OrlandoNine more NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19, less than a week before teams are set to travel to Florida to resume the 2020 season. R…

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NFL to cut preseason in half as fans may be asked to sign waivers to attend games

NFL scraps first and last week of August preseason gamesFans may be made to sign waiver to attend games, per reportLeague still expects to kick off regular season as scheduleThe NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition p…

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From Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, the proud history of black protest in sport

NFL players kneeling in the US and Premier League stars speaking out in the UK is nothing new: sportsmen and women have always been at the forefront of the fight for civil rightsWe may never know why Jake Hepple, a now unemployed welder from Burnley, t…

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Sir Everton Weekes, spectacular Steffi Graf and Lothar Matthäus loses it

Plus: Gooch and Smith, a journey into the mind of Roy Keane, the best of Nate Diaz and the Fash FC saga in full1) On Wednesday, we will celebrate the return of Test cricket with England taking on West Indies. So here’s Sir Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge fla…

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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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MLS players left bemused as $65 meals turn out to be a sandwich and banana

Players are preparing for tournament at Disney WorldComparisons made between MLS and Fyre FestivalIt appears that it’s not only teams that are overvalued in MLS. Nutrition is crucial for players, so it made sense that the league wanted to make sure its…

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PGA Tour happy playing a high-risk game to reboot sport in the US | Ewan Murray

Criticism of disregard for pandemic protocols seems to show elite golf is operating in la-la land but the show will roll onThe world’s best players are not prone to taking umbrage with the media. The gulf between levels of criticism – professional and …

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From incompetence to outright villainy: the NFL’s worst-run teams

There are plenty of bad teams in the league, but there’s a special place reserved for franchises whose entire structures are rottenMuch has been made of late of the New York Jets’ heroic efforts to lose their best player, Jamal Adams. The Jets are not …

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Pacers coach Nate McMillan says America has never been ‘great’ for black people

Indiana coach takes aim at Donald Trump’s famous sloganPacers will resume season at end of July in OrlandoIndiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has said he finds Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan insulting during an interview dealing with r…

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‘I’m high as a Georgia pine’: Dock Ellis’s no-hitter on LSD, 50 years on

Baseball’s great psychedelic myth took place five decades ago, but the man behind it was far more than an amusing sidenote in the sport’s historyThe century-spanning annals of baseball are filled with accomplishments that strain credulity and force us …

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Cam Newton signs one-year contract with New England Patriots

2015 MVP signs one-year pact with six-time Super Bowl champsNewton, 31, will compete with Jarrett Stidham for starting role Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to a one-year contract with the New England Patriots, ESPN reported on Sunday night…