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Rick Reilly: ‘Donald Trump will cheat you on the golf course and then buy you lunch’ | Donald McRae

The sports writer says Donald Trump’s golf antics reveal a lot about the President and leave him terrified for the United States’ future“Donald Trump is the worst cheat ever and he doesn’t care who knows,” Rick Reilly says as he describes a man he has …

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David Fizdale was another example of the tragedy of the Knicks’ bad taste

There was sympathy for the latest head coach to fail at Madison Square Garden. But the team make nothing but bad decisionsDavid Fizdale, the recently fired head coach of the New York Knicks, is not a martyr, though you’d be forgiven for any confusion. …

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David Fizdale was another example of the tragedy of the Knicks’ bad taste

There was sympathy for the latest head coach to fail at Madison Square Garden. But the team make nothing but bad decisionsDavid Fizdale, the recently fired head coach of the New York Knicks, is not a martyr, though you’d be forgiven for any confusion. …

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Philadelphia Eagles escape Giants in overtime to lead NFC East on 6-7

Philadelphia come back from 17-3 down to win 23-17Carson Wentz completes 33 of 50 passes for 325 yardsCarson Wentz threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 5:10 left in overtime as the Philadelphia Eagles rallied from a 14-point deficit to pos…

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Spygate 2? New England Patriots admit filming at Bengals game

Super Bowl champions caught filming Browns v BengalsCoach Bill Belichick: ‘We 100% have zero involvement’The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday’s…

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Jesse Marsch: ‘At Salzburg, I’m not treated like an American coach’

The Wisconsin-born coach went viral with his half-time rant at Anfield but his star will rise higher still if his team can eliminate LiverpoolIt was a typical scene, really.The players sit stoically in the visitors’ dressing room, watching their coach …

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Strasburg signs largest deal for pitcher in history with $245m Nats contract

Sources say Nationals agree seven-year deal with 31-year-oldStrasburg helped Washington to first World Series in 2019World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals, agreeing to a record $245m, seven-year contract, according…

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Strasburg signs largest deal for pitcher in history with $245m Nats contract

Sources say Nationals agree seven-year deal with 31-year-oldStrasburg helped Washington to first World Series in 2019World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals, agreeing to a record $245m, seven-year contract, according…

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Pete Frates, baseball player and inspiration for ice bucket challenge, dies at 34

Former baseball player helped spread of charity driveChallenge has raised $220m for research into ALSPete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with motor neuron disease helped inspire the ice bucket challenge, has died at the age of 34…

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Pete Frates, baseball player and inspiration for ice bucket challenge, dies at 34

Former baseball player helped spread of charity driveChallenge has raised $220m for research into ALSPete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with motor neuron disease helped inspire the ice bucket challenge, has died at the age of 34…

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The 49ers are a revelation but the NFL’s ridiculous seeding could kill them

San Francisco have been excellent throughout the season but could still end up as a lower seed than the woeful Cowboys due to the league’s stubbornness NFC royalty was on display Sunday as the 49ers beat the Saints on the road in a battle as enthrallin…

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NFL round-up: 49ers beat Saints at death in 94-point thriller

Late field-goal seals 48-46 victory for San FranciscoRavens clinch playoff place with win over BillsFalcons’ Matt Ryan reaches 50,000 career passing yardsJimmy Garoppolo passed for 349 yards and four touchdowns, Robbie Gould kicked a 30-yard field goal…

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Tiger Woods relishes new leading role as Presidents Cup playing captain

Woods is not known for being a team player. But all that changes in Melbourne where he will lead the USA against an international teamIt is testament to the resurgence of Tiger Woods’s career that its next phase will play out as he still has club in ha…

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Andy Ruiz Jr bigs up being small and slick in Anthony Joshua rematch | Bryan Armen Graham

The Mexican-American giant-killer, who cut his teeth fighting bigger opponents, says the Briton’s style is perfect for himThe superficial differences in the physiques of Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua were laid bare even more dramatically than six mon…

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‘They want the money’: the real reason boxing is going to Saudi Arabia

Joshua v Ruiz bout exposes argument that kingdom is ‘sportswashing’ rights abusesFor boxing fans it is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. But Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight fight against Andy Ruiz Jr is also rapidly becoming the mos…

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Anthony Joshua fine-tuned and ready to claim redemption in Riyadh | Sean Ingle

Briton has had chance to step back and reassess after defeat in June while Andy Ruiz Jr may have gone full Buster DouglasWhen Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr face off on Saturday night in the most controversial world heavyweight title fight for more th…

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Anthony Joshua insists Andy Ruiz’s burgeoning weight not important

• Ruiz tips scales at 20st 3lb for Saturday’s fight in Riyadh• Joshua: ‘For heavyweights the weigh-in doesn’t really matter’Anthony Joshua, his body again looking as if it could have been sculpted by Phidias, weighed in at his lightest since 2014 for S…

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Jordan Spieth plans to get away from it all as USA head to Presidents Cup | Ewan Murray

Three-time major winner will miss next week’s trip to Royal Melbourne but he plans to be better than ever when he emerges from his relative slumpJordan Spieth’s position at 44th in the world is not alarming when placed in the context of certain others….

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‘We represent both countries’: the rise of Andy Ruiz, a cross-border champion

Andy Ruiz’s improbable rise mirrors the rebound of his hometown, Imperial, a community at the heart of the debate over immigration in the United StatesThe Sparta boxing club is hard to find, tucked behind a wall of blue corrugated metal between a tire …

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The Panthers and Cam Newton were indestructible until they weren’t

Ron Rivera led his team to Super Bowl 50, with a quarterback who looked almost unstoppable. Now both men have uncertain futuresThe Carolina Panthers are at a crossroads. On Wednesday they fired their long-time coach, Ron Rivera. Now, the question that …