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Team USA will only consider vaccinated athletes for 2022 Winter Olympics

Vaccines were recommended but not required for Tokyo 2020Winter Olympics will take place in Beijing in FebruaryUS athletes trying to make the Winter Olympics will have to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 under a groundbreaking new policy announced on W…

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Tom Brady in his 40s is on course to outscore Tom Brady in his 20s. How?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback’s accomplishments are legendary. And he somehow seems to be getting better as he agesThis is not how quarterbacks are supposed to age. Frankly, this isn’t how human beings are supposed to age. Tom Brady, at 44-years…

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Fair-weather golf fans are welcome: this weekend the Ryder Cup rules the world | Max Rushden

Once every two years this individual sport becomes a team game and there is nothing quite like it, for players or spectatorsThe German commentary of Martin Kaymer’s birdie putt on the 18th at Medinah – the one that goes six feet past – is wonderfully u…

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Ryder Cup memories, the greatness of Jimmy Greaves and brawling boxers

This week’s roundup also features a perilous reaction to a run-out, animals on the pitch and road race rain hazards1) The Ryder Cup starts on Friday after a three-year pandemic-induced hiatus. Europe won impressively last time at Le Golf National, high…

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Course architects Pete and Alice Dye could be the stars of the Ryder Cup

The couple, both of whom passed away in recent years, did a brilliant job on Whistling Straits and more than a hundred other courses during a storied six-decade careerWhen the dust settles following the 43rd staging of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Strait…

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Pádraig Harrington says American fans will put pressure on US Ryder Cup team

‘Home captain has to deal with stress,’ says European skipperFavoured US team has six Ryder Cup rookies at Whistling StraitsPádraig Harrington, Europe’s captain, has claimed the US team will need to deal with the “pressure and stress” of being heavy fa…

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Rookie Justin Fields will step up as Bears’ starting quarterback, team confirms

Quarterback will start while Andy Dalton recovers from injuryFields was taken as No 11 overall pick in this year’s draftJustin Fields is set to make his first start for the Chicago Bears. The team will go with the prized rookie quarterback when the Bea…

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Conor McGregor rivals 50 Cent for worst-ever first pitch at baseball game

Fighter’s throw clears home plate and almost lands in standsIrishman joins long list of celebrities’ feeble effortsOn Tuesday night Conor McGregor joined a long list of celebrities unable to throw in a straight line as he stepped up to the mound before…

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Ryder Cup: Five holes at Whistling Straits that could decide the outcome

Martin Kaymer, one of Europe’s vice-captains and a major winner on the course, on the opportunities and threatsMartin Kaymer, one of the vice-captain of the European team and winner of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010, gives his ver…

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WNBA playoffs: Can anyone derail the Connecticut Sun or Las Vegas Aces?

The WNBA’s two best teams appear bound for a championship showdown, but familiar playoff faces in Minnesota and Seattle could upset the apple cart along the wayThe WNBA playoffs tip off on Thursday night with a pair of first-round fixtures before shift…

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When one Bernhard Langer putt decided the Ryder Cup 30 years ago

Twenty-four golfers competed for three long days at Kiawah Island and the whole contest came down to one six-foot puttBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogThe 1991 Ryder Cup was never destined to end well for Europe. The bad blood began before a bal…

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Canelo Álvarez, Caleb Plant trade blows at presser ahead of unification bout

Álvarez, Plant trade blows at presser for title unification boutPlant cut under right eye after scuffle at Beverly Hilton hotelCanelo Álvarez and Caleb Plant couldn’t wait until 6 November to start throwing hands.The super middleweight champions traded…

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USA rout Paraguay in second straight friendly behind Alex Morgan hat-trick

USWNT win 8-0 over Paraguay at TQL Stadium in CincinnatiMorgan (three goals), Macario (two), Lloyd (one) among scorersRose Lavelle thrilled her hometown fans with a goal and three assists in the first 15 minutes, Alex Morgan scored three goals and the …

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USA rout Paraguay in second straight friendly behind Alex Morgan hat-trick

USWNT win 8-0 over Paraguay at TQL Stadium in CincinnatiMorgan (three goals), Macario (two), Lloyd (one) among scorersRose Lavelle thrilled her hometown fans with a goal and three assists in the first 15 minutes, Alex Morgan scored three goals and the …

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Europe’s players will wear Ryder Cup roll numbers on kit for first time

Pádraig Harrington sends message that players are elite groupLee Westwood: ‘You have a greater chance of going into space’Europe’s Ryder Cup players have expressed gratitude towards Pádraig Harrington after the captain made a point of emphasising their…

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Europe’s players will wear Ryder Cup roll numbers on kit for first time

Pádraig Harrington sends message that players are elite groupLee Westwood: ‘You have a greater chance of going into space’Europe’s Ryder Cup players have expressed gratitude towards Pádraig Harrington after the captain made a point of emphasising their…

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Bryson DeChambeau: ‘If I make 18 holes in one, people will still say something’

American is trying to resolve his feud with teammate Brooks Koepka and is focused on regaining Ryder CupBryson DeChambeau arrived in Wisconsin with a lot to say. Rightly so, given he has avoided general media duties since the first week in August. DeCh…

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Ben Simmons will shun training camp and is ‘done’ with 76ers, say reports

NBA All-Star appears determined to leave PhiladelphiaAustralian was No 1 overall pick in 2016 draftBen Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. He will not report to Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp next week and prefers to…

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I saw betting’s toxic sludge swamp Australian sport. Now it’s coming for America

As sports gambling becomes legal in more and more US states, I remember how it slowly took over the social lives of my friends back homeIn July, a friend from the old country (Australia) visited New York, where I live, and messaged me to see whether I’…

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Green Bay Packers pull away from Lions behind Aaron Jones’ four touchdowns

Green Bay earn first win of season, 35-17, at Lambeau FieldAaron Jones runs for one touchdown and catches three moreJones is first Green Bay RB with three TD catches since 1942While celebrating one of his four touchdowns, Aaron Jones lost a necklace he…