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Sarah Sellers: the nurse who stunned the world at the Boston Marathon

A previously anonymous 26-year-old nurse is an overnight sensation (and Olympic hopeful) after a fairytale runner-up finish in Boston wrought by talent, perseverance and gritThe story was so good it seemed impossible to imagine. A 26-year-old woman wit…

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Europa League trophy is reportedly recovered after going missing in Mexico

• Silverware reportedly stolen from vehicle in León• State prosecutor’s office tweets to confirm recoveryArsène Wenger’s hopes of ending his Arsenal career with his hands on the Europa League trophy in Lyon, France almost suffered a setback when it rep…

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Lance Armstrong reaches $5m settlement in $100m federal fraud case

Cyclist settles for $5m in suit that could have sought $100mDeal announced Thursday as both sides prepared for May trialLance Armstrong has reached a $5m settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100m in …

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NFL 2018 schedule: Super Bowl winners Philadelphia to face Jaguars at Wembley

Eagles will become first defending champions to play in LondonFull slate of games will be revealed on Thursday night at 8pm ETThe full 2018 NFL schedule won’t be unveiled until Thursday night, but the league has teased the reveal by confirming the time…

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Kevin Durant reacts to death of Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach – video

Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant, reacts to news of the death of Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Durant told reporters that, ‘the whole NBA family is supporting him, got his back through it all … feel so bad fo…

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The ‘Muhammad Ali of marbles’, classic FA Cup semis and Seedorf

This week’s roundup also features electric skateboard pole-vaulting, a tribute to speedway great Ivan Mauger and county cricket from 19491) To the marbles world championship! Hot action from this year’s event at Tinsley Green in Sussex, plus Trans Worl…

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Atlanta’s subway soccer fields: the ‘crazy’ idea breaking down barriers

A radical idea to build a five-a-side pitch into an Atlanta subway station is enlivening once-dead plaza space while bringing the sport to underserved communities – and more are on the wayLike many good stories, this one begins with a crazy idea and a …

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‘We play too much’: Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo calls for shorter season

Cubs’ first baseman says MLB’s 162-game season is too longRizzo says he’s OK with shorter season even with smaller payChicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo believes that baseball’s 162-game schedule is too long.The three-time All-Star said Tuesday i…

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Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon after midnight

Leukemia survivor finishes marathon at 12.18am on TuesdayMary Shertenlieb raised about $33,000 for cancer researchCancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb didn’t let the battled freezing rain and fierce headwinds that harangued Monday’s 122nd running of the Bo…

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Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon after midnight

Leukemia survivor finishes marathon at 12.18am on TuesdayMary Shertenlieb raised about $33,000 for cancer researchCancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb didn’t let the battled freezing rain and fierce headwinds that harangued Monday’s 122nd running of the Bo…

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NBA playoffs: Warriors race past Spurs as Heat end Sixers’ 17-game win streak

Golden State stake two-games-to-none lead over San AntonioDwyane Wade scores 28 off bench as Heat tie series at one-allEmbiid on Instagram: “fucking sick and tired of being babied”Kevin Durant sparked a decisive third-quarter run on the way to 32 point…

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Nationals’ Bryce Harper hits startling broken-bat home run in win over Mets

Harper hits broken-bat home run in first inning off Jacob deGromSlumping Nats come together for 8-6 victory over surging MetsBryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning th…

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Desi Linden becomes first US woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

Two-time Olympian ends 33-year US drought amid cold downpourCalifornia native had lost 2011 Boston Marathon by two secondsYuki Kawauchi of Japan was the surprise winner of the men’s raceDesiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale h…

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Vasyl Lomachenko: ‘All fighters think about their legacy. I’m no different’

Lomachenko won 396 fights and two Olympic gold medals as an amateur. His next aim is to beat Jorge Linares and become a three-weight world champion after just 12 professional fightsBy Jonathan Drennan for Behind the LinesVasyl Lomachenko may be the mos…

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‘My under-10 matches are the worst’: no end in sight to youth referee abuse

While many acknowledge that the abuse and assault of referees is endemic in American sports culture, few people seem willing to do anything about itNearly every single day, a sports official becomes the victim of verbal abuse or physical assault. This …

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Cavaliers stunned at home by Pacers in playoff opener as Celtics survive thriller

Pacers shock Cavaliers despite triple-double by LeBron JamesLoss ends streak of 21 consecutive first-round wins for JamesCeltics survive wild finish to top Bucks in overtime in Game 1Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleve…

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Should women athletes sue the networks for equal coverage?

Women are conditioned to accept what’s given to them and women athletes are no exception. It’s time for a changeDuring the wildly exciting Women’s Final Four earlier this month, the sports economist David Berri and I were speaking on the phone about th…

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Chess: Fabiano Caruana keeps pressure on Magnus Carlsen with elite wins

The 25-year-old American has jumped to No 2 in the live ratings after winning two elite tournaments and is closing in on Carlsen, who he will play in the world title series this yearFabiano Caruana has won two elite tournaments in a fortnight, jum…

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Seahawks sign quarterback Stephen Morris, stoking Colin Kaepernick debate

Seahawks sign free-agent QB Morris to back up Russell WilsonTeam had ‘postponed’ invite to Kaepernick over anthem stanceThe Seattle Seahawks are signing a quarterback to understudy starter Russell Wilson, but it’s not Colin Kaepernick.The Seahawks are …

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Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Tyson Fury and F1

Who is racing? Who remain unbeaten? And who won big at 68? Related: Football quiz: name the missing club in these playing careers Where are Rachael Blackmore, Katie Walsh and Bryony Frost racing this weekend?The Gold Coast Shanghai International Circui…