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‘We’re fighting’: Floyd Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov bout will happen

UFC star and former boxing champion eye lucrative boutRussian MMA star is suspended after UFC 229 fiascoFormer world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says a fight with mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov is “happening”.Both Mayweather (50-0) an…

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Canelo Álvarez signs richest contract in sport history, worth $365m

Boxer agrees 11-fight contract with streaming service DAZNMexican fighter faces Britain’s Rocky Fielding on 15 DecemberCanelo Álvarez has signed the largest contract in the history of sport, agreeing a five-year, 11-fight deal worth at least $365m with…

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Black Power salute: 50 years on how much has changed? – video explainer

Fifty years ago, two 200m runners set the Olympics in Mexico City alight by giving Black Power salutes on the podium as they collected their medals. Tommie Smith and John Carlos said their clinched fists showed the solidarity of black America. The pair…

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Smith and Carlos embodied many African Americans’ Summer of Love and Reckoning

Fifty years ago this week, two proud Olympians raised their fists to call attention to social injustices. Their gesture made my heart swell with prideIn the summer of 1967, 100,000 fashion-forward and social-forward youth gathered in San Francisco in w…

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MLB looks into allegations Houston Astros have cheated during playoffs

Cleveland said to have lodged formal complaint over matterMetro Boston claims man with camera removed from gameA person familiar with the situation says the Cleveland Indians have filed a complaint with Major League Baseball about a man associated with…

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Talking points from USA’s matches against Colombia and Peru: who will replace Dempsey?

Plus: Sarachan has done his job; Berhalter looks like the new coach; Bradley may not be the answer but he’s the best version of the questionThese two friendlies come a year since the disastrous World Cup elimination in Trinidad. It feels far longer. A …

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USA Gymnastics CEO quits four days into job after Simone Biles criticism

Mary Bono had aimed shot at Nike over Kaepernick advertsGymnastics body already recovering from Nassar abuse scandalThe interim CEO and president of USA Gymnastics, Mary Bono, has resigned just four days after she stepped into the role.The move represe…

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Buckner and Burns blunder their way into inglorious sporting immortality | Andy Bull

Thirty years after his error in the 1986 World Series, people still talk of pulling a ‘Buckner’. Might ‘Doing a Freddie’ go the same way?It was the one last wafer-thin wisecrack that made Bill Buckner snap. On 4 July 1993 he was signing autographs in a…

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Giants owner John Mara tells Odell Beckham to play more and talk less

Receiver caused controversy with ESPN interviewGiants at bottom of NFC East with 1-5 record this seasonThe New York Giants’ stormy season continues, with owner John Mara expressing his displeasure at star wide receiver Odell Beckham’s recent comments a…

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NBA 2018-19 predictions: Greek Freak to peak and Warriors to three-peat

How will LeBron James get on in California? Is Russell Westbrook in decline? Can anyone stop Golden State? Our writers have their sayGiannis Antetokounmpo in Mike Budenholzer’s offense. Milwaukee’s new coach will install a system that complements every…

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Bloodied Aaron Rodgers leads Packers and Crosby to redemption over 49ers

San Francisco 49ers 30-33 Green Bay PackersMason Crosby hits winning field-goal week after horror showMason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King’s interception with 1:07 left, and the Green Bay…

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Patriots ban supporter who threw beer over Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill during game

New England say matter has been referred to law enforcementIncident came after receiver tied game with touchdownHunter Felt: Brady outduels Mahomes … for nowThe New England Patriots have identified the fan who threw beer in the face of Kansas City Ch…

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Colin Kaepernick sounds the alarm against a re-emerging evil | Richard Williams

Former quarterback’s stand is a reminder the injustice highlighted by raised fists 50 years ago has not gone awayLast week Colin Kaepernick became one of eight new recipients of the W E B Du Bois Medal, presented by Harvard University to those it consi…

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Colin Kaepernick sounds the alarm against a re-emerging evil | Richard Williams

Former quarterback’s stand is a reminder the injustice highlighted by raised fists 50 years ago has not gone awayLast week Colin Kaepernick became one of eight new recipients of the W E B Du Bois Medal, presented by Harvard University to those it consi…

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Patriots edge Chiefs in thriller as Brady outduels Mahomes … for now

New England inflicted defeat on Kansas City for the first time this season but the Chiefs showed they will be a power for years to comeIt had all the elements to be the game of the NFL season so far. One one side was the most exciting young player in t…

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USA rampage past Jamaica to qualify for 2019 Women’s World Cup

Alex Morgan scores twice as USWNT beat Jamaica 6-0Canada also book place in France with win over PanamaIt was only eight years ago that the US almost missed out on the 2011 Women’s World Cup due to a shock loss in qualifying. Coming into Sunday’s Conca…

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USA v Jamaica: Concacaf Women’s Championship – live!

USWNT will qualify for Women’s World Cup with victoryYou can email Beau with your thoughts or tweet him @duresportHow the US reinvented themselves after disaster at Rio 2016 12.11am BST Nov. 5, 2010. The U.S. women took the field for the second World C…

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Russell Wilson finds new home at Wembley as Seattle crush Oakland | Sean Ingle

The Seahawks quarterback led his side to a comprehensive 27-3 win with three touchdown passes in the London rainNearly 4,800 miles and eight time zones separate London from Seattle. Yet for the Seahawks the murk and mizzle of this grey Wembley evening …

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Seattle Seahawks v Oakland Raiders: NFL – live!

Updates from the 6pm kick-off at Wembley NFL edging closer to permanent London moveEmail Michael your thoughts on via Twitter @michaelbutler18 7.29pm BST Wilson breaks left and finds Moore, who is tightly covered by Daryl Worley but somehow manages to …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather to fight: ‘There is only one king’

MMA fighter under temporary ban after ugly end to UFC 229McGregor v Mayweather showdown in 2017 earned millionsKhabib Nurmagomedov has challenged Floyd Mayweather to a showdown, telling his fellow undefeated fighter: “In the jungle there is only one ki…