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‘Entitled’ Beverly Hills parents drive kids’ soccer ref to quit: ‘I despise you’

Avery Krut pens withering letter explaining his departure, saying parents are ‘disrespectful and damaging the children’ with their behaviourAvery Krut’s farewell letter to the parents of Beverly Hills is the literary equivalent of a flying kick to the …

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USA Gymnastics doctor faces 25 years in prison after guilty plea to molesting girls

Larry Nassar worked with Olympic gymnasts and at Michigan State University54-year-old’s plea deal carries minimum 25-year termA sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty on We…

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Donald Trump blasts ‘ungrateful fool’ LaVar Ball as war of words escalates

President continues feud with LaVar Ball in series of pre-dawn tweetsTrump on LaVar: ‘a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair’Potus also rips into NFL commissioner over reported anthem resolutionPresident Donald Trump doubled down in his…

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Donald Trump blasts ‘ungrateful fool’ LaVar Ball as war of words escalates

President continues feud with LaVar Ball in series of pre-dawn tweetsTrump on LaVar: ‘a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair’Potus also rips into NFL commissioner over reported anthem resolutionPresident Donald Trump doubled down in his…

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England go looking for their first World Cup final since 1995 – and a head coach

Wayne Bennett’s contract runs out after the World Cup. If he wants to bow out at the top, Leeds Rhinos and USA head coach Brian McDermott is ready for the jobBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkA couple of days b…

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Hacking the free throw: the science behind the most practiced shot in sports

The free throw is the rare instance in sport where a player can attempt to score without any defensive pressure. So why do so many top players struggle?Despite the name, free throws only seem free. Though they are one of the few, or perhaps only, oppor…

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Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says she was abused by USA Gymnastics doctor

Allegations of abuse come after criticisms of victim shamingLarry Nassar faces life in prison if found guilty of sexual abuseOther Olympic gymnasts say they were victims of USA Gymnastics doctorGabby Douglas has become the third Olympic gold medalist t…

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Ray Allen, two-time NBA champion, says he was catfished by man posing as women

Former Heat and Celtics star he has been harassed on social mediaBryant Coleman insists he is being harassed rather than former playerThe two-time NBA champion Ray Allen said he is a victim of catfishing, and has asked a court to throw out a case …

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Belichick wary of Patriots return to Mexico due to volcanoes and quakes

New England played Oakland in Mexico City on SundayPatriots head coach says natural hazards are a concern for teamThe New England Patriots got the result they wanted on their trip to Mexico City on Sunday, beating the Oakland Raiders 33-8. Their coach,…

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Seattle Seahawks go down to another defeat without Legion of Boom

Seattle lose 34-31 to Atlanta Falcons after missed field goal in final secondsQuestionable decisions by Pete Carroll cost Seattle dearMatt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons did enough through three quarters that even the best comeback attempt by Russell Wil…

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Seattle Seahawks go down to another defeat without Legion of Boom

Seattle lose 34-31 to Atlanta Falcons after missed field goal in final secondsQuestionable decisions by Pete Carroll cost Seattle dearMatt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons did enough through three quarters that even the best comeback attempt by Russell Wil…

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Brad Friedel on how Mauricio Pochettino helped him become a coach

The former goalkeeper has been appointed the new head coach of New England Revolution. He says his experience in the Premier League will be invaluableMauricio Pochettino didn’t miss a thing. “He’s one of the very best out there and I have no problem sa…

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Terry Glenn, former Patriots and Cowboys receiver, dies aged 43

Glenn caught Tom Brady’s first ever NFL touchdown passWide receiver also played for Green Bay Packers during careerTerry Glenn, the wide receiver who caught Tom Brady’s first ever touchdown pass, has died at the age of 43. According to the Dallas Count…

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Terry Glenn, former Patriots and Cowboys receiver, dies aged 43

Glenn caught Tom Brady’s first ever NFL touchdown passWide receiver also played for Green Bay Packers during careerTerry Glenn, the wide receiver who caught Tom Brady’s first ever touchdown pass, has died at the age of 43. According to the Dallas Count…

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New Orleans Saints beat Washington for eighth straight win – video highlights

The New Orleans Saints stretched their winning streak to eight games in week 11 of the NFL, clawing back a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation to defeat Washington 34-31. A superb catch from Roger Lewis Junior helped the New Yor…

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Marshawn Lynch a target of Donald Trump broadside after sitting for anthem

Oakland Raiders running back sits out anthem in Mexico CityPresident says NFL should suspend league veteran for his actionsDonald Trump has resumed his attack on the NFL protest movement, saying the Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch should be…

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Nathan Peterman’s first start was one of the all-time great terrible NFL debuts

The Bills quarterback started his first game after a solid appearance in relief … and threw five picks. But some of the best struggled when they first stepped upTerry Bradshaw won four Super Bowls as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and it helped get …

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NFL scores: Saints’ wild rally stuns Washington; Giants beat stumbling Chiefs

New Orleans come back from 15 points down in fourth quarterMinnesota Vikings halt high-scoring Rams to move to 8-2Cleveland Browns fall to 0-10 after another miserable afternoonThe New Orleans Saints extended their winning streak to eight games with an…

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Trump lashes out at UCLA basketball players: ‘I should have left them in jail’

US president attacks father of one of three UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, after he questioned Trump’s role in resolving the matterDays after claiming credit for ensuring that three UCLA college basketball players were released after b…

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Donald Trump on UCLA players freed in China: ‘I should have left them in jail!’

US president said he had helped release players accused of shopliftingTrump apparently incensed by comments from LaVar BallNot for the first time in his political career, Donald Trump has changed his mind. After announcing he had helped secure the rele…