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Colorado police looking for man in brawl at baseball game involving 7-year-olds

Authorities investigating fist fight during youth baseball gameFour people involved have been cited for disorderly conductColorado authorities say they are investigating a fist fight between adults over a teenage umpire’s calls during a youth baseball …

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I was heartbroken when I called Sweden cowards. Now rawness is accepted | Hope Solo

I did not express myself well after USA’s loss to Sweden at the Rio 2016. But US Soccer made sure it exploited my comments for its own endsThis World Cup is about championing emotion – especially in a lot of the marketing and ads surrounding the tourna…

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Nice guys don’t riot: The struggle of the ‘good’ Canadian sports fan

We Canadians are often branded as the world’s nicest people. The thing about stereotypes is that, like sports fandom, the performance can become self-targetedThe morning after the Raptors won the NBA championship, bringing home Toronto’s first major le…

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Newcomer Tyler Boyd’s brace powers US past Guyana in Gold Cup opener

Boyd, 24, scores two after affiliation switch from New ZealandGregg Berhalter’s US win in first competitive game in 20 monthsNewcomer Tyler Boyd scored two goals to guide the United States past overmatched Guyana 4-0 to start the Concacaf Gold Cup on T…

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Police identify man they claim paid hit men to shoot Red Sox star David Ortiz

World Series champion was attacked in Dominican RepublicDR authorities say they are closing on motive Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try to kill David Ortiz. They added that they were closing in on the m…

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Toronto Raptors’ victory parade marred by shooting and stampede – video report

Almost 2 million people cheered the NBA champions Toronto Raptors in a victory celebration that was marred after four people were shot during the parade.Police said none of the injuries was life-threatening, and added that three arrests had b…

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Travis Pastrana: ‘Jumping from a plane without a parachute is not the scary bit’

The daredevil rider and stuntman on injuries, jumping into the Grand Canyon, beating London traffic and moreYou’re bringing the first Nitro World Games to be staged outside the USA to Cardiff in June 2020 – er, what is it? Basically, the World Games is…

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David Squires on … the Women’s World Cup, goals and good old VAR

Our cartoonist looks at the second week of France 2019, thrashings, goal sizes and that instant replay magicTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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US Open winner Gary Woodland testament to teaching of Pete Cowen | Ewan Murray

Yorkshireman has coached most of the world’s top golfers at one time but maintains ‘it’s about the players’Sitting in a quiet corner of an airport lounge in San Francisco as the US Open hurtled towards its conclusion, Pete Cowen realised that he could …

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Police say two shot as 1.5m pack Toronto streets for Raptors’ title parade

Police say two people sustained non-life-threatening injuriesRaptors became first non-US team to win NBA title last weekPolice lift fans seeking safety as overcrowding becomes problemToronto police say two people were shot as Toronto Raptors fans packe…

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The superb Christiane Endler shows women don’t need smaller goals | Hope Solo

Goalkeeping is one of the last aspects to develop in women’s soccer. That’s down to lack of resources, not lack of talentChristiane Endler is the best female goalkeeper in the world. I was really excited to see her play against the United States and fo…

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Seattle defend Major League Rugby crown before season three expansion

After the Seawolves’ dramatic win over San Diego, work will go on to address weaknesses – and build on evident strengthsThe Seattle Seawolves retained their Major League Rugby title on Sunday, beating San Diego 26-23 on the Legion’s home turf. It took …

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Why the Toronto Raptors’ title is a victory for the NBA, Canada … and the US

As basketball expands around the world it helps educate those abroad and at home that other cultures are not to be fearedFolklore tells us that if you can see your initials in a spider’s web, you have good fortune ahead. Maybe the NBA saw their initial…

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‘I’m pretty good’: Gary Woodland holds off Koepka and Rose to win first major at US Open – video

Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the US Open on Sunday, bringing Brooks Koepka’s two-year reign to an end.Woodland had not managed a top-10 finish in his first 27 majors before last year’…

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USA aim golf-clap at their celebration critics and show their steel

Carli Lloyd celebrated her goals on Sunday like she was on the links. And while her team are scary in attack the quality of their defence is still a mysteryIn a result that surprised no one, the US women’s national team punched past Chile to secure a s…

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Woodland holds off Rose and Koepka to win US Open

An emotional Gary Woodland celebrated his first major title at Pebble BeachThe finest tribute payable to Gary Woodland for this, his maiden major triumph, lies in the identity of the individual he held off.As Brooks Koepka stalked to within one stroke …

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Will the LeBron James-Anthony Davis axis turn the Lakers from losers to champs?

Just when it looked like the organization was a hopeless case, the Lakers have gone all-in to give LeBron James a superstar teammateThe Toronto Raptors hadn’t even made it back to Canada to celebrate their championship before their moment in the spotli…

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US Open 2019: final round – live!

All the action from the 119th US Open at Pebble BeachOfficial leader boardSend an email to Scott if you so desire 6.50pm BST Kinhult isn’t the only one to have started fast this morning. Andrew Putnam, the 30-year-old from Washington state playing in h…

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USA v Chile: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Champions resume campaign after 13-0 win over ThailandEmail Tom with your thoughts or tweet @tom_lutz 4.12pm BST Those of you expecting another double-digit thrashing may be disappointed today. Jill Ellis has named a weakened US team for their meeting …

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Phil Mickelson springs major surprise by praising USPGA over Pebble Beach

Often at odds with the governing body, the five-times major winner has lauded it for the course setup for the 2019 US OpenTo suggest Phil Mickelson and the United States Golf Association have not historically seen eye to eye would be akin to pointing o…