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Lillard’s 37-foot buzzer-beater seals Blazers’ NBA playoff series over Thunder

Portland send Oklahoma City out of postseason in five games76ers and Raptors also seal playoff series on Tuesday nightDamian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers elimin…

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15 months on from Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics struggles to find its way

The disgraced doctor is behind bars after abusing dozens of youth athletes. But the effects of the scandal are still being felt across the sportGymnastics, on the surface, is thriving in the USA. Millions of kids participate. At the 2018 World Champion…

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15 months on from Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics struggles to find its way

The disgraced doctor is behind bars after abusing dozens of youth athletes. But the effects of the scandal are still being felt across the sportGymnastics, on the surface, is thriving in the USA. Millions of kids participate. At the 2018 World Champion…

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Justin Gimelstob’s battery charge puts onus on ATP to find moral fibre | Kevin Mitchell

He won two grand slam doubles titles but ‘violent, unprovoked’ incident must curb his ambitions in the running of the gameJustin Gimelstob grew up alongside a few hundred very rich people in a hamlet that Forbes magazine once listed among the 25 most e…

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Justin Gimelstob pleads no contest to assaulting friend during trick-or-treat session

Former tennis player and coach given three years’ probationRandall Kaplan says Gimelstob hit him multiple times Prosecutors in Los Angeles say tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a f…

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Former Lakers coach Luke Walton accused of sexual assault in lawsuit

Former sports reporter says she was assaulted in hotel roomWalton is now coach of Sacramento KingsKings and Walton have no comment on allegationsNew Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports r…

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Does Texas really need a $500m cricket stadium?

The Lone Star state – like much of America – has a growing south Asian population. Some see enough interest to justify massive investment The city of Allen, a northern suburb of Dallas, occupies a special place in the history of sports stadiums: it was…

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Rodrigo de Lima: UFC fighter killed at 26 after alleged dispute with rideshare driver

Father of two victim of alleged hit-and-run in Brazil‘Monstro’ had 9-3-1 record in mixed martial artsFormer UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed on Sunday following a dispute with an rideshare driver, according to one of his friends. According to aut…

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Philadelphia Flyers remove Kate Smith statue over racism allegations

New York Yankees made similar move last weekControversy over song That’s Why the Darkies Were BornThe Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of the late singer Kate Smith outside the NHL team’s arena on Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations…

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I’m glad Tiger won the Masters, but he’s no hero to the Black community | Etan Thomas

Tiger’s rejection of our community, like OJ Simpson before him, comes with a price. Black people can and do revel in the meaning of his extraordinary triumph, but we’re not cheering himMichael Jordan called it the greatest comeback he has ever seen. Af…

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Boxing is leaving Amir Khan behind after Terence Crawford defeat | Bryan Armen Graham

The latest loss for the former world champion underlines he has little hope of returning to the summit of the sportIt was less than an hour after Terence Crawford’s comprehensive beatdown of Amir Khan on Saturday night and the conversation had already …

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NBA playoffs: Celtics sweep Pacers to breeze into next round

Boston beat Indiana 110-106 to seal 4-0 series winCeltics appear to be clicking after uneven regular seasonGordon Hayward scored 20 points and Marcus Morris started a decisive three-point flurry late in the fourth quarter on Sunday to give the Boston C…

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Tiger Woods’s true legacy would be to end ‘the look’ that marks US golf’s race divide | Ewan Murray

Claiming a fifth Masters title was a remarkable triumph for Tiger Woods but the colour split at Augusta remains as stark as it was when he won his first Green Jacket 22 years agoThis time last week, we had all been reminded of “the look”. Tiger Woods, …

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Amir Khan’s painful display of self-preservation is the end nobody wanted

Undignified exit will hurt Amir Khan almost as much as Terence Crawford’s crunching blows that left the challenger unable to finish the fightTwo instincts burn most deeply in every boxer’s soul: a will to win and self-preservation. At Madison Square Ga…

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Amir Khan’s painful display of self-preservation is the end nobody wanted

Undignified exit will hurt Amir Khan almost as much as Terence Crawford’s crunching blows that left the challenger unable to finish the fightTwo instincts burn most deeply in every boxer’s soul: a will to win and self-preservation. At Madison Square Ga…

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Amir Khan denies ‘quit’ claim and says Terence Crawford hit him ‘in the balls’

• British fighter claims low blow in sixth left him unable to move• WBO welterweight champion casts doubt on Khan’s explanation Amir Khan spent nearly the entirety of Saturday night’s doomed challenge for Terence Crawford’s WBO welterweight title on t…

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‘You didn’t quit?’: Terence Crawford and Amir Khan clash over low blow in welterweight fight – video

Amir Khan has said ‘I still got a lot left in me’ after accusations that he willingly quit in his WBO welterweight challenge against Terence Crawford.Khan’s coach pulled him out of the fight after he took a low blow from Crawford in the sixth round at …

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Terence Crawford retains title when Amir Khan can’t continue after low blow

Crawford wins by TKO when Khan can’t continue after low blowAmir Khan may have been looking for a way out during Saturday night’s frightful beating at the hands of Terence Crawford.With one wayward left hand, Crawford gave it to him. Continue reading…..

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Terence Crawford v Amir Khan: WBO welterweight championship – live!

Crawford defends title against Khan at Madison Square GardenKhan: ‘I am on the last chapter. I only have a few fights left’Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 8.50pm BST Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s his look ahead to tonight…

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Jarrell Miller apologises after reports of second failed drug test – video

Jarrell Miller has apologised after reported drug test failures forced an upcoming fight with Anthony Joshua to be cancelled. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, reported that the US fighter had failed a second drug test before their planned figh…