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MLS and Antifa: America’s top flight grapples with political signage ban

The lone major North American sports league to ban political statements inside stadiums is finding enforcement isn’t so simpleIf you’ve attended a Major League Soccer match at some point over the past month or so there’s a good chance that you’ll have …

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US Olympic officials reprimand but don’t punish Pan-Am Games protesters

Gwen Berry, Race Imboden each get 12 months of probationBoth athletes will be eligible for next summer’s Tokyo GamesThe letter went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience.The CEO of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committe…

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American teen Amanda Anisimova out of US Open after father’s sudden death

Anisimova, 17, out of US Open after abrupt death of fatherFrench Open semi-finalist would have been seeded playerAmerican teenager Amanda Anisimova withdrew from the US Open on Tuesday because of the recent death of her father and coach, Konstantin.A s…

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Tiger Woods needs alchemy to keep rust-inducing schedule at bay | Ewan Murray

The 15-times major winner is missing at East Lake raising questions over his ability to compete next seasonIt was the best of times to precede the best of times. That Tiger Woods had lived through the worst of times merely added to the cacophony of emo…

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‘Blows my mind’: Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield drags Giants for Daniel Jones pick

Outspoken quarterback trashes Giants’ lofty selection of JonesJones expected to begin season on bench behind Eli ManningBaker Mayfield offered his usual no-holds barred opinion when discussing the Giants drafting of Daniel Jones, telling GQ he “can’t b…

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Lee Duck-hee becomes first deaf player to win ATP Tour main draw match

Lee, 21, downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debutSouth Korean to face No 3 seed Hubert Hurkacz of PolandLee Duck-hee tossed the ball into the air for his first serve in an ATP tournament match, and blasted it past his opponent with a loud pop.The …

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Lee Duck-hee becomes first deaf player to win ATP Tour main draw match

Lee, 21, downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debutSouth Korean to face No 3 seed Hubert Hurkacz of PolandLee Duck-hee tossed the ball into the air for his first serve in an ATP tournament match, and blasted it past his opponent with a loud pop.The …

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‘It’s time to speak up’: an open letter to Colin Kaepernick | Etan Thomas

Your protest started a conversation and inspired an entire generation of athlete activists to find their voices, but the time for silence is over. We need to hear directly from youDear Colin,My son Malcolm and I are big fans of yours. I remember the da…

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Stephen Curry to resurrect Howard University golf program with donation

Two-time NBA MVP announces seven-figure donation to HBCUHoward to field first Division I golf program in 152-year historyHoward University is bringing back its long-dormant college golf program with an assist from Stephen Curry.The Golden State Warrior…

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Slow golfers to face stiffer penalties on European Tour next season

• One-shot penalty introduced for two poor times per round• Slow coaches face £26,000 fine – up from £9,000The European Tour is to step up efforts to eradicate slow play by increasing penalties from the start of next season.With the pace of play in the…

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Three years in the NFL wilderness: what Colin Kaepernick lost – and won

It’s difficult to know exactly how Kaepernick views his time in the NFL wilderness. Nevertheless, it’s worth asking: after three years, what has he accomplished – and at what cost?Over the last three years, Kenny Stills has not stuck to sports.Instead,…

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Adam Scott wins Presidents Cup spot, Jason Day misses out

Australians Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith selectedDay likely to pick up a wildcard spot in early NovemberThree Australian golfers have secured International team spots for December’s Presidents Cup contest in Melbourne but former world No…

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Daniil Medvedev, Madison Keys win surprise Cincinnati titles as Open looms

Keys rallies late for 7-5, 7-6 (5) win over Svetlana KuznetsovaMedvedev wins 7-6 (3), 6-4 over Goffin for first Masters titleTwo unexpected champions embraced their first Rookwood championship trophies, concluding a week that brought more questions tha…

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LA Lakers may tab Dwight Howard to replace fallen DeMarcus Cousins

Lakers may turn to Howard to fill hole left by injured CousinsHoward averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds for LA in 2012-13The Los Angeles Lakers might turn to one of their former players to fill the hole left by the potentially season-ending injury …

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Cedric Benson, NFL and Texas running back, dies in motorcycle crash aged 36

Famed Texas running back killed in motorcycle crash in AustinBenson played for Bears, Bengals and Packers during NFL careerFormer NFL and Texas running back Cedric Benson was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas. He was 36.His f…

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The US team’s dispute over pay is a fight for women all over the world | Suzanne Wrack

The US Women’s National Team remains embroiled in a bitter row with US Soccer. The final outcome will affect every womanWhen discussing the breakdown in pay and compensation talks between US Soccer and the US Women’s National Team, the presenter on ABC…

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The US team’s dispute over pay is a fight for women all over the world | Suzanne Wrack

The US Women’s National Team remains embroiled in a bitter row with US Soccer. The final outcome will affect every womanWhen discussing the breakdown in pay and compensation talks between US Soccer and the US Women’s National Team, the presenter on ABC…

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Jay-Z’s deal with NFL branded ‘disgusting’ by Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend

Deal between league and rapper’s company Roc Nation has drawn criticism that it goes against Kaepernick’s calls for social justiceThe NFL was probably hoping they had solved their Colin Kaepernick problem. The sporting behemoth announced this week they…

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Jay-Z’s deal with NFL branded ‘disgusting’ by Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend

Deal between league and rapper’s company Roc Nation has drawn criticism that it goes against Kaepernick’s calls for social justiceThe NFL was probably hoping they had solved their Colin Kaepernick problem. The sporting behemoth announced this week they…

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Sasha DiGiulian: ‘There’s an assumption the male takes the lead in climbing’

The American is one of professional climbing’s biggest names. And she has channeled her fame into encouraging women to take up the sportAs plumes of spray from the roiling Yosemite Falls cascaded to their left, Sasha DiGiulian, Jon Cardwell and Marcus …