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‘I did a whole lot of crying’: the spectacular fall and rise of Ronda Rousey

Hailed as the world’s most dominant athlete until it all came crashing down, the ex-UFC star discusses battling depression, her eclectic second act and how to prepare for the apocalypseRonda Rousey was once again situated on the dais to promote an even…

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How Billy Beane rediscovered his mad scientist genius at the Oakland A’s

The club’s sudden and unexpected upturn is a serious threat to American League powerhouses, and confirmation of one man’s skillsBilly Beane, the executive VP of baseball operations and resident mad scientist of the Oakland Athletics, is back disrupting…

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Simone Biles: ‘Some days I’m like, why am I here? But in the end it’s all worth it’

Much has changed since Biles’ history-making coronation at Rio 2016, but one truth remains: her only competition is herselfSimone Biles looked pissed off. The smile that lit up the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where she affirmed her presumptive status as the …

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Simone Biles: ‘Some days I’m like, why am I here? But in the end it’s all worth it’

Much has changed since Biles’ history-making coronation at Rio 2016, but one truth remains: her only competition is herselfSimone Biles looked pissed off. The smile that lit up the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where she affirmed her presumptive status as the …

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Three Philadelphia Eagles stay off field for anthem before Super Bowl rematch

NFL player protests continue into second week of preseasonEagles’ Jenkins and Bausby stand in tunnel during anthemPhiladelphia quarterback Nick Foles suffers injured shoulderPhiladelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De’Vante Bausby remain…

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Sprinting needs another hero and Noah Lyles of the US puts up his hand | Sean Ingle

American prospect will be on a British track for the first time in Birmingham on Friday evening and contesting the 100 metresThe king is dead. Long live the king? With Usain Bolt retired, athletics needs a new sprint hero. The brilliant young Ame…

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‘He had his chance’: Elway says Broncos won’t consider Kaepernick for No 2 role

Broncos GM says team will not consider Kaepernick as backupElway: QB ‘had his chance’ in reference to aborted 2016 swapThe Denver Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway said on Thursday that Colin Ka…

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Could La Liga’s US venture revive idea of 39th game in Premier League? | Ed Aarons

The English top flight has no plans to follow Spain’s lead by playing matches abroad but the American company behind the 15-year deal is determined to change that“I have a cupboard full of models as to how it could and couldn’t work,” Richard Scudamore…

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Serena learned half-sister’s killer was freed just before shock loss to Konta

Williams opens up about career-worst loss to Konta on 1 AugustKonta’s 6-1, 6-0 win marked heaviest defeat of Serena’s careerSerena Williams has addressed the extenuating circumstances around her shocking collapse against Johanna Konta at a tournament i…

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Olympic gymnasts Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross reveal abuse by Larry Nassar

Olympic champions have detailed abuse at hands of physicianKocian and Ross, retired from elite level, are UCLA teammatesRoss becomes fifth member of Fierce Five champs to go publicMadison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold wit…

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‘It was intentional’: Braves and Marlins brawl after Urena hits Acuna with 97mph fastball

Ronald Acuna had been on streak of leadoff home runsJose Urena and Braves manager Brian Snitker ejected from gameRonald Acuna’s chance to extend his three-game streak of leadoff homers was put on hold when the Marlins’ Jose Urena hit him with his first…

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La Liga set to stage match in US as battle to match Premier League grows

• Regular-season fixture could take place as early as this season• El Clásico would remain in Spain under proposalsLa Liga is set to stage a regular-season match in the United States, possibly as early as this year, but a clásico between Real Madrid an…

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Are super-nerds really ruining US sports?

Jayson Werth is the latest athlete to complain that data and analytics are taking the joy out of sports. Can numbers live alongside individual brilliance?Are nerds ruining American sport? Recently retired baseball player Jayson Werth certainly think so…

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Are super-nerds really ruining US sports?

Jayson Werth is the latest athlete to complain that data and analytics are taking the joy out of sports. Can numbers live alongside individual brilliance?Are nerds ruining American sport? Recently retired baseball player Jayson Werth certainly think so…

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Why the UFC is a perfect platform for Donald Trump’s political ideology

The president helped the promotion rise at a time when it was struggling to survive, and Dana White has been a loyal friendEarlier this month UFC president Dana White and interim welterweight champion Colby Covington visited the White House and met wit…

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Why the UFC is a perfect platform for Donald Trump’s political ideology

The president helped the promotion rise at a time when it was struggling to survive, and Dana White has been a loyal friendEarlier this month UFC president Dana White and interim welterweight champion Colby Covington visited the White House and met wit…

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Stadium vote opens way for MLS’s Crew to move from Columbus to Austin

Club would move 1,000 miles from current home under planCrew owner keen on Austin, city without major league teamAustin City Council has voted to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land sought by the owner of Major Leagu…

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Jalen Ramsey attacks ‘trash’ NFL QBs but admits Brady ‘doesn’t suck’

Cornerback unimpressed by Bills rookie Josh AllenJaguars All-Pro doubts Colin Kaepernick will return to NFLJalen Ramsey, a player famed for his trash talking, has given a length deconstruction of NFL quarterbacks, much of it uncomplimentary.The Jackson…

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Tiger Woods mania takes us back to simpler and more innocent times

The last two majors – sixth at the Open, second in the US PGA – have proved that the 14-times major winner remains a live bet for another one, 11 years after his lastThere will not be a more fantastical sport plotline in our lives than Tiger Woods’s Th…

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Serena Williams falls to Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati second-round thriller

No 8 seed Kvitova wins 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 over Williams in CincinnatiFederer advances to third round with easy win over GojowczykRoger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday.The day wasn’t so great for Serena Williams…