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Jalen Ramsey’s troubled Jaguars tenure ends with blockbuster trade to Rams

LA send two first-round picks to Jacksonville for cornerback24-year-old has clashed with coaches and staff in FloridaThe Los Angeles Rams acquired Jalen Ramsey from the Jaguars on Tuesday night, ending the star cornerback’s tumultuous tenure in Jackson…

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Trouble for Berhalter as USA lose to Canada for first time in 34 years

Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini score in 2-0 victoryAmericans had not lost in 17 matches against CanadiansThe US men’s soccer team lost to Canada for the first time in 34 years, allowing second-half goals to Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in a…

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‘LeBron stands for money’: Hong Kong protestors burn James jerseys

NBA star said freedom of speech can carry ‘a lot of negative’Relationship between NBA and China is under strainProtestors in Hong Kong have burned LeBron James jerseys after the NBA star said that freedom of speech can lead to “a lot of negative”.James…

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Carli Lloyd says she hit ‘rock bottom’ during last World Cup cycle

Player says diminished role with USWNT affected her37-year-old wants to make impact at 2020 OlympicsCarli Lloyd won her second World Cup with the US women’s national team this summer but it’s safe to say she did not enjoy the experience as much as her …

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The unstoppable Simone Biles shows again her only competition is herself

The record-smashing American has learned how to truly enjoy competing against herself, and now she too can marvel at her greatness as it unfoldsIn possibly the final performance of her world championships career, Simone Biles stepped up to the floor on…

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Tiger Woods to write memoir telling his ‘definitive story’

Publisher HarperCollins says Back is first and only account ‘directly from’ US golferFresh from a startling career comeback after years of battling injuries, sex addiction and tabloids, Tiger Woods has announced a new memoir titled Back in which he pro…

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Homeward bound: The lesser known lights who shone in World Cup pool stages

From flying Fijians and huge Tongan props to diminutive Uruguayan flankers, seven players who lit up the group phaseThe most destructive outside back of the tournament so far would make any backline in the world. Radradra, the former rugby league playe…

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Oleksandr Usyk won his heavyweight debut but can he beat the big boys?

The undefeated cruiserweight champion stopped Chazz Witherspoon but he never looked like dropping himBy Jason Langendorf for The Queensberry RulesOleksandr Usyk, the cruiserweight champion turned heavyweight contender, is guided by two indomitable pola…

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How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But it’s a strategy that can backfire if a team don’t exploit their strengthsThe relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainmen…

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Blown calls cost Lions as Rodgers works his comeback magic for Packers

Detroit Lions 22-23 Green Bay PackersLate penalty against Lions appeared to be incorrectMason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired, and the Green Bay Packers benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22 on …

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Nationals one win from World Series after pummeling Cardinals

Washington DC without a World Series team in 86 yearsNationals starters continue to dominate struggling St LouisStephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and d…

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LeBron James says Daryl Morey wasn’t ‘educated’ before Hong Kong tweet

Relationship between NBA and China is under strainJames is known for speaking out on social justice issuesThe NBA’s most famous current player, LeBron James, has waded in to the ongoing fallout between the league and China with comments that are sure t…

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Rise of MLR gives US rugby reason to be cheerful despite World Cup blank

Japan’s stunning success as World Cup hosts show the Eagles what might await if their own domestic league takes root Gary Gold is softly spoken at the best of times. In the worst of times on Sunday, he might’ve struggled to sound convincing when he sai…

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Make no mistake: it’s panic time for the free-falling Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys’ Super Bowl aspirations seemed realistic after their 3-0 start, but Sunday’s dreadful loss to the previously winless New York Jets is proof the ship is taking on waterAfter a 3-0 start to the season, the Dallas Cowboys stumbled in their nex…

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NFL: Texans send Chiefs to second straight loss as Vikings cook Eagles

Watson, Hyde lead Texans to 31-24 win over skidding ChiefsMinnesota’s Cousins makes mockery of Philadelphia defenseDeshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes in a matchup…

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Coco Gauff beats Jelena Ostapenko to claim first WTA title aged 15

• Teenager wins Upper Austria Ladies Open final 6-3, 1-6, 6-2• Gauff triumphs in tournament she qualified for as lucky loserFifteen-year-old Coco Gauff continued her extraordinary breakthrough year by defeating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to win her…

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Simone Biles wins record 24th medal at world championships with beam gold

• 22-year-old eclipses Vitaly Scherbo’s tally of 23 medals• Biles beats China’s Liu Tingting in beam balance finalSimone Biles clinched a record 24th medal at the world gymnastics championships on Sunday, becoming the most decorated athlete in the even…

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Coco Gauff wins again in Linz to become youngest WTA finalist since 2004

Gauff beats Andrea Petkovic in straight sets to reach Linz finalWorld No 110 set to climb to at least 80th in Monday’s rankingsAmerican teenage sensation Coco Gauff reached the first WTA final of her career on Saturday as the 15-year-old beat Andrea Pe…

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Unstoppable Simone Biles wins vault to tie world championships medal record

Biles wins 23rd world championships medal to tie all-time markUSA’s Jade Carey wins silver, Britain’s Ellie Downie takes bronzeBritain’s Max Whitlock wins third world title in pommel horseSimone Biles won the women’s vault competition at the gymnastics…

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How the NBA’s rift with China laid bare the cost of free speech

The world’s premier basketball league has spent decades cultivating the multibillion-dollar Chinese market, but the fallout from a single tweet has threatened to upset it all For Lisa Delpy Neirotti, the surest sign of the National Basketball Associati…