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Colin Kaepernick sounds the alarm against a re-emerging evil | Richard Williams

Former quarterback’s stand is a reminder the injustice highlighted by raised fists 50 years ago has not gone awayLast week Colin Kaepernick became one of eight new recipients of the W E B Du Bois Medal, presented by Harvard University to those it consi…

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Patriots edge Chiefs in thriller as Brady outduels Mahomes … for now

New England inflicted defeat on Kansas City for the first time this season but the Chiefs showed they will be a power for years to comeIt had all the elements to be the game of the NFL season so far. One one side was the most exciting young player in t…

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USA rampage past Jamaica to qualify for 2019 Women’s World Cup

Alex Morgan scores twice as USWNT beat Jamaica 6-0Canada also book place in France with win over PanamaIt was only eight years ago that the US almost missed out on the 2011 Women’s World Cup due to a shock loss in qualifying. Coming into Sunday’s Conca…

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USA v Jamaica: Concacaf Women’s Championship – live!

USWNT will qualify for Women’s World Cup with victoryYou can email Beau with your thoughts or tweet him @duresportHow the US reinvented themselves after disaster at Rio 2016 12.11am BST Nov. 5, 2010. The U.S. women took the field for the second World C…

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Russell Wilson finds new home at Wembley as Seattle crush Oakland | Sean Ingle

The Seahawks quarterback led his side to a comprehensive 27-3 win with three touchdown passes in the London rainNearly 4,800 miles and eight time zones separate London from Seattle. Yet for the Seahawks the murk and mizzle of this grey Wembley evening …

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Seattle Seahawks v Oakland Raiders: NFL – live!

Updates from the 6pm kick-off at Wembley NFL edging closer to permanent London moveEmail Michael your thoughts on via Twitter @michaelbutler18 7.29pm BST Wilson breaks left and finds Moore, who is tightly covered by Daryl Worley but somehow manages to …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather to fight: ‘There is only one king’

MMA fighter under temporary ban after ugly end to UFC 229McGregor v Mayweather showdown in 2017 earned millionsKhabib Nurmagomedov has challenged Floyd Mayweather to a showdown, telling his fellow undefeated fighter: “In the jungle there is only one ki…

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Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was sexually abused as a child, says report

Boston Globe begins six-part investigation into player’s lifeHernandez took own life while in prison for murderFootball teammate says pair hid sexual relationshipAaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who took his own life while serving …

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Simone Biles upset over USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

Mary Bono drew over Nike logo after Kaepernick ad campaignUSA Gymnastics searching for permanent successor to PerryOlympic champion Simone Biles has expressed her dismay about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono.B…

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NFL ready for another London party and edging closer to permanent move | Sean Ingle

Wembley will host the first of three London games on Sunday and the NFL believes the prospect of a permanent London franchise is now moving closer to realityThe figures are almost as dizzying as a crunching helmet-to-helmet hit from a 300lb defensive l…

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Frustrated Odell Beckham butts cooling fan as reeling Giants lose to Eagles

Wide receiver shows frustration at seemingly lost seasonSaquon Barkley provides some comfort with another good gameAfter last week’s last-second loss against Carolina, Giants coach Pat Shurmur said he was “done” talking about Odell Beckham Jr and his c…

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How the US prepared for the Women’s World Cup by ripping everything up

The Americans suffered a shock exit to Sweden at the Rio Olympics, and coach Jill Ellis reacted by reinventing how her team play the gameFor observers who last watched the US women’s national team win the Women’s World Cup in 2015, the ongoing Concacaf…

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Have the Green Bay Packers wasted Aaron Rodgers’ best years?

The Packers are blessed with a once-in-a-lifetime talent at the most critical position in sports. Their returns have been unimpressiveThe Green Bay Packers have frittered away Aaron Rodgers’ prime. Sat at 2-2-1, second in the NFC North, Rodgers is faci…

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Colombia too good for USA as James Rodríguez scores stunner

USA 2-4 ColombiaCarlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia past the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an match that marked the return of USA captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor suspended for UFC 229 brawl

Fighters banned at least 10 days by Nevada Athletic CommissionSaturday’s event in Las Vegas ended in brawlsNurmagomedov threatened to quit UFC over treatment of friendThe Nevada Athletic Commission has suspended Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov f…

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Link-up with US and live data for fans: how Mexico’s league is thinking big

Mexico’s Liga MX is determined to grow and compete with Europe – and it is ready to integrate with MLS to achieve its goalHow do you solve a problem like the Liga? That’s Liga MX, by the way, Mexican football’s top flight. As football’s cultural (and f…

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A year since Bruce Arena quit, the US still have an interim coach. Why?

As the US men enter year two of the rebuilding process following World Cup qualifying failure, the team resemble a construction site without an architectWith a degree of spin not seen since Roberto Carlos in 1997, US Soccer addressed the first annivers…

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Vladimir Putin sympathises with Nurmagomedov over McGregor brawl

Russian president congratulates fighter over UFC 229 victoryLas Vegas fight ended with brawls breaking out in arenaVladimir Putin has congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov on his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over…

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Colin Kaepernick files trademark for image of his hair and face

Move comes after Nike campaign featuring quarterbackImage could be used to market shampoo and jewelryColin Kaepernick has followed up his recent Nike campaign by taking steps to protect who can use his likeness going forward.Kaepernick, who s…

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CC Sabathia blasts ‘terrible’ umpire as Red Sox knock Yankees out of playoffs

Red Sox win 4-3 to eliminate Yankees in AL Division SeriesCraig Kimbrel holds off New York rally in bottom of ninthBoston will host Houston in Game 1 on ALCS on SaturdayCraig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees’ ninth-inning rally that …