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Will the Raptors end Toronto’s difficult relationship with winning?

It’s January and no NBA team has won more games than the revamped Raptors. So why is everyone is Toronto worried?In Toronto, it’s the hope that kills you.It’s a sports-mad place boasting competitive teams across a multitude of codes but lots of chaos a…

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Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: lawyer confirms police have issued warrant for DNA

Juventus star is subject to allegations from 2009Forward has denied claims he raped woman in hotel roomCristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has confirmed authorities in Las Vegas have issued a warrant to collect DNA from the football star in the wake of allegati…

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Jets raise eyebrows by appointing Gase after 23-26 record at rivals Miami

New York’s new head coach stays in AFC EastGase fired by Dolphins after unimpressive seasonsJets hope Gase will help develop quarterback Sam DarnoldThe New York Jets stayed in the AFC East to find their new head coach. The former Miami Dolphins coach A…

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Jets raise eyebrows by appointing Gase after 23-26 record at rivals Miami

New York’s new head coach stays in AFC EastGase fired by Dolphins after unimpressive seasonsJets hope Gase will help develop quarterback Sam DarnoldThe New York Jets stayed in the AFC East to find their new head coach. The former Miami Dolphins coach A…

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NFL kicking woes, Ellyse Perry’s brilliance and Leo Messi’s perfect pass | Classic YouTube

Also featuring Australian Open memories, Sébastien Loeb at the Dakar Rally and the joy of drones in sport1) Cody Parkey was left feeling like the loneliest man in the world after watching his last-gasp potentially game-winning field goal bounce off the…

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Hallucinations and $100,000: the poker player who shut himself in a pitch-black room for weeks

Rich Alati had a six-figure sum in his sights. As long as he could survive 30 days in the dark with no human contactThree – or was it four? – days after he shut himself in a pitch-black bathroom, Rich Alati started to hallucinate. He saw little white, …

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‘I’m over it’: Cyclist, 90, hits back after record stripped for failed drugs test

Carl Grove’s failed test was likely due to contaminated meatAmerican determined to continue cycling careerA 90-year-old cyclist who was stripped of his world record after a failed drugs test has questioned the wisdom of the US Anti-Doping Agency’s deci…

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Former LSU player lost his leg after being shot by dog, says friend

Ex-LSU lineman Matt Branch’s leg amputated after accidentFriend says dog stepped on safety of gun and pulled triggerBranch, 29, has undergone surgeries but expected to recoverA former Louisiana State University lineman was shot while duck hunting in Mi…

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NFL denies it deliberately targeted anthem protester Eric Reid with drug tests

League issues joint statement with NFL Players AssociationReid says he was tested six times in 11-week periodThe NFL and the NFL Players Association have denied that Eric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick, was deliberately targ…

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Trevor Lawrence is already great at 19. Money is keeping him out of the NFL

The Clemson quarterback may as well have been created in a lab by NFL talent scouts. But he won’t be paid to play for at least another two yearsClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed the most remarkable freshman season in recent history on Monda…

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Padraig Harrington feels trepidation at being Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain

• Harrington ‘thought long and hard’ about becoming captain• Europe demolished United States in France last yearThe worst kept secret in golf is out, with Padraig Harrington announced as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.Foll…

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Padraig Harrington feels trepidation at being Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain

• Harrington ‘thought long and hard’ about becoming captain• Europe demolished United States in France last yearThe worst kept secret in golf is out, with Padraig Harrington announced as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.Foll…

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USA’s Julie Ertz: ‘We feel it’s coming together. We’re excited for 2019’ | Suzanne Wrack

Midfielder is looking towards the World Cup in France while her husband, Zach, has his eyes on a repeat Super BowlAlmost a year ago the United States women’s team kicked off what would become an undefeated year with a 5-1 win over the Euro 2017 runners…

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College Football Playoff: Clemson obliterate Alabama to claim third national title

Trevor Lawrence throws three TDs in Tigers’ 44-16 winCrimson Tide were looking for sixth title in 10 yearsClemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty with stunning ease on Monday night to become the first perfect playoff champion. Freshman quar…

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Alabama vs. Clemson: College Football Playoff national championship 2019 – live!

Crimson Tide looking for sixth national title since 2009Email Daniel with your thoughts or tweet @DanielLevitt32 1.03am GMT The legendary Lee Corso picks Clemson. Apparently he hasn’t been wrong all season…CORSO PICKS CLEMSON pic.twitter.com/M3Koe5li…

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UFC’s Polyana Viana says mugging ended in predictable and bloody fashion

Strawweight says alleged attacker needed medical attention‘He took the punches very quickly, I think he was scared’The population of Rio de Janeiro is just over 6 million. On Saturday night, an alleged mugger managed to pick out a UFC fighter among tho…

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Is Christian Pulisic the first part of a US European invasion? Not so fast …

The new Chelsea player is the latest of a number of Americans making moves to big European clubs. But the US youth system remains fractured and fractiousOf all the tales told of the USA’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the most haunting dep…

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Chargers survive Ravens comeback to set up Patriots playoff date

Los Angeles Chargers 23-17 Baltimore RavensChargers will play New England Patriots in divisional roundMichael Badgley kicked five field goals, and the Los Angeles Chargers contained rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens to carve out…

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NFL wildcard round: Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears – live!

Teams meet at Soldier Field for place in NFC divisional roundEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 9.27pm GMT The Chargers will be playing the New England Patriots next weekend. Philip Rivers vs Tom Brady might be a decent quarterback ma…

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NFL wildcard round: Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears – live!

Teams meet at Soldier Field for place in NFC divisional roundEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 9.27pm GMT The Chargers will be playing the New England Patriots next weekend. Philip Rivers vs Tom Brady might be a decent quarterback ma…