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‘They entrusted their son to us’: Maryland accepts fault in football player’s death

Jordan McNair died after suffering heatstroke during practiceHead coach DJ Durkin has been placed on administrative leaveMaryland’s college football team have parted ways with their strength and conditioning coach and have acknowledged that “mistakes w…

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Is the US falling out of love with European clubs’ summer tours?

The International Champions Cup is still capable of attracting huge crowds in the US, but away from the marquee games, attendances were downWhatever you do, don’t call it pre-season. Meaningless games are now a thing of the past, at least according to …

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Is the US falling out of love with European clubs’ summer tours?

The International Champions Cup is still capable of attracting huge crowds in the US, but away from the marquee games, attendances were downWhatever you do, don’t call it pre-season. Meaningless games are now a thing of the past, at least according to …

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Andy Murray comeback hits another bump with first-round loss in Cincinnati

Former world No1 loses to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4Murray easing way back after long injury layoffAndy Murray was beaten 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 by Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.Murray, back on court after pu…

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Andy Murray comeback hits another bump with first-round loss in Cincinnati

Former world No1 loses to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4Murray easing way back after long injury layoffAndy Murray was beaten 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 by Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.Murray, back on court after pu…

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Rockets prepare for tough Western Conference with signing of Carmelo Anthony

Ten-time All-Star joins James Harden and Chris Paul in HoustonCoach D’Antoni denies tension exists from time in New YorkCarmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4m deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder …

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Rockets prepare for tough Western Conference with signing of Carmelo Anthony

Ten-time All-Star joins James Harden and Chris Paul in HoustonCoach D’Antoni denies tension exists from time in New YorkCarmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4m deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder …

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Tiger Woods is ‘trending’ for one of USA’s four Ryder Cup wildcards

• Furyk names the eight qualifiers for Paris showdown• ‘We want players who are going to help us be successful’It is a further nod towards the progress of Tiger Woods that it would now be a shock if he does not play at September’s Ryder Cup. Woods’s ho…

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El Señor Wayne | The Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Occasions in which the Fiver has been proud of Wayne Rooney: the brazen expression on Wazza’s face when he cashed in on his new-found fame by posing in head-to-toe gear of a notable manufacturer of spo…

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Paige VanZant: ‘Fighting helped me realise I am a strong, talented woman’

The UFC fighter explains how mixed martial arts has contributed to her dealing with the trauma of being sexually assaulted as a teenager and how she is using her celebrity status to help other victims of bullying and abuse‘I’m definitely not a quitter,…

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Wayne Rooney saves DC United and sets up 96th-minute winner within seconds

• Match-saving tackle seven seconds before he set up winner• Goal came deep into injury-time for 3-2 win against OrlandoWayne Rooney’s eventful start to life at DC United continued with an astonishing passage of play in the 96th minute against Orlando …

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Early lessons from NFL preseason: Problems for Washington and Tom Brady is going nowhere

Assessing teams and players before the season proper gets under way is an inexact science but early storylines are already emerging Running back Derrius Guice, a second-round draft pick who was expected to feature prominently in Washington’s offense as…

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Brooks Koepka’s nerveless display denies Tiger Woods fairytale victory

• Koepka finishes on 16 under to win by two shots• Woods pips Adam Scott to second place with birdie on final holeA slam of the driver into turf meant Tiger Woods knew this was the end, even if it may, in fact, be another beginning. He swung said club …

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Tiger Woods delighted to contend again after second place at US PGA

• 14-times major winner finishes behind Brooks Koepka• ‘I didn’t even know if I was going to play golf again’Tiger Woods reflected on “a hell of a process” to get to the position of being prominent in majors again, following a second-place finish at th…

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US PGA Championship 2018: day four – live!

Live updates from the final day of the US PGAYou can email Scott here with your thoughtsOfficial live leaderboard from BelleriveDay three report: Woods in contention but Koepka leads 1.07pm BST The 100th PGA Championship has been magnificent so far, a …

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Tiger Woods in contention but Brooks Koepka leads US PGA after third round

• Koepka two shots ahead of Adam Scott on twelve under• Woods four shots off Koepka on eight underThere was a time when the prospect of being denied a 15th major championship win by a misbehaving putter would have felt like an unattainable dream for Ti…

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Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel bounce back with wins at Pan Pacs

Ledecky wins 400m freestyle with sixth fastest time in historyDressel wins 100m butterfly after falling in Friday’s 100m freeFor Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Saturday was a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships after unexpected los…

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US PGA Championship 2018: day three – live!

Live updates on conclusion of second round followed by thirdOfficial live leaderboardYou can email Scott at scott.murray@guardian.co.ukDay two: Woodland leads home charge as storms halt play 2.06pm BST Maybe a Matsuyama birdie charge is on! He picks u…

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$10m Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson showdown would be in poor taste

Plans for a one-off ‘grudge’ match between one-time antagonists has the feel of a shameless money-making ventureWe are left to ponder where the bromance of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will lead us to next. There have already been suggestions that th…

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How the NFL stumbled its way into becoming Trump’s top target

The league thinks it can appease the president on player protests, but Trump’s latest broadside makes it clear that’s not the caseIt’s funny. It’s almost as if the president wants people talking about a handful of NFL players taking a knee at the start…