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All Blacks will play US Eagles at Washington NFL stadium in October

International at FedEx Field precedes Ireland in Las VegasSay it’s so, Joe: Biden’s a rugby fan – but who did he play for?The New Zealand All Blacks will return to the US in October, to play the USA at FedEx Field, home of the Washington NFL team. Rela…

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Padres and Nationals recall ‘nightmare’ scenes after shooting during game

MLB game was halted after three people shot outside stadiumSound of gunfire sparked fear and panic inside Nationals ParkMembers of the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres have spoken of the scary scenes they witnessed after a shooting outside Nat…

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Padres-Nationals MLB game suspended after shooting outside stadium

Washington DC police say stadium employee among victimsFans leave stadium after shots heard during Saturday’s gameThe Major League Baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning on Saturday night after polic…

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Snyder took an age to drop Washington’s racist nickname. And he’ll still profit

Washington’s owner reacted as the street talked and the money walked. This was far from a philanthropic decision by the billionaireOn the eve of the 2014 season Daniel Snyder took to the airwaves to defend his claim to the racial slur that had served a…

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‘I just can’t do it’: Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle declines White House invite

Closer feels ‘very strongly’ on Trump’s issues on raceNationals clinched first World Series title on WednesdayWashington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not go to the White House when the World Series champions meet Donald Trump on Monday. Relate…

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‘I just can’t do it’: Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle declines White House invite

Closer feels ‘very strongly’ on Trump’s issues on raceNationals clinched first World Series title on WednesdayWashington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not go to the White House when the World Series champions meet Donald Trump on Monday. Relate…

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Donald Trump booed and greeted with ‘lock him up’ chants at World Series

President attended Sunday’s baseball game in Washington DCCrowd booed when Trump appeared on video screenDonald Trump once claimed he was courted by several major league baseball clubs in his youth but turned them down because they couldn’t offer him e…

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‘Is he related to Mickey?’: DC sports fans struggle to identify Wayne Rooney

A survey conducted at a Washington Nationals games showed the former England captain is not quite at Beckham levels of fame in his new homeThis started with a question about soccer in America. Or maybe it was really a question about fame. Now that Wayn…

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Washington’s Stanley Cup delight shows DC – finally – is a sports town

Unlike Philly or New York, Washington was never a sporting capital – but now it has its first cup in 26 years, and big plans for the futureWashington has always been a city of great crowds surging through its avenues, swirling across its vast grassy ma…

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Soccer in America: why aren’t more black kids playing the world’s game?

Despite a US soccer boom, the sport has made barely a ripple in African American communities. Could unlocking this talent base revive the failing national team?Soccer found Robert Russ when he was in the seventh grade – not that he was looking for it. …

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Wales to play South Africa at RFK Stadium in Washington DC in June

First minister Carwyn Jones announces game at start of US tripGame will precede two Tests in ArgentinaWales will play South Africa in Washington DC on 2 June, it was announced on Monday. The game will be played at RFK Stadium, formerly home of the US c…

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Obama pays tribute to Muhammad Ali: ‘a personal hero of mine’ – video

Barack Obama paid tribute to Muhammad Ali on Friday, though he wasn’t able to attend the funeral service in Louisville, Kentucky, for the boxing great, due to a scheduling conflict. The US president spoke about ‘The Greatest’ at the White House, noting Ali’s remarkable career and impact on his own life, including his run for the White House

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Poll finds 90% of Native Americans are OK with Washington ‘Redskins’ name

  • Team owner Dan Snyder welcomes findings of Washington Post survey
  • Advocates of name change reject methodology behind poll

A poll in the Washington Post has found that nine out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name.

The poll surveyed 504 people who identified as Native American in every state in the US, and reflects the findings of a similar poll in 2004. Washington’s NFL team has been under pressure for some time over its name, which many say is offensive.

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CBS sports analyst Greg Anthony charged with soliciting a prostitute

  • Network indefinitely suspends ex-NBA player turned analyst
  • DC police say he made an agreement for sexual favours

The CBS Sports basketball analyst Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely by the network, a spokesperson said on Saturday, a day after he was arrested in Washington on a charge of soliciting prostitution.

“Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season,” the spokesperson said in an email.

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US 2024 Olympics bid: Boston named as candidate city

  • LA, San Francisco and Washington DC were also interested
  • Final decision will be made in September 2017

The US Olympic Committee has announced that Boston will be the US’s chosen bid city for the 2024 Summer Games.

“We’re excited about our plans to submit a bid for the 2024 Games and feel we have an incredibly strong partner in Boston that will work with us to present a compelling bid,” said the USOC chairman, Larry Probst. “We’re grateful to the leaders in each of the four cities for their partnership and interest in hosting the most exciting sports competition on earth. The deliberative and collaborative process that we put in place for selecting a city has resulted in a strong US bid that can truly serve the athletes and the Olympic and Paralympic movements.”

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DC United and Sunderland announce MLS-Premier League partnership

Sunderland seek boost from technical and commercial deal News follows lucrative US preseason tours by English clubs Previews: Galaxy and Quakes round off earth-shaking week Continue reading…

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Washington Redskins star RG3: ‘It’s not the time’ to discuss name change

Washington’s quarterback steps back from controversy around team’s name, after patent office cancelled Redskins trademarksIn a week when the US Patent Office stripped the Washington Redskins of six trademark registrations, ruling that the team’s name w…

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Washington Redskins owner says team name ‘not an issue’

Dan Snyder said people need to ‘focus on reality’ concerning Native American matters instead of criticising team’s nickname Continue reading…

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Bernard Hopkins beats Beibut Shumenov to unify world titles

Philadelphia fighter, 49, wins WBA belt on points decision Promises: ‘I’m telling you, I’m not done yet’ Continue reading…

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Bernard Hopkins seeks to become oldest boxer to unify major titles

Philadelphia native, 49, fights Beibut Shumenov on Saturday Says of Kazakh: ‘The best of him will bring out the best of me’ Continue reading…