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The world’s greatest sports stars shot by Walter Iooss Jr – in pictures

One of the greatest sports photographers of all time, Walter Iooss Jr got his first commission for Sports Illustrated at 17 and went on to capture award-winning images of the sporting world’s biggest names, including Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Tiger…

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Green says NBA teams are ‘terrified’ of Stephen Curry after latest thrilling game

Point guard scores 41 as Warriors close in on postseason berthWestbrook records 21 rebounds and 24 assists for WizardsStephen Curry elicited gasps from the New Orleans crowd with a pair of deep threes that put the Warriors up by 20 and pushed his point…

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Green says NBA teams are ‘terrified’ of Stephen Curry after latest thrilling game

Point guard scores 41 as Warriors close in on postseason berthWestbrook records 21 rebounds and 24 assists for WizardsStephen Curry elicited gasps from the New Orleans crowd with a pair of deep threes that put the Warriors up by 20 and pushed his point…

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More than ever, baseball’s unwritten rules were made to be broken

If America’s pastime is going to survive this century, it’s going to have to let its brash young personalities shine throughOn Saturday the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the San Diego Padres in what has become baseball’s hottest rivalry. To say the Padres…

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‘We are not satisfied’: Phoenix Suns clinch first playoff berth in 11 years

Chris Paul scores 28 as Suns win 109-101 over LA ClippersPhoenix clinch postseason spot for first time since 2010Suns back in playoffs only two years after 19-63 campaignDevin Booker was in middle school and starting center Deandre Ayton was 11 years o…

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Conservatives fear LeBron’s influence, not his imaginary calls to violence

Donald Trump and his allies piled on the NBA star for a recent tweet about police killings. But their complaints reek of hypocrisyConservatives threw a collective hissy fit over a familiar target last week: LeBron James. The NBA star had tweeted – then…

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Robbie Hummel and Kareem Maddox: the weekend warriors behind USA’s bid for 3×3 basketball Olympic gold

The part-time stars of Team USA’s 3×3 men’s basketball team have their eyes fixed on gold as the sport readies for its Olympic debutWhen he finally decided to retire from basketball at 28 years old, Robbie Hummel left behind a career largely defined by…

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Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I know from personal experience that protest has its costs. But by banding together we can stop those who would subvert democracyAthletes, politicians and even corporate America have been speaking out about the recent Republican-led legislation in Geor…

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‘Way more work to do’: Athletes give cautious welcome to Floyd verdict

White police officer guilty of murder of 46-year-old black manSports world says systemic racism still an issue in the USThe sports world welcomed the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, while cautioning that there is still work to do a…

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Scottie Pippen’s eldest son Antron dies at the age of 33

NBA star describes his son as a ‘beautiful soul’Former Bulls star also suffered death of daughter in 1994Scottie Pippen says his eldest son, Antron, has died at the age of 33. The former Chicago Bulls star described his son as a “beautiful soul”.Pippen…

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What if police violence was scrutinized as ruthlessly as athletes’ errors?

Meaningful change would be holding law enforcement to the same impossible standard that athletes are duty boundThirty-three weeks. That’s how long it had been since the Milwaukee Bucks walked away from a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. That boy…

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Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore near deal for NBA’s Timberwolves

Former MLB star teams with billionaire Marc Lore in bidPair would pay $1.5bn to longtime owner Glen TaylorFormer MLB star Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore appear to be close to owning the Minnesota Timberwolves, finalizing a deal with current o…

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Russell Westbrook: the NBA’s leader in triple-doubles and misguided critics

The incandescent Wizards star and future Hall of Famer plays not for his legacy, but for the moment. The reward is the workThe hot-take ecosystem in sports is unforgiving and relentless. There can be no waffling or clinging to the fence. There can only…

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Trinity Rodman: ‘My mom wasn’t in the NBA but she’s my role model’

Washington Spirit forward may have got her sporting genes from her father but it is her mother who she credits as her role modelTrinity Rodman is a rarity in soccer.Almost all American women her age take a well-traveled path: They play soccer in colleg…

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Nets’ Kevin Durant fined $50,000 by NBA for ‘derogatory language’

NBA issues $50,000 fine to Nets star over profane exchangeNets star addressed DMs with actor for first time on ThursdayRapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterKevin Durant was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for his offensive and …

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Nets’ Kevin Durant fined $50,000 by NBA for ‘derogatory language’

NBA issues $50,000 fine to Nets star over profane exchangeNets star addressed DMs with actor for first time on ThursdayRapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterKevin Durant was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for his offensive and …

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Nets’ Kevin Durant fined $50,000 by NBA for ‘derogatory language’

NBA issues $50,000 fine to Nets star over profane exchangeNets star addressed DMs with actor for first time on ThursdayRapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterKevin Durant was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for his offensive and …

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James Jordan’s murder was about more than the death of a superstar’s father

New documentary reexamines the 1993 killing of the NBA legend’s father and finds it tells us much about contemporary AmericaThe abridged version of the Michael Jordan story goes something like this: Carolina boy misses the cut for his high school team,…

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Kevin Durant says he’s sorry public saw homophobic rant at Michael Rapaport

Nets star addresses profane exchange with actor for first timeRapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterDurant has history of responding to criticism on social mediaKevin Durant apologized Thursday for threatening and profane comments …

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Utah Jazz feared ‘this might be the end’ after plane engine caught fire

Team’s plane was forced into emergency landing after bird strikeStar Donovan Mitchell did not travel to following gameThe Utah Jazz have spoken of the fear they experienced when a bird strike on their plane caused an engine fire and forced an emergency…