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NFL and players’ union freeze anthem rules!

Miami Dolphins players kneel during the national anthem before a 2016 game against the New England Patriots The NFL’s two-month old national anthem policy is on hold. Hours after the Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a

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Kalinic turned down a World Cup silver medal

  Nikola Kalinic turned down a World Cup silver medal after being sent home early from Russia   Nikola Kalinic has not accepted his silver medal after Croatia finished as runners-up at this summer’s World Cup, according to Croatian media. It is believed the Croatian striker turned down the medal after he was sent home

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Russia bares racist face after world cup!

  Russian club Torpedo Moscow have cancelled the signing of defender Erving Botaka-Yoboma   Torpedo Moscow have cancelled the transfer of defender Erving Botaka-Yoboma following angry fan protests and racist abuse. Botaka-Yoboma, who is of African descent but Russian-born, joined Torpedo this week after leaving Lokomotiv-Kazanka Moscow. Supporters of the third division club had protested

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I tried to convince Mbappe to join Liverpool – Fabinho

Fabinho (L) and Kylian Mbappe were team-mates at Monaco  Kylian Mbappe, the world’s most wanted teenager, is as thrilled as Liverpool supporters with Jurgen Klopp’s summer transfer business. When Fabinho completed a £40 million transfer in May, France’s superstar  – a former Monaco teammate  – led the applause. “Kylian sent me a text message congratulating me on

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KHAN’T BELIEVE IT!

Amir Khan, 5ft 8ins, met 7ft NBA star JaVale McGee at the ESPYs AMIR KHAN posed for a hilarious picture with Los Angeles Lakers player Javale McGee at the ESPY awards on Wednesday night. The 5ft 8ins Bolton boxer was snapped next to the 7ft NBA star at ESPN’s annual, glamorous red carpet event in

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Crawford playing the waiting game to fight Pacquiao

Like it or not, Terence Crawford needed to spend time revisiting his chances of getting Manny Pacquiao in the ring again. Before Pacquiao, 38, claimed his 60th career victory Saturday night by knocking out Lucas Matthysse to claim the World Boxing Assn. secondary welterweight belt, the eight-division champion mentioned Crawford as a future opponent. Nebraska’s

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Laura Muir calls for tougher drug testing

Laura Muir is hoping to run in the 800m and 1500m in next month’s European Championships in Berlin “Twenty-six seconds! 27, 28, 29!” On this Monday afternoon in St Moritz, 6,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps, it is not only the Instagram-perfect views or the altitude that rips the breath away. Watching Laura Muir

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Aduana beat Vita to register first win

Ghana’s Aduana Stars secured their first win of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup group stage after beating Congolese side AS Vita Club on a wet afternoon in Dormaa. Strikers Bright Adjei and Yahaya Mohammed scored two early first half goals to give Aduana a 2-0 lead before Ngonda Muzinga reduced the deficit. But his goal

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United raiding Munich for Lewandowski and Alcantara

Manchester United are looking to kick-start a frustrating transfer window in the coming week, and are considering deals for Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcántara. Bayern Munich are open to selling the pair and, of the clubs contacted, United have both the need in the respective positions and enough money to pull off each deal. United

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Madrid begin life after Cristiano Ronaldo

  Odriozola kicked footballs to the cheering crowd as he was officially unveiled as at Real player   Real Madrid have unveiled their new signing Alvaro Odriozola at the Santiago Bernabeu as they begin life after Cristiano Ronaldo. The 22-year-old Spain international, signed from Real Sociedad for a reported fee of £35million, was paraded in

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Ronaldo, Serena, defying race against time

Cristiano Ronaldo vows to make mark at Juventus after seizing opportunity   Serena Williams after beating Viktoriya Tomova in the second round at Wimbledon Being an athlete must give you a messed-up perspective on mortality. On the one hand you are the very model of physical perfection, able to run faster, jump higher and look

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Russian fans protest at signing of a Black player

  FC Torpedo Moscow made the signing of defender Erving Botaka-Yoboma this week   Supporters of FC Torpedo Moscow have protested after the club signed 19-year-old black defender Erving Botaka-Yoboma. Botaka-Yoboma, who is an African-born Russian, joined the Russia Second Division team this week after the player left Lokomotiv-Kazanka Moscow. The decision by the club

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Sport England to back Wembley stadium sale, if …

Fulham’s owner has plans to buy Wembley stadium The Football Association’s proposed sale of Wembley stadium has become more likely to gain the necessary approvals of public bodies after the grant-giving agency Sport England expressed conditional support. In written evidence submitted to the House of Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee before a hearing

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American comedian Alison Becker pranks Kop fans

  The comedian’s tweet quickly went viral, with some fans believing the goalkeeper had signed Liverpool supporters were amusingly pranked by American comedian Alison Becker on Twitter on Tuesday evening. The Reds are searching for a new goalkeeper and they have now agreed a remarkable £67million fee for Roma and Brazil man Alisson Becker. And

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