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‘Criminal in any other setting’: do fans pose a threat to NBA and MLB stars?  |  NBA

‘Criminal in any other setting’: do fans pose a threat to NBA and MLB stars? | NBA

As April drew to a close, Cleveland Guardians outfielders had to deal with a few unusual problems during their team’s visit to Yankee Stadium. But it wasn’t flyballs caught in the swirling winds over the Bronx, or the power of sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge that were unsettling them. Instead, they found themselves pelted …

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When Liverpool beat Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup final in Paris |  Champions League

When Liverpool beat Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup final in Paris | Champions League

With a minute to go at the Bernabéu in the second leg of Real Madrid’s semi-final against Manchester City, the prospect of reminiscing about the 1981 European Cup final seemed distant. Yet, there is something about this Real Madrid team that throws all logic out of the window. Somehow they scored twice in injury time …

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Mark Lawrenson’s retirement marks the end of football punditry’s innocent age |  Soccer

Mark Lawrenson’s retirement marks the end of football punditry’s innocent age | Soccer

This is no tribute. In many ways to break out the violins for Mark Lawrenson would really be to miss the true essence of the man. You may even have missed his retirement last week amid the opera of season-ending farewells. Divock Origi gets a guard of honor at Anfield. Mike Dean gets a 1,500-word …

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Oilers and Flames in Battle of Alberta: Bedlam on the Ice, Torn Loyalties Off It

ON THE ROAD BETWEEN CALGARY AND EDMONTON, Alberta – A white sedan trundled down a quiet road in Gasoline Alley, a tiny hamlet alongside Highway 2, with two flags flapping in a Saturday breeze. One fluttered for the Edmonton Oilers hockey club and the other for the Calgary Flames, two of the fiercest rivals in …

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Jordan Thompson comes to terms with futile task of winning in ‘Rafa’s kingdom’ | French Open 2022

Jordan Thompson will always be part of a world record in men’s tennis, barring the emergence of a force of nature even more formidable than the legendary “Big Three”. The problem for the Australian is that by becoming Rafael Nadal’s 106th victim at Roland Garros on Monday, he is now the answer to a tennis …

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Dwayne Haskins Reportedly Was Drunk Before Fatal Accident

Dwayne Haskins, 24, the backup Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and a former standout at Ohio State, was heavily intoxicated when he was struck and killed by a truck on a Florida highway in April, according to multiple reports of a toxicology examination released by the medical examiner’s office in Broward County, Fla., on Monday. In two …

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Emma Raducanu fights back to sink Linda Noskova at French Open | French Open 2022

Throughout the past 11 months as she has made her first journey around the WTA tour, every time Emma Raducanu has stepped on to a tennis court she has had to battle against the greater experience of her opponents as well as the quality of their games. Her sparse competitive record has meant that even …

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Pep Guardiola and Manchester City’s sky blue wash will define this era | Manchester City

It seemed fitting that Manchester City should come storming back from the brink the way they did, Ilkay Gündogan soaring like a small, technically adept avenging phoenix to bullet his header very carefully into the top corner of the Aston Villa net. This is how they do this stuff around here. Not with more heat, …

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As the French Open Begins, the War in Ukraine Roils the Locker Room

PARIS – The idea by the men’s and women’s tennis tours was to take a strong stand against Wimbledon’s decision to keep out players from Russia and Belarus, then let tennis and competition move the conversation away from politics and the invasion of Ukraine. It has not worked out that way. On Monday, the second …

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Clare Shine: ‘I want people to look at my mistakes and not make the same ones’ | Women’s football

Almost two years have passed since Clare Shine felt that, after trying so hard to keep going, everything had come crashing down forever. She had already achieved what once felt impossible, rehabilitating from drug and alcohol addiction to continue a hugely successful career with Glasgow City, but now she had to do it all again. …

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