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Raiders WR Antonio Brown not practicing, general manager Mike Mayock says

(CNN)Antonio Brown finally has a helmet, but it appears his troubles are not over. Brown took to Instagram Wednesday, posting a letter purportedly from Mayock informing him he has been fined close to $54,000 by the team for missing time during preseason training camp. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who cited sources familiar with the situation, Mayock was frustrated Brown posted the letter. Rapoport also reported that the two got into a heated exchange on the practice field, which was witnessed by other players. According to Rapoport, things did…

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Nick Kyrgios accuses ATP of being corrupt after US Open win

Nick Kyrgios has accused the ATP of being corrupt in the aftermath of his US Open first-round win over American Steve Johnson at Flushing Meadows Nick Kyrgios has accused the ATP of being corrupt in the aftermath of his US Open first-round win over American Steve Johnson at Flushing Meadows. The tennis firebrand was asked what he thought about being fined a record $US113,000 ($A167,000) for his Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/aug/28/nick-kyrgios-accuses-atp-of-being-corrupt-after-us-open-win

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A Belgian cyclist dies after crashing in the Tour de Poland

(CNN)Tragedy struck the Tour de Poland on Monday, when cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht died after a crash. Lambrecht went pro in 2018 when he joined Lotto-Soudal and was considered up and coming talent in the cycling world. The Tour de Poland is a seven-day race that usually covers between 600 and 700 miles. It’s part of the men’s World Tour for cycling, which also includes the Tour de France. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/05/us/bjorg-lambrecht-death-trnd/index.html

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‘The sport is at a tipping point’: Inside US horse racings deadly crisis

The future of horse racing in America is at a crossroads amid the headline-grabbing rash of fatalities at Santa Anita Park, yet the consequences of a wholesale ban would be far-reaching Its barely 9.30am at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Los Angeles, but Jennifer Saavedra has been at work for five hours already. Her husband, trainer Anthony, is traveling, and shes charged with overseeing their small five-horse stable. Ill probably get done around six tonight, she says. Long days are a staple of track life like water is to the…

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Does revenue explain the USWNT’s World Cup bonus shortfall?

As the US womens soccer teams wage discrimination lawsuit heads toward mediation, heres everything you need to know about the pressing questions When the Guardian reported the many of the responses to that article centered around one topic: revenue. Revenue, some argue, must explain the difference in bonuses, whether they come from US Soccer or via Fifa. If, the argument goes, womens soccer generates less money than mens then it is natural the bonuses are smaller. Here is a look at whether that argument holds true and everything else you…

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Christen Press’s Barstool deal is a slap in the face to what the USWNT stand for

The USA stars mystifying choice to partner with Barstool, a company antithetical to the USWNTs values of inclusiveness, has allowed her teams identity to be co-opted on its victory lap Since the end of the Womens World Cup, the US womens national team have been celebrating in jubilant and brilliant fashion. They have chanted equal pay! from atop floats at a gender-equity lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation and appeared on a raft of chat shows, lending an unprecedented mainstream platform for their campaign of justice for women in football.…

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Simona Halep sets sights on Olympics after fulfilling Wimbledon dream

The Wimbledon womens champion aims to use her emphatic victory over Serena Williams as a springboard for further success, with the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo a major goal Shortly after her her victory at last years French Open, when she broke her duck after three agonising defeats in finals, twice in Paris in 2017 and to Angelique Kerber of Germany and at the US Open Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/14/simona-halep-wimbledon-serena-williams-2020-olympics-tokyo

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USA’s Allie Long says key to New York was stolen in hotel room burglary

The USA midfielder says her symbolic key to New York City and wedding ring were stolen from her hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Los Angeles The celebration was cut short for a member of the World Cup champion United States womens soccer team after she discovered someone had burglarized her hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Los Angeles. Allie Long tweeted on Thursday it happened after the team was honored at the ESPY awards on Wednesday night. Long wrote someone stole my wedding ring, cash and the…

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Cameroon meltdown was unimpressive but context is all important | Njie Enow

The Cameroon players lost their cool against England but they have been brought up on tales of injustice from Italia 90 and were desperate to win It was the summer of 1990 and the worlds best football nations had been battling for supremacy in Italy but a hitherto unknown central African state, Cameroon, had stolen the headlines. Jingoism was at its peak in the nation that was only appearing in the World Cup for the second time. The Indomitable Lions, as the Cameroon team are known, had become the first…

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Brazils Roberto Firmino on target in Copa Amrica win against Peru

Brazil qualified for the Copa Amrica quarter-finals after Roberto Firmino and Willian were among the scorers in a 5-0 win against Peru Brazil overwhelmed Peru with three goals in a superb first half in So Paulo to set up a 5-0 victory and cruise into the Copa Amrica quarter-finals. Looking like their imperious old selves, the host nation went ahead after 12 minutes when Casemiro nodded home after a goalmouth scramble and Roberto Firmino made it two seven minutes later after Perus goalkeeper Pedro Gallese made a hash of his…

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Nick Kyrgios leads latest outpouring of disrespect towards top players

Australias Nick Kyrgios said at Queens of top players: I probably dont show them respect; theyre just good at tennis, as Daniil Medvedev admits: I always wanted Federer to lose Nick Kyrgios says he is happy to keep his feud with Novak Djokovic ticking over at Wimbledon next month while Daniil Medvedev, another of the sports young rebels, uttered the ultimate heresy on Monday when he revealed he always wanted Roger Federer to lose. For the first time since 2013, when the Latvian loose cannon Ernests Gulbis accused Federer, Djokovic,…

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Police say two shot as 1.5m pack Toronto streets for Raptors’ title parade

There were reports a woman had been shot as Toronto Raptors fans crowded into the citys downtown to greet the newly crowned NBA champions Toronto police say two people were shot as Toronto Raptors fans packed the citys downtown to watch the teams NBA title parade. Police said two people had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries two people had been taken into custody, and the parade was resumed after a short delay. Jennifer Pagliaro (@jpags) Im on the roof of city hall and something is happening. People are running…

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Warriors believe Kevin Durant suffered achilles tear during Game 5

Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Game 5 of the NBA finals on Monday night. An MRI will be performed on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury, but Durants…

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Louis van Gaal: I thought Manchester United could buy every player

Louis van Gaal, Manchester Uniteds former manager, shares his thoughts with Jamie Jackson on Rooney, his own tactics, why the club is too commercial and being very surprised at Solskjrs appointment The Guardian sat down with Louis van Gaal at Noordwijks Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, three years since his dismissal by Manchester United. Jamie Jackson: Did you feel betrayed because Manchester United wanted you to do three years and then one day after you won the FA Cup final they turned around and said goodbye? Louis van Gaal At…

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Michel Platini rages from the sidelines as Infantino stands to keep Fifa crown

The banned former Uefa president claims there was a plot to stop him taking top job at Fifa but says he has no regrets At the annual Fifa congress gathering in Paris, Gianni Infantino is set to be elected unchallenged on Wednesday for a second term as president, following the tumultuous events which propelled him to the top spot in 2016. This should have been a crowning glory for Michel Platini, the former king of France as player and coach, president of Uefa from 2007 where Infantino was the general…

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