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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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Deontay Wilder to fight Luis Ortiz in fall as Joshua showdown remains on hold

The WBC heavyweight champion announced Tuesday that hes signed a contract to fight a rematch with Cuban slugger Luis Ortiz in the fall The long-awaited title unification fight between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua wont be happening in 2019. Wilder, the heavy-handed Alabaman whos held the WBCs version of the fractured heavyweight championship since 2015, announced Tuesday evening that hes signed a contract to fight a rematch with Cuban slugger Luis Ortiz in the fall, dashing all short-term hopes for the hotly anticipated four-belt summit meeting with Joshua only four…

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Golf coach Hank Haney apologizes for racially charged remarks on radio show

Famed golf instructor Hank Haney apologized on Wednesday for racist, sexist remarks he made about LPGA tour players on his daily SiriusXM radio show Famed golf instructor Hank Haney apologized on Wednesday for disparaging remarks he made about LPGA tour players on his daily SiriusXM radio show. Haney, who rose to fame as Tiger Woods swing coach, made a series of tone-deaf jokes when asked by co-host Steve Johnson about the US Womens Open that starts on Thursday at the Country Club of Charleston. Im gonna predict a Korean [will…

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Lance Armstrong should keep his mouth shut if he is serious about redemption | Richard Williams

Sport often welcomes back a bad boy turned good but some offences lie so far beyond the pale a return is almost impossible despite protestations Steve Smith and David Warner were were sent home from Cape Town in March 2018, it was far from being the only time international cricketers have improperly messed around with the state of the ball. A lasting stain was added to the career of an England captain, Mike Atherton, by the dirt-in-the-pocket incident at Lords in 1994. We know Imran Khan and others got up…

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Oakland Raiders spring shock by signing troubled guard Richie Incognito

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a one-year deal with Richie Incognito, who has a history of bullying and run-ins with the public The Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year deal with troubled guard Richie Incognito on Tuesday. Incognitos agent, Ken Sarnoff, tweeted confirmation of the deal, congratulating his client for his return to the NFL after sitting out last season in retirement. The 35-year-old Incognito has played 11 years in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl four times, and immediately becomes the leading contender to start at left guard…

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Brooks Koepka in no mood to relinquish his US PGA title with round of 63

Brooks Koepka shot a round of 63 to lead the US PGA field after day one in his defence of the second golfing major of the year at Bethpage Brooks Koepka is not the individual anyone would want to encounter when seeking a cure from illness at a major championship. Just ask Tiger Woods. As Koepkas love affair with golfs big four continued, a struggling Woods could only look on with admiration. It could easily have been a couple better, said Woods of Koepkas 63, as he seized the lead…

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Tiger Woods struggles as Brooks Koepka coasts clear in US PGA

(CNN)Tiger Woods cut a frustrated figure as the magic of the Masters eluded him on day one of the 101st US PGA Championship. But while Koepka coasted, Woods experienced a roller-coaster of a round including two double bogeys and an eagle, not helped by a misfiring putter. “It wasn’t as clean as I’d like to have it, for sure,” said Woods, who won the US Open at Bethpage in 2002. “Got it back under par for the day, and let a couple slip away with a couple bad putts and…

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Mastering momentum: exploring the anatomy of amazing comebacks | Andrew Anthony

Psychological momentum helped Spurs and Liverpool reach the Champions League final, even if they did not realise it Whatever you think about Jos Mourinho, most would agree he knows a thing or two about football. Surveying the two epic semi-final second legs of the Champions League, he came to two very different conclusions about Liverpools and Tottenhams unlikely victories. In the first case, he said, losing 3-0 in the first leg to mentality, specifically the mentality instilled in the team by Jrgen Klopp. In the second, he thought Spurs three…

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