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Coney Island, baby: New York wait for pro rugby ends with win over Toronto

MLR came to the Big Apple and it seemed to fit right in: rough, raucous and at the end, to home fans, a genuine nailbiting thrill Out on the turf at MCU Park, by the mock dirt of the baseball diamond and the covered pitchers mound, James Kennedy puffed out his cheeks and smiled. Then he offered a very one local writer, perhaps looking at the football-formatted scoreboard, called a game-winning drive with no time left. In other words, a short-range try with 80 minutes up, the Americans pounding the…

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Mother of super-middleweight world champion Caleb Plant shot dead by police

Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer Police in Tennessee say the mother of super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant was fatally shot after pulling a knife on an officer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement that 51-year-old Beth Plant was pronounced dead on Saturday at a hospital. It says Plant became combative while being transported by ambulance and pulled out a knife. The driver called law enforcement and an arriving…

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Russell Wilson finds home from home at Wembley as Seattle crush Oakland | Sean Ingle

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, threw three touchdowns as he led his side to a comprehensive 27-3 win against the Oakland Raiders at Wembley Nearly 4,800 miles and eight time zones separate London from Seattle. Yet for the Seahawks the murk and mizzle of this grey Wembley evening felt like a home from home as they pummelled the Oakland Raiders 27-3. It rained, a lot, as in the Pacific north-west. And there were large packs of fans in dark blue and lime green jerseys, who shouted SEA! then HAWKS!…

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Have the Green Bay Packers wasted Aaron Rodgers’ best years?

The Packers are blessed with a once-in-a-lifetime talent at the most critical position in sports. Their returns have been unimpressive The Green Bay Packers have frittered away Aaron Rodgers prime. Sat at 2-2-1, second in the NFC North, Rodgers is facing the prospect of another season in which he shoulders the burden of an entire organization. Rodgers will turn 35 this season, and is arguably the most talented quarterback of all time. And yet, he has been to fewer Super Bowls than the likes of Eli Manning and Kurt Warner,…

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Tiger Woods holds back tears before claiming Tour Championship

Tiger Woods won for the first time in five years and, with Tour Championship victory almost certain on the 18th, he admitted: I was having a hard time not crying on the last hole Tiger Woods admitted he fought back tears after ending a five-year wait for a tournament win by clinching the Tour Championship at East Lake. Amid remarkable scenes on the final hole, the 14-times major champion was mobbed by spectators before sealing a two-stroke victory over Billy Horschel. This marked Woodss 80th PGA Tour success. Woods has…

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Aliz Cornet showed the most dangerous thing in sport is a woman’s body | Anya Alvarez

The recent incidents over how female players should dress at tournaments, exposes wider issues about how women express themselves When I was 15, I stepped foot onto a golf course where I had practiced throughout my junior career as I made my way towards the professional tour. It was a hot and humid summer in Oklahoma, so shorts were the only practical choice to wear that day. It wasnt long before I discovered that not everyone held that opinion. A staff member apologised and said I would have to call…

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How Roger Federer and Serena Williams came to see themselves in each other

Ahead of what will be their 18th US Open main draw appearance, Serena Williams and Roger Federer are far more than a warrior and a maestro A few weeks before this years US Open, Roger Federer turned 37. A few weeks after the tournament, Serena Williams will do the same. There is not much more that can be said about these two; the improbability of their now two-decade long reign over tennis has been exhaustively documented, as has the mixture of grace and grit with which theyve served as the…

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Wayne Rooney thrust into unfamiliar role in MLS: an out-and-out goalscorer

The former England captain has had a successful start to his career with DC United as he adapts to a new approach to the game across the Atlantic If ever there was a moment to illustrate all that is good about Wayne Rooney, it came in his winner against Liverpool also in 2005, when having taken abuse from the home crowd at Anfield, he fired home to give Manchester United three points. Rooney plays best with gritted teeth and a furrowed brow. This is the line along which Rooneys career…

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‘He had his chance’: Elway says Broncos won’t consider Kaepernick for No 2 role

The Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway insisted that Colin Kaepernick will not be considered The Denver Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway said on Thursday that Colin Kaepernick will not be considered for the job. Quarterbacks Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch are currently second and third on the depth chart behind starter Case Keenum, but Elway has not ruled out signing a veteran to play ahead of them. But…

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Tommy Fleetwoods Open winnings paid to namesake Florida teacher

Tommy Fleetwoods prize money from the Open, $154,480, has paid been to another Fleetwood, Thomas, a teaching pro based in Florida Red faces were the order of the day at the European Tour before the final major of the year the US PGA Championship after it emerged winnings due to Tommy Fleetwood for a 12th-placed finish at The Open were paid to another individual. Thomas Fleetwood, a teaching professional based in Florida, was astonished to see $154,480 deposited in his bank account this week. Despite the R&A running the Open,…

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New NFL rules: teams face fines if players kneel during national anthem

NFL owners have issued new guidelines which will see teams fined if their players or staff do not show appropriate respect for the national anthem NFL owners have issued new guidelines that will see teams fined if their players or staff do not show appropriate respect for the national anthem. Dozens of NFL players have knelt during the anthem over the past two seasons in protest against social injustice in the United States. Critics of the protests, Vice President Mike Pence (@VP)

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‘Merci!’: Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont

Vermont state capital, with one L, will receive professional football jerseys from French Ligue 1 club and give them to high school students The city of Montpelier, Vermont has said Merci to the French city of Montpellier after its mayor and professional football team announced plans to send some misprinted football jerseys its way. Bill Fraser, the city manager in Montpelier, Vermont, said the French football team with just one L instead of two. On Thursday he confirmed that the city in southern France had decided to send the shirts…

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Shapovalov shocks Nadal to become youngest ever Masters quarter-finalist

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov stunned Rafael Nadal before a partisan crowd in Montreal to become the youngest ever Masters quarter-finalist Canadian teenager DenisShapovalovupset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night. The 18-year-oldShapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with Frances Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-3, 6-3. Shapovalovhas taken major strides this week to reach his goal of cracking the worlds top 100 with wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva and…

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Jordan Spieth rambling his way towards golfs elite club in record time | Scott Murray

The Texan is only 24 and may feel like he has run out of worlds to conquer if he completes the career slam on Sunday by winning the US PGA Championship One of the most gloriously overblown lines in the history of sports broadcasting was delivered in 1984 by the peerless darts commentator Sid Waddell. Contemplating Eric Bristows effortless dominion over his peers, Waddell mused: When Alexander of Macedon was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Bristow is only 27. You have to…

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