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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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The Rockets lost more than a playoff series. Their title window has closed

After a third straight playoff ouster at the hands of the Warriors, theres nowhere left to go for Daryl Moreys Houston experiment Golden State beat Houston, 118-113, in Friday nights Game 6 of the Western Conferences semi-finals, viewed by many as the de facto NBA finals. For the third straight year, the Warriors closed the books on a Rockets title bid. And they did so without Kevin Durant, the current holder of the best-on-earth moniker. The often contentious series drilled 11 three-pointers and scored 41 points to force a Game…

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NBA playoffs: Curry misses wide-open layup before Rockets seal win

James Harden made a big three-pointer in overtime and scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night James Harden made a big three-pointer in overtime and scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night to cut the deficit in the Western Conference semifinals to 2-1. A layup by PJ Tucker put Houston up by three with two minutes left and the Warriors missed shots on their next two possessions. That set up the three-pointer…

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The quick, messy death of the AAF, Silicon Valley’s complement to the NFL

The Alliance of American Football was always going to struggle, despite a reasonable product on the field. But its legacy may live on in live betting It ended with a bang and a whimper. The bang was the head injury suffered last Saturday by the Alliance of American Footballs star name, Johnny Manziel, which forced the quarterback out of the game and to the sideline, where via an email to employees on Tuesday that the AAF is suspending operations (it has not technically folded) two months after its opening game,…

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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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