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NFL players want month dedicated to activism

A group of four players sent the NFL a memo in August requesting league support and asking for a month to be dedicated to social activism soon after commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly talked to several players regarding their game-day activism efforts.
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Real Madrid 0-1 Real Betis - BBC Sport

Antonio Sanabria scores a 94th-minute winner as Real Betis shock Real Madrid to win at the Bernabeu.
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When star duos implode: the famous breakups that shook basketball

Whether it's Shaq or Jordan or LeBron or KD, the league's biggest stars have often been the driving forces behind the biggest breakups in the NBA.
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The shame of MLB's morally repugnant anti-netting excuses

Wednesday's incident isn't the first time a kid was injured at the stadium this year. Just another victim of an anachronistic law and billion-dollar corporations perfectly happy to hide behind it.
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Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid - BBC Sport

Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.
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Division II CB Grays dies from in-game injury

Midwestern State sophomore cornerback Robert Grays died Tuesday from a neck injury suffered while making a tackle during a game Saturday.
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I'm a brain scientist and I let my son play football

My name is Peter Cummings. I am a forensic pathologist and a neuropathologist, which means I study brain trauma for a living. I am also a football coach and I let my 11-year-old son play football. I may be the only neuropathologist on Earth who lets his kid play football.
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Mark Sampson: England manager sacked - MP says FA systems 'flawed' - BBC Sport

The Football Association is strongly criticised after the sacking of England women's manager Mark Sampson.
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Carabao Cup: Jose Mourinho says clubs would be fresher without competition - BBC Sport

English clubs in Europe could benefit by not playing in the Carabao Cup, says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
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Sherman: Injury reports designed for betting

Richard Sherman alleged the NFL's injury reports are geared to help sports bettors and Las Vegas oddsmakers have better information, "which is apparently what the league is concerned about."
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Kevin Durant shares his 'rock bottom' moment after signing with the Warriors

In an interview with San Francisco Magazine, the Golden State Warriors forward revealed when he hit his lowest point after signing with the team and how he put things back into perspective.
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'Raging Bull' boxer LaMotta dies at age 95

Former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta, whose story was told in the autobiography and film "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95.
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Chelsea and Manchester City investigated by Fifa over signing of youth players - BBC Sport

Chelsea and Manchester City are being investigated by world governing body Fifa over their recruitment of young players.
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Ex-MLBer Mondesi guilty of corruption in D.R.

A court in the Dominican Republic has sentenced former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Raul Mondesi to eight years in jail on corruption and mishandling of public funds while serving as mayor of his hometown of San Cristobal.
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Memo: NFL players ask Roger Goodell for support in racial equality campaign

Yahoo Sports has obtained an 10-page memo from four current and former players asking for the commissioner's help in their movement for racial equality and criminal justice reform.
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David Johnson: Fantasy 'last thing on my mind'

David Johnson talked to the media on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a dislocated wrist in Week 1, saying he doesn't have a timetable for his return and isn't worried about the fantasy teams whose seasons are lost due to his injury.
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St. Louis-area youth football team kneels during anthem

A youth football team in St. Louis, site of recent riots, has chosen to protest by kneeling during the anthem.
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Expert: Children under 12 shouldn't tackle

Neuroscientist Robert Stern believes kids under 12 shouldn't participate in tackle football after a study says children exposed to tackling before that are at greater risk for incurring later-life brain issues than those who started playing after age 12.
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When the clock struck 22:22 …

Casey Taub was a student at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York. Casey Taub picked 22 for his jersey number when he was in fourth grade. A lot of soccer kids choose 10 or 9, which tend to be the numbers of the sport’s biggest stars, but the boy from Chappaqua, New York, went with 22 and
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Manchester United 4-1 Burton Albion - BBC Sport

Marcus Rashford scores twice as holders Manchester United overpower Burton Albion to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
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Goff's redemption? Why there's optimism about the QB in L.A.

Throw out the former No. 1 overall pick's lost rookie season. His circumstances are a lot more favorable for success in 2017 than they were in 2016. Here's why there's hope in Los Angeles.
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UFC Tonight caught up with Kevin Lee in his hometown of Detroit | FOX Sports

The UFC Lightweight attributes his success in the Octagon to the example his parents set.
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British & Irish Lions: Sean O'Brien says team could have won 3-0 with better coaching - BBC Sport

The British and Irish Lions could have whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 had they been better coached, says flanker Sean O'Brien.
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8-and-under youth football team takes knee during the national anthem | FOX Sports

An eight and under football team located just outside of St. Louis, Mo., took a knee during the national anthem before their game on Friday.
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Philadelphia 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo optimistic about Joel Embiid extension | NBA.com

The Philadelphia 76ers have suffered through their fair share of tough times as they worked to rebuild their squad. But the assets acquired from the Sam Hinkie years in Philly may soon bay the
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Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal striker told Arsene Wenger has no hierarchy - BBC Sport

Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez is close to full fitness but the striker will have to earn his place because there is "no hierarchy" at Arsenal.
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Martinez to celebrate 26th birthday with start against Reds | FOX Sports

St. Louis Cardinals-Cincinnati Reds preview
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Injured Embiid not cleared for 5-on-5 drills

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, who missed his first two NBA seasons and played only 31 games last season, has not been cleared for 5-on-5 drills as he continues to recover from an injured left knee.
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Bettor caps big weekend by nailing $263,000 parlay

With the Detroit Lions' Monday night win over the New York Giants, a bettor at the MGM Resorts sportsbook in Las Vegas nailed a five-team parlay worth $263,000 on a bet of $8,500. He also correctly picked Baltimore, New England, Kansas City and Oakland.
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Barnwell: Verdicts on NFL players on pace for greatness -- and failure

Eli Manning's historic sack rate. Kareem Hunt's incredible big-play start. Todd Gurley's bounce-back season. Which early-season outliers will keep pace -- and which are just too crazy to stretch to 16 games?
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Neshek rips Greinke for alleged autograph snub

Angry that Zack Greinke refused to sign an autograph for him, Rockies reliever Pat Neshek blasted the Diamondbacks ace on a message board, writing that Greinke backed out on a promise he made at the All-Star Game.
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When $35M is really $15M: How much NBA stars actually earn

NBA player salaries are enormous and so are their payroll deductions. See what the top players make and what they take home at the end of the day.
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Red Sox vs. Orioles - Game Recap - September 20, 2017 - ESPN

Get a recap of the Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles baseball game.
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Carabao Cup: Holders Manchester United drawn away to Swansea in fourth round - BBC Sport

Holders Man United visit Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, while Chelsea play Everton and Tottenham host West Ham.
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45 guys dressed up as 'Magnum P.I.' got booted out of the Tigers game

Magnum P.I. cosplayers on a bachelor party got ejected from the Tigers stadium for smoking and catcalling, one of them says.
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WATCH: Urshela flashes the leather at the hot corner | FOX Sports

Highlights featuring Gio's glove.
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Mark Sampson set to leave as England women's manager - BBC Sport

Mark Sampson is set to leave his role as England women's manager amid a row over discrimination allegations.
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'Made in Japan': NASCAR's historic trip overseas for an exhibition race in the 1990's | FOX Sports

Get an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at NASCAR's historic journey to Japan in the 1990's in the first installment of the Beyond the Wheel short film series, 'Made in Japan.'
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'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta dies

Jake LaMotta, the uncompromising boxer portrayed by Robert De Niro, has died aged 95, his family says.
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From hosting Harbaugh for a sleepover to becoming Michigan's closer

Jim Harbaugh stayed over his house during his recruitment. He stole Ricky Vaughn's haircut. And he's been the Wolverines' most reliable offensive weapon. It's been a long, strange trip for Quinn Nordin, and it's just getting started.
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Fifpro World XI: Harry Kane the only England player on shortlist - BBC Sport

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the only England player on the 55-man shortlist for the Fifpro World XI.
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Lazio 1-4 Napoli - BBC Sport

Napoli beat Lazio to maintain their winning start to the Serie A season and go top of the table.
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Lynch sideline dance 'demoralizing' for Jets

Several Jets players admitted they were embarrassed and angered by Marshawn Lynch's sideline dance, which was caught on the JumboTron.
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Behold the beauty and power of Oklahoma State's offensive attack

The Cowboys are that perfect mixture of talent and experience, power and precision. It has taken Mike Gundy, Mason Rudolph & Co. several years to get the formula right.
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Inside the free agency frenzy that almost cost the Warriors a Finals MVP

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at every twist and turn that had Andre Iguodala on the verge of leaving Golden State for a West rival this summer.
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Source: Goodell extension 'getting done'

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension is "getting done" and previous issues surrounding the deal have been resolved.
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Sources: Ex-NFL CB Tillman training to join FBI

Former Bears All-Pro cornerback Charles Tillman is training to become an FBI agent, sources told ESPN Tuesday, confirming multiple reports.
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Manchester City: Pep Guardiola turns Kevin de Bruyne into a star - BBC Sport

How Pep Guardiola has turned Kevin de Bruyne into a "complete midfielder" and why he is one of several City players he has taken to a new level.
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The Ashes: Pick your England squad for the tour of Australia - BBC Sport

Who do you think should be in England's squad for the tour of Australia? Pick your team and share it with your friends.
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Inside college football's coolest new tradition: Iowa's hospital wave

A grassroots social media idea has shed light on a longstanding and impactful relationship between Iowa football and pediatric patients, turning the hospital next to Kinnick Stadium into an epicenter of hope.
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