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  • Stadium vote opens way for MLS's Crew to move from Columbus to Austin

    Club would move 1,000 miles from current home under planCrew owner keen on Austin, city without major league teamAustin City Council has voted to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land sought by the owner of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew for a move to Texas. Crew owner Anthony Precourt has been courting Austin for a potential move since late 2017 and has sought a deal to build a 20,000-seat stadium on 24 acres of city property in time for the 2021 MLS...

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  • Jalen Ramsey attacks 'trash' NFL QBs but admits Brady 'doesn't suck'

    Cornerback unimpressed by Bills rookie Josh AllenJaguars All-Pro doubts Colin Kaepernick will return to NFLJalen Ramsey, a player famed for his trash talking, has given a length deconstruction of NFL quarterbacks, much of it uncomplimentary. The Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback was particularly withering about a player who has yet to appear in a regular-season game, Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills. “I think Allen is trash,” Ramsey told GQ in a lengthy interview. “I don’t care what nobody say....

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  • Tiger Woods mania takes us back to simpler and more innocent times

    The last two majors – sixth at the Open, second in the US PGA – have proved that the 14-times major winner remains a live bet for another one, 11 years after his last There will not be a more fantastical sport plotline in our lives than Tiger Woods’s Thanksgiving in 2009, when the incandescent career and immaculate public image of the world’s most dominant and influential athlete came spectacularly undone in the dead of a Florida night. The sordid details of the episode have been exhaustively...

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  • Serena Williams falls to Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati second-round thriller

    No 8 seed Kvitova wins 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 over Williams in CincinnatiFederer advances to third round with easy win over GojowczykRoger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn’t so great for Serena Williams. Continue reading...

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  • 'They entrusted their son to us': Maryland accepts fault in football player's death

    Jordan McNair died after suffering heatstroke during practiceHead coach DJ Durkin has been placed on administrative leaveMaryland’s college football team have parted ways with their strength and conditioning coach and have acknowledged that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on the practice field and subsequently died. Athletic director Damon Evans said on Tuesday that Rick Court is no longer associated with the program. Evans added that a...

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  • Is the US falling out of love with European clubs' summer tours?

    The International Champions Cup is still capable of attracting huge crowds in the US, but away from the marquee games, attendances were down Whatever you do, don’t call it pre-season. Meaningless games are now a thing of the past, at least according to the International Champions Cup. Billed as “club football’s premier summer tournament,” this year’s edition was the largest to date, encompassing 18 teams and 27 games played in 22 different cities on three different continents. And yet, the crowd...

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  • Andy Murray comeback hits another bump with first-round loss in Cincinnati

    Former world No1 loses to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4Murray easing way back after long injury layoffAndy Murray was beaten 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 by Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Murray, back on court after pulling out of the Citi Open in Washington earlier this month, had won all four previous meetings with the Frenchman but was below par and inconsistent against the 16th seed, serving eight double faults. Continue reading...

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  • Rockets prepare for tough Western Conference with signing of Carmelo Anthony

    Ten-time All-Star joins James Harden and Chris Paul in HoustonCoach D’Antoni denies tension exists from time in New YorkCarmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4m deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. The 34-year-old joins a team led by MVP James Harden and star point guard Chris Paul. The Rockets hope the addition of Anthony will help them contend for their first title since 1995....

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  • Tiger Woods is ‘trending’ for one of USA’s four Ryder Cup wildcards

    • Captain Furyk names the eight qualifiers for their Paris match • We want the players who will help us be successful, Furyk adds It is a further nod towards the progress of Tiger Woods that it would now be a shock if he does not play at September’s Ryder Cup. Woods’s hopes of a 15th major title, which would have earned him an automatic berth in Jim Furyk’s team, were doused by Brooks Koepka on Sunday but a second-place finish at the US PGA was sufficient to keep the 42-year-old at the front of...

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  • El Señor Wayne

    Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now! Occasions in which the Fiver has been proud of Wayne Rooney: the brazen expression on Wazza’s face when he cashed in on his new-found fame by posing in head-to-toe gear of a notable manufacturer of sportswear whilst being draped across a Ford Ka at Goodison Park with a personalised number plate ‘ROO NI’, when he admitted that Sister Act 2 was one of his favourite films, the self-deprecating ‘punch’ celebration referring to the time he was...

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  • Paige VanZant: ‘Fighting helped me realise I am a strong, talented woman’

    The UFC fighter explains how mixed martial arts has contributed to her dealing with the trauma of being sexually assaulted as a teenager and how she is using her celebrity status to help other victims of bullying and abuse ‘I’m definitely not a quitter,” Paige VanZant says as the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter explains why, in January, she refused to give up after she broke her arm in the first round but battled on for 10 minutes before losing a decision to Jessica-Rose Clark in St...

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  • Wayne Rooney saves DC United and sets up 96th-minute winner within seconds

    • Match-saving tackle seven seconds before he set up winner • Goal came deep into injury-time for 3-2 win against Orlando Wayne Rooney’s eventful start to life at DC United continued with an astonishing passage of play in the 96th minute against Orlando City which saw him run half the length of the pitch to prevent a near-certain goal, before immediately setting up the winner. For good measure, the goal brought up Luciano Acosta’s hat-trick. Related: Crew prepare to leave Columbus ... for a...

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  • Early lessons from NFL preseason: Padding stats and Tom Brady is going nowhere

    Assessing teams and players before the season proper gets underway is an inexact science but early storylines are already emerging Running back Derrius Guice, a second-round draft pick who was expected to feature prominently in Washington’s offense as a rookie, will miss the entire season after tearing his left ACL in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots. To add insult to the injury, the 34-yard gain that Guice ran for on the play in which he was injured...

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  • Brooks Koepka’s nerveless display denies Tiger Woods fairytale victory

    • Koepka finishes on 16 under to win by two shots• Woods pips Adam Scott to second place with birdie on final hole A slam of the driver into turf meant Tiger Woods knew this was the end, even if it may, in fact, be another beginning. He swung said club through the air in a subsequent fit of pique. At the 71st hole of the 100th US PGA Championship, his errant ball buried in foliage, Woods’s frustrations were echoed throughout golf, which was denied the finest tale of all. Although it was epic fun...

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  • Tiger Woods delighted to contend again after second place at US PGA

    • 14-times major winner finishes behind Brooks Koepka• ‘I didn’t even know if I was going to play golf again’ Tiger Woods reflected on “a hell of a process” to get to the position of being prominent in majors again, following a second-place finish at the US PGA Championship. This marked Woods’s highest major finish since being runner-up in the same tournament nine years ago. Brooks Koepka lifted the Wanamaker Trophy at Bellerive but attention was stolen by a resurgent Woods. Eleven months since...

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  • US PGA Championship 2018: day four – live!

    Live updates from the final day of the US PGAYou can email Scott here with your thoughtsOfficial live leaderboard from BelleriveDay three report: Woods in contention but Koepka leads 1.07pm BST The 100th PGA Championship has been magnificent so far, a Bellerive birdie blitz. The course’s defences are down after a good watering early in the week and then again on Friday night, and that’s been reflected by some sensational scoring. There have been record-equalling 63s for Brooks Koepka and Charl...

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  • Pan Pacs: Australia second to United States as Cate Campbell stars

    Australia six gold, 11 to the United StatesCampbell qualifies fastest for 50m freestyle finalCate Campbell has given herself the chance to finish the Pan Pacs with five gold medals after qualifying fastest for the 50m freestyle final on the final night of competition. Campbell clocked 24.41 seconds to top the timesheets in Tokyo by 0.06 from fellow Australian Emma McKeon. World titles bronze medallist Simone Manuel of the United States was third fastest. Continue reading...

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  • Simona Halep cruises past Ashleigh Barty into Canadian Open final

    Simona Halep 6-4, 6-1 Ashleigh Barty World No1 to face Sloane Stephens in finalAshleigh Barty will use her Canadian Open semi-final defeat as ammunition for her assault on the US Open later this month. The Australian world No16 suffered a 6-4 6-1 loss to top-ranked Romanian Simona Halep, who cruised into her third final at the WTA Tour event. An error-prone Barty was undone by a patient Halep, who employed a strategy based on making a high percentage of first serves and controlling the rallies....

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  • Tiger Woods in contention but Brooks Koepka leads US PGA after third round

    • Koepka two shots ahead of Adam Scott on twelve under• Woods four shots off Koepka on eight under There was a time when the prospect of being denied a 15th major championship win by a misbehaving putter would have felt like an unattainable dream for Tiger Woods. Last month, at the Open Championship, Woods went so far as to suggest golf’s oldest major provides his greatest opportunity of adding to his haul of 14. Perhaps Woods – uncharacteristically so in public – was overly hasty. Maybe all of...

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  • Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel bounce back with wins at Pan Pacs

    Ledecky wins 400m freestyle with sixth fastest time in historyDressel wins 100m butterfly after falling in Friday’s 100m freeFor Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Saturday was a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships after unexpected losses earlier at the four-day meet. The Pan Pacs are the biggest meet of the year for countries bordering the Pacific, and a dry run for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Continue reading...

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  • US PGA Championship 2018: day three – live!

    Live updates on conclusion of second round followed by thirdOfficial live leaderboardYou can email Scott at [email protected] two: Woodland leads home charge as storms halt play 1.11pm BST The marquee group of McIlroy, Woods and Thomas were coming down the par-five 8th when the klaxon went. McIlroy had been on a frustrating run of pars, and has clearly come out this morning with a plan to attack a course that should be receptive after the big drink it had yesterday. He lashes his...

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  • $10m Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson showdown would be in poor taste

    Plans for a one-off ‘grudge’ match between one-time antagonists has the feel of a shameless money-making venture We are left to ponder where the bromance of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will lead us to next. There have already been suggestions that the pair, united only by mutual indifference for the main chunk of their careers, could be playing partners in the USA’s Ryder Cup team in September. That, it seems safe to say, would be good for business. That commerce is a vital undertone for...

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  • How the NFL stumbled its way into becoming Trump's top target

    The league thinks it can appease the president on player protests, but Trump’s latest broadside makes it clear that’s not the case It’s funny. It’s almost as if the president wants people talking about a handful of NFL players taking a knee at the start of a preseason football game rather than, say, anything else currently going on in the United States. On Thursday night, a couple of Miami Dolphins players took a knee during the national anthem as part of an ongoing symbolic protest against...

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  • Gary Woodland leads home charge as storms halt US PGA second round

    Thunder and lightning disrupted play on day two of the final major but home golfers were firmly in control in the clubhouse Perhaps it is appropriate that the 100th playing of this major sees the US firmly in control of the US PGA. On a Friday where Bellerive was virtually defenceless, those carrying the stars and stripes marched to positions of prominence. Chief among them was Gary Woodland, whose second-round 66 meant the equalling of a 36-hole major scoring record at 130. It is hardly being...

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