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  • Paul Allen beyond Microsoft: wrecked warship finder and ultimate sports fan

    The Microsoft co-founder engaged in years-long missions for sunken ships and nurtured the Seahawks to three Super BowlsPaul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, diesAside from his fame as Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Paul Allen’s life centred on a twin obsession with sport and the fate of warships sunk in critical battles during the war in the Pacific. In recent years, Allen bankrolled several expeditions that resulted in the discovery of Japanese and US vessels that would otherwise have...

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  • Bloodied Aaron Rodgers leads Packers and Crosby to redemption over 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers 30-33 Green Bay PackersMason Crosby hits winning field-goal week after horror showMason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King’s interception with 1:07 left, and the Green Bay Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a 33-30 win on Monday night. The drive was extended after 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman was called for an illegal contact penalty on third-and-15 that wiped out a sack of Aaron Rodgers with 43...

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  • Patriots ban supporter who threw beer over Chiefs' Tyreek Hill during game

    New England say matter has been referred to law enforcementIncident came after receiver tied game with touchdownHunter Felt: Brady outduels Mahomes ... for nowThe New England Patriots have identified the fan who threw beer in the face of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill during Sunday’s night’s game. The fan has been banned from Gillette Stadium and the Patriots have turned the matter over to law enforcement. Related: Patriots edge Chiefs in thriller as Brady outduels Mahomes … for...

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  • Colin Kaepernick sounds the alarm against a re-emerging evil

    Former quarterback’s stand is a reminder the injustice highlighted by raised fists 50 years ago has not gone away Last week Colin Kaepernick became one of eight new recipients of the W E B Du Bois Medal, presented by Harvard University to those it considers to have made significant contributions to African-American history and culture. The award, whose recipients have included Maya Angelou, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali and Ava DuVernay, is named after the writer and civil rights pioneer who...

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  • Patriots edge Chiefs in thriller as Brady outduels Mahomes ... for now

    New England inflicted defeat on Kansas City for the first time this season but the Chiefs showed they will be a power for years to come It had all the elements to be the game of the NFL season so far. One one side was the most exciting young player in the league and, on the other, maybe the greatest player in history. At the end of the first half, however, it was looking like the Sunday Night Football match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots was going to be a bust....

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  • USA rampage past Jamaica to qualify for 2019 Women's World Cup

    Alex Morgan scores twice as USWNT beat Jamaica 6-0Canada also book place in France with win over PanamaIt was only eight years ago that the US almost missed out on the 2011 Women’s World Cup due to a shock loss in qualifying. Coming into Sunday’s Concacaf Women’s Tournament semi-final against Jamaica, the players and coach Jill Ellis were keenly aware of what happened in 2010, admitting they talked about it before the tournament started. But this time around, there was no such suspense for the...

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  • USA v Jamaica: Concacaf Women's Championship – live!

    USWNT will qualify for Women’s World Cup with victoryYou can email Beau with your thoughts or tweet him @duresportHow the US reinvented themselves after disaster at Rio 2016 12.11am BST Nov. 5, 2010. The U.S. women took the field for the second World Cup qualifying semifinal, fully expecting to follow Canada into the comforts of automatic qualification. The final score: USA 1, Mexico 2. 3.21pm BST Beau will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s how they’re preparing for the run-in to next...

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  • Russell Wilson finds home from home at Wembley as Seattle crush Oakland

    The Seahawks quarterback led his side to a comprehensive 27-3 win with three touchdown passes in the London rain 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. Related: Seattle Seahawks 27-3 Oakland Raiders: NFL – as it happened Continue reading...

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  • NFL wrap: Steelers break Bengals' hearts again; Peterman humiliation continues

    Pittsburgh beat rivals eighth time in row thank to late TDBills QB’s pick-six condemns Buffalo to another lossJames Conner ran for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the eve of Le’Veon Bell’s possible return, and Antonio Brown turned a short pass into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left as the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback in Cincinnati, beating the Bengals 28-21 on Sunday. The Steelers (3-2-1) have won eight in a row against their AFC North rival. After Joe...

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  • Khabib Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather to fight: 'There is only one king'

    MMA fighter under temporary ban after ugly end to UFC 229McGregor v Mayweather showdown in 2017 earned millionsKhabib Nurmagomedov has challenged Floyd Mayweather to a showdown, telling his fellow undefeated fighter: “In the jungle there is only one king”. Nurmagomedov extended his professional mixed martial arts record to 27-0 and retained his UFC lightweight title with a fourth-round submission victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas last weekend. However, his win was overshadowed...

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  • Deontay Wilder apologises for ‘injuring’ mascot on television show

    • Heavyweight champion invited to show his punching power• Wilder due to fight Tyson Fury on 1 December in Los Angeles Deontay Wilder has apologised if a punch he landed on a mascot on a television show injured the person inside the costume. The WBC heavyweight champion floored the mascot, wearing a sombrero and a moustache, with one punch after apparently being invited to show off his power on the Spanish language Nación ESPN. Continue reading...

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  • Seattle Seahawks v Oakland Raiders: NFL – live!

    Updates from the 6pm kick-off at Wembley NFL edging closer to permanent London moveEmail Michael your thoughts on via Twitter @michaelbutler18 6.17pm BST Seahawks 0-0 Raiders, 14:50, 1st quarter A rush up the middle comes short before Oakland are penalised for holding with Wilson breaking out of the pocket and lugging one into the end-zone, which is incomplete. Seahawks get a first down but have a false start on the next play! Five yard penalty! They were on the one-yard line, that could be...

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  • Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was sexually abused as a child, says report

    Boston Globe begins six-part investigation into player’s lifeHernandez took own life while in prison for murderFootball teammate says pair hid sexual relationshipAaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who took his own life while serving a prison sentence for murder, was sexually abused as a child, according to an investigation by the Boston Globe. The Globe’s Spotlight team published the first installment of a six-part investigation into Hernandez’s life on Saturday, based on...

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  • Simone Biles upset over USA Gymnastics CEO's anti-Nike tweet

    Mary Bono drew over Nike logo after Kaepernick ad campaignUSA Gymnastics searching for permanent successor to PerryOlympic champion Simone Biles has expressed her dismay about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed on Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after the fallout from the Larry Nassar...

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  • NFL ready for another London party and edging closer to a permanent move

    Wembley will host the first of three London games on Sunday and the NFL believes the prospect of a permanent London franchise is now moving closer to reality The figures are almost as dizzying as a crunching helmet-to-helmet hit from a 300lb defensive linesman. On Sunday 84,000 people will pack Wembley when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Oakland Raiders, making it the most attended sporting event in Britain this weekend. The same will be true next Sunday when the Tennessee Titans face the Los...

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  • Frustrated Odell Beckham butts cooling fan as reeling Giants lose to Eagles

    Wide receiver shows frustration at seemingly lost seasonSaquon Barkley provides some comfort with another good gameAfter last week’s last-second loss against Carolina, Giants coach Pat Shurmur said he was “done” talking about Odell Beckham Jr and his critical comments about the team.  Six games into his first season, Shurmur still can’t shake the questions. The Giants are 1-5 and in last place in the NFC East after a 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night that featured Beckham...

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  • How the US prepared for the Women's World Cup by ripping everything up

    The Americans suffered a shock exit to Sweden at the Rio Olympics, and coach Jill Ellis reacted by reinventing how her team play the game For observers who last watched the US women’s national team win the Women’s World Cup in 2015, the ongoing Concacaf qualification tournament for next year’s event in France probably feels similar. The Americans finished the group stage on Wednesday having outscored their opponents 18-0 and, although they haven’t clinched a spot in the 2019 Women’s World Cup...

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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...

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  • Colombia too good for USA as James Rodríguez scores stunner

    USA 2-4 ColombiaCarlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia past the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an match that marked the return of USA captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-year absence.36' MADRE MÍA, LO QUE ACABA DE HACER JAMES RODRÍGUEZ ⚽️QUÉ. CLASE. DE. GOLAAAAAAZO. 0-1 #USACOLEN VIVO https://t.co/VHiB6dVGxB pic.twitter.com/DEwN2x637K Continue reading...

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  • 'You can keep my money': Nurmagomedov threatens to quit over UFC 229 fallout

    Dana White has threatened to ban friend of Russian fighterSaturday’s event in Las Vegas ended in brawlsKhabib Nurmagomedov says he will quit UFC if one of his fellow fighters is punished for his role in the aftermath of the Russian’s victory over Conor McGregor last Saturday. Dana White said he could ban Zubaira Tukhugov from UFC after he was involved in a brawl with McGregor at the end of Saturday’s fight. Nurmagomedov also fought with one of McGregor’s trainer’s after the fight. Continue...

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  • Link-up with US and live data for fans: how Mexico’s league is thinking big

    Mexico’s Liga MX is determined to grow and compete with Europe – and it is ready to integrate with MLS to achieve its goal How do you solve a problem like the Liga? That’s Liga MX, by the way, Mexican football’s top flight. As football’s cultural (and financial) explosion continues, it’s a competition keen to get a piece of the action, but how? Mexico is, of course, football mad. Hirving Lozano’s goal against Germany triggered earthquake alerts in Mexico City, such was the fervour with which it...

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  • A year since Bruce Arena quit, the US still have an interim coach. Why?

    As the US men enter year two of the rebuilding process following World Cup qualifying failure, the team resemble a construction site without an architect With a degree of spin not seen since Roberto Carlos in 1997, US Soccer addressed the first anniversary of the grimmest night in its history with a cliche-strewn mission statement that began “Today we look forward” and made liberal use of the word “future”. But let’s glance back. Continue reading...

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  • Vladimir Putin sympathises with Nurmagomedov over McGregor brawl

    Russian president congratulates fighter over UFC 229 victoryLas Vegas fight ended with brawls breaking out in arenaVladimir Putin has congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov on his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over his actions at the end of the bout. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) has filed a complaint against Nurmagomedov after he leapt from the octagon and fought with one of McGregor’s trainers after the fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. Several other...

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  • Colin Kaepernick files trademark for image of his hair and face

    Move comes after Nike campaign featuring quarterbackImage could be used to market shampoo and jewelryColin Kaepernick has followed up his recent Nike campaign by taking steps to protect who can use his likeness going forward. Kaepernick, who starred in a new advert released as part of the company’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, has filed for a trademark for a black and white image of his face and hair, according to ESPN. Continue reading...

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