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Republican lawmaker compares NFL protests to ‘players giving Nazi salutes’

A Republican congressman from New York on Saturday said NFL player protests over police brutality and racial injustice were “premised on lies”, and compared the action of kneeling during the playing of the national anthem to “players giving Nazi salute…

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Magnificent LeBron James keeps Cavaliers alive in NBA playoffs with 46 points

LeBron James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off losing All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury and beat the Boston Celtics 109-99 on Friday night to force …

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The new NFL anthem policy may as well call black players sons of bitches

There was a time, not long ago, when the NFL actually stood for something. This was in 1991 when the NFL and its owners attacked racial intolerance by yanking the 1993 Super Bowl from Arizona because the state refused to acknowledge Martin Luther King …

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NBA player Sterling Brown stungun arrest: body-camera video released

Footage from Milwaukee police body cameras shows the stungun arrest of NBA player Sterling Brown. The video shows Brown being asked to take his hands out of his pockets before being surrounded by police. ‘Taser, Taser, Taser,’ is shouted, followed by a series of groans. The Milwaukee Bucks player

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Capitals beat Lightning to reach first Stanley Cup final since 1998

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put their playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on Wednesd…

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Welcome to impossible: The Golden Knights and the NHL miracle that makes no sense

Las Vegas’s new team will play for the Stanley Cup. It’s quite possibly the most surprising, unprecedented and confounding story in the history of the NHL Tue 22 May 2018 04.00 EDT Last modified on Tue 22 May 2018 07.01 EDT So what just happened? On Sunday, the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the

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‘Dancers live in a world of fear’: why cheerleaders are taking on the NFL and NBA

Both athletes have accused the NFL of discriminating against women. Last season, Davis claims she was fired from her position cheering for the New Orleans Saints after sending a private Instagram photo of herself in a one-piece bathing suit. Ware alleg…

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‘Dancers live in a world of fear’: why cheerleaders are taking on the NFL and NBA

Both athletes have accused the NFL of discriminating against women. Last season, Davis claims she was fired from her position cheering for the New Orleans Saints after sending a private Instagram photo of herself in a one-piece bathing suit. Ware alleg…

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‘Dancers live in a world of fear’: why cheerleaders are taking on the NFL and NBA

Both athletes have accused the NFL of discriminating against women. Last season, Davis claims she was fired from her position cheering for the New Orleans Saints after sending a private Instagram photo of herself in a one-piece bathing suit. Ware alleg…

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‘Dancers live in a world of fear’: why cheerleaders are taking on the NFL and NBA

Both athletes have accused the NFL of discriminating against women. Last season, Davis claims she was fired from her position cheering for the New Orleans Saints after sending a private Instagram photo of herself in a one-piece bathing suit. Ware alleg…

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‘Dancers live in a world of fear’: why cheerleaders are taking on the NFL and NBA

For years cheerleaders have been underpaid and mistreated by their teams. NFL and NBA teams have faced lawsuits from cheerleaders unhappy with their working conditions. Both athletes have accused the NFL of discriminating against women.

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Just what the NFL needs: another rich, white owner who boasts about his testicles

David Tepper may have taken on Donald Trump publicly, but he doesn’t appear too different from the fraternity that already controls the league Thu 17 May 2018 04.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 17 May 2018 07.44 EDT Last winter, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson embarrassed the NFL. According

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Boston Celtics halfway to NBA finals despite LeBron’s 42-point outburst

Wed 16 May 2018 03.35 EDT Last modified on Wed 16 May 2018 03.39 EDT The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout. LeBron James took a literal shot to the jaw in Game 2 but kept right on scoring. So did the …

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Durant’s 37 power Golden State Warriors to Game 1 win over Houston Rockets

Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. Starting a playoff series on the road for t…

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Are the Rockets ruthless enough to stop another Warriors NBA finals appearance?

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul and James Harden celebrate the team’s win over the Utah Jazz. After two mostly non-competitive rounds, the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs are about to step up a gear thanks to the Houston Rockets. After finishing o…

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Celtics crush Cavaliers in Game 1 of NBA Eastern Conference finals

Sun 13 May 2018 18.14 EDT Last modified on Sun 13 May 2018 18.25 EDT Jaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics scorched the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 on Sunday in Game 1 of the E…

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