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MINNEAPOLIS — In the three American League divisions, two teams have held first place for nearly three months this season, and neither of them is the Yankees, who entered their Monday game with the best record in the league. The Houston Astros have been in first place since late April, in...read more
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — A new exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, on the history of baseball cards, is called Shoebox Treasures. After spending a few days in Cooperstown, N.Y., covering the induction ceremonies last weekend, I had a shoebox overflowing with tidbits to treasure. Here a...read more
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GWANGJU, South Korea — Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, arrived for her fourth world swimming championships in high spirits, fully expecting to challenge her best times because of how well she had trained at a pre-competition camp in Singapore. Her prospects for a dazzlin...read more
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MINNEAPOLIS — In the three American League divisions, two teams have held first place for nearly three months this season, and neither of them is the Yankees, who entered their Monday game with the best record in the league. The Houston Astros have been in first place since late April, in...read more
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The district attorney’s office in Las Vegas announced Monday that it would not prosecute an allegation of sexual assault made against the soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. “Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Rona...read more
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(Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will face no charges in Las Vegas in connection with a 10-year-old sexual assault allegation because the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday. Ronaldo, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest s...read more
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GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky’s withdrawal from the 200 and 1,500 meters freestyle put a huge dampener on the third day of the world swimming championships in Gwangju with a major question mark now hanging over the unwell American for the rest of the meet. FILE PHOTO: Swimm...read more
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FILE PHOTO: Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Women's 1500m Freestyle Heats - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 22, 2019. Katie Ledecky of the U.S. competes. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky withd...read more
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Tim Duncan will return to the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach in 2019-20. FILE PHOTO: San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan attends a media session for their NBA Finals basketball series against Miami Heat in San Antonio, Texas June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone/File Photo The team ...read more
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Prosecutors in Las Vegas say that Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over allegations he raped a woman at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. After reviewing a police investigation into the claims, Clark County district attorney Steve Wolfson said on Monday there is not e...read more
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — A new exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, on the history of baseball cards, is called Shoebox Treasures. After spending a few days in Cooperstown, N.Y., covering the induction ceremonies last weekend, I had a shoebox overflowing with tidbits to treasure. Here a...read more
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The district attorney’s office in Las Vegas announced Monday that it would not prosecute an allegation of sexual assault made against the soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. “Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Rona...read more
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Prosecutors announced Monday that they won’t pursue sexual assault charges against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most famous and highest-paid athletes in the world, who is accused of raping a woman in a Las Vegas hotel room 10 years ago.   “Based upon a review of the informati...read more
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A home run by Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor on Sunday has reinforced rumors that the ball is juiced in Major League Baseball this season. Lindor, who is a power hitter, managed to launch the ball several rows deep into the right-field seats of Cleveland’s Progressive Field ...read more
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Jun 11, 2019; Frisco, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jalen Jelks (74) and defensive end Joe Jackson (56) on the field during practice at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys were ranked the world’s most...read more
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FILE PHOTO: Jun 24, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Holder (56) is taken out of the game after giving up five runs against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The New York Yankees r...read more
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Julian Alaphilippe Fr Current overall standing 1st: 61hr 00min 22sec After a dreamlike Tour de France, the charismatic and swashbuckling D’Artagnan of the peloton will be toppled, probably, on the first of three brutal Alpine stages. Thursday’s 208km stage from Embrun to Valloire is wh...read more
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ESPN’s Dan Le Batard did not host his sports radio show on Monday morning, reportedly after talking to the broadcaster’s president, Jimmy Pitaro, about the network’s ban on discussing politics. The Sports Business Journal reported that Le Batard was insistent he should be able to talk abo...read more
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Australia’s Mack Horton received a standing ovation at the athletes’ village after protesting against controversial Chinese star Sun Yang’s 400m freestyle win at the world swimming titles. American breaststroke champion Lilly King revealed Horton was greeted with applause from fellow competi...read more
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Sevilla’s Joris Gnagnon has apologised for his “odious” foul on Liverpool’s Yasser Larouci, which forced the Liverpool youngster to be stretchered off the pitch during a pre-season friendly in Boston. Sevilla went on to win the match 2-1 thanks to a late Alejandro Pozo goal. Jürgen Klopp ...read more
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It seems almost folly to compare the 1969 Mets, the most beloved assemblage in the franchise’s history, to the 2019 Mets, their most bewildering successors. Fifty years ago, Gil Hodges was in his second year as Mets manager, hailed as a miracle worker. (Mickey Callaway may need a miracle ...read more
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DAVIS, Calif. — One slouchy, soft-spoken teenager will be conspicuously absent in Gwangju, South Korea when the world’s best swimmers audition to replace the retired Michael Phelps in his franchise event, the 200-meter butterfly. Gianluca Urlando, a 17-year-old American who wasn’t alive w...read more
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It seems almost folly to compare the 1969 Mets, the most beloved assemblage in the franchise’s history, to the 2019 Mets, their most bewildering successors. Fifty years ago, Gil Hodges was in his second year as Mets manager, hailed as a miracle worker. (Mickey Callaway may need a miracle ...read more
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Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Men's 100m Breaststroke Final - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 22, 2019. Adam Peaty of Britain after event. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Briton Adam Peaty won his third ...read more
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Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Women's 100m Butterfly Final - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 22, 2019. Margaret MacNeil of Canada after event. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada’s Margaret MacNeil wo...read more
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