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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, Phillies’ Bryce Harper win Most Valuable Player awards

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Shohei Ohtani’s two-way season was so incredible, MVP voters filled out the top of their ballots only one way. Ohtani was a unanimous winner of the American League MVP award Thursday for a hitting and pitching display...

Azeem Rafiq apologises for antisemitic messages sent to another player in 2011

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Azeem Rafiq has apologised after it was revealed he had sent antisemitic messages to a fellow cricketer more than a decade ago. The former Yorkshire spin bowler has won widespread praise for his resolve and courage in...

Peng Shuai concerns rise after China state media release letter they claim is from player

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The head of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has expressed increased concern for the welfare of Peng Shuai after a letter purportedly from the Chinese player appeared on state media. Peng, a former world doubles N...

Nick Kyrgios calls for Australian Open to be cancelled over ‘morally wrong’ player vaccine mandate

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Nick Kyrgios has called for the Australian Open to be cancelled rather than enforce a “morally wrong” vaccine mandate on players at 2022’s opening grand slam. The Australian used his podcast, No Boundaries, to air his...

Experience: I’m the best Tetris player in the world

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There’s a shelf in my dad’s closet, full of old video games and consoles dating back to the 1970s. I was eight when I found his Nintendo Game Boy and discovered Tetris. My older brother Andy and I played it in our hom...

NFL offensive player of year Derrick Henry may be out for the season

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The Tennessee Titans may be without NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry for the rest of the season depending on tests on Monday checking the severity of an injury to his right foot. Henry was having tests on the foot aft...

Sean Wainui: death of New Zealand rugby player treated as suspected suicide

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The death of New Zealand rugby union player Sean Wainui is being treated as a suspected suicide, according to a coroner. The 25-year-old, who played for Super Rugby team the Chiefs, Bay of Plenty and the Māori All Bla...

‘He is the best’: Klopp hails Salah as the world’s premier player

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Jürgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah as the best player in the world after the latest wonder goal and masterful performance from the Liverpool forward, who was almost unplayable in their 5-0 win at Watford. Salah scored ...

Montreal Canadiens star Carey Price entering player assistance program

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Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Association joint player assistance program, a stunning announcement Thursday less than a week before start of the season and just three mo...

Brazilian player charged with attempted murder after attack on referee

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A Brazilian footballer has been charged with attempted murder after he brutally kicked a referee in the head during a lower league game in the south of the country. The player, William Ribeiro of Sport Club São Paulo,...

Jimmy Greaves: peerless player whose legacy is etched in football history

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Farewell, then, Jimmy. Sporting celebrities come and go but Greaves, who has died at the age of 81, was something different, not just a peerless English goalscorer but a footballer who remained etched in the memory of...

Cristiano Ronaldo offers support to Perth-based football player in coma

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Manchester United stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Dean Henderson have offered support to a Perth-based football player who was critically injured in an alleged unprovoked attack. English striker Danny Hodgson, who plays f...

The Ronaldo phenomenon: how one player became a tyranny of numbers

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In the aftermath of Cristiano Ronaldo’s shock return to Manchester United last week, there was a good deal of feverish speculation about whether he would reclaim the famous No 7 shirt once worn by United legends such ...

Former Miami football player arrested in 2006 murder of teammate Bryan Pata

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A former University of Miami football player was arrested Thursday in connection with the 2006 fatal shooting of his teammate Bryan Pata. Rashaun Jones, 35, of Lake City, was arrested in Marion County on a first-degre...

Lions player ratings: how the tourists fared in South Africa series

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Stuart Hogg (Exeter, Scotland) Thrilled to make the Test team – at last – on his third Lions tour. Will not recall the second Test with massive pleasure, unfortunately. ★★ Anthony Watson (Bath, England) Looked sharp ...

Streaming: the pick of the Arrow Player

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The advent of streaming has been a testing time for specialist DVD labels. Some have stuck steadfastly to physical media, counting on cinephiles’ attachment to hard copies and bonus features – not to mention the spott...

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