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NFL Star Hits Out At League Following 7th Random Drug Test in 11 Games

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took aim at the NFL’s drug testing policy on Monday after being selected to undergo a random test for the seventh time this season. Reid, a staunch ally and former team-mate of ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, had already accused the NFL of targeting him unfairly as retribution for his lawsuit against the league. …

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Ferrari To Mark Schumacher’s 50th Birthday With Exhibition

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Formula One legend Michael Schumacher will be honoured by Ferrari with a special exhibition to mark his 50th birthday on January 3, the Italian team confirmed on Monday. Schumacher — a seven-time Formule One world champion — suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident five years ago and has not been seen in public since. The ‘Michael 50’ exhibition …

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LeBron & Lonzo Record Historic Twin Triple-Doubles In Lakers Win

Lonzo Ball joined LeBron James in elite territory Saturday as their twin triple-doubles lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 128-100 NBA victory over the Hornets in Charlotte. James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, scored 24 points with 11 assists and 12 rebounds while Ball, the second overall selection in the 2017 draft, added 16 points, 10 assists and …

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Shane Ryan Wins Bronze Medal For Ireland At World Championships

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Shane Ryan was won a bronze medal in the 50 metre backstroke event at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in China, breaking the Irish record.  It’s a record that Ryan has already broken twice this week, firstly in the heats and following that, in the semi-final he swam in a time of 22.96 seconds, trimming 0.07 seconds off the record he …

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Stephen Curry Backtracks On Moon Walk Scepticism

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry backtracked on his moon-walk scepticism Wednesday, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax. “Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast,” Curry told ESPN on Wednesday, after his causal comments on the “Winging It” podcast sparked stratospheric reactions. “I was silently protesting how stupid it …

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Russia “Sure” Of Its Participation In Next Olympic Games

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Russia is “sure” it will be allowed to participate in the next Olympic Games thanks to its efforts in fighting doping, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said Wednesday.  “We constantly work on improving anti-doping culture in Russia, on anti-doping education,” Russia’s Olympic chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov told a press conference in Moscow. “I am sure that all our initiatives …

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RTÉ Sport Announce 11 Nominees For ‘Team Of The Year’

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Eleven nominees have made the shortlist for the RTÉ Sports Awards 2018 ‘Team of the Year’ which is set to be decided by public vote with the winner being announced during the awards ceremony on Saturday. With Grand Slam titles, World Cup finals, and 45-year famines, 2018 was a monumental year for Irish sport. Picking the winner of the ‘Team …

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Team Sky’s Future In Doubt After Sponsorship Axed

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British media company Sky on Wednesday said it would axe its sponsorship of cycling giant Team Sky after next season, ending a partnership that has delivered six Tour de France titles in the past seven years. Team Sky have clocked up eight Grand Tour wins since their formation, but they have also been plunged into controversy for using special exemptions …

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Oakland Sue Radiers & NFL Over ‘Illegal’ Vegas Move

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The city of Oakland said Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against the National Football League and the Raiders franchise over its move to Las Vegas. Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said in a statement the team’s relocation to Las Vegas, which will take effect from 2020, was “illegal” and breached antitrust laws. The lawsuit, which described the NFL as …

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Watch: Dolphins Stun Patriots With Last-Gasp “Rugby” Touchdown

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The Dolphins scored a touchdown on a wild final play Sunday to edge New England 34-33 in Miami and put the Patriots’ NFL playoff plans temporarily on hold. The Patriots led 33-28 with seven seconds remaining, but couldn’t stop what coach Bill Belichick dubbed a “desperado” play. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill took the snap and connected with Kenny Stills, who …

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Heisman Trophy Goes To Quarterback Who Has Already Signed with MLB

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Kyler Murray won the prestigious Heisman Trophy Saturday, the highest honour in US college football going to a player who could yet be headed to a baseball career. Murray threw for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns for the University of Oklahoma this season. He got the Heisman nod over fellow quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa of the University of Alabama …

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Canadian Boxer Stevenson Suffered ‘Severe Traumatic Brain Injury’: Hospital

Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson suffered a “severe traumatic brain injury” and remains in intensive care, his doctors said Wednesday, days after the fighter lost his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title to Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The 41-year-old underwent surgery after the Saturday fight, and “his situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical,” said doctor Alexis Turgeon. Turgeon noted …

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Superbowl Winner Sentenced To Eight Years For Attempted Murder

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Two-time Super Bowl-winner Brandon Browner was jailed for eight years on Tuesday after pleading no contest to attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend in California. Browner, 34, had appeared in court in Pomona, outside Los Angeles, following an attack at his victim’s home on July 8. The former cornerback, who won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England …

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Horse Racing Legend Lester Piggott Admitted To Hospital

Lester Piggott, widely regarded as the greatest ever flat race jockey, has been admitted to hospital although his family say it is for purely precautionary reasons. The 83-year-old, who rode 30 British Classic winners including a record nine Epsom Derbies, has suffered from heart issues in the past. “He’ll be in for a few more days but was taken in …

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World Athletics Body Upholds Russia Track & Field Ban

The governing body of world athletics have maintained the ban on Russia from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF’s taskforce on Russia, said Russian authorities, in the form of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), had to grant access to data from testing …

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