US sports

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I spent half my life in horse racing. The Medina Spirit scandal lays bare why I left
In two decades as an exercise rider, I saw racehorses that were pushed too hard too early for profit and prestige. Bob Baffert and others who perpetrate this abuse must be held to account

Elizabeth Banicki

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Where will Aaron Rodgers play in 2021? Here are six potential landing spots
Does the three-time NFL MVP really want out of Green Bay? Does he want to host a TV show? Is he just sulking?

Oliver Connolly

14, May, 2021 @12:15 PM

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‘I saw death coming’: Romain Grosjean pushes on in IndyCar after F1 wreck
Six months after the horrific crash that ended his Formula One career, former Haas driver Romain Grosjean is making a go for it on the IndyCar circuit

Andrew Lawrence

14, May, 2021 @11:35 AM

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From ‘traitor’ to trailblazer: the rise of NBA bench pioneer Becky Hammon
Gregg Popovich’s longtime aide-de-camp is the first female full-time assistant coach in any major US sports league – and no one in the NBA will be surprised when she finally lands a top job

Ryan Baldi

13, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Dennis Rodman at 60, Beryl Burton and when Panenkas go wrong | Classic YouTube
This week’s roundup also features the most left-wing football match ever and breakdancing title celebrations

Guardian sport

13, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Tom Brady’s New England return set for Week 4 as NFL schedule released
The NFL has announced plans to return to London this October with the top two picks in this year’s draft featuring on the schedule

Guardian sport and agencies

12, May, 2021 @2:49 PM

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Giants’ Drew Robinson crushes home run year after losing his right eye
Drew Robinson, who lost an eye a year ago, completed a remarkable comeback on Tuesday night when he hit his first home run since his injury

Guardian sport

12, May, 2021 @2:27 PM

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144: ESPN’s documentary about the WNBA bubble rises to the occasion
The WNBA has always demonstrated a sense of urgency around societal issues, but a new ESPN doc shows how the 2020 season took this commitment to a new level

Shireen Ahmed

12, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal still unsure of playing in Tokyo Olympics
Rafael Nadal, who won Olympic singles gold in 2008, said: ‘I don’t know my calendar,’ while Serena Williams added: ‘I definitely need to figure out my next moves’

Tumaini Carayol

11, May, 2021 @4:28 PM

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NBA players are making a fortune from NFTs. UFC fighters may not be so lucky
The lack of a union at the elite level of mixed martial arts means fighters will very likely miss out on a digital gold rush

Karim Zidan

11, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Trainer: Kentucky Derby winner faces disqualification due to ‘cancel culture’
Bob Baffert, whose horse faces disqualification from the Kentucky Derby after a failed drugs test, has blamed the situation on ‘cancel culture’

Tom Lutz

10, May, 2021 @5:00 PM

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England hope Twickenham will be 50% full for July Tests with USA and Canada
The summer tour of North America has been switched to home soil and the Saxons have been revived as England A and will play Scotland A in June

Gerard Meagher

10, May, 2021 @3:51 PM

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