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Former track prodigy sues Nike and her ex-coach Alberto Salazar for $20 million
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Former track prodigy sues Nike and her ex-coach Alberto Salazar for $20 million

A former rising track star is suing Nike and her ex-coach for $20 million, saying she suffered emotional abuse at an elite training program. Mary Cain filed the lawsuit in Oregon on Monday against the athletic apparel company and Alberto Salazar, who ran the Nike Oregon Project until he was suspended for doping offenses and…MORE

Wales international David Brooks, 24, reveals cancer diagnosis
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Wales international David Brooks, 24, reveals cancer diagnosis

Wales international David Brooks has revealed he’s been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma. The 24-year-old, who currently plays for Bournemouth in the second tier of English football, posted a message on Twitter Wednesday saying he will start treatment next week. “I have been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course…MORE

NFL has no plans to release more details from Washington Football Team investigation
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NFL has no plans to release more details from Washington Football Team investigation

Despite calls to disclose the full results of the independent investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace culture, National Football League spokesperson Brian McCarthy told CNN on Wednesday that more details will not be released due to the confidentiality element of the investigation. In July, the league fined Washington $10 million following the conclusion of…MORE

Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead following alleged stabbing
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Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead following alleged stabbing

Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, who represented her country at the recent Tokyo Olympics, has died aged 25, Athletics Kenya (AK) announced in a statement on Wednesday. According to the country’s athletics body, Tirop was found dead at her home in Iten, after she was “allegedly stabbed.” Local reports state Tirop was found dead with…MORE

How an investigation of the Washington Football Team led to the resignation of the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach
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How an investigation of the Washington Football Team led to the resignation of the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach

Jon Gruden, who resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails, was not even a target of the NFL investigation which led to his rapid downfall. Neither were the Raiders. In fact, the questionable emails were uncovered as part of a league investigation into workplace misconduct…MORE

NFL veteran Ryan Russell says Jon Gruden’s resignation is not enough
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NFL veteran Ryan Russell says Jon Gruden’s resignation is not enough

NFL veteran Ryan Russell says Jon Gruden’s resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders is not enough and has called on the NFL to do more to make the sport more inclusive. Gruden resigned on Monday after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as…MORE

Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails
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Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails

Jon Gruden resigned Monday as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst. “I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of…MORE

Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets: Myriad colors, a makeshift kicking net and the national anthem sung from atop the stadium: the NFL returns to London
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Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets: Myriad colors, a makeshift kicking net and the national anthem sung from atop the stadium: the NFL returns to London

It was technically a home game for the Atlanta Falcons home game, but with the array of colored jerseys on display providing a vivid backdrop at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, it was as much a gathering of footballer lovers. Face-painted rival fans sat side by side, buying rounds of drinks for one another,…MORE

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