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Tom Brady to Appeal ‘Deflategate’ Suspension Again

Tom Brady’s lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them on Monday that it is not just a silly dispute over underinflated footballs – it’s the basic right to a fair process that is shared by all union workers. Setting the stage for the “Deflategate” scandal to stretch into its …

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Top-Heavy Lineup Wins 3-1 Against Minnesota Twins

Trying to spark an offence that hasn’t met its immense expectations, the Toronto Blue Jays stacked the top of their lineup the past four games with their three main power threats. Their performance Sunday demonstrated what the Blue Jays are trying to accomplish. Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson started the game with back-to-back home runs off Phil Hughes in a …

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Draymond Green Fined $25,000 for Kicking Steven Adams

Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder centre Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest of the NBA stars who get to the foul line with a whole lot of salesmanship. Green’s kick felled the seven-foot, 255-pound Adams during the second quarter of Golden State’s Game 3 loss to Oklahoma City in the …

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Jake Allen to Get Another Start in Goal for St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues are sticking with goalie Jake Allen in Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks. It’s not a huge surprise considering how well the Blues played after the goalie switch. They’re coming off perhaps their best game of the postseason, a convincing 6-3 victory that knotted the series at two games heading …

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Even Rival Trainers Give Nyquist the Edge to Win the Preakness

Everyone loves Nyquist. From Kentucky Derby winning trainers, to Preakness rivals, to millions of racing fans wondering whether another Triple Crown awaits, it’s tough to find anything wrong with a horse who has been nothing but perfect. Eight races, eight victories. Kentucky Derby. Florida Derby. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Del Mar Futurity. And a 2-year-old championship. Read More..

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Exaggerator Wins Preakness, Canadian-Owned Nyquist Finishes Third

Exaggerator won the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes by 3-1/2 lengths in  Baltimore on Saturday, ending Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s bid for a rare Triple Crown. Race favourite Nyquist finished third, narrowly behind Cherry Wine according to unofficial results, in the second leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds on a sloppy track at Pimlico Race …

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Conor McGregor Says ‘Civil War’ with UFC was Over Promotional Schedule

Conor McGregor says his dispute with UFC became a “publicized civil war” once he refused to participate in a promotion for a fight and the wildly popular fighter took his unhappiness to social media. The mixed martial arts superstar was fed up with the gruelling promotional demands that come with being a pay-per-view star. The 27-year-old fighter known for his …

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Desormeaux Brothers’ Winning Combo Pushes Exaggerator to Victory

Bonded by their prowess for getting the most out of race horses, siblings Keith and Kent Desormeaux have a relationship that can best be described as professional. Sure, they love each other. Yet, after the duo teamed to win the Preakness with Exaggerator on Saturday, the most visible sign of affection between the two was a fist pump from Keith, …

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Roland Garros Will Not Have a Roof Installed Before 2020

Year after year, as rain affects the schedule and players spend long hours waiting in the locker rooms, a key question keeps coming up at the French Open: Why isn’t there a roof over centre court? “Welcome to France,” said tournament director Guy Forget as poor weather in Paris on Monday disrupted play for the second consecutive day at the …

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FIFA Dismisses Secretary-General Markus Kattner

FIFA, the governing body of global soccer, announced on Monday that the man who controlled its finances for the past eight months had been fired for violating his fiduciary duty to the organization. The dismissal of that official, Markus Kattner, came almost exactly a year after U.S. authorities announced a far-reaching corruption case focused on world soccer that has continually …

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