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USA Gymnastics interim CEO quits after anti-Nike tweet

(Reuters) – Mary Bono resigned as interim chief of USA Gymnastics on Tuesday, only four days into the job, after she drew fire for a tweet she sent criticizing Nike Inc’s (NKE.N) use of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an ad campaign. Bono’s Oct. 12 appointment was criticized by …

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MLB investigates suspected Astros cheating in ALCS Game 1

Major League Baseball is investigating the Houston Astros after a man affiliated with the team appeared to be shooting video of the Boston Red Sox during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. FILE PHOTO: Oct 14, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) …

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Athletics: IAAF delays imposing gender rule due to Semenya challenge

LONDON (Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Tuesday it will delay the implementation of its new eligibility rules for female classification due to the legal challenge by South Africa’s Caster Semenya. Athletics – Diamond League – Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich, Switzerland – August 30, 2018 Caster …

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NBA-Opening-night rosters feature 108 international players

(Reuters) – The National Basketball Association’s 2018-19 season will tip off later on Tuesday with 108 international players from a record-tying 42 countries and territories on opening-night rosters, according to the league. The record for international players (113) and mark for countries and territories (42) were set at the start …

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Suns' Booker set to return from hand surgery for opener

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, just five weeks removed from right hand surgery, is expected to play in the season opener Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks. FILE PHOTO: Basketball – San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns – NBA Global Games – Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico – 14/1/17. Devin …

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NHL suspends Panthers' Matheson for body slam

A body slam of an opponent led to Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson receiving a two-game suspension from the NHL on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Apr 8, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson (19) skates with the puck while Boston Bruins center Noel Acciari (55) gives chase during …

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Celtics, Raptors ready to move to top of East

If you noticed a gust of wind sometime in early July, it might have been 15 Eastern Conference teams breathing a sigh of relief that LeBron James finally decided to head west. Oct 6, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) shoots over the defense of Cleveland …

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Bad blood continues between Steelers, Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals rivalry is alive in well. Oct 14, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Darqueze Dennard (21) defends against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The Steelers beat the Bengals …

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