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  1. The U.S. May Not Land the 2026 World Cup and It’s All Trump’s FaultMore than 200 FIFA members have to vote on the host and Trump has reportedly imperiled America’s chances.
  2. Warriors to Meet With Local Kids, Not Trump, on Trip to WashingtonTrump disinvited the NBA champs from the White House last September, but they didn’t want to go anyway.
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    Several Eagles Players Already Refusing to Celebrate Super Bowl Win With TrumpRepeatedly accusing NFL players of being unpatriotic for protesting probably won’t boost turnout.
  4. ESPN: The Patriots Dynasty Is On the Verge of DeflatingTom Brady, Bill Belichick and Bob Kraft are denying the bombshell report and insisting they “stand united.”
  5. Trump’s Going to the College Football Title Game in ‘Crime Infested’ AtlantaThe White House is hoping for a warm reception but Trump might be in for a surprise.
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    Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson to Sell Team Amid Sexual Misconduct AllegationsThe announcement came hours after a report said former employees received settlements over Richardson’s sexual and racial misconduct.
  7. South Carolina Women’s Hoops Team Turns Down White House InvitationHead coach Dawn Staley waited months for the invitation, but now she says the team has moved on.
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    Most Houston Texans Kneel During Anthem to Protest Owner’s ‘Inmates’ RemarkWhile discussing the ongoing controversy during an owners meeting, Bob McNair said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”
  9. MLB Suspends Astros’ Gurriel Over Racist Gesture, But Not Until Next SeasonMLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he didn’t think it would be fair to Gurriel’s teammates to suspend him during the World Series.
  10. Yankees Fire Joe Girardi, Will Reportedly Seek a New ‘Analytics-Driven’ ManagerAfter ten seasons in the Bronx, the former Yankee catcher will move on.
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    The Yankees Are Back! (But Maybe Don’t Mention It to Them.)Careful not to spook this overperforming bunch. Also, Aaron Judge talks about his playoff heroics with New York.
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    Colin Kaepernick Files Complaint Accusing NFL Owners of CollusionThe grievance calls President Trump “an organizing force in the collusion among team owners,” but Kaepernick may have a hard time proving his case.
  13. The Yankees Might Not Be Postseason Favorites, But They’re No UnderdogsThe plucky upstarts from the Bronx just took down the mighty Cleveland Indians. Now they’ll face the Astros in the ALCS.
  14. It’s a Dark Day for United States Men’s SoccerFor the first time since 1986, the U.S. men’s team will miss the World Cup.
  15. nfl protests
    Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: Players Who Protest During Anthem Won’t PlayJones participated in his team’s show of “unity” several weeks ago, but after talking with Trump he’s taken a stand against demonstrators.
  16. theater
    Pence Flies to NFL Game to Stage Walkout Over Anthem ProtestsThe vice-president gave a master class in how not to orchestrate a political stunt.
  17. Former Knick Charles Oakley Gets a One-Year Madison Square Garden BanHe agreed to the terms as part of a plea deal after he was arrested in February at a Knicks home game.
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    Chris Froome Wins Tour de France, AgainThe most unpredictable Tour in a decade ends in the most predictable way.
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    Meet the Future Voice of the Brooklyn Nets. Maybe.He (and it was mostly guys) could have been among the 175 hopefuls that showed up for open auditions at the Barclays Center on Tuesday.
  20. Yankee Trade Upgrades Lineup and Bullpen, Screws the Red SoxTodd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle are getting fitted for pinstripes.
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    An Upset Is Brewing in the Tour de FranceThe favorite lost the yellow jersey, and things are getting interesting.
  22. UFC Boss: Trump Wants to Attend Mayweather vs. McGregor, But Won’tDana White told reporters that even though Trump is hyped for the fight, he’s not coming because it would be a huge hassle.
  23. Yankees Phenom Aaron Judge Was Born for the Home Run DerbyThe rookie right-fielder doesn’t just hit a lot of home runs, he hits them a long way.
  24. Now That Phil Jackson Is Gone, What’s Next for the Knicks?The end of the triangle could be the start of something for the Knicks.
  25. Warriors Win NBA Title and Immediately There Are Rumors of a White House BoycottThe Warriors met with Obama after their win in 2015, but head coach Steve Kerr and several players are outspoken Trump critics.
  26. The World Might Be Going to Hell, But at Least It’s a Good Sports WeekendThe NBA and NHL could crown champions, Nadal is in the French Open finals, and USA vs. Mexico at Estadio Azteca.
  27. Tiger Woods Found Asleep at the Wheel, According to Police ReportThe golfer registered a 0.00 on the Breathalyzer, which seems to confirm Wood’s statement that prescription meds, and not alcohol, are to blame.
  28. Mets Closer Jeurys Familia Suspended for 15 Games for Domestic-Violence ArrestThe ban will cost him more than $700,000.
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    Sin City Is Getting an NFL TeamSoon to be the Las Vegas Raiders.
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    Charles Oakley Arrested at Knicks Game, Charged With AssaultHe says Knicks owner James Dolan had him kicked out for no reason, but the team claims he was “highly inappropriate and completely abusive.”
  31. Fear and Choking at the Super BowlAn Atlanta super-fan watches his team go down.
  32. fake news
    Some Boston Globe Subscribers Woke Up in a World Where the Patriots LostIn the too-early edition, the headline was “A Bitter End.”
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    Nation Experiences Election Night Flashback During Patriots Super Bowl ComebackThe game was steeped in political controversy even before New England’s record-breaking rally in the fourth quarter.
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    LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Teammates Refuse to Stay in Trump HotelsThe team will find alternate accommodations for players who are boycotting the Trump Soho this week.
  35. Mets Re-sign Yoenis Cespedes, Give Him Record-breaking DealA four-year, $110-million deal.
  36. encounter
    Hanging Out in Brooklyn With Jeremy Lin, 4 Years After LinsanityThe borough’s newest resident has become a Net and a Marvel superhero.
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    World Series Now Guaranteed to End Pain for at Least One Long-Suffering Fan BaseThe two baseball teams with the longest active championship droughts will battle for deliverance starting Tuesday.
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    Miami Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Killed in Boating CrashThe 24-year-old ace was one of the best pitchers in baseball.
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    NCAA Pulls Championships From North Carolina Over Bathroom LawThe state Republican Party called the decision an “assault to female athletes across the nation.”
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    By Staying Silent, Roger Goodell and the NFL Have Come Out on TopHow the league’s arch-villain beat back a very loud chorus of critics.
  41. rio 2016
    Ryan Lochte and 3 Olympic Teammates Robbed at Gunpoint in RioOne of the robbers put a gun to Lochte’s head, but he and the other swimmers were ultimately unharmed.
  42. Michael Phelps Finishes His Historic Career with One Last GoldAnd Team USA finishes up with a record-setting 33 swimming medals in Rio as well.
  43. rio 2016
    Katie Ledecky Dominates in Final Race, Takes 4th Gold at Rio GamesShe beat her nearest opponent by more than 11 seconds and broke her own world record for the fifth time.
  44. games
    New York Sports Fans Have Learned to Love the Fire Sale and Embrace LosingFor one season, anyway.
  45. russian doping scandal
    Russia’s Paralympics Team Barred From Rio Games Over Doping ScandalThe IPC says the Russian government, by perpetrating an elaborate doping system, has failed its disabled athletes.
  46. the sports section
    Alex Rodriguez Will Play His Final Game on FridayA-Rod will serve out the rest of his contract as a special adviser and instructor with the Yankees.
  47. rio 2016
    American Virginia Thrasher Becomes First Gold-Medal Winner in RioThe 19-year-old sport shooter won an upset victory in the women’s 10-meter air rifle.
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    Anti-Doping Officials Want Russia Banned From the Summer OlympicsThe anti-doping community will expect action against the country, assuming a new report confirms allegations of state-run doping.
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    The NBA Draft: My Minute-by-Minute Diary“You have to love Sixers fans. They’re just so sad and hopeful.”
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    The Cavs Just Pulled Off Something ImpossibleCleveland was down 3-1, and the series was over. Over!
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