World Surf League to offer equal prize money to men and women

The decision comes after intense blowback to a social media post that revealed the gender pay gap among league surfers The photo told the story in unmissable large block letters: a shot of followed suit, particularly over the past decade: they include speed skating, mountain biking, squash and beach volleyball.…

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US federal court sentences Jos Maria Marin to four years for corruption

Jos Maria Marin, the former president of the Brazil Football Federation, has been sentenced to four years by a United States federal court for corruption The former Brazil Football Federation president Jos Maria Marin has been sentenced to four years in prison by a United States federal court following his…

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Clint Dempsey was gritty as hell – but he could also conjure moments of inspiration

The striker proved American outfield players could cut it in Europe and helped blaze a trail for the likes of Christian Pulisic After Clint Dempseys somewhat surprising the all-time US mens goalscoring chart? How do you compare an outfield player with goalkeepers such as Kasey Keller, Brad Friedel and Tim…

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Sport molded my character – and Trump has learned none of its lessons

The best athletes are living embodiments of traits the president is sorely lacking: discipline, hard work, focus, teamwork and sportsmanship Donald Trumps presidency has made one thing agonizingly clear: he doesnt understand the meaning of sports in America any better recently accused Canada of burning down the White House in…

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Dennis Rodman cries as he hails Trump-Kim summit: ‘I’m so happy’

On the sidelines of the historic meeting, the former basketballer and friend of Kim Jong-un says he has been vindicated Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump had barely exchanged pleasantries outside the Capella hotel when their mutual friend Dennis Rodman appeared on TV to provide a characteristically bizarre sideshow to the…

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How a champion boxer got caught in Britains immigration dragnet

The long read: A little-known Home Office scheme designed to deport more foreign criminals has left Kelvin Bilal Fawaz and many others like him living in an endless limbo The opening ceremony of the London Olympics, on 27 July 2012, should have been a moment of triumph for Kelvin Bilal…

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