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McKayla Maroney says USA Gymnastics team doctor began molesting her at the age of 13 – Washington Post

McKayla Maroney. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) Inspired to speak out by the burgeoning #MeToo movement, former U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney announced early Wednesday on Twitter that she had been molested by Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to federal child-pornography charges in June and has been accused by more than 100 women and girls of sexual assault during his time as USA gymnastics’ team doctor. Maroney,...

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The Disastrous Gordon Hayward Injury and How the Celtics Might Respond – Sports Illustrated

“Oh my goodness, Hayward came down so hard,” Kevin Harlan was saying halfway through the first quarter of the TNT broadcast. And then a second later: “Hayward broke his leg. Hayward has broken his leg. Hayward has broken his leg.” Then more silence. “Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. And that is how quickly a season can change.” Then Reggie Miller: “This is unbelievable....

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On Rollercoaster Opening Night, Rockets Eclipse Celtics as NBA’s Most Intriguing Team – Sports Illustrated

OAKLAND — The NBA’s opening night featured just two games, and yet Tuesday’s roller-coaster double-header still managed to produce two genuine jolts to the title chase—one crushing and one uplifting. Let’s not dwell too long on Boston’s misery in the wake of Gordon Hayward’s severe ankle injury, as that would be unnecessarily cruel. The refashioned Celtics needed all hands on deck—and their big free-agency...

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The Morning Huddle: NFL Owners Side With Players Over President – Sports Illustrated

The NFL will not force its players to stand for the national anthem. That was the biggest takeaway from Tuesday’s league meeting between players, owners and commissioner Roger Goodell. In fact, such a possibility was not discussed during the morning gathering with players or the afternoon’s owners-only session (and Eric Reid later said he’d continue kneeling). Instead, players spent much of their time with 11...

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Larger than life, Aaron Judge officially arrives as an October hero – ESPN

12:22 AM ET NEW YORK — Now we know where our grandfathers were coming from when they told their stories about Babe Ruth, and how he could fill a ballpark with his overpowering presence at the plate. Aaron Judge is his generation’s Bambino, plus 67 pounds of muscle and five inches of height. We are all lucky to be in his time. He hit...

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The NBA’s new Nike jerseys seem to have a major flaw — they rip easily – Business Insider

NBA on TNT As the 2017-18 NBA season tips off this week, many players will make their debut with new teams after one of the wildest offseasons in the history of the league. But one of the biggest changes in the league has not just one player switching jerseys, but every player, as the NBA ended their partnership with Adidas and made Nike their official outfitter....

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Kevin Durant, Warriors all smiles during NBA championship ring ceremony – USA TODAY

CLOSE Jason of Beverly Hills developed a history-making design for the Warriors to commemorate their 2016-17 title. USA TODAY Sports Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob shows forward Kevin Durant his ring during the ring ceremony before the game against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena.(Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports) OAKLAND – The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions again – officially. While...

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Anthem Protests Meeting Opens Rare ‘Productive’ Dialogue Between NFL Owners, Players – Sports Illustrated

NEW YORK — It’s beginning to look like there’s a side benefit to the President Donald Trump attack on the NFL over the anthem. Eleven NFL owners and 13 players met inside a conference room on the sixth floor of the NFL office in midtown Manhattan for more than three hours Tuesday morning, and when it was over, one owner said it was the...

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