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Former 49ers Receiver Dwight Clark Dies of ALS at 61

Los Angeles (AFP) – Dwight Clark, the former San Francisco 49ers receiver whose soaring touchdown catch in 1982 is one of the iconic plays in NFL history, died Monday at the age of 61 from complications of ALS.

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Warriors Outlast Cavaliers in Overtime to Win NBA Finals Opener

Oakland (United States) (AFP) – Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Kevin Durant added 26 to power defending champion Golden State over the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-114 in overtime on Thursday in the NBA Finals opener.

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Actor Patton Oswalt Triggered By Ivanka Trump Cuddling Her Son

Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting a “tone deaf” photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate the children of undocumented migrants from their parents.

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Russia Prepares for World Cup Drone Attack

Moscow (Russia) (AFP) – Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.

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Vegas ‘Golden Misfits’ into Stanley Cup Final

Vegas Golden Knights moved within sight of making National Hockey League history on Sunday, completing a 4-1 series victory over the Winnipeg Jets to become the first expansion team in 50 years to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in their debut season.

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Panthers Sold in Record $2.2 Billion Deal

Los Angeles (AFP) – Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper has reached an agreement to buy the Carolina Panthers for a reported $2.2 billion, the highest amount ever paid for an NFL franchise, the team announced on Wednesday.

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Road Warrior Capitals Grab Control of Eastern final

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored off a lucky bounce late in the second period as the Washington Capitals seized command of the Eastern Conference final with a lopsided 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

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Tiger, Mickelson Together Again at Players Championship

Miami (AFP) – Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play together alongside Rickie Fowlerin one of two feature pairings announced Sunday for the first two rounds of next week’s US PGA Players Championship.

ActressCatherine Zeta-Jones attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Zeta-Jones to star in Facebook comedy ‘Queen America’

British Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones will star in the dark comedy “Queen America,” the first major series produced by Facebook, which is seeking a foothold in the uber-competitive market for original content.

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NFL Eyes Modifying Kickoffs for Safety Not Ending Them

New York (AFP) – NFL coaches, referees and officials began two days of meetings Tuesday on safety-related rules, vowing not to eliminate kickoffs but examine ways to make the most dangerous play much safer.

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Mayweather Legacy Faces Challenge from Thai ‘Dwarf Giant’

After a career laden with belts, cash and kudos, boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr retired undefeated over 50 fights — but his flawless record faces an unlikely challenge from an obscure Thai fighter known as the “dwarf giant”.

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White Sox Pitcher Farquhar Suffers Brain Hemorrhage

Chicago (AFP) – Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar is hospitalized in stable but critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage during a Major League Baseball game, the team announced Saturday.

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Canelo Alvarez Banned 6 Months for Failed Drug Test

Las Vegas (AFP) – Mexican middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was handed a six-month ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday over the failed drug test which forced his rematch with Gennady Golovkin to be cancelled.

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NFL Great Favre Fears ‘Thousands’ of Concussions

Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre said Thursday he may have suffered “thousands” of concussions as he revealed his struggle with possible long-term effects of his 20-year NFL career.

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Girls Banned from Japan Sumo Event Amid Sexism Uproar

Tokyo (Japan) (AFP) – Japan’s sumo association came under fire for sexism again on Thursday after requesting girls be prevented from participating in events showcasing the traditional sport.

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Phenom Ohtani Dazzles with His Bat and Arm for Angels

Anaheim (United States) (AFP) – Shohei Ohtani flirted with a perfect game in his home pitching debut on Sunday, retiring the first 19 batters to power the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 rout of the Oakland Athletics.

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Aldon Smith Arrested for Third Time in Two Months

Troubled former San Francisco 49ers star Aldon Smith has been arrested for the third time in two months after violating conditions of his bail, US media reported Sunday.

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Conor McGregor Released on $50K Bail After New York Assault

New York (AFP) – Irish Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor was released on $50,000 bail Friday after being hauled before a US judge on assault and criminal charges over a frenzied attack on a bus of rival fighters that injured two athletes.

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Poulter Stars in Texas to Punch Ticket to Masters

Ian Poulter dramatically earned the final Masters invitation, defeating American tour rookie Beau Hossler at the first extra playoff hole to capture the Houston Open on Sunday.

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Eagles’ Bennett in Court Over Assault Claim

Los Angeles (AFP) – Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett appeared in court in Texas on Monday to face charges stemming from an alleged confrontation with a paraplegic stadium employee at last year’s Super Bowl.