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Sean Payton, coach whose Saints lifted spirits in post-Katrina New Orleans, says he is stepping down
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Sean Payton, coach whose Saints lifted spirits in post-Katrina New Orleans, says he is stepping down

Sean Payton, who led the New Orleans Saints to an emotional Super Bowl win in the years after Hurricane Katrina, announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as the team’s head coach. Payton, 58, had been with the organization since taking over before the 2006 season. He guided the Saints to playoffs nine times in…MORE

Boston Red Sox hero David Ortiz elected to the baseball Hall of Fame
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Boston Red Sox hero David Ortiz elected to the baseball Hall of Fame

[Breaking news update, published at 6:20 p.m. ET] Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds and former Red Sox ace Roger Clemens, two superstars dogged by rumors of using performance enhancing drugs,…MORE

Teenagers make history for Iran and Kenya at Australian Open
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Teenagers make history for Iran and Kenya at Australian Open

While the superstars of the main tour inevitably attract the majority of the attention at this year’s Australian Open, two young women have made history in the junior tournament. Iran’s Meshkat al-Zahra Safi and Kenya’s Angella Okutoyi have both reached historic milestones at the first grand slam of the year and have been inspiring the…MORE

Tom Brady: ‘It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family.’ What next for quarterback?
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Tom Brady: ‘It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family.’ What next for quarterback?

Tom Brady will not have his shot at an eighth Super Bowl ring this season. Will he get another? Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a casualty of what has been dubbed the best weekend of football in NFL history — falling agonizingly short of a 24-point second-half comeback against the Los Angeles Rams in one…MORE

Rafael Nadal overcomes stomach problem to beat Denis Shapovalov in five-set thriller
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Rafael Nadal overcomes stomach problem to beat Denis Shapovalov in five-set thriller

Rafael Nadal remains on track to make history at this year’s Australian Open after beating Denis Shapovalov in five sets — 6-3 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 — on Tuesday. The Spaniard is bidding to break the record for most men’s grand slam singles titles, a landmark he currently shares with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.…MORE

Australian Open relaxes rule against Peng Shuai protest T-shirt, Craig Tiley tells AFP
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Australian Open relaxes rule against Peng Shuai protest T-shirt, Craig Tiley tells AFP

The Australian Open will allow people to wear shirts that say “Where is Peng Shuai?” CEO of Tennis Australia Craig Tiley told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Tuesday. His comments come several days after security guards shut down a small protest in support of the Chinese tennis player, in which protesters unfurled a banner saying, “Where…MORE

AFCON: Report into deadly stadium crush will focus on who closed gate that led to loss of lives
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AFCON: Report into deadly stadium crush will focus on who closed gate that led to loss of lives

The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said a report into a stadium crush in the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé will center on who closed the gate at the Olembe Stadium. At least eight people were killed and 38 injured in Monday’s incident during the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) game between…MORE

AFCON: Underdog Comoros will have to face Cameroon without a recognized goalkeeper
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AFCON: Underdog Comoros will have to face Cameroon without a recognized goalkeeper

Comoros’ progress to the Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages has been the feel-good storyline of the tournament so far. The tiny island nation, Africa’s fourth smallest country and ranked 132nd in FIFA’s world rankings, stunned heavyweight Ghana 3-2 in the final group stage game to book its place in the round of 16. Comoros’…MORE

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