Butler to miss Wolves' media day, start ...

Butler to miss Wolves' media day, start of camp


Jimmy Butler has received permission from the Minnesota Timberwolves to skip the team's media day on Monday and he will not be available for the start of training camp on Tuesday, The Athletic reported on Saturday.

European Athletics head concerned about RUSADA reinstatement

European Athletic Association President Svein Arne Hansen voiced his disquiet on Saturday at the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) decision to reinstate Russia's anti-doping authority.

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Texas superintendent resigns after Watson comments

The Texas school superintendent who made a racially charged comment about Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned, a Houston television station reported Saturday.

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Red-hot Osaka powers past Giorgi into Tokyo final

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka stormed past Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, where she will face Karolina Pliskova.

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WTA roundup: Osaka into Tokyo final

U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka cruised past Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 to reach the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

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Murray to end season after playing in Shenzhen and Beijing

Andy Murray will end his season after playing in the Shenzhen and Beijing tournaments over the next two weeks to be "in the best possible shape" for the Australian Open in January," the Scot said on Saturday.

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IOC Athletes' Commission supports WADA's lifting of ban on RUSADA

Kirsty Coventry, chair of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission, said on Saturday that she supported the lifting of the ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA despite widespread dismay over this week's WADA decision.

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Badminton: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei diagnosed with nose cancer

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei is receiving treatment after being diagnosed with nose cancer, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) said in a statement on Saturday.

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China's Wang wins second WTA title with Guangzhou triumph

China's Wang Qiang picked up her second career WTA title with a surprisingly straightforward 6-1 6-2 victory over Yulia Putintseva in the final of the Gunagzhou International Women's Open on Saturday.

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MLB roundup: Red Sox tie franchise wins record

Tzu-Wei Lin delivered the tie-breaking RBI infield single in the seventh inning Friday night and hit his first major league homer in the ninth as the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians, 7-5, in the opener of a three-game series between division champions at Progressive Field.

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College football roundup: Penn State crushes Illinois late

Junior Miles Sanders rushed for career bests of 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 10 Penn State to a 63-24 victory over host Illinois on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

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Europe leads Laver Cup despite shock defeat for star duo

Team Europe took a commanding 3-1 lead over Team World in the Laver Cup on Friday, despite seeing their high-profile doubles pairing of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic suffer the defending champions' only defeat of the first day in Chicago on Friday.

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Wolves could trade Butler if owner has way: report

In the days since Minnesota guard Jimmy Butler reportedly requested a trade, the Timberwolves have been fielding calls from teams looking to add the four-time All-Star.

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Woods, Rose tied for halfway lead at Tour Championship

Ryder Cup hostilities broke out a week early at the Tour Championship on Friday with Tiger Woods and world number one Justin Rose sharing the halfway lead after a pulsating second round in Atlanta.

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NBA notebook: Wolves owner wants Butler trade; Thibodeau doesn't

In the days since Minnesota guard Jimmy Butler reportedly requested a trade, the Timberwolves have been fielding calls from teams looking to add the four-time All-Star.

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NFL notebook: Decision on Mayfield won't come until next week

No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield gave Cleveland just its second win in 38 games on Thursday night, but Browns coach Hue Jackson isn't ready to anoint him the starter just yet.

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Olympics - USOC boosts payments to Paralympians

Olympians and Paralympians from the United States will now earn equal payouts for winning medals with payments retroactively distributed to include this year's Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, the U.S. Olympic Committee said on Friday.

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NBA Board approves rules changes

Three rules changes were approved by the NBA Board of Governors on Friday.

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Falcons S Kazee fined $10K

Atlanta Falcons safety Damontae Kazee was fined $10,026 for his hit on quarterback Cam Newton in last Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers.

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Equestrian-Ward rides to rescue as U.S. win team jumping gold

McLain Ward delivered a pressure packed clean ride to clinch the show jumping team gold for the United States in a dramatic jump off with Sweden at FEI World Equestrian Games on Friday after the two nations finished the medal round in a tie.

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