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Jake LaMotta, ‘Raging Bull’ in and Out of the Ring, Dies at 95

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:49:35 GMT

Jake LaMotta and Sugar Ray Robinson during their world middleweight championship title match in Chicago in 1951.LaMotta, who learned to box in a reformatory, won the middleweight championship and inspired an acclaimed film in which he was played by Robert De Niro.

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The Lonely Road Back From a Very Public Injury

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:14 GMT

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan in a spa pool at the club’s Etihad Stadium in March, when he was in the early stages of a 10-month rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan had braced himself for the worst when he went down with a torn A.C.L. last December. Now he just had to face it.

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On Baseball: With Home Run No. 5,694, Baseball Sets a Record With Time to Spare

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:02 GMT

The 2017 season has been a continuous display of power, with balls clearing fences, sluggers rounding bases and celebrations breaking out everywhere.Major league hitters have continued a power surge that began several years ago, and one that does not have a clear explanation.

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On a California Ranch, Perfect Conditions for Pro Surfing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:21:52 GMT

Mick Fanning of Australia competing Tuesday at a closed-door surfing test event in California. The competition — on manufactured waves produced by a giant hydrofoil — was the first of its kind.The World Surf League hosted a test event Tuesday at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif., the first time a wave system has been used competitively.

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Playing Tackle Football Before 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:33:06 GMT

Athletes who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 had more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those who started playing after they turned 12.The Boston University study links cognitive and behavioral problems later in life — among all players, not just in the N.F.L. — to playing tackle at a young age.

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Kevin Durant Apologizes for Twitter Comments About Thunder

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:14:34 GMT

Kevin Durant spoke at a technology conference on Tuesday in San Francisco.The Golden State Warriors star spouted off about his old team, and denied he had intended to do so from an anonymous account.

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Yankees Roll to a Victory That Yields Little Reward

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:40:48 GMT

Brett Gardner hitting a run-scoring single in the fourth inning on Tuesday.The Yankees got a second straight win over Minnesota, a team they have dominated in recent years, but hurt their chances of facing the Twins in a potential wild-card matchup.

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On Pro Basketball: In Michael Beasley, the Knicks Have a Perfectly Imperfect Symbol

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:36:59 GMT

Michael Beasley playing with the Milwaukee Bucks last season. Now he is a Knick, hoping to be a leader this season.Once the No. 2 pick in the N.B.A. draft, Beasley has been something of a basketball vagabond. But he is only 28, and he is brimming with confidence.

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Mets’ Painful Season Can Be Summed Up in Two Words: Steven Matz

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:28:52 GMT

Steven Matz pitching in June against the Atlanta Braves. Both he and the Mets had ragged seasons defined by injuries.The left-hander pitched in periodic discomfort for a good part of the season and then eventually got a diagnosis.

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Wheaton College Football Players Charged With Violent Hazing Attack

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:34 GMT

Wheaton College, where five football players have been charged in what prosecutors said was the hazing of another student.The five players were charged with multiple felonies in connection with a 2016 attack.

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Widespread Deceptive Practices May Reduce Payouts in N.F.L. Concussion Settlement

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:11:34 GMT

Christopher Seeger, shown with former N.F.L. player Shawn Wooden in 2014.“We don’t want to watch these awards be cannibalized,” a lawyer for retired players told a judge investigating lenders and others seeking a cut of payments.

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Charles Owens, Golfer, Dies at 85; Novel Putter Brought Late Success

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:56:16 GMT

Charles Owens poses with one of his long putters on a golf course in Tampa, Fla., in 2012.Owens overcame segregation, severe injuries and, with a long putter, the “yips” to win on the Senior PGA Tour.

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The Ageless Ichiro Suzuki Methodically Chases Pinch-Hits Record

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:39:57 GMT

The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki heads to first base with a pinch-hit single in an August game against the San Francisco Giants. He has 26 pinch-hits on the season, two short of the major league mark.He has 26 pinch-hits this season for the Miami Marlins and three more will give him the major league record for a single season.

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