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The Surveillance Apparatus That Surrounded Britney Spears   30%


An account by a former employee of the security team hired by Ms. Spears’s father created the most detailed portrait yet of the singer’s life under 13 years of conservatorship.


Football clubs banned after Suriname vice president played match  

Suriname's 60-year-old vice president, Ronnie Brunswijk, recently played a continental competitive match for the club he owns. CONCACAF has banned him, and the two teams, over "integrity issues."


For Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the good old days are getting older and older   -15%

Until they retire, this team will belong to Backstrom and Ovechkin, who must drive it forward even when they should be winding down.


'We can't expect miracles': Koeman calls for patience from Barcelona fans video   -15%


Ronald Koeman's dream of one day managing the team with whom he made his name is slowly turning more into a nightmare. Barcelona's head coach took no questions in a brief news conference on Wednesday and instead read a statement calling for fans to be patient and saying that Barça were in a period of transition. 'We have to reconstruct the team as a squad without making big investments and this takes time.' he said, 'Finishing high in the table would be a success on its own and in the Champions League we cannot expect miracles.'

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Rams vs. Buccaneers matchups: Matthew Stafford looks to extend impressive start   33%


Matthew Stafford will try to continue his unbeaten start with the Rams when the team faces Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Watch: Rory McIlroy tears up after tough week at Ryder Cup   1%

Rory McIlroy gave an emotional interview after winning a point for Team Europe in the Ryder Cup on Sunday, following his poor performances in the competition’s earlier stages.


Plaschke: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer puts jeering Lakers fans on notice: He's coming for you   30%


Clippers owner Stever Ballmer wants Los Angeles critics to know his team isn't going anywhere. He's building an elite arena and a roster capable of winning championships.


Liga MX and MLS take next step in partnership with World Cup-style tournament  


MLS and Mexico's Liga MX announce an annual monthlong tournament involving all 47 teams from the two leagues to debut in 2023.


Team Europe win fourth consecutive Laver Cup  


Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev clinched the Laver Cup for Team Europe with a 6-2, 6-7(4), 10-3 win over Team World's Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov on Sunday in Boston.


Kenya: Rising Starlets Opponents Jet in for U-20 World Cup Qualifier   1%

[Nation] Uganda Under-20 women football team arrived in the country Thursday afternoon ahead of their second round Fifa Under-20 World Cup qualifier first leg match against Rising Starlets of Kenya.


First Base: Danny Valencia - Sponsored Content   52%


How being raised as a proud Jew by his mother led the MLB journeyman to become the first baseman for the Israel national team that made it all the way to the Olympics.


Omani cavers find snakes but no genies in Yemens Well of Hell   38%


A team of Omani cavers has made what is believed to be the first descent to the bottom of Yemen’s fabled Well of Barhout -- a natural wonder shunned by many locals, who believe it is a prison for


The Mets Learn a Reset Takes More Than One Year  


A first-place team to start August, the Mets fell out of the race and will enter the off-season once again needing to hire a leader for baseball operations.


'We missed them so much': NHL players in Canada excited for fans to return  


Canadian NHL teams are set for fans to return this season as the league resumes an 82-game schedule and its regular division setup.


Michigan football jumps to No. 14, Michigan State football up to No. 16 in coaches poll  


One day after two teams ranked in the top seven fell, there were big changes in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll led by Arkansas, Clemson.

      


Unlike mens team, Israeli womens basketball team put on commercial flight, exposing them to coronavirus  

Women players were exposed to coronavirus on commercial flight returning to Crete while men's national team avoided exposure by flying on private jets


Thomas Tuchel at Mainz: You need A-levels for some of these exercises!   16%


A new book about the Chelsea manager details the work that went into the training sessions at his first top-flight club

Over the course of 10 years in youth football, Thomas Tuchel had made progress. First, as assistant manager, he learned from Hansi Kleitsch at Stuttgart, who was considered a luminary in German junior football. Then he gained experience as head coach of teams in various age groups.

As was both tradition and doctrine at German academies at the time, Tuchel used repetition to drill in his exercises: the same pass practised 100 times, the same 100 passing sequences repeated during a training routine.

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Gulf managers undermine innovation by stealing ideas from employees   37%


In successful organizations, all employees contribute to innovation. In the Gulf, this process is undermined by predatory middle managers who steal their team members’ ideas while denying them any


Athletes in LAUSD face deadline to get vaccinated or lose eligibility   20%


High school athletes need first shots by Oct. 3 and must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 31 to continue competing on LAUSD teams.


House passes $768B defense bill, super-sizing Biden's Pentagon plans  


In a bipartisan blowout, 181 Democrats teamed with 135 Republicans to push the bill across the finish line.


Few games, little training, no fans: Israeli sports laid low by COVID-19 lockdowns  

Professional teams are back with a limited schedule, but without ticket-buying fans they face more losses. Youth sports, Olympians also suffering


Lululemon reaches exclusive deal to make Canada's official Olympic and Paralympic gear through 2028  


Vancouver-based clothing brand Lululemon has struck a deal to be the exclusive Olympics outfitter of Team Canada for the next four Games.


Chinese scientists eye hypersonic weapon able to fry telecoms systems in 10 seconds   13%


Defeat an army without a fight and without casualties? Quite possible, if a new type of hypersonic weapon proposed by a team of rocket scientists in China becomes reality.Designed to generate intense electromagnetic pulse capable of wiping out communication and power supply lines, the weapon would have a range of 3,000km – about the distance from China’s east coast to Guam. Cruising at six times the speed of sound, it would cover this distance in 25 minutes.Unlike ballistic missiles, it would…


Canada's women's soccer team is more popular than ever, so where's the merch?   -12%


Canada's national women's soccer team won gold at the Tokyo Olympics. So why is next to impossible to buy a jersey with a player's name on it? Experts say Canada Soccer missed a golden opportunity to market the team.


Soccer player for New Zealand team celebrates goal with Israeli flag 'for peace'  

Tomer Hemed's team asked fans to 'refrain from bringing national flags... out of respect for all nationalities currently caught up in the conflict.' The Israeli player was also shown a yellow card for covering his head with a kippa


Jim Justice's Basketball Dreams Are Blocked. And He Is Crying Foul.  


As his state was battered by Covid-19, Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia applied to coach a boys’ team in his spare time. When the school board rejected him, he threatened to haul the members before a judge.


Liberty Season Ends With Thrilling Loss in WNBA Playoffs   -10%


Sabrina Ionescu’s game-winner that opened the season had everyone thinking playoffs. Nothing from that point went as expected, including the team’s postseason run.


Canada's Jessie Fleming scores 1st-ever goal in Women's Super League for Chelsea   33%


Canadian women's national team member Jessie Fleming scored her first-ever goal in the FA Women's Super League for Chelsea in a dominant 6-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday in Leigh, England.


'Our time has come': Israeli women's soccer league seeks formal recognition   25%

FIFA accreditation would make teams treat players better and increase the league’s exposure, local association argues


Pascal Siakam Wants to Stay With Toronto Raptors  


Frustrated by not feeling like he was his team’s focus, and slowed by illness and injury, Siakam believes his future is in Toronto. And that the future is bright.


Carli Lloyd scores five goals as USA women hammer eight past Paraguay   22%


  • Lloyd launches farewell tour with first career five-goal game
  • USWNT win in first match since Olympic bronze medal game

No Carli Lloyd isn’t reconsidering her retirement – even after a five-goal game.

Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the US national team’s 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just three more games with the team before she walks away from the game.

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Negotiations for unsigned Canucks stars Pettersson, Hughes 'complex and unique': GM   4%


Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes, two of the team's most promising young stars, are unlikely to be present when the Canucks open training camp in Abbotsford, B.C., on Thursday.


Herschel Walker is often seen and seldom heard as Senate campaign gets rolling   18%


Herschel Walker flashed his megawatt smile and shook hands with adoring Georgia Bulldog football fans before the team's recent home game, and then did what he is most famous for: he ran like hell.


South Sudan: Amy Lasu - Shining Hope for South Sudanese Football   -8%

[Nation] South Sudanese women's football team captain Amy Lasu has three beaded bracelets on her left hand; a black one bearing the name Lauya which belongs to her paternal grandfather Lauya Sururu Joja, and two others which have national flags of her "home" countries, South Sudan and Kenya.


UK urged to resettle fleeing Afghan womens football team  


Leeds United have offered support but players face return to Taliban regime unless accepted soon

The UK government is being asked to urgently resettle female players from Afghanistan’s girls development youth football team who fled the Taliban and have been offered a new life with Leeds United.

The 35 young women – many of whom are in their teens – their families and football coaches are in Lahore, Pakistan, on 30-day visas. But the 136-strong group face returning to Afghanistan unless they are accepted by a third country soon – they have to leave Pakistan by 12 October.

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Tanzania: Kudos Tanzanian Ladies for ICC Cricket Feat   4%

[Daily News] IT was highly motivating to see Tanzanian cricket making a giant leap at the global level when the women's team won bronze in in the just ended ICC T-20 World Cup African qualifiers.


4 teams book spots at Canadian Olympic curling trials   10%


Team Mike McEwen and Team Matt Dunstone both earned berths into the Olympic trials in Saskatoon with victories at the 2021 Trials Direct Entry event on Saturday in Ottawa.


Women's soccer is still fighting for equality on many fronts  


CBC Sports' daily newsletter looks at some ways in which the Canadian and U.S. women's soccer teams are trying to close the gap with their male counterparts.


Canada's women's team beats Mexico to win bronze at Edmonton rugby 7s tourney   -2%


The Canadian women's national rugby sevens team breezed past Mexico 63-5 to capture the bronze medal at the Fast Four tournament in Edmonton on Sunday.


Ryder Cup: Bryson DeChambeau helps U.S. take commanding 11-5 lead over Europe  


Bryson DeChambeau teamed with Scottie Scheffler to rally for a four-ball win that helped the U.S. take an 11-5 lead over Europe at Whistling Straits.