Opinion: Yankees should just end the charade and pay Bryce Harper

Pretend you’re a Major League pitcher. Hey, congrats! You’re freakishly talented, one of the precious few people on the planet with the capacity to throw a baseball 95 miles per hour with any accuracy. But I have some bad news: You’re warming up to pitch at Yankee Stadium, your team went quietly in the top of the first, and there’s […]

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Matildas’ new boss should be an Australian: Juric

Sydney FC W-League coach and ex-Socceroo Ante Juric doesn't believe the Matildas' coaching job should be up for grabs. But he says he's had informal talks with Football Federation Australia about filling the role; surely the most coveted worldwide vacancy in the women's game. Sydney FC coach Ante Juric has had informal talks with FFA about the Matildas job.Credit:AAP Juric […]

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Forget eSports: Darts should be an Olympic sport

A fortnight ago the great, good and – let’s be upfront about this – the downright questionable of the Olympic movement gathered in Switzerland, for the seventh Olympic Summit. Upon the conclusion of proceedings the International Olympic Committee published a communique (no ordinary press releases here) concerning certain pertinent matters affecting the Olympic Games. A declaration as to the rights […]

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Arsene Wenger jokes he should have left Arsenal sooner to win more titles after collecting LMA award

The Frenchman was handed the lifetime achievement award by the League Managers Association (LMA) after earning a similar gong at the Leaders Sport Awards in October. England boss Gareth Southgate presented the 69-year-old with the prize at LMA President’s dinner at Wembley and Wenger seems to be enjoying the feeling of lifting silverware again. He joked: “Since I don't compete […]

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Juries should be SCRAPPED in rape cases because they don't believe drunk women, claims MP

Sir John Gillen is leading an independent review following the acquittal of two Irish rugby internationals of rape charges in Belfast earlier this year. The leading judge published a preliminary report yesterday with more than 220 draft recommendations for courts in Northern Ireland – including restricting access to serious sexual crime trials to only close family members of the alleged […]

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Here's why you should NEVER call your electrician or plumber 'mate'

Small talk – including starting with "what about the City game last night, eh?" – was also singled out by labourers sick of customers trying to make conversation. Clients have also been called out for trying to put on a "working class accent" while wheeling out the names of random tools as they chat to tradespeople including roofers, plumbers and builders. […]

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Why Pittsburgh Steelers should leave Le’Veon Bell on bench if he reports

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are cooking. So why potentially mess with a recipe that's working by introducing an ingredient that could ruin the whole meal? Though the AFC North leaders just stormed to a fifth consecutive victory Thursday night by throttling the Carolina Panthers 52-21 at Heinz Field, they'll almost certainly face a pivotal dilemma in the coming days: What to […]

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