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O.J. Simpson out of jail on parole❗

O.J. Simpson will soon be a free man. Again.

A four-member parole board in Carson City, Nev., voted unanimously Thursday to curtail his 33-year prison sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery, stemming from a confrontation over sports memorabilia in Las Vegas in 2007.

The football legend and serial abuser …

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Doping: Russian octet cleared to compete as neutrals, 53 declined

The world athletics body has approved 8 Russians to compete as neutrals but declined the applications of a further 53 competitors hoping to be awarded a similar status, the IAAF said on Thursday.

Russia's national athletics federation (RUSAF) remains suspended as a result of widespread and systematic doping, meaning that …

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Poulter takes lead after early carnage at British Open

England's Ian Poulter took an early lead on two-under-par at the 146th British Open, which began on Thursday, rolling in two birdie putts on the second and fourth holes.

Rain and crosswinds tested the resolve of the early starters at Royal Birkdale with the first four groups taking a collective …

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Guardiola insists Aguero will not leave Man City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reiterated his stance that Sergio Aguero will not be allowed to leave the Premier League club this summer.

The Argentina international has been linked with a move to Chelsea despite the Blues having agreed a fee for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata.

But Guardiola has …

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Athletics: Bolt winning race against time to peak for London

Usain Bolt says he is over his early season setbacks and running into form at the right time to sign off his career with two more gold medals at next month's world athletics championships in London.

Bolt labored to a 10.06 seconds 100 meters victory in the Czech Republic …

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Golf: Snedeker pulls out of Open due to injury

American Brandt Snedeker has pulled out of this week's British Open at Royal Birkdale due to injury, the organizers said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old world number 33, who finished tied third in the 2012 Open at Lytham, will be replaced by his compatriot James Hahn in the tournament which starts …

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Motor racing: F1 to implement 'halo' protection device from 2018

Formula One will introduce the 'halo' cockpit protection system from next year, the sport's governing body, the FIA, said on Wednesday.

The FIA said in a statement that it had tested a large number devices over the past five years and it had "become clear that the halo presents the …

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Motor racing: Formula One appoints Nielsen as sporting director

Former Williams team manager Steve Nielsen is joining Formula One as sporting director, reporting to motorsport head Ross Brawn.

"His appointment will strengthen the working group we are setting up to work with the FIA and the teams in defining a framework for the technical and sporting regulations for Formula …

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Wimbledon and French Open matches trigger fixing alerts

Matches at Wimbledon and the French Open triggered alerts for potential match-fixing in the second quarter of the year, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Wednesday.

It said in a statement that one match at Roland Garros and three at Wimbledon, two of them in the qualifying tournament and …

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Michael Lumb forced to retire due to ankle injury

Michael Lumb, the Nottinghamshire and England batsman, has been forced to retire with immediate effect because of an ankle injury.

Lumb, who made a century on his ODI debut, against West Indies in Antigua in 2014, is one of only 11 England players to have won a global ICC trophy …

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