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Kansas City T-Bones renamed Monarchs in move to honor Negro League team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association are being renamed the Kansas City Monarchs after the team that played in the Negro Leagues. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum signed a licensing agreement with Mark Brandmeyer’s MaxFun Entertainment, owner of the minor league team. The original Monarchs were founded in […]

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Newport County keeper breaks Guinness world record for longest goal

Tom King overtook the previous record held by Asmir Begovic. Photo by Simon Galloway/PA Images via Getty Images Newport County goalkeeper Tom King has broken the Guinness world record for the longest goal scored in a competitive football match. King’s 105-yard (96.01-metre) shot helped Newport County draw 1-1 with Cheltenham Town on Wednesday in League Two […]

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Why they aren’t giving up on him yet

There’s a familiar ritual whenever Chelsea struggle in midseason — and make no mistake about it, seven points out of a possible 24 in their past eight Premier League outings is a massive tailspin — and it centres around an impatient Roman Abramovich, surrounded by a virtual (possibly Zoom or, more likely, Telegram-based) court of […]

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How UConn’s Christyn Williams quieted the self-doubt to return to the top of her game

Every mistake, every time the ball bounced off the rim, Christyn Williams reverted deeper into her own head, plagued with self-doubt. After an impressive freshman season with the UConn Huskies, she knew what her teammates and coaches expected from her. “Well, dang, I’m not living up to it,” the then-sophomore thought to herself early last […]