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WaPo: Nationals pitcher declines White House visit

Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle has declined to visit the White House Monday for a ceremony honoring his team's historic World Series win, citing President Donald Trump's rhetoric as the reason he won't attend the celebration.

Seahawks claim Josh Gordon off waivers

When the New England Patriots cut Josh Gordon yesterday he was available to every team in the NFL via waiver claim that is in reverse order of standings.  Pete Carroll admitted he didn't think he would still be available by the time it got to their claim position, but the Seahawks got their man.

All Blacks reach Rugby World Cup semifinals

New Zealand raised the bar once again at this Rugby World Cup by booking its place in the semifinals with a seven-try, 46-14 mauling of Ireland.

Professional athletes to cover funeral costs for Atatiana Jefferson

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and his wife, Brittany, are paying most costs for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson. Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson has committed to paying for the rest, the Jefferson family's attorney told the Dallas Morning News.

Each year, 13 boxers on average die in the ring

It's a sport which can be a matter of life and death. Between 1890 and 2011, it's estimated that 1,604 boxers died as a direct result of injuries sustained in the ring, according to a survey carried out Manuel Velazquez. That is an average of 13 deaths a year.

ALCS Game 4 postponed because of rain

Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees will have to wait at least one more day.

Why Washington Nationals fans are obsessed with 'Baby Shark'

The Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series for the first time in the franchise's history, and if you caught any of their postseason performances so far, you'd be forgiven for being a little confused.

Rugby World Cup: Best off-field moments so far

As the Rugby World Cup pauses for breath between the groups stages and knockout rounds, now seems a good time to reflect on what's been an eventful tournament so far.

Olympics marathon moved because of heat fears

The marathon and long-distance walking events at next year's Olympics have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo to avoid a repeat of the recent World Championships in Doha where athletes toiled in searing heat and humidity.