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Houston Texans Lawsuit Expands Inquiry Into Deshaun Watson

As the NFL’s 15-month investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Deshaun Watson neared a resolution, one of his accusers filed suit Monday against Watson’s former team, the Houston Texans, alleging that the organization “turned a blind eye” to Watson’s behavior toward female massage therapists. Watson, a quarterback who was traded to the Cleveland Browns in …

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Wimbledon, a Longstanding Tradition, Opens with a Flurry of Changes

WIMBLEDON, England — It is about tradition this year at Wimbledon on the 100th anniversary of Centre Court, but as the defending men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic walked back onto the grass on Monday to launch this year’s tournament, it was also about change. There is plenty of it at the All England Club in …

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Tennis’ Most Popular Podcast Is The Tennis Podcast

WIMBLEDON, England — The moment Amélie Mauresmo, the French Open tournament director, said women’s tennis did not have as much appeal as men’s tennis right now, there was little doubt she was going to get an earful. Those objecting included a British woman named Catherine Whitaker, who delivered a scathing, 10-minute, 35-second dressing down of …

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Marlin Briscoe, Pioneering Black Quarterback, Dies at 76

Marlin Briscoe, a pioneering quarterback who had to overcome prejudice against Black athletes playing the position during the 1960s, and who later won two Super Bowl rings as a wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins, died on Monday. He was 76. Briscoe had been hospitalized in Norwalk, Calif., just outside Los Angeles, where he died …

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Angels and Mariners Brawl Results in 47 Games of Suspensions

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Fallout from baseball’s nastiest brawl of the season hit the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners swift and hard Monday with 12 uniformed personnel between the two teams receiving a total of 47 games’ worth of suspensions for their actions in Sunday’s spirited melee. Major League Baseball made its strongest statement …

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