NBA

In Pictures: The life of NBA icon Kobe Bryant

Bryant was considered one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with LA Lakers.

In Pictures: The life of NBA icon Kobe Bryant

MLB

Nationals hold off Astros to seal Game 1 of World Series

Soto starred for Washington Nationals in a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros.

Nationals hold off Astros to seal Game 1 of World Series

Counting the Cost

China silences critics by denying access to its economy

The 7-word tweet that proved too much for Beijing. Plus, Donald Trump's tanker sanctions hit rental prices.

AJ Impact

'Million-dollar rodeo: Western culture finds new audience

The global appeal of bull riding makes fans cheer. But does it threaten small-town businesses that gave rise to rodeo?

'Million-dollar rodeo: Western culture finds new audience

NBA

Toronto stun Golden State in first NBA Finals

Pascal Siakam's playoff career-high 32 points ensured two-time defending champions were beaten in opening game.

Toronto Raptors stun Golden State Warriors in first NBA Finals

Basketball

Toronto Raptors make history with first NBA final

Canadian team to face Golden State Warriors after defeating Milwaukee Bucks 4-2 in the Eastern Conference final.

Toronto Raptors make history with first NBA final

United States

US women's football team players demand equal pay

Top women’s football players sue the US Soccer Federation, claiming the organisation pays them less than male players.

Racism

NFL reaches deal with players on national anthem protest fallout

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid had accused the NFL of conspiring to blackball them over their anti-racism protests.

US Sports

#ImWithKap: Celebrities, activists boycott Super Bowl

NFL treatment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who protested against racial injustice, condemned on social media.

#ImWithKap: Celebrities and activists boycott Super Bowl

Opinion

Still blackballed: American football's most recognisable exile

With another NFL season set to begin in two weeks, Colin Kaepernick remains an outcast.

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United States

Trump cancels Philadelphia Eagles visit over anthem protest

Philadelphia mayor says Trump isn't a 'true patriot' after Trump cricitises players who refuse to stand during anthem.

Trump cancels Philadelphia Eagles visit over anthem protest