NBA player Greg Oden has been arrested in Indiana on alleged battery charges

Former NBA No 1 pick Greg Oden arrested for alleged battery in Indiana

Former No 1 pick arrested in Lawrence, Indiana

Kevin Durant could be offered a $320m shoe deal with Under Armour

Kevin Durant to be offered $325m Under Armour shoe deal after Nike contract expires

Mammoth offer includes equity in the sportswear brand

Becky Hammon has become the first full-time female coach in the NBA

Becky Hammon: San Antonio Spurs make Hammon the first ever full-time female NBA coach

Hammon, who has spent 16 years in the WNBA, will be an assistant

The Cincinnati Bengals have handed Andy Dalton a six-year, $115m contract extension

NFL: Andy Dalton signs six-year, $115m contract extension with the Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals make 26-year-old their quarterback for the foreseeable future

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Kick-off: The US has almost 200 FootGolf courses across 37 states

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Paul George is carried off the court after suffering a broken leg

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NFL team the Washington Redskins are facing having to change their name

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Mesut Ozil is pictured with NBA star Kevin Durant

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Arsenal and Germany star joins players ahead of the FIBA World Cup

Muhammad Ali's gloves that he wore in the first fight against Joe Frazier

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Ali went on to lose the match before beating Frazier twice in their epic trilogy of bouts

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Boxing: Tyson Fury pulls out of tonight's rearranged fight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle is taken severely ill

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