Andy Wiggins has been drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers
England's captain Matt Dawson (left) walks towards the jubilating Scottish captain Andy Nicol (foreground) with Duncan Hodge (No.10) after they beat England

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The US government has revoked the official trademark registration of the Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins lose trademark protection but vow to appeal decision

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board said the name disparages Native Americans

The IOC are particularly embarrassed over Blatter's allegations that racism is behind criticism of the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Inside Lines: Embarrassed IOC will keep close eye on slippery Sepp Blatter

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The former England footballer ventured into the Amazon jungle for his programme, 'David Beckham into the Unknown'

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Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers

NHL Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings clinch Stanley Cup victory in double overtime to provide the perfect ending to a dramatic play-off series

Alec Martinez struck the winning goal as the clock ticked down to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1 over the New York Rangers

NBA: San Antonio Spurs one game away from the title after dominating the Heat in Miami

Spurs can win their first title since 2007 after 107-86 win

Behind the glamorous image of the Los Angeles Kings’ ice girls is a world of strict working conditions and humiliating tasks

National Hockey League’s ice girl cheerleaders ‘work in torture camps’

The apparently glamorous roles come with strict conditions and humiliating tasks

NBA: Kawhi Leonard scores 29 points to inspire the San Antonio Spurs to a 2-1 Finals lead over the Miami Heat

Leonard leads scorers in a 111-92 victory at the American Airlines Arena

Chris Eubank Jnr won his 16th fight last Saturday when he beat Stephan Horvath

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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals
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David Beckham is planning to build a stadium in Miami’s port for a new football team he will own

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London Mayor Boris Johnson is to hire a new supremo tasked with getting the capital back on its feet – literally. He wants a high-profile figure to take charge of London Sport, a body which aims to co-ordinate a post-Olympics sporting strategy designed to make Londoners fitter and more community-sport conscious.

David Haye admits he made mistakes earlier in his heavyweight career

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