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    NBA signs 11-year media deals worth reported $76 bn

    The NBA announced 11-year global media rights deals with The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal and Amazon on Wednesday worth a reported $76 billion and running from the 2025-26 through 2035-36 season.The Women's NBA also announced an 11-year rights deal with Disney, Amazon and NBCUniversal in contracts worth a total of $2.2 billion, The Athletic and ESPN reported. js/jgc

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    Football chaos as Paris Olympics kicks off

    The sporting programme at the Paris Olympics endured a chaotic start on Wednesday as men's football kicked off while a huge police operation was put in place for Israel's first appearance at the Games.Israel's footballers later Wednesday took on Mali under the watchful eye of 1,000 police officers, with authorities erecting an "anti-terrorist perimeter" and braced for possible disruption around the stadium.

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    Paris drug dealers say they're ready for Olympics too

    France has declared itself prepared for the deluge of Olympics visitors -- and so have Paris's drug dealers."Law enforcement is heavily mobilised for the Olympics, but is that going to give (dealers) more opportunity to pursue their business elsewhere in France?"

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    World champions Spain, new-look USA top Olympic women's football billing

    A rejuvenated United States team under new coach Emma Hayes are targeting a record-extending fifth women's football gold medal at the Paris Olympics but face stiff competition, not least in the shape of World Cup holders Spain and their all-star line-up.They won gold when women's football was introduced to the Olympics in 1996, and won three in a row in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

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    UK dressage star Dujardin out of Olympics over alleged horse mistreatment

    British dressage star Charlotte Dujardin withdrew from the Paris Olympics on Tuesday after a video emerged allegedly showing her mistreating a horse.- 'Error of judgement' - Earlier, Dujardin said a video had emerged from four years ago showing "an error of judgement during a coaching session.

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    IOC, Macron reject Israel boycott call at Paris Olympics

    The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and French President Emmanuel Macron rejected Tuesday a Palestinian demand that Israel be barred from the Paris Games over the war in Gaza."Israeli athletes are welcome in our country," French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

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    Cuba demands expulsion of canoeist from Olympic refugee team

    Cuba's Olympic Committee on Tuesday demanded the expulsion of citizen Fernando Jorge, a champion sprint canoeist, from the refugee team taking part in the Paris Olympics.The COC in a statement published in local media demanded "the immediate expulsion of the aforementioned athlete from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games."

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