Kawhi Leonard free agency rumours: Clippers star declines third-year option in LA, per report
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Kawhi Leonard free agency rumours: Clippers star declines third-year option in LA, per report

Kawhi Leonard has reportedly turned down his $36 million sophomore option with the Clippers, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes and Ben Rohrbach. With the move, Leonard becomes an unrestricted free agent, but that doesn’t mean his stint in LA is over. According to Haynes and Rohrbach, the Clippers and Leonard are…

Mutaz Esha Barshem of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy share Olympic gold in men’s high jump
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Mutaz Esha Barshem of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy share Olympic gold in men’s high jump

While the Olympics are a showcase of world-class athletic skills, they are also a place to showcase world-class sportsmanship. Nowhere was that more evident during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics than during Sunday’s men’s high jump final, when Qatar’s Mutaz Esha Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi decided to forgo a jump-off and compete in the Olympics…

Allianz warns legal battle over ‘Structured Alpha’ funds could be costly
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Allianz warns legal battle over ‘Structured Alpha’ funds could be costly

Fund management updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about fund management news. Allianz warns that an escalating legal dispute over actions taken by some of its investment funds in the US last year during the early days of the pandemic could result in a painful financial blow. The…

GOP Legislator Says Infrastructure Bill Has Enough Support To Pass Senate
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GOP Legislator Says Infrastructure Bill Has Enough Support To Pass Senate

Updates on politics and policy in the US Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about US politics and policy news. Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package had enough support from lawmakers to pass the Senate this week, Republican Senator Susan Collins said Sunday. Collins said the bill could be…

Pandemic causes largest global house price rise in two decades
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Pandemic causes largest global house price rise in two decades

House prices are rising in nearly every major economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, sparking the widest rally in more than two decades and rekindling economists’ concerns about potential threats to financial stability. Of the 40 countries covered by the OECD data, only three have experienced a decline in house prices in real…

Coronavirus latest: New York wants to revive pandemic-ravaged childcare
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Coronavirus latest: New York wants to revive pandemic-ravaged childcare

Every US state has given at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to at least half of the adult population, with Mississippi the last to reach the milestone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mississippi has completely pinned 34.5 percent of the population, ahead of Alabama’s 34.3 percent. The European Medicines…

Why Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic played at wingback vs.  Arsenal: Thomas Tuchel explains
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Why Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic played at wingback vs. Arsenal: Thomas Tuchel explains

Explaining the decision to start Christian Pulisic at fullback in Sunday’s pre-season friendly against Arsenal, Thomas Tuchel said it is now time to experiment with different players who have not yet returned to the team. Pulisic started as right-back with Callum Hudson-Odoi from the left, while Chelsea sealed a 2-1 victory behind goals from Tammy…

Heat trade rumours: Miami targets Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade after picking up option from Goran Dragic
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Heat trade rumours: Miami targets Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade after picking up option from Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic is back for an eighth season with the Heat. Well, for now at least he is. Miami made the decision on Sunday afternoon to pick up the veteran guard’s $19.4 million contract on the eve of the free pick. But are they holding Dragic? Maybe not. Dragic can be used as a bargaining…