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Premier League: Racist and homophobic incidents tarnish ‘best league in the world’

Premier League: Racist and homophobic incidents tarnish ‘best league in the world’

It’s been dubbed the “best league in the world” for its exciting games and competitiveness, but it wasn’t the greatest weekend for the Premier League — the most watched football division globally — as several ugly incidents unfolded. Manchester United players were allegedly racially abused in Saturday evening’s Manchester derby, while a 13-year-old Burnley supporter…MORE

French basketball player fined for disrespecting Chinese anthem

French basketball player fined for disrespecting Chinese anthem

French basketball player Guerschon Yabusele has been fined 10,000 yuan ($1,400) and given a warning for not raising his head during the Chinese national anthem before a game Friday, Chinese state media reported. Yabusele, who plays for the Chinese Basketball Association’s (CBA) Nanjing Monkey Kings, was photographed bowing his head as his teammates appear to…MORE

Burrow, Fields, Hurts and Young named 2019 Heisman finalists

Burrow, Fields, Hurts and Young named 2019 Heisman finalists

The 2019 Heisman Trophy finalists were announced Monday evening. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young will be invited to New York for the Heisman Trophy announcement this Saturday. The winner will be named in a broadcast on ESPN that starts at…MORE

Russia banned from 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup over doping scandal

Russia banned from 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup over doping scandal

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions — notably the Olympics and the World Cup — for four years over doping non-compliance. WADA’s compliance review committee (CRC) had suggested several sanctions because of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA) failure to cooperate fully during probes into Russian…MORE

Borussia Monchengladbach beats Bayern Munich to lead Bundesliga

Borussia Monchengladbach beats Bayern Munich to lead Bundesliga

Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich suffered late heartache as league leader Borussia Monchengladbach secured a 2-1 win in injury time to stay top. Algerian Ramy Bensebaini scored from the penalty spot after Javi Martinez was sent off for a foul on Marcus Thuram. Bensebaini headed Monchengladbach’s equalizer after Bayern’s Ivan Perisic opened the scoring with a…MORE

Dual Olympic champion Ester Ledecka wins first World Cup skiing race

Dual Olympic champion Ester Ledecka wins first World Cup skiing race

She stunned the world with gold medals in two different sports at the Winter Olympics, but now Ester Ledecka has clinched her first World Cup ski racing title. The 24-year-old snowboarder and skier from the Czech Republic stormed to victory in a downhill at Lake Louise, Canada for her first skiing victory since Pyeongchang in…MORE

Patrick Reed penalized for rules breach at Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge

Patrick Reed penalized for rules breach at Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge

Former Masters champion Patrick Reed was penalized two strokes for appearing to deliberately improve his lie in a bunker during the third round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. The American was filmed taking a number of practice swings, which had the effect of flattening the sand behind his ball. The incident happened…MORE

Players pictured under controversial ‘Black Friday’ headline embrace

Players pictured under controversial ‘Black Friday’ headline embrace

The two black soccer stars pictured on the front page of an Italian newspaper under the headline “Black Friday” embraced on the pitch after Friday’s clash between their teams. The headline over photographs of Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku sparked widespread criticism for being racist following the publication of Italy’s Corriere dello Sport Thursday. Both…MORE

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