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Australian Open criticized for stopping Peng Shuai protest
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Australian Open criticized for stopping Peng Shuai protest

The Australian Open is facing criticism over its handing of a small protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s alleged mistreatment of tennis player Peng Shuai. Protestors unfurled a banner reading ‘Where Is Peng Shuai’ during the match between China’s Wang Qiang and American Madison Keys and one of the protesters also wore a t-shirt with…

Los Angeles Rams stave off furious Tampa Bay Buccaneers comeback to deny Tom Brady a shot at eighth ring
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Los Angeles Rams stave off furious Tampa Bay Buccaneers comeback to deny Tom Brady a shot at eighth ring

The Los Angeles Rams survived a Tom Brady-inspired Tampa Bay Buccaneers fightback to edge a pulsating 30-27 NFL playoff contest on Sunday. Having seen his team steamrolled to a 27-3 deficit with just over three minutes of the third quarter remaining, Brady looked set to write another fabled chapter in his legendary career as the…

Gonzaga University suspends Hall of Famer John Stockton’s season tickets over his defiance of Covid-19 mask mandate
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Gonzaga University suspends Hall of Famer John Stockton’s season tickets over his defiance of Covid-19 mask mandate

Gonzaga University has suspended season tickets for one of its most notable alumni and Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton after he refused to comply with the school’s mask mandates at games, he said in an interview with The Spokesman-Review in Washington. The former Utah Jazz point guard confirmed the school suspended his tickets…

East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent
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East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent

The East Coast Hockey League suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta indefinitely after he allegedly made a racist gesture toward South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban during Saturday’s game, the league announced. A hearing is to take place between the league and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. In a statement Sunday, Icemen CEO Andy Kaufmann…

The NFL is the rare thing that brings all Americans — Democrats and Republicans — together
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The NFL is the rare thing that brings all Americans — Democrats and Republicans — together

Almost everything in our world today is divided along political lines. Whether it be something as important as a life saving vaccine or something as simple — and you would think would be non-partisan — as what TV programs people watch or jeans people wear, everything seems to be polarized along partisan lines. That’s what…

Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers complete stunning NFL playoff upsets thanks to last-second field-goals
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Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers complete stunning NFL playoff upsets thanks to last-second field-goals

Unless you had a crystal ball or had read the tea leaves, Saturday evening wasn’t a good evening for people in the predicting business. The Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers both claimed shock wins thanks to field-goals as time expired despite both coming into their NFL divisional round clashes in the playoffs as underdogs.…

NCAA’s ‘sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation’ stirs debate
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NCAA’s ‘sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation’ stirs debate

A new NCAA policy allowing the national governing body for each sport to determine the eligibility of transgender athletes has come under fire by observers on the various sides of a highly charged debate over participation in college sports. The policy, announced late Wednesday, comes as University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas — scheduled to…

Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to Australian Open fourth round — but didn’t realize he’d won
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Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to Australian Open fourth round — but didn’t realize he’d won

Stefanos Tsitsipas had to dig deep to beat Benoit Paire in the third round of the Australian Open — so deep that immediately after he’d won, he didn’t even realize the match had ended. Facing three match points, Paire could only hit his forehand into the net, meaning Tsitsipas had advanced to the fourth round…

Beijing 2022 says no foreign athletes have tested positive yet for Covid-19 after arrival
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Beijing 2022 says no foreign athletes have tested positive yet for Covid-19 after arrival

No foreign athletes who have arrived in Beijing for the Winter Olympic Games have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, according to Beijing 2022’s media team. “If any athlete tests positive for COVID-19, he/she will be reported and managed according to relevant requirements,” the media team told CNN on Saturday. The media team did…

American Hockey League suspends player for 30 games for racist gesture toward Black player
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American Hockey League suspends player for 30 games for racist gesture toward Black player

The American Hockey League (AHL) on Friday suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games for directing a racist gesture toward Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners during a game earlier this month. Multiple reports describe Hrabik imitating monkey-like movements in the direction of Imama, who is Black, during a January 12 game…

NFL tells remaining playoff teams unvaccinated players no longer subject to daily Covid-19 testing
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NFL tells remaining playoff teams unvaccinated players no longer subject to daily Covid-19 testing

The National Football League issued a memo Friday advising the remaining eight teams left in the playoffs that unvaccinated players no longer need daily Covid-19 tests. Covid-19 protocols updated by the league and NFL Players Association have been updated “to eliminate the distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated players to determine testing cadence,” the NFL said…

Pita Taufatofua: Olympic flagbearer’s father home safe after ‘big adventure’
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Pita Taufatofua: Olympic flagbearer’s father home safe after ‘big adventure’

Tongan Pita Taufatofua says his father is safely hoome after the Olympic athlete was unable to make contact him following the “devastating” tsunami that hit the nation on Saturday. Earlier this week Taufatofua, who became widely recognized after being his country’s flagbearer at the Summer and Winter Olympics, told CNN that he had “no idea”…

Women’s handball team ‘disgusted’ after hidden cameras are discovered in locker room

Women’s handball team ‘disgusted’ after hidden cameras are discovered in locker room

A top women’s handball team in Germany says it is sticking together after two hidden cameras were discovered in the players’ locker room earlier this week. According to TuS Metzingen, which competes in the Bundesliga, an individual has since been placed under urgent suspicion and their association with the club has been terminated immediately. A…

Arsenal has a red card problem and it’s hurting Mikel Arteta’s team
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Arsenal has a red card problem and it’s hurting Mikel Arteta’s team

On Wednesday, the English Football Association (FA) announced that they were looking into a yellow card received by an Arsenal player following reports of suspicious betting patterns. Yellow isn’t the only type of card proving problematic for Arsenal at the moment. Thomas Partey’s red card in Thursday’s Carabao Cup semifinal defeat to Liverpool was the…

Naomi Osaka: Two-time winner knocked out of Australian Open by American Amanda Anisimova
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Naomi Osaka: Two-time winner knocked out of Australian Open by American Amanda Anisimova

Defending champion Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the Australian Open by unseeded American Amanda Anisimova. Osaka, a two time Australian Open champion, had gone a set up in the high quality match on Friday but failed to close it out, with the 20-year-old Anisimova completing her comeback in a third set tie-break to…

11 hole-in-ones in six months: Is this the hottest golfer on the planet?
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11 hole-in-ones in six months: Is this the hottest golfer on the planet?

British amateur golfer Neil Watts is very much the world’s go to hole-in-one guy at the moment — he’s hit 11 aces in the last six months. Although the odds of professional golfers hitting a hole-in-one are significantly higher than your average player, they still may go their whole career without achieving that feat. According…

Judges reveal why Novak Djokovic had to miss Australian Open
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Judges reveal why Novak Djokovic had to miss Australian Open

Three judges who unanimously rejected Novak Djokovic’s bid to stay in Australia to contest the Australian Open have revealed their reasons for the ruling. In a written statement, the judges said it was not irrational for Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to eject the Djokovic due to concerns the unvaccinated Serbian star could pose a risk…