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Broadcaster Jim Kaat apologizes for insensitive remark during MLB playoff game

Broadcaster Jim Kaat apologizes for insensitive remark during MLB playoff game

A broadcaster for MLB Network has apologized for using a term that referenced slavery while on-air during a playoff game Friday. Jim Kaat, an MLB Network analyst and former major league pitcher of 25 seasons, says he was trying to compliment Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada during Friday’s playoff game between the White…

Red Bull Stone Scramble: Mud, mayhem, mountain racing and a girl named Mia Chapman

Red Bull Stone Scramble: Mud, mayhem, mountain racing and a girl named Mia Chapman

On a wild, woodland hilltop in northeastern Tennessee, a man in a gold jacket and matching cowboy hat paces a broad patch of dirt, gesturing up to an increasingly moody sky. “Are y’all ready for some racing?” he bellows into the microphone in his hand. In front of him sit three rows of squat, rugged,…

Dynasties and bragging rights are at stake as the MLB playoffs heat up
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Dynasties and bragging rights are at stake as the MLB playoffs heat up

After a truncated, pandemic-hobbled 2020, the MLB playoffs have come roaring back in full force. A wild end of September saw several teams fighting for spots in the postseason right up until the final regular season game, and some World Series favorites still catching their breath after 11th-hour playoff clinches. Now, after Chris Taylor’s dramatic…

Newcastle United’s takeover by Saudi Arabian-backed consortium agreed
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Newcastle United’s takeover by Saudi Arabian-backed consortium agreed

A Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United has been agreed, the Premier League and the club announced on Thursday. The three-party consortium includes the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), venture capital and private equity company PCP Capital Partners, and RB Sports and Media. There has been much controversy about the PIF’s involvement in the…

18 former NBA players indicted for allegedly trying to defraud league’s health care plan out of millions
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18 former NBA players indicted for allegedly trying to defraud league’s health care plan out of millions

Eighteen former NBA players have been indicted on charges that they allegedly defrauded a health care plan of millions of dollars that served current and former players, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Manhattan federal prosecutors allege in the indictment that the 18 former NBA players and one of their family members took part in…

Teenager Gavi, 17, becomes Spain’s youngest international after remarkable debut as Italy’s 37-game unbeaten streak comes to an end
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Teenager Gavi, 17, becomes Spain’s youngest international after remarkable debut as Italy’s 37-game unbeaten streak comes to an end

In recent years, Spain has produced some of the world’s best footballers and it looks like there’s another star emerging. At just 17 years and 62 days, midfielder Gavi became the country’s youngest ever international player when he made his debut against Italy in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday. The Barcelona youngster was untouchable…

Footballers are playing an ‘obscene’ amount of games. Will a World Cup every two years make it worse?
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Footballers are playing an ‘obscene’ amount of games. Will a World Cup every two years make it worse?

Not long after his transfer from Sporting to Manchester United, it quickly became apparent that Bruno Fernandes was the Premier League club’s most influential player. In a new study on player burnout released by players’ union FIFPro, which represents more then 65,000 footballers worldwide, it found that the Portuguese star — who is also an…

National Women’s Soccer League players pause mid-match in act of solidarity following allegations of sexual misconduct
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National Women’s Soccer League players pause mid-match in act of solidarity following allegations of sexual misconduct

As the National Women’s Soccer League returned to the pitch on Wednesday night for the first time since allegations of sexual misconduct rattled the league, sparked major resignations and led to the cancellation of last weekend’s matches, players stopped during the sixth minute and joined together at the center circle in solidarity. During the first…

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan says head coach Urban Meyer must ‘regain our trust’ after ‘inexcusable’ video
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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan says head coach Urban Meyer must ‘regain our trust’ after ‘inexcusable’ video

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has criticized but ultimately stood by Urban Meyer after lewd videos of the NFL team’s head coach were shared widely online. Footage of Meyer sitting on a stool at a bar in Columbus, Ohio, as a woman danced close to his lap went viral at the weekend before another clip…

Does the footballing world really care about kicking homophobia out?
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Does the footballing world really care about kicking homophobia out?

There are just a handful of top level men’s football players in the world that have come out and have felt able to be open about their sexuality. Few have done so while still playing. But it’s not just football stars who worry about acceptance within their world — it’s fans, too. If Wales qualify…

Premier League footballers offered ‘bespoke quarantine facilities’ after international break, but Jurgen Klopp says it’s ‘not a real solution’
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Premier League footballers offered ‘bespoke quarantine facilities’ after international break, but Jurgen Klopp says it’s ‘not a real solution’

With another round of international matches looming in the football calendar, questions about players being released to represent their countries remain a headache for the Premier League. Under new guidelines announced last week, several Premier League footballers returning from international duty face 10 days in “bespoke quarantine facilities” — a move that has irked Liverpool…

Bubba Wallace becomes 1st Black driver to win NASCAR Cup Series since 1963
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Bubba Wallace becomes 1st Black driver to win NASCAR Cup Series since 1963

Bubba Wallace made history Monday, becoming just the second Black driver to win NASCAR’s Cup Series race, the association’s top series. Wallace is the first Black person to win the Cup Series since 1963, when NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Wendell Scott led the race. “Talladega, we’re winners,” Wallace said in a video posted on…

Alexander Zverev: ATP to investigate domestic abuse allegations
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Alexander Zverev: ATP to investigate domestic abuse allegations

The ATP is investigating domestic abuse allegations made by world No. 4 Alexander Zverev’s ex-girlfriend, the governing body for men’s professional tennis announced Monday. The ATP said in a statement it “fully condemns any form of violence or abuse and will investigate such allegations related to conduct at an ATP member tournament.” In an interview…

River Plate defeats Boca Juniors as ex-Manchester United star Marcos Rojo sees red
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River Plate defeats Boca Juniors as ex-Manchester United star Marcos Rojo sees red

The hotly anticipated clash between River Plate and Boca Juniors — known as the Superclasico — didn’t disappoint on Sunday, with Argentine football’s biggest match producing no end of drama. The game’s main talking point came after only 16 minutes, when Boca’s former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo was sent off for picking up two…

Park Ji-sung: Ex-Manchester United star urges fans to stop singing his chant which includes racial stereotype
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Park Ji-sung: Ex-Manchester United star urges fans to stop singing his chant which includes racial stereotype

Former Manchester United player Park Ji-sung has asked fans to stop singing a famous chant about him which makes reference to Koreans eating dog meat. The South Korean star, a fan favorite during his time at Old Trafford, says he doesn’t think supporters mean to offend but is aware the song makes younger players feel…

Tani Adewumi: How chess changed the fortunes of 11-year-old prodigy and his family
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Tani Adewumi: How chess changed the fortunes of 11-year-old prodigy and his family

When Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi mulls his next move on a chessboard, his instinct is to pile pressure on his opponent. “I’m aggressive, I like to attack,” he tells CNN Sport of his playing style. “It’s just the way I think in general: I want to checkmate my opponent as fast as I can.” Tani, who…