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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

Serena Williams’ smashed racket from the US Open sells for $20,910

Serena Williams’ smashed racket from the US Open sells for $20,910

Serena Williams’ smashed racket from her infamous US Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka has been sold for $20,910 at a New Jersey auction. Williams damaged the racket in the bad-tempered 2018 loss, a match which sparked controversy after the 23-time grand slam champion was docked a game for clashing with umpire Carlos Ramos. The…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

Man arrested after racist incident mars Manchester derby

Man arrested after racist incident mars Manchester derby

A 41-year-old man has been arrested over an alleged incident of racist abuse by a Manchester City fan during the derby match against crosstown rival Manchester United Saturday. A video circulating on social media appeared to show a fan making abusive gestures towards United players during their team’s 2-1 victory in the English Premier League…MORE

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