Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

As IOC weighs a ban, Russian athletes protest their innocence

Monday, December 4th, 2017
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A Russian skier caught cheating during the Sochi Olympics protests his innocence as the International Olympic Committee prepares to announce whether the entire Russian team will be banned from the next Winter Games.

Oscar Pistorius’s sentence more than doubled to 13 years, 5 months

Friday, November 24th, 2017
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South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient."

Saudi Arabia to let women enter sports stadiums in 2018

Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events, preparing special sections in three selected stadiums from early next year in another step toward opening public spaces to women.

NFL says anthem issue to be ‘front and centre’ in upcoming meeting

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem, a guideline the league has left to the discretion of players who kneeled in large numbers after criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Mike Pence walks out of NFL game after players take a knee during anthem

Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game after about a dozen players from the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the national anthem.

O.J. Simpson released on parole after 9 years in prison

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Former football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man again Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist in Las Vegas that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided after his acquittal for the killings of his ex-wife and her friend after his 1995 "trial of the century" in Los Angeles.

‘Bigger than football’: Why the NFL took a knee

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Pro football, a sport known to skew conservative with Southern powerhouse college programs and military pageantry in the NFL, has dragged its heels when it comes to overt political activism. But not this time. Not after U.S. President Donald Trump forced their hand, experts say.

Trump bristles at criticism his anthem play is racially motivated

Monday, September 25th, 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump reiterates his criticism of NFL players who have knelt during the national anthem, pushing back against suggestions that race drove his calls for those football players to be fired.

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Breaking down the bout everybody’s talking about

Friday, August 25th, 2017
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Floyd Mayweather, one of the all-time great boxers, comes out of retirement Saturday against UFC champion Conor McGregor, who has never boxed professionally. The fighters will laugh all the way to the bank, but will fans get their money's worth.

‘I’m completely speechless’: Venus Williams breaks down when asked about fatal car crash

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Venus Williams broke down in tears during her post-match news conference at Wimbledon on Monday when asked about a recent car accident she was involved in that led to the death of a 78-year-old Florida man.