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British Horse Racing is ‘Too White’, Industry Told

Horse racing in Britain needs to become more “diverse” the sport was told at an industry awards night at which 90 per cent of nominees were white. Speaking at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards in London on Monday,

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Israel’s West Bank Marathon Shunned by Global Sporting Body

Israel Marathon Association accused the Association of International Marathons and Distances Races of injecting politics into sports on Thursday, by excluding an Israeli race because it passes through West Bank territory.

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POLL: Only 4% of Sports Media Support Donald Trump

A new poll of the liberal sports media shows exactly what one might expect by reading their daily coverage of “sports”: Only a tiny four percent of members of the sports media are supporters of President Donald Trump.

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On Brutal Tour Day That Culls 12 Riders, Froome Still on Top

CHAMBERY, France (AP) — The Tour de France threw the kitchen sink at Chris Froome: steep mountain ascents followed by daredevil descents at speeds exceeding 70 kilometers (45 miles) per hour that wiped out other riders, the loss of his top teammate in a crash, a breakdown on his bike, and rivals who tried to make him crack with bursts of acceleration.

Kyle Frederick Snyder of the United States celebrates after winning gold over Khetag Goziumov (not pictured) of Azerbaijan in the Men's Freestyle 97kg on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Iran Bans Travel of U.S. Wrestlers to Freestyle World Cup

Iran on Friday banned U.S. wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, according to an official IRNA news agency report.

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Leagues Getting in Bed with Sports Betting Industry

Despite spending a century crusading against gambling in sports, many of the nation’s major professional leagues are now cutting deals with the sports betting industry, a new report says.

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Adidas Ending IAAF Sponsorship Over Doping Allegations

For 11 years Adidas sportswear has been one of the biggest supporters of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). But that relationship has just come to an abrupt end, a direct result, it is said, of the IAAF’s developing doping and corruption scandal.

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The Rugby World Cup: What You Need To Know

One of the world’s largest sporting events kicks off today. The Rugby World Cup 2015 will commence with an opening ceremony at 19:00 (BST), followed immediately by the first match of the tournament between host nation England and Fiji.

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Jenner Boosts Ratings for ESPY Awards

When ESPN’s ESPY awards announced that it was giving a “courage” award to Bruce Jenner, Bob Costas and others deemed it a transparent effort to boost viewership. Now, it looks like Jenner’s appearance to accept the award did just that.

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American Football vs. International Futbol

George Carlin’s classic critique of football and baseball strikes today as slightly yesterday. But his premise easily extrapolates to compare and contrast the good ol’ US of A and all our funny-sounding international neighbors, who seem to adore a kicky-kick sport (what we call “soccer”) managed by the honorable men of FIFA.