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Carter Semenya

Semenya Fights Gender Rule at Top Sports Court

Lausanne (AFP) – Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya of South Africa went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that could force her to lower her testosterone levels.

Colin Kaepernick

Lawyer for Kaepernick Says Quarterback Still Wants to Play

Los Angeles (AFP) – The lawyer for Colin Kaepernick said his client “absolutely wants to play” in the NFL again and that the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers would be good fits for him.

Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick, NFL Reach Confidential Collusion Settlement

New York (AFP) – Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests sparking a firestorm of controversy, has reached a settlement with the NFL over his collusion grievance against the league, his attorneys’ said Friday.

Antonio Brown

Steelers Star Antonio Brown Requests Trade

Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown has formally requested a trade from the franchise following an end-of-season bust-up with the team, reports said Tuesday.

Jon Jones

Light-Heavyweight Champ Jones Approved for UFC 235 Bout

Los Angeles (AFP) – Reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was given a one-fight license Tuesday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to compete against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 in March.

Enes Kanter

Silver: Kanter’s Assassination Fears Taken Seriously by NBA

London (AFP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver insisted he takes the issue of player safety “very seriously” following New York Knicks star Enes Kanter’s decision to miss his team’s game in London amid fears he would be killed for his political views.

Jeff Allen

Chiefs Player Finds Good Samaritan who Helped Get Him to Game

Los Angeles (AFP) – Kansas City offensive lineman Jeff Allen has a reward for the good samaritan who helped him make it to the Chiefs’ NFL playoff game in the snow on Saturday: tickets to the American Conference championship game.

US Olympic Committee

US Olympic Committee Slammed in Review of Nassar Abuse Case

The former chief of the United States Olympic Committee was informed of abuse allegations against former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2015 but took no action until the scandal erupted into public view more than a year later, a damning official report said Monday.

NHL Seattle

NHL Greenlights Seattle Expansion Franchise

A team from Seattle will become the 32nd National Hockey League franchise, joining the league in time for the 2021-2022 season, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Reuben Foster

Redskins Sign Foster Days After Domestic Violence Arrest

The Washington Redskins claimed disgraced linebacker Reuben Foster on waivers on Tuesday, two days after he was fired by the San Francisco 49ers following his arrest over an allegation of domestic violence.

Mike Ditka

NFL Legend Ditka Recovering After Heart Attack

Los Angeles (AFP) – Super Bowl-winning former NFL player and coach Mike Ditka is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack, reports said Saturday.

NFL Mexico

NFL to Play Mexico City in 2019 Despite Field Fiasco

The National Football League confirmed Monday that it will go ahead with plans to stage a game in Mexico City in 2019 despite having to move this season’s fixture back to the USA over pitch concerns.

Mariners

Mariners Deny Racism Claims As MLB Opens Investigation

Los Angeles (AFP) – Major League Baseball said Tuesday it has started an investigation into racism claims by the former Seattle Mariners director of high performance against the team, charges denied by club officials.

Basketball Recruiting Scandal

Three Convicted in Basketball Recruiting Corruption Trial

New York (AFP) – Adidas executive James Gatto was among three men found guilty in a US court Wednesday of conspiring to make illegal payments aimed at recruiting promising players to universities affiliated with the sportswear giant.

Kershaw Sale

Lefty Star Pitchers Kershaw and Sale Open World Series

Boston’s Chris Sale was hospitalized last week with a stomach ailment while Clayton Kershaw threw an inning last weekend, but both left-handed seven-time All-Stars will pitch in Tuesday’s World Series opener.

Nurmagomedov

Nurmagomedov Challenges Mayweather to Clash

Los Angeles (AFP) – Mixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a page out of Conor McGregor’s playbook and issued a challenge to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Brewers Dodgers

Brewers Regain Series Lead with 4-0 Win over Dodgers

Los Angeles (AFP) – Milwaukee shortstop Orlando Arcia belted his third home run of this post-season Monday, a two-run shot that lifted the Brewers to a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.