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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.

Dodgers Brewers

Dodgers Level Series with Brewers on Turner Homer

Justin Turner’s two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday that knotted their Major League Baseball playoff series at one game each.

Tom Brady

Brady Throws 500th TD Pass as Patriots Beat Colts

Tom Brady became the third player in NFL history to throw for 500 touchdowns when he connected with wide receiver Josh Gordon in a 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday.

Ryder Cup

Johnson, Fowler Win First Point of Ryder Cup for US

Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler won the first point of the Ryder Cup for the United States on Friday with a 4 and 2 victory over Rory McIlroy and European rookie Thorbjorn Olesen.

Tiger Woods

Tiger, Best-Ever US and Europe Teams Spice Up Ryder Cup Battle

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) – Resurgent star Tiger Woods and the highest-ranked lineups in Ryder Cup history have built anticipation for thrills and excitement ahead of Friday’s dramatic opening matches between Europe and trophy-holders United States at Le Golf National.

Tiger Woods

Woods Back on Top, Bidding to End Ryder Cup Struggles

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) – Tiger Woods rediscovered his former glories by claiming his first title in over five years last weekend, but now he turns his attentions to a competition he has never dominated — the Ryder Cup.

Chargers Rams

Rams, Chargers Battle for LA Bragging Rights

The first game between two Los Angeles NFL teams since 1994 highlights week three of the season with a quarterback matchup that could make it worth the lengthy wait.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Hunts Victory Ahead of Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods tees off in the season-ending Tour Championship here Thursday for the first time in five years, determined to end his victory drought ahead of next week’s Ryder Cup.

Tennis Players

Report: Male Tennis Players Punished More than Women

Male tennis players are almost three times more likely to be fined for losing their temper and smashing racquets than their female counterparts, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Mayweather Pacquiao

Mayweather Says Pacquiao Rematch on Cards This Year

Mayweather earned an estimated $220 million from his first fight with Pacquiao. Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Saturday he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight.

Le'Veon Bell

No-Show Steelers Rusher Bell Loses $855,000 in Holdout

NEW YORK (AFP) – Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not report to the NFL club on Saturday, forfeiting an $855,000 game check for Sunday’s season opener at Cleveland to extend his contract holdout.

Colin Kaepernick

Nike Bets on Millennials with Kaepernick Ad Campaign

NEW YORK (AFP) – Nike’s new marketing campaign built around Colin Kaepernick takes an strong stance on a politically divisive issue in the Trump era, which could score points with millennials but at the risk of alienating conservative customers.

Serena Kaepernick

Serena Praises Controversial QB Kaepernick, Reid

Serena Williams said Friday that “every athlete, every human” should be grateful for the stand on social issues taken by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.

NFL Helmet Rule

NFL: No Change to New Helmet Rules

New York (AFP) – NFL chiefs on Wednesday vowed to press ahead with the league’s new helmet rule despite a storm of controversy which has erupted during its use in pre-season games.

Richie Incognito

Police: Incognito Arrested over Funeral Home Threats

Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills linebacker Richie Incognito has been arrested in Arizona after threatening staff at a funeral home, police confirmed Tuesday.