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23rd Horse Death Rocks Santa Anita

Santa Anita Racetrack was rocked by a 23rd equine death in just over three months on Sunday as gelding Arms Runner was euthanized after a fall in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.

Santa Anita Racetrack

Mavs Center Porzingis Accused of Rape in New York

New York (AFP) – Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis is being investigated in New York after being accused of raping a woman last year, the New York Post reported on Saturday.

Kristaps Porzingis

Bryce Harper Tops Aaron Judge in Jersey Sales

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper has the most popular jersey in Major League Baseball, according to online sales details revealed Thursday by the league.

Bryce Harper

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.

Carter Semenya

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.

Colin Kaepernick

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.

Antonio Brown

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.

Jon Jones

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.

Enes Kanter

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.

Jeff Allen

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.

US Olympic Committee

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.

NHL Seattle

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.

Reuben Foster

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.

Mike Ditka