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American gold medalists reprimanded after protests at Pan American Games

American gold medalists reprimanded after protests at Pan American Games

The two US athletes who demonstrated during separate National Anthems at a regional sports competition earlier this month have been put on probation for 12 months. US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland wrote to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden, saying “while I respect your perspective — and that…MORE

The XFL reveals its new team names and logos

The XFL reveals its new team names and logos

The XFL, the once-defunct American football league that was supposed to serve as an alternative to the NFL, is coming back. The league unveiled the logos and names for all eight of its teams today. The new XFL teams are the DC Defenders, Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, New York Guardians, St. Louis…MORE

Jurgen Klopp makes waves by welcoming surfer into Liverpool camp

Jurgen Klopp makes waves by welcoming surfer into Liverpool camp

At first glance big wave surfing and professional football appear worlds apart. One is contested on grass as scores of limbs flay about for 90 minutes in front of thousands of passionate onlookers. The other is a battle for survival as a solitary human hurtles down a skyscraper of water, riding the boundary between life…MORE

Are smartphones holding back tennis’s next generation?

Are smartphones holding back tennis’s next generation?

As every parent knows, smartphones and screens can be a huge distraction for young children and teenagers. But is the age of the smartphone, and being online at all hours of the day, beginning to affect the tennis world? Some coaches think so. During last month’s Wimbledon, Dr. Mark Kovacs, an American performance physiologist and…MORE

US Women’s National Team’s equal-pay lawsuit is set for a May trial

US Women’s National Team’s equal-pay lawsuit is set for a May trial

A gender discrimination lawsuit filed by members of the US women’s soccer team against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled for trial starting May 5, a spokeswoman for the players said. “We are pleased with the expeditious schedule that has been set by the court and we are eager to move forward this case,”…MORE

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