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American Hockey League suspends player for 30 games for racist gesture toward Black player

American Hockey League suspends player for 30 games for racist gesture toward Black player

The American Hockey League (AHL) on Friday suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games for directing a racist gesture toward Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners during a game earlier this month. Multiple reports describe Hrabik imitating monkey-like movements in the direction of Imama, who is Black, during a January 12 game…MORE

NFL tells remaining playoff teams unvaccinated players no longer subject to daily Covid-19 testing
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NFL tells remaining playoff teams unvaccinated players no longer subject to daily Covid-19 testing

The National Football League issued a memo Friday advising the remaining eight teams left in the playoffs that unvaccinated players no longer need daily Covid-19 tests. Covid-19 protocols updated by the league and NFL Players Association have been updated “to eliminate the distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated players to determine testing cadence,” the NFL said…MORE

Pita Taufatofua: Olympic flagbearer’s father home safe after ‘big adventure’
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Pita Taufatofua: Olympic flagbearer’s father home safe after ‘big adventure’

Tongan Pita Taufatofua says his father is safely hoome after the Olympic athlete was unable to make contact him following the “devastating” tsunami that hit the nation on Saturday. Earlier this week Taufatofua, who became widely recognized after being his country’s flagbearer at the Summer and Winter Olympics, told CNN that he had “no idea”…MORE

Women’s handball team ‘disgusted’ after hidden cameras are discovered in locker room

Women’s handball team ‘disgusted’ after hidden cameras are discovered in locker room

A top women’s handball team in Germany says it is sticking together after two hidden cameras were discovered in the players’ locker room earlier this week. According to TuS Metzingen, which competes in the Bundesliga, an individual has since been placed under urgent suspicion and their association with the club has been terminated immediately. A…MORE

Arsenal has a red card problem and it’s hurting Mikel Arteta’s team
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Arsenal has a red card problem and it’s hurting Mikel Arteta’s team

On Wednesday, the English Football Association (FA) announced that they were looking into a yellow card received by an Arsenal player following reports of suspicious betting patterns. Yellow isn’t the only type of card proving problematic for Arsenal at the moment. Thomas Partey’s red card in Thursday’s Carabao Cup semifinal defeat to Liverpool was the…MORE

Naomi Osaka: Two-time winner knocked out of Australian Open by American Amanda Anisimova
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Naomi Osaka: Two-time winner knocked out of Australian Open by American Amanda Anisimova

Defending champion Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the Australian Open by unseeded American Amanda Anisimova. Osaka, a two time Australian Open champion, had gone a set up in the high quality match on Friday but failed to close it out, with the 20-year-old Anisimova completing her comeback in a third set tie-break to…MORE

11 hole-in-ones in six months: Is this the hottest golfer on the planet?
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11 hole-in-ones in six months: Is this the hottest golfer on the planet?

British amateur golfer Neil Watts is very much the world’s go to hole-in-one guy at the moment — he’s hit 11 aces in the last six months. Although the odds of professional golfers hitting a hole-in-one are significantly higher than your average player, they still may go their whole career without achieving that feat. According…MORE

Judges reveal why Novak Djokovic had to miss Australian Open
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Judges reveal why Novak Djokovic had to miss Australian Open

Three judges who unanimously rejected Novak Djokovic’s bid to stay in Australia to contest the Australian Open have revealed their reasons for the ruling. In a written statement, the judges said it was not irrational for Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to eject the Djokovic due to concerns the unvaccinated Serbian star could pose a risk…MORE

Enes Kanter Freedom is prepared to visit China, but only if he can see ‘the real China’
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Enes Kanter Freedom is prepared to visit China, but only if he can see ‘the real China’

NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom says he would accept a visit to China — as long as he gets to see “the real China,” rather than “propaganda.” On Monday, at a press conference in Beijing, former NBA player Yao Ming had been asked about Freedom’s recent activism. Yao, now president of the state-affiliated Chinese Basketball…MORE

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