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Man arrested after racist incident mars Manchester derby

Man arrested after racist incident mars Manchester derby

A 41-year-old man has been arrested over an alleged incident of racist abuse by a Manchester City fan during the derby match against crosstown rival Manchester United Saturday. A video circulating on social media appeared to show a fan making abusive gestures towards United players during their team’s 2-1 victory in the English Premier League…MORE

Borussia Monchengladbach beats Bayern Munich to lead Bundesliga

Borussia Monchengladbach beats Bayern Munich to lead Bundesliga

Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich suffered late heartache as league leader Borussia Monchengladbach secured a 2-1 win in injury time to stay top. Algerian Ramy Bensebaini scored from the penalty spot after Javi Martinez was sent off for a foul on Marcus Thuram. Bensebaini headed Monchengladbach’s equalizer after Bayern’s Ivan Perisic opened the scoring with a…MORE

Dual Olympic champion Ester Ledecka wins first World Cup skiing race

Dual Olympic champion Ester Ledecka wins first World Cup skiing race

She stunned the world with gold medals in two different sports at the Winter Olympics, but now Ester Ledecka has clinched her first World Cup ski racing title. The 24-year-old snowboarder and skier from the Czech Republic stormed to victory in a downhill at Lake Louise, Canada for her first skiing victory since Pyeongchang in…MORE

Patrick Reed penalized for rules breach at Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge

Patrick Reed penalized for rules breach at Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge

Former Masters champion Patrick Reed was penalized two strokes for appearing to deliberately improve his lie in a bunker during the third round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. The American was filmed taking a number of practice swings, which had the effect of flattening the sand behind his ball. The incident happened…MORE

Players pictured under controversial ‘Black Friday’ headline embrace

Players pictured under controversial ‘Black Friday’ headline embrace

The two black soccer stars pictured on the front page of an Italian newspaper under the headline “Black Friday” embraced on the pitch after Friday’s clash between their teams. The headline over photographs of Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku sparked widespread criticism for being racist following the publication of Italy’s Corriere dello Sport Thursday. Both…MORE

Caroline Wozniacki to retire after the Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki to retire after the Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki has announced her plans to retire from professional tennis. The former world No. 1 said Friday that her final tournament will be the Australian Open next month. It’s the site where she won her lone grand slam singles title, which came against then-top-ranked Simona Halep in 2018. Known for her defense, Wozniacki also…MORE

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang hopes the ‘power of sport can unite us’

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang hopes the ‘power of sport can unite us’

In the United States these days, it’s sometimes hard to say anything without offending someone. Political discourse has become pervasive. You could easily poison a social gathering by mentioning President Donald Trump, the Democrats or the impeachment hearings. Sport used to be a safe place and an escape. Sport had the power to unite us,…MORE

Italian newspaper accuses critics of ‘lynching’ after headline race row

Italian newspaper accuses critics of ‘lynching’ after headline race row

Corriere dello Sport has accused critics of “lynching” the newspaper in a staunch defense of its “Black Friday” front page. The Italian publication sparked a race row this week after dubbing Friday’s Serie A match between Inter Milan and AS Roma “Black Friday”, along with pictures of players Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku. The cover…MORE

Boxing’s ‘Clash on the Dunes’ overshadowed by ‘sportswashing’ concerns

Boxing’s ‘Clash on the Dunes’ overshadowed by ‘sportswashing’ concerns

In the 1970s, the “Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila” — two legendary boxing bouts involving Muhammad Ali — helped define the sport’s heavyweight division. Fast forward to Saturday and the “Clash on the Dunes” — the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia — is boxing’s latest…MORE