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NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers legend Curley Culp died Saturday, according to a statement from his family. Culp was 75 years old. “On behalf of our family and with a broken heart, I announce the passing of my husband, Curley Culp early this morning. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time,” his…MORE

NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

New York Islanders games have been postponed through at least Tuesday due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the team, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced on Saturday. “As a result of an additional New York Islanders Player entering COVID Protocol this morning, and up to eight Players potentially unavailable to play due to COVID Protocol,…MORE

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration
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LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration

LeBron James’ celebration of Thursday’s overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward with a fine from the NBA. The $15,000 punishment was handed to James “for making an obscene gesture on the playing court,” said the NBA in a statement on Friday. ‘The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in…MORE

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration
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LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration

LeBron James’ celebration in the recent overtime victory against the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward a fine from the NBA. The $15,000 punishment was handed to James “for making an obscene gesture on the playing court,” said the NBA in a statement on Friday. ‘The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in…MORE

Arsenal win piles pressure on Newcastle United and new head coach Eddie Howe
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Arsenal win piles pressure on Newcastle United and new head coach Eddie Howe

After playing 13 Premier League games, Newcastle United still haven’t won a match, the club’s latest setback coming in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Arsenal. The loss ensured Newcastle stay bottom of the table on six points, five points behind fourth from bottom Leeds United. Saturday’s match was the first time Newcastle’s new head coach Eddie…MORE

Peng Shuai: WTA remains ‘deeply concerned’ about Chinese tennis star

Peng Shuai: WTA remains ‘deeply concerned’ about Chinese tennis star

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) “remains deeply concerned” that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai “is not free from censorship or coercion.” In an email statement on Saturday, the WTA says CEO Steve Simon has attempted to reach out to Peng “via various communication channels,” including two emails “to which it was clear her responses were…MORE

World Chess Championship: Chess is sexy again. But for Magnus Carlsen, it’s business as usual
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World Chess Championship: Chess is sexy again. But for Magnus Carlsen, it’s business as usual

The press conference in Dubai ahead of the World Chess Championship is running 30 minutes late. However, that hasn’t quelled the feverish anticipation of the crowd of journalists clambering for a good spot to photograph Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player. He will face off against challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi across 14 games for an…MORE

World Athletics finds female athletes target of 87 percent of online abuse at Tokyo Olympics
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World Athletics finds female athletes target of 87 percent of online abuse at Tokyo Olympics

World Athletics has found that female athletes were the target of 87 percent of all online abuse at this year’s Tokyo Olympics. The findings come from a study conducted during the Games and published on Thursday. It follows the launch of World Athletics’ new safeguarding policy last month, which highlights the concern that social media…MORE