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Peng Shuai ‘reconfirms’ she is safe and well in second call with IOC, says Olympic organization
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Peng Shuai ‘reconfirms’ she is safe and well in second call with IOC, says Olympic organization

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a second call with Peng Shuai on Wednesday and said that the Chinese tennis star “reconfirmed” that she was safe and well given the “difficult situation” she is in, the sporting organization said on Thursday. One of China’s most recognizable sports stars, Peng publicly accused a former top Communist…MORE

Major League Baseball lockout begins as players and owners fail to reach a new bargaining agreement
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Major League Baseball lockout begins as players and owners fail to reach a new bargaining agreement

The collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ union expired at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, leading to the first official work stoppage in professional baseball since the 1994-95 seasons. The lockout will prevent players from using team facilities as well as free agents from signing new contracts until a new CBA…MORE

Women’s tennis suspends all tournaments in China over concern for Peng Shuai
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Women’s tennis suspends all tournaments in China over concern for Peng Shuai

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has announced an immediate suspension of all tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, in response to Beijing’s silencing of sexual assault allegations made by Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai against a former top Communist Party official. In a statement released Wednesday, WTA chairman and CEO Steve Simon said the decision…MORE

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26
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Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan has died at the age of 26, Stirling County rugby club confirmed on Tuesday. “Our love, thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Shibby’s family at this devastating time. We very much hope their privacy will be respected by everyone as they deal with their tragic loss,” said a Stirling County…MORE

LeBron James misses game after being sidelined by NBA Covid-19 protocols
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LeBron James misses game after being sidelined by NBA Covid-19 protocols

LeBron James was sidelined by the NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols and, as a result, missed Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, a team spokesperson confirmed to CNN. It is unclear if James had tested positive for Covid-19 or whether he had come into close contact with someone who had. Lakers head coach Frank…MORE

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh says he will gift his bonus to staffers who took pay cuts
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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh says he will gift his bonus to staffers who took pay cuts

Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh will donate the bonus money he’ll earn this season to employees of the athletic department who were impacted by Covid-19-related pay cuts, Harbaugh said. Harbaugh secured a $500,000 bonus Saturday when the Wolverines defeated rival Ohio State Buckeyes to secure the Big Ten East Division crown. He and…MORE

Tiger Woods on playing again: ‘I don’t know when that is going to happen’
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Tiger Woods on playing again: ‘I don’t know when that is going to happen’

Tiger Woods spoke about his golf future on Tuesday in his first press conference since suffering serious leg injuries in a February single-vehicle rollover accident. Woods is hosting the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week. The 15-time major champion said he doesn’t know when he would play again but is happy that he…MORE

Vincent Kompany says football boardrooms are a ‘hotbed of inequality’ in new FIFPro anti-racism report
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Vincent Kompany says football boardrooms are a ‘hotbed of inequality’ in new FIFPro anti-racism report

With “no clear indication” that recent measures implemented by governing bodies and social media companies have done anything to tackle racism in football, worldwide players’ union FIFPro wants to help set up an independent research center to gather data on incidents of abuse. The research center is part of FIFPro’s new plan to “protect, support…MORE

Monday Night Football: Russell Wilson has ‘to do better, we all got to do better,’ says Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll
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Monday Night Football: Russell Wilson has ‘to do better, we all got to do better,’ says Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll

It was an unhappy birthday for Russell Wilson on Monday Night Football as the quarterback saw his potential game-tying pass intercepted to seal a 17-15 loss for the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) against the Washington Football Team (5-6), scuppering a dramatic comeback. Playing on his 33rd birthday, Wilson threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Swain…MORE

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