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Tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili charged with assaulting ex-wife

Tennis star Nikoloz Basilashvili charged with assaulting ex-wife

The ex-wife of a leading tennis player is standing by claims she was the victim of assault. Nikoloz Basilashvili, who is ranked No. 27 in the world, was charged with violence against Neli Dorokashvili last month following a disagreement, according to a statement from the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia. Basilashvili was released on a bail…MORE

Ditching the day job: From the sports desk to UK band Sports Team

Ditching the day job: From the sports desk to UK band Sports Team

I won’t forget the moment I informed my boss at CNN of my intention to leave sports journalism for a career in music. “Remind me what the band’s called again,” he asked, eyebrows raised, probably wondering why I’d forsake a job in a competitive industry for pub stages in London. “Sports Team,” I replied through…MORE

Drew Brees issues apology for ‘insensitive’ comments

Drew Brees issues apology for ‘insensitive’ comments

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees issued an apology Thursday for his “insensitive” comments made yesterday in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Brees has been widely criticized by many fellow athletes, with NBA star LeBron James and Brees’ teammate Michael Thomas weighing in. When asked for his opinion about players kneeling to protest police brutality…MORE

Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich is planning to join George Floyd protests

Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich is planning to join George Floyd protests

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich says the club is planning on joining the protests against George Floyd’s death and believes white players should stand with their black teammates in showing solidarity. Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Weston McKennie and Marcus Thuram all made protests during Bundesliga matches over the weekend and Kimmich says all players have…MORE

Lance Armstrong: The man who ‘gained the world but lost his soul’

Lance Armstrong: The man who ‘gained the world but lost his soul’

Betsy Andreu is frustrated. She’s just watched the first two hours of Lance Armstrong sharing what the disgraced cyclist calls “his truth” in ESPN’s recent 30-for-30 documentary. She isn’t buying it. “If a man gains the world but loses his soul, is that OK? You cannot believe everything that he says,” the wife of Armstrong’s…MORE

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