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WTA announces immediate suspension of tournaments in China amid concern for Peng Shuai
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WTA announces immediate suspension of tournaments in China amid concern for Peng Shuai

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) chairman and CEO Steve Simon has announced an immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong. In a statement released Wednesday, Simon said the decision was based on the lack of transparency by Chinese officials following tennis player Peng Shuai’s allegation of sexual assault against a top…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

Qatar 2022: Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises host nation is ‘tolerant’ and ‘welcoming’
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Qatar 2022: Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises host nation is ‘tolerant’ and ‘welcoming’

With less than a year to go before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, questions surrounding host nation Qatar’s handling of humanitarian issues show few signs of abating — specifically concerning the state’s anti-homosexuality laws. Nasser Al Khater, the chief executive of the tournament’s organizing committee, insists that Qatar has been treated “unfairly…MORE

LSU hires former Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly
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LSU hires former Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly

Louisiana State University announced Tuesday morning Brian Kelly has been hired as the school’s head football coach. Kelly will be introduced on Wednesday. Kelly — Notre Dame’s head coach since the 2010 season — will replace current LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. LSU announced October 17 the school and Orgeron will be parting ways when…MORE

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