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Sharapova crashes out at 1st round of Kremlin Cup in Moscow

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 16:30 Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova has been knocked out in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in front of a home crowd, losing to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova 6-7 4-6. Russian Sharapova hammered in seven aces during the game but committed three double faults and capitalized on just […]


‘Hated for Jewish roots’: Spanish paper apologizes to English football club for ‘distasteful’ claim

Spain’s best-selling newspaper ‘Marca’ apologized after it caused controversy for claiming Tottenham Hotspur are hated by other teams because of their ‘Jewish roots.’ Marca published a full-page article on London club Tottenham’s history ahead of their Champions League group stage clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday. A subheading in the story, written by journalist Enrique […]


NFL to meet in New York in attempt to solve anthem controversy

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:55 The National Football League (NFL) will try to find a way out of the anthem crisis during an owners meeting that will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in New York City. The league owners along with players, their union leaders, and club owners will gather in Manhattan to […]


100kg transgender Australian footballer blocked from playing in women’s league

The Australian Football League (AFL) has caused controversy by rejecting a request from a transgender footballer to play in the women’s league. Hannah Mouncey, who is a former Australian men’s handball representative, had requested to be part of this year’s Australian Football Women’s League (AFLW) draft. However, a five-person subcommittee formed to evaluate the player’s […]


Pucker punch! Female boxer plants kiss on opponent at press conference (VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 14:51 There will be no love lost in the undisputed world championship fight between champion Cecilia ‘First Lady’ Brækhus and Mikaela Laurén this weekend – even after they kissed during a press conference. Brækhus, the undisputed world champion and pound-for-pound number one from Norway, will defend her WBA, WBC, IBF, […]


Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL over alleged 'collusion' not to sign him

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 12:27 Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who triggered the wave of ‘take a knee’ protests, has filed a complaint against the National Football League (NFL) over alleged “collusion” not to hire him. Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers on March 3 and has not yet found another team, […]


Bosnian footballers ‘take a knee’ at poor refereeing, concede two goals (VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 12:37 Bosnian second-division side NK Bosna Visoko held their own ‘take a knee’ protest to express their disgust at perceived poor refereeing – and conceded two goals in the process. German club Hertha Berlin were the latest team to show solidarity with NFL national-anthem protests instigated by former player, Colin […]

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