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Investigation Confirms Abuse of Female Basketball Players in Mali

New York Times
Jeré Longman and Romain Molina Basketball’s world governing body painted a damning portrait of sexual abuse of female basketball players in the West African nation of Mali in an investigation published Tuesday, but said it could not independently confirm reporting in The New York Times that the sport’s top global......

Bama Player’s Favorite Saban Saying is ‘Deez’ Jokes

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgzODY4ODM3MzU4MjE3MTkw/jordan-battle-deez.jpg Joseph Salvador Stop the season right here this is the best moment of 2021 for not only Alabama but for all of college sports.  In a hilarious press conference moment, Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle was asked what his favorite Nick Saban saying is and he couldn’t help but......

Sources: Texans want 6 players, picks for Watson

ESPN
The Houston Texans sought a package of six players and NFL draft picks from teams interested in trading for star quarterback Deshaun Watson this summer, league sources told ESPN. Whether the package consisted of one player and five draft picks or two players and four picks, the Texans were unwilling......

Academy players reveal mental health impact of being released: ‘My lowest point was not knowing if I would play again’

ESPN
7:28 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Demetri Mitchell was Manchester United’s U23 player of the year in 2018 and tipped as a candidate for Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad. Getty Images For footballers up and down the U.K., the start of a new season is filled with hope. But for some, the big......

TV aggregator Roku to launch its players in Germany

Reuters
A video sign displays the logo for Roku Inc, a Fox-backed video streaming firm, in Times Square after the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market in New York, U.S., September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid BERLIN, Sept 6 (Reuters) – (This Sept. 6 story corrects final paragraph on UK pricing of......

‘Clubs will be nervous to release players’

BBC
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez started for Argentina against Brazil before the game was abandoned on Sunday Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says the controversy surrounding Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup qualifier will make clubs “incredibly nervous” about releasing their players in future. Villa allowed Argentine duo Emiliano Martinez......

Players Upset at NWSL for Championship Location, Start Time

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgzNjgxMTE1MzQzNTYyNDE2/providence-park.jpg Joseph Salvador On Sunday, The National Women’s Soccer League announced that its championship would be played on Nov. 20 at Providence Park in Portland. Players quickly took issue with both the venue and start time.  Providence Park is a turf stadium and that the championship match would begin at......

Pittsburgh Pirates players on the 50th anniversary of historic lineup

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Pittsburgh Pirates players on the 50th anniversary of historic lineup – CBS News Watch CBSN Live When the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field 50 years ago, no one had any idea that the players were stepping into history. James......

WNBA unveils list of top 25 players in its history

ESPN
4:00 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Ten current players, including five-time Olympians Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, and three players who were......

WNBA Names The W25: The Greatest 25 Players in League History

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgzNjU4MzA3NDU2NjA3OTYx/diana-taurasi-brittney-griner.jpg Joseph Salvador At halftime of Sunday’s matchup between the Sky and the Aces, the WNBA announced The W25—the 25 greatest players to ever play in the league’s history. The W25 platform was introduced in March in order to select the most dominant and skilled players in WNBA history not......

N.F.L. Will Allow Six Social Justice Messages on Players’ Helmets

New York Times
Michael Levenson That year, the N.F.L. also began a program called Inspire Change that directs donations to groups focused on police-community relations, criminal justice reform, education and economic advancement. Last year, the N.F.L. said it was nearly tripling the size of its commitment to the program, pledging to spend up......

Will Anderson, Evan Neal and the practice battles that turn Bama players into elite NFL prospects

ESPN
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. is used to starting fast. According to Dr. Matt Rhea, the Crimson Tide’s director of sports science, Anderson has reached 20 mph on GPS while running in practice. Even more impressive, Anderson is the fastest player on the team going from a......

Alleged racial taunts of Ann Arbor Pioneer football players probed

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Ann Arbor Public Schools officials are investigating alleged racial taunts against Pioneer High junior varsity football players this week when they played rivals in Monroe County. The incident prompted Pioneer High’s varsity coach to cancel the game scheduled Friday against Bedford High, where players Thursday......

NHL players to participate in ’22 Beijing Olympics

ESPN
The NHL and NHLPA have come to an agreement with the IIHF and IOC that will allow NHL players to participate in the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. The agreement does carry an opt-out clause: The NHL and NHLPA can pull out of the Olympics should COVID-19 conditions worsen, or......

Everything you need to know about NHL players heading back to the Olympics

ESPN
When NHL players signed a new collective bargaining agreement in 2020, they earned a massive win: The league agreed to allow players to participate in the 2022 and 2026 Olympic Games. NHL players, uniformly, have fought to return to the Olympics. It’s a dream for so many to be able......

Fifa probe abuse of England players

BBC
Fifa are investigating racial abuse aimed at England players during Thursday’s 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were both targeted. England condemned the abuse as “completely unacceptable”. Despite Uefa ordering Hungary to play three home games behind closed doors after......

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