Tag Archives: Sports

26Apr/21

Double-Amputee Sprinter Blake Leeper To Appeal World Athletics’ Use Of Racially Discriminatory ‘MASH’ Rule To Ban Him From Competition Against Able-Bodied Athletes

On April 26, 2021, World Athletics denied American double-amputee track-and-field athlete Blake Leeper’s application seeking approval to compete in World Athletics-sanctioned events, including the Olympic Games, while using his new, modified running-specific prosthetics (RSPs), and to have his results listed alongside those of able-bodied athletes. Continue reading

23Apr/21

NBA to reach new fans in Europe and Africa with landmark international mobile payment partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with mobile payment and marketing specialists PM Connect on an international deal for its premium live game subscription service, NBA League Pass. Continue reading

29Jan/18

Six time winner of the Australian Open, Roger Federer poses with trophy

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (JANUARY 29, 2018) (AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION) – Roger Federer posed with his Australian Open trophy in Melbourne on Monday (January 29) after winning the title six times and clinching a very “special” 20th grand slam title. Continue reading

22Nov/17

Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

(INTERNET (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, TWITTER VIA DONALD TRUMP) -President Donald Trump on Wednesday (November 22) reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an “ungrateful fool” in a series of early morning tweets.
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14Nov/17

Italy out of World Cup after 1-0 aggregate loss to Sweden

MILAN, ITALY (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 home draw on Monday (November 13) by a defiant Sweden, who booked a place at next year’s finals in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win. Continue reading

13Nov/17

FIFA bribery trial kicks off in New York court

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – More than two years after U.S. prosecutors unveiled a sweeping corruption case that rocked FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, three former officials linked to the organization face a trial on racketeering and bribery charges on Monday (November 13) in a New York court. Continue reading

11Nov/17

Hope Solo alleges in a Portuguese newspaper that Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 7, 2013) (REUTERS) – Former U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has alleged in a Portuguese newspaper article that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her. Continue reading

09Nov/17

Feels like the first time, says four times world champion Hamilton

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (NOVEMBER 9, 2017)(FOM) – Formula One teams are in Sao Paulo for Sunday’s (November 12) Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the 20 race series. Continue reading

30Oct/17

Hamilton claims fourth F1 title at Mexico GP despite early trouble, Verstappen races to win

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (OCTOBER 29, 2017) (FOM) – Lewis Hamilton became Britain’s first four-times Formula One world champion at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday (October 29) despite enduring his worst race of the season. Continue reading