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NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes Kyrie Irving decides to get vaccinated against Covid-19
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes Kyrie Irving decides to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Ahead of the start of the NBA’s 75th season, the sport’s commissioner Adam Silver told reporter that he hopes Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving gets vaccinated against Covid-19. A seven-time All-Star, Irving has so far refused the vaccine and Nets general manager Sean Marks said he would not play or practice with the team until…MORE

FIFA ‘deeply concerned’ at social media footage of DR Congo Under-20 women’s national team

FIFA ‘deeply concerned’ at social media footage of DR Congo Under-20 women’s national team

Football’s world governing body FIFA says it’s “deeply concerned” at images that have recently emerged on social media of the Congolese Under-20 women’s national team. Global soccer players’ union FIFPRO posted video footage appearing to show team training in the street before an Under-20 World Cup qualifier. FIFPRO says the video, which it posted to…MORE

Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine
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Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine

Washington State University’s head football coach, Nick Rolovich, and four assistant coaches are losing their jobs because of not complying with the state’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, the university’s athletics department said Monday. “Due to the requirements set forth in Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, Nick Rolovich is no longer able to fulfill the duties…MORE

NHL player Evander Kane suspended following league’s investigation into his Covid-19 vaccine card
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NHL player Evander Kane suspended following league’s investigation into his Covid-19 vaccine card

The National Hockey League has handed a 21-game unpaid suspension to Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks after an investigation into whether he submitted a fraudulent Covid-19 vaccination card, according to Front Office Sports and ESPN, which cited unnamed sources. The NHL found “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA…MORE

France and Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernández given deadline to enter prison
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France and Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernández given deadline to enter prison

France and FC Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernández has until October 28 to voluntarily enter prison after breaking a restraining order in 2017. The 25-year-old was sentenced to six months in prison by a Madrid court last week for breaking a restraining order following a 2017 conviction of domestic violence against his then-girlfriend and now…MORE

UEFA hands English FA stadium ban following Euro 2020 final trouble
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UEFA hands English FA stadium ban following Euro 2020 final trouble

European football’s governing body has ordered England to play its next two UEFA competition matches at Wembley Stadium behind closed doors, the second of which is suspended for a probationary period of two years, following crowd trouble at this summer’s Euro 2020 final. UEFA has also fined the English Football Association €100,000 ($116,000) for “the…MORE

Beijing 2022: Human rights activists unfurl ‘No Genocide Games’ banner at flame-lighting ceremony
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Beijing 2022: Human rights activists unfurl ‘No Genocide Games’ banner at flame-lighting ceremony

Three human rights activists unfurled a banner reading “No Genocide Games” and a Tibetan flag at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Monday. The ceremony — which takes place in ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics — was attended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, Greek President…MORE

FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women’s football are just ‘tip of the iceberg’
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FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women’s football are just ‘tip of the iceberg’

After allegations of abuse in women’s football surfaced in recent weeks in the US, Venezuela and Australia, the sport’s world governing body FIFA fears they could be the “tip of the iceberg.” Joyce Cook, FIFA’s Chief Education and Social Responsibility Officer, told CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies that there will probably be similar stories out there,…MORE

Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win
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Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win

The Chicago Sky have won their first championship, defeating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. Allie Quigley led Chicago with 26 points, while Candace Parker added 16 points and 13 rebounds in the championship-clinching victory. The sixth-seeded Sky are the first team in WNBA history to win the…MORE

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