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Alex Rodriguez Launches Makeup Line For Men

Page Six reports: Following his breakup with Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez is going for a glow up. The former baseball pro, 45, teamed up with Hims & Hers — the beauty and wellness company in which he and Lopez, 51, became investors together last year — to develop the brand’s first makeup for men. “I wanted to create a product …

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Downsized NYC Marathon To Return In November

ESPN reports: The New York Road Runners announced Monday that the 50th running of the New York City Marathon will be held on Nov. 7. NYRR says a modified field of 33,000 runners. NYRR’s guidelines for the marathon will include social distancing, elimination of touchpoints, enhanced health and safety protocols, and testing and tracing. Runners should be prepared to provide …

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Trainer Admits Using Banned Substance On Horse

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Bob Baffert acknowledged Tuesday morning Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was treated with an anti-fungal ointment called Otomax, which includes betamethasone. Baffert announced Sunday that Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone, which has put his Kentucky Derby victory in jeopardy. Betamethasone is anti-inflammatory drug that otherwise is legal but is illegal when found in the blood …

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Nearly 60% Of Japanese Want Olympics Canceled

ABC News reports: Preparations for the Tokyo Olympics have suffered another setback after a poll found that nearly 60% of people in Japan want them to be cancelled, less than three months before the Games are due to open. The Olympics, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic, are set to open on 23 July. Japan has …

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Kentucky Derby Winner May Be Disqualified For Doping

The New York Times reports: Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a post-race drug test, once more putting the practices of his Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert under uncomfortable scrutiny. The colt cannot be disqualified until a split sample confirms the result. Baffert will then have an opportunity to appeal. If disqualified, Medina Spirit would be stripped of the …

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NBA Praises Chauvin Verdict: Justice Has Been Served

“George Floyd’s murder was a flash point for how we look at race and justice inner county, and we are pleased that justice appears to have been served. But we also recognize that there is much work to be done and the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association, together with our newly-formed Social Justice Coalition, will redouble …

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NCAA: No Championships For Anti-Transgender States

NBC News reports: The NCAA Board of Governors released a statement Monday that it will not host championships in places that discriminate against transgender athletes. “The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition,” the statement read in …

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21 Hockey Team Members Positive With COVID Variant

ESPN reports: The Vancouver Canucks said 25 players and coaches have tested positive in a COVID-19 outbreak involving a variant of the virus. The team said Wednesday that 21 players, including three from the taxi squad, and four members of the coaching staff have tested positive, and one other player is considered a close contact. “This is a stark reminder …

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LA Cops: Tiger Woods Was Going Twice Speed Limit

TMZ reports: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Tiger Woods was driving 83 MPH in a 45 mph zone at the time of the crash. They say speed was the sole cause of the crash. We’re told Tiger waived his right of privacy and authorized the release of the accident report to the public. The Sheriff’s Dept. did not get …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Gymnast Sticks Landing, Pulls Vax Card

The Washington Post reports: It was a move that put other vaccine selfies to shame. University of Illinois gymnast Evan Manivong sprinted toward the vault, launched into the air, spun and stuck the landing, nailing his routine and tying his career-high. As his teammates cheered, Manivong clapped and celebrated and then whipped out a coronavirus vaccination card that was tucked …

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North Korea Withdraws From Olympics, Cites COVID

The Guardian reports: North Korea’s sports ministry said on Tuesday that it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics this year to protect its athletes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made at a meeting of North Korea’s Olympic committee, including its sports minister Kim Il guk, on 25 March the ministry said on its website, called Joson Sports. …

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Denver To Host Major League Baseball All-Star Game

USA Today reports: Major League Baseball is scheduled to announce Tuesday that this year’s All-Star Game will be moved to Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told USA TODAY Sports. The move was first reported by Altitude TV in Denver and ESPN. Government officials in Colorado and Denver immediately …

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Mets-Nats Opening Series Postponed: 3 Players COVID+

The New York Daily News reports: The Mets will have to wait through the weekend to play ball. Their series against the Nationals was postponed, Major League Baseball announced on Friday, due to continued follow-up testing and contact tracing involving members of the Nationals organization. The Nationals, as of Friday morning, had three players who tested positive for COVID-19 with …

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GA May Lose All-Star Game Over Voting Restrictions

ESPN reports: Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark said Friday that he “would look forward” to discussing moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta in the wake of Georgia’s decision to overhaul how its state elections are run. “Players are very much aware,” Clark told The Boston Globe in an interview. “As it relates to the All-Star Game, …

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Foreign Spectators Banned From Tokyo Olympics

ESPN reports: Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months, the IOC and local organizers said Saturday. The decision was announced after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, the International Paralympic Committee, and local organizers. The move was expected and rumored for several months. …

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New York Begins Testing “Excelsior” Digital COVID Pass

New York City’s Fox News affiliate reports: With the limited resumption of sporting events at venues in New York, Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center will be used as testing grounds for a new digital pass that could confirm the owner’s COVID status. It will confirm an individual’s vaccination or recent negative coronavirus test. First tested at the Brooklyn …

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Former US Olympics Gymnastics Coach Commits Suicide Hours After Sex Crimes Charges Filed [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune reports: A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar died by suicide Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, the state attorney general said. The announcement from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel came about three hours after a news conference where Nessel announced that John …

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Tiger Woods “Alert” After Surgery Following Crash

Los Angeles’s ABC News affiliate reports: In a career filled with remarkable comebacks, Tiger Woods faces his toughest recovery of all. The crash caused “significant” injuries all down his right leg that featured rods, pins and screws during what was described as a “long surgical procedure” at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer, said Woods shattered tibia …

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Tiger Woods Seriously Injured In Single-Car Crash

TMZ reports: Tiger Woods was hospitalized following a bad single-car accident in L.A. County on Tuesday morning — with officials requiring the jaws of life to free him from the vehicle. “LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes,” officials say. “The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne …

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Tokyo Olympics Leader Resigns Over Sexist Remarks

Reuters reports: Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori resigned on Friday and apologised again for sexist remarks that sparked a global outcry, leaving the troubled Olympics searching for a chief five months from the opening ceremony. The resignation of former prime minister Mori, 83, will further erode confidence in the organisers’ ability to pull off the postponed Summer Games during …

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