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Caitlyn Jenner Celebrates Ban On Trans Swimmers

The New York Post reports: The ban on transgender swimmers competing in major women’s events has been celebrated by trans celebrity Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner, an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, celebrated the news by sharing The Post’s coverage of the landmark decision Sunday by the world swimming’s governing body, FINA, which covers the Olympics. “It worked!” tweeted Jenner, 72, one of …

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Russian Gymnast Gets Year Ban For “Z” Podium Stunt

The Guardian reports: Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak has been handed a one-year ban for wearing the letter “Z” supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during an event in Qatar in March, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has said. The 20-year-old, who won bronze in the parallel bars at the Apparatus World Cup in Doha, displayed the letter as he stood on …

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US Soccer Equalizes Pay For Men’s And Women’s Teams

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation announced separate collective bargaining agreements through December 2028 with the unions for both national teams on Wednesday, ending years of often acrimonious …

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“Cracker Jill” Launched In Tribute To Women’s Sports

Yahoo Finance reports: On Tuesday, PepsiCo’s (PEP) Frito-Lay announced Cracker Jills will be a permanent member of its snack roster as a way to celebrate women who break down barriers in sports. The snack will be available in pro ballparks and via a $5+ donation to the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF). In addition, PepsiCo will donate $200,000 to the foundation. …

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College Basketball Coach: The Path To Our National Championship Was “Divinely Ordered” By Jesus [VIDEO]

Pat Roberton’s CBN News reports: Coach Dawn Staley’s South Carolina Gamecocks outpaced Coach Geno Auriemma’s Connecticut Huskies 64-49 Sunday night to claim the NCAA women’s national basketball championship. While being interviewed by ESPN about the win, Staley was asked how her team was able to persevere and stay patient, according to Sports Spectrum. “I have to give glory to God, …

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MLB And Players Union Reach Deal To End Standoff

Yahoo Sports reports: Nine days after commissioner Rob Manfred canceled opening day and over three months into an owner-implemented lockout, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to a new labor contract Thursday afternoon in New York City, ensuring a full season. Call it the 11th hour or the bottom of the ninth, but after the union successfully …

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184 MLB Games Now Canceled As Lockout Drags On

NBC News reports: Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred canceled 93 more games Wednesday, appearing to close the remaining chance to play a full 162-game schedule and threatening locked out players with loss of salary and service time. After the sides narrowed many economic differences and became bogged down over management’s attempt to gain an international amateur draft, MLB announced two additional …

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Russian Gymnast: I’ll Wear That “Z” Again If I Can

The New York Daily News reports: The Russian athlete who wore an inflammatory letter “Z” on his leotard while receiving a medal alongside an athlete from Ukraine — which is being invaded by Russian forces — said he’d do it again. Speaking to state sponsored Russian outlet RT in an interview out Tuesday, gymnast Ivan Kuliak, 20, painted himself as …

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Russian Gymnast Faces Ban From Sport Over “Z” Stunt

The Guardian reports: Gymnastics’ governing body has condemned the “shocking behaviour” of the Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak, who now faces a lengthy ban for wearing a symbol in support of the invasion of Ukraine on the medal podium of a World Cup event. After winning bronze in the parallel bars final at the Apparatus World Cup in Doha, Kuliak taped …

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MLB Cancels Season Openers In Dispute With Players

The Associated Press reports: Major League Baseball has canceled opening day, with Commissioner Rob Manfred announcing Tuesday the sport will lose regular-season games over a labor dispute for the first time in 27 years after acrimonious lockout talks collapsed in the hours before management’s deadline. Manfred said he is canceling the first two series of the season that was set …

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US Women’s Soccer Team Wins $24M Settlement

The Washington Post reports: Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and other members of the U.S. women’s national team reached a $24 million settlement with their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, over claims that they had been systematically underpaid for years compared with the men’s team.  The settlement, announced Tuesday, ends a landmark case over gender discrimination, one that could resonate throughout …

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DC’s NFL Franchise Changes Name To “Commanders”

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: The Washington Football Team officially shed its temporary label on Wednesday and announced the franchise will be known as the Commanders, ending a renaming process that began more than 18 months ago. Washington had been known as the Washington Football Team for the last two seasons after the club moved on its former nickname …

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Tom Brady Officially Announces Retirement From NFL

ESPN reports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has officially announced his retirement from the NFL, saying Tuesday in an Instagram post that he is “not going to make that competitive commitment anymore.” “I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition — if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what …

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ESPN: Superstar Quarterback Tom Brady To Retire

ESPN reports: Tom Brady is retiring from football after 22 seasons in which he won a historic seven Super Bowl titles, sources told ESPN. When Brady, widely considered the greatest quarterback in NFL history, left the field following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week, he knew it was likely his final act as a …

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Australia To Anti-Vax Surfer: You Can’t Come Either

Australia’s The Age reports: Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck says surfing legend Kelly Slater has “no chance of getting into the country” if he’s not vaccinated ahead of the upcoming World Surf League championship events in Victoria and Western Australia. The WSL has warned unvaccinated surfers they will face significant hurdles travelling the world and could be barred from certain …

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Beijing Olympics Ends Ticket Sales Due To Omicron

ABC News reports: No public tickets will be sold to next month’s Beijing Olympics due to COVID-19, the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee said. Instead, groups of spectators will be invited to the games, and “the organizers expect that these spectators will strictly abide by the COVID-19 countermeasures before, during and after each event,” the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee said. The …

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Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones While In China

USA Today reports: Olympic athletes from several countries – including the United States – are being encouraged to leave their personal cell phones and laptops at home next month due to cyber surveillance concerns at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant first reported Tuesday that the Dutch Olympic Committee is “anticipating Chinese surveillance during the Games” and …

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Fourth College Bowl Game Canceled Due To COVID

CNN reports: A fourth college football bowl game was canceled Monday due to Covid-19 protocols, while at least two other bowl games will feature different teams. Boise State Athletics announced Monday that it shut down all football team activities due to Covid-19 protocols. As a result, the Broncos will not compete against the Central Michigan Chippewas in the Arizona Bowl …

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Two More College Bowl Games Canceled Due To COVID

ESPN reports: The Military and Fenway bowls were canceled Sunday as a result of COVID-19 issues with participating teams. Boston College had over 40 players unavailable to play in the Military Bowl against East Carolina on Monday. Virginia also had players test positive for COVID-19, making it unable to travel and play SMU at the Wasabi Fenway Bowl, set for …

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Anti-Vax World Champion Kickboxer Dies Of Something

Vice News reports: A three-time world champion kickboxer died at his home in Belgium from complications caused by COVID-19 weeks after discharging himself from the hospital. Fred Sinistra, 40, was unvaccinated and would not even use the term COVID-19, his coach Osman Yigin told Belgian outlet SudInfo. Instead, he dismissed COVID-19 as “a little virus” and railed against government restrictions. …

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