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Ted Cruz And AOC To NBA: Suspend Ops With China

Deadspin reports: A day after NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement wondering whether everyone couldn’t just get along and enjoy some hoops, eight members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz, signed a letter to Silver condemning the the NBA’s response to the controversy over Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protestors. Perhaps basketball can bring everyone together. …

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US Open Player Fined $10K For “Shooting Gesture”

EPSN reports: American doubles star Mike Bryan was fined $10,000 on Sunday for making a shooting gesture with his racket, aimed at a linesperson, during a US Open match at Flushing Meadows on Saturday night. Bryan turned his racket upside down and held it as if he was holding a gun, in the direction of the official who had made …

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Former NFL Player Comes Out As Bisexual [VIDEO]

Mass Live reports: Ryan Russell, who missed all of last season with a shoulder injury, is hoping to return to the NFL, but he wants to do it on his terms. In a first-person article on ESPN, Russell made it public that he is bisexual: “My truth is that I’m a talented football player, a damn good writer, a loving …

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US Fencing Medalist Kneels During National Anthem

The Associated Press reports: Olympic fencing medalist Race Imboden took a knee in protest during his team’s foil medal ceremony at the Pan American Games. The American knelt during the national anthem at the medal ceremony Friday to protest racial and social injustice. He won a bronze medal in the individual men’s foil event and then took gold in the …

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World Cup Champ Megan Rapinoe Scores Book Deal

The New York Times reports: During a speech earlier this month celebrating her team’s World Cup victory, Megan Rapinoe ended with a plea to fans. “We have to be better,” she said, urging all of them to consider how they could effect change in their communities. “It’s our responsibility to make this world a better place.” Now, Ms. Rapinoe, a …

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Manchin Intros Equal Pay Bill For Women’s Soccer Team

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent any federal funding for the 2026 World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to provide equal pay to the U.S. women’s and men’s national teams. The bill would cut off “any and all” federal money that would otherwise be spent when the United States …

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Nike Issues Stirring Ad In Praise Of US World Cup Win

Business Insider reports: Nike put out a brand new commercial celebrating the accomplishments of the United States Women’s National Team both on and off the field. The United States Women’s National Team won their second straight World Cup on Sunday, dominating Netherlands 2-0 in the final. Second after securing the trophy, Nike released an inspiring new commercial celebrating the team’s …

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Former Rio Gov: I Paid $2M Bribe To Host Olympics

Reuters reports: The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2 million (1.59 million pounds) to buy votes to ensure the sprawling Brazilian seaside city would be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Sergio Cabral told a judge the money went to Lamine Diack, the former president of the International …

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US Beats England 2-1 To Advance To World Cup Final

The New York Times reports: It’s OVER!! The United States is back in the World Cup final! The United States returned to the World Cup final with a thrilling 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday in Lyon, France. Christen Press, a surprise starter for an injured Megan Rapinoe, and Alex Morgan, on her 30th birthday, scored for the Americans. It …

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Major League Baseball Monitors Test Of Robot Umpires

Axios reports: An electronic radar system called TrackMan will soon be calling balls and strikes in the Atlantic League, an independent East Coast league that has emerged as MLB’s testing ground for new rules and equipment initiatives. In a simple test to make sure that TrackMan data could be successfully transmitted and understood, home plate umpires were fitted with earpieces …

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Former NBA Star Lamar Odom: I Used A “Giant Rubber Black Cock” To Cheat My 2004 Olympics Drug Testing

According to former NBA star Lamar Odom’s new memoir, he panicked about his “daily” weed smoking when he learned he’d be drug-tested after making the 2004 US Olympic basketball team. People Magazine reports: “We started googling ‘fake penises’ and studied different ways to beat a drug test,” he writes. “After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black cock …

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AUSTRALIA: Rugby Star Dropped By Top Sponsor Over Anti-LGBT Instagram Posts, Land Rover Takes Back Car

The Guardian reports: Israel Folau has been dropped by Asics in response to homophobic social media posts he published last month. The sportswear company is a personal sponsor for Folau as well as the Wallabies and has acted after the 30-year-old was found to have committed a high-level breach of Rugby Australia’s code of conduct. “Asics is dedicated to sport …

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Top Australian Rugby Star Fired For Anti-Gay Posts

Australia’s SBS News reports: Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby Union will terminate star player Israel Folau’s contract, following his “disrespectful” social media posts about homosexuals. On Wednesday night, Folau took to Instagram to post an image with a warning that “those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent” alongside an image telling “homosexuals” to …

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New Pro Football League Folds Weeks After Launch

CNBC reports: The Alliance of American Football will suspend all football operations on Tuesday, according to NBC Sports affiliate ProFootballTalk. Founded and led by television producer Charlie Ebersol, the Alliance of American Football is also backed in part by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, The Chernin Group, and venture capitalist Keith Rabois. CBS signed on as the official TV partner for …

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Pro Boxer Threatens To Shoot Gay Men After Getting Messaged By “I’m Not Gay No More” Ex-Gay Nutjob

The Root reports: Looks like boxer Adrien Broner’s masculinity is so fragile that he had to go on a caveman-esque, homophobic disturbing rant that he titled a “PSA” to gay men who might be interested in him. “If any fag, punk ass nigga come run up on me, trying to touch me on all that gay shit, I’m letting you …

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Michelle Obama’s High School Names Facility For Her

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Michelle Obama’s alma mater Whitney Young Magnet High School will be naming a $4.3 million facility in her honor, marking what is believed the first time ever that a public facility in Chicago has been dedicated for the former first lady. The new facility, which is expected to be named after Obama in May, will serve …

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Breakdancing Proposed As 2024 Paris Olympics Sport

The BBC reports: Breakdancing has been proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, organisers have announced. It is among four sports that organisers will propose to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as surfing, climbing and skateboarding, which will all debut at Tokyo 2020. Squash campaigned unsuccessfully for inclusion in the Paris Games, as did billiard sports …

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NFL Settles Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Lawsuit

ESPN reports: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have reached a settlement with the NFL concerning their collusion grievances against the league, it was announced Friday. Kaepernick filed a grievance in fall 2017 under the collective bargaining agreement alleging collusion against signing him to an NFL contract. The filing, which demanded an arbitration …

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Super Bowl To Feature Two Male Cheerleaders [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies will make NFL history yet again. This time around, they will be the first-ever male cheerleaders to perform at the Super Bowl. The two men and their coach, Emily Leibert, told “GMA” Thursday that going to the Super Bowl feels “like a fairy tale,” but it’s a result …

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REPORT: Condoleezza Rice Up For NFL Head Coach Job

ESPN reports: Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week that he was open to hiring a woman as Cleveland’s next head coach, and one prominent name is on the team’s wish list to interview. The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head-coaching job, a league source tells ESPN. If the Browns follow …

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