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LeBron won’t wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando


Milan turn to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, Liverpool to revive glory

Preparing to complete a ninth Serie A campaign without winning the Scudetto, AC Milan decided returning to the pinnacle of football required a new approach. Jay-Z’s entertainment agency Roc Nation is at the center of it, linking up with Milan to scour the world for sponsors and use concerts a


Kimmich: Bayern need to stay ‘hungry’ for Champions League bid

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich says the double-winning German champions must stay “fully focused and greedy” for more silverware during their two-week holiday before launching their assault on the Champions League. “Now it’s time to recharge our batteries and then t


Lionel Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract, ready to leave in 2021: Report

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans when his current deal expires in 2021, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday. The report said Messi and his father Jorge had begun dis


Prosecutor to examine charges against FIFA‘s Infantino, Swiss Attorney General

Switzerland named a special prosecutor to review criminal complaints against FIFA chief Gianni Infantino and Attorney General Michael Lauber after the men held undocumented meetings while Lauber’s office was investigating suspected graft surrounding the global soccer body. Lauber last month b


Mercedes to use black cars during F1 2020 season in stand against racism

Formula One champions Mercedes unveiled black-liveried cars for the 2020 season on Monday as part of a public pledge to further improve diversity within the team and the world of motorsport. Mercedes have traditionally raced in silver throughout their time in Formula One but will switch to black an


England-West Indies Test series begin with players ‘taking a knee’ before start

After a 117-day absence, international cricket returned in familiar fashion on Wednesday 7-8-2020 as rain delayed the first test between England and West Indies before the hosts lost Dom Sibley for 0 then reached 35-1 as bad light brought an early tea. Much else about the occasion felt very differe


Coronavirus: Miami Heat close practice facility after second player tests positive

The Miami Heat closed their practice facility for training after a second player tested positive for the coronavirus, multiple media outlets reported Last Friday. Derrick Jones Jr. was identified as testing positive last week, but the name of the latest player to contract COVID-19 was not reported.


'Here to stay': Super Bowl MVP Mahomes signs 10-year, $450 million extension with Chiefs

New York - Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has signed a blockbuster 10-year contract extension to stay with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs through the 2031 season, the team said Monday. The deal was worth $450 million with a $140 million injury guarantee, according to ESPN, making it the biggest


Mario Balotelli eyes move too Arabian Gulf League Champions Sharjah FC

Mario Balotelli is inching closer towards a sensational move to Arabian Gulf League champions Sharjah Football Club in time for the start of the 2020-21 season, his international representative Morris Pagniello has revealed in an exclusive interview with Arab News. “The negotiations bega


Egyptian Premier League set for late summer restart amid coronavirus pandemic

The start of August will see the Egyptian Premier League become the latest football competition to resume the 2019-20 season after the interruption brought about by the spread of the Covid-19. The league had been suspended since March 14, 2020 as fears of pandemic brought almost all sporting compet


Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian Grand Prix

Austria: Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in t


Redskins announce review of name after sponsor threat

The Washington Redskins have launched a review of the team’s name, the NFL franchise said Friday, following a fresh wave of calls to scrap the moniker long-criticized as racist.In a statement which came just 24 hours after Washington’s stadium sponsor FedEx demanded a name change, the fr


Chelsea, Leicester losses open up Champions League chase

With Leicester and Chelsea both losing, the race for European spots is heating up in the Premier League. Leicester once looked certain of returning to the Champions League, but is now winless in four games after a 2-1 loss to Everton on Wednesday. Only Chelsea’s 3-2 loss at West Ham kept Leic


Formula One season starts amid shadow of Black Lives Matter movement

SPIELBERG, Austria: Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend on another continent and in a different-looking world.There will be no fans on hand at the remote Spielberg track in Austria, with the coronavirus still


Mounir Lazzez paving a path for generation of Arab MMA fighters

When three weeks ago Mounir Lazzez received a call inviting him to take part in UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, his instant reaction was a mixture of joy and pride. He would also no doubt have allowed himself a smile of self-satisfaction as, during the Covid-19 lockdown, the Tunisian fighter had dil


Liverpool fans slammed for ‘unacceptable’ celebrations

Liverpool on Saturday criticized some of its own fans for “wholly unacceptable” behavior after they crowded parts of the city to celebrate the team’s first championship in 30 years.In a joint statement with Merseyside Police and Liverpool City Council, the club condemned supporters


Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus as Adria Tour claims another victim

World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the player. Djokovic had received criticism for organising the Adria Tour in the Balkan region which resulted in Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and Viktor Troicki testing positive for the virus.





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