Category: SPORT

Ex-soccer coach jailed for 30 yrs for abusing young players

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A former English youth soccer coach was jailed Monday for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers after the judge called him the “devil incarnate.” Barry Bennell, a former coach at Crewe and scout for Manchester City, was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of 50 child sexual offenses committed between 1979

Appeals by 45 Russian athletes against Olympic bans rejected

Appeals by 45 Russian athletes against Olympic bans rejected PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia’s desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes — including several medal favorites — into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before Friday’s opening ceremony.   The International Olympic Committee had banned Russia because of a massive doping scheme at the

LaVar Ball Pulls His Son LiAngelo Out Of UCLA Following Suspension

LaVar Ball Pulls His Son LiAngelo Out Of UCLA Following Suspension LaVar Ball has reportedly yanked his son LiAngelo out of UCLA following a suspension for shoplifting in China. TMZ reported the following: It’s a stunning move … LiAngelo Ball will no longer be on the UCLA basketball team and, in fact, he will not be a

NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick’s original intent

What began more than a year ago with an NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms — their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods. Yet people

“Seahawks’ CB Richard Sherman points finger at NFL on injury reports

Richard Sherman prepared to sit for his media press conference Wednesday after practice, his foot got caught on the short flight of stairs leading up to the podium, causing him to stumble. To save face, Sherman made an off-the-cuff remark about injury. “Injury report,” joked Sherman. “Gotta call the league, make sure they know.” Shortly

IOC says yes to Paris in 2024, and LA for 2028

The IOC put the rubber stamp on a pre-determined conclusion Wednesday, giving Paris the 2024 Games and LA the 2028 Games in a history-making vote. The decision marks the first time the IOC has granted two Summer Olympics at once. It came after a year’s worth of scrambling by IOC president Thomas Bach, who had