The European aquatics body will hold its own championships in Rome on the same dates - August 11-21 - as Munich also hosts track and field, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon. … [Read more...] about 2022 European Championships to include four new sports
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Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, whose city saw its beloved Steelers football team stay in the locker room during the national anthem at a game in Chicago on Sunday, described Mr. Trump’s remarks as alarming. Mr. Peduto, who said he supported the Steelers’ protest, said he planned to hold discussions on the local level with residents who feel personally wounded by the controversy. … [Read more...] about Defiant NFL athletes intensify race debate
How did it start?In a pre-season game 13 months ago, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback who was formerly contracted to the National Football League (NFL) team San Francisco 49ers, knelt during the national anthem to protest the unjustified killing of black men by law enforcement. Kaepernick's unique protest proved to be a harbinger for a larger movement with other athletes also taking to the field to express dissatisfaction with the lack of probity within public institutions. … [Read more...] about Why is Donald Trump at loggerheads with America’s athletes?
“First of all, you make sure he’s OK,” said Orlando guard Evan Fournier, a fellow French national-team player, who reached out often to check on Gobert. “You know, you call him and once we’re on the phone or just talking, text, whatever, you just ask him a few questions. How is he feeling, blah, blah, blah. And then once he starts to open up and say things about how he sees the whole situation, then you just try to give your best judgment to him. And you know, that’s what I did.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus behind him, Utah’s Rudy Gobert looking forward
"I've dedicated everything to the sport I love. My family, coaches, team-mates and fans have accompanied me through many happy times and difficult moments," Chinese media quoted Lin as saying in the retirement announcement, which was made on China's Twitter-like Weibo app. … [Read more...] about Badminton great Lin Dan announces retirement