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Sports world takes on TV host who told LeBron to ‘shut up and dribble’

  The “stick to sports” mantra has returned with a vengeance. Athletes from two pro sports leagues fired back at Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she belittled LeBron James’ recent criticisms of President Donald Trump in a segment on her show, “The Ingraham Angle,” Thursday night. James’ friend, Dwyane Wade, was the latest to come to his former teammate’s ... Read More »

Roger Federer becomes oldest world No 1 in tennis history

Rodger Federer reaches the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open and regains the world No 1 spot at 36 years old. Roger Federer returned to the summit of men’s tennis for the first time in more than five years and became the oldest world No 1 in the sport’s history after he proved too strong for Robin Haase at Rotterdam’s ABN ... Read More »

Only six sports have been at every Winter Olympics. Can you name them?

The Olympic flag at the PyeongChang medals plaza. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) The modern Olympics began with the 1896 Summer Games in Athens. The winter version emerged a couple decades later in Chamonix, France, making this year’s PyeongChang Games the 23rd version. Some of the sports in this nearly 100-year history have been fleeting. Others have been absurd. Some have been ... Read More »

Winter Olympics: Gold For Chloe Kim, Marcel Hirscher As First Doping Case Rocks 2018 Games

Chloe Kim is all smiles after winning the gold in women’s halfpipe.© AFP American teenager Chloe Kim and Austrian ski ace Marcel Hirscher lit up the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday on a day of drama that included the first doping scandal of the Games. Snowboarder Kim, 17, snatched the first of the day’s eight gold medals in the women’s halfpipe, while World ... Read More »

Michael Jordan has apparently decided to jump on one certain NFL team’s bandwagon

Michael Jordan might have spent most of his NBA career in Chicago, but that doesn’t mean he’s a Bears fan. The former NBA star, who now owns the Charlotte Hornets, isn’t a Panthers fan, either. As it turns out, Jordan has decided to jump on the bandwagon of an NFC team this season, and that team is the Minnesota Vikings. It seems that former Vikings wide receiver Ahmad ... Read More »

Derrick Rose is a sad sports tale of what could have been

We are besieged with the melancholy subject of “What if?” all the time in baseball, especially when it comes to pitchers. What could Mark Prior have been? Or Matt Harvey, for that matter? In some ways, that’s always an underlying reality waiting just beneath the turf. It’s worse in football, of course, because the nature of that high-collision sport demands ... Read More »

Jurgen Klopp frustrated by failure to make change in Liverpool draw

Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated after being unable to make a substitution before Chelsea scored their equaliser against Liverpool on Saturday. Leading 1-0 late in the game at Anfield, the hosts were looking to make a change with Adam Lallana ready to be introduced for his first appearance of the season. However, even though the ball did go out of ... Read More »

Lionel Messi signs a new contract with Barcelona

Lionel Messi has signed a new four-year contract with Barcelona Lionel Messi has signed a new four-year contract with Barcelona. The Argentine superstar has been with Barcelona since 2000 when he joined as a 13-year-old and made his debut in the first team at the age of 16. The new contract, signed on Saturday, will see Messi at Barcelona until ... Read More »

Friday’s Sports in Brief

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for the second straight week with a concussion and won’t play against Tampa Bay. Atlanta (6-4) will rely again on Tevin Coleman and third-stringer Terron Ward when the Falcons (6-4) host Tampa Bay (4-6) on Sunday. Freeman, the NFL’s highest-paid running back, looked good as he ... Read More »

Sports quiz of the week: Ashes, All Blacks defeats and a full-kit father

Neymar in Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images Which of these cricket teams has won a Test in Australia in the last five years? England India New Zealand Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies England have played 20 Tests at the Gabba in Brisbane and only won four of them. Which song was No1 in the UK music charts when ... Read More »