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‘Hated for Jewish roots’: Spanish paper apologizes to English football club for ‘distasteful’ claim

Spain’s best-selling newspaper ‘Marca’ apologized after it caused controversy for claiming Tottenham Hotspur are hated by other teams because of their ‘Jewish roots.’ Marca published a full-page article on London club Tottenham’s history ahead of their Champions League group stage clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday. A subheading in the story, written by journalist Enrique Ortega, reads: “Their Jewish origins ...

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NFL to meet in New York in attempt to solve anthem controversy

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:55 The National Football League (NFL) will try to find a way out of the anthem crisis during an owners meeting that will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in New York City. The league owners along with players, their union leaders, and club owners will gather in Manhattan to work out a compromise over ...

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100kg transgender Australian footballer blocked from playing in women’s league

The Australian Football League (AFL) has caused controversy by rejecting a request from a transgender footballer to play in the women’s league. Hannah Mouncey, who is a former Australian men’s handball representative, had requested to be part of this year’s Australian Football Women’s League (AFLW) draft. However, a five-person subcommittee formed to evaluate the player’s eligibility ruled that Mouncey, who ...

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‘Worse week than Weinstein’: Veteran NFL broadcaster sorry for New York Giants’ form comment

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 23:09 Veteran NFL broadcaster Al Michaels has apologized for comparing the New York Giants’ current form to the situation with disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Read more Michaels made the comments on NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ show, during which he said: “Let’s face it, the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, ...

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Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL over alleged 'collusion' not to sign him

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 12:27 Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who triggered the wave of ‘take a knee’ protests, has filed a complaint against the National Football League (NFL) over alleged “collusion” not to hire him. Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers on March 3 and has not yet found another team, despite having posted one of ...

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Bosnian footballers ‘take a knee’ at poor refereeing, concede two goals (VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 12:37 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2017 13:17 Bosnian second-division side NK Bosna Visoko held their own ‘take a knee’ protest to express their disgust at perceived poor refereeing – and conceded two goals in the process. German club Hertha Berlin were the latest team to show solidarity with NFL national-anthem protests instigated by former player, ...

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Pucker punch! Female boxer plants kiss on opponent at press conference (VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 14:51 There will be no love lost in the undisputed world championship fight between champion Cecilia ‘First Lady’ Brækhus and Mikaela Laurén this weekend – even after they kissed during a press conference. Brækhus, the undisputed world champion and pound-for-pound number one from Norway, will defend her WBA, WBC, IBF, IBO and WBO world-welterweight titles ...

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Esiason talks Craig Carton resignation on newly rebranded show

Welcome to “The Morning Show with Boomer.” The ex-Jets quarterback opened his re-branded WFAN radio show – in a studio completely scrubbed clean of any presence of Craig Carton – by dealing with the news that his long-time partner had resigned amid Ponzi scheme charges. “I think it’s a good move for Craig,” Esiason said of the announcement that came ...

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Zach Randolph gets community service for his L.A. pot arrest

LOS ANGELES — Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was sentenced to community service on Wednesday after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident last month at a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors said. Randolph entered a no-contest plea during a court appearance Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 150 hours of community service, said Frank Mateljan, ...

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Matt Harvey aware he's in poor standing with Mets

CHICAGO — Matt Harvey was mad. The righthander stormed through the clubhouse to stand in front of his locker and face questions about his night, about his journey back from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. He glared at reporters and challenged questions, but the 29-year old was mad at himself. “It’s kind of hard to take any positives out of the ...

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