LAUSANNE/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years on Monday, a period that includes the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, for tampering with doping-related laboratory data.
The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is a serious blow to Russia’s already tarnished sporting reputation and a disappointment for Russian sportsmen and sportswomen, who will not now be able to perform at the Olympics under their own flag and national anthem.
end of game pic.twitter.com/nBhlflpt8k— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) December 1, 2019
EDMONTON — A video purportedly showing spectators getting into a scuffle at Saturday’s Oilers vs. Canucks game has prompted some debate online.
TSN Canucks reporter Jeff Paterson said he took the video at Rogers Place after hearing commotion below the press box.
His video shows a man wearing a Connor McDavid jersey crossing a row of seats, while other spectators pull and tug each other’s jerseys.
Upset at what he called preconditions imposed by the National Football League, quarterback Colin Kaepernick moved his scheduled tryout on Saturday away from the Atlanta Falcons training facility.
The former starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers is seeking a return to the NFL three years after his protests against racial injustice roiled the sport. Kaepernick, 32, accused the NFL of not acting in a forthright manner in organizing the workout and said the tryout would be held at another Atlanta location later on Saturday.
“From the outset, Mr Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one,” a statement said.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The NFL has handed down its punishments for Thursday night’s violence during the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game.
Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended without pay indefinitely.
The owners of the Browns, Dee and Jimmy Haslam, expressed their disappointment in Myles Garrett in a statement.
“We are extremely disappointed in what transpired last evening at the end of our game,” the statement read. “There is no place for that in football and that is not reflective of the core values we strive for as an organization. We sincerely apologize to Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Myles Garrett has been a good teammate and member of our organization and community for the last three years but his actions last night were completely unacceptable. We understand the consequences from the league for his actions.”
96 year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the national anthem on his harmonica before the Knicks game Sunday 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/hwoVs8F9C1— ESPN (@espn) November 11, 2019
World War II veteran Pete Dupre, 96, plays the national anthem on his harmonica before an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Cleveland Cavaliers dispatched the New York Knicks 108-87 last night.
The first lady looked just as stunning as ever in the long sleeve, button-up jacket that went down past her knees as she joined President Donald Trump on their way to watch the Louisiana State University Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide football game.