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Why doesn’t boxing care about gender-based violence? | Bryan Armen Graham

The Gervonta Davis video is the latest example of the boxing industry’s structural inadequacy and self-serving indifference when it comes to holding abusers of women to accountEarlier this month Gervonta Davis, the World Boxing Association’s lightweigh…

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Will a clause against gender-based violence change Argentinian football?

Vélez Sarsfield have overhauled their players’ contracts in an effort to combat a problem that is all too common in societyRicardo Centurión is toxic. But the winger’s raw skill — his game is full of stepovers and mazy runs – appears to blind fans to h…

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Geoffrey Boycott was convicted of domestic assault, so why has May knighted him? | Marina Hyde

Glacial opener, failed captain, convicted assaulter – no wonder the former PM has idolised him since childhoodGeoffrey Boycott has always represented Theresa May’s idealised version of herself, and in that sense it is no surprise that the former prime …

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Geoffrey Boycott: ‘I don’t give a toss’ about criticism of knighthood

Ex-England cricketer responds as critics say perpetrator of domestic abuse should not get honourThe former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has said he “does not give a toss” about criticism of his knighthood from a leading domestic violence charity….

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LA Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident

Veteran guard suspended 10 games for December incidentWilliams, 29, set WNBA single-game scoring record in 2013The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, one of the longest punishments in …

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LA Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident

Veteran guard suspended 10 games for December incidentWilliams, 29, set WNBA single-game scoring record in 2013The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, one of the longest punishments in …

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How the NFL still treats doping almost as seriously as domestic violence

The NFL’s eight-game suspension for Kareem Hunt for assaulting a woman is a step in the right direction. But only by the standards the NFL has set itselfThe NFL handed Kareem Hunt an eight-game suspension 10 days ago, after concluding its investigation…

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Chiefs’ Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban Kansas City

Chiefs say they are aware of police report involving HillHill led team in receiving yards and receiving touchdownsThe Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas …

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‘I smile a lot more’: Jelena Dokic finds strength after adversity

Former tennis star’s book documents abuse she endured from her father, but Dokic is finding support all around, including from Nick Kyrgios’s mumJelena Dokic has succeeded in getting the tennis world talking, on a topic people find notoriously hard to …

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Outrage after Brazil football team signs goalkeeper convicted of killing girlfriend

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, who was released last month after serving partial sentence for murder of Eliza Samudio, received contract from Boa EsporteThe violence and misogyny of Brazilian society was highlighted on Monday when a second-division club sig…

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Outrage after Brazil football team signs goalkeeper convicted of killing girlfriend

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, who was released last month after serving partial sentence for murder of Eliza Samudio, received contract from Boa EsporteThe violence and misogyny of Brazilian society was highlighted on Monday when a second-division club sig…

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Giants release Josh Brown over domestic abuse and admit team was ‘misguided’

  • Police documents showed kicker repeatedly abused wife
  • Brown had originally been given a one-game suspension

The New York Giants have released placekicker Josh Brown after police documents revealed Brown had admitted to repeatedly abusing his former wife while they were married.

The Giants president, John Mara, says the team was “misguided” in how it handled its relationship with Brown. He says the team hopes Brown will dedicate himself to rehabilitation and becoming a better person and father.

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The Josh Brown case shows the NFL is still failing on domestic abuse | Les Carpenter

The NFL has no trouble dropping an iron fist on the wrong color shoes or touchdown dances, but it seems unable to punish giant men who hit womenFew American corporations are more equipped to investigate an employee than the NFL. The league and their te…

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Queen’s birthday honours award to Lauren Jackson, basketball star

Australia’s flag-bearer at 2012 London Olympics has pursued causes including gender equality and the campaign against domestic violence

When Lauren Jackson was asked to be Australia’s flag bearer at the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012, she immediately questioned why.

Her reply was hardly different when told she’d made the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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Cleveland Cavaliers sorry for domestic violence spoof

  • Skit was played during Cavs win over Chicago Bulls
  • Criticism expressed on social media

Cleveland Cavaliers have apologized for playing a video during Wednesday night’s playoff victory over Chicago that showed a man throwing his partner across a room for wearing a Bulls T-shirt.

“Domestic violence is a very serious matter and has no place in a parody video that plays in an entertainment venue,” said the Cavaliers in a statement. “We sincerely apologize to those who have been affected by domestic violence for the obvious negative feelings caused by being exposed to this insensitive video.”

look, man…if you have to explain “it’s a parody of…” to THIS many people, it wasn’t meant for the jumbotron. bad bad bad look.

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Floyd Mayweather’s domestic violence history clouds fight as female reporters say they were banned

CNN and ESPN journalists accuse boxer’s team of trying to block press credentials. ‘Confusion’ revives speculation about troubled history with women

Two top female sports reporters said on Saturday Floyd Mayweather’s support team tried to block them from attending the boxer’s highly touted fight with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, prompting speculation that the alleged action was due to their reporting on his history of domestic violence against women.

Rachel Nichols of CNN and Michelle Beadle of ESPN said on Saturday that Mayweather’s team had blocked their press credentials and would not allow them into the arena for the Saturday night fight.

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Floyd Mayweather: ESPN report fuels media storm over his violent past

Fighter stands accused of making light of his troubling history of abusing women before his ‘Fight Of The Century’ against Manny Pacquiao

A lingering shadow hangs over Floyd Mayweather. As hundreds of journalists from around the world descend on Las Vegas this week to pour over every detail of his fight against Manny Pacquiao, the best boxer of his generation stands accused of making light of his troubling history of abusing women.

The ESPN sports news programme Outside The Lines has revisited what it described as the “darker side of Mayweather’s personal narrative, obscured by his flamboyant lifestyle”.

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Sporting clubs can help change attitudes towards domestic violence, inquiry told

Chair of the Northern Territory Indigenous Male Advisory Council, Charlie King, tells Senate inquiry sporting clubs have a responsibility to address the issue Continue reading…

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San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller arrested for domestic violence

Veteran fullback Bruce Miller arrested for domestic battery27-year-old was taken into custody on charge last ThursdayFive-year NFL veteran Bruce Miller, a fullback with the San Francisco 49ers, was arrested for domestic battery, police said on Monday.M…

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Two members of Congress write Roger Goodell about domestic violence

  • Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) sent letter Tuesday
  • Congressmen ask Goodell to clarify vague statements on domestic violence
  • Whether teams who improperly address cases can lose draft picks is unclear

Two members of Congress asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

In a letter sent to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, wrote: “We urge you to create accountability at all levels of the NFL, particularly among team owners, who have the most direct financial incentives to avoid long-term suspensions and quickly get players back on the field.”

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