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NRL fans accuse Gold Coast Titans’ sponsor of scapegoating Indigenous captain

Ryan James stumbled in grand final Acknowledgment of CountryTFH says gaffe ‘weighed heavily’ on decision to end contractNRL fans have turned on the Gold Coast Titans’ major sponsor, after it abandoned the club, citing an “embarrassing” and “offensive” …

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‘LeBron stands for money’: Hong Kong protestors burn James jerseys

NBA star said freedom of speech can carry ‘a lot of negative’Relationship between NBA and China is under strainProtestors in Hong Kong have burned LeBron James jerseys after the NBA star said that freedom of speech can lead to “a lot of negative”.James…

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Tiger Woods to write memoir telling his ‘definitive story’

Publisher HarperCollins says Back is first and only account ‘directly from’ US golferFresh from a startling career comeback after years of battling injuries, sex addiction and tabloids, Tiger Woods has announced a new memoir titled Back in which he pro…

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Uefa under pressure to crack down on Bulgaria in response to racism

Kick It Out calls for teams to be excluded from tournamentsBulgarian prime minister asks country’s football chief to quitUefa is coming under increasing pressure to take strong action against the Bulgarian football union after England’s Euro 2020 quali…

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LeBron James says Daryl Morey wasn’t ‘educated’ before Hong Kong tweet

Relationship between NBA and China is under strainJames is known for speaking out on social justice issuesThe NBA’s most famous current player, LeBron James, has waded in to the ongoing fallout between the league and China with comments that are sure t…

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England Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia halted twice over racist abuse

England manager Gareth Southgate alerts Uefa officials to chanting by Bulgaria’s home fansEngland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia came close to being abandoned after home fans repeatedly racially abused Tyrone Mings and other black play…

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England Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia halted twice over racist abuse

England manager Gareth Southgate alerts Uefa officials to chanting by Bulgaria’s home fansEngland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia came close to being abandoned after home fans repeatedly racially abused Tyrone Mings and other black play…

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England supporters involved in violent clashes with police in Prague

• Three Lions fans throw bottles towards officers in riot gear• Around 20 arrests made in city’s Old Town after clashesEngland supporters have been involved in violent clashes with local police in Prague.The ugly scenes erupted just before 7pm local ti…

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Australia cut loose at the last to secure bonus-point win over Georgia

Three late tries help to see off spirited Pool D underdogs Wallabies unconvincing as typhoon Hagibis nears JapanAustralia are poised to meet England in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after making hard work of defeating a spirited Georgia 27-8 at Sh…

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Boxer Tyrone Spong faces charges over escape of ‘extremely dangerous’ cougar

Cat was found wandering in Florida suburbs in JanuarySpong faces 23 charges over failure to care for big cat The heavyweight boxer Tyrone Spong has had 23 charges filed against him over the escape of an “extremely dangerous” cougar in Florida.According…

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Boxer Tyrone Spong faces charges over escape of ‘extremely dangerous’ cougar

Cat was found wandering in Florida suburbs in JanuarySpong faces 23 charges over failure to care for big cat The heavyweight boxer Tyrone Spong has had 23 charges filed against him over the escape of an “extremely dangerous” cougar in Florida.According…

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Are NBA stars and coaches hypocrites for not speaking out on China?

A tweet supporting protestors in Hong Kong has caused a rift between China and the NBA. Do social-activist players have a duty to speak out?After years of taking heat for voicing their opinions on political and social issues, NBA players and coaches ha…

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NBA postpones media sessions in China as rift over Hong Kong tweet simmers

Pre-season games in Shanghai and Shenzen also in doubtCompanies cut ties with league after argument over free speechThe NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains uncl…

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Brave Blossoms challenging old ideas of what it means to be Japanese

Japan’s Rugby World Cup side, along with Naomi Osaka, Rui Hachimura and others, show the potential for a more inclusive definition of Japanese identityAmong the many striking images of Japan’s gleaming start to the Rugby World Cup, one in particular sh…

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England ready to walk off if Bulgaria fans racially abuse us, says Abraham

• Players discuss flouting Uefa’s three-step rule in team meeting• ‘If we decide we don’t want to play, we’ll come off as a team’Tammy Abraham says England’s players have resolved to walk off the pitch in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in S…

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Silver defends NBA employees’ right to free speech as China cancels broadcasts

NBA commissioner speaks amid criticism from ChinaRockets GM earlier expressed support for Hong Kong protestsChinese broadcaster cancels showing of games as row escalatesThe NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, said the league is not apologizing for Houston R…

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NBA’s China reaction shows the league is only woke when it doesn’t cost money

The NBA has won plaudits for supporting social issues in the US. But like any other sports league, it is an entertainment vehicle built to maximize profitsThe NBA’s handling of the Daryl Morey controversy over the weekend showed the league is happy to …

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Ted Cruz says NBA is ‘assisting Chinese censorship’ over Hong Kong tweet

NBA critical of tweet by executive praising Hong Kong protestsLeague sees China as a lucrative market for players and teamsThe NBA’s reaction to one of its executives speaking out on the anti-government protests in Hong Kong has received criticism from…

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Ted Cruz says NBA is ‘assisting Chinese censorship’ over Hong Kong tweet

NBA critical of tweet by executive praising Hong Kong protestsLeague sees China as a lucrative market for players and teamsThe NBA’s reaction to one of its executives speaking out on the anti-government protests in Hong Kong has received criticism from…

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Ted Cruz says NBA is ‘assisting Chinese censorship’ over Hong Kong tweet

NBA critical of tweet by executive praising Hong Kong protestsLeague sees China as a lucrative market for players and teamsThe NBA’s reaction to one of its executives speaking out on the anti-government protests in Hong Kong has received criticism from…