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LeBron James clears NBA Covid-19 health and safety protocols after negative tests
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LeBron James clears NBA Covid-19 health and safety protocols after negative tests

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James is cleared to return to play after a brief stint isolated from his team due to the NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols. James has provided negative PCR tests since he was scratched from playing Tuesday, the NBA said in a statement. “James was originally placed in the Protocols on…MORE

NFL suspends three players, including Bucs’ Antonio Brown, for violating Covid-19 protocols
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NFL suspends three players, including Bucs’ Antonio Brown, for violating Covid-19 protocols

The National Football League has suspended three players, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, for three games without pay following a league investigationĀ that determined the three violated Covid-19 protocols. Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards and free agent wide receiver John Franklin III, who has been on the Bucs’ practice squad, were the other players…MORE

Christian Eriksen training at Danish club Odense Boldklub as he continues recovery from cardiac arrest
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Christian Eriksen training at Danish club Odense Boldklub as he continues recovery from cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen is training at the Danish club where he played as a youth footballer as the Denmark midfielder continues his recovery from a cardiac arrest he suffered at Euro 2020. Eriksen collapsed during his country’s opening game of the tournament against Finland on June 12 in Copenhagen, and received life-saving treatment on the pitch.…MORE

F1: How Red Bull caught up with the Mercedes ‘juggernaut’
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F1: How Red Bull caught up with the Mercedes ‘juggernaut’

Mercedes entered the 2021 Formula One season seeking an eighth-consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championship double. That double is still possible but with two races to go, Red Bull and Max Verstappen have proven quite the irritants to Mercedes during 2021. While Mercedes leads the constructors’ championship, Verstappen holds a slender eight-point lead over rival Lewis…MORE

Peng Shuai ‘reconfirms’ she is safe and well in second call with IOC, says Olympic organization
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Peng Shuai ‘reconfirms’ she is safe and well in second call with IOC, says Olympic organization

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a second call with Peng Shuai on Wednesday and said that the Chinese tennis star “reconfirmed” that she was safe and well given the “difficult situation” she is in, the sporting organization said on Thursday. One of China’s most recognizable sports stars, Peng publicly accused a former top Communist…MORE

Major League Baseball lockout begins as players and owners fail to reach a new bargaining agreement
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Major League Baseball lockout begins as players and owners fail to reach a new bargaining agreement

The collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ union expired at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, leading to the first official work stoppage in professional baseball since the 1994-95 seasons. The lockout will prevent players from using team facilities as well as free agents from signing new contracts until a new CBA…MORE

Women’s tennis suspends all tournaments in China over concern for Peng Shuai
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Women’s tennis suspends all tournaments in China over concern for Peng Shuai

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has announced an immediate suspension of all tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, in response to Beijing’s silencing of sexual assault allegations made by Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai against a former top Communist Party official. In a statement released Wednesday, WTA chairman and CEO Steve Simon said the decision…MORE

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26
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Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26

Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan has died at the age of 26, Stirling County rugby club confirmed on Tuesday. “Our love, thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Shibby’s family at this devastating time. We very much hope their privacy will be respected by everyone as they deal with their tragic loss,” said a Stirling County…MORE

LeBron James misses game after being sidelined by NBA Covid-19 protocols
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LeBron James misses game after being sidelined by NBA Covid-19 protocols

LeBron James was sidelined by the NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols and, as a result, missed Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, a team spokesperson confirmed to CNN. It is unclear if James had tested positive for Covid-19 or whether he had come into close contact with someone who had. Lakers head coach Frank…MORE

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