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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh says he will gift his bonus to staffers who took pay cuts
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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh says he will gift his bonus to staffers who took pay cuts

Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh will donate the bonus money he’ll earn this season to employees of the athletic department who were impacted by Covid-19-related pay cuts, Harbaugh said. Harbaugh secured a $500,000 bonus Saturday when the Wolverines defeated rival Ohio State Buckeyes to secure the Big Ten East Division crown. He and…MORE

Tiger Woods on playing again: ‘I don’t know when that is going to happen’
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Tiger Woods on playing again: ‘I don’t know when that is going to happen’

Tiger Woods spoke about his golf future on Tuesday in his first press conference since suffering serious leg injuries in a February single-vehicle rollover accident. Woods is hosting the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week. The 15-time major champion said he doesn’t know when he would play again but is happy that he…MORE

Vincent Kompany says football boardrooms are a ‘hotbed of inequality’ in new FIFPro anti-racism report
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Vincent Kompany says football boardrooms are a ‘hotbed of inequality’ in new FIFPro anti-racism report

With “no clear indication” that recent measures implemented by governing bodies and social media companies have done anything to tackle racism in football, worldwide players’ union FIFPro wants to help set up an independent research center to gather data on incidents of abuse. The research center is part of FIFPro’s new plan to “protect, support…MORE

Monday Night Football: Russell Wilson has ‘to do better, we all got to do better,’ says Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll
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Monday Night Football: Russell Wilson has ‘to do better, we all got to do better,’ says Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll

It was an unhappy birthday for Russell Wilson on Monday Night Football as the quarterback saw his potential game-tying pass intercepted to seal a 17-15 loss for the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) against the Washington Football Team (5-6), scuppering a dramatic comeback. Playing on his 33rd birthday, Wilson threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Swain…MORE

Qatar 2022: Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises host nation is ‘tolerant’ and ‘welcoming’
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Qatar 2022: Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises host nation is ‘tolerant’ and ‘welcoming’

With less than a year to go before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, questions surrounding host nation Qatar’s handling of humanitarian issues show few signs of abating — specifically concerning the state’s anti-homosexuality laws. Nasser Al Khater, the chief executive of the tournament’s organizing committee, insists that Qatar has been treated “unfairly…MORE

LSU hires former Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly
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LSU hires former Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly

Louisiana State University announced Tuesday morning Brian Kelly has been hired as the school’s head football coach. Kelly will be introduced on Wednesday. Kelly — Notre Dame’s head coach since the 2010 season — will replace current LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. LSU announced October 17 the school and Orgeron will be parting ways when…MORE

Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women’s title
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Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women’s title

Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or title on Monday, while Alexia Putellas won her first Ballon d’Or Féminin title. It is a record-extending win for Messi, who now has two more titles than his arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Although comparatively it might be considered a relatively down year at club level for Messi, he…MORE

Fenway Sports Group acquires NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins
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Fenway Sports Group acquires NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins

Fenway Sports Group (FSG), which owns Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League team Liverpool, has reached an agreement to acquire controlling interest of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins. FSG made the announcement on Monday and said as part of the transaction, Hockey Hall of Famer, Mario Lemieux, along with Ron…MORE

Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, dies at 87
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Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, dies at 87

Lee Elder, who was the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, has died at the age of 87, the PGA Tour confirmed on Monday. Elder broke through Augusta’s race barrier at the 1975 edition of the famous competition. He was honored at the 2021 Masters, joining Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as an…MORE

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