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Cowboys’ Noah Brown appears to defend Ben Simmons amid Philly athletes’ criticism

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Brown, a Flanders, New Jersey native, criticized athletes for their remarks on Simmons in an attempt to curry favor with local fans. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "All these Philly athletes tryna s--- on...

Celtics’ Enes Kanter eviscerates China over treatment of Uyghurs; calls out Muslim leaders, athletes

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Kanter, who called China’s Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" in a video advocating for Tibet earlier in the week, put out another message focusing on Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region of China. Kanter was wearing a "Freedo...

Beijing 2022: Mandatory vaccinations required for Canadian Olympic athletes

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Canadian athletes looking to compete for Team Canada at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics this February will need to be fully vaccinated in order to make the team and participate in the Games. The Canadian Olympic Co...

Female athletes recount ‘demoralizing’ competitions against biological males: ‘Lost out on opportunities’

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Alanna Smith and Selina Soule told host Ben Domenech they felt helpless competing in athletics against transgender individuals who were born male. Smith said that in her freshman year, she competed against two indivi...

The horrific cost of not hearing what women athletes are telling us

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Amy Bass (@bassab1) is a professor of sport studies at Manhattanville College and the author of "One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together" and "Not the Triumph but the Struggle: Th...

Team USA to mandate COVID vaccine for athletes attending Winter Games: ‘Pandemic is far from over’

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USOPC announced on its website that all employers, athletes and contractors will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1 in order to gain access to Olympic training facilities and that "all Team USA de...

Megan Rapinoe, other women athletes back abortion rights at US Supreme Court

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(Reuters)A group of prominent women athletes including soccer star Megan Rapinoe and basketball standouts Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird on Monday urged the US Supreme Court to protect abortion rights in a case involvin...

Mother rips high school’s decision to make athletes wear ankle monitors: ‘There was no consent’

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"I dropped my daughter off at practice on Monday for volleyball. She had sent me a text saying 'hey, mom, they're putting an ankle monitor on me. This is really weird.' So that is how I found out," Nicci Hadman told ...

Washington school district halts program requiring athletes wear COVID tracking monitors

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"These have been shelved. We will not put them back into place at all. What we're going to do is allow the coaches and the parents to make the decision," Eatonville School Board director Matt Marshall said Wednesday ...

The US Open will offer mental health services to athletes this year

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The US Open will offer athletes mental health support during this year's tournament, in addition to typical health services, US Open officials said in a statement Tuesday. Mental health care providers will join spo...

Washington public school requires student athletes to wear tracking monitors to trace COVID

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"It’s just one more thing they’re doing to the kids through this whole covid thing," father of two students at Eatonville High School, Jason Ostendorf, told The News Tribune. "The vaccine, now be tracked when you’re ...

The Tokyo Paralympics may see a record-high number of LGBTQ athletes

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At least 30 athletes competing in the Tokyo Paralympics identify as LGBTQ -- a new high for LGBTQ representation at the Paralympic Games, by one count. That's more than double the amount of athletes who publicly id...

Afghan karate champion on Taliban takeover: ‘Everything is finished for women athletes’

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Asadi told Reuters on Friday she had to flee Afghanistan twice due to the ongoing violence in the country and the Taliban’s return was not a good sign. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "All the achievement ...

Former Afghan soccer star urges female athletes to take drastic measures with Taliban back in power

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Popal told Reuters on Wednesday that female players should hide their identities and even burn their uniforms. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "Today I'm calling them and telling them, take down their name...

Paralympics: Afghan turmoil shattering dream of trapped athletes is ‘heartbreaking,’ says IPC chief

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president said on Wednesday that it was sad that Afghan athletes trapped in Kabul would not be able to compete in the Games and heartbreaking to watch a female athlete's v...

Olympics to replace Japanese athlete’s gold medal after mayor bites into it

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The medal-bite is a familiar photo opportunity for winning athletes at the Olympic Games. But one Japanese mayor took it a step further after he bit a softball player's gold medal without permission, causing widesp...

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