NBA Social Justice Coalition vows to fight for voting rights

NBA Social Justice Coalition vows to fight for voting rights

(NEW YORK) -- As the fight for voting rights stalls in Congress, the NBA Social Justice Coalition continues its call for lawmakers to act urgently to protect the right to vote. The NBA Social Justice Coalition was formed in 2020, after the death of George Floyd and the shooting of…
Scoreboard roundup — 1/17/22

Scoreboard roundup — 1/17/22

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Boston 104, New Orleans 92 Charlotte 97, New York 87 Washington 117, Philadelphia 98 Cleveland 114, Brooklyn 107 Memphis 119, Chicago 106 LA Clippers 139, Indiana 133 Atlanta 121, Milwaukee 114 Portland 98, Orlando 88Miami 104,…
Novak Djokovic could be barred from playing in French Open

Novak Djokovic could be barred from playing in French Open

(PARIS) -- Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic could be barred from competing in the French Open following the French Parliament’s adoption of a vaccine pass on Sunday. Professional athletes, regardless of nationality, will now have to show their credentials and present a vaccine pass to access sports venues, France’s Minister…
Beijing 2022 Olympics: Tickets won’t be sold to public due to COVID-19

Beijing 2022 Olympics: Tickets won’t be sold to public due to COVID-19

(BEIJING) -- No public tickets will be sold to next month's Beijing Olympics due to COVID-19, the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee said. Instead, groups of spectators will be invited to the games, and "the organizers expect that these spectators will strictly abide by the COVID-19 countermeasures before, during and after…
Djokovic leaves Australia after losing appeal to reinstate visa

Djokovic leaves Australia after losing appeal to reinstate visa

(MELBOURNE) -- Novak Djokovic left Australia on Sunday after three federal judges upheld the decision to revoke his visa for the second time. "I can confirm that Mr. Djokovic has now departed Australia," Alex Hawke, immigration minister, said in a statement. Djokovic, escorted by border force guards, boarded Emirates flight…
Scoreboard roundup — 1/13/22

Scoreboard roundup — 1/13/22

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Milwaukee 118, Golden State 99 New Orleans 113 L.A. Clippers 89 Final Memphis 116 Minnesota 108 Final Oklahoma City 130 Brooklyn 109 Final Denver 140 Portland 108 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Columbus 6, Carolina 0 Tampa Bay…
Scoreboard roundup — 1/12/22

Scoreboard roundup — 1/12/22

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Washington 112, Orlando 106 Boston 119, Indiana 100 Charlotte 109, Philadelphia 98 Miami 115, Atlanta 91 New York 108, Dallas 85 Houston 128, San Antonio 124 Cleveland 111, Utah 91 Sacramento 125, LA Lakers 116 Brooklyn…
Former NFL star Eddie Jackson predicts who’s heading to the Big Game

Former NFL star Eddie Jackson predicts who’s heading to the Big Game

(NEW YORK) -- Eddie Jackson may have hung up the helmet and cleats to pursue his passion in the culinary arts, but that hasn't stopped him from predicting who'll be in this year's Super Bowl. The former NFL cornerback, who played for both the Dolphins and Patriots in the mid…
Texas man charged with giving 2020 Olympic athletes performance drugs

Texas man charged with giving 2020 Olympic athletes performance drugs

(NEW YORK) -- A naturopathic therapist who operates out of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with distributing multiple performance-enhancing drugs to at least two athletes for the purpose of cheating at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, federal prosecutors in New York said. The charges against Eric Lira are…
Novak Djokovic apologizes for ‘error of judgement’ in new statement

Novak Djokovic apologizes for ‘error of judgement’ in new statement

(MELBOURNE) -- Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is apologizing for an "error of judgement" related to an in-person interview he conducted last month after being exposed to COVID-19 as he continues to fight to stay in Australia and compete in the first major of the year. Djokovic, who is…