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All eyes on UEFA after football’s night of shame

All eyes on UEFA after football’s night of shame

The ugly sound of monkey chants and the sinister sight of football fans performing Nazi salutes have been beamed around the world. Now all eyes turn to UEFA, European football’s governing body. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the racist abuse England’s black players suffered before and during the Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bulgaria…MORE

Bulgaria charged over racist chanting at England match

Bulgaria charged over racist chanting at England match

European soccer’s governing body has charged the Bulgarian national federation over the racist chanting directed at England players at a European championship qualifier match on Monday. UEFA said the disciplinary proceedings would cover the chants and Nazi salutes seen from the stands when England played Bulgaria in Sofia. It also charged England with failing to…MORE

Enable to continue racing in 2020 with Arc redemption a possibility

Enable to continue racing in 2020 with Arc redemption a possibility

Redemption in Paris? Possibly. Wonder horse Enable was foiled in her fairy tale bid for a record third straight Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe recently, but her owner has decided on another season in racing with a view to a fourth tilt at Europe’s richest title. Enable and Frankie Dettori were the people’s favorites to…MORE

Tiger Woods plans to publish a memoir titled ‘Back’

Tiger Woods plans to publish a memoir titled ‘Back’

Tiger Woods will be the author of a new book. The 15-time major champion is working on a memoir titled “Back,” which he calls the “definitive story” of his life. HarperCollins Publishers has acquired the rights to the book, it was announced Tuesday. Described as a “candid and intimate narrative,” Woods’ memoir will cover his…MORE

Boxer Charles Conwell pens poignant letter to rival left in coma after fight

Boxer Charles Conwell pens poignant letter to rival left in coma after fight

Boxer Charles Conwell has written a poignant letter to Patrick Day, who is in a critical condition following their super-welterweight bout on Saturday, saying that he ‘never meant this to happen to you.” Day experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of a 10th-round knockout his promoter, Lou DiBella, confirmed. The 27-year-old boxer underwent…MORE

French politicians call for action after Turkish players repeat military salute

French politicians call for action after Turkish players repeat military salute

French politicians and ministers have called for sanctions against the Turkish national football team after its players repeated a military salute during Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against France. Several leading politicians in the country had previously called for the game in Paris to be canceled after Turkey’s footballers performed the same gesture during Friday’s victory…MORE

Bulgaria football chief resigns after England players suffer racist abuse

Bulgaria football chief resigns after England players suffer racist abuse

The president of Bulgaria’s football association Borislav Mihaylov has handed in his resignation after England players were subjected to racist abuse during Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier. The game was twice temporarily halted in the first half after England debutant Tyrone Mings alerted officials to the abuse being directed at both himself and his teammates from…MORE

Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England paused twice over racist abuse

Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England paused twice over racist abuse

A Euro 2020 qualifier match between Bulgaria and England in Sofia was temporarily halted twice Monday night over racist abuse hurled at English players. England’s Football Association tweeted after the match that English players had been “subjected to abhorrent racist chanting” and that it would ask the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to “investigate…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…