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Tokyo 2020: Japanese Olympic chief investigated for corruption

Tokyo 2020: Japanese Olympic chief investigated for corruption

The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda was placed under formal investigation in Paris last month for corruption, a spokeswoman for the Paris Financial Prosecutor told CNN Friday. The investigation relates to the bidding process for the Olympic Games, with reports that a suspect payment of €1.8 million ($2 million) was made…MORE

Andy Murray to retire at Wimbledon, at the latest

Andy Murray to retire at Wimbledon, at the latest

An ailing Andy Murray said he plans to retire at Wimbledon — if he can make it that far. Hindered by a hip injury, Murray made the announcement in an emotional press conference ahead of the Australian Open, which starts Monday. The Scot admitted the year’s first major could be his final event, such is…MORE

Renowned sportscaster says NFL teams are racist when it comes to hiring coaches

Renowned sportscaster says NFL teams are racist when it comes to hiring coaches

A Dallas sportscaster is causing a stir for a blistering TV commentary in which he acknowledged his own “white privilege” and slammed the “covert racism” of NFL owners who won’t give talented coaches of color a chance. Dale Hansen of WFAA made his comments in reaction to the Arizona Cardinals’ hiring of head coach Kliff…MORE

Stefan Luitz: Ski racer stripped of victory for oxygen use between runs

Stefan Luitz: Ski racer stripped of victory for oxygen use between runs

His dream moment of a first World Cup skiing victory was dashed after he was caught inhaling oxygen between runs, and now Germany’s Stefan Luitz has had his appeal dismissed by the sport’s governing body. Luitz, 26, beat the great Marcel Hirscher to victory in the giant slalom in Beaver Creek on December 2, but…MORE

Sarah Thomas to become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game

Sarah Thomas to become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game

Sarah Thomas keeps making history. She was the first woman to ever officiate a college football bowl game. Then she became the NFL’s first full-time female official. Now she’s reached another milestone. This weekend, she’ll be the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game. Thomas, now in her fourth season as an official, will…MORE

Enes Kanter: ‘Besides America, I don’t feel safe anywhere in the world’

Enes Kanter: ‘Besides America, I don’t feel safe anywhere in the world’

NBA star Enes Kanter has said he has received “hundreds and hundreds of death threats” almost every day since he announced on Friday that he would not travel to London with the New York Knicks for fear of assassination. A critic of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of his native Turkey, Kanter told CNN’s Hala Gorani…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin misses historic win with defeat by Petra Vlhova

Mikaela Shiffrin misses historic win with defeat by Petra Vlhova

She was targeting an historic eighth straight slalom victory, but Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning streak came to an end with defeat by Petra Vlhova in Austria Tuesday. Shiffrin, 23, has dominated women’s slalom skiing in recent years and has edged Vlhova into second in the first five races of this season, but the Slovakian gained some…MORE

Roger Federer: If I could go back in time I’d play …

Roger Federer: If I could go back in time I’d play …

Ask future tennis pros who they would like to play if they could go back in time and Roger Federer just might be at the top of the list. But who would the 20-time grand slam winner himself like to face at their peak if he had the chance? His preferred venue — Wimbledon —…MORE

Blogs

Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…