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Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers complete stunning NFL playoff upsets thanks to last-second field-goals
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Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers complete stunning NFL playoff upsets thanks to last-second field-goals

Unless you had a crystal ball or had read the tea leaves, Saturday evening wasn’t a good evening for people in the predicting business. The Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers both claimed shock wins thanks to field-goals as time expired despite both coming into their NFL divisional round clashes in the playoffs as underdogs.…READ MORE

NCAA’s ‘sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation’ stirs debate
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NCAA’s ‘sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation’ stirs debate

A new NCAA policy allowing the national governing body for each sport to determine the eligibility of transgender athletes has come under fire by observers on the various sides of a highly charged debate over participation in college sports. The policy, announced late Wednesday, comes as University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas — scheduled to…READ MORE

Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to Australian Open fourth round — but didn’t realize he’d won
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Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to Australian Open fourth round — but didn’t realize he’d won

Stefanos Tsitsipas had to dig deep to beat Benoit Paire in the third round of the Australian Open — so deep that immediately after he’d won, he didn’t even realize the match had ended. Facing three match points, Paire could only hit his forehand into the net, meaning Tsitsipas had advanced to the fourth round…READ MORE

Beijing 2022 says no foreign athletes have tested positive yet for Covid-19 after arrival
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Beijing 2022 says no foreign athletes have tested positive yet for Covid-19 after arrival

No foreign athletes who have arrived in Beijing for the Winter Olympic Games have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, according to Beijing 2022’s media team. “If any athlete tests positive for COVID-19, he/she will be reported and managed according to relevant requirements,” the media team told CNN on Saturday. The media team did…READ MORE

‘It’s about time I made one’: Steph Curry hits first career buzzer-beater to lift Warriors to win
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‘It’s about time I made one’: Steph Curry hits first career buzzer-beater to lift Warriors to win

Steph Curry has achieved a lot in his NBA career: multiple league titles, two-time Most Valuable Player awards and numerous All-Star nominations. But surprisingly, in his illustrious career, Curry has never hit a buzzer-beater to win a game as time expired. Per ESPN, he has hit seven shots to win games in the final 5…READ MORE

American Hockey League suspends player for 30 games for racist gesture toward Black player
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American Hockey League suspends player for 30 games for racist gesture toward Black player

The American Hockey League (AHL) on Friday suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games for directing a racist gesture toward Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners during a game earlier this month. Multiple reports describe Hrabik imitating monkey-like movements in the direction of Imama, who is Black, during a January 12 game…READ MORE

NFL tells remaining playoff teams unvaccinated players no longer subject to daily Covid-19 testing
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NFL tells remaining playoff teams unvaccinated players no longer subject to daily Covid-19 testing

The National Football League issued a memo Friday advising the remaining eight teams left in the playoffs that unvaccinated players no longer need daily Covid-19 tests. Covid-19 protocols updated by the league and NFL Players Association have been updated “to eliminate the distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated players to determine testing cadence,” the NFL said…READ MORE

Pita Taufatofua: Olympic flagbearer’s father home safe after ‘big adventure’
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Pita Taufatofua: Olympic flagbearer’s father home safe after ‘big adventure’

Tongan Pita Taufatofua says his father is safely hoome after the Olympic athlete was unable to make contact him following the “devastating” tsunami that hit the nation on Saturday. Earlier this week Taufatofua, who became widely recognized after being his country’s flagbearer at the Summer and Winter Olympics, told CNN that he had “no idea”…READ MORE

Women’s handball team ‘disgusted’ after hidden cameras are discovered in locker room

Women’s handball team ‘disgusted’ after hidden cameras are discovered in locker room

A top women’s handball team in Germany says it is sticking together after two hidden cameras were discovered in the players’ locker room earlier this week. According to TuS Metzingen, which competes in the Bundesliga, an individual has since been placed under urgent suspicion and their association with the club has been terminated immediately. A…READ MORE