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Feb 23

Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s African American star, takes on tracks and the trolls

The enduring image from last Sunday’s Daytona 500 isn’t of race winner Austin Dillon easing into Victory Lane behind the wheel of the black No3 Chevrolet made famous by Dale Earnhardt Sr. It isn’t Danica Patrick bowing out of Nascar for good in a seven-car pileup. Instead, it is Desiree Wallace

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Feb 23

Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s African American star, takes on tracks and the trolls

The enduring image from last Sunday’s Daytona 500 isn’t of race winner Austin Dillon easing into Victory Lane behind the wheel of the black No3 Chevrolet made famous by Dale Earnhardt Sr. It isn’t Danica Patrick bowing out of Nascar for good in a seven-car pileup. Instead, it is Desiree Wallace

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Feb 22

Dirk Nowitzki: harassment and assault claims against Mavericks are ‘heartbreaking’

Thu 22 Feb 2018 08.17 EST Last modified on Thu 22 Feb 2018 08.47 EST Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has expressed his dismay after a Sports Illustrated investigation alleged the franchise is a hostile workplace for women. The story detailed how on…

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Feb 19

Fergie’s ‘sexy’ NBA All-Star anthem rendition leaves America chuckling

The NBA has been trying in vain for a number of year’s to ramp up interest in the All-Star game, it’s annual exhibition of the league’s best players. But rather than a LeBron James dunk or Steph Curry three-pointer, the answer appears to have been found with the Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie

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Feb 19

Danica Patrick’s career ends in crash as Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500

Austin Dillon put the No3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500 as Danica Patrick’s career ended with a crash. Dillon drove the iconic car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt to the win 17 years to the day the the Nascar legend was killed in an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. The

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Feb 13

Did the NHL kill men’s ice hockey at the Winter Olympics?

The absence of NHL players at this year’s Olympics brings back memories of the US underdog team at the 1980 Games. When the 1980 US men’s hockey team upset the Soviet Union and went on to win gold, they did it with a roster full of little known player…

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Feb 13

Is Rob Gronkowski going to be the next American action hero?

There’s no word on whether Rob Gronkowski will bring along his famous ‘Gronk spike should he head off to Hollywood. Following his team’s Super Bowl loss this month, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hinted he is contemplating retirement. …

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Feb 12

Johnny Manziel says he is bipolar as he aims for return to NFL

Johnny Manziel, who lit up college football before foundering on and off the field in the NFL, says he has been diagnosed as bipolar and is receiving treatment for his illness. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback also told Good Morning America in a …

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Feb 08

For once, rumors of a LeBron James team disintegrating are true

The NBA calendar is pretty similar from year to year. The regular season officially tips off in October, then there is great debate throughout the land about whether LeBron James’ team is not what it was a season ago highlighted by James making a cryptic social media post alluding to his team’

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Feb 08

‘Anti-Australian conspiracy’: MP protests at NBA snub to Ben Simmons

The case for Ben Simmons to be included in the NBA All-Star team has gone all the way to the Australian federal parliament. MP Tim Watts made an impassioned plea on Thursday for the Philadelphia 76ers player to become the first Australian to make the p…

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Feb 07

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson traded … to New York Yankees

Not content with adding National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to their set-up this off-season, the New York Yankees have decided to pick up a Super Bowl champion. On Wednesday, the Yankees picked up Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson from the …

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Feb 07

NBA: Warriors and Cavaliers lose again as Knicks’ Porzingis tears ACL

Jonathon Simmons scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the third quarter and Orlando overcame a 21-point deficit to beat reeling Cleveland on Tuesday. The Cavaliers scored 43 points in the first quarter, but then went almost seven minutes without s…

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Feb 04

Cavaliers slump again with Rockets thumping as LeBron sits out fourth quarter

Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Ryan Anderson added 21 points and the Houston Rockets became the latest team to thump Cleveland on national TV, beating the disconnected Cavaliers 120-88 on Saturday night. James Harden only scored 16 – 15 below…

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Feb 03

Why the NFL player protests still matter

Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest has been studied closely by the full spectrum of left-to-right politicians in the 18 months since he first took a knee. Richard Pryor once joked about the relationship African-Americans have with the American judicial…

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Feb 03

Why the NFL player protests still matter

Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest has been studied closely by the full spectrum of left-to-right politicians in the 18 months since he first took a knee. Richard Pryor once joked about the relationship African-Americans have with the American judicial system, “If you go down there looking for justice

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Feb 02

Ben Simmons snubbed again for NBA All-Star game

Ben Simmons has again been snubbed for an All-Star spot after NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic would replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward-centre Kevin Love in the 18 February All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Melb…

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