Truth is, the Astros should vacate all titles and individual awards that were amassed during the period the system was confirmed to be in place and suspend every single player on those rosters for a full season. That won’t recompense the teams undercut by Houston’s fraud, who rightfully feel hard done, but might at least pass as lip service toward the perception of honesty and a deterrent for compromising the integrity of the game. That, of course, was never going to happen in a society where cheating is not merely tolerated with a wink and a nod but often rewarded outright. Manfred’s report, while repeatedly using terms like “player-driven” and “player-executed” in laying out the operation, described the prospective disciplining of players as “difficult and impractical”. … [Read more...] about Is cheating the rotten heart of American sports?
The success of the IOC and FIFA in dealing with China is all the more remarkable when one considers how badly things can go when one of the country's overseas business partners does something that meets with Beijing's disapproval. In October of last year, several Chinese businesses severed ties with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after their general manager, Daryl Morey, posted a tweet expressing support for the protesters in Hong Kong. The NBA quickly swung into damage-control mode in an effort to limit the impact on its considerable business interests in the country. … [Read more...] about China aiming to become global sporting power
The 23-year-old landowner has been accused of game hunting with pictures showing him posing beside dead animals including a warthog, water buffalo and giant eland to allegedly promote hunting business Cornish Sporting Agency. … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Ollie Williams hosts shooting parties in more unearthed blood sport pics
Information from anyone who has knowledge of Keane’s movements from when he was last seen on Sunday 11th January 2020 at approximately 6pm in the vicinity of Dominic’s Bridge, Drogheda. Information or dashcam footage from anyone in the Moatview Drive, Moatview Gardens Dublin 17 area on Monday 13th January 2020 from 9pm – 10pm. Information on the movements of a blue Volvo S40 bearing false registration plates 141 MO 1925 which was abandoned and set on fire in the Trinity Terrace, Dublin 3 area on the morning of Wednesday 15th January at approximately 1.30am. Information on the whereabouts of a blue Volvo S40, 161 D 48646, which was the subject of an unauthorised taking from Sandymount, Co. Dublin on 15th December 2019. Information on the clothing Keane was wearing at the time he went missing. … [Read more...] about First picture of teenage boy whose severed body parts were found in sports bag
She told the magazine: 'Orlando is like a sage. When we first met, he said we would pull the poison out of each other, and we really do. It's exhausting, but we really hold each other accountable. … [Read more...] about Katy Perry sports bell-bottom jeans and a Chanel sweater as she grabs a coffee with her pet pooch Nugget