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January 15, 2019 4:38 AM South Carolina HS football player dies during ACL surgery

Nick Dixon, a senior at Spartanburg High School, died during surgery a day after he committed to play in college, according to reports. (Facebook) A high school football standout in South Carolina died during surgery a day after he committed to play in college, according to reports. Nick Dixon, a senior at Spartanburg High School, suffered complications 155

January 11, 2019 12:54 AM Andy Murray announces he plans to retire from tennis in near future

Andy Murray said Friday he plans to retire and is targeting this year's Wimbledon as the final tournament of his career -- if he can keep playing that long. "Obviously I've been struggling for a long time. I've been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now," Murray said at Melbourne Park ahead of the Australian Open. "I've pretty much done everything 135

January 1, 2019 7:00 PM Doping: WADA 'bitterly disappointed' at Russia's failure to meet deadline

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by WADA’s year-end deadline and that as a result it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). RUSADA was stripped of its accreditation in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report found evidence 126

December 29, 2018 1:25 AM Dick's Sporting Goods to end U.S. Olympic sponsorship

(Reuters) - Sporting goods retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N) said on Friday it will not renew its United States Olympic Committee (USOC) sponsorship beyond 2018. The company, in an emailed statement, cited “new investment focus” as the reason but did not elaborate further. All 86 athletes currently in its program that offers compensation and flexible 120

December 27, 2018 5:19 PM New Jersey high school wrestling team won't compete in events with ref who told athlete to cut dreadlocks

A New Jersey school district takes action against referee Alan Maloney who made Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson cut his dreadlocks moments before a match. A New Jersey school district has said its wrestling team will no longer compete in events officiated by a referee who told one of its athletes to cut his dreadlocks before a match 203

December 23, 2018 4:43 PM Five weightlifters suspended after London 2012 retests

(Reuters) - Five weightlifters, including two Olympic champions, have been provisionally suspended after retests of their samples from the 2012 London Olympics came back positive for doping, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said. Ukraine’s Oleksiy Torokhtiy could now be stripped of the Olympic title he won in the 105-kg category in London 134

December 23, 2018 3:49 PM Jon Gruden fires Raiders strength and conditioning coach Tom Shaw

One week after the Oakland Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, they made another significant coaching change that flew under the radar. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden fired his head strength and conditioning coach Tom Shaw, whom he brought with him to Oakland shortly after he was hired, league sources told ESPN. One of Gruden's administrators 83

December 22, 2018 4:39 AM LeBron James criticizes NFL ownership, commends Adam Silver

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was critical of NFL owners during the latest episode of HBO's "The Shop" on Friday night, saying they have a "slave mentality." "The players are who make the ship go. We make it go. Every Sunday, without Todd Gurley and without Odell Beckham Jr., without those players, those guys, there is no football. And it's the same in the NBA." Gurley 108

December 14, 2018 6:16 PM Bill Fralic, former NFL great, dead at 56

Former NFL great Bill Fralic, one of the first players to speak openly about the pervasiveness of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, died Thursday from cancer, the University of Pittsburgh announced. He was 56. Fralic, an offensive lineman, played nine seasons in the NFL, from 1985 to 1993, including eight with the Atlanta Falcons. He spent one other 92

December 11, 2018 5:36 PM Varnish accuses British Cycling of applying 'extreme control' over riders

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish told an employment tribunal on Tuesday that British Cycling used to exert extreme control over their athletes, as she seeks to sue the body for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination. Varnish was dropped by the British cycling squad in 2016 before the Rio Olympic Games. She has alleged 79