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Taking a knee, raising a fist to be punished at Tokyo Games - IOC

(Reuters) - Taking a knee during the Tokyo Olympics or lifting a fist in support of racial equality will be punished as the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday maintained its ban on athletes' protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums. Read More


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Soccer-Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) -The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project under massive pressure from fans, politicians, soccer officials and even the British royals. More »


Panel recommends that U.S. officials not go to China's Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. government commission on Wednesday urged the Biden administration to not send officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, citing religious persecution including China's repression of Uighur Muslims, which Washington has labeled genocide. More »


Rafael Nadal rallies from set down to advance in Barcelona

Top seed Rafael Nadal rallied from a set back to beat Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday in the second round at the Barcelona Open in Spain. More »


Potential Tokyo state of emergency does not affect Games - IOC

(Reuters) - A potential state of emergency that could be imposed on Tokyo is unrelated to Olympic Games preparations and is part of the government's plan to curb infections during Japan's holiday week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. More »


Ice hockey: Women's world championships cancelled due to COVID-19

(Reuters) - The women's ice hockey world championships set to be played in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia have been cancelled because of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Canada, Hockey Canada said on Wednesday. More »


Antonio Brown settles lawsuit with ex-trainer

Antonio Brown has settled the civil dispute with his former trainer who had accused the wide receiver of sexual assault, both sides announced Wednesday. More »


Bucks sign rookie F Mamadi Diakite to multi-year deal

The Milwaukee Bucks signed rookie forward Mamadi Diakite to a multi-year NBA contract Wednesday. More »


Seahawks, CB Pierre Desir agree to one-year deal

Free-agent cornerback Pierre Desir agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. More »


Astros sign C Martin Maldonado to 1-year extension

The Houston Astros signed catcher Martin Maldonado to a one-year contract extension through the 2022 season, general manager James Click announced Wednesday. More »


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