BEIJING (China) – Keeping up the usual practice before a big event, we have gathered our writers who will be on site to give you all the news from China. Time for them to be in the role of interviewee for once. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2019
SHANGHAI (AP) — The biggest basketball World Cup is about to begin.
Many of the world’s top players — and a couple of the world’s top national teams — are not in China for the FIBA World Cup, a 32-team extravaganza that begins Saturday. At stake over the next 16 days: The world championship, along with seven of the 11 remaining available berths in next summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Continue reading
By MARC STEIN
My old ESPN colleague Kevin Arnovitz was the first one to call me on it five years ago. Others in the business have noticed it since.
I’m apparently not very good at hiding how giddy I am when covering international basketball. Continue reading
The Lumberjack of the 21st Century (12+) is a large-scale tournament in which workers of the largest logging companies participate. It was first held in Ustyany in 2015. Over the past five years, the tournament has grown significantly, and now, according to the organizers, it is the only professional competition in the world where participants compete with the latest models of equipment from all leading manufacturers. Continue reading
While the Canadian sports media was mute, a US journalist detailed the corrupt acts of Alan Eagleson, the head of the NHL players’ union – a former Tory Party president – laying the groundwork for successful prosecutions in the United States and Canada. One of the most important conclusions, although not dealt with in this article by RICHARD SANDOMIR of The New York Times, is how easily the media back then was fooled by so many spinmeisters like Eagleson. As today, there was no shortage of journalists reporting that everything was hunky-dory in the NHL.
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A fist raised and a knee taken: US gold medalists Gwen Berry and Race Imboden protest racism, social injustice
“Somebody has to talk about the things that are too uncomfortable to talk about. Somebody has to stand for all of the injustices that are going on in America and a president who’s making it worse,” said hammer thrower Gwen Berry
American gold medalist fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist – as other politically-engaged athletes have done in the past – during the playing of the US national anthem at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, to protest social injustice and to call attention to their country’s racism, mistreatment of immigrants, and ongoing gun violence epidemic. Continue reading