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  • Democrat Bob Menendez: ‘Deeply Disturbing Decision’ to Release Russian Arms Dealer Viktor Bout

    12/08/2022 9:54:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/08/2022 | HANNAH BLEAU
    It is a “deeply disturbing” decision to release Russian arms deal Viktor Bout, Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said on Thursday, although he praised the news of former WNBA star Brittney Griner coming back to America as part of the Biden administration’s controversial prisoner swap. The former WNBA star was arrested in Russia in February and pleaded guilty to drug charges — possession of cannabis vape cartridges — at a Moscow airport. She was ultimately sentenced to nine years in prison for smuggling cannabis into the country. But, she has now been released in turn for a convicted arms dealer,...
  • Muay Thai sets sights on Olympic glory, but not everyone is thrilled

    11/30/2022 10:19:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 30 Nov 2022 | Saksith Saiyasombut
    Efforts to promote Muay Thai as a global sport have been met with resistance from some corners, with fears that international exposure will dilute its tradition and heritage.Thailand’s national martial art Muay Thai could soon make its debut on the world’s biggest sporting stage, the Olympics. The combat sport already has an increasingly global audience, with many would-be fighters making trips to its birthplace to immerse themselves in the culture. After the inclusion in numerous multi-sport events such as the World Games earlier this year, the next step is for Muay Thai to be featured at the Olympics. But efforts...
  • I'm I the only American That doesn't care about world cup soccer?

    11/29/2022 9:41:12 PM PST · by Pol-92064 · 64 replies
    fivethirtyeight ^ | 11/29/2022 | Ben Dowsett
    When the 2022 World Cup made its debut on Sunday, it kicked off one of the most significant in-game uses of technology in sports history. All tournament long, match balls will contain a sensor that collects spatial positioning data in real time — the first World Cup to employ such a ball-tracking mechanism. This, combined with existing optical tracking tools, will make VAR (video assistant referees) and programs like offside reviews more accurate and streamlined than they’ve ever been. Combining these two forms of tracking has long been a holy grail of sorts in technology circles, and FIFA’s use of...
  • Michigan Uncorks Passing Attack to Stun Archrival Ohio State

    11/26/2022 1:03:31 PM PST · by Brilliant · 58 replies
    MLive ^ | November 26, 2022 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — No Blake Corum, no problem for Michigan. The third-ranked Wolverines uncorked their passing attack for the first time in months on Saturday and leaned on a career day from Donovan Edwards, knocking unbeaten Ohio State, 45-23, to claim the Big Ten East division title for a second straight year….
  • The Last Authoritarian World Cup

    11/24/2022 11:05:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Bulwark ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2022 | Garrett Quinn
    In 1986, the International Olympic Committee voted to split the Winter and Summer Olympics so they would alternate every two years instead of occurring together every four years. The new tradition began in 1994 with the Lillehammer Winter Olympics, site of the infamous showdown between figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. The IOC initiated the split schedule in part to bring greater attention to the winter events, and while this move did bring them out from the shadow of the more popular summer games, it also locked the Winter Olympics into permanent competition with an even bigger quadrennial athletic...
  • Djokovic Nips Swiatek as Top ‘22 Earner With Record $4.7M Payday

    11/24/2022 6:31:45 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | NOVEMBER 21 2022 | Lev Akabas and Kurt Badenhausen
    Novak Djokovic wrapped the 2022 men’s tennis season with a straight-set victory over Casper Ruud at the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy. The Serbian tennis ace rolled through the limited-field event, resulting in a payday of $4.74 million, the richest in the history of the sport. It pushed his prize money for the year to $9.93 million, $2.3 million ahead of second-ranked Carlos Alcarez. It also meant that he took home the most 2022 prize money among both men and women, finishing a tick ahead of the women’s top-ranked player, Iga Switek, who earned just $59,000 less than Djokovic with...
  • Cardinals Assistant Coach Sean Kugler Fired for Groping Woman, Sources Say

    11/23/2022 10:46:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/23 | Josh Weinfuss
    Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach and running game coordinator Sean Kugler was fired after he allegedly groped a woman in Mexico City over the weekend, sources told ESPN. Mexican authorities were notified of the incident, which happened Sunday night, and then informed the Cardinals, who terminated Kugler and sent him back to Arizona on a flight Monday morning. The Cardinals had arrived in Mexico City on Saturday. Kugler is the second Cardinals assistant coach to be accused of assaulting a woman this year.
  • This Saudi Arabia fan got so excited over the win against Argentina that he threw his door

    11/22/2022 3:34:27 PM PST · by Callahan · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/22/22 | @Master_Cricket
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  • Islamic Republic of Iran blames Israel and protesters for its loss at World Cup game

    11/22/2022 10:17:50 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 29 replies
    Ynet ^ | Nov 22, 2022
    In Iran, Israel and the protesters are blamed for the team's defeat in the World Cup The loss to England was overshadowed by the rare protest by the Iranian national team players, who did not sing the national anthem as a sign of solidarity with the "hijab protest". Thousands of Iranians in the stands protested against the regime during the match. The conservative media associated with the Ayatollah regime reported that protesters celebrated the defeat in the streets of Tehran. She blames them, and the enemy countries, for the loss: "Iran lost 6:2 to England, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the...
  • FIFA Boss Says He Feels ‘Gay, Disabled ... Like a Woman’ - WE FEEL CONFUSED

    11/20/2022 2:58:13 PM PST · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/19/2022 | Mathew Murphy
    FIFA President Gianni Infantino has launched a stinging attack on the West on the eve of the World Cup for criticizing Qatar for its poor human rights record. In an hour-long speech, the Swiss-Italian 52-year-old said European critics were misrepresenting the host nation and that everyone is welcome. “Today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arab. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker,” he said. “Of course I am not Qatari, Arab, gay or disabled. But I was the son of a migrant worker, saw their conditions. Not in...
  • Novak Djokovic Ties Roger Federer With Sixth ATP Finals

    11/20/2022 1:24:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Novak Djokovic claimed a record-equaling sixth ATP Finals title by beating the third-seeded Casper Ruud on Sunday to top a fantastic finish to the season for the Serb. Djokovic won 7-5, 6-3 to secure his first title at the event since 2015 and match Roger Federer's record. The 35-year-old Djokovic, who had lost his two previous finals at the event, raised his arms out and smiled broadly after sealing the match with an ace.
  • Pro-Taliban Urdu-Language Daily Reveals Qatar's Plans To Invite FIFA World Cup Attendees To Islam: 'Training Of 2,000 Volunteers For Invitation Of The Religion At The Mega Event Has Been Completed Who Will Deliver The Message Of Truth To The Spectators'

    11/19/2022 9:18:37 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 20 replies
    Memri ^ | Nov 18, 2022
    In a recent article, the Pakistan-based Urdu-language pro-Taliban daily Roznama Ummat examined the Qatari government's preparations for da'wa ("preaching," "invitation to Islam") at the FIFA World Cup beginning on November 20, 2022. Da'wa is an important part of Islam whereby Muslims are expected to invite non-Muslims to embrace the religion. The article, titled "FIFA World Cup And Da'wa Of The Religion," and written by Islamic religious scholar Zia Chitrali, explains various media activities and events planned to explain Islam to non-Muslim spectators and to try to persuade them to convert. As part of these events planned by Qatari officials, thousands...
  • 'It's hell': Fury at 'unfinished, cramped and searing hot conditions' inside the £185-a-night fan village at FIFA World Cup - as Qatar officials 'threaten to SMASH' video cameras of unhappy supporters and stop journalists from filming

    11/19/2022 3:45:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2022 | Jonathan Rose and Josh Alston
    Fans flying to the FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar can expect the fan village to be a £185-a-night unfinished shambles where local officials threaten to smash video cameras of unhappy supporters and stop journalists from filming. With less than 24 hours until the World Cup kicks off with the opening ceremony and clash between the host nation and Ecuador in Doha at the Al Bayt Stadium, the fan villages resemble construction sites. Footage and images show piles of rubble and sand, ripped up turf and industrial machinery still on-site at the Rawdat Al Jahhaniya fan village, which will be...
  • Nigerian athletes face up to 10 years in prison over fraud scheme after FBI investigation

    11/18/2022 10:15:49 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    The Mirror uK ^ | 17 Nov 2022 | Liam Llewellyn
    Two Nigerian athletes are facing up to a decade behind bars after taking part in a fraud scheme uncovered by the FBI. Last week, Emmanuel Ineh and Toluwani Adebakin were convicted of transferring tens of thousands of dollars to the West African country as part of what was deemed "a complex fraud scheme" by the American justice department. The 23 and 25-year-olds were team-mates at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi when they were found to be part of the conspiracy. According to the prosecutors, athletes from multiple institutions....
  • Qatar officials threaten to ‘smash’ reporter’s camera during live World Cup broadcast

    11/18/2022 1:38:12 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 14 replies
    NYPost ^ | Nov 16, 2022 | Jeremy Layton
    We’re still days away from the official beginning of the 2022 World Cup, and we already have our first tense encounter between a reporter and a Qatari official caught on live television. Danish reporter Rasmus Tantholdt was reporting live on TV2 when a group of men approached him in a golf cart, clearly upset with him filming. One man waved at the camera, but another tried to cover it up, which quickly escalated into a heated exchange.
  • Transgendered Man Wins Title at Elite Women’s Cycling Tournament

    11/15/2022 5:29:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/14/2022 | Daniel Riehl
    According to a report by National Review, a man, Austin Killips, won an elite woman’s cycling race at a Massachusetts cyclocross tournament on Saturday, November 12. Killips, “a transgender-identifying man,” won out over 43 women on the first day of the Massachusetts tournament. He completed the race in 50 minutes and 25 seconds, according to the results. Killips was awarded the victor’s trophy and was photographed on the top ceremonial pedestal next to second-place cyclist Ava Holmgren, who finished the race one second behind Killips, and third-place cyclist Lizzy Gunsalus, who had a time of 50:31. The second- and third-place...
  • Anthony 'Rumble’ Johnson, former UFC fighter, dead at 38

    11/14/2022 12:22:44 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 7 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 11-13=22 | Kevin iole
    Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, who went 13-6 in the UFC from 2007 through 2017 and compiled a 23-6 overall MMA record, died Sunday at age 38. The cause of death was organ failure due to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, which is a rare disorder of the immune system..... ....."He was always a great kid," UFC president Dana White said of Johnson. "He was always in fun fights and he had that one-punch KO power that not many people ever had. He was a good human being. I send my condolences to his family.".....
  • CONFIRMED: Soccer Is the Greatest Threat to Freedom and Democracy

    11/12/2022 3:12:33 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 12, 2022 | Andrew Stiles •
    FIFA bans "human rights for all" practice jerseys at World Cup ... What happened: FIFA, the international soccer federation, refused to let the Danish national team practice in shirts promoting "human rights for all" at the World Cup, which begins later this month in Qatar. Seriously? Yes. The chief executive of Denmark's soccer association said FIFA rejected the team's request "due to technical reasons." The seemingly innocuous phrase was presumably deemed too "political" due to the host country's appalling human rights record and ties to terrorist organizations. Wait, what? Human rights groups have condemned Qatar for using forced labor to...
  • Magnussen, Haas score stunning Sao Paulo GP pole (US based F1 team)

    11/11/2022 2:03:25 PM PST · by God luvs America · 28 replies
    RACER ^ | 11/11/2022 | Michael Lamonato
    Kevin Magnussen took a sensational maiden Formula 1 pole position for himself and his Haas team at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, with a perfectly timed qualifying lap on slicks before rain soaked the Interlagos circuit. Q3 started with rain looming on the radar, and nine of the 10 cars in the shootout lined up at pit exit on the soft tire to bank a lap before the heavens opened. Magnussen was the first in the queue to take to the damp track in the drizzle, and his position on track paid dividends as conditions worsened, putting him on provisional...
  • Billionaire LeBron James Says ‘We’ve Been Oppressed for So Long,’ Endorses Georgia’s Raphael Warnock for Senate

    NBA star LeBron James, whose net worth is estimated at $1 billion, endorsed Georgia’s Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock on the day Americans go to the polls for the 2022 midterm elections, saying, “We’ve been oppressed for so long.” James, who sponsored his left-wing “More Than a Vote” campaign in 2020 to fight mythic “voter suppression” in Georgia, claimed in an Instagram post late on Monday evening that he wants “change” in Georgia, and so he urged voters to vote for the same guy who is already in office there. “Obviously, tomorrow is Election Day, and there’s only one choice when...