Chiney Ogwumike’s WNBA career isn’t slowing her ESPN rise

The word trailblazer gets used in many contexts now, but it definitely applies to Chiney Ogwumike. An active player and two-time All-Star in the WNBA, Ogwumike joined ESPN in 2015 as a women’s basketball analyst. She became a full-time contributor at ESPN — while maintaining her WNBA career — in 2018. Wednesday night will be … Read more

Lockdowns loom over Beijing before Winter Olympics | Gallery News

Beijing residents are coping with abrupt local lockdowns and sweeping COVID-19 testing requirements as the Chinese capital seeks to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in advance of the Winter Olympics that opens in less than two weeks. The lockdowns are part of China’s “zero tolerance” measures to fight the pandemic that have been ratcheted up before … Read more

Kahleah Copper On Chicago’s Title Run And All-American Memories

Kahleah Copper broke out in a big way in 2021, becoming a first-time All-Star with the Chicago Sky before going on to win a championship and earn Finals MVP honors. The 27-year-old became a household name for WNBA fans in her second season as a starter for the Sky, averaging 14.4 points and 4.2 rebounds … Read more

Australian Open makes U-turn on ‘Where is PengShuai?’ shirts | Tennis news

Fans free to wear “Where is Peng Shuai?” shirts at the tournament but must not become “disruptive”, organizers say. Fans are free to wear “Where is Peng Shuai?” shirts at the Australian Open but must not become “disruptive”, Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley said amid criticism of the Grand Slam organisers’ earlier stance on the … Read more

CAN: “Anxiety, restlessness” led to the stampede of Cameroonian football | Soccer News

On Monday, eight people died while 38 were injured in a stampede ahead of Cameroon’s host game against Comoros. Yaounde, Cameroon – Anxiety, commotion and delay in letting fans inside the stadium led to the stampede that killed at least eight people at the Olembe stadium in the capital Yaoundé where the hosts beat Comoros … Read more

Senators fans unable to get engaged at Canadian Tire Center get creative

Senators fans Kelsey Pilon and Tyas Montgomery always dreamed of getting engaged in front of thousands of fans at the Canadian Tire Centre. But with COVID-19 restrictions keeping fans away from the rink, they had to take matters into their own hands. Pilon and Montgomery have been together for almost two years. “I don’t know … Read more

Saudi-backed Savvy Gaming buys ESL and FACEIT for $1.5 billion

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chairman of the Public Investment FundPhoto: Anadolu Agency (Getty Images) It is reported by multiple outlets that ESL, one of the oldest and largest esports companies in the world, has been bought for $1 billion by Savvy Gaming, an esports investment firm backed by the wealthy and controversial Saudi government’s … Read more

Even winning coach Andy Reid questions the NFL’s overtime setup

Even the winning coach, in this case Andy Reid, questions the NFL’s overtime setup. A day after Reid’s Chiefs won the OT coin toss, then walked downfield for Travis Kelce’s eight-yard touchdown reception to end an epic division game with Buffalo , Reid acknowledged how lucky Kansas City was. “I had a chance to speak … Read more

Becky Hammon: ‘Right time’ to leave NBA, return to WNBA

Becky Hammon said she always followed her heart and didn’t worry about what other people thought of her career decisions. There were concerns when she chose to play at Colorado State instead of a bigger school. There was some backlash about her role for Russia in the Olympics and now she’s heard rumors about her … Read more

Al Hilal are close to signing Cologne striker Modest

publication date: January 24, 2022 12:09 GMT Update date: January 24, 2022 1:05 p.m. GMT Al-Riyadh newspaper revealed on Monday that the management of the Saudi club Al-Hilal, led by Fahd bin Nafel, had reached a definitive agreement to include the French striker, Anthony Modeste, the German striker from Cologne, in replacing fellow Frenchman Bafetimbi … Read more