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Dennis Rodman finally realizes what everyone else already knows about Kim Jong-un

12-12-17-rodman Dennis Rodman joined Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s “The Late Show” to reveal some things about his outlandish relationship with Kim Jong-un. RELATED: Dennis Rodman thinks he’s the best chance at fixing Trump and Kim Jong-un’s relationship Watch the video The 56-year-old NBA Hall of Famer and the dictator have shared a bizarre friendship for […]

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Posted in International, Sports, Theatre, Film & Broadcast, USA

NFL Network suspends Faulk, 2 others, amid sexual harrassment claims

The NFL Network suspended Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and fellow analysts Heath Evans and Ike Taylor “pending an investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the network announced. The allegations were made in a lawsuit by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor, who sued NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court […]

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Ball brothers sign with Lithuanian club

Lavar Ball is taking two of his sons to play overseas in Lithuania. LiAngelo Ball, who left UCLA earlier this month without ever playing a game, and LaMelo Ball, who withdrew from high school in his junior season, signed one-year deals to play with the Lithuanian club Vytautas Prienai, multiple media outlets reported. The reported […]

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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics, athletes can compete under Olympic flag

Russia were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday over state-sponsored doping but the International Olympic Committee said Russian competitors would still be able to compete “under strict conditions”. The IOC announced the decision after examining evidence of state-sponsored doping over several years that reached its zenith at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, […]

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Netanyahu says Iran forcing its wrestlers to lose sums up Tehran’s hostility

By TOI staff Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said Iran forcing a wrestler to lose a bout in order to avoid competing against an Israeli perfectly summed up the regime’s hostility to the Jewish state. “Close your eyes and think about Alireza for a moment. He trained countless hours; he dreamed of becoming a […]

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Posted in International, Middle East, Sports

Colin Kaepernick honored at ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES — Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who launched a protest movement last year when he refused to stand for the national anthem before NFL games, was honored Sunday at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner in Beverly Hills. Kaepernick was awarded the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate […]

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Kaepernick wins SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Football player Colin Kaepernick was announced as the 2017 recipient of the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Thursday. The Legacy Award is given to sports figures who uses their platform to initiate change. Kaepernick hasn’t been affiliated with an NFL team this season, likely related to his stance of kneeling for the national […]

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Iran wrestler throws bout to avoid fighting Israeli

Iran’s government has paid tribute to one of the country’s wrestlers who threw an international bout when he was ahead because winning would have meant fighting an opponent from Israel. The Islamic republic does not recognise the Jewish state, placing it in the same “Great Satan” category as the United States, and forbids its sportsmen […]

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UK’s Jewish ‘heir hunter’ tracks down missing relatives who now stand to inherit

By Renee Ghert-Zand You can be certain Saul Marks isn’t scamming you when he calls to say you have a windfall coming your way. The money he’ll tell you about is a legitimate inheritance you didn’t even know you were entitled to. BBC One watchers will recognize Marks from “Heir Hunters,” a reality show about […]

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Important parts of life obituaries tend to omit

© By Oliver B. Pollak RICHMOND, California — Sports, recreation, athletics promote healthy living, competition and social networks. They can be lifelong habits, even obsessions. When a team member dies they are missed, mourned, and remembered by the remaining teammates. You will not get this from reading newspaper obituaries. Joseph Goldstein and Peter Craig are examples. […]

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Posted in Obituaries & memorials, Pollak_Oliver, Sports, USA

As only Israeli in NBA, Omri Casspi tries to be ‘best ambassador’ he can

By Jon Marks PHILADELPHIA — A new team, new city, new culture — and best of all, a new baby. Life couldn’t be much better these days for Omri Casspi, the only native Israeli currently playing in the National Basketball Association. His time on the court may be limited, but that happens when you’re a […]

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Posted in Middle East, Sports, USA

Tikkun olam through basketball

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK — Beyond family, friends, and freedom, it may seem difficult to find reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. But even in this era of widespread strife and uncertainly, there are undertakIngs that deserve celebration. One remarkable example has been taking place for 15 years in my hometown, Staten Island, […]

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Former Wimbledon champion tragically passes away at age 49

Jana Novotná, the winner of the 1998 Wimbledon tournament, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic after a long battle with cancer. Her death was confirmed in a statement by the Women’s Tennis Association on Monday. Novotná, 49, won 17 Grand Slams, including 16 in doubles and mixed doubles, as well as three Olympic […]

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UCLA basketball dad LaVar Ball breaks silence on Trump helping his son, and it went exactly as expected

ball LaVar Ball and President Donald Trump are no strangers when it comes to “going there,” so it comes as no surprise whatsoever that Ball responded to the president getting his son out of trouble in China by saying: Trump who? RELATED:Â Donald Trump wants accused UCLA players to thank him Watch the video Trump, […]

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