Dolphins discipline Bobby McCain after confrontation with 13-year-old fan

Dolphins discipline Bobby McCain after confrontation with 13-year-old fan

Miami Dolphins safety Bobby McCain will be disciplined by the team for his verbal confrontation with a 13-year-old boy who was rooting for the Buffalo Bills. According to the Buffalo News, the incident occurred before the Dolphins’ loss at the Bills on Sunday. The publication says the boy had been heckling McCain and called him “irrelevant”. The player then allegedly threatened to spit at the teenager “It’s a serious allegation,” Undersheriff Mark Wipperman, the incident commander for Bills home games, told the newspaper. Another Bills fan, Dylan Wentland, said McCain…

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UEFA EURO 2020 tournament in Sofia stopped twice because of racist insults

UEFA EURO 2020 tournament in Sofia stopped twice because of racist insults

England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia came close to being abandoned on Monday night after home fans repeatedly racially abused Tyrone Mings and other black players on what the Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, described as “one of the most appalling nights I’ve seen in football”. The referee, Ivan Bebek, first stopped play at the Vasil Levski stadium in the 27th minute when the visitors were already 2-0 up, after Gareth Southgate alerted Uefa officials to what appeared to be monkey chants coming from the far side of…

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NBA postpones media sessions in China due to disagreement over riders on Twitter in Hong Kong

NBA postpones media sessions in China due to disagreement over riders on Twitter in Hong Kong

The NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. The teams were training in Shanghai on Wednesday, where at least two other NBA events in advance of the start of the China games were called off as part of the ongoing rift that started after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a tweet last week that showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. Morey’s…

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Kenes Rakishev to lead the Kazakhstan boxing

Kenes Rakishev to lead the Kazakhstan boxing

«I vote for Kenes Rakishev as a president of the Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan. He is widely known as a philanthropist who contributes to the development of sport in Kazakhstan. He already was the vice president of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation a year long. He is well known entrepreneur and innovator. He will definitely find new approaches to the job and be a successful leader» – said Timur Kulibaev in his farewell speech as a president of Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan. Timur Kulibaev asked for other opinions. None followed and…

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Dario Gradi leaves the role of Crew three years after the removal of the FA

Dario Gradi leaves the role of Crew three years after the removal of the FA

Dario Gradi has officially ended his long and chequered career in football after nearly three years of being suspended from his role at Crewe Alexandra, amid continuing questions about his conduct as a work colleague of two of the sport’s worst paedophiles. Gradi, 78, was suspended by the Football Association in December 2016 after the Guardian’s interview with a former Crewe player, Andy Woodward, enveloped the fourth-tier club in scandal and led to Barry Bennell, one of their former coaches, being jailed for 31 years. Gradi had always denied any…

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Eddie Jones forbade speaking with referee before England’s “fierce” test

Eddie Jones forbade speaking with referee before England’s “fierce” test

Eddie Jones revealed he has not been allowed to meet the referee Nigel Owens before England’s test of “manlihood” against Argentina on Saturday due to tournament regulations despite the furore surrounding officiating at the World Cup. Jones claimed his “brutal” England side are ready for what he expects will be a macho battle against Argentina when victory would guarantee a place in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2011. He is expecting a ferocious encounter but has not been permitted to meet with the referee on the eve of…

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Ferrari creates a “war” while F1 continues to intervene in the rules

Ferrari creates a “war” while F1 continues to intervene in the rules

Ferrari’s luxurious problem Sebastian Vettel may have copped the attention and flak for refusing to obey team orders but at its heart this was a problem Ferrari created and failed to deal with well. Their attempt to micro-manage the start in the form of an agreement that Charles Leclerc would switch back to the lead if he gave Vettel a slipstream was unnecessarily complex. Nor did it allow for what happened when Vettel made a superb start and then showed great pace. Ferrari, however, were stuck with their plan and…

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Barcelona’s return to victory paths overshadowed by Lionel Messi injury

Barcelona’s return to victory paths overshadowed by Lionel Messi injury

“Barcelona” recovered from the shock defeat of “Granada” on Saturday with a score 2: 1 over “Villarreal”, defeating “Villarreal” and rising to fourth place in “La Liga”, but Lionel Messi was injured. Messi, making his first start this season, received lengthy treatment before being replaced at half-time by Ousmane Dembélé in what the coach, Ernesto Valverde, insisted was a precautionary measure. Valverde said of Messi, who was named Fifa’s male player of the year on Monday: “He noticed a little bit of an issue with his adductor and we preferred…

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Dylan Hartley’s friends reacted to skipping World Cup “almost like I died”

Dylan Hartley’s friends reacted to skipping World Cup “almost like I died”

Dylan Hartley has said friends reacted to the news he had missed out on England’s Rugby World Cup squad almost as though he had died – and that he still wakes up most nights thinking about losing the chance to lead out Eddie Jones’ side in Japan. The 33-year-old hooker, who has not played since injuring his left knee playing for Northampton in December, also revealed than an aggressive rehabilitation programme designed to get him on the plane to Tokyo left him in a physical and mental “hole” – but…

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Dan Evans will converge with Roger Federer at the US Open after defeating Lucas Pourier

Dan Evans will converge with Roger Federer at the US Open after defeating Lucas Pourier

Dan Evans has flirted with grand deeds in New York before and, after beating the out-of-sorts Frenchman, Lucas Pouille, in four sets on Thursday, he enters the third round of the US Open with a renewed sense of purpose. He has always had the talent. This summer he has had the results, winning half a million dollars and 13 matches on the Tour. At 29 he also has the battle-hardened maturity to take his sport seriously and the prize for his endeavours over three hours and 10 minutes under a…

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