Martina Navratilova apologizes for transgender ‘cheating’ comments

(CNN)Martina Navratilova may have apologized for using the term “cheating” when describing transgender athletes but the issue received further attention over the weekend with former UK Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies saying trans women had unfair physical advantages. “Needless to say, I have always and will always be a champion of democracy, equal rights, human rights and full protection under the law for everyone. When I talk about sports and rules that must be fair, I am not trying to exclude trans people from living a full, healthy life. “And I am certainly not advocating violence against trans people, as has been suggested. All I am trying to do is to make sure girls and women who were born female are …

‘We need to be a lot better’: Lakers’ woes continue with loss to NBA-worst Suns

The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7ft 1in center Deandre Ayton on him on Saturday night The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7ft 1in center Deandre Ayton on him. James got his numbers, but the Suns frustrated the Lakers star and were able to push back when he tried to lead a late charge. Ayton had 26 points, 10 rebounds and primary defensive duties against James, helping the Suns hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109 on Saturday night. That was a fun game, Ayton said. Im going to sleep well tonight. Phoenix lost the first three games this season against Los Angeles by double digits, but had …

Underwater Photographer Takes Incredible Images Of Hawaii’s Ocean Life At Night

Ever wondered what creatures lurk in the dark waters of Hawaii at night? Well, you’re in for a treat. Underwater photographer Jeff Milisen has produced an incredible assortment of images taken during night dives with Kona Honu Divers off the coast of Oahu. Compiling his images in a collection called Blackwater, Milisen groups his favorite nocturnal ocean dwellers into three categories: larval fishes, cephalopods, and miscellaneous critters. The “alien life forms”, as Milisen describes them, glow bright against a black background, often using bioluminescence to make themselves visible in an otherwise pitch-black world. Bioluminescence – the ability to produce one’s own light – is a superpower used by various creatures, from teeny glow worms to the colossal squid. It’s particularly …

Mario Balotelli celebrates stunning goal live on Instagram

(CNN)It was a brilliant overhead kick that deserved a special celebration — and, as ever, Mario Balotelli did not disappoint. Follow @cnnsport READ: Wayne Rooney on life in US #allezlom💙 #bravolesgars #supporterambiancemagnifiquemerci🙏🏾🙌🏾 @pumafootball @olympiquedemarseille #thefirstinstagramhistoryafteragol #NEWCELEBRATION A post shared by Mario Balotelli🇮🇹👨‍👧‍👦🦁 (@mb459) on Mar 3, 2019 at 2:10pm PST It is not the first time the former Inter Milan, Liverpool and Manchester City striker has made headlines for his goal celebrations. When at City, the forward lifted his shirt after scoring against Manchester United to reveal a T-shirt with “Why always me?” written on the front, a reference to his unique way of becoming the focus of attention both on and off the field. He would later say that …

Six arrested over Pittodrie disorder

“However, it is disappointing that a very small minority of fans chose to ignore the warnings and were in involved in disorderly behaviour. “They have let themselves and their clubs down. “Disruptive behaviour in and around football matches in Scotland will not be tolerated and those who choose to conduct themselves in such a way will be firmly dealt with.” Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

World Rugby official could quit if Pacific Islands excluded from new league

(CNN)Radical plans to reshape rugby’s international calendar have caused shockwaves through the sport, but World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot has quelled fears that certain teams — specifically Fiji and Samoa — will be excluded from the new league. But Pichot, a former Argentina captain who retired from rugby a decade ago, has said he is advocating promotion and relegation between two international leagues. Fiji’s spectacular sand dune workout Confusion Last week, the Pacific Rugby Welfare group, which possesses a 600-strong membership including many professional players, said a boycott of this year’s Rugby World Cup could be discussed as a “legitimate player protest” of World Rugby’s alleged plans. Reports said that a 12-team league comprising New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, …

Prince William: Football’s mental health approach a ‘dereliction of duty’

(CNN)The Duke of Cambridge, who is the English Football Association’s President, has criticized professional clubs in England, accusing them of failing to take the mental health of their players seriously. “If we’ve got to change anything, we’ve got to change the whole way we look after players. “Many players come from difficult backgrounds and may have all sorts of issues going on. He added that clubs were often guilty of treating players as little more than “financial assets”, with young players “not given the key building blocks or support.” READ: Ex-footballer pushes for a “mental health revolution” after multiple suicide attempts A 2015 study organized by the World Players’ Union FIFPro showed that 38% of players and 35% of former …

‘We need to be a lot better’: Lakers’ woes continue with loss to NBA-worst Suns

The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7ft 1in center Deandre Ayton on him on Saturday night The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7ft 1in center Deandre Ayton on him. James got his numbers, but the Suns frustrated the Lakers star and were able to push back when he tried to lead a late charge. Ayton had 26 points, 10 rebounds and primary defensive duties against James, helping the Suns hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109 on Saturday night. That was a fun game, Ayton said. Im going to sleep well tonight. Phoenix lost the first three games this season against Los Angeles by double digits, but had …

USA ends sevens title drought with win on Las Vegas soil

(CNN)What is it they say about home advantage? “There’s something about singing your national anthem at home,” Pinkelman told the Las Vegas Review Journal after lifting the trophy in front of an American crowd. “It’s so passionate. So emotional. It just gets everybody on the same page.” Captain Madison Hughes, Matai Leuta and Martin Iosefo also touched down for the Americans in what was a repeat of the 2010 Adelaide Sevens final — the occasion, nine years ago, of team USA’s first ever final. These days, though, reaching the latter stages of competitions is something of a regular occurrence; this Pinkelman-inspired triumph followed a similarly dominant display in the 2018 Las Vegas event. A year ago on March 4, the …

Joey Logano wins ‘intense’ NASCAR Cup Las Vegas race

“That was more intense than I wanted it to be,” Logano said. NASCAR CUP FORD MUSTANG READY TO RACE Logano held off Keselowski on Sunday for his first Cup victory in Vegas, driving his Team Penske Ford to his 22nd career win. “There’s been plenty of times here when we’ve led a lot of laps here, but we’ve never won, and that’s the most important stat to have,” Logano said. “Something happens at the end, and Brad becomes the fastest car and he wins. I looked in the mirror, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is happening again.’” But after narrowly answering Keselowski’s last-lap passing attempt, Logano celebrated his victory in NASCAR’s first race under its full new …

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates World Cup overall ‘three-peat’ from hotel room

(CNN)Without skiing through a gate in anger, Mikaela Shiffrin was crowned overall World Cup champion for the third straight year as the scheduled weekend events in Sochi fell victim to the weather. Follow @cnnsport The all-conquering Shiffrin had already opted to skip Sochi, but she now has an unassailable 719-point lead over her nearest rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia with only six races of the season remaining.

Kenya’s sevens stars showing the way for rugby at home

(CNN)When the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan in September there will be at least one viewer kicking his heels on the sidelines. Follow @cnnsport Kenya’s first deaf rugby team It was back in April 2016 that Kenya’s men’s sevens team burst into the limelight by winning its first ever title in Singapore. That success combined with the sport’s inclusion at the 2016 Olympic Games helped catapult it into the public consciousness. But while the 15-a-side game takes precedence in most countries, it’s the other way round in Kenya. Collins Injera, one of the world’s top sevens try scorers, believes the extra exposure has meant sevens has a far higher profile and far better resources behind it. READ: Why …

The Prodigy’s Keith Flint dies aged 49

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProdigy singer Keith Flint was best known for his vocals on Firestarter The Prodigy singer Keith Flint has died aged 49. Instantly recognisable by his fluorescent spiked hair and known for high-octane performances, Flint sang lead vocals on both the band’s number one singles, Breathe and Firestarter. He was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday morning. The band, who were due to tour the US in May, confirmed his death in a statement, remembering Flint as a “true pioneer, innovator and legend”. In a post on The Prodigy’s official Instagram account, bandmate Liam Howlett added: “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own …

Friend’s hope for missing climber

In the same year his mother became the first woman to conquer Everest unaided but later died on K2 in the Himalayas. Image copyright Pakistan Embassy Image caption A tent “invaded by snow” was spotted during a search involving a Pakistani army helicopter Related Topics Fort William Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

LA Galaxy unveil statue of David Beckham at MLS opener

Major League Soccers past, present and future all converged at on Saturday night as the Galaxy paid tribute to their former captain Major League Soccers past, present and future all converged at on Saturday night. One of the most prominent events of the opening day of the leagues 24th season was the LA Galaxy unveiling a statue of David Beckham before their 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire. Beckham played six seasons with the Galaxy and led them to two championships. Beckhams signing gave higher prominence to the league internationally as more high-profile players arrived and fan interest increased. No doubt our league wouldnt be what it is today if David didnt make that decision, MLS commissioner Don Garber said …