Category Archives: Sports

October 7, 2021

18 Former NBA Players Charged in $4M Health Care Fraud Plot

A group of 18 former NBA players have been accused and charged of defrauding the league’s health and wellness benefit program out of roughly $4 million, according to a court indictment.

The charges were revealed on Thursday as most of the league’s teams get set to begin their second preseason game.

As the Associated Press reports:

Federal prosecutors planned a news conference to describe the case that was brought in Manhattan federal court. It wasn’t immediately clear whether all those charged had been arrested.

The list of former players included Jamario Moon, Glen Davis and Sebastian Telfair.

According to the indictment, the ex-players engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims to get reimbursed for medical and dental expenses that were never actually incurred.

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September 30, 2021

IOC Says Only Chinese Citizens Allowed to Attend 2022 Winter Games in Beijing

The International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday that only Chinese citizens will be permitted to buy tickets to attend the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

The IOC made its decision after “wide-ranging consultations” with China’s communist government, the committee said in a statement.

“Tickets will be sold exclusively to spectators residing in China’s mainland, who meet the requirements of the COVID-19 countermeasures,” the IOC said on Wednesday. “Specific requirements on COVID-19 countermeasures for spectators from China’s mainland and the details of ticketing arrangements are under discussion and development and will be released to the public in due course once they are finalized.”

“The IOC and IPC welcome the decision to allow for the sale of tickets to spectators residing in China’s mainland,” the committee added. “This will facilitate the growth of winter sports in China by giving those spectators a first-hand Olympic and Paralympic experience of elite winter sports, as well as bringing a favourable atmosphere to the venues. However, all parties feel for the athletes and the spectators from around the world, knowing that the restriction on spectators from outside mainland China had to be put in place in order to ensure the safe holding of the Games this winter.”

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September 21, 2021

Major League Baseball Moves Bat Production to Red China

Major League Baseball has fired its U.S.-based bat makers and sent the contract to the Chinese.

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Major League Baseball is no longer America’s game. Apparently, it’s China’s, now that the league has fired its U.S.-based bat makers and sent the contract to the Chinese.

Bats for MLB have been made in America for the entirety of baseball’s existence… until today.

According to Yahoo News:

When Major League Baseball hosted its “Field of Dreams” game in Iowa in August, it was a celebration of small-town America. But less than 100 miles away, a small town is worrying that its local economy, that’s centered around baseball, is getting shut out. Kris Van Cleave traveled to Caledonia, Minnesota, where a factory partially owned by MLB is closing up shop and shipping jobs overseas.

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September 15, 2021

Dinesh D’Souza: How Corruption in College Sports is Destroying Academia (Video)

A scandal involving African American athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals how corruption has become endemic in universities, to the detriment of student learning.

August 1, 2021

Why China Cheats at the Olympics – Episode #70 (Video)

. The Olympics have been a real problem for China this year. Here’s why

July 4, 2021

Joe Rogan, Quentin Tarantino and the Myth of Bruce Lee… (Video)

“I will tell you there’s a part of me that takes a pleasure, only because the myth of Bruce Lee, its exactly that: it was a myth. That guy couldn’t fight a lick.” – Chael Sonnen

Athletics – Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m race

The same rules have prevented South African Caster Semenya, Francine Niyonsaba from Burundi and Kenya’s Margaret Wambui from competing in the 800m race after refusing to lower their testosterone levels with medication.

Namibia athletes Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have been withdrawn from the 400m event at the Olympic Games after tests revealed their testosterone levels were too high, the Namibia National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association said on Friday.

Both Mboma and Masilingi failed to meet the World Athletics eligibility regulations for female classification that apply to running events from 400m to the mile.

The Namibian teenagers have been in blistering form at various race meetings in Europe, and were considered among the medal contenders, but tests conducted at their training camp in Italy led to the withdrawal.

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June 22, 2021

U.S. Trans Athlete: ‘My Goal Is to Win the Olympics So I Can Burn a U.S. Flag on the Podium’

A transgender BMX freestyle rider and U.S. Olympic team alternate once said that his goal was to win the Olympics so he could burn the American flag on the podium.

In comments obtained exclusively by Fox News, Chelsea Wolfe made it clear that his goal was to win and burn the flag as a way of exacting retribution against the Trump Administration for hurting “trans children.”

“My goal is to win the Olympics so I can burn a US flag on the podium,” Wolfe wrote on Facebook in March of 2020, along with a PinkNews story detailing Trump’s position on trans women competing against biological females. “This is what they focus on during a pandemic. Hurting trans children.”

However, Wolfe told Fox News that the since-deleted post should not be construed as hatred towards America.

“Anyone who thinks that I don’t care about the United States is sorely mistaken,” Wolfe told Fox News. “One of the reasons why I work so hard to represent the United States in international competition is to show the world that this country has morals and values, that it’s not all of the bad things that we’re known for. I take a stand against fascism because I care about this country, and I’m not going to let it fall into the hands of fascists after so many people have fought and sacrificed to prevent fascism from taking hold abroad. As a citizen who wants to be proud of my home country, I’m sure as hell not going to let it take hold here.”

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June 15, 2021

Farage: Black Lives Matter Movement ‘Wants to Bring Down the Whole of Western Civilisation’

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has had harsh words for England’s national football (soccer) team taking the knee for the Black Lives Matter movement during the belated UEFA European Football Championship 2020.

“Look, you cannot separate taking the knee from the Black Lives Matter movement,” said Mr Farage during an interview with the newly launched GB News network.

“It is an avowedly, openly Marxist organisation that wants to defund the police and wants to bring down the whole of Western civilisation — don’t take my word for it, just read the website — and you can’t separate the two,” explained the former UKIP and Reform UK party leader.

Farage had some compliments for England manager Gareth Southgate, but disagreed strongly with his pro-kneeling stance.

“When he said this week ‘We are about more than football’ — no, Mr Southgate, you are about football,” he insisted.

“The idea that it’s right for the football team to get involved with political gestures is a mistake, and that’s what the fans are rebelling against.”

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June 8, 2021

WATCH: Mexican Fans Chant Anti-Gay Slurs, Throw Bottles at US Men’s Team

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) game against Mexico was briefly shut down Sunday in Denver over waves of chants comprised of a gay slur and objects thrown on the field.

The scene rose to ugly proportions after fans heard the gay slur yelled in Spanish early in the game. By the time wide-spread chants rang out, referees had temporarily shut the game down to warned fans to stop the taunting.

“Due to discriminatory chanting, the referee has stopped the match for up to three minutes,” a Concacaf tweet read. “This action is part of Concacaf’s antidiscrimination protocol,” the Denver Post reported.

The situation only got worse, though. In reply, fans rained cups full of drink and bottles of water down onto the field. At one point, U.S. midfielder Giovanni Reyna was struck the face with an object as fans continued to throw things on the field.

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