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.
Posted onSeptember 30, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on 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.”
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.
Posted onJuly 4, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Athletics – Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m race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.
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.
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.
Posted onJune 22, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on 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
“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.”
Posted onJune 15, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on 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.”
Posted onJune 8, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on 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
“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.
Jan 20, 2016– The inaugural lecture of the School of Public Policy’s Wilburn Distinguished Lecture Series on Politics and Policy featured British historian and biographer Andrew Roberts. Roberts spoke about his most recent book Napoleon the Great (the American edition is titled Napoleon: A Life), which was awarded the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best biography.