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Nike celebrates Arab women athletes in new ad

Nike launched a bold new ad campaign that celebrates female athletes from the Middle East and explores the challenges young Arab women aspiring to a professional sporting career may face. The global label cherry-picked five pro and sporting aficionados from a range of disciplines, including parkour trainer Amal Mourad, boxer Arifa Bseiso, fencer Inès Boubakri, singer Balqees Fathi, and figure skater Zahra Lari to star in a short film that

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NBA trade rumors: Move to Pelicans has major impact on DeMarcus Cousins’ money

The Kings put a jolt into the NBA and the trade deadline with one of the most shocking trades in the last twenty-plus years by sending All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans in exchange for New Orleans’ 2017 first-round pick (top-3 protected), 2016 lottery pick Buddy Hield and a few other smaller assets. Why the trade stands out is that it occurs shortly after the ratification of the NBA’s

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Eugenie Bouchard meets ‘Super Bowl Twitter date’ for Nets game

Eugenie Bouchard is a woman of her word. After agreeing to a date with a fan who asked her out on Twitter during the Super Bowl, the 22-year-old professional tennis player met her date Wednesday night. Bouchard and 20-year-old University of Missouri student John Goehrke decided to take in a Nets game against the Bucks in Brooklyn. The date even went pretty well as Bouchard told YES Network the night wasn’t awkward and she was impressed

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Ibaka trade a slam dunk for Raptors

Twenty-four hours earlier the sky was falling. The Raptors had lost 10 of 14 games, the latest of which was their ugliest yet and prompted Kyle Lowry‘s cryptic comments that many perceived as a shot at the head coach. The patience team president Masai Ujiri had become known for was being questioned: Why hasn’t he stepped in? Why hasn’t he made a move? On Tuesday morning that patience paid off. Toronto’s

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Red Wings’ Gustav Nyquist to have in-person hearing for high stick

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist will answer for his high stick to the face of Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, likely in the form of a lengthy suspension. Nyquist has been offered an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this week after the incident in Sunday’s 6-3 loss, the league announced. An in-person hearing allows for a suspension of six games or more. The play occurred at the 14:13 mark of the

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Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden

Ban comes after former Knicks star was ejected from game following incident involving team owner. NEW YORK—Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from the arena Friday, though said he was open to reconciling with the former Knicks forward. In an interview with ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay, Dolan also confirmed a report that he had fired the Garden’s security chief, two nights after Oakley was forcefully removed from

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Tiger Woods withdraws from next two scheduled starts

Tiger Woods announced Friday that he won’t play in next week’s Genesis Open in Los Angeles or The Honda Classic the following week because of what his website describes as “ongoing back spasms.” Woods was forced to withdraw a week ago at the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic after shooting a first-round 77. “My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let

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Five MLB franchises that could end World Series title droughts in 2017

The era of mind-boggling World Series droughts has ended. The Red Sox’s cursed 85-year skid? Ended in 2004. The White Sox’s 87-year trek through the championship desert? Snipped in 2005. And, of course, the Cubs snapped their infamous 108-year downturn by winning an epic seven-game World Series in 2016. The team Chicago beat in last year’s Fall Classic, the Indians, haven’t won the title since 1948, a relatively quaint little

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NHL implements new goalie pants policy, violators could pay hefty price

New restrictions have officially pants’d NHL goalies. Beginning today, all league goalies must wear new style, tight-fitting pants that aim at increasing scoring without changing the game too much. Goalies who violate the new wardrobe policy will be subject to a two-game suspension, a $25,000 fine will be issued to the team and $1,000 fine to the equipment manager, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Follow Pierre LeBrun ✔@Real_ESPNLeBrun All goalies must switch to new

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MLB reportedly pitches two key rule changes in effort to speed up games

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has made no secret of his desire to speed up the pace of play during games, and it appears baseball is trying to take some tangible steps in that direction. ESPN.com reported Monday that MLB submitted proposals to the players’ union last month that would raise the strike zone and eliminate the need for pitchers to deliver four balls on an intentional walk. The commissioner’s office

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