Greg Norman, chief executive of the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, received backlash for describing the 2018 killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as a “mistake” during a promotional news conference, including from Khashoggi’s fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, who called the remark “so hurtful.” LIV Golf, which is scheduled to have its first tournament next month, later issued a statement that attempted to clarify Norman’s comments, saying the killing of Khashoggi “was reprehensible.” (ESPN)
The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams will kick off the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 8, when they host the Buffalo Bills. The 2022 season will be busy around the holidays, with three games scheduled on Christmas Day and 14 games to be held on New Year’s Day, which will force some college football bowl games to adjust their schedules away from Jan. 1. (The Associated Press)
Rich Strike, the colt who shocked the horse racing world by winning the Kentucky Derby as a long shot, will not compete in the Preakness Stakes on May 21, ending the possibility for a Triple Crown champion this year. Rick Dawson, Rich Strike’s owner, said the team will turn the focus to preparing for the Belmont Stakes, scheduled for June 11. (Reuters)
Asking reporters to name their biggest scoops is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child, but Shams Charania reckons the scoop of his that might have had the biggest “magnitude” was Rudy Gobert testing positive for COVID-19 in March of 2020.
Spotify Technology SA is expanding the responsibilities of some of its biggest podcast leaders, a sign that the audio-streaming company is sticking to its plan of becoming a leader in the area despite investor skepticism.
It’s no coincidence that in the same year the NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary, the league is unveiling an ensemble of trophies and awards that will feature new designs and will honor iconic players such as Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson.
The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches home from a road trip.
You see a ball that has been hit squarely, going back, back, back. You hear it. This is a home run. How could it not be? It’s gone. It simply has to be… until it dies on the track, nestled comfortably in the glove of a waiting outfielder.
Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid and New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin are the finalists for the 2022 Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player.
A federal judge in Nebraska dismissed the claims of four female students who had sued the University of Nebraska alleging that the school failed to adequately respond to their reports of being sexually assaulted and harassed by male athletes.
Three hotels in Qatar will refuse to accommodate same-sex couples when people travel to the Gulf country for the World Cup this year despite FIFA’s assurances they will be allowed to book rooms, a Scandinavian media survey has discovered.
Following the heated on-track clash involving Graham Rahal and Romain Grosjean at Barber Motorsports Park and the spirited words from Rahal that followed, the NTT IndyCar Series says it will reinforce its expectations for clean driving before practice gets underway on Friday for the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis.