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PSG president under investigation in IAAF corruption case

Nasser al-Khelaifi is a suspect in French inquiry into bids for athletics World ChampionshipsParis Saint-Germain’s president, Nasser al-Khelaifi, has been placed under investigation for alleged corruption as part of an inquiry into the bidding process for the 2017 and 2019 athletics World Championships.A French judicial official said the preliminary charge of “active corruption” was filed against Khelaifi, also the chair of the beIN media group, in mid-May in a case focusing on the payment of $3...
Tags: Europe, France, Football, Qatar, Sport, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Paris Saint-germain, Athletics, Psg, IAAF, Germain, Nasser Al Khelaifi, Khelaifi


Paris Saint-Germain president faces corruption inquiry

Nasser al-Khelaifi suspected of paying $3.5m to IAAF chief to help Qatar land world eventThe president of Paris Saint-Germain football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi, has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption, a French judicial official said.The preliminary charge of “active corruption” was filed in mid-May, said the official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the investigation publicly. No other details were given. Continue readi...
Tags: Europe, France, Football, Qatar, Sport, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Paris Saint Germain, Athletics, Sport politics, IAAF, Nasser Al Khelaifi


A's change plans, don't put Davis on IL for now

The Athletics have opted against placing slugger Khris Davis on the injured list for now as he undergoes an MRI on his ailing hip.
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University of Denver Seeks Head Nordic Skiing Coach

Position Summary The Head Nordic Skiing Coach will be responsible for organizing and administering all aspects of the varsity nordic skiing program including: coaching, recruiting, event scheduling, supervision of program personnel, fundraising, marketing, budget management, and compliance with NCAA and Conference rules/regulations. Essential Functions Recruit quality student-athletes capable of pursuing a baccalaureate degree as demonstrated by maintenance of an exemplary graduation rate whil...
Tags: News, Sport, Skiing, Ncaa, Athletics, University of Denver, Job Postings, Essential Functions Recruit, NCAA Conference University, Department of Athletics Code of Ethics


LEADING OFF: A’s thump Tigers, Sale starts, Callaway cloud?

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A’S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A’s would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees […]
Tags: News, Sports, Mlb, Athletics, Oakland, Detroit, Yankees, Callaway, Comerica Park, Mike Fiers


Montas helps Athletics win 14th straight against Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Frankie Montas pitched two-run ball into the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers for the 14th straight meeting with a 7-2 victory Friday night. Montas (5-2) pitched a career-best 8 2/3 innings, allowing four hits while striking out a career-high ten. Lou Trivino relieved and got the final […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Oakland Athletics, Tigers, Athletics, Detroit, Detroit Tigers, Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino, Montas


Blue Jays' Edwin Jackson makes history by playing for 14th team

The Athletics traded Jackson to Toronto last week, and the 35-year-old made his Blue Jays debut Wednesday in San Francisco.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Toronto, San Francisco, Blue Jays, Athletics, Jackson, Usa Today, Edwin Jackson


Mariners belt 3 homers, beat Athletics 4-3

Daniel Vogelbach, Tim Beckham and Mitch Haniger homered, Roenis Elias pitched out of a bases-loaded jam and the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Oakland Athletics, Athletics, Mariners, Roenis Elias, Mitch Haniger, Daniel Vogelbach Tim Beckham


Mariners come up all aces against Oakland A’s for two-game sweep

The Mariners seem to have found the cure for what has ailed them the past few weeks: Playing the Oakland A’s. For the second time this season, the Mariners swept the Athletics in a two-game series, finishing this one off with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night at T-Mobile Park. The Mariners opened the season with […]
Tags: News, Sports, Athletics, Oakland, Mariners, Oakland A, T Mobile Park The Mariners


Photos: Mariners take on the Athletics


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Pérez’s 3-run homer helps Indians beat Athletics 5-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Roberto Pérez hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Sunday. Francisco Lindor had two hits for Cleveland. Mike Freeman walked three times and scored, Carlos Santana had an RBI double and Jordan Luplow singled, scored and drove in a run. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Oakland Athletics, Athletics, Cleveland, Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians, Perez, Indians, Oakland Calif, Mike Freeman, Francisco Lindor, Roberto Perez, Jordan Luplow


5/8/19 MLB.com FastCast

Jackie Bradley Jr. climbs the wall to rob a home run, plus the Indians, Cubs and Athletics club walk-off dingers
Tags: News, Mlb, Baseball, Athletics, Jackie Bradley Jr, Indians Cubs


Athletics activate Olson after 34-game absence

Matt Olson, who was injured in the Athletics' second game of the season and had surgery on his right hand, was activated off the injured list Tuesday.
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How to Stop Feeling Like an Imposter

Imposter syndrome is the feeling that your achievements don’t matter. That you only scraped by because of luck or by fooling others into believing in you. You feel deep insecurity about your work and accomplishments, always anxious that you’ll be exposed as a fraud. While arrogance isn’t good, I think impostor syndrome is far more prevalent than most of us realize. This is because the fear of being “found out” causes those who suffer from it to languish in silence. They don’t want to admit th...
Tags: Athletics, Lifehacks, Mindset, Maya Angelou, Academia, Benny Lewis


Marte’s walk-off homer in 13th lifts Pirates over A’s

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 13th inning, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates past Oakland 5-3 on Sunday after the Athletics scored twice in the top of the inning. Cole Tucker started Pittsburgh’s comeback with a one-out single off Fernando Rodney (0-2). Jung Ho Kang walked and Adam Frazier drove […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Athletics, Oakland, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh, Pirates, Jung Ho Kang, Starling Marte, Fernando Rodney, Marte, Adam Frazier, Cole Tucker


Marte hits 3-run homer in 13th, Pirates rally past A’s 5-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 13th inning, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates past Oakland 5-3 on Sunday after the Athletics scored twice in the top of the inning. Cole Tucker started Pittsburgh’s comeback with a one-out single off Fernando Rodney (0-2). Jung Ho Kang walked and Adam Frazier drove […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Athletics, Oakland, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh, Jung Ho Kang, Starling Marte, Fernando Rodney, Marte, Adam Frazier, Cole Tucker


Marte hits 3-run homer in 13th, Pirates rally past A's 5-3

Starling Marte hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 13th inning, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates past Oakland 5-3 after the Athletics scored twice in the top of the inning            [Author: AP]
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Belfast City Marathon course too long, organisers admit

Officials estimated that runners had to run an extra 460 metres due to ‘human error’The organisers of the Belfast City Marathon have had to admit to runners and wheelchair athletes that the course they completed on Sunday was almost half a kilometre too long.“We would like to apologise to competitors of today’s race,” said David Seaton, chairman of the marathon organising committee. Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Life and style, UK News, Northern Ireland, Running, Belfast, Athletics, Marathon, Marathon Running, David Seaton, Belfast City Marathon


The Caster Semenya Saga

Recently, middle-distance runner Caster Semenya accused the International Association of Athletics Federations’ rules regarding testosterone suppression for female athletes as discriminatory. In response, a ruling was made by South Africa’s Court of Arbitration for Sport stating that Semenya must suppress her testosterone levels in order to compete in women’s track and field events. The following was originally published in the August 2009 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Caster Semenya, ...
Tags: Berlin, Sport, South Africa, Cycling, Running, Athletics, IAAF, Dora, International Association of Athletics Federations, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Caster Semenya, Semenya, Go Outside, Herman Ratjen


Nurse in trousers told her London Marathon record would not count

Guinness World Records says Jessica Anderson needed to have had a dress on to qualifyAn NHS nurse who ran the London Marathon was told her Guinness World Record attempt would not count because she was not wearing a dress.Jessica Anderson, who has been working for the Royal London Hospital’s acute admission unit for seven years, was aiming to become the fastest female marathon runner dressed as a nurse but her scrubs and trousers did not match the uniform criteria. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Women, Sport, UK News, NHS, Nursing, Guinness World Records, Athletics, London Marathon, Jessica Anderson, Royal London Hospital


Nurse in trousers told her London Marathon record is invalid

Guinness World Records says Jessica Anderson needed to have had a skirt on to qualifyAn NHS nurse was told her marathon world record attempt would not count because she did not complete the London race wearing a skirt.Jessica Anderson, who works at the Royal London hospital, wanted to be the quickest woman to complete a marathon race dressed as a nurse. But, despite crossing the finish line in 3.08:22 last Sunday, Guinness World Records told Anderson her attempt would not count because she was w...
Tags: London, Women, Sport, UK News, NHS, Nursing, Guinness World Records, Athletics, London Marathon, Anderson, Jessica Anderson


Hurricanes’ Justin Faulk Is Still Leading

He’s been there for years, just not in the spotlight. This leader on the Carolina Hurricanes has even been named captain in the past, albeit in a weird way. But now, Justin Faulk is stepping into the spotlight as he helps his team move forward in pursuit of Lord Stanley’s Cup. Favor comes and goes in every sport. Today’s “flavor of the month” can be next week’s “biggest letdown.” Athletics is often a vocation judged in the moment more than by the body of work. Hurricanes defenseman Jus...
Tags: Sport, Williams, Athletics, Jordan, Hockey, Carolina Hurricanes, Peters, Justin Williams, Mark Jones, NHL All Star, Stanley, Staal, Justin Faulk, Jaccob Slavin, Brett Pesce, Michael Smith


At the Heart of Gold: how 'predatory' institutions protected Larry Nassar

In a shocking new documentary, film-maker Erin Lee Carr cracks open the network that allowed an Olympic coach to molest at least 250 women and girlsFor more than two decades, Larry Nassar used his position as an osteopathic physician at Michigan State University and longtime doctor for the United States’ women’s gymnastics team to molest at least 250 women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. The manipulation ran so deep that his victims for years believed there was nothing to report....
Tags: Hbo, Film, Sport, Culture, United States, Athletics, Michigan State University, Tribeca Film Festival, USA Gymnastics, Rape and sexual assault, Larry Nassar, Erin Lee Carr, Documentary films


Caster Semenya ruling 'tramples on dignity' of athletes, South Africa says

Olympian receives strong backing from South African government and fellow athletesSouth Africans have expressed widespread support for the double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who will run her last 800m on Friday before the imposition of controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.Tokozile Xasa, the sports minister, said on Thursday that the South African government was disappointed with the ruling by the court of arbitration for sport that women with unusually high testo...
Tags: Africa, Sport, World news, Transgender, South Africa, Athletics, Sport politics, IAAF, Caster Semenya, Semenya, Tokozile Xasa


Caster Semenya to race final 800m before testosterone rule change

Olympian receives strong backing from South African government and fellow athletesSouth Africans have expressed widespread support for the double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who will run her last 800m on Friday before the imposition of controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.Tokozile Xasa, the sports minister, said on Thursday the South African government was disappointed with the ruling by the court of arbitration for sport that women with unusually high testostero...
Tags: Africa, Sport, World news, Transgender, South Africa, Athletics, Sport politics, IAAF, Caster Semenya, Semenya, Tokozile Xasa


Caster Semenya Loses Appeal Against IAAF Testosterone Rules

(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) — Caster Semenya lost her appeal Wednesday against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s panel of three judges gave a complex verdict and “dismissed both requests for arbitration” from Semenya and the governing body of track and field. In a landmark…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Athletics, Lausanne, Semenya, Onetime, Caster Semenya Loses Appeal Against IAAF


Caster Semenya loses landmark legal case against IAAF over testosterone levels

• Olympic 800m champion must reduce testosterone to compete• Cas rejects appeal against ‘discriminatory’ IAAF policyCaster Semenya has lost her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, which means she will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone if she wants to keep running on the international stage.The surprise decision, which was announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after three judges had spent more than two months deliberating over the complex an...
Tags: Sport, Athletics, Sport politics, IAAF, Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, Caster Semenya, Semenya


Mo Farah undecided on track return after damaging week ends in three-minute London Marathon defeat

Lawyers in Ethiopia have been instructed and now Mo Farah must decide what the future holds after an underwhelming end to a damaging London Marathon week. Farah missed out on a personal best and could only finish fifth after a race build-up dominated by an undignified spat with Ethiopian long-distance legend Haile Gebrselassie. Involving accusations of burglary, assault and “disgraceful behaviour”, that feud resulted in Farah confirming lawyers have been instructed to gain compensation for items...
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Athletics, London Marathon, Mo Farah, Farah, Track & Field


Needing help in pen, Braves trade for A's Blevins

The Braves acquired left-hander Jerry Blevins from the Athletics for cash considerations.
Tags: Baseball, Athletics, Braves, Blevins, Jerry Blevins


Trieste half-marathon backtracks on exclusion of Africans

Organisers invited only Europeans to draw attention to exploitation of African athletesThe organisers of a half-marathon in the northern Italian city of Trieste have backtracked on their decision to exclude African athletes from the race following accusations of racism.“After launching a provocation that hit a nerve, drawing great attention to a fundamental issue, contrary to what was communicated yesterday, we will also invite African athletes,” Fabio Carini, the manager of the Trieste Running ...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Life and style, World news, Italy, Athletics, Marathon Running