White Sox manager says Yankees’ Josh Donaldson called Tim Anderson a racist comment

“He made a racist comment and that’s all I’m going to say,” La Russa told reporters after the game, adding the accusation is “as strong as it gets.” La Russa did not elaborate on what was said, but the 28-year-old Anderson, who has played all his seven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) in Chicago, … Read more

Biniam Girmay made history at the Giro d’Italia before a freak eye injury forced him to retire from the race

Eritrean Girmay became the first Black African to win a stage of one of cycling’s Grand Tours when he outsprinted Netherlands’ Mathieu van der Poel in the 10th stage of the Giro between Pescara and Jesi. However, the 22-year-old had to abandon the race after a prosecco cork exploded into his left eye on the … Read more

Ivan Kuliak: Russian gymnast banned for one year after wearing pro-war symbol on podium

The 20-year-old wore a ‘Z’ symbol taped to his leotard while standing next to ​Ukrainian gymnast ​Illia Kovtun on a podium in March — Kovtun won gold and Kuliak picked up bronze in the parallel bars at the gymnastics World Cup event in Doha, Qatar. The ‘Z’ insignia has been displayed on tanks and vehicles … Read more

Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia has been extended by a month, Russian state news reports

Griner, who the US government has said is being wrongfully detained, will now be held at least until June 18, a court in Khimki outside Moscow ruled Friday, TASS reported, citing the court’s press service. Leaving a hearing Friday in the Khimki court, she was handcuffed, wearing an orange hooded pullover with her head down, … Read more

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Gunners must keep Kulusevski, Son and Kane quiet and Saka can hurt Spurs

It all comes down to this. It’s a do or die North London Derby with Champions League football on the line. The stakes have rarely been higher between these two and it promises to be a electric atmosphere in North London.  Tottenham and Arsenal have been scrapping for a top four spot all season long … Read more

MLB postpones Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox due to Covid

It is the first Covid-19-related postponement of the season. Among those testing positive for the virus that causes Covid-19 are Cleveland manager Terry Francona, bench coach DeMarlo Hale and “other uniformed personnel,” according to the Guardians’ website. In addition to Francona, much of the Guardians coaching staff tested positive and were symptomatic, a source with … Read more

Steph Curry makes history as Warriors stage late comeback to beat the Grizzlies

An out-of-sorts Warriors reeled in the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies, taking their first lead of the night with 45.7 seconds remaining to close out victory and taking a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Curry scored 18 points in the final quarter, tying the game at 90 with 3:25 to go, and then netted eight straight … Read more

Adreian Payne: Former NBA player shot dead in Orlando

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting just after 1 am Eastern Time on Monday, where they found Payne, 31, shot. The gunman, who was later identified by police as Lawrence Dority, stayed at the scene and was transported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office headquarters where he was interviewed by … Read more

Long-shot Rich Strike wins the 148th Kentucky Derby

The horse entered the race at 80-1 odds — the biggest long-shot in the 20-horse field. Rich Strike began the derby week as an alternate and wasn’t added to the field until Friday, when another horse pulled out of the race. “We came here on a prayer,” trainer Eric Reed said during a news conference … Read more