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The NFL-Washington football team has a name again – the commanders

The National Football League’s Washington football team said on Wednesday they would now call themselves the Commanding Officers after a lengthy review of how best to replace a name and logo that have been widely criticized as culturally disrespectful. native american. The team retired its controversial Redskins name in mid-2020 along with a logo that featured the profile of a red-faced Native American with feathers in his hair.

Olympics-Alpine skiing-A Saudi skier ready to make history at the Beijing Games

Alpine skier Fayik Abdi said he hopes to raise awareness of winter sports in Saudi Arabia as he aims to become the first athlete to represent the country at the Beijing Winter Olympics this month. Abdi will compete in the giant slalom, which has attracted competitors from countries not usually associated with the sport, such as violinist Vanessa Mae who competed for Thailand at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

NBA-Tattoos, money and 3-point shooting are ruining the NBA, says Oakley

Basketball great Charles Oakley, who epitomized toughness during his killer 19 seasons in the NBA, said efforts to make the league “sexier” left a lot to be desired. Oakley, nicknamed “Oak Tree”, retired in 2004 after memorable stints with the Bulls and Knicks at a time when the game was dominated by big men and the now ubiquitous three-point shot was still a novelty.

Olympics-Curling kick off Beijing Games ahead of Putin-Xi main event

Mixed doubles curling opened competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Wednesday as the shadow of war in Ukraine and the impending arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin loomed over an event already transformed by the coronavirus pandemic. China and Great Britain took victories in the “Ice Cube”, where American swimmer Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics when he was known as ” Water Cube”, opening the action of the Games which will last until February 20. in front of crowds made sparse by COVID-19 curbs.

Former Dolphins coach says refusing to pitch games cost him his job

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said Wednesday that his refusal to pitch games to improve the football club’s chances of landing a first draft pick ultimately cost him his job. Flores, who was fired last month by Miami, alleged in a proposed class-action lawsuit on Tuesday that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered him $100,000 for every loss in 2019 as an inducement to help the team. to land a higher draft pick in 2020.

NBA roundup: Weakened Warriors rally late to beat Spurs

Jordan Poole scored 31 points and sank the game-winning 3-pointer with 17.9 seconds left as the shorthanded Golden State Warriors erased a 17-point deficit to stun host San Antonio Spurs 124-120 on Tuesday, giving the Warriors their seventh consecutive victory. . The Warriors played the second game of a straight road without Stephen Curry (toe), Klay Thompson (Achilles) and Andrew Wiggins (knee), among others. Damion Lee scored 21 points and Moses Moody scored a career-high 20.

The German Chancellor will not participate in the Beijing Olympics – ZDF

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has no upcoming travel plans, he told German broadcaster ZDF on Wednesday in response to a question asking whether he would go to the Winter Olympics in Beijing. “I don’t have any travel plans, so it can’t be assumed that I will suddenly arrive,” Scholz said when asked if he would be attending.

Brian Flores: Suing the NFL for ‘game integrity’

Less than three hours after former Miami Dolphins Brian Flores’ lawsuit became public, the NFL released a statement promising to defend itself against what it says are “baseless” allegations. On Tuesday, Flores sued the league and its teams, saying the NFL encourages hiring processes that are racially discriminatory. Flores, who is black, was fired by the Dolphins last month.

Olympics-Alpine skiing-The French hope to create a surprise in the speed events

After placing two podiums in a World Cup downhill in Kitzbühel last month, France hopes to surprise in the alpine skiing speed events at the Beijing Olympics on a track on which no one will have run. Veteran Johan Clarey took second place in Kitzbuhel ahead of teammate Blaise Giezendanner to boost the morale of the men’s team ahead of the Games.

Olympics-Luge-Speed ​​and danger in the foreground in ‘F1 on ice’

It didn’t take long at Wednesday’s opener for the inherent danger of sledding to manifest itself. Anton Dukach, the second on the track in the opening practice of the men’s singles, lay face down on the ice after hitting the side and getting out of his sled.

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