Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson sees double standard in handling of Kamila Valieva case
Story by Reuters
BeijingSprinter Sha’Carri Richardson questioned why Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was allowed to continue competing at the Beijing Games amid a doping charge on Monday, months after a positive test for cannabis derailed her own Olympic dreams.The 21-year-old American was expected to be one of the biggest draws at the Tokyo Summer Games after winning the 100 meters at the US trials, but was barred from competing after accepting a one-month ban for her positive test for cannabis.She later said her action was the result of mourning the death of her mother, as the incident rekindled the debate over the use of cannabis among athletes.
Windies go hunting for competitive total ahead of second ODI
AHMEDABAD, India (CMC):
With West Indies again failing to make it through the entire 50 overs of a One-Day International (ODI) encounter, captain Keiron Pollard says the batsmen will have to step up their game to present a challenge to India in the remaining two games of their three-match series.
Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady officially announces retirement from NFL
By Ben Morse, CNN
Updated 0005 GMT (0805 HKT) February 2, 202
(CNN)Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.The 44-year-old, arguably the greatest NFL quarterback of all time, announced the news on social media.
Read Tom Brady’s retirement announcement“I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition — if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game,” he said.
Novak Djokovic: Jamie Murray questions Australian Open exemption given to world number one over vaccination
The Australian Open announced on Tuesday that Djokovic had been given a medical exemption, enabling him to play in this year’s tournament; rules in Victoria, where the tournament will begin on January 17, stated that players must be double-vaccinated