Esports ‘too violent’ to be in Olympics

Esports ‘too violent’ to be in Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A gamer plays ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ while competing at an esports tournament The President of the International Olympic Committee says esports are too violent to be part of the Olympics. Thomas Bach said the “so-called killer games” which promote violence or discrimination cannot be accepted into the Games. “If you…

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Colin Kaepernick: Nike suffer #justburnit backlash over advertising campaign

Colin Kaepernick: Nike suffer #justburnit backlash over advertising campaign

Nike’s new advertising campaign, which features Colin Kaepernick, celebrates the 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ sloganCritics have burned Nike trainers and clothing in protest at Colin Kaepernick’s appointment as the face of the brand’s new advertising campaign. The American football quarterback, 30, protested against racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the…

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US Open 2018: Roger Federer says he ‘couldn’t get air’ during fourth round defeat

US Open 2018: Roger Federer says he ‘couldn’t get air’ during fourth round defeat

Temperatures topped 30C at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday 2018 US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website Roger Federer said he was “happy the match was over” after playing in “uncomfortable”…

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Ryder Cup 2018: Why Matt Wallace may have to wait for Ryder Cup call-up

Ryder Cup 2018: Why Matt Wallace may have to wait for Ryder Cup call-up

Matt Wallace has climbed to 52nd in the world rankings having won three European Tour events in 2018Is Matt Wallace the next Ian Poulter? Everything about his gutsy golf suggests the 28-year-old shares very similar qualities to the renowned Ryder Cup legend. Both play with an intensity, passion and confidence that sets them apart. They…

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David Hopkin: Bradford City appoint ex-Livingston boss as new head coach

David Hopkin: Bradford City appoint ex-Livingston boss as new head coach

David Hopkin led Livingston to back-to-back promotions from League One to the Scottish PremiershipBradford City have appointed David Hopkin as their new head coach on a two-year deal after they sacked Michael Collins on Monday. Collins, 32, was dismissed after six games with the club 17th in League One. Hopkin recently managed Scottish Premiership side…

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US Open 2018: Maria Sharapova says she has had tougher times after last-16 defeat

US Open 2018: Maria Sharapova says she has had tougher times after last-16 defeat

Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro beat Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-3 in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows 2018 US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website Maria Sharapova says being a teenager with “a…

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Colin Kaepernick: Quarterback is the face of new Nike campaign

Colin Kaepernick: Quarterback is the face of new Nike campaign

Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to the 2013 Super BowlColin Kaepernick, the quarterback who protested against racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the US national anthem, is the face of a new Nike advertising campaign. Kaepernick, 30, first protested by sitting during the national anthem in August 2016, later opting to kneel.…

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