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I love cricket but will maintain forever that T20 is an affront to the sport.

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They look like they’re doing a weird cover of a Champions League qualifier where both teams are wearing their third-choice kits.

Trve cvlt tst crckt

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The Arizona Coyotes have renounced draft rights for their top 2020 pick Mitchell Miller after learning of a 2016 assault charge against him for allegedly bullying a Black classmate with developmental disabilities, according to TSN. “We do not condone this type of behaviour but embraced this as a teachable moment to work with Mitchell to make him accountable for his actions and provide him with an opportunity to be a leader on anti-bullying and anti-racism efforts,” team president and CEO Xavier Gutierrez said in a statement. “We have learned more about the entire matter, and more importantly, the impact it has had on Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family. What we learned does not align with the core values and vision for our organization and leads to our decision to renounce our draft rights. On behalf of the Arizona Coyotes ownership and our entire organization, I would like to apologize to Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family,” Gutierrez said. The team’s general manager, Bill Armstrong, agreed with the decision, saying that it was “the right thing.” The Coyotes picked Miller in the fourth round of the October 7 NHL draft.

So basically the kid’s USHL coach became his PR agent and convinced UND and Arizona that he already apologized to the victim and made amends, when he of course only apologized to the teams that might draft him. Big fuck-up for both programs not investigating further.
I can’t feel too much sympathy for him, not playing high-level hockey is a small price to pay for what he did.

What did he do?

“But everyone involved knew NHL teams would eventually ask about what happened with Miller when he was 14 and, along with classmate Hunter R. McKie, rubbed a push-pop inside of a urinal at their middle school during a girls’ basketball game and then urged Meyer-Crothers to put the piece of candy into his mouth. McKie and Miller were suspended by the school.”

Joni Meyer-Crothers, Isaiah’s mom, has said Miller began abusing her son in second grade and used repeated racial slurs such as the N-word while also telling him to “go pick cotton.”

He’s basically been a gigantic asshole to this kid in a wheelchair until moving away two years ago.

Christ.

The kid who got bullied is also developmentally delayed mentally on top of being in a wheelchair.

A prestigious golf course in Surrey, England, has become the battleground for a proxy-war between the global rich and ultra-rich after being bought by a Chinese holding company, The Guardian reports. The Wentworth Club was purchased by Reignwood Consulting, which is controlled by Red Bull billionaire Yan Bin, in 2015. The Guardian’s long-read details Bin’s effort to convert the old course and its clubhouse, literally named “The Island,” into “the Augusta of Europe,” forcing all members to reapply, hiking annual dues to the equivalent of $14,000 per person, and requiring a $140,000 “debenture,” or a 50-year loan, to the club and its owner.

The moves spurred a backlash among the club’s clientele, who formed a counter-coalition they called “Wet Feet,” after a Chinese proverb (“It never rains on your neighbors without you getting your feet wet”), provoking, as reporter Sumanth Subramanian put it, “an opportunity for the mocking weep of tiny violins.” They even hired a PR firm to go after Bin. But The Guardian reports that the billionaire seems to have emerged victorious from the battle and has told members that he plans to raise fees again in 2022.

BBC sports headline guy is having fun this afternoon.

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who do we think we are? he is

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All those Brits were taking bags full of yips.

At least they are getting some good out of all the Russians in London.