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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – Was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – Was it race?
Aug. 25 (GIN) – Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred.
 
The Algerian Football/Soccer Federation lamented the death of the 24-year-old Ebosse and urged that soccer be suspended indefinitely at all stadiums in the country.

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Serena Williams Denies Being Drunk, Pregnant or on Drugs During Wimbledon Meltdown

Serena Williams Denies Being Drunk, Pregnant or on Drugs During Wimbledon Meltdown
Nationwide — In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, tennis champion Serena Williams addressed what happened in Wimbledon when she appeared disoriented and was forced to withdraw from a match.
 
In the article, she tells writer S.L. Price, “I have nothing to hide. No, I didn’t take anything. If you want to ask me if I took drugs, I didn’t take drugs. I’m not on drugs. I’ve heard it all. I’m not pregnant; I wasn’t pregnant.”
She adds, “Although I think a baby would be great, but there’s a time and place for everything. But no, I don’t do drugs. Never did ‘em. I’m scared of ‘em. I’m not on that stuff.” She also mentions that she was drug tested the day after the incident and did not receive any notification of a positive result.

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NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has implemented a six-game suspension for NFL personnel who are charged with domestic violence or sexual assault and banishment from the league after a second offense, effective immediately.
 
According to a memo obtained by ESPN that was send from the commissioner to all NFL owners:

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Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the pride of Chicago, even after a tough loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game. The Jackie Robinson West team put up a valiant fight, including a late rally in the bottom of the sixth inning, but in the end it was not enough to hold off the mighty bats and dominant pitching performance from the Seoul team, which handed the South Side Chicago sluggers an 8-4 loss.
 
According to the Associated Press, normal Sunday activities in Chicago were on hold for a few hours while the all-black Jackie Robinson West ballplayers, who "made their first appearance in 31 years in the Little League World Series" and had stolen the nation's heart on their way to the championship game, took the field.

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Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team wrapped up its Canadian exhibition tour on Tuesday (Aug. 19th) after a second loss to the Carleton University Ravens 92-60. The Tigers finished four games in four days splitting the tour 2-2.

After a rigorous 10-round team practice schedule as permitted by NCAA rules, Memphis departed for Canada on Aug. 15 and returned to the bluff city on Wednesday (Aug. 20).

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Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover
Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports Illustrated, reports SI.com.
 
As previously reported by NewsOne, Davis, who pitches a 70-mph fastball, led her Little League team to the World Series when she struck out six batters during Mid-Atlantic Finals.

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1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls

1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – More than six decades after Kathryn
"Tubby" Johnston Massar cut off her braids, tucked her hair under her cap and became the first girl to play Little League baseball, she's delighted to see two girls in the Little League World Series.
 
"It's truly amazing. I'm very happy to see girls playing," said Massar, 78, of Yuba City, California.
 
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis and Canada's Emma March became the 17th and 18th girls to play in the tournament Friday. It is only the third time in the event's 68-year history that two girls are playing in the same series.

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