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Sports’ Newest Battlefront: Mental Health

This isn’t a typical sports story, but I think it’s an important one. Over the past few months, a handful of high-profile athletes have come forward to talk about their personal issues with mental health. The Olympic legend Michael Phelps opened up on his struggles with depression, as did the NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors. Another basketball All-Star, Kevin Love, currently in the playoffs with the Cleveland Cavaliers, went public about his battles with anxiety—including a panic ...

Sierra Leone’s new sports minister hopes to restore peace in ...

Sierra Leone’s sports minister Ibrahim Nyelenkeh who was appointed by the country’s new president, Julius Maada Bio, earlier this month Sierra Leone’s new sports minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, wants the domestic league to resume in 90 days as he works to heal the rift which is dividing football in his country. A power struggle at the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) means there has been no domestic league football for almost four years. Two rival bodies claim to be in charge ...

Chris Christie says NJ sports betting should have started on ...

Chris Christie spent six years pushing for legalized sports betting. Now, the former governor says New Jersey lawmakers shouldn’t waste any more time. He thinks people should be allowed to place wagers here as soon as possible. “We should allow Monmouth Park to start taking bets on Memorial Day,” Christie told NJ Advance Media in a phone interview. “You can’t just look at the tax revenue,” he said. “You have to also look at the residual of more people coming to New Jersey (to place ...

Sunday Supplement: Mikel Arteta not the right man for Arsenal ...

Last Updated: 20/05/18 3:25pm Hiring Mikel Arteta won’t solve the soft executive nature at Arsenal and the club needs a strong leader like Diego Simeone, says Henry Winter. Hiring Mikel Arteta won’t solve the soft executive nature at Arsenal and the club needs a strong leader like Diego Simeone, says Henry Winter. Hiring Mikel Arteta won’t solve the soft executive nature at Arsenal and the club needs a strong leader like Diego Simeone, says Henry Winter. Arsenal are in talks ...

Sports Minister calls for Mallett and Botha to be suspended ...

In a statement‚ Xasa also condemned the continued behaviour of white entitlement in the sport of rugby. “This behaviour of entitlement by some white South Africans who continue to think that their whiteness represent better must come to an end. If it was not for a barbaric nonsensical apartheid system that privileged them we could not have implemented [a] quota system to normalise an otherwise abnormal system.” She said Willemse was not just a former Springbok player but in 2003 ...

Arsenal transfer rumours: Jack Wilshere and Max Meyer

Last Updated: 20/05/18 11:16am Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal contract runs out this summer PSG reportedly target a summer move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere as we round up the latest rumours on Sunday, May 20 The Ligue 1 champions want to sign the England international for next season, according to L’Equipe. The 26-year-old will be available on a free transfer when his contract at the Emirates runs out at the end of June. Meanwhile, Hoffenheim have agreed a deal for Schalke ...

Sports gambling may be coming to California — but it’s ...

A decision last week by the Supreme Court, in a case involving a New Jersey effort to legalize sports betting, opened the door for all 50 states to allow sports betting. Until now it has been allowed only in legally approved locations in Nevada, plus Delaware, Oregon and Montana on a limited basis.

Ashwin Willemse: Sports Minister slams Supersport duo’s “racist behaviour”

Image Credits: Minister of Sport and Recreation, Tokozile Xasa has thrown her support behind Supersport pundit, Ashwin Willemse, who walked off set during a live recording on Saturday. During the post-match analysis of the Super Rugby game between the Lions and the Brumbies, the former Stormers and Springboks winger laid into colleagues, Nick Mallett and Naas Botha, accusing them of undermining him and citing being labelled a “quota player”, before calmly walking off camera. “I’ve been in the game for ...

Jordan Henderson says he refused to leave Liverpool under Brendan ...

Last Updated: 20/05/18 2:29pm Jordan Henderson has played 207 games for Liverpool since signing in 2011 Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he refused to leave Anfield during Brendan Rodgers’ spell in charge of the club. Speaking ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26, Henderson revealed how he shed tears when he was told he would be allowed to leave Liverpool in a swap deal for then-Fulham forward Clint Dempsey in the summer of ...