Seahawks make Russell Wilson NFL’s highest-paid player with $140m deal

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson posted a video on Twitter on Tuesday morning saying, Seattle, we got a deal. His agent, Mark Rodgers, said the deal is a $140m, four-year extension with the Seahawks. Wilsons new contract runs through the 2023 season and includes a $65m signing bonus, a no-trade clause and $107m in guaranteed money. @Seahawks pic.twitter.com/xeWnEnUzmR he signed last year with the Green Bay Packers. Wilsons current $87.6m, four-year deal was signed at the beginning of training camp in 2015 and was set to expire after next season. …

Sports transgender debate needs compromise not conflict | Joanna Harper

The author, a medical expert who transitioned in her 20s and has advised the IOC, believes science and sporting studies show a route to respecting the rights of all athletes The participation of transgender athletes in womens sports continues to be one of the most contentious issues in all of sports. One side claim that it is unfair to allow anyone who has been through male puberty to compete in the womens division, while the other argues that anyone who identifies as female should be allowed to compete in womens sport. I believe in a middle ground, one that respects the rights of all female athletes to enjoy meaningful competition, while also allowing those transgender women who have undergone medical …

NCAA women’s Final Four: Notre Dame, Baylor reach title game

(CNN)The No. 1 overall seed survives. So has the defending champion. Notre Dame’s starters all scored in double figures on Friday, with senior guard Ogunbowale leading the way with 23 points, including key baskets late. Senior forward Jessica Shepard had 20 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, while graduate student forward Brianna Turner had 15 points and 15 rebounds. “My only mindset was that UConn’s season was going to end tonight,” Turner, who sat out last year’s Final Four with a torn ACL, said to ESPN. The Bears and Fighting Irish each are aiming for their third title. In addition to last season, Notre Dame also won in 2001, while Baylor won it all in 2012 and 2005. UConn (35-3), …

Caster Semenya accuses Sebastian Coe of opening old wounds

Caster Semenya has accused Sebastian Coe of opening old wounds after his comments about the double Olympic champion in a newspaper Caster Semenya has accused Sebastian Coe of opening old wounds after his comments about the double Olympic champion in a newspaper article. The South African middle-distance runner has challenged the International Association of Athletics Federations attempt to force her to take testosterone-lowering medication. Lord Coe, the IAAF president, told the Australian Daily Telegraph: The reason we have gender classification is because if you didnt then no woman would ever win another title or another medal or break another record in our sport. Semenya hit back at Coe and the governing body of world athletics by highlighting her suffering in …

Jrgen Klopp blown away by Mohamed Salahs thunderbolt against Chelsea

The Liverpool manager said Mohamed Salahs goal was an outstanding finish Jrgen Klopp was blown away by the brilliance of Mohamed Salahs strike against Chelsea as he urged Liverpool to produce a flawless finish to the Premier League title race. Salah struck an astounding goal 142 seconds after Sadio Man opened the scoring at Anfield as Liverpool retook a two-point lead over Manchester City with Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Thunder Snow makes Dubai World Cup history

(CNN)It’s “where the world’s best meet, from far and near,” according to Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who ahead of the Dubai World Cup had penned a 24-line poem in honor of the prestigious event. Dubai World Cup .. In “Al Wasl”* we held a joyous gathering A land towards which people came hastening .. And so “Al Wasl”, is a name from the past The present Dubai, where aspirations last .. Connecting people with love and generosity Embracing visitors as they arrived eagerly .. From around the world, the guests flew in Bound by its spell, they found a great haven .. Honored is the horse on this land and victorious Whence every horse aspires to …

Santa Anita Park whip ban looks like a panicked response to a welfare crisis | Greg Wood

Santa Anita Parks decision to ban the whip could cause a chain reaction but it is a big leap to suggest whipping played a part in any of the 22 fatalities at the track this year For the first time in three weeks horses will race at Santa Anita Park in California on Friday, beneath the spectacular backdrop of the San Gabriel mountains. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Kash Ali disqualified for biting David Price in bizarre heavyweight bout

Kash Ali faces a lengthy ban from boxing after being disqualified for biting his opponent David Price during their contest in Liverpool Kash Ali faces a lengthy ban from boxing after being disqualified for biting David Price during their all-British heavyweight contest in Liverpool. The incident happened in round five when Price, 35, landed a fierce blow on the 27-year-old previously undefeated Birmingham fighter. Ali reacted by forcing his former sparring partner to the canvas where he was seen to bite the Liverpudlian, leaving a clearly visible mark on his torso. The referee, Mark Lyson, who had earlier docked Ali a point for hitting the back of Prices head, immediately disqualified him and awarded the victory to Price, who had …

USA get better of Matildas in eight-goal pre-World Cup thriller

The worlds No 1 team won 5-3 on a wild night in Colorado that was highlighted as much by attacking proficiency as defensive porosity Alex Morgans milestone 100th international goal always looked likely to lead the headlines on a crisp night in Colorado, but the home side had to come from behind to record a pulsating victory over a spirited Matildas side. New Australia coach Ante Milici promised his side would play with attacking intent, and they did just that. But on a night of landmarks, Morgan and US co-captain Megan Rapinoe, in her 150th appearance and whose brilliant jinking run and strike in the 60th minute effectively decided the contest, ensured a remarkable record stayed intact: when Morgan scores, …

NCAA women’s basketball championship: Baylor holds off Notre Dame, wins 3rd title

(CNN)A season ago, there was tragedy. This year, a star went down, but the season ends with a championship. Arike Ogunbowale, the star in last year’s title game, was fouled with the Irish trailing by two with 1.9 seconds remaining. But unlike her clutch shot to win the championship last year, there were no heroics this time. The senior missed her first free throw, and then she made the second despite intentionally trying to miss. She finished with 31 points. “It’s tough,” Ogunbowale said. “You can’t really do anything about that one.” Jackson, a graduate transfer who previously played at LSU and had never played the point guard position until she got to Baylor, was named the tournament’s most outstanding …

Legendary UNC basketball coach faces probe over racially insensitive remarks

Sylvia Hatchell is reportedly under investigation for allegations over racist remarks, including telling her players they would be hanged from trees with nooses Hall of Fame womens basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is under investigation over allegations that she tried to force players to compete despite serious injuries and made a series of racially insensitive remarks, including telling her players they would be hanged from trees with nooses if they didnt improve, according to a defending national champions Notre Dame, who are playing in this weekends Final Four. The Tar Heels lost to California in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the first trip there since 2015.

Manchester United must be streetwise against Barcelona, says Solskjr

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjr said his players must learn from their defeat to PSG while Chris Smalling added he is looking forward to facing Lionel Messi Ole Gunnar Solskjr has warned Manchester United they will need to be streetwise to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League, with the manager hoping lessons will be learned from their to progress on away goals but Solskjr wants his side to be cuter against Bara. Reflecting on a time when his side had 10 victories from his opening 11 games in charge, Solskjr said: Some of these players will have some tricks up their sleeves, streetwise players. Weve learned from that PSG game the mood was a little bit different because …

Huddersfield relegated after Milivojevic puts Crystal Palace on way to win

Huddersfield became only the second Premier League team relegated before the end of March after Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt gave Crystal Palace a 2-0 win In the end there was a strange sense of symmetry about it all. A penalty from Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholts late goal sealed Huddersfields relegation at the ground where their adventure at this level began a little more than 18 months ago with a Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Why cant 100% of jobs go to women?’ McGraw wants change in college basketball

One of the most prominent coaches in womens basketball, Muffet McGraw, says its time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life One of the most prominent coaches in womens basketball, Muffet McGraw, says its time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including her own sport. When you look at mens basketball, 99% of the jobs go to men, why shouldnt 100 or 99% of the jobs in womens basketball go to women? the Notre Dame coach said on Thursday before her team https://t.co/0u7HUlQ8id capturing the second national title in school history last year in white-knuckle fashion, winning both the semi-final and championship games on buzzer-beaters by Arike Ogunbowale.

Mikaela Shiffrin seals stellar season with final win

(CNN)It summed up her stellar season. Another race. Another win. The American cemented her status as ski racing’s preeminent athlete with victory in Sunday’s giant slalom in Soldeu to edge to 60 World Cup wins and seal the giant slalom season crown. Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer? Big night out? Shiffrin has blasted into the void left by Lindsey Vonn in her injury-hit final season and has made significant waves outside the sport of skiing. She ends the season fifth on the all-time list of World Cup winners, 22 victories behind Vonn and 26 short of the record held by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, who retired in 1989 after 16 seasons on the elite circuit. By comparison, Shiffrin made her World …