Why Dejounte Murray will make All-Star game; Patty Mills takes Nets teammates out in SA; Pop watch in effect
The NBA regular season is more than halfway done and for the Spurs, it’s been a season of some ups, but many more downs. San Antonio is currently 12th in the Western Conference standings (yikes!). On Dec. 26, the Spurs were four games under .500 at 14-18.<a href="https://www.espn.com/nba/team/schedule/_/name/sa" target="_blank"> Since then, they have lost 12 of 16 games.</a>
Poland’s racing pigeon breeders aim high
Pigeon racing is taking off in Poland, with breeders winning more and more international competitions and hoping their precious birds will fetch top prices on the market. For some though it's not about the money and "it often happens that less fortunate breeders who bought pigeons a bit by chance win and that is the best thing about this sport!"news.yahoo.com
Diehard Hanyu fan dedicates art to 'strong, attractive' ice skating star
Few athletes inspire devotion quite like figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, whose fans follow his every move, spend fortunes watching him compete and even carve sculptures of the Japanese star. One is art teacher Yumi Matsuo who crafts Hanyu likenesses and says the skater is "a very strong person, which makes him attractive."news.yahoo.com
Former NBA player racially abused in China by angry fans
Sonny Weems, a former NBA player who now plays for the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), was subjected to racial discrimination when fans shouted the n-word at him after a recent game. The incident occurred after the game between the Southern Tigers and the Liaoning Flying Leopards last Thursday when Weems, 35, encountered enraged fans who hurled racial slurs at him as he was exiting his team’s bus, CNN reported. The American basketball player got into a fight with Han Dejun of the Flying Leopards during the third quarter of the game, which angered fans.news.yahoo.com
Dow plunges 600 points as omicron fears seize global markets
And the postponements and cancellations are piling up: The World Economic Forum delayed its annual summit in Davos for the second year in a row. The NHL, NFL, NBA and the Premiere League have rescheduled scores of games as teams struggle to keep the coronavirus out of their locker rooms. Broadway shows from Hamilton to Mrs. Doubtfire have canceled performances in the past week, while the Rockettes canceled their remaining Christmas shows.washingtonpost.com
US sports leagues cope with COVID-19 outbreaks amid variants
U.S. sports leagues are seeing rapidly increasing COVID-19 outbreaks with dozens of players in health and safety protocols, amid an ongoing surge by the delta variant of the coronavirus and rising cases of the highly transmissible omicron mutation.
Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse slams LeBron James for trial comments
Kyle Rittenhouse has clapped back at LeBron James after the NBA star mocked the teen during his murder trial last […] The post Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse slams LeBron James for trial comments appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Dejounte’s All-Star case; Keldon says he almost wasn’t a Spur; Pop speaks out on Rep. Boebert’s anti-Muslim slur
The Spurs are on their first winning streak of the season, coach Gregg Popovich is getting political again, and Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan were recently brought up in a conversation with Keldon Johnson. Feels like the good old days in Spurs land! Welcome to this week’s Spurs newsletter.