Coach Boeheim talks about the players missing in action in post game conference

Right before tip off of Syracuse athletics made the announcement that one member of the men’s basketball team tested positive for Covid-19. Because of that, a few others, including Buddy Boeheim had to miss out on tonights game. Despite that, Syracuse were able to come away with a convincing win against Niagara.

Coach Boeheim said in the post game conference that the player who did test positive was away and was not in contact with the team. He did talk about what this meant for his son Buddy Boeheim,

“In this case, Buddy suffered and I’m not talking as his coach but as his father, he worked his tail off everyday since last season to be on the court.”

Teammates Quincey Guerrier and Marek Dolezaj also spoke about how when they found out and how they felt about going into the game without Buddy

“We found out today and we

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Australian sport blasted for ’empty promises’ over action on homophobia

Ian Roberts, the former rugby league player, has condemned Australia’s main sporting bodies for making “empty promises” to eliminate homophobia, as a collection of groundbreaking new studies reveal ongoing harm to young LGBTQ+ people in sport.



Ian Roberts et al. sitting in front of a crowd: Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images


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A special issue of international journal Sport Management Review released on Wednesday is devoted to LGBTQ+ issues and finds sports leaders have not upheld their responsibility to end discrimination.

That is despite a timeline of academic research and other work dating back 50 years, all of which similarly concluded homophobic attitudes and behaviours are common in sport and harmful to all athletes, regardless of sexuality and gender equality.



Ian Roberts et al. sitting on a bench in front of a crowd: Former rugby league player Ian Roberts says he is getting frustrated by the lack of action on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in Australian sport.


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Former rugby league player Ian Roberts says he is getting frustrated by the lack of action on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in Australian sport.

Related: Joining the world’s first gay rugby team

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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, schedule, games today: Texas A&M vs. LSU, Georgia in action

After two straight weeks off, Clemson is returning to the field Saturday with something to prove. The Tigers sit at No. 3 in the College Football Playoff Rankings and can ill-afford a lackluster performance against Pittsburgh with No. 5 Texas A&M and No. 6 Florida also in action Saturday as the race for CFP positioning heats up.

The 7-1 Tigers might have their hands full with a Panthers team that improved to 5-4 with a 47-14 thrashing of Virginia Tech last week. If Clemson slips up, the Aggies or Gators could be ready to slide into the playoff picture. Texas A&M is seeking revenge for last year’s 50-7 loss to LSU, while No. 6 Florida will be looking to to keep its offense rolling against a Kentucky team that gave up 63 points to Alabama last week. Meanwhile, No. 7 Cincinnati should have no trouble against Temple but will be

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Patera-Boschiero Tops Huge Night of Action in Italy on December 17

Matchroom Boxing Italy and OPI Since 82 will close out a difficult year in style with a stacked night of championship boxing on Thursday December 17 at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, with all of the action shown live on DAZN

Former EBU European Lightweight Champion Francesco Patera (23-3, 8 KOs) looks to extend his five-fight winning streak against Italy’s Devis ‘Boom Boom’ Boschiero (48-6-2, 22 KOs) as they battle for the vacant WBC Silver Lightweight Title previously held by rising star Ryan Garcia.

Caldogno’s  LucaRigoldi (22-1-2, 8 KOs) defends his European Super-Bantamweight Title against Birmingham’s Gamal Yafai (17-1, 10 KOs), who has bounced back with three straight wins following his first career loss to former World Title challenger Gavin McDonnell. 

Recent Matchroom and OPI signing Maiva Hamadouche (21-1, 17 KOs) defends her IBF Super-Featherweight World Title against Serbia’s Nina Pavlovic (6-3-1, 1

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Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins is expected to be ready for game action in mid-January

The NBA’s shortened offseason means the league is hoping to have the 2021-22 season back on track with more of a ‘regular’ NBA start time in early fall. 

But that also means Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins won’t have as much time to rehab.

The NBA had targeted a Jan. start time and there were even rumors swirling that the 2020-21 season wouldn’t tip-off until early spring.

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But now with the Dec. 22 start date, it sounds like Collins won’t quite be ready to go.

The 23-year-old power forward/center underwent successful season-ending surgery to address the left ankle injury he suffered on Aug. 15 during the NBA restart.

Collins’ rehab has been progressing, but we shouldn’t expect to see him until a few weeks into the season.  

He’s in here working out everyday, but his timeline is probably closer to the

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Make sports the next frontier for climate action | Opinion

By Shoa Moosavi

“Mars.”

“Jimi Hendrix’s ‘The Sky is Crying.’ ”

“The apocalypse.”

These are a few of the comments made by Oakland Athletics’ players and staff about the eerie skies that resulted from the wildfires that devastated the team’s home state of California in September. During one stretch of the baseball season, the A’s ended up playing several games with a fiery orange backdrop behind the Oakland Coliseum, and two others with the Mariners had to be moved to Seattle because of the smoke.

Science suggests that the frequency and severity of these wildfires are a consequence of climate change. As we continue to face these consequences, sports will be negatively impacted. Heat waves, rising sea levels and natural disasters threaten the viability of stadiums and venues. In addition to baseball games, horse races, cricket matches and more have been delayed or canceled due to rising temperatures and air

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Swimming: ISL says it will pay debts as suppliers threaten legal action

(Reuters) – The professional International Swimming League (ISL) has promised to honour financial obligations and improve processes as some unpaid suppliers threaten legal action.

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The series, which ends its second season with finals in Budapest this weekend featuring some of the world’s top swimmers, acknowledged the commercial difficulties in a statement.

“Our head-down approach to deliver Season 2020 may have caused friction with some suppliers but we will honour all obligations, which are less than 5% of last year’s overall expenditure,” it said.

“Going forward, and before planning starts for Season Three, we will need to close all outstanding issues from the past.

“We will adjust our internal organisation and processes to

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WBA must take action to correct Nevada commission’s mistake in Moloney-Franco

LAS VEGAS — Much like unbeaten knockout artist Edgar Berlanga did about a month before him at the MGM Grand, Andrew Moloney raced to the ropes when his bout with Joshua Franco ended Saturday, climbed up and shouted to no one in particular.

Moloney was exuberant when ringside physician Raimundo Leon ruled following the second round of their fight for the WBA super flyweight title that Franco’s swollen right eye was too dangerous for him to continue. Moloney, rightfully, believed he’d won by technical knockout.

It was a brilliant performance by Moloney, who had lost his title to Franco in June and was a heavy underdog in the rematch.

But in the two completed rounds, Moloney’s jab and hooks to the body controlled the fight and he won both of them without question.

Moloney would soon be shocked to learn that he wasn’t the champion. At some point during the

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Tyson Fury undisputed fight with Anthony Joshua could be delayed by Deontay Wilder’s legal action, reveals Hearn

TYSON FURY’S legal dispute with Deontay Wilder could delay an undisputed title fight with Anthony Joshua, revealed Eddie Hearn.

Fury decided to walk away from a trilogy fight with Wilder once their immediate rematch clause expired last month.

Tyson Fury's legal dispute with Deontay Wilder could delay an undisputed title fight with Anthony Joshua

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Tyson Fury’s legal dispute with Deontay Wilder could delay an undisputed title fight with Anthony JoshuaCredit: Reuters
Joshua and Fury are hoping to fight twice next year

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Joshua and Fury are hoping to fight twice next year Credit: REUTERS

He is now set to face Agit Kabayel, 28, in his UK homecoming as a tune up for his proposed unification double header with Joshua, 31, next year.

AJ himself has to first beat Kubrat Pulev, 39, a week later, but in an attempt to salvage his rematch, Wilder initiated a mediation to review his case.

And promoter Hearn admits the Joshua’s Battle of Britain faces uncertainty until Fury, 32, can resolve his dispute.

He told Sky Sports: “If the

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Police will carry out ‘enforcement action’ if Southampton gym refuses to close during lockdown

POLICE will carry out “enforcement action” if necessary as a Southampton fights new lockdown restrictions by refusing to close.

Spartans Gym Southampton has vowed to remain open and breach the lockdown to enable members to still use the premises to keep healthy both physically and mentally.

As previously reported Josh Gosling at Spartans Gym Southampton announced on an Instagram page (@spartangymsouthampton) on November 5 that the gym has “made the decision” to stay open, despite a number of visits from police.

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He is also encouraging other independent gyms to do the same and remain open during this month of planned closure.

But now Hampshire Police has said they will “carry out enforcement action if necessary” as they work with Southampton City Council to ensure the legislation is observed.

It comes as the country enters a second national lockdown, which will see the closure of non-essential shops and socials in order

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