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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager fined £45,000 by FA for comments about referee

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to referee Kevin Friend after the game at West Ham Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been fined £45,000 after accepting a Football Association charge for comments he made about referee Kevin Friend earlier this month. He said Friend’s performance during the 1-1 draw with West Ham was affected by the decision to allow Liverpool’s goal. “I heard our goal was offside. I’m pretty sure the ref knew it,” he said. The FA said Klopp was charged as the comments “questioned the integrity of the referee…

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LGBT group severs links with Navratilova over transgender comments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Martina Navratilova has been a longstanding campaigner for gay rights A US-based organisation that campaigns for LGBT sportspeople has cut its links with tennis legend Martina Navratilova over comments she made about male-to-female transgender athletes. The 18-times Grand Slam winner wrote it was “cheating” to allow transgender women to compete in women’s sport as they had unfair physical advantages. Athlete Ally said the remarks were transphobic and perpetuated myths. It said it had sacked the star from its advisory board and as an ambassador.…

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager charged for comments about referee in West Ham draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to referee Kevin Friend after the game at West Ham Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the Football Association for comments he made about the referee after his side’s draw with West Ham. Klopp said Kevin Friend’s performance was affected by the decision to allow Sadio Mane’s goal, which should have been ruled out for offside. The FA says Klopp has been charged as the comments “questioned the integrity of the referee and/or implied bias”. He has until 18:00 GMT on Monday, 18…

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NBA notebook: Bucks’ co-owner fined over Davis comments

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry has been fined $25,000 for his recent remarks about Anthony Davis, ESPN’s Malika Andrews reported Monday. FILE PHOTO: Marc Lasry, CEO and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, speaks during the Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit in New York, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar Lasry’s recent comments about the New Orleans Pelicans’ star, who requested a trade from the Pelicans prior to the trading deadline, violated NBA tampering rules. There were reports that the Bucks, who enter play Monday with the league’s best record at…

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Liam Neeson sparks race row over rape comments

Image copyright PA Image caption Liam Neeson said he wanted revenge after his friend was raped Liam Neeson has sparked a race row after making comments about once wanting to kill a black person. He says he walked the streets with a weapon, hoping to kill someone as revenge after someone close to him was raped by a black man. The actor, who was promoting his new film Cold Pursuit, told the Independent that “there’s something primal” when you become angry. The BBC has contacted Liam Neeson’s representatives for comment.…

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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul banned by India over Koffee with Karan comments

Rahul and Pandya were part of the India squad on the tour of Australia Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended by India’s cricket board (the BCCI) after their comments about women on a television show. The ban is with immediate effect and the pair have been told to return home from the tour of Australia to explain themselves. The decision was taken even though both had apologised. The BCCI said “an enquiry and proceedings will be made against them for misconduct and indiscipline”. Pandya, 25, and Rahul, 26,…

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Virat Kohli: We don’t support ‘inappropriate’ team-mate comments

Pandya (left) could face a ban from India’s cricket board Australia v India, first ODI international Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground Date: Saturday, 12 January Coverage: Live Test Match Special radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app. India captain Virat Kohli says his players do not support “inappropriate” comments made by team-mates Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul about women. The remarks from all-rounder Pandya, 25, and batsman Rahul, 26, were made on an Indian…

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Apple, Qualcomm spar over CEOs’ comments on settlement talks

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) has responded to comments made by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook in an interview, in which he said there had been no recent settlement talks between the iPhone maker and chip supplier in their global legal battle, calling Cook’s remarks “misleading.” People walk by a video display promoting 5G connectivity at the Qualcomm booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Apple on Wednesday said it stood by Cook’s comments. The two companies are disputing comments…

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Troy Deeney: FA asks Watford captain to explain comments after Bournemouth draw

Troy Deeney’s referee comments raise eyebrows – literally The Football Association has asked Watford captain Troy Deeney to explain his comments following Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Bournemouth. In an interview for the BBC’s Match of the Day programme, Deeney accused Bournemouth’s Dan Gosling of “trying to do” Tom Cleverley in a tackle. Gosling was booked for the challenge, a decision Deeney says was one of a “few” where referee David Coote “bottled it”. Cherries boss Eddie Howe said the tackle was “mistimed” and “not a red”. Deeney, who scored twice…

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Team Envy boots player over comments about sports disaster

FILE PHOTO: A player holds his gaming controller as he competes in the FIFA 2018 eClub World Cup qualifiers in Paris, France, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Josh “Jablett” Ablett has been kicked off eSports organization Team Envy for making what the team termed “insensitive comments” related to the deaths of 96 people and the injuries of hundreds more at a soccer match in Sheffield, England, in 1989. During what appeared to be a group chat, one person referred to “the 96,” referring to those killed in a human crush…

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