Friday, January 22, 2021



Tara LaRosa: the worrying case of MMA’s ‘Proud Girl’ | MMA

On 14 November 2020, thousands of President Trump’s supporters flocked to the nation’s capital for a “Million Maga March” in support of the then-president and his baseless claims that the presidential election had been rigged. Among those who gathered were the Proud Boys, a far-right hate group known for violent confrontations with left-wing demonstrators. Dressed in their characteristic Fred Perry polo shirts with hipster beards and short, close-cropped haircuts, the Proud Boys made their presence known as they vandalized historically Black churches and trashed the Black Lives Matter Plaza. By...

Talking Horses: Irish horse doping case leaves questions stuck in stalls | Horse racing

There are still plenty of unanswered questions following Tuesday’s news from Ireland that Charles Byrnes’s gelding Viking Hoard was doped with acepromazine (ACP) before a race at Tramore in October 2018. These include whether Byrnes’s imminent appeal to the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is against its Referrals Committee’s finding in the case, or only its penalty: a six-month ban and €1,000 fine.As a result, there will be no formal comment on the case from any interested parties – regulators, individuals or businesses – until the appeal has been heard. At...
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