Erdoğan Issues Arrest Warrant For Gülen-Supporter Enes Kanter, Accuses Him Of Backing Terrorism

Erdoğan Issues Arrest Warrant For Gülen-Supporter Enes Kanter, Accuses Him Of Backing Terrorism

Yesterday, the Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Erdoğan’s government allege that Kanter’s support for exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen constitutes “membership of an armed terrorist organization”. This is not entirely unexpected, Kanter was detained in Romania last weekend after being informed that his Turkish passport had been cancelled. The 6’11” center was eventually rerouted […]

If Flopping Is Banned In The NBA, Why Aren’t Refs Calling It?

If Flopping Is Banned In The NBA, Why Aren’t Refs Calling It?

The NBA Conference Finals were happening this week and so far both series have featured prominent flops. Draymond Green flopped after minor contact with Jonathan Simmons in the Spurs-Warriors game, and Jonas Jerebko called out Kevin Love for flopping during Game 3 of the Cavs-Celtics series. Technically, both of these incidents are rule violations worthy of being penalized by the league […]

WADA May Lift Russian Doping Suspension

WADA May Lift Russian Doping Suspension

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that they may lift parts of Russia’s doping suspension. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has been suspended from operation since 2015, following revelations of widespread institutional corruption. Charges levied against RUSADA in the McLaren Report included: Protecting “doped Russian athletes” Creating a “state-directed failsafe system” “Disappearing positive ” test results Per […]

NBA Jersey Sponsors: What We Know So Far

NBA Jersey Sponsors: What We Know So Far

Next year, for the first time in NBA history, teams will feature advertising on their jerseys. Sponsored jersey have long been a feature of pro-soccer, with corporate logos noticeable adorning the kits of every major team from around the globe; but, until recently, the trend had not yet spread to any of America’s four major sports. […]