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Wizards appoint Amber Nichols as NBA G League's 2nd female GM   -25%


Amber Nichols, who played four years of college basketball at Richmond, has been with the Go-Go since the team's inception. She managed its logistics the past two seasons and has worked with the Wizards' front office during NBA and G League drafts and scouting events.


Hudsonville Ice Cream introduces 2 limited-edition flavors   30%


"Our flavor development team has been hard at work dreaming up incredible new flavors for 2021," said Rachel Messingschlager of Hudsonville Ice Cream.

       


Maclaren's late goal seals victory for Melbourne City   6%

Melbourne City has kept their winning record against Western United intact, with a late goal from Jamie Maclaren giving Patrick Kisnorbo's team a 2-1 victory at AAMI Park.


In historic first, Israel's national baseball team qualifies for Olympics   -3%

The blue and white will be competing against five other teams in Tokyo next year


Biden swells the ranks of his White House climate team   50%


He named a raft of additional hires Thursday to his climate team, forming what observers say is the most robust climate-focused group assembled in the West Wing.


The Brooklyn Nets Are an Experiment Within an Experiment   -2%

In the past two years, the Nets’ young core—and the heart of the team’s new, widely touted culture—was leveraged and given away, flipped for three moody superstars.


N.H.L. and Players' Union Agree to Start Season in January  


The season would start Jan. 13 with all seven Canadian teams in one division, but authorities in Canada need to approve plans for teams to practice and play in their markets.


After Much Different Bubble Stays, Rangers and Islanders Start New Year  


The Rangers lost in the play-in round, while the Islanders reached their first conference finals since the early 1990s. Both teams have reason for excitement as they open the 2021 against each other.


Bidens rescue plan is only the first step   25%

The Biden team says it will follow up its ambitious plan with more support.


Israel soccer: Inter Aliyah thrashes Maccabi Or Yehuda   20%

Olim team Inter controlled the proceedings from the get-go, going into halftime 3-0 up thanks to two goals from Azanao Aristo and another one by Evyatar Erez


Clippers are home and hunkered down before Pelicans game   20%


Clippers forward Nicolas Batum and coach Tyronn Lue say the team is ready to adapt to the NBA's new COVID-19 health protocols before playing the Pelicans


Fact-checking Bidens speech on his coronavirus economic relief plan   33%

Five claims caught our attention. The Biden team quickly provided citations and back-up.


Israeli immigrants soccer team moves up league table   28%

Victory could have Inter Aliyah leapfrog into their division's top 5 ■ In other sports news, Israeli women Lacrosse team draws good results in the U.S.


4th Test: India team has shown remarkable character, says Michael Vaughan   40%


Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Sunday said that the Indian cricket team has shown great character against Australia in the ongoing four-match Test series.


Unlike mens team, Israeli womens basketball team put on commercial flight, exposing them to coronavirus  

Women players were exposed to coronavirus on commercial flight returning to Crete while men's national team avoided exposure by flying on private jets


Brock Boeser cashes in pair to help Canucks spoil Oilers' home opener  


Brock Boeser scored twice, including the winner, as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Wednesday in the 2020-21 NHL season opener for both teams.


Megan Rapinoe, the outspoken USWNT star, calls Capitol riot a huge stain on the country   12%


On Tuesday, in her first news conference since the U.S. team reported to camp in Orlando on Saturday, Rapinoe did not hold back.


Short-handed Nets snap 76ers' win streak, Blazers cruise past T-Wolves   21%

Joe Harris scored a team high 28 points as the Brooklyn Nets shook off the absence of two stars to snap the Philadelphia 76ers' five-game winning streak with a 122-109 victory Thursday.


Few games, little training, no fans: Israeli sports laid low by COVID-19 lockdowns  

Professional teams are back with a limited schedule, but without ticket-buying fans they face more losses. Youth sports, Olympians also suffering


Rams scouting director Brad Holmes to become Detroit Lions general manager   5%


Brad Holmes, the Rams' director of college scouting, has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions to become the team's general manager.


Nepali Team Says It Has Reached K2 Summit in a Wintertime First   -33%


The team endured temperatures dropping to 58 degrees below zero during its milestone ascent. “The impossible is made possible!” the leader said.


German football federation looks into racial incident against player of Afghan origin  


The German football federation is investigating whether Union Berlin player Florian Hübner used a xenophobic slur against Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri when the Bundesliga teams played


Biden Selects Heads of Labor, Commerce and Small Business Agencies   20%


With his victory secured, the president-elect moved to fill out his economic team.


Peterhansel retains lead as Sainz takes stage win in Saudi Arabias Dakar Rally  


Stephane Peterhansel retained his Dakar Rally lead at the halfway point in Saudi Arabia on Friday after a sixth stage dominated by his Spanish X-Raid Mini team mate and defending champion Carlos Sainz


Chargers coach candidates: Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady   4%


Joe Brady, 31, is young, but the man behind the offensive mind has risen quickly in the NFL ranks. Is he ready to lead an NFL team such as the Chargers?


Virus Disrupts College Football Playoff Even Before Kickoff   15%


Both semifinals are being played in abnormal circumstances: The Rose Bowl will be in Texas, and the Sugar Bowl will feature teams hit hard by the coronavirus.


Raiders Owner Mark Davis Is Set to Buy W.N.B.A.s Las Vegas Aces   -10%


If the deal is approved by the league’s board of directors, Davis is expected to upgrade facilities for the team.


Nick Saban Was Famous for Defense. Alabamas Offense Is the Star Now.   75%


The top-ranked team in college football will play for a championship on Monday with a dazzling offense. It wasn’t always that way for the team from Tuscaloosa.


The NFL playoffs get a shot in the arm this weekend  


CBC Sports' daily newsletter looks at the NFL's second-round playoff matchups, which feature the top two teams in the league coming off a bye.


Tunisia: World Men's Handball Championship - (Gr B/Day-1): Tunisia Concede Defeat to Poland 28-30  

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia's handball team were defeated by Polish counterpart 28-30 (half-time 17-17) at 2021 World Men's Handball Championship: (Gr B/day-1) (January 13-31), played Friday evening at the New Capital Sports Hall in Cairo.


Rescuers jump into action after midnight quake in Indonesia   40%


Overnight, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the province of West Sulawesi, Indonesia, injuring hundreds and killing dozens. Rescue teams are mobilizing all available resources to save victims.


In first, Israeli cycling team to compete in Tour de France in 2020  

Four Israelis will be on the 30-rider, international team called 'Israel Start-Up Nation'


'Our time has come': Israeli women's soccer league seeks formal recognition   25%

FIFA accreditation would make teams treat players better and increase the league’s exposure, local association argues


MLS Players Association says delaying season is 'best solution' for Canadian teams  


The executive director of the MLS Players Association says delaying the start of the 2021 season would be the "best solution" for Canadian teams given the pandemic-related border issues.


Battered and bruised, defiant India earn dramatic draw in Sydney test   33%


A battered and bruised India team batted resiliently through the final day to snatch a remarkable draw in the third test against Australia on Monday, leaving an engrossing series tied at 1-1 heading


Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews Is Out Indefinitely Because of Illness  


Toews, 32, the team captain, did not say what his condition was but said that it had left him “drained and lethargic.”


Despite Jays' and others' interest, pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano fails to come to MLB deal   -14%


Japanese star pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano failed to agree to a contract with a major league team by Thursday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.


Coronavirus: Saudi Arabias first COVID-19 vaccine seeks nod for clinical trials   25%


A research team at the Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia has succeeded in producing the first Saudi vaccine against the coronavirus after its preclinical studies were concluded


UCLA, Oregon will meet twice in Los Angeles after second postponement  


UCLA and Oregon were to play next week in Eugene, but because of COVID-19 issues with the Ducks the teams will play twice at Pauley Pavilion starting later this month.


Concussion substitutions to be trialed at FIFA's Club World Cup in Qatar   25%


FIFA will let teams use concussion substitutes at next month’s Club World Cup in an effort to better protect players with head injuries.The seven-team tournament in Qatar will be “the first