Sports Digest: Edwards of T-Wolves fined $40K by NBA for homophobic remarks



Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has been fined $40,000 by the NBA for homophobic comments he made on social media.

The league announced the punishment for Edwards for using “offensive and derogatory language” in a since-deleted Instagram video, for which he later apologized.

Edwards records a group of men on the sidewalk from the car he was in and hears them making derogatory and profane comments about what he assumed to be their sexual orientation. He quickly posted an apology on Twitter and the Timberwolves issued a statement reprimanding the young star.

“What I said was immature, hurtful and disrespectful and I am very sorry. It is unacceptable to me or anyone to use the word in such a hurtful way,” Edwards said. tweeted last week.

track & field

record: Nigerian runner Tobi Amsan set an astounding world record of 12.12 seconds in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 World Championships, and it has been officially confirmed.

Two other World Athletics-approved records from the same championship are those of Sidney McLaughlin, who improved his PR to 50.68 seconds in the 400m hurdles, and Armand Duplantis, who cleared 20 feet 4 1/2 inches in the pole vault. to break his mark.

No record was more shocking than Amusan’s. All eight runners set either national records, personal bests, or season bests. The wind was legal at 0.9 meters per second.

A few hours later, Amsan won gold with a 12.06, but the tailwind was too strong for that time to count as a record.


Pan Pacific Open: Naomi Osaka, playing her first match since the US Open, advanced to the second round in Tokyo when Australia’s Dahlia Saville retired with a knee injury in the second match of the night’s matchup.

The unseeded Osaka is the defending champion in her hometown of Osaka in 2019, but COVID-1 has shut down the tournament for two years.

Osaka, who was 1-0 when Saville withdrew, reached the final at the Miami Open in April, but has lost the first round in her last three tournaments, including last month’s US Open.

Elsewhere, sixth seed Karolina Pliskova defeated hard-hitting Bulgaria’s Isabella Sinikova 6-2, 6-1, while Mexican qualifier Fernanda Contreras Gómez won the 2020 Australian Open title. of Sophia Kenin 7-6 (9-7) 6-4. Fifth seed Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Japan’s Yuki Naito 6-4, 6-2, while China’s Zhang Shuai defeated Japanese wildcard Mai Hondama 6-0, 6-3.


England: Midfielder Calvin Phillips withdrew from the squad for the national team after suffering a shoulder injury to the concerns of coach Gareth Southgate before the World Cup.

Phillips has been replaced by central midfielder Jordan Henderson and England will play Nations League matches against Italy and Germany next week.

Phillips, a regular in England’s squad in last year’s European Championship final, suffered a dislocated shoulder in training last week that could require surgery, jeopardizing his place in England’s World Cup squad. There is a possibility.

doping: FIFA has banned Wisdom Kue of Honduras for 18 months for steroid doping during a World Cup qualifier against the United States.

According to FIFA, Kue tested positive for Clostebor after Honduras lost 3-0 to the United States in February. The game took place in St. Paul, Minnesota in extreme cold.

FIFA said the 24-year-old Kue had pleaded guilty to a doping rule violation and agreed to a ban that would apply retroactively and expire on August 1, 2023.

A defender for Honduras’ Real España club, Kue made three appearances for the national team that failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.

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