He dealt with numerous injuries this past season, including a dislocated kneecap on a seemingly innocent quarterback sneak that left him sidelined for a couple of games. He came back to lead the Chiefs to a long winning streak that culminated with a series of come-from-behind wins in the playoffs, including their second-half rally in the Super Bowl. … [Read more...] about Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs agree to richest contract in sports history: $503 million
UK Sport said it was vital others felt encouraged to come forward. “The integrity of the high-performance system is paramount and so we are quickly but thoroughly working to establish the facts with British Gymnastics before deciding on the appropriate response.Gymnastics is bracing itself for fresh revelations. In a statement the governing body said it condemned “any behaviour which is harmful to the wellbeing of our gymnasts”. … [Read more...] about UK Sport to investigate ‘shocking and upsetting’ claims of gymnastics abuse
Rory McIlroy branded suggestions the Tour should call a halt to its return as “silly”. The world No 1 added: “I think as a whole, it’s been going really well.” Sergio Garcia soon joined in. “Whoever thought that we were going to come out here and it was going to be zero positive tests was living in la-la land,” the Spaniard said. “That doesn’t happen.” … [Read more...] about PGA Tour happy playing a high-risk game to reboot sport in the US
Nearly half of the 50 NGBs operate on annual budgets of $3m or less, and though each NGB pays according to its size and, in extreme cases, the number of reports its sport has referred to the center, there is concern that neither the NGBs nor the USOPC can absorb big increases in their SafeSport budgets. … [Read more...] about Sexual abuse and misconduct claims in US Olympic sports rise by 55% in 2019
Last week, US senators Richard Blumenthal and Jerry Moran released a 235-page report summing up an 18-month investigation into sexual abuse in sports, prompted by the crimes of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The senators are also releasing a bill that goes far beyond the benign legislation of the past, instead issuing a demand and a threat. Firstly, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee must give $20m a year to the US Center for SafeSport, the organization set up to stop the sexual abuse of young athletes. The Center opened its offices in March 2017 and got a new CEO in July – Ju’Riese Colón, who has a background in children’s safety issues that critics say previous leaders have lacked. … [Read more...] about Is the US finally taking sexual abuse in sports seriously?