“He’s a natural leader and always grinding, whether that’s on the field, in the weight room or watching film, he wants to be the best,” Reid said. “He’s a competitor and his teammates feed off his energy. He makes us all better as an organization and we are blessed he’s going to be our quarterback for years to come.” … [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
There were glaring holes in the PGA Tour’s initial protocols. On the course, there was plenty of social and very little distance. That Watney or anyone else could go near a tournament venue when ill or seeking a Covid-19 test was nonsensical. Champ has returned a series of negative tests – so too Ricky Elliott, Brooks Koepka’s caddie – which seems to undermine the robustness of that process. A golf tour, though, is susceptible to uncontrollable variables, changing fields and players missing cuts among them. … [Read more...] about PGA Tour happy playing a high-risk game to reboot sport in the US
Colon says many of the reports could become less complicated as the knowledge from center’s education programs seeps into sports communities and issues are reported before they become overly complicated. About one-fifth of the center’s workforce (eight employees) is devoted to education-and-outreach programs to serve up to 18m members of national governing bodies across the country. So far, the center has trained about 800,000 of those people. … [Read more...] about Sexual abuse and misconduct claims in US Olympic sports rise by 55% in 2019
The USOPC also chips in for Usada, paying $5.1m in 2018. But that’s certainly a different ratio than Blumenthal and Moran are expecting for SafeSport, raising the question of whether Congress is simply using the USOPC, even if it were to purge any remaining staff and board members who were anywhere near the sexual-abuse reporting chain of command, as a punching bag. … [Read more...] about Is the US finally taking sexual abuse in sports seriously?