Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards was fined $40,000 by the NBA for homophobic feedback he made on social media.
The league introduced the punishment for Edwards’ use of “offensive and derogatory language” in a since-deleted Instagram video he later apologized for.
Edwards recorded a gaggle of males on a sidewalk from a car he was inside and might be heard in making a disparaging, profane remark about what he assumed to be their sexual orientation. He posted an apology on Twitter quickly after, and the Timberwolves issued a press release reprimanding their younger star.
“What I mentioned was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m extremely sorry. It’s unacceptable for me or anybody to make use of that language in such a hurtful method,” Edwards tweeted final week. “There’s no excuse for it, in any respect. I used to be raised higher than that!”
TRACK & FIELD
RECORDS: Nigerian runner Tobi Amusan’s gorgeous world report of 12.12 seconds within the ladies’s 100-meter hurdles on the 2022 world championships was formally ratified.
Two different data from the identical championships that World Athletics have ratified belong to Sydney McLaughlin, who lowered her personal mark within the 400-meter hurdles to 50.68 seconds, and Armand Duplantis, who cleared 20 toes, 4 1/2 inches within the pole vault to interrupt his mark.
No report was extra stunning than Amusan’s, partially as a result of it got here throughout a semifinal warmth. All eight runners set both a nationwide report, a private greatest or a season’s greatest. The wind was authorized at 0.9 meters per second.
A number of hours later Amusan gained the gold medal in 12.06, however the tailwind was too robust for that point to depend as a report.
PAN PACIFIC OPEN: Naomi Osaka, taking part in her first match because the U.S. Open, superior to the second spherical oin Tokyo when Australia’s Daria Saville retired with a knee harm within the second sport of their night encounter.
The unseeded Osaka is the defending champion having gained in her birthplace Osaka in 2019 earlier than COVID-19 shut down the event for 2 years.
Osaka, who was 1-0 up when Saville withdrew, had misplaced the primary match in her earlier three tournaments, together with the U.S. Open final month, though she reached the ultimate of the Miami Open in April.
In different video games, sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova cruised previous hard-hitting Bulgarian Isabella Shinikova 6-2, 6-1, Mexican qualifier Fernanda Contreras Gomez overcame 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin 7-6 (9-7), 6-4, fifth-seeded Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia defeated Japan’s Yuki Naito 6-4, 6-2, and China’s Zhang Shuai beat Japanese wild card Mai Hontama 6-0, 6-3.
ENGLAND: Midfielder Kalvin Phillips withdrew from the nationwide workforce squad due to a shoulder harm in a priority for Coach Gareth Southgate forward of the World Cup.
Phillips was changed by central midfielder Jordan Henderson, with England taking part in Nations League video games in opposition to Italy and Germany over the following week.
Phillips, who was a daily in England’s workforce in its run to the European Championship last final 12 months, sustained a dislocated shoulder in coaching final week and may want an operation, doubtlessly placing in danger his place in England’s World Cup squad.
DOPING: FIFA banned Honduras participant Knowledge Quaye from soccer for 18 months for doping with a steroid at a World Cup qualifying sport in opposition to the USA.
Quaye examined constructive for clostebol after Honduras misplaced 3-0 to the U.S. in February, FIFA mentioned. The sport was performed in extreme chilly in St. Paul, Minnesota.
FIFA mentioned the 24-year-old Quaye admitted the doping guidelines violation and made an settlement to serve a ban that applies retroactively and can expire on Aug. 1, 2023.
Quaye, a defender with the Actual Espana membership in Honduras, has made three appearances for the nationwide workforce, which didn’t qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.