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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s first two NFL games were played this year to rave reviews from coaches, observers and the media, opening the possibility that the venue could be considered for bigger league events in the future.
The sport’s morbid downside has been on display all too often this year, as Patrick Day became the third fighter to die from injuries sustained in the ring. Even the sport’s veterans are struggling with the best approach going forward. “It becomes very difficult to explain away or justify the dangers of boxing at a time like this,” said Lou DiBella, Day’s promoter.
LeBron James had his worst week since The Decision in 2010 as he reignited the NBA’s China controversy by criticizing Rockets GM Daryl Morey for the tweet that started the issue. Hong Kong protesters burned the jersey of James, whose image in the U.S. also took a hit, although that could likely change when the regular season begins.