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Give mountain biking a try June 12 | Sports

If you or someone you know is curious about joining the Hutchinson Tigers cycling team, don’t miss the free try-it-out event this weekend.

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, boys and girls grade six through 12 are invited out to Stahl’s Lake Park, north of Hutchinson, to see if the sport of mountain biking is right for them. Participants should bring a bike and helmet, if they have one, and a parent to sign a waiver.

Practices for the team begin July 6 and are Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Call Craig Juhnke at 320-583-7381 or visit hutchtigerscycling.org for

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Sports betting skyrocketed in pandemic. Experts warn of a ‘ticking time bomb’

On the outside, he seemed to be living a charmed life. He was a new dad, with a loving wife and a high-paying job at a Fortune 500 company. But by this March, the 29-year-old man from Rhode Island had hit rock bottom.

He had been throwing away money on sports betting for years, but the Covid-19 pandemic brought it to a new level. Trapped in his house, staring at his computer screen all day, the man experienced a malaise that drove him to gamble more. And more. And more.

“I started to bleed money,” he said.

Chasing his losses,

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Referee who came out as transgender makes Israeli sports history

Israeli soccer referee Sapir Berman made history on Monday, after she officiated her first game in the Israeli Premier League since coming out as transgender. One of the top referees in Israel’s marquee soccer league, Berman, 26, took the field for the game between Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Haifa, marking the first time a transgender referee officiated the sport in the country.

Sapir Berman referees an Israeli Premier League soccer match in Haifa
Sapir Berman, an Israeli transgender referee, gestures during an Israeli Premier League soccer match between Hapoel Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel on Monday. 

RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS


The Israeli Football Association, the

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Canelo Continues To Solidify His Status as Sport’s Power Player

Apparently, after a tiff about the size of the ring they will be fighting in at AT&T Stadium, Billy Joe Saunders is showing up to meet Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night. 

That’s good, because it’s what 70,000 fans are paying to see. 

But does it really matter? It could be Saunders, John Ryder, or anybody else, and the Canelo faithful will show up. Build it, and they will come.

An estimated 15,000 of them showed up to Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in Florida to watch a drubbing of epic proportions as Alvarez, the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world, dispatched

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Sports stadiums asking fans for their “vaccine passports”

Top officials at the NBA and MLB hope the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind them as teams start to welcome fans back into stadiums. But to watch the game live, a growing number of venues are asking visitors to prove they’ve gotten their shots by displaying what’s called a “vaccine passport.”

Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, and Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, are among a longer list of sports spaces that now require digital vaccine verifications. The arenas are doing so because of health safety protocols from their respective states. Those teams

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Caitlyn Jenner says transgender girls in women’s sports is ‘unfair’

Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for governor in California, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school.

Jenner, a 1976 decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told a TMZ reporter on Saturday that it’s “a question of fairness.”

“That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools,” Jenner said Saturday during a brief interview in a Malibu parking lot.

It was Jenner’s first comment

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College football rankings: Alabama on top, Oregon rockets up CBS Sports’ post-spring top 25

Even after a record-tying showing in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft (six picks) and breaking the record for number of players selected in the first two rounds (eight), Alabama has enough young talent ready to step in that the Crimson Tide have ended the spring practice season on top of CBS Sports’ post-spring college football rankings.

Now, technically, spring practice hasn’t wrapped up everywhere; however, last Saturday saw the final big wave of spring games and the last month has brought the conclusion of on-field work for most FBS programs. Now is a good time to reset

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BT opens talks over potential sale of sports broadcasting business

BT has opened talks with a number of potential investors as it considers a sale of its sports broadcasting operation, looking to focus on its core broadband and telephony business and blow the whistle on the content business.

The telecoms company has appointed investment bank Lazard and held initial talks with companies including Dazn, Amazon, Walt Disney and private equity companies over a potential investment in the business, said a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

The move could encompass a full disposal of BT Sport, forming a joint venture or partnership with a media business, or selling a

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