Carmen Thompson

Carrie is our residential reporter always on the move and hunting down the latest scoops and rumours to explore. Nothing gets past her keen nose, especially when it comes to some serious Jelly Bean poker tournaments.

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Ellsbury Released from Yankees, $26m to Be Recouped

According to Associated Press (AP) sources, the Yankees won’t be paying Jacoby Ellsbury remaining $26 million of his contract, after the player received third-party medical attention, without the team go-ahead. On Friday, AP journalists reportedly spoke to sources saying that both Ellsbury and his manager, Scott Boras, have been informed that the contract would be […]

WADA Likely to Vote Against Russia for Tokyo Olympics

Russia will most likely not attend the Tokyo Olympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that it had evidence that the country had tampered with data submitted to international regulators, potentially inflicting even more damage to the reputation of Russian athletics. Now, WADA will meet on December 9 to decide whether any Russian athletes […]

FanDuel Rolls Out Shop in Iowa after DraftKings

FanDuel has become the second daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator to launch in Iowa, trailing DraftKings by a month. After DraftKings set-up shop in October, FanDuel expedited its own schedule to make sure it will start taking ground from its main rival in the United States. Both companies originally intended to open for business as […]

Redskins Continue to Falter, Lose to Jets

Daniel Snyder, the current owner of the Washington Redskins, has been criticized for his poor leadership of the team. For the past two decades, fans have been patient, but as the Redskins situation hasn’t improved, so have tempers frayed. ‘Sell the team,’ is the most common chant you can hear at a Redskins game. The […]

Kaepernick Relocates Try Out, NFL Upset

Colin Kaepernick has signaled his availability to return to the National Football League (NFL) after he had to sit out the season, following his decision to protest gun violence against African Americans, and incurring the wrath of U.S. President Donald Trump. Kaepernick participated in a try out on Saturday at a high school in Atlanta, […]

Round 9 of La Liga BBVA Round Up

Round 9 of La Liga BBVA sees Real Madrid suffer their first loss in a season that has seen the teams at the top of the table look sloppy. Real Madrid lose in Round 9 Los Blancos continue their inconsistent start to the season by losing to RCD Mallorca in Round 9. The tough part […]

WADA Gives Russia 3 Weeks to Clear Up Data

New evidence has surfaced, suggesting that Russia has once again with official athletes data submitted to WADA. The country has a three-week window to establish a credible reason for the discrepancies identified in the data.  Russia’s Olympics Prospects Dim as New Data Tampering Evidence Surfaces Following a report that Russia has tampered with samples from […]

Report: WADA Suspects New Tampering by RUSADA

A new report ahead of a Monday meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may prove that the newly-reinstated RUSADA submitted falsified data and samples to the regulator. RUSADA May Have Tampered with Athletes Samples The Russian anti-doping agency may have tampered with doping data, sources have revealed. According to investigators who spoke to The […]

Infantino Appeals to Iran to Reconsider Women Soccer Ban

Gianni Infantino, FIFA’s president, has urged Iran to lift a 40-year ban that prevents women to attend soccer events. This comes shortly after activist Sahar Khodayari set herself on fire and burned to death outside of a courthouse. Sahar was facing a six-month prison sentence for having tried to enter a stadium dressed as a […]

USA Keeps FIBA No. 1 World Rank

After a disappointing showing at the FIBA World Cup, the United States will be returning in full force to dominate basketball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. US Keeps FIBA No. 1 Rank for Now, Olympics to Be Better Despite a rather dispiriting showing in the 2018 FIBA World Cup, the United States are still on […]