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Weekly Replay for December 19-25


Wishing all our Compete readers and followers a very happy holiday season. Enjoy!


Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini banned from football [soccer] for eight years by FIFA

According to the Guardian: FIFA and UEFA presidents Blatter and Platini banned by the world body’s ethics committee resulting from payment of 2M Swiss francs by Blatter to Platini. Read the full story here:


NHL’s Andrew Ference supports young LGBT hockey players

According to NewNowNext: “’Let’s show EVERY player they’re welcome on the ice,’ says the NHL’s Andrew Ference.” Read the full story here:


Indiana girls swim team hopes to make history in high school sports

According to NPR: The Carmel girls’ high school swim team from Indiana is poised to make sports history. If the team wins at state this year they’ll hold the record for the most consecutive wins of any U.S. high school team. Read the full story here:


NBA launches anti-gun violence ads during Christmas Day Games

According to Business News USA: The NBA has launched a series of TV commercials starting on Christmas Day to call for an end to firearm-fueled bloodshed. It features “deeply personal appeals by stars such as Steph Curry, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.” Read the full story here:


NY Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. suspended one game by NFL

From YardBarker: The NFL suspended Giants Odell Beckham Jr. one game for a helmet-to-helmet collision with Carolina Panthers cornerback taunter Josh Norman during Sunday’s game. Read the full story here:


Odell Beckham Jr. issues Twitter apology

Beckham Jr. says on his Twitter account: “I dropped the ball on sportsmanship on Sunday. I apologize to my teammates, the Giants organization, and to all fans of the NFL.” Read the full apology here:


NY Giants Odell Beckham: gay slurs are a regular occurrence

According to the NYDailyNews: “Michael Irvin, the Cowboys Hall of Fame receiver … said Beckham told him the Panthers were trash-talking at him with gay slurs and before the game taunted him with a baseball bat. Apparently, the gay slurs directed by NFL players at Beckham are not new.” Read the full story here:


Phoenix Suns give Markieff Morris two game suspension for throwing towel at coach

According to SI Wire reports: A disgrunteled Markieff Morris threw a towel at head coach Jeff Hornacek. Still angry after his twin brother Marcus was traded by the Phoenix Suns and he wasn’t, his demands to also be traded were ignored. The Suns have suspended him for two games for conduct detrimental to the team. See the video here:


Navajo high school football star leading in sacks

According to Buzzfeed: “High school senior Nabahitachiini Nez leads the country in quarterback sacks this season. But as a student on the Navajo reservation — one of the most economically depressed regions of America — he and his family want only to be able to parlay his success into a way to help his community.” Read the full story here:




Weekly Replay is written by Community Editor, Ty Nolan. Check out Ty’s books on Amazon.



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