New Jersey referee suspended after forcing teen wrestler to cut dreadlocks or forfeit match

iStock(BUENA, N.J.) — A New Jersey referee who forced a black teenager to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a wrestling match was suspended on Wednesday, concluding a months-long racial bias investigation.The white referee at the center of the December incident was suspended from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association for two years and other…read more »

Reports of sexual abuse, misconduct in Olympic sports up 55% from last year

ccahill/iStock(NEW YORK) — Reports of sexual abuse and misconduct rose 55% from a year ago, according to a national Olympic sports oversight center.The U.S. Center for SafeSport, founded by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee in 2017 to investigate sex-abuse claims in Olympic sports, said it receives about 239 reports a month, compared with 154…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 9/17/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESeattle 6, Pittsburgh 0San Francisco 7, Boston 6 — 15 inningsLA Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 5AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 8, LA Angels 0Cleveland 7, Detroit 2Toronto 8, Baltimore 5Houston 4, Texas 1Minnesota 9, Chi White Sox 8 — 12 inningsOakland 2, Kansas City 1NATIONAL…read more »