Gambling companies see huge rise in complaints

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“If I hadn’t gone online for a day, they were quickly on the phone or sending me an email” The number of gamblers complaining about British betting firms has risen almost 5,000% in the past five years. There were a record 8,266 complaints last year, according to Gambling Commission figures obtained by BBC Panorama. That compares to just 169 in 2013. Most of them were about firms refusing to pay out on …

Christian Pulisic: From Pennsylvania to London (via Brackley Town and Dortmund)

(CNN)The youngest foreign player to score in the German Bundesliga; the youngest player to score two Bundesliga goals in a single game; the youngest player to score for the US men’s national team; the youngest player to captain the USMNT and the most expensive American player (transfer fee-wise) of all time. READ: Transfer deadline day: Whatsapp messages, spinning plates and a ‘Catch-22’ An English taster Born in Pennsylvania to Kelley and Mark Pulisic in 1998, Pulisic was exposed to football …

Colin Kaepernick said he’s been working out at 5 a.m., 5 days a week for 3 years. He’s ready to play football.

(CNN)Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been out of work for more than 800 days. But he says he’s never stopped being ready to play football. A number of quarterbacks have been signed to NFL teams, but Kaepernick remains unsigned. Preseason begins Thursday night for most NFL teams. In the video, the words: “Denied work for 889 days,” flashes across the screen. “5 a.m., five days a week, for three years. Still ready,” says Kaepernick, who played for …

Bryson DeChambeau criticized by fellow pros for slow play

(CNN)Debate surrounding slow play in golf has trundled on for years, but opposition to it has gathered steam at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust event this week. “There are a few players that continually disrespect their fellow pro’s and continue to break the rules without a conscience [sic],” wrote Englishman Ian Poulter. “It should be self policed but clearly this won’t happen … so disappointing it hasn’t been stopped.” DeChambeau, who shot 71 on Saturday, was quick to hit back …

American gold medalist kneels during national anthem at the Pan Am Games

(CNN)American gold medalist fencer Race Imboden knelt as the national anthem played Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, to protest racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump. As Imboden knelt, his teammates Gerek Meinhardt and Nick Itkin stood tall. Several members of the silver medalist Brazilian team saluted and Canada’s bronze-winning team stood quietly. Taking a knee during the national anthem became a form of civil protest after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took …

It’s official. Watching soccer can be good for your health

(CNN)With every painstaking second that ticks by you get that bit closer to the edge of your seat. This could be it, this could be the week your beloved soccer team wins that all-important three points. The recent study, due to be released soon, suggests watching your beloved soccer team romp home to victory has a positive impact on your health, with spectators experiencing physical stresses equivalent to going for a brisk 90-minute walk. Results also found that a win …

Universal Pictures Cancels Plans To Release Thriller Movie ‘The Hunt’ Amid Backlash

The Hunt,” the studio announced on Saturday. temporarily paused their marketing campaigns for the satirical film in the wake of “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for ‘The Hunt,’ after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film,” the studio’s statement read. The film was previously set for release in September, The film received criticism from people on Twitter last weekend, including from President Donald Trump, who appeared to comment on …

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch in Saudi Arabia draws criticism

(CNN)The decision to stage the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia has drawn heavy criticism from human rights group Amnesty International. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features Saudi Arabia has hosted a number of fights in recent times, including Amir Khan’s win over Billy Dib and Callum Smith’s World Boxing Super Series victory against George Groves. It also welcomed the opening race of the 2018-19 Formule E season, motorsport’s all-electric race series, and …

Two operations for PC run over by own patrol car

Supt Tom Joyce said: “It’s difficult to give a prognosis at the moment. They are certainly potentially life-changing injuries but we are relieved to say, we understand they are not believed to be life-threatening. “His wife is aware of the incident and is with him at this time.” Image Copyright @WMPolice @WMPolice Report Report Image copyright SnapperSK Image caption The cordoned-off scene in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, on Saturday afternoon The attack came just days after PC Stuart Outten was stabbed …

Transfer deadline day: Whatsapp messages, spinning plates and a ‘Catch-22’

(CNN)It’s the day the dollars are splashed, headlines are made nerves are frayed, and football fans flock to their club’s stadium to surround television reporters in the desperate bid to catch a glimpse of a new superstar signing. As the clock ticked down on Thursday the likes of Juventus star Paulo Dybala and Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho are both being linked with a move to Tottenham, while Christian Eriksen is reportedly seeking a transfer away from the north London club …