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Liz Cambage could be kicked off Aussie Olympic team after reported ‘physical altercation’ in scrimmage [Video]

The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed that Liz Cambage’s status for the Tokyo Games is in jeopardy following reports of a physical altercation during a recent scrimmage against Nigeria.

AOC chairman Ian Chesterman told reporters on Friday from Tokyo that Basketball Australia was investigating the alleged incident. He said that he didn’t have any more information about what happened.

Report: Cambage had ‘physical altercation, charged verbal exchange’

ESPN’s Olgun Uluc reported on Thursday that Cambage was involved in a “physical altercation” and a “charged verbal exchange” during a closed-door scrimmage against Nigeria in Las Vegas and that Basketball Australia is debating her status for the Olympics. Both teams are in Nevada this week for Olympic training camps and exhibitions against other national teams preparing for Tokyo. It’s not clear who else was involved in the alleged altercation with Cambage.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Liz Cambage #8 of the Las Vegas Aces in action against the Washington Mystics during the second half of the game at Entertainment & Sports Arena on June 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Liz Cambage’s Olympic status is in doubt. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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Tributes pour in for Christian Eriksen as Denmark falls to Belgium (video) [Video]

The start of Denmark’s first match since Christian Eriksen’s terrifying collapse, which ended in a 2-1 Belgium victory, saw a number of special moments.

The game opened with Denmark’s Yussuf Poulsen scoring a goal in the second minute. The team’s celebration was emotional, to say the least:

A massive Eriksen jersey was also unfurled ahead of the match, dedicated to the still-hospitalized midfielder.

Fans from both sides also joined to show support for Eriksen:

Even Belgium joined in the 10th minute, when they agreed to stop play so the home crowd at Parken Stadium could deliver a loud ovation in honor of Eriksen, who wears No. 10 for Denmark.

Both teams stopped playing to join in the tribute:

That tribute was planned ahead of the match, with Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku telling reporters about it the previous day. Lukaku is teammates with Eriksen at Inter Milan and

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‘F*** you, Aaron Rodgers’ [Video]

Everyone was expecting an amazing sign-off from longtime ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne on Monday night, and he didn’t disappoint. He found the perfect story to tell at the end of his final broadcast on the network he called home for 27 years.

Things got legendary before the final moments, though.

‘F*** you, Aaron Rodgers’

Mayne’s final broadcast was stacked with great guests, but the most anticipated was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. For the first time, Rodgers opened up about the rift between him and the Packers.

Despite getting some context on the impasse between Rodgers and Green Bay’s front office, the single best moment was when Mayne ended the interview. He and Rodgers are friends, and he wrapped things up in a way that only a friend could get away with.

“Last time we did the interview together, you told me to go heavy in the cryptocurrency game

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ESPN’s Kenny Mayne done at network after 27 years [Video]

Longtime ESPN personality and “SportsCenter” host Kenny Mayne announced on Monday that he’s leaving the network after 27 years. 

On the same day, ESPN announced that it’s extending the contract of network stalwart and “NFL Primetime” host Chris Berman. It’s not clear if the two transactions are related. 

Mayne, 61, announced his departure on Twitter, describing himself as a “salary cap casualty” while thanking the executives who hired him.

Mayne didn’t expound on the reason for his departure, and ESPN didn’t immediately issue a statement. Given his trademark dry sense of humor, Mayne’s statement leaves room for interpretation over the nature of his exit. 

Mayne leaves legacy of laughs at ESPN

Mayne joined ESPN in 1994 and quickly became a fixture alongside hosts like Dan Patrick and Keith Olberman who made made “SportsCenter” standard viewing for sports fans in the 1990s. He played several roles across ESPN and ESPN2

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