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Russell Wilson has another champion in his family. The superstar NFL quarterback congratulated his sister, Anna Wilson, after her team Stanford University defeated the University of Arizona for the women's basketball national title on Sunday.

Brother and sister posed for photos with their mother, Tammy Wilson, after the game. Russell attended all of his sister's games at the NCAA championship tournament.

Russell shared an Instagram image of his 23-year-old sister holding the championship trophy.

He captioned the image:

"Drive. Will. Passion. Energy. You've earned it all through hard work, leadership, prayer, & immeasurable Faith. I Love You Anna Wilson. I Love You Champ. @awilly03."

His wife, Ciara Wilson, also congratulated her sister-in-law on Instagram:

"So beautiful. You deserve it all @awilly03," the 35-year-old singer wrote. "Dedication & Hard work pays off! National Champs! @stanfordwbb."

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(L-R): Russell, Ciara, Anna and her older brother Harrison Wilson pose at the 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Anna, who is 5-foot-9, is a fifth year shooting guard at Stanford, where she majors in art practice.

In an essay for ESPN last year, Anna hinted at sibling rivalry between herself and her high-achieving brother. She said they've "gotten much closer" as she matured.

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"I feel like his shadow, for me, has dissipated. I don't feel like I'm living in it as much as I was in the past. I feel like I'm very much my own person now, following my own path," she wrote.

The star quarterback, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014, cheered on Anna after Stanford squeaked past South Carolina 66-65 in the Final Four.

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Draymond Green gave his opinion on the wide disparity in pay between male NBA and female WNBA players.

The Golden State Warriors power forward told reporters he's "really tired" of WNBA players complaining about the pay gap.

He said, female athletes, particularly WNBA players, are "doing themselves a disservice by just complaining."

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When NBC reporter Kerith Burke noted that women are doing more to close the gap, Green said the women are just complaining, rather than taking steps to close the gap.

Green suggested WNBA players should up their game to bring fans through the door and increase revenue.

"Because the people that can change it, they're just going to continue to say, 'Well, the revenue isn't there. The revenue isn't there. So, if you don't bring in the revenue, we can't up your pay.' They're going keep using that," Green argued.

Despite his pessimism, Green is a staunch ally of women's sports and particularly the WNBA. He is pictured with Aerial Powers of the Washington Mystics in a photo dated September 24, 2019.

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Green, pictured with his son Draymond Green Jr., said he is looking at the most effective way to help women get the marketing attention and compensation they've demanded.

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A WNBA player sparked controversy on social media when she seemed to blame Black men for the league's low television ratings.

Layshia Clarendon is a male-identified transgender and non-binary who previously underwent a double mastectomy to relieve the anxiety of Gender Dysphoria.

The 29-year-old New York Liberty shooting guard sparked controversy when she compared the Black male thought process to white supremacy in a tweet on Saturday.

Clarendon tweeted:

"The amount of black men who drag our league and blame women for their problems while not making the connection to how that's exactly what white people do to you regarding your race just BLOWS MY MIND. That's the double whammy of being black AND a woman."

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Needless to say, Clarendon's followers (mostly male) went IN on her Twitter timeline:

One Twitter user wrote: "...you can't deny there are a lot of men out there trashing the hell out of the league."

Another Black male wrote: "Blk men are some of the biggest supporter s of the WNBA. Everyday on this app y'all got our names in your mouth."

And a third tweeted:

"Ma'am....I mean sir...I mean whatever tf u wanna be called...u do know that black men are really the only supporters u have for your league right? But u literally just....u know what Nvm."

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Mike Tyson, 54, has confirmed his canceled fight night with fellow boxing legend Evander Holyfield is back on.

Negotiations broke down between the two former champions despite an offer of $25 million to fight for only 3 rounds.

Very few boxers can walk away from a $25 million payday. Both former boxers have fallen on hard times.

Holyfield, 58, moved into a small 2-bedroom condo near Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, after losing his mega mansion, which was purchased at a discount by rapper Rick Ross.

Iron Mike, who infamously bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear when they met in the ring in 1997, insists the rematch will take place at the end of May.

"I just want everybody to know the fight is on with me and Holyfield," Tyson said during an Instagram Live session with Haute Living on Tuesday. "Holyfield's a humble man, I know that, and he's a man of God but I'm God's man. Listen, I'm going to be successful May 29th."

The previous day, Evander's manager issued a statement saying talks between the two fighters had "fallen apart".

"We were negotiating in good faith all along and it appears we just ended up wasting our time," Kris Lawrence said.

If the fight does take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, doctors and emergency medical personnel will be on hand.

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It isn't every day that high school football players get invited to attend superstar NFL MVP and Heisman winner's Cam Newton's football camp.

Instead of appreciating the opportunity, one high school football player went viral for heckling the New England Patriots quarterback on Sunday.

Jseth Owens told Newton he was "about to be poor" since he's a free agent.

Newton shot back, "I'm rich!" The two went back and forth until Newton asked if the boy had a father.

"Where's your daddy at? Let me talk to your dad. Where's your dad?"

After the video went viral, several professional athletes took to social media to criticize Owens for trash talking one of NFL's greats.

Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young wrote: "Probably should ask him how to be a MVP in the league you probably wanna play in first."

"Man I wish I had NFL players at my 7 on 7. Let alone a player as elite as Cam Newton," tweeted Green Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. "Reality check, You got a guy who has reached every mile stone that we dreamed of as kids. You supposed to be picking his brain, being a sponge. Not a annoying fly that caused no damage to him."

L.A. Sparks WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike wrote: "kids. kids. kids. please put some respect on his name... Heisman winner & NFL MVP.. This is a CAM NEWTON appreciation tweet. (and btw... "I'm rich" is a flex like no other.)"

And Philadelphia Eagles player Darius Slay wrote: "It blows my mind cause im sure that kid wants to be a Heisman trophy winner or a draft pick an Cam did both!!"

Owens later apologized to Newton, his coaches and his parents for his embarrassing behavior.
 

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Serena Williams burst into tears and abruptly ended her post-game press conference after her loss to Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals at the 2021 Australian Open on Wednesday.

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Naomi, 23, easily defeated Williams 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the 2021 Australian Open final.

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Serena embraced Naomi at the net after her defeat. Naomi, who holds a 3-2 record over Serena, denied the superstar her chance to win her 24th career Grand Slam singles title, which she's been chasing since 2018.

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The 39-year-old mom-of-one lost her composure during the post-match press conference after she was asked if she was saying her final "farewell" to the Australian Open.

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"Some people wondered if... you were almost saying farewell," said the reporter.

"I don't know. If I ever say farewell, I wouldn't tell anyone," Serena laughed.

But it was apparent that the question affected her emotionally.

Serena fought back tears as a different reporter asked if her "unforced errors" were caused by "a bad day at the office."

"I don't know... I'm done," she said, before rising from her seat and walking away.
 
 

 

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It doesn't take an NFL fan to know the Super Bowl officials had it in for the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady won his 7th Super Bowl ring and fifth Super Bowl MVP trophy.

It wasn't supposed to be that easy for the 43-year-old who was facing media darling Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs 25-year-old quarterback.

The game was marred by a flurry of foul calls that halted any momentum the Chiefs could muster. It was the first time in Mahomes' NFL career that he failed to score a single touchdown in a game.

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Kansas City was flagged 11 times for a combined 120 yards, while the Buccaneers received just four flags for 39 yards.

An interception by Kansas City's Tyrann Mathieu that would have put Mahomes within striking distance of the end zone was called back on a holding penalty with the Chiefs down 7-3 in the second quarter.

When Tampa settled for a field goal after failing to convert a fourth down, they were gifted with a first down after Kansas City's Mecole Hardman lined up offside, resulting in a penalty flag being thrown.

Brady took advantage of the opportunity by hitting Rob Gronkowski for a 17-yard touchdown.

Mahomes' mother, Randi Mahomes, was livid after the game. She put the blame for the Chiefs' stunning loss squarely on the Super Bowl officials.

"If you have the ref on your team is that really winning!!!," she tweeted to Brady's wife, Gisele Bündchen.

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Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones also questioned the officiating.

"I mean, penalties cost the game either way," he said. "Only the referees can call the penalties. So the penalties affect the game 1,000 percent. What can I say? We had a lot of penalties called on us today."

Jones said he was "surprised" at the number of calls that went against his team.

"This is the Super Bowl. Usually you let the guys play, especially in the biggest game of the year. Penalties can change the game," he said.

Brady was not the favorite to win the Super Bowl because he refused to denounce his friend, former President Donald Trump.

Social media users were outraged that Brady refused to wear a mask on the bench or during post-game celebrations.

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The woman who was kicked out of an Atlanta Hawks vs LA Lakers game for cussing out LeBron James now regrets her mistake.

Juliana Carlos, who sat courtside with her elderly husband, was ejected from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, along with her husband, after she heckled and cursed at the Lakers star.

"Don't talk to my husband like that!" Juliana told Lebron during a break in the game on Feb. 1. LeBron reportedly called her a b*tch and told her to sit down.

He then asked officials to kick her out of the arena. "Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!!" LeBron wrote on Twitter after the game, which the Lakers won.

In a lengthy statement on Instagram on Tuesday, Juliana said she could have handled the situation better and she takes full responsibility for her behavior -- after the arena threatened to revoke her wealthy husband's season tickets.

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The Brooklyn Nets and the NBA league are investigating a video that shows Kyrie Irving partying maskless at his sister's birthday bash.

General manager Sean Marks says the front office is reviewing video footage that shows Irving at a birthday party after he took a leave of absence from the team.

Irving has not played in the last three games after taking a leave of absence for "personal reasons."

Late Monday night, a video of Irving partying maskless with his sister, Asia, in a packed club began trending on social media.

Typically, young Black adults do not wear face masks while partying in nightclubs, because their Covid-19 survival rate is 99.98% and nightclubs have not been proven to be "super spreader" events.

On Tuesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews reported that the league began an investigation into the viral video even though Irving was off the clock and on leave.

It's possible that Irving will have to quarantine, which could extend his absence from the team for another full week.

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden also learned he was NBA chattel when he was fined $50,000 for partying off the clock while not wearing a mask.

The league announced that Harden violated the NBA's COVID-19 protocols by not wearing a mask when he attended an indoor party late last year.

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The Houston Rockets fined NBA star James Harden $50,000 after a video surfaced of him allegedly partying in a strip club without a mask.

The 31-year-old star player, who attended the party on Monday, Dec. 21, was in violation of the NBA’s health protocols, which forbids players from going into bars and nightclubs, or gathering in groups of more than 15 people.

The NBA canceled the Rocket's home opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, after Harden's health code violation and several players tested positive, leaving the Rockets without the league-mandated eight players to play in a game.

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Harden tested negative for Covid-19, meaning he will be eligible to play on Saturday.

Harden responded to the misunderstanding on his Instagram page.

"One thing after another. I went to show love to my homegirl at her event (not a strip club) because she is becoming a boss and putting her people in position of success and now it's a problem.

"Everyday it's something different. No matter how many times people try to drag my name under you can't. The real always end up on top [sic]."