Andy’s Reads: Navratilova’s Transgender Comments Trigger Debate, Nike Allows Players to Sell Patch Space

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Novak Djokovic is the Laureus Sportsman of the Year. Naomi Osaka received the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award (Sports24)

Naomi Osaka says he split with coach Sascha Bajin was not related to money (The Strait Times)

Martina Navratilova’s comments on transgender athletes stirs debate (CBC Sports)

Amidst criticism from players and fans, footballer Gerard Pique defends Davis Cup changes.  Pique revealed that Lionel Messi was an also an investor in Kosmos, which is pumping money to fund the reworked Davis Cup (ESPN)

Marco Trungelliti’s match fixing experience changed his life (Tennis)

Nike loosens rules, allowing Chinese players to sell patch space on their clothing.

Tennis Analyst Jon Wertheim said “There are slides, and then there is the downhill run of Jack Sock. This is not a slump — it’s a slump that’s grown legs and a tail.”  Sock’s friend Nick Kygios came to Sock’s defense (Foxsports.au)

 

 

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