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China widens internet crackdown with Meituan monopoly probe

Business Apr 27, 2021

China widens internet crackdown with Meituan monopoly probe

by Coco Liu

China’s government has expanded its antitrust crackdown beyond Jack Ma’s technology empire, launching an investigation into suspected monopolistic practices by food-delivery behemoth Meituan. The State Administration for Market Regulation is looking into alleged abuses including forced exclusivity arrangements known as "pick one of two,” employing ...

Rui Hachimura returns from injury in loss for Wizards

NBA Apr 27, 2021

Rui Hachimura returns from injury in loss for Wizards

Rui Hachimura returned for the Washington Wizards on Monday after missing four games with a sore left knee, contributing 13 points and six rebounds in a 146-143 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The second-year forward played 32 minutes at Washington's Capital One Arena ...

Amputee Blake Leeper won't be allowed to race with running blades

Track & Field Apr 27, 2021

Amputee Blake Leeper won't be allowed to race with running blades

World Athletics has rejected an application from American double amputee Blake Leeper to run on particular running-specific prostheses (RSPs), preventing him from competing in the Olympics or World Athletics events. The governing body said the mechanical passive-elastic carbon-fiber blades gave him a leg length of ...

WBO superfly champ Kazuto Ioka had positive doping test before fight

Boxing Apr 27, 2021

WBO superfly champ Kazuto Ioka had positive doping test before fight

WBO world super flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka had tested positive for doping in December when he defended the title for the second time, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. Ioka's private attorney Masanao Hattori said the 32-year-old, who tested positive for cannabis, has never ...

'Ultra-rare' LeBron rookie card sells for record-setting $5.2 million

NBA Apr 27, 2021

'Ultra-rare' LeBron rookie card sells for record-setting $5.2 million

An "ultra-rare" signed rookie card for four-time NBA champion LeBron James sold for $5.2 million on Monday, breaking the record for the most expensive basketball card ever sold. It also equaled the record for any sports trading card, matching the amount paid in January for ...