Cheating Scandal Chess Pro Defiant After Security At Tourney

Two days after Chess.com released a 72-page report detailing Grandmaster Hans Niemann’s repeated history of online cheating on its website, the beleaguered pro is now, much to everyone’s surprise, competing in 2022’s US Chess Championship. And while the internet has cracked plenty of jokes about how, exactly, Niemann might be cheating in over-the-board play, it … Read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green ‘forcefully struck’ Jordan Poole at practice during altercation: report

A physical altercation reportedly broke out at Golden State Warriors practice on Wednesday with potential discipline coming to All-Star forward Draymond Green. Green was in a heated argument with teammate Jordan Poole that got so intense, Green struck Poole and the two needed to be separated, reports The Athletic. The players were pushing and shoving … Read more

Hans Niemann: Chess grandmaster ‘not going to back down’ amid cheating allegations

CNN — Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann said he is “not going to back down” as accusations of widespread cheating intensify. On Tuesday, an investigation by popular online platform Chess.com claimed Niemann “likely cheated” in more than 100 online matches, a week after world champion Magnus Carlsen explicitly accused the American of cheating in over-the-board games. … Read more

Fan who caught Aaron Judge’s 62nd HR offered $2M for ball

The owner of a sports memorabilia auction house says he has offered $2 million to the fan who caught Aaron Judge’s American League-record 62nd home run. JP Cohen, president of Memory Lane Inc. in Tustin, California, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has texted and emailed Cory Youmans, the man who caught Judge’s … Read more