New York center Enes Kanter will not travel to London for the Knicks' upcoming international game because he believes he could be assassinated for his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.,"Sadly, I'm not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president," Kanter said.,Kanter's Turkish passport was revoked in 2017, and an international warrant for his arrest was issued by Turkey.,Kanter is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric accused by Turkey's government of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016.,"People often ask me why I continue to speak out if it's hurting my family," Kanter wrote in a column for Time magazine last year.

From All-Ireland finals to All-Ireland Leagues, St Patrick's Day to St Patrick's Athletic, David Mahedy has seen it all.,Limerick beat everyone to win the league and almost beat Real Madrid at home; Mahedy's methods were already attracting attention.,Ryan had succeeded the popular Phil Bennis; Ballybrown and Patrickswell weren't exactly bedfellows and, initially, influential figures like Ciaran Carey and Gary Kirby were suspicious of Mahedy's colourful, cosmopolitan background.,And so they did, all winter of '95; the Maguire's Field in UL whereon he now gazes was to the Limerick hurlers what the Crusheen hill was to Clare.,We lost three in a row once but the players didn't understand we were still on target to win the league," Mahedy says.