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Conor McGregor’s ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game was … out there
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Conor McGregor’s ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game was … out there

Conor McGregor swapped throwing punches for throwing pitches at Wrigley Field — without much success. The MMA star threw the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ game on Tuesday, only for his attempt to sail high into the air towards the stands. “I cannot stop laughing at this,” fellow UFC fighter Justin Gaethje…

Cristiano Ronaldo set to overtake Lionel Messi as highest-paid footballer this season
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Cristiano Ronaldo set to overtake Lionel Messi as highest-paid footballer this season

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leapfrog long-term rival Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes. Following his move back to Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is forecast to earn $125 million before taxes this season — with $70 million coming from his salary and bonuses alone. Messi, meanwhile, is…

FIFA punishes Hungarian Football Federation following racist behavior of ‘numerous’ fans
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FIFA punishes Hungarian Football Federation following racist behavior of ‘numerous’ fans

The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) will play its next FIFA-sanctioned home match without supporters and has been handed a “substantial fine” by football’s world governing body for “numerous” fans’ racist behavior during a recent World Cup qualifier against England. “After analysing and taking into consideration … the seriousness of the incidents (racist words and actions,…

Climber Johanna Farber receives apology after inappropriate images were aired during World Championships
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Climber Johanna Farber receives apology after inappropriate images were aired during World Championships

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has apologized to Austrian climber Johanna Farber after inappropriate images of her were broadcast during the World Championships in Moscow. Multiple media outlets reported that the event’s broadcaster aired a close-up replay of Farber’s bottom during the boulder semifinals last week, prompting the sport’s governing body to post…

‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment
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‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment

Nadene Caldwell doesn’t want to be called an underdog anymore. Life has changed for the midfielder since scoring the winning goal that catapulted her side to their first major tournament — the upcoming Women’s Euro 2022. It’s an incredible achievement for the Northern Ireland team, who, hampered by a round of injuries to key players,…

‘I think it’s a yes:’ Tom Brady says he could play in the NFL until 50
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‘I think it’s a yes:’ Tom Brady says he could play in the NFL until 50

Tom Brady has already cemented his legacy as one of the greatest to ever play the game but the legendary quarterback says he’s got many more years left in him. In a video alongside friend and long-term teammate Rob Gronkowski, the 44-year-old has admitted wanting to stave off NFL retirement for another six years. On…

Members of Afghan women’s youth football team arrive in Pakistan
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Members of Afghan women’s youth football team arrive in Pakistan

Members of Afghanistan’s women’s football team have arrived in neighboring Pakistan, the information minister in Islamabad said on Tuesday. Former Afghanistan women’s team captain Khalida Popal says she helped with the evacuation process, tweeting: “I am happy to announce that once with the great support I managed to get more than 79 youth female footballers…

Man identified by Chelsea FC charged by Met Police after investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets
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Man identified by Chelsea FC charged by Met Police after investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets

A man who was identified by Chelsea Football Club for tweets posted in late 2020 has been charged by the London Metropolitan Police on seven counts of sending “hateful” messages on social media. The Met Police said in a statement: “A man has been charged after a Met Police investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful…

Late Young Boys winner stuns Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Champions League debut
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Late Young Boys winner stuns Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Champions League debut

It took Cristiano Ronaldo less than 13 minutes to score on his second Champions League debut for Manchester United, opening the scoring against Swiss team Young Boys. With practically his first touch of the match, the Portuguese forward turned home a stunning ball from international teammate Bruno Fernandes to open his account in this season’s…

US Open: Daniil Medvedev beats Novak Djokovic in men’s final
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US Open: Daniil Medvedev beats Novak Djokovic in men’s final

Daniil Medvedev won his first grand slam title Sunday, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the US Open final and ending the world No. 1’s hopes of completing a calendar grand slam. The 25-year-old Medvedev, playing in his third grand slam final, became the third Russian man to win a major singles title and…

Billy Horschel wins BMW PGA Championship, becoming only the second American to win the famous event
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Billy Horschel wins BMW PGA Championship, becoming only the second American to win the famous event

US golfer Billy Horschel won the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, becoming just the second American player to win the famous event. The 34-year-old shot a brilliant seven-under final round 65 to finish on 19-under and a shot ahead of Jamie Donaldson, Laurie Canter and Kiradech Aphibarnrat at Wentworth Golf Club. Playing in the penultimate…

2 Milwaukee Brewers combine to throw MLB’s record 9th no-hitter this season
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2 Milwaukee Brewers combine to throw MLB’s record 9th no-hitter this season

There have been nine no-hitters thrown in the 2021 Major League Baseball season — breaking its all-time record for a single season. The latest came Saturday, when the Milwaukee Brewers combined to no-hit the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Brewers’ pitcher Corbin Burnes went eight innings, striking out 14 batters and walking…

Britain’s Emma Raducanu defeats Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in all-teen US Open final
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Britain’s Emma Raducanu defeats Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in all-teen US Open final

British teenager Emma Raducanu won her first grand slam title by defeating Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 in the US Open final Saturday, completing a spectacular run at Flushing Meadows’ first all-teen final since 1999. With her straight-set victory, Raducanu did not drop a set in the entire tournament. “It was an incredibly difficult match,…