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Beijing 2022: Protesters arrested in Athens over Winter Olympics
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Beijing 2022: Protesters arrested in Athens over Winter Olympics

Greek police detained three protestors on Sunday after they unfurled a banner opposing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, as China prepared to receive the Olympic flame. The protestors, who were all non-Greek nationals according to police, staged their protest at the Athens Acropolis, Greek police said in a written statement Sunday. “Specifically, after entering the…

FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women’s football are just ‘tip of the iceberg’
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FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women’s football are just ‘tip of the iceberg’

After allegations of abuse in women’s football surfaced in recent weeks in the US, Venezuela and Australia, the sport’s world governing body FIFA fears they could be the “tip of the iceberg.” Joyce Cook, FIFA’s Chief Education and Social Responsibility Officer, told CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies that there will probably be similar stories out there,…

Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win
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Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win

The Chicago Sky have won their first championship, defeating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. Allie Quigley led Chicago with 26 points, while Candace Parker added 16 points and 13 rebounds in the championship-clinching victory. The sixth-seeded Sky are the first team in WNBA history to win the…

The Washington Football Team is retiring NFL star Sean Taylor’s jersey after he was killed 14 years ago
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The Washington Football Team is retiring NFL star Sean Taylor’s jersey after he was killed 14 years ago

The Washington Football Team paid tribute Sunday to beloved football legend Sean Taylor, who was killed in 2007 while protecting his family from a home burglary. The National Football League (NFL) team retired his jersey number, 21, during a ceremony before their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. During the pregame ceremony, nearly 100 alumni…

Pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United unbeaten away run ended by Leicester City
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Pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United unbeaten away run ended by Leicester City

The pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ratcheted up a few notches on Saturday afternoon as his side lost 4-2 to Leicester City in the Premier League. Solskjaer’s team had the perfect start though, with England sensation Mason Greenwood rifling United in front after 18 minutes. However, on an afternoon where United…

Mohamed Salah scores second wonder goal in as many Premier League games to spoil Claudio Ranieri return
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Mohamed Salah scores second wonder goal in as many Premier League games to spoil Claudio Ranieri return

Mohamed Salah scored his second wonderful solo goal in as many Premier League games as Liverpool spoilt Claudio Ranieri’s return to management in the UK. In the 54th minute of Liverpool’s comfortable 5-0 win against Watford at Vicarage Road, Salah picked up the ball on the edge of the Watford box with a host of…

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United forward told to ‘prioritize’ football by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Marcus Rashford: Manchester United forward told to ‘prioritize’ football by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been advised by his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to “focus on football” rather than off-field commitments as he gets set to return from injury. Last year, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Rashford led a campaign to end child food poverty and successfully lobbied the British government to…

Mo Salah might be the best Premier League player ever but is the ‘unprecedented’ Liverpool forward still underrated?
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Mo Salah might be the best Premier League player ever but is the ‘unprecedented’ Liverpool forward still underrated?

Still only 29, he’s one of the two greatest Premier League players of all-time, yet is Mohamed Salah still undervalued? According to leading sports scientist Simon Brundish, it’s a categorical yes — and he’s got the statistics to prove it. In 1999, a swaggering Frenchman by the name of Thierry Henry arrived at Arsenal from…

South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee barred from training following leaked text messages
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South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee barred from training following leaked text messages

South Korean short track speed skater Shim Suk-hee, who was at the center of public sentiment for revealing physical and sexual abuse by her former coach, has been dropped from the national team over controversial text messages, putting her hopes of taking part in the Winter Olympics in jeopardy. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shim had…

NBA’s Kyrie Irving may not play a single game. But he could still score up to $19M
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NBA’s Kyrie Irving may not play a single game. But he could still score up to $19M

Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets’ star who won’t be allowed to play this season because of his refusal to get the Covid-19 vaccine, could net as much as $19 million without setting foot on the court. Irving, 29, defended his decision to not get vaccinated on Wednesday — one day after Nets general manager Sean…

Afghanistan women’s junior football team granted UK visas
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Afghanistan women’s junior football team granted UK visas

Afghanistan’s women’s junior football team and their immediate families will be relocated to Britain from Pakistan “shortly” after being granted visas by the UK government. “We are working to finalise visas to the Afghan Women’s Development Team and look forward to welcoming them to the UK shortly,” a UK government spokesperson told CNN. “The Government…

Jon Gruden: EA Sports are ‘taking steps’ to remove former Las Vegas Raiders head coach from Madden NFL 22
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Jon Gruden: EA Sports are ‘taking steps’ to remove former Las Vegas Raiders head coach from Madden NFL 22

EA Sports will remove former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22, the video game company announced Wednesday. Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders following reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails uncovered as part of an NFL investigation into workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Team. “EA Sports…

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving says he’s unvaccinated, a day after his team says he won’t be allowed to play
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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving says he’s unvaccinated, a day after his team says he won’t be allowed to play

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said Wednesday that he is unvaccinated against Covid-19, a day after his team said the seven-time All-Star would not be allowed to begin play this season because of his status. Irving had until now refused to publicly disclose his vaccination status, but on Tuesday, Nets general manager Sean Marks said…

Pecco Bagnaia: Wild wins, pop videos, and a famous mentor: why Italian is MotoGPs rising star
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Pecco Bagnaia: Wild wins, pop videos, and a famous mentor: why Italian is MotoGPs rising star

If the first step to becoming a sporting icon is a distinctive moniker, rising MotoGP star Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia got a helping hand from birth. “My sister is only 20 months older than me,” the Italian tells CNN from the media center at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas. “When we were young, calling me ‘Francesco’…

Former track prodigy sues Nike and her ex-coach Alberto Salazar for $20 million
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Former track prodigy sues Nike and her ex-coach Alberto Salazar for $20 million

A former rising track star is suing Nike and her ex-coach for $20 million, saying she suffered emotional abuse at an elite training program. Mary Cain filed the lawsuit in Oregon on Monday against the athletic apparel company and Alberto Salazar, who ran the Nike Oregon Project until he was suspended for doping offenses and…

Wales international David Brooks, 24, reveals cancer diagnosis
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Wales international David Brooks, 24, reveals cancer diagnosis

Wales international David Brooks has revealed he’s been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma. The 24-year-old, who currently plays for Bournemouth in the second tier of English football, posted a message on Twitter Wednesday saying he will start treatment next week. “I have been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course…

NFL has no plans to release more details from Washington Football Team investigation
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NFL has no plans to release more details from Washington Football Team investigation

Despite calls to disclose the full results of the independent investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace culture, National Football League spokesperson Brian McCarthy told CNN on Wednesday that more details will not be released due to the confidentiality element of the investigation. In July, the league fined Washington $10 million following the conclusion of…

Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead following alleged stabbing
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Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead following alleged stabbing

Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, who represented her country at the recent Tokyo Olympics, has died aged 25, Athletics Kenya (AK) announced in a statement on Wednesday. According to the country’s athletics body, Tirop was found dead at her home in Iten, after she was “allegedly stabbed.” Local reports state Tirop was found dead with…