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Jack Charlton, English World Cup-winning footballer, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, English World Cup-winning footballer, dies aged 85

Jack Charlton, a World Cup winner in England’s famous 1966 team who spent more than two decades at Leeds United, has died at 85 following a “long-term” illness, his former club have announced. In a statement posted on Saturday, Charlton’s family said he died peacefully at his home in Northumberland on Friday with his family…MORE

Nike Pope stymies Liverpool’s charge on Premier League points record tally

Nike Pope stymies Liverpool’s charge on Premier League points record tally

Liverpool’s hopes of achieving a Premier League points record tally suffered a setback after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Bunley. Andy Robertson’s arcing header gave Liverpool the lead, but Jay Rodriguez’s clever second-half finish ensured the Premier League champion dropped points at Anfield for the first time this season. The draw moved the Premier League champion…MORE

Handcuffs to light bulbs shine light on painful Black experience

Handcuffs to light bulbs shine light on painful Black experience

Through sport we learn about glory and defeat, the sacrifices made to be the best, the intoxicating joy of victory, and the pain of the near-misses. But sport can be much more than that; it can shine a light on injustice, it can educate; it can change minds. Over half a century after John Carlos…MORE

Meet ‘Spot’ and ‘Pepper’: Baseball’s robot fans

Meet ‘Spot’ and ‘Pepper’: Baseball’s robot fans

Say hello to “Spot” and “Pepper.” They’re big baseball fans who never stop moving and never get tired of singing for the Fukuoko SoftBank Hawks. But these are baseball fans with a difference — they’re robots. Professional baseball returned to Japan on June 19, though coronavirus restrictions prevented fans from attending. So the Hawks came…MORE

Noah Lyles breaks 200m world record — but then it transpires he only ran 185m

Noah Lyles breaks 200m world record — but then it transpires he only ran 185m

Former middle distance runner turned athletics commentator Steve Cram was flummoxed and flabbergasted as US sprinter Noah Lyles crossed the finishing line. “Here’s Lyles, he’s about to finish and the others are maybe a second …” gasped Cram as he tried to comprehend how Lyles had seemingly clocked 18.9 seconds for 200 meters while running…MORE

Champions League draw: European giants discover their fate

Champions League draw: European giants discover their fate

It has been four months since a ball was last kicked in the Champions League, but now finally all the fixtures are confirmed for the remainder of the competition. Football across the world was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic and for some time it looked as though the rest of the current…MORE

Thierry Henry kneels during match to honor George Floyd

Thierry Henry kneels during match to honor George Floyd

As one of only two Black managers in Major League Soccer (MLS), Montreal Impact’s Thierry Henry used his platform to make a powerful statement by taking a knee for nearly nine minutes of last night’s game with the New England Revolution. Players, staff and officials from both sides knelt at the opening whistle to pay…MORE

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