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Famous basketball announcer Dick Vitale, who is battling cancer, emotional upon return
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Famous basketball announcer Dick Vitale, who is battling cancer, emotional upon return

Famous college basketball announcer Dick Vitale could not hold back the emotion as he returned to commentating on Tuesday night. Last month, Vitale announced that he has lymphoma and would undergo six months of chemotherapy. And on Tuesday night, an emotional Vitale returned to the commentary booth for ESPN’s coverage of the college basketball game…MORE

Karim Benzema: Real Madrid star found guilty of complicity in attempted blackmail in sex tape case
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Karim Benzema: Real Madrid star found guilty of complicity in attempted blackmail in sex tape case

Soccer star Karim Benzema has been handed a one-year suspended prison sentence and fined 75,000 euros ($84,000) over his involvement in the attempted blackmail against former French national teammate Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape, the Olympiacos player’s lawyer confirmed to CNN. The court went further than the prosecutor in its ruling on Wednesday, which…MORE

Manchester United qualifies for Champions League knockout stages with 2-0 victory against Villarreal
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Manchester United qualifies for Champions League knockout stages with 2-0 victory against Villarreal

Manchester United started life without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-0 victory against Villarreal on Tuesday courtesy of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. The win means United, which parted with manager Solskjaer at the weekend after a poor string of results, qualifies for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Michael Carrick stood…MORE

Peng Shuai: Human Rights Watch accuses IOC of sportswashing in case of Chinese tennis star
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Peng Shuai: Human Rights Watch accuses IOC of sportswashing in case of Chinese tennis star

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of sportswashing serious human rights violations in the case of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. During a virtual press conference Tuesday, HRW China Director Sophie Richardson denounced the IOC’s role in collaborating with Chinese authorities on Peng Shuai’s reappearance. “In 2008 we were hopeful…MORE

AS Roma footballer says there was ‘no racist intent’ in banana comment captured in video
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AS Roma footballer says there was ‘no racist intent’ in banana comment captured in video

AS Roma player Felix Afena-Gyan says he believes there was “no racist intent” in a comment made by an unidentified person while the Ghanaian forward unboxed a new pair of shoes given to him by manager Jose Mourinho. In a video posted on social media Monday, the 18-year-old forward is seen unwrapping the gift after…MORE

Monday Night Football: Tom Brady and the Bucs back to winning ways with victory over NY Giants
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Monday Night Football: Tom Brady and the Bucs back to winning ways with victory over NY Giants

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned to winning ways on Monday Night Football, beating the New York Giants 30-10 at Raymond James Stadium. Brady threw 307 passing yards and two touchdowns as the Bucs ended their two-game losing streak on Monday night, continuing the Giants’ season of struggles. The 44-year-old also avoided losing…MORE

Coach of NWSL soccer team resigns, a day before report alleges verbal and emotional abuse of players
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Coach of NWSL soccer team resigns, a day before report alleges verbal and emotional abuse of players

The coach of the Chicago Red Stars resigned Sunday, a day after leading his team to the National Women’s Soccer League title game and a day before a Washington Post report alleged that players had accused him of verbal and emotional abuse. Rory Dames’ resignation was announced in a press release dated Sunday from the…MORE

Alexander Zverev: After victory at the ATP Finals, is 2022 the year German tennis star can finally claim his first grand slam title?
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Alexander Zverev: After victory at the ATP Finals, is 2022 the year German tennis star can finally claim his first grand slam title?

Alexander Zverev capped the best season of his career so far with an eye-catching 6-4 6-4 win over Daniil Medvedev to capture his second ATP Finals title, but there still remains one lingering doubt about the world No. 3’s credentials. Despite also winning Olympic gold, two more Masters 1000 titles and finishing with a tour…MORE

LeBron James suspended for one game after a strike to an opposing player’s face leads to an on-court scuffle
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LeBron James suspended for one game after a strike to an opposing player’s face leads to an on-court scuffle

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was ejected during a game against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday after making contact with Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart in the face. The ejection is only the second in James’ career — the first coming in 2017 for comments made to a referee. Sunday’s altercation occurred with 9:18 remaining in…MORE

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