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Safe and alive, but ‘traumatized,’ the future of these Afghan women footballers is very uncertain

Safe and alive, but ‘traumatized,’ the future of these Afghan women footballers is very uncertain

They are safe and alive, and have the prospect of new lives in the United Kingdom, but for 130 Afghan female football players and their families it’s an existence still full of uncertainty. When the Taliban seized control in mid-August as the United States and Western allies withdrew their forces, women and girls were quickly…READ MORE

Enes Kanter says he will change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom and become US citizen

Enes Kanter says he will change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom and become US citizen

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of human rights issues, will become a US citizen Monday and legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom, the NBA player told CNN’s John Berman. Moving forward, “Freedom” will be Kanter’s last name, and Kanter will be his middle name. Kanter told CNN his new last…READ MORE

Frank Williams, Williams F1 team founder, dies at 79
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Frank Williams, Williams F1 team founder, dies at 79

Frank Williams, the founder of the Williams Formula 1 team and the longest-serving team principal the sport has ever seen, has died at 79. The Williams F1 team, founded in 1977, dominated much of the 1980s and 1990s under his guidance, and has 117 race victories in total. The team built in his name grew…READ MORE

George Kambosos Jr. stuns Teofimo Lopez to become unified lightweight champion
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George Kambosos Jr. stuns Teofimo Lopez to become unified lightweight champion

George Kambosos Jr. produced one of the shocks of the years as he beat Teofimo Lopez to become the unified world lightweight champion on Saturday night. The unfancied Australian, who came into the fight a heavy underdog, knocked Lopez down in the first round and survived being knocked down in the 10th round before winning…READ MORE

NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers legend Curley Culp died Saturday, according to a statement from his family. Culp was 75 years old. “On behalf of our family and with a broken heart, I announce the passing of my husband, Curley Culp early this morning. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time,” his…READ MORE

NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

New York Islanders games have been postponed through at least Tuesday due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the team, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced on Saturday. “As a result of an additional New York Islanders Player entering COVID Protocol this morning, and up to eight Players potentially unavailable to play due to COVID Protocol,…READ MORE

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration
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LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration

LeBron James’ celebration of Thursday’s overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward with a fine from the NBA. The $15,000 punishment was handed to James “for making an obscene gesture on the playing court,” said the NBA in a statement on Friday. ‘The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in…READ MORE

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration
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LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward fined $15,000 for ‘obscene gesture’ celebration

LeBron James’ celebration in the recent overtime victory against the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward a fine from the NBA. The $15,000 punishment was handed to James “for making an obscene gesture on the playing court,” said the NBA in a statement on Friday. ‘The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in…READ MORE