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FIFA confirms no alcohol to be sold at Qatar World Cup stadiums

Doha, Qatar CNN  —  Just two days before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, soccer’s world governing body FIFA confirmed that no alcohol will be sold at the eight stadiums which will host the tournament’s 64 matches. “Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been …

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Wimbledon relaxes all-white clothing rules for women players

London CNN  —  Wimbledon will relax its white clothing rule to allow women players to wear dark-colored undershorts if they want to, organizers announced Thurday. The decision comes after the tournament and its organizers faced growing pressure to reduce anxieties as to whether blood is visible on white clothes for …

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Padraig Harrington: Golfer gives fans $100 to buy beers for moving out of shadows

CNN  —  The beers were well and truly on Pádraig Harrington on Sunday. Surging towards an emphatic victory at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship – the PGA Tour Champions season finale – drinks were already set to flow for the Irishman, but Harrington seemed determined to start the party early. …

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Billie Jean King’s ‘pet peeve’ is Wimbledon’s ‘horrible’ all white uniform policy

CNN  —  Clothes aren’t just items to keep you warm or cool – they also indicate status, showcase defiance, and even alleviate anxieties. For tennis legend Billie Jean King, clothes allow female tennis players to express their individuality through colors and prints – a right she and the embryonic Women’s …

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Hans Niemann: Teenage grandmaster ‘likely cheated’ in dozens of matches, Chess.com claims

CNN  —  Teenage chess grandmaster Hans Niemann “likely cheated” in more than 100 online matches, including ones with prize money involved, according to an investigation by one of the sport’s most popular websites. The 72-page report by Chess.com was released on Tuesday, a month after controversy erupted at a top …

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How do you even cheat in chess? Artificial intelligence and Morse code

CNN  —  It’s the story that has rocked chess and shown no sign of abating. The cheating scandal which has engulfed the sport, involving five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen, is all anyone is talking about. On Monday, Carlsen explicitly accused fellow grandmaster and rival Hans Niemann of cheating for the …

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Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen explicitly accuses rival of cheating

CNN  —  Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen released a statement confirming his accusations of cheating against rival and fellow chess grandmaster Hans Niemann on Monday. The statement, which was made via a Twitter post, follows Carlsen’s recent withdrawal from the 2022 Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis after his third round …

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‘Dungeons and Dragons’ trailer is the opposite of nerdy

CNN  —  Based on the first trailer for the upcoming film “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” nerdom has never looked better. Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page and Justice Smith, the scenes revealed in the trailer showcase all the dragons and swords the fantasy roleplaying game is known …

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Maryland law allows religious garments in college sports

CNN  —  “We had to make this really tough decision between our love for our faith or our love for sports.” Simran Jeet Singh – Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program, who studies religion, racism and justice – recalls his own experience of fighting for inclusion …

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‘Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons’ review: Jeffrey Epstein and corporate culture get woven together in a Hulu docuseries

CNN  —  “Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons” is a fitting name for a docuseries that at times seems to be at war with itself – part business examination of the brand’s rise and fall, part expose of former CEO Les Wexner’s ties to the late Jeffrey Epstein. Yet those threads …

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