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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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F1: Max Verstappen says abuse of family is ‘unacceptable’ following São Paulo Grand Prix

CNN  —  Max Verstappen and Red Bull have hit out at online threats and abuse leveled at the world champion and his family after he ignored team orders at last weekend’s São Paulo Grand Prix. Verstappen refused his team’s instruction to allow teammate Sergio Perez through on the final lap …

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Qatar World Cup: ‘Our dreams never came true.’ These men helped build Qatar’s tournament, now they are struggling to survive.

CNN  —  Kamal was standing outside a shop with other migrant workers, having finished yet another grueling working day, when he and – he says – a few others were arrested this August. Without explanation, the 24-year-old says he was put into a vehicle and, for the next week, kept …

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Qatar 2022: ‘Sport should not be politicized,’ France’s Macron says ahead of World Cup

CNN  —  “Sport should not be politicized,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, three days before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. “These questions must be asked whenever the events are awarded,” Macron said. “It should be when hosting the event is decided, whether it is …

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Judge dismisses former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo’s lawsuit against team

CNN  —  A Florida judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former NFL kicker Josh Lambo against the Jacksonville Jaguars in which he sought back pay and damages for emotional distress allegedly inflicted by the team’s former head coach Urban Meyer, whom he accused of creating a “hostile work environment.” …

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‘I believe movement is life,’ says Didier Drogba, the winner of inaugural CNN ‘Off the Pitch’ prize at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards

CNN  —  There’s a biblical saying that no one is a prophet in their own land; but Didier Drogba likely hasn’t read that verse. Welcomed by hordes of adoring fans wherever he goes in his native Ivory Coast, Drogba is no stranger to glory nights. Champions League final success in …

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Scotland recognized as world’s best golf destination

CNN  —  It remains to be seen whether football will come home for England at the World Cup in Qatar next month, but for neighboring Scotland, golf has officially – and finally – returned to its motherland. Having hosted the game for almost six centuries, “the home of golf” – …

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World Cup: Iranian men’s soccer manager Carlos Queiroz says players can protest at Qatar 2022 within FIFA regulations

CNN  —  The manager of the Iranian men’s soccer team said his players are allowed to protest while they participate at the World Cup in Qatar, as long as those protests do not break FIFA rules. Carlos Queiroz made the comments at a press conference in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday. …

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Isaac Humphries: ‘I’m essentially starting a new life,’ says the only openly gay man playing top-flight basketball

CNN  —  As he begins to discuss his sexuality, says he is able to lift 25 years of weight off his shoulders. Humphries, who plays for Melbourne United in Australia’s National Basketball League, had never previously spoken publicly about his sexuality out of fear it would negatively impact his career. …

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Opinion: Why Australia’s elite basketballer is ready to tell the world he is gay

Editor’s Note: Isaac Humphries is a professional basketball player for Melbourne United, part of Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL). He previously played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion on CNN. Melbourne CNN  —  One of the best feelings …

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