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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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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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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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DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN  —  DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced a lawsuit against embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL on Thursday, alleging they colluded to deceive DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault. “For years the team …

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Sister of executed Iranian wrestler arrested and identified by state news as ‘agent’

CNN  —  Iranian officials said they have identified the “Iran International agent” arrested Thursday as Elham Afkari, the sister of famous Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari, who was executed two years ago, according to state news agency IRNA. London-based news channel Iran International has become one of the go-to sources for …

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FIFA announces shared flights for Israeli and Palestinian football fans for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

CNN  —  FIFA announced on Thursday that shared flights have been organized to permit Israeli and Palestinian fans into Qatar to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The temporary direct charter flights between Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, represent the only official …

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Danushka Gunathilaka: Woman says she feared for her life during alleged rape by World Cup cricketer

Sydney, Australia CNN  —  A woman allegedly raped by a Sri Lankan World Cup cricketer in Sydney, Australia last week told police she feared for her life during the attack, according to court documents reported by CNN affiliate 7 News. Danushka Gunathilaka faces four charges of sexual intercourse without consent …

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F1: One of Michael Schumacher’s Ferraris has sold for almost $15 million at auction

CNN  —  The Ferrari in which Michael Schumacher won his sixth Formula One world title has smashed auction records to become the most expensive F1 car in history. The F2003-GA sold for $14.9 million in a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, almost doubling the previous record for an …

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COP27: How Lewis Pugh braved sharks and shipping containers in the world’s first swim across the Red Sea

CNN  —  Having previously swum in the world’s coldest waters wearing just his swimming trunks, for his latest challenge Lewis Pugh went to the opposite extreme. When he became the first person to swim across the Red Sea last month – a feat which took 16 days and saw him …

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