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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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Diego Maradona: How the ‘world’s most famous football’ became a ‘gift from God’ for former referee Ali Bin Nasser

CNN  —  The two goals are perhaps as famous as each other – the first fabled for its audacity and guile, the second for its brilliant, breathtaking skill. Just four minutes separate Diego Maradona’s two memorable contributions at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca 36 years ago, and together they typify Argentina’s …

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George Russell wins maiden Grand Prix after collision-ridden race in Brazil

CNN  —  George Russell won his maiden Grand Prix on Sunday after a collision-ridden race in Brazil. Russell, who won Saturday’s sprint race to start on pole, led from the opening lap, showing why he’s seen as one of Formula 1’s most exciting prospects. Behind him though, a crazy race …

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Barbara Hernandez: Swimmer dubbed the ‘Ice Mermaid’ takes on challenge to swim the Seven Seas

CNN  —  When Barbara Hernandez was swimming for more than 35 kilometers across the North Channel, the strait between Northern Ireland and Scotland, the freezing waters and powerful currents were the least of her concerns. That stretch of water is populated by lion’s mane jellyfish, which are among the largest …

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Gimnasia vs Boca Juniors: Argentinian soccer fan dies after unrest at stadium

CNN  —  A soccer fan in Argentina died during an abandoned Liga Profesional game between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors on Thursday at the Juan Carmelo Zerillo Stadium in La Plata, Buenos Aires. The supporter has been named as Cesar Regueiro by Gimnasia, the home team. It’s not clear …

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Neymar Jr.: Brazilian soccer star faces criticism for Bolsonaro support

CNN  —  Just days ahead of Brazil’s national elections on Sunday, soccer star Neymar Jr. has appeared in a campaign video endorsing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The Paris Saint-Germain forward and Brazil captain appeared on a TikTok video singing Bolsonaro’s campaign jingle in which he lip synchs, “Vote, vote, and …

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Richarlison: Brazil forward racially abused as fan throws banana at him during 5-1 victory over Tunisia in France

CNN  —  Brazil’s impressive end to its World Cup preparation was overshadowed by racist abuse as forward Richarlison had a banana thrown at him by a fan during the 5-1 victory over Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday. The Tottenham Hotspur star scored Brazil’s second goal but as he celebrated a …

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Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns defensive end, hospitalized with his passenger after car crash

CNN  —  Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was transported to a hospital Monday with non-life-threatening injuries following a car crash, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Just before 3 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a rollover crash and injury in Sharon Township, about 40 miles south …

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Vinicius Jr: Real Madrid’s star condemns ‘racist’ criticism of dancing goal celebration

CNN  —  Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr has condemned what he has described as the racist criticism he received for his dancing goal celebrations. While appearing on Spanish TV on Friday, Pedro Bravo – a leading agent and president of the Association of Spanish Agents – compared Vinicius Jr’s dancing …

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World Cup 2022: Australia reaches finals with Andrew Redmayne’s shootout heroics against Peru

Australia’s dancing substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne saved the last penalty to clinch a place at this year’s World Cup in Qatar as his team edged Peru 5-4 in a shootout following a 0-0 draw after extra time in an inter-continental playoff on Monday. Redmayne danced across the goal-line before diving …

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