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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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NFL: Tennessee Titans lead from start to finish to beat struggling Green Bay Packers

CNN  —  If it looked like the Green Bay Packers had turned their season around with last week’s overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys, their next game against the Tennessee Titans told a different story. The Titans visited the Frozen Tundra on Thursday and won 27-17 having led from start …

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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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Luka Doncic: NBA superstar prefers chess to Twitter

CNN  —  Much of the world seems to be talking about Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and his decision to charge $8 a month for a blue tick, but Luka Doncic appears to have more cerebral pursuits on his mind when he switches on his phone. After Musk’s $44 billion …

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Steph Curry explodes for 50 points but Golden State Warriors still beaten 130-119 by Phoenix Suns

CNN  —  Steph Curry scored 50 points for the 11th time in his NBA career, but his efforts weren’t enough for the struggling Golden State Warriors against the Phoenix Suns as the defending champions went down 130-119. The Warriors are now 6-9 on the season and winless from eight games …

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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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Cristiano Ronaldo: Has Portuguese star ruined his legacy after TV interview slamming Manchester United?

CNN  —  “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain,” Harvey Dent says in Batman’s “The Dark Knight,” foreshadowing his descent from a hero to a villain. Could the same be said about Cristiano Ronaldo? It is no secret that the Portuguese …

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