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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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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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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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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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Robert Griswold: Paralympic gold medalist swimmer accused of raping and abusing teammate

CNN  —  Paralympic gold medalist swimmer Robert Griswold “maliciously targeted,” groomed and sexually abused a younger, intellectually disabled teammate, a civil lawsuit filed on Friday in Colorado alleges. He allegedly abused now-19-year-old Parker Egbert, who has suffered from developmental delay and intellectual disability his entire life making him “significantly more …

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FTX: NBA’s Miami Heat to terminate relationship with crypto giant, will get new arena name

CNN  —  The NBA’s Miami Heat and Miami-Dade County have terminated their relationship with bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX and will search for a new naming rights partner for their arena in downtown Miami. The announcement came after the FTX group earlier on Friday filed for bankruptcy in the United States …

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Every World Cup 2022 squad announced: USMNT, Germany, Belgium and more

CNN  —  ‘Tis the season for wall charts and fans gathering around to pick their starting teams for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And with countries announcing their squads for international football’s premier competition, the debate has ramped up to the maximum. On Wednesday, the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) …

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Kyrie Irving: Suspended Nets guard meets with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, per reports

CNN  —  Suspended Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving reportedly met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday, according to multiple reports, including one from the Athletic’s Shams Charania, citing unnamed sources. According to Charania, Silver and Irving met and had “a productive and understanding visit,” as Irving and the Nets …

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LeBron James exits early with injury as LA Lakers lose to LA Clippers

CNN  —  The LA Lakers just can’t catch a break this season. In addition to a poor run of results so far this season, the team lost LeBron James through injury during their latest defeat by the LA Clippers on Wednesday. James appeared to tweak something in his groin halfway …

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