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Hugh McElhenny, Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 93

McElhenny died on June 17 of natural causes, the Hall said. “Hugh McElhenny was a threat in all phases of the game offensively — rushing, pass receiving and as a kick and punt returner,” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said in a statement. “His all-around talent — obvious to …

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Brittney Griner’s wife, dozens of organizations urge President Biden to strike deal for release

Over 40 organizations — including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, National Urban League and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) — signed the letter. “President Biden and Vice President Harris, we urge you to make a deal to bring our …

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Anita Alvarez: Coach dives into pool to save American swimmer at World Championships

Coach Andrea Fuentes jumped into the pool after she saw the 25-year-old artistic swimmer sink to the bottom at the end of her routine in the women’s solo free event on Wednesday. Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, lifted Alvarez to the surface before helping bring her to …

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Nicola Spirig is ready to retire from the ‘intense emotions’ of her racing career

Old habits might die hard, but the 40-year-old Spirig knows now is the time for change. She has three children aged nine, five, and three, and is looking forward to more family time and a break from her all-consuming training schedule. Her new routine, she says, will likely involve an …

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Patrice Evra: Ex-Manchester United star wants to end violence against children and details his own experience of sexual abuse

In his autobiography ‘I Love This Game,’ Evra writes about abuse that he says took place when he stayed at a teacher’s house to cut down on the school commute. Evra, who was 13 at the time, says the teacher would enter his room every night that he stayed and …

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Caleb Swanigan: Former NBA player dies aged 25

The Allen County coroner’s office confirmed to CNN that he had died of natural causes. “The Purdue basketball family is deeply saddened and devastated at the loss of Caleb Swanigan,” head coach Matt Painter said in a statement on the team’s website. “Caleb was a very thoughtful individual and a …

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Juri Vips: Red Bull Racing suspends junior driver after racist slur on live gaming stream

CNN  —  Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips after he used a racial slur during a live gaming stream on Tuesday. The 21-year-old, who has since apologized for the incident, was relieved of all team duties with immediate effect pending a full investigation, Red Bull said in …

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Wimbledon Qualifiers: A short distance from Centre Court, players dream of reaching the main draw

Roehampton, London CNN  —  It’s unmistakably a scene from the British summer: across a stretch of green, well-kept courts, tennis players shoot balls over the net as spectators – some seated, some sprawled on grass banks – watch on in the lazy afternoon heat. This is Wimbledon – the third …

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Naomi Osaka and LeBron James launch new media company

Hana Kuma, which means “flower bear” in Japanese, will produce stories that are “culturally specific but universal to all audiences,” a statement read. James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Company will, said the statement, provide “essential production, development, and strategic resources” to Hana Kuma. “There has been an explosion of …

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson settles 20 of the 24 lawsuits accusing him of misconduct, attorney for accusers says

Attorney Tony Buzbee, who is representing all 24 of Watson’s accusers, announced Tuesday that all but four lawsuits have been settled and the cases will be dismissed once paperwork is finalized. “We are working through the paperwork related to those settlements,” Buzbee said in a statement. “Once we have done …

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