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Players pictured under controversial ‘Black Friday’ headline embrace

Players pictured under controversial ‘Black Friday’ headline embrace

The two black soccer stars pictured on the front page of an Italian newspaper under the headline “Black Friday” embraced on the pitch after Friday’s clash between their teams. The headline over photographs of Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku sparked widespread criticism for being racist following the publication of Italy’s Corriere dello Sport Thursday. Both…MORE

Caroline Wozniacki to retire after the Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki to retire after the Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki has announced her plans to retire from professional tennis. The former world No. 1 said Friday that her final tournament will be the Australian Open next month. It’s the site where she won her lone grand slam singles title, which came against then-top-ranked Simona Halep in 2018. Known for her defense, Wozniacki also…MORE

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang hopes the ‘power of sport can unite us’

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang hopes the ‘power of sport can unite us’

In the United States these days, it’s sometimes hard to say anything without offending someone. Political discourse has become pervasive. You could easily poison a social gathering by mentioning President Donald Trump, the Democrats or the impeachment hearings. Sport used to be a safe place and an escape. Sport had the power to unite us,…MORE

Italian newspaper accuses critics of ‘lynching’ after headline race row

Italian newspaper accuses critics of ‘lynching’ after headline race row

Corriere dello Sport has accused critics of “lynching” the newspaper in a staunch defense of its “Black Friday” front page. The Italian publication sparked a race row this week after dubbing Friday’s Serie A match between Inter Milan and AS Roma “Black Friday”, along with pictures of players Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku. The cover…MORE

Acrobatic daredevils perform on world’s largest trampoline

Acrobatic daredevils perform on world’s largest trampoline

Acrobatic basketball team the Dunking Devils are no strangers to risk-taking stunts, as their latest exploit proves. The Slovenian quartet, informally known as the DD Squad, constructed a giant trampoline and suspended it from a crane, 100 feet in the air. Performing audacious twists and turns, they are protected only by a thin net. “The…MORE

Boxing’s ‘Clash on the Dunes’ overshadowed by ‘sportswashing’ concerns

Boxing’s ‘Clash on the Dunes’ overshadowed by ‘sportswashing’ concerns

In the 1970s, the “Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila” — two legendary boxing bouts involving Muhammad Ali — helped define the sport’s heavyweight division. Fast forward to Saturday and the “Clash on the Dunes” — the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia — is boxing’s latest…MORE

Jose Mourinho humbled on return to Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho humbled on return to Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford on Wednesday was anything but special. The former Manchester United boss was humbled as his Spurs side succumbed 2-1 with two goals from Marcus Rashford outweighing a first half strike from Dele Ali. The Portuguese manager, who joined Tottenham last month, took charge of United for 144 matches between…MORE

Bushfire smoke wreaks havoc at Australian golf tournament

Bushfire smoke wreaks havoc at Australian golf tournament

Bushfire smoke swamping a golf tournament in Australia forced one player to don a face mask and another to complain of burning eyes and coughing fits. Deadly fires first broke out in New South Wales several weeks ago and continue to blaze across the state as the Australian summer approaches. New Zealander Ryan Chisnall, who…MORE

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