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Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women’s title
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Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women’s title

Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or title on Monday, while Alexia Putellas won her first Ballon d’Or FĂ©minin title. It is a record-extending win for Messi, who now has two more titles than his arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Although comparatively it might be considered a relatively down year at club level for Messi, he…MORE

Fenway Sports Group acquires NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins
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Fenway Sports Group acquires NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins

Fenway Sports Group (FSG), which owns Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League team Liverpool, has reached an agreement to acquire controlling interest of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins. FSG made the announcement on Monday and said as part of the transaction, Hockey Hall of Famer, Mario Lemieux, along with Ron…MORE

Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, dies at 87
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Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, dies at 87

Lee Elder, who was the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, has died at the age of 87, the PGA Tour confirmed on Monday. Elder broke through Augusta’s race barrier at the 1975 edition of the famous competition. He was honored at the 2021 Masters, joining Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as an…MORE

Ballon d’Or 2021: Who will be crowned the best players in men’s and women’s football?
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Who will be crowned the best players in men’s and women’s football?

The world’s best footballers will be recognized at the annual Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday. Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah are among the favorites to be crowned the best men’s player, while Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso headline the women’s nominees. However, the scheduling of the awards in the middle…MORE

Ralf Rangnick appointed Manchester United interim manager
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Ralf Rangnick appointed Manchester United interim manager

Manchester United has announced Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager until the end of the season. The appointment of the 63-year-old German, who was previously head of sports and development for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, follows Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal earlier this month following a three-year spell as manager in which the club did…MORE

Safe and alive, but ‘traumatized,’ the future of these Afghan women footballers is very uncertain
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Safe and alive, but ‘traumatized,’ the future of these Afghan women footballers is very uncertain

They are safe and alive, and have the prospect of new lives in the United Kingdom, but for 130 Afghan female football players and their families it’s an existence still full of uncertainty. When the Taliban seized control in mid-August as the United States and Western allies withdrew their forces, women and girls were quickly…MORE

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid on bout with Covid-19: ‘I really thought I wasn’t going to make it’
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Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid on bout with Covid-19: ‘I really thought I wasn’t going to make it’

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid returned to the court on Saturday night after being forced to miss nine games due to a positive Covid-19 result. Embiid told reporters after the game he thought he wasn’t going to make it. “That jawn hit me hard,” Embiid said. “I really thought I wasn’t going to make it.…MORE

Enes Kanter says he will change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom and become US citizen
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Enes Kanter says he will change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom and become US citizen

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of human rights issues, will become a US citizen Monday and legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom, the NBA player told CNN’s John Berman. Moving forward, “Freedom” will be Kanter’s last name, and Kanter will be his middle name. Kanter told CNN his new last…MORE

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