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Peng Shuai: WTA remains ‘deeply concerned’ about Chinese tennis star

Peng Shuai: WTA remains ‘deeply concerned’ about Chinese tennis star

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) “remains deeply concerned” that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai “is not free from censorship or coercion.” In an email statement on Saturday, the WTA says CEO Steve Simon has attempted to reach out to Peng “via various communication channels,” including two emails “to which it was clear her responses were…MORE

World Chess Championship: Chess is sexy again. But for Magnus Carlsen, it’s business as usual
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World Chess Championship: Chess is sexy again. But for Magnus Carlsen, it’s business as usual

The press conference in Dubai ahead of the World Chess Championship is running 30 minutes late. However, that hasn’t quelled the feverish anticipation of the crowd of journalists clambering for a good spot to photograph Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player. He will face off against challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi across 14 games for an…MORE

World Athletics finds female athletes target of 87 percent of online abuse at Tokyo Olympics
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World Athletics finds female athletes target of 87 percent of online abuse at Tokyo Olympics

World Athletics has found that female athletes were the target of 87 percent of all online abuse at this year’s Tokyo Olympics. The findings come from a study conducted during the Games and published on Thursday. It follows the launch of World Athletics’ new safeguarding policy last month, which highlights the concern that social media…MORE

Ralf Rangnick: Manchester United set to appoint pioneering German coach as interim manager — reports
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Ralf Rangnick: Manchester United set to appoint pioneering German coach as interim manager — reports

Ralf Rangnick is set to be been named as Manchester United’s interim manager, the Athletic and other media outlets reported on Thursday. Rangnick would replace the recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the team’s coach for the rest of the season, while they seek a full time replacement. The 63-year-old joins the English Premier League…MORE

Tom DeBlass: How MMA fighter overcame childhood abuse and father’s addiction to become a champion
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Tom DeBlass: How MMA fighter overcame childhood abuse and father’s addiction to become a champion

Even as a three-year-old, Tom DeBlass noticed that his father sometimes looked different when he returned home. He was too young at the time to truly understand that this was the result of alcohol addiction, but his family tried to explain it to him anyway, referring to those nights he would arrive home looking disheveled…MORE

IOC member Dick Pound ‘puzzled’ by reaction to Peng Shuai video call
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IOC member Dick Pound ‘puzzled’ by reaction to Peng Shuai video call

Long-time International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound has said that he is “puzzled” by the reaction to a video call between three-time Olympian Peng Shuai and IOC president Thomas Bach. The video call comes after Peng, one of China’s most recognizable sports stars, publicly accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into…MORE

French court says Real Madrid star Karim Benzema used ‘subterfuge and lies’ in sex tape case
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French court says Real Madrid star Karim Benzema used ‘subterfuge and lies’ in sex tape case

It all started with a broken cell phone. In 2014, French footballer Mathieu Valbuena was looking to get some data off his old phone when his life changed forever and he fell into a blackmail plot. More than seven years later, Valbuena’s ex-France teammate Karim Benzema, who plays for Real Madrid, was handed a one-year…MORE

Manchester City defeats Paris Saint-Germain as both teams qualify for Champions League knockout stages
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Manchester City defeats Paris Saint-Germain as both teams qualify for Champions League knockout stages

Manchester City came from behind to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Wednesday as both teams qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Having been on the back foot throughout the first half, PSG took the lead at the start of the second period when Lionel Messi’s deflected cross was finished by Kylian Mbappe.…MORE