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‘Stop Boris’: Banners protesting UK PM Boris Johnson flown over Premier League games
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‘Stop Boris’: Banners protesting UK PM Boris Johnson flown over Premier League games

Banners protesting UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson were flown over Premier League games on Saturday. The banners were seen over Manchester United’s clash with West Ham United at Old Trafford as well as at Elland Road where Leeds United hosted Newcastle United. The message towed behind the plane read: “Boot him out!” followed by the…MORE

The NFL is the rare thing that brings all Americans — Democrats and Republicans — together
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The NFL is the rare thing that brings all Americans — Democrats and Republicans — together

Almost everything in our world today is divided along political lines. Whether it be something as important as a life saving vaccine or something as simple — and you would think would be non-partisan — as what TV programs people watch or jeans people wear, everything seems to be polarized along partisan lines. That’s what…MORE

UFC 270: Francis Ngannou beats Ciryl Gane to retain heavyweight title and unify division
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UFC 270: Francis Ngannou beats Ciryl Gane to retain heavyweight title and unify division

Francis Ngannou beat Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on Saturday night to retain his heavyweight title and unify the division. Hampered by knee injuries — which he revealed after the fight — Ngannou, known for being one of the sport’s biggest punchers, relied on his wrestling and ground game against Gane. And despite appearing down…MORE

Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers complete stunning NFL playoff upsets thanks to last-second field-goals
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Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers complete stunning NFL playoff upsets thanks to last-second field-goals

Unless you had a crystal ball or had read the tea leaves, Saturday evening wasn’t a good evening for people in the predicting business. The Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers both claimed shock wins thanks to field-goals as time expired despite both coming into their NFL divisional round clashes in the playoffs as underdogs.…MORE

NCAA’s ‘sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation’ stirs debate
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NCAA’s ‘sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation’ stirs debate

A new NCAA policy allowing the national governing body for each sport to determine the eligibility of transgender athletes has come under fire by observers on the various sides of a highly charged debate over participation in college sports. The policy, announced late Wednesday, comes as University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas — scheduled to…MORE

Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to Australian Open fourth round — but didn’t realize he’d won
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Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to Australian Open fourth round — but didn’t realize he’d won

Stefanos Tsitsipas had to dig deep to beat Benoit Paire in the third round of the Australian Open — so deep that immediately after he’d won, he didn’t even realize the match had ended. Facing three match points, Paire could only hit his forehand into the net, meaning Tsitsipas had advanced to the fourth round…MORE

Beijing 2022 says no foreign athletes have tested positive yet for Covid-19 after arrival
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Beijing 2022 says no foreign athletes have tested positive yet for Covid-19 after arrival

No foreign athletes who have arrived in Beijing for the Winter Olympic Games have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, according to Beijing 2022’s media team. “If any athlete tests positive for COVID-19, he/she will be reported and managed according to relevant requirements,” the media team told CNN on Saturday. The media team did…MORE

‘It’s about time I made one’: Steph Curry hits first career buzzer-beater to lift Warriors to win
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‘It’s about time I made one’: Steph Curry hits first career buzzer-beater to lift Warriors to win

Steph Curry has achieved a lot in his NBA career: multiple league titles, two-time Most Valuable Player awards and numerous All-Star nominations. But surprisingly, in his illustrious career, Curry has never hit a buzzer-beater to win a game as time expired. Per ESPN, he has hit seven shots to win games in the final 5…MORE