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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo helped redefine El Clasico, but will the world still watch without either?
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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo helped redefine El Clasico, but will the world still watch without either?

At the absolute peak of their rivalry, El Clasico often seemed more about Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi than it did Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. This Sunday, for the first time since 2007, neither player will be at the two clubs when they meet for the 247th edition of one of football’s greatest clashes. Messi’s…MORE

Chess players withdraw from Grand Swiss amid Latvia Covid-19 lockdown

Chess players withdraw from Grand Swiss amid Latvia Covid-19 lockdown

Some of the world’s leading chess players have withdrawn from next week’s Grand Swiss tournament in Riga, Latvia, citing health concerns after the country entered into a four-week long lockdown due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. From Thursday, October 21 until November 14, a curfew will be in place from 8 p.m and 5…MORE

Houston Astros advance to World Series after beating Boston Red Sox in ALCS

Houston Astros advance to World Series after beating Boston Red Sox in ALCS

The Houston Astros are headed to World Series for the third time in five seasons after defeating the Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Houston on Friday night. The Astros haven’t won the Series since being embroiled in a sign-stealing controversy after their 2017 championship season, which ended with them beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in…MORE

Chris Taylor’s three home runs keep Los Angeles Dodgers alive against Atlanta Braves
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Chris Taylor’s three home runs keep Los Angeles Dodgers alive against Atlanta Braves

Facing elimination, up steps Chris Taylor. He smashed three home runs to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers alive against the Atlanta Braves in their best-of-seven National League Championship Series, cutting the Braves’ lead to 3-2. The 31-year-old provided six of the Dodgers’ first seven runs, as they cruised to an 11-2 victory in Game 5…MORE

F1 drivers defend Netflix series after Verstappen ‘fake’ snub
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F1 drivers defend Netflix series after Verstappen ‘fake’ snub

Leading Formula One drivers defended the popular Netflix “Drive to Survive” fly-on-the-wall series on Thursday after Red Bull’s championship leader Max Verstappen said he was snubbing it because he felt some of the rivalries were “faked.” The docu-series, now filming its fourth season, has been credited as a big factor in fueling the sport’s growth…MORE

D’Ernest Johnson: Three years ago, he was working on a fishing boat. Now, Cleveland Browns running back is a match-winning NFL player
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D’Ernest Johnson: Three years ago, he was working on a fishing boat. Now, Cleveland Browns running back is a match-winning NFL player

In 2018, D’Ernest Johnson wasn’t signed by any NFL team after failing to be drafted. So, he took up a job on a fishing boat in Key West, Florida, reeling in mahi mahi to make ends meet. Now, three years later and having put in the work, Johnson is a match-winning NFL running back. With…MORE

Lewis Hamilton on being ‘the greatest you can be’ and the lessons he learned from Tom Brady
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Lewis Hamilton on being ‘the greatest you can be’ and the lessons he learned from Tom Brady

With 100 race wins and seven world championships to his name so far, Lewis Hamilton can arguably claim to be the greatest Formula One driver in history. Not that the 36-year-old Briton, who has the most race wins or podium places in F1 history, is thinking like that. “I don’t think a lot about the…MORE

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