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Iranian women allowed to watch landmark moment as Iran qualifies for World Cup in Qatar
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Iranian women allowed to watch landmark moment as Iran qualifies for World Cup in Qatar

Iranian women were allowed to share a landmark moment as Iran secured qualification on Thursday for November’s World Cup in Qatar. According to the national team’s website, female supporters entered through a special entrance via a car park, controlled by policewomen wearing black chador robes and red badges on their arms. They were separated from…MORE

Noah Hoffman: Former Olympic cross-country skier is ‘scared’ for athletes who speak out at Beijing 2022
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Noah Hoffman: Former Olympic cross-country skier is ‘scared’ for athletes who speak out at Beijing 2022

Former Olympic cross-country skier Noah Hoffman says he is “scared” for the safety of athletes who might be contemplating speaking out about human rights issues during Beijing 2022. Hoffman, who retired from competitive skiing after the PyeongChang Games in 2018, says he is concerned by the human rights record of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)…MORE

Broncos name Nathaniel Hackett as new head coach: Will Aaron Rodgers follow him?
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Broncos name Nathaniel Hackett as new head coach: Will Aaron Rodgers follow him?

The Denver Broncos announced Nathaniel Hackett as the team’s new head coach on Thursday, sparking speculation over a swift reunion with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Hackett served as the Packers’ offensive coordinator for the past three seasons, taking on the role in 2019 after filling the same position at the Buffalo Bills (2013-14)…MORE

Rafael Nadal is one win away from record-breaking grand slam title after reaching Australian Open final
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Rafael Nadal is one win away from record-breaking grand slam title after reaching Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal is just one win away from winning a record-breaking 21st grand slam title after the Spaniard reached the Australian Open final on Friday. Nadal won his semifinal in impressive fashion after beating Matteo Berrettini of Italy in four sets — 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 — and will now face either Daniil Medvedev or…MORE

How double Olympic gold medalist Shim Suk-hee lost the race to overturn her ban ahead of Beijing 2022
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How double Olympic gold medalist Shim Suk-hee lost the race to overturn her ban ahead of Beijing 2022

At the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korean speed skater Shim Suk-hee stepped onto the podium with her teammates for gold medals — the crowning moments of her sporting career. Fast-forward to 2022, and things have drastically changed for Shim ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. The short-track speed skater was barred…MORE

Joe Burrow is in for a ‘rude awakening’ at Arrowhead Stadium, says former Chiefs kicker
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Joe Burrow is in for a ‘rude awakening’ at Arrowhead Stadium, says former Chiefs kicker

As if losing helmet radio communications during a divisional round game wasn’t tough enough, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s sound-related trials are apparently only just beginning. The second-year signal caller faces the challenge of steering his team past the Kansas City Chiefs and into the Super Bowl in Sunday’s AFC Championship game on the road…MORE

Danielle Collins: American reaches maiden grand slam final with victory over Iga Swiatek at Australian Open
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Danielle Collins: American reaches maiden grand slam final with victory over Iga Swiatek at Australian Open

American Danielle Collins reached her maiden grand slam final with victory over Poland’s Iga Swiatek in the Australian Open semifinal on Thursday The 28-year-old Collins overpowered the 7th seed in straight sets 6-4 6-1 and will meet world no.1 Ash Barty in Saturday’s women’s singles final at Melbourne Park. The 27th seed’s run to the…MORE

Gianni Infantino: FIFA president says his comments about refugees ‘crossing the Mediterranean’ were ‘misinterpreted’
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Gianni Infantino: FIFA president says his comments about refugees ‘crossing the Mediterranean’ were ‘misinterpreted’

Gianni Infantino, the president of football’s global governing body FIFA, has said his remarks about a biennial World Cup and bringing “hope” to refugees crossing the Mediterranean have been “misinterpreted.” Speaking in an address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Wednesday, Infantino spent the final part of his speech talking…MORE