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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

Ex-girlfriend of former NFL player Zac Stacy testifies she fears for her safety after violent assault caught on camera

Ex-girlfriend of former NFL player Zac Stacy testifies she fears for her safety after violent assault caught on camera

The ex-girlfriend of former NFL player Zac Stacy testified Wednesday that she fears for her and her two children’s safety after allegedly being violently assaulted by Stacy on November 13 in Oakland, Florida. “I was punched, slapped, literally picked up and thrown into my TV and then (he) picked me up and slammed me into…MORE

Bayern Munich stars Joshua Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting test positive for Covid-19 as club grapples with virus
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Bayern Munich stars Joshua Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting test positive for Covid-19 as club grapples with virus

Bayern Munich stars Joshua Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting have tested positive for Covid-19, the German club said on Wednesday. “The FC Bayern forward is self-isolating at home in accordance with the relevant health authorities and doing well under the circumstances,” said the German club on its website, referring to Choupo-Moting.Later on Wednesday, Bayern confirmed…MORE

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