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Chapecoense earns promotion back to Brazil’s top division

Chapecoense earns promotion back to Brazil’s top division

Brazilian football club Chapecoense, which lost almost its entire first-team squad in a plane crash in 2016, has earned promotion back to Serie A. Chapecoense beat Figueirense 2-1 on Tuesday to guarantee a top four place in Serie B and an immediate return to the country’s top division following last season’s relegation. On November 28,…MORE

2021 Masters to allow return of limited number of fans

2021 Masters to allow return of limited number of fans

The 2021 Masters will allow a limited number of spectators in attendance, Fred Ridley — chairman of Augusta National Golf Club — announced Tuesday in a statement. “While we are disappointed that we will be unable to accommodate a full complement of patrons this year, we will continue our efforts to ensure that all who…MORE

Megan Rapinoe condemns US Capitol rioters as ‘White supremacy mob’

Megan Rapinoe condemns US Capitol rioters as ‘White supremacy mob’

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has denounced last week’s riots in the US Capitol as “a huge stain on the country.” Rapinoe, who has returned to US Women’s National Team (USWNT) duty for the first time in nearly a year, spoke to reporters at length about the insurrection on January 6 that saw a pro-Trump mob…MORE

Take a deep breath…freediver swims 662 feet underwater

Danish freediver Stig Severinsen has broken the world distance record for swimming with fins on just one breath — making it 202 meters (662 ft 8.7 in) underwater, Guinness World Records has confirmed. Guinness said Severinsen, 47, completed the swim on November 26 in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The previous record of 177…MORE

Fans ejected from Sydney Test as cricket launches probe into alleged racist abuse

Fans ejected from Sydney Test as cricket launches probe into alleged racist abuse

Six people were ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday as the third Test between Australia and India was overshadowed by allegations of racist abuse. The Indian team lodged an official complaint after bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of hearing racist slurs while fielding near the boundary rope on Saturday, the third…MORE