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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Some of the world’s leading chess players have withdrawn from next week’s Grand Swiss tournament in Riga, Latvia, citing health concerns after the country entered into a four-week long lockdown due to a surge in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

Simone Biles opens up about her mental health post-Olympics: ‘I’m still scared to do gymnastics’
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Simone Biles opens up about her mental health post-Olympics: ‘I’m still scared to do gymnastics’

Gymnast Simone Biles, who disclosed her mental health struggles during the Tokyo Olympics, says she’s “still scared to do gymnastics.” In an emotional interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday, Biles said she’s still struggling with the “twisties” as she performs on her Gold Over America Tour. The twisties is a mental block where competitors…MORE

NYT: Agreement reached to scrap race as a factor in NFL concussion settlements
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NYT: Agreement reached to scrap race as a factor in NFL concussion settlements

The National Football League and lawyers for Black players who accused the league of discrimination have filed a joint proposal to “scrap the use of a race-based method to evaluate dementia claims made by former players in the league’s concussion settlement,” according to a New York Times report. The Times reviewed a copy of the…MORE

Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ
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Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ

An Italian DJ claims he suffered a number of injuries following an alleged altercation with MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Francesco Facchinetti said McGregor launched an unprovoked attack at the St. Regis Hotel in Rome on Saturday, leaving him with injuries to his face and neck. On Tuesday Facchinetti told CNN he decided to press charges…MORE

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