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Afghanistan women’s junior football team granted UK visas
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Afghanistan women’s junior football team granted UK visas

Afghanistan’s women’s junior football team and their immediate families will be relocated to Britain from Pakistan “shortly” after being granted visas by the UK government. “We are working to finalise visas to the Afghan Women’s Development Team and look forward to welcoming them to the UK shortly,” a UK government spokesperson told CNN. “The Government…MORE

Colin Kaepernick details intensive training regime in rare interview as he refuses to give up on NFL return
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Colin Kaepernick details intensive training regime in rare interview as he refuses to give up on NFL return

While the legacy of his kneeling protest against police brutality and racial injustice continues to underscore sporting events around the world, Colin Kaepernick has not been involved in an NFL game in over five years — and he hasn’t given up on playing again. In a rare interview ahead of the release of his upcoming…MORE

Jon Gruden: EA Sports are ‘taking steps’ to remove former Las Vegas Raiders head coach from Madden NFL 22
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Jon Gruden: EA Sports are ‘taking steps’ to remove former Las Vegas Raiders head coach from Madden NFL 22

EA Sports will remove former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22, the video game company announced Wednesday. Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders following reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails uncovered as part of an NFL investigation into workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Team. “EA Sports…MORE

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving says he’s unvaccinated, a day after his team says he won’t be allowed to play
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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving says he’s unvaccinated, a day after his team says he won’t be allowed to play

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said Wednesday that he is unvaccinated against Covid-19, a day after his team said the seven-time All-Star would not be allowed to begin play this season because of his status. Irving had until now refused to publicly disclose his vaccination status, but on Tuesday, Nets general manager Sean Marks said…MORE

Pecco Bagnaia: Wild wins, pop videos, and a famous mentor: why Italian is MotoGPs rising star
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Pecco Bagnaia: Wild wins, pop videos, and a famous mentor: why Italian is MotoGPs rising star

If the first step to becoming a sporting icon is a distinctive moniker, rising MotoGP star Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia got a helping hand from birth. “My sister is only 20 months older than me,” the Italian tells CNN from the media center at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas. “When we were young, calling me ‘Francesco’…MORE

Former track prodigy sues Nike and her ex-coach Alberto Salazar for $20 million
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Former track prodigy sues Nike and her ex-coach Alberto Salazar for $20 million

A former rising track star is suing Nike and her ex-coach for $20 million, saying she suffered emotional abuse at an elite training program. Mary Cain filed the lawsuit in Oregon on Monday against the athletic apparel company and Alberto Salazar, who ran the Nike Oregon Project until he was suspended for doping offenses and…MORE

Wales international David Brooks, 24, reveals cancer diagnosis
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Wales international David Brooks, 24, reveals cancer diagnosis

Wales international David Brooks has revealed he’s been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma. The 24-year-old, who currently plays for Bournemouth in the second tier of English football, posted a message on Twitter Wednesday saying he will start treatment next week. “I have been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course…MORE

NFL has no plans to release more details from Washington Football Team investigation
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NFL has no plans to release more details from Washington Football Team investigation

Despite calls to disclose the full results of the independent investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace culture, National Football League spokesperson Brian McCarthy told CNN on Wednesday that more details will not be released due to the confidentiality element of the investigation. In July, the league fined Washington $10 million following the conclusion of…MORE

Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead following alleged stabbing
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Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead following alleged stabbing

Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, who represented her country at the recent Tokyo Olympics, has died aged 25, Athletics Kenya (AK) announced in a statement on Wednesday. According to the country’s athletics body, Tirop was found dead at her home in Iten, after she was “allegedly stabbed.” Local reports state Tirop was found dead with…MORE

How an investigation of the Washington Football Team led to the resignation of the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach
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How an investigation of the Washington Football Team led to the resignation of the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach

Jon Gruden, who resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails, was not even a target of the NFL investigation which led to his rapid downfall. Neither were the Raiders. In fact, the questionable emails were uncovered as part of a league investigation into workplace misconduct…MORE

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