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Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies at 77

Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies at 77

Longtime Atlanta Falcons defensive end and Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77. Humphrey passed away on Friday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Saturday. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Claude Humphrey,” Pro Football Hall of Fame President Jim…MORE

Manchester United’s former wonderkid Adnan Januzaj on life after leaving the Premier League
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Manchester United’s former wonderkid Adnan Januzaj on life after leaving the Premier League

On October 5, 2013, Adnan Januzaj made his mark in a big way. In what was his first league start for Manchester United, the slight youngster scored two goals in a dramatic comeback against Sunderland — his second a stunning left-foot volley. It was a special performance that got fans excited and hopeful that the…MORE

Margaux Pinot: ‘I thought I was dead,’ says French judoka as partner released over domestic violence accusations
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Margaux Pinot: ‘I thought I was dead,’ says French judoka as partner released over domestic violence accusations

Margaux Pinot, a judoka with the French national team, plans to appeal a decision by a Paris court to not pursue a conviction against her partner, whom she accuses of domestic abuse, her lawyer Rachid Madid told CNN on Friday. Pinot, an Olympic champion, made headlines in France this week after she posted pictures of…MORE

Peng Shuai: Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says IOC is putting Chinese tennis star at ‘greater risk’
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Peng Shuai: Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says IOC is putting Chinese tennis star at ‘greater risk’

Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says the International Olympic Committee’s calls with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai are putting her at “greater risk” and that they are “obviously staged.” One of China’s most recognizable sports stars, Peng publicly accused a former top Communist Party official, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, of coercing her into sex at…MORE

Axel Witsel on staying in football after retiring, extra training in China and the ‘amazing’ Erling Haaland
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Axel Witsel on staying in football after retiring, extra training in China and the ‘amazing’ Erling Haaland

After playing for clubs in five different countries over a 15-year period, Axel Witsel’s thoughts are starting to turn towards home. “I travel a lot,” Witsel, now in his third season with German giant Borussia Dortmund, tells CNN Sport as he reflects on his globetrotting career in football. “I think when I finish football, I…MORE

LeBron James clears NBA Covid-19 health and safety protocols after negative tests
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LeBron James clears NBA Covid-19 health and safety protocols after negative tests

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James is cleared to return to play after a brief stint isolated from his team due to the NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols. James has provided negative PCR tests since he was scratched from playing Tuesday, the NBA said in a statement. “James was originally placed in the Protocols on…MORE

NFL suspends three players, including Bucs’ Antonio Brown, for violating Covid-19 protocols
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NFL suspends three players, including Bucs’ Antonio Brown, for violating Covid-19 protocols

The National Football League has suspended three players, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, for three games without pay following a league investigationĀ that determined the three violated Covid-19 protocols. Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards and free agent wide receiver John Franklin III, who has been on the Bucs’ practice squad, were the other players…MORE

Christian Eriksen training at Danish club Odense Boldklub as he continues recovery from cardiac arrest
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Christian Eriksen training at Danish club Odense Boldklub as he continues recovery from cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen is training at the Danish club where he played as a youth footballer as the Denmark midfielder continues his recovery from a cardiac arrest he suffered at Euro 2020. Eriksen collapsed during his country’s opening game of the tournament against Finland on June 12 in Copenhagen, and received life-saving treatment on the pitch.…MORE

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