Serena Williams burns the house down as Naomi Osaka’s brilliance is forgotten

The American legend was the victim of a draconian enforcement of the rules in the US Open final. But her reaction exposed the one flaw in her game The venerable boxing trainer Cus DAmato used to say that emotion, particularly fear, is like fire. If you make it work for…

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NFL players kneel, raise fists or sit out National Anthem as preseason gets in full swing

(CNN)The NFL’s warmup games are in full swing — and the National Anthem protests are back. In Philadelphia, Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel Thursday during the anthem and headed to the team bench ahead of a game against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, the Philadelphia Daily…

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Melania Trump praises LeBron James in statement after husband insults him

Shortly after Donald Trump mocked NBA star, first lady says she would visit his school and Michael Jordan joins chorus of support The US first lady, Melania Trump, said she would be open to visiting the NBA superstar LeBron Jamess new public school, the day after her husband questioned the…

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How Russia won the World Cup

The long read: Princes, prime ministers and presidents were sent to boost bids from competing nations but Fifa was playing its own game. By Ken Bensinger On 8 June 2010, three days before the kickoff of the Fifa. Its territory stretched from Panama in the south to Canada in the north, and included…

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