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European Union condemns execution of Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari

European Union condemns execution of Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari

The European Union says it condemns “in the strongest terms” the execution of Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari. Afkari was executed in Iran on Saturday, according to Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA, despite a high-profile international campaign calling for the sentence not to be carried out. The 27-year-old was executed at a prison in Shiraz,…MORE

Dominic Thiem dedicates US Open win to family after ‘so many sacrifices’

Dominic Thiem dedicates US Open win to family after ‘so many sacrifices’

Newly-crowned grand slam champion Dominic Thiem has dedicated his US Open triumph to his family for making “so many sacrifices” over the years in support of his career. The Austrian, 27, came from two sets down against good friend Alex Zverev in a brutal, nerve-shredding four-hour marathon to finally win the first major of his…MORE

Mirim Lee wins first golf major with victory at the ANA Inspiration

Mirim Lee wins first golf major with victory at the ANA Inspiration

South Korea’s Mirim Lee held her nerve to win a tense three-way play-off and claim her first golf major at the ANA Inspiration. The 29-year-old beat American Nelly Korda and Canada’s Brooke Henderson with a birdie on the first play-off hole, after the trio had finished the fourth round tied on 15-under par. Lee, who…MORE

Neymar says he ‘acted like a fool’ in brawl but demands racism must stop

Neymar says he ‘acted like a fool’ in brawl but demands racism must stop

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar says he was the target of a racist slur during the French champions’ 1-0 defeat by Olympique Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday. The player at the center of the storm is Marseille’s Álvaro González. The 28-year-old was one of five players sent off during the match at PSG’s home stadium,…MORE

Pau Gasol names baby after Kobe Bryant’s daughter

Pau Gasol and his wife Catherine have named their newborn baby after the daughter of former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26, a tragedy that left millions across the globe mourning. Gasol won two NBA championships with Bryant…MORE

Lewis Hamilton evokes Breonna Taylor at Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton evokes Breonna Taylor at Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton wore a T-shirt remembering Breonna Taylor on the six-month anniversary of her death when he took to the victory podium Sunday after winning the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello, Italy. The six-time Formula One champion’s shirt had “ARREST THE COPS WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR” written on the front and “SAY HER NAME” above…MORE

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