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Sabrina Ionescu selected No. 1 by New York Liberty in WNBA draft, while Gianna Bryant is an honorary pick

While it remains uncertain when the WNBA season will begin and what that might look like because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no doubt who the top pick in the 2020 draft would be. That honor went to Sabrina Ionescu, with the New York Liberty selecting the Oregon Ducks guard at No. 1 overall. […]

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Bites Yer Legs’ soccer legend dies aged 76

Norman Hunter, the former Leeds United footballer who was part of the winning England 1966 World Cup squad, has died at the age of 76 from the coronavirus. Leeds United confirmed his death in a statement on Friday and said the club was “devastated” by the news. “Norman was taken to hospital last week after […]

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Iranian teen shocks chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen to win $14,000 prize

A 16-year-old Iranian chess prodigy has upended the chess world by beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final of the Banter Blitz Cup. Alireza Firouzja defeated the Norwegian 8.5-7.5 in the final of the online quickfire knockout contest — where players must comment verbally on their moves, and their opponents, during the game […]

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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the MVP of Super Bowl 50 and a unanimous pick for the NFL’s All Decade Team for the 2010s, has tested positive for Covid-19, the team announced Thursday in a statement. “After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has tested positive for Covid-19,” the statement says. “Von has […]

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Coco Gauff says she was ‘really depressed’ and ‘lost’ for a year

American tennis star Coco Gauff has said she was “really depressed” and not enjoying playing tennis as she struggled with the “hype that I didn’t want” in the year leading up to her sensational breakthrough. Gauff became the youngest player to win a match in the Wimbledon main draw last year, going on to reach […]

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Taiwan plays ball — and broadcasts live games to the world

Sports of all types have been canceled around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. But not in Taiwan. Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium echoed with the thwack of bats hitting balls on Thursday, as the Rakuten Monkeys clobbered the Uni Lions 15 to 3. Taiwan is still playing ball. “That is because we did a […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo came up with Portugal team donation idea, reveals Bernardo Silva

Football stars from around the world continue to unite in the fight against the coronavirus, with Portugal’s national team the latest to give up a portion of its earnings. The players have given up half of their bonuses for qualifying for Euro 2020 and will reportedly put the money towards helping non-professional teams across the […]