MICHAEL JORDAN TO DONATE $100M IN FIGHT FOR RACIAL EQUALITY

Sat 06 June 2020: NBA legend Michael Jordan and ‘Jordan Brand’ will make a donation of $100 million to nationwide organizations in the US as part of efforts against racism. “Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand are committing $100 million over the next 10 years to protecting and improving the lives of Black people through actions […]

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CRISTIANO RONALDO BECOMES FOOTBALL’S FIRST EVER BILLIONAIRE

Fri 05 June 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo is officially football’s first-ever billionaire — pipping arch-rival Lionel Messi to the coveted position according to Forbes. Juventus and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 35, is only the third athlete to hit the mark while still playing, following Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Ronaldo, the first to reach the earnings […]

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BARCELONA BEGINS SELLING FACE MASKS AMID CORONAVIRUS

Wed 27 May 2020: Club offers its own line of protective masks with its logo online Barcelona launched their own line of face masks Tuesday for “protection against the transmission of COVID-19.”  The Spanish football powerhouse shared a link on its Twitter account that allows fans to purchase the masks online. “These are the first […]

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SUDDEN DEATH OF POPULAR TERRACE HOUSE STAR SHOCKS JAPAN, FANS

Sun 24 May 2020: (Reuters) The sudden death of Hana Kimura, a 22-year-old professional wrestler and a cast member in the popular Netflix reality show “Terrace House” shocked fans and raised concerns over cyber-bullying after reports she was harassed on social media. Kimura was one of six residents in the most recent season of Terrace […]

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INDIAN GOVT TO DECIDE FATE OF IPL, NOT CRICKET BOARD: MINISTER

Sun 24 May 2020: (Reuters) India’s sports minister on Sunday said any decision to allow the Indian Premier League to go ahead this year would be taken by the government, not the Indian cricket board, and would be based on how well the country has contained the novel coronavirus. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the […]

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HIGHEST PAID FEMALE ATHLETE: NAOMI OSAKA EARNS RECORD $37.4M, FORBES SAYS

Sat 23 May 2020: Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is now the highest paid female athlete with nearly $40 million in earnings, according to Forbes business magazine Friday.  “Osaka’s record $37.4 million in earnings surpasses Serena Williams, who, with $36 million in earnings, previously held the title as the world’s highest-earning female athlete,” according to […]

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UAE INVESTOR MAY BUY INTO SLEEPING GIANT OF FRENCH RUGBY

Wed 20 May 2020: (AFP) An unnamed Middle Eastern individual represented by former France winger Christophe Dominici said on Tuesday they want to buy second-tier French rugby club Beziers. The 11-time French top-flight champions were relegated to the ProD2 in 2005 and according to reports have financial problems. The businessman from the United Arab Emirates […]

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IOC SAYS POSTPONING TOKYO OLYMPICS WILL COST IT ‘UP TO $800

Fri 15 May 2020: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects to bear costs of up to $800 million for its part in organizing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were rescheduled to 2021 due to the novel coronavirus.  ”The International Olympic Committee anticipates that it will have to bear costs of up to $800 million for […]

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LATEST PROXY BETWEEN SAUDI ARABIA AND QATAR SPILLS INTO PREMIER LEAGUE

Wed 29 April 2020: The proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has spilled over into England’s Premier League, with a Qatari broadcast company seeking to block a Saudi Arabia-backed takeover of the Newcastle United team. The company, beIN Media Group, the rights holder for Premier League games shown in the Middle East, has sent […]

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