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Jair Bolsonaro wants football to start up again despite Covid-19 deaths in Brazil

President calls for resumption of football despite crisisBrazil has more than 5,900 deaths due to the coronavirusBrazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro wants to see football competitions restart soon despite the country’s high number of coronavirus cases, a…

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Ronaldinho granted house arrest in Paraguay amid fake passport flap

Brazil icon moved to four-star hotel as investigation continuesLawyer maintains his clients didn’t know documents were falseAfter just more than a month in a maximum-security prison, Ronaldinho was released and placed into house arrest by Paraguayan au…

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Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay over fake passport row

Football star detained in police station in Asunción shortly before planned flight back to home town of RioFootball star Ronaldinho has been arrested in a hotel in Paraguay’s capital after authorities said he entered the country with falsified document…

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Ronaldinho questioned by police in Paraguay over alleged fake passport

World Cup winner has travelled to Asunción with his brotherProsecutor claims passport numbers belong to other peopleThe former Brazil forward Ronaldinho is being questioned by authorities in Paraguay, after entering the South American country with what…

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Brad Gobright, renowned US rock climber, dies after fall in Mexico

The American was abseiling down El Potrero Chico near Monterrey when he plunged about 300m to his deathOne of the world’s most renowned rock climbers, the American Brad Gobright, has died after falling off a mountain in Mexico.The fall occurred on Wedn…

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It’s good Don Cherry is gone. It’ll be better if his successor represents today’s Canada

The problematic pundit’s sacking was long overdue. Now’s the time for Rogers Media to replace him with a truer reflection of Canada’s wonderfully diverse hockey sceneEvery Saturday night for the last 37 hockey seasons, Canadians have been subjected to …

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Hockey pundit Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet over xenophobic poppy rant

Famed hockey pundit fired by Sportsnet over racist commentsCherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesLongtime Canadian hockey pundit Don Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet for on-air remarks about what he believes are new immigrants no…

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Tarania Clarke, midfielder for Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz, killed in Kingston stabbing

Clarke, 20, killed in fight with another woman over cellphoneMidfielder scored in senior international debut in SeptemberAuthorities in Jamaica say a member of the women’s national soccer team has been stabbed to death.Police said Friday that 20-year-o…

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Pair face jail over leaked Emiliano Sala mortuary images

Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford admit accessing CCTV of postmortem examinationTwo people are facing prison sentences after they admitted accessing footage of the footballer Emiliano Sala’s postmortem examination.The Argentinian’s body was recovered…

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Fighting for their futures: boxing under a bridge in Mexico – in pictures

Former professional football player and amateur boxer Miguel Angel Ramirez has set up a small gym under a vehicular bridge in Ecatepec, in the State of Mexico, in order to keep children away from drugs, teach them a sport and prevent them enlisting in …

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Egan Bernal wins Tour de France and all of Colombia celebrates

From the jubilant crowds in the cyclist’s home village up to the president, emotions run high Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de FranceAlvaro Bernal, a Colombian corn farmer, traversed the pouring rain to reach the cobbled square in…

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Police arrest man they say ordered shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz

Former baseball player still recovering in hospitalOrtiz shot in what police say was case of mistaken identityPolice say actual target was cousin of alleged member of cartelAuthorities in the Dominican Republic announced on Friday that they have arrest…

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Police identify man they claim paid hit men to shoot Red Sox star David Ortiz

World Series champion was attacked in Dominican RepublicDR authorities say they are closing on motive Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try to kill David Ortiz. They added that they were closing in on the m…

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Police say two shot as 1.5m pack Toronto streets for Raptors’ title parade

Police say two people sustained non-life-threatening injuriesRaptors became first non-US team to win NBA title last weekPolice lift fans seeking safety as overcrowding becomes problemToronto police say two people were shot as Toronto Raptors fans packe…

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‘Drake curse’: Canadian star vindicated after Raptors’ NBA championship win

Prior to the victory over the Golden State Warriors, many had fallen victim to the music star’s reputation for bringing bad luckHis repeated interactions with athletes before critical games – and their subsequent losses – have earned Drake the unfortun…

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‘This means everything to the city’: Toronto parties as Raptors clinch NBA title

Kawhi Leonard and his teammates brought home the city’s first-ever NBA championship. And their achievement was celebrated across CanadaWhen Megan MacKeigan made a dinosaur costume two years ago for a performance at a local comedy show, she never imagin…

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Footage indicates sophisticated attack on former Red Sox hero David Ortiz

Video indicates new level of sophistication in attack on OrtizEx-Red Sox slugger was shot on Sunday in Dominican RepublicDominican prosecutors say witnesses and security camera footage show that the attempt to kill former Red Sox star David Ortiz was c…

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Former baseball star David Ortiz wounded in Dominican Republic shooting

Former Boston Red Sox slugger was at an entertainment centre when the shooting took placeFormer Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz has been shot and wounded in the Dominican Republic.His father Leo Ortiz told ESPN that he was shot while at an entertainm…

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Boxing between countries: Andy Ruiz Jr rises above US-Mexico tensions

While Andy Ruiz Jr is the first Mexican heavyweight champion, he is not the first bicultural boxer to rise to prominence during a time of political tension between the neighboring countriesWhen Andy Ruiz Jr claimed his heavyweight title belt in Madison…

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US senator asks Canada to protect Erdo?an critic Kanter during NBA finals

Trail Blazers player is an opponent of Turkish presidentBlazers could travel to play Toronto Raptors in finalsThe NBA playoffs have been swept up in diplomatic drama, with US senator Ron Wyden expressing concern for the safety of Portland Trail Blazers…