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West Indies cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes dies aged 95

The cricket world is in mourning after West Indies cricket legend Everton Weekes died at the age of 95. He was one of the “Three Ws” — along with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott — who put Barbados and West Indies cricket on the map in the 1950s. It is expected that he will be…MORE

Fans flout social distancing rules at Bulgarian Cup final

Thousands of football fans attended the Bulgarian Cup final between Lokomotiv Plovdiv and CSKA Sofia on Wednesday, where social distancing measures appeared to be ignored in the stands. Officials relaxed rules for Wednesday’s final, which Lokomotiv won 5-3 on penalties, by increasing the number of fans allowed into the stadium from 4,000 to 12,000. Visit…MORE

WNBA star Natasha Cloud says wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts is ‘not enough’

WNBA star Natasha Cloud says people should not be satisfied with “crumbs” in their fight for social reform. The 28-year-old recently announced she wouldn’t participate in the upcoming WNBA season, wanting to instead focus her energy on helping the Black Lives Matter movement enact true change in the US. “Do not be distracted by the…MORE

Former Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone becomes a father at 89

Former Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone, 89, and wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, have announced the birth of their son. The baby boy was born on Wednesday and is named Ace, a spokesperson for Ecclestone confirmed to CNN. The new arrival will be the billionaire’s first son, and his first child with Flosi, joining daughters Tamara,…MORE

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s voice and conscience

On a karting track in southeast England, an eight-year-old Lewis Hamilton has the measure of his rivals. He is flying around the course. He is quicker than the other boys and, though these are supposed to be carefree years, is racing with the intensity of someone who is eager to make an impression. “There’s a…MORE

Statue campaign launched for pioneering Black footballer Jack Leslie

A campaign has been launched to build a statue for an English footballer who was supposedly denied the chance to play for his country because he was Black. The Jack Leslie campaign hopes to raise £100,000 ($124,000) for a statue to honor Leslie, a striker for English club Plymouth Argyle in the 1920s and 1930s.…MORE

New study reveals ‘evident’ racial bias in TV football commentary

There is “evident” racial bias in the way football commentators refer to players of different skin colors, says a new study published on Tuesday. More than 2,000 statements made by commentators across 80 televised matches in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 were analyzed by Danish research organization RunRepeat, with the…MORE

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