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Arsenal has a red card problem and it’s hurting Mikel Arteta’s team

Arsenal has a red card problem and it’s hurting Mikel Arteta’s team

On Wednesday, the EnglishFootball Association (FA) announced that they were looking into a yellow card received by an Arsenal player following reports of suspicious betting patterns. Yellow isn’t the only type of card proving problematic for Arsenal at the moment. Thomas Partey’s red card in Thursday’s Carabao Cup semifinal defeat to Liverpool was the team’s…MORE

Naomi Osaka: Two-time winner knocked out of Australian Open by American Amanda Anisimova
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Naomi Osaka: Two-time winner knocked out of Australian Open by American Amanda Anisimova

Defending champion Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the Australian Open by unseeded American Amanda Anisimova. Osaka, a two time Australian Open champion, had gone a set up in the high quality match on Friday but failed to close it out, with the 20-year-old Anisimova completing her comeback in a third set tie-break to…MORE

11 hole-in-ones in six months: Is this the hottest golfer on the planet?
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11 hole-in-ones in six months: Is this the hottest golfer on the planet?

British amateur golfer Neil Watts is very much the world’s go to hole-in-one guy at the moment — he’s hit 11 aces in the last six months. Although the odds of professional golfers hitting a hole-in-one are significantly higher than your average player, they still may go their whole career without achieving that feat. According…MORE

Judges reveal why Novak Djokovic had to miss Australian Open
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Judges reveal why Novak Djokovic had to miss Australian Open

Three judges who unanimously rejected Novak Djokovic’s bid to stay in Australia to contest the Australian Open have revealed their reasons for the ruling. In a written statement, the judges said it was not irrational for Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to eject the Djokovic due to concerns the unvaccinated Serbian star could pose a risk…MORE

Enes Kanter Freedom is prepared to visit China, but only if he can see ‘the real China’
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Enes Kanter Freedom is prepared to visit China, but only if he can see ‘the real China’

NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom says he would accept a visit to China — as long as he gets to see “the real China,” rather than “propaganda.” On Monday, at a press conference in Beijing, former NBA player Yao Ming had been asked about Freedom’s recent activism. Yao, now president of the state-affiliated Chinese Basketball…MORE

Tiger Woods names Aaron Beverly as recipient of Charlie Sifford exemption to play PGA Tour event
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Tiger Woods names Aaron Beverly as recipient of Charlie Sifford exemption to play PGA Tour event

Tiger Woods has named Aaron Beverly as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption which will grant him entry to the 2022 Genesis Invitational. The Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption is awarded annually and represents “the advancement of diversity in the game of golf.” Woods is the host of the Genesis Invitational, where Beverly will…MORE

‘The Rock’: Dwayne Johnson says he isn’t the anonymous buyer of T-Rex skull
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‘The Rock’: Dwayne Johnson says he isn’t the anonymous buyer of T-Rex skull

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t the anonymous T-Rex skull buyer. In October 2020, a 39-foot T-Rex fossil — nicknamed “Stan” in acknowledgement of its discoverer Stan Sacrison who excavated the remains in 1992 — was sold to an anonymous buyer at a Christie’s live auction for a $31,847,500 fee, according to the National Geographic. On…MORE

Pita Taufatofua: GoFundMe set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer raises over $310,000
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Pita Taufatofua: GoFundMe set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer raises over $310,000

A fundraising campaign set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer Pita Taufatofua has raised over $310,000 after Saturday’s massive volcanic eruption. Widely known for bearing his oiled up chest during the opening ceremonies at both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Taufatofua established a GoFundMe fundraising page, which CNN has verified, on Monday following the disaster. According…MORE

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