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‘A game of survival’: Ukraine prepare for final World Cup push in Wales

‘A game of survival’: Ukraine prepare for final World Cup push in Wales

Along sections of Ukraine’s frontline, more trivial concerns could take hold for an hour or two. When Taras Stepanenko checked his phone after anchoring the midfield masterfully at Hampden Park, one of the first in more than 100 messages was from a close friend who has been serving in the army since Russia invaded. The soldiers…

About 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers have quit with Games closing in

About 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers have quit with Games closing in

Thousands of volunteers have pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in recent weeks, organizers said, fueling concerns Japan may not be ready to host the rescheduled Games as the country struggles to rein in a new wave of Covid-19 cases. About 10,000 of the 80,000 registered volunteers supporting athletic events had quit as of Wednesday, according…

European Super League chief Perez says project is on ‘standby’

European Super League chief Perez says project is on ‘standby’

The European Super League is far from dead and its clubs have not given up on the idea of the breakaway competition, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has said. Pérez, who would have been the new league’s founding chairman, said clubs would continue working on a way to make the competition work, even if changes…

Russian city of Kazan to host 2022 Special Winter Olympics after Sweden pulls out

Russian city of Kazan to host 2022 Special Winter Olympics after Sweden pulls out

The countdown has begun for the Special Olympics, World Winter Games, which are set to kick off in Kazan, Russia in one year. More than 2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from over 100 countries will compete. Kazan jumped in to host the games at the last minute after Sweden pulled out due to financial reasons…

Jules Verne Trophy: Attempt at new record round-the-world sailing underway

Jules Verne Trophy: Attempt at new record round-the-world sailing underway

With the parting words “Here we go, 40 days, in 40 days we have to be back here,” yacht skipper Charles Caudrelier and five other crew members set off on a mission to break the world record for sailing round the world, otherwise known as the Jules Verne Trophy. Along with co-skipper Franck Cammas, he…

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray leaves Rams game with ankle injury, questionable to return

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray leaves Rams game with ankle injury, questionable to return

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray downplayed a leg injury all week before the regular-season finale, but left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after just one series. The team said Murray was dealing with an ankle injury and that his return was questionable. The CBS television broadcast later showed Murray walking off the field…

Milwaukee Bucks set 3-point record in blowout against Miami Heat

Milwaukee Bucks set 3-point record in blowout against Miami Heat

For those who say the Milwaukee Bucks are a one-man team, Tuesday’s humbling of the Miami Heat suggested otherwise. Not only did the team break an NBA record for the most made 3-point shots during their 144-97 blowout of the Heat, setting a new benchmark of 29, but not a single one came from reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo….

Star Utah running back Ty Jordan dies after standout freshman season

Star Utah running back Ty Jordan dies after standout freshman season

Utah running back Ty Jordan, the Pac-12’s Freshman Offensive Player of the Year in 2020, died early Saturday morning, according to the university’s athletic department. “Words cannot express the devastation and heartache that our team is feeling right now upon learning of the tragic death of our teammate and brother, Ty Jordan,” Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said…

Randy Moss argues that Jerry Rice is not GOAT among NFL wide receivers

Randy Moss argues that Jerry Rice is not GOAT among NFL wide receivers

NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss ranked himself as the greatest wide receiver of all time – ahead of Jerry Rice – in a recent podcast with Terrell Owens. “I’ll put myself first, I’ll put T.O. second. Jerry’s probably third or fourth,” Moss said Friday on Owens’ “Getcha Popcorn Ready” podcast. Rice is widely considered to be…

Surprises on college football’s early signing day

Surprises on college football’s early signing day

Victories off the field can turn into wins on the field for college football teams. That’s why the early signing day draws so much interest from fans and schools as the top prospects make decisions on where they will further their playing careers. Not everything goes according to plan, especially during a year where the…