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Toxic soccer matches: Stabbings, fascist salutes and banners mocking Mussolini

Toxic soccer matches: Stabbings, fascist salutes and banners mocking Mussolini

Stabbings, fans appearing to make Nazi salutes as well as supporters mocking former Italian leader Benito Mussolini combined to produce a toxic atmosphere in a leading European football game Thursday. The Europa League match between Italian club Lazio and Scotland’s Celtic in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico was decided by French midfielder Olivier Ntcham’s 95th-minute winner in…MORE

Brescia fans criticize Mario Balotelli after he was racially abused

Brescia fans criticize Mario Balotelli after he was racially abused

Fans of Brescia have criticized Mario Balotelli after the Italian international was racially abused during last Sunday’s match against Hellas Verona. Balotelli threatened to leave the pitch during his side’s 2-1 loss, picking up the ball in the second half and kicking it towards the fans that were directing monkey chants at him. The 29-year-old…MORE

Horse survives wildfire, sets speed record and then sells for $1.5 million

Horse survives wildfire, sets speed record and then sells for $1.5 million

They say there is a story behind every champion, but not many narratives can compare to the incredible journey taken by this one special horse. From escaping the flames and furnace of a wildfire to breaking records at the recent Breeders’ Cup world championships at Santa Anita, Belvoir Bay’s “emotional” tale is the stuff of…MORE

Springboks’ victory parade brings joy across South Africa

Springboks’ victory parade brings joy across South Africa

Fezakele Kolisi was once forced to carry an identity document wherever he went in his own country. During apartheid, black citizens of South Africa were required to carry pass books when traveling outside of their designated homeland or township. Today, Fezakele’s son Siyamthanda — better known as Siya — begins a four-day journey across South…MORE

UK policeman charged with murder after Tasered ex-footballer dies

UK policeman charged with murder after Tasered ex-footballer dies

A British police officer has been charged with the murder of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson, who died after he was Tasered three years ago. The 48-year-old former forward for English soccer team Aston Villa went into cardiac arrest after officers used a Taser on him in Telford, central England, in August 2016, according to the UK’s…MORE

Tennis stars hoping to bring relief to Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Tennis stars hoping to bring relief to Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Wreaking havoc and destruction, Hurricane Dorian battered the islands of the Bahamas in August and September. Winds reaching 180 mph killed 65 people and caused up to $3 billion in damage in the Caribbean. About 70,000 people were left homeless with more forever touched by the devastation. In the wake of this tragedy, some of…MORE

LeBron James and Trae Young set the NBA alight

LeBron James and Trae Young set the NBA alight

There are only 10 older players than LeBron James in the NBA. There are not many younger players than the 21-year-old Trae Young. At the age of 34, some people thought elder NBA statesman James might be slowing down. Aged 21, people thought young gun Young might suffer a “sophomore slump.” Turns out though that…MORE

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