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Mocked by some, but ‘green’ soccer club wants to save the world

Mocked by some, but ‘green’ soccer club wants to save the world

The chant goes up, “You dirty vegan b*****d, you’re eating our grass.” The abuse is directed at a player of fourth-tier English soccer club Forest Green Rovers. He is lying face down and motionless after he’d been on the wrong end of a challenge from a Walsall FC player in a League Two game last…MORE

Barcelona’s Fati becomes the youngest scorer in Champions League history

Barcelona’s Fati becomes the youngest scorer in Champions League history

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati became the youngest scorer in the history of the UEFA Champions League after he netted a late winner in his side’s 2-1 victory over Inter Milan Tuesday. At just 17 years and 40 days old, Fati overtook Peter Ofori-Quaye as the competition’s youngest marksman after coming on as an 85th-minute substitute.…MORE

The 100 seconds that saved Liverpool’s Champions League hopes

The 100 seconds that saved Liverpool’s Champions League hopes

For nearly an hour it was a tense and nervy affair and then in the space of 100 seconds Liverpool exhaled a huge sigh of relief. The Champions League holder had needed a draw against Red Bull Salzburg to guarantee its place in the last 16, but until second-half goals from Naby Keita and Mo…MORE

Jean-Eric Vergne wins Autosport award to brighten difficult start to season

Jean-Eric Vergne wins Autosport award to brighten difficult start to season

He may have endured a testing start to his defense of the Formula E championship, but Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne was given a reason to cheer at the Autosport Awards in London. The Frenchman picked up the Moment of the Year award having become the first driver to successfully defend a Formula E title last season.…MORE

Premier League: Racist and homophobic incidents tarnish ‘best league in the world’

Premier League: Racist and homophobic incidents tarnish ‘best league in the world’

It’s been dubbed the “best league in the world” for its exciting games and competitiveness, but it wasn’t the greatest weekend for the Premier League — the most watched football division globally — as several ugly incidents unfolded. Manchester United players were allegedly racially abused in Saturday evening’s Manchester derby, while a 13-year-old Burnley supporter…MORE

French basketball player fined for disrespecting Chinese anthem

French basketball player fined for disrespecting Chinese anthem

French basketball player Guerschon Yabusele has been fined 10,000 yuan ($1,400) and given a warning for not raising his head during the Chinese national anthem before a game Friday, Chinese state media reported. Yabusele, who plays for the Chinese Basketball Association’s (CBA) Nanjing Monkey Kings, was photographed bowing his head as his teammates appear to…MORE

Burrow, Fields, Hurts and Young named 2019 Heisman finalists

Burrow, Fields, Hurts and Young named 2019 Heisman finalists

The 2019 Heisman Trophy finalists were announced Monday evening. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young will be invited to New York for the Heisman Trophy announcement this Saturday. The winner will be named in a broadcast on ESPN that starts at…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Scarlett Johansson and others react to their Screen Actors Guild nominations

Scarlett Johansson and others react to their Screen Actors Guild nominations

Awards season is in full swing and the nominations keep coming in, this time for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, an annual celebration of the year’s best TV and film. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning, with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Jay Roach’s “Bombshell” leading the…

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles quiz each other

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles quiz each other

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles found themselves in a situation that most exes would probably find uncomfortable. Styles guest hosted “The Late Late Show” for James Corden and had Jenner on as a guest. Styles, 25, and Jenner, 24, were speculated to have been a couple years ago. And while they never formerly confirmed it,…

Screen Actors Guild Award nominations revealed

Screen Actors Guild Award nominations revealed

Nominations for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday. The casts of “Bombshell,” “Marriage Story” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” led film nominations with four each. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” scored the most nominations among television series. The awards are a peer honor, with actors honoring fellow performers. Robert De…