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Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer is the latest athlete to take to social media to share his lockdown life. The 20-time Grand Slam winner gave his Twitter followers a trick shot demonstration as the Swiss snow falls around him. In the video, Federer practices the “tweener” shot, a stroke played through the legs while facing away from the…MORE

Fixing 2021 sporting calendar will be like a ‘huge jigsaw puzzle’

Fixing 2021 sporting calendar will be like a ‘huge jigsaw puzzle’

“The Olympic Games is the most complicated sporting event in the world to organize,” says Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian ice hockey great. With the postponed Tokyo Olympics now to be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021, organizers are faced by the unenviable task of how to arrange a spectacle featuring 11,000 athlete…MORE

The NBA could lose billions this season. Who will eat that loss?

The NBA could lose billions this season. Who will eat that loss?

Just as the NBA was approaching the critical stage of an exhilarating season this month, it abruptly suspended play when Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus only minutes before a scheduled tipoff. Since that dramatic scene unfolded on March 11, the NBA announced that a number of other players, including…MORE

Phil Mickelson ‘working on’ rematch of $9M clash with Tiger Woods

Phil Mickelson ‘working on’ rematch of $9M clash with Tiger Woods

Their first match was a $9 million winner-takes-all shoot out, but now Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson could lock horns again to fill the void in sports left by the coronavirus. Professional golf is on hold because of the pandemic, but Mickelson hinted on social media that plans are being formed for another clash of…MORE

The 12-hour stream where celebrities and sports stars played ‘Call Of Duty’ for coronavirus aid

The 12-hour stream where celebrities and sports stars played ‘Call Of Duty’ for coronavirus aid

As people distance themselves from one another during the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, celebrities, streamers and musicians united online Saturday. Stream Aid 2020 was a 12-hour charity stream on the social media platform Twitch to raise money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The event, organized by Enthusiast Gaming, featured competitive esports action…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Let’s cast the inevitable ‘Tiger King’ screen adaptation

Let’s cast the inevitable ‘Tiger King’ screen adaptation

Cool cats and kittens everywhere are hungry for more “Tiger King.” Luckily, before the docuseries found a ravenous fanbase on Netflix, “SNL” star Kate McKinnon was already set to adapt the story for screen, having secured rights to the Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic.” McKinnon is set to star as animal advocate Carole Baskin and executive…

Celebrities who tested positive for coronavirus

Celebrities who tested positive for coronavirus

A growing number of actors, musicians, comedians and others in entertainment are opening up about their personal experiences after a COVID-19 diagnosis, citing their desire to encourage people to heed social distancing guidelines. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first to take to social media to talk about their diagnosis and…

Andy Cohen shares how he stayed out of the hospital

Andy Cohen returned to work Monday and shared with his audience what it was like to have the coronavirus. Appearing on his SiriusXM radio show, “Andy Cohen Live,” the Bravo executive and talk show host talked about his symptoms, which he said included fever, a cough, tightness in his chest, some chills, loss of smell…