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Italian newspaper accuses critics of ‘lynching’ after headline race row

Italian newspaper accuses critics of ‘lynching’ after headline race row

Corriere dello Sport has accused critics of “lynching” the newspaper in a staunch defense of its “Black Friday” front page. The Italian publication sparked a race row this week after dubbing Friday’s Serie A match between Inter Milan and AS Roma “Black Friday”, along with pictures of players Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku. The cover…MORE

Acrobatic daredevils perform on world’s largest trampoline

Acrobatic daredevils perform on world’s largest trampoline

Acrobatic basketball team the Dunking Devils are no strangers to risk-taking stunts, as their latest exploit proves. The Slovenian quartet, informally known as the DD Squad, constructed a giant trampoline and suspended it from a crane, 100 feet in the air. Performing audacious twists and turns, they are protected only by a thin net. “The…MORE

Boxing’s ‘Clash on the Dunes’ overshadowed by ‘sportswashing’ concerns

Boxing’s ‘Clash on the Dunes’ overshadowed by ‘sportswashing’ concerns

In the 1970s, the “Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila” — two legendary boxing bouts involving Muhammad Ali — helped define the sport’s heavyweight division. Fast forward to Saturday and the “Clash on the Dunes” — the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia — is boxing’s latest…MORE

Jose Mourinho humbled on return to Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho humbled on return to Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford on Wednesday was anything but special. The former Manchester United boss was humbled as his Spurs side succumbed 2-1 with two goals from Marcus Rashford outweighing a first half strike from Dele Ali. The Portuguese manager, who joined Tottenham last month, took charge of United for 144 matches between…MORE

Bushfire smoke wreaks havoc at Australian golf tournament

Bushfire smoke wreaks havoc at Australian golf tournament

Bushfire smoke swamping a golf tournament in Australia forced one player to don a face mask and another to complain of burning eyes and coughing fits. Deadly fires first broke out in New South Wales several weeks ago and continue to blaze across the state as the Australian summer approaches. New Zealander Ryan Chisnall, who…MORE

‘Black Friday’: Italian newspaper sparks race row with front page

‘Black Friday’: Italian newspaper sparks race row with front page

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport has defended its front page which previews a soccer game with the headline “Black Friday.” The banner was accompanied by photographs of former Manchester United teammates Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku, who play for AS Roma and Inter Milan respectively. The two teams are set to face each other in…MORE

Stunning images from horse racing’s photographer of the year

Stunning images from horse racing’s photographer of the year

With man and beast straining every sinew against a backdrop of stunning scenery, it’s no wonder the sport of kings lends itself to incredible photography. Whether it’s gripping action, colorful crowd scenes or spectacular venues, horse racing offers a rich shooting gallery for photographers. Among the world’s best is Edward Whitaker of the UK’s Racing…MORE

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