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Man City to visit Spurs in Premier League opener

Premier League champions Manchester City will start the defence of their title away to Tottenham after the fixtures for the 2021-22 season were unveiled on Wednesday. City is among the sides heavily linked with Spurs striker Harry Kane, throwing up the tantalising possibility that the England captain could line up …

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Top Japanese virologist warns of risks of Tokyo Games during pandemic-paper

A top Japanese virologist and government adviser have warned of the risks of spreading COVID-19 infections during the Tokyo Olympics, the Times of London reported on Tuesday, the latest high-profile caveat about the global sporting showpiece. Tohoku University professor Hiroshi Oshitani was an architect of Japan’s “Three Cs” approach to …

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‘Brazil doesn’t need Copa America, it needs COVID vaccines’ | Analysis

Questions surround controversial decision to award football tournament to Brazil, country with second-highest COVID death toll in the world. It is fitting that the underused Estadio Mane Garrincha football stadium in Brasilia sits almost within sight of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s office. In a little more than a week, the …

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Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open

The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner took a stand about mandatory appearances at news conferences. She wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018. Naomi Osaka dropped out of the French Open one day after officials threatened to expel her from the season’s second Grand …

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