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Pele says he’s ‘not afraid’ as he dismisses his son’s depression claims

Pele says he’s ‘not afraid’ as he dismisses his son’s depression claims

Soccer legend Pele has played down fears over his mental health after the Brazilian’s son suggested he had become depressed due to his inability to walk unaided. Edinho had said his 79-year-old father was reluctant to even leave the house following complications with his recovery from hip surgery, but Pele has announced he is “fine.”…MORE

Kobe Bryant’s absence looms large over the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend

Kobe Bryant’s absence looms large over the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend

A Black Mamba-shaped shadow looms large over this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend. It is less than a month since NBA legend Kobe Bryant — as well as his daughter Gianna and seven others — lost their lives in a helicopter crash in California’s Calabasas on January 26. All-Star Weekends in the past have been fun…MORE

Tiger Woods hits supernatural ‘Kobe Bryant’ putt

Tiger Woods hits supernatural ‘Kobe Bryant’ putt

Supernatural or merely coincidence? Some might think there was a higher power at work when Tiger Woods strode down the first hole at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles Thursday. Close to where basketball great Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash last month, Woods fizzed his second shot into the green to leave an…MORE

Colin Kaepernick to pen memoir through his new publishing house

Colin Kaepernick to pen memoir through his new publishing house

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is to pen a memoir through his newly formed publishing house. The athlete-turned-activist has been unsigned by an NFL team since 2017 after he sparked controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem before several games in protest at police shootings and other social injustices faced by African-Americans. Kaepernick…MORE

Usain Bolt says he considered coming out of retirement

Usain Bolt says he considered coming out of retirement

Usain Bolt’s glittering career may have ended on a disappointing note as he pulled up with a hamstring injury in the last 50 meters of the 4x100m at the 2017 world championships, but that may not have been the Jamaican sprint star’s final act on the track. Bolt won the last of his eight gold…MORE

Tottenham Hotspur condemns new dictionary definition of ‘Yid’

Tottenham Hotspur condemns new dictionary definition of ‘Yid’

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur says it’s unhappy that the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has included an updated definition of the word “Yid” to include “a supporter of or player” of the club. The word has inoffensive origins within the Jewish community, but it took on a new meaning in the 1930s — especially…MORE