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Fans flout social distancing rules at Bulgarian Cup final

Fans flout social distancing rules at Bulgarian Cup final

Thousands of football fans attended the Bulgarian Cup final between Lokomotiv Plovdiv and CSKA Sofia on Wednesday, where social distancing measures appeared to be ignored in the stands. Officials relaxed rules for Wednesday’s final, which Lokomotiv won 5-3 on penalties, by increasing the number of fans allowed into the stadium from 4,000 to 12,000. Visit…MORE

Former Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone becomes a father at 89

Former Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone becomes a father at 89

Former Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone, 89, and wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, have announced the birth of their son. The baby boy was born on Wednesday and is named Ace, a spokesperson for Ecclestone confirmed to CNN. The new arrival will be the billionaire’s first son, and his first child with Flosi, joining daughters Tamara,…MORE

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s voice and conscience

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s voice and conscience

On a karting track in southeast England, an eight-year-old Lewis Hamilton has the measure of his rivals. He is flying around the course. He is quicker than the other boys and, though these are supposed to be carefree years, is racing with the intensity of someone who is eager to make an impression. “There’s a…MORE

Statue campaign launched for pioneering Black footballer Jack Leslie

Statue campaign launched for pioneering Black footballer Jack Leslie

A campaign has been launched to build a statue for an English footballer who was supposedly denied the chance to play for his country because he was Black. The Jack Leslie campaign hopes to raise £100,000 ($124,000) for a statue to honor Leslie, a striker for English club Plymouth Argyle in the 1920s and 1930s.…MORE

New study reveals ‘evident’ racial bias in TV football commentary

New study reveals ‘evident’ racial bias in TV football commentary

There is “evident” racial bias in the way football commentators refer to players of different skin colors, says a new study published on Tuesday. More than 2,000 statements made by commentators across 80 televised matches in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 were analyzed by Danish research organization RunRepeat, with the…MORE

Derby County footballer Andre Wisdom hospitalized after assault

Derby County footballer Andre Wisdom hospitalized after assault

Derby County defender Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after an “unprovoked assault and robbery,” according to a statement from the club. Reports say that Wisdom, who joined the the Championship club in 2017, was visiting relatives in Toxteth, Liverpool, when the incident took place. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features “Andre Wisdom…MORE

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