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Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi's team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Saudi Arabia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi’s team in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history

Lusail, Qatar CNN — Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in an astonishing Group C match. Many had expected the South American team, ranked third in the world, unbeaten for three years and among the favorites to win the tournament, to sweep aside …

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F1: Max Verstappen says abuse of family is 'unacceptable' following São Paulo Grand Prix

F1: Max Verstappen says abuse of family is ‘unacceptable’ following São Paulo Grand Prix

CNN — Max Verstappen and Red Bull have hit out at online threats and abuse leveled at the world champion and his family after he ignored team orders at last weekend’s São Paulo Grand Prix. Verstappen refused his team’s instruction to allow teammate Sergio Perez through on the final lap of the race in Brazil. …

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UVA Shooting: Prosecutor announces more charges against suspect in campus shooting before his first scheduled court appearance

UVA Shooting: Suspect accused of killing 3 University of Virginia football players is denied bond as new revelations emerge

CNN — The student accused of killing three University of Virginia football players after a school field trip was denied bail Wednesday during a court hearing in Charlottesville. According to a witness, suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. shot one of the players, Devin Chandler, while he was sleeping, the Albemarle County prosecutor said. Fellow UVA …

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UVA Shooting: Prosecutor announces more charges against suspect in campus shooting before his first scheduled court appearance

UVA Shooting: Prosecutor announces more charges against suspect in campus shooting before his first scheduled court appearance

CNN — Additional charges were announced Tuesday against the man accused of killing three football players and wounding two others in a weekend shooting at the University of Virginia ahead of his initial court appearance Wednesday. The new charges – two counts of malicious wounding, each accompanied by a firearm charge – are related to …

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Sharon Lokedi and Evans Chebet complete Kenyan double at New York City Marathon

Sharon Lokedi and Evans Chebet complete Kenyan double at New York City Marathon

CNN — Kenya’s Sharon Lokedi was a surprise winner of the women’s New York City Marathon on Sunday, while Evans Chebet won the men’s race to complete a Kenyan double. Lokedi, competing over the 26.2-mile distance for the first time in his career, pulled away from Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter in the closing stages, finishing …

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Astros throw the World Series' first combined no-hitter against the Phillies

Astros throw the World Series’ first combined no-hitter against the Phillies

CNN — Cristian Javier’s parents had a notion he’d deliver something special in Game 4 of the World Series. And the Houston Astros starter, with three of his fellow hurlers, would prove them right. The Astros on Wednesday produced the first combined no-hitter in World Series history – and the Fall Classic’s second no-hitter overall …

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US women's gymnastics team wins historic gold medal at world championships in Liverpool

US women’s gymnastics team wins historic gold medal at world championships in Liverpool

CNN — The US women’s gymnastics team has claimed a record-breaking sixth world championships gold medal in a row – even without Simone Biles. The team was competing for the first time without the four-time Olympic gold medalist in over a decade, but blew away the competition in the English city of Liverpool with a …

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Univ.  of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh expects Michigan State football players to be charged

Univ. of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh expects Michigan State football players to be charged

CNN — University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Monday that he believes the Michigan State University football players involved in a post-game fight at Michigan Stadium on Saturday will face criminal charges. Two Michigan football players, Gemon Green and Ja’Den McBurrows, have injuries from the fight, Harbaugh said. “There needs to …

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