The Whitewashing Of Naomi Osaka

In a cartoon he drew for Australia’s Herald Sun on Sept. 10, illustrator Mark Knight depicts Serena Williams during the finals match at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It’s a classic racist caricature: Williams appears as a hulk-like figure with unkempt hair and large lips reminiscent of the minstrel or the…

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Jose Mourinho will have a ‘game plan to push for the title,’ says Rooney

(CNN)Don’t write off Manchester United or its manager Jose Mourinho just yet, says Wayne Rooney. Follow @cnnsport Mourinho has welcomed three players to his squad over the summer — Brazil midfielder Fred for $60 million, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot ($24 million) and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant ($2 million) — but…

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Six Things You Should NEVER Do While Travelling

In most cases, holidays are a chance to do whatever you want – whether that’s a long weekend museum hopping or a 10-day vacation sat on the beach reading Harry Potter.  There are, however, certain holiday activities that can veer into the ethically dodgy realm.  Here are six things you really…

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Someone Put Your Chances Of Dying In An Infographic, And You May Want To Reconsider Your Life Choices

Someone has helpfully compiled an infographic for these people, listing the estimated chances of death in various scenarios, from motorbike racing to obesity. Some of them offer a genuinely surprising perspective, for example skydiving and bungee-jumping are much safer than you would think, particlarly when compared to something seemingly more…

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This womans story shows how one organ donor could change the lives of a whole family.

Lauren was in her middle school gym jumping rope when suddenly, she went into cardiac arrest. “I remember waking up in the ambulance,” she says. Lauren has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic condition that prevents the heart from pumping enough blood. This condition has no cure and while many people…

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Jamie Vardy: Im a nightmare on the pitch I get abuse but I give it back

Jamie Vardy, the Leicester striker who has walked away from England, has the perfect antidote to raging supporters scoring sensational goals As Jamie Vardy ushers Boris, Billy and Ralph out of the door and the sound of barking becomes more distant, the conversation inside turns to Harry Kane, Sergio Agero…

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Tumblr User Explained What It Means To Be A Billionaire, And It Will Make You Feel Poor

It doesn’t matter how hard we all try to avoid being materialistic, the thought of becoming a billionaire has crossed everyone’s mind at least once, and there is no need to deny it. And even though not everyone can become one of the world’s richest people, for many of us…

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Ryan Gosling stops by Toronto coffee shop after management lobbies for visit with cardboard cut-out

See @RyanGosling we are very dedicated to our campaign. 10 days of posting of why you should have coffee with us. #ryanneedsgrinder #toronto #TIFF2018 @blogTO #coffeetime ##coffeeto pic.twitter.com/iOwnZHfnnQ — GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 4, 2018 Armed with nothing but ambition and a cardboard cut-out of Gosling, the café’s management set off…

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Pull no punches: how sports movies swapped triumph for truth

Where cinema once focused on underdogs winning against the odds, now films that focus on athletes in personal and physical crisis are showing the dark side of sports Sports movies, like history, tend to be written by the victors. The Hollywood canon is packed with stories about winning against all…

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