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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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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Golf great Bernhard Langer recognized with Payne Stewart Award

(CNN)He celebrates his 61st birthday next week, but golf great Bernhard Langer shows no signs of slowing down. Follow @cnnsport Now Langer’s longevity is being celebrated with the Payne Stewart Award, which recognizes golfers who have exhibited “steadfast values of character, charity and sportsmanship” throughout their careers. Bernhard Langer on…

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Son Heung-min: Tottenham star avoids national service following Asian Cup gold

(CNN)England Premier League star Son Heung-min won’t have to do national service and instead can see out his contract with Tottenham Hotspur uninterrupted after South Korea won gold in the Asian Games final against Japan. Follow @cnnsport In the 101st minute, Hawang Hee Chan headed home Son’s corner to make…

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Juventus can win Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, says Wayne Rooney

(CNN)Former England captain Wayne Rooney knows what it is like to be a teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo. The pair played together at Manchester United for five seasons, winning three English Premier League titles and the Champions League. Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid, with whom he won four Champions League titles…

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