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Tennis great Martina Navratilova diagnosed with throat and breast cancer | CNN

CNN  —  Tennis great Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with both stage one throat and breast cancer, her agent told CNN in an email Monday. “This double whammy is serious but still fixable,” the 66-year-old said in a statement on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) website. “I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It’s going to …

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UFC president Dana White does not expect punishment for domestic violence incident | CNN

CNN  —  Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White said he does not expect punishment after a video emerged of him in a physical altercation with his wife earlier this month. White made the comments Wednesday at a media day for UFC Fight Night 217. Asked whether he expects there to be repercussions from the …

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Iranian chess referee Shohreh Bayat fears ostracism over her activism as she challenges Russian chief of game’s governing body | CNN

CNN  —  Three years after fleeing Iran, chess referee Shohreh Bayat fears being further ostracized after challenging the game’s governing body and its president, Russia’s former deputy prime minister, over her choice of clothing at a tournament in October. Back in 2020, Bayat was criticized in Iran for not wearing the appropriate headscarf at the …

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Damar Hamlin discharged after spending more than a week hospitalized due to a cardiac arrest | CNN

CNN  —  Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin has been discharged from a Buffalo medical center, his club said Wednesday, after more than a week of hospitalization due to a cardiac arrest he suffered during a “Monday Night Football” game this month. The 24-year-old Bills safety had been showing signs of accelerated improvement in the days …

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Lovie Smith said the NFL had ‘a problem’ about Black coaches. A year later he was fired and the league is being criticized yet again about its lack of diversity | CNN

CNN  —  When Lovie Smith was hired by the Houston Texans in February 2022 as the team’s new head coach, he said the NFL had “a problem” with hiring Black coaches and diversity. “I realize the amount of Black head coaches there are in the National Football League,” Smith told reporters just under a year …

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Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves under investigation for alleged sexual assault | CNN

CNN  —  Brazilian football player Dani Alves is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that took place in Barcelona last month, the Catalonia Higher Court of Justice confirmed on Tuesday. “Barcelona investigating magistrate’s court number 15 has opened proceedings for an alleged crime of sexual assault due to a complaint presented by a woman …

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Iraqis celebrate their comeback with soccer tournament after decades of isolation | CNN

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in today’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, CNN’s three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Baghdad and Abu Dhabi CNN  —  Iraq is holding its first international soccer tournament in more than four decades, hosting its Gulf Arab neighbors for a two-week competition …

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Josh Allen describes kickoff return touchdown in first play since Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest as ‘spiritual’ | CNN

CNN  —  Josh Allen could barely hold back his emotions as he described Nyheim Hines’ kick return touchdown in the Buffalo Bills’ first play since teammate Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest. With Hamlin watching from his hospital bed and after some powerful pre-game tributes, Hines took the opening kickoff from the New England Patriots …

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JJ Watt receives emotional standing ovation after final NFL game following end of stellar career | CNN

CNN  —  JJ Watt struggled to hold back his tears as he received a standing ovation while he left the NFL field for the final time after his likely Hall of Fame career came to an end on Sunday. The 33-year-old – one of the best defensive players of all time – announced in December …

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