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Police officer found guilty of killing former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson

Police officer found guilty of killing former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson

A British police officer has been found guilty of the manslaughter of former professional soccer player Dalian Atkinson, but he was cleared of his murder, a spokesperson for Birmingham Crown Court told CNN on Wednesday. Atkinson, a former forward for English Premier League football team Aston Villa, went into cardiac arrest after officers used a…MORE

Japan’s Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19

Japan’s Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19

Kyoko Ishikawa is not your average Olympics enthusiast. Sporting a bandana, fans, whistle and traditional Japanese costume, the IT company president is a superfan who has attended every Summer Games since Barcelona 1992. She even performs a Japanese cheer routine at each one and hopes to carry on the tradition this year. “The purpose of…MORE

Euro 2020: England looks to pull nation together, but it hasn’t been easy

Euro 2020: England looks to pull nation together, but it hasn’t been easy

Football has a magical way of bringing people together and perhaps no country knows that more than England. After beating Czech Republic 1-0 on Tuesday, Gareth Southgate’s side finished top of Group D, setting up a potentially enticing tie against one of Germany, France, Portugal or Hungary in the round of 16 of Euro 2020.…MORE

Sadio Mane donates $693,000 to fund hospital in his hometown in Senegal

Sadio Mane donates $693,000 to fund hospital in his hometown in Senegal

Senegal and Liverpool football star Sadio Mane has donated $693,000 (£500,000) to help fund the construction of a hospital in his hometown of Bambali in Senegal. The village, about 400 kilometers outside the capital city Dakar, did not previously have a hospital. Mane met with Senegalese President Macky Sall earlier this month to discuss the…MORE

UEFA rejects request to light up Allianz Arena in rainbow colors for Euro 2020 game

UEFA rejects request to light up Allianz Arena in rainbow colors for Euro 2020 game

European football governing body UEFA has declined a request to light up Munich’s Allianz Arena in rainbow colors for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary. The request was made following a proposal from the Munich city council in the wake of an anti-LGBTQ law passed by Hungary’s parliament last week. The legislation, which…MORE

Euro 2020: Fairytale comes true as Denmark grabs place in knockout stages

Euro 2020: Fairytale comes true as Denmark grabs place in knockout stages

In a campaign overshadowed by the health of Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game, the Danish national team delivered a pulsating performance against Russia to secure an unlikely place in the tournament’s knockout stages. Having lost their opening two games, Denmark thumped Russia 4-1 in Copenhagen on Tuesday…MORE