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FIFA must act after death of Iran’s ‘Blue Girl,’ says activist

FIFA must act after death of Iran’s ‘Blue Girl,’ says activist

An Iranian activist is lashing out at FIFA following the death of a female fan who set herself on fire after she was denied access to a soccer stadium in Tehran. Maryam Shojaei is a member of the women’s advocacy group @OpenStadiums, which lobbies against Iran’s longtime ban on females attending sporting events at stadiums…MORE

Kim Clijsters to come out of retirement, announces return to tennis at 36

Kim Clijsters to come out of retirement, announces return to tennis at 36

“Let’s come back one more time. See you in 2020.” Those are the words of four-time grand slam champion and former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters, who announced Thursday that she is returning to professional tennis at the age of 36. “For the past seven years, I’ve been a full-time mom,” Clijsters, who has three…MORE

Terrorism threat throws Sri Lanka cricket tour to Pakistan in doubt

Terrorism threat throws Sri Lanka cricket tour to Pakistan in doubt

Hosting Sri Lanka was meant to signify a new dawn for Pakistan cricket, but security concerns have cast doubt over the forthcoming tour later this month. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released a statement Wednesday saying it had received “reliable information of a possible terrorist threat” against the national squad and had “sought the assistance of…MORE

Show jumping stars join jet set in Saint-Tropez for LGCT showdown

Show jumping stars join jet set in Saint-Tropez for LGCT showdown

It’s a long-time favorite of the international jet set, but taking to the skies of Saint-Tropez this weekend will be show jumping’s biggest stars for the penultimate event in the Longines Global Champions Tour. All of the top 10 riders in the season standings will be in action at the stunning venue next to the…MORE

Here’s how Antonio Brown’s tumultuous summer has gone

Here’s how Antonio Brown’s tumultuous summer has gone

This has been one crazy year for Antonio Brown. One of the NFL’s top wide receivers is facing a lawsuit accusing him of rape — allegations he denies — just days after he signed with the New England Patriots. How he even got to the Patriots was its own saga. The onetime Pittsburgh Steelers mainstay…MORE

Team USA loses to France in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

Team USA loses to France in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

For the first time in 13 years, there will be a new men’s FIBA World Cup champion. In a shocker, Team USA will not medal, losing to France 89-79 in the quarterfinals in Dongguan, China. It ends the 58-game winning streak the US — using NBA players during that stretch — had in international tournaments.…MORE

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Randy Travis Releases Affectionate New Single, “Lead Me Home” [Listen]

Randy Travis Releases Affectionate New Single, “Lead Me Home” [Listen]

Warner Music Nashville has shared a previously unreleased song, “Lead Me Home,” by Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis. Randy recorded the bluegrass-infused ballad prior to his stroke in 2013. The new tune follows the release of “One in a Row” in May and comes out on the heels of the release of…