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Zlatan Ibrahimovic on contracting coronavirus: ‘COVID had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said Thursday he tested positive for the coronavirus a day after he tested negative for the illness.The AC Milan star revealed his diagnosis in a cavalier manner.REVAMPED BARCELONA STARTS NEW SEASON WITH SPOTLIGHT ON MESSI“I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to…

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Serena Williams, other tennis pros can’t stay at private homes during French Open despite presence of fans

U.S. tennis pro Serena Williams will not have the luxury of staying at her apartment in Paris when she participates in the French Open later this month, officials announced last week.French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said that no athletes, including French players, will be allowed to stay at their private residences when the men’s…

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MLB teams find creative ways to stay energized without fans

The absence of fans didn’t stop Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto from receiving an ovation after hitting a homer to put his team ahead for good.All that applause Wednesday came from the Reds grounds crew. When they haven’t been keeping Great America Ball Park in tip-top shape, the groundskeepers have loudly cheered for the…

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Mattingly’s Marlins could clinch berth at Yankee Stadium

Don Mattingly returns this weekend to the Bronx, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did.Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, leading the Miami Marlins as they try to extend their improbable season into next week.His young team is staggering toward the finish line,…

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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon to retire after season

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, the former first-round pick whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, announced Thursday he will retire after the season.Gordon was the second overall pick in the 2005 first-year player draft following a standout career at Nebraska, where he won the Golden Spikes…

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