Simone Biles and ‘the twisties’: How fear affects the mental health and physical safety of gymnasts
Simone Biles and ‘the twisties’: How fear affects the mental health and physical safety of gymnasts     You can learn a lot about a subculture by the slang it develops. Gymnastics has a lot of slang around fear: the twisties, headcasing, mental block, bailing, balking. Gymnastics is obviously physically demanding with a high injury […]
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The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions for the first time in 50 years as Antetokounmpo scores 50 points
The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions for the first time in 50 years as Antetokounmpo scores 50 points     With the Milwaukee Bucks seeking their first NBA championship in 50 years, their superstar guided the way, putting up 50 points in a legendary NBA Finals-clinching win Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns. Led by […]
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Racist abuse directed at England players after Euro 2020 final defeat is described as ‘unforgivable’ by manager Gareth Southgate
Racist abuse directed at England players after Euro 2020 final defeat is described as ‘unforgivable’ by manager Gareth Southgate     The online racial abuse of some England players following Sunday’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy has been described by the team’s manager Gareth Southgate as “unforgivable” and “just not what we stand for.” […]
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Romelu Lukaku says he wants to visit Christian Eriksen in hospital as players show solidarity at Euro 2020
Romelu Lukaku says he wants to visit Christian Eriksen in hospital as players show solidarity at Euro 2020     Christian Eriksen continues to be very much in the thoughts of players at Euro 2020. Warming up for their game on Wednesday, Finnish and Russian players wore “Get well Christian!” T-shirts as they showed their […]
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Russell Westbrook breaks the NBA record for triple-doubles surpassing Oscar Robertson
Russell Westbrook breaks the NBA record for triple-doubles surpassing Oscar Robertson   Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards has notched his 182nd career NBA triple-double, breaking Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s record for the most in league history. The record had stood since 1974, the year Robertson retired. “Russell Westbrook, I’m very happy for you,” […]
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Stiliyan Petrov’s dream job was cut short by cancer; now he wants to help soccer stars plan for the future
Stiliyan Petrov’s dream job was cut short by cancer; now he wants to help soccer stars plan for the future     You might gawk at Premier League footballers’ million dollar salaries but playing careers are short and can sometimes be curtailed by injury, illness or poor form. And when a career comes to its […]
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PSG ‘collapsed completely’ in its Champions League semifinal against Manchester City
PSG ‘collapsed completely’ in its Champions League semifinal against Manchester City   Paris Saint-Germain was “emotional and aggressive in a stupid way” according to former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after it threw away its lead in the Champions League semifinal clash against Manchester City. Captain Marquinhos had headed the French champion ahead in a dominant […]
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