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Rafael Nadal tired of the ‘circus’ surrounding Djokovic’s visa cancellation
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Rafael Nadal tired of the ‘circus’ surrounding Djokovic’s visa cancellation

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has said decisions have “consequences,” and while he respects his close rival Novak Djokovic, those in the public eye “need to be responsible.” In an interview with CNN on Saturday, the 35-year-old, who is in Melbourne ahead of next week’s Australian Open, appeared to express frustration at how Novak Djokovic’s back-and-forth…MORE

Novak Djokovic detained in Australia ahead of decisive immigration hearing
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Novak Djokovic detained in Australia ahead of decisive immigration hearing

Novak Djokovic was detained by Australian border authorities on Saturday morning, as per a court-ordered arrangement decided Friday. Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, has had his visa revoked twice by immigration officials because he is not vaccinated against Covid-19. This is a developing story and will be updated. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2022 Cable…MORE

‘It’s not a good situation’: How the world reacted after Novak Djokovic has visa canceled again
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‘It’s not a good situation’: How the world reacted after Novak Djokovic has visa canceled again

The ongoing saga surrounding Novak Djokovic‘s participation at this year’s Australian Open took another twist on Friday and the world has been reacting to the decision to revoke the Serbian’s visa for a second time. Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke chose to cancel Djokovic’s visa again in order to protect the country during the pandemic…MORE

French mechanic dies in Dakar Rally accident
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French mechanic dies in Dakar Rally accident

A French mechanic died in an accident on Friday during the Dakar Rally held in Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by Dakar Rally organizers. The statement said the accident, which involved an assistance vehicle and a local truck, killed 20-year-old Quentin Lavalée on the assistance liaison route. The passenger, Belgian Maxime Frére, was injured…MORE

The NFL is down to a single Black head coach after it pledged to do better with diversity
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The NFL is down to a single Black head coach after it pledged to do better with diversity

The Houston Texans fired head coach David Culley Thursday after one season in charge, leaving the NFL with just one Black head coach after years of expressing its desire to increase diversity in top sideline jobs. The Texans went 4-13 during Culley’s sole season at the helm, all without star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who did…MORE

Novak Djokovic to be detained Saturday, ahead of new court hearing
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Novak Djokovic to be detained Saturday, ahead of new court hearing

Novak Djokovic will be placed back in detention by Australian authorities on Saturday after his visa was revoked for a second time. Immigration minister Alex Hawke announced the decision to revoke the tennis star’s visa in a statement on Friday after days of deliberation about whether to eject the 34-year-old Serbian from Australia. The world’s…MORE

CAF gathering reports from officials after AFCON game between Tunisia and Mali ends in chaos
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CAF gathering reports from officials after AFCON game between Tunisia and Mali ends in chaos

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), African football’s governing body, said Thursday it was gathering “all the necessary reports from officials” after Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) game between Tunisia and Mali ended in chaos. Zambian official Janny Sikazwe appeared to initially call full-time on the Group F encounter in Limbé, Cameroon after 85…MORE

Netflix teaming up with PGA Tour and golf’s majors for ‘immersive’ docuseries with glittering cast of players
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Netflix teaming up with PGA Tour and golf’s majors for ‘immersive’ docuseries with glittering cast of players

Forget Netflix and chill — it’s time to pitch and putt with a new docuseries. The streaming service announced on Wednesday it will be teaming up with the PGA Tour and golf’s major championships to release an “immersive documentary series.” The series will follow the lives and stories of some of the biggest names in…MORE

Novak Djokovic drawn against Miomir Kecmanovic at Australian Open amid visa uncertainty
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Novak Djokovic drawn against Miomir Kecmanovic at Australian Open amid visa uncertainty

The Australian Open draw took place after an unexplained delay of more than an hour on Thursday, with top seed Novak Djokovic facing fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round. Djokovic, looking to win his 10th Australian Open title in Melbourne this month, is waiting for Australia’s immigration minister Alex Hawke to decide whether…MORE

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