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The Betis-Sevilla suspended due to an attack on Jordán from the stands will be completed this Sunday behind closed doors
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The Betis-Sevilla suspended due to an attack on Jordán from the stands will be completed this Sunday behind closed doors

The midfielder was hit by a plastic stick in the 39th minute of the match after the Verdiblanco draw (1-1). The federation announces that the derby will resume this Sunday without an audience at 4:00 p.m. The derby between Betis and Sevilla of the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey was suspended this saturday when suffering an attack Joan Jordan to the 39 minutes. The midfielder received in his head the impact of a plastic stick ("a hollow bar of approximately 50 cm of PVC", according to the referee in the minutes) after the local team tied at one with an Olympic goal from Fekir, who scored directly from the corner. ...
Joe Smith Jr. vs. Results  Steve Geffrard: Smith def. Geffrard to retain WBO light heavyweight title
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Joe Smith Jr. vs. Results Steve Geffrard: Smith def. Geffrard to retain WBO light heavyweight title

Steve Geffrard attempted to add his name to the list of boxing's recent surprise winners after agreeing to a title fight on eight days' notice. Unfortunately for him, Joe Smith Jr. was determined and ready to defend his WBO light heavyweight title. Smith knocked out Geffrard in the ninth round at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY on Saturday night. After landing several blows that rocked his opponent, Smith landed combinations that forced Geffrard, who had never gone past eight rounds in his career, to go down. It looked like he wasn't going to beat the referee's count, and his corner ended up stopping the fight. "He really brought it today," Smith said after the fight. "It was a great fight. As you can see, he's a great fighter, a good survivor. I was trying to get him...
Frenkie de Jong is still in no man’s land
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Frenkie de Jong is still in no man’s land

Goes up Frankie de Jong the equator of what he had signed as a Barça player. It's been two and a half years now. Although his contract, signed by Joseph Maria Bartomeu in that renovation package with Pique, lenglet Y Ter Stegen, was extended until 2026. And he lines it up between doubts about his performance, which has been declining without having the impact he imagined when the club paid 75 million euros plus 11 in variables to Ajax for him in January 2019. More than interesting things were glimpsed, especially in the final stretch of last year when koeman He reformulated the team with the 3-5-2 that gave him the...
The Finnish teacher who secretly taught children detained in Islamic State camps in Syria
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The Finnish teacher who secretly taught children detained in Islamic State camps in Syria

16 minutesimage source, Elisabeth TikkaCaption, Ilona Taimela designed a unique teaching program for Finnish children living in a camp for displaced Syrians.Every day at nine in the morning, Ilona Taimela meets with her students and explains the tasks that she will assign them during class. Since March 2020, his routine has been like that of many teachers around the world due to the pandemic: teaching his classes remotely. But with one exception: her wards are in a displaced persons camp in Syria, quite far from Ilona's home in Finland. With messages sent through WhatsApp, he manages to teach classes ranging from mathematics to geography. All in English and Finnish. His students are 23 children who live in the Al Hol camp, a city made of tents where people who have been linked to the s...
Bulldozers, violence and politics shatter an Indian dream of utopia |  India
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Bulldozers, violence and politics shatter an Indian dream of utopia | India

Nestled deep in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, protected from the world by a young forest, lies a community that wants to change the world. Ask the residents of Auroville, who come from more than 60 countries, what they are doing there and the answer will be the same as it has been for more than five decades: "The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity."Auroville was founded in 1968, with the vision of building an international city to change rigid class and caste systems and be free from the pollution, traffic, chaos, garbage, social isolation and suburban sprawl that have poisoned the modern urban environments.But in recent months, harmony has turned to discord over attempts to transform Auroville from a laid-back ecological community into a pioneering utopian city....
Bills vs.  Patriots by the numbers: How Buffalo handed Bill Belichick New England’s historic wild-card loss
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Bills vs. Patriots by the numbers: How Buffalo handed Bill Belichick New England’s historic wild-card loss

The Bills crushed the Patriots 47-17 in their AFC wild card playoff game on Saturday night. The win was not only important for Josh Allen and the Bills in terms of their playoff run (they move on to the AFC divisional round), but it also set some NFL records. His performance also made history against Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Belichick, who has won six Super Bowls with New England, has never before been beaten by so many points in a playoff game. IYER: Allen the AFC East's new BradySN breaks down the historical numbers for Bills vs. Patriots: No. 1For the first time in NFL history, a team went an entire game without a punt, kick a field goal, or fumble. That was the Bills' offense for 60 minutes on Saturday. The Buffalo Bills just had the first perfect offensive game in NFL his...
The strange schedule of the NFL wild card weekend
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The strange schedule of the NFL wild card weekend

I'll be sharing my tepid takeaways for this weekend's games in the Sunday FreakOut: Wild-Card Edition. Up next is the Football Things weekly preview column, coming to you in the wee hours of Sunday morning as God intended...one. It's unclear how the least intriguing game of the weekend would end up in the Sunday night spot*, but I'm guessing you'll tune in anyway, since the only viable counter-scheduling is reruns of Bones. (I think it's the episode where they find a bone).It's been the case all season: For the Steelers to hold up against quality opponents, they need to get a couple of snaps and/or something like a blocked punt touchdown. The Chiefs lost a bunch of weird turnovers earlier in the season, causing a collective panic, so it's within the realm of possibility. But it's ha...
Djokovic loses appeal against Australia and will be deported
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Djokovic loses appeal against Australia and will be deported

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic lost this Sunday in an Australian court the appeal against the decision of the Government of revoke your visa a second time, preventing him from defending his title at the Australian Open. The decision was made unanimously by the three judges of the Federal Court, which today addressed in a virtual hearing the appeal presented by the defense of Djokovic, who was held on Saturday in a Melbourne hotel. The decision means that the 34-year-old Serbian tennis player's visa has been canceled and he will have to be deport...
Corporate sedition is more damaging to America than the attack on Capitol Hill |  Robert Reich
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Corporate sedition is more damaging to America than the attack on Capitol Hill | Robert Reich

Capitalism and democracy are compatible only if democracy is in the driver's seat.That is why I took some comfort right after the attack on Capitol Hill when many large corporations solemnly swore that they would no longer finance the campaigns of the 147 legislators who voted to annul the election results.Well, those days are over. Turns out they broke up the moment the audience stopped paying attention.A report released last week by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington shows that over the past year, 717 companies and industry groups have donated more than $18 million to 143 of those rogue lawmakers. Companies that have pledged to stop or pause their donations have donated nearly $2.4 million directly to their campaigns or political action committees (Pacs).But there ...
Knicks climb to third straight win behind Randle and Barrett
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Knicks climb to third straight win behind Randle and Barrett

RJ Barrett and Julius Randle have found the form that helped lead the Knicks to the playoffs last season, helping the team to its third straight win by beating the Hawks in Atlanta, 117-108. NBA League Pass: Sign up to unlock games outside of the live market (7-day free trial) Randle and Barrett combined for 50 points, Barrett finished with 26 points, five rebounds and three assists, and Randle added 24 points and nine assists as the Knicks won for the fifth time in their last six games.With the victory, the Knicks have matched their longest winning streak of the season (three), which they have done on two other occasions this season. They move to 22-21 on the season (back in the play-in seeds). This is the first time the Knicks have been above .500 since Nov. 30 when they were 11-10...