Shohreh Bayat: Iranian chess referee fears ostracism over her activism as she challenges Russian chief of game’s governing body FIDE

CNN  —  Three years after fleeing Iran, chess referee Shohreh Bayat fears being further ostracized after challenging the game’s governing body and its president, Russia’s former deputy prime minister, over her choice of clothing at a tournament in October. Back in 2020, Bayat was criticized in Iran for not wearing the appropriate headscarf at the […]

Australia pulls out of Afghanistan cricket series over Taliban’s restrictions on women

Sydney CNN  —  Australia’s men’s cricket team has withdrawn from a series of upcoming matches against Afghanistan in protest over the ruling Taliban’s restrictions on women and girls’ education and employment, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement Thursday. The teams were scheduled to play three One Day International (ODI) games in the United Arab […]

Carlos Correa: Free-agent shortstop saga ends with World Series winner returning to Minnesota Twins

CNN  —  The free-agent saga surrounding shortstop Carlos Correa has finally come to an end. The coveted World Series winner signed a six-year guaranteed contract to return to the Minnesota Twins, the MLB team announced Wednesday. The deal is reportedly worth $200 million, according to the salary tracking website Spotrac. Minnesota is the third MLB […]

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