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American Strongman Roy Jones Jr. Asks Russian Strongman Vladimir Putin for Citizenship

American boxer Roy Jones Jr. asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russian citizenship. Putin said yes.

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Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Goes Trump With Call for U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh backs Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.


China Wins the Olympics That Almost No One Else Wanted

The 2022 Winter Olympics go to Beijing in one of the strangest bid processes in history.


Kazakhstan Can’t Get No Respect

But can it get the 2022 Olympics?


Scandal on the Tour De France

The legendary race’s long history of thugs, drugs, and cheating.


In Post-Soviet Azerbaijan, PR Does You

The European Games open today in Azerbaijan, whose authoritarian leader has conceived of the event to boost the country's international profile.


The Inconvenient Truth About Soccer

Why handing FIFA over to Germany and England is no way to fix it.

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You’ll Never Guess Which Country Is Trying to Get Good at Hockey

In an effort to strengthen its 2022 Winter Olympic bid, China is trying to get good at hockey.

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