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Burger King pulls Russia World Cup ad promoting sex with players

Friday 03:25 GMT

Burger King has apologised for an online ad offering burgers to Russian women who get impregnated by soccer players during the World Cup the country is hosting until July 15.

"As part of its social responsibility (campaign), Burger King is offering a reward to women who get impregnated by football stars," said Burger King. The promotion on the global fast food chain's account on VK -- a local rival of Facebook -- suggested Russia could benefit from some good "football genes."

Source: New York Times

The World Cup Extends to Siberia, Although It Isn’t an Easy Reach

Friday 00:38 GMT

He and his friends are devotees, of course — his knowledge of Milan’s financial situation is remarkable — but what makes the World Cup different, what acts as its unique power, is that it can reach parts of the world the ordinary club game cannot.

It feels as far from the Russian World Cup as it is possible to be: a peaceful, pious place, a world away from the frenzy and the international festival being held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, a speck of civilization adrift in the endlessness of Siberia.

Source: The Week

How MLB gamed its way into a baseball monopoly

Friday 00:38 GMT

In 1922, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that effectively granted Major League Baseball a legal monopoly over professional baseball in the United States — a situation that persists to this day.

Here's everything you need to know:. Early in the 20th century, the U.S. boasted a few professional baseball leagues — namely, the Federal League, the American League, and the National League, the latter two of which partnered to form Major League Baseball.

Source: Common Domain

Spain Overcomes Iran’s Stubborn Defense in the World Cup

Friday 00:38 GMT

In the 54th minute, Spain broke through Iran’s defensive wall to win 1-0 and avoid the precarious position of possibly missing the knockout stage of its second consecutive World Cup.

For much of this game, the Iranians looked like they could fend off their favored adversaries even as Spain dominated possession and camped out in their attacking third of the field. The Iranians still have a hope, with one win and one loss, but face an uphill battle to get a result against Portugal while the Spaniards get to face the group’s weakest side, winless Morocco.

Source: BBC

Reporter sexually harassed at World Cup

Friday 00:38 GMT

In the UK, the BBC's Vicki Sparks faced similar online abuse when she made history as the first female World Cup commentator on British television on Wednesday - but was widely well-received.

Last year, tennis player Maxime Hamou was banned from the French Open after forcibly kissing a female reporter during a live TV interview. In March, a group of 52 Brazilian reporters launched a campaign showcasing incidents of being kissed and groped by fans and athletes, which they called #DeixaElaTrabalhar - or "Let her work".

Source: New York Times

Broadcasts in a Native Language, Speaking to Every Corner of Peru

Friday 00:38 GMT

Luis Soto is narrating Peru’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1982 in his native language, Quechua, the latest move to keep a fading oral tradition alive.

To prepare for the World Cup, Soto, 44, spent months practicing with videos of games to hone his speed and tone, knowing that his listeners — hundreds of thousands of them — would be experiencing an important moment for Peru on the world stage in their native language for the first time.

Source: BBC

BBC to stream Wimbledon tennis in 4K HDR

Friday 00:38 GMT

The Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament is to be streamed in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour (HDR) to UK viewers by the BBC.

"The use of HDR has been quite subtle by comparison, but has still undoubtedly enhanced the sense of 'being there' that's so important when you're watching sport."

Source: The Guradian

Portugal look to grow with Cristiano Ronaldo after two close shaves

Friday 00:38 GMT

When Cristiano Ronaldo scored his opening goal of this World Cup – the early penalty in Portugal’s 3-3 draw with Spain – he added a twist to his usual celebration.

Portugal had 45% of the possession and they lost control in the middle of the pitch – so much so that Santos switched from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1. Portugal started positively, with Ronaldo scoring another early goal, before Morocco came to call the tune.

Source: Fox News

Putin to meet with South Korea's Moon as World Cup diplomacy continues

Friday 03:25 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday to discuss the recent denuclearization efforts in the Korean Peninsula amid the Kremlin’s diplomatic offensive during soccer's World Cup.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Putin in preparation for the summit of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Source: New York Times

Should Big Games in March Sway the N.B.A. Draft in June The Numbers Say Yes

Friday 01:40 GMT

Donte DiVincenzo will be waiting for his name to be called Thursday night at the N.B.A. draft in Brooklyn in no small part because of his stellar performance on what had heretofore been his career’s biggest stage.

An early draft of the paper cited the trajectories of Derrick Rose and Ty Lawson as two that anecdotally illustrated their findings: Both point guards, each of whom played in N.C.A.A. title games, saw their actual draft spots rise from their expected ones, and for a time enjoyed very successful N.B.A. careers.

Source: New York Times

Peter Thomson, 88, Australian Golfer With 5 British Open Wins, Dies

Friday 00:39 GMT

Peter Thomson, the Australian who won five British Opens and became the only player in the 20th century to win that major in three consecutive years, died on Wednesday in Melbourne.

Thomson proved himself as an elite golfer on the world scene with his final British Open victory, when he left Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus far behind and overtook the defending champion, Tony Lema, in winning at Royal Birkdale, also the site of Thomson’s first Open victory.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

Yrsa Daley-Ward on raw Instagram poetry and her new memoir, "The Terrible"

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: NBC News

'The lucky ones': Families who slip through the gap in Trump's zero-tolerance border policy

Wednesday 15:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In the U.K., the Average Asking Price is 45% Above the Average Sale Price

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: Global News

Reduce taxes, fees to help grow Canada’s airline industry, lower prices: study

Friday 03:25 GMT
Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Friday 20:03 GMT
Source: CBS News

Make Music Day celebrates the musician in everyone

Friday 09:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s what could happen to Apple’s average selling prices in the next iPhone cycle

Friday 20:03 GMT
Source: New York Times

Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration

Friday 09:04 GMT
Source: New York Times

Chinese Fans Paid Dearly for World Cup Tickets That Never Materialized

Friday 09:03 GMT

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