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New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera canceled its entire upcoming season on Wednesday and said it would remain closed until September 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of the continuing struggles for live entertainment.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera to remain closed for another year

New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera canceled its entire upcoming season on Wednesday and said it would remain closed until September 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of the continuing struggles for live entertainment.
The Clicks advert had pictures of African hair labelled dry, dull and damaged, while an example of white hair was described as fine and flat.

South Africa’s Clicks beauty stores raided after ‘racist’ hair advert

Protesters have forced several stores of a South African health and beauty company to close, after it ran a hair advertisement they deemed racist.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Western and Southern Open tournament in protest over Jacob Blake's shooting.

Naomi Osaka keen to spread awareness about racial injustice

Japan’s Naomi Osaka says she wants to spread awareness about racial injustice after the former U.S. Open Champion, walked onto court with a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor on Monday.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Billie Jean King hails Naomi Osaka as sport’s latest torchbearer for change

At the end of a week when Naomi Osaka brought the fight for racial justice to sport’s front door, it seemed fitting that another great tennis pioneer Billie Jean King should hail her quiet successor for her “compassion, strength and leadership.”
Japan's Naomi Osaka after a match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. on January 24, 2020. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay-File Photo

Injured Osaka withdraws from Western & Southern final

Japan’s Naomi Osaka withdrew from her final against Victoria Azarenka in the Western & Southern Open at Flushing Meadows on Saturday because of a left hamstring injury.
Around 100 NBA staff members are walking off the job on Friday to support the social justice efforts of NBA and WNBA players, ESPN reported.

NBA to resume games after player protest, turn stadiums into voting sites

NBA players who boycotted games as part of a protest against racial injustice have agreed to resume the playoffs on Saturday in a deal that includes increased access to voting in the United States presidential election.
Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Naomi Osaka changes mind, agrees to play W&S Open semi-final

Naomi Osaka has decided to play her semi-final at the Western & Southern Open in New York after previously saying she would withdraw from the match to protest against racial injustice.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic during Adria Tour at Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, Serbia, June 13, 2020. REUTERS-Marko Djurica

Novak Djokovic cruises into semis where Roberto Bautista Agut awaits

Novak Djokovic cruised past Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 6-1 on Wednesday to reach a record-equalling eighth Western & Southern Open semi-final where he will face Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
The UK has said that students in England and Wales will no longer receive exam results based on a controversial algorithm after accusations that the system was biased against students from poorer backgrounds, Reuters and BBC News report.

UK ditches exam results generated by biased algorithm after student protests

The UK has said that students in England and Wales will no longer receive exam results based on a controversial algorithm after accusations that the system was biased against students from poorer backgrounds, Reuters and BBC News report. The announcement followed a weekend of demonstrations at which protesters chanted “fuck the algorithm” outside the country’s Department for Education.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has explained why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during their Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool.

Mesut Ozil ‘disappointed’ with Arsenal’s reaction to criticism over ‘Uighur Muslim persecution’

Mesut Ozil says he was left disappointed by Arsenal distancing themselves from his comments over the alleged persecution of Uighur Muslims in China.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Suspense surrounds Joe Biden’s upcoming running mate selection

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to soon reveal his running mate.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF congratulates coach Ndubuisi Egbo on Albanian league victory

The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated former Super Eagles player, Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo, who has become the first Nigerian and African to lead a European club to a top league domestic title.
Nigeria’s Victor Moses and teammates at Inter Milan are willing to accept pay cut as the Serie A outfit plan to reduce salaries due to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Italian agency ‘ANSA’,

Antonio Conte: Victor Moses ‘available’ to face SPAL

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has confirmed Victor Moses is ‘available’ for selection when they take on SPAL in Thursday’s Serie A game at Stadio Paolo Mazza.
A mural dedicated to George Floyd is displayed on a wall of The Breakfast Klub in midtown, near where Floyd grew up and later mentored young men in Houston's Third Ward [Mario Tama-Getty Images-AFP]

George Floyd family files lawsuit against Minneapolis, officers

George Floyd's family has filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd's rights when they restrained him and the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force.
A bus stop in Minneapolis is part of a memorial to George Floyd. Leila Navidi-AP

Police ignored George Floyd’s ‘I can’t breathe’ plea – transcript

The former United States police officer charged in the death of George Floyd told him to stop shouting and save his breath as he knelt on his neck and Floyd gasped for air, according to a newly released transcript of police body camera footage.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on the grid kneels wearing an anti-racism T-shirt before the race Mark Thompson-Pool via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton, other F1 drivers take a knee in Austria

Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton and a majority of Formula One’s 20 drivers took a knee on the starting grid before Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday.

Protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black – many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves – quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park.

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The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.