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Meet ‘Spot’ and ‘Pepper’: Baseball’s robot fans

Meet ‘Spot’ and ‘Pepper’: Baseball’s robot fans

Say hello to “Spot” and “Pepper.” They’re big baseball fans who never stop moving and never get tired of singing for the Fukuoko SoftBank Hawks. But these are baseball fans with a difference — they’re robots. Professional baseball returned to Japan on June 19, though coronavirus restrictions prevented fans from attending. So the Hawks came…

Noah Lyles breaks 200m world record — but then it transpires he only ran 185m

Noah Lyles breaks 200m world record — but then it transpires he only ran 185m

Former middle distance runner turned athletics commentator Steve Cram was flummoxed and flabbergasted as US sprinter Noah Lyles crossed the finishing line. “Here’s Lyles, he’s about to finish and the others are maybe a second …” gasped Cram as he tried to comprehend how Lyles had seemingly clocked 18.9 seconds for 200 meters while running…

Champions League draw: European giants discover their fate

Champions League draw: European giants discover their fate

It has been four months since a ball was last kicked in the Champions League, but now finally all the fixtures are confirmed for the remainder of the competition. Football across the world was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic and for some time it looked as though the rest of the current…

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