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Messi says Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut

Lionel Messi says he and his Barcelona teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in…

Whether it's hiking, fishing or back-country skiing, the great outdoors provides a breath of fresh air in these turbulent times due to the coronavirus pandemic

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2020 Audi Q7 Design Preview

The Audi Q7 is getting an all-round update - both visually and technically. The large SUV features the new design of the Q family and offers superb dynamics and excellent comfort, in addition to its superior spaciousness. Mild hybrid technology, the digital operating concept, and the optional HD matrix LED headlights including laser light are just some of its highlights. The new Audi Q7 and the SQ7 are equipped with a powerful V8 diesel engine and will be introduced to the European market in mid-September. The base price for the Audi Q7 in Germany will be EUR 66,900. The Audi Q7 demonstrates the hallmark SUV elements in the current design language. It bears the large octagon-shaped Singleframe, with six upright slats providing the structure. As such, the SUV looks even more powerful. The two-part side air inlets have a much more expressive line, just like the sill area that underscores the large SUV's ground clearance and, in turn, its offroad capabilities. The headlights, optionally in HD Matrix LED technology with Audi laser light, emphasize the width of the full-size model with their contour and light signature. On the restyled rear, a striking aluminum strip creates the visual connection between the flat rear lights with their technical-looking graphics and carries forward the horizontal body line. The designers achieved the clear view with taut, flat surfaces, which span the entire width particularly in the license plate region. The Audi Q7 is particularly striking with the optional S line exterior: A blade in the front bumper, sportily accentuated underbody protection at the rear along with full paint finish and 19-inch wheels come standard.

Visa extends athlete sponsorship to 2021 after…

Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

British boxer has license suspended over video…

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders has had his boxing license suspended after publishing a social media video in which he appeared to condone domestic violence amid the coronavirus outbreak

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AP Was There: NC State stuns Houston 54-52 for…

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament

2020 Ford Kuga Exterior Design

Ford unveiled the stylish and distinctive range of all-new Ford Kuga SUVs, debuting sleek new exterior design with premium proportions that deliver improved roominess and comfort. Ford's most electrified vehicle ever, the sophisticated all-new Kuga Titanium, sporty Kuga ST-Line and upscale Kuga Vignale will offer an advanced range of hybrid powertrains for unprecedented Ford SUV fuel-efficiency. The comprehensive line-up includes Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid (mild-hybrid) and Kuga Hybrid (full-hybrid) variants, alongside Ford's 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel, 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel and 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, and intelligent new eight-speed automatic transmission. Kuga is Ford's best-selling SUV in Europe and the No. 3 best-selling Ford vehicle in the region after the Fiesta and Focus. Customers purchased 153,800 Kugas in 2018, contributing to a Ford SUV sales increase of more than more than 19 percent last year. The all-new Ford Kuga offers even more intuitive comfort and driver assistance features, keeping customers better connected on the move. Sophisticated technologies include a FordPass Connect embedded modem, wireless charging pad technologies, and Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system supported by an 8-inch central touchscreen. A premium B&O Sound System produces a high quality audio experience, and a new industry-first, free-form, 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster with "true colour" that is more informative, intuitive and easier to read.

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates in…

Tokyo Olympic organizers are leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021

The Latest: Swimming federation welcomes new…

The governing body of swimming welcomed the new Tokyo Olympic dates without giving any detail of how to reschedule its own world championships in Japan next year

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The Latest: Spanish league raises $740,000 for…

The Spanish league says more than 665,000 euros ($740,000) has been raised for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak with the help of athletes and musicians in Spain