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John Havlicek, Celtics legend and eight-time NBA champ, dies at 79

Basketball Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA champion John Havlicek, one of the greatest Boston Celtics players of all time, has died at age 79, the team announced. Havlicek, 16th all-time on the NBA scoring list, was voted in 1996 to the league’s honor roll of top 50 players in the first 50 years of…MORE

Raheem Sterling honored with award for fight against racism

Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling has been honored for his role in the fight against racism in football at an awards ceremony in London. He was presented with the Integrity and Impact Award — founded by Dow Jones Sports Intelligence — by his international manager Gareth Southgate at the BT Sport Industry Awards…MORE

Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie row over alleged robbery in Ethiopia

Two Olympic track and field greats — Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie — have become embroiled in a spat after the Briton alleged he had been robbed during a stay in the Ethiopian Olympic gold medalist’s hotel in Addis Ababa in March 2019. During an April 24 news conference ahead of Sunday’s London Marathon, Farah…MORE

Tiemoue Bakayoko: AC Milan player subjected to racist abuse by Lazio fans

Italian football club Lazio has blamed “isolated elements” within its support for racist abuse directed at AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko at the Italian Cup semifinal match between the clubs on Wednesday. Lazio fans could be heard chanting “this banana is for Bakayoko” before and after the match at Milan’s San Siro stadium, according to…MORE

NFL draft 2019: Will the Cardinals unite Kyler Murray with Kliff Kingsbury?

The 84th version of the NFL draft looks almost nothing like the original, when it centered around 90 names on a chalkboard in a hotel. From Thursday through Saturday, the seven-round draft will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. Fans are expected to flock downtown for the selections and other entertainment, as Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley,…MORE

Shane Long makes history with fastest ever Premier League goal

It only takes a second to score a goal, legendary football manager Brian Clough once famously opined. In Shane Long’s case on Tuesday, he needed just 7.69 seconds, as he charged down a clearance from Watford’s Craig Cathcart before giving Southampton a record-breaking lead at Vicarage Road in their English Premier League match. For Long,…MORE

How horses became ‘therapy’ for woman struggling with mental health

Debbie Matthews was “petrified” of horses growing up. She would turn down the opportunity to attend race days with her father and had no interest in the sport. But all that changed when life dealt her the cruelest of hands. Matthews suffered the tragic loss of her baby and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress…MORE

South Africa’s top surf skier on finding peace off the podium

You won’t find much space in Matt Bouman’s garage — or man cave, as he refers to it. On the three walls and the space within are surfboards, paddle boards, kayaks, surf skis and just about anything else that can float on water. Bouman has competed under the South African flag in five water sports…MORE