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Women’s World Cup: Goalkeepers and VAR taking center stage in France

Talking to the BBC at half-time with his side 1-0 up, England coach Phil Neville said that his team was facing the best goalkeeper at the Women’s World Cup. The evidence over 90 minutes to back up the Englishman’s claim was compelling. Japan may have ultimately fallen to a 2-0 defeat to England in its…MORE

Royal Ascot: A day in the life

Royal Ascot may be known for its glitz and glamor but plenty of work goes on behind the scenes to make it such a spectacle. From the race stewards with decades of experience to the specialized fashion team who maintain the event’s strictest of dress codes, the annual race week is full of people working…MORE

Luis Enrique resigns as coach of Spanish national team

Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique resigned from his post, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Wednesday. “Luis Enrique has informed us that he will not continue as manager,” the Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales said. “I have to thank you. We don’t have the slightest reproach. We’ve been united with him. He will…MORE

Pat Vellner aiming to overthrow ‘CrossFit King’ Mat Fraser

For the last three years, no one has come close to challenging CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser. Not only has Fraser won every competition he’s entered, he has also dominated the field, with ever increasing margins. However, if there’s one man who is capable of dethroning Fraser, it could well be Canadian Patrick Vellner. The…MORE

Women’s World Cup: Best moments from France 2019

Billed in advance as the biggest and best tournament yet, this year’s Women’s World Cup hasn’t disappointed. There have been goals — 13 of them in one game — controversies and wild celebrations — and that’s just on the pitch. Off it, fans have crowded city streets across France as the country embraces the World…MORE

White Sox will extend protective netting to foul poles

The Chicago White Sox will be extending the protective netting in the team’s ballpark, a couple of weeks after a girl was struck by a foul ball during a Cubs-Astros game in Houston. The team announced Tuesday that the protective netting at Guaranteed Rate Field will stretch from foul pole to foul pole. The change…MORE

David Ortiz’s condition upgraded to ‘good,’ his wife says

David Ortiz‘s condition has been upgraded to “good” by doctors more than a week after the former Boston Red Sox star was shot in the Dominican Republic, his wife said Tuesday. “He continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital,” Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued…MORE

‘No más’: The two words that broke boxing great Roberto Duran

He came from the streets. He came from nothing. After his father abandoned him at the age of five, boxing great Roberto Duran was forced to start earning money by going out and shining shoes rather than attending school. He gave the money to his mother and family, because they needed it more than he…MORE