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Anthony Joshua on combating racism: ‘Our parents’ generation has been sleeping’

With his unerring professionalism in the ring and philanthropic mission out of it, Anthony Joshua perfectly embodies the modern athlete. Like many other high-profile sportsmen and women, the heavyweight champion hasn’t been afraid to speak out on social issues and is determined to use his lofty platform to instill change. It’s a philosophy that’s been…MORE

Brooks Koepka charges clear as Tiger Woods misses cut at US PGA

Bulletproof, immovable, and playing a different game to the rest, Brooks Koepka is doing a better impression of Tiger Woods than Tiger Woods. The 29-year-old shot a course-record 63 on day one and added a 65 Friday to stretch his lead to seven shots at 12 under to stamp his authority on the 101st US…MORE

Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka withdraw from Italian Open

Naomi Osaka and Roger Federer have pulled out of their quarterfinal singles matches at the Italian Open after succumbing to injury. It comes after both players completed two rounds Thursday following Wednesday’s rain-affected washout in Rome. Federer, who came from behind to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia to reach the quarterfinals in his second match…MORE

Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus

Massimiliano Allegri is to leave Juventus, the Serie A club confirmed on Friday. The Italian manager, who has overseen five successive Serie A titles and won four straight Coppa Italia trophies, won’t be on the bench for the 2019/2020, Juventus said in a brief statement, meaning that the 51-year-old will not see out the final…MORE

Preakness Stakes 2019: Anticipation builds after Kentucky Derby drama

It’s dubbed the “middle jewel”, the second-leg of the prestigious Triple Crown where dreams of a rare treble are made. Except there will be no dreaming for two of US horse racing’s leading protagonists — Country House and Maximum Security — at Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. After one of the most controversial races in American racing…MORE

Israel Folau sacked following anti-gay social media post

Australian rugby union star Israel Folau has been sacked after he posted an anti-gay statement on social media. A devout Christian who has made 73 international appearances for the Wallabies, Folau was found guilty of a code of conduct breach last week, following a homophobic social media post, which listed “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators,…MORE

WWE star Ashley Massaro dies at age 39

Former WWE star Ashley Massaro has died, the organization said Thursday. She was 39. “We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro,” WWE said in a statement. “WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.” Massaro was in the WWE between 2005 and 2008, and her death…MORE