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Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney dies at 31

Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney dies at 31

University of Louisiana at Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney has died at the age of 31, according to a statement from the school’s Department of Athletics. Looney, who was entering his third season on staff with the Ragin’ Cajuns as an assistant offensive line coach, passed away Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack…MORE

Kendall Kemm: 16-year-old with one-armed swing gets golf lesson from six-time major winner

Five years ago, Kendall Kemm lost the ability to use her left arm, after treatment for a rare medical condition known as Arteriovenus Malformation. So, imagine the surprise when video of the now 16-year-old’s first golf lesson swinging one-handed went viral and attracted some pretty high-profile attention. READ: Is Bryson DeChambeau irreversibly changing golf? Golf…MORE

New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu leaves game after ankle injury

New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu leaves game after ankle injury

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu left Friday’s game against the Atlanta Dream with a reported ankle sprain, according to the team. The injury happened during the second quarter when Ionescu appeared to roll her left ankle. Ionescu hit the ground and immediately grabbed the ankle. She was helped off the court, putting no weight…MORE

‘Possible poisoning’ as 11 birds found dead ahead of major pigeon race

‘Possible poisoning’ as 11 birds found dead ahead of major pigeon race

A scandal has engulfed pigeon racing after 11 French birds were found dead on the eve of a major competition. A further seven birds remain seriously ill in the suspected poisoning, leading to the Club des Internationaux Fran├žais’ (CIF) decision to withdraw 2,000 of its birds from the event over safety fears. Nearly 15,000 birds…MORE

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

Whether it be “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson or “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey, compiling a playlist for a road trip is a key part of the experience. Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland, who has been driving between tournaments all across the US for the last few months to avoid flying during the coronavirus…MORE

Serena Williams helps to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in need

Serena Williams helps to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in need

Serena Williams is helping to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in the US as children prepare to head back to classrooms in the coming months. The 23-grand-slam champion has teamed up with t-shirt company Bella+Canvas, the National School Board Association and Scholastic in order to provide the face coverings to schools in need.…MORE

Saudi-backed consortium pulls out of bid to buy Newcastle United

Saudi-backed consortium pulls out of bid to buy Newcastle United

A Saudi Arabian-backed consortium has withdrawn its bid to buy English Premier League side Newcastle United. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) had been part of a three-party deal fronted by PCP Capital Partners, a venture capital and private equity company founded and run by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley, and real estate firm Reuben Brothers,…MORE