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FIFA must act after death of Iran’s ‘Blue Girl,’ says activist

FIFA must act after death of Iran’s ‘Blue Girl,’ says activist

An Iranian activist is lashing out at FIFA following the death of a female fan who set herself on fire after she was denied access to a soccer stadium in Tehran. Maryam Shojaei is a member of the women’s advocacy group @OpenStadiums, which lobbies against Iran’s longtime ban on females attending sporting events at stadiums…MORE

Kim Clijsters to come out of retirement, announces return to tennis at 36

Kim Clijsters to come out of retirement, announces return to tennis at 36

“Let’s come back one more time. See you in 2020.” Those are the words of four-time grand slam champion and former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters, who announced Thursday that she is returning to professional tennis at the age of 36. “For the past seven years, I’ve been a full-time mom,” Clijsters, who has three…MORE

Terrorism threat throws Sri Lanka cricket tour to Pakistan in doubt

Terrorism threat throws Sri Lanka cricket tour to Pakistan in doubt

Hosting Sri Lanka was meant to signify a new dawn for Pakistan cricket, but security concerns have cast doubt over the forthcoming tour later this month. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released a statement Wednesday saying it had received “reliable information of a possible terrorist threat” against the national squad and had “sought the assistance of…MORE

Show jumping stars join jet set in Saint-Tropez for LGCT showdown

Show jumping stars join jet set in Saint-Tropez for LGCT showdown

It’s a long-time favorite of the international jet set, but taking to the skies of Saint-Tropez this weekend will be show jumping’s biggest stars for the penultimate event in the Longines Global Champions Tour. All of the top 10 riders in the season standings will be in action at the stunning venue next to the…MORE

Team USA loses to France in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

Team USA loses to France in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

For the first time in 13 years, there will be a new men’s FIBA World Cup champion. In a shocker, Team USA will not medal, losing to France 89-79 in the quarterfinals in Dongguan, China. It ends the 58-game winning streak the US — using NBA players during that stretch — had in international tournaments.…MORE

Meet the investment banker who tuned up two US Open finalists

Meet the investment banker who tuned up two US Open finalists

Heard the one about the 19-year-old tennis prodigy from Canada, the two-meter-tall Russian and the New York investment banker? No, it’s not the introduction to a complicated joke, but a real life scenario that linked two of the finalists at the US Open. Canadian Bianca Andreescu stunned the tennis world by beating 23-time grand slam…MORE

Famed hip-hop photographer highlights soccer’s black culture

Famed hip-hop photographer highlights soccer’s black culture

Mel D. Cole has made a living snapping some of the biggest stars from the world of music. From Drake to Beyonce, the American photographer has captured some of the most iconic moments in music over the past 18 years and has become entwined in the culture that thrives within the hip-hop industry. However, the…MORE

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Homegrown trainers enjoy success during Irish Champions Weekend

Homegrown trainers enjoy success during Irish Champions Weekend

Ireland is synonymous with horse racing and the country was able to celebrate its rich history with the world at this weekend’s showpiece event. The Longines Irish Champions Weekend — a two-day racing festival worth $5.3 million in prize money — is co-hosted by the famed Curragh racecourse and nearby Leopardstown. A truly world-class field…

Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV

Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV

Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive and has vowed to help “break the stigma” surrounding the illness. Thomas is believed to be the first British sportsman to announce that he is living with the virus. He was also the first professional rugby union player to announce that he was…

Tyson Fury defeats unbeaten Otto Wallin in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury defeats unbeaten Otto Wallin in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury took down the undefeated Otto Wallin in their heavyweight boxing fight Saturday night. Fury won the 12-round bout in a unanimous decision, despite suffering a serious cut above his eye early in the fight. With the victory, Fury improves to 29-0-1, including 20 wins by knockout. “It was a great fight … For…

Norwich stuns defending Premier League champion Manchester City

Norwich stuns defending Premier League champion Manchester City

Defending Premier League champion Manchester City was stunned by newly-promoted Norwich, losing 3-2 on a thrilling evening at Carrow Road that the 27,000 spectators in attendance will likely never forget. Two goals in 10 first-half minutes from Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell gave Norwich a healthy lead inside half an hour, before Sergio Aguero scored…

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