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Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City

Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany has said he will leave Manchester City, just one day after Saturday’s 6-0 FA Cup final win over Watford. “The defender has decided to call time on his 11-year association with the Club having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields,” Manchester City…MORE

Brooks Koepka seven clear heading into final round of US PGA

The only person who can beat Brooks Koepka heading into the final round of the US PGA is likely to be himself. The all-powerful Koepka leads by seven shots after two record-breaking rounds and a solid third to leave the field trailing in his rearview mirror at Bethpage, New York. The defending champion shot a…MORE

War of Will wins Preakness Stakes at Pimlico

War of Will, which was impeded by Maximum Security in the controversial Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, bounced back Saturday and finished first at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Mark Casse-trained colt, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, hit the front entering the home stretch and powered clear to win after placing…MORE

Martin Fuchs and Chaplin earn double victory in LGCT Madrid

Martin Fuchs sealed a double victory as the Longines Global Champions Tour for the world’s top showjumpers hit Europe for the first time this season with a dramatic stop in Madrid. The young Swiss rider and his horse Chaplin edged Holland’s Maikel van der Vleuten and Dana Blue by just 0.28 seconds to seal his…MORE

Lyon romps to sixth Women’s Champions League title as Ada Hegerberg nets hat-trick

Lyon proved, if it still needed proving, that it’s a level above the rest of its European competition, winning a fourth straight Women’s Champions League title. The French powerhouse hammered first-time finalist Barcelona 4-1 in Budapest, with inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg netting a hat-trick inside the opening half an hour. There were…MORE

Manchester City makes history with victory in FA Cup final

Manchester City became the first men’s team in history to win the English domestic treble, beating Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Not since the all-conquering Arsenal Ladies team of 2007 has a team won the FA Cup, League Cup and Premier League title. First half goals from David Silva and Gabriel…MORE

Donald Trump has golf scores hacked on handicap account

President Donald Trump’s golf scores have been hacked by someone apparently hoping to raise his handicap, the United States Golf Association confirmed to CNN Sports. Four less-than-flattering scores of 101, 100, 108, 102 were uploaded to the Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) Friday and have since been removed, as has Trump’s lifetime best round…MORE

Bayern Munich crowned Bundesliga champion as Robben and Ribery bid farewell

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery got their fairytale farewell in Germany, both scoring as Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt to retain a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title. Robben and Ribery have been at the club for 10 years and 12 years, respectively, winning numerous domestic titles and the Champions League in 2013. Though most Bundesliga campaigns in…MORE

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Arsenal omits Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Europa League final amid safety concerns

Arsenal’s Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been left out of the English club’s Europa League final squad amid concerns for his safety in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Armenia and Azerbaijan have a century-long conflict stemming from the fall of the Russian Empire in 1917 and there were fears Mkhitaryan would not be safe in Baku. The…

International football’s concussion protocols ‘are the worst in the world’

In 2002, at just 59, former British footballer Jeff Astle choked to death. He’d been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease before his death. But 12 years later, Dr. Willie Stewart, a neurosurgeon, concluded that Astle had actually been suffering from the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from repeatedly heading footballs. “Unless you’ve…

Niki Lauda: Three-time Formula One champion dead at 70

Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to become one of motor racing’s greatest drivers, has died aged 70, according to Reuters. The Austrian, who built a new career as an airline entrepreneur after leaving the track, died Monday following a period of declining health, the news agency reported. Lauda…

Bodexpress ran the entire Preakness without his jockey

War of Will may have won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, but the horse everyone likely will remember is Bodexpress. “I’m getting more press than the winner,” the horse’s jockey, John Velazquez, told CNN on Monday. Bodexpress threw Velazquez to the dirt immediately out of the gate, but he didn’t stop. The horse ran the…

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