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Conor McGregor wins in first UFC match in 15 months

Conor McGregor wins in first UFC match in 15 months

Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was victorious in his first UFC match in over 15 months, with a technical knockout win over American opponent Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor blitzed Cerrone from the opening bell and won the fight less than a minute into the first round. McGregor improves his…

Meet the man trying to walk 1,000 miles … in a pair of swimming trunks

Meet the man trying to walk 1,000 miles … in a pair of swimming trunks

The bleak midwinter can be tough. It doesn’t matter how many layers you put on, you just can’t shake the cold. It’s even worse when the rain or snow comes. So the image of a man dressed in a pair of skin-tight blue swimming trunks, accessorized with a woolly beanie, a football scarf of English…

Eliud Kipchoge’s record-breaking Nike shoes under scrutiny

Eliud Kipchoge’s record-breaking Nike shoes under scrutiny

Running is supposed to be one of the purest sports, but a technological arms race in shoes is raising questions about the integrity of competition in athletics. Times have been tumbling in long distance road races and critics are suggesting some cutting-edge trainers are artificially boosting performances. The concern is such that World Athletics —…

Australian Open chief says tournament will go ahead despite air quality concerns

Australian Open chief says tournament will go ahead despite air quality concerns

The Australian Open will go ahead as scheduled next week despite continuing concerns about the air quality in Melbourne, according to the grand slam’s tournament director Craig Tiley. The city has been affected by the widespread bushfires that have ravaged the country and organizers have come in for heavy criticism from players for allowing the…

Tiger Woods’ son is good at golf, but video poses wider questions

Tiger Woods’ son is good at golf, but video poses wider questions

The genie is out of the bottle. Tiger Woods’ son Charlie plays golf and his swing looks sweet. The 10-year-old was filmed hitting balls on a practice range ahead of a junior tournament in Florida, with his dad standing behind him. Woods Sr. was later pictured caddying for his son. The video, taken from a…

Kobe Bryant reveals battle with racism at soccer games while growing up in Italy

Kobe Bryant reveals battle with racism at soccer games while growing up in Italy

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant believes more education is needed to tackle the scourge of racism in soccer. The 41-year-old, a five-time NBA champion, lived in Italy from the age of six to 13 while his father played professional basketball. He developed a love of soccer there, but also witnessed racism first hand before moving back…

Jadon Sancho criticized by German media for dining on $240 gold-plated steak

Jadon Sancho criticized by German media for dining on $240 gold-plated steak

Yachts, a private jet and … a gold-plated steak. Borussia Dortmund wonder kid Jadon Sancho has drawn the ire of German media for publishing a video on his Instagram showcasing his recent holiday. The 19-year-old capped off his trip to Dubai by dining on a golden steak at Nusr-Et Steakhouse, made famous by Turkish butcher…

Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten run in chess

Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten run in chess

Chess great Magnus Carlsen made history Tuesday as he extended his unbeaten run to 111 successive classical games, breaking the 110-game streak set by Sergei Tiviakov in 2005. Carlsen, the world’s No.1 chess player and, such was his prodigious talent, described as the ‘Mozart of chess’ as a 14-year-old, drew against Jorden van Foreest in…

Australian Open suspends practice over air quality concerns

Australian Open suspends practice over air quality concerns

The Australian Open temporarily suspended practice due to air quality concerns in Melbourne, organizers announced. Wednesday’s practice was suspended until 11 a.m. (local time) and the tournament won’t start before 1 p.m. (local time). “Conditions at Melbourne Park are being constantly monitored and further decisions will be made using the onsite data and in close…

Who is new Barcelona boss Quique Setien? The chess fanatic ‘in love’ with Lionel Messi

Who is new Barcelona boss Quique Setien? The chess fanatic ‘in love’ with Lionel Messi

After Real Betis’ thrilling 4-3 victory over Barcelona in November 2018, midfielder Sergio Busquets gifted then-Betis manager Quique Setien his shirt with a personal message written on the back. “For Quique, with appreciation and admiration for the way you view football,” it read. It remains Barcelona’s only defeat at the Nou Camp since September 2016…