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Pat Vellner aiming to overthrow ‘CrossFit King’ Mat Fraser

For the last three years, no one has come close to challenging CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser. Not only has Fraser won every competition he’s entered, he has also dominated the field, with ever increasing margins. However, if there’s one man who is capable of dethroning Fraser, it could well be Canadian Patrick Vellner. The…

Women’s World Cup: Best moments from France 2019

Billed in advance as the biggest and best tournament yet, this year’s Women’s World Cup hasn’t disappointed. There have been goals — 13 of them in one game — controversies and wild celebrations — and that’s just on the pitch. Off it, fans have crowded city streets across France as the country embraces the World…

White Sox will extend protective netting to foul poles

The Chicago White Sox will be extending the protective netting in the team’s ballpark, a couple of weeks after a girl was struck by a foul ball during a Cubs-Astros game in Houston. The team announced Tuesday that the protective netting at Guaranteed Rate Field will stretch from foul pole to foul pole. The change…

David Ortiz’s condition upgraded to ‘good,’ his wife says

David Ortiz‘s condition has been upgraded to “good” by doctors more than a week after the former Boston Red Sox star was shot in the Dominican Republic, his wife said Tuesday. “He continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital,” Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued…

‘No más’: The two words that broke boxing great Roberto Duran

He came from the streets. He came from nothing. After his father abandoned him at the age of five, boxing great Roberto Duran was forced to start earning money by going out and shining shoes rather than attending school. He gave the money to his mother and family, because they needed it more than he…

Viv Richards: England gave Jofra Archer ‘all the respect’ he deserves

Cricket legend Viv Richards says England has given Jofra Archer “all the respect” he deserves after the bowler turned his back on the West Indies. Archer, who was born in Barbados and grew up playing cricket for West Indies junior teams, decided to pursue an international career elsewhere after being left out of the Under-19…

Michel Platini taken into custody over 2022 Qatar World Cup corruption allegations

Disgraced former UEFA President Michel Platini has been taken into custody as part of a corruption investigation over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, the French financial prosecutor’s spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. The ex-boss of Europe’s soccer governing body had been serving a four-year ban from the sport since 2015, over…

France beats Nigeria in dramatic Women’s World Cup match

It took a remarkable six-minute period in the second half for what had been a largely uneventful Women’s World Cup match to come to life in Rennes as France beat Nigeria 1-0 in dramatic fashion. The task facing the Super Falcons before a partisan 28,267 crowd at Roazhon Park had always been deemed a formidable…

Royal Ascot 2019: A summer spectacle with the royal seal of approval

Britain’s royal family, toffs, top hats and world-class horse racing — there is little more quintessentially British than Royal Ascot. The summer spectacle, which begins Tuesday in Berkshire, west of London, combines high fashion with the cream of Flat racing. Soaked in tradition and glamor, the event dates back to 1711 and comes with the…

Gary Woodland: How a Special Olympics golfer inspired new US Open champion

He dreamed of starring in the NBA, but in Gary Woodland’s first college game on a basketball scholarship, he realized he needed a plan B. Woodland acted quickly and switched universities to play golf, turned pro in 2007, and 12 years later held off world No. 1 Brooks Koepka to clinch his maiden major title…

Gary Woodland wins 119th US Open, his first major title

American Gary Woodland won the 2019 United States Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California Sunday. The victory secures the 35-year-old’s first major career title. Woodland finished 13-under par for the championship, and held off world No. 1 Brooks Koepka in the final round. The two-time defending champion Koepka finished second with a…

USWNT dominates Chile to coast into Women’s World Cup last 16

It may have received some criticism for the ruthless dismantling of Thailand in its opening game at the Women’s World Cup but the USWNT was in no mood to go easy on Chile. Despite resting a number of key players, such as striker Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, the reigning world champion took just 11…

Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to manage Italian champions Juventus

Chelsea has confirmed manager Maurizio Sarri will leave the club to join Serie A champion Juventus. Sarri, who only joined the London club at the start of last season, won the Europa League title in his last game in charge of the Blues. He also guided Chelsea to a third-place finish in the English Premier…

Peder Fredricson clinches home win at first Global Champions Tour in Stockholm

Peder Fredricson saved the best for last as he clinched the first ever Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) on home soil in Stockholm. The last rider to go in a 10-horse jump-off over fences as high as 1.60 meters, the 47-year-old delighted a sellout crowd in Sweden’s capital as he narrowly beat his friend and…

Babe Ruth’s jersey sold at auction for a record-breaking $5.6 million

It’s been more than a century since Babe Ruth started his baseball career, but the Bambino is still breaking records. A Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey from 1928-1930 fetched $5.64 million at auction Saturday, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, according to the auction house. The previous record was…

Why even the biggest sports stars battle with life away from the spotlight

Three years ago Tyson Fury seemed like he had it all: He was the world heavyweight champion and had a loving wife and children. But inside he was battling his own demons of drugs, alcohol and depression and was ready to drive his convertible Ferrari off a bridge at top speed. But after forfeiting his…