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PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions as club pays tribute to Notre Dame

Paris Saint-Germain paid tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral as the club was crowned champion of Ligue 1 for the sixth time in seven seasons. Players wore shirts with an outline of the cathedral in place of the regular sponsor and their names were replaced by ‘Notre Dame,’ while fans held a banner aloft before kick-off.…

Liverpool regain top spot in the Premier League with win over Cardiff

Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner fired Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame a resilient Cardiff City. After a goalless first half in the Welsh capital, Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum broke the deadlock in emphatic fashion 10 minutes into the second period, striking a crisp half-volley from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s…

Pieter Devos wins Miami Beach leg of Global Champions Tour

Belgian Pieter Devos returned to the winner’s circle in the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) — for the world’s top show jumpers — for the first time since 2014 with a narrow victory in Miami Beach. Devos and his 11-year-old Belgian-bred horse Claire Z triumphed in an eight-rider jump-off, producing a clear round that was…

Juventus crowned Serie A champions as Cristiano Ronaldo makes history

Juventus came from behind to beat Fiorentina and create Serie A history, while Cristiano Ronaldo made some history of his own. The Turin club became the team first in Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 or the Premier League to win eight consecutive league titles. Ronaldo, meanwhile, became the first player to win the…

Rafael Nadal suffers shock defeat to Fabio Fognini

Rafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat on clay in the Monte-Carlo Masters semifinals, going down 6-4 6-2 to Italian Fabio Fognini. The defeat, in particular the second set which saw Nadal save five match points to avoid a bagel, will raise questions about the Spaniard’s health heading into next month’s French Open. A knee problem…

Man City return to top of Premier League with victory over Tottenham

Pep Guardiola must have been sick of the sight of Mauricio Pochettino. This was the third time in the last 11 days that Manchester City and Tottenham have gone toe to toe, with the north London side coming out on top on the previous two occasions. True, City may have won 4-3 in Wednesday’s pulsating…

Boxing ‘shooting itself in the foot’, says Dana White

Dana White is a man of many passions. From a love of grocery shopping and Tom Brady, to his hope of a thawing in relations between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was an open book as he spoke to CNN’s Patrick Snell. But White was at his…

Valentino Dixon: How art and golf freed innocent man from life sentence

Caged for a murder he didn’t commit, Valentino Dixon sought solace in art. He loved to draw as a child, and took up sketching again to escape the harsh realities of prison after being handed 39 years to life for the fatal shooting of a man in downtown Buffalo in 1991. Art became Dixon’s salvation,…

‘Enough is enough’: Footballers boycott social media in protest at racist abuse

‘Enough.’ That is the strapline being championed on Friday by professional footballers in England and Wales as they stage a 24-hour boycott of social media platforms, in protest against the lack of action being taken in response to racism. Multiple players have been subjected to abuse this season both from the stands during matches, as…

Li Na: Tennis player wants the movie about her life to inspire women

Li Na may be one of China’s most influential sports stars but at home she is just like most parents, regularly being brought back down to earth by one of her children. The now 37-year-old Li has devoted most of her time to her family and her business career since chronic knee injuries forced Asia’s…

The artist using NBA star James Harden’s beard as inspiration

It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the days of NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain: James Harden scored at least 30 points in 32 straight games this season, the second-longest streak in history. But it wasn’t the shooting guard’s incredible play that inspired Filip Peraic to make Harden the subject of a series of portraits…

Mo Salah: ‘We need to change the way we treat women in our culture’

He is Liverpool’s star man on the pitch, but Mo Salah’s most important work could come in his campaigning for better treatment of women in the Muslim world. Egyptian Salah is one of the world’s top athletes and is well aware of his capacity to bring about change. The 26-year-old is one of TIME 100’s…

Spectacular Miami Beach hosts Global Champions Tour

Fresh from a stellar second leg in Mexico City, the Longines Global Champions Tour is set to roll into Miami Beach. The stunning venue just yards from the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean offers an incredible setting for the world’s top show jumpers. Mexico winner Jerome Guery of Belgium will be among the favorites…

Joao Felix: The Benfica teen who is a ‘star already’

At the tender age of just 19, Joao Felix is already breaking records, not to mention attracting admiring glances from Europe’s biggest clubs and comparisons to some of Portugal’s greatest players. The Benfica forward became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League last week as the Portuguese league leaders dismantled Eintracht…

Tottenham end Man City’s quadruple hopes after mesmerizing clash

Manchester City and Tottenham played out one of the most enthralling Champions League matches in recent memory, exchanging four goals in the opening 11 minutes to set the tone for a pulsating encounter. When Raheem Sterling got the game’s fifth — and City’s third — after 21 minutes, it was the fastest five goals had…

Israel Folau requests hearing following homophobic post

Australian rugby union player Israel Folau has requested a hearing after Rugby Australia issued a breach of contract notice for a homophobic post the fullback made on social media. Folau, a devout Christian who has made 73 appearances for the Wallabies, last week posted on Instagram that “hell awaits” homosexuals. The governing body is now…

Son Heung-Min: The rise of a South Korean superstar

When Son Heung-Min fired home Tottenham’s first ever goal at its shiny, brand new $1.3 billion stadium earlier this month it felt like the next chapter in an extraordinary story. For Son, this season has been one of personal success and recognition from across the sport. His 18 goals for Tottenham Hotspur — Spurs to…

Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo dumped out of Champions League by Ajax

Ajax produced yet another stirring Champions League comeback on Tuesday, this time coming from a goal behind to beat Juventus in Turin. With the tie finely poised after a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam, who else but Cristiano Ronaldo gave the hosts the lead, heading home from a corner after Matthijs de Ligt switched off. But…