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A fan was hit in the head by a foul ball at Dodger Stadium

Another scary scene unfolded at an MLB park on Sunday. A fan at Dodger Stadium was struck in the head by a foul ball off the bat of the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger in the first inning of Los Angeles’ game against the Colorado Rockies. The woman, who was sitting just beyond the protective netting that…

Rafael Nadal ready to conquer Wimbledon once more

He conquered the clay courts of Roland Garros for a record-extending 12th time, but now Rafael Nadal has set his sights on a third Wimbledon title. Once considered the second-best grass-court player in the world behind Roger Federer, Nadal’s knees have prevented him from playing at his best on the All England Club lawns since…

Everest deaths: ‘Corners are being massively cut’

An experienced mountaineer, Adrian Ballinger knows about the dangers of Everest better than most. He’s spent 12 seasons as a guide on the world’s highest peak and has summited it eight times — once without supplementary oxygen, which almost cost him his life. “I really think if Everest had been 15 feet higher, I wouldn’t…

Vatican cancels football match with Vienna over anti-abortion protests

The Vatican canceled a friendly football match between its new women’s team and a club in Vienna, after a number of Austrian players protested against the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion. The match, which was scheduled to take place Saturday at the Mariahilf football club in the Austrian capital, was called off after several Austrians…

Red Sox player David Ortiz is out of intensive care, his wife says

Former Red Sox player David Ortiz is out of intensive care two weeks after a gunman shot him in his native Dominican Republic, his wife says. Ortiz remains at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and is in good condition, Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued via the Red Sox. A gunman shot Ortiz in the…

Martin Fuchs clinches double GCT victory in Cascais

Martin Fuchs kept cool under pressure as he clinched the Cascais leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) for the world’s top show jumpers. The Swiss rider and his horse, Chaplin, won an 11-rider jump-off in a clear round of 37.64 seconds in the vast, grassy arena of the HipĆ³dromo Manuel Possolo in Cascais,…

Hayley Turner: Female jockey lands historic win to beat Queen’s horse

Hayley Turner became only the second female jockey to ride a winner at Royal Ascot after her mount edged out Queen Elizabeth II’s horse to win the Sandringham Stakes Friday. The 36-year-old Turner, who came out of retirement last year, produced a masterclass in a nail-biting finish to end a 32-year wait for a female…

Ferrari loses bid to appeal Sebastian Vettel’s controversial time penalty

Ferrari lost its bid on Friday to overturn Sebastian Vettel’s time penalty which cost the German driver his first victory of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this month. Vettel was handed a five-second penalty after he was deemed to have rejoined the circuit in an unsafe manner after making a mistake during…

Women’s World Cup: Record-breaking feats, empty seats — the story so far

The group stages have concluded, to the knockout stages we go. After 36 games, 106 goals, 84 yellow cards, and plenty of VAR controversy, 24 teams have been whittled to 16 and the pressure now turns up a notch or two at the Women’s World Cup. The big-hitters have come through their opening tests unscathed,…

Andy Murray to play Wimbledon doubles after career-saving operation

After coming back from the verge of retirement at the Australian Open, three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray is enjoying his tennis again. Alongside Feliciano Lopez at Queen’s Club, the Scot won his first doubles match since a career-saving hip operation six months ago and now has his sights set on success at Wimbledon. Murray…

Sissi: The Brazilian who defied a dictatorship to become a World Cup great

The rebellious often change the world. Defiant, unwavering, they are the sort who don’t give up. They break with the norm and leave their mark on history, inspiring and clearing the path for the generations that follow. When Sisleide do Amor Lima would join the boys in her neighborhood for a kickabout on the streets,…

Frankie Dettori and Stradivarius win Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Veteran jockey Frankie Dettori punched the sky with pure joy as he clinched a successive Gold Cup, once again riding Stradivarius to victory in the most prestigious race at Royal Ascot. The result, a repeat of last year, was met with raucous cheers from the bumper crowd that had crammed onto the grandstand to witness…

Israel Folau looks for $2.1 million in legal battle with Rugby Australia

Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia following a homophobic social media post, is crowdfunding A$3 million (US$2.1 million) to pursue a legal battle against the governing body. Folau, a devout Christian who has been capped 73 times by his country, was found guilty of a code of conduct breach and stripped of his…