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R&A has no plans to stage future championships at Trump-owned Turnberry Golf Course

R&A has no plans to stage future championships at Trump-owned Turnberry Golf Course

The R&A on Monday announced that it has no plans to stage any future championships at the Trump Turnberry golf course and resort in Scotland. The organization oversees The Open Championship, which is the world’s oldest men’s major golf championship, as well as the Women’s British Open, among others. “We had no plans to stage…

Take a deep breath…freediver swims 662 feet underwater

Danish freediver Stig Severinsen has broken the world distance record for swimming with fins on just one breath — making it 202 meters (662 ft 8.7 in) underwater, Guinness World Records has confirmed. Guinness said Severinsen, 47, completed the swim on November 26 in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The previous record of 177…

Fans ejected from Sydney Test as cricket launches probe into alleged racist abuse

Fans ejected from Sydney Test as cricket launches probe into alleged racist abuse

Six people were ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday as the third Test between Australia and India was overshadowed by allegations of racist abuse. The Indian team lodged an official complaint after bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of hearing racist slurs while fielding near the boundary rope on Saturday, the third…

Justin Thomas apologizes for using ‘inexcusable’ anti-gay slur

Justin Thomas apologizes for using ‘inexcusable’ anti-gay slur

World No. 3 golfer Justin Thomas has apologized for using a homophobic slur that was caught by television microphones at a PGA Tour tournament in Hawaii on Saturday. The incident occurred after Thomas missed a par putt during the Sentry Tournament of Champions’ third round in Hawaii. “There’s no excuse,” Thomas told the Golf Channel…

After 30 league games without a win, Schalke stops the rot with 4-0 victory

After 30 league games without a win, Schalke stops the rot with 4-0 victory

Having last won a German Bundesliga game just under a year ago, Schalke ended that dismal record in some style on Saturday — comfortably beating Hoffenheim 4-0 on Saturday. Matthew Hoppe was the star of the Schalke show as he became the first-ever American player to score a hat-trick in the Bundesliga. Armine Harit, assisted…

Football player Alex Apolinario dies aged 24

Football player Alex Apolinario dies aged 24

Brazilian football player Alex Apolinario has died at the age of 24, his club FC Alverca said in a statement Thursday. Alverca said Apolinario collapsed in the 27th minute of the club’s Portuguese third division match against UFC Almeirim on Sunday, after apparently suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest. “It is with deep sadness that we report,…

Karim Benzema to face trial over alleged involvement in blackmail scheme

Karim Benzema to face trial over alleged involvement in blackmail scheme

French striker Karim Benzema is set to face trial for his alleged involvement in a scheme to blackmail his former teammate Mathieu Valbuena in 2015, the prosecutor of the Versailles Tribunal confirmed to CNN. The case relates to the existence of a sex tape which features Valbuena. Benzema is accused of pressuring Valbuena, who played…

Sports world sees two Americas in policing of DC riot and Black Lives Matter protests

Sports world sees two Americas in policing of DC riot and Black Lives Matter protests

After rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday to protest Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, players and coaches across American sports leagues voiced their concerns about what they witnessed in Washington. “This is what’s going on. It has been incited. People can’t be surprised at what’s happening, because it’s kind of been provoked for a…

Lionel Messi scores twice to help resurgent Barcelona move to third in La Liga

Lionel Messi scores twice to help resurgent Barcelona move to third in La Liga

After a turbulent summer, Lionel Messi has had an atypically slow start to the season. However, with the calendar having flipped to 2021, the Barcelona forward looks to have kicked into another gear, showing glimpses of his best. On Wednesday night, Messi scored twice and hit the woodwork twice in Barcelona’s 3-2 victory over Athletic…

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Juventus win

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Juventus win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Juventus’ 4-1 win over Udinese on Sunday to start the year in typical ruthless goalscoring style. The Portuguese forward’s brace took him to 758 career goals, edging ahead of Pele’s total by one, according to Juve’s official website. The late Czech striker Josef Bican is reportedly the all-time record holder…

Steph Curry scores career-high 62 points in Golden State Warriors victory

Steph Curry scores career-high 62 points in Golden State Warriors victory

In his three-time NBA title winning career, Steph Curry has put in some dominant performances. However, he might have eclipsed them all on Sunday night in the Golden State Warriors’ 137-122 win over the Portland Trailblazers. Curry scored a career-high 62 points in his 36 minutes on the floor, finishing 18-for-31 from the field, 8-for-16…

Covid-hit Manchester City cruises to win at struggling Chelsea

Covid-hit Manchester City cruises to win at struggling Chelsea

Manchester City shrugged off the loss of six players to Covid-19 to beat Chelsea 3-1 on Sunday to reignite its English Premier League title challenge. Pep Guardiola’s team has made, by its own high standards, a faltering start to the campaign, not helped by the disruption of recent positive coronavirus tests among squad members, with…

Petra Vlhova crowned ‘Snow Queen’ as Mikaela Shiffrin takes fourth

Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova was crowned “Snow Queen” of Zagreb for the second straight year after claiming the World Cup slalom event as four-time winner Mikaela Shiffrin finished back in fourth. Vlhova powered down the second of her two runs under the floodlights for a combined time of 1 minute 59.05 seconds, edging out second-placed Katharina…

Paul Westphal, NBA player and coach, dies at 70

NBA player and coach Paul Westphal died on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to the University of Southern California. He was 70 years old. Westphal died after a battle with brain cancer, according to USC, where he played from 1969 to 1972. He’s survived by his wife Cindy, two children and grandchildren. In a statement,…

Floyd Little, NFL running back and Hall of Famer, dies at 78

Floyd Little, NFL running back and Hall of Famer, dies at 78

Former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little died Friday at the age of 78, according to his family. “After nearly a year of confronting, even battling cancer, the beloved hero, brother, uncle, grandfather, father and husband, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Denver Bronco, and Syracuse #44 Legend, Floyd D. Little ran his last mile, gracefully…

Mauricio Pochettino takes charge at French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain

Mauricio Pochettino takes charge at French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain

Mauricio Pochettino was officially confirmed as the new coach of French champion Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel. The news had been widely expected since the departure of Tuchel, who was relieved of his duties in December despite leading PSG to the Ligue 1 title and the Champions League final last…

Premier League stars condemned for Covid lockdown breach

Premier League stars condemned for Covid lockdown breach

Tottenham Hotspur has publicly criticized three prominent first team players for flouting coronavirus rules after they attended a Christmas party with their families. Photographs that circulated on social media showed Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso at the party in London, with West Ham player Manuel Lanzini also in attendance. Restrictions by the…