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PSG completes domestic treble after French League Cup final victory against Lyon

PSG completes domestic treble after French League Cup final victory against Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain sealed a fourth domestic treble in six seasons after overcoming Lyon on penalties in the French League Cup final. It was the last ever game of the League Cup competition — which is to be canceled after this season — and Friday’s contest in Paris ended goalless after extra-time. Both sides converted each…

WTA Tour return to go ahead as planned despite player’s positive coronavirus test

WTA Tour return to go ahead as planned despite player’s positive coronavirus test

The return of tennis’ WTA Tour will go ahead as planned in Palermo despite an unnamed player testing positive for Covid-19. According to a statement, the player is asymptomatic and has withdrawn from the tournament — the first official tennis event since early March. The Palermo Ladies Open is scheduled to take place from August…

Kendall Kemm: 16-year-old with one-armed swing gets golf lesson from six-time major winner

Five years ago, Kendall Kemm lost the ability to use her left arm, after treatment for a rare medical condition known as Arteriovenus Malformation. So, imagine the surprise when video of the now 16-year-old’s first golf lesson swinging one-handed went viral and attracted some pretty high-profile attention. READ: Is Bryson DeChambeau irreversibly changing golf? Golf…

New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu leaves game after ankle injury

New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu leaves game after ankle injury

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu left Friday’s game against the Atlanta Dream with a reported ankle sprain, according to the team. The injury happened during the second quarter when Ionescu appeared to roll her left ankle. Ionescu hit the ground and immediately grabbed the ankle. She was helped off the court, putting no weight…

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

Whether it be “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson or “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey, compiling a playlist for a road trip is a key part of the experience. Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland, who has been driving between tournaments all across the US for the last few months to avoid flying during the coronavirus…

‘Possible poisoning’ as 11 birds found dead ahead of major pigeon race

‘Possible poisoning’ as 11 birds found dead ahead of major pigeon race

A scandal has engulfed pigeon racing after 11 French birds were found dead on the eve of a major competition. A further seven birds remain seriously ill in the suspected poisoning, leading to the Club des Internationaux Fran├žais’ (CIF) decision to withdraw 2,000 of its birds from the event over safety fears. Nearly 15,000 birds…

Serena Williams helps to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in need

Serena Williams helps to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in need

Serena Williams is helping to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in the US as children prepare to head back to classrooms in the coming months. The 23-grand-slam champion has teamed up with t-shirt company Bella+Canvas, the National School Board Association and Scholastic in order to provide the face coverings to schools in need.…

Saudi-backed consortium pulls out of bid to buy Newcastle United

Saudi-backed consortium pulls out of bid to buy Newcastle United

A Saudi Arabian-backed consortium has withdrawn its bid to buy English Premier League side Newcastle United. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) had been part of a three-party deal fronted by PCP Capital Partners, a venture capital and private equity company founded and run by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley, and real estate firm Reuben Brothers,…

Wheelchair basketball player considers leg amputation after rule change

Wheelchair basketball player considers leg amputation after rule change

British wheelchair basketball athlete George Bates has said he is considering having his leg amputated after a rule change left him ineligible to play for Great Britain. The 26-year-old Bates, who is from Leicester, England, would have been likely to represent GB at the Paralympics in Japan in 2021, but the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)…

Gianni Infantino: Swiss special prosecutor opens criminal proceedings against FIFA president

Gianni Infantino: Swiss special prosecutor opens criminal proceedings against FIFA president

A special prosecutor appointed to look into undocumented meetings between Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber and FIFA President Gianni Infantino has launched criminal proceedings against the head of world football and requested approval to open proceedings against Lauber, Swiss authorities announced on Thursday. Stefan Keller, who was appointed as “extraordinary prosecutor” on June 29 2020…

No sex and no fans, but the beer is flowing fast in the NBA ‘bubble’

No sex and no fans, but the beer is flowing fast in the NBA ‘bubble’

In 1987, the New York Giants won the Super Bowl and their quarterback Phil Simms uttered five immortal words: “I’m going to Disney World!” Thus began a tradition, which still continues to this day: The Super Bowl MVP has always repeated the line and is subsequently feted with a parade at a Disney park of…

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won’t play in Western & Southern Open or US Open

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won’t play in Western & Southern Open or US Open

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, the top-ranked singles player in women’s tennis, has announced she will not play in either the Western & Southern Open or the US Open, citing Covid-19 concerns. “My team and I have decided that we won’t be travelling to the US for the Western and Southern Open and the US Open this…

New Zealand mourns death of former All Blacks captain Andy Haden

New Zealand mourns death of former All Blacks captain Andy Haden

The rugby world is paying tribute to Andy Haden, the former All Blacks captain who passed away on Wednesday aged 69. Haden played 117 games for New Zealand between 1972 and 1985, including 41 test matches. He captained the All Blacks on eight occasions. “Andy’s stature and influence as a player was huge,” New Zealand…

What I learned from watching 92 games of Premier League football in a row

What I learned from watching 92 games of Premier League football in a row

For some reason, once ‘Project Restart’ was given the go ahead, the thought occurred: wouldn’t it make for a fascinating experiment to watch all the remaining 92 fixtures in the English Premier League play out at different times of the day and document any lessons from sitting — or standing — through (injury time notwithstanding)…

Kingdom of Bahrain purchases stake in French club Paris FC

Kingdom of Bahrain purchases stake in French club Paris FC

The Kingdom of Bahrain has bought a 20% stake in French side Paris FC, the newest reflection of the Middle East’s growing influence in European football. In a statement Monday, the Ligue 2 team said the Bahraini fund will become the club’s main sponsor with the aim of “increasing the image and reputation of Bahrain.”…

Lewis Hamilton clarifies anti-vaccine Instagram post after backlash

Lewis Hamilton clarifies anti-vaccine Instagram post after backlash

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified his views on a potential coronavirus vaccine after sharing an anti-vaccination post on social media. The 35-year-old Mercedes driver faced fierce criticism on Monday after uploading the video, which accuses Microsoft founder Bill Gates of lying about coronavirus vaccine trials, to his Instagram story. In Hamilton’s since-deleted…