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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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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