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Pat Vellner aiming to overthrow ‘CrossFit King’ Mat Fraser

For the last three years, no one has come close to challenging CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser. Not only has Fraser won every competition he’s entered, he has also dominated the field, with ever increasing margins. However, if there’s one man who is capable of dethroning Fraser, it could well be Canadian Patrick Vellner. The…MORE

Women’s World Cup: Best moments from France 2019

Billed in advance as the biggest and best tournament yet, this year’s Women’s World Cup hasn’t disappointed. There have been goals — 13 of them in one game — controversies and wild celebrations — and that’s just on the pitch. Off it, fans have crowded city streets across France as the country embraces the World…MORE

White Sox will extend protective netting to foul poles

The Chicago White Sox will be extending the protective netting in the team’s ballpark, a couple of weeks after a girl was struck by a foul ball during a Cubs-Astros game in Houston. The team announced Tuesday that the protective netting at Guaranteed Rate Field will stretch from foul pole to foul pole. The change…MORE

David Ortiz’s condition upgraded to ‘good,’ his wife says

David Ortiz‘s condition has been upgraded to “good” by doctors more than a week after the former Boston Red Sox star was shot in the Dominican Republic, his wife said Tuesday. “He continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital,” Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued…MORE

‘No más’: The two words that broke boxing great Roberto Duran

He came from the streets. He came from nothing. After his father abandoned him at the age of five, boxing great Roberto Duran was forced to start earning money by going out and shining shoes rather than attending school. He gave the money to his mother and family, because they needed it more than he…MORE

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

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