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YouTube star Jake Paul wins latest boxing match in first round against Ben Askren

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul defeated former MMA fighter Ben Askren in a much-anticipated boxing match with a first-round TKO, as the two squared off Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Paul, 24, entered the match with a professional record of 2-0, previously defeating fellow YouTube personality AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson. Askren, 36,…MORE

How Hideki Matsuyama became Japan’s new national hero

With one small putt, Hideki Matsuyama ascended from professional golfer to national treasure. Like Naomi Osaka before him, the 29-year-old’s victory at the 2021 Masters propelled him into a Japanese superstar and a potential Olympic poster boy. By claiming a dramatic one-shot victory, Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win a golf major. One…MORE

What you need to know about the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren boxing match

What you need to know about the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren boxing match

YouTube star Jake Paul is set to fight in his third professional boxing match against former UFC fighter Ben Askren. Tonight’s eight-round pro boxing match will be held by Triller, a video-making and social-networking app. This will be the second time the platform has hosted a fight. Who is fighting? Paul, 24, first entered the…MORE

Hamilton sees off the Red Bulls to seize his 99th pole

Hamilton sees off the Red Bulls to seize his 99th pole

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 99th Formula One pole position after seeing off Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Saturday. Mexican Perez, in only his second race for Red Bull, lines up alongside Mercedes’ seven-time world champion for what will be his first front…MORE

Matthew McConaughey: How actor’s wife ‘injected’ soccer into his blood

Matthew McConaughey: How actor’s wife ‘injected’ soccer into his blood

Before he became one of Hollywood’s leading men, before the Oscar for best actor in 2014 and he went Interstellar on the silver screen, Matthew McConaughey was learning his craft and, in fact, preparing to shoot his very first scene. In 1993, he delivered an ad-libbed line — “Alright, alright, alright!” — that would stay…MORE

UEFA bans Slavia Prague’s Ondřej Kúdela for 10 games for racist behavior

UEFA bans Slavia Prague’s Ondřej Kúdela for 10 games for racist behavior

Slavia Prague defender Ondřej Kúdela has been banned for 10 matches by UEFA after the governing body’s investigation into allegations of the player’s “racist behavior” towards Rangers’ midfielder Glen Kamara during the sides’ UEFA Europa League meeting at Ibrox stadium last month. The incident occurred late in the match when Kúdela was seen saying something…MORE

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