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Frankie Dettori and Stradivarius win Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Veteran jockey Frankie Dettori punched the sky with pure joy as he clinched a successive Gold Cup, once again riding Stradivarius to victory in the most prestigious race at Royal Ascot. The result, a repeat of last year, was met with raucous cheers from the bumper crowd that had crammed onto the grandstand to witness…MORE

Israel Folau looks for $2.1 million in legal battle with Rugby Australia

Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia following a homophobic social media post, is crowdfunding A$3 million (US$2.1 million) to pursue a legal battle against the governing body. Folau, a devout Christian who has been capped 73 times by his country, was found guilty of a code of conduct breach and stripped of his…MORE

NBA draft 2019: Zion Williamson era set to begin

Zion Williamson going No. 1 to the New Orleans Pelicans may be all but certain, but the NBA draft still has the potential to be a roller coaster ride. It would be crazy if New Orleans doesn’t take Williamson as the No. 1 overall pick Thursday in New York. It’s also assumed the the Memphis…MORE

African female footballers face uphill battle to play a ‘man’s game’

Football in Africa is a game some people believe should only be played by men. To avoid parental disapproval, some women have to sneak out of their homes just to play. Players are trolled for their gender, and let’s not even mention the gender pay gap. Thousands of miles away from that grassroots reality, there…MORE

Hope Solo says ‘we need to talk’ about VAR as penalty decision costs Scotland

Hope Solo wants to talk about VAR — and when one of the game’s greatest goalkeepers speaks, it’s worth listening. Former US star Solo was left frustrated by watching Scotland goalkeeper Lee Alexander being penalized by the video assistant referee after her dramatic penalty save during her team’s game with Argentina Wednesday. Alexander appeared to…MORE

Women’s World Cup: Goalkeepers and VAR taking center stage in France

Talking to the BBC at half-time with his side 1-0 up, England coach Phil Neville said that his team was facing the best goalkeeper at the Women’s World Cup. The evidence over 90 minutes to back up the Englishman’s claim was compelling. Japan may have ultimately fallen to a 2-0 defeat to England in its…MORE

Royal Ascot: A day in the life

Royal Ascot may be known for its glitz and glamor but plenty of work goes on behind the scenes to make it such a spectacle. From the race stewards with decades of experience to the specialized fashion team who maintain the event’s strictest of dress codes, the annual race week is full of people working…MORE

Luis Enrique resigns as coach of Spanish national team

Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique resigned from his post, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Wednesday. “Luis Enrique has informed us that he will not continue as manager,” the Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales said. “I have to thank you. We don’t have the slightest reproach. We’ve been united with him. He will…MORE

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