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Rugby League club slammed for signing controversial star Israel Folau

Rugby League club slammed for signing controversial star Israel Folau

Israel Folau, who was embroiled in a lengthy dispute with Rugby Australia over an anti-gay post on social media, has signed a one-year contract with Super League side Catalans Dragons. A devout Christian, Folau reached a settlement with Rugby Australia last year after being sacked for an Instagram post in which he said “hell awaits”…MORE

Tearful Novak Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after Australian Open victory

Tearful Novak Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after Australian Open victory

Novak Djokovic broke down in tears while reflecting on his friendship with Kobe Bryant at the Australian Open. Speaking after his quarterfinal victory over Milos Raonic, Djokovic hailed Bryant, who died alongside his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday, as “one of the greatest athletes of all time”. “He inspired myself and…MORE

A fan’s homage to Kobe Bryant

A fan’s homage to Kobe Bryant

I’ve been overwhelmed with messages from family and friends about Kobe Bryant’s death. Some texts came from people I haven’t spoken to in years, and even my Mom, who doesn’t care about sports, immediately texted me. I’ve been a basketball fan ever since I was kid growing up in Portugal, and have always loved the…MORE

Underdog sumo wrestler Tokushoryu bursts into tears after winning first title

Underdog sumo wrestler Tokushoryu bursts into tears after winning first title

Underdog victories don’t come much bigger than this. A previously unknown sumo wrestler upset the odds Sunday to win the first major tournament of the year. No one at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament was ranked lower than Tokushoryu but the 33-year-old managed to surprise everyone to conquer almost all ahead of him. His…MORE

Kobe Bryant fans petition to change NBA logo to honor Lakers legend

Kobe Bryant fans petition to change NBA logo to honor Lakers legend

Hundreds of thousands of basketball fans are calling on the NBA to update its logo to honor Kobe Bryant following the basketball great’s tragic death. Bryant died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California, on Sunday. The group was flying to Thousand Oaks, California, for…MORE

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios pay tribute to Kobe Bryant during Australian Open

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios pay tribute to Kobe Bryant during Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal paid emotional tributes to Kobe Bryant, the NBA legend who died in a helicopter crash Sunday, during their pulsating fourth-round clash at the Australian Open. Kyrgios has often spoken about his love for basketball and was close to tears as he walked onto Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena wearing an LA…MORE

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