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Italy ends nearly 30-year drought at World Cup, joins England in round of 16

Italy failed to qualify for last year’s Men’s World Cup in Russia, a devastating blow to a nation that lives and breathes football. But the Italian women are doing brilliantly at this year’s Women’s World Cup in France, making history Friday by reaching the knockout phase for the first time since 1991 after Cristiana Girelli’s…MORE

Jordan Spieth called out his caddie on National TV at the US Open

Jordan Spieth was not happy with his caddie Michael Greller during the opening round of the 2019 U.S. Open. Spieth got off to a good start through the first seven holes of the tournament on Thursday, but things took a turn once he reached the eighth hole. READ: Tiger Woods’ 10-year plan to surpass Jack…MORE

An MLB player known as the ‘Japanese Babe Ruth’ made baseball history last night

The same night the Toronto Raptors won Canada’s first NBA championship, baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani made history of his own. The Los Angeles Angels’ designated hitter batted a single, double, triple and home run all in the same game—what’s known in the sport as a “cycle”—and became the first Japanese-born major leaguer to do it.…MORE

Scotland performance against Japan at World Cup leaves Hope Solo unimpressed

As Scotland slipped to a second Women’s World Cup defeat at France 2019, former US star Hope Solo delivered a typically no holds barred assessment of their performance against Japan on Friday. Solo, who is working for the BBC as a pundit during the World Cup, disagreed with the tactics of Scotland coach Shelley Kerr…MORE

Toronto Raptors fans willed first NBA title success ‘into existence’

And breathe. The Drake curse is over. More poignantly, the rapper and the Toronto Raptors most recognizable fan quickly summed up the depth of feeling in the Canadian city — and Canada — after the team secured its first NBA title after defeating the Golden State Warriors. “We did this off of heart,” said Drake.…MORE

Tiger Woods forced to ‘fight’ in US Open at Pebble Beach

He has dazzled at Pebble Beach in the past, but Tiger Woods had to “grind” and “fight” to stay in contention at the 119th US Open Thursday. The peerless Woods won by a record 15 shots when the US Open was held at the picturesque Monterey venue in 2000, but the 43-year-old 2019 version ground…MORE

Charlie Martin: Transgender driver chases Le Mans 24 Hour race dream

Standing amid the fevered atmosphere of the Le Mans 24 Hour race, Charlie Martin had an epiphany. One day he wanted to race at the iconic French cathedral of motorsport — home to the world’s oldest endurance race that takes place again this weekend — instead of watching rain-soaked from the sidelines. But this dream…MORE

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75

Denver Broncos owner, Pat Bowlen, has died, his family confirmed in a statement early Friday. “We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved husband and father, Pat Bowlen, passed on to the next chapter of his life late Thursday night peacefully at home surrounded by family. His soul will live on through the Broncos,…MORE

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