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‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

He was a double Olympic gold medalist, but Sebastian Coe’s legacy in athletics will perhaps be defined by his handling of the two great modern issues in the sport — the case involving Caster Semenya and doping. As president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Coe’s actions and those of the organization could…MORE

Chasing $20M in horse racing’s battle of riches

Chasing $20M in horse racing’s battle of riches

When Diomed pipped Boudrow to victory in the original Derby in 1780, owner Sir Charles Bunbury pocketed a little over $1,000. Britain’s richest race offers more than $1 million to the winner these days, but even that bumper pot is dwarfed by some of the riches on offer around the world. And it seems horse…MORE

19-year-old Håland scores hat-trick on Champions League debut

19-year-old Håland scores hat-trick on Champions League debut

Erling Braut Håland received a standing ovation from the Red Bull Salzburg fans after scoring a first-half hat-trick on his UEFA Champions League debut Tuesday, where he became the third youngest player to score a Champions League treble — behind only Raul and Wayne Rooney. The 19-year-old’s heroics helped Salzburg thrash Belgian side Genk 6-2…MORE

‘The biggest show in town’ — how rugby united a divided Ireland

‘The biggest show in town’ — how rugby united a divided Ireland

During “The Troubles” — the 30-year sectarian conflict that left more than 3,600 people dead — tensions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were at an all-time high. But throughout this period, Ireland’s rugby team continued to play under a single flag. In 1998 the Good Friday Agreement helped bring peace to Northern…MORE

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Champions League holder Liverpool was brought crashing back down to earth, as it started the defense of its title with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli. Dries Mertens’ penalty and Fernando Llorente’s late goal following an uncharacteristic Virgil van Dijk error consigned the Reds to a fourth successive defeat on the road in the Champions…MORE

Eli Manning benched as rookie Daniel Jones is named New York Giants starting QB

Eli Manning benched as rookie Daniel Jones is named New York Giants starting QB

The Daniel Jones era has begun. The New York Giants have named Jones, a rookie out of Duke, as the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. This will be his first career start. Moving to the backup role is 38-year-old Eli Manning, the team’s longtime starter…MORE

Ben Stokes slams ‘utterly disgusting’ tabloid story on family

Ben Stokes slams ‘utterly disgusting’ tabloid story on family

England’s World Cup and Ashes cricket hero Ben Stokes has called The Sun newspaper’s front-page story about a family tragedy “heartless” and “utterly disgusting.” On his personal Twitter page, Stokes, 28, took issue with the newspaper’s decision to publish “extremely painful, sensitive and personal details” surrounding an event that impacted Stokes’ family more than 31…MORE

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

Japan has been a quiet presence on rugby’s international stage for decades, but now the Far East nation is set to soak up the limelight. New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France and the UK have hosted the Rugby World Cup in the tournament’s 32-year history, but Friday’s curtain-raiser between Japan and Russia — the tournament’s…MORE

How football “art” helped Lille return to the big time

How football “art” helped Lille return to the big time

Lille’s return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence is thanks, in part, to a little bit of football “art.” The talented sculptor in question is Luis Campos, the club’s technical director who has molded a relegation-threatened squad into one of France’s finest. Last year, the Portuguese traveled a staggering 280,000 miles around the…MORE

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

MAYIM BIALIK and JIM PARSONS from “The Big Bang Theory” are working together again. They’re co-producing a sitcom called “Carla”, which is now in the running to be on Fox’s schedule NEXT fall.  Mayim will star on the show as Carla, a 39-year-old woman who spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding…

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Today: Talk Like a Pirate Day, Butterscotch Pudding Day, Meow Like a Pirate Day   A 4th grader in St. Louis got a genius idea for sneaking cheese into an empty lip balm tube so she could eat during class from watching YouTube videos.  The girl said, “I was just looking on YouTube because I…