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Arsenal omits Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Europa League final amid safety concerns

Arsenal’s Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been left out of the English club’s Europa League final squad amid concerns for his safety in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Armenia and Azerbaijan have a century-long conflict stemming from the fall of the Russian Empire in 1917 and there were fears Mkhitaryan would not be safe in Baku. The…MORE

Niki Lauda: Three-time Formula One champion dead at 70

Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to become one of motor racing’s greatest drivers, has died aged 70, according to Reuters. The Austrian, who built a new career as an airline entrepreneur after leaving the track, died Monday following a period of declining health, the news agency reported. Lauda…MORE

Bodexpress ran the entire Preakness without his jockey

War of Will may have won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, but the horse everyone likely will remember is Bodexpress. “I’m getting more press than the winner,” the horse’s jockey, John Velazquez, told CNN on Monday. Bodexpress threw Velazquez to the dirt immediately out of the gate, but he didn’t stop. The horse ran the…MORE

Robert Kraft urges public ‘not to be afraid and stand up’ against anti-Semitism

Robert Kraft has warned that failure to tackle anti-Semitism will open the door for other forms of racism and discrimination to flourish with the help of social media. Kraft, owner of NFL franchise New England Patriots, stepped up his fight against anti-Semitism last week after his Major League soccer side New England Revolution team hosted…MORE

‘We can live or we can die’: How cricket redefined a war-torn nation

He closes his eyes and the memories flood back. No clean water. No clothes. No shoes. With temperatures north of 45 degrees, his was a world about survival. It is said that the darkest hour comes before the light shines. In the case of Afghanistan — a nation tied inextricably to conflict, out of the…MORE

Kylian Mbappe says he’s reached a ‘turning point’ in his career

As the football season begins to wind down, the cogs in the transfer rumor machine inevitably begin to turn ahead of a summer window in which the world’s best players are predicted to move clubs. Real Madrid — which endured the most defeats in a season since 1995-96 and is gearing up to spend hundreds…MORE

Brooks Koepka clinches fourth major at PGA Championship

The coronation had more spice than he would have liked, but Brooks Koepka held his nerve to seal back-to-back PGA Championship titles to confirm his status as a once-in-a-generation player. The 29-year-old refocused after a serious wobble to triumph by two shots from the fast-finishing Dustin Johnson to become only the fourth player to score…MORE

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth Rome Masters

Rafael Nadal had to dig deep to beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters and claim his first title of the season, winning 6-0 4-6 6-1 after more than two hours of intense battle. It was a thrilling precursor to what could well be the same lineup in the French Open final…MORE

Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City

Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany has said he will leave Manchester City, just one day after Saturday’s 6-0 FA Cup final win over Watford. “The defender has decided to call time on his 11-year association with the Club having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields,” Manchester City…MORE

Blogs

MAY 24, 2019

GARY LEVOX does the same thing every Memorial Day. It has nothing to do with firing up the grill, but everything to do with what the holiday is all about.  He says, “Memorial Day has always meant something special to me. My cousin and some of my really, really good friends fought in the first…

MAY 23, 2019

On “Ellen” yesterday, Tom Hanks said he was DENIED BEER at the Stagecoach Festival. He’d gone up to the beer stand, but they wouldn’t serve him . . . because he didn’t have a bracelet proving that he was allowed to drink. They told him he had to go have his I.D. verified, get a…