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Notre Dame: Toulouse rugby to raise money with commemorative shirt

Rugby players for Toulouse will wear shirts embroidered with an image of Notre Dame in their European Champions Cup semifinal against Leinster Sunday. The shirts will be auctioned off after the match to raise money for the reconstruction of the 850-year-old cathedral, large parts of which were devastated by fire Monday. The two towers of…MORE

Is Drake cursing football players?

His album “Scorpion” smashed records last year, but more recently rapper Drake is said to be bringing a poisonous touch to football club’s around the world. The Canadian artist has repeatedly posed for photos with footballers, only for their team to go on and lose in the near future. “All Roma players banned from taking…MORE

Wayne Hennessey: EPL player showed ‘lamentable’ ignorance of Fascism

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey showed a “lamentable degree of ignorance” of Adolf Hitler and Fascism despite being cleared of performing a Nazi salute in a photograph taken at a team dinner, according to a report published by a Football Association (FA) panel. The 32-year-old, who plays for English Premier League side Crystal Palace, was charged by…MORE

Competitors battle dizzying heights in Cliff Diving World Series

Few sports combine body-bending athleticism with daredevil spirit quite like the Cliff Diving World Series. The seven-stop global tour recently got underway on Palawan Island, the Philippines, where competitors plunged 27 meters into the ocean from a board precariously perched on a cliff edge. Defending champions Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland recorded victories at the…MORE

How much would you pay to watch Lionel Messi?

For many football fans, the opportunity to watch their team take on Barcelona at Camp Nou is a bucket list dream. Just don’t expect the dream to come cheap. Whether it be Barcelona, Madrid, London or Paris, the cost of football and ticket prices in particular, is generating more and more criticism. On Tuesday, Manchester…MORE

Tiger Woods’ Masters win has Jack Nicklaus ‘shaking in my boots’

The back pain was excruciating at times, but nothing like the shame. Tiger Woods had built his own legacy and then knocked it down himself. The awkward public confession of serial infidelity. The police mugshot and videos of a bloated, dazed and confused Woods after his arrest for driving under the influence. He knew, deep…MORE

Tiger by numbers: A major victory nearly 4,000 days after his last

It was never meant to happen. And yet, it did. It was the major victory many had long since accepted would never happen again — 3,955 days after his last major triumph. Since Tiger Woods won the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines, 31 different players have claimed golf’s big four. And as he holed…MORE

Liverpool marks 30 years since Hillsborough disaster

Liverpool fell silent Monday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough stadium disaster — where 96 fans lost their lives. The city came to a standstill at 3.06pm — the exact time that the tragic incident occurred during the FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in 1989. A banner featuring photographs of…MORE

Singapore Sevens: South Africa stages remarkable comeback to win final

A stunning South Africa comeback prevented Fiji from claiming back-to-back World Rugby Sevens Series triumphs in Singapore Sunday. Nineteen points down at halftime in the gold medal match, the Blitzboks rolled off three tries and a late penalty to secure a remarkable 20-19 turnaround victory. South Africa head coach Neil Powell said he was “thrilled”…MORE

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APRIL 17, 2019

STEPHEN HAWKING and ALBERT EINSTEIN were both said to have IQs around 160. But did you know that some CELEBRITIES are up in that range, too? Matt Damon, Conan O’Brien, and Quentin Tarantino are all right up there with Hawking and Einstein, at 160. Running just below them are Alicia Keys and Cindy Crawford, at…

APRIL 16, 2019

There had been rumors for months that RONDA ROUSEY was going to take a break from the WWE after “Wrestlemania 35” to start a family. And after she lost her match and her title that night, it seemed even more likely. Yesterday, Ronda all but confirmed it by posting a picture of herself kissing her…