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Sonny Bill Williams: ‘We’ve been taught to be embarrassed of Islam’

Sonny Bill Williams: ‘We’ve been taught to be embarrassed of Islam’

After the Christchurch terror attacks, Sonny Bill Williams knew he had to speak out. The 34-year-old felt the responsibility not only because of his status as an All Black — a star of New Zealand’s esteemed rugby team — but also as one of the country’s most recognized Muslims. Over 50 people were killed in…MORE

Tiger Woods wins match but US team struggles in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods wins match but US team struggles in Presidents Cup

US team captain Tiger Woods promised his side is still “ready to go” despite falling 4-1 behind on the opening day of the Presidents Cup. Partnered with Justin Thomas, Woods secured his team’s only victory in the fourballs session as the International team established a healthy lead at Royal Melbourne, Australia. However, the 15-time major…MORE

How moment of ‘madness’ led to the launch of ‘Spanish Royal Ascot’

How moment of ‘madness’ led to the launch of ‘Spanish Royal Ascot’

It might lack the history of its namesake, but the “Spanish Royal Ascot” is adding a touch of English culture to the Balearic Islands. While pomp and pageantry has been associated with Ascot racecourse since 1711, fledgling Mallorcan spectacle Hats and Horses features similar scenes of high fashion and immaculately groomed racegoers. The event, now…MORE

Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors were ‘wiped out’ after NBA Finals

Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors were ‘wiped out’ after NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors have made five straight NBA Finals, but they’re now bottom of the table with the worst record in the league. But head coach Steve Kerr thinks that, in a way, it might be a good thing. Since 2014, the Warriors have been the poster-child among NBA franchises. They built their team…MORE

Cristiano Ronaldo targets sixth Champions League title

Cristiano Ronaldo targets sixth Champions League title

And then there were 16. Italy’s Atalanta, playing in the competition for the first time in its history, and Spain’s Atletico Madrid were the final two teams to clinch their places in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League as the group stage concluded Wednesday. It’s the first time that the last 16 has…MORE

Mocked by some, but ‘green’ soccer club wants to save the world

Mocked by some, but ‘green’ soccer club wants to save the world

The chant goes up, “You dirty vegan b*****d, you’re eating our grass.” The abuse is directed at a player of fourth-tier English soccer club Forest Green Rovers. He is lying face down and motionless after he’d been on the wrong end of a challenge from a Walsall FC player in a League Two game last…MORE

Barcelona’s Fati becomes the youngest scorer in Champions League history

Barcelona’s Fati becomes the youngest scorer in Champions League history

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati became the youngest scorer in the history of the UEFA Champions League after he netted a late winner in his side’s 2-1 victory over Inter Milan Tuesday. At just 17 years and 40 days old, Fati overtook Peter Ofori-Quaye as the competition’s youngest marksman after coming on as an 85th-minute substitute.…MORE

The 100 seconds that saved Liverpool’s Champions League hopes

The 100 seconds that saved Liverpool’s Champions League hopes

For nearly an hour it was a tense and nervy affair and then in the space of 100 seconds Liverpool exhaled a huge sigh of relief. The Champions League holder had needed a draw against Red Bull Salzburg to guarantee its place in the last 16, but until second-half goals from Naby Keita and Mo…MORE

Jean-Eric Vergne wins Autosport award to brighten difficult start to season

Jean-Eric Vergne wins Autosport award to brighten difficult start to season

He may have endured a testing start to his defense of the Formula E championship, but Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne was given a reason to cheer at the Autosport Awards in London. The Frenchman picked up the Moment of the Year award having become the first driver to successfully defend a Formula E title last season.…MORE