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Conor McGregor’s ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game was … out there
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Conor McGregor’s ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game was … out there

Conor McGregor swapped throwing punches for throwing pitches at Wrigley Field — without much success. The MMA star threw the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ game on Tuesday, only for his attempt to sail high into the air towards the stands. “I cannot stop laughing at this,” fellow UFC fighter Justin Gaethje…MORE

Cristiano Ronaldo set to overtake Lionel Messi as highest-paid footballer this season
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Cristiano Ronaldo set to overtake Lionel Messi as highest-paid footballer this season

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leapfrog long-term rival Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes. Following his move back to Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is forecast to earn $125 million before taxes this season — with $70 million coming from his salary and bonuses alone. Messi, meanwhile, is…MORE

Ryder Cup gets personal: Hey! ‘Golf’ fans, leave those guys alone, say wives and girlfriends
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Ryder Cup gets personal: Hey! ‘Golf’ fans, leave those guys alone, say wives and girlfriends

Amped up crowds will be bringing the noise to Whistling Straits this week at the Ryder Cup. In the past that din hasn’t always been a pleasant cacophony — the last time the biennial event was held on US shores Europe’s Rory McIlroy was jeered about ex-girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki. Things can get very personal at…MORE

FIFA punishes Hungarian Football Federation following racist behavior of ‘numerous’ fans
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FIFA punishes Hungarian Football Federation following racist behavior of ‘numerous’ fans

The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) will play its next FIFA-sanctioned home match without supporters and has been handed a “substantial fine” by football’s world governing body for “numerous” fans’ racist behavior during a recent World Cup qualifier against England. “After analysing and taking into consideration … the seriousness of the incidents (racist words and actions,…MORE

Lamar Jackson shows nerves of steel with gutsy, fourth-down call to beat Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
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Lamar Jackson shows nerves of steel with gutsy, fourth-down call to beat Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

“Lamar! Do you want to go for this?” Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh could be seen shouting from the sideline. With just 1:05 left and leading Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs by just a point, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was left with a crucial fourth down in his team’s half. And rather…MORE

Climber Johanna Farber receives apology after inappropriate images were aired during World Championships
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Climber Johanna Farber receives apology after inappropriate images were aired during World Championships

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has apologized to Austrian climber Johanna Farber after inappropriate images of her were broadcast during the World Championships in Moscow. Multiple media outlets reported that the event’s broadcaster aired a close-up replay of Farber’s bottom during the boulder semifinals last week, prompting the sport’s governing body to post…MORE

‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment
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‘Imagine how good it could be’: Northern Ireland women’s footballers ready to seize their moment

Nadene Caldwell doesn’t want to be called an underdog anymore. Life has changed for the midfielder since scoring the winning goal that catapulted her side to their first major tournament — the upcoming Women’s Euro 2022. It’s an incredible achievement for the Northern Ireland team, who, hampered by a round of injuries to key players,…MORE

Jimmy Greaves, England World Cup winner and Tottenham legend, dies aged 81
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Jimmy Greaves, England World Cup winner and Tottenham legend, dies aged 81

Jimmy Greaves, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 and one of the most prolific goalscorers in English football history, has died at the age of 81, his former club Tottenham said. A Tottenham legend and the club’s all-time record goalscorer, Greaves scored a remarkable 266 goals in 379 appearances between 1961 and 1970,…MORE