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Sissi: The Brazilian who defied a dictatorship to become a World Cup great

The rebellious often change the world. Defiant, unwavering, they are the sort who don’t give up. They break with the norm and leave their mark on history, inspiring and clearing the path for the generations that follow. When Sisleide do Amor Lima would join the boys in her neighborhood for a kickabout on the streets,…MORE

US comfortably beats Sweden and sets another Women’s World Cup record

The search for a team to challenge the US continues. In their most difficult test thus far, the defending champions came through unscathed, securing a comfortable 2-0 victory against Sweden to make it three wins from three in France with no goals conceded. For athleticism, for speed, for attacking prowess the US is without equal…MORE

Frankie Dettori and Stradivarius win Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Veteran jockey Frankie Dettori punched the sky with pure joy as he clinched a successive Gold Cup, once again riding Stradivarius to victory in the most prestigious race at Royal Ascot. The result, a repeat of last year, was met with raucous cheers from the bumper crowd that had crammed onto the grandstand to witness…MORE

Israel Folau looks for $2.1 million in legal battle with Rugby Australia

Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia following a homophobic social media post, is crowdfunding A$3 million (US$2.1 million) to pursue a legal battle against the governing body. Folau, a devout Christian who has been capped 73 times by his country, was found guilty of a code of conduct breach and stripped of his…MORE

NBA draft 2019: Zion Williamson era set to begin

Zion Williamson going No. 1 to the New Orleans Pelicans may be all but certain, but the NBA draft still has the potential to be a roller coaster ride. It would be crazy if New Orleans doesn’t take Williamson as the No. 1 overall pick Thursday in New York. It’s also assumed the the Memphis…MORE

African female footballers face uphill battle to play a ‘man’s game’

Football in Africa is a game some people believe should only be played by men. To avoid parental disapproval, some women have to sneak out of their homes just to play. Players are trolled for their gender, and let’s not even mention the gender pay gap. Thousands of miles away from that grassroots reality, there…MORE

Hope Solo says ‘we need to talk’ about VAR as penalty decision costs Scotland

Hope Solo wants to talk about VAR — and when one of the game’s greatest goalkeepers speaks, it’s worth listening. Former US star Solo was left frustrated by watching Scotland goalkeeper Lee Alexander being penalized by the video assistant referee after her dramatic penalty save during her team’s game with Argentina Wednesday. Alexander appeared to…MORE

Global Champions Tour: Top spot up for grabs in Cascais

The pack looks set for a healthy shuffle as the Longines Global Champions Tour descends on the Portuguese beach resort of Cascais for leg nine this weekend. The elite show jumping series is nearing the halfway stage of the 20-stop tour with Daniel Deusser at the top of the leaderboard, but the German rider will…MORE