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Ben Stokes slams ‘utterly disgusting’ tabloid story on family

Ben Stokes slams ‘utterly disgusting’ tabloid story on family

England’s World Cup and Ashes cricket hero Ben Stokes has called The Sun newspaper’s front-page story about a family tragedy “heartless” and “utterly disgusting.” On his personal Twitter page, Stokes, 28, took issue with the newspaper’s decision to publish “extremely painful, sensitive and personal details” surrounding an event that impacted Stokes’ family more than 31…MORE

Michael Owen tips English club to win Champions League again

Michael Owen tips English club to win Champions League again

Before Liverpool stormed to victory in the Champions League final in June, there was a spell where English football seemed off the pace of Europe’s elite. Spanish teams, namely Real Madrid, dominated the world’s most prestigious club competition with Los Blancos winning three consecutive titles and four in five years. Only rival Barcelona stopped them…MORE

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

Japan has been a quiet presence on rugby’s international stage for decades, but now the Far East nation is set to soak up the limelight. New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France and the UK have hosted the Rugby World Cup in the tournament’s 32-year history, but Friday’s curtain-raiser between Japan and Russia — the tournament’s…MORE

How football “art” helped Lille return to the big time

How football “art” helped Lille return to the big time

Lille’s return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence is thanks, in part, to a little bit of football “art.” The talented sculptor in question is Luis Campos, the club’s technical director who has molded a relegation-threatened squad into one of France’s finest. Last year, the Portuguese traveled a staggering 280,000 miles around the…MORE

Ben Roethlisberger out for the season, needs elbow surgery

Ben Roethlisberger out for the season, needs elbow surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the season and will undergo surgery on his right elbow, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement Monday. “Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required,”…MORE

Prince Harry praises gay rugby star forced to disclose HIV status

Prince Harry praises gay rugby star forced to disclose HIV status

Britain’s Prince Harry has thrown his support behind Gareth Thomas, after the Welsh rugby star was forced to go public with his HIV-positive status. Sharing a picture of the former Wales and British Lions rugby captain on the Sussex Royal Instagram page, the Duke of Sussex commended him for his bravery, saying he was “saving…MORE

David de Gea signs new contract at Manchester United

David de Gea signs new contract at Manchester United

David de Gea has pledged his future to Manchester United after signing a deal that will keep him at the club until 2023 with the option for a further year. The 28-year-old, who arrived at Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid for $23.5 million (£18.9 million) in June 2011, has made 367 appearances for the English…MORE

Former NASCAR champ Mike Stefanik dies in plane crash

Former NASCAR champ Mike Stefanik dies in plane crash

Mike Stefanik, a nine-time NASCAR champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, died Sunday in a plane crash, according to the stock-car racing organization. He was 61. According to Connecticut State Police, an Aerolite 103, single-engine, single-seat plane took off from Riconn Airport just over the state line in Rhode Island on Sunday. Police say…MORE

Conor McGregor hints at MMA comeback in Dublin

Conor McGregor hints at MMA comeback in Dublin

Conor McGregor, the retired two-time mixed martial arts champion, has hinted at a return to the sport through a cryptic social media post on Monday. The short message, which reads: “Dublin, December 14th,” was posted on his official Twitter account, raising speculation that he intends to return to the octagon in his home town later…MORE