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‘We can live or we can die’: How cricket redefined a war-torn nation

He closes his eyes and the memories flood back. No clean water. No clothes. No shoes. With temperatures north of 45 degrees, his was a world about survival. It is said that the darkest hour comes before the light shines. In the case of Afghanistan — a nation tied inextricably to conflict, out of the…MORE

Kylian Mbappe says he’s reached a ‘turning point’ in his career

As the football season begins to wind down, the cogs in the transfer rumor machine inevitably begin to turn ahead of a summer window in which the world’s best players are predicted to move clubs. Real Madrid — which endured the most defeats in a season since 1995-96 and is gearing up to spend hundreds…MORE

Brooks Koepka clinches fourth major at PGA Championship

The coronation had more spice than he would have liked, but Brooks Koepka held his nerve to seal back-to-back PGA Championship titles to confirm his status as a once-in-a-generation player. The 29-year-old refocused after a serious wobble to triumph by two shots from the fast-finishing Dustin Johnson to become only the fourth player to score…MORE

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth Rome Masters

Rafael Nadal had to dig deep to beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters and claim his first title of the season, winning 6-0 4-6 6-1 after more than two hours of intense battle. It was a thrilling precursor to what could well be the same lineup in the French Open final…MORE

Vincent Kompany to leave Manchester City

Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany has said he will leave Manchester City, just one day after Saturday’s 6-0 FA Cup final win over Watford. “The defender has decided to call time on his 11-year association with the Club having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields,” Manchester City…MORE

Lyon romps to sixth Women’s Champions League title as Ada Hegerberg nets hat-trick

Lyon proved, if it still needed proving, that it’s a level above the rest of its European competition, winning a fourth straight Women’s Champions League title. The French powerhouse hammered first-time finalist Barcelona 4-1 in Budapest, with inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg netting a hat-trick inside the opening half an hour. There were…MORE

Manchester City makes history with victory in FA Cup final

Manchester City became the first men’s team in history to win the English domestic treble, beating Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Not since the all-conquering Arsenal Ladies team of 2007 has a team won the FA Cup, League Cup and Premier League title. First half goals from David Silva and Gabriel…MORE

Donald Trump has golf scores hacked on handicap account

President Donald Trump’s golf scores have been hacked by someone apparently hoping to raise his handicap, the United States Golf Association confirmed to CNN Sports. Four less-than-flattering scores of 101, 100, 108, 102 were uploaded to the Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) Friday and have since been removed, as has Trump’s lifetime best round…MORE

Bayern Munich crowned Bundesliga champion as Robben and Ribery bid farewell

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery got their fairytale farewell in Germany, both scoring as Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt to retain a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title. Robben and Ribery have been at the club for 10 years and 12 years, respectively, winning numerous domestic titles and the Champions League in 2013. Though most Bundesliga campaigns in…MORE

Anthony Joshua on combating racism: ‘Our parents’ generation has been sleeping’

With his unerring professionalism in the ring and philanthropic mission out of it, Anthony Joshua perfectly embodies the modern athlete. Like many other high-profile sportsmen and women, the heavyweight champion hasn’t been afraid to speak out on social issues and is determined to use his lofty platform to instill change. It’s a philosophy that’s been…MORE

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