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Nick Kyrgios smashes two rackets and curses at umpire in Cincinnati defeat

Nick Kyrgios smashes two rackets and curses at umpire in Cincinnati defeat

Nick Kyrgios is once again in hot water after walking off the court to smash two rackets and calling an umpire a “f***ing tool.” After winning the opening set in his three-set defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, Kyrgios was hit with a time violation in…MORE

Jurgen Klopp leads praise for history-making referee Stephanie Frappart

Jurgen Klopp leads praise for history-making referee Stephanie Frappart

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp led the praise for history-making referee Stephanie Frappart after her performance in the European Super Cup final. The Frenchwoman became the first female referee to officiate a major men’s European match, as Liverpool defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after an entertaining clash had ended 2-2 after extra time. Frappart, who took…MORE

Talks break down between USWNT and US Soccer over equal pay

Talks break down between USWNT and US Soccer over equal pay

Mediation talks between US Soccer and the United States women’s soccer team over a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the players earlier this year have broken down, according to a spokesperson for the players. Both parties had agreed to meet in New York this week but statements issued Wednesday indicate that they are far apart…MORE

When the British countryside hosts Dubai royalty and Arabian racing

When the British countryside hosts Dubai royalty and Arabian racing

For the last 38 years, a quintessential pocket of British countryside nestling amongst a sea of rolling green hills 60 miles from London, has been paying homage to Arabian horse racing and culture. Some of the richest people in the world — including members of the Dubai royal family — descend on Newbury’s racecourse to…MORE

Magic Johnson turns 60 with an epic vacation and his own top-60 lists

Magic Johnson turns 60 with an epic vacation and his own top-60 lists

Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson turned 60 on Wednesday, possibly a day he thought he would never see when he learned that he had human immunodeficiency virus at the age of 32. On November 7, 1991, Johnson held a news conference to announce that he was retiring from the NBA and that he was HIV-positive.…MORE

Serena Williams pulls out of Cincinnati Masters with back injury

Serena Williams pulls out of Cincinnati Masters with back injury

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters with a back injury. The 23-time grand slam champion and two-time winner of the Cincinatti tournament failed to complete her match against Canadian Bianca Andreescu in Saturday’s Rogers Cup final, citing the same injury. “I am so sad to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open as…MORE

Seattle Sounders: Ciara and Macklemore bring new vibe to MLS team

Seattle Sounders: Ciara and Macklemore bring new vibe to MLS team

Grammy award winning singer Ciara and rap star Macklemore of “Thrift Shop” fame have joined Seattle Sounders’ new ownership group. Ciara’s husband Russell Wilson, the 2014 Super Bowl winning quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks, is also part of the group. Eleven families with “direct ties” to Seattle are now involved in the contingent that already…MORE