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Germany cruises to Women’s World Cup knockout stages, South Africa eliminated

Germany had already qualified for the knockout rounds of the Women’s World Cup, but that didn’t stop the high-flying side from dismantling South Africa in its final group stage match. In truth, the 4-0 scoreline could have been much worse for South Africa, which leaves its first ever World Cup with three defeats from three…MORE

Royal Ascot 2019: A summer spectacle with the royal seal of approval

Britain’s royal family, toffs, top hats and world-class horse racing — there is little more quintessentially British than Royal Ascot. The summer spectacle, which begins Tuesday in Berkshire, west of London, combines high fashion with the cream of Flat racing. Soaked in tradition and glamor, the event dates back to 1711 and comes with the…MORE

Gary Woodland: How a Special Olympics golfer inspired new US Open champion

He dreamed of starring in the NBA, but in Gary Woodland’s first college game on a basketball scholarship, he realized he needed a plan B. Woodland acted quickly and switched universities to play golf, turned pro in 2007, and 12 years later held off world No. 1 Brooks Koepka to clinch his maiden major title…MORE

Gary Woodland wins 119th US Open, his first major title

American Gary Woodland won the 2019 United States Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California Sunday. The victory secures the 35-year-old’s first major career title. Woodland finished 13-under par for the championship, and held off world No. 1 Brooks Koepka in the final round. The two-time defending champion Koepka finished second with a…MORE

USWNT dominates Chile to coast into Women’s World Cup last 16

It may have received some criticism for the ruthless dismantling of Thailand in its opening game at the Women’s World Cup but the USWNT was in no mood to go easy on Chile. Despite resting a number of key players, such as striker Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, the reigning world champion took just 11…MORE

Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to manage Italian champions Juventus

Chelsea has confirmed manager Maurizio Sarri will leave the club to join Serie A champion Juventus. Sarri, who only joined the London club at the start of last season, won the Europa League title in his last game in charge of the Blues. He also guided Chelsea to a third-place finish in the English Premier…MORE

Babe Ruth’s jersey sold at auction for a record-breaking $5.6 million

It’s been more than a century since Babe Ruth started his baseball career, but the Bambino is still breaking records. A Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey from 1928-1930 fetched $5.64 million at auction Saturday, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, according to the auction house. The previous record was…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Shania Twain announces new Las Vegas residency

Shania Twain is headed back to Sin City. The singing star has announced a Las Vegas residency called, “Let’s Go!” The show will kick off December 6 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This is the second time the Twain has had a concert residency in Vegas. She performed her “Still the…

A prequel to ‘The Hunger Games’ will arrive May 2020

A new entry in “The Hunger Games” series is on the way, though fans will likely have to navigate the violent world without Katniss Everdeen. Scholastic announced an untitled prequel novel to the bestselling young adult series, set 64 years before the events of the eponymous first novel. The original trilogy followed heroine Everdeen in…

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

Vocalist and guitarist of the band Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, said in a Facebook post that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. “It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before,” he wrote. “I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they…

Lena Headey says she wanted a ‘better death’ for Cersei

If you were left a little deflated by Cersei Lannister’s anticlimactic “Game of Thrones” death, you aren’t alone. Actress Lena Headey says she wished her character had gone out a different way too. In an interview with The Guardian, Headey was asked what she’d say if she got a chance to have a drunken postmortem…