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Rohan Dennis: Tour de France rider mysteriously withdraws from race

Rohan Dennis: Tour de France rider mysteriously withdraws from race

Rohan Dennis’ unexplained withdrawal from the Tour de France midway through the 12th stage has left the cycling world perplexed, with his team director saying he is “confused and disappointed” by the Australian’s decision. The current world time trial champion, Dennis was among the favorites to win Friday’s stage in Pau, but he walked away…MORE

Tiger Woods ‘sore’ and ‘scraping it around’ at the Open

Tiger Woods ‘sore’ and ‘scraping it around’ at the Open

The rain dripped from the peak of his cap as another vicious squall hit Royal Portrush. From beneath the brim, Tiger Woods pursed his lips and swung through the deluge. The white ball soared into the gun-metal sky, like a tracer round towards the left side of the seventh fairway stretching out below. Woods had…MORE

Rory McIlroy, David Duval suffer horror holes at The Open

Rory McIlroy, David Duval suffer horror holes at The Open

Golf is hard. And as if to prove the point, David Duval and Rory McIlroy both showed that even past Open champions can be made to look like weekend hackers. Duval, the winner in 2001, notched up a sizeable 14 on the seventh hole, while 2014 champion McIlroy opened with a four-over-par eight at the…MORE

The Open: Return to Northern Ireland ‘beyond realms of possibility’

The Open: Return to Northern Ireland ‘beyond realms of possibility’

Not so long ago the notion of staging a huge sporting event such as the Open Championship in a land infamous for bloodshed and violence was unthinkable. The political and social situation during the period known as the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland made it just too difficult and too dangerous. “It was beyond the realms…MORE

Matthijs de Ligt completes $84.3 million Juventus move

Matthijs de Ligt completes $84.3 million Juventus move

Matthijs de Ligt, the 19-year-old Ajax captain who led the Dutch side to the Champions League semifinals, has completed his move to Juventus for a fee of $84.3 million. A product of Ajax’s famed youth academy, De Ligt becomes the fourth most expensive signing of the summer transfer window so far. According to a statement…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Lil Nas X is on a road many musical artists wish they were on. The rapper’s hit song “Old Town Road” is on track to hold a record for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s been there for 15 weeks, and only Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet…

Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4

Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ as Marvel rolls out Phase 4

Marvel made a host of super announcements at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, but saved arguably the biggest news on the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for last. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Blade, previously played by Wesley Snipes. Ali…

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Alas, the wait is over! Willow’s self-titled album is finally here — and no, she’s not whipping her hair back and forth. The alternative R&B singer dropped her new album “WILLOW” on Friday, just weeks after her brother Jaden released his own, “ERYS.” “WILLOW” is the artist’s third studio album. It follows “ARDIPITHECUS,” released in…