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Will the USWNT continue goalscoring form against Chile?

The reigning Women’s World Cup champion sure didn’t ease into France 2019 as the US Women’s National Team thrashed Thailand 13-0 in its opening game of the tournament. Jill Ellis’ side set a World Cup record for the highest score in their first game in France, and seven different players got in on the act…MORE

Italy ends nearly 30-year drought at World Cup, joins England in round of 16

Italy failed to qualify for last year’s Men’s World Cup in Russia, a devastating blow to a nation that lives and breathes football. But the Italian women are doing brilliantly at this year’s Women’s World Cup in France, making history Friday by reaching the knockout phase for the first time since 1991 after Cristiana Girelli’s…MORE

Jordan Spieth called out his caddie on National TV at the US Open

Jordan Spieth was not happy with his caddie Michael Greller during the opening round of the 2019 U.S. Open. Spieth got off to a good start through the first seven holes of the tournament on Thursday, but things took a turn once he reached the eighth hole. READ: Tiger Woods’ 10-year plan to surpass Jack…MORE

An MLB player known as the ‘Japanese Babe Ruth’ made baseball history last night

The same night the Toronto Raptors won Canada’s first NBA championship, baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani made history of his own. The Los Angeles Angels’ designated hitter batted a single, double, triple and home run all in the same game—what’s known in the sport as a “cycle”—and became the first Japanese-born major leaguer to do it.…MORE

Steph Curry FaceTimed Raptors superfan Drake after NBA Finals loss

For someone who’d just lost on the biggest stage in the NBA, Stephen Curry seemed to be in good spirits. The Golden State Warriors’ Curry was seen FaceTiming late Thursday with rapper and Toronto Raptors superfan Drake before leaving Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. “Congrats, bro,” Curry could be heard saying to Drake. “Tough one.…MORE

Scotland performance against Japan at World Cup leaves Hope Solo unimpressed

As Scotland slipped to a second Women’s World Cup defeat at France 2019, former US star Hope Solo delivered a typically no holds barred assessment of their performance against Japan on Friday. Solo, who is working for the BBC as a pundit during the World Cup, disagreed with the tactics of Scotland coach Shelley Kerr…MORE

Toronto Raptors fans willed first NBA title success ‘into existence’

And breathe. The Drake curse is over. More poignantly, the rapper and the Toronto Raptors most recognizable fan quickly summed up the depth of feeling in the Canadian city — and Canada — after the team secured its first NBA title after defeating the Golden State Warriors. “We did this off of heart,” said Drake.…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…