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Jordan Spieth and Olympic champion Xander Schauffele among USA’s Ryder Cup captain’s picks
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Jordan Spieth and Olympic champion Xander Schauffele among USA’s Ryder Cup captain’s picks

The USA’s Ryder Cup team was finalized on Wednesday as Steve Stricker announced his six captain’s picks, which included three-time major champion Jordan Spieth and recently crowned Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele. The other four captain’s picks for golf’s biennial tournament, which gets underway at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin on September 24, were Harris English,…MORE

‘I will face this match with a smile’: Brazilian football hero Pele announces surgery to remove tumor
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‘I will face this match with a smile’: Brazilian football hero Pele announces surgery to remove tumor

Brazilian football hero Pele underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his right colon last Saturday, he announced on social media on Monday. The news of the surgery follows Pele’s denial of reports that he had fainted last week, when he said that he was in good health and receiving routine examinations. The 80-year-old sports…MORE

Former footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies following 39-year coma
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Former footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies following 39-year coma

Jean-Pierre Adams, an ex-footballer who fell into a coma in 1982 following a botched knee operation, has died at the age of 73, his former clubs Nimes Olympique, Paris Saint-Germain and Nice said. Adams, an imposing central defender, started his career in Fontainebleu, where he helped the local side win its amateur championship, before moving…MORE

Sloane Stephens says she received more than 2,000 messages of ‘abuse and anger’ after US Open defeat
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Sloane Stephens says she received more than 2,000 messages of ‘abuse and anger’ after US Open defeat

American tennis player Sloane Stephens revealed harassing and threatening messages she received following her third-round loss to Angelique Kerber at the US Open on Friday. Stephens wrote on her Instagram story Saturday: “I am human, after last night’s match I got 2K + messages of abuse/anger from people upset by yesterday’s result. It’s so hard…MORE

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty stunned at US Open

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty stunned at US Open

American tennis player Shelby Rogers rallied to upset No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia, the top-ranked woman in the world, in the third round of the US Open in New York on Saturday night. The final score was 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5). Rogers, ranked 43rd in the world, took the first set, but Barty…MORE

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