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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

Formula E: Mercedes-Benz and Porsche to join new championship

Porsche and Mercedes-Benz will be competing in Formula E next year as the all-electric series revealed its new bumper calendar for the 2019/20 season. The two motorsport titans will come face to face with rivals BMW and Audi for the first time in what will be the busiest season in Formula E history. READ: The…MORE