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Sporting Lisbon’s bittersweet title win after 19 years of hurt

Sporting Lisbon’s bittersweet title win after 19 years of hurt

The year was 2002. The Euro became the official currency for most countries in the European Union, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Golden Jubilee and Brazil won the World Cup with two goals from Ronaldo — O Fenômeno — in the final against Germany. Halfway across the world, another Ronaldo — Cristiano — had yet…MORE

Manchester City wins English Premier League title after Manchester United lose

Manchester City wins English Premier League title after Manchester United lose

Manchester City can finally celebrate becoming the new English Premier League champion after fierce rivals Manchester United lost to Leicester City 2-1 on Tuesday. United needed to win the game to keep its title hopes mathematically alive, but goals from Caglar Soyuncu and Luke Thomas condemned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s much changed side to defeat, despite…MORE

King of the Baggers: A slice of pure American folklore goes racing

Take a ramshackle group of racing misfits and some wildly inappropriate machinery, add a couple of finely honed professional athletes, throw in a rivalry that dates back more than a century, top it off with a beer and a cheeseburger, and what do you get? The answer is the King of the Baggers, the wackiest…MORE

Russell Westbrook breaks the NBA record for triple-doubles, surpassing Oscar Robertson

Russell Westbrook breaks the NBA record for triple-doubles, surpassing Oscar Robertson

Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards has notched his 182nd career NBA triple-double, breaking Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s record for the most in league history. The record had stood since 1974, the year Robertson retired. The record-breaking moment occurred Monday night during the Wizards’ game on the road against the Atlanta Hawks, when Westbrook…MORE

Here’s who wins the Kentucky Derby if Medina Spirit is disqualified

Here’s who wins the Kentucky Derby if Medina Spirit is disqualified

If Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit ends up being disqualified for failing a postrace drug test, second-place finisher Mandaloun will inherit the title. Like Medina Spirit, Mandaloun is a 3-year-old colt. The two were separated by half a length at the Derby finish line on May 1. A blood sample taken after the race found…MORE

Here’s what’s next after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test

Here’s what’s next after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test

Additional testing is planned after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test, throwing the horse’s victory at Churchill Downs earlier this month into doubt. Hall-of-Fame trainer Bob Baffert revealed the test results Sunday, saying the three-year-old colt tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasone, which is an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid and sometimes used…MORE

Rory McIlroy claims first win in 18 months and first as a dad

Rory McIlroy claims first win in 18 months and first as a dad

The end of Rory McIlroy’s winning drought just so happened to fall on Mother’s Day — a fitting way to celebrate with his family. After claiming his first victory since 2019 at the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday, McIlroy made a beeline for daughter Poppy and wife Erica as they celebrated victory as a family…MORE

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