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Italy beats China to reach Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

Europeans are dominating the Women’s World Cup. In beating China 2-0, Italy not only equaled its best ever performance in the tournament but also became the sixth European country to progress to the last eight. The Italians are regarded as the competition’s dark horses and with good reason. Though competing at the Women’s World Cup…MORE

Australia leaves England on the brink at Cricket World Cup

First came the boos, then came the cruise. Australian duo David Warner and Steve Smith were welcomed into one of the world’s most famous sporting theaters as pantomime villains amid a cacophony of boos and jeers. By the time they took their leave, only the sound of Australian celebrations remained after an emphatic 64-run victory…MORE

Spinach chemical should be put on doping ban list, say researchers

Cartoon character Popeye is known for munching endless cans of spinach to boost his strength, and new scientific research suggests he might have been onto something. A study released by Freie Universitat Berlin suggests that ecdysterone, a chemical found in the leafy green vegetable, has a similar effect to steroids and should be added to…MORE

Frank Lampard given permission by Derby to open Chelsea manager talks

Frank Lampard moved a step closer to being appointed Chelsea manager after Derby County granted him permission to speak to the English Premier League club about their managerial vacancy. Chelsea is looking for a new manager after Maurizio Sarri left the club to join Serie A champion Juventus earlier this month. “With pre-season fast approaching…MORE

Ashleigh Barty eyes Wimbledon glory from world No.1 spot

Ash Barty is on a roll and just doesn’t want to stop. She won her first grand slam title at Roland Garros earlier this month, and has knocked Naomi Osaka of Japan off the top spot in the women’s world rankings. Now, the 23-year-old Australian is bidding to become the first Australian women to win…MORE

Here’s why Robin Roberts took home the NBA’s Sager Strong Award

Robin Roberts may not be shooting hoops anymore — but the “Good Morning America” host landed a touching a honor from the NBA Monday night. Roberts was awarded the NBA’s Sager Strong Award, named after the sideline reporter who died at 65 in 2016 after battling leukemia. The award is presented each year to an…MORE

Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP at the 2019 NBA Awards

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been crowned the NBA’s most valuable player. Antetokounmpo, a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, gave a heartfelt speech thanking his coaches, teammates and his father, Charles, who died in September 2017 of a heart attack, according to the NBA’s website. “I want to thank my dad. Obviously, you know, he’s not here…MORE