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David de Gea signs new contract at Manchester United

David de Gea signs new contract at Manchester United

David de Gea has pledged his future to Manchester United after signing a deal that will keep him at the club until 2023 with the option for a further year. The 28-year-old, who arrived at Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid for $23.5 million (£18.9 million) in June 2011, has made 367 appearances for the English…MORE

Former NASCAR champ Mike Stefanik dies in plane crash

Former NASCAR champ Mike Stefanik dies in plane crash

Mike Stefanik, a nine-time NASCAR champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, died Sunday in a plane crash, according to the stock-car racing organization. He was 61. According to Connecticut State Police, an Aerolite 103, single-engine, single-seat plane took off from Riconn Airport just over the state line in Rhode Island on Sunday. Police say…MORE

Conor McGregor hints at MMA comeback in Dublin

Conor McGregor hints at MMA comeback in Dublin

Conor McGregor, the retired two-time mixed martial arts champion, has hinted at a return to the sport through a cryptic social media post on Monday. The short message, which reads: “Dublin, December 14th,” was posted on his official Twitter account, raising speculation that he intends to return to the octagon in his home town later…MORE

Rugby World Cup: How Wales created a home-away-from-home in Japan

Rugby World Cup: How Wales created a home-away-from-home in Japan

You could be forgiven for thinking that you were in the center of Cardiff on an international match day due to the number of buildings proudly decorated with Welsh flags and buses emblazoned with the faces of Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny. Roads lined with fans and a stadium full of cheering on watchers…MORE

Solheim Cup: Europe defeats USA in thrilling finish at Gleneagles

Solheim Cup: Europe defeats USA in thrilling finish at Gleneagles

She stood motionless as the ball rolled towards the hole, but when it disappeared Suzann Pettersen rocked backwards with a double fist pump as she secured a stunning victory for Europe against USA in golf’s Solheim Cup. Norway’s Pettersen embraced opponent Marina Alex before falling into the arms of her European teammates on the 18th…MORE

Joao Felix: Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons ‘unfair’ says Benfica boss

Joao Felix: Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons ‘unfair’ says Benfica boss

At just 19-years old, João Felix has the football world at his feet. The fifth most expensive footballer in history following his staggering $142 million move from Benfica to Atletico Madrid in July, Felix is already being compared to another Portuguese star, a certain Cristiano Ronaldo. Felix, who turned 19 in November last year, enjoyed…MORE

Spain captures second FIBA basketball World Cup title

Spain captures second FIBA basketball World Cup title

Spain captured its second FIBA basketball World Cup title after defeating Argentina 95-75 in the gold medal game at the Wukesong Arena in Beijing on Sunday. The Spaniards capped a dominant run as they finished undefeated at 8-0. Point guard Ricky Rubio led Spain with 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists, and was named…MORE

Homegrown trainers enjoy success during Irish Champions Weekend

Homegrown trainers enjoy success during Irish Champions Weekend

Ireland is synonymous with horse racing and the country was able to celebrate its rich history with the world at this weekend’s showpiece event. The Longines Irish Champions Weekend — a two-day racing festival worth $5.3 million in prize money — is co-hosted by the famed Curragh racecourse and nearby Leopardstown. A truly world-class field…MORE

Jessica Springsteen clinches her biggest career win in Saint-Tropez

Jessica Springsteen clinches her biggest career win in Saint-Tropez

Jessica Springsteen claimed the biggest win of her equestrian career Saturday after riding to victory in the Saint-Tropez leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT). The 27-year-old daughter of iconic rocker Bruce Springsteen stormed to victory in a scintillating jump-off, riding her 12-year-old bay mare RMF Zecilie. She managed to fend off stiff competition…MORE