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Rafael Nadal hits ball girl in head with shot, apologizes with kiss

Rafael Nadal hits ball girl in head with shot, apologizes with kiss

Rafael Nadal called it one of the more scary moments he’s had on the tennis court. The world No. 1 was en route to a straight-sets win against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis, leading 4-1 in the third set of their second-round match Thursday. But on a return of serve, a scorching forehand from Nadal hit a…MORE

Zion Williamson stuns for New Orleans Pelicans in record-breaking NBA debut

Zion Williamson stuns for New Orleans Pelicans in record-breaking NBA debut

Expectation is higher for the 2019 NBA draft’s number one overall selection Zion Williamson than any rookie since LeBron James. Perhaps ever. The hype surrounding Williamson built and built during his single year at Duke University as video clip after video clip of him dunking on unfortunate opponents went viral. When the New Orleans Pelicans…MORE

Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon mock Rafael Nadal routine at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon mock Rafael Nadal routine at Australian Open

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Nick Kyrgios didn’t appear to be praising Rafael Nadal’s pre-serve routine when he mimicked the Spaniard at the Australian Open. In response to a time violation at the end of the second set, Kyrgios chuntered before imitating Rafa’s ticks — a swipe of the hair…MORE

Barcelona ‘avoids total ridicule’ in narrow win over Ibiza

Barcelona ‘avoids total ridicule’ in narrow win over Ibiza

Barcelona proved to be a real party pooper on Wednesday, coming from behind to beat Ibiza in the Copa del Rey thanks to two late goals from Antoine Griezmann. The third-tier team from the Spanish island, known around the world for its lively nightlife, stunned the visiting side with an early goal from forward Javi…MORE

Olympic qualifying events canceled and moved due to deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Olympic qualifying events canceled and moved due to deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifying tournament for the Asian and Oceanian region has been canceled due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed in a statement Wednesday. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) also announced that the Olympic qualifying for women’s football has been moved from from Wuhan to Nanjing. It…MORE

Superstar trio share Longines best racehorse award

Superstar trio share Longines best racehorse award

Superstar thoroughbreds Enable, Crystal Ocean and Waldgeist have been named as joint winners of the prestigious Longines Best Racehorse Award for 2019. The John Gosden-trained Enable, owned by Saudi royal Khalid Abdullah, narrowly missed out on a record third straight Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe title in Paris. Her conqueror at Longchamp, the Andre Fabre-trained…MORE

Is Javier Hernandez the biggest MLS signing since David Beckham?

Is Javier Hernandez the biggest MLS signing since David Beckham?

LA Galaxy’s signing of David Beckham in 2007 revolutionized Major League Soccer, helping draw more eyeballs to North American football than ever before. The English superstar paved the way for a generation of high-profile players to join MLS but none have quite matched “Goldenballs’” star pulling power. Until now. Javier Hernandez, known across the world…MORE

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