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Israel Folau requests hearing following homophobic post

Australian rugby union player Israel Folau has requested a hearing after Rugby Australia issued a breach of contract notice for a homophobic post the fullback made on social media. Folau, a devout Christian who has made 73 appearances for the Wallabies, last week posted on Instagram that “hell awaits” homosexuals. The governing body is now…MORE

Son Heung-Min: The rise of a South Korean superstar

When Son Heung-Min fired home Tottenham’s first ever goal at its shiny, brand new $1.3 billion stadium earlier this month it felt like the next chapter in an extraordinary story. For Son, this season has been one of personal success and recognition from across the sport. His 18 goals for Tottenham Hotspur — Spurs to…MORE

Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo dumped out of Champions League by Ajax

Ajax produced yet another stirring Champions League comeback on Tuesday, this time coming from a goal behind to beat Juventus in Turin. With the tie finely poised after a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam, who else but Cristiano Ronaldo gave the hosts the lead, heading home from a corner after Matthijs de Ligt switched off. But…MORE

Notre Dame: Toulouse rugby to raise money with commemorative shirt

Rugby players for Toulouse will wear shirts embroidered with an image of Notre Dame in their European Champions Cup semifinal against Leinster Sunday. The shirts will be auctioned off after the match to raise money for the reconstruction of the 850-year-old cathedral, large parts of which were devastated by fire Monday. The two towers of…MORE

Is Drake cursing football players?

His album “Scorpion” smashed records last year, but more recently rapper Drake is said to be bringing a poisonous touch to football club’s around the world. The Canadian artist has repeatedly posed for photos with footballers, only for their team to go on and lose in the near future. “All Roma players banned from taking…MORE

Wayne Hennessey: EPL player showed ‘lamentable’ ignorance of Fascism

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey showed a “lamentable degree of ignorance” of Adolf Hitler and Fascism despite being cleared of performing a Nazi salute in a photograph taken at a team dinner, according to a report published by a Football Association (FA) panel. The 32-year-old, who plays for English Premier League side Crystal Palace, was charged by…MORE

Competitors battle dizzying heights in Cliff Diving World Series

Few sports combine body-bending athleticism with daredevil spirit quite like the Cliff Diving World Series. The seven-stop global tour recently got underway on Palawan Island, the Philippines, where competitors plunged 27 meters into the ocean from a board precariously perched on a cliff edge. Defending champions Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland recorded victories at the…MORE

How much would you pay to watch Lionel Messi?

For many football fans, the opportunity to watch their team take on Barcelona at Camp Nou is a bucket list dream. Just don’t expect the dream to come cheap. Whether it be Barcelona, Madrid, London or Paris, the cost of football and ticket prices in particular, is generating more and more criticism. On Tuesday, Manchester…MORE

Tiger Woods’ Masters win has Jack Nicklaus ‘shaking in my boots’

The back pain was excruciating at times, but nothing like the shame. Tiger Woods had built his own legacy and then knocked it down himself. The awkward public confession of serial infidelity. The police mugshot and videos of a bloated, dazed and confused Woods after his arrest for driving under the influence. He knew, deep…MORE

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