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The Japanese city that’s rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

The Japanese city that’s rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

The first time Abraham Majok Matet Guem competed in a track race, he ran in his black school shoes. Guem — now a 21-year-old Olympian representing South Sudan — was so fast he quickly caught the eye of a coach, who bought him proper running shoes and sportswear. “I used those for some years, and…MORE

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

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