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Former Ghana international and ‘fan favorite’ Junior Agogo dies at 40

Former Ghana international and ‘fan favorite’ Junior Agogo dies at 40

A former international footballer for Ghana and a number of English football clubs has died at the age of 40. Junior Agogo, played 27 times for Ghana’s national team, scoring 11 goals. In 2008 he scored the winning goal as Ghana beat Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations, though the Black…MORE

Can anyone stop Juventus’ march to a ninth successive title?

Can anyone stop Juventus’ march to a ninth successive title?

For eight long years, Juventus has dominated Serie A without much of a challenge from those below it. This season, however, Italy’s top three coaches will lock horns in what has the potential to be one of the most exciting title races in almost a decade. Inter Milan, AC Milan and eight-time defending champion Juve…MORE

Wingsuit wonder Anton ‘Squeezer’ Andersson reaches new daredevil limits

Wingsuit wonder Anton ‘Squeezer’ Andersson reaches new daredevil limits

Anton “Squeezer” Andersson, the daredevil who in 2017 became the youngest wingsuit pilot to fly through a solid target at 250km/h (155mph), has been back on the record-breaking trail. The 25-year-old, from Skövde in the south of Sweden, attempted two new record-breaking jumps in July: the longest distance wingsuit flight from a cliff, and the…MORE

Novak Djokovic: how a kid from war-torn Belgrade beat the odds

Novak Djokovic: how a kid from war-torn Belgrade beat the odds

Novak Djokovic was just 11 years old and asleep in his bed in Belgrade when a loud explosion, followed by the sound of shattering glass and air raid sirens woke him up. It’s March 24, 1999, and the air strikes on the Serbian capital mark the beginning of what would be a 78-day campaign by…MORE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still has sore back but plans on racing at Darlington

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still has sore back but plans on racing at Darlington

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is only mostly retired, so he doesn’t plan to miss driving at one of his favorite tracks when NASCAR goes to Darlington Raceway in South Carolina next weekend. Earnhardt, who was in a plane crash last week along with his wife, daughter and two pilots, said he’s still hurting from the wreck…MORE

American gold medalists reprimanded after protests at Pan American Games

American gold medalists reprimanded after protests at Pan American Games

The two US athletes who demonstrated during separate National Anthems at a regional sports competition earlier this month have been put on probation for 12 months. US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland wrote to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden, saying “while I respect your perspective — and that…MORE

The XFL reveals its new team names and logos

The XFL reveals its new team names and logos

The XFL, the once-defunct American football league that was supposed to serve as an alternative to the NFL, is coming back. The league unveiled the logos and names for all eight of its teams today. The new XFL teams are the DC Defenders, Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, New York Guardians, St. Louis…MORE

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