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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 Sk√∂vde 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

Jurgen Klopp makes waves by welcoming surfer into Liverpool camp

Jurgen Klopp makes waves by welcoming surfer into Liverpool camp

At first glance big wave surfing and professional football appear worlds apart. One is contested on grass as scores of limbs flay about for 90 minutes in front of thousands of passionate onlookers. The other is a battle for survival as a solitary human hurtles down a skyscraper of water, riding the boundary between life…MORE

Brazilian-born striker Elkeson set to play for China

Brazilian-born striker Elkeson set to play for China

A Brazilian striker is poised to become the first footballer without Chinese ancestry to play for China. Elkeson — who qualifies to play for China under FIFA’s residency rules having played in the country since 2013 — has been named in coach Marcello Lippi’s squad for next month’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against the Maldives.…MORE

Are smartphones holding back tennis’s next generation?

Are smartphones holding back tennis’s next generation?

As every parent knows, smartphones and screens can be a huge distraction for young children and teenagers. But is the age of the smartphone, and being online at all hours of the day, beginning to affect the tennis world? Some coaches think so. During last month’s Wimbledon, Dr. Mark Kovacs, an American performance physiologist and…MORE