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Simone Biles sets record for most world gymnastics championship medals

Simone Biles sets record for most world gymnastics championship medals

Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in the world championships’ history on Sunday with a gold medal on the balance beam in Stuttgart, Germany on Sunday. The US gymnast won her 25th career world medal at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, surpassing Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s career total of 23. A four-time Olympic champion, Biles…MORE

Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes seals record team title

Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes seals record team title

Valtteri Bottas overtook pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel at the start and won the Japanese Grand Prix to help Mercedes clinch a record-tying sixth straight constructors’ championship, a day after Typhoon Hagibis battered parts of the country. Bottas picked up his third win of the season and first since Azerbaijan in April to close the gap on…MORE

Italy’s Azzurri, wearing green, qualify for Euro 2020

Italy’s Azzurri, wearing green, qualify for Euro 2020

If you watched Italy’s game against Greece in Euro 2020 qualifying on Saturday, you might have done a double take. Here were the “Azzurri” — the color blue — wearing green. Dubbed a “Renaissance Kit,” it was a nod to the number of young players now in the rejuvenated national side. The only other occasion…MORE

Max Verstappen, backed by Orange Army, targets 2020 F1 glory

Max Verstappen, backed by Orange Army, targets 2020 F1 glory

At just 22, Max Verstappen has already reached some notable milestones. In 2015 aged 17, he became the youngest driver to compete in a Formula 1 race. A year later he crossed the finish line in Spain as the youngest winner of an F1 race while also becoming the first from the Netherlands to stand…MORE

Coco Gauff becomes youngest tennis finalist in 15 years

Coco Gauff becomes youngest tennis finalist in 15 years

Under normal circumstances, Coco Gauff wouldn’t have made the main draw at this week’s tournament in Linz, Austria. But after getting a bit of luck, the 15-year-old has taken full advantage to become the WTA’s youngest tennis finalist since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004 after beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-4 Saturday. Gauff became a crowd favorite…MORE

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashes two-hour marathon barrier

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashes two-hour marathon barrier

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has successfully completed the first ever marathon under two hours in the Austrian capital of Vienna, two years since he fell 25 seconds short. The 34-year-old ran the 26.2 miles in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds at Vienna’s Prater-Hauptallee (main avenue) — an achievement considered one of the ultimate milestones…MORE

Valtteri Bottas ‘not distracted’ despite Japanese GP schedule change

Valtteri Bottas ‘not distracted’ despite Japanese GP schedule change

Like the Rugby World Cup, this weekend’s Formula One race in Suzuka is feeling the effects of the fast-approaching Typhoon Hagibis with qualifying moved to race day on Sunday. Formula 1 bosses said all track activities Saturday have been canceled, meaning qualifying will now take place Sunday morning ahead of the race in the afternoon.…MORE

MMA star Mei Yamaguchi fights for memory of her mother

MMA star Mei Yamaguchi fights for memory of her mother

Mei Yamaguchi has been fighting all her life. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she was whisked away as a five-year-old with her mother to Los Angeles, where she developed a love for the movies of Jackie Chan and helped foster an early desire to replicate her martial arts hero. But life wasn’t easy. Yamaguchi was bullied…MORE

FIFA bans Afghan football official for failure to act on sexual abuse scandal

FIFA bans Afghan football official for failure to act on sexual abuse scandal

FIFA has banned an Afghan football official from all football-related activity for five years for failing to act over the country’s sexual abuse scandal. World football’s governing body said Sayed Aghazada, the former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), “was aware of this abuse and had the duty to report and prevent it.”…MORE