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Ronaldo scores 99th international goal as Portugal qualifies for Euro 2020

The man from Madeira is at it again. Soccer showman Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 99th goal for Portugal as the defending champions qualified for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals. The Portugal captain poked the ball over the line in the dramatic closing stages of the match to seal a 2-0 win over Luxembourg — and…

ATP Finals: Tsitsipas stuns Federer to reach final against Thiem

For the second straight year, Roger Federer was undone by a 21-year-old in the semifinals at the ATP Finals, much to the disappointment of the overwhelming majority of the 18,000 fans inside London’s O2 Arena. Alexander Zverev knocked out the legendary Swiss 12 months ago en route to the crown, and on Saturday it was…

ATP Finals: Nadal edges Tsitsipas but still exits

Rafael Nadal edged Stefanos Tsitsipas in a three-set thriller to ensure a winning record at the ATP Finals and is assured of finishing the season as the world No. 1. But it still wasn’t enough to keep the Spaniard in the elite tournament and produce a blockbuster Nadal-Roger Federer semifinal. Such is life in a…

NBA celebrates Gorgui Dieng’s charity work in native Senegal

Gorgui Dieng is one of two Senegalese players in the NBA, but back home he might be better known for his philanthropic work. The Minnesota Timberwolves center is a seven-year NBA veteran who signed a four-year $64 million contract extension with the team in 2016. And Dieng isn’t wasting his privileged position. With the help…

Lewis Hamilton hopes new F1 contract can be sorted ‘soon’

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is not looking forward to negotiating a new contract with Mercedes but hopes a deal can be agreed “soon.” The Briton, whose contract runs out at the end of 2020, clinched his sixth world title this month to become the second most successful driver in F1 history, but he says…

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick to move within two goals of historic landmark

Cristiano Ronaldo is now just two goals shy of reaching an astonishing century after the superstar netted yet another hat-trick in Portugal’s 6-0 demolition of Lithuania Thursday. The forward’s treble ensured his side is now just one win away from Euro 2020 qualification, which it can secure against Luxembourg Sunday. Ronaldo, who has now scored…

A date with this stud just doubled in price to $192,000

There’s alpha males and then there’s super studs. This stallion has so much X factor a date with him has doubled in price. Star race horse Kingman now commands a hefty $192,000 a time for breeders looking to mate their mares, twice as much as his debut fee after a prolific start to stud life.…

ATP Finals: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to reach semifinals

Roger Federer will be the first to admit that beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Thursday night doesn’t make up for his gut-wrenching defeat in the Wimbledon final but he avoided a double blow in London and inflicted some woe on the Serb himself. Federer’s convincing 6-4, 6-3 win in front of a…

Thierry Henry named as head coach of MLS side Montreal Impact

Former Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as the new head coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact in Canada. The 42-year-old has signed a two-year deal, with an option of an extra year until 2022. Henry was sacked as the manager of French side Monaco in January 2019 after three…