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Lewis Hamilton angers his hometown with ‘slum’ jibe

Lewis Hamilton angers his hometown with ‘slum’ jibe

Lewis Hamilton has upset his hometown of Stevenage in England by referring to it as the “slums.” The five-time Formula 1 world champion made the comments while on stage at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, where he finished second behind Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas. The 33-year-old driver was describing the…MORE

Marcel Hirscher chases Lindsey Vonn World Cup win mark

Marcel Hirscher chases Lindsey Vonn World Cup win mark

He’s already one of the greatest sportsmen of his generation, but Marcel Hirscher shows no sign of letting up as he chases the record of all-time World Cup wins. The Austrian raced to his 62nd World Cup victory in a parallel giant slalom in Alta Badia, Italy, Monday, a day after scoring a giant slalom…MORE

Edwina Tops-Alexander wins $1.4 million Super Grand Prix in Prague

Edwina Tops-Alexander wins $1.4 million Super Grand Prix in Prague

One fence down halfway, Edwina Tops-Alexander pulled out all the stops to become the first winner of the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix in Prague. The Australian won the Super Grand Prix with a second-round time of 61.08 seconds, less than half a second faster than German veteran Ludger Beerbaum and almost four…MORE

Wimbledon tennis buys golf club, members to pocket $107K each

Wimbledon tennis buys golf club, members to pocket $107K each

Celebrities such as Piers Morgan and nearly 800 other members of a London golf club will earn £85,000 ($107,100) each after agreeing the sale of their Wimbledon Park Golf Club to the organizer of the Wimbledon grand slam tennis tournament. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has acquired the land, which lies across the…MORE

Nicolas Chauvin: Club in mourning after death of teenage rugby prospect

Nicolas Chauvin: Club in mourning after death of teenage rugby prospect

A 19-year-old rugby player has died after suffering a serious neck injury during a youth match in France. Stade Français academy player Nicolas Chauvin broke his neck following a tackle against Bordeaux-Bègles on Sunday, resulting in cardiac arrest and brain damage. He was rushed to hospital but his death was later confirmed on Wednesday. “It…MORE

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