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‘The biggest show in town’ — how rugby united a divided Ireland

‘The biggest show in town’ — how rugby united a divided Ireland

During “The Troubles” — the 30-year sectarian conflict that left more than 3,600 people dead — tensions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were at an all-time high. But throughout this period, Ireland’s rugby team continued to play under a single flag. In 1998 the Good Friday Agreement helped bring peace to Northern…MORE

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Champions League holder Liverpool was brought crashing back down to earth, as it started the defense of its title with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli. Dries Mertens’ penalty and Fernando Llorente’s late goal following an uncharacteristic Virgil van Dijk error consigned the Reds to a fourth successive defeat on the road in the Champions…MORE

Eli Manning benched as rookie Daniel Jones is named New York Giants starting QB

Eli Manning benched as rookie Daniel Jones is named New York Giants starting QB

The Daniel Jones era has begun. The New York Giants have named Jones, a rookie out of Duke, as the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. This will be his first career start. Moving to the backup role is 38-year-old Eli Manning, the team’s longtime starter…MORE

Missing Kenyan children found after AS Roma social media campaign

Missing Kenyan children found after AS Roma social media campaign

Two missing Kenyan children who featured in a social media campaign run by Italian soccer side AS Roma have been found, the club said. On Sunday, a 13-year-old boy was found and reunited with his family, while on Tuesday, an eight-year-old girl was found. The image of the missing boy was posted on Twitter alongside…MORE

Ben Stokes slams ‘utterly disgusting’ tabloid story on family

Ben Stokes slams ‘utterly disgusting’ tabloid story on family

England’s World Cup and Ashes cricket hero Ben Stokes has called The Sun newspaper’s front-page story about a family tragedy “heartless” and “utterly disgusting.” On his personal Twitter page, Stokes, 28, took issue with the newspaper’s decision to publish “extremely painful, sensitive and personal details” surrounding an event that impacted Stokes’ family more than 31…MORE

Michael Owen tips English club to win Champions League again

Michael Owen tips English club to win Champions League again

Before Liverpool stormed to victory in the Champions League final in June, there was a spell where English football seemed off the pace of Europe’s elite. Spanish teams, namely Real Madrid, dominated the world’s most prestigious club competition with Los Blancos winning three consecutive titles and four in five years. Only rival Barcelona stopped them…MORE

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

Japan has been a quiet presence on rugby’s international stage for decades, but now the Far East nation is set to soak up the limelight. New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France and the UK have hosted the Rugby World Cup in the tournament’s 32-year history, but Friday’s curtain-raiser between Japan and Russia — the tournament’s…MORE

How football “art” helped Lille return to the big time

How football “art” helped Lille return to the big time

Lille’s return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence is thanks, in part, to a little bit of football “art.” The talented sculptor in question is Luis Campos, the club’s technical director who has molded a relegation-threatened squad into one of France’s finest. Last year, the Portuguese traveled a staggering 280,000 miles around the…MORE

Ben Roethlisberger out for the season, needs elbow surgery

Ben Roethlisberger out for the season, needs elbow surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the season and will undergo surgery on his right elbow, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement Monday. “Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required,”…MORE

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