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Powerlifter Karenjeet Kaur Bains ‘found a love for being strong.’ Now she wants to inspire more women to take up strength sports

Powerlifter Karenjeet Kaur Bains ‘found a love for being strong.’ Now she wants to inspire more women to take up strength sports

Karenjeet Kaur Bains started her sporting life as a sprinter, but when she took up powerlifting at the age of 17 — initially to get faster and more explosive for athletics — her focus soon changed. “I found a love for feeling strong and never looked back” is how Bains explains the switch of sports.…MORE

Heisman Trophy finalists announced, winner to be awarded Saturday

Heisman Trophy finalists announced, winner to be awarded Saturday

Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young were announced Monday as the four finalists in the running for college football’s top individual award, the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Ballots provided to 927 media members and former Heisman winners asked for their top three choices,,…MORE

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies at Santa Anita
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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies at Santa Anita

Kentucky Derby-winning horse Medina Spirit died Monday at Santa Anita racetrack in Southern California, according to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). Medina Spirit collapsed near the finish line just as he was completing a workout and died immediately, the CHRB told CNN. “Following the completion of a routine morning workout, Medina Spirit collapsed on…MORE

Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson get two-shot penalties after tee shots from wrong hole
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Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson get two-shot penalties after tee shots from wrong hole

When Henrik Stenson pointed out to Jordan Spieth that his tee was slightly ahead of the marker, the American thought he must’ve narrowly avoided disaster. However, it made no difference as instead of teeing off from the ninth, three-time major winner Spieth and 2016 Open winner Stenson were teeing off from the 17th. Playing in…MORE

Detroit Lions end 15-game winless run and pay tribute to Michigan school shooting victims
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Detroit Lions end 15-game winless run and pay tribute to Michigan school shooting victims

After 15 games without a victory across a period of almost a year, the Detroit Lions’ winless run has finally come to an end. Jared Goff’s last-gasp touchdown pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown handed the Lions a dramatic 29-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, sparking wild celebrations among the players. The Lions, whose…MORE

Judit Polgár became a chess grandmaster at 15 and beat the best just like the ‘Queen’s Gambit’ protagonist Beth Harmon
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Judit Polgár became a chess grandmaster at 15 and beat the best just like the ‘Queen’s Gambit’ protagonist Beth Harmon

László Polgár is an educational psychologist who believes a child can excel at anything if pushed. He home schooled his three daughters as an experiment to prove this, pushing them to play chess intensely from an early age. They would practice for hours on end with each other as they chased perfection on the board.…MORE

Lewis Hamilton accuses Max Verstappen of ‘being over the limit’ after thrilling Saudi Arabian GP
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Lewis Hamilton accuses Max Verstappen of ‘being over the limit’ after thrilling Saudi Arabian GP

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s rivalry continued to heat up on Sunday — both on and off the track — at an action-packed Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, as the Mercedes driver won his third consecutive race to go level on points with the Dutchman in the driver standings with one race remaining in the Formula…MORE

The College Football Playoff will feature Alabama v. Cincinnati and Michigan v. Georgia
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The College Football Playoff will feature Alabama v. Cincinnati and Michigan v. Georgia

The Alabama Crimson Tide, Michigan Wolverines, Georgia Bulldogs and the Cincinnati Bearcats will compete in the College Football Playoff, the selection committee announced on Sunday. In the semifinal games scheduled for December 31, No. 1 Alabama (12-1) will face off against No. 4 Cincinnati (13-0) at the Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington,…MORE

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