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Homegrown trainers enjoy success during Irish Champions Weekend

Homegrown trainers enjoy success during Irish Champions Weekend

Ireland is synonymous with horse racing and the country was able to celebrate its rich history with the world at this weekend’s showpiece event. The Longines Irish Champions Weekend — a two-day racing festival worth $5.3 million in prize money — is co-hosted by the famed Curragh racecourse and nearby Leopardstown. A truly world-class field…MORE

Jessica Springsteen clinches her biggest career win in Saint-Tropez

Jessica Springsteen clinches her biggest career win in Saint-Tropez

Jessica Springsteen claimed the biggest win of her equestrian career Saturday after riding to victory in the Saint-Tropez leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT). The 27-year-old daughter of iconic rocker Bruce Springsteen stormed to victory in a scintillating jump-off, riding her 12-year-old bay mare RMF Zecilie. She managed to fend off stiff competition…MORE

Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV

Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV

Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive and has vowed to help “break the stigma” surrounding the illness. Thomas is believed to be the first British sportsman to announce that he is living with the virus. He was also the first professional rugby union player to announce that he was…MORE

Tyson Fury defeats unbeaten Otto Wallin in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury defeats unbeaten Otto Wallin in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury took down the undefeated Otto Wallin in their heavyweight boxing fight Saturday night. Fury won the 12-round bout in a unanimous decision, despite suffering a serious cut above his eye early in the fight. With the victory, Fury improves to 29-0-1, including 20 wins by knockout. “It was a great fight … For…MORE

Norwich stuns defending Premier League champion Manchester City

Norwich stuns defending Premier League champion Manchester City

Defending Premier League champion Manchester City was stunned by newly-promoted Norwich, losing 3-2 on a thrilling evening at Carrow Road that the 27,000 spectators in attendance will likely never forget. Two goals in 10 first-half minutes from Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell gave Norwich a healthy lead inside half an hour, before Sergio Aguero scored…MORE

Lille and the making of Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe

Lille and the making of Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe

When players and leading figures at Nicolas Pepe’s former club Lille talk about the scintillating young star, they frequently refer to him as: “super talent.” It can’t be overstated the esteem in which Pepe is still held by his old colleagues. Lille CEO Marc Ingla — the man whose project, along with technical director Luis…MORE

Concussion: NFL launches $3M helmet challenge

Concussion: NFL launches $3M helmet challenge

With the safety of its players under increasing scrutiny, the NFL is offering $3 million in a “helmet challenge” competition. The NFL has prioritized helmet safety amid growing concerns over the long-term impacts of concussions. Former NFL star Rob Gronkowski recently told CBS he’d suffered 20 concussions during his nine-year career. The league documented 214…MORE

Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed amid ongoing protests

Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed amid ongoing protests

The 2019 Hong Kong Tennis Open (HKTO) has been postponed after organizers claimed they would be unable to guarantee “a smooth running of the tournament” amid ongoing protests in the city. Hong Kong has been disrupted for almost 15 weeks by increasingly violent demonstrations, which were initially sparked by an extradition bill. The bill, which…MORE

Why this ancient land is the spiritual home of Irish horse racing

Why this ancient land is the spiritual home of Irish horse racing

There are few things the Irish love more than horse racing. From producing some of the world’s very best jockeys to some of the greatest thoroughbreds in history, the sport of kings has been entwined with the country’s culture for generations. And if horse racing runs through the veins of the Emerald Isle then the…MORE

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