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4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan retires from professional running

4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan retires from professional running

Shalane Flanagan, a four-time Olympian and the winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon, has announced her retirement after 15 years at age 38. “With happy tears I announce today that I am retiring from professional running,” Flanagan wrote in an Instagram post. “From 2004 to 2019 I’ve given everything that’s within me to…MORE

Real Madrid suffers shock defeat; Cristiano Ronaldo just keeps scoring

Real Madrid suffers shock defeat; Cristiano Ronaldo just keeps scoring

Real Madrid lost its first league game of the season as coach Zinedine Zidane’s reboot of the club continues to malfunction. Despite missing a number of star players, his side was the heavy favorite going into Saturday’s match against newly-promoted Mallorca, but was given a rude awakening as the league minnows held on for a…MORE

Japan 2019: Watching the Rugby World Cup and getting a tattoo

Japan 2019: Watching the Rugby World Cup and getting a tattoo

Japan is a big country. But rugby is a small world. And it got even smaller when, after attending early Rugby World Cup group-stage matches near Tokyo and Nagoya, we opted for a couple of “days off” in Kyoto. There were no matches in this city. So, without the distraction of having to venture out…MORE

Andy Murray wins his first singles title since undergoing two hip surgeries

Andy Murray wins his first singles title since undergoing two hip surgeries

Andy Murray is back. The former No. 1-ranked player won the European Open Sunday to claim his first ATP singles title in more than two years. Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Antwerp, Belgium. The 32-year-old had last won a tournament in March 2017 at the Dubai Tennis Championships. The three-time grand slam…MORE

Manchester United ends Liverpool’s perfect Premier League record

Manchester United ends Liverpool’s perfect Premier League record

Liverpool’s 17-game winning streak in the Premier League came to an end after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The result will still be a relief for Jurgen Klopp’s side, which needed a late Adam Lallana goal to salvage a draw after Marcus Rashford had put United in front in…MORE

Japan’s dream Rugby World Cup campaign ended by South Africa

Japan’s dream Rugby World Cup campaign ended by South Africa

Japan’s exhilarating Rugby World Cup run came to an end with a 26-3 defeat by South Africa in Tokyo. The host nation took the tournament by storm after winning all its group stage games but was overpowered by a physical South African side in Sunday’s quarterfinal clash. The victory means the Springboks will next face…MORE

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