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Double delight for Germany at the Ironman World Championships

Double delight for Germany at the Ironman World Championships

History was made at this year’s Ironman World Championships with German athletes winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time. After Jan Frodeno claimed his third world title in a course record, it was left to first-time winner Anne Haug to complete an impressive double success for Germany Haug also became the…MORE

These three women are young. They’re powerful. And they just made history

These three women are young. They’re powerful. And they just made history

Simone Biles. Coco Gauff. Brigid Kosgei. You’ll want to remember their names. This trio of female athletes just had quite a weekend. One flipped her way to becoming the most decorated gymnast ever. One served her way to becoming the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years. And one ran really fast for 26.2 miles to…MORE

Coco Gauff, 15, becomes the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

Coco Gauff, 15, becomes the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

A tournament that began in defeat for Coco Gauff ended with the popular teen claiming her first tennis title. The 15-year-old from Florida became the youngest WTA winner since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004 when she downed 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria, on Sunday. Gauff lost in the qualifying…MORE

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei destroys women’s world record at Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei destroys women’s world record at Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei beat the women’s marathon world record by more than a minute Sunday in winning the Chicago Marathon. Her unofficial time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds beat Paula Radcliffe’s record, set at the 2003 London Marathon, by 81 seconds. The 25-year-old smoked the competition. It was almost 7 minutes before…MORE

Canada rugby players help typhoon clean-up after game canceled in Japan

Canada rugby players help typhoon clean-up after game canceled in Japan

Canadian rugby players helped with recovery efforts in Kamaishi, Japan following the cancellation of their match, which was called off because of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis. At least 25 people have died, and more than 175 people have been injured in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, which made landfall Saturday night, bringing hurricane-force winds,…MORE

Simone Biles sets record for most world gymnastics championship medals

Simone Biles sets record for most world gymnastics championship medals

Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in the world championships’ history on Sunday with a gold medal on the balance beam in Stuttgart, Germany on Sunday. The US gymnast won her 25th career world medal at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, surpassing Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s career total of 23. A four-time Olympic champion, Biles…MORE

Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes seals record team title

Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes seals record team title

Valtteri Bottas overtook pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel at the start and won the Japanese Grand Prix to help Mercedes clinch a record-tying sixth straight constructors’ championship, a day after Typhoon Hagibis battered parts of the country. Bottas picked up his third win of the season and first since Azerbaijan in April to close the gap on…MORE

Italy’s Azzurri, wearing green, qualify for Euro 2020

Italy’s Azzurri, wearing green, qualify for Euro 2020

If you watched Italy’s game against Greece in Euro 2020 qualifying on Saturday, you might have done a double take. Here were the “Azzurri” — the color blue — wearing green. Dubbed a “Renaissance Kit,” it was a nod to the number of young players now in the rejuvenated national side. The only other occasion…MORE

Max Verstappen, backed by Orange Army, targets 2020 F1 glory

Max Verstappen, backed by Orange Army, targets 2020 F1 glory

At just 22, Max Verstappen has already reached some notable milestones. In 2015 aged 17, he became the youngest driver to compete in a Formula 1 race. A year later he crossed the finish line in Spain as the youngest winner of an F1 race while also becoming the first from the Netherlands to stand…MORE