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Paris’ hidden gem for basketball lovers faces ravages of time

Paris’ hidden gem for basketball lovers faces ravages of time

Paris has hidden gems aplenty if you know where to look, but one of the French capital’s best kept secrets is the world’s oldest original basketball court. The historic hoops venue is buried in the basement of a building a stone’s throw from the famous Folies Bergere theater in the northern ninth arrondissement. And as…MORE

Dust and rain causes delays at Australian Open

Dust and rain causes delays at Australian Open

Play was delayed at the Australian Open on Thursday after dust was spread across Melbourne Park’s outside courts. High pressure cleaning was required to remove the sediment that was brought down by heavy rain. Play eventually got underway in the afternoon, with courts five and 11 having to wait until 4:15pm local time to see…MORE

Olympic qualifying events canceled and moved due to deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Olympic qualifying events canceled and moved due to deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifying tournament for the Asian and Oceanian region has been canceled due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed in a statement Wednesday. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) also announced that the Olympic qualifying for women’s football has been moved from from Wuhan to Nanjing. It…MORE

Superstar trio share Longines best racehorse award

Superstar trio share Longines best racehorse award

Superstar thoroughbreds Enable, Crystal Ocean and Waldgeist have been named as joint winners of the prestigious Longines Best Racehorse Award for 2019. The John Gosden-trained Enable, owned by Saudi royal Khalid Abdullah, narrowly missed out on a record third straight Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe title in Paris. Her conqueror at Longchamp, the Andre Fabre-trained…MORE

Is Javier Hernandez the biggest MLS signing since David Beckham?

Is Javier Hernandez the biggest MLS signing since David Beckham?

LA Galaxy’s signing of David Beckham in 2007 revolutionized Major League Soccer, helping draw more eyeballs to North American football than ever before. The English superstar paved the way for a generation of high-profile players to join MLS but none have quite matched “Goldenballs’” star pulling power. Until now. Javier Hernandez, known across the world…MORE

Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff set to meet at the Australian Open

Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff set to meet at the Australian Open

For the first time at a grand slam, Naomi Osaka has her dad watching on from the players’ box during the Australian Open. Whether his court-side presence will help guide the world No. 4 to back-to-back titles in Melbourne remains to be seen, but it’s doing the trick so far as Osaka advanced to the…MORE

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