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Kendall Kemm: 16-year-old with one-armed swing gets golf lesson from six-time major winner

Five years ago, Kendall Kemm lost the ability to use her left arm, after treatment for a rare medical condition known as Arteriovenus Malformation. So, imagine the surprise when video of the now 16-year-old’s first golf lesson swinging one-handed went viral and attracted some pretty high-profile attention. READ: Is Bryson DeChambeau irreversibly changing golf? Golf…MORE

New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu leaves game after ankle injury

New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu leaves game after ankle injury

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu left Friday’s game against the Atlanta Dream with a reported ankle sprain, according to the team. The injury happened during the second quarter when Ionescu appeared to roll her left ankle. Ionescu hit the ground and immediately grabbed the ankle. She was helped off the court, putting no weight…MORE

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

Whether it be “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson or “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey, compiling a playlist for a road trip is a key part of the experience. Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland, who has been driving between tournaments all across the US for the last few months to avoid flying during the coronavirus…MORE

‘Possible poisoning’ as 11 birds found dead ahead of major pigeon race

‘Possible poisoning’ as 11 birds found dead ahead of major pigeon race

A scandal has engulfed pigeon racing after 11 French birds were found dead on the eve of a major competition. A further seven birds remain seriously ill in the suspected poisoning, leading to the Club des Internationaux Français’ (CIF) decision to withdraw 2,000 of its birds from the event over safety fears. Nearly 15,000 birds…MORE

Serena Williams helps to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in need

Serena Williams helps to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in need

Serena Williams is helping to donate 4.25 million face masks to schools in the US as children prepare to head back to classrooms in the coming months. The 23-grand-slam champion has teamed up with t-shirt company Bella+Canvas, the National School Board Association and Scholastic in order to provide the face coverings to schools in need.…MORE

Saudi-backed consortium pulls out of bid to buy Newcastle United

Saudi-backed consortium pulls out of bid to buy Newcastle United

A Saudi Arabian-backed consortium has withdrawn its bid to buy English Premier League side Newcastle United. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) had been part of a three-party deal fronted by PCP Capital Partners, a venture capital and private equity company founded and run by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley, and real estate firm Reuben Brothers,…MORE

Wheelchair basketball player considers leg amputation after rule change

Wheelchair basketball player considers leg amputation after rule change

British wheelchair basketball athlete George Bates has said he is considering having his leg amputated after a rule change left him ineligible to play for Great Britain. The 26-year-old Bates, who is from Leicester, England, would have been likely to represent GB at the Paralympics in Japan in 2021, but the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)…MORE

Gianni Infantino: Swiss special prosecutor opens criminal proceedings against FIFA president

Gianni Infantino: Swiss special prosecutor opens criminal proceedings against FIFA president

A special prosecutor appointed to look into undocumented meetings between Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber and FIFA President Gianni Infantino has launched criminal proceedings against the head of world football and requested approval to open proceedings against Lauber, Swiss authorities announced on Thursday. Stefan Keller, who was appointed as “extraordinary prosecutor” on June 29 2020…MORE

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