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The artist using NBA star James Harden’s beard as inspiration

It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the days of NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain: James Harden scored at least 30 points in 32 straight games this season, the second-longest streak in history. But it wasn’t the shooting guard’s incredible play that inspired Filip Peraic to make Harden the subject of a series of portraits…MORE

Mo Salah: ‘We need to change the way we treat women in our culture’

He is Liverpool’s star man on the pitch, but Mo Salah’s most important work could come in his campaigning for better treatment of women in the Muslim world. Egyptian Salah is one of the world’s top athletes and is well aware of his capacity to bring about change. The 26-year-old is one of TIME 100’s…MORE

Spectacular Miami Beach hosts Global Champions Tour

Fresh from a stellar second leg in Mexico City, the Longines Global Champions Tour is set to roll into Miami Beach. The stunning venue just yards from the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean offers an incredible setting for the world’s top show jumpers. Mexico winner Jerome Guery of Belgium will be among the favorites…MORE

Joao Felix: The Benfica teen who is a ‘star already’

At the tender age of just 19, Joao Felix is already breaking records, not to mention attracting admiring glances from Europe’s biggest clubs and comparisons to some of Portugal’s greatest players. The Benfica forward became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League last week as the Portuguese league leaders dismantled Eintracht…MORE

Tottenham end Man City’s quadruple hopes after mesmerizing clash

Manchester City and Tottenham played out one of the most enthralling Champions League matches in recent memory, exchanging four goals in the opening 11 minutes to set the tone for a pulsating encounter. When Raheem Sterling got the game’s fifth — and City’s third — after 21 minutes, it was the fastest five goals had…MORE

Israel Folau requests hearing following homophobic post

Australian rugby union player Israel Folau has requested a hearing after Rugby Australia issued a breach of contract notice for a homophobic post the fullback made on social media. Folau, a devout Christian who has made 73 appearances for the Wallabies, last week posted on Instagram that “hell awaits” homosexuals. The governing body is now…MORE

Son Heung-Min: The rise of a South Korean superstar

When Son Heung-Min fired home Tottenham’s first ever goal at its shiny, brand new $1.3 billion stadium earlier this month it felt like the next chapter in an extraordinary story. For Son, this season has been one of personal success and recognition from across the sport. His 18 goals for Tottenham Hotspur — Spurs to…MORE

Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo dumped out of Champions League by Ajax

Ajax produced yet another stirring Champions League comeback on Tuesday, this time coming from a goal behind to beat Juventus in Turin. With the tie finely poised after a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam, who else but Cristiano Ronaldo gave the hosts the lead, heading home from a corner after Matthijs de Ligt switched off. But…MORE

Notre Dame: Toulouse rugby to raise money with commemorative shirt

Rugby players for Toulouse will wear shirts embroidered with an image of Notre Dame in their European Champions Cup semifinal against Leinster Sunday. The shirts will be auctioned off after the match to raise money for the reconstruction of the 850-year-old cathedral, large parts of which were devastated by fire Monday. The two towers of…MORE

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