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Steph Curry FaceTimed Raptors superfan Drake after NBA Finals loss

For someone who’d just lost on the biggest stage in the NBA, Stephen Curry seemed to be in good spirits. The Golden State Warriors’ Curry was seen FaceTiming late Thursday with rapper and Toronto Raptors superfan Drake before leaving Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. “Congrats, bro,” Curry could be heard saying to Drake. “Tough one.…MORE

Scotland performance against Japan at World Cup leaves Hope Solo unimpressed

As Scotland slipped to a second Women’s World Cup defeat at France 2019, former US star Hope Solo delivered a typically no holds barred assessment of their performance against Japan on Friday. Solo, who is working for the BBC as a pundit during the World Cup, disagreed with the tactics of Scotland coach Shelley Kerr…MORE

Toronto Raptors fans willed first NBA title success ‘into existence’

And breathe. The Drake curse is over. More poignantly, the rapper and the Toronto Raptors most recognizable fan quickly summed up the depth of feeling in the Canadian city — and Canada — after the team secured its first NBA title after defeating the Golden State Warriors. “We did this off of heart,” said Drake.…MORE

Tiger Woods forced to ‘fight’ in US Open at Pebble Beach

He has dazzled at Pebble Beach in the past, but Tiger Woods had to “grind” and “fight” to stay in contention at the 119th US Open Thursday. The peerless Woods won by a record 15 shots when the US Open was held at the picturesque Monterey venue in 2000, but the 43-year-old 2019 version ground…MORE

Charlie Martin: Transgender driver chases Le Mans 24 Hour race dream

Standing amid the fevered atmosphere of the Le Mans 24 Hour race, Charlie Martin had an epiphany. One day he wanted to race at the iconic French cathedral of motorsport — home to the world’s oldest endurance race that takes place again this weekend — instead of watching rain-soaked from the sidelines. But this dream…MORE

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75

Denver Broncos owner, Pat Bowlen, has died, his family confirmed in a statement early Friday. “We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved husband and father, Pat Bowlen, passed on to the next chapter of his life late Thursday night peacefully at home surrounded by family. His soul will live on through the Broncos,…MORE

The Toronto Raptors win Canada’s first NBA championship

The Toronto Raptors became the 2019 NBA champions Thursday night, and they are the first team outside the US to do it. Thursday’s game was tight, going back and forth between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. But the Raptors took the game in the end with a 114-110 for a 4-2 series victory.…MORE

Australia beats Brazil after brilliant Women’s World Cup comeback

Not even Marta making history could stop Brazil crumbling to defeat in an astonishing Women’s World Cup match against Australia. Having fallen 2-0 behind in the first half, Australia’s hopes of progressing from Group C appeared to be in tatters, but a brilliant fightback secured a 3-2 win to keep alive the Matildas’ chances of…MORE