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Dikembe Mutombo is helping the CDC with a PSA on fighting Ebola

Dikembe Mutombo is helping the CDC with a PSA on fighting Ebola

Having spent 18 years in the NBA and standing at 7 feet, 2 inches, former basketball star Dikembe Mutombo is highly recognizable. But he perhaps is just as well known for his humanitarian work away from the court. Now Mutombo has teamed up with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help spread…MORE

Wimbledon seedings confirm Rafa Nadal’s worst fears

Wimbledon seedings confirm Rafa Nadal’s worst fears

The seedings for Wimbledon are out, and are they unlikely to please Rafael Nadal. The 12-time French Open champion has been seeded third behind world No.1 Novak Djokovic and eight-time champion Roger Federer. That means Nadal, who is ranked second in the world but has struggled on grass in recent years, could meet defending champion…MORE

Airspeeder: Motor racing series aims to be the Formula One of the skies

Airspeeder: Motor racing series aims to be the Formula One of the skies

When Marty McFly arrived in 2015 in ‘Back to the Future: Part II’, hoverboards, self-lacing shoes and flying cars were the norm. While the predictions made in the film might have been very optimistic — self-lacing shoes might be a way off — the introduction of flying cars might be closer than you think. This…MORE

London’s boutique horse sale in Prince William’s back yard

London’s boutique horse sale in Prince William’s back yard

It is the sale for horse racing royalty, aptly held in the gardens of Kensington Palace, home to an array of royals including Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Billionaires rub shoulders with bloodstock agents, trainers and jockeys all jostling to find the perfect racehorse from the 22 lots at the Goffs London Sale.…MORE

Breakdancing moves one step closer to making the 2024 Olympics the raddest yet

B-boys and b-girls rejoice: the Olympics may soon be ready to get down. The International Olympic Committee voted on Tuesday in favor of a proposal that could bring breaking, another word for breakdancing, to the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. “I am delighted with the IOC Session’s vote in favour of our proposal to include…MORE

Late Netherlands penalty breaks Japan’s hearts at Women’s World Cup

Football can be cruel, and Japan was at the receiving end of perhaps the cruelest blow the game can offer. It was ultimately a 90th minute penalty in Rennes that handed the Netherlands a 2-1 win and its first ever Women’s World Cup quarterfinal, sending 2015’s finalist home in heartbreaking fashion. The result means that…MORE

Australia leaves England on the brink at Cricket World Cup

Australia leaves England on the brink at Cricket World Cup

First came the boos, then came the cruise. Australian duo David Warner and Steve Smith were welcomed into one of the world’s most famous sporting theaters as pantomime villains amid a cacophony of boos and jeers. By the time they took their leave, only the sound of Australian celebrations remained after an emphatic 64-run victory…MORE

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