Shariah Harris, 19, becomes first black woman to ride in US polo’s highest league
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Shariah Harris, 19, becomes first black woman to ride in US polo’s highest league

EARLIER THIS month, Shariah Harris became the first African-American woman to play in the highest polo league in the United States. The 19-year-old took the field for the Postage Stamp Farm team and became a pioneer in polo, breaking barriers in the white, male-dominated sport. Shariah didn’t always she her future in polo, but rather … Continue reading

James Harden agrees to NBA-record $228m contract extension with the Houston Rockets
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James Harden agrees to NBA-record $228m contract extension with the Houston Rockets

THE HOUSTON Rockets have signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160m yesterday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228m guaranteed. The 27-year-old, a five-time All-Star guard and the 2017 MVP runner-up, is now under contract in Houston through 2022-23, his age-33 season, and will make more than $228 million … Continue reading

The future of basketball: Brothers Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Cover SLAM magazine
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The future of basketball: Brothers Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Cover SLAM magazine

LOS ANGELES Lakers No. 2 overall draft pick Lonzo Ball and younger brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo appear on the cover of SLAM magazine’s newest issue, which focuses on the future of basketball. Their father, LaVar, who doesn’t appear on the cover, penned an essay for the issue titled “Whole New Ball Game.” In it, he … Continue reading

Sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake breaks 30-year British record at the British Athletics Team Trials
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Sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake breaks 30-year British record at the British Athletics Team Trials

SPRINTER NETHANEEL Mitchell-Blake won the 200m at the British Athletics Team Trials and set a new British record in the process. Nethaneel stormed home in a time of 20.18 to eclipse John Regis’ Championship Best Performance set 30 years ago and reach the qualifying time for the World Athletics Championship next month. The 23-year-old said: … Continue reading

Two years ago, a gunman killed Chris Singleton’s mother in the Charleston church shooting. This week, the Chicago Cubs drafted him
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Two years ago, a gunman killed Chris Singleton’s mother in the Charleston church shooting. This week, the Chicago Cubs drafted him

THE SON of one of nine people shot and killed by racist gunman Dylann Roof inside a Charleston church has been drafted by major baseball team, the Chicago Cubs Chris Singleton was in university when his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a 45-year-old track and field coach, was gunned down in a racially-motivated attack at the Emanuel … Continue reading

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time NBA playoffs scorer
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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time NBA playoffs scorer

LEBRON JAMES has passed Michael Jordan to become the all-time NBA playoffs scorer. The 32-year-old finished with 35 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 135-102 win over the Boston Celtics, clinching the third straight conference title for the Cavs and his seventh straight trip to the NBA Finals. With those 35 points, LeBron burst past Michael … Continue reading

Angel Gomes, 16, becomes Manchester United’s youngest Premier League player since 1953. Also first player born in 2000 to play in Premier League
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Angel Gomes, 16, becomes Manchester United’s youngest Premier League player since 1953. Also first player born in 2000 to play in Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED’S Angel Gomes made Premier League history yesterday (May 21) when he became the team’s youngest ever player since 1953. He also becomes the first ever player to play in the Premier League that was born in the year 2000, aged 16 years and 263 days. Angel, who was born on August 31 2000, came … Continue reading