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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

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

Spinach chemical should be put on doping ban list, say researchers

Cartoon character Popeye is known for munching endless cans of spinach to boost his strength, and new scientific research suggests he might have been onto something. A study released by Freie Universitat Berlin suggests that ecdysterone, a chemical found in the leafy green vegetable, has a similar effect to steroids and should be added to…MORE

Frank Lampard given permission by Derby to open Chelsea manager talks

Frank Lampard moved a step closer to being appointed Chelsea manager after Derby County granted him permission to speak to the English Premier League club about their managerial vacancy. Chelsea is looking for a new manager after Maurizio Sarri left the club to join Serie A champion Juventus earlier this month. “With pre-season fast approaching…MORE

Ashleigh Barty eyes Wimbledon glory from world No.1 spot

Ash Barty is on a roll and just doesn’t want to stop. She won her first grand slam title at Roland Garros earlier this month, and has knocked Naomi Osaka of Japan off the top spot in the women’s world rankings. Now, the 23-year-old Australian is bidding to become the first Australian women to win…MORE