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Ralph Lauren cuts ties with golfer Justin Thomas for using anti-gay slur

Ralph Lauren cuts ties with golfer Justin Thomas for using anti-gay slur

The Ralph Lauren Corporation is cutting ties with golfer Justin Thomas over his use of a homophobic slur. Thomas apologized for the incident, which occurred at a PGA Tour tournament in Hawaii last Saturday. “There’s no excuse,” Thomas told the Golf Channel in an on-air apology immediately after his round. In a statement, the company…MORE

Two-time golf major winner Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil

Two-time golf major winner Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil

Federal Police in Brazil have arrested golfer Angel Cabrera on an Interpol red notice for alleged crimes committed in Argentina. In a statement by Federal Police in Rio de Janeiro, an unnamed 51-year-old Argentine was arrested Friday. A Rio de Janeiro Federal Police official who doesn’t want to be identified confirmed to CNN that the…MORE

James Naismith: Basketball inventor is celebrated with Google Doodle

James Naismith: Basketball inventor is celebrated with Google Doodle

James Naismith, the Canadian-American who invented the game of basketball, was celebrated with a Google Doodle on Friday. Naismith, who invented the sport in 1891, was born 30 years earlier, near the town of Almonte in Ontario, Canada. He didn’t invent the game in Ontario, that would come when he was a physical education teacher…MORE

Dakar Rally rider Pierre Cherpin dies after sustaining injuries in crash

Dakar Rally rider Pierre Cherpin dies after sustaining injuries in crash

Dakar Rally rider Pierre Cherpin has passed away from injuries sustained in a crash on January 10, race organizers announced on Friday. Cherpin, 52, was competing in the seventh stage of the iconic rally from Ha’il to Sakaka in Saudi Arabia when he crashed at the 178-kilometer mark. According to a statement from race organizers,…MORE

Russian woman who swam under Siberia’s ice may have broken the world record

Russian woman who swam under Siberia’s ice may have broken the world record

Wearing nothing but a bathing suit, a swimming cap and an underwater mask, the 40-year-old woman plunged into a carved-out section of a frozen Siberian lake, before diving under the ice to swim in water estimated to be around 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Footage tweeted by the English language Siberian Times shows the 40-year-old woman from…MORE

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