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Shane Long makes history with fastest ever Premier League goal

It only takes a second to score a goal, legendary football manager Brian Clough once famously opined. In Shane Long’s case on Tuesday, he needed just 7.69 seconds, as he charged down a clearance from Watford’s Craig Cathcart before giving Southampton a record-breaking lead at Vicarage Road in their English Premier League match. For Long,…MORE

How horses became ‘therapy’ for woman struggling with mental health

Debbie Matthews was “petrified” of horses growing up. She would turn down the opportunity to attend race days with her father and had no interest in the sport. But all that changed when life dealt her the cruelest of hands. Matthews suffered the tragic loss of her baby and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress…MORE

South Africa’s top surf skier on finding peace off the podium

You won’t find much space in Matt Bouman’s garage — or man cave, as he refers to it. On the three walls and the space within are surfboards, paddle boards, kayaks, surf skis and just about anything else that can float on water. Bouman has competed under the South African flag in five water sports…MORE

Billy McNeill: Celtic legend and European Cup winning captain dies aged 79

Billy McNeill, the first Briton to lift the European Cup when Celtic won the competition with a team of homegrown players in 1967, has died at the age of 79. Nicknamed “Cesar” by the clubs fans, McNeill captained the Celtic team that defeated Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon in 1967, the first and only time…MORE

Kash Ali: Boxer given six-month ban for biting David Price

British boxer Kash Ali has been handed a six-month ban after biting opponent David Price during a heavyweight fight last month. Ali was disqualified in the fifth round of the bout on March 30 at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena when he pinned Price to the ground. After the two were separated, bite marks were clearly…MORE

Man Utd vs. Man City: Mancunian derby could decide Premier League race

It’s been a tough season for Manchester United fans and the Premier League’s conclusion could be even tougher for them. After having to endure the dog days of Jose Mourinho’s tenure as United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment brought renewed optimism to the club’s supporters, but recently performances under the Norwegian have dipped alarmingly. The…MORE

PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions as club pays tribute to Notre Dame

Paris Saint-Germain paid tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral as the club was crowned champion of Ligue 1 for the sixth time in seven seasons. Players wore shirts with an outline of the cathedral in place of the regular sponsor and their names were replaced by ‘Notre Dame,’ while fans held a banner aloft before kick-off.…MORE

Liverpool regain top spot in the Premier League with win over Cardiff

Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner fired Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame a resilient Cardiff City. After a goalless first half in the Welsh capital, Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum broke the deadlock in emphatic fashion 10 minutes into the second period, striking a crisp half-volley from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s…MORE