Joao Felix: Benfica considers $143 million offer from Atletico Madrid for teen star

Joao Felix: Benfica considers $143 million offer from Atletico Madrid for teen star

Portuguese star Joao Felix could become the second most expensive teenager in football history as his club Benfica considers a lucrative $143 million (€126 million) offer from Atletico Madrid. Felix, who turned 19 in November last year, enjoyed a stellar debut season that saw him score 15 goals for Benfica and become the first teenager…

Pikes Peak: Carlin Dunne to remain ‘humble’ in search of fifth title

Pikes Peak: Carlin Dunne to remain ‘humble’ in search of fifth title

It’s a motorbike race like no other. Sometimes there are animals on the road, sometimes lightning at the start line and sometimes hail at the finish. And in between a 12.42-mile public toll-road comprised of 156 turns to negotiate as competitors climb 4,720 feet, from the 9,390 feet start line to the 14,115 feet finish…

Virat Kohli’s fan club: 103 million followers and Viv Richards

Virat Kohli’s fan club: 103 million followers and Viv Richards

Virat Kohli is already adored by millions across India and around the globe –– but the nation’s cricket captain can now add one of the sport’s greatest ever players to his ever expanding fan club. For a guy who has 30 million followers on Twitter, 37 million on Facebook, and another 36 million on Instagram,…

You can now vote for the 2019 MLB All-Star game starters

You can now vote for the 2019 MLB All-Star game starters

Major League Baseball created a new process to determine who will play in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, and the first phase of voting is complete. Now, we’re down to three players at each position in both the American League (AL) and National League (NL) as the second phase is underway. The Starters Election balloting…

Former NBA coach Don Nelson is now a marijuana farmer in Maui

Former NBA coach Don Nelson is now a marijuana farmer in Maui

Back in February, ahead of a Golden State Warriors game at Oracle Arena, Don Nelson was asked what he’s been up to since he retired from coaching. The answer from the ex-NBA coach, who last coached for the Warriors in 2010, made everyone in the room burst out laughing. “I’ve been smoking some pot,” Nelson…

Women’s World Cup: Quarterfinals set to be ‘wild and crazy’

Women’s World Cup: Quarterfinals set to be ‘wild and crazy’

We’re approaching the business end of the Women’s World Cup as 24 teams have gradually been whittled down to just eight. The quarterfinals are upon us and the tournament’s showpiece is little more than a week away. US captain Megan Rapinoe expects it to be a “wild and crazy” ride so strap in and enjoy…

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…

Wimbledon seedings confirm Rafa Nadal’s worst fears

Wimbledon seedings confirm Rafa Nadal’s worst fears

The seedings for Wimbledon are out, and they are 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…

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…

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.…