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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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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.…MORE

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

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

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