Golf’s most-hated man Patrick Reed absent from Ryder Cup after Team USA snub

Controversial American golfer Patrick Reed is absent from this weekend's Ryder Cup after missing out on selection for Steve Stricker's Team USA. The 2018 Masters champion is renowned for his on course antics, such as riling up and shushing the crowd, and is also reportedly embroiled in a feud with his family. Despite appearing at the last three Ryder Cups, winning two, Reed is absent from this year's tournament at Whistling Straights after being overlooked for a captain's pick. Having […]

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NBArank 2021: Where the final five check in, including LeBron, Giannis and KD

Our NBArank countdown is back for its 11th season. And after unveiling players Nos. 100-51, Nos. 50-26 and Nos. 25-6 throughout the week, we’ve finally reached the top five. We’ve already stated the cases for each superstar, but who was voted in as the league’s best player? Will LeBron James retain his throne? Will Giannis Antetokounmpo add the No. 1 spot to his list of accolades? Could 22-year-old Luka Doncic leapfrog them all? Here are the very best players for […]

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Harry Potter actor Tom Felton collapses at Ryder Cup in ‘medical emergency’

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! Harry Potter actor Tom Felton has collapsed at a Ryder Cup celebrity match. The star can be seen being carted off following a medical emergency. He is best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the hit Harry Potter films. Felton collapsed on the 18th hole while he was playing with NHL star Teemu Selanne, reports GolfDigest. It is not yet clear what the medical emergency […]

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NBArank 2021: These stars just missed a spot in the league’s upper tier

Our NBArank countdown is back for its 11th season. Which players are beginning their ascent up the league’s hierarchy? Who is on the verge of breaking into the superstar tier? To get the final NBArank prediction, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of players: Kevin Durant vs. James Harden, Luka Doncic vs. Zion Williamson, Stephen Curry vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo … and the list goes on. We asked, “Which player will be better in 2021-22?” Voters had to […]

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Doc Rivers says comments about Ben Simmons’ ability to lead championship team were ‘misrepresented’

76ers coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday during an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” that his comments about Ben Simmons after Philadelphia’s Game 7 loss to the Hawks in the 2021 Eastern Conference semifinals were “misrepresented.” Rivers, who after the loss responded, “I don’t know that question or the answer to that right now” when asked about Simmons’ potential to lead a championship team, told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Wednesday that his remarks had “nothing to do with Ben” and […]

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Meet Team USA’s WAGs cheering on Ryder Cup hosts – from model to actress

Team USA is packed full of some of the best golfers on the planet for this year's Ryder Cup, with eight of the current top 10 in the men's world rankings representing their country at Whistling Straits this month. They will also have the support of the home crowd in Wisconsin, and will have their significant others there to cheer them on as well. Those 'WAGs' will be formally introduced at the Ryder Cup opening ceremony on Thursday, along with […]

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NBArank 2021: Where Edwards, D-Rose and Hayward check in among Nos. 100-51

Our NBArank countdown is back for its 11th season. Which rookies are making their debuts on our annual list? Which young stars are beginning their ascent up the league’s hierarchy? Which players dropped after disappointing 2020-21 campaigns? Here’s who made the cut as we break down the league’s top 100. To get the final NBArank prediction, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of players: Kevin Durant vs. James Harden, Luka Doncic vs. Zion Williamson, Stephen Curry vs. […]

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Lively, No. 2 men’s hoops prospect, chooses Duke

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Elite center Dereck Lively, the top uncommitted player in the 2022 class, announced his commitment to Duke on Monday — giving the Blue Devils the edge for the No. 1 recruiting class. Lively chose Duke over Kentucky, although Penn State — where his mother, Kathy Drysdale, was a 1,000-point scorer — and Michigan also remained involved until the final weeks. The Blue Devils and Wildcats went back-and-forth for […]

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Brit tennis sensation Emma Raducanu’s historic US Open win explained in numbers

18-year-old British teen Emma Raducanu made sporting history when she won the women’s singles finals at the US Open last week. The tennis sensation won £1.8 million in prize money after beating Leylah Fernandez with an incredible 6-4 6-3 win in the finals. Raducanu has cemented herself as a sporting legend by becoming the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam and the first British woman to capture a Grand Slam title since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977. […]

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Pool great Earl Strickland branded "scum", swore at fans and gave flowers to ref

Pool legend Eric Strickland has been no stranger to controversy throughout his chequered career. On a bizarre night at the World Pool Championship back in 2003, the 60-year-old was scheduled to face snooker ace Steve Davis in a round of 16 tie. Prior to the match, Strickland had given a heated interview with Sky Sports, in which he blasted the fans for booing and being disrespectful to him. After beginning the match in a quiet manner, Strickland soon began to […]

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