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Women set world record for highest ever football match

Story highlights Players climbed Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro Broke world record for highest competitive match played (CNN)They came, they saw, they conquered — and broke a world record. Having climbed up Africa’s highest mountain, taking goal posts and nets in tow, a group of fearless women have achieved what many thought impossible and played a 90-minute football match on Mount Kilimanjaro. ...

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Why 5,000 people are riding toy horses

Story highlights Hobbyhorsing sees participants riding stick horses and performing equestrian moves 5,000 people were reported to have taken part in a recent event in Helsinki, Finland (CNN)On an uncharacteristically warm and clear weekend in May, more than 5,000 people descended on Helsinki’s Kaivopuisto Park — one of the Finnish capital city’s largest — to take part in the latest ...

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Michelle Payne: 'Embarrassed and sorry' for failed drugs test

Story highlights Michelle Payne banned for four weeks “I take full responsibility,” jockey says (CNN)Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been banned from competing for four weeks following a positive drugs test. The Australian was handed the suspension by Racing Victoria after she tested positive for the banned appetite suppressant Phentermine. Follow @cnnsport Payne, who in 2015 became the first ...

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'Sword brandishing king' helps Trump's son open new golf course

Story highlights Eric Trump opens new Turnberry golf course Course named “King Robert the Bruce” (CNN)While his father runs the US, Donald Trump’s son Eric has been busy launching the new “King Robert the Bruce” golf course at the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland. Eric Trump was given a helping hand on Wednesday at the opening of the course — ...

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Can an NBA champ win at pro golf? Steph Curry's a good bet

Story highlights NBA star Steph Curry to play in pro golf tournament Curry gets invite from sponsors of Ellie Mae Classic (CNN)“I’m going to try and keep it in the fairway and play well.” Those are modest words coming from an NBA two-time champion and most valuable player — especially one known for his brashness. Follow @cnnsport But Stephen Curry’s ...

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Six face charges over Hillsborough stadium disaster

Warrington (CNN)Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that it has charged six people with criminal offenses over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 96 supporters of Liverpool football club lost their lives. A former senior police officer, David Duckenfield, will face manslaughter charges. The decision, which comes 28 years after the tragedy, follows last year’s inquests which found that those ...

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Jockey Michelle Payne tests positive

Story highlights Michelle Payne tests positive for banned substance, stood down from racing Appetite suppressant Phentermine found in system (CNN)Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been stood down from racing after testing positive for a banned substance. The Australian, who became the first female winner of the Melbourne Cup in 2015, was found to have the appetite suppressant Phentermine in ...

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Serena tells McEnroe: 'Respect my privacy'

Story highlights Williams is expecting her first child McEnroe said Williams would be 700 in the world on men’s circuit (CNN)Serena Williams has responded to John McEnroe’s claims that she would struggle on the men’s tennis circuit by telling her fellow American to “keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.” Seven-time grand slam winner McEnroe reopened ...

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Fan sleeps in star player's home — but didn't realize

Story highlights Edwards in New Zealand supporting Lions Rugby fan invited to sleep in home of All Blacks stars Lions on a five-week tour of New Zealand (CNN)Alex Edwards had arrived in Auckland at around teatime. The Briton had envisioned spending this dark wintry night with hundreds of fellow rugby union fans, but instead found himself in an empty car ...

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