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It seems that offensive antics are par for the course for these two “golfers.” Evan Shay and Morgan Ruig, both 28-year-olds from Brisbane, Australia, claim to have passed themselves off as the Australian national team for an international golf tournament in North Korea  as a joke. “Initially we just said we were a couple of Australian golfers and they said, ‘You are the Australian team,’ and we sort of didn’t say no,” said Ruig, a real estate agent who  told 9News  the stunt started when the pair was in Beijing for a polo tournament.  The two are now reveling in their feat after returning safely from a country the U.S. sanctioned earlier this year for human rights abuses .  The media is largely applauding the men for carrying out an epic “prank ” or dismissing them with a wink as harmless hooligans .

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Young Frenchman Lucas Pouille scored a stunning, five-set upset over 14-times grand slam singles champion Rafa Nadal, winning a climactic tiebreak 8-6 to reach the U.S.

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Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

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The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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Kate Upton , model and “The Other Woman” actress, was once a serious equestrian who competed nationally before becoming famous.  In an appearance on the “The Tonight Show,” Upton showed just how obsessed with horses she really is. Host Jimmy Fallon announced that Upton was handing out the Breeder’s Cup trophy on Saturday, and the model got very enthusiastic.  “I’m so excited, I’m so excited to meet American Pharoah ,” Upton said of the racehorse. “He got the Triple Crown, now if he wins the Breeder’s Cup, he’ll have a Grand Slam.

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The cast of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen Martin McDonagh–the British/Irish author of such mordantly fine plays as The Beauty Queen of Leenane , The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Lieutenant of Inishmore –has returned from a dozen-year absence in filmland with his new play, Hangmen . I won’t necessarily opine that Hangmen is McDonagh’s best; I imagine that if I saw a good production of Leenane or Inishmaan tomorrow, I might switch allegiance. But walking away from the Royal Court last night, I would gladly head back for another visit to Hangmen tomorrow

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Photo by Eric Taylor Oakland, CA – Sometimes even the best pitchers are nervous.

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Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, in three sets in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Tuesday. The final score was 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

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Commercials starring athletes tend to be polished and flashy, focusing on the glory of the sportsperson featured. But in this poignant new ad with Serena Williams , we’re reminded of the darker side of athletic success: the physical challenges, emotional struggles and discouragement from all the haters that athletes sometimes have to overcome on their journeys to greatness. The stirring ad, created for Beats by Dre , shows clips from Williams’ long tennis career: shots of her crying out in agony after falling on the court, footage of her celebrating after hard-fought victories, an image of her smashing her racket in utter frustration

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There’s a number of reasons why virtual reality is a grand slam in 2015. Besides the fact that virtual reality is a helpful tool in medicine , the technology also work wonders in other fields as it can be used in training programs for military, expanding virtual prototypes of new vehicles, creating virtual models in the architectural field, as well as developing video games . Its versatility is the main reason why many big companies like Samsung, HTC , and Google are in the game to make their virtual reality products

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Over the past ten days there has been an avalanche of deaths of major sports figures. The obituary writers have been kept busy and tributes have been coming from all directions in sportsworld. The death of Dean Smith attracted the attention of sports writers and social commentators across the country

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By Steve Keating OTTAWA, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Women should not expect to be paid the same as men for many World Cups to come, said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Friday, adding that any comparisons between the two tournaments was not worth debating. Valcke, who will conduct the 2015 women’s World Cup draw on Saturday, noted that women will see prize money jump from the $10 million at the last World Cup in Germany to $15 million next year in Canada but it will be a long, long time before there will be the same type of pay parity that women enjoy at the tennis grand slams

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Filed under: Tenis Por Jerome Pugmire Mónaco – Rafael Nadal venció el domingo a Novak Djokovic por 6-3, 6-1 para ganar el título del Masters de Montecarlo por octava vez consecutiva y poner fin a una racha de siete derrotas seguidas ante el serbio en partidos de final.

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Filed under: Tenis Charleston, SC.- La tenista estadounidense Serena Williams volvió a sonreír, luego que este domingo probó de nueva cuenta las mieles del triunfo al reconquistar el torneo WTA de Charleston. %VIRTUAL-Gallery-151357% Serena, que estuvo fuera una temporada por distintas lesiones, parece recuperar su mejor nivel, mismo que la llevó a dominar por varios años el ranking mundial de la Asociación Femenil de Tenis (WTA), y con gran facilidad se impuso en la final a la checa Lucie Safarova. La anfitriona, quinta de la siembra y quien no cedió un solo set en todo el certamen, empleó 58 minutos para alzar su título número 40 como profesional, al dejar la pizarra a su favor por 6-0 y 6-1

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Filed under: Maria Sharapova Agnieszka Radwanska le rompió el servicio a Maria Sharapova en el último game de cada set para imponerse el sábado 7-5, 6-4 y ganar el título del Masters de Miami. Sharapova, ganadora de tres títulos de Grand Slam, ha perdido sus cuatro finales en Cayo Vizcaíno, donde la rusa fue subcampeona en 2005, 2006 y 2011.

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Filed under: Tenis , Tenis Fotos Miami, Florida.- El tenista serbio Novak Djokovic, líder del ranking mundial de la ATP, inició con éxito la defensa del título del Masters 1000 de Miami en una jornada en la que el argentino Juan Martín del Potro también avanzó. Djokovic empleó una hora y 31 minutos en su presentación, en la que se enfrentó al chipriota Marcos Baghdatis, 42 del circuito y quien poco pudo hacer ante el gran ritmo del raquetista serbio, que lo puso a correr de extremo a extremo.

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Filed under: Tenis , Tenis Fotos Novak Djokovic vencio a Rafal Nadal * Revalida el título y vence a Nadal en séptima final seguida Melbourne, Australia.- En un histórico y maratónico partido, el serbio Novak Djokovic se consagró como el mejor tenista del mundo tras vencer al español Rafael Nadal y revalidar su título en el Abierto de Australia . Djokovic, número uno del mundo, venció al español por parciales de 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5/7) y 7-5 para lograr su tercer Grand Slam consecutivo, el quinto en su carrera, en la final más larga de la historia de los “grandes”, la cual se definió en cinco horas y 53 minutos. Dos “guerreros” protagonizaron una inolvidable batalla en la Rod Laver Arena, donde el esfuerzo físico fue notable a lo largo de las cinco mangas, y aunque en la recta final las piernas no respondían a los tenistas, la entrega y el corazón los sacaron adelante

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