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Vatican cancels football match with Vienna over anti-abortion protests

The Vatican canceled a friendly football match between its new women’s team and a club in Vienna, after a number of Austrian players protested against the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion. The match, which was scheduled to take place Saturday at the Mariahilf football club in the Austrian capital, was called off after several Austrians…MORE

Red Sox player David Ortiz is out of intensive care, his wife says

Former Red Sox player David Ortiz is out of intensive care two weeks after a gunman shot him in his native Dominican Republic, his wife says. Ortiz remains at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and is in good condition, Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued via the Red Sox. A gunman shot Ortiz in the…MORE

Martin Fuchs clinches double GCT victory in Cascais

Martin Fuchs kept cool under pressure as he clinched the Cascais leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) for the world’s top show jumpers. The Swiss rider and his horse, Chaplin, won an 11-rider jump-off in a clear round of 37.64 seconds in the vast, grassy arena of the HipĆ³dromo Manuel Possolo in Cascais,…MORE

Hayley Turner: Female jockey lands historic win to beat Queen’s horse

Hayley Turner became only the second female jockey to ride a winner at Royal Ascot after her mount edged out Queen Elizabeth II’s horse to win the Sandringham Stakes Friday. The 36-year-old Turner, who came out of retirement last year, produced a masterclass in a nail-biting finish to end a 32-year wait for a female…MORE

Ferrari loses bid to appeal Sebastian Vettel’s controversial time penalty

Ferrari lost its bid on Friday to overturn Sebastian Vettel’s time penalty which cost the German driver his first victory of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this month. Vettel was handed a five-second penalty after he was deemed to have rejoined the circuit in an unsafe manner after making a mistake during…MORE