A plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Hawaii. All 11 people aboard died

(CNN)Professional parachute demonstrator Larry Lemaster, an Army veteran with more than 3,000 jumps, died doing what he loved, his wife, Anna Elkins, wrote on Facebook Saturday. The Beechcraft BE65twin-engine plane crashed during taking off Friday eveningat Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The names of the passengers have not been formally released by authorities. Elkins said her “heart also goes out to” the Oahu Parachute Center and the loved ones of friends who perished in …

How the 1999 World Cup champions’ biggest win came at the bargaining table

A staredown between the US womens national team and US Soccer over the 1999 squads victory tour changed the relationship between the team and their boss forever On the morning after the national team won the 1999 World Cup, the celebrations continued. While the players were off to do a victory parade at Disneyland, officials from the US Soccer Federation opened the sports pages of local newspapers, eager to see the coverage of the victory. The Los Angeles Times used …

Depth of Field: At the French Open, Serena Williams Is a Study in Motion

Serena Williams descended upon the clay courts of the French Open in Paris this week, where a year ago she became a lodestar of ridiculous controversy. In one early bout, Williams' decision to wear a black catsuit resulted in a violation; the form of dress has since been banned by the French Tennis Federation. "The combination of Serena this year, for example, it will no longer be accepted," FTF President Bernard Giudicelli told Tennis magazine. "You have to respect the …

Portugal win Nations League as Gonalo Guedes does for the Netherlands

Portugal provide local cheer in the Nations League final by beating the Netherlands 1-0 with a goal by Gonalo Guedes At the final whistle the celebrations from Cristiano Ronaldo were joyous but relatively restrained compared to the other occasions when he has added a trophy to his collection. He hugged his teammates. He even embraced the referee. Two arms raised to the skies, but nothing too elaborate. Ronaldo did not even mark the occasion by peeling off his top to …

A year after World Cup, Russia toasts big soccer crowds

There’s a big rise in the number of Russians playing amateur soccer or sending their children to academies. That includes a spike in interest in women’s soccer, though the women’s World Cup in France is all but invisible in Russian media. BIGGER CROWDS New arenas and the afterglow of the World Cup helped raise average Russian Premier League attendances to 16,817 per game for the 2018-19 season. That’s the most since 1989, when Russian clubs made up less than half …

‘A show, not a sport’: Russian face-slapping champion becomes YouTube star

Siberian farmer Vasily Kamotsky fells opponents with a single blow attracting hilarity and outrage Vasily Kamotsky does not so much slap his opponents as cudgel them with his massive palm. He was crowned the slapping champion at the Siberian Power Show, a competition so esoteric and objectionable that it seems tailor-made to be stumbled upon during a 3am YouTube binge. However, Kamotsky was clear-eyed when it came to what he thought had prompted his sudden rise to prominence. Two knockouts, …

Golf’s Longest Drives Are Creeping Up and Changing the Sport

It seems like the kind of statistic that number-crunching sports fans would agree upon, yet there exists surprisingly little consensus on the distance of the longest drive ever measured in the game of golf. Some say the record belongs to Mike Austin. In 1974, the renowned power hitter drove a ball 515 yards during the US National Seniors Open championship in Las Vegas. Others claim the title belongs to Carl Cooper. In 1992, on the third hole of the Texas …

8th American Tourist Dies Mysteriously In Dominican Republic – And Her Son Demands Answers! – Perez Hilton

Another name has been added to the list of deaths in the Dominican Republic in the last year: an American tourist named Leyla Cox. The MRI tech from New York City was in the Caribbean celebrating her 53rd birthday — not knowing it would be her last. Like CNN reports the Excellence Resort first claimed she was taken to the hospital — then later admitted she died in her room. Why the discrepancy?? Hmm… Leyla’s son Will Cox has been trying to …

8th American Tourist Dies Mysteriously In Dominican Republic – And Her Son Demands Answers! – Perez Hilton

Another name has been added to the list of deaths in the Dominican Republic in the last year: an American tourist named Leyla Cox. The MRI tech from New York City was in the Caribbean celebrating her 53rd birthday — not knowing it would be her last. Like CNN reports the Excellence Resort first claimed she was taken to the hospital — then later admitted she died in her room. Why the discrepancy?? Hmm… Leyla’s son Will Cox has been trying to …

8th American Tourist Dies Mysteriously In Dominican Republic – And Her Son Demands Answers! – Perez Hilton

Another name has been added to the list of deaths in the Dominican Republic in the last year: an American tourist named Leyla Cox. The MRI tech from New York City was in the Caribbean celebrating her 53rd birthday — not knowing it would be her last. Like CNN reports the Excellence Resort first claimed she was taken to the hospital — then later admitted she died in her room. Why the discrepancy?? Hmm… Leyla’s son Will Cox has been trying to …