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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

Adult film star Kendra Lust takes next step in MMA with sponsorship deal

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! Pornstar and avid mixed martial arts fan Kendra Lust has taken a further step into the sport she loves by sponsoring a fellow social media sensation for her next fight. The 43-year-old, who has decades of experience in the adult film industry, has a huge online presence of almost seven million Instagram followers. Brazilian jiu-jitsu

NBA predictions: Why our West forecast has the Lakers and Clippers headed in opposite directions

What will the NBA’s Western Conference look like in 2021-22? The Los Angeles Lakers retooled in the offseason, acquiring star names such as Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo, while the Golden State Warriors are close to full strength with the anticipated return of Klay Thompson boosting their season outlook. The LA Clippers, on the other hand, will be without superstar Kawhi Leonard — he’ll miss most

Our experts' picks for MVP and Finals winners

What will the NBA awards races look like in 2022? Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic edged out a host of contenders, including two-time defending MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, for the NBA’s top honor in 2021, but Antetokounmpo went on to bring a title to Milwaukee and was named Finals MVP. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant should be healthy again and surely ready to avenge his team’s last-second loss to the Bucks

John McEnroe doubles down on controversial Emma Raducanu comments at Wimbledon

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! John McEnroe has doubled down on his harsh comments regarding Emma Raducanu's Wimbledon withdrawal back in July following her historic victory at the US Open. The seven-time Grand Slam champion, who won Wimbledon won three times and the US Open four times, said earlier this year that the 18-year-old couldn't handle the pressure. Recommended: Terence

Vladimir Putin denies unusual autograph request from Russian Paralympic champion

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected an autograph request from a double gold medal-winning champion at the recent Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Swimmer Andrei Nikolaev enjoyed a superb debut games, winning gold in the S8 class in 4x100m medley and men's 400m freestyle, and silver in the men's 100m freestyle. His contribution helped the Russian team finish fourth in the official medal standings with 36 gold, 33 silver and 49 bronze for

The Met Gala: From Simone Biles and Serena Williams to Steph Curry, athletes show out on the red carpet

Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. The Met Gala, which typically happens on the first Monday in May, was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Which means it had been quite some time since we were afforded an opportunity to judge our favorite

Queen guitarist Brian May stops cricket match by landing his helicopter on pitch

It was a case of 'May stopped play' in Cornwall after a helicopter landed in the middle of a cricket pitch. Queen guitarist Brian May, 74, and wife, Anita, 72, arrived on the chopper for a wedding. The pair appeared unperturbed as they exited the helicopter, strolling across the outfield to where a vehicle was waiting to transport them to the venue. They were attending the wedding of Queen drummer

Ben Simmons timeline: How 76ers star went from top pick to polarizing trade target

Just a few years ago, the 76ers’ future was looking incredibly bright. Philadelphia  finished 52-30 during the 2017-18 regular season, good for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers earned a playoff berth for the first time since 2011-12 and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Most importantly, they had Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons as their foundation following some miserable “Process” years. Fast forward to September of 2021,

Snowboarder's partner's heartbreaking moment of realisation that he was dead

Snowboarding legend Alex “Chumpy” Pullin’s partner recalled the heartbreaking moment when she realised he was dead. Instagram influencer Ellidy Pullin has revealed the details surrounding her partner’s passing in July 2020. The snowboarding cross world champion drowned while spearfishing at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, thought to have been the result of a shallow water blackout. Pullin says she shared a kiss with the two-time snowboard cross world champion