How to kickstart a sneaker collection: buy 99 of world’s rarest in one go

Canadian investor Miles Nadal splurged $850,000 at Sothebys to snap up their entire auction of sought-after trainers Some sneakerheads spend their entire lives painstakingly assembling the perfect collection. Others, like Miles Nadal, have a more direct approach: buying them all at once. Nadal, a Canadian investor and entrepreneur, secured one of the sneaker worlds most impressive hauls this week when he spent $850,000 on 99 of the rarest trainers in the world. The shoes were set to be auctioned by Sothebys and the digital retailer Stadium Goods before he arranged the deal pre-emptively, he told the Guardian. Ive always been an admirer of sneakers but I didnt know much about it, he said. I thought this was, in one fell …

‘They’re icons’: US women’s champion team take victory parade in New York

World Cup winners, who beat Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to capture their second straight title, receive traditional ticker-tape parade Amid confetti and chants of equal pay New York honored the U.S. womens soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes, celebrating its World Cup triumph and paying tribute to the players emergence as icons of womens rights. The squads 2-0 win over Netherlands in the final match on Sunday capped a World Cup campaign that attracted vast television audiences and unprecedented public interest. Wednesdays parade down Broadway in New Yorks financial district also cast a light on the teams fight for equal pay with their counterparts on the U.S. mens national team, and by extension, …

‘I can’t bring her back’: parents of girl killed by California police speak out

Family of Hannah Williams, 17, tells the Guardian the high schooler should be remembered for her kindness and passion Benson Williams clutched the bright pink shirt in his hands. It helped him feel close to his daughter as he struggled to process the reality that he would never hold her again. The 46-year-old sat beside his wife in their Anaheim living room on Thursday afternoon, trying to make sense of how their bubbly and energetic 17-year-old girl had left the house on Friday with a smile on her face, and wound up shot dead by a police officeron a busy southern California freeway. The authorities so far have told the parents very little. Why she was fatally shot remains a …

Miami Dolphins’ Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car crash

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has had his arm amputated after being involved in a car crash in the early hours of Thursday. Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has had his arm amputated after a car crash in the early hours of Thursday. Florida police said the 22-year-olds Ford F250 overturned after hitting a concrete barrier. His injuries are not considered life-threatening but his agent, Malki Kawa, said the player had his arm amputated. malki kawa (@malkikawa) With sadness, I can confirm that Kendrick Norton was in a car accident last night and suffered multiple injuries, including the amputation of his arm. We ask that you continue to pray for him. His family also asks that the public …

Prodigy Cori Gauff, 15, ready to make her Wimbledon mark

The hotly tipped American faces Venus Williams after qualifying without losing a set On Monday at Wimbledon, a teenage hopeful will take centre stage against one of the greats of the game, dreaming of one day emulating their achievements. It is something that countless players have done in the past, only for most of them to fall by the wayside. But American Cori Gauff is no ordinary 15-year-old. Nicknamed Coco, Gauff is the youngest player ever to qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon, having come through three matches in qualifying without losing a set. She won the junior French Open title in 2018 at the age of 14, her agent is part of Roger Federers management group and, according …

Cuba Gooding Jr charged with forcible touching after incident in New York

Actor denies allegations that he groped a woman at a Manhattan nightclub on Sunday Actor Cuba Gooding Jr turned himself in to police on Thursday amid allegations that he groped a woman in a Manhattan nightclub. Minutes later he was charged with forcible touching, the New York police department said. Gooding, 51, smiled and waved as he arrived to speak to investigators in the NYPDs special victims division. A 29-year-old woman told police that Gooding, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for Jerry Maguire, grabbed her breast when he was drunk at about 11.15pm on Sunday. Gooding denies the allegations. He pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse charges at a night court arraignment. He was released …

‘Drake curse’: Canadian star vindicated after Raptors’ NBA championship win

Prior to the victory over the Golden State Warriors, many had fallen victim to the music stars reputation for bringing bad luck His repeated interactions with athletes before critical games and their subsequent losses have earned Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose team lost to loss in almost two decades after defender Layvin Kurzawa posed for a picture with him. Also, boxer Instagram with the caption bout to break the curse only to subsequently lose to his little-known rival. Such is the extent of Drakes reputation for bringing bad luck that AS Roma enforced a tongue-in-cheek win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, which made them the first ever Canadian said: They said I was a curse, now they …

‘It hurts to see them go’: Oakland’s sorrow over losing the Warriors to wealthy San Francisco

The teams championship run is bittersweet this time as they prepare to leave their home of 47 years In the days leading up to the final series of professional basketball in Oakland, the yellow and blue of the citys beloved home team, the Golden State Warriors, shone from every corner. But in just a few weeks, Oakland will no longer be able to call the Warriors its own. When this season ends, the team will make the move across the bay to the BOSK. The apparel store is one of the few that stocks wares emblazoned with The Town, a proud nickname to rival The City of San Francisco. The Warriors have teams old practice space will be devoted to …

Ex-Oregon football star credited with foiling shooter at Portland high school

A former college football star from the University of Oregon was credited with tackling an armed student at a Portland high school before anyone was injured A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured. Keanon Lowe, a football and track coach and a security guard at Parkrose High School, told reporters as he was leaving a police interview late Friday that he was tired but relieved at the outcome, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported. There are no other suspects. Police declined to release the students name and said they were still trying to determine if he fired any shots. Police spokesman Sgt. …

Horse dies on racecourse day before Preakness Stakes

Three-year-old filly Congrats Girl collapses at Pimlico Race Course as Baltimore course prepares to host second leg of Triple Crown on Saturday A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83F (28C) heat and was eased to the finish line. The Florida-bred three-year-old was running her sixth race. She came in last in the eighth race on the card, then fell to the dirt about 100 yards past the finish line. Jockey Trevor McCarthy, clearly distraught, said the filly felt hot when walking on …

A Big Mac at the White House: Trumps telling sports celebrations

Hes hosted teams and honored athletes, but the presidents ceremonies reveal his polarising nature On Monday last week, it was the Baylor Lady Bears basketball team. On Monday this week, the US army football team, followed by the golfer Tiger Woods. On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox, the baseball World Series champions. I love it, the John F Kennedy or Barack Obama eras, few actors, dancers, film makers, musicians, painters or poets now visit the White House. Instead, Trump rails against Hollywood liberals and reportedly eschews books and theatre. Thursdays visit by the Boston Red Sox initially announced on the White House website as the Boston Red Socks was a case in point. LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Votes Matter, …

As the Kentucky Derby approaches, deaths pose existential questions for US racing

A rash of deaths at the famous Santa Anita Park in California has left many wondering about the future of horse racing in America Tank Team, Unusual Angel, Secret Street, Derby Treasure, Noise Mandate, Amboseli. There will be no statues built at Santa Anita Park in memory of those six thoroughbreds, 23 horses died at the track, either training or racing. Equine death has been called on racing to be suspended at Santa Anita, while the Los Angeles District Attorneys office announced an investigation into the deaths. Animal right activists are calling for the abolition of horse racing in California, an attainable goal in a state where won his last race here. this weekend at Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky …

Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woodss rehabilitation continues with the news that he will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony next week at the White House Tiger Woodss rehabilitation continues with the news that he will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony next week at the White House. The medal is one of the highest civilian awards in America, and Woods will be only the fourth golfer to receive one. The other are Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Sifford, the first African American to play on the PGA Tour. Woods will receive the award from Donald Trump, who is a long-time friend and business partner of the golfer. Woods pulled off one of the great revivals in …

Giants draft pick Ballentine injured and college teammate killed in shooting

The New York Giants sixth-round draft selection Corey Ballentine has been injured and his college teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in a shooting in Topeka, Kansas The New York Giants sixth-round draft selection Corey Ballentine has been injured and his college teammate Dwane Simmons killed in a shooting in Topeka, Kansas, on Sunday morning. Simmons was 23 at the time of his death and had played alongside Ballentine at Washburn University. Ballentines injuries are not life threatening, and he should make a full recovery. Any time we lose a student it is a sad occasion, but it is particularly poignant to lose a student through such a senseless act, the Washburn president, Jerry Farley, wrote in a statement. Both Dwane …

Huawei tech would put UK-US intelligence ties at risk, official says

Chinese firms 5G equipment described as security risk after council gives partial go-ahead A US official has warned that the UKs leaked proposal to adopt Huawei technology for 5G mobile phone networks risks affecting intelligence cooperation with the US, prompting further criticism from Conservatives opposed to the plan. Robert Strayer, a deputy assistant secretary at the US state department, said on Monday that Huawei was not a trusted vendor and any use of its technology in 5G networks was a risk, contradicting the British stance. The official said if an untrusted vendor was used by the UK or another western country, the US would have to reassess the ability for us to share information and be interconnected implying that intelligence-sharing …

Trump sends support to NFL draft pick who called Kaepernick a ‘clown’

Trump tells new 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, who deleted posts that criticized Kaepernick, to stay true to yourself When college athlete and future NFL star Nick Bosa realized he might get drafted to a team in liberal San Francisco, he started April 27, 2019 The rookie defensive end had been a fervent Trump supporter on social media before he started scrubbing his posts. But he perhaps drew the most scrutiny for describing former 49ers quarterback settled a collusion lawsuit against the league in February. Trump repeatedly condemned Kaepernick during the election campaign, and continued his criticism as president, mocking him during a 2017 rally in Kentucky. Trump also put pressure on NFL team owners to change league rules to …