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Source: Common Domain

Her first set of clubs was whittled from branches. Now Pratima Sherpa hopes to become Nepal's first pro golfer

Today 06:06 GMT

Sherpa is tentatively scheduled to return to Southern California next spring to begin classes at Santa Barbara City College, where she hopes to continue her quest to become Nepal’s first female professional golfer and one of the most unlikely pro athletes in any sport.

She was able to use shiny new clubs that increased her already prodigious drives by 20 yards, 230-yard blasts that don’t require strategic positioning to avoid a different sort of hazard.

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Source: BBC

EFL Cup third round draw: Holders Man Utd to host Burton Albion

Today 06:07 GMT

Holders Manchester United will begin their defence of the EFL Cup with a home tie against Championship club Burton Albion at Old Trafford.

This is the first season of a three-year naming rights deal for the EFL Cup - formerly the League Cup - with Carabao, a Thai energy drink.

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Source: BBC

Barcelona sue Neymar over world record transfer to Paris St-Germain

Wednesday 20:59 GMT

Paris St-Germain later responded to say they were "surprised" by Barcelona's statement, adding: "The club repeats that, along with Neymar Jr, it strictly respected all applicable laws and rules and can only regret, once again, the attitude of FC Barcelona."

Barcelona mentioned in their statement that they sent this case to the Spanish authorities on 11 August so maybe Neymar's words on Sunday after his PSG home debut were a reaction this news?

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Source: New York Times

A Tranquil Swimming Hole Is Overwhelmed by Its Own Internet Fame

Monday 20:01 GMT

For decades hikers in the Catskills have gone swimming in a freshwater pool in Sundown Wild Forest, near the foot of Peekamoose Mountain.

It was extolled on lists of the country’s best swimming holes like those compiled by Men’s Journal (which called it “a cool, refreshing haven”) and Travel + Leisure (a place for “rowdy camaraderie.”) Images of its translucent water surrounded by rock ledges appeared on Instagram.

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Source: New York Times

More Charities Cancel Fund-Raisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Tuesday 00:36 GMT

With its ornate 20,000-square-foot ballroom and manicured lawns, President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., is often the site of elaborate fund-raisers, drawing big charities — and big dollars.

Between November and April, 21 charities held events at Mar-a-Lago, The Associated Press reported, making the fund-raisers a lucrative business during the social season.

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Source: NBC News

The King of Crunk breaks down the brotherhood of the mosh pit

Tuesday 14:33 GMT

In the same thought, a mosh pit reminds me of the wild ‘90s white boys in all black, crashing to the sounds of death metal.

I wanted to know how he related to this idea of ‘the pit.’. “Well I was a punk rock scary kid in the 80’s and then in the late ‘90s and 2000s, crunk music. When I got backstage, Lil Jon cleared the room for our interview — topped up his Don Julio 1942 and handed his road manager the rest of the bottle before asking him to make sure no one came in.


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