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Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis in a column she has written for Vogue and Vanity Fair. The Russian retires at the age of 32 having last won a grand slam in 2014 when she clinched the French Open for the second time. Her last appearance came at the…MORE

Manchester City appeals against two-year Champions League ban

Manchester City appeals against two-year Champions League ban

Manchester City is appealing against its two-year ban from European football competitions, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced Wednesday. City was punished by UEFA, European football’s governing body, for “serious breaches” of club licensing and financial fair play regulations and will not be able to play in the Champions League for two seasons.…MORE

How the coronavirus is impacting sport

How the coronavirus is impacting sport

As countries across the world scramble to get to grips with the coronavirus outbreak, sporting events across the board have been compromised. There are now more than 80,000 confirmed cases of the virus around the world and the death toll is over 2,700 — the majority of which are from mainland China. With the World…MORE

LeBron James calls Zion Williamson ‘special’ after pair’s first clash

LeBron James calls Zion Williamson ‘special’ after pair’s first clash

There have been very few basketball prospects who have entered the NBA accompanied by as much excitement as when LeBron James was drafted in 2003. That was until Zion Williamson was drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019. The former Duke sensation earned comparisons with James due to their similarities in physicality,…MORE

Tokyo 2020 preparations going ahead ‘as planned’ despite coronavirus threat

Tokyo 2020 preparations going ahead ‘as planned’ despite coronavirus threat

Olympic organizers have insisted that preparations for Tokyo 2020 are going ahead “as planned” despite the novel coronavirus outbreak in Asia. The virus has so far claimed the lives of over 2,700 worldwide, with the majority recorded in mainland China. A number of sporting events have already been impacted, including the Tokyo marathon which has…MORE

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans mounted a renewed protest over Champions League ticket prices as the Bundesliga club romped to a 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Bayern’s supporters unfurled a banner during the last-16 first-leg tie in London that read: “Away end CFC £55 FCB 59+1€,” a reference to Chelsea and Spanish club…MORE

Saudi Arabia launches a soccer league for women

Saudi Arabia launches a soccer league for women

Saudi Arabia is launching a soccer league for women, another gesture toward loosening some of the strict rules that are still imposed on women living in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Until recently, Saudi women were mostly barred from participating in sports in public. But the country has been under pressure from various sports governing organizations to…MORE

Tiger Woods to serve fajitas, sushi at Masters Champions Dinner

Tiger Woods to serve fajitas, sushi at Masters Champions Dinner

It’s one of the most anticipated storylines at the Masters, but Tiger Woods has let the cat out of the bag early by revealing what’s on the menu at his Champions Dinner at Augusta in April. As defending champion Woods gets to host and choose the menu for the exclusive pre-tournament gathering of past winners…MORE

Mo Farah under fire over controversial London Marathon injections

Mo Farah under fire over controversial London Marathon injections

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah is under the spotlight for injections he received ahead of the London Marathon in 2014. An investigation by BBC’s Panorama, entitled “Mo Farah and the Salazar Scandal,” raises renewed questions over Farah’s relationship with former coach Alberto Salazar, who is appealing against a four-year ban for doping violations which…MORE

Deontay Wilder blames heavy costume for defeat by Tyson Fury in Las Vegas

Deontay Wilder blames heavy costume for defeat by Tyson Fury in Las Vegas

Deontay Wilder blamed the elaborate costume he wore during the ring walk for his heavyweight world title defeat by Tyson Fury. The American donned a 40-pound costume as a tribute to Black History Month as he made his way into the MGM Grand arena in Las Vegas Saturday. Britain’s Fury clinched the WBC belt with…MORE