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Rapinoe, Ertz among nominees for BBC women’s player of the year

Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz, key members of the United States’ World Cup-winning side, were named among the five nominees for the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award on Wednesday. The American duo were joined by England defender Lucy Bronze, Dutch forward Vivianne Miedema and Australia’s Sam Kerr. Rapinoe collected the Golden Boot and […]

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F1 Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus

Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the country, organisers said on Wednesday. The race, in what is an important market for Formula One, was originally set to be held in Shanghai on April 19, but the governing body FIA and Formula One said in a […]

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UK Sport to begin independent review into UK Athletics

Britain’s under-fire track and field governing body UK Athletics (UKA) will be the subject of an independent review after a turbulent 15 months, UK Sport announced on Tuesday. In that time UK Athletics, which received 27 million pounds in UK Sport funding for the current Olympic cycle, has lost its CEO, performance director and chair […]

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Jeptoo urges athletes to take responsibility after serving doping ban

Disgraced marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has resumed training after serving a four-year doping ban and urged fellow Kenyan athletes to be more vigilant about what goes into their bodies so that they avoid suffering the same fate. The 38-year-old was initially suspended for two years by Athletics Kenya after she tested positive for the banned […]

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Jason and Laura Kenny to lead Britain’s medal charge in Berlin

Jason and Laura Kenny will spearhead Britain’s assault on the world track championships in Berlin this month after being named in a high-powered squad on Monday. The husband and wife duo have 10 Olympic gold medals between them with sprinter Jason needing just one more to move past track cycling great Chris Hoy as Britain’s […]

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ITF accepts contaminated beef claim as Farah escapes ban

Colombia’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open doubles champion Robert Farah has escaped a doping ban after an ITF investigation accepted his claim that he ingested a banned steroid through contaminated beef cooked by his mother. The 33-year-old was found in breach of Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) after a urine sample provided in October was shown to […]

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Riner suffers first loss in 10 years

France’s double Olympic champion judoka Teddy Riner suffered his first defeat in nearly 10 years on Sunday, losing to Japan’s Kokoro Kageura in the IJF Paris Grand Slam at Bercy. The 30-year-old heavyweight, who is on the comeback trail following a spell out since winning the Brasilia Grand Slam in October, had won his previous […]

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Duplantis can soar higher, says former pole vault record holder

World silver medallist Mondo Duplantis who soared to a pole vault world record 6.17 metres on Saturday can reach even higher heights, said Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, whose mark the Swede shattered by a centimetre. “It is completely conceivable, there is no reason why it cannot be in the long term,” Lavillenie told newspaper L’Equipe when […]

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Serena edges out Ostapenko in Fed Cup

Serena Williams had to dig deep to fend off Latvian challenger Jelena Ostapenko as she wrapped up Friday’s play at the Fed Cup in Seattle with a hard-fought victory that gave the United States a 2-0 advantage. Williams’ experience and savvy ways showed in critical moments against the 22-year-old Ostapenko as she prevailed 7-6(4) 7-6(3) […]

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French ice federation boss steps down amid sexual abuse scandal

French ice sports federation president Didier Gailhaguet said on Saturday he had resigned from his position amid the sexual abuse scandal in figure skating. French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu on Monday asked Gailhaguet to resign after several figure skaters claimed they were raped or sexually assaulted by former coaches.

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