International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Thursday labeled FIFA’s plan for staging a biennial World Cup a “threat” not only to soccer, but also to other sports. Bach also lamented FIFA boss Gianni Infantino’s absence in Beijing, saying the IOC would have liked to discuss the matter while at ….
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Gender barrier-defying NHL commentator Robin Herman has died. She was 70. Herman made history when she became one of only two female sports writers to enter a men’s pro-sports locker room in North America. She died at her home in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. A feisty and passionate journalist, Herman ….
Frank Lampard has agreed to a deal to become Everton’s manager for the next two and a half years. This means Lampard makes his return to management precisely a year after his big Chelsea exit. Lampard succeeds Rafael Benitez, who was booted after Jan. 16’s loss to Norwich City. Lampard ….
With the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, a gloomy new report is warning that shorter and warmer seasons could soon mean the end of snow sports and Winter Games. Climate change is responsible for the erosion of the season and for creating dangerous and artificial conditions, experts now warn. ….
Two German coaches have been banned and fined for the use of fake vaccination records. According to the German Football Federation, Markus Anfang and assistant coach Florian Junge were found guilty of having procured and used fake passes falsely identifying them as fully vaccinated. Anfang previously coached Werder Bremen. The ….
What was supposed to have been a great day supporting their favourite team has turned into a day of tragedy for many who attended Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations match against Comoros. Dozens have been injured and at least six supporters are dead after a crush took place outside Olembe ….
Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has insisted by way of a strongly worded statement that he’s not about to let Barcelona “blackmail” him into leaving the club. He says his contract negotiations with Barcelona remains ongoing. His comments came after was dropped from the squad and ordered to leave the club. ….
Craig Tiley, chief executive of Tennis Australia, has said he will not resign over the visa saga involving world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Tiley said he did nothing wrong. He also strongly denied the allegation that Tennis Australia had footed Djokovic’s legal fees for fighting the withdrawal of his visa. ….
Local wildcards are currently running the show at this year’s Australian Open, with Maddison Inglis continuing the streak on Tuesday as she sent US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez packing in a first-round topple at Melbourne Park. Inglis, who is 24 and from Perth, made quick work of wrapping up the ….
A Texas man has been charged with providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes competing in last year’s Tokyo summer Olympics. One such athlete had been Nigerian runner Blessing Okagbare. Eric Lira distributed drugs for the sole purpose of disrupting the Tokyo Olympic Games, the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan said on ….