PSG player criticized for not playing in anti-homophobia day game

Paris Saint-Germain football player Idrissa Gueye has been asked to explain himself, after he missed a game last week amid reports that he refused to play because he did not want to wear a rainbow-coloured number on the back of his jersey.Idrissa Gueye The Senegal midfielder traveled with his teammates to Montpellier last weekend for Saturday’s French league game in the southern city but did not play, with PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino citing “personal reasons” to justify his absence on the field. For the second consecutive season, professional clubs in the country had been invited to label their players’ shirts with … Continue reading PSG player criticized for not playing in anti-homophobia day game

Tyson Fury retains WBC title at Wembley and vows to retire

WBC champion Tyson Fury produced a stunning one-punch stoppage in the sixth round to beat fellow Briton Dillian Whyte and then insisted he will retire from boxing. Fury dominated what was a scrappy bout and then unleashed a vicious right uppercut. Whyte, admirably, got to his feet within the count before staggering into the referee as the fight was halted. “This might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King,” Fury said post-fight. He added later: “I’ve spent a lot of time on the road. I’ve been away for a long time. I fulfilled everything I’ve ever wanted to fulfil. … Continue reading Tyson Fury retains WBC title at Wembley and vows to retire

Amir Khan says he was ‘robbed at gunpoint’ in east London

Former world champion Amir Khan says he has been robbed at gunpoint while out with his wife in Leyton, east London. On Monday, the 35-year-old wrote on twitter that he had a “gun pointed in my face” as two men stole his watch. The 2008 Olympic silver medallist was with wife Faryal at the time but said “the main thing is we’re both safe”. The Metropolitan Police said they were investigating after being called to an incident on High Road, Leyton on Monday. “A man aged in his 30s is alleged to have been approached by two males who threatened him … Continue reading Amir Khan says he was ‘robbed at gunpoint’ in east London

Tragic: Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez announce death of baby boy

Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez have announced the death of their baby boy, saying it is the “greatest pain that any parents can feel”. The Portugal international, 37, and Rodriguez, 28, were expecting twins. Their baby girl survived, and they said her birth “gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness”. “Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you,” they wrote. In a statement on social media, they said: “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. “We … Continue reading Tragic: Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez announce death of baby boy

Legend: Allyson Felix says she’s retiring after 2022 track season

Allyson Felix, who closed the Tokyo Games last year with more Olympic medals than any U.S. track and field athlete in history, says she will retire after the 2022 season. “This season isn’t about the time on the clock, it’s simply about joy,” Felix said in an Instagram post Wednesday. “If you see me on the track this year I hope to share a moment, a memory and my appreciation with you.” At age 35, Felix won a bronze medal in the 400 meters last summer in Tokyo, then followed it up with a gold medal in the 4×400 relay. Those were … Continue reading Legend: Allyson Felix says she’s retiring after 2022 track season

Australia’s state of Victoria to host commonwealth Games in 2026

The 2026 Commonwealth Games have been officially awarded to the Australian state of Victoria. It will mark the sixth time the Games have been hosted by Australia, but it is the first time a state or region has been awarded the multi-sport event. The 2026 Commonwealths will be staged across several cities, including Melbourne, which hosted the 2006 Games. Sixteen sports have been confirmed on the initial programme, with up to seven more set to be added. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) entered an ‘exclusive dialogue’ period with Victoria’s authorities in February. “The Commonwealth Games Federation is absolutely delighted to award … Continue reading Australia’s state of Victoria to host commonwealth Games in 2026

Police investigates Cristiano Ronaldo phone incident at Everton

Merseyside police have launched an investigation following an incident in which Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to knock a mobile phone out of a supporter’s hand at Everton. The force is appealing for witnesses after footage on social media emerged which appeared to show the Portuguese smashing a phone out of a Toffee fan’s hand and onto the ground as he limped off towards the tunnel following United’s 1-0 loss at Goodison park. Ronaldo later issued an apology for his “outburst” via social media and invited the supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford “as a sign of fair-play and sportsmanship”. A spokesperson for … Continue reading Police investigates Cristiano Ronaldo phone incident at Everton

Former F1 boss Max Mosley shot himself after terminal cancer diagnosis

Former F1 boss Max Mosley shot himself after learning his cancer was terminal, a coroner has concluded. Mr Mosley died in his London home in May 2021. The 81-year-old had been in debilitating pain. Westminster Coroner’s Court heard that he shared his plans, had a final meal with his wife and wrote a suicide note. Senior Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox recorded a conclusion of suicide, saying she was “satisfied” Mr Mosley intended to kill himself. Mr Mosley developed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a cancer affecting immune cells, in 2019, the court heard on Tuesday. Having exhausted all the treatment options, doctors … Continue reading Former F1 boss Max Mosley shot himself after terminal cancer diagnosis

Shocking: World number one tennis player Ashleigh Barty quits

World number one Ashleigh Barty has shocked the sporting world by announcing she will retire from professional tennis at just 25. The Australian made the announcement on social media on Wednesday, saying she was leaving to “chase other dreams”. “I’m so happy and I’m so ready. And I just know at the moment in my heart, for me as a person, this is right,” she said in a video. Barty won her first Grand Slam at the 2019 French Open. She has remained the top-ranked player since then, backed up by success at Wimbledon last year. In January, she became … Continue reading Shocking: World number one tennis player Ashleigh Barty quits

Russia extends arrest of US basketball star over drugs charge

A Russian court has extended the detention of US basketball star Brittney Griner for another two months, reports state news agency Tass. The 31-year-old has been held in Moscow since February when customs officials allegedly found cannabis oil in her luggage. It carries a maximum 10-year jail sentence. But the Moscow court announced on Thursday it was keeping her in custody. “The court granted the request of the investigation and extended the period of detention of the US citizen Griner until May 19,” the court said, according to Tass. Arguably the greatest female basketball player of all time, the double … Continue reading Russia extends arrest of US basketball star over drugs charge

Paul Pogba’s home burgled while children slept in bedrooms

Paul Pogba The Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has become the latest footballer to have his house burgled while he was playing in a high-profile game. The French international described the five-minute break-in as “our family’s worst nightmare” and said his children were asleep in their bedrooms at the time. Pogba said he discovered that he had been burgled minutes after Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Atlético Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday, a game in which he had appeared as a second-half substitute. In a statement posted on Twitter, he said: “The burglars were in our home for … Continue reading Paul Pogba’s home burgled while children slept in bedrooms

Lewis Hamilton to change name to incorporate mother’s surname

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says he will change his name to incorporate his mother Carmen’s surname. The 37-year-old Briton will include ‘Larbalestier’ as a middle name rather than adding it to his surname. “I am really proud of my family’s name. My mum’s name is Larbalestier and I’m just about to put that in my name,” said Hamilton. “I really want her name to continue on with the Hamilton name.” Hamilton’s parents divorced when he was a child. Speaking before the start of the 2022 season, which begins this weekend, he added: “I don’t really fully understand the whole … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton to change name to incorporate mother’s surname