WTA keeps rankings points for Nottingham, Birmingham & Eastbourne

The WTA has followed the ATP’s lead in deciding ranking points will be awarded for next month’s UK grass-court events. But Wimbledon could still be stripped of points in response to the All England Club and the LTA’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players following the invasion of Ukraine. The decision is said to be […]

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40% of women in sport industry face gender discrimination, report finds

A new report conducted by Women in Sport has revealed that 40 per cent of women experience gender discrimination in the sport industry. The report, titled Beyond 30 per cent – Workplace Culture in Sport, has unveiled the extent to which women with careers in sport experience prejudice.

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China warns nations will ‘pay price’ for Olympic boycott

China has warned countries who have announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics that they “will pay the price for their mistaken acts”. The US, UK, Australia and Canada will not send government representatives to the Games because of concerns over China’s human rights record. This includes widespread allegations of abuse against the […]

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Mohamed Salah to auction Old Trafford hat-trick shirt to raise funds for animal charity

Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah has announced he is auctioning off his Liverpool shirt from the historic 5-0 win over Manchester United last month. Salah, 29, became the first opposition player to score a Premier League hat-trick at Old Trafford when Liverpool cruised to victory over their fierce rivals on October 24. Now the shirt Salah wore will […]

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Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane in Kabul

Zaki Anwari, 19, had played for Afghanistan’s national youth team. Further details of when he died have not been disclosed. Since the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, thousands of people have scrambled to Kabul’s airport as Western countries rush to evacuate their citizens and Afghan colleagues. Images emerged on Monday showing hundreds of people running alongside […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Momiji Nishiya wins skateboarding gold at just 13

At the age of just 13, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya made history on Monday by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s street skateboarding at the Games in Tokyo. Nishiya topped a youthful podium with Rayssa Leal of Brazil, also 13, taking the silver medal and Japan’s Funa Nakayama, 16, winning bronze. With an average […]

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Pink offers to pay bikini bottoms fine for Norway women’s handball team

The team was fined 1,500 euros (£1,295) for “improper clothing” at the European Beach Handball Championships last week. “I’m very proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team for protesting sexist rules about their uniform,” tweeted the singer on Sunday. “Good on ya, ladies,” she added. “I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. […]

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Tokyo Olympics: World number one Ashleigh Barty stunned by Sara Sorribes Tormo in first round

World number one Ashleigh Barty was stunned by Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain in the first round of women’s Olympics singles in Tokyo. Australian Barty, who won her second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in July, cut a frustrated figure in her 6-4 6-3 loss to 48th-ranked Sorribes Tormo. The victory is the biggest of […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Shock golds for Kiesenhofer & Hafnaoui as Osaka & Biles start campaigns

Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer won a surprise road race gold and Tunisian teenager Ahmed Hafnaoui stunned the favourites in the pool on a drama-filled second day at the Tokyo Olympics. There were also upsets in the tennis, with Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty knocked out, and the taekwondo where Britain’s two-time champion Jade Jones lost in the […]

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