Thursday , May 19 2022

Ex-German chancellor Schroeder loses football role over Russian links

Germany’s former Chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, has been removed from his role as an honorary member of the German Football Association (DFB) because bosses said he had failed to “position himself clearly” on Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Schroeder, who served as Social Democrat chancellor between 1998 and 2005, is said to be on the …

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Russian Paralympian opens up on ordeal of being ousted from Games

Paralympic medalist Alexey Bychenok has voiced his frustrations and denied there was any “difficult situation” at the Beijing 2022 Games after the Russian team was excluded by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) following its arrival in China. Skier and biathlete Bychenok held hopes of adding to the silver medal he won …

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Boxer ‘all good’ after shocking KO (VIDEO)

Irish former Olympic boxer Michael Conlan says he is “all good” after suffering a devastating 12th-round knockout against British rival Leigh Wood in Nottingham on Saturday night. After a dominant early showing in which he sent Wood to the canvas in the first round, Conlan appeared to tire as the …

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Ukraine football bosses want Russia-based legend stripped of titles

Ukraine’s record international appearance maker Anatoliy Tymoshchuk must be stripped of a host of accolades because of his continued association with Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg and his failure to speak out amid the conflict between the two nations, officials at the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) have demanded. Tymoshchuk, …

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Ban Russian boxer Bivol from Canelo superfight, say Klitschko brothers

Former heavyweight champion boxing brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have called on the sport’s authorities to prohibit Russian light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol from facing pound-for-pound king Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May amid Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. A host of sporting bodies have suspended Russian and Belarusian athletes from being able to …

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All Blacks apologize for Women’s Day message

The New Zealand national men’s rugby team, known as the All Blacks, have apologized after an International Women’s Day post made on Twitter from its official account was accused of diminishing the role of women in the sport. The All Blacks made the March 8 post which read: “Forever grateful to …

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Nigeria World Cup star dies suddenly aged 40

Nigerian former football star Justice Christopher, who represented his country at the 2002 World Cup, died suddenly aged 40 in his homeland on Wednesday, the country’s football federation has confirmed. Christopher represented the Super Eagles on 11 occasions after debuting with them in the same year he headed to the …

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Unvaccinated Djokovic issues statement on US events

Novak Djokovic has officially withdrawn from the ATP Masters events at Indian Wells and Miami this month, confirming that his vaccine status means he is unable to travel to the US. Speculation had surrounded the Serbian star’s participation at Indian Wells after he was included in the entry list this …

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