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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Novak Djokovic has officially withdrawn from the ATP Masters events at Indian Wells and Miami this month, confirming that his vaccine status means he is unable to travel to the US.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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Chelsea sale thrown into turmoil as Abramovich sanctioned

The sale of Chelsea FC has been cast into uncertainty after owner Roman Abramovich’s assets were frozen by the UK government. Abramovich first tried to hand over “stewardship and care” to the club’s trustees before confirming last week that he was looking to sell the reigning European and world champions. …

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