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Each year, 13 boxers on average die in the ring

Each year, 13 boxers on average die in the ring

It’s a sport which can be a matter of life and death. Between 1890 and 2011, it’s estimated that 1,604 boxers died as a direct result of injuries sustained in the ring, according to a survey carried out Manuel Velazquez. That is an average of 13 deaths a year. The 27-year-old American boxer Patrick Day,…

Japan a ‘formidable’ foe, says South Africa coach ahead of quarters clash

Japan a ‘formidable’ foe, says South Africa coach ahead of quarters clash

The Rugby World Cup was not yet five minutes old and Japan was staring at a nightmare. The host looked rattled. The players appeared gripped by stage fright. Even before the expectant crowd in Tokyo had got comfortable, Japan was 7-0 down to low-ranking Russia. Was the famous upset over the South African Springboks four…

The Everest: return of world’s richest turf race with about $10M up for grabs

The Everest: return of world’s richest turf race with about $10M up for grabs

History will be made this weekend as 12 of the planet’s fastest horses battle it out in the world’s richest race on turf. The Everest, held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse, is offering a record prize pot of about $9.6 million this year with the winner scooping $4.8 milliion, meaning only the $12 million Dubai…

How much does Roger Federer know about rugby?

How much does Roger Federer know about rugby?

He may be the most successful male player in tennis history, but as a boy Roger Federer flirted with a rather different sport. His mom Lynette is from rugby-mad South Africa, and the 20-time grand slam champion says he used to practice scrums with his dad. Dig into the Federer family archives and there are…

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after he was knocked out during his bout with Charles Conwell on Saturday night in Chicago. Day, 27, succumbed to a traumatic brain injury he suffered that night, according to a statement from his promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends…

Rugby World Cup: The best off-field moments so far

Rugby World Cup: The best off-field moments so far

As the Rugby World Cup pauses for breath between the groups stages and knockout rounds, now seems a good time to reflect on what’s been an eventful tournament so far. Host Japan has been the surprise package, topping its group with victories over Ireland, Scotland, Samoa, and Russia, while Uruguay shocked Fiji to record its…

Olympics marathon moved from Tokyo to Sapporo because of heat fears

Olympics marathon moved from Tokyo to Sapporo because of heat fears

The marathon and long-distance walking events at next year’s Olympics have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo to avoid a repeat of the recent World Championships in Doha where athletes toiled in searing heat and humidity. Sapporo, which is nearly 500 miles north of the Japanese capital, is expected to have “significantly lower temperatures” and…

Spanish league asks to move El Clásico from Barcelona amid Catalan protests

Spanish league asks to move El Clásico from Barcelona amid Catalan protests

Spain’s La Liga has asked the country’s football federation (RFER) to move the upcoming “El Clasico” match from Barcelona to Madrid because of the ongoing Catalonian protests. The match between fierce rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is due to be played at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium on October 26. But because of protests by…

Miami Grand Prix ‘agreed in principle’ for 2021: Formula One organizers

Miami Grand Prix ‘agreed in principle’ for 2021: Formula One organizers

Miami could be hosting a Formula One race in 2021 after organizers announced a deal “in principle” had been reached. The proposed race would take place in the vicinity of the Miami Dolphins‘ Hard Rock stadium after plans for a street circuit in the downtown area of the city were postponed in 2018 because of…

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton says he feels like ‘giving up on everything’

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton says he feels like ‘giving up on everything’

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote he feels like “giving up on everything” in a series of emotional messages on his social media account Tuesday. The Mercedes driver, who leads this season’s title race as he chases a sixth world crown, labeled the world “a mess” before encouraging people to go vegan in his…

All eyes on UEFA after football’s night of shame

All eyes on UEFA after football’s night of shame

The ugly sound of monkey chants and the sinister sight of football fans performing Nazi salutes have been beamed around the world. Now all eyes turn to UEFA, European football’s governing body. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the racist abuse England’s black players suffered before and during the Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bulgaria…

Bulgaria charged over racist chanting at England match

Bulgaria charged over racist chanting at England match

European soccer’s governing body has charged the Bulgarian national federation over the racist chanting directed at England players at a European championship qualifier match on Monday. UEFA said the disciplinary proceedings would cover the chants and Nazi salutes seen from the stands when England played Bulgaria in Sofia. It also charged England with failing to…

Enable to continue racing in 2020 with Arc redemption a possibility

Enable to continue racing in 2020 with Arc redemption a possibility

Redemption in Paris? Possibly. Wonder horse Enable was foiled in her fairy tale bid for a record third straight Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe recently, but her owner has decided on another season in racing with a view to a fourth tilt at Europe’s richest title. Enable and Frankie Dettori were the people’s favorites to…

Tiger Woods plans to publish a memoir titled ‘Back’

Tiger Woods plans to publish a memoir titled ‘Back’

Tiger Woods will be the author of a new book. The 15-time major champion is working on a memoir titled “Back,” which he calls the “definitive story” of his life. HarperCollins Publishers has acquired the rights to the book, it was announced Tuesday. Described as a “candid and intimate narrative,” Woods’ memoir will cover his…

Boxer Charles Conwell pens poignant letter to rival left in coma after fight

Boxer Charles Conwell pens poignant letter to rival left in coma after fight

Boxer Charles Conwell has written a poignant letter to Patrick Day, who is in a critical condition following their super-welterweight bout on Saturday, saying that he ‘never meant this to happen to you.” Day experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of a 10th-round knockout his promoter, Lou DiBella, confirmed. The 27-year-old boxer underwent…