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Dutch football match halted after ‘Black Pete’ chants

Dutch football match halted after ‘Black Pete’ chants

The Dutch Football Association has launched an investigation after a second division game between FC Den Bosch and Excelsior was stopped due to alleged racist abuse. Sunday’s match was temporarily halted after Excelsior winger Ahmad Mendes Moreira was subjected to alleged racist chanting by the home fans, including songs about ‘Black Pete.’ ‘Zwarte Piet,’ as…

Record crowd watches Arsenal beat Tottenham in Women’s Super League

Record crowd watches Arsenal beat Tottenham in Women’s Super League

If you build it, they will come. Tottenham’s new billion-dollar stadium attracted a record crowd for women’s soccer in England with 38,262 fans watching a historic north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal Sunday. The game was a new high for the Women’s Super League (WSL), surpassing the 31,213 who packed in to watch Manchester…

Ronaldo scores 99th international goal as Portugal qualifies for Euro 2020

Ronaldo scores 99th international goal as Portugal qualifies for Euro 2020

The man from Madeira is at it again. Soccer showman Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 99th goal for Portugal as the defending champions qualified for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals. The Portugal captain poked the ball over the line in the dramatic closing stages of the match to seal a 2-0 win over Luxembourg — and…

ATP Finals: Tsitsipas stuns Federer to reach final against Thiem

ATP Finals: Tsitsipas stuns Federer to reach final against Thiem

For the second straight year, Roger Federer was undone by a 21-year-old in the semifinals at the ATP Finals, much to the disappointment of the overwhelming majority of the 18,000 fans inside London’s O2 Arena. Alexander Zverev knocked out the legendary Swiss 12 months ago en route to the crown, and on Saturday it was…

ATP Finals: Nadal edges Tsitsipas but still exits

ATP Finals: Nadal edges Tsitsipas but still exits

Rafael Nadal edged Stefanos Tsitsipas in a three-set thriller to ensure a winning record at the ATP Finals and is assured of finishing the season as the world No. 1. But it still wasn’t enough to keep the Spaniard in the elite tournament and produce a blockbuster Nadal-Roger Federer semifinal. Such is life in a…

NBA celebrates Gorgui Dieng’s charity work in native Senegal

NBA celebrates Gorgui Dieng’s charity work in native Senegal

Gorgui Dieng is one of two Senegalese players in the NBA, but back home he might be better known for his philanthropic work. The Minnesota Timberwolves center is a seven-year NBA veteran who signed a four-year $64 million contract extension with the team in 2016. And Dieng isn’t wasting his privileged position. With the help…

Lewis Hamilton hopes new F1 contract can be sorted ‘soon’

Lewis Hamilton hopes new F1 contract can be sorted ‘soon’

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is not looking forward to negotiating a new contract with Mercedes but hopes a deal can be agreed “soon.” The Briton, whose contract runs out at the end of 2020, clinched his sixth world title this month to become the second most successful driver in F1 history, but he says…

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick to move within two goals of historic landmark

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick to move within two goals of historic landmark

Cristiano Ronaldo is now just two goals shy of reaching an astonishing century after the superstar netted yet another hat-trick in Portugal’s 6-0 demolition of Lithuania Thursday. The forward’s treble ensured his side is now just one win away from Euro 2020 qualification, which it can secure against Luxembourg Sunday. Ronaldo, who has now scored…

A date with this stud just doubled in price to $192,000

A date with this stud just doubled in price to $192,000

There’s alpha males and then there’s super studs. This stallion has so much X factor a date with him has doubled in price. Star race horse Kingman now commands a hefty $192,000 a time for breeders looking to mate their mares, twice as much as his debut fee after a prolific start to stud life.…

ATP Finals: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to reach semifinals

ATP Finals: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to reach semifinals

Roger Federer will be the first to admit that beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Thursday night doesn’t make up for his gut-wrenching defeat in the Wimbledon final but he avoided a double blow in London and inflicted some woe on the Serb himself. Federer’s convincing 6-4, 6-3 win in front of a…

Thierry Henry named as head coach of MLS side Montreal Impact

Thierry Henry named as head coach of MLS side Montreal Impact

Former Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as the new head coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact in Canada. The 42-year-old has signed a two-year deal, with an option of an extra year until 2022. Henry was sacked as the manager of French side Monaco in January 2019 after three…

Not everyone in South Africa is celebrating its Rugby World Cup win

Not everyone in South Africa is celebrating its Rugby World Cup win

Not everyone has been celebrating in South Africa. While thousands of people across the country partied with the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks along a four-day, nationwide open-top bus parade, some vocal critics have refused to join in the fun. The loudest dissenting voice is that of Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the national spokesperson for the far left…

Pakistan to play first Test at home since 2009 terror attack

Pakistan to play first Test at home since 2009 terror attack

Pakistan will play a home Test cricket match for the first time in 10 years after announcing a two-game series against Sri Lanka in December. The country has not hosted a Test match — a game which takes place over five days — since the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus was attacked in Lahore in…

‘I came, I saw, I conquered’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit

‘I came, I saw, I conquered’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit

Zlatan Ibrahimovic bowed out in typical style as he confirmed he would leave LA Galaxy once his contract ends at the end of the year. The 38-year-old striker has enjoyed a successful spell in Major League Soccer since arriving from Manchester United in March 2018, scoring 52 goals in only 56 appearances for the Galaxy.…

Bob and Mike Bryan to retire after 2020 US Open

Bob and Mike Bryan to retire after 2020 US Open

Bob and Mike Bryan, the most decorated doubles partnership in tennis history, will retire at the end of next season. The 41-year-old twins, who have amassed a record 118 titles including 16 grand slams, will call time on a glittering 21-year career at their home US Open in September 2020. “Mentally, physically, we wanted to…

Andy Murray targets Australian Open after bouncing back from ‘rough year’

Andy Murray targets Australian Open after bouncing back from ‘rough year’

He’s made an impressive recovery from career-saving hip surgery, but Andy Murray says he questioned whether he wanted to return to tennis. The 31-year-old had a second hip operation in January and declared himself pain free in March, but the thought crossed his mind that a comeback was not compulsory. However, it was his love…