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Olympic organizers reveal plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

Olympic organizers reveal plans for scaled-down Tokyo event

Tokyo 2020 organizers are proposing to cut the number of officials at next year’s Olympics by 10 to 15% as part of a wider package of cost-reduction proposals, it was announced on Friday. The Games, which were supposed to get underway in July, are now scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8…

Bayern Munich powers its way to Super Cup glory in front of 15,000 fans

Bayern Munich powers its way to Super Cup glory in front of 15,000 fans

Bayern Munich lifted the UEFA Super Cup on Thursday, after beating Sevilla 2-1 in front of more than 15,000 fans. The game, held in Budapest’s Puskas Arena, was the first major UEFA final to be held in front of spectators since the pandemic forced fixtures behind closed doors. European football’s governing body treated the event…

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan lead “American invasion” of English football

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan lead “American invasion” of English football

The “Manchester Derby” between Manchester United and Manchester City usually determines if the city is red or blue. But now the city is fully red, white and blue with the arrival of four members of the 2019 Women’s World Cup winning USWNT side in Manchester. Tobin Heath and Christen Press are at Manchester United while…

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19

Soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become the latest global athlete to test positive for Covid-19. The striker made the announcement on Twitter, writing that he tested negative on Wednesday but positive on Thursday, ahead of a Europa League match against Bodø/Glimt. “No symptoms what so ever,” the ever confident star said. “Covid had the courage…

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 59, Indian broadcaster Star India confirmed in a statement on Thursday. Jones, considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of his generation, had been commentating on the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai and his sudden death prompted tributes from…

Luis Suarez accused of passing rigged Italian language exam, according to prosecutors

Luis Suarez accused of passing rigged Italian language exam, according to prosecutors

Barcelona star Luis Suarez has been accused of passing a rigged Italian language exam amid a potential move to Juventus, according to Italian prosecutors. Uruguayan international Suarez underwent a language test on September 17 at the University for Foreigners of Perugia where he was examined by two teachers in both oral and written production and…

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in talks to invest in Welsh soccer team

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in talks to invest in Welsh soccer team

It seems a script you simply couldn’t write. Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have been named as potential investors in Wrexham AFC, a Welsh soccer team currently playing in English football’s fifth tier. The club’s supporters trust confirmed that Reynolds, known for appearing in blockbusters such as “Deadpool,” and McElhenney — co-creator and star…

Bryson DeChambeau added 40 pounds to boost game. This is what he ate

Bryson DeChambeau added 40 pounds to boost game. This is what he ate

Bryson DeChambeau’s physical transformation has been remarkable in 2020. What’s equally remarkable is how quickly he’s started to reap major rewards. The American bulked up — he added 40 pounds of muscle — during golf’s hiatus, allowing him to hit the ball further and test golf’s boundaries. “Gaining strength, gaining distance, there’s a tremendous advantage…

Age is just a number to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he leads AC Milan to victory

Age is just a number to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he leads AC Milan to victory

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired AC Milan to a 2-0 victory over Bologna on Monday in its opening game of the new Serie A season. The 38-year-old, who referred to himself as Benjamin Button on social media, defied his age once again to score a brace and help extend Milan’s unbeaten run in all competitions…

Novak Djokovic defeats Diego Schwartzman to win fifth Italian Open title

Novak Djokovic defeats Diego Schwartzman to win fifth Italian Open title

Little over three weeks since being defaulted at the US Open, Novak Djokovic has returned to his winning ways with victory at the Italian Open in Rome. Djokovic defeated Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 in a tight contest on clay in the build-up to the French Open. The victory means Djokovic now has a record 36…

Bryson DeChambeau wins the US Open

Bryson DeChambeau wins the US Open

American golfer Bryson DeChambeau won the 120th edition of US Open Championship Sunday at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. The win marks the first victory for DeChambeau at one of golf’s major championships. DeChambeau, who turned 27 this week, won the tournament by a comfortable margin of six strokes. DeChambeau’s final score…

Son Heung-min sends out message with four goals as Spurs rout Saints

Son Heung-min sends out message with four goals as Spurs rout Saints

A reinvigorated Tottenham Hotspur marked the arrival of Gareth Bale with a 5-2 rout of Southampton in the English Premier League on Sunday. South Korea’s Son Heung-min, whose place is theoretically in jeopardy with the arrival of Bale on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, scored four of the goals, with Harry Kane adding the…

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Tadej Pogacar became the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France as the famous three-week race ended on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday. Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the mountain time trial on the penultimate stage.…

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire retires due to health concerns

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire retires due to health concerns

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. The announcement, made Saturday, comes with only a few games left in the season. Gardenhire managed the Tigers for three seasons, but has managed major league teams for 16 years. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the countless players and…