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Former F1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone to be a father again at 89

Former F1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone to be a father again at 89

Billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, 89, and wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, are expecting a baby. Ecclestone’s fourth child will be born this summer, the former Formula One chief told the UK’s PA Media news agency Friday. The new arrival will be the billionaire’s first son, and his first child with Flosi, joining daughters Tamara, Petra and Deborah…

English Premier League players ‘thrown under a PR bus’ by clubs, says Gary Lineker

English Premier League players ‘thrown under a PR bus’ by clubs, says Gary Lineker

Adored by millions of fans around the world, English Premier League footballers suddenly find themselves in an unusual position — a lightning rod for criticism from both the public and politicians amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Norwich City and Bournemouth announced they would be using a UK government job…

NBA returns in virtual form as Kevin Durant headlines video game tournament

NBA returns in virtual form as Kevin Durant headlines video game tournament

A new video game tournament is offering NBA stars a chance for a competitive outlet, as players who would normally be preparing for the postseason are instead practicing social distancing. The players-only video game tournament starts Friday and will be aired on ESPN as hoop stars face off against each other in the popular basketball…

Experts warn lockdown could come at ‘psychological cost’ to footballers

Experts warn lockdown could come at ‘psychological cost’ to footballers

Jose Mourinho is pedaling on an exercise bike to the familiar beat of “Sweet Home Alabama.” The Tottenham manager, far from engrossed in the workout, nonchalantly taps each thigh with the palm of his hands as his legs move up and down like a sewing machine needle. It is an unusual technique. But these are…

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury to help bring masks to New York

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury to help bring masks to New York

For NBA veteran Stephon Marbury, the coronavirus pandemic has hit close to a couple of places he calls home. The first is New York, more specifically the neighborhood of Brooklyn where Marbury grew up. He was well known in the district when freelance writer Darcy Frey wrote a book called “The Last Shot” about Stephon…

Professional CrossFit unites in common cause during the coronavirus pandemic

Professional CrossFit unites in common cause during the coronavirus pandemic

As the sport of professional CrossFit sits in limbo, unsure as to whether their annual world championships, the CrossFit Games scheduled for late July, will even take place, many of the sport’s biggest stars are coming together, albeit digitally, for a greater cause. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the vast majority of CrossFit gyms to…

Shin-Soo Choo pledges to give every Texas Rangers’ minor league player $1,000

Shin-Soo Choo pledges to give every Texas Rangers’ minor league player $1,000

Shin-Soo Choo, an outfielder and designated hitter for the Texas Rangers, is giving every player in the Rangers’ minor league system $1,000 to help alleviate the financial hit they may take amid the coronavirus pandemic. That’s 191 players, meaning the 37-year-old from South Korea is pledging $191,000. “I can help other people,” Choo, who is…

Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the ‘right decision’

Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the ‘right decision’

Superstar gymnast Simone Biles says she was in the gym training when she heard the 2020 Tokyo Olympics had been postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. With rules still allowing for gatherings of up to 10 people, the leads for Team USA were preparing as if the event would still go on. But during…

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

This year’s Wimbledon tennis championships have been canceled by organizers because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The grass-court grand slam was due to begin on June 29 but a decision was made to scrap the event for the first time since World War II. The number of confirmed cases has continued to rise in the…

Legendary Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Legendary Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Olympique de Marseille President Pape Diouf has died after contracting coronavirus, according to the French Ligue 1 club. Diouf had been receiving treatment in his home country, Senegal, before passing away, the Senegalese President Macky Sall confirmed. “I pay tribute to the medical staff at Fann Hospital (in Dakar, Senegal) who spared no effort…

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

Chaunté Lowe is accustomed to having her world turned upside down. A four-time Olympic high jumper and the bronze medalist from the Games in Beijing 2008, she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. It was unexpected, to say the least. “I’m young, I’m healthy, I don’t drink, I’ve never drank, I don’t do drugs,”…

Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’

Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’

With the list of sporting postponements growing ever longer, the fate of cycling’s Tour de France would seem almost inevitable. The world’s most prestigious bike race takes place annually in France and sometimes the surrounding countries. One of the most supreme tests of sporting endurance, the event is also embedded in French culture and society,…

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer is the latest athlete to take to social media to share his lockdown life. The 20-time Grand Slam winner gave his Twitter followers a trick shot demonstration as the Swiss snow falls around him. In the video, Federer practices the “tweener” shot, a stroke played through the legs while facing away from the…