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Nine of 12 Super League clubs recommit to UEFA and admit project was a mistake

Nine of 12 Super League clubs recommit to UEFA and admit project was a mistake

European football’s governing body, UEFA, says nine of the 12 founding clubs that formed the ill-fated breakaway Super League competition have recommitted to UEFA club and national team competitions. In a Friday press release, UEFA states that Arsenal, AC Milan, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, have acknowledged…

Jarryd Hayne, former Australian rugby league international, jailed for sexual assault

Jarryd Hayne, former Australian rugby league international, jailed for sexual assault

Former Australian international rugby league player Jarryd Hayne has been jailed for five years and nine months after being found guilty of sexual assault. Hayne, who is 33, was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty of “sexual intercourse without consent” in March. A court heard that he attacked an unnamed 26-year-old woman at her home…

Eddie Hearn: ‘The razzmatazz is important,’ says boxing promoter

Eddie Hearn: ‘The razzmatazz is important,’ says boxing promoter

If US boxing promoter Don King came to define the art of braggadocio in promoting a world title fight, then Briton Eddie Hearn has taken the art of bravado and showmanship to a whole new level in the age of social media. The subject of viral memes, champion of big-money fights and winner of record-breaking…

Huge brawl mars hockey game as controversy continues between Rangers and Capitals

Huge brawl mars hockey game as controversy continues between Rangers and Capitals

There were six fights in the opening period of the New York Rangers’ clash with the Washington Capitals game on Wednesday night as a controversy between the two sides rumbled on. There was bad blood between the teams after Monday’s game in which Capitals enforcer Tom Wilson committed a series of penalties, including one which…

Chelsea humbles Real Madrid to set up all English Champions League final

Chelsea humbles Real Madrid to set up all English Champions League final

Chelsea ensured it will be an all English affair in the Champions League final this season after beating Real Madrid in the semifinals on Wednesday. The Blues went into the second leg level at 1-1, but goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount settled the tie, setting up a clash against Premier League rival Manchester…

Orioles pitcher could have had a perfect game, but for one weird baseball rule

Orioles pitcher could have had a perfect game, but for one weird baseball rule

Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means threw the third no-hitter of the 2021 MLB season Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners — and might have thrown a perfect game but for one weird baseball rule after a strikeout. Means struck out 12 Mariners batters and was just one unusual play away from throwing a perfect game. In…

IPL: Australian cricketers scramble to leave India amid Covid-19 crisis

IPL: Australian cricketers scramble to leave India amid Covid-19 crisis

Australian and other overseas cricketers who have been participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are scrambling for ways to leave India as it faces the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will help move Australia’s entire IPL “cohort” to the Maldives or Sri Lanka ahead of the…

Jose Mourinho named new AS Roma coach

Jose Mourinho named new AS Roma coach

Jose Mourinho has been named by AS Roma as the new coach of the Serie A team. The 58-year-old Potuguese, who has won 25 trophies in his managerial career, was sacked by Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur last month. “We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family,” said Roma…

Indian Premier League indefinitely suspended due to Covid-19 crisis

Indian Premier League indefinitely suspended due to Covid-19 crisis

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been indefinitely suspended as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in India. In a statement on Tuesday, tournament organizers said that “while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their…

Lionel Messi double against Valencia keeps Barcelona’s title hopes alive

Lionel Messi double against Valencia keeps Barcelona’s title hopes alive

Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a vital 3-2 victory over Valencia and stay within touching distance of the top of La Liga. In a thrilling conclusion to the Spanish domestic season, there are now just two points separating Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, which faces Atletico on Saturday. Gabriel gave Valencia…

‘Iron Cowboy’ pushes the limits of human endurance

After completing 50 triathlons in 50 days across all 50 US states, James Lawrence knew he could do more. “The 50 wasn’t close enough to know my limits,” Lawrence tells CNN Sport. “That is why I am doing the ‘Conquer 100.’” A full-distance or Ironman triathlon involves swimming 2.4 miles (3.8 km), cycling 112 miles…

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix to secure 97th career race victory

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix to secure 97th career race victory

Lewis Hamilton showed why he’s a seven-time world champion on Sunday, claiming his 97th career victory with a win at the Portuguese Grand Prix over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes teammate Valteri Bottas. Hamilton had slipped to third after a Safety Car restart caused when Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen collided with Antonio Giovinazzi’s left…

Horse named after Breonna Taylor wins Churchill Downs race ahead of Kentucky Derby

Horse named after Breonna Taylor wins Churchill Downs race ahead of Kentucky Derby

A horse named after slain Louisville woman Breonna Taylor ran its way into the winner’s circle on Thursday in a Derby Week race at Churchill Downs. The three-year-old filly, named Breonna, is owned by JS Stables, LLC — a thoroughbred racing operation run by attorney Sam Aguiar, who represents Taylor’s family, and his wife Janelle.…