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Rafael Nadal suffers stress fracture in one of his ribs, ruled out for up to six weeks

Rafael Nadal, the 21-time grand slam champion, has suffered a stress fracture in one of his ribs and will be out for four to six weeks, the Spaniard announced on Twitter Tuesday. Nadal’s perfect start to 2022 was ended on Sunday by American Taylor Fritz who secured a surprise victory in the final at Indian […]

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Pakistan, Australia cricket matches moved from Rawalpindi to Lahore amid political turmoil

Three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20 match between Pakistan and the visiting Australians later this month have been moved from Rawalpindi to Lahore because of domestic politics, the interior minister said. The Australian side is currently on its first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century, having previously declined to […]

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NFL great Tom Brady makes retirement U-turn after six weeks claiming he has ‘unfinished business’

Tom Brady, one of the greatest players in NFL history, is coming back for his 23rd season just six weeks after announcing his retirement. The quarterback, 44, said last month he was ending his playing career after winning a record seven Super Bowls. But Brady has now said he has “unfinished business” and will rejoin […]

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Naomi Osaka gets emotional after being heckled during Indian Wells defeat

Former world number one Naomi Osaka was brought to tears by a heckler during her 6-0 6-4 defeat by Veronika Kudermetova at Indian Wells. The four-time Grand Slam winner was taunted in the first set by someone in the crowd yelling “Naomi, you suck”. Osaka was playing her third event since taking a break in […]

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Australia legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne has died aged 52

Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, has died of a suspected heart attack aged 52. Warne took 708 Test wickets, the second most of all time, in 145 matches across a stellar 15-year international career. He had been found unresponsive in his villa on the Thai island of Koh […]

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Russia and Belarus athletes will not be allowed to compete at 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing

Athletes from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing. The International Paralympic Committee was heavily criticised after initially allowing the athletes to compete as neutrals. A statement on Thursday said the “situation in the athlete villages” had become “untenable”. IPC president Andrew Parsons described the athletes […]

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Roman Abramovich: Chelsea owner plans to sell club and donate to victims of Ukraine war

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich says he is planning to sell the club. In a statement on the Premier League club’s website, businessman Abramovich said it was an “incredibly difficult decision to make”, which “pains” him. The Russian will not ask “for any loans to be repaid” and proceeds of the sale will be donated to […]

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International Tennis Federations suspends Russia and Belarus, cancels events in the countries

Russia and Belarus have been expelled from team events in tennis but individual players, like the men’s world No 1 Daniil Medvedev, will be allowed to play on in tournaments around the world. The International Tennis Federation board on Tuesday decided the response to Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. The meeting followed the announcement by […]

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FIFA and UEFA suspend all Russian clubs and national teams after invasion of Ukraine

Russian football clubs and national teams have been suspended from all competitions by Fifa and Uefa after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The world and European football governing bodies said they would be banned “until further notice”. It means the Russian men’s team will not play their World Cup play-off matches next month and the […]

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Australia’s cricket team arrive in Pakistan for first tour in 24 years

Australia’s cricket team has flown into Pakistan on their first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century and into a security bubble that will envelop them throughout their six-week stay. Pakistan have struggled to attract visiting sides since a fatal terror attack on the visiting Sri Lanka team’s bus in 2009. […]

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Alexander Zverev withdraws from Mexican Open after striking the umpire’s chair with racket multiple times

German professional tennis player Alexander Zverev has withdrawn from the Mexican Open for “unsportsmanlike conduct” after striking the umpire’s chair multiple times with his racket following a defeat in the doubles draw. After losing match point to Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara alongside playing partner Marcelo Melo, Zverev walked up to the umpire’s chair and […]

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Praggnanandhaa: 16-year-old Chess Grandmaster defeats world chess champion Magnus Carlsen

Sixteen year old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has become the youngest chess player ever to defeat Magnus Carlsen in his long reign as world champion. The two faced off in an online tournament that had featured 16 elite players. Praggnanandhaa is a grandmaster from India who is commonly referred to simply as Pragg. The chess prodigy said […]