EU lawmakers oppose Super League-type breakaway competitions

EU lawmakers oppose Super League-type breakaway competitions

European lawmakers voted their opposition to breakaway competitions on Tuesday following the aborted Super League project that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are still backing. Some of Europe’s biggest football clubs wanted to break away from the Champions League and run their own competition called the Super League, but it quickly collapsed within 48 hours of launch in April following protests by fans and governments. With 597 votes to 36 and 55 abstentions, members of the European Parliament said they want European sporting culture “to be aligned with EU values…

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Cricket: Australia conquer T20 World Cup

Cricket: Australia conquer T20 World Cup

Kane Williamson’s innings deserved the Cup. But a Mitchell Marsh-led Australian assault ensured that the New Zealand bowlers blew it up. Imperiously, the men in Green and Gold chased down the victory target of 173 at the cost of just two wickets with seven balls to spare. The Blackcaps suffered another final heartbreak, this time to a better team. New Zealand actually lost the T20 World Cup final in the first 10 overs, when they scored 57/1, batting first. A fifth-gear switch in the next 10 overs made their total…

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European Qualifiers for 2022 World Cup: all the fixtures and results

European Qualifiers for 2022 World Cup: all the fixtures and results

The European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup resumed on 11 November. Seven teams have now won their groups to secure World Cup qualification: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Serbia and Spain. How qualifying works The ten group winners qualify for the 2022 World Cup which runs from 21 November to 18 December in Qatar. For the play-offs from 24 to 29 March 2022, the ten group runners-up will be joined by the two best group winners from the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League overall ranking that have neither qualified…

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Handball federation changes uniform rules after pressure over ‘sexist’ bikini rule

Handball federation changes uniform rules after pressure over ‘sexist’ bikini rule

The International Handball Federation has responded to widespread accusations of sexism by changing its rules around women’s uniforms to allow bike shorts and tank tops instead of bikini bottoms and crop tops. The sport’s global governing body has been the subject of international pressure since July, when the European Handball Federation made headlines for imposing a €1,500 fine on the Norwegian women’s beach handball team for wearing shorts like their male counterparts during the Euro 21 tournament in Bulgaria. At the time, the EHF described the shorts as “improper clothing”….

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Djokovic could miss Australian Open due to anti-vaxx stance

Djokovic could miss Australian Open due to anti-vaxx stance

Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open title defence is in doubt after a government official said that it is unlikely that unvaccinated players will get visas to enter the country. “I don’t think an unvaccinated tennis player is going to get a visa to come into this country and if they did get a visa, they’d probably have to quarantine for a couple of weeks,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews was quoted as saying by Reuters. “I don’t think that the person you indicated (Djokovic) or any other tennis player, let’s not personalise…

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DANICA PATRICK JOINS SKY SPORTS F1 TEAM FOR UNITED STATES GP

DANICA PATRICK JOINS SKY SPORTS F1 TEAM FOR UNITED STATES GP

Motor racing icon Danica Patrick is joining Sky Sports F1 for her home United States GP this weekend. Patrick, widely renowned as the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing, will be part of our bumper punditry team providing analysis on all the action from Austin, Texas. “I’m really excited,” said Patrick, one of motorsport’s greatest-ever female drivers, who called time on a remarkable career in 2018. “I love the fact that we’ve got Lewis trying to be the GOAT with most wins, most poles and most…

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Football: France win Nations League against Spain with a late goal from Mbappe

Football: France win Nations League against Spain with a late goal from Mbappe

Kylian Mbappé scored late as world champion France came from behind to win the Nations League with a 2-1 victory over Spain in the final. Mbappé netted with 10 minutes remaining as France was again forced to fight back, just as it had done in the semifinals against Belgium. There were few chances in a cagey final in Milan but the match burst into life shortly after the hour mark. Moments after France hit the woodwork, Mikel Oyarzabal fired Spain in front but its lead lasted less than two minutes…

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HOW SCIENCE IS HELPING FEMALE SPORTSPERSON TO TRAIN IN THE COMING ERA

HOW SCIENCE IS HELPING FEMALE SPORTSPERSON TO TRAIN IN THE COMING ERA

Until a few years ago, elite Colorado track and field athlete Annie Kunz used to feel fatigued — even during her warmups. And then there was the constant hunger: Sometimes her stomach would growl in the middle of practice. She felt like she was always thinking about food, always restricting what she ate, avoiding whole categories — such as carbohydrates — completely, because she thought they were unhealthy. Add to that awful, debilitating cramps when she got her period. Kunz, who is representing the U.S. Olympic team in the women’s…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 comes to a close: Highlights

Tokyo Olympics 2020 comes to a close: Highlights

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony Highlights: The memorable edition of the Summer Games were declared closed by IOC President Thomas Bach. 17 days of sporting action came to an end with a memorable closing ceremony. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, hit with a one-year delay due to the pandemic, concluded Sunday with a closing ceremony celebration that was both joyful and contemplative. Athletes, masked and some donning the medals they won, filled the floor of the mostly empty Olympic Stadium, where they were met with a light show and musical performances from…

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Canadian athletes stayed healthy, won 24 medals during 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Canadian athletes stayed healthy, won 24 medals during 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sporting white pants, a blue jean jacket and black ballcap, decathlon champion Damian Warner proudly waved the Maple Leaf as he entered the Olympic Stadium as Canadian flag-bearer. The image was a fitting one to wrap up a very successful Olympics for Canadian athletes, who made 24 trips to the podium while staying clear of COVID-19 complications. Track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell sent the Canadians out on a high note, winning gold in the women’s sprint competition. That gave Canada seven gold, six silver and 11 bronze medals in Tokyo. Those…

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