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‘Black Friday’: Italian newspaper sparks race row with front page

‘Black Friday’: Italian newspaper sparks race row with front page

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport has defended its front page which previews a soccer game with the headline “Black Friday.” The banner was accompanied by photographs of former Manchester United teammates Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku, who play for AS Roma and Inter Milan respectively. The two teams are set to face each other in…MORE

Stunning images from horse racing’s photographer of the year

Stunning images from horse racing’s photographer of the year

With man and beast straining every sinew against a backdrop of stunning scenery, it’s no wonder the sport of kings lends itself to incredible photography. Whether it’s gripping action, colorful crowd scenes or spectacular venues, horse racing offers a rich shooting gallery for photographers. Among the world’s best is Edward Whitaker of the UK’s Racing…MORE

Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis’ 2019 wrap

Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis’ 2019 wrap

The year in tennis came and went with familiar faces such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic adding to their grand slam hauls and newcomers such as Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu breaking through. Here we look back at the 2019 season, beginning with the Spaniard who is moving ever closer to tying Roger Federer’s…MORE

Israel Folau feels ‘vindicated’ after Rugby Australia apology

Israel Folau feels ‘vindicated’ after Rugby Australia apology

Rugby star Israel Folau says he feels “vindicated” following Rugby Australia’s apology after he was dismissed for an anti-gay post on social media. The former Wallabies star had been suing for A$14 million ($9.5m) after having his contract terminated following his post on Instagram. In a joint statement, Folau and Rugby Australia also announced they…MORE

Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum credits Klopp for developing his game

Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum credits Klopp for developing his game

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has credited boss Jurgen Klopp for breathing new life into his game. The 29-year-old was bought by the Reds in 2016 and has developed into an important member of the well-oiled winning machine, playing a pivotal role in his side’s Champions League success last season. However, the player he is now…MORE

Roger Federer gets own Swiss coin…and you can buy it

Roger Federer gets own Swiss coin…and you can buy it

Looking for a Christmas gift for a Roger Federer fan? Your search might have come to an end. Swissmint is honoring the tennis legend with a commemorative 20 Swiss franc ($20) silver coin, the first time that distinction has been bestowed to a living person. Federer has won 20 grand slams, the most of any…MORE

Tiger Woods says his kids don’t talk about his Masters win

Tiger Woods says his kids don’t talk about his Masters win

His performances are forever being scrutinized by the public eye, but Tiger Woods’ toughest critics could be in his own household. Woods won his first major title in 11 years at the Masters seven months ago, but he admits his kids — daughter Sam and son Charlie — hardly ever talk about his victory at…MORE

Boris Johnson encouraging racism in football? Yes, says UEFA president

Boris Johnson encouraging racism in football? Yes, says UEFA president

Already trying to hold off his political rivals a week before the UK’s general election, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced criticism from one of the leading officials in European football for past comments calling women in burqas “letterboxes.” Speaking to the Daily Mirror at a time when racist incidents in football matches are seemingly…MORE