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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

Lionel Messi wins sixth Ballon d’Or, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi wins sixth Ballon d’Or, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi clinched his sixth Ballon d’Or award on Monday after yet another scintillating season for the Argentine. The 32-year-old saw off competition from the likes of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to win the prestigious accolade, which is voted for by journalists. Messi won the award for the first…MORE

Robert Lewandowski makes Champions League history as Bayern Munich hammers Red Star

Robert Lewandowski makes Champions League history as Bayern Munich hammers Red Star

Wherever Robert Lewandowski goes, records seem to follow him. This season, the Polish striker has a goalscoring streak that would make even the eyes of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo water. Against Red Star on Tuesday, Lewandowski scored the fastest Champions League quadruple in history, bagging four goals in just 14 minutes and 31 seconds…MORE

Georginio Wijnaldum is ready to walk off pitch if subjected to racist abuse

Georginio Wijnaldum is ready to walk off pitch if subjected to racist abuse

Liverpool and Holland star Georginio Wijnaldum says he would walk off the pitch if he experienced racist abuse, even if it was in the Champions League or the Euro 2020 final. The 29-year-old says he has been deeply affected by the number of racist incidents that have marred European football in recent months and passionately…MORE

Russia facing sporting wilderness after WADA recommends four-year ban

Russia facing sporting wilderness after WADA recommends four-year ban

Russia’s ability to host Euro 2020 football matches and its participation in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 Olympics could be under threat after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended a four-year ban for non-compliance in doping investigations. WADA’s compliance review committee (CRC) suggested several sanctions because of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA)…MORE

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