15 Russians not invited to Olympics despite doping ban repeal
Apr03

15 Russians not invited to Olympics despite doping ban repeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to invite 13 Russian athletes and two coaches to the 2018 Winter Olympics, despite their lifetime bans being overturned earlier by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In a statement released Monday, the IOC says its Invitation Review Panel ruled unanimously to decline requests for Olympic invitations for a list of 15 athletes and coaches submitted by the Russian Olympic...

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Alexis Sanchez trains with Manchester United
Jan29

Alexis Sanchez trains with Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez has been getting to grips with his new Manchester United team-mates in training – just a week on from his Arsenal switch. The 29-year-old made a terrific start to life in a United shirt, playing a key role in their 4-0 win over League Two club Yeovil in the fourth round of the FA Cup – assisting Ander Herrera and helping tee up Marcus Rashford. Sanchez has certainly made an impression on his team-mates in...

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Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova celebrates her 30th birthday
Jan05

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova celebrates her 30th birthday

Maria Sharapova is Russia’s most decorated tennis player having won a total of five Grand Slam tournaments, namely the Australian Open in 2008, the French Open in 2012 and 2014, Wimbledon in 2004 and the US Open in 2006. She is also a silver medal winner of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2008 Federations Cup champion. In 2012, Maria Sharapova founded Sugarpova – her own candy brand. Last March, Sharapova announced that her...

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Bastian Schweinsteiger arrives to hero’s welcome in Chicago
Mar30

Bastian Schweinsteiger arrives to hero’s welcome in Chicago

Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has arrived to a hero’s welcome in Chicago. The former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder is expected to play his first Major League Soccer match on Saturday. Bastian Schweinsteiger was greeted by an estimated 500 Chicago Fire fans as he and his wife, former tennis player Ana Ivanovic, emerged from customs at O’Hare International Airport. Some supporters banged on...

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Iceland experiences baby boom 9 months after Euro 2016 victory over England
Mar29

Iceland experiences baby boom 9 months after Euro 2016 victory over England

Iceland has experienced an unusual birth rate spike just nine months after its national football team’s victory over England at Euro 2016, which sent them into the tournament’s quarter-final stage for the first time in their history.   The tiny Nordic nation with a population of just 333,647 beat England 2-1 in Nice on the French Rivera on June 27, 2016, with goals from Ragnar Sigurðsson and Kolbeinn Sigþórsson cancelling out a...

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