Tag: sport

USWNT loses to Canada in semifinals at Tokyo Olympics

Jessie Fleming’s second-half penalty decided the game as Canada defeated the US for the first time in 20 years. The USWNT was aiming to become...

Simone Biles withdraws from women’s team gymnastics at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The ROC’s team of Vladislava Urazova, Viktoriia Listunova and Angelina Melnikova won with a score of 169.528, while Team USA took silver with 166.096 and...

Russell Westbrook of the Wizards breaks the NBA record for triple-doubles, surpassing Oscar Robertson

The record had stood since 1974, the year Robertson retired. “Russell Westbrook, I’m very happy for you,” Robertson said in a recorded video message. “Your...

Tokyo 2020: ‘Genocidaires do not deserve to be in the Olympics,’ Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo

In a Facebook post, swimmer Win Htet Oo said by rejecting the Myanmar Olympic Committee he had foregone any chance of competing at the Tokyo...

Indian Premier League: As India battles a devastating second wave of Covid-19, cricket plays on

Those circumstances explain the unease she has sometimes been feeling while watching the Indian Premier League (IPL), the country’s most lucrative sporting competition which has...

Japan Covid: 100 days until Tokyo Games 2021 but Japan has vaccinated less than 1% of its population

They’ll be given a small bottle of hand sanitizer and two masks each. “They don’t talk about vaccines, they don’t even talk about us being...

Tom Drury: Trekking 4000km along the Australian coast — on a skateboard

What you probably wouldn’t have known was that he was a long way from home, skating alone on an epic voyage of discovery that led...

Muhammad Ali: ‘The Fight of the Century’: a divided US nation 50 years on

Under the lights at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971, Ali was once again fighting for the world title and, for many fans, boxing’s...

NBA’s best players gather for All-Star Game like no other

But in 2021, like many other things in life, the NBA All-Star Game will be a little different. Only a very limited number of invited...

British Gymnastics faces legal action over alleged ‘systemic physical and psychological abuse’

“This is a landmark moment in our campaign for justice,” Claire Heafford, a former elite gymnast and one of the 17 claimants, said in the...

NBA: Steph Curry and Nikola Jokic score 50 points or more — but both lose

However, for Steph Curry, that was not the case on Saturday. Despite his heroic effort against the Dallas Mavericks, he was on the losing end...

Inside the Super Bowl halftime show: From The Weeknd to Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars

But when Brady — who seeks his seventh ring in a surefire Hall of Fame career — trots off the field at halftime, he’ll cede...

Australian Open organizers schedule new warm-up event to benefit quarantining players

The additional women’s event, which will be held at Melbourne Park from February 3-7, has been scheduled alongside two other WTA tournaments and three men’s...

India achieves stunning Test victory over Australia with record-breaking run chase

India needed 328 to win on Tuesday — the final day of the four-test series — as Shubman Gill’s 91 and an unbeaten 89 from...

Sofia Bekatorou: Olympic medalist’s decision to speak out over alleged 1998 sexual assault sparks public outcry in Greece

Bekatorou did not name the person she is accusing. On Saturday, Aristides Adamopoulos — the vice Chairman of the HSF Board — resigned, according to...

LeBron James ‘in that same genre’ as Muhammad Ali for sport, according to legendary NBA coach Gregg Popovich

Ali was a controversial figure, announcing his conversion to Islam and name-change after an upset title win over Sonny Liston, then refusing to enter the...

Rugby faces ‘walking time bomb’ as players pursue legal action over degenerative brain disease

Among the ex-internationals putting forward a legal case against the game’s governing bodies are Steve Thompson, Michael Lipman and Alix Popham. “This is something I...

Emily Harrington: ‘We should be less afraid to be afraid,’ says climber after making history on El Capitan

It wasn’t easy. The US climber had powered on through the dark and dealt with a deep cut to her head to become the first...

MLB: Remembering the forgotten Black heroes of baseball

A seven-time World Series champion with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, and a 12-time American League (AL) home run leader, Ruth played...

At 37, marathon runner Sara Hall is enjoying her sport more than ever

The dramatic finish saw a surging Hall overtake Ruth Chepngetich in a sprint finish having made up 40 seconds in little more than a mile...

Los Angeles Dodgers win World Series for the first time since 1988, defeat Tampa Bay Rays in six games

A World Series like no other The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Mookie Betts hit a home run during the eighth inning against the Tampa...

Ysaora Thibus: ‘I’m an athlete, but first I’m a woman, I’m a Black woman’

“Everyone was in white gear, fighting each other. I loved it and it [so] happened that I became really good at it.” However, the two...

Dak Prescott suffers devastating injury for Dallas Cowboys

Prescott has undergone surgery to repair a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. The surgery aimed to “wash out the wound and fix...

Lakers win record-tying 17th NBA title, giving LeBron James his 4th championship

It’s the 17th title for the franchise, tying the Lakers with the Boston Celtics for the most all time in NBA history. This was the...

Eating disorders: Olympic high jumper Priscilla Frederick-Loomis pressured to ‘perform better’ and lose a few pounds

Even now at the age of 31, those two words still play on the Olympic high jumper’s mind. Raised by a single mother in New...