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‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

He was a double Olympic gold medalist, but Sebastian Coe’s legacy in athletics will perhaps be defined by his handling of the two great modern issues in the sport — the case involving Caster Semenya and doping. As president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Coe’s actions and those of the organization could…MORE

Chasing $20M in horse racing’s battle of riches

Chasing $20M in horse racing’s battle of riches

When Diomed pipped Boudrow to victory in the original Derby in 1780, owner Sir Charles Bunbury pocketed a little over $1,000. Britain’s richest race offers more than $1 million to the winner these days, but even that bumper pot is dwarfed by some of the riches on offer around the world. And it seems horse…MORE

19-year-old Håland scores hat-trick on Champions League debut

19-year-old Håland scores hat-trick on Champions League debut

Erling Braut Håland received a standing ovation from the Red Bull Salzburg fans after scoring a first-half hat-trick on his UEFA Champions League debut Tuesday, where he became the third youngest player to score a Champions League treble — behind only Raul and Wayne Rooney. The 19-year-old’s heroics helped Salzburg thrash Belgian side Genk 6-2…MORE

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Champions League holder Liverpool was brought crashing back down to earth, as it started the defense of its title with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli. Dries Mertens’ penalty and Fernando Llorente’s late goal following an uncharacteristic Virgil van Dijk error consigned the Reds to a fourth successive defeat on the road in the Champions…MORE

Missing Kenyan children found after AS Roma social media campaign

Missing Kenyan children found after AS Roma social media campaign

Two missing Kenyan children who featured in a social media campaign run by Italian soccer side AS Roma have been found, the club said. On Sunday, a 13-year-old boy was found and reunited with his family, while on Tuesday, an eight-year-old girl was found. The image of the missing boy was posted on Twitter alongside…MORE

Ben Stokes slams ‘utterly disgusting’ tabloid story on family

Ben Stokes slams ‘utterly disgusting’ tabloid story on family

England’s World Cup and Ashes cricket hero Ben Stokes has called The Sun newspaper’s front-page story about a family tragedy “heartless” and “utterly disgusting.” On his personal Twitter page, Stokes, 28, took issue with the newspaper’s decision to publish “extremely painful, sensitive and personal details” surrounding an event that impacted Stokes’ family more than 31…MORE

Michael Owen tips English club to win Champions League again

Michael Owen tips English club to win Champions League again

Before Liverpool stormed to victory in the Champions League final in June, there was a spell where English football seemed off the pace of Europe’s elite. Spanish teams, namely Real Madrid, dominated the world’s most prestigious club competition with Los Blancos winning three consecutive titles and four in five years. Only rival Barcelona stopped them…MORE

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

Japan set to host ‘special’ World Cup as rugby steps into the unknown

Japan has been a quiet presence on rugby’s international stage for decades, but now the Far East nation is set to soak up the limelight. New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France and the UK have hosted the Rugby World Cup in the tournament’s 32-year history, but Friday’s curtain-raiser between Japan and Russia — the tournament’s…MORE