Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hannah England: World Championships 1500m silver medallist retires .

World Championships silver medallist Hannah England has announced her retirement from athletics. Oxford-born England, 32, won silver in the 1500m at the 2011 Worlds in Daegu. In a post on Instagram, England said she was "proud of my achievements" and "it...

Rachel Furness: Liverpool Women sign Northern Ireland midfielder .

Liverpool have signed Northern Ireland midfielder Rachel Furness from Reading after the Royals recalled her from her loan at Tottenham Hotspur. The 31-year-old had been with Spurs since joining on an initial season-long loan deal in September. Furness has joined the...

Hybrid pitches the solution?

A long-standing discontent in Bangladesh cricket has been about the quality of pitches in the country, which have generally left the national cricketers unprepared to tackle challenging conditions while playing abroad. It is almost a certainty that when a Bangladesh...

China set to host 2023 Asian Cup as Korea withdraw bid .

Seoul: South Korea have abandoned their bid to stage football’s Asian Cup in 2023, authorities said, leaving the sole other bidders China with a free run to become hosts. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said in a statement it had...

Tokyo Olympics say costs $12.6B; Audit report says much more .

Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday they are spending 1.35 trillion Japanese yen — about $12.6 billion — to stage next year's games. Organizers said the expenditure is unchanged from a year ago, although robust sponsorship and ticket sales have...

Serie A defends monkeys painting for anti-racism campaign .

Serie A said "true art is provocation" after being criticized as insensitive toward racism for installing a painting at the Italian league's headquarters featuring three monkeys to represent three different races. While black players are regularly subjected to monkey chants...

Remember when Gauff shocked the world?

Day 14 of BBC Sport's advent calendar looking back at the sporting decade features the latest teenage tennis sensation to announce herself at Wimbledon. In 2019 Coco Gauff, 15, reached a Grand Slam main draw for the first time and...

Pakistan cricketer pleads guilty over bribing .

Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed pleaded guilty on Monday to a conspiracy to bribe fellow cricketers as part of a Twenty20 spot-fixing coup. Jamshed, 33, had originally denied being involved in a plan focused on the Pakistan Super League but changed his...

Prithvi Shaw set to go to New Zealand as third opener .

Prithvi Shaw’s recent form has once again put him in reckoning for the third opener’s slot for the Test series in New Zealand in February.  Indian understands that Shaw might be part of the Test squad as the selectors...

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