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- The all-electric Formula E series provided a first glimpse on Monday of what it said would be the world's most efficient racing car. The third generation (Gen3) car, to be raced from season nine in 2023, was presented to the manufacturers, teams, drivers and sponsors at an event...
- Brazilian club Flamengo fired coach Renato Gaucho on Monday, two days after they lost the Copa Libertadores final 2-1 to Palmeiras. "Flamengo announce that after conversations between both parties, coach Renato Gaucho is no longer in charge of the first team," the Rio de Janeiro...
- Former England skipper Ray Illingworth, who famously captained the team to an Ashes triumph in Australia in 1970–71, has said he is undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. A combative Yorkshireman who captained England in 31 test matches between 1958 and 1973 and played in t...
TURIN - Crotia's Borna Gojo produced another shock as he beat Italy's Lorenzo Sonego to give his country the lead in their Davis Cup Finals last-eight clash on Monday. The 23-year-old Gojo, ranked 279th in the world, blocked out the partisan Italian crowd inside the Pala Alpitour ...
- World soccer's governing body FIFA will test its semi-automated offside technology at the Arab Cup 2021 which begins in Qatar on Tuesday, with Chief Refereeing Officer Pierluigi Collina saying the competition represented its most important trial so far. The technology is based o...
By Peter Szekely - On a frigid Chicago night in January 2019, actor Jussie Smollett, a star on the TV drama "Empire," reported that he was the victim of a hate-motivated street attack, but police later accused him of staging the whole affair as a publicity stunt. A jury was being selected on Monday ...
LONDON - Triple world champion Mark Williams has apologised to snooker fans for falling asleep during his own match at the UK championship, blaming the after-effects of COVID-19. The 46-year-old 'Welsh Potting Machine' lost 6-5 in the second round to Anthony Hamilton in York on Su...
MILAN - Cher, Rita Ora, Iggy Pop, Jennifer Hudson and other music stars take centre stage in the 2022 Pirelli calendar unveiled on Monday, shot by Canadian rocker and photographer Bryan Adams. However the 62-year-old was unable to unveil his take of the famed calendar in pe...
ZURICH - European champions Chelsea will face either UAE Pro League side Al Jazira, New Zealand's Auckland City FC or AFC Champions League winners Al Hilal in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals next year following the draw on Monday. In the other semi, Copa Libertadores holders ...
LONDON - UEFA has launched a concussion charter in a further measure to safeguard players sustaining blows to the head, European soccer's governing body said on Monday. The charter, drawn up by the UEFA Medical Committee, is aimed at educating players, coaches, referees, doctors a...
- Lee Elder, a champion of racial justice who in 1975 became the first Black man to compete in the Masters, has died at the age of 87, the PGA Tour said on Monday. A cause of death was not given. Elder made his historic Masters debut in 1975 but it would be more than...
- Paris St Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar faces six to eight weeks on the sidelines with an ankle sprain that he sustained in Sunday's 3-1 Ligue 1 comeback victory at 10-man St Etienne, the French club said in a statement https://www.psg.fr/equipes/equipe-premiere/content/point-medical-neym...
- Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl believes Manchester United's new interim manager Ralf Rangnick will leave no stone unturned to help the club and said on Monday that the German can have a massive impact in his short spell of six months. United named Rangnick, 63, as interim...
By Angelo Amante ROME - A female Italian journalist filed charges on Monday against a man accused of slapping her bottom on live TV after a Serie A football match just as the league was championing a campaign against violence towards women. Greta Beccaglia, of local ...
LONDON - Two Tottenham Hotspur fans who travelled 34 hours from Texas to watch them play Burnley on Sunday only for snow to postpone the game have been invited to a home game as Harry Kane's guests. Spurs striker Kane responded after reading of Dallas couple Ken and Brandi Saxton'...
NEW DELHI - India's head coach Rahul Dravid dismissed the suggestion that the timing of their declaration may have cost them victory in the drawn opening test against New Zealand on Monday. India declared their second innings on 234-7 on Sunday, setting New Zealand a victory targe...
PARIS - Louis Vuitton will show the latest collection drawn up by Virgil Abloh on a catwalk in Miami on Tuesday, transforming the planned event into a tribute to the designer who passed away suddenly on Sunday. "In loving memory of Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton pays tribute to the life and legacy of a...
DUBLIN - The majority of the Munster rugby squad have been cleared to fly home to Ireland from South Africa with two members - a positive COVID-19 case and a close contact - set to remain in Cape Town, Ireland's sports minister said on Monday. Munster and Welsh side Cardiff were u...
NEW DELHI - The cricket connoisseur in New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was particularly pleased by the "old school test cricket" his side played to pull off a thrilling draw in the opening match against India on Monday. New Zealand's last batting pair of debutant Rachin Ravind...
- Suzann Pettersen will captain the European team at the Solheim Cup in 2023, the Ladies European Tour announced on Monday, with the Norwegian describing the appointment as the biggest honour of her career. The former world number two is a double major champion and has represented...