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Marquez vs Marquez

Motorcycling is often a family affair, and yet before Alex Marquez joined Marc at Honda for this season, two brothers had never raced together for the same team in MotoGP.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/15 16:48:40

Washington Redskins confirm name to be changed

The Washington Redskins confirmed Monday the team is changing its name following pressure from sponsors over a word widely criticized as a racist slur against Native Americans.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/14 16:38:41

Dominant Hamilton cruises to 85th win

Lewis Hamilton secured his first win of the season and the 85th of his career with a perfectly judged victory from pole position as Mercedes delivered a one-two finish in Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/13 16:53:41

Lin not the only star to retire ahead of delayed Tokyo Games

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was meant to start on July 24 but the coronavirus pandemic saw it postponed until 2021 - almost a year to the day in fact with a new start date of July 23 next year.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/7/9 13:58:41

Lang Ping will not retire from first-team coaching until after Tokyo Olympic Games

The well-known head coach of China's national women's volleyball team, Lang Ping, said in a recent interview that she will not retire from first-team coaching until after the Tokyo Olympic Games, even though they have been postponed.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/7/8 19:42:02

Ferrari to bring forward F1 upgrades to second Austrian Grand Prix

Ferrari are planning to speed up the introduction of upgrades to their underperforming Formula One car after a difficult season-opening race in Austria last Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/7/7 17:03:41

Bottas wins Austrian GP

Valtteri Bottas stayed calm in a stormy race on Sunday to claim a measured victory for Mercedes as Formula One returned with a bang in a belated, dramatic and incident-strewn 2020 season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/6 17:03:41

Max Verstappen seeks repeat Austria triumph

Max Verstappen will seek a hat trick of home wins for Red Bull and an early lead in the drivers championship at this weekend's delayed and somewhat surreal season-­opening Austrian Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2020/7/2 16:03:42

'Why do I keep playing?'

Australian Rules teams came together to take a knee in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement, but ongoing racist attacks show there's still work to do.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/30 18:18:44

Formula One restarts

Formula One emerges from its three-month coronavirus lockdown with Sunday's new season curtain-raiser, the Austrian Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/29 17:33:44

What now for racing?

Ascot took a financial hit by putting on Royal Ascot behind closed doors and lessons were learned for the Epsom Derby and Oaks, the next highlights of the racing calendar.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/22 16:58:40

How Mandela inspired Pienaar, Boks to conquer the world

Francois Pienaar, even 25 years on, conveys a sense of disbelief and awe when he talks of that crisp Highveld winter's day that the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup for the first time.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/22 16:53:40

Italian sporting legend fighting for life after horrific handbike crash

Alex Zanardi, the former Formula One driver who became an inspirational Paralympic champion after having both his legs amputated in a motor racing accident almost two decades ago, was fighting for his life on Saturday after a handbike crash with doctors telling reporters “the neurological damage is serious.”
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/21 16:28:41

China's first UFC champ Zhang Weili creates own hype

Zhang Weili retained her UFC title in March in one of the greatest women's fights in MMA history, was then stranded in the US for six weeks by coronavirus and finally flew back to China in a protective suit and visor.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/18 17:58:40

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury 'agree deal' for all-British mega-bouts

British heavyweight world champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed in principle to meet in two blockbuster fights, according to both camps on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/11 16:03:40

Kaepernick deserves apology, job: Jenkins

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins called on the NFL to apologize to Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday, saying recent expressions of contrition would be meaningless while the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback remained isolated from the sport.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/10 15:58:40

McGregor retires, again

Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/9 16:28:42

Diack to stand trial

Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics' world governing body, goes on trial in Paris on Monday facing a potential 10-year prison sentence on charges of accepting millions of dollars to cover up Russian doping tests.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/7 17:18:40