Pankaj Advani opens up about winning the World Billiards and Snooker Championships back-to-back in 2017

The first season of The Finish Line will consist of eight parts wherein a sporting legend will be invited to recreate a defining moment in Indian sports in each of the episodes. The eight legends who have been confirmed are Abhinav Bindra, Viswanathan Anand, Dinesh Karthik, Pankaj Advani, Smriti Mandhana, Leander Paes, Parul Parmar and […]

The world’s largest digital camera could unlock mysteries of the universe

Rubin, who died in 2016, once mentored fellow aspiring female astronomers and advocated for women in science. It’s fitting that the first national US observatory named for a female astronomer is in her honor. Rubin, considered to be one of the most influential female astronomers, provided some of the first evidence that dark matter — […]

Putin critical of Russia’s soccer team ahead of World Cup

Russia has won just one of its last 10 games and crashed out of this summer’s European Championship without winning a game. Despite all this, the team has been set a target of reaching the semifinals in 2018.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Hails ‘Sacred Combat Mission,’ Gets Warm Words from World Leaders

After touring flood-hit sites over the weekend, Kim chaired on Tuesday the sixth enlarged meeting of the ruling Korean Workers’ Party’s Seventh Central Military Commission in Pyongyang in order to discuss “severe damage” dealt to the Komdok area of South Hamgyong Province by a major storm termed “Typhoon No. 9.” The devastation was enough to […]

World’s wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in four decades, World Wildlife Fund says

“The longer the wildlife stay in supply chains with other humans and people, the greater the risk of spillover of a wildlife disease to humans. We are playing Russian Roulette with the threat of pandemics and in the end we will lose … big. And Covid-19 is only the beginning,” she said.

Tokyo fears losing a part of its soul as world’s biggest fish market moves

The shouts of shopkeepers beckoning customers mingle with tourist chatter in a host of languages. Soon, though, much of the market will fall silent. In October the core of its business – the hundreds of wholesalers that provide seafood, meat, fruit and veg to restaurants and shops across Japan – will move two kilometres east […]

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty, faces at least 25 years

“For me, the scariest night of my life happened when I was 15 years old. I had flown all day and night with the team to get to Tokyo. He’d given me a sleeping pill for the flight, and the next thing I know, I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting […]

Gabby Douglas says she was also abused by gymnastics doctor

The 21-year-old Douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to come forward against Nassar, who spent nearly two decades as the national team doctor for USA Gymnastics before being fired in 2015. Douglas’ teammate in 2012 and 2016, Aly Raisman, spoke about alleged abuse by Nassar to CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook on […]

Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics needs to change

In June the federation immediately adopted 70 recommendations proffered by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the review. The new guidelines require member gyms to go to authorities immediately, with Daniels suggesting USA Gymnastics consider withholding membership from clubs who decline to do so. The organization also named Toby Stark, a child welfare […]

Gymnastics abuse claims: Coaches as well as athletes subjected to ‘systemic’ abuse

According to the Sport New Zealand (SNZ) guidelines, clubs and sports bodies must comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2016, which “aims to prevent harm to all people at work and to others who are in, or in the vicinity of, workplaces”.