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 […]

Afghan peace talks open in Doha, 19 years after 9/11 triggered war

US forces intervened in Afghanistan on the orders of President George W. Bush a month after the attacks to hunt down their mastermind, Osama bin Laden, a Saudi who had been given sanctuary by the country’s radical Islamist Taliban rulers. They initially offered mainly air support to the Taliban’s local enemies.

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

During the third episode, Advani delves into how he prepared mentally and physically for an achievement that had never been done before – winning the Billiards and Snooker Championships back-to-back at the world level and becoming the first cueist to hold both championships in the same calendar year.

Czech Grand Prix: Quartararo’s ‘bad feeling’ as championship leader reveals tyre trouble

There was another casualty on Friday as Pramac Racing rider Francesco Bagnaia broke the tibia in his right leg after crashing in morning practice, ruling him out of Sunday’s race and the following weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Alex Pullin dead: Australian world champion snowboarder, 32, drowns off Gold Coast

Snow Australia said in a statement: “The Snow Australia community is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of triple Olympian, Alex Pullin, who today lost his life while spear fishing on the Gold Coast.

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.

World javelin champion Peters looks back to inspiration from Walcott

“I started as a javelin thrower in 2012. I started training right after the [London] Olympics because I saw Keshorn Walcott become the Olympic champion. [I thought] if he could do it, then I could do it too because his country is about thirty minutes of flying from my country,” he said.

Motocross World Champion Courtney Duncan travels back to Europe amid Covid-19 pandemic

Thankfully for Duncan, who heads to England first to link up with her Kawasaki Dixon Racing Team at their Portsmouth base, she will only have to self-isolate at the team base and not go through the quarantine process because England does not consider New Zealand to be a Covid-19 hot spot.

Rugby should look at 1987 World Cup and take another leap into unknown

The fear, which turned out to be well founded, was that competition would hasten the end of amateurism and risk the game being run by those who did not have its best interests at heart. As Davies said, the IRFB then had three functions, which were carried out at its yearly meeting, often held in […]

Common sense goes out of the window with plans to stage Rugby Championship this year

It cannot have been an easy stance for an incoming coach to take. Both characteristics reflect well on his, but also the game’s cherished values. Sanzaar’s bosses need to show the same level of empathy – settle for a bunch of Bledisloes, allow the Argentines to focus on their families, and let South Africa do […]