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Iran Judo Federation banned for ordering fighter to withdraw

Iran Judo Federation banned for ordering fighter to withdraw

The Iran Judo Federation has been suspended from all competitions for trying to make judoka Saeid Mollaei withdraw from the World Judo Championships. Iran’s Mollaei says his coach received two calls from Iranian authorities ordering his fighter to pull out of the Tokyo tournament to avoid the possibility of meeting Israeli judoka Sagi Muki in…MORE

‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

‘I don’t see this as a personal issue,’ says Seb Coe on Caster Semenya case

He was a double Olympic gold medalist, but Sebastian Coe’s legacy in athletics will perhaps be defined by his handling of the two great modern issues in the sport — the case involving Caster Semenya and doping. As president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Coe’s actions and those of the organization could…MORE

Chasing $20M in horse racing’s battle of riches

Chasing $20M in horse racing’s battle of riches

When Diomed pipped Boudrow to victory in the original Derby in 1780, owner Sir Charles Bunbury pocketed a little over $1,000. Britain’s richest race offers more than $1 million to the winner these days, but even that bumper pot is dwarfed by some of the riches on offer around the world. And it seems horse…MORE

19-year-old Håland scores hat-trick on Champions League debut

19-year-old Håland scores hat-trick on Champions League debut

Erling Braut Håland received a standing ovation from the Red Bull Salzburg fans after scoring a first-half hat-trick on his UEFA Champions League debut Tuesday, where he became the third youngest player to score a Champions League treble — behind only Raul and Wayne Rooney. The 19-year-old’s heroics helped Salzburg thrash Belgian side Genk 6-2…MORE

‘The biggest show in town’ — how rugby united a divided Ireland

‘The biggest show in town’ — how rugby united a divided Ireland

During “The Troubles” — the 30-year sectarian conflict that left more than 3,600 people dead — tensions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were at an all-time high. But throughout this period, Ireland’s rugby team continued to play under a single flag. In 1998 the Good Friday Agreement helped bring peace to Northern…MORE

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Liverpool stunned by Napoli late goals in the Champions League

Champions League holder Liverpool was brought crashing back down to earth, as it started the defense of its title with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli. Dries Mertens’ penalty and Fernando Llorente’s late goal following an uncharacteristic Virgil van Dijk error consigned the Reds to a fourth successive defeat on the road in the Champions…MORE

Eli Manning benched as rookie Daniel Jones is named New York Giants starting QB

Eli Manning benched as rookie Daniel Jones is named New York Giants starting QB

The Daniel Jones era has begun. The New York Giants have named Jones, a rookie out of Duke, as the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. This will be his first career start. Moving to the backup role is 38-year-old Eli Manning, the team’s longtime starter…MORE

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