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Federer beats Thiem at Tour Finals, rejects claims of preferential treatment

Federer beats Thiem at Tour Finals, rejects claims of preferential treatment

Roger Federer brushed aside Dominic Thiem at the World Tour Finals to avoid elimination — and batted away claims he receives preferential treatment when it comes to scheduling at tournaments. “Sometimes I get help, sometimes I don’t,” the 20-time grand slam champion told reporters. The Swiss needed to defeat Thiem to ensure he would not…MORE

Fabiano Caruana — the American helping make chess cool

Fabiano Caruana — the American helping make chess cool

Chess is brutal. Chess is now cool. Sitting barely a meter away from each other in a London amphitheater under the intense glare of spotlights and spectators are two twentysomethings who were once both prodigies. They are competing in a too-close-to-call title fight for the World Chess Championship. They are, it has been said, making…MORE

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to debut new Racing Australia team

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to debut new Racing Australia team

A Japanese motorsport institution is hoping to make waves in Australia, thanks to a talented pair of siblings. Toyota GAZOO will debut its new Racing Australia team at this weekend’s Australian Rally Championship (ARC) season finale at Coffs Coast. Harry Bates, currently second in the ARC standings after five rounds, will be behind the wheel…MORE

Winx: Cracksman joins wonder mare as world’s top-ranked race horse

Winx: Cracksman joins wonder mare as world’s top-ranked race horse

She may have it all her own way on the racetrack, but Australian super mare Winx has been joined by Cracksman at the head of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. Winx, who won a record fourth Cox Plate for a 29th straight win last month, and Ascot Champion Stakes winner Cracksman both rated 130…MORE

All Blacks and England to wear poppies in ‘special’ match

All Blacks and England to wear poppies in ‘special’ match

Their all black jerseys are recognizable the world over, but playing with a red poppy on the sleeve to honor those killed in war will be “a special occasion,” according to New Zealand rugby coach Steve Hansen. The All Blacks and opponents England will both sport the iconic emblem of remembrance when they clash at…MORE

Floyd Mayweather distances himself from bout with Japanese kickboxer

Floyd Mayweather distances himself from bout with Japanese kickboxer

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has denied that he agreed to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a televised bout on New Year’s Eve, saying that he and his team had been misled as to the conditions of the fight. In a post on Instagram, the undefeated (50-0) fighter said that he had “never agreed to…MORE

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