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Women’s golf legend Mickey Wright dies aged 85

Women’s golf legend Mickey Wright dies aged 85

One of the most successful women’s golfers of all time, Mickey Wright, has died at the age of 85. The American won 13 majors and 82 LPGA Tour titles to sit second on the all-time women’s major list behind countrywoman Patty Berg (15), who died in 2006. Wright was the dominant force in golf in…MORE

Paul Pogba isn’t a ‘prisoner’ of Manchester United, says agent Mino Raiola

Paul Pogba isn’t a ‘prisoner’ of Manchester United, says agent Mino Raiola

Paul Pogba is not the “property” of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the French star’s agent said in a combative social media post Monday. Mino Raiola hit out at Solskjaer after the Norwegian said in a pre-game news conference that “Paul is our player, not Mino’s.” Raiola, agent to some of the world’s best…MORE

Lewis Hamilton calls for diversity and inclusivity after winning Laureus award

Lewis Hamilton calls for diversity and inclusivity after winning Laureus award

Lewis Hamilton highlighted gender inequality in motorsport as he was crowned Laureus Sportsman of the Year jointly with Barcelona star Lionel Messi Monday. Simone Biles was named Sportswoman of the Year for the third time after winning five gold medals at the gymnastics world championships in Stuttgart last year. Hamilton won his sixth Formula One…MORE

Time is now for sustainable motor racing, and for women, says ‘female Elon Musk’

Time is now for sustainable motor racing, and for women, says ‘female Elon Musk’

Motorsport and sustainability are finally on converging paths, says the woman dubbed the “female Elon Musk.” As the MotoE World Cup prepares for its sophomore season, Livia Cevolini, CEO of the series’ motorcycle manufacturer Energica, believes technology and shifting public opinion mean zero emissions racing is ready to go mainstream. “Finally, we’re able to commit…MORE

La Liga rethinks stance over apparent racist gesture by Real Mallorca coach

La Liga rethinks stance over apparent racist gesture by Real Mallorca coach

La Liga has clarified its stance on an alleged racist incident in a Spanish top tier football match following a public backlash. Midway through the second half of the match between Espanyol and Mallorca earlier, the fitness coach of the Balearic island team — Dani Pastor — was caught on camera pulling his eyes back…MORE

Porto forward Moussa Marega walks off pitch after suffering racist abuse

Porto forward Moussa Marega walks off pitch after suffering racist abuse

Porto striker Moussa Marega walked off the pitch during a match against Vitoria de Guimaraes Sunday after he was subjected to racist abuse from opposition fans. The 28-year-old pushed away teammates, who were trying to calm Marega down, as he tried to leave the game in Portugal’s top-flight, just nine minutes after he scored what…MORE

Tokyo Marathon restricted to elite athletes over coronavirus fears

Tokyo Marathon restricted to elite athletes over coronavirus fears

Next month’s Tokyo Marathon has been restricted to elite athletes only following the novel coronavirus outbreak, organizers said Monday. Scheduled to take place on March 1, it is one of the biggest marathon events in the world. Over 37,000 people took to the start line of last year’s event. But after a number of cases…MORE

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