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Record-breaking 50yo Japanese footballer signs contract extension

They say football is a young man’s game but Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura is doing his best to dispel that myth by signing his latest professional ccontract – at the age of 50. READ MORE: Miura-cle man: 50yo Japanese footballer breaks record to become oldest scorer in history Miura, who turns 51 in February, penned a new deal with Japanese second ...

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Russian figure skating sensation Medvedeva to make Euro Championships comeback after leg injury

Russian world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva is set to take part in the pre-Olympic European Championships in Moscow, less than two months after fracturing her leg. The Russian skater has not lost a single competition since November 2015, establishing herself as the strong favorite to clinch the coveted Olympic title at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, which will kick ...

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WADA informant Rodchenkov to testify at CAS appeal hearings of 42 Russian athletes

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 14:00 The former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, will testify at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearings of 42 Russian athletes banned for alleged doping violations, his lawyer has confirmed. “Yes, he will testify but from a distance,” Rodchenkov’s lawyer, Jim Walden, told German media outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, insidethegames ...

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Baseball agent fired over allegations he secretly filmed clients in shower

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 12:08 Baseball agent Jason Wood has been fired by his employer, CSE Talent, for allegedly filming clients while they took a shower at his home in St. Louis. Accusations against the agent emerged after a baseball player who prefers to remain anonymous reportedly found a hidden camera in the bathroom while using the shower in ...

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Footballer seeks legal advice after club owner claims ‘voodoo message’ caused his departure

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 17:47 Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku will seek legal advice after the majority shareholder of former club Everton said ‘voodoo’ was responsible for him leaving the club. Billionaire businessman Farhad Moshiri made the comments during a club general meeting on Tuesday, saying that the 24-year-old was all set to sign a contract extension with Everton before ...

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Mutko appointed to UN organizing committee days after stepping down as RFU head

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:21 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:28 Vitaly Mutko has been appointed head of the Organizing Committee for a UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) assembly just days after stepping down as Russian Football Union head amid doping allegations. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Mutko has been commissioned to supervise the organization of the 23d General Assembly ...

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Former Zenit and Chelsea manager Villas-Boas hospitalized after Dakar Rally accident

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 15:09 Andre Villas-Boas, the former manager of Zenit St Petersburg, Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham, has prematurely withdrawn from his debut Dakar Rally race due to a car crash which left him hospitalized. The Portuguese coach and his co-driver Ruben Faria crashed into a sand dune in Peru on Tuesday during the fourth stage of the ...

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CNN commentator lambasted for ‘racist’ Adidas ad remarks

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 14:04 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 14:05 CNN commentator Angela Rye has come under fire for implying an advert for a line of Adidas football boots is racist, with social media users insisting her outrage ‘undermines credibility’. The offending advert is for Adidas’ famous line of ‘Predator’ football boots and features the face of French ...

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Fancy Bears leak claims McLaren Report given ‘clear political order’ to exclude Russia from Olympics

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:57 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 13:09 Hacker team Fancy Bears has released IOC correspondence appearing to indicate Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren was given a ‘clear political order’ to file a report that resulted in Russia’s expulsion from Olympic competition. A WADA-commissioned report into allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia authored by McLaren led to ...

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‘Baby Olympics’: Bahrain plans first-ever sports fest for kids

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 16:03 Edited time: 9 Jan, 2018 16:03 Bahrain has unveiled plans to stage the first ever Baby Olympics in April, where medals will be contested by two to four year-olds, in a bid to promote the Olympic principles and exercise at a young age. The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) intends to include five disciplines. The ...

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