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Former sportscaster who accused NBA coach Luke Walton of sexual assault drops lawsuit

Former sports reporter Kelli Tennant has dropped a lawsuit that accused NBA coach Luke Walton of the Sacramento Kings of sexual assault. Tennant’s attorneys filed a request that the lawsuit be dismissed in Superior Court in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by CNN. The request asked that the lawsuit be…MORE

Cardiff to appeal over $6.65 million fee for Emiliano Sala

The dispute between Cardiff City and Nantes took a new twist Thursday after the Welsh club appealed against the decision ordering it to pay six million euros ($6.65 million) for Emiliano Sala, the soccer player who died in a plane crash in January. In a statement published on its website Thursday, the Court of Arbitration…MORE

Jose Mourinho humbled on return to Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford on Wednesday was anything but special. The former Manchester United boss was humbled as his Spurs side succumbed 2-1 with two goals from Marcus Rashford outweighing a first half strike from Dele Ali. The Portuguese manager, who joined Tottenham last month, took charge of United for 144 matches between…MORE

FIFA and UEFA ‘may as well have stood in stands’ with racists, says ex-England star

Many thought the racist abuse suffered by England’s footballers in Bulgaria might be a watershed moment for the sport. That the monkey chants and Nazi salutes they endured during that Euro 2020 qualifier in October were surely enough to warrant severe sanctions. While some had called for Bulgaria’s expulsion from Euro 2020, the Bulgarian Football…MORE

Bushfire smoke wreaks havoc at Australian golf tournament

Bushfire smoke swamping a golf tournament in Australia forced one player to don a face mask and another to complain of burning eyes and coughing fits. Deadly fires first broke out in New South Wales several weeks ago and continue to blaze across the state as the Australian summer approaches. New Zealander Ryan Chisnall, who…MORE

‘Black Friday’: Italian newspaper sparks race row with front page

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport has defended its front page which previews a soccer game with the headline “Black Friday.” The banner was accompanied by photographs of former Manchester United teammates Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku, who play for AS Roma and Inter Milan respectively. The two teams are set to face each other in…MORE

Stunning images from horse racing’s photographer of the year

With man and beast straining every sinew against a backdrop of stunning scenery, it’s no wonder the sport of kings lends itself to incredible photography. Whether it’s gripping action, colorful crowd scenes or spectacular venues, horse racing offers a rich shooting gallery for photographers. Among the world’s best is Edward Whitaker of the UK’s Racing…MORE

Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis’ 2019 wrap

The year in tennis came and went with familiar faces such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic adding to their grand slam hauls and newcomers such as Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu breaking through. Here we look back at the 2019 season, beginning with the Spaniard who is moving ever closer to tying Roger Federer’s…MORE

Israel Folau feels ‘vindicated’ after Rugby Australia apology

Rugby star Israel Folau says he feels “vindicated” following Rugby Australia’s apology after he was dismissed for an anti-gay post on social media. The former Wallabies star had been suing for A$14 million ($9.5m) after having his contract terminated following his post on Instagram. In a joint statement, Folau and Rugby Australia also announced they…MORE

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