The cost of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for Qatar World Cup 2022 | Football News

Doha, Qatar – Nigerian football fans and business owners in Qatar are still reeling from their team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup 2022, which will be held in the Middle Eastern country from November 21 to December 18. Nigeria’s failure in Ghana in March prevented watching them from qualifying for Qatar 2022, a … Read more

Lewis Hamilton hits back at Nelson Piquet after racial slur | Racism News

Three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet had used a racist remark about Hamilton when describing events from last year’s British GP. Seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has called for “archaic mindsets to change” after a racist remark about him by Brazilian triple champion Nelson Piquet emerged, triggering widespread condemnation. Piquet, 69, used a racial … Read more

French interior minister apologises for Champions League chaos | Football News

Gerald Darmanin says he is ‘partly responsible’ for chaos at last month’s Champions League final in Paris. French interior minister Gerald Darmanin has apologised for “bad management” that caused chaos in last month’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Paris, while insisting fake tickets and “delinquency” were mostly to blame. “Should things … Read more

Swimmer Anita Alvarez loses consciousness in pool at world championships

A member of Team USA (R) swims to recover USA’s Anita Alvarez (L), from the bottom of the pool. Oli Scarff | afp | Getty Images American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was in danger of drowning after losing consciousness in the pool at the world championships in Budapest before being rescued by her coach Andrea … Read more

How football is helping Yemenis cope with the prolonged war | Football

Amid the brutal conflict in Yemen that has killed more than 370,000 people, Yemenis have turned to their long-running love for football to help them cope with the devastation, violence and humanitarian crisis ravaging their country. Through unofficial football tournaments held across different villages and cities, Yemeni boys and men have been coming together to … Read more

WNBA names Brittney Griner as honorary All-Star starter | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian state-run news agency Tass reported that Griner’s detention was extended until at least July 2. Brittney Griner, the US basketball star detained in Russia for months, will have a place at the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) All-Star Game as an honorary starter. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said on Wednesday that starters were chosen … Read more

Senegal forward Sadio Mane joins Bayern Munich from Liverpool | Football News

He signed a three-year contract after Bayern agrees on a transfer reportedly worth $42.1m. Senegal forward Sadio Mane has completed his move to Germany champions Bayern Munich from Liverpool on a three-year contract. Bayern, who won a record-extending 10th straight league title last season, have reportedly agreed on a transfer worth about 40 million euros … Read more

FINA bars trans swimmers from participating in women’s events | Gender Equity News

The swimming world’s governing body adopts a new policy for transgender athletes and proposes a new ‘open competition’. The swimming’s world governing body FINA has voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions while vowing to create a working group to establish an “open” category for them. Transgender rights have become … Read more

Warriors beat Celtics to win fourth NBA title in eight years | Basketball News

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, beating the Boston Celtics 103-90 for their fourth title in the last eight seasons. Stephen Curry scored 34 points on Thursday night and was named the NBA Finals MVP as the Warrior claimed the franchise’s seventh overall championship. It completed a journey like none other, after … Read more

Miami, Toronto, Mexico City named among 2026 World Cup co-hosts | World Cup

FIFA unveils list of 16 cities in United States, Canada, and Mexico that will host matches in 2026 World Cup. FIFA has unveiled the 16 cities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico that will host matches during the 2026 World Cup — the first time in history that three nations will co-host the international … Read more