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Friday, Jul 01st
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European Athletics will accept the participation of Yuliya Stepanova as an independent neutral athlete in the upcoming Amsterdam 2016 European Athletics Championships.
This follows the IAAF Doping Review Board unanimously accepting the application of Stepanova, seeking exceptional eligibility, to compete in International Competition as a neutral athlete under Competition Rule 22.1A.
The World Rowing Federation, FISA, announced today that the Russian men's quadruple sculls is to be disqualified due to a doping violation.
On 17 May 2016, rower Sergej Fedorovtsev provided a urine sample at an out-of-competition test conducted by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Fedorovtsev was a member of the Russian men’s quadruple sculls that qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta on 24 May 2016 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
A brilliant save down to his left from Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio to deny former Polish captain Jakub Blaszczykowski decided the game between Poland and Portugal, sending the latter through to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after another tense and at times rather dull affair in Marseille.
Poland threatened to set the game alight when they scored the fast goal of the tournament thus far with Skipper Robert Lewandowski finally netting his first goal of Euro 2016 as he...
For the first time since 1947, the national teams of the United States and Cuba will play an international friendly. The historic meeting in Havana will take place Oct. 7 at Estadio Pedro Marrero. The match will be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision Networks, with kickoff time still to be finalized.
This is only the USA's second visit to Cuba in the last 69 years, having collected a 1-0 win on Sept. 6, 2008 , during the Semifinal Round of Qualifying for the 2010 FIF...
French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza crashed out of Wimbledon in the second round, going down in two rather unadventurous sets 6-3, 6-2 to 23 year old qualifier Jana Cepelova of Slovakia.
Muguruza's defeat while an upset is certainly not as much of a surprise as one might generally believe considering that she narrowly won her opening round match, and traditionally the women's tour has not been kind to first time winners of Grand Slams, with 9 in a row now having not mad...
World no.1 Novak Djokovic stretched his unbeaten record at Grand Slams to 30 straight matches, dispatching Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in straight sets to advance to the round of 32 at Wimbledon. Joining the defending champion in the third round is Roger Federer, also a straight sets winner over overnight British sensation Marcus Willis, as the two biggest names in the men's draw made their way through on another rain ruined day at the Championships.
Only a host of other s...
For the third time this year Serena Williams kicked off her quest for a record equaling 22nd Grand Slam title and eased her way through her first hurdle, beating qualifier Amra Sadikovic, 6-2, 6-4 to kick-start what was traditionally Ladies Day at the Championships.
Williams, a runner-up at the Australian Open and the French Open earlier this year, is still the favourite to win a 7th Wimbledon title this year, and took on a rare serve and volleyer in 27 year old Macedonia...
Liverpool have made their biggest signing of the Jurgen Klopp era, landing Senegalese forward Sadio Mane from Southampton for an African record fee of £34 million.
Mane is Liverpool's third signing of the summer already, following the Reds' capture of Cameroon defender Joel Matip and German goalkeeper Loris Karius earlier this month. 24 year old Mane has joined Liverpool on a 5 year deal and described the day as one of the biggest of his life.
Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte seems desperate to land a new midfielder this summer, who would serve as the backbone of his fresh-look first team next season. And according to reports in The Daily Mail , the Italian manager has now become interested in signing Zenit St. Petersburg ace Axel Witsel in the weeks to come.
The 27 year old, who was known to be a top target for Manchester United until last summer, is reportedly also on the wishlist of Merseysiders Everton thi...
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and legendary Swiss Roger Federer led the way for the men's seeds into the secound round of Wimbledon, registering straight set wins on the opening day of the Championships. Joining the two big guns in the Round of 32 were 5th seeded Asian superstar Kei Nishikorim, 6th seeded Canadian Milos Raonic and the no.9 seed Marin Cilic.
There were a few upsets on Day 1 as well of Wimbledon with popular Frenchman Gael Monfils, big serving South Afr...
Serie A side AS Roma are understood to have rejected another bid from Chelsea, the third from the English side this summer and believed to be in the region of £33m, for their highly rated midfielder Radja Nianggolan, according to reports in Sky Italia .
The 28 year old, who has developed into one of the most talented players of his position in Europe in recent seasons, has been the subject of massive interest from incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte.