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Premier League to launch official Hall of Fame for ‘very best’

Premier League to launch official Hall of Fame for ‘very best’

Ryan Giggs, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer — the list of world-class players to have graced the Premier League is seemingly endless. Now, the very best of the best will receive a new highly exclusive honor after the Premier League announced it will introduce its first Hall of Fame. “Membership of the Premier League Hall of…MORE

The $20 million Saudi Cup to become world’s richest horse race

The $20 million Saudi Cup to become world’s richest horse race

Eye-watering amounts of money are on offer in Saturday’s Saudi Cup as the brand new horse race takes the crown as the sport’s richest event. The race is offering an incredible $20 million prize purse — with a staggering $10 million going to the team behind the winning horse. It will overtake the Dubai World…MORE

Maria Sharapova, the ultimate competitor with a complicated legacy

Maria Sharapova, the ultimate competitor with a complicated legacy

It was Maria Sharapova’s mental toughness which set her apart from most of her peers. There may have been others with more talent, players who moved more elegantly on the court, yet few could match her spirit. She was the ultimate competitor. But, aged 32, one of the best-known athletes of the century had to…MORE

Lyon stuns Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo

Lyon stuns Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo

It’s only one goal and there’s still the return leg to come in Turin, but Lyon’s surprise 1-0 win against Juventus on Wednesday leaves this last-16 tie delicately poised as the Italian team seeks its first Champions League title since 1996. In the intervening 24 years, Juventus has reached the European Cup final five times…MORE

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis in a column she has written for Vogue and Vanity Fair. The Russian retires at the age of 32 having last won a grand slam in 2014 when she clinched the French Open for the second time. Her last appearance came at the…MORE

Manchester City appeals against two-year Champions League ban

Manchester City appeals against two-year Champions League ban

Manchester City is appealing against its two-year ban from European football competitions, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced Wednesday. City was punished by UEFA, European football’s governing body, for “serious breaches” of club licensing and financial fair play regulations and will not be able to play in the Champions League for two seasons.…MORE

How the coronavirus is impacting sport

How the coronavirus is impacting sport

As countries across the world scramble to get to grips with the coronavirus outbreak, sporting events across the board have been compromised. There are now more than 80,000 confirmed cases of the virus around the world and the death toll is over 2,700 — the majority of which are from mainland China. With the World…MORE

LeBron James calls Zion Williamson ‘special’ after pair’s first clash

LeBron James calls Zion Williamson ‘special’ after pair’s first clash

There have been very few basketball prospects who have entered the NBA accompanied by as much excitement as when LeBron James was drafted in 2003. That was until Zion Williamson was drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019. The former Duke sensation earned comparisons with James due to their similarities in physicality,…MORE

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