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ATP Finals: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to reach semifinals

ATP Finals: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to reach semifinals

Roger Federer will be the first to admit that beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Thursday night doesn’t make up for his gut-wrenching defeat in the Wimbledon final but he avoided a double blow in London and inflicted some woe on the Serb himself. Federer’s convincing 6-4, 6-3 win in front of a…MORE

Thierry Henry named as head coach of MLS side Montreal Impact

Thierry Henry named as head coach of MLS side Montreal Impact

Former Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as the new head coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact in Canada. The 42-year-old has signed a two-year deal, with an option of an extra year until 2022. Henry was sacked as the manager of French side Monaco in January 2019 after three…MORE

Not everyone in South Africa is celebrating its Rugby World Cup win

Not everyone in South Africa is celebrating its Rugby World Cup win

Not everyone has been celebrating in South Africa. While thousands of people across the country partied with the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks along a four-day, nationwide open-top bus parade, some vocal critics have refused to join in the fun. The loudest dissenting voice is that of Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the national spokesperson for the far left…MORE

Pakistan to play first Test at home since 2009 terror attack

Pakistan to play first Test at home since 2009 terror attack

Pakistan will play a home Test cricket match for the first time in 10 years after announcing a two-game series against Sri Lanka in December. The country has not hosted a Test match — a game which takes place over five days — since the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus was attacked in Lahore in…MORE

‘I came, I saw, I conquered’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit

‘I came, I saw, I conquered’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit

Zlatan Ibrahimovic bowed out in typical style as he confirmed he would leave LA Galaxy once his contract ends at the end of the year. The 38-year-old striker has enjoyed a successful spell in Major League Soccer since arriving from Manchester United in March 2018, scoring 52 goals in only 56 appearances for the Galaxy.…MORE

Bob and Mike Bryan to retire after 2020 US Open

Bob and Mike Bryan to retire after 2020 US Open

Bob and Mike Bryan, the most decorated doubles partnership in tennis history, will retire at the end of next season. The 41-year-old twins, who have amassed a record 118 titles including 16 grand slams, will call time on a glittering 21-year career at their home US Open in September 2020. “Mentally, physically, we wanted to…MORE

Andy Murray targets Australian Open after bouncing back from ‘rough year’

Andy Murray targets Australian Open after bouncing back from ‘rough year’

He’s made an impressive recovery from career-saving hip surgery, but Andy Murray says he questioned whether he wanted to return to tennis. The 31-year-old had a second hip operation in January and declared himself pain free in March, but the thought crossed his mind that a comeback was not compulsory. However, it was his love…MORE

Gymnastics deaths are rare, but previous disasters have prompted safety changes

Gymnastics deaths are rare, but previous disasters have prompted safety changes

In this sport, a tiny miscalculation can mean the difference between victory and catastrophe. And as difficulty levels soar to new heights, so do the risks of serious injury. This week, Melanie Coleman, a gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University, died after falling off the uneven bars, shocking veterans of the sport. “It’s just not…MORE

Sam Kerr: Chelsea wins race to land Australian soccer star

Sam Kerr: Chelsea wins race to land Australian soccer star

She’s one of the most talented soccer players on the planet — but Sam Kerr is now gearing up to take on a brave new world after signing for English club Chelsea. The Australian star has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the London club and will be available for selection from January. She will…MORE