December 19, 2019

Loot box purchases and skin betting viewed as “highly addictive”

There are renewed calls for the government to classify certain features of video games as gambling.
December 19, 2019

Silverstone on top as F1 reports bigger crowds in 2019

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone had the biggest crowd of the 21-round 2019 Formula One season, data provided by promoters showed on Thursday, with more spectators than ever attending races.
December 19, 2019

Russia to appeal four-year doping sanctions within 10-15 days – TASS cites RUSADA

Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA said on Thursday it will appeal sanctions barring the country's athletes from competing under its flag at top international sporting events within 10 to 15 days, the TASS news agency reported.
December 19, 2019

Russia’s Putin says WADA four-year doping ban ‘not justified’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) four-year ban for Russia from international sporting competition over doping was not justified.
December 19, 2019

Lyon parent company acquires NWSL’s Reign FC

OL Groupe, the parent company of French Ligue 1 team Olympique Lyonnais, has completed the takeover of National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) franchise Reign FC in a deal worth $3.51 million, OL Groupe and Reign said on Thursday.
December 19, 2019

Australian Cummins becomes IPL’s most expensive overseas buy

Australia's Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas buy ever in the Indian Premier League when the Kolkata Knight Riders paid a staggering 155 million rupees (£1.67 million) for the fast bowler in Thursday's auction in Kolkata.
December 19, 2019

Sweden in global spotlight with interest rate move

There was high drama today in the world of central banking with an eye-catching policy decision that has caught the eye of markets on both sides of the Atlantic.
December 19, 2019

Bolton named as first female AELTC chief executive

Sally Bolton will become the first female chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) which stages the Wimbledon championships, the club announced https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2019-12-19/sally_bolton_obe_appointed_as_ne...
December 19, 2019

Barty and Nadal claim season-ending ITF awards

Ash Barty and Rafa Nadal were named International Tennis Federation's (ITF) World Champions for 2019 on Thursday, rewarding them for stellar seasons in which they finished at the top of women's and men's rankings respectively.
December 19, 2019

Amazon to create 1,000 jobs at new fulfilment centre

Amazon says it plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Darlington creating more than 1,000 jobs.
December 19, 2019

Bristol Rovers fined 7,500 pounds for homophobic chants – FA

Bristol Rovers have been fined 7,500 pounds ($9,800) and ordered to implement an action plan after some of the English third tier team's supporters chanted homophobic abuse, the Football Association said on Thursday.
December 19, 2019

Student Rabada hails impact of ‘greats’ Boucher and Kallis

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says the new-look South African squad are learning fast from head coach Mark Boucher and batting consultant Jacques Kallis ahead of the first test against England in Centurion that starts on Boxing Day.