February 26, 2020

Fears of coronavirus pandemic spreading Olympic unease

Fears that the new coronavirus outbreak is on the verge of becoming a global pandemic have stoked concerns about the Tokyo Games and while the International Olympic Committee says there is no "Plan B" doubts remain the event will go ahead as planned.
February 26, 2020

As coronavirus looms over Olympics, Japan PM urges two-week curbs on sports events

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Wednesday for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks, as two more coronavirus deaths heightened concerns the contagion might scupper the summer Tokyo Olympics.
February 26, 2020

Five-time major winner Sharapova retires aged 32

Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest paid sportswomen in the world, announced the end of her career at the age of 32 on Wednesday.
February 26, 2020

Careers could end without Olympic highlight if Tokyo cancelled

The potential cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak could end the careers of several athletes like twice shot put champion Valerie Adams, according to Athletics New Zealand's high performance director Scott Goodman.
February 26, 2020

Double gold delight for Dutch as records tumble

The Netherlands made a flying start to the UCI world track championships with two gold medals and Germany's women roared to the team sprint title as records tumbled inside Berlin's velodrome on Wednesday.
February 26, 2020

De Bruyne leads remarkable Man City comeback win in Madrid

Manchester City finally produced a Champions League performance worthy of their status as one of European football's elite clubs by beating Real Madrid 2-1 away in Wednesday's last-16 first leg after pulling off a stunning late fightback.
February 26, 2020

We should have scored another, says Lyon coach

Beating Juventus 1-0 in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday was not enough for Olympique Lyonnais coach Rudi Garcia who regretted that his team did not score another goal.
February 26, 2020

Sluggish Juventus slump to surprise defeat at Lyon

Juventus's hopes of reaching the Champions League last eight suffered a blow when the two-times European Cup winners slumped to a 1-0 defeat in their last-16 first leg at Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday.
February 26, 2020

Players not purses will sway Koepka’s Premier Golf League decision

Four-times major winner Brooks Koepka said on Wednesday that competition rather than cash will decide whether he leaves the PGA Tour to join the lucrative Premier Golf League (PGL).
February 26, 2020

Atletico fined for offensive chants against Barca’s Griezmann

Atletico Madrid have been fined 12,000 euros ($13,000) by the Spanish soccer federation due to their supporters singing "Die Griezmann die" at Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann at a La Liga match between the sides last December.
February 26, 2020

Wild wins scratch race to claim seventh gold

Dutchwoman Kirsten Wild claimed the opening gold medal at the world track championships as she edged the women's scratch race at the Berlin velodrome on Wednesday.
February 26, 2020

Kubica quickest as F1 testing resumes in Spain

Ferrari warned again that they expected to be playing catch-up to champions Mercedes from the first race of the season as Formula One testing started its final week on Wednesday.