September 20, 2018

Reaction to WADA’s decision to reinstate RUSADA

The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday to lift, subject to certain conditions, a ban on Russia's anti-doping authority (RUSADA) [nL8N1W64HF] has been met by an almost unanimous chorus of disapproval from around the world.
September 20, 2018

Nike’s Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

Nike Inc has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company's online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research.
September 20, 2018

Cowboys extend reign as most valuable NFL team – Forbes

The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League team for a 12th consecutive year, valued at nearly twice the league average, according to the annual list https://www.forbes.com/nfl-valuations/list published by business magazine Forbes...
September 20, 2018

WBA champion Charr’s title defence cancelled after ‘suspect’ test

Heavyweight champion Manuel Charr will not defend his WBA belt next week against American challenger Fres Oquendo after a 'suspect' doping test by the Syrian forced the fight to be cancelled, his management said on Thursday.
September 20, 2018

Southampton short on strikers for Liverpool match

Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is a doubt for Saturday's Premier League trip to Liverpool because of a hamstring injury, leaving manager Mark Hughes short of options up front.
September 20, 2018

Burnley back to being underdogs after forgetting DNA – Dyche

Burnley are back to being plucky underdogs after a poor start to the season that resulted from the team forgetting all the things that made them so successful in previous campaigns, manager Sean Dyche said on Thursday.
September 20, 2018

West Ham’s Arnautovic a doubt for Chelsea visit

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is facing a selection headache for Sunday's Premier League game against leaders Chelsea as Marko Arnautovic could be ruled out with a knee problem.
September 20, 2018

Cipriani out of England squad as Ashton, Tuilagi included

Gloucester flyhalf Danny Cipriani has been left out of England's training squad for next week's training camp in Bristol, while Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi were included on the 36-player list, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday.
September 20, 2018

Spurs midfielder Alli must prove fitness ahead of Brighton clash

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli is back in training ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Brighton and Hove Albion but manager Mauricio Pochettino will not risk playing the attacking midfielder unless he is fully fit.
September 20, 2018

Russia’s suspended athletics federation takes heart from WADA’s doping decision

The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA on Thursday has given the country's suspended athletics federation hope it too may be reinstated, its president said in comments carried on its website.
September 20, 2018

Giorgi upstages defending champion Wozniacki in Tokyo

Italian Camila Giorgi once again frustrated Caroline Wozniacki on a hard court as she beat the defending champion 6-2 2-6 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday.
September 20, 2018

French pair show tactics count more than domestic form in Europe

A day after Paris St Germain were beaten 3-2 by Liverpool, a far less fancied French side, Olympique Lyonnais, produced the surprise result of the Champions League's opening round by beating Premier League winners Manchester City.