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Australian Open ‘likely’ to be postponed by ‘one or two weeks’

Next year’s Australian Open will “likely” be postponed by “one or two weeks,” according to an announcement by the state government in Victoria, Australia on Wednesday. The tournament, the first tennis grand slam of the year, is currently scheduled to get underway on January 18 with the women’s and men’s singles finals taking place on…

France rugby legend Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

France rugby legend Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48, according to his former club Stade Francais. “It is with immense sadness and deep sorrow that the Stade Francais Paris learns of the passing of Christophe Dominici,” read the statement, released on Tuesday. “During the 11 years spent under our colors, Christophe has,…

Haley Moore overcomes bullying to become LPGA professional

Haley Moore used to be “so afraid” of going to school given the bullying was so relentless. At its lowest point, her backpack and favored Justin Bieber hardpack were ruined after they were dowsed in water by bullies picking on her because of her size. But refusing to be downtrodden and using golf as an…

Pope Francis meets with NBA players to discuss social injustice

Five NBA players visited the Vatican on Monday to discuss social and economic injustice with Pope Francis. According to the NBPA — the league’s players association — the meeting took place in the papal library of the Apostolic Palace where the players spoke about their efforts to address inequality in their communities. The players present…

Goalkeeper gets married then stars in semifinal later in the day

He tied the knot in the morning before later on helping his team tie down a grand final spot. It proved to be an eventful weekend for Queensland Lions player Luke Borean, who swapped wedding tux for goalkeeper gloves to have a hand in his side’s 4-1 semifinal victory over Peninsular Power. “It is not…

Footballer Anele Ngcongca dies in a car accident aged 33

Former South African football international Anele Ngcongca died in a car accident on Monday, according to the country’s IPSS Medical Rescue service. In a statement on its website, IPSS Medical Rescue said it responded to a single vehicle roll-over on the N2 highway near Mtunzini. “On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found…

Rugby league mourns the passing of 20-year-old Keith Titmuss

Rugby league is mourning the death of promising star Keith Titmuss who one official said “had the world at his feet” after the 20-year-old died suddenly on Monday. According to his club the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Titmuss was taken ill after a training session in the Sydney suburb of Narrabeen, Australia. He was taken…

Liverpool sets a new club record after victory against Leicester City

The current Liverpool side is used to breaking records and the Reds set yet another on Sunday after beating Leicester City 3-0 at Anfield. Victory means Jurgen Klopp’s side is now unbeaten in its last 64 league games at home — a run that stretches back to May 2017. The previous record of 63 was…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice before getting injured as AC Milan extends unbeaten run

Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued his prolific form by scoring twice in AC Milan’s 3-1 victory against Napoli on Sunday. The 39-year-old netted a trademark bullet header and a close-range volley either side of halftime to bring his impressive tally up to 10 goals in six league games this season. However, there was a sour end to…

Daniil Medvedev battles from behind to win ATP Finals with victory over Dominic Thiem

Daniil Medvedev claimed his second tournament victory in a row, as he won the ATP Finals with a three-set victory over Dominic Thiem on Sunday. Fresh from winning the Paris Masters earlier this month, Medvedev’s dominant first serve played a strong part in his 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 victory in London. The world No. 4…

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