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Leipzig hammers Mainz as home teams continue to struggle on Bundesliga return

Timo Werner scored another hat-trick for Leipzig against Mainz as home teams continued to struggle on the Bundesliga’s return. Werner — reportedly a transfer target of Premier League leader Liverpool — netted three goals when Leipzig hammered Mainz 8-0 in November and got three more in Sunday’s 5-0 away victory that kept his side’s slim…

Federer thinks return of tennis is a ‘long way off’

Roger Federer thinks the professional tennis circuit won’t return for a while due to the coronavirus pandemic but, when the time does come, the Swiss superstar said he would find it difficult to play without fans. While European football’s Bundesliga resurfaced last week behind closed doors and Spain’s La Liga is set to resume the…

Sporting royalty set for $10m charity golf match in aid of the coronavirus relief effort

Sporting events don’t come more blockbuster than this. Golf titans Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are set to partner up with NFL superstars Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in a charity golf match which will raise money for the fight against coronavirus. Dubbed ‘The Match: Champions for Charity’, Sunday’s clash will be a rematch of…

Naomi Osaka becomes highest-paid female athlete in history after earning $37 million last year

Tennis sensation Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in history after earning $37.4 million over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old amassed her staggering pre-tax total through a combination of prize money and endorsements, raking in $1.4 million more than Serena Williams over the last 12 months. Williams, a 23-time…

Anthony Joshua would ‘love to see’ Mike Tyson return to the boxing ring

Mike Tyson got the sporting world salivating over a potential comeback after videos of his training sessions went viral earlier this month. The 53-year-old, looking the fittest he has in years, showed that he still possesses much of the speed and explosive power that made him the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history. Anthony Joshua,…

The extreme parkour team whose death-defying jumps caught the attention of Hollywood

Jumping between high-rise buildings, launching themselves off cliffs and gliding across rooftops are commonplace for parkour group Storror. The septet of British parkour specialists have amassed over 600 million views on YouTube and even worked on a Hollywood film. The group, which started on 10/10/10, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and over the…

Trailblazing Paralympian Margaret Maughan dies aged 91

Margaret Maughan, Great Britain’s first Paralympic champion, has died at the age of 91. Maughan won the landmark gold medal in archery at the 1960 Paralympics in Rome and went on to compete at five more Games. She was a strong advocate for the Paralympic movement and lit the cauldron during the opening ceremony of…

South Korean football club fined $81,300 after filling stands with ‘sex dolls’

South Korean football team FC Seoul has said it has been handed a 100 million KRW ($81,300) fine after being accused of placing sex dolls in its stands to add to the atmosphere during a closed match. Sporting events around the globe have been halted because of coronavirus, but South Korea’s K League is one…

Mo Salah says Champions League final goal celebration was inspired by his daughter

If any footballers are looking for inventive goal celebrations, their children might just be the best source of inspiration if the example set by Mohamed Salah is anything to go by. It is almost a year to the day since he was opening the scoring for Liverpool in its Champions League final victory over Tottenham…

Runner completes 19 marathons in 19 days for coronavirus relief

A runner from the Isle of Man has gone the distance — and beyond — to raise money for coronavirus relief. Christian Varley finished his final 26.2-mile effort between Peel and the island’s capital of Douglas in four hours and 39 minutes, his 19th marathon in 19 days. In the nearly three-week test of endurance,…

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger got a haircut during the pandemic — and Pennsylvania’s governor does not seem pleased

The governor of Pennsylvania wants everyone — including the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers — to adhere to guidelines around the coronavirus pandemic. Even if that means skipping a haircut at a salon or barbershop. During a briefing on Tuesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was asked what he thought about Ben Roethlisberger recently getting a…

South Korean football club apologizes for filling stands with ‘sex dolls’

South Korean football team FC Seoul has apologized after fans accused the club of using sex dolls to fill empty stands at its second game of the K League season. On Sunday, the club played at home against Gwangju in South Korea’s top football championship, which was due to start on February 29 but was…

Andy Murray predicts tennis will be ‘one of the last sports to get back to normality’

As tennis tournaments are forced to push back their starting dates because of the coronavirus pandemic, Andy Murray says tennis will be “one of the last sports to get back to normality.” The tennis calendar has been severely disrupted by the spread of Covid-19, with Wimbledon canceled, the French Open postponed until September, and US…

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