Red Bull chief Christian Horner said Friday it was inevitable that gender equality would reach Formula One amid reports that a team employing an equal split between men and women was looking to enter the sport.Alpine team boss Otmar Szafnauer said gender equality was "important to everybody in Formula One".
At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.In 2012, he again made history by becoming the first double-amputee to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics.
Arsenal enter the final furlong of the Premier League title race with a clash against Leeds on Saturday as they bid to be crowned champions for the first time in 19 years.Pep Guardiola's men have a slightly easier run-in than Arsenal on paper, yet also have the distractions of a Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich and an FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield United.
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes lauded Ann-Katrin Berger as the "best pen-saving goalkeeper I've worked with" after the Germany international's heroics helped the Blues knock holders Lyon out of the Women's Champions League on Thursday."She's probably the best pen-saving goalkeeper I've worked with."
Ukrainian athletes' human rights have been ignored by IOC president Thomas Bach and a UN expert in weighing Russia and Belarus's readmission into global sports events, a leading authority on human rights says."The question is, are the proposed conditions of readmission enough to guarantee the human rights of Ukrainian athletes are being respected," Wiater said during the press conference via zoom.
Indonesian football players, fans and pundits reacted with anger and sadness Thursday after FIFA pulled the Under-20 World Cup from the host nation weeks before it was due to kick off, following protests against Israel's participation.Koster on Thursday cited the occupation of Palestinian lands and "threat and security" concerns for rejecting Israel's participation, comparing his call for a ban to Russia's exile from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton on Thursday emphatically put to bed any concerns that he wanted to leave Mercedes, saying he planned to be the team "till my last days"."I see myself being with Mercedes till my last days.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi on Tuesday scored his 100th international goal for the reigning world champions as they romped to a 7-0 friendly win over outclassed Curacao.This was Argentina's second match since winning the World Cup in dramatic style against France in Qatar in December -- triumphing 4-2 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw -- and it was always going to be about Messi reaching 100 goals.
The 16th edition of the men's Indian Premier League cricket begins on Friday as 10 teams battle it out for the T20 title.Nicholas Pooran (Lucknow Super Giants) A T20 league is incomplete without a West Indian hard-hitter and Lucknow were quick to pick up Pooran for $1.93 million in the auction.
Mumbai Indians, armed with big-money signing Cameron Green, will bid for a record-extending sixth title when the Indian Premier League starts on Friday, in what could be Chennai veteran MS Dhoni's swansong.- Dhoni and Stokes - Chennai are not far behind Mumbai with four titles -- and are five-time runners-up -- and Dhoni's towering presence as wicketkeeper-batsman and captain has been key.
Scott McTominay scored twice as Scotland claimed a famous 2-0 victory over Spain at Hampden Park in Euro 2024 qualifying on Tuesday, while Croatia won in Turkey.- Croatia beat Turkey - World Cup semi-finalists Croatia eased to an impressive 2-0 win in Turkey to kickstart their Group D campaign after an opening draw with Wales.
Olympic chiefs on Tuesday recommended the return to competition of Russian and Belarusian athletes as individual neutrals, but refused to give a timeline on their potential participation at next year's Paris Olympics.Bach added the "participation of athletes with a Russian or Belarusian passport at the Olympic Games Paris 2024 was not considered either in the consultations or in its deliberations today".
Australia's Steve Smith will debut as a commentator at the upcoming Indian Premier League, the tournament's broadcaster said Tuesday, ending the mystery about his return to the event.Smith will be making his broadcast debut with Star Sports, adding his invaluable insights and expertise to Star Sports' already impressive roster of panelists," the broadcaster said in a statement.
Japan's former world and Olympic boxing champion Ryota Murata announced his retirement Tuesday, saying he had run out of challenges following his loss last year to Kazakh star Gennady Golovkin.He became a big star in his home country after beating Brazil's Esquiva Falcao to win gold at the London Games, becoming Japan's first Olympic boxing champion since 1964.
France held on to beat Ireland 1-0 in Dublin on Monday to win their second Euro 2024 qualifier, while the Netherlands eased past Gibraltar 3-0.In Group E, the Czech Republic were held 0-0 by lowly Moldova as Karol Swiderski scored his ninth goal in 21 internationals as Poland beat Albania 1-0 after losing to the Czechs on Friday.
Indian cricket administrators and pundits on Monday hailed the Women's Premier League as a huge success after the inaugural tournament ended in fireworks with the Mumbai Indians winning the trophy in front of a huge crowd.Franchise and media rights for the women's version of the Indian Premier League sold for around $700 million, making it the second-most lucrative domestic women's sports competition after US professional basketball.
Afghanistan overcame late nerves in the closing overs to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Sunday and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series.Farooqi finished with 2-19 in his four overs.
England's Nat Sciver-Brunt on Sunday hailed the "special group of girls" of Mumbai Indians after her unbeaten 60 powered them to a seven-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals in the final of the inaugural Women's Premier League."Coming together with a special group of girls with the Mumbai Indians, really special to be standing here."
South Africa set a new record for chasing in international T20 cricket when they scored 259 for four to beat West Indies by six wickets at Centurion on Sunday in a game described as "pretty crazy"."It was pretty, pretty crazy.
England's Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League season, his team Punjab Kings said, after he failed to recover in time from a freak golfing injury."We regret to inform you that Jonny Bairstow will not be a part of the IPL this season because of his injury," Punjab said in a statement on Saturday.
Kylian Mbappe marked his first game as France captain with a brace in a 4-0 demolition of the Netherlands in Euro 2024 qualifying on Friday, while Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick as Belgium began a new era with a 3-0 victory in Sweden.The 41-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench for Sweden before Lukaku made it 3-0 with another easy finish.
Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi guided Afghanistan to a six-wicket win over a new-look Pakistan in the first Twenty20 international of a three-game series on Friday.This becomes Afghanistan's first win in four Twenty20 internationals against Pakistan.
England's Nat Sciver-Brunt and Issy Wong starred as Mumbai Indians trounced UP Warriorz by 72 runs in the eliminator match of the inaugural Women's Premier League in Mumbai on Friday. Sciver-Brunt smashed an unbeaten 38-ball 72 to propel Mumbai to 182-4 before fast bowler Wong claimed 4-15.
Bayern Munich announced Friday they had appointed former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel as their new boss after firing Julian Nagelsmann.Nagelsmann will be succeeded by Thomas Tuchel."
Lionel Messi capped a night of unbridled joy with the 800th goal of his career as world champions Argentina celebrated their homecoming with a 2-0 friendly victory over stubborn Panama in Buenos Aires on Thursday.It was clear that this was more a celebration than a football match but Panama clearly had not read the script.