Valverde says Messi shines on big occasions
15 March 2018 | 8:58 am
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praised his star player Lionel Messi as he helped Barcelona dismantle Chelsea at the Nou Camp ensuring their progression in the Champions League.
8 Mar 2020
In the remote Indian state of Manipur, polo dates back centuries - it was there that it came to the attention of British colonialists who formalised the sport as polo, and spread it around the world. Now a group of women players are challenging the rural region's traditions in the so-called 'sport of kings'.
11 Oct 2020
Longboard dancing may still be relatively underground, but scroll through your Instagram feed and you're likely to spot a video many like Lotfi Lamaali or Cassandre Lemoine performing acrobatics on their skateboards.
1 Apr 2021
The captivating traditional wrestling championship in Niger is an annual event. The west African nation's "king sport" is about much more than just a good fight.
13 Apr 2021
He may not be headed to Tokyo this summer, but French B-Boy Mounir is gearing up for the 2024 Paris Games, where breakdancing will make its debut. It's a welcome announcement, one that will "put the spotlight on the sport to open it to a wider audience" and "make it easier to get grants". "I think it's a great thing for breakdancing," Mounir explains. But for him, breakdancing is much more than just a sport. "It's become such an integral part of our culture... it's a lifestyle."
15 Oct 2021
Allyson Felix says she is proud of fellow sports stars speaking out on mental health issues, although more has to be done to support athletes including those with young children. Felix was speaking shortly before being confirmed as Sportswoman of the Year at the Annual Salute to Women awards in New York. Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who spoke about her mental health problems earlier this year, was given the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Felix, 35, is now the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time at the Olympics, and no American has won more than her 11 medals, which included a gold and a bronze in Tokyo.
5 Nov 2021
Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Friday (November 5) it has postponed the Afghanistan test in Hobart scheduled for Nov. 27 until the situation regarding the women's game in the South Asian nation becomes clearer. CA had said in September it would scrap the test if the Taliban government, which took power in August, did not allow women and girls to play the sport.
22 Jun 2022
The sport's authority cited "welfare, legal and reputational risk" for the decision. Over the weekend swimming's world governing body FINA voted to restrict transgender athletes in elite women's competitions.
3 Aug 2022
Canadian-born artist and mechanical engineer Jonathan Tippett has managed to build the world’s largest exoskeleton mech suit. Now, he has his sights set on a new breed of mechanized sport – a global mech racing league.
28 Oct 2022
On May 5, 1992, on the French island of Corsica, local football club Bastia were hosting Marseille for a French Cup semi-final. But what should have been a day of celebration turned into a nightmare. Less than 10 minutes before the start of the match, the top of the temporary metal stand that had been installed to double the Furiani stadium's capacity collapsed.
20 Nov 2022
We look at reactions in the British papers and illustrated press as Jeremy Hunt prepares to unveil the most severe budget in decades. Also, criticism pours in ahead of the World Cup and Qatari authorities are forced to apologise after a video showed them trying to shut down a Danish reporter's liveshot.
Top athletes are under considerable pressure to succeed. And only those who can deal with that constant pressure have a chance of getting funding. Speed skater and Olympic participant Bente Pflug tells her story.
The Government of Rwanda has been promoting the participation of sports to all classes of citizens to leave no one behind. They have introduced new sports and physical practices, such as this new one ‘Street Tennis.’
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After beginning a strike one week ago, the United Auto Workers union has increased the number of plants affected by industrial action. Until now, workers have been striking at three sites, one each for Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. UAW leader Shawn Fain says that will be increased to 38 factories, all of them GM and Stellantis parts distribution centres. Ford has been spared of further disruption, with the union saying the company has made "important concessions".
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This week in Across Africa, Georja Calvin-Smith speaks to Namibian President Hage Geingob ahead of his arrival in New York for the UN General Assembly. He shares his perspective on governance, the impact of Africa's first climate change summit and the role of the African Union in responding to regional upheaval.
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Megan Rapinoe has ended her US national team career with a 2-0 win over South Africa in Chicago. The 38-year-old ends her stint as an international with 63 goals, 73 assists and 203 caps, along with two world cups. Rapinoe made her debut for her country in 2006, with only three players having longer spells playing for the United States. "It has been such an honor to be able to wear this shirt, play with all these players and live out my childhood dream. I know that I mean a lot to the game.
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Grammy-winning artist Usher will headline the halftime show at the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada, the National Football League (NFL), Apple Music and label Roc Nation announced on Sunday. The 58th Super Bowl is scheduled to take place at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024.