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Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has repeated her denial that she said she was sexually assaulted by a top Chinese official, in her first interview with independent media, as the International Olympic Committee said that its president had met her for dinner on Saturday. Speaking to reporters from French sport paper L’Equipe, in an hour-long […]

Chinese state media said the United States plans to “maliciously disrupt and spoil” the Beijing Winter Olympics by enticing athletes to make half-hearted efforts in competition and to criticize Beijing. A week before the Games begin amid tensions between the two superpowers, China Daily, an English-language newspaper run by the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s Publicity […]

An imperious Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to win her home Grand Slam in 44 years Saturday, halting the charge of fearless American Danielle Collins in straight sets. The world number one was 5-1 down in the second set but came storming back to win on a tiebreak and sweep past the 27th seed […]

The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday that it has spoken with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai again and plans to meet her in Beijing during next month’s Winter Games. Peng, a former world number one in doubles, has been the subject of worldwide concern since alleging in November that she had been “forced” into […]

Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics have eased a Covid-19 testing requirement for participants, amid a growing number of cases in the capital. The new change makes it easier for participants arriving at the Games to be considered virus-free. Of more than 3,000 Olympic arrivals, 78 have tested positive for the virus since 4 January. […]

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard have said they do not condone any form of discrimination after a photo of them with controversial British rap artist Wiley drew criticism. Wiley, who had his Twitter account suspended after posting a string of anti-Semitic comments on his social media accounts in 2020, posted the photo on […]

The Australian Open has reversed its ban on ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts following widespread backlash to the tournament’s claim they constituted “commercial or political” material, but banners will still be prohibited. Late last week spectators at Melbourne Park were asked to remove their shirts referencing the Chinese player, whose wellbeing has been the subject […]

The interim boss saw his side crash out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations despite their impressive performances in the group stages Super Eagles interim coach Austin Eguavoen has criticised the performance of Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye following Nigeria’s round of 16 exits at the 2021 AFCON. The Super Eagles’ promising campaign in the […]

The campaign, which started with so much promise, ended in disappointment for Nigeria, but the Rangers defender wants the fans to focus on the positives and ignore the negatives Rangers star Leon Balogun has urged fans to keep supporting the Super Eagles despite their shock exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. […]

The three-time AFCON kings campaign in Cameroon came to an end after a disappointing loss to the North Africans Nigeria’s Super Eagles were dumped out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after a 1-0 loss to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. The Super Eagles were big favourites to progress to the quarterfinals […]


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