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‘Hardest decision’: Ski ace Marcel Hirscher mulls retirement

‘Hardest decision’: Ski ace Marcel Hirscher mulls retirement

He’s accomplished “way, way more” than he ever dreamed possible and is arguably the greatest ski racer that ever lived, but Marcel Hirscher is contemplating retirement. The Austrian ace has won skiing’s World Cup overall season title for an unprecedented eight years in a row alongside countless other honors in a glittering career. But at…MORE

Rugby side Crusaders mull changing name after Christchurch massacre

Rugby side Crusaders mull changing name after Christchurch massacre

New Zealand’s most decorated Super Rugby side the Crusaders are considering a name change following last week’s mosque shootings in Christchurch that killed 50 people. The country’s Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson said that he is aware conversations are taking place between the club and the city’s Muslim community and that such actions…MORE

Tokyo 2020: Chairman of the Japanese Olympic Committee set to quit

Tokyo 2020: Chairman of the Japanese Olympic Committee set to quit

With less than 500 days until the Tokyo Olympics gets underway, Tsunekazu Takeda — president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) — has announced he will step down from his position in June amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Games. Takeda told reporters at a press conference Tuesday in…MORE

Could ‘adopted Welshman’ Warren Gatland coach the All Blacks?

Could ‘adopted Welshman’ Warren Gatland coach the All Blacks?

Any doubts as to whether Warren Gatland is amongst rugby’s greatest ever coaches have effectively been put to bed over the past few weeks as Wales surged to a third Six Nations grand slam under the New Zealander’s guidance. Recent victories have been hard-fought and unspectacular, built on gritty defense and tactical nous rather than…MORE

How sailing can offer vital lessons in leadership and teamwork

How sailing can offer vital lessons in leadership and teamwork

Leadership lessons pop up in all aspects of life but skippering a sailing yacht offers a glimpse of the deep end. With weather, wind and waves to contend with, a crew to cajole and keep safe, navigation to be worked out, and an expensive boat to maintain, strong leadership is a must. Racing ups the…MORE

Liverpool back to top of Premier League after victory over Fulham

Liverpool back to top of Premier League after victory over Fulham

He described it as a “brilliant afternoon” but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had a few nervy moments before his side finished off Fulham to return to the top of the Premier League. The Reds won 2-1 at Fulham courtesy of substitute James Milner’s late penalty to move two points clear of Manchester City, which has…MORE

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: World record crowd for women’s club match

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: World record crowd for women’s club match

It was a world record for a club match in women’s football as a crowd of 60,739 turned out to watch Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona in the Spanish capital. The top-of-the-table clash was played in Atletico men’s team’s Wanda Metropolitano instead of the women’s much smaller home stadium which has a capacity of 3,500.…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin seals stellar season with 60th career win

Mikaela Shiffrin seals stellar season with 60th career win

It summed up her stellar season. Another race. Another win. The unstoppable Mikaela Shiffrin has been scintillating all winter, and she put the gloss on a remarkable campaign with victory in her last race at the World Cup finals in Andorra to push her record 17 wins in a season. The American cemented her status…MORE

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