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The $20 million Saudi Cup to become world’s richest horse race

The $20 million Saudi Cup to become world’s richest horse race

Eye-watering amounts of money are on offer in Saturday’s Saudi Cup as the brand new horse race takes the crown as the sport’s richest event. The race is offering an incredible $20 million prize purse — with a staggering $10 million going to the team behind the winning horse. It will overtake the Dubai World…MORE

Maria Sharapova, the ultimate competitor with a complicated legacy

Maria Sharapova, the ultimate competitor with a complicated legacy

It was Maria Sharapova’s mental toughness which set her apart from most of her peers. There may have been others with more talent, players who moved more elegantly on the court, yet few could match her spirit. She was the ultimate competitor. But, aged 32, one of the best-known athletes of the century had to…MORE

Lyon stuns Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo

Lyon stuns Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo

It’s only one goal and there’s still the return leg to come in Turin, but Lyon’s surprise 1-0 win against Juventus on Wednesday leaves this last-16 tie delicately poised as the Italian team seeks its first Champions League title since 1996. In the intervening 24 years, Juventus has reached the European Cup final five times…MORE

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis in a column she has written for Vogue and Vanity Fair. The Russian retires at the age of 32 having last won a grand slam in 2014 when she clinched the French Open for the second time. Her last appearance came at the…MORE

Manchester City appeals against two-year Champions League ban

Manchester City appeals against two-year Champions League ban

Manchester City is appealing against its two-year ban from European football competitions, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced Wednesday. City was punished by UEFA, European football’s governing body, for “serious breaches” of club licensing and financial fair play regulations and will not be able to play in the Champions League for two seasons.…MORE

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans mounted a renewed protest over Champions League ticket prices as the Bundesliga club romped to a 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Bayern’s supporters unfurled a banner during the last-16 first-leg tie in London that read: “Away end CFC £55 FCB 59+1€,” a reference to Chelsea and Spanish club…MORE

Saudi Arabia launches a soccer league for women

Saudi Arabia launches a soccer league for women

Saudi Arabia is launching a soccer league for women, another gesture toward loosening some of the strict rules that are still imposed on women living in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Until recently, Saudi women were mostly barred from participating in sports in public. But the country has been under pressure from various sports governing organizations to…MORE

Tiger Woods to serve fajitas, sushi at Masters Champions Dinner

Tiger Woods to serve fajitas, sushi at Masters Champions Dinner

It’s one of the most anticipated storylines at the Masters, but Tiger Woods has let the cat out of the bag early by revealing what’s on the menu at his Champions Dinner at Augusta in April. As defending champion Woods gets to host and choose the menu for the exclusive pre-tournament gathering of past winners…MORE