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Women’s World Cup: Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon following their Women’s World Cup last-16 loss to England in Valenciennes. World football’s governing body is investigating Cameroon for team misconduct, offensive behaviour and fair play breaches. Sunday’s game was marred by Cameroon’s reaction to two video assistant referee decisions, and by poor …

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Wilfried Zaha keen to leave Crystal Palace for Arsenal

Zaha has been in action for Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is keen to leave the club this summer and favours a move to Arsenal, who would like to recruit him. Palace value the Ivory Coast international at up to £80m. However, …

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Swimrun: How drunken bet became worldwide sport

Swimruns started in Sweden in 2006 after a drunken bet between friends to run and swim between islands. Since then it’s become a serious sport, with more than 500 events around the world. The latest was held in south Devon where the Vivobarefoot competition saw about 100 entrants compete across …

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Red Sox reinstate Wright after 80-game ban

The Boston Red Sox have reinstated right-hander Steven Wright the team announced. The 34-year-old received an 80-game suspension on March 6 after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance during an offseason test. He lost his appeal and he is ineligible to play in any postseason games this year. In January, Wright and …

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IOC president cautions against profit-driven sports events

International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany speaks during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. KEYSTONE VIA AP JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND Seeking to protect sports bodies from independently run events, IOC President Thomas Bach …

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Tennis: Pliskova moves on in Eastbourne after sister act

Karolina Pliskova booked her spot in the last 16 with a straightforward 6-3 6-3 defeat of Margarita Gasparyan (not pictured) on the Devonshire Park grass.PHOTO: REUTERS/ACTION IMAGES EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – Second seed Karolina Pliskova was just happy not to have her twin sister on the other side of the …

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2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan

Italians celebrate in Milan after the city was announced as the winning candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.PHOTO: REUTERS LAUSANNE (AFP) – The 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged at the Italian venue of Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo after beating off a bid from Stockholm/Are in Sweden, the International Olympic …

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Australia celebrates ‘greatest day’ in women’s sport

It has been described by many as the greatest day in Australian women’s sporting history. Australians woke up on Monday to a cascade of achievements from the nation’s female athletes in tennis, golf, surfing and rowing. First, surfer Sally Fitzgibbons cut a monster wave at the Rio Pro to cruise …

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Roy Keane: Nottingham Forest assistant boss leaves Championship club

Nottingham Forest assistant manager Roy Keane has left the Championship club. The 47-year-old former Forest player returned to the City Ground in January following the appointment of Martin O’Neill, with whom he worked at the Republic of Ireland. The ex-Manchester United midfielder described the experience of working with O’Neill as “one of …

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Lewis Hamilton cruises to French GP victory

Lewis Hamilton took a stranglehold on the world title with a dominant victory in the French Grand Prix. Hamilton was in a league of his own, even over his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, as the 34-year-old Briton took his sixth win in eight races. The five-time champion leads Bottas in …

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